Mon.Jul 26, 2021

Nuvera and DD DANNAR partner to develop mobile fuel cell power for diverse industries

Green Car Congress

Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, is teaming with DD DANNAR, LLC (DANNAR) on an integration project to develop hydrogen fuel cell power solutions to markets in need of clean power options that may include municipalities, fleets, military applications, agriculture and mining.

Wireless EV charging via highway pavement to be tested in Indiana

Green Car Reports

Indiana will test wireless EV charging equipment embedded in highway pavement, allowing vehicles to charge as they drive. Testing will be done in three phases, with the first beginning this summer, according to an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) press release (via The Drive).

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UC San Diego receives $35M in state funding for new hydrogen-hybrid coastal research vessel

Green Car Congress

California legislators have allocated UC San Diego $35 million to design and build a new coastal research vessel with a first-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid propulsion system. The new vessel will be operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

Musk: Supercharger network will charge extra for slow-charging non-Tesla EVs

Green Car Reports

One of the keys to Tesla’s continued growth and success over the years is that it understands how closely related a convenient, quick charging experience is for EV adoption.

Survey finds EV consideration in US growing rapidly

Green Car Congress

Nearly half of Americans would consider owning an electric vehicle (EV) today, up from just more than a third of the population three months ago. Better battery life, range and safety are the top factors consumers believe automakers need to address for electric vehicles to take off, according to a new public opinion research released today by Factorial Energy and The Harris Poll.

A new Iron Age? Startup promises low-cost, high-energy iron-air batteries for home grids

Green Car Reports

Boston-based startup Form Energy claims to have achieved a battery breakthrough using one of the oldest materials known to industrialized civilization: Iron.

EV battery manufacturing expert network launched: Batteryline.com

Green Car Congress

Batteryline.com introduces a new network website for experts in the manufacturing of EV batteries based on the need for more knowledge in the related automotive industry. In the drive to supply the world with high quality and cost-effective batteries there is a need to improve worldwide production. The fast-growing market already faces the challenges of the supply of raw materials, the supply chain towards the automotive industry and flexibility towards new innovative battery types.

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Venti Technologies secures $8M in seed round for autonomous mobility for logistics, supply chain and transportation markets

Green Car Congress

Venti Technologies, a developer of safe-speed autonomous logistics systems, secured approximately $8 million in a seed round funding. The financing round was led by LDV Partners and Alpha JWC Ventures.

Tesla will produce Model Y in 2021 at Giga Texas and Berlin

Teslarati

Tesla has confirmed that it still is on track to manufacture the Model Y crossover at both the Giga Texas and Giga Berlin plants in 2021 as construction at both facilities continues.

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Stora Enso’s pilot plant for producing lignin-based carbon materials for batteries now operational

Green Car Congress

Stora Enso’s pilot facility for producing bio-based carbon materials from lignin has started operations. This follows the company’s €10-million investment announced in 2019. Earlier post.) Pilot production of Lignode by Stora Enso, wood-based carbon for batteries, is currently being ramped up.

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Tesla (TSLA) Q2 2021 earnings soundly beats Wall St’s estimates

Teslarati

Tesla’s ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) second-quarter for 2021 saw the electric car maker post $11.958 billion in revenue. The results, which were discussed in the Q2 2021 Update Letter, were released after the closing bell on Monday, July 26.

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ABB to acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group to drive next generation of flexible automation with Autonomous Mobile Robots

Green Car Congress

ABB will acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group (ASTI), a leading global autonomous mobile robot (AMR) manufacturer with a broad portfolio across all major applications enabled by the company’s software suite.

Tesla reveals its secret to surviving semiconductor shortages

Teslarati

Tesla has been one company that has demonstrated an incredible response to the global semiconductor shortage, a challenge that has plagued many automakers and other tech companies in 2021.

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Elon Musk explains how non-Tesla EV owners are going to be able to use the Supercharger network

Electrek

Elon Musk has released more details about how non-Tesla electric cars owners are going to be able to use the Supercharger network once the automaker opens it up later this year.

Tesla’s Elon Musk ponders 12V lithium-ion battery replacements for older cars

Teslarati

Elon Musk recently hinted at a very welcome and simple update for Tesla’s vehicles, especially those which have already replaced their 12-volt batteries in the past.

Tesla reveals Megapack prices: starts at $1 million

Electrek

Tesla has revealed more detailed pricing for the Megapack, its commercial and utility-scale energy storage product. It starts at $1 million which may sound high, but it’s actually a good deal in the large-scale energy storage space.

Tesla moving to Cybertruck beta production later this year

Teslarati

Tesla provided an update on Cybertruck production during the latest earnings call. The company announced that it would be moving towards Cybertruck beta production later this year in Gigafactory Texas.

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Revel’s fleet of 50 Tesla Model Y taxis in New York has finally been approved

Electrek

Revel’s fleet of 50 Tesla Model Y taxis that was shut down by New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) last month has been approved. more… The post Revel’s fleet of 50 Tesla Model Y taxis in New York has finally been approved appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reveals Starship factory upgrade plans

Teslarati

CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX is about to begin the construction of “a much larger high bay” adjacent to the existing structure, an 82m (~270 ft) tall building used to complete assembly of Starship and Super Heavy boosters.

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The US’s largest solar farm is canceled because Nevada locals don’t want to look at it

Electrek

The Battle Born Solar Project in Nevada – what would have been the largest solar farm in the US – is now canceled because nearby residents said it would be an eyesore.

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Tesla updates 4680 battery cell development at its Kato Rd. facility

Teslarati

Tesla has finally updated the public about the development of its 4680 battery cells, giving new details regarding the development and performance of the new chemistry and additional details about the structural battery pack and how it is performing in crash tests. 4680 Battery Cell.

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Tesla (TSLA) releases Q2 2021 results: suprises with big profit beat

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) has released its financial results and shareholders letter for the second quarter of 2021 after market close today. We are updating this post with all the details from the financial results, shareholders’ letter, and the conference call later tonight. Refresh for the latest information.

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Tesla Model Y taxi fleet from Revel set for NYC launch after regulatory mix up

Teslarati

Revel, a New York City-based ridesharing company, will launch its fleet of Tesla Model Y taxis in the Big Apple in early August after a mix-up with NYC’s regulatory agency, the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC).

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Tesla gives rare update on 4680 battery cell production: Still some work to do

Electrek

Tesla has released a rare update on 4680 battery cell production, which is critical to launching the automaker’s upcoming new electric vehicle programs. The company confirms that there’s still some work to do.

Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai is now a primary vehicle export hub

Teslarati

Tesla recently revealed that Gigafactory Shanghai has fully transitioned to being the company’s primary export hub. Giga Shanghai has been instrumental to Tesla’s record deliveries this year, so it may not be surprising that it has become the company’s main export center.

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Tesla delays Semi electric truck program over battery cell supply constraints

Electrek

Tesla has confirmed that it decided to delay the “launch of the Semi truck program to 2022” over battery cell supply constraints. more… The post Tesla delays Semi electric truck program over battery cell supply constraints appeared first on Electrek.

LIVE BLOG: Tesla (TSLA) Q2 2021 earnings call summary

Teslarati

With its second-quarter results that include $11.958 billion in revenue and $1.1 billion of GAAP net income, Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) has all but proven that it could be a sustainable business.

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New 30% tax credit for electric bicycles makes progress in US Senate

Electrek

Remember that proposed 30% tax credit for electric bicycles in the US? It’s now one step closer to becoming law, thanks to recent progress in the US Senate. more… The post New 30% tax credit for electric bicycles makes progress in US Senate appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla’s plans for Giga Texas prove everything is bigger in the Lone Star State

Teslarati

There’s a saying in Texas that everything is bigger.

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Toyota LQ concept EV: More greenwashing, or are they serious this time?

Electrek

If you’ve been watching the Olympics in Tokyo this week, you may have noticed several commercials from Toyota , a major sponsor of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Several of the spots feature futuristic prototypes from Toyota, including the LQ concept EV.

Will Investing Big in Distributed Solar Save Us Billions?

Energy Institute at HAAS

A new study says yes. But distributed solar benefits are an elusive prize Policy makers, power companies, and a majority of Americans are coming around to the idea that the … Continue Reading Will Investing Big in Distributed Solar Save Us Billions

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Polestar to double global market and retail presence by year’s end

Electrek

Swedish EV automaker Polestar has shared big plans for expansion by promising to double its global presence from nine to 18 markets. Furthermore, Polestar has also shared plans to double its retail presence to 100 operational locations, all before the end of 2021.

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Tesla Q2 2021 earnings results: What to expect

Teslarati

Tesla’s ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) is scheduled to post its second-quarter financial results later today after markets close. A live Q&A session would be held by Tesla’s management at 2:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m.

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Lucid opens its mystery boxes in NYC as a promotional campaign for the Air sedan

Electrek

Lucid Motors has opened the mystery boxes that began popping up around NYC last week to reveal its upcoming Air sedan. The move is a kickoff to an ad campaign celebrating the recently approved SPAC merger with Churchill Capital Corp.

Tesla cannot receive ‘company-specific incentives’ to avoid India import taxes

Teslarati

Just days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk told Twitter followers that the company is likely to attempt importing vehicles into India to test demand, country officials say it cannot offer “company-specific incentives,” regardless of the advantages an entity may offer the government.

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BMW unveils innovative tilting electric cargo trike, then immediately says it won’t produce it

Electrek

BMW is taking another stab at the world of personal electric mobility, this time showing off a new design for an interesting electric cargo trike, as well as a similarly-styled standing electric scooter.

Revolt Motors partners Dominos for its delivery fleet 

Electric Vehicles India

Revolt Motors partners Domino’s for its delivery fleet . Revolt Motors and Domino’s have partnered to introduce the Revolt electric bikes in Domino’s delivery fleet. Through this partnership, Domino’s will obtain the entire existing inventory of Revolt RV300 electric bikes.

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