May, 2022

Nissan, Mitsubishi unveil jointly developed new all-electric mini-vehicles in Japan

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Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors unveiled their first jointly developed light electric vehicles (EVs)—the Sakura and the eK X EV (pronounced “eK cross EV”), —in Japan. The line-off ceremony took place at the Mitsubishi Motors’ Mizushima Plant in Kurashiki City, Okayama Pref.,

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Panasonic: Tesla pushing for faster development of 4680 cells

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Tesla is pushing for faster development of new 4680 battery cells, the CFO of battery supplier Panasonic said in an interview with Bloomberg published Wednesday.


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Elon Musk lauds China for leading the world in renewable energy and EVs


Elon Musk has given credit to China for its hard work in renewable energy and electric vehicles. The Tesla CEO’s points were shared on both Twitter and Weibo. Few seem to realize that China is leading the world in renewable energy generation and electric vehicles.

DeLorean’s Alpha5 EV is a gull-winged sport coupe that does 0-88mph in 4.35s


DeLorean has released the first non-teaser images of their upcoming electric vehicle, along with a model name: Alpha5. The car’s official public release will come tonight, Monday, at 9pm Pacific time , and DeLorean plans to show it at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 18. more….

BrightDrop: GM’s silent push into electric commercial vehicles


Upcoming electric passenger vehicles and light trucks from GM get most of the attention, but its new commercial EV brand is a quiet and very serious push too. Many US drivers now have a vague idea that General Motors is doing something with electric vehicles.

What’s the Matter With Gasoline Prices?

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Political rhetoric from both sides is more distracting than enlightening. Being an energy economist isn’t as glamorous as it looks. As with any expertise, it takes thousands of hours to … Continue Reading What’s the Matter With Gasoline Prices? Uncategorized featured

New Emissions Analytics study suggests pollution from tire wear now 1,850 times worse than exhaust emissions

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In early 2020, UK-based independent testing firm Emissions Analytics published a study claiming that tire particulate wear emissions were 1,000 times worse than exhaust emissions ( earlier post ).

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Elon Musk finally names Tesla’s main rival—and it’s way bigger than the auto industry


It’s easy to fall into the Tesla vs. legacy auto narrative. Since the days of the original Roadster, it appeared that Tesla was this company that was determined to make a change by forcing the automotive industry to go electric.

Tesla and others lobby for federal funding of charging infrastructure for electric trucks


Tesla, along with other EV companies and environmental groups, is lobbying for some of the federal funding going to EV charging infrastructure to be used to deploy charging stations for electric trucks. more….

Britishvolt wants to build battery gigafactories around the world


Battery “gigafactories” are under construction all over the world—and none too soon. As EV sales grow, it is critical to establish local battery production and shorten supply chains. However, state-of-the-art cell packaging and chemistries are evolving quickly these days.

Did CFL Subsidies Crowd Out LED Purchases?

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New research finds that timing matters for standards and subsidies. Light bulbs were back in the news last month, with the Department of Energy announcing new tighter U.S. rules for … Continue Reading Did CFL Subsidies Crowd Out LED Purchases? Uncategorized featured

New liquid hydrogen carrier would transport green H2 from Scotland to Germany

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C-Job Naval Architects has designed a new class of liquid hydrogen tanker in partnership with LH2 Europe. LH2 Europe will use the abundant renewable electricity in Scotland to produce green hydrogen and market it at a competitive price with diesel.

EVs are avoiding about 3% of global oil demand—a fifth of Russia's total exports

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Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine has triggered international sanctions throttling the country's oil exports, leading to fears of every higher gas prices. But electric vehicle adoption has been helping make the situation less grim. Plug-in vehicles avoided roughly 1.5

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reveals next-generation Starlink satellite details


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has revealed the first technical details about the company’s next-generation Starlink ‘Gen2’ satellite design, confirming that it will far outmatch the current generation of satellites by almost every measure.

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In a global tipping point, 52% of car buyers now want to purchase an EV – here’s why


The number of consumers looking to buy electric vehicles has hit 52%, according to the latest EY Mobility Consumer Index (MCI). This is the first time the number has exceeded 50%, and it represents a rise of 22 percentage points in just two years. more….

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning First Drive: Ford’s most valued model is now electric


Ford knows trucks, and demand for its F-150 Lightning shows truck buyers may not be as afraid of EVs as many think. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck may be the first real mass-market electric vehicle sold in the US.

Geely launches Methanol Hybrid Emgrand in China market

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Geely recently launched its Methanol Hybrid Emgrand ( earlier post ) in the Chinese market. The methanol hybrid is based on Geely’s fourth-generation B-segment Modular Architecture (BMA) Emgrand sedan. Geely also offers a non-hybrid methanol-fueled version of the Emgrand.

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Renault Scénic Vision hydrogen hybrid concept offers 75% smaller carbon footprint than a conventional BEV

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Renault unveiled its new Scénic Vision concept-car at the ChangeNOW summit in Paris. Its hybrid electric and hydrogen powertrain aims to reduce downtime related to energy recharging while reducing the carbon footprint, including the battery.

Seattle is installing curbside EV charging by request, for those without off-street parking

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Seattle is the latest city to experiment with curbside EV charging. A utility-run program will install chargers by request, giving drivers without off-street parking a way to charge.

Tesla showrooms in Shanghai to reopen after restrictions lift on June 1


Tesla showrooms and other Shanghai businesses are expected to reopen and resume work after the city’s new rules take effect on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Local Shanghai officials stated that the city would eliminate the whitelist that companies need to qualify for to resume work and production.

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Tesla owners are 50% less likely to crash their EV than their other cars


Tesla owners who also drive another vehicle are 50% less likely to have an accident in their Tesla compared to in their other vehicles, according to an interesting new study looking at EV drivers who drive multiple vehicles. more….

Emporia’s energy management system prepares for the bidirectional EV charging future


Total control of power usage: from solar to EV and back to the house. Bidirectional charging promises to completely transform the vehicle ownership experience.

Blue Bird enters commercial vehicle market with flexible Class 5-6 EV chassis

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School bus manufacturer Blue Bird Corporation unveiled a Class 5-6 electric vehicle platform at the 2022 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo.

Volvo Trucks and Bucher collaborate to electrify sewer cleaner trucks

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Volvo Trucks and Bucher Municipal have now entered into a collaboration to electrify sewer cleaner trucks. By the end of 2023, Bucher Municipal expects to deliver up to 80 fully electric sewer cleaner trucks to cities in Europe.

DeLorean Alpha5 EV takes the gullwing sports car to the Future

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The rebooted DeLorean Motor Company has revealed its new electric sports car, the Alpha5. And while it carries on the name and gullwing layout of the original DMC-12 that took Marty McFly Back to the Future, it travels to a different era entirely.

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Goldman Sachs predicts price drop for key battery metals like cobalt, nickel, and lithium


Prices for key battery materials may have been rising as of late, but Goldman Sachs believes that some price drops are in order. The prediction was outlined by Goldman analysts Nicholas Snowdon and Aditi Rai in a note on Sunday.

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Ford starts customer deliveries of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck


The electric pickup trucks are coming. Ford has officially started delivering the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck to retail and fleet customers. more…. The post Ford starts customer deliveries of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck appeared first on Electrek.

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How a motor’s operating speed, torque and control strategy affect its efficiency


Second only to power output, efficiency is one of the most fudgeable ratings that applies to traction motors for EVs (right up there with capacity and cycle life claims for Li-ion batteries…).

SolarEdge, Kokam open 2GWh cell plant in South Korea

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SolarEdge Technologies and SolarEdge’s subsidiary, Kokam Limited Company, a provider of lithium-ion batteries and integrated energy storage solutions, announced the opening of “Sella 2”, a two gigawatt-hour (GWh) battery cell manufacturing facility.

Hyundai Motor to expand XCIENT fuel cell truck entry into US market

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Hyundai Motor Company plans to ramp up the US commercial vehicle market entry with XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks. At the 2022 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, Hyundai Motor will share the progress of the NorCAL ZERO Project.

Polestar invests in battery-tech firm StoreDot, still aiming for five-minute charging by 2024

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Polestar on Tuesday announced an investment in Israel-based battery firm StoreDot, which claims it will achieve extremely quick battery charging in tests.

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Stellantis partners with Toyota on large commercial van with electric variants


On Monday, May 30, Stellantis and Toyota Motor Europe (TME) announced the launch of a large-sized light commercial van (LCV) for Europe. Stellantis will build the large LCV, and it will be sold in Europe using the Toyota badge. The companies have teamed up in the past on a compact-and mid-sized LCV.

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M8 electric trains replace diesel trains on Connecticut’s Shore Line East line


Kawasaki M8 Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) electric trains began to run on Connecticut’s Shore Line East this week. more…. The post M8 electric trains replace diesel trains on Connecticut’s Shore Line East line appeared first on Electrek.

Veloz: California EV market continues strong growth; Q1 strongest quarter to date; 16.32% market share

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California’s EV market continues to grow, according to data gathered by Veloz , a non-profit which tracks and reports on growing electric vehicle (EV) sales data in California, market trends, and infrastructure build-out.

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Purem by Eberspaecher introduces efficient exhaust technology for hydrogen engines

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Purem by Eberspaecher is introducing efficient exhaust technology for hydrogen engines. At the Hannover Messe, the company will be presenting its H 2 -ICE exhaust system for the first time. The H 2 -ICE exhaust system for hydrogen engines from Purem by Eberspaecher.

CoorsTek proton ceramic membranes produce hydrogen from ammonia, natural gas or biogas

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A development team from CoorsTek Membrane Sciences, in collaboration with international research partners, have successfully used ceramic membrane technology to develop a scalable hydrogen generator that makes hydrogen from electricity and fuels including natural gas, biogas and ammonia with near zero energy loss.

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Electrify America signs on for 75 MW of solar, says it commits them to net-zero

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Electrify America announced Wednesday that it’s buying into enough solar to more than offset the energy the network delivers to EVs from its charging hardware.