Wed.Dec 01, 2021

BloombergNEF annual battery price survey finds prices fell 6% from 2020 to 2021

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Lithium-ion battery pack prices, which were above $1,200 per kilowatt-hour in 2010, have fallen 89% in real terms to $132/kWh in 2021, according to a new report from BloombergNEF (BNEF). All prices are in real 2021 $, unless stated as nominal.) This marks a 6% drop from $140/kWh in 2020.

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Report: EV battery costs hit another low in 2021, but they might rise in 2022

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Global average battery prices fell 6% between 2020 and 2021, but they might be on the rise going forward, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance's (BNEF) annual battery price survey.


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StoreDot develops technology for self-repairing cells allowing longer battery life and better EV performance

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StoreDot, the developer of extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs) ( earlier post ), has developed new patented technology that will allow battery cells to regenerate while they are in use, through a seamless background repair mechanism.

Battery material plant will feed GM's North American EV supply chain

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In order to produce affordable electric vehicles at scale, automakers need to both drive down battery costs and secure a stable supply of critical materials.

Cummins invests in lithium-metal battery company Sion Power, multi-year development agreement

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Cummins Inc. has entered into an agreement with Sion Power Corporation ( earlier post ), a leading developer of high-energy rechargeable battery technology, to design and to supply battery cells based on their proprietary lithium-metal technology for commercial vehicle applications. Under the agreement, Sion Power will engage in a multi-year development program to design and supply large-format lithium metal battery cells for use in Cummins battery packs.

Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis invest in Factorial for solid-state cells boosting range up to 50%

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Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis are investing in Massachusetts-based solid-state battery firm Factorial Energy, becoming the latest in a series of automakers to back development of solid-state batteries.

WorldAutoSteel, Ricardo unveil design for connected, autonomous steel vehicle

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Steel E-Motive, an initiative of WorldAutoSteel, the automotive group of the World Steel Association and its engineering partner Ricardo unveiled the exterior styling vision for their fully autonomous ride-hailing, ride-sharing vehicle designed to showcase the benefits of using steel for global mobility-as-a-service.

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BNEF: steel industry set to pivot to hydrogen in green push; additional $278B for clean capacity and retrofits

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Steel production could be made with almost no carbon emissions through $278 billion of extra investment by 2050, according to a new report from research firm BloombergNEF (BNEF). Hydrogen and recycling are likely to play a central role in reducing emissions from steel production.

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Tesla continues to establish pole position in Norway


Tesla is continuing to solidify itself in the pole position in Norway.

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GM joins IRMA to certify sustainability and human rights in EV supply chain

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General Motors has joined the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA), adding another element to company programs that support the sustainability and human rights of the EV supply chain. IRMA advances responsible mining practice through a comprehensive set of standards covering the four principles of Business Integrity, Planning for Positive Legacies, Social Responsibility and Environmental Responsibility.

Porsche Whistleblower: “60% of all delivered Taycan have battery issues that caused replacements, damages and fires”


“Six out of ten Porsche Taycan” ever delivered have a problem with battery management that affects and damages battery cells, requires replacement of cells and batteries, and is causing vehicle fires, according to a source working at Porsche’s headquarters in Zuffenhausen, Germany.

Renewable hydrogen fuel being studied for the Port of Seattle

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Two studies—led by a team from Seattle City Light, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and Sandia National Laboratories—are exploring the potential of shifting from fossil fuel to clean hydrogen as fuel to power medium-and heavy-duty vehicles. The studies will assess the issues associated with scaling up hydrogen infrastructure large enough to serve the Port of Seattle’s maritime-related and electrical grid uses.

Tesla Giga Texas gets closer to Model Y ramp with new set of completed reviews


Tesla Gigafactory Texas is running full speed towards the company’s target for initial Model Y production. To help accomplish this, the massive electric vehicle production facility recently completed the reviews for five of Giga Texas’ key facilities.

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BMW i Ventures leads Series B Round of nanocoating technology company, actnano

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BMW i Ventures announced a lead investment in the Series B financing round of actnano , a company that has developed a next-generation nanocoating that offers protection for electronics across the automotive and consumer electronics markets.

SpaceX raises Falcon 9 rocket vertical for Starlink rideshare launch


SpaceX has raised Falcon 9 vertical for a record-breaking Starlink and rideshare mission known as Starlink Group 4 Launch 3 (4-3).

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PPES and Nexeon extend partnership to develop high-performance silicon materials for EV batteries

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PPES—the joint venture between Panasonic Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation—and Nexeon, the company developing advanced silicon materials for next generation lithium-ion batteries, have agreed to extend their funded joint development agreement (JDA). The partners will focus their work on the commercialization of e-mobility applications of lithium-ion batteries.

Tesla Cyberwhistle sells out hours after launch


Tesla released a Cyberwhistle, inspired by Giga Texas’ upcoming Cybertruck. The Cyberwhistle hints at other “cyber”-branded products that Tesla could be releasing before Cybertrucks hit the roads. .

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J.D. Power study: consumers possess inaccurate knowledge of fully automated self-driving vehicles

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While the automotive industry continues to move toward fully automated, self-driving vehicles, the pace is not being matched by educational efforts that will help bring buyers into the modern mobility movement. According to the newly released J.D. Power 2021 Mobility Confidence Index (MCI) Study, consumers possess inaccurate knowledge of fully automated self-driving vehicles.

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Tesla announces it has officially moved its headquarters next to Gigafactory Texas


Tesla today announced that it has officially moved its headquarters to a location next to Gigafactory Texas in Austin. more… The post Tesla announces it has officially moved its headquarters next to Gigafactory Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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Five startups selected to participate in fifth cohort of Shell Gamechanger Accelerator Powered by NREL

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The Shell GameChanger Accelerator Powered by NREL ( GCxN ), a multi-million dollar program developed in collaboration between Shell GameChanger and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has selected five startups to participate in the program’s fifth cohort. GCxN provides promising early-stage cleantech startups with resources to accelerate product commercialization while de-risking investment.

Tesla launches ‘Cyberquad for Kids,’ shipping begins in 2-4 weeks


Late on December 1, Tesla launched ‘Cyberquad for Kids’ on its online shop. The Cyberquad for Kids comes with a price tag of $1,900 and a top speed of 10 mph. more… The post Tesla launches ‘Cyberquad for Kids,’ shipping begins in 2-4 weeks appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Giga Shanghai aims for 500k annual output for 2021: report


Tesla China’s Global Vice President Grace Tao recently visited the China EV100 to discuss key issues about developing the auto market.

Volocopter to create first public eVTOL system in the futuristic region of NEOM, Saudi Arabia


Urban Air Mobility (UAM) developer Volocopter announced a joint venture with the sustainable development of NEOM in Saudi Arabia to design, implement, and operate the world’s first bespoke public eVTOL mobility system.

After calling Teslas a “toy” years ago, Hyundai’s belief in hydrogen is being tested


As the automotive sector transitions into the renewable age, the battle between all-electric cars and hydrogen-powered vehicles almost seems over.

Tesla’s center display is showing massive performance improvement with new AMD chip


Tesla’s center display is showing a massive performance improvement with its new AMD Ryzen chip. Hopefully, it will make it into more vehicles. more… The post Tesla’s center display is showing massive performance improvement with new AMD chip appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Model Y wins 2022 People’s Favorite competition in Norway


The Tesla Model Y was voted 2022 Car of the Year – People’s Favorite in a competition hosted by DinSide , Dagbladet , and Elbil24. The Model Y received 20% of the votes in the competition in Norway. .

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Polaris launches 110 hp electric RANGER XP Kinetic, ‘most powerful’ UTV on the market


The Polaris RANGER XP Kinetic UTV was just launched this morning, marking the most powerful, highest torque, and quite likely the most capable utility vehicle on the market today. Oh, and it just happens to be electric.

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Looking Back But Moving Forward

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Looking in the Rearview Camera Back Over a Busy 2021 As the year winds to a close, we take this opportunity to give our sincere thanks to all who have joined us for our meetings, Read more. Blog Electric Vehicles News e EV Club of CT 2021 EV events EV Policy

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2021 will be an all-time, record-breaking year for clean energy installations


Despite the pandemic, supply chain challenges, and rising costs of materials, 2021 is going to be a record year for clean energy, the International Energy Agency (IEA) announced today in a new report.

1.65 lakhs electric vehicles supported under the FAME II scheme 

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lakhs electric vehicles supported under the FAME II scheme . Press Release: Ministry of Heavy Industries supports 1.65 lakhs Electric Vehicles by way of Demand Incentive amounting to about Rs. 564.00

Tesla releases new footage of auto labeling tool for its self-driving effort


Tesla’s head of AI has released new footage of the automaker’s auto labeling tool for its self-driving effort. It’s expected to be an important accelerator in improving Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta.

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Morgan Stanley Expects Ford To Overtake GM In US EV Sales This Year


In a note to investors, analyst Adam Jonas forecasts that the Mustang Mach-E will help Ford sell more EVs than GM in 2021

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Tesla Model S Plaid gets a minigun in the frunk and night vision


A Tesla Model S Plaid was modified to have a minigun in the frunk and night vision system. If you’re asking yourself, “Why?” ” I don’t really have an answer for you in this article.

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New Honda CEO Announces Big Change of EV Strategy


Japan’s second-largest automaker is now looking for a partner with more advanced EV tech in order to advance its own

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Tesla is again found guilty of throttling charging speed, asked to pay $14,000 to owners in retrial


Tesla was again found guilty of throttling its Superchargering speed on early Model S vehicles. In Norway, the company is asked to pay ~$14,000 to affected owners in a retrial of the process, which Tesla is going to appeal.

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Building Human-Robot Relationships Through Music and Dance

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There’s no reliably good way of getting a human to trust a robot.

This 283 mph electric motorcycle just broke a bunch of land speed records, including its own


The last time we covered Max Biaggi and his Voxman Wattman electric motorcycle, he had just set a new land speed record for electric motorcycles at 254 mph (408 km/h). But apparently even that wasn’t fast enough for Biaggi.

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