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US Steel announces new electrical steel InduX

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United States Steel Corporation announced that its new electrical steel product, InduX, will begin production at its Big River Steel facility in the summer of 2023 with the commissioning of its new non-grain oriented (NGO) electrical steel line. InduX electrical steel is a very wide, ultra-thin, and light-weight steel, having all the magnetic properties necessary for electric vehicles (EV), as well as generators and transformers.

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Aptera solar EV will be first to get Openpilot driver-assist tech

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Aptera will integrate the Openpilot driver-assistance system with its electric three-wheeler, giving the vehicle, which is classified as an autocycle, tech similar to passenger cars. Openpilot will add adaptive cruise control, lane centering, and forward-collision warnings, along with a driver monitoring system that ensures drivers will remain.

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High-entropy oxide as high-activity electrocatalyst for water oxidation

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Researchers from the University of Twente in The Netherlands have developed a new high-entropy perovskite oxide (HEO) as a high-activity electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER)—the key kinetically limiting half-reaction in several electrochemical energy conversion technologies, including green hydrogen generation. In an open-access study in the journal ACS Nano , the researchers report that the composite (LaCr 0.2 Mn 0.2 Fe 0.2 Co 0.2 Ni 0.2 O 3-δ ) outperforms its parent c

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LG plans $5.5B Arizona battery plant as largest in America

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LG Energy Solution on Friday announced a $5.5-billion battery manufacturing complex in Queen Creek, Arizona. The company claims the plant will be the largest battery-making investment in the U.S. to date. The complex will consist of two manufacturing facilities—one for 2170-format cylindrical battery cells for EVs, and another for pouch-type.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Lilium teams with Collins Aerospace to build new inceptor system for eVTOL jet

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Lilium N.V., developer of an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet, has teamed with Collins Aerospace to design, develop and build the Lilium Jet’s inceptors—the sidestick system used by the pilot to control the aircraft. Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry and a Raytheon Technologies business.

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Tesla Cybertruck with no mega-wiper spotted near California HQ

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Another Tesla Cybertruck was spotted over the weekend near the automaker’s California Engineering Headquarters, but interestingly, there was no mega-wiper attached to the vehicle. Cybertruck sightings have become more frequent in 2023 as the all-electric pickup nears initial production, and according to CEO Elon Musk, that will occur this Summer in limited volumes.

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NIO stops ET7 production, to launch facelift this year, report says

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A revamped version of the NIO ET7 is expected to be optimized for exterior and interior details and will likely be unveiled during the Shanghai auto show, according to a local media report. | NIO US | NIO HK | NIO SG (The NIO ET7 presented at the Shanghai auto show in April 2021. Image credit: CnEVPost) NIO (NYSE: NIO) is rumored to have stopped production of its flagship sedan ET7, which would not be surprising if it turns out to be true, as the NIO App stopped showing the wait time for the m

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Researchers develop optimal silicon disulfide production technology for solid-state batteries

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Researchers from the Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) and Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT), have developed a low-cost production technology for silicon disulfide (SiS 2 ) for solid-state electrolytes (argyrodite-type) that has potential to accelerate the commercialization of all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs). The team’s findings from the silicon disulfide study were published as the cover article (open access) in the recent edition of the RSC Journal of Materials Che

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In a first, renewables beat coal in the US power sector in 2022

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For the first time ever, renewable power generation – that’s wind, solar, hydro, biomass, and geothermal – exceeded coal-fired generation in the US electric power sector in 2022, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). more… The post In a first, renewables beat coal in the US power sector in 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

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2023 Toyota Mirai adds Teammate with Advanced Park and Optional Advanced Drive on Limited Grade

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Now in its second-generation, the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle delivers an EPA-estimated zero tailpipe emission range of 402 miles on the Mirai entry-level XLE grade. The 2023 XLE grade has a starting MSRP of $49,500. An Advanced Technology Package, which includes Bird’s Eye View camera, front and rear Parking Assist with Automated Braking and front seat foot illumination, can be added to the XLE grade for $1,410.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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EV battery health concerns appear overblown, according to new data

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New data from Recurrent Auto show that used EV batteries are lasting far longer than critics claim. Talk to anyone even remotely on the fence about buying an electric vehicle, and you will surely hear one worry above all others ; “What happens when the battery dies? Those things are expensive,” they will exclaim. This is often accompanied by a sarcastic smirk and a comment like, “it’ll be dead and gone by 60,000 miles!

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BHP signs carbon capture and utilization pilot agreement with China steelmaker HBIS

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BHP has signed an agreement for piloting of carbon capture and utilization technology with China’s HBIS Group Co., Ltd (HBIS), one of the world’s largest steelmakers and a major iron ore customer of BHP. As part of this new project, HBIS and BHP will trial pilot-scale demonstrations of carbon capture and utilization technologies at HBIS’ steel operations in China.

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Tesla Cybertruck demonstrates agility, acceleration in new video

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The Tesla Cybertruck was spotted cruising California roads recently. More Cybertruck sightings will likely occur as production nears. Multiple people have shared videos and pictures of the Cybertruck out and about in California over the past few days. One electric vehicle advocate, The Kilowatts , followed a Cybertruck while on the road. Tesla’s Cyberpunk-inspired pickup truck appeared nimble and light on its “feet” despite its heavy appearance.

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A Chinese wind turbine maker just debuted Asia’s first recyclable blade

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MingYang Smart Energy has launched a huge turbine blade made of over 95% recyclable materials – the first of its kind in Asia. more… The post A Chinese wind turbine maker just debuted Asia’s first recyclable blade appeared first on Electrek.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Tesla offers 10k Supercharging miles on Model S, X deliveries by end of Q1

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Tesla is offering a 10,000 Supercharging miles on Model S and Model X vehicles as long as customers take delivery by the end of Q1, which is Friday. Tesla has routinely used incentives to push sales higher at the end of a quarter to pad delivery figures. In the past, it has offered things like Free Supercharging miles or even heavy discounts on vehicles to help get cars to customers in hopes of padding delivery figures.

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Jeep shows off its Recon Moab 4xe electric vehicle concept to dealers [Images]

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Jeep is preparing to launch several new fully electric vehicles in the US within the next few years, including the Recon 4xe and Wagoneer S. The EV concepts were recently shown at a dealer’s conference for the first time in person. Check out the images below. more… The post Jeep shows off its Recon Moab 4xe electric vehicle concept to dealers [Images] appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Model S and Model X deliveries launch in Mainland China

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Tesla has launched deliveries of the 2023 Model S and Model X in Mainland China. Tesla announced today on its Twitter page that it has started deliveries of this year’s Model S and Model X builds, ending an extensive wait for the flagship vehicles as the automaker has only offered its mass-market Model 3 and Model Y to owners in China. 2023 Model S & Model X Deliveries Begin in China’s Mainland!

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NIO's 3rd-gen swap station makes real-life debut as mass production nears

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Starting in June, NIO will basically keep building 120-150 battery swap stations per month, William Li previously said. | NIO US | NIO HK | NIO SG (Image credit: NIO) NIO (NYSE: NIO) today gave its third-generation battery swap station its real-life debut in a test run, though it didn't go live as previously teased. The next-generation station made its debut today next to a hotel in Haikou, in China's southernmost province of Hainan.

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Tesla referral program returns to Europe with massive end of quarter bonus

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Tesla has announced its referral program is now available again in Europe, following reintroductions in the United States and Australia. Tesla’s referral program is one of the most unique offerings in the automotive industry, and it is likely one of the numerous factors that initially gained Tesla cult status in the United States. Following a brief hiatus, the program has been making a return , and now the American car brand has made the program available again in Europe.

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The Cold Can’t Hurt Daimler’s Electric Trucks

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Medium and heavy duty trucks are essential for a variety of industries such as construction, transportation, and logistics. They are used to transport goods, equipment, and materials over long distances. These trucks need to work under all conditions because industries that rely on them cannot afford any delays or downtime.

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Fisker Ocean Extreme achieves a combined WLTP range of up to 707 km, exceeding previous estimates

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The all-electric Fisker Ocean Extreme achieved a combined WLTP range of up to 707 km/440 UK miles, the longest range of any battery electric SUV sold in Europe today, exceeding Fisker’s estimates and providing Fisker Ocean owners with range assurance, comfort, and convenience. “From the beginning, we planned the Fisker Ocean to deliver the highest […] The post Fisker Ocean Extreme achieves a combined WLTP range of up to 707 km, exceeding previous estimates appeared first on Electric Cars R

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Tesla rumored to be pushing major Autopilot update in China soon

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" Tesla China will soon push a major update to Autopilot," a well-known car blogger wrote on Weibo. | TSLA.US Tesla's assisted driving software is seen as a mediocre performer in China. Now, a rumor that has inspired a lot of anticipation. "Tesla China will push a major update to Autopilot soon," auto blogger Zheng Xiaokang, who has 532,000 followers on Weibo, said today.

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New Tesla Cybertruck sighting brings back megawiper debate

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A new Tesla Cybertruck beta prototype has been sighted ahead of the start of production, and the lack of a visible wiper is bringing back the “megawiper” debate. more… The post New Tesla Cybertruck sighting brings back megawiper debate appeared first on Electrek.

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NIO ES7 and ET5 wait times become shorter

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Wait times for both the NIO ES7 and ET5 are now around 3 weeks, compared to 4-6 weeks and 3-4 weeks respectively. | NIO US | NIO HK | NIO SG (From left to right: EC7, EC6, ET7, ET5. Screenshot on March 28.) NIO's (NYSE: NIO) ES7 SUV and ET5 sedan have slightly shorter wait times in China, after the expected delivery dates for the two models became longer half a month ago.

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Aptera driver-assist tech, 2024 Sonata design, used Tesla prices plunge: Today’s Car News

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Prices on used EV have fallen dramatically, and the Tesla Model 3 leads the way. Aptera is the first to use open-source-based Openpilot for driver-assist tech. LG plans a mammoth Arizona plant. And Hyundai previewed the new look of the 2024 Sonata Hybrid. Hyundai has revealed the design of the 2024 Sonata—Hybrid included—and it’s.

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Rivian echoes Elon Musk, pushes engineers to return to in-person work

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Rivian is reportedly asking its manufacturing engineering team to work in person either in Irvine, California, or Normal, Illinois. As the COVID pandemic increasingly becomes a fleeting memory in the United States, more and more businesses are asking workers to return to work in person. Perhaps no one has been more vocal about this movement than Elon Musk , who quickly eliminated remote work at Twitter when he acquired the company.

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Winnebago acquires lithium-ion battery provider to power its upcoming electric RVs

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Winnebago Industries is in the process of acquiring lithium-ion solutions provider Lithionics Battery to implement the sustainable energy solutions provider’s technology and engineering capabilities to aid in its growing focus on electric RVs. more… The post Winnebago acquires lithium-ion battery provider to power its upcoming electric RVs appeared first on Electrek.

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The BMW i4 eDrive 35 M Sport Lands In South Africa At A Very Competitive Price

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For a very long time, battery-electric vehicles have generally been more expensive than comparable internal combustion engine vehicles. The gap between the upfront purchase prices was so high at times that it could only be justified by the lower total cost of ownership advantage that BEVs have from a financial point of view.

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Rivian (RIVN) bets on employee relocation to boost EV production at plant

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Rivian (RIVN) is planning to boost EV production by moving some of its engineers closer to its Illinois factory, according to the Wall Street Journal. more… The post Rivian (RIVN) bets on employee relocation to boost EV production at plant appeared first on Electrek.

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Volkswagen’s PowerCo Is Taking Off

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Last year, Volkswagen started a new battery production company that would operate under the VW umbrella: PowerCo. Now, in March 2023, several announcements by the company show that it’s actually taking steps to become a serious player in the battery industry. What’s PowerCo?

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VinFast to ship longer-range VF 8 EVs to the US, larger VF 9 SUV to follow

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Vietnamese EV maker VinFast is preparing to ship its longer-range VF 8 standard edition models to the US and Canada beginning next month. The larger, more powerful VF 9 SUV will follow “in the coming months” according to the automaker. more… The post VinFast to ship longer-range VF 8 EVs to the US, larger VF 9 SUV to follow appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla starts deliveries of new Model S and Model X in China

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Deliveries of the new Model S and Model X have begun in the Chinese mainland, nine years after the first Tesla vehicle entered the country in 2014. | TSLA.US Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has started deliveries of the new Model S and Model X in China, although its China website shows expected delivery dates for both models in the second quarter. Deliveries of the new Model S and Model X have begun in the Chinese mainland, nine years after the first Tesla vehicle entered the country in 2014, Tesla said

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Tesla offers 10,000 free Supercharging miles to sell Model S/X by the end of the quarter

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Tesla is offering 10,000 free Supercharging miles to sell Model S and Model X vehicles by the end of the quarter. more… The post Tesla offers 10,000 free Supercharging miles to sell Model S/X by the end of the quarter appeared first on Electrek.

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Lucid Air recall involves 637 EVs with glitch causing electric motor to shut down

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recalled several 2022-2023 Lucid Air sedans. The recall involves 637 Ludic Air cars with issues in their contactor switches. “Lucid USA, Inc. (Lucid) is recalling certain 2022-2023 Air vehicles. The electrically activated contact switches that transfer energy to the drive motors may unexpectedly open, cutting off power to the electric motors,” noted the NHTSA’s report.

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