August, 2022

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EV chargers to be mounted on power poles to help households with no parking

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ARENA funds trial of 50 EV chargers mounted on power poles. There could be demand for 190,000 such EV chargers once everyone goes electric. The post EV chargers to be mounted on power poles to help households with no parking appeared first on The Driven.

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Cummins fuel cell technology powers Coradia iLint fleet in Germany

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Cummins is powering the world’s first fleet of hydrogen trains in Bremervörde, Lower Saxony, Germany. The Alstom Coradia iLint trains ( earlier post ) are outfitted with Cummins fuel cell systems and will run on the world’s first 100%-hydrogen train route in passenger operation. The first zero-emissions passenger trains in the 14-train fleet arrived in mid-summer.

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Every US EV costs less than $1,000 a year to fuel, according to federal estimates

Green Car Reports

Any light-duty electric vehicle available in the United States for the 2022 model year will save drivers thousands of dollars over gasoline or diesel vehicles, the Department of Energy said last week in a blog post. Every U.S.-market EV costs less than $1,000 to "fuel" (meaning charge with electricity) for a year, compared to $2,000 to $7,000 for.

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BMW Starts Production of Fuel-Cell Systems for its iX5 Hydrogen SUV

Electric Cars Report

German luxury automaker BMW AG has started producing fuel-cell systems for its iX5 Hydrogen SUV at the company’s competence center for hydrogen in Munich, Germany. The combination of fuel cell and high-performance battery is set to enrich the company’s portfolio by adding a unique form of drive system for the premium segment. The BMW Group is playing a […] The post BMW Starts Production of Fuel-Cell Systems for its iX5 Hydrogen SUV appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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

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NIO ET5 has accumulated nearly 200,000 pre-orders, report says

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The figure is a projection by NIO's sales staff based on the number of the company's sales outlets in China and the average number of orders received per person, according to local media. The post NIO ET5 has accumulated nearly 200,000 pre-orders, report says appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Civilian AI Is Already Being Misused by the Bad Guys

Cars That Think

This is a guest post. The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not represent positions of IEEE Spectrum or the IEEE. Last March, a group of researchers made headlines by revealing that they had developed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that could invent potential new chemicals weapons. What’s more, it could do so at an incredible speed: It took only six hours for the AI tool to suggest 40,000 of them.

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Expleo develops closed-loop, e-methanol fuel cell solution for global shipping

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UK-based Expleo, a global engineering, technology and consultancy service provider, has developed a closed-loop fuel solution for global shipping that delivers a 92% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGe) in the model vessel. Expleo modeled its system-of-systems solution on the multi-tasking Bibby Wavemaster 1 , a vessel used to service offshore wind farms.

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Ralph Nader calls for NHTSA to order removal of Tesla Full Self-Driving

Green Car Reports

Consumer advocate and former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader is calling on federal regulators to remove the Tesla "Full Self-Driving" driver-assist system from all vehicles. In a statement Wednesday Nader, whose 1962 book "Unsafe at Any Speed" laid the groundwork for automotive safety regulations in the United States, called Tesla's deployment.

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Toyota says there’s no EV demand – maybe try selling one the wheels stay on?

Electrek

Toyota is at it again, claiming that there’s not enough demand in the United States for electric vehicles – most of which are currently suffering from months of backlog in the United States due to high demand. Even their own bZ4X has a waiting list because, well, the wheels keep falling off. more…. The post Toyota says there’s no EV demand – maybe try selling one the wheels stay on?

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NIO to hold local NIO Day event in Europe in Q4, president says

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For NIO, it will see greater competitiveness in Europe than in China, said Qin Lihong. The post NIO to hold local NIO Day event in Europe in Q4, president says appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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

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Supercomputer Emulator: AI’s New Role in Science

Cars That Think

Artificial intelligence has become an indispensable tool in many scientists’ lives, such that its use by researchers now has its own moniker— AI4Science —used by conferences and laboratories. Last month, Microsoft announced its own AI4Science initiative, employing dozens of people spread across several countries. Chris Bishop, its director, started on the science side before gravitating to AI.

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Tesla bull Ron Baron reveals $100M SpaceX investment, sees 3-5x return on TSLA

Teslarati

Legendary billionaire investor Ron Baron recently revealed that he had added a substantial amount to his stake in Elon Musk’s private space company, SpaceX. Apart from this, Baron also noted that his investment in Tesla has been extremely profitable so far, but he believes that TSLA still has a long way to go up. Baron, the founder and chief executive of investment management firm Baron Capital, shared his thoughts during a CNBC segment on Thursday.

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Autocar begins field-testing battery-electric cabover refuse trucks

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Autocar, a leading manufacturer of specialized severe-duty vocational trucks, has built its first two alpha units that feature an all-electric powertrain. The two E-ACX battery-electric cabover refuse trucks are going through a strict validation testing process to ensure the trucks are built to handle the same challenges and requirements as their diesel and CNG counterparts.

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Toyota and DOE look at how hydrogen fuel-cell tech could help smooth the grid

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Toyota announced last week that it’s collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to provide a new proof point for hydrogen fuel-cell tech—in a megawatt-scale, multitasking power-generation package that might potentially be used for renewable energy storage and smoothing the grid.

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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 (TSLA) confirms plan to launch electricity retail business in Texas

Electrek

Tesla has confirmed its plan to launch a new electricity retail business in Texas through a new job posting for a role overseeing the new business unit. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) confirms plan to launch electricity retail business in Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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BREAKING: Chinese securities regulator signs audit regulatory cooperation deal with US regulators

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The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), the Ministry of Finance and the US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) signed an audit supervision cooperation agreement on August 26, which will be launched in the near future. The post BREAKING: Chinese securities regulator signs audit regulatory cooperation deal with US regulators appeared first on CnEVPost.

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“Buying an EV in Australia is like winning the lottery”

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Electric Vehicle Council CEO Behyad Jafari says it is so hard to buy an electric vehicle in Australia that it is akin to winning the lottery. The post “Buying an EV in Australia is like winning the lottery” appeared first on The Driven.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket could still launch first military mission in 2022

Teslarati

In a statement issued to Bloomberg , the US Space Force says that SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket could still conduct its first operational launch for the military before the end of the year. That’s a large downgrade from late 2021 and early 2022, when – lacking any new information from the US military – it appeared that SpaceX could launch up to three Falcon Heavy rockets for military customers over the course of the year.

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Battery-grade lithium carbonate forecast to trade at $74K/tonne in 12 months

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Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations forecast battery-grade lithium carbonate to trade at 504,813 CNY (US$74,000) per tonne in 12 months time. Lithium is expected to trade at 484,185.00 by the end of this quarter. Lithium carbonate prices in China rose slightly to 480,500 yuan/tonne in mid-August, remaining close to the record-high of 500,000 from March and 400% higher year-on-year as soaring demand drove expectations of extended supply deficits.

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Geely’s Zeekr will deliver EVs with 600+ mile range, CATL battery tech in Q1 2023

Green Car Reports

China-based Zeekr announced Saturday that it will be the first global brand to take advantage of the Qilin battery and third-generation cell-to-pack technology from CATL, the largest EV battery supplier in the world. It said that the battery tech will first be used in its Zeekr 009, which it calls "the world's first electric luxury MPV," with.

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Home Solar+Storage Will Get A Boost From The Recent Climate Bill, Claims Bloomberg

CleanTechnica EVs

A recent article at Bloomberg points out some of the big advantages of the recent Inflation Reduction Act for people considering home solar. When it comes to the recently passed law, EV tax credits have gotten much of the attention, largely due to controversies in how they’re structured. But the new law also offers a […].

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Spy photos show NIO testing SUV suspected to be new ES8 with LiDAR

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NIO will transform its existing 866 models into its new NT 2.0 platform next year, which will boost sales in the second half of 2023, according to Deutsche Bank analyst Edison Yu's team. The post Spy photos show NIO testing SUV suspected to be new ES8 with LiDAR appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Tesla’s virtual power plant had its first event helping the grid – looks like the future

Electrek

Tesla’s virtual power plant in California had its first emergency response event helping the grid by pooling power from Powerwall owners around the state. The event appears to have been a success as the distributed power plant looks like the future. more…. The post Tesla’s virtual power plant had its first event helping the grid – looks like the future appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX’s next-gen Starship rocket wins first satellite launch contract

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SpaceX’s next-generation Starship rocket has secured its first satellite launch contract. On August 18th, Japanese satellite operator Sky Perfect JSAT announced that it selected SpaceX’s Starship rocket to launch its Superbird-9 satellite to a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) as early as 2024. It isn’t the first time that SpaceX or another company has floated the possibility of using Starship to launch paying customers’ satellites, but Sky Perfect JSAT appears to have b

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Orange EV takes electric yard truck rental program nationwide

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Orange EV has expanded its yard truck rental program to offer the largest electric spotter rental fleet across the United States. These all-electric rentals are now available in 48 states, providing increased uptime and reduced costs. Founded in 2012, Orange EV was the first US-based manufacturer to offer 100% electric Class 8 vehicles and the first to offer electric yard truck rentals.

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Will EV tax credit price caps add urgency to arrival of affordable models?

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Price caps included with a proposed revamped federal EV tax credit could put pressure on automakers to produce more affordable electric models, argues a new Bloomberg report. An extension of the $7,500 credit reportedly has a good chance of moving through the Senate. In its current form, legislation would add price caps of $55,000 for cars and.

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Brisbane confirms order for 60 all-electric “trackless trams” with flash charging

The Driven EV News

Brisbane City Council’s ‘Brisbane Metro’ project officially places order for 60 high-capacity battery electric “trackless trams”. The post Brisbane confirms order for 60 all-electric “trackless trams” with flash charging appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla Operating Margin #1 In Industry

CleanTechnica EVs

One of the highlights of the annual Tesla shareholder meeting held earlier today was a graph showing that Tesla has risen to #1 in the auto industry in terms of operating margin. Luxury car companies known for their solid operating margins and gross profits are solid steps below Tesla now. The brand with the second […].

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Tesla deploys swimming pool at Supercharger station

Electrek

Tesla has decided to deploy a swimming pool at a Supercharger station in Germany as the automaker is starting to invest more into amenities around its charging stations. But that’s a whole new level of charging amenities even for Tesla. more…. The post Tesla deploys swimming pool at Supercharger station appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla ($TSLA) included in Saxo Bank top 10 July stocks

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Saxo Bank included Tesla ($TSLA) in its top 10 most traded stocks of July. According to the analysis emailed to Teslarati, the S&P 500 posted the “most bullish monthly performance in almost 24 months.” Notably, the U.S., UK, and Asian economies are flirting with recession. Elon Musk has spoken about this noting that things are seeming to get better.

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Autonomy orders 23,000 EVs from 17 automakers; $1.2B order covers 45 EV models

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Autonomy, the nation’s largest electric vehicle subscription company, placed an order for 23,000 electric vehicles with 17 global automakers to expand and diversify its subscription fleet beyond Tesla. The fleet order is valued at $1.2 billion. The 23,000-unit order represents 1.2% of the projected US electric vehicle production through the end of 2023 and was designed to fit into the forecast production envelopes of each automaker.

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EV sales crack 15% of vehicle market in California, Tesla continues to dominate

Green Car Reports

California’s more aggressive deadline for phasing out new internal combustion vehicle sales, culminating in a 2035 shift to all EVs, might seem a tough target to achieve to those in some parts of the U.S. But it’s all about perspective. In the U.S. as a whole, EV sales accounted for 5.6% of the U.S. vehicle market in Q2 of.

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Hertz says Tesla fleet of rental EVs are 50 pct cheaper to maintain than fossil fuel cars

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Rental car giant says it’s making 50-60% savings on maintenance costs with its recently acquired Tesla fleet compared to fossil fuel cars. The post Hertz says Tesla fleet of rental EVs are 50 pct cheaper to maintain than fossil fuel cars appeared first on The Driven.

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VinFast’s Electric Scooters Are Enabling A Transportation Revolution In Southeast Asia

CleanTechnica EVs

In addition to the vehicle VinFast produces 4 different models of electric scooters to meet the growing needs of Vietnam’s population, ranging from smaller, more affordable Feliz S scooter up to the larger, more powerful Theon S. Scooters are the backbone of transportation in Vietnam with the majority of citizens owning one or two scooters. […].

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