Tue.May 31, 2022

Toyota providing mobile retail fuel cell vehicle to support reconstruction in Fukushima Prefecture

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Futaba Town, Namie Town, AEON TOHOKU Co., and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) are partnering to establish a mobile retail business that uses a fuel cell vehicle in specified reconstruction and revitalization bases.

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2023 Lexus RX: Plug-in hybrid, Direct4 performance-hybrid version in redesigned lineup

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Lexus has revealed that hybrid technology will play a wider role in the fifth-generation version of its Lexus RX crossover, due to reach U.S. dealerships by the end of 2022.

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ORNL Frontier supercomputer debuts as world’s fastest, breaking exascale barrier

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The Frontier supercomputer at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has earned the top ranking as the world’s fastest on the 59 th TOP500 list, with 1.1 exaflops of performance.

DeLorean Alpha5 EV takes the gullwing sports car to the Future

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The rebooted DeLorean Motor Company has revealed its new electric sports car, the Alpha5. And while it carries on the name and gullwing layout of the original DMC-12 that took Marty McFly Back to the Future, it travels to a different era entirely.

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Stellantis and Toyota Europe expand partnership with new large-size commercial van including electric version

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Stellantis N.V. and Toyota Motor Europe N.V. TME) announced the expansion of their existing partnership with an agreement for a new large-size commercial van, including a battery electric version. The new vehicle marks the third body type under the agreement, completing a full LCV line-up, with compact-, mid- and now also a large-size LCV. Stellantis will supply TME with the new large-size commercial van for sale in Europe under the Toyota brand.

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Report: BMW likely planning a shift to cylindrical battery cells in next-generation EVs

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BMW will reportedly be switching to prismatic cells for its next-generation EV platform due around 2025. The news accompanies recent confirmations of an agreement for a potentially large-scale supply agreement signed between the Chinese battery giant CATL and BMW.

RVK orders up to 100 more hydrogen buses for Cologne

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Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK), the public transport operator for Cologne, Germany, has ordered up to 100 hydrogen-powered fuel cell hybrid buses in the first phase of a procurement.

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Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul with 500 km range to enter production in 2024

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Following the market launch of the eActros for heavy-duty distribution transport in 2021, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is systematically pressing ahead with the introduction of additional battery-electric models for this and coming years.

SpaceX repairing upgraded Starship prototype after first test


SpaceX workers have been spotted repairing the company’s newest Starship prototype in the days after the rocket’s first partial test.

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Top global systems makers accelerate adoption of NVIDIA Grace and Grace Hopper; exascale era

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NVIDIA announced that a range of the world’s leading computer makers are adopting the new NVIDIA Grace superchips to create the next generation of servers turbocharging AI and HPC workloads for the exascale era.

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Sono Motors and CHEREAU to codevelop solar refrigerated trailer to be unveiled at IAA 2022


Solar electric vehicle startup Sono Motors has announced a purchase contract with European refrigerated trailer expert CHEREAU to codevelop a solar-powered version for fleet trucks and trailers.

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Nippon Shokubai and Arkema partner to mass-produce LiFSI electrolyte salt for a European battery supply chain

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Nippon Shokubai and Arkema are joining forces to launch feasibility studies and establish a joint venture for the construction of an industrial plant for the production of LiFSI (Lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide) ultrapure electrolyte salt, a key component of battery cells for electric mobility.

Tesla to keep Giga Shanghai workers in closed-loop setup even as Covid lockdowns end


Tesla China is planning to keep its workers at Gigafactory Shanghai isolated, even as authorities ease movement restrictions for residents in low-risk parts of the city. Tesla Giga Shanghai’s workers would be staying in a closed-loop system until June 10, 2022.

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Wärtsilä in US customer collaboration to test hydrogen blended fuel as a step towards decarbonized power plant operations

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The technology group Wärtsilä, and its collaborators WEC Energy Group, (WEC), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Burns & McDonnell (B&McD), have been contracted to carry out hydrogen fuel testing at the A.J. Mihm power plant in Michigan. The project supports WEC’s ambition to reduce the CO 2 emissions from its electric generating fleet by 60% by the end of 2025, and by 80% by the end of 2030 from 2005 levels, and to be net carbon-neutral by 2050.

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Britishvolt wants to build battery gigafactories around the world


Battery “gigafactories” are under construction all over the world—and none too soon. As EV sales grow, it is critical to establish local battery production and shorten supply chains. However, state-of-the-art cell packaging and chemistries are evolving quickly these days.

Nissan halts orders of the all-electric 2023 Ariya in the United States


Orders for the Nissan Ariya have been closed in the United States. The Japanese automaker decided to halt orders for the all-electric crossover just as it is preparing to bring the vehicle to market.

Emporia’s energy management system prepares for the bidirectional EV charging future


Total control of power usage: from solar to EV and back to the house. Bidirectional charging promises to completely transform the vehicle ownership experience.

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Did CFL Subsidies Crowd Out LED Purchases?

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New research finds that timing matters for standards and subsidies. Light bulbs were back in the news last month, with the Department of Energy announcing new tighter U.S. rules for … Continue Reading Did CFL Subsidies Crowd Out LED Purchases? Uncategorized featured

How a motor’s operating speed, torque and control strategy affect its efficiency


Second only to power output, efficiency is one of the most fudgeable ratings that applies to traction motors for EVs (right up there with capacity and cycle life claims for Li-ion batteries…).

Ford F-150 Lightning owner shares real-world towing data and range effects


A Ford F-150 Lightning owner and veteran EV driver has provided some useful real-world data on the all-electric pickup truck and its towing capabilities. As it turned out, F-150 Lightning owners may need to plan out their routes very well if they wish to tow with their vehicles over long distances.

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Tesla is getting the world’s largest casting machine, and it’s for Cybertruck


Tesla is getting the world’s largest casting machine, also known as Giga Press, and will be using it for for Cybertruck’s body. more…. The post Tesla is getting the world’s largest casting machine, and it’s for Cybertruck appeared first on Electrek.

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WattEV aims to operate 12,000 electric trucks-as-a-service and a charging network to support them by 2030


Electrifying commercial vehicles is a critical part of reducing emissions, so it’s frustrating that the pace of fleet electrification has been so slow. Viable commercial EVs have been around for years, but fleet operators insisted on conducting years-long pilots to prove their reliability.

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This is where electric vehicle adoption is headed between 2022 and 2025


BloombergNEF today released its seventh annual Electric Vehicle Outlook. While the study also makes longer-term predictions, here’s where its researchers think electric vehicle adoption is going between now and 2025. more….

SpaceX’s Starbase environmental review is inches from the finish line


US Federal Aviation Administration says that its environmental review of SpaceX’s plan to conduct orbital Starship launches out of South Texas has been delayed for the fifth time in five months.

Enjoy ‘gas-like power’ with WORX’s $584 Nitro 80V 21-inch electric mower, more in New Green Deals


Finally make the switch to electric mowing with the latest that’s on sale for a new all-time low right now. It delivers “gas-like power” according to WORX and even features built-in LED headlights so you can cut the yard when it’s dark outside.

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DeLorean releases first-look at the Alpha5 with estimated performance specs


DeLorean Motor Company has released new first-look images of the Alpha5, its first electric vehicle, along with its anticipated performance specifications, which fall in the range of the most competitive EV models on the market currently.

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Tesla is considering adopting Apple’s AirPlay to improve audio quality


Elon Musk said that Tesla is going to consider adopting Apple’s AirPlay protocol to improve audio quality over the current Bluetooth. more…. The post Tesla is considering adopting Apple’s AirPlay to improve audio quality appeared first on Electrek.

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IDRA posts assembly video of its 9,000-ton Giga Press, which is rumored for the Tesla Cybertruck


IDRA has posted a video showcasing the assembly process of its 9,000-ton Giga Press, arguably one of the largest casting machines in the market. The 9,000-ton Giga Press is expected to be used in the production of the Tesla Cybertruck’s single-piece rear underbody.

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A blast from the past for the future: Is there room for Wuling’s retro Mini EV concept?


A new retro concept version of the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV has emerged in China and begs a number of questions. Will SAIC-GM-Wuling produce the retro Mini EV despite it being a third-party design? Would GM consider bringing the popular EV to the United States?

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Genesis delivers first GV60 electric vehicle in the United States


Genesis has announced that it has officially delivered the first GV60 electric vehicle in the United States for the first time, as Patricia Wayne of Los Angeles officially took delivery of her vehicle on Thursday.

Genesis customer receives new GV60 marking the automaker’s first BEV delivery in the US


It is the dawn of a new era for Genesis , at least on US soil. The Korean luxury marque has delivered its first GV60 BEV in California, which also happens to be the very first all-electric Genesis vehicle delivered in the entire country.

A First Small Step Towards a LEGO-Size Humanoid Robot

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When we think of bipedal humanoid robots, we tend to think of robots that aren’t just human-shaped, but also human-sized. There are exceptions, of course—among them, a subcategory of smaller humanoids that includes research and hobby humanoids that aren’t really intended to do anything practical.

Ford F-150 Lightning loses about half its range when towing a 23-foot Airstream trailer


An early Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup did a real-world towing test with a 23-foot Airstream trailer. It showed a loss of about half the vehicle’s range. more…. The post Ford F-150 Lightning loses about half its range when towing a 23-foot Airstream trailer appeared first on Electrek.

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Smaller Ineos 4x4 Coming With Fully Electric Powertrain


It will be this startup’s second model, after the Grenadier off-roader powered by BMW six-cylinder engines and no electrification

Rivian had a battery fire at its factory


A battery pack caught on fire in the testing area of Rivian’s factory in Normal, Illinois this weekend. The cause of the fire is under investigation. more…. The post Rivian had a battery fire at its factory appeared first on Electrek.

Rivian R1T Electric Truck: Is It Practical For People Who Tow?


It's no secret the R1T is quick and highly capable, but how much can it tow, and will the range be practical with a heavy load

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Afraid of Indiegogo? These famous electric bike companies all got started crowdfunding


Crowdfunding is a common way for many small companies to get their start, and is especially common in the light electric vehicle industry for e-bike and e-scooter companies.

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