Fri.Jul 23, 2021

Mercedes-Benz acquires electric motor technology company YASA

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Mercedes-Benz has acquired YASA, a pioneer in next-generation electric drive technology.

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First drive review: 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS fuses electric-car wizardry with S-Class serenity

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The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS pitches the luxury nameplate out of its comfort zone and into an all-electric future it had slow-tracked over the past decade. Even with its remarkably rapid development, Mercedes is in the unenviable position of playing catch-up with the 2022 EQS.


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Rolls-Royce generator delivered for megawatt-level hybrid-electric propulsion system for aerospace

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The generator that will be at the heart of the most powerful hybrid-electric aero power and propulsion system in aerospace has arrived for installation at Rolls-Royces’s specialist testbed. PGSy1.

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Most EVs for US sale have American-made batteries

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Given the push by the Biden administration to shore up a local supply chain and enable more American manufacturing for electric vehicles, it may come as a bit of a surprise that the vast majority of EV battery packs and cells are already made in the U.S. According to a recent update from the U.S.

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Hyzon Motors introduces new hydrogen storage system expected to cut development costs in half

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Hyzon Motors Inc., a global supplier of hydrogen fuel-cell-powered commercial vehicles, has developed new onboard hydrogen storage system technology that it says is capable of reducing the weight and manufacturing cost of commercial vehicles powered by Hyzon’s hydrogen fuel cells. The new patent-pending onboard hydrogen storage system technology integrates lightweight composite materials with the system’s metal frame.

GM recalls Chevy Bolt again, Aston Martin plans EV sports car, US makes most EV batteries: Today’s Car News

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Owners of the 2017-2019 Chevy Bolt face more confusing guidance from GM. Aston Martin unveils its electric car strategy, with an electric sports car planned for 2025. At least 70% of EV battery packs are made in the U.S. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Rio Tinto advances studies for underground mining at Kennecott copper with $108M investment; testing underground BEVs

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Rio Tinto has approved a $108-million investment in underground development to enable early orebody access and undertake orebody characterisation studies for underground mining at the Kennecott copper operations in the United States. The investment builds on $25 million approved in early-2020 to complete a pre-feasibility study to determine the viability of underground mining operations at Kennecott.

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Tenneco exploring synthetic fuels for climate-neutral mobility; NAMOSYN project

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Tenneco is putting its 100-plus years of powertrain expertise in improving vehicle fuel efficiency and reducing emissions to work to explore synthetic fuels (e-fuels) as a viable near-term solution to further maximize the efficiency and minimize the carbon footprint of internal combustion engines (ICE).

Rivian raises $2.5B, confirms it’s looking for second US EV factory location


Rivian announced that it closed a $2.5 billion investment round with investments from Amazon, Ford, and others. The automaker also confirmed that it’s looking for a location for a second electric vehicle factory in the US after the media reported on the project.

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BHP to supply nickel to Tesla; focus on supply chain sustainability

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BHP will supply Tesla Inc. with nickel from BHP’s Nickel West asset in Western Australia; BHP says that Nickel West is one of the most sustainable and lowest carbon emission nickel producers in the world. Nickel is a key metal used in Tesla’s battery technology. Demand for nickel in batteries is estimated to grow by over 500 per cent over the next decade, in large part to support the world’s rising demand for electric vehicles. We are delighted to sign this agreement with Tesla Inc.,

[UPDATED] GM announces recall after a dozen Bolt EV Fires; 6 key questions with answers from GM


GM has announced a new recall N212343880 after a dozen reported fires in a little more than a year, and at least two fires this month that had their “final” software fix in place. Here’s what you need to know, and the major questions with some updated answers from GM.

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Mercedes to go all-electric by end of decade where conditions allow; investing €40B+ in BEVs 2022-2030

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Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to go all-electric by the end of the decade, where market conditions allow, shifting from electric-first to electric-only. By 2022, Mercedes-Benz will have battery electric vehicles (BEV) in all segments the company serves. From 2025 onwards, all newly launched vehicle architectures will be electric-only and customers will be able to choose an all-electric alternative for every model the company makes.

Elon Musk confirms Tesla will not offer a regular steering wheel on new Model S/X


Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla will not offer a regular steering wheel option on new Model S and Model X vehicles. more… The post Elon Musk confirms Tesla will not offer a regular steering wheel on new Model S/X appeared first on Electrek.

Air Products chooses Haldor Topsoe’s SynCOR technology for world-scale blue hydrogen energy complex in Canada

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Air Products has selected Haldor Topsoe’s low-carbon SynCOR technology for a world-scale net-zero hydrogen energy complex in Canada. Topsoe’s SynCOR technology will enable capture of more than 95% of CO 2 emissions from the production of blue hydrogen from natural gas for the recently announced Air Products facility to be built in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Earlier post.) The captured CO 2 will be stored underground.

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Tesla puts new Model S deliveries on hold, and it’s unclear why


Tesla Model S buyers are complaining that they can’t take delivery of their new electric vehicles as they are told that deliveries are on hold. At this point, it’s unclear why.

Elon Musk confirms new Tesla Model S will not have a “normal” steering wheel option


The Tesla Model S Plaid has been favorably received in terms of its performance and tech, but there is one aspect of the vehicle that has remained divisive since Day 1: its steering yoke, which has resulted in a substantial amount of skepticism from both Tesla critics and supporters alike.

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Formula E holds world’s first indoor-outdoor race this weekend in London


Formula E returns to London this weekend for another doubleheader, but at a new venue. This time, the race will be held in and around London’s ExCeL convention center in a unique track layout which Formula E says is the first indoor-outdoor race in motorsport history.

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Tesla Model S Plaid and Long Range deliveries are temporarily on hold: report


While deliveries of the Tesla Model S Plaid and Model S Long Range have been ongoing since last month, reports from reservation holders suggest that the company has temporarily halted the deliveries of its refreshed flagship sedan.

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REE automotive to open US headquarters in Austin, Texas


Zero-emission technology company REE Automotive has named Austin, Texas, the new home to its US headquarters.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk highlights Virtual Power Plants’ importance amid CA launch


Tesla has launched its Virtual Power Plant (VPP) program in California, allowing customers to utilize their Powerwall batteries and solar panels to help the state’s grid.

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EGEB: 3 ways clean energy is making US grids more resilient right now


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Here are 3 ways clean energy is boosting grid resilience right now in the face of extreme weather. Massachusetts announces $1.6 million in grants to support offshore wind workforce training.

First Look at The Boring Company’s Vegas Loop Resorts World extension


Recent photos of The Boring Company’s (TBC) Vegas Loop Resorts World extension reveals that Elon Musk’s underground people mover isn’t done with Sin City just yet. . It seems like Boring Company has hit its stride in Las Vegas.

Stockholders approve Lucid’s merger with CCIV, will join Nasdaq next week


After days of both sides rallying stockholders to exercise their vote, the SPAC merger between Lucid Motors and Churchill Capital Corp IV (CCIV) has been approved.

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Lucid Motors and Churchill Capital IV combine, will become ‘Lucid Group, Inc’


Lucid Motors and Churchill Capital Corp IV have announced that they have combined after an overwhelming vote by shareholders that supported the merger between the two companies. The two companies will now be renamed, becoming “Lucid Group, Inc.”

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AC Cars’ electric Series 1 Cobra bridges the past and future


AC Cars, one of the oldest independent automakers out of the UK, is on the verge of delivering the first electric version of its classic Series 1 Cobra to customers. The AC Cobra was a legendary two-seater sports car in the 1960s that has found new life with an electric powertrain.

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Rivian announces a $2.5B funding round, bringing grand total to $10.5B


Rivian has announced another successful private funding round led by Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, D1 Capital Partners, Ford Motor Company, along with funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price.

Houston’s diesel-dependent Metro, which has zero e-buses, will buy 20


Houston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, which is heavily dependent on diesel vehicles, is going to purchase up to 20 electric buses that will run along two routes. more… The post Houston’s diesel-dependent Metro, which has zero e-buses, will buy 20 appeared first on Electrek.

Watch Rivian R1S defy gravity and logic with incredible climb in Moab, Utah


Electric automaker Rivian is still working toward the first deliveries of its vehicles, but testing is going extremely well.

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Review: EUNORAU Defender S AWD 1,500W full-suspension electric fat tire bike


I ride e-bikes a lot. Some days it’s a lightweight road e-bike. Other days it’s a longtail cargo e-bike. And some days it’s a ridiculously overpowered full-suspension fat tire e-bike.

Tesla wants India’s government to consider lowering import taxes


Tesla is seeking lower import taxes on electric vehicles in India by writing to the country’s government ministries. The electric car company said it would boost demand and generate revenue for the government. Tesla has been working for several years to enter India for electric vehicle sales.

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Podcast: Tesla FSD Subscription, opening Supercharger network, Tesla Virtual Power Plant, and more


This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the launch of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Subscription, opening the Supercharger network to other automakers, the launch of Tesla’s new virtual power plant in California, and more.

General Motors extends second Chevy Bolt recall after vehicle fires


General Motors is extending a second recall of the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle due to unpredictable fires caused by the high voltage battery. The recall affects the 2017 to 2019 model years and is the second recall of the vehicle, following one issued in November 2020.

Sun Joe electric pressure washer tackles tough chores with ease at $110, more in New Green Deals


It’s that time again, so we’re bringing you the latest batch of New Green Deals to browse. Today, we’re going to take a look at deals on Sun Joe’s 2,030PSI electric pressure washer. Plus, you’ll find a discounts on snow blowers and much more below, as well.

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GoZero Mobility launched Skelling Lite electric bike

Electric Vehicles India

GoZero Mobility launched Skelling Lite electric bike. Gozero Mobility an electric bike manufacturer has launched Skelling Lite an electric bike that is specially designed for beginners.

Tesla Supercharger network to be opened to other EVs

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Elon Musk announces Tesla Superchargers can be used by other make EVs

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VegEase e-grocery startup to deploy EVs for last-mile logistics

Electric Vehicles India

VegEase e-grocery startup to deploy EVs for last-mile logistics. VegEase a cart-at-home e-grocery startup is deploying electric vehicles for its last-mile logistics. The startup owns a dedicated fleet that is handled by cart captains and supported by a modern, state-of-the-art warehouse facility.

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GM Issues Second Chevrolet Bolt EV Recall After Multiple Fires


GM already applied a "fix" to some Bolt EVs, but apparently, it isn't helping the situation