Sun.Jun 20, 2021

Rolls-Royce investing $110M over next decade to develop energy storage for aircraft

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Rolls-Royce is entering new aviation markets to pioneer sustainable power and as part of that mission will be developing energy storage systems (ESS) that will enable aircraft to undertake zero emissions flights of more than 100 miles on a single charge.

Evasive Motorsports' modified Tesla Model 3 readies for a run at Pikes Peak glory

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The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of America’s most famous races, and for the past several years it’s served as a de facto proving ground for electric racing vehicles—including multiple Tesla Model 3s, all rather lightly modified.


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ENEOS and Ample to launch EV battery swapping service in Japan

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ENEOS Holdings, Inc. and Ample, Inc., a US-based startup in which ENEOS has invested in, are collaborating to launch an EV battery swapping service in Japan.

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Tesla Model S Plaid brakes mid-race to avoid getting kicked off drag strip, still dominates


Tesla owner Emmet Peppers is not a professional racer, but in a recent outing at the SMI Sonoma Raceway, the Model S Plaid owner ended up sandbagging his car constantly to avoid going too fast.

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Study finds Dutch EV drivers would prefer not to participate in V2G with current charging times; opposite true with fast charging

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According to a new study by researchers from Delft University of Technology, in the context of current recharging time, Dutch EV drivers in general prefer not to participate in “vehicle-to-grid” (V2G) contracts, while the opposite is true in the context of fast recharging. With regard to specific V2G contract attributes, Dutch EV drivers are most concerned about discharging cycles. Also important is the guaranteed minimum battery level.

The Boring Company expands its reach with wider freight tunnels


Elon Musk’s Boring Company might be working on 21 ft tunnels to transport standard-sized freights side-by-side. Wider tunnels could expand The Boring Company’s business. Bloomberg obtained information revealing that The Boring Company (TBM) was pitching 21 ft tunnels to potential clients.

Gaussin Develops Next-Gen Skateboard Truck Platform


It will be powered by Microvast batteries

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Volkswagen ID.4 is the Most Affordable All-Wheel-Drive Electric Vehicle on Sale in the U.S.

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AWD Pro carries a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $43,675, lower than any other AWD BEV on sale today Dual-motor ID.4 offers maximum of 295 hp and AWD Pro achieves 0-60 mph in 5.7

France: Plug-In Electric Car Sales More Than Tripled In May 2021


Renault ZOE was #1 in May, while Tesla Model 3 remains #1 year-to-date

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Ample Goes to Japan with ENEOS to Launch EV Battery Swapping Service

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We’re thrilled to be announcing our partnership with ENEOS where we’ll be deploying our battery swapping technology in Japan. ENEOS is one of our early investors and is a strong advocate of transitioning transportation to renewable energy.

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How About A Plaid Yoke For Your Tesla Model 3 Or Model Y?


It seems some folks really like yolks

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Hyundai Supports New South Wales Government EV Strategy

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SYDNEY, June 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Hyundai Motor Company Australia (HMCA) has today announced its support for the New South Wales Government’s EV Strategy as outlined by Minister for Energy and Environment, The Hon. Matthew Kean.

GEM Is A Gem In The Battery Recycling Industry That Was Inspired By A Toothpaste Experiment


GEM Co., which stands for “Green, Eco-manufacture,” has an interesting history. Today it is one of the largest battery recycling plants in China and has more than 10 years of experience in the industry.

Rolls-Royce to Lead the Way in Developing Aviation Energy Storage Technology

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Rolls-Royce is entering new aviation markets to pioneer sustainable power and as part of that mission we will be developing energy storage systems (ESS) that will enable aircraft to undertake zero emissions flights of over 100 miles on a single charge.

24% Plugin Vehicle Market Share In Germany!


The German plugin vehicle market scored over 54,000 registrations last month, with both technologies rising fast (+380% year over year for BEVs and +303% YoY for PHEVs).

Auto Dealerships Win Big in Connecticut — at the Expense of Tesla, Rivian, and Clean Air


The EV Freedom Bill in Connecticut that so many were hoping would pass didn’t. Auto dealerships lobbied hard to fight this bill — and they won. One is even suing Tesla because they want to prevent Tesla from selling to its customers in their town. They are also suing that town.

A Look At Tesla’s Conflict Minerals Report


Last month, Tesla released its Conflict Mineral Report for the fiscal year ending on December 31, 2019, and emphasized the importance of sourcing only responsibly produced materials.

Coal Miner Turned Activist & Tesla Owner Is Sharing The Tesla Experience With Other Miners To Advance Tesla’s Mission


Coal Miners Driving Teslas may seem like an oxymoron at first, but in the case of this particular YouTube channel, it’s actually something pretty amazing. I came across the story of these two brothers while working on another article about GM’s plan to convince Australia to adopt EVs.

Ford CEO On Mustang Mach-E vs. Tesla Model S Plaid Drag Race: “A Good Idea”


Oh, this would be fun and exciting to watch if this happened. Ford’s CEO, Jim Farley, agreed that having a drag race with Tesla is a good idea — the Mustang Mach-E vs the new Tesla Plaid Model S.