Thu.Jul 29, 2021

SoCalGas contributing $500K to Sierra Northern Railway-led hydrogen fuel-cell switcher locomotive project

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Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) announced it will be working together with Sierra Northern Railway, Gas Technology Institute (GTI), and other technical experts to develop and test a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell engine for a switcher locomotive. Earlier post.).

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Beyond batteries and propulsion, here's how big EVs can offer a long highway range

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A bigger battery pack may be the most straightforward way to increase an EV's range, but that approach is limited by cost and packaging considerations.

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Czech government, ?EZ sign MOU on $2.4B, 40GWh gigafactory; ?EZ lithium mine project progressing

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The Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) and majority state-owned energy group ?EZ EZ signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the construction of a gigafactory for battery cells for electric vehicles. The document sets forth the basic conditions for the establishment of the factory and is a prerequisite for agreements with other potential investors, including automakers and battery manufacturers. ?EZ EZ and MIT envision an investment of at least CZK 52 billion (US$2.4

Eccentric electric: Citroën DS EV conversion translates a French icon

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The Citroën DS is an icon of French automotive design that has now gone electric, thanks to United Kingdom-based Electrogenic, which specializes in electric conversions of classic cars.

ExxonMobil announces significant oil discovery at Whiptail, offshore Guyana

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ExxonMobil said it made a discovery at Whiptail in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. The Whiptail-1 well encountered 246 feet (75 meters) of net pay in high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs.

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink announces $205 million investment round


Elon Musk’s neurotech company Neuralink announced a $205 million Series C funding round led by Vy Capital. Google Ventures, DFJ Growth, Valor Equity Partners, Craft Ventures, Founders Fund, and Gigafund, also participated in the successful private investment round, the company said.

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Haldor Topsoe and Yanchang form joint venture and build methanol catalyst facility in China

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Haldor Topsoe and Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum have formed a joint venture with the aim of delivering locally produced MK-151+ methanol synthesis catalysts to the Chinese market.

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Toyota North America joins Auto/Steel Partnership

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Toyota Motor North America has joined the Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP).

Tesla’s aluminum alloys patent hints at ultra-tough EVs that are cheaper to produce


It is widely known that Tesla constantly innovates, from the software of its cars to the chemistry of the batteries that power them.

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Quantumscape testing first 10-layer solid-state cells; promising development of LFP cathode

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Solid-state battery developer Quantumscape reported that it has made and is currently testing its first 10-layer cells in a commercially relevant (70x85 mm/ 2.8x3.4 inches) form factor.

Elon Musk announces Tesla AI Day on August 19


Elon Musk announces a date, August 19, for Tesla AI Day, an event to share progress in the automaker’s software and hardware development related to artificial intelligence. The CEO aims to use the event as a recruiting platform for Tesla’s AI team.

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Faraday Battery Challenge awards $14M to 17 battery projects

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UKRI announced a further investment of £10 million (US$14 million) from the Faraday Battery Challenge to support collaborative R&D projects co-funded by industry and managed by Innovate UK on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). This latest round of Faraday Battery Challenge funding will be shared across 17 projects being undertaken by businesses and research institutions across the UK.

Tesla releases big, new software update with Disney+, Car Wash Mode, hotspot, and more


Tesla has started to push a new software update to its fleet today, and it’s one of the bigger ones with several new features, including Disney+, Car Wash Mode, hotspot capability, and more.

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LG and Magna sign JV agreement for LG Magna e-Powertrain

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LG Electronics and Magna International signed the transaction agreement which establishes a joint venture between the two companies ( earlier post ). The new company, to be called LG Magna e-Powertrain, is headquartered in Incheon, South Korea. The joint venture company will manufacture e-motors, inverters and on-board chargers and, for certain automakers, related e-drive systems.

Tesla’s rolls out Disney+, Car Wash Mode, auto-dim mirror adjustments, and more in new update


Tesla’s 2021.24 update has started rolling out, and it includes a number of welcome improvements and new features.

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DOE awards $60M to 24 R&D projects to accelerate advancements in zero-emissions vehicles

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $60 million to 24 research and development projects aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from passenger cars and light- and heavy-duty trucks. (DE-FOA-0002420) DE-FOA-0002420) The projects will help decarbonize the transportation sector and enhance the infrastructure needed to support the growing adoption of zero-emission vehicles.

Hyundai and LG partner to invest $1.1 billion in Indonesian battery plant


Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Indonesia to manufacture BEV batteries in the country through a new joint venture (JV). As part of the JV, Hyundai and LG will invest a total of $1.1

Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution to build EV battery gigafactory in nickel-rich Indonesia

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Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) and LG Energy Solution have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Indonesia to establish a joint venture (JV) in Indonesia to manufacture battery cells for BEVs. With this battery cell manufacturing venture, the Group and LG Energy Solution are further strengthening a strategic partnership that started more than a decade ago. Under the MoU, Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution will invest a total of US$1.1

Nikola founder Trevor Milton charged with fraud over false claims about electric/hydrogen trucks


Trevor Milton, the founder and former CEO of Nikola, a company working on electric and fuel cell trucks, was indicted today by a grand jury on three counts of criminal fraud over false claims he made about the company.

Tesla China supplier CATL launches cost-effective sodium-ion battery cell


Tesla China battery cell supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. CATL) unveiled its sodium-ion battery earlier today, along with a solution that could integrate the cells with lithium-ion batteries in a single pack.

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EGEB: These new EV chargers are flat and flush with the sidewalk


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): London trials on-street EV chargers that sit flush with the sidewalk. Royal Dutch Shell buys Inspire Clean Energy to grow its clean energy business.

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New details on The Boring Company’s Tesla fleet for the LVCC Loop emerge


The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop is now fully operational, but while the underground transport service is already servicing passengers on a regular basis, very little is known about the Teslas that are currently used in the system.

Mercedes-Benz to unveil EQE, first AMG electric, and several new EVs at IAA


Mercedes-Benz has announced several new electric vehicle premieres at the upcoming IAA mobility show in Munich. more… The post Mercedes-Benz to unveil EQE, first AMG electric, and several new EVs at IAA appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla needs to commit to Gigafactory India for reduced import duties: officials


Tesla is set to possibly receive a reduction in India’s import duties under the condition that it plans to manufacture cars in the country, government officials said.

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Volta Zero – Could electric trucks take over our cities? [video]


To enable a future transition to electric, it’s vital that we look beyond electric cars and focus on electric vehicles of all shapes and sizes. more… The post Volta Zero – Could electric trucks take over our cities? video] appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX shifts South Texas focus to Starship’s orbital launch pad


Highlighted by a Wednesday jam-packed with important milestones, SpaceX appears to be shifting its focus in South Texas to the completion of Starship’s first orbital launch pad.

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CATL introduces first-gen sodium-ion battery and AB lithium-sodium pack


During its “Tech Zone” online launch event, global battery maker CATL introduced its first-generation sodium-ion battery, as well as an AB solution that integrates both sodium-ion and lithium-ion cells into one pack.

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Elon Musk reveals the heart of SpaceX’s Starship Super Heavy booster


CEO Elon Musk has revealed the first glimpse of the most complex, important, and unproven part of Starship’s record-breaking Super Heavy booster. Known as the engine section, the aft end of Super Heavy is likely where the fate of early booster prototypes will lie.

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Quick Charge Podcast: July 29, 2021


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: July 29, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

Rivian expands testing of its electric Amazon delivery vans to Michigan


Rivian’s Amazon delivery van was spotted in Michigan, adding Detroit to one of the few cities the electric vehicle has been sighted and is undergoing testing. A Rivian engineer accompanied the Amazon driver behind the wheel of the electric delivery van.

Tata Motors launches Nexon EV in Nepal at this price

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Tata Motors launches Nexon EV in Nepal at this price. Tata Motors has launched its electric car Nexon EV in Nepal at a starting price of NPR 35.99 lacs (?22.38L). 22.38L). The company has partnered with Sipradi Trading Private Limited to sell the Nexon EV in Nepal.

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Nikola founder Trevor Milton indicted on three counts of fraud


A federal grand jury has indicted Nikola Motor founder and former CEO Trevor Milton on three counts of criminal fraud for allegedly lying about “nearly all aspects” of Nikola’s business.” ” The indictment was unsealed on Thursday. .

Kobalt’s electric lawn tools overhaul your yard care routine from $249, more in New Green Deals


Lowe’s has you covered when it comes time to revamp your lawn work routine, thanks to its 1-day only electric tool sale that has gear priced from just $249. Plus, you’ll find discounts on electric lawn mowers and much more below, as well.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: First of an aggressive wave of new EVs


The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 should be taken very seriously when it goes on sale this fall. It will be a new and likely very competitive entry in what will soon become a crowded field of EVs in the popular “compact crossover” segment.

A Timeline of Nikola’s Trevor Milton: From Fictional to Fraudulent


Earlier today, it was announced that former Nikola Motor CEO Trevor Milton had been indicted on three counts of fraud by U.S. prosecutors and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) following comments and claims he made regarding the automaker he used to run.

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A closer look at humidity control methods for EV electronics


It’s a well-known trope that water and electricity don’t mix, but keeping the two separated is often deceptively difficult, because the simple solution of just sealing the box is insufficient on its own.

Chevrolet ponders axing the Camaro for an all-electric sedan


The Chevrolet Camaro, plagued by slow sales figures compared to the rivaled Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger, could be axed for good by the General Motors-parented company. New reports suggest that Chevy could do away with the Camaro once and for all.