June, 2022

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Meta Materials acquires assets and IP of Optodot; battery separators and coating technology

Green Car Congress

Meta Materials Inc., a developer of high-performance functional materials and nanocomposites, signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and intellectual property, including 67 issued and 22 pending patents, of Optodot Corporation for an aggregate of $48.5 million, comprising $3.5 million in cash and $45 million of META shares of common stock.

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Forget range anxiety: Study suggests non-EV drivers underestimate capabilities

Green Car Reports

Between longer-range EVs and increased charging infrastructure, the reasons for range anxiety are decreasing. But not everyone believes that, according to a new University of Geneva study. Published in the journal Nature Energy, the study of 2,000 drivers in the United States and Germany found that many drivers chronically underestimate EVs'.

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Electric Car Sales: Global Top 20

CleanTechnica EVs

Global plugin vehicle registrations were up 55% in May 2022 compared to May 2021. With the China covid lockdown effects easing, sales have recovered most of their previous pace, reaching 699,000 registrations last month. That represents 12% share of the overall auto market (8.6% BEV share). Considering the steep drops in the overall market, and […].

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Teslas are becoming a favorite among Uber drivers

Teslarati

About eight months ago, Uber announced a partnership with Hertz to make up to 50,000 Teslas available for rent for its US drivers by 2023. The program has been a huge success so far, with Teslas becoming a favorite among numerous Uber drivers across the United States. As noted by Uber in a recent press release , drivers in 30+ cities such as Los Angeles, Houston, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, and Miami are able to rent a Tesla through its partnership with Hertz.

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

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Tesla Megapacks are about to replace Hawaii’s last remaining coal plant

Electrek

Tesla Megapacks are on their way to Hawaii in order to create a giant new energy storage system that is about to replace the state’s last remaining coal power plant. more…. The post Tesla Megapacks are about to replace Hawaii’s last remaining coal plant appeared first on Electrek.

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“PACMAN” Hack Can Break Apple M1’s Last Line of Defense

Cars That Think

Apple’s M1 processor made a big splash on its November 2020 release, noteworthy for its eye-popping performance and miserly power consumption. But the value of its security may not be as obvious at first blush. A lack of serious attacks since its launch nearly two years ago indicates that its security systems, among them a last line of defense called pointer authentication codes, are working well.

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2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid revealed: 37-mpg crossover will be American-made

Green Car Reports

Toyota has expanded its family of Corolla Cross models to include a hybrid version anticipated at 37 mpg. The Corolla Cross Hybrid has what Toyota terms its fifth-generation hybrid system—here in all-wheel-drive form. In the Corolla Cross Hybrid, it delivers 194 hp—equating to a 0-60 mph time of 8.0 seconds, more than a second better.

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Tesla Is The Most Purchased New Car In Switzerland

CleanTechnica EVs

The most purchased new car in Switzerland is a Tesla, according to a report by RebelinkPress, which cited Reuters, and a report presented by the Association of Automobile Importers, Auto-Suisse. According to the report, the market for new cars in both Switzerland and Liechtenstein ended 2021 with a 0.7% increase compared with 2020. “Due to […].

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SpaceX begins stacking Florida Starship launch tower

Teslarati

SpaceX has begun stacking Starship’s first Florida launch tower. Less than half a year after the company restarted work on a Starship launch pad located just a few hundred feet away from existing Falcon launch facilities at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) LC-39A pad, a massive new launch tower has begun to take shape. Once it reaches its final height, that tower will become the second tallest rocket-related structure on the East Coast, only beaten by NASA’s iconic and immense

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Tesla prepares to upgrade Gigafactory Shanghai to produce 21,000 EVs per week

Electrek

Tesla is preparing to partly shut down Gigafactory Shanghai for a few weeks in order to upgrade the factory to a production capacity of 21,000 electric vehicles per week. more…. The post Tesla prepares to upgrade Gigafactory Shanghai to produce 21,000 EVs per week appeared first on Electrek.

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

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Ukrainian Volunteers Use 3D Printers to Save Lives

Cars That Think

One month into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a group of more than 100 makers from all over Ukraine manufactured and supplied a number of 3D-printed products to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Territorial Defense Force, and the Air Forces. For security reasons, this group does not disclose most of their work. But they do share common achievements.

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Toyota and Woven Planet develop portable hydrogen cartridge prototype

Green Car Congress

Toyota Motor and its subsidiary, Woven Planet Holdings have developed a working prototype of its portable hydrogen cartridge. This cartridge design will facilitate the everyday transport and supply of hydrogen energy to power a broad range of daily life applications in and outside of the home. Toyota and Woven Planet will conduct Proof-of-Concept (PoC) trials in various places, including Woven City, a human-centered smart city of the future currently being constructed in Susono City, Shizuoka Pr

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Why wireless charging matters for electric cars

Green Car Reports

If you’ve cut the cord for your smartphone with a charging pad for the bedside table and one in the car—and, if you’re lucky—wireless CarPlay or Android Auto—you likely get the idea of what a game-changer wireless inductive charging could be for electric cars. Instead of trying to juggle a toddler or a bag of.

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Tesla Vision Expanded To Australia, New Zealand, & Japan

CleanTechnica EVs

Australia, New Zealand, and Japan are now able to use Tesla Vision, a camera-based and neural network Autopilot feature that helps drivers to drive safely when the feature is on. Tesla recently expanded Tesla Vision, its camera-based Autopilot, to Australia and New Zealand, Teslarati reported. In May 2021, Tesla started shipping its Models 3 and […].

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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 gets proposal from Indonesia for EV plant with an annual production capacity of 500k

Teslarati

Indonesia continues to woo Tesla with a proposal for an EV factory with an annual production capacity of 500,000 cars. Last Thursday, Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan said the government suggested that Tesla build a plant near Batang Regency in Central Java province, where it can get a steady supply of electricity from renewable sources.

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Tesla is tracking to have a working prototype humanoid robot by the end of September

Electrek

Elon Musk says that Tesla is tracking to have a working prototype humanoid robot, Tesla Optimus, by the end of September. more…. The post Tesla is tracking to have a working prototype humanoid robot by the end of September appeared first on Electrek.

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Video Friday: ICRA 2022

Cars That Think

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. This week is going to be a little bit on the short side, because Evan is getting married this weekend [!!!!!! – Ed. ] and is actually supposed to be writing his vows right now. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months.

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Juniper Research forecasts on-road hydrogen vehicles to exceed 1M globally by 2027

Green Car Congress

A new study from Juniper Research forecasts that the number of hydrogen vehicles in service globally will exceed 1 million in 2027, from just over 60,000 in 2022—substantial growth of more than 1,500%—with the bulk of the deployed vehicles in China and the Far East. Juniper Research defines hydrogen vehicles as vehicles that use hydrogen propulsion systems as their onboard fuel.

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Federal EV charging network: Four 150-kw connectors, every 50 miles

Green Car Reports

The federal government on Thursday further sketched out plans for a national EV charging network to be funded by the Biden administration's infrastructure law. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing minimum standards for the network, which aims to install 500,000 chargers by 2030. The.

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Germany’s Plugin EVs Continue To Grow, Despite Headwinds

CleanTechnica EVs

Europe’s biggest auto market, Germany, saw plugin electric vehicles grab 25.3% share in May 2022, from 23.4% YoY. Full battery electrics increased their share by close to 1.25x, whilst plugin hybrid share dipped slightly. Overall auto volume fell 10% YoY, and was down by 35% from the 2018-2019 seasonal average. Market Share Trends May’s total […].

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Tesla shares mesmerizing 4680 battery cell assembly video

Teslarati

Tesla’s 4680 batteries are a huge part of the company’s future, with products such as the Cybertruck and the Tesla Semi utilizing the next-generation cell. Since they were unveiled on 2020’s Battery Day, however, few specifics about the 4680 cells have been shared by the electric vehicle maker. Tesla’s 4680 batteries allow the company to equip its vehicles with a structural battery pack, which is beneficial to manufacturing costs and safety.

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Tesla lays off head of LGBTQ+ and diversity lead amid Musk’s ‘woke mind virus’ concerns

Electrek

Tesla has laid off both the President of its LGBTQ+ community and a lead involved in diversity and inclusivity programs at the company. While they were let go as part of a broader wave of layoffs, it comes amid several comments Tesla CEO Elon Musk made, concerning what he describes as the “woke mind virus.”. more…. The post Tesla lays off head of LGBTQ+ and diversity lead amid Musk’s ‘woke mind virus’ concerns appeared first on Electrek.

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Video Friday: Robot Soccer Finals

Cars That Think

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion. RSS 2022 : 21 June–1 July 2022, NEW YORK CITY ERF 2022 : 28 June–30 June 2022, ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS RoboCup 2022 : 11 July–17 July 2022, BANGKOK IEEE CASE 2022 : 20 August–24 August 2022, MEXICO CITY CLAWAR 2022 : 12 September–14 September 2022, AZORES,

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BNEF: net-zero road transport by 2050 still possible, but big push needed

Green Car Congress

The road transport sector could still reach net-zero emissions by 2050 through electrification, but urgent action would be required from policymakers and industry participants, according to research company BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) latest annual Long-Term Electric Vehicle Outlook (EVO). Certain segments, such as buses and two- and three-wheelers are close to being on track for net zero, but more action is needed to get on track elsewhere—especially in medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle

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From rickshaws to renewables: Automakers are focused on EV batteries' second life

Green Car Reports

Most automakers haven't fully ramped up production of EVs, but they are already considering second-life uses for the batteries going into those vehicles. Audi is working with startup Nunam to install battery modules from decommissioned test vehicles into electric rickshaws, which are scheduled to hit Indian streets in early 2023 as part of a pilot.

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Road to Zero Emissions Now Clear for Road Traffic

CleanTechnica EVs

The road to zero emissions from road traffic is becoming very clear now. That the solution is battery electric vehicles (BEV) is now accepted even at most legacy carmakers. Only Toyota and friends still believe in a main role for hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) technology. A few others, like Renault, are looking for corner cases […].

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Ford dealership applies $69,554 markup on F-150 Lightning despite corporate orders

Teslarati

Ford dealerships are starting to receive units of the all-electric F-150 Lightning and they are applying massive market adjustments despite corporate’s stern orders not to do so several months ago. In Florida at Gary Smith Ford in Fort Walton Beach, a Ford F-150 Lightning Pro trim, which is retailed at $69,554, is having its market price doubled thanks to a markup applied by the dealership.

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Tesla Cybertruck design is ‘finally locked’ and gets an updated timeline

Electrek

After several revisions, Elon Musk says that the final Tesla Cybertruck design is “finally locked,” and he updated the timeline to production for mid-2023. more…. The post Tesla Cybertruck design is ‘finally locked’ and gets an updated timeline appeared first on Electrek.

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What Will Electrification Cost (the Distribution System)?

Energy Institute at HAAS

Coming soon to a feeder near you. The pace of decarbonization is starting to pick up. And “green bottlenecks” are cropping up. From lithium shortages to balsa wood shortages to … Continue Reading What Will Electrification Cost (the Distribution System)?

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GM adding Plug and Charge

Green Car Congress

GM is expanding its existing collaboration with EVgo to add a new Plug and Charge service to the Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem. GM is the first OEM to introduce a Plug and Charge feature to the company’s existing and future EVs that is designed to work on multiple, public networks in North America. Plug and Charge streamlines the EV charging process for customers.

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High-mpg Hyundai Ioniq plug-in and hybrid versions are going away, as Ioniq goes all-EV

Green Car Reports

With production due to end in South Korea in July, hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Hyundai Ioniq hatchback will soon be discontinued, Hyundai Motor Company confirmed on Monday. In the U.S., the Hyundai Ioniq Electric was discontinued after the 2021 model year. While the hybrid and plug-in hybrid remained available for the 2022 model.

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Early Days Of Tesla — Elon Musk Interview With Tesla Owners Of Silicon Valley

CleanTechnica EVs

There’s a new interview with Tesla CEO Elon Musk out. Leaders from the Tesla Owners of Silicon Valley were invited to interview Elon Musk, and the first part of the interview is now available. The group interviewing Elon consisted of Tesla Owners of Silicon Valley Club President John, Club Vice President Kelvin Gee, Tesla Owners […].

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SpaceX preparing giant crane to assemble Starship’s first Florida launch tower

Teslarati

SpaceX has begun staging and assembling parts of a giant crane it will soon need to stack Starship’s first East Coast launch tower and install other major launch pad components. The presence of the base of that crane at SpaceX’s NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex 39A was visually confirmed by NASASpaceflight.com photographers during a weekly aerial tour of the area on June 3rd.

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Tesla is operating a virtual power plant demonstration in Texas

Electrek

Tesla is operating a virtual power plant demonstration in Texas to show the grid authorities the potential of such a product. But until some rule changes, the company needs the collaboration of local Powerwall owners without compensation. more…. The post Tesla is operating a virtual power plant demonstration in Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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