April, 2022

Samsung Heavy and Seaborg to develop floating nuclear power plant combined with hydrogen and ammonia plants

Green Car Congress

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Seaborg signed a partnership agreement to develop floating nuclear power plants based on Seaborg’s inherently safe Compact Molten Salt Reactor (CMSR). The floating nuclear power plant comes as a turn-key product, ready to be moored at an industrial harbor.

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Kia confirmed the EV9 electric SUV for the US: Now what about that electric pickup?

Green Car Reports

A Kia electric pickup has already been confirmed as a global model. But it would need to be an upscale model—not focused entirely around value and affordability—to make sense in America, a US Kia executive suggested to Green Car Reports at the New York auto show last week.

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SpaceX smashes Falcon 9 booster turnaround record

Teslarati

SpaceX has successfully launched and landed the same Falcon 9 booster twice in three weeks, smashing the current record for orbital-class rocket turnaround.

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Tesla is already using cobalt-free LFP batteries in half of its new cars produced

Electrek

Tesla confirmed that nearly half of all its vehicles produced last quarter are already using cobalt-free iron-phosphate (LFP) batteries. The information also gives us an interesting insight into Tesla’s mix of models, which is generally quite opaque. more….

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Ten years of EV development sees battery range treble

Discover EV

EVs have 3x the battery range and 15 times more range of choice compared with a decade ago

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Swedish E-Bikes

Energy Institute at HAAS

Uppmärksamhet! New research digs into the economics of ebikes. What do Sweden, Norway, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and Scotland have in common? They have all introduced subsidies for electric … Continue Reading Swedish E-Bikes. Uncategorized featured

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Nissan unveils prototype production facility for all-solid-state batteries

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Nissan unveiled its prototype production facility for laminated all-solid-state battery (ASSB) cells, which the company aims to bring to market in 2028.

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SpaceX’s private Dragon astronauts leave space station five days late

Teslarati

Following extensive weather delays, a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft has undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) after carrying the first all-private astronaut mission to the orbital outpost.

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The first US offshore wind farm has had no negative effect on fish, finds groundbreaking study

Electrek

Block Island Wind Farm in Rhode Island is the United States’ first offshore wind farm. The 30-megawatt, five-turbine offshore wind farm began commercial operations in December 2016 and generates enough energy to power 17,000 homes.

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Feebates:  A smart, fair way to fund EV rebates

Green Energy Consumers

Without question, the electric vehicle (EV) revolution is underway. At some point later this decade, we will see cost-parity, meaning that the upfront cost of an EV will be comparable to its fossil fuel-burning counterpart.

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Where’s My Low Cost Electric Vehicle?

Energy Institute at HAAS

Even with today’s rising electric vehicle prices and shortages, long-term policy goals should remain the focus. It is a good time to be an electric vehicle owner. Across the country, … Continue Reading Where’s My Low Cost Electric Vehicle? Uncategorized gasoline greenhouse gas transportation

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Bosch acquires Five to accelerate software development for automated driving

Green Car Congress

Bosch is acquiring the UK-based automated driving startup Five. Five is to be part of the Bosch Cross-Domain Computing Solutions division. Five gave preference to Bosch over other takeover bidders. The two companies share a common vision of automated driving and of safe automated driving systems.

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Lexus reveals its first electric vehicle for the US—steering yoke not yet included

Green Car Reports

Lexus on Wednesday unveiled the 2023 RZ, the luxury brand's first dedicated EV, and the first Lexus electric model to be sold in the United States.

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Elon Musk, Twitter reach agreement for sale of social media platform

Teslarati

Following Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s proposal to complete a buyout of social media platform Twitter, the company’s board has decided to accept the offer of $54.20 per share. Twitter confirmed the sale to Musk in a statement on Monday. “Twitter, Inc.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk makes ‘final offer’ to buy Twitter and take it private

Electrek

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sent an official offer to buy Twitter and sent it as an ultimatum as he basically threatens to sell his shares if the offer is not accepted. And the saga continues. more….

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Smart ways to protect your Electric vehicles and Ev batteries.

Electric Vehicles India

As we all know Nowadays most Electric vehicles and EV batteries were catching fire and a few incidents took place in south India. Till now there is no specific reason behind the incidents here manufacturers started investigating the reason behind incidents.

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Tax Me Baby One More Time!

Energy Institute at HAAS

What is the right carbon tax? I contemplated a number of doom and gloom topics for my post this week. Under consideration were the $400 proposed rebate for each car … Continue Reading Tax Me Baby One More Time

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Mercedes-Benz xEV sales up 37% in Q1; 32% of those battery-electric

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Mercedes-Benz xEV sales (plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles) rose 37% ub Q1 2022 to 67,800 units of which 21,900 (+210%) units were battery-electric vehicles (BEV).

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Plug-in hybrid sales surprise: Jeep Wrangler 4xe outsells RAV4 Prime

Green Car Reports

The Jeep Wrangler 4xe outsold all other plug-in hybrids in the United States in the first quarter of 2022. Jeep sold 8,346 Wrangler plug-in hybrids in Q1 2022, accounting for 18% of Wrangler sales, parent Stellantis said in a press release announcing its sales results.

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Elon Musk states Neuralink can address morbid obesity: Experts say it’s actually possible

Teslarati

During an interview with TED’s Chris Anderson, Elon Musk remarked that his brain-machine interface startup, Neuralink, would be solving brain and spinal injuries “for probably a decade.”

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GM Cruise autonomous taxi pulled over by police in San Francisco without humans, ‘bolts’ off (U: Cruise responds)

Electrek

Over the weekend, a GM Cruise converted Chevy Bolt without a driver was pulled over by San Francisco Police. In an unexpected turn, the car “bolted” to a safe spot. Cruise responded. more….

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Achates near-zero heavy-duty opposed-piston diesel enters fleet service; compliant with 2027 NOx levels

Green Car Congress

Achates Power announced that the 10.6-liter, heavy-duty opposed-piston, three-cylinder diesel engine it developed in a project funded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and several partners ( earlier post ) has entered fleet service with WALMART Corporation in a Peterbilt 579 tractor.

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If the Grid is Getting Greener, How Can EVs Be Driving Dirtier?

Energy Institute at HAAS

And what does this mean for our vehicle electrification goals? A humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Record-high gasoline prices. A new IPCC report urging climate action or else. If you drive … Continue Reading If the Grid is Getting Greener, How Can EVs Be Driving Dirtier? Uncategorized featured

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Canada’s Budget 2022 calls for C$3.8B to launch Critical Minerals Strategy

Green Car Congress

The Government of Canada has released Budget 2022. Among its measures is up to C$3.8 billion (US$3 billion) to implement Canada’s first Critical Minerals Strategy to capitalize on a growing need for the minerals used in everything from phones to electric cars.

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Vinfast prices 2023 VF 8 and VF 9 around mandatory battery leasing: Here's how it works

Green Car Reports

At the New York auto show last week, Vinfast released updated pricing information for both of its forthcoming VF 8 and VF 9 electric SUVs and offered new details on its battery subscription program, which will be the first of its kind for the U.S. market.

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Tesla Giga Texas shows initial stream of freshly-made Model Y

Teslarati

More freshly-minted Tesla Model Y vehicles were spotted on Giga Texas grounds recently. Tesla’s Austin Gigafactory will be instrumental to the EV manufacturer’s production goals for this year and beyond.

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Tesla is going to make a new futuristic-looking electric vehicle as a ‘dedicated robotaxi’

Electrek

Elon Musk announced that Tesla is going to build a new futuristic-looking electric vehicle as a “dedicated robotaxi” – though there’s no clear timeline for the new vehicle. more….

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GM and Glencore enter multi-year cobalt supply agreement

Green Car Congress

Glencore and General Motors announced a multi-year sourcing agreement in which Glencore will supply GM with cobalt from its Murrin Murrin operation in Australia.

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SEMI: 200mm semiconductor fab capacity set to surge 21% to mitigate supply-demand imbalance

Green Car Congress

Semiconductor manufacturers worldwide are on track to boost 200mm fab capacity by 1.2 million wafers, or 21%, from the start of 2020 to the end of 2024 to hit a record high of 6.9 million wafers per month, according to SEMI’s 200mm Fab Outlook Report. After climbing to $5.3

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Bridgestone to debut race tire made with natural rubber from guayule

Green Car Congress

As part of a broader initiative to accelerate the use of sustainable technologies in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) announced plans to debut Firestone Firehawk race tires made with guayule natural rubber grown and extracted at the company’s guayule R&D facilities in Arizona. Earlier post.).

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BMW reveals fully electric i7 flagship sedan—as a version of redesigned 7-Series lineup

Green Car Reports

The all-electric flagship sedan of the BMW lineup, the 2023 BMW i7, has been revealed. And it looks virtually interchangeable with the rest of a completely new 2023 BMW 7-Series lineup revealed Wednesday.

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Tesla Giga Berlin’s vehicle production ramp will be faster than Giga Shanghai

Teslarati

Elon Musk has noted that Tesla’s innovations would truly lie in its vehicle factories, which are essentially giant machines that make other machines.

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Greece launches the largest bifacial solar farm in Europe

Electrek

Greece this week inaugurated a 204-megawatt (MW) solar farm in Kozani, in the country’s Western Macedonia region. It’s the biggest solar farm with bifacial panels in Europe. more…. The post Greece launches the largest bifacial solar farm in Europe appeared first on Electrek.

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Proterra introduces ZX5 Max electric bus with 738 kWh pack

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Proterra is increasing the amount of energy onboard its purpose-built ZX5 electric transit bus, delivering more battery storage to help transit agencies scale zero-emission bus fleets with electric vehicle technology.

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Electric Car – Tata Motors revealed New Electric SUV Curvv

Electric Vehicles India

Tata revealed their new Suv curvv which is aerodynamically built, its sharp edges, curvy designs, sleek arch looks beautiful and in this video, all the doors of this car are opening and closing automatically with this the frameless design of do0rs gives it a premium look.

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New Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance model offers 1,050 hp, 0-60 in 2.6s

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Lucid Group, which has begun customer deliveries of electric Lucid Air Grand Touring, will introduce a new version of Lucid Air, the Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance.

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Tesla vehicles can no longer be bought at the end of their lease

Green Car Reports

With used-car prices skyrocketing, Tesla is no longer allowing customers to buy cars at the end of leases. All Tesla vehicles delivered on or after April 15, 2022, are not eligible for purchase," according to new language on the company's website first spotted by Electrek.

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