Fri.Apr 22, 2022

ZEFER and H2ME deliver 100 hydrogen taxis to Copenhagen

Green Car Congress

Two pan-European projects—the ZEFER (Zero Emission taxi Fleets for European Rollout) and H2ME2 (Hydrogen Mobility Europe) projects, both funded by Europe’s Clean Hydrogen Partnership—have deployed 100 hydrogen taxis in Copenhagen with app-based taxi company DRIVR.

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Tesla suggests possible shift to 800V in Cybertruck and Semi, not Robotaxi or 3/Y

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Tesla has reengineered its Model Y around easier manufacturability, employing a structural pack, new-format 4680 cells, and huge cast front and rear body sections. Despite all that innovation, a shift to an 800-volt architecture isn’t planned on any of Tesla’s smaller models anytime soon.

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Audi designs urbansphere concept for Chinese megacities

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Audi has unveiled plans for the Audi urbansphere concept car. Designers and engineers initially created the Audi urbansphere for use in traffic-dense Chinese megacities, although the concept is also suitable for any other metropolitan center in the world.

DOE partnership aims to spur US bidirectional charging integration for EVs and infrastructure

Green Car Reports

The United States Department of Energy and several stakeholders have released a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to spur integration of bidirectional charging for EVs and infrastructure.

CATL officially launches its first 4 EVOGO battery swap stations; Nio closing in on 900

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China-based battery giant CATL officially launched its EVOGO battery swap services ( earlier post ) in Xiamen, southeast China’s Fujian Province, making it the world’s first EVOGO city.

Tesla 800V Cybertruck hint, Audi Q4 E-Tron timing, DOE connects on V2X: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Tesla explains why 800 volts isn’t an end-all, be-all for EVs today. Audi updates on Q4 E-Tron timing. And the DOE is taking a lead role in studying bidirectional charging. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Debut of Lincoln Star concept hints at design of future Lincoln EVs

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The Lincoln Star Concept made its global debut , hinting at the brand’s design language for its future electric vehicles.

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Audi, Navistar partner to demo C-V2X in emergency vehicles and school buses for enhanced safety

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Audi and Navistar have partnered to develop further and demonstrate potential safety-enhancing C-V2X technology in Navistar emergency vehicles and school buses.

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Tesla is already using cobalt-free LFP batteries in half of its new cars produced

Electrek

Tesla confirmed that nearly half of all its vehicles produced last quarter are already using cobalt-free iron-phosphate (LFP) batteries. The information also gives us an interesting insight into Tesla’s mix of models, which is generally quite opaque. more….

Seeing Machines, Magna develop rear-view mirror-based Driver Monitoring System

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Seeing Machines , an advanced computer vision technology company that designs AI-powered operator monitoring systems, is collaborating with Magna on a demonstrator that features a fully integrated Driver Monitoring System (DMS) combining camera, electronics, and interior mirror technology.

Audi E-Tron GT and E-Tron SUV EV families carry over; Q4 due this summer

Green Car Reports

The Audi E-Tron GT and E-Tron SUV EV families will carry over to the 2023 model year essentially unchanged, and will soon be joined by the Q4 E-Tron and Q4 Sportback E-Tron electric SUVs.

Li-Cycle to use Veolia HPD crystallization technology in recovery of nickel and cobalt from recycled Li-ion batteries

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Li-Cycle has selected Veolia Water Technologies as a partner for its lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Rochester, New York. The facility will utilize Veolia’s HPD evaporation and crystallization technology to process recycled lithium-ion battery materials.

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Tesla’s gross margin and profits are surging along with prices, and it had to explain itself

Electrek

Tesla’s gross margin and profits are soaring to record highs as it is raising prices, which the automaker has blamed on rising costs. The company felt the need to explain itself. more….

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Researchers in China develop high-voltage-resistant electrolyte for ultrahigh voltage Li metal batteries

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Researchers in China have developed a high-voltage-resistant (HV electrolyte) for use in ultrahigh-voltage lithium metal batteries. As reported in an open-access paper in the RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science , Li||LiNi 0.8 Co 0.1 Mn 0.1 O 2 (NCM811) cells, which can work in a wide operating temperature range from ?30 30 to 70 °C, have capacity retentions of 95.1 % after 160 cycles and 85.7 % after 100 cycles at ultrahigh cut?off off voltages of 4.7 and 4.8

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Is hydrogen-powered transportation viable? Find out in this free, 15-minute webinar

Electrek

Could replacing fossil fuels with hydrogen turn transportation and manufacturing into green industries?

Li-Cycle completes commercial agreements with LG Chem and LG Energy Solution; $50M investment; 20,000t of recovered nickel over 10 years

Green Car Congress

Li-Cycle Holdings Corp. completed commercial agreements with LG Energy Solution, Ltd. for the supply of manufacturing scrap for recycling and with each of LG Energy Solution (LGES) and LG Chem, Ltd. LGC) for the sale of nickel sulfate from Li-Cycle’s Rochester Hub. With the execution of these agreements, LGC and LGES will now proceed to close the previously announced $50-million investment to purchase common shares of Li-Cycle.

The Mediterranean’s first offshore wind farm, off Italy, is now up and running [update]

Electrek

All 10 offshore wind turbines have now been installed by Dutch maritime company Van Oord off Italy’s Puglia coast – the heel of Italy’s boot. It’s Italy’s first offshore wind farm, and the first in the Mediterranean Sea. more….

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Magna opening Slovakia plant for ADAS and electrification systems

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Magna is expanding its ADAS and electrification footprint with the opening of a new plant in Kechnec, Slovakia. The brownfield facility will support two European automakers and new global entrant. Covering an area of approximately 22,000 square meters, the facility is expected to begin operations in the fourth quarter of this year with plans to hire 100 employees initially in time for start of production.

Tesla Giga Shanghai “coming back with a vengeance” with fresh waves of Model Y

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During Tesla’s first-quarter earnings call, Elon Musk mentioned that Gigafactory Shanghai is “coming back with a vengeance” following its three-week shutdown that started late March.

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Hexagon Purus to acquire 40% stake in Cryoshelter’s liquid hydrogen storage business

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Hexagon Purus, which among its portfolio offers hydrogen high-pressure Type 4 cylinders and storage systems, has entered into an agreement to acquire 40% of Cryoshelter GmbH’s liquid hydrogen business. The transaction is in conjunction with Hexagon Composites’ acquisition of a 40% stake in Cryoshelter’s liquid natural gas (LNG) business.

Twitter Board must preserve all records of Elon Musk’s acquisition offer: House Republicans

Teslarati

Eighteen House Republicans are asking Twitter’s Board of Directors to preserve all records of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s acquisition offer for the social media company. .

Tesla vehicle crashes into $3.5 million jet after being dangerously ‘summoned’ by owner

Electrek

A Tesla vehicle was caught on video crashing into a $3.5M Cirrus Vision jet after being ‘summoned’ in a dangerous way by the owner. more…. The post Tesla vehicle crashes into $3.5 million jet after being dangerously ‘summoned’ by owner appeared first on Electrek.

Lincoln unveils Star Concept EV with plans for three fully electric vehicles by 2025

Teslarati

Lincoln unveiled its Star Concept EV earlier this week to showcase its “captivating, dynamic new face – revealing the brand’s vision for connected, electrified vehicles.”

Hyundai and We Drive Solar deploy IONIQ 5s with V2G tech in the Netherlands to create the ‘world’s first bi-directional city’

Electrek

Hyundai Motor Group and We Drive Solar have teamed up to help create a completely bi-directional region in the Dutch development district of Cartesius in Utrecht of the Netherlands.

Elon Musk-funded XPRIZE carbon removal competition reveals its 15 “milestone round” winners

Teslarati

Fifteen early-phase “milestone round” winners from the Elon Musk-funded $100 million XPRIZE Carbon Removal competition were announced on Friday. Each of the winning teams will be receiving $1 million, which should provide the teams a notable boost to scale their work.

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Lectric eBikes unveils Lectric XPremium low-cost mid-drive folding electric bike with torque sensor

Electrek

Right after unveiling a new lower-cost folding e-bike two weeks ago , Phoenix-based Lectric eBikes is back with a new higher-end mid-drive electric bike known as the Lectric XPremium.

Tesla moves closer to ‘Investment Grade’ rating with S&P Global following Q1 showing

Teslarati

Tesla moved closer to the S&P Global’s “Investment Grade” rating after reporting a strong first quarter with a solid financial balance sheet, especially in terms of free cash flow, while navigating tough macro conditions in the sector.

In honor of Earth Day, Simply Mac has partnered with Simply EV to launch the biggest sale to date

Electrek

As a one-stop-shop destination for all things electric mobility, Simply EV is celebrating Earth Day the best way it knows how – by offering customers the biggest sale ever on its web s ite and retail stores, now through May 1. Below are some of the deals you can already take advantage of. more….

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Tesla on ‘Summon’ crashes into parked $2M jet at aircraft event

Teslarati

Video of a Tesla crashing into a $2 million Cirrus Vision jet at an aircraft event while operating on the “Summon” feature has been circulating through several Reddit communities.

Super73’s R electric motorbike with 75-mile range sees first sale at $3,120, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

If you’ve been waiting on the perfect time to pick up a new e-bike or electric scooter, today’s the day. Best Buy is offering several models on sale at up to $800 off , including the premium Super73 R-series electric motorbike. It’s down to $3,120 , which is $175 below its normal going rate.

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SpaceX’s upgraded Starship factory begins to take shape in South Texas

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Podcast: Dive into Tesla’s (TSLA) record earnings, Tesla mobile charger no longer free, BMW i7, and more

Electrek

This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we dive into Tesla’s (TSLA) record earnings, discuss Tesla mobile charger not being included with new vehicles, the unveiling of the BMW i7, and more.

Elon Musk and Thomas Bravo in talks for potential Twitter acquisition: report

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Chicago-based buyout firm Thoma Bravo are reportedly in talks about a potential partnership that could help push the acquisition of Twitter. Musk caught headlines last week when he announced an offer to acquire Twitter for $54.20

Most popular EVs of 2021 and how long it takes to charge them | EVBox

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Sports utility vehicles, or SUVs, have rapidly risen in popularity over the past decades and are now a consumer favorite across the world. They are the leading class of vehicles in the U.S., making up about half of new sales , and gaining massive market share in the U.K.

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BMW 7 Series to be electrified with full EV and PHEV options

Discover EV

New electrified BMW 7 Series aims to take on latest Mercedes S Class

Exploring with Absolute Confidence

Green Energy Consumers

For the past three years, my spouse and I have been enjoying our retirement by taking extended camping and paddling trips throughout the Northeast, driving our 2019 Kia e-Niro EV.

Tesla Production Sites By Model Assignment, Capacity: April 2022

InsideEVs

Tesla produced and delivered over 1 million BEVs during the past four quarters