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ORNL researchers use blockchain to increase electric grid resiliency; Grid Guard

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A team led by Raymond Borges Hink at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed a method using blockchain to protect communications between electronic devices in the electric grid, preventing cyberattacks and cascading blackouts.

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LG Chem plans $3B EV battery material plant in Tennessee

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LG Chem announced Tuesday that it’s planning a mammoth cathode material plant in Tennessee that will aid U.S. domestic electric vehicle battery production. According to LG, the plant will be the largest of its kind in the U.S.,

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Niron Magnetics secures $17.5M ARPA-E SCALEUP grant to boost production of FeN magnets

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Niron Magnetics, a developer of high-performance, rare earth-free permanent magnets ( earlier post ), announced that the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded the company a $17.5-million grant as part of its Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential (SCALEUP) program. Earlier post.).

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Mazda boosts EV target to 40% by 2030, plans new hybrid system

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Mazda is now aiming to make EVs account for as much as 40% of its global sales by 2030, and plans to introduce a new hybrid system before then, according to an update of the automaker's medium-term business plan. "We

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Ethanol, Petroleum and Ag groups call for Congress to adopt legislation to support year-round E15

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In a letter sent to US Senate and House leadership, a broad coalition of energy and agriculture organizations called on Congress quickly to adopt legislation that would resolve inconsistent fuel volatility regulations. Specifically, the groups expressed support for legislation that would result in equal regulatory treatment for all gasoline blends containing 10% ethanol (E10) or more, including gasoline with 15% ethanol (E15).

Mobile hydrogen stations may support Hyperion fuel-cell supercar

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With little hydrogen infrastructure available, Hyperion Motors plans to deploy mobile hydrogen stations to support its XP-1 fuel-cell supercar.

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Eden’s Electrical Reservoir Stimulation technology selected for $3.5M ARPA-E MINER award

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Aral pilots two new lower carbon fuels in Germany; 25% less CO? compared to pure fossil fuels

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Aral is piloting two new fuels in Germany: Aral Futura Super 95 and Aral Futura Diesel. Both fuels reduce CO 2 emissions compared to pure fossil fuels by at least 25% and contain at least 30% of high-quality renewable components, including a significant share of advanced renewable components. They are now publicly available for customers at one Aral station in Berlin and one in Düsseldorf.

Spy video: Model suspected to be NIO ET5 shooting brake seen in road test

CN EV Post

The shooting brake models were previously a niche market in China, but the unexpected success of the Zeekr 001 has made such models increasingly popular. The post Spy video: Model suspected to be NIO ET5 shooting brake seen in road test appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Rio Tinto validates BioIron process for low-carbon iron-making; biomass and microwave energy

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Rio Tinto has shown the effectiveness of a low-carbon iron-making process using ores from its mines in Australia in a small-scale pilot plant in Germany, and is now planning the development of a larger-scale pilot plant to further assess its potential to help decarbonize the steel value chain. The process, known as BioIron, uses raw biomass instead of metallurgical coal as a reductant and microwave energy to convert Pilbara iron ore to metallic iron in the steelmaking process. Earlier post.)

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Here’s how you can maximize your Ford F-150 Lightning range this winter

Electrek

Ford’s first fully electric pickup, the F-150 Lightning , has been selling like hotcakes. However, with winter upon us, Ford has released a few tips to help Lightning drivers get the most out of their range in the cold weather. more….

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Mazda partners for the development and production of electric drive units

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Mazda Motor Corporation is planning to complete the electrification of all vehicle models by 2030 and is currently working together with various partner companies on a range of electrification-related research projects that are also designed to stimulate the local economy and contribute to the development of local industry and innovation. One of these projects is the joint development and production of electric drive units.

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Aptera says it will use Tesla’s charge connector in its solar electric car

Electrek

Aptera has confirmed that it plans to use Tesla’s charge connector, now known as the North American Charging Standard (NACS), in its upcoming solar electric car. more…. The post Aptera says it will use Tesla’s charge connector in its solar electric car appeared first on Electrek.

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Phoenix Motor partners with CATL for EV batteries

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Phoenix Motor, a manufacturer of all-electric, medium-duty vehicles, signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with leading battery-maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) for the co- development of batteries for Phoenix Motorcars’ product lines.

Caterpillar tests massive battery electric mining truck destined for Australian mine

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Caterpillar demonstrates its first battery electric large mining truck – a whopping beast destined for new Australian iron ore mine. The post Caterpillar tests massive battery electric mining truck destined for Australian mine appeared first on The Driven. Electric Work Vehicles EV News Caterpillar

ARPA-E awarding $100M to second SCALEUP cohort of 8 projects

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The US Department of Energy’ (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) is awarding $100 million to eight clean energy technology projects through the Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential (SCALEUP) program. SCALEUP ( earlier post ) provides a path to market for previously funded ARPA-E projects that have established market interest and proven successes within the respective industry.

Despite more than a million riders, Paris may ban rental e-scooters

Electrek

Paris is considering an all-out ban on the insanely popular rental electric scooters in the coming weeks, with backers of the plan saying that they clog up the streets and sidewalks, freak out pedestrians, and aren’t even that green due to their “very short life.”. more….

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BYD to build battery base with 20 GWh annual capacity in Wenzhou, Zhejiang

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BYD currently has about 20 power battery production bases in China, and analysts expect it to have a capacity of 285 GWh by the end of this year. The post BYD to build battery base with 20 GWh annual capacity in Wenzhou, Zhejiang appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Escend Blades Alpha review: Electric skates are here, and they’re pretty rad

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The future has officially arrived, and its in the form of all-electric skates designed by Escend out of the UK.

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Elon Musk: SBF “certainly does not own shares in Twitter as a private company.”

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Elon Musk once again confirmed that Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) has no private shares in Twitter’s stock. On Wednesday morning, he denied a report that SBF owned a $100 million stake. Although he denied the reports early Wednesday morning, he provided additional details later in the day.

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Tesla’s next Gigafactory in Asia could be in South Korea

Electrek

Tesla CEO Elon Musk discussed Tesla’s plan for its next Gigafactory in Asia with South Korea’s president – hinting that the country could be on the shortlist. more…. The post Tesla’s next Gigafactory in Asia could be in South Korea appeared first on Electrek.

Spy shots: BYD's Yangwang brand tests off-road SUV in mountain conditions

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Several high-resolution images show Yangwang's off-road SUV being tested in a mountainous environment. The post Spy shots: BYD's Yangwang brand tests off-road SUV in mountain conditions appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. BYD Spy Photos Yangwang

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Genesis GV60 AWD Performance review, quirky tech, speed and luxury

Electrek

Genesis finally delivered the much sought after GV60 to our home for a week test drive, and immediately I had questions: Wy all of this amazing speed, interesting tech and luxury, but no wireless CarPlay? more….

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How innovation is driving demand for tantalum

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The chemical inertness of tantalum makes it a valuable substance for laboratory equipment, and as a substitute for platinum. The post How innovation is driving demand for tantalum appeared first on Innovation News Network.

Quick Charge Podcast: November 23, 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: November 23, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla (TSLA) stock pops, but is this the end of the slide?

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Tesla stock ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) popped over six percent on Wednesday after several positive signals elevated the electric automaker’s stock price. After Tesla stock has taken a monumental beating over the past few months, is this the end of the slide?

Tesla (TSLA) gets strong Wall Street backing, stopping the stock’s free fall

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Tesla (TSLA) is getting help from Wall Street with several analysts pointing to the stock now being at a buying opportunity level, which is helping to stop the bleeding. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) gets strong Wall Street backing, stopping the stock’s free fall appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla owners report FSD Beta rollout to cars with less than 100 Autopilot miles, 80 Safety Score

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An increasing number of Tesla owners who purchased the Full Self-Driving suite for their vehicles have reported receiving access to FSD Beta. This was despite some of the owners claiming that their cars have garnered less than 100 Autopilot miles and that their Safety Score was less than 80.

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Can electric vehicle conversion lead the race to net zero?

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Discover how electric vehicle conversion can help us successfully navigate the transition to E-mobility worldwide. The post Can electric vehicle conversion lead the race to net zero? appeared first on Innovation News Network. Electric Vehicles The Innovation Platform Issue 12

VW CEO says its autonomous cars will be mainstream by 2030

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Volkswagen (VW) CEO Thomas Schafer believes that the automaker’s autonomous cars will be globally mainstream by 2030. In an interview with AutoCar , he said that the automaker was “consolidating its development partnerships.”

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Which states are doing best on switch to EVs and transport emissions

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While other sectors are making strides to clean up their act, transport is one of Australia’s fastest-growing sources of emissions. The post Which states are doing best on switch to EVs and transport emissions appeared first on The Driven. EV News Policy

What happened to the Tesla Roadster? Here’s what we know.

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The second edition of the Tesla Roadster was initially slated for production and delivery in 2020, but two years later, the car still has not been produced, and details are still slim. Here’s what we know about the next-gen Tesla Roadster.

I’m driving my 2023 VW ID.4 Pro S in the snow – Here’s how it’s going

Electrek

We were lucky enough to be able to buy a 2023 VW ID.4 AWD Pro S a couple weeks ago. And then it started to snow here in Vermont. Here’s how this EV is doing in the slippery white stuff. more…. The post I’m driving my 2023 VW ID.4 Pro S in the snow – Here’s how it’s going appeared first on Electrek.

Elon Musk denies report alleging that FTX CEO owns $100 million stake in Twitter

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted a strong denial of a recent report which claimed that disgraced FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried owns a $100 million stake in Twitter. Musk has been pretty open about his disdain for mainstream media’s coverage of FTX’s collapse.

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These are the best electric bike sales for Black Friday that are already running [Updated]

Electrek

Just because we’re still a week away from Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you can’t already save big on a new electric bicycle. That’s because most of the e-bike companies have jumped the gun this year in an attempt to beat each other to the punch. And when they fight over us, we win.

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Rivian faces allegations of unsafe work conditions in Normal, IL plant

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Electric vehicle maker Rivian Automotive Inc. has found itself in hot water after at least a dozen employees at its Normal, Illinois plant accused the company of safety violations.

GM reveals Chevy FNR-XE concept in China as one of 15 EVs set to debut by 2025

Electrek

At General Motors China Tech Day 2022, the automaker reiterated its plans to accelerate the company’s EV rollout with at least 15 new Ultium-based models set to debut in the region. GM also unveiled the Chevrolet FNR-XE concept, previewing GM’s new generation of connected, intelligent EVs. more….