Mon.Feb 14, 2022

BMW Group extends joint venture contract in China until 2040

Green Car Congress

The BMW Group has extended the contract for the BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. BBA) joint venture until 2040. The agreement on the contract extension was signed by the two joint venture partners back in October 2018, on BBA’s 15 th anniversary.

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First drive review: Volkswagen ID.4 AWD shows the way toward EV fun for millions

Green Car Reports

Modularity has been a mantra for Volkswagen as it ramps up toward its stated goal of “electric vehicles for millions, not millionaires.” ” Its MEB platform is a flexible foundation for the ID.4

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Drexel team develops stable Li-S battery with carbonate electrolyte

Green Car Congress

Researchers at Drexel University have stabilized a rare monoclinic ?-sulfur sulfur phase within carbon nanofibers that enables successful operation of Lithium-Sulfur (Li-S) batteries in carbonate electrolyte for 4000 cycles. AN open-access paper on their work is published in Communications Chemistry. Carbonates are known to adversely react with the intermediate polysulfides and shut down Li-S batteries in first discharge.

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Study: Hydrogen fuel-cell opportunity window has passed for cars, diminished for trucks

Green Car Reports

The moment for hydrogen fuel-cell passenger cars to play a major fuel in transportation has passed, and the window of opportunity is closing for heavy-duty trucks as well, according to a new study published as "comment" in Nature Electronics (via Charged EVs).

Consortium developing flat hydrogen storage solution for fuel cell vehicles: FlatHyStor

Green Car Congress

BMW AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, TesTneT Engineering GmbH and Hexagon Purus are working together in research and advanced development of an innovative hydrogen storage system solution for future fuel cell passenger cars. The project called FlatHyStor—“Functional design and testing of an innovative hydrogen tank system”—with a total project budget of €6 million has been granted funding by the German BMWi (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy).

Federal EV charging network: $5 billion over five years, now states have to submit plans

Green Car Reports

The United States Departments of Transportation and Energy on Thursday announced funding for EV charging infrastructure over five years under the Biden administration's infrastructure law. "A

Razor unveils electric scooter in collaboration with Jeep brand

Green Car Congress

Razor unveiled its new electric scooter, the Jeep RX200, in collaboration with the Jeep brand. The Jeep RX200 features an Army Green color and an outdoor style; it is available at Razor.com for $499.

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Teijin Automotive Technologies expanding composites footprint in China to meet growing demand for EVs

Green Car Congress

Japan-based Teijin Automotive Technologies, the core company of the Teijin Group's automotive composites business, has begun commercial operation of a new composites manufacturing facility in the Wujin National Hi-Tech Industrial Zone based in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, China.

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Everyone Should Pay a “Solar Tax”

Energy Institute at HAAS

Monthly connection fees are good for the climate. Regular readers of this blog are well aware that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published a proposed decision on reforming net … Continue Reading Everyone Should Pay a “Solar Tax”. Uncategorized featured

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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announces $65M Clean Ocean Advanced Biofuels Project; renewable diesel

Green Car Congress

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announced its largest project to date, the $65-million Clean Ocean Advanced Biofuels Project. In the project, Ontario-based Valent Low Carbon Technologies will work with a pan-Canadian team to produce Canada’s first renewable diesel from abundantly available agricultural and forestry by-products.

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ID.4 review, Tesla sales in California, national charging network, hydrogen window of opportunity: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

We drive the dual-motor VW ID.4. Tesla is selling more than 10% of cars and light trucks in California. Super Bowl ads bring EV enthusiasm to the Big Game. The federal government lays out more about its national charging network. And has hydrogen missed its window of opportunity?

Aker Clean Hydrogen and Kuehne+Nagel to accelerate green container shipping

Green Car Congress

Aker Clean Hydrogen, a global integrated clean hydrogen, ammonia and methanol producer, and Kuehne+Nagel, the world’s largest sea logistics provider, are partnering to decarbonize the maritime logistics sector by offering green container transport. The two companies envision the expansion of Kuehne+Nagel’s offer of green fuels such as hydrogen, ammonia and methanol. The first vessels with engines that can run on these fuel alternatives are in production and expected to hit the waters in 2024.

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Tesla Model Y vehicles spotted leaving Giga Texas site in car carriers

Teslarati

Tesla Model Y vehicles were spotted leaving Giga Texas on car carriers recently. The sighting hints that Tesla’s goal to deliver Giga Texas-made Model Ys to customers by the end of the first quarter is going according to plan.

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Toyota releases more images of ‘possible’ new Lexus electric sports cars with ‘430 miles’ of range

Electrek

Toyota has released additional images of “possible” new Lexus electric sports vehicles with “430 miles” of range. However, the automaker is using extremely vague language about those vehicles.

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Rivian posts in-depth look at its Gear Guard software and hardware security suite

Teslarati

Rivian recently released an in-depth look at Gear guard, its security system for R1 vehicle owners. In an email to Teslarati , Rivian broke down each Gear Guard feature.

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Tesla Cyberquad for Kids review: A mini electric ATV that’s so much fun I stole it from the kids!

Electrek

When Tesla rolled out its Cyberquad alongside the grand reveal of its Cybertruck, the small electric four-wheeler somehow seemed almost more far-fetched than the electric pickup truck to its side.

Tesla opens all Superchargers in the Netherlands to non-Tesla EVs

Teslarati

Tesla has officially opened all of its Superchargers in the Netherlands to other electric vehicles, meaning EVs from any manufacturer can utilize Tesla’s Supercharging infrastructure for a charge.

Tesla (TSLA) is reportedly receiving competing bids for second Gigafactory in China

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) is receiving competing bids for a second Gigafactory in China, according to new documents released by a Chinese province. The automaker said that it expects to announce a new factory location this year.

Volkswagen announces new round of COVID-19 bonuses for employees

Teslarati

Volkswagen announced earlier in February that it would pay out another round of “Coronavirus Premium” bouus payments to employees at its German factories “in recognition of their great dedication in recent months working under difficult conditions.”

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Greenworks 40V 8-inch pole saw cleans up the yard this spring at $140, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

With warmer weather around the corner, it’s time to ensure your yard care kit is up to task. In 2022, it would be a great time to stop using gas-powered lawn tools and start working on converting to battery-powered alternatives.

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SpaceX, Polaris reveal plans to launch private astronauts higher than ever before

Teslarati

SpaceX and Inspiration4 creator Jared Isaacman have announced the Polaris Program, an initiative designed to carry the torch forward from Inspiration4 with even more ambitious private astronaut launches.

Tesla expands access to Supercharger network to all electric cars at all stations in the Netherlands

Electrek

Tesla announced that it is expanding access to the Supercharger network for non-Tesla electric cars to all stations in the Netherlands. more… The post Tesla expands access to Supercharger network to all electric cars at all stations in the Netherlands appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla’s Elon Musk donates over 5 million TSLA shares to charity, reveals SEC filings

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk donated over 5 million TSLA shares to an undisclosed charity, according to a SEC Form 5 filed on Monday, February 14, 2022. The filing reveals that Elon Musk donated approximately 5,044,000 TSLA shares worth about $4.42 billion, considering that Tesla stock is priced at $875.76

An electric bicycle built for two? This Valentine’s Day, check out the best two-person e-bikes

Electrek

Electric bicycles come with added electric motors to make riding quicker, easier, and more fun. Throttle e-bikes don’t even require pedaling at all, turning them into little electric mopeds.

Tesla Model S new tail lights get their closest and best look to date

Teslarati

Last December, reports emerged from the Tesla community indicating that a Model S with a new taillight design and revised charging door had been sighted on public roads.

Elon Musk links Tesla’s current legal and regulatory troubles to its disruptiveness, lack of ads, and political contributions

Electrek

Elon Musk put its support behind the notion that Tesla’s current legal and regulatory troubles with several government agencies are due to the company’s disruptiveness in several industries, lack of paying for ads, and lack of political contributions.

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Tesla Model X Plaid just did a quarter-mile test, and it’s faster than a Ford GT

Teslarati

It’s one thing to witness a large family sedan beat hypercars on the drag strip, but it’s a completely different experience to see a six-seat SUV complete the quarter-mile at a time that’s faster than one of America’s most iconic supercars.

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Here’s how electric scooter sales helped Miami-based scooter company plant 1 million trees

Electrek

Electric scooters, e-bikes, and other light electric vehicles have long been promoted as a way to offset carbon emissions and reduce one’s carbon footprint.

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Tesla closes in on Lexus, BMW in luxury car brand shopping consideration

Teslarati

The consumer sentiment surrounding Tesla’s all-electric cars is that they are fast, sustainable, and technologically advanced. However, car buyers are now adding a new word to that list: luxurious.

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Quick Charge Podcast: February 14, 2022

Electrek

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: February 14, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Neuralink responds to claims of inhumane treatment during animal testing

Teslarati

Neuralink has responded to claims of inhumane treatment during the animal testing phases of various company products, stating that animal welfare is a priority. “At Neuralink, we are absolutely committed to working with animals in the most humane and ethical way possible.”

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Cracking the Code on Building Sector Emissions

Green Energy Consumers

On February 8, Massachusetts energy officials proposed regulations that would require new residential and commercial buildings to be significantly more energy efficient.

Tesla China’s January 2022 wholesale numbers reach 59,845 with 40,499 exports

Teslarati

Tesla China’s January 2022 results have been released, and they are pretty impressive. As per data released by the China Passenger Car Association ( CPCA), Tesla China’s wholesale figures last month reached 59,845 vehicles. This represents an increase of 286.5%

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National EV charging network announced

Plug in America

Last week, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm announced the creation of a national EV charging network with $5 billion in funding to be distributed to states. The network will prioritize charging stations along highways, giving EV drivers the ability to travel long distances without worrying about access to charging. The funding comes from the bipartisan infrastructure legislation that passed last year.

EXCLUSIVE: Neuralink dragged into humane testing lawsuit – Timeline of Events

Teslarati

Neuralink has been dragged into a lawsuit by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine against the University of California at Davis.

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DeLorean DMC Will Return In 2022 As Luxury Electric Sports Car

InsideEVs

The Texas-based company that owns the rights to the DeLorean name teased its upcoming EV

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SpaceX has finally begun filling Starship’s orbital launch site fuel tanks

Teslarati

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