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Sakuú develops 3Ah lithium-metal solid-state battery; additive manufacturing platform

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Sakuú Corporation (previously KeraCel Inc.), a developer of multi-process additive manufacturing (AM) technology, has produced a 3Ah lithium-metal solid-state battery (SSB) that equals or betters current lithium-ion batteries. Earlier post.).

Nikola founder charged, CATL’s sodium-ion cells, Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Today’s Car News

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Mitsubishi teases the next-generation Outlander Plug-In Hybrid. CATL shows some of the future with its sodium-ion cells. And we round up all that’s alleged of Nikola founder Trevor Milton, who’s out on $100 million bail. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Niron Magnetics raises $21.3M to commercialize rare-earth-free iron-nitride magnets

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Niron Magnetics , a company developing high-performance rare-earth-free iron-nitride (FeN) permanent magnets, has raised $21.3 million in new financing. The Volvo Cars Tech Fund and Volta Energy Technologies join existing investors Anzu Partners and the University of Minnesota.

Founder of fuel-cell startup Nikola charged with securities fraud: Here’s what’s alleged

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Last September a report from activist short-seller Hindenburg Research alleged that statements made by Trevor Milton, the founder of the electric and fuel-cell truck upstart Nikola Motor Company, were misleading its investors.

CATL introduces first generation of sodium-ion batteries; up to 160 Wh/kg; targeting >200 Wh/kg with Gen 2

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Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., CATL) unveiled its first-generation sodium-ion battery, together with its AB battery pack solution—which is able to integrate sodium-ion cells and lithium-ion cells into one pack.

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First CATL sodium-ion batteries revealed, can charge to 80% in 15 minutes

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Battery supplier CATL on Thursday unveiled sodium-ion batteries, which the company claims offer quicker charging and greater thermal stability than conventional lithium-ion battery chemistry. A sodium-ion battery cell can charge to 80% in 15 minutes at room temperature, CATL said in a press release.

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California Energy Commission announces $12M for public EV charging in South Central Coast counties

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) announced that $12 million in rebates will be available to install publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. The funds are part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project ( CALeVIP ) that addresses regional charging needs and supports state efforts to phase out gas-powered passenger cars by 2035. Applications for rebates open 5 August.

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Gentherm receives first production vehicle award for ClimateSense technology

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Gentherm, a developer of innovative thermal management technologies ( earlier post ), has received its first production vehicle award for its ClimateSense technology on an all-new 2024 model year electric vehicle with a global automaker.

Tesla reduces Model 3 price in China


Tesla has reduced the price of the Model 3 Standard Range in China, as the price of the same vehicle produced in the US has been going up. more… The post Tesla reduces Model 3 price in China appeared first on Electrek.

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Nutrien and EXMAR partner to build vessel powered by low-carbon ammonia

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Nutrien, the world’s largest provider of crop inputs and services, and EXMAR, a provider of floating solutions for the operation, transportation and transformation of gas, will jointly develop and build a low-carbon, ammonia-fueled vessel. Partners for more than three decades in transporting ammonia globally, Nutrien is one of the world’s largest producers of low-carbon ammonia and EXMAR is a leading player and innovator in the transportation of liquefied gas products.

Tesla Model S Plaid takes its place as production EV king with Porsche Taycan Turbo S beatdown


Very, very few cars can make the Porsche Taycan Turbo S look like it’s standing still in a quarter-mile race, but here we are.

Dana and Switch Mobility partner on electrified commercial vehicles

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Dana Incorporated, a global provider of drivetrain and e-propulsion systems, and Switch Mobility Ltd., the electrified commercial vehicles company and subsidiary of Ashok Leyland Ltd, a leading commercial-vehicle manufacturer, have signed a strategic agreement.

Tesla Megapack caught on in fire at giant battery project in Australia


A Tesla Megapack part of a giant battery project in Victoria, Australia has caught on fire – creating a blaze that’s almost impossible to control. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

Eni and BASF launch R&D initiative to convert bio-diesel byproduct to bio-propanol; drop-in component for gasoline

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Eni and BASF have signed a strategic agreement on a joint R&D initiative to reduce the CO 2 footprint of the transportation sector. The cooperation aims to develop a new technology to produce advanced bio-propanol from glycerin, a side stream of the production of industrial biodiesel (FAME, fatty acid methyl ester), that Eni will purchase from European producers. The technology under development involves the conversion of glycerin to propanol via an innovative, catalytic hydrotreatment process.

Tesla files patent to recover and recycle nickel and cobalt in old batteries


Tesla has filed a patent that aims to recover undamaged and unutilized nickel and cobalt, two crucial raw materials in battery cells.

Mitsubishi Motors to launch new Outlander PHEV with new-generation PHEV system in US in 2H 2022

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will launch a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model of the all-new Outlander crossover SUV with a new-generation PHEV system. The vehicle will roll out in Japan in the second half of this fiscal year (fiscal 2021 runs from April 2021 to March 2022) and in the US in the second half of calendar-year 2022. The gasoline model of the all-new Outlander was released in North America in April 2021.

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Tesla agrees to pay owners $625 each over battery throttling after class-action lawsuit


Tesla has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over throttling battery capacity. The court hasn’t approved the settlement, but it is expected to be and will include a payment of $625 to each affected Tesla owner.

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus becomes even more competitive in China


Tesla just made the Model 3 Standard Range Plus more competitive in China. As per a recent announcement on its official Weibo account, Tesla China revealed that the entry-level, locally-made all-electric sedan is receiving a price cut of RMB 15,000.

The world’s most powerful tidal turbine is now generating power


Orbital Marine Power’s 2 MW tidal turbine has begun to generate electricity at the local onshore electricity network in Orkney, Scotland. more… The post The world’s most powerful tidal turbine is now generating power appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX is building Starship’s first orbital-class booster at a breakneck pace


Within the last week, SpaceX’s South Texas Starship factory appears to have kicked things into high gear and are now assembling the first orbital-class Super Heavy booster prototype at a breakneck pace.

Elon Musk wanted to be Apple CEO, but Tim Cook dropped an F bomb on that idea [U: Musk denies]


Update: Tesla CEO Elon Musk is denying that this interaction ever took place. He wrote on Twitter today that he and Cook have never spoken or written to each other. “There was a point where I requested to meet with Cook to talk about Apple buying Tesla.

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Tesla Megapack battery in Victoria catches fire while testing, no injuries reported


A Tesla Megapack battery unit has caught fire while being tested at the newly registered Victoria Big Battery. The massive energy storage installation is located at Moorabool in the state of Victoria, Australia. .

Green Mountain Power aims to make its trucks as green as its grid with Lion Electric


Commercial EV manufacturer Lion Electric has announced that Vermont energy provider Green Mountain Power will purchase two of its all-electric heavy duty trucks. The purchase includes a Lion8 bucket truck for line crews and a Lion6 truck for electrical maintenance crews in the field.

Tesla’s war against direct sales wages on with big win in Virginia


Tesla’s war with laws that prohibit the direct sale of cars to consumers continues to wage on, but the automaker is making progress across the United States. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has approved Tesla to sell its cars and will open three new locations in the State.

EGEB: KORE to build 12 GWh lithium-ion battery factory in Arizona


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): KORE Power will build the first lithium-ion battery factory wholly owned by a US company. A Bronx, New York food distributor will host a 2.7-megawatt community solar project on its roof.

Elon Musk didn’t demand to be Apple’s CEO, and Tim Cook didn’t say ‘F you’


Tesla CEO Elon Musk is setting the record straight about an alleged phone call he had with Apple CEO Tim Cook. A new book about Musk from Wall Street Journal reporter Tim Higgins claims Musk and Cook disagreed over the terms of a potential buyout of Tesla by Apple.

RadPower RadMini Fat Tire E-bike sees first discount at $200 off, more in New Green Deals


If you’re still traveling to work or the park win a car, it’s time to change that. The RadMini Fat Tire E-bike delivers the ability to ride for up to 45 miles on a single charge, letting you go to work and back before it’s time to plug in.

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Biden campaigns for 40% of US automaker sales to be electric


President Joe Biden is campaigning for United States automakers to commit to a sales goal that would see 40% of its delivered units be electric by 2030. The request from Biden is still in the negotiation phase, according to a UAW representative, who stated no agreement had been reached yet.

Podcast: Tesla record earnings/delays, big software update, retail shift, Elon Apple CEO? more


This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s record earnings but coming with delays, a big new Tesla software update, Tesla’s retail shift, and more.

Tesla to pay $1.5 million as settlement in battery throttling case


Tesla has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle claims that one of its over-the-air software updates ended up temporarily reducing the maximum battery voltage of over 1,700 Model S sedans.

Rise of petrol prices boosting sales of electric two-wheelers in India 

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Rise of petrol prices boosting sales of electric two-wheelers in India . The rise in fuel prices has boosted the sales of the electric two-wheelers as consumers are looking for alternatives.

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MPs demand convenient, straightforward and inexpensive charging

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Transport Select Committee delivers recommendations to government to support EV uptake

Fast, Efficient Neural Networks Copy Dragonfly Brains

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In each of our brains, 86 billion neurons work in parallel, processing inputs from senses and memories to produce the many feats of human cognition.

Rivian All-Electric Amazon Delivery Vans Testing On Detroit Roads


Despite R1T and R1S delays, Rivian's Amazon van is unaffected. Now, testing is expanding into new areas

IoT-ize Your Old Gadgets With a Mechanical Hijacking Device

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Just about every device you own is probably available with Internet connectivity. Whether or not every device you own actually. needs Internet connectivity is up for debate. But if you want it, it's there—as long as you're able to afford it, of course.

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Tesla Lowers Price Of Model 3 SR+ In China


Will the entry-level Teslas become more affordable also elsewhere

Video Friday: Android Printing

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Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos. Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We'll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here's what we have so far ( send us your events !):