Mon.Sep 20, 2021

ElectraMeccanica to begin customer deliveries of three-wheeled SOLO EV

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ElectraMeccanica Vehicles will begin customer deliveries of its single-occupant, three-wheeled, electric vehicle, the SOLO.

Crowdfunded Eli Zero micro-EV starts shipping to EU dealers; US plans for 2022

Green Car Reports

The crowdfunded Eli Zero electric car has started shipping to European Union dealerships, and the company plans to follow that up with a United States launch in 2022. Unveiled at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Zero is classified as a neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) in the U.S.,


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Toyota introduces 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup with new i-FORCE MAX hybrid option

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Toyota has introduced the new third-generation Tundra full-size pickup with two different powertrain configurations. The new, base twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine produces up to 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft (649 N·m) of torque.

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Chevy Bolt EV battery recall: Replacements could start in October, new diagnostic software soon

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV electric cars remain on a production pause, but GM confirmed Monday that battery production is again underway.

SABIC’s new NORYL GTX resin features superior dimensional stability in hot and humid conditions for auto applications

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SABIC has introduced NORYL GTX 9500 resin, a new addition to a range of unfilled NORYL GTX resin grades, which delivers excellent dimensional stability under hot and humid conditions, addressing the challenge for highly demanding automotive applications.

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Ford considers "purpose-built electric police vehicles," offers Mach-E electric car for testing

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Police cars are a significant chunk of Ford's fleet business, and now the company is taking steps to make them electric. Ford on Friday said it is "exploring all-electric, purpose-built law enforcement vehicles" as part of its overall $30 billion investment in electrification through 2025.

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Adamas: 108 GWh in new EV battery capacity deployed in 2021 H1; 7 battery suppliers responsible for 90%

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Adamas Intelligence has published its 5 th semiannual State of Charge: EVs, Batteries and Battery Materials report. The report provides an overview of the global EV market’s performance over the past half-year (2021 H1) and its implications on the ever-evolving battery and battery materials supply chains. Among the findings of the latest report: In 2021 H1 global passenger EV registrations grew by 109% versus the same period the year prior, amounting to 4.16 million units versus 1.99

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Wärtsilä energy storage solution to support the decarbonization of mining operations in Australia

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The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 9.2 MW / 8.7 MWh energy storage system to Zenith Energy, an Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Australia. Zenith sells the electrical power it produces to some of the world’s largest mining companies with operations in Australia. The installed energy storage system will address a cyclic load demand in an underground mine, and operate in parallel with an existing dual fuel engine power plant currently with total capacity of 65.98

Elon Musk hints at new Tesla Gigafactory, denies location is in Russia


Elon Musk denied rumors that Tesla has selected a Russian city as its next location for a new Gigafactory. In the process, he hinted that Tesla is on the hunt for a new location. more… The post Elon Musk hints at new Tesla Gigafactory, denies location is in Russia appeared first on Electrek.

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Rio Tinto to triple Weipa solar capacity and add battery storage to help power bauxite mining operations

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Rio Tinto has approved a new solar farm and battery storage at Weipa in Queensland, in a move that will more than triple the local electricity network’s solar generation capacity and help provide cleaner power to Rio Tinto’s operations. The Weipa operations in Far North Queensland includes three bauxite mines, processing facilities, shiploaders, an export wharf, two ports, power stations, a rail network and ferry terminals.

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Tesla agrees to finally honor solar roof prices on signed contracts


In communications shared to the court, Tesla has agreed to finally honor the solar roof prices given to customers who had signed contracts. more… The post Tesla agrees to finally honor solar roof prices on signed contracts appeared first on Electrek.

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Argonne, PNNL researchers develop new cobalt-free cathode for high-energy Li-ion cells

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A team from Argonne National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has developed a new cobalt-free cathode for high-energy lithium-ion cells. The novel LiMn 0.5 Ni 0.5 O 2 cathode with a predominant, partially-disordered lithiated-spinel structure was prepared by a low-temperature (LT) synthesis. In an open-access paper in the RSC journal Chemical Communications , the team reports that Li/LT-LiMn 0.5 Ni 0.5 O 2 cells operate between 5.0 and 2.5

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Toyota hybrid pickup, range-topping EVs, Ford electric police cars, Eli Zero: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The list of EVs with the most range now includes models from two new American automakers, Rivian and Lucid. A micro-EV makes its way to production. Ford is thinking of electric police cars. And Toyota starts to go hybrid with its trucks. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Air New Zealand and Airbus to look into potential for hydrogen-powered aircraft in shorter domestic flights

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Air New Zealand and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on a joint research project to better understand the opportunities and challenges of flying zero-emission hydrogen aircraft in New Zealand.

NTSB says Tesla’s Full Self-Driving beta is ‘misleading & irresponsible’ ahead of wider release


As Tesla is moving to release its Full Self-Driving beta software to its US fleet, the automaker is facing some pushbacks from US regulators. Now the NTSB is calling Tesla’s approach “misleading and irresponsible.”

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk shoots down reports of Gigafactory Russia


Tesla CEO Elon Musk has denied that the electric automaker has landed on a location for its fourth Gigafactory after reports indicated that Russia would be the location.

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GM says Chevy Bolt EV battery production has resumed, defect leading to fire risk is fixed


GM announced today that LG is resuming production of batteries for Chevy Bolt EV as the manufacturing defect leading to the fire risk has been fixed. more… The post GM says Chevy Bolt EV battery production has resumed, defect leading to fire risk is fixed appeared first on Electrek.

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Rivian develops a sliding door patent, hinting toward a minivan


Rivian has filed a new patent that describes a dual guide rail sliding door that would be perfect for a minivan.

Rivian’s minivan image in patent offers an exercise in imagination more than anything


Images discovered by a member of Rivian Forums show Rivian has filed a patent with the US Patent and Trademark office for a sliding door on a dual-guide-rail. Interestingly enough, the images in the patent show the door on a minivan-style vehicle.

Volkswagen launches Over-the-Air Updates for all ID. models


German automaker Volkswagen has announced that it has launched Over-the-Air Updates for each of the models in its ID. family of vehicles. Over-the-Air Updates allow manufacturers to roll out vehicle improvements through software downloads that go to the car through an internet connection.

Honda announces pathetic electric vehicle ambitions in the US


Honda released more details about its electrification plans in the US, and only one word comes to mind: pathetic. more… The post Honda announces pathetic electric vehicle ambitions in the US appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla, Xpeng and other EV shares pull back on Chinese economic woes


Shares of several electric automaker stocks, including Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) and Xpeng ( NYSE: XPEV ), pulled back on Monday morning based on some concerns related to the Chinese economy.

London mayor commits to all-electric buses moving forward, 100% zero emissions by 2034


Following a Zero-Emission Bus Summit in the UK, London mayor Sadiq Khan announced that all new buses ordered by Transport for London (TfL) will be electric moving forward. The new policy falls in line with the UK capital’s previously set goal of making its entire bus fleet electric by 2037.

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Tesla receives harsh rebuke from NTSB head over Full Self-Driving terminology


Jennifer Homendy, the new head of the National Transportation Safety Board, did not mince words when she shared a sharp rebuke of Tesla’s Full Self Driving suite, which the company currently offers as either a $10,000 upfront option or a $199/month package for new owners.

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My very first Tesla, two months later: Here’s how it’s going [Update]


My first Tesla was delivered on June 29, one day before the end of the second quarter (wink, wink, Tesla). So that means my husband and I have now been driving our Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus for two months. Here’s how it’s going. (Oh,

Three Facts About EVs and Multi-Vehicle Households

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Within-household substitution between vehicles could undermine the environmental benefits of EVs.

EGEB: Can coal state West Virginia become the ‘poster child’ for clean energy?


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): There are currently more than $127 million in clean energy projects in West Virginia. Dominion Energy proposes the largest solar and storage expansion in Virginia’s history.

SpaceX Inspiration4 Dragon, Falcon 9 booster return to port after flawless mission


After acing a flawless commercial astronaut launch debut, SpaceX’s Inspiration4 Crew Dragon spacecraft, Falcon 9 booster, and the four private astronauts they carried have been safely returned to dry land.

Great September EV lease deals in a seller’s market


It’s not easy to find great deals in the current environment of increased demand and constricted supply. Still, we managed to find several good electric vehicle deals worth considering, especially for those that find themselves in a situation where they absolutely need to get a car right now.

Toyota CEO: Going All-EV Could Cost Japan Millions Of Jobs


"In achieving carbon neutrality, the enemy is carbon dioxide, not internal combustion," Akio Toyoda argues

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EcoFlow is launching the DELTA mini; backup power for work and play


EcoFlow launches the new DELTA mini a new entry in the family of the DELTA and DELTA Pro. The DELTA raised over $2.5 million and the Pro raised over $10 million, launching EcoFlow itself into the forefront of battery backup technology.

VW ID.Life's Timeless Design To Influence Wolfsburg's Upcoming EVs


Design boss Jozef Kaba? says Volkswagen's styling language needs to be timeless; ID.Life could offer a taste of Wolfsburg's future EVs

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Quick Charge Podcast: September 20, 2021


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more… The post Quick Charge Podcast: September 20, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

Ora Cat 02 Is A Retro EV Hatch From China For Europe


This used to be called the Good Cat, but the Good part was dropped for Europe

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Juiced increases minimum battery capacity on e-bikes, shares real-world range data


The range is one of the first questions I get asked about my electric bikes, right after “How fast does that thing go?” ” But range has always been one of the most mysterious and difficult to pin down specs in the e-bike industry.

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Nissan becomes vehicle sponsor for 2021 London Marathon

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Japanese carmaker Nissan has announced it has become official automotive supplier for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Use Segway’s electric scooter with seat to ride around this fall at $600, more in New Green Deals


Segway’s Ninebot MAX G30LP electric scooter lets you cruise around town like no other thanks to its included seat. Right now you can pick it up for $600 , which is quite the savings considering it goes for up to $890 normally.

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