December, 2022

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Nikkei: Japan to develop seabed mining of rare earth materials

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The Nikkei reports that in 2024, Japan will begin to extract rare earth materials for electric vehicles and hybrids from sea bottom mud in an area off Minami-Torishima Island, a coral atoll in the Pacific Ocean about 1,900 kilometers southeast of Tokyo. The government’s aim is to reduce the country’s reliance on China for rare earth metals. In a 2018 open-access paper published in Scientific Reports , a team of Japanese researchers noted that deep-sea mud containing more than 5,000 ppm total rar

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Review: 2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring keeps getting better

Green Car Reports

As we head into the new year and prepare to announce the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2023, there seems like no better time to reflect and revisit our past winner, the Lucid Air. A year after taking the technology lead with incredible range, power, and efficiency, the Lucid Air has matured its user experience without losing those headlining.

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Tesla FSD Beta users will be able to turn off steering wheel nags this January

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A welcome update is coming to Tesla’s FSD Beta fleet this January. As recently confirmed by CEO Elon Musk, members of the FSD Beta program would soon have the option to turn off steering wheel nags while using the advanced driver-assist system. . FSD Beta is Tesla’s most advanced driver-assist solution, and developing it is key to the company’s goal of achieving true autonomous driving.

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NIO adds 63 NIO Houses, 25 delivery centers in 2022

CN EV Post

2022 was the fastest year of expansion for NIO Houses, with the total number growing to 99 from 38 at the end of 2021. The post NIO adds 63 NIO Houses, 25 delivery centers in 2022 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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

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BMW Group begins production of small-series hydrogen-powered iX5

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The BMW Group is commencing production of its BMW iX5 Hydrogen model. Manufacture of the small-series hydrogen-powered vehicle is taking place in the pilot plant at its Munich Research and Innovation Centre (FIZ). The first Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) featuring hydrogen fuel cell technology has already completed a program of testing under demanding conditions during the development phase and will now be used as a technology demonstrator for locally carbon-free mobility in selected regions from

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US West Coast aligns to ban new gas cars by 2035

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The entire U.S. West Coast now aims to end sales of new gasoline cars by 2035. Specifically, Washington and Oregon recently enacted rules requiring that new vehicles be mostly emission-free by 2035. These plans, which will permit continued sales of plug-in hybrids that also run on gasoline, align with goals already in place in California. Both.

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NIO's battery swap technology wins prestigious award in China

CN EV Post

NIO's battery swap technology beat out 25 competitors in the final selection. The post NIO's battery swap technology wins prestigious award in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Tesla Model Y is now the best-selling car in all of Europe

Electrek

Tesla Model Y became the best-selling car in all of Europe in November. It’s for the second time, and not just for electric vehicles, but all cars. more…. The post Tesla Model Y is now the best-selling car in all of Europe appeared first on Electrek.

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CATL’s German plant kicks off cell production

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Contemporary Amperex Technology Thuringia GmbH (CATT), CATL’s first plant outside of China, has kicked off serial production of lithium-ion battery cells in December as scheduled, marking another milestone on CATL’s global journey. The first batch of lithium-ion battery cells rolled off the newly installed production line under series condition in CATT’s G2 building.

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Canada releases critical minerals strategy, backed by $3.8B in federal funding

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The Government of Canada on Friday released its Critical Minerals Strategy , backed by up to $3.8 billion in federal funding allocated in Budget 2022. ( Earlier post.) The proposed funding covers a range of industrial activities, from geoscience and exploration to mineral processing, manufacturing and recycling applications, including support for research, development and technological deployment.

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

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Why might the manual gearbox return in some performance EVs?

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With a handful of exceptions, most electric vehicles don't have (or need) multi-speed transmissions. According to some well-respected EV engineers and executives, they may even detract from performance. As such, a performance EV is an odd place to see a manual gearbox. Yet a couple of experiments have cropped up recently, suggesting automakers are.

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Tesla confirms Lathrop Megafactory can produce 10k Megapacks per year

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Tesla Energy does not get as much attention as the company’s electric vehicles, but it has achieved its own fair share of milestones over the course of 2022. And thanks to the Lathrop Megafactory, which produces Megapack batteries, Tesla Energy could very well achieve even more milestones in the coming years. Tesla recently listed a summary of its most important accomplishments in 2022.

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Lucid Begins Deliveries in Europe of Record 883km-Range Lucid Air

CleanTechnica EVs

From my experience, the Lucid Air is the most luxurious electric car on the market. It is imbued with luxury and exudes it (though, more so on the inside than the outside). It is also the longest range EV on the market. It has a steep hill to climb to go from zero to profitable, […].

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Tesla confirms 285,000 people bought Full Self-Driving

Electrek

Tesla has confirmed that over 285,000 people bought its Full Self-Driving (FSD) package in North America. Not 1 million, but more than a lot of people thought. more…. The post Tesla confirms 285,000 people bought Full Self-Driving 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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Your Cellphone Will Be a Satphone

Cars That Think

In 2023, you or someone you know will be able to send a text message through space. Late in 2022, hardware behemoths Huawei and Apple released cellular telephones capable of texting on traditional satellite-communications networks. A pair of ambitious startups, AST SpaceMobile and Lynk Global, also started building new low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite networks designed to reach conventional 5G cellphones outside terrestrial coverage.

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Audi introduces R33 Blue Gasoline for factory fills in Germany

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Many new vehicles that leave the Audi plants in Germany are delivered with R33 fuel—a blend comprising one-third renewable components. Audi plants’ filling stations transitioned to R33 Blue Diesel ( earlier post ) last year; Audi has now introduced the gasoline counterpart, R33 Blue Gasoline. R33 Blue Gasoline ( earlier post ) now replaces conventional E10 gasoline.

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Hyundai N performance EV brand teases hydrogen fuel cell tech

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Hyundai's N performance division is preparing to launch its first battery electric cars, but it's considering performance fuel cell vehicles as well. Hyundai released a short video Friday showing off the development process for its N vehicles and teasing the first production electric N model, the Ioniq 5 N. The video briefly shows a camouflaged.

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Tesla Model Y overtakes Volkswagen Golf to become Europe’s best-selling car in November

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News about Tesla may have been focused as of late on the company’s headwinds that are partly brought on by CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter activities, but the EV maker’s products are still making headway in their respective segments. Amidst all the noise, for example, the Tesla Model Y quietly took the crown of Europe’s best-selling vehicle in November, electric or otherwise.

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Micromobility Reduces Car Emissions More Than Previously Thought

CleanTechnica EVs

According to recent research from Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy, a scooter ban may ease sidewalk congestion and keep potential riders and pedestrians safer, but it has a price. In a study looking at the effects of Atlanta’s 2019 ban on e-scooters and e-bikes in the city, travel times rose by around 10% on […].

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Ford Lightning owner powers home essentials for 2 days and still had battery left in the tank

Electrek

Thousands of Canadian residents awoke Christmas ay with no electricity after a massive winter storm swept across the area. One southern Ontario resident was able to keep the lights on for almost two days after plugging in his Ford F-150 Lightning , and still had plenty of battery left after the power came back on. more…. The post Ford Lightning owner powers home essentials for 2 days and still had battery left in the tank appeared first on Electrek.

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Computer technology revolutionised with new materials

Innovation News Network

Researchers have used the Swiss Light Source to help reach a vital turning point in innovating computer technology. The post Computer technology revolutionised with new materials appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Cohort of new stakeholders joins Open Hydrogen Initiative

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In February 2022, GTI Energy, S&P Global Commodity Insights and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) launched the Open Hydrogen Initiative (OHI), a collaboration to further transparency into the environmental impact of hydrogen production and help unlock its full potential as an important driver of energy transitions. According to S&P Global Commodity Insights’ hydrogen outlook, global hydrogen demand grows from 70.4 million tons in 2020 to 97 million tons in 2030 and 249 million ton

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Review: 2023 Toyota Prius rethinks high-mpg hybrid for stunning style

Green Car Reports

Throw away what you think you know about the Toyota Prius, the ur-hybrid that was briefly Silicon Valley’s most tech-forward car before it was supplanted by Tesla and other electric cars. The 2023 Toyota Prius, which goes on sale early next year, is a stunner. The sleek, wedge-shaped form wasn’t easy to achieve while preserving the.

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NASA considering SpaceX Dragon as backup plan for crew of damaged Soyuz capsule: report

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NASA is considering SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule as a potential ride home for some International Space Station (ISS) crew members. The plan follows an incident in which a Russian Soyuz capsule experienced a coolant leak earlier this month while it was docked at the space station. . NASA and Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, are investigating the cause of a punctured coolant line on an external radiator of a Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft currently docked in the space station.

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Tesla Model Y Downs 53-Year-Old Record In Norway, Tops Safety Ratings In Australia

CleanTechnica EVs

Tesla’s Model 3 shocked the world, took the auto market by storm, and once production capacity ramped up, was sold and delivered to millions of homes around the world. But it didn’t take long to realize that the Model 3 wouldn’t be Tesla’s best selling vehicle for long. The Model Y, essentially the Model 3 […].

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Tesla starts selling demos and test-drive vehicles as end of record quarter approaches

Electrek

Tesla has authorized locations in North America to start selling display and test-drive vehicles as it aims to close out a record quarter despite the noise. more…. The post Tesla starts selling demos and test-drive vehicles as end of record quarter approaches appeared first on Electrek.

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Volvo receives record order for electric trucks in Australia

Electric Cars Report

The shift to sustainable truck transport is happening in many parts of the world, including Australia, where sales of electric trucks are starting to pick up. The country is committed to deliver net-zero emissions by 2050. With transport accounting for 19% of Australia’s carbon emissions, and 38% of that coming from road freight*, pressure is […] The post Volvo receives record order for electric trucks in Australia appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Study confirms €1T green hydrogen potential for Africa

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Africa can produce 50 million tons of green hydrogen a year by 2035, according to a new study by the European Investment Bank (EIB), International Solar Alliance and the African Union, with the support of the Government of Mauritania, HyDeal and UCLG Africa. Green hydrogen is economically viable at €2/kg and can accelerate low-carbon economic growth across continent and reduce emissions by 40%.

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Chevy electric sedan, Toyota Tacoma EV, Aptera charging, Tesla discount: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Owners of which two mainstream car brands are shifting to Tesla at a high rate? Which company might build VW’s Scout electric trucks? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending December 2, 2022. Honda announced that it will make a hydrogen fuel-cell version of its CR-V.

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Elon Musk instills confidence in TSLA stock: ‘Tesla will be the most valuable company on Earth’

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Elon Musk remains confident that “Tesla will be the most valuable company on Earth.” He assured employees about Tesla’s bright future in a company email. Elon Musk sent out his usual end-of-year email to employees recently. Musk directly addressed Tesla’s current stock market “craziness” in his email to staff, reported Reuters. . “Btw, don’t be too bothered by stock market craziness.

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New Total Cost of Ownership Tool for Electric Cars

CleanTechnica EVs

We’ve written about the total cost of ownership of automobiles for a decade, comparing the total cost of ownership of electric cars to the total cost of ownership of fossil-powered cars. The short and sweet of it is that due to lower operational and maintenance costs, as well as higher value retention, electric cars are […].

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Tesla Full Self-Driving data looks awful: We challenge Elon Musk to prove otherwise

Electrek

The little data that is coming out of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta looks awful, and that’s putting it mildly. We challenge Elon Musk to prove otherwise by releasing disengagement and driver intervention data. more…. The post Tesla Full Self-Driving data looks awful: We challenge Elon Musk to prove otherwise appeared first on Electrek.

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Australia Goes All-in on Green Hydrogen

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For several months now, 20 teams of Australian high-school students have been designing fuel-cell cars to compete in the country’s inaugural Hydrogen Grand Prix. They’ve been studying up on renewable energy, hydrogen power, and electric vehicles, preparing for the big day in April when their remote-controlled vehicles will rumble for 4 hours in Gladstone, a port city in Queensland.

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NuScale, Shell and partners to assess hydrogen production using SMR

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NuScale Power, along with Shell Global Solutions (Shell) and industry participants will develop and assess a concept for an economically optimized Integrated Energy System (IES) for hydrogen production using electricity and process heat from a NuScale VOYGR small modular reactor (SMR) power plant. The project entitled, “Development and Demonstration of a Concept for an Economically Optimized IES,” will be completed in two phases.

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