Wed.Dec 22, 2021

Gaussin partnering with TGO to test hydrogen-powered terminal tractor

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Gaussin and Terminal du Grand Ouest (TGO), concessionaire and sole operator of the Montoir-based Multipurpose Cargo and Container Terminal (MCCT) near Saint- Nazaire, France, are partnering to test a hydrogen-powered heavy-duty terminal tractor.

Ford confirms F-150 Lightning EV battery pack details, range estimates

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Ford last week discussed the battery capacity for its F-150 Lightning pickup as part of a livestream held for “key stakeholders.” ” And then following that, it made some numbers for the Lightning’s two available packs official for the first time.

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DOE establishes Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations; supporting hydrogen, batteries, SMR, more

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has established the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, a new DOE office that will support clean energy technology demonstration?projects projects in areas including clean hydrogen, carbon capture, grid-scale energy storage, small modular reactors, and more.

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Rivian R1T: Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2022 finalist

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Try to separate Americans from their trucks, and you’ve got trouble. The pickup is a staple of American culture, a symbol of self-sufficiency, and a tool for adventure.

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Advent Technologies, BASF sign MoU to increase manufacturing scale of advanced fuel cell membranes

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Advent Technologies Holdings and BASF New Business GmbH recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and increase the manufacturing scale of advanced fuel cell membranes designed for long-term operations under extreme conditions. BASF intends to improve the long-term stability of its Celtec membrane and to increase production capacity with advanced technical capabilities to enable further improved and competitive Advent fuel cell systems and membrane electrode assembly (MEA).

Canoo aims for EV production in 2022 in Arkansas, shifts away from Netherlands plan

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EV startup Canoo has ceased contract manufacturing discussions with the Netherlands' VDL Nedcar, opting instead to build EVs at its own United States facilities starting in 2022.

Rio Tinto to acquire Rincon Mining lithium project for $825M

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Rio Tinto has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the Rincon lithium project in Argentina from Rincon Mining , a company owned by funds managed by the private equity group Sentient Equity Partners, for $825 million.

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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, F-150 Hybrid offer Level-2 vehicle-to-vehicle charging

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The available Pro Power Onboard feature enables the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning and F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid trucks to function as power sources on wheels with multiple uses. Now, Ford is adding another benefit: vehicle-to-vehicle charging using the Ford-exclusive Pro Power Onboard 240-volt outlet.

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Tesla to release “significant” Autopilot improvements to non-US owners by Mar 2022


Tesla aims to release significant Autopilot improvements to vehicles outside the United States by March 2022.

Anglo American, Aurizon to explore feasibility of hydrogen-powered trains for bulk freight

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Aurizon , Australia’s largest rail freight operator, and leading global mining company Anglo American will work together on a feasibility study to assess the introduction of hydrogen-powered trains for bulk freight. The study will explore the application of Anglo American’s proprietary hydrogen fuel cell and battery hybrid power units in heavy haul freight rail operations.

Tesla Cybertruck design patent hints at folding rear seats for more utility and fun


The Cybertruck will be a technology showcase for Tesla, as the vehicle would be fitted with the best innovations that the company can offer.

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Electric truck maker Nikola settles with SEC; $125M in civil penalty over two years

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that Nikola Corporation, a developer of battery-electric and fuel-cell-electric heavy-duty trucks, has agreed to pay $125 million to settle charges that it defrauded investors by misleading them about its products, technical advancements, and commercial prospects. The settlement follows the SEC’s litigated action filed earlier this year against Trevor Milton, the company’s founder and former CEO and Executive Chairman.

Tesla submits Gigafactory Berlin approval documents: Environment Ministry


Tesla has submitted all of the required documents for the German State of Brandenburg to approve the operation and production of electric vehicles at the company’s first European production facility known as Gigafactory Berlin.

BlackRock invests C$64.2 million in Sigma Lithium

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Sigma Lithium Corporation ( earlier post ) announced that funds and accounts managed by BlackRock will make an additional total investment in the company of approximately C$64.2 million. This additional investment increases the size of its previously announced non-brokered private placement of common shares to approximately C$136.7 million (US$106 million).

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Tesla surges to $1T valuation once again following Musk’s near-10% selloff


Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) has rebounded from a slight pullback earlier this week on the stock market to regain its status as a trillion-dollar company. Shares closed at $1,008.87, up 7.49%, on Wednesday.

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RUSAL opens new low-carbon aluminum smelter in Taishet

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Russia-based RUSAL, a global aluminum producer, opened the first phase of its low-carbon aluminum production plant, Taishet Aluminum Smelter (TaAZ), in Taishet, Siberia. The smelter operates on clean energy from Siberian hydroelectric power plants, which together with modern gas cleaning equipment and a closed water circulation system, has a low level impact on the environment. Full scope CO 2 emissions will be one of the lowest in the industry, the company claims.

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Tesla has submitted final documents for Gigafactory Berlin production approval


Tesla and others have now submitted all documents needed for the environmental approval that would allow Gigafactory Berlin to start production. more… The post Tesla has submitted final documents for Gigafactory Berlin production approval appeared first on Electrek.

IBM researchers model movement of exhaled droplets in ventilated spaces such as public transport

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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of understanding how public transportation ventilation systems may transmit viruses and how exhaled droplets evolve in ventilated spaces. Researchers have wondered if those ventilation systems can be improved to mitigate virus transmission. Researchers at IBM Research Europe have now developed a model with an unprecedented level of detail and focused on conditions that are more characteristic of asymptomatic transmission.

SpaceX finally starts testing first flightworthy Super Heavy booster


More than three months after the building-sized Starship booster’s latest return to Starbase’s orbital launch site, SpaceX has finally begun the process of testing what CEO Elon Musk says is still the first flightworthy Super Heavy.

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EV fleet startup Gravity begins passenger pick-ups in NYC with custom Mach-E yellow taxis


This holiday season, New Yorkers will be able to visit friends and loved ones around the city in a new fleet of bright yellow Mach-E taxis, provided by EV fleet startup Gravity, Inc.

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Elon Musk talks “wokeness,” Elizabeth Warren, the Metaverse, and more in Babylon Bee interview


Elon Musk recently sat down with The Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon, Editor-in-Chief Kyle Mann, and Creative Director Ethan Nicolle for an extensive conversation covering several topics.

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10 ways to get the best out of your electric car on a holiday road trip


Taking your electric car on a holiday road trip? Reduce your costs and carbon footprint, and make your trip safer with these 10 quick tips. more… The post 10 ways to get the best out of your electric car on a holiday road trip appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk announces he’s offloaded enough TSLA stock, critiques CA’s “overtaxation”


During a podcast interview with The Babylon Bee on Tuesday, Elon Musk noted that he had already sold “enough stock” to reach his plan of offloading 10% of his shares in Tesla.

Tesla (TSLA) rises back to over $1 trillion valuation; Elon Musk says he’s still selling shares


Tesla’s stock (TSLA) has surged 7% today to rise back to over $1 trillion in market valuation. The reason behind the surge appeared to be Elon Musk saying that he is done selling the stock, but the CEO actually corrected his statement.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Rivian wanted what Georgia had’: How the Peach State became Rivian’s $5B match


In the Northern portion of Georgia, about 45 miles East of Atlanta, a 2,000-acre slice of land is covered in beautiful trees, hosting stunning landscapes of the rural sections of the Peach State.

These were the top 5 biggest electric motorcycle news stories of 2021


You may not have known it, but 2021 was a huge year for electric motorcycles. While Asia has traditionally been responsible for many of the electric motorcycles we’ve seen before, 2021 welcomed several new US entries in the market.

Tesla 2021 Holiday Update & FSD Beta 10.8 gets wide release timeframe


Tesla plans to start a broad rollout of its 2021 Holiday Update the day before Christmas Eve, on December 23. Tesla FSD Beta testers are expected to receive an update, too, right when the Christmas festivities are bound to start for some families. .

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Elon Musk says he sold enough Tesla (TSLA) shares after exercising another $1.9 billion worth in options


Elon Musk says he sold enough Tesla (TSLA) shares to “get around to 10%” – which was the amount he said he would sell as part of his controversial Twitter poll. The CEO is actually far from 10%, but the whole situation is murky.

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NHTSA opens formal probe on 580k Teslas over in-car gaming features


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) stated on Wednesday that it had opened a formal investigation on 580,000 Teslas that were sold since 2017 over the vehicles’ ability to run games on their infotainment system.

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BMW’s new partnership should bring more affordable electric motorcycles


Electric motorcycle prices may be dropping slightly , but they still cost a premium over gas-powered motorcycles. That could be changing, though, at least at BMW.

Rivian R1T production build quality gets evaluated by detailing expert


With Rivian R1T deliveries seemingly picking up, it was only a matter of time before the all-electric pickup truck’s build quality got thoroughly examined.

NHTSA launches official probe into Tesla drivers playing video games on onboard computer


The NHTSA confirmed that it has now launched an official probe into Tesla drivers playing video games on its vehicles’ onboard computers. more… The post NHTSA launches official probe into Tesla drivers playing video games on onboard computer appeared first on Electrek.

CUPRA Born electric car coming in 2022

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The CUPRA Born is the brand’s first all-electric performance hatchback (there’s an obvious similarity with the Volkswagen ID.3… … and it’s built on the Volkswagen MEB platform). There will be an entry-level model with a 45kWh battery and a power output of 150PS.

Prep for spring with this Greenworks Pro 80V 26-in. hedge trimmer at $237, more in New Green Deals


Though you might not be heading outside to trim your hedges this winter, it’s inevitable that once spring rolls around you’ll need to do some cleanup work.

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Vauxhall Corsa-e and Mokka-e prices reduced by £3,000

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The Vauxhall Corsa-e and Vauxhall Mokka-e have just become a lot more affordable because the prices of all models have been reduced by £3,000 in order to qualify for the additional £1,500 discount provided by the Government Plug-in Car Grant.

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Quick Charge Podcast: December 22, 2021


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more… The post Quick Charge Podcast: December 22, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

Impact Of Cold Weather On EV Models' Range: Tesla Impresses


The data looks at 13 models and about 7,000 vehicles to assess real-world range loss in cold temperatures

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