February, 2021

New electrode material for solid-state batteries improves performance

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A research team from Japan has recently developed a novel electrode material for all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs) by combining lithium sulfate and lithium ruthenate, which results in improved performance. An open-access paper on their work is published in Science Advances.

Front Group For Oil Company Representatives In Congress Celebrates All White Heritage; Called Out By Greenius, “CO2 Was At 395ppm When Shultz Endorsed Their B t. It’s 416ppm today.”

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Will Alpha Motors sell the retro-cute EV style other automakers have shunned in the US?

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The glut of EV startups is allowing car designers to do some very exciting work. While mainstream automakers churn out endless crossovers with the same predictable truck-inspired styling, Alpha Motors' idea of a "crossover" looks more like a vintage rally car than a modern EV.

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High-voltage EV battery packs: benefits and challenges. More voltage, more better?

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In 2020, Porsche delivered just over 20,000 units of its luxury Taycan EV—the first vehicle from a major automaker to sport an 800 V (nominal) battery, which is more than double the voltage of its competitors (and firmly into light-rail and switchyard locomotive territory, actually).

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Daimler and PGE develop the electric truck stop of the future

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The Electric Island project, a collaboration between Daimler Trucks North America and Portland General Electric, will be a test bed for all kinds of heavy-duty EV charging solutions. Electric trucks are finally starting to roll.

New fully electric Hyundai IONIQ 5 revealed

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IONIQ 5 brings retro design, 300 mile range and ultra-fast charging, heralding a new era of EVs from Hyundai

Michelin to ship tires on sail-powered cargo ships

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The Michelin Group recently signed a transport commitment with the French shipping line NEOLINE. NEOLINE’s decarbonized shipping service relies on wind energy as the main propulsion for its 136m cargo ships with 4200 m 2 of sails.

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Volta readies electric trucks for Europe, with US suppliers

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Sweden-based Volta Trucks is readying an electric commercial vehicle for the European market, but it's relying on suppliers based in the United States for key components.

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Is aviation the best application yet for hydrogen fuel cells?

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Q&A with ZeroAvia CEO. Passenger cars are well on their way to going electric, and the path to a big market share for heavy-duty EVs such as buses and delivery trucks is becoming clearer. However, aviation remains a new frontier for zero emissions.

The Texas Power Crisis, New Home Construction, and Electric Heating

Energy Institute at HAAS

No U.S. state has built as many new homes as Texas over the last decade and most of them use electric heat. There is plenty of blame to go around … Continue Reading The Texas Power Crisis, New Home Construction, and Electric Heating. Uncategorized climate change electricity energy efficiency

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Cornish lithium could hold the key to battery independence

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Cornwall is famous for its millennia-old tin mining industry which has supported the county industrially for hundreds of years until its demise in the early 20th century.

NREL releases comprehensive vision for deep decarbonization of transportation

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a comprehensive vision for deeply decarbonizing transportation.

New Program Rules Adopted by CHEAPR Board

EV Club of CT

Higher Incentive Levels, Low MSRP Cap, New Income-Limited Incentives An updated set of rules was adopted by a 6-3 vote of the CHEAPR board that supersedes the last rule change made in October 2019. Read more.

Toyota claims the 2021 Mirai fuel-cell car cleans the air, calls it “minus emissions”

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Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles produce only water vapor as emissions—water that could in theory be filtered and made potable.

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2022 GMC Hummer EV: the biggest, baddest, butchest EV to hit the market?

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The news that General Motors would relaunch the infamous Hummer name—as an all-electric truck no less—broke a few days before the high-dollar, high-visibility 2020 Super Bowl ad that introduced that vehicle to the world.

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Electric Vehicle Owners Drive Less Than We Thought

Energy Institute at HAAS

Analysis of home electricity usage reveals how much people charge – and therefore drive – their EVs. Today’s post is co-authored with Fiona Burlig, James Bushnell & David Rapson. It’s … Continue Reading Electric Vehicle Owners Drive Less Than We Thought.

Citroën expands its all-electric range with ë-Berlingo

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Citroën ë-Berlingo available in two sizes and with five or seven seats plus a 174 mile range

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First charging station for EVs using second-life batteries from Irizar e-mobility is in service

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The first charging station for EVs that uses energy storage based on second-life batteries from Irizar e-mobility is up and running. This charging point, developed by Repsol and Ibil , has been installed in a Repsol service station on the N-I road where it goes through the city of Tolosa in Gipuzkoa.

Well done, President Biden

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The new Administration is off to a great start! The existential threat of climate change is finally getting the federal attention it requires.

Riversimple Rasa lightweight hydrogen car nudged toward production with Siemens partnership

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The Riversimple Rasa hydrogen fuel-cell car has been under development for over a decade, but it is getting a significant nudge toward production in the form of a partnership with industrial giant Siemens.

Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2: EV cousins offer different takes on “premium”

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You might not know it to look at them, but these two cars—one Swedish, one Chinese—share underpinnings and a parent company. Volvo and its Chinese parent Geely are very serious about selling cars that plug in.

Seven Considerations Before Bringing EV Charging to Your Workplace

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The transition to electrified transportation continues to gain momentum as more electric vehicle (EV) models emerge on the market, government incentive programs expand and the total share of EV passenger car sales grows.

Ford will be EV-only in Europe by 2030

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Ford promises all of its cars in Europe will be zero-emissions capable by mid-2026 before ramping up to all electric by 2030

Bombardier (now Alstom) to convert AGC hybrid trains to full battery power

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Bombardier Transportation (now part of Alstom) introduced a variety of green innovations to reduce CO 2 emissions and pollution in the railway sector.

Committing to Evidence-Based Policymaking

Energy Institute at HAAS

To be successful, the Biden-Harris Administration’s evidence-based policymaking push must engage both technocrats and impacted communities. Last Wednesday was Climate Day at the White House. President Biden, alongside his experienced … Continue Reading Committing to Evidence-Based Policymaking.

Tesla existed before Elon Musk: Founders on how they pitched the idea

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While he's the face of the electric-car maker today, Elon Musk did not start Tesla. Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning were co-founders of Tesla, aiming to produce what became the Tesla Roadster.

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Isolation technologies for EV power electronics

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Overview of Electric Vehicle Platforms in 2021

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The rise of electric cars has been at a slow, but steady rate. The modern-day electric vehicle (EV) pioneers such as the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, and Tesla Model S showed the public a glimpse into the potential electric future.

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Jaguar to become all-electric luxury brand from 2025

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Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced its new global strategy, and it will see Jaguar going EV-only after 2025, and Land Rover introducing six pure electric variants in the next five years

Daimler to split into two pure-play companies: cars & vans, trucks & buses

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Daimler plans a fundamental change in its structure, splitting into two independent pure-play companies: Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans, and Daimler Truck, which will be a spin-off the current Truck and Bus business.

Distribution Costs and Distributed Generation

Energy Institute at HAAS

We need to get a handle on distribution costs as we get serious about electrification. This post is co-authored with Duncan Callaway) Our household gets unusually excited about power system … Continue Reading Distribution Costs and Distributed Generation.

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Audi and Norway unleash Game of Thrones star on GM, Will Ferrell

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Audi is Norway’s best-selling electric vehicle brand. GM doesn’t sell vehicles in Norway. You didn’t think Audi—and especially its Norwegian operation—would sit idly by as GM and Will Ferrell challenged it in EVs, would you?

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January 2021 CHEAPR Data Released

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CHEAPR Rebates Continue at Low Rate January has generally been a slow month in our tracking of EV purchase incentives, and it continues in the same vein with 68 rebates, per the latest data release. Read more. Blog CHEAPR Data CHEAPR Jan 2021 EV Club CT EV purchase incentives

Should You Buy a Tesla? 5 Reasons Why and Why Not to Get One

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Tesla is incredibly popular right now. Emerging from a niche electric car maker into the mainstream market, Tesla has quickly become a successful American car manufacturer–something that has not happened for many decades.

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New ID.3 Pro brings additional motor option and lower entry price to Volkswagen’s EV

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The Volkswagen ID.3 Pro is available to order now, bringing the electric hatchback’s entry price to £28,670, whilst maintaining the 260+ mile range of its more expensive counterparts

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ARBOC launches its first fully-accessible, battery-electric low-floor bus: Equess CHARGE

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ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., introduced its battery-electric low-floor purpose-built bus: the Equess CHARGE.

Rivian Targets IPO Before Year’s End

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Rivian Automotive is seeking to go public in the fall and targeting a valuation of at least $50 billion, according to the latest reports. The all-electric startup company, supported by Amazon and the Ford Motor Company, has already amassed around $8 million from investors and was valued at $27.6

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