Thu.Oct 13, 2022

Skeleton launches SuperBattery with Shell as partner; electrification for mining

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Skeleton Technologies, a developer of curved graphene-based supercapacitor and battery energy storage, officially launched its SuperBattery ( earlier post ), and announced Shell as a partner. Skeleton is joining a Shell-led consortium to offer electrification solutions for mining sites.

Sony-Honda EVs, Toyota Crown PHEV, Tesla Model Y in Germany, Lucid UX 2.0: Today’s Car News

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Lucid is rolling out a big over-the-air update. The Tesla Model Y is the top-seller in Germany. We look at the form a Toyota Crown Prime PHEV might take. And might Sony-Honda EVs might be built in Ohio? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Jeep introducing all-electric Avenger at Paris Motor show

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The Jeep brand will showcase a 100% electrified presence at the 2022 Paris Motor Show (Mondial de L’Automobile 2022), with a stand fully dedicated to the introduction of the all-new fully electric Jeep Avenger, the brand’s first BEV.

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Tesla Model Y takes top sales spot in Germany

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model Y took the top sales spot in the German vehicle market in September, according to sales numbers reported by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) (via Electrek).

Toyota and Google Cloud partner to bring AI-powered speech services to Toyota and Lexus vehicles without the cloud

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Toyota and Google Cloud announced an expanded partnership that brings together Toyota and Lexus next-generation audio multimedia systems and Google Cloud’s AI-based speech services. Customers can now experience the first results of the partnership in the latest generation Toyota Audio Multimedia and Lexus Interface infotainment systems, including in 2023 models such as the Toyota Corolla family, Tundra and Sequoia and Lexus NX, RX and all-electric RZ.

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Lucid updates Air software: new look, better range prediction

Green Car Reports

A decade to the month after the Model S received Tesla’s first over-the-air firmware update, such updates for electric vehicles have increasingly become the norm—as a way to improve on the product after it’s in consumer hands.

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California has spent more than $1.2B on cleaning up school buses; additional $1.8B slated over next 5 years

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A report published by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), in consultation with the California Energy Commission (CEC), shows California investments to clean up old, polluting school buses have already exceeded $1.2 billion. The Legislature has appropriated an additional $1.8 billion over the next five years for zero-emission school buses and associated charging infrastructure. The 2022 SB 1403 School Bus Incentive Program Report shows that the total $1.2

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BNEF forecasts global energy storage market to grow 15-fold by 2030 to 411 GW/1194 GWh

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Energy storage installations around the world are projected to reach a cumulative 411 GW (or 1,194 GWh) by the end of 2030, according to the latest forecast from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF). That is 15 times the 27GW/56GWh of storage that was online at the end of 2021.

Toyota Crown Prime PHEV: Might range, performance top RAV4 Prime?

Green Car Reports

A Toyota Crown Prime plug-in hybrid could be in the works to complement the Prius Prime and RAV4 Prime, according to a recent Motor Trend report. The Crown returns to the United States for the first time since the 1970s as a replacement for the Toyota Avalon, and with an all-hybrid powertrain lineup.

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Lexus introduces significant update of UX 300e EV

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Lexus announced the global debut of the new UX 300e, a significant evolution of the brand's first production BEV model. The updated UX 300e joins the new UX 200/250h announced earlier this year, with deliveries scheduled to begin in spring 2023.

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SpaceX, NASA targeting separate Moon launches days apart

Teslarati

NASA and a SpaceX customer have announced plans to launch two unrelated Moon missions days apart next month. On October 12th, NASA confirmed that it will roll its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket out to its Kennedy Space Center LC-39A pad for the fourth time as early as November 4th.

BASF, Mercedes, Pyrum and WITTE produce automotive components from mass-balanced plastics

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BASF, Mercedes-Benz, Pyrum Innovations AG and WITTE Automotive successfully closed a material cycle to produce automotive components from mass-balanced plastics. Pyrolysis oil from scrap tires and biomethane from organic waste can replace fossil raw materials in manufacturing plastics with virgin material properties.

Deutsche Bank says NIO's leasing option in Europe sensible

CN EV Post

Some buyers would naturally be concerned about the residual value of a new brand, and a monthly subscription option allows customers to try out the cars, according to Edison Yu's team. The post Deutsche Bank says NIO's leasing option in Europe sensible appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Hyundai Motor outlines future roadmap for software-defined vehicles

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Hyundai Motor Group announced a new global strategy to transform all vehicles to software-defined vehicles (SDVs) by 2025. The initiative, presented during the Group’s Unlock the Software Age global online forum, will give customers the freedom to upgrade the performance and functionality of their vehicles remotely.

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EnerStar partners with Starlink to provide broadband to remote customers

Teslarati

EnerStar Solutions is partnering with Starlink to add broadband to its list of services for customers, with a focus on those in the most remote regions of Pennsylvania.

Polestar reveals Polestar 3 electric SUV; starting at €89,900

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Polestar officially revealed the Polestar 3 electric performance SUV. The fully electric 5-seat SUV produces up to 380 kW and 910 N·m, and is prcied from €89,900 (currently US$87,000). Polestar 3 introduces a new aerodynamic profile where strong focus has been placed on retaining the hallmarks of an SUV, including a powerful and wide stance.

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Twitter’s filing citing federal investigation on Elon Musk seems to be old news

Teslarati

Recently, news emerged that Twitter’s legal team had written in a court filing that Elon Musk is being investigated by federal authorities in relation to his attempted acquisition of the social media company.

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NTT DATA and DENSO building industry-wide dataspace for EV batteries

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NTT DATA Corporation and DENSO Corporation have started to build an industry-wide ecosystem for electric vehicle (EV) batteries to create a global trusted dataspaces where only necessary data can be shared, while also protecting private data. The new battery regulation currently being reviewed in Europe will require disclosure of CO 2 emissions and the resource recycling rate throughout battery lifecycles to the European Commission.

VW to invest €2.4 billion to form JV with Chinese firm Horizon Robotics

CN EV Post

Volkswagen will take a 60 percent stake in the joint venture, and its software subsidiary Cariad will develop autonomous driving solutions with Horizon Robotics. The post VW to invest €2.4 billion to form JV with Chinese firm Horizon Robotics appeared first on CnEVPost.

Shell forms consortium to accelerate the electrification of off-road mining vehicles

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Shell has established a nine-member consortium to create a new pilot offering of electrification solutions for mining sites.

Sales jump, but industry warns Australia still an “afterthought” for EV makers

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Australia’s peak electric vehicle body again calls for vehicle emissions standards, as EV sales leap, but still lag well behind other key markets. The post Sales jump, but industry warns Australia still an “afterthought” for EV makers appeared first on The Driven.

Meet China-Crunch: A new platform for faster news, more information

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Today, we present to you China-Crunch.com, the latest addition to our offerings. The post Meet China-Crunch: A new platform for faster news, more information appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Here’s where the new US EV ‘Battery Belt’ is forming – and why

Electrek

Since the beginning of 2021, more than 15 new US lithium-ion battery gigafactories or expansions have been announced in a region becoming known as the Battery Belt. Combined, these facilities represent a potential investment of at least $40 billion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

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China's auto market competition will end up with no more than 5 major players, says Huawei's Richard Yu

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Huawei-backed AITO already has the capacity to sell 20,000 cars per month, according to Richard Yu. The post China's auto market competition will end up with no more than 5 major players, says Huawei's Richard Yu appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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US offshore wind sets a record with 58% growth in long-term targets in Q3

Electrek

The US offshore wind industry has hit the ground running: Coastal states increased their long-term offshore wind targets by 58% in the third quarter of 2022.

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Accessibility for EV charging: When will it be addressed in Australia?

The Driven EV News

Public EV charging installations so far have been a rather ad-hoc affair in Australia. More planning is required to make the transition smooth and inclusive. The post Accessibility for EV charging: When will it be addressed in Australia? appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News

If Tesla is facing ‘demand destruction,’ where are the demand triggers?

Electrek

Many industry watchers are claiming Tesla is facing “demand destruction,” but if that’s the case, why isn’t Tesla pulling on some demand triggers? more…. The post If Tesla is facing ‘demand destruction,’ where are the demand triggers? appeared first on Electrek.

Two heavy duty electric vehicles head underground in Victoria gold mine trial

The Driven EV News

At a Victorian gold mine, two heavy duty EVs that make almost no sound and zero emissions are being sent underground for the first time. The post Two heavy duty electric vehicles head underground in Victoria gold mine trial appeared first on The Driven.

Rivian partners with Maasai Wilderness Conservation to support conservation efforts

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Rivian is partnering with the Massai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT) on a pilot project with four R1T all-electric trucks working in the Chyulu Hills of Kenya.

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Aiways, a Chinese EV startup more focused on overseas markets, launches its 2nd model in China

CN EV Post

Aiways hasn't gained much of a presence in China, but its vehicles have made their way to a dozen other countries. The post Aiways, a Chinese EV startup more focused on overseas markets, launches its 2nd model in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

This country plans to put 2 million electric motorcycles on the road in the next 3 years

Electrek

Unlike electric cars with their high prices and large footprints (both geometric and carbon footprints), electric motorcycles represent some of the smallest and most affordable electric vehicles on the planet. That’s why many countries are eschewing popular electric cars in favor of two-wheeled EVs.

Hands free, emissions free grass cutting: Husqvarna unveils “virtual boundary” robotic mower

The Driven EV News

New battery electric Husqvarna Automower NERA uses sat-nav to work within virtual boundaries and to program where to cut, when, and at what height. The post Hands free, emissions free grass cutting: Husqvarna unveils “virtual boundary” robotic mower appeared first on The Driven. EV News

‘Tactical Urbanism’ – Pop-up COVID-19 bike lanes increased biking, reduced NOx exposure

Electrek

In the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic, “pop-up” bike lanes in Berlin contributed to an increase in bike traffic and a reduction in exposure to pollutants for cyclists, according to a new study. more….

Regulatory filing reveals key specs for Voyah's first sedan

CN EV Post

Voyah's first sedan is 5,088 mm long and features dual electric motors with peak power of 160 kW and 215 kW at the front and rear, respectively. The post Regulatory filing reveals key specs for Voyah's first sedan appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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There’s ‘no evidence’ Tesla cheated crash tests with special code, Euro NCAP says

Electrek

An investigation into Tesla using special code marked for crash-testing vehicles hasn’t found any evidence that the automaker cheated on its crash tests. more…. The post There’s ‘no evidence’ Tesla cheated crash tests with special code, Euro NCAP says appeared first on Electrek.

Audi Urban Purifier - the fine dust filter for EVs

EV Specifications

In a pilot project, Audi is working with supplier MANN+HUMMEL to develop a particulate filter for electric cars that collects particulate matter from the surrounding area. Both while driving and charging, it is to already help improve air quality in cities during the first pilot phase.

2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Chattanooga edition

Electrek

Volkswagen was kind enough to bring us to their new manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, TN for an all-day test drive of the 2023 VW ID.4. This was our first opportunity to put the US-made variant, in the Pro S trim, to the test and compare it to the original German-made varieties. more….