Tue.Oct 19, 2021

Foxconn unveils three EVs developed in-house

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Foxconn (Hon Hai Technology Group), a global leader in smart manufacturing, unveiled three electric vehicles in has developed in-house: the Model C recreational vehicle; the Model E sedan; and the Model T electric bus.

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First drive review: 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge trades function for style

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With the arrival of the 2022 C40 Recharge, Volvo is truly starting to lay the groundwork for a future after internal combustion engines. The C40 Recharge isn’t the automaker’s first electric car, but it’s the first model to be sold solely as an EV.

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DOE: Life cycle GHG emissions for 2020 electric small SUV were half those of a conventional gasoline small SUV

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A student-built solar camper van completes a 2,000 km trip across Europe

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Twenty-two students at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands built a solar camper van and drove it 2,000 km (1,242 miles) across Europe using only sun power. more… The post A student-built solar camper van completes a 2,000 km trip across Europe appeared first on Electrek.

Ford to invest £230M to transform UK Halewood transmission operations to build EV power units

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Ford announced that it intends to invest up to £230 million (US$316 million) at its Halewood vehicle transmission facility to transform it to build electric power units for future Ford all-electric passenger and commercial vehicles sold in Europe.

New Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted with mirrors, possible rear wheel steering

Electrek

A new video of a Tesla Cybertruck prototype has surfaced, and it appears to show a new prototype with side mirrors. Tesla seemed to be testing the electric pickup truck’s turn radius, possibly with rear-wheel steering.

Volkswagen continues to optimize its EA888 workhorse engine; fourth evolution in 2022 Golf GTI and R

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Volkswagen has continued to evolve its small displacement turbocharging technology with each new engine generation.

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Twelve produces first batch of E-Jet fuel from CO2 electrolysis; partnership with USAF; electrifying fuel, not planes

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Carbon transformation company Twelve (formerly Opus 12, earlier post ) has produced the first fossil-free jet fuel—called E-Jet—from CO 2 electrolysis, demonstrating a scalable, energy-efficient path to the de-fossilization of global aviation. This project was supported through funding from the US Air Force (USAF), and produced fuel globally applicable for both commercial and military aviation. Global aviation produces 1.2

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Foxconn reveals three "self-developed" EVs, aims to become global automaker

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Foxconn recently announced manufacturing partnerships with Fisker and Lordstown Motors. And on Monday it launched its own EV brand called Foxtron. The Taiwanese firm most famous for contract manufacturing the Apple iPhone unveiled the first three Foxtron models at its Hon Tai Tech Day event.

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BMW i Ventures invests in battery startup ONE; cell-to-pack architecture

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BMW i Ventures has invested in Michigan-based battery startup Our Next Energy Inc. ONE) as part of a $25-million Series A capital raise led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures. The round was also joined by Assembly Ventures, Flex and Volta Energy Technologies.

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XPeng’s HT Aero raises $500 million in funding, hints at actual flying car coming in 2024

Electrek

HT Aero, an urban air mobility (UAM) company affiliated with XPeng Motors , announced that it has received $500 million in Series A capital funding for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles.

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Toyota Alabama sole producer of hybrid-electric twin-turbo V6 and twin-turbo V6 for new Tundra

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama (TMMAL) held an event to mark the first of Toyota’s latest engine products for the all-new 2022 Tundra ( earlier post ) to come off the production line.

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Taiga launches off-road electric vehicle charging network to power emission-free adventures

Electrek

Taiga Motors, an electric snowmobile and watercraft manufacturer, announced today that it is launching its own off-road electric vehicle charging network. more… The post Taiga launches off-road electric vehicle charging network to power emission-free adventures appeared first on Electrek.

Wolfspeed and ZINSIGHT enhance efficiency in fuel cell vehicles with silicon carbide technology

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Wolfspeed announced that ZINSIGHT Technology, an innovator of advanced electric drive systems, will utilize Wolfspeed 1200V Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFETs in its advanced motor controller for ultra-high-speed air compressors in fuel cell vehicle (FCV) systems. The use of SiC in battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and FCVs results in significant cost savings, while high-efficiency power modules enable lower energy losses and higher range.

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Volvo’s latest OTA update will maximize EV range using new Range Assistant app

Electrek

Swedish automaker Volvo is rolling out its latest over-the-air (OTA) software update to its all-electric vehicles to help improve range and efficiency in multiple ways.

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Haldor Topsoe to deliver blue ammonia technology for Air Products’ $4.5B blue hydrogen energy complex in Louisiana

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Haldor Topsoe will deliver its blue ammonia technology for Air Products’ recently announced $4.5-billion clean energy complex in Louisiana. Earlier post.) Air Products will build, own and operate the megaproject, which will produce more than 750 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) of blue hydrogen in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Blue” products are produced utilizing hydrocarbons as a feedstock, with the carbon dioxide in the production process captured for permanent sequestration.

ZEEKR’s first 001 EVs roll off assembly line ahead of deliveries this weekend

Electrek

Infant luxury EV brand ZEEKR has officially begun rolling the first production models of its flagship 001 sedan off its assembly line in China. The brand exists under the Geely Holding Group umbrella, and will now begin the first deliveries of its first luxury EV to customers in China this weekend.

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INEOS to invest more than €2B in electrolysis projects in Europe for green hydrogen production

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INEOS will invest more than €2 billion into electrolysis projects to make zero-carbon, green hydrogen across Europe. Its first plants will be built in Norway, Germany, and Belgium with investment also planned in the UK and France. INEOS, through its subsidiary INOVYN, is already Europe’s largest existing operator of electrolysis, the technology necessary to produce green hydrogen for power generation, transportation, and industrial use.

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Daymak Spiritus prototype unveiled as $19,995 electric ‘car’ with 180 mile range

Electrek

Toronto-based Daymak is showing off its initial prototype of the Daymak Spiritus today. The three-wheeled electric vehicle is one of the first models in the company’s premium Avvenire EV line.

Volvo C40 Recharge review, Foxconn EVs, batteries for Dodge, Jeep, Ram EVs: Today’s Car News

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We drive Volvo’s first electric vehicle that has no gasoline counterpart. The maker of the iPhone has revealed EVs of its own. And the Dodge electric muscle car and Ram electric pickup look set for American batteries. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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A Chinese smartphone giant will launch its first electric car in 2024

Electrek

Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi today announced that it plans to launch its first electric car in the first half of 2024, and then a new car in each of the following three years. It’s aiming for total sales of 900,000 electric cars in those three years.

Tesla is redefining the “Made in China” moniker with Giga Shanghai: report

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The narrative surrounding Tesla appears to have shifted for the better in China, with Xinhua News Agency , the official state-run press agency of the People’s Republic of China, recently posting a glowing analysis of the EV maker’s effect on the country’s auto sector.

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Nikola holds on to its lawsuit against Tesla because that’s all it’s got

Electrek

Nikola managed to barely hold on to its $2 billion lawsuit against Tesla over the design of its electric truck. The company’s stock went up 5% on the news as Nikola’s prospects are more and more limited following several controversies.

Nikola lawsuit vs. Tesla Semi given new life after judge’s ruling

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Nikola Motor has been given new deadlines by Judge James Donato, according to a new Order that was released on Tuesday.

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US coal-powered electricity will grow in 2021, but don’t panic. Here’s why

Electrek

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) is projecting that there will be 22% more coal-fired electricity generation in the US in 2021 than in 2020 due to higher natural gas prices – but the coal spike won’t last.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk shares cool detail about Cybertruck’s side mirrors

Teslarati

Recently, the Tesla Cybertruck was spotted in the wild featuring side mirrors. After the sighting, Elon Musk noted that Cybertruck owners could remove the mirrors easily if they wanted. The Cybertruck’s side mirrors have been a hot topic since the electric pickup was unveiled.

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Is the first fossil-free jet fuel made from CO2 viable? The US Air Force thinks so

Electrek

Berkeley, California-based carbon transformation company Twelve and Tulsa-based Emerging Fuels Technology (EFT) today announced that they have produced the first fossil-free jet fuel from carbon dioxide using an electrochemical process. The project received funding from the US Air Force.

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Tech Salaries Jump in San Diego, Plunge in Dallas

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Globally, tech salaries climbed an average of 6.2 percent to US $138,000, with the San Diego area clocking the biggest jump, at 9.1 percent to US $144,000. The San Francisco Bay area registered a slight decline, though average salaries there still top the charts at $165,000.

Tesla launches CCS adapter in Korea, confirms coming to North America ‘soon’

Electrek

Tesla has finally launched its new CCS adapter, but it’s only available in South Korea for now. However, the automaker has also confirmed that it is coming to North America “soon.”

Tesla trademarks ‘Giga Beer’ and ‘Giga Bier’ for second venture into alcohol business

Teslarati

Tesla has trademarked the rights to use the phrases “Giga Beer” and “Giga Beer,” according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

This solar-powered electric bicycle is making a 6,500-mile loop around US

Electrek

Sushil Reddy is no stranger to long-distance electric bicycles rides, having broken the Guinness World Record back in 2016 with a 7,424 km (4,613 mile) ride across India. Since then he’s set his sights on solar power, performing several more long-distance solar-powered electric bike rides.

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Smokey the AI

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The 2020 fire season in the United States was the worst in at least 70 years, with some 4 million hectares burned on the west coast alone.

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Tesla (TSLA) Q3 2021 earnings preview: Here’s what to expect

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) is set to announce its third-quarter 2021 financial results tomorrow, October 20, after the markets close. As usual, a conference call and Q&A with Tesla’s management is scheduled after the results.

Tesla seemingly slips, briefly reiterates that Model 3 will be built in Giga Texas

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Tesla may be quite silent about it in recent months, but the company still seems to be intent on producing the Model 3 in Gigafactory Texas.

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Volcon’s US-built electric UTV gets manufacturing boost ahead of 2022 production

Electrek

America’s only all-electric offroad powersports company Volcon is preparing to roll out its first side-by-side Stag UTV next year.

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Tesla Cybertruck with side mirrors and “rear-wheel steering” spotted in the wild

Teslarati

A short video recently shared online has hinted that Tesla is now testing an updated prototype of its futuristic Cybertruck.

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Watch the latest Lightyear One prototype endure durability testing

Electrek

EV startup Lightyear has shared the progress of its upcoming Lightyear One solar electric vehicle (SEV) in the form of durability testing with its latest prototype.

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