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Oberon Fuels starts commercial production of renewable dimethyl ether (rDME)

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Oberon Fuels, producer of clean-burning dimethyl ether (DME) transportation fuel, has begun production of the first renewable DME (rDME) in the United States, and the only current commercial production of this in the world.

2022 Lexus NX: 36-mile plug-in hybrid, 36-MPG hybrid help normalize electrified luxury

Green Car Reports

In the not-too-distant past, Lexus has leaned on marketing to portray hybrid models that plug in as second-class.

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Schlumberger New Energy and Panasonic Energy of North America partner on new battery-grade DLE lithium production process

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Tesla’s Plaid Event highlights a new era of self-driving vehicles: Oppenheimer

Teslarati

Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) unveiled its new Plaid Model S last night and rolled out deliveries to those who have been waiting patiently to take delivery of the “Refreshed” version of the company’s flagship sedan.

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ATLIS Motor Vehicles produces first AMV battery cell

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ATLIS Motor Vehicles (ATLIS), a start-up developing an electric medium- to heavy-duty truck platform (XP platform) which will be both the base for its own Atlis XT pickup and a standalone product for third-party vehicle builders, announced the production of the AMV battery cell at its headquarters in Mesa, Arizona.

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First look at Tesla’s new user interface

Electrek

With the release of Tesla’s new Model S Plaid, the automaker has designed a brand new user interface, and we take a first look at it in this article. It’s more intuitive and customizable. more… The post First look at Tesla’s new user interface appeared first on Electrek.

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Northvolt raises $2.75B to expand battery cell manufacturing capacity; Swedish gigafactory to 60 GWh

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Northvolt announced the signing of a $2.75-billion private placement to finance further battery cell production capacity and R&D efforts in order to meet the increasing demand of customers engaged in the transition to decarbonized, electric solutions.

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OneD Battery Sciences introduces SINANODE process; fusing silicon nanowires onto graphite powder for anode materials

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OneD Battery Sciences is introducing its SINANODE process. SINANODE seamlessly integrates into existing manufacturing processes to fuse silicon nanowires onto commercial graphite powders, tripling the energy density of the anode while halving its cost per kWh, according to the company.

Tesla Model X Plaid makes an appearance at Model S Plaid delivery event

Teslarati

The Tesla Model X Plaid made an appearance at the Model S Plaid’s delivery event. And based on images and videos of the newly redesigned flagship SUV, the new Model X would be just as jaw-dropping as its sedan sibling, especially when it comes to its raw power and bleeding-edge tech. .

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ADL unveils its first electric three-axle double-deck bus for North America: Enviro500EV CHARGE

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Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. NFI), unveiled its first electric three-axle double deck bus for North America.

Tesla is using a new 12v Lithium-ion battery in the Model S Plaid

Teslarati

Among the many changes that Tesla implemented in the new Model S Plaid, a new, 12-volt lithium-ion battery is one of the most subtle yet significant improvements the company made to its flagship sedan.

BMW, Bosch, Volkswagen founding members of Quantum Technology and Application Consortium (QUTAC)

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Ten leading German corporations are jointly founding the Quantum Technology and Application Consortium ( QUTAC ). The goal of the newly founded consortium is to identify, develop, test, and share applications for quantum computing and to identify funding needs.

Tesla flexes its overkill infotainment system by running “Cyberpunk 2077” at 60 fps

Teslarati

When Tesla formally announced the Model S Plaid in its Q4 and FY 2020 Update Letter, the company was quick to point out that company’s new flagship sedan would feature a 10-teraflop infotainment system.

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eVTOL company Vertical Aerospace logs up to 1,000 pre-orders valued at up to $4B

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Vertical Aerospace, developer of the VA-X4 eVTOL aircraft ( earlier post ), announced investments from American Airlines, Avolon, Honeywell and Rolls-Royce, who have invested in the PIPE and are part of Vertical’s strategic partner ecosystem; Microsoft’s M12, 40 North and Rocket Internet SE have also invested in the business.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starship will take over Starlink launches

Teslarati

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has reiterated plans for Starship to take over Starlink launches, eventually fully replacing Falcon 9’s role in the constellation.

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Plug Power to build green hydrogen plant in Georgia

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Plug Power plans to build a green hydrogen production plant in Camden County, Georgia, to serve customers across the southeastern United States. The announcement affirms Plug Power’s continued commitment to establish the first North American green hydrogen supply network, as the Camden County plant extends Plug Power’s service coverage across the entire eastern seaboard of the US.

Tesla Model S Plaid event: Notes from the Elon Musk show

Electrek

We’re still digesting last night’s events here at the Electrek newsroom, and Fred did a great writeup of what’s new last night, but here are our initial reactions.

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NanoGraf unveils 3.8 Ah 18650 Li-ion cell, 800 Wh/L using silicon anode

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NanoGraf, an advanced battery material company ( earlier post ), has enabled what it says is the highest energy density 18650 cylindrical lithium-ion cell in the world—one that provides a 28% longer run time than traditional cell chemistries.

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CHAdeMO fast-charging standard shunned by France: Are emerging markets its future?

Green Car Reports

In the war over EV DC fast-charging standards, CHAdeMO has lost a major battle. France will no longer require charging stations to support CHAdeMO alongside the Combined Charging Standard (CCS), according to Electrive (via Charged EVs).

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South America’s largest wind farm starts commercial operations

Electrek

The Rome-headquartered Enel Group’s Brazilian renewable energy subsidiary, Enel Green Power Brasil Participações Ltda, has started commercial operations of the 716 MW Lagoa dos Ventos I and II wind farm in Brazil.

Tesla Model S Plaid debut, 85-mpg Ford F-150 Lightning, CHAdeMO fast-charging: Today’s Car News

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The Ford F-150 Lightning might not be efficient by EV standards, but it’s the equivalent of an 85-mpg fuel-sipper. Tesla rolls out the Model S Plaid by showing how it checks all the boxes in outperforming gasoline models. And the CHAdeMO fast-charging standard is still growing.

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Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo EPA range numbers released

Electrek

Probably the biggest concern with Porsche’s Taycan is the car’s seemingly low EPA range, especially compared to other EVs in its class.

Ford F-150 Lightning: 85-mpg gasoline vehicle footprint, will keep getting cleaner with the grid

Green Car Reports

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning may not be the most efficient EV, but it will have a much lower carbon footprint than the internal-combustion F-150. And a new Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) analysis helps underscore how significant than difference is.

EGEB: American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic order e-air taxis from UK startup

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Vertical Aerospace has pre-orders for around 1,000 of its electric VA-X4 vertical takeoff aircraft. Most Americans support expanding solar and wind energy, but there’s a significant partisan split.

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Quickest Dodge Ever Will Be An EV To Compete With Tesla Plaid

InsideEVs

It's time for Dodge to put its best foot forward and compete with the Tesla Model S Plaid

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Microlino electric bubble car shows off latest prototype with slick-looking interior, folding roof

Electrek

The Microlino 2.0, an electric bubble car with a decidedly BMW Isetta-style design, has entered its final phase of development. The company is now showing off a nearly production-ready third prototype.

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First look At The Tesla Model S New Lithium-Ion 12V Battery

InsideEVs

It should perform tremendously better than the standard lead-acid one

Drone video of El Salvador’s upcoming volcano-powered Bitcoin mining facility

Electrek

El Salvador has become the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. And now, President Nayib Bukele is offering insights into the Central American nation’s plans to undertake cryptocurrency mining with the power of volcanoes.

Sandy Munro Finds Ford Mustang Mach-E's Thermal System A Nightmare

InsideEVs

Dismantled frunk reveals a myriad of hoses

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Power Electric Scooter Buyers Guide | Mid 2021

Plug In India

By Team PluginIndia We often get so many queries, from all of you about buying a high speed electric scooter. Especially those who want no compromises. Many of want to get an electric scooter that has operations all over India, companies that invest in RnD, companies that offer performance scooters.

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Tesla Supercharging Will Go Plaid Too. 280, 300, 350 kW

InsideEVs

187 miles (301 km) in 15 minutes

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Podcast: Tesla Model S Plaid launch, Anonymous goes after Elon, Jerome Guillen leaves, and more

Electrek

This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the launch of the new Tesla Model S Plaid, Anonymous going after Elon Musk, and Tesla’s Jerome Guillen leaving. Thank you to Volkswagen’s new ID.4

Apple Hires Former BMW i3 & i8 Exec For Electric Car Project

InsideEVs

Apple has been touting an EV on and off for years. It this the real deal now

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The 1st-Ever BMW iX & the 1st-Ever BMW i4: Joint Global Campaign Plays to the Rhythm of Coldplay’s NewHit

EV Obssesion

“Higher Power” becomes the soundtrack for TV commercials for the debut of the new all-electric BMW models. Kick-off for a long-term cooperation between BMW and the Warner Music mega-band with sustainability as the unifying element.

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Watch Tesla Model S Plaid's Amazing Acceleration In These Videos

InsideEVs

0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 1.99 seconds with rollout

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NFI Unveils its 1st Zero-Emission, 3-Axle Double Deck Bus for North America, the Alexander Dennis Enviro500EV CHARGE

EV Obssesion

Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA – Jun 10, 2021: (TSX: NFI, OTC: NFYEF) NFI Group Inc. (“NFI” NFI” or the “Company”), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, today unveiled its first zero-emission, three-axle double deck bus.

This Is Tesla Model S Plaid's Drive Unit

InsideEVs

There has never been a motor that looks like this

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