June, 2022

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

Aptera chooses EVE Energy 2170 cells for 1,000-mile solar-supplemented EV

Green Car Reports

California’s Aptera Motors today confirmed its battery supplier for its upcoming solar-supplemented, hyper-efficient three-wheeled cars: China’s EVE Energy.

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Teslas are becoming a favorite among Uber drivers

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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.

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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Hyundai Ioniq 5 nabs highest safety award from US insurance body

The Driven EV News

Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric crossover nabs top safety award for front crash prevention and ability to recognise other vehicles and pedestrians. The post Hyundai Ioniq 5 nabs highest safety award from US insurance body appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News Hyundai ioniq 5 safety

Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Pivots to EVs

EV Obssesion

The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland ran its annual Motorfest day on the 19th June. Sadly, it was the same date as the Noosa EV Expo and I was unable to attend. Many of my friends did and they have graciously allowed me to use their comments. RACQ Events Manager Tamara Van Der Walt said […].

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

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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.

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SpaceX begins stacking Florida Starship launch tower

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SpaceX has begun stacking Starship’s first Florida launch tower.

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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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)? Uncategorized featured

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EVs Are Becoming More Expensive, Not Less

The Truth About Cars

A few years ago, the industry narrative was that all-electric vehicles would reach financial parity with their combustion-driven counterparts in 2025. The assumption was that this would gradually occur by way of ramping up battery production and leveraging economies of scale.

GM adding Plug and Charge

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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.

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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.

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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.

The world’s most powerful wind turbine will make its debut in Scotland

Electrek

Spanish-German wind giant Siemens Gamesa has been awarded a firm order for 60 of its SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines, which will be installed at the 882-MW Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. It will be the first installation of the world’s most powerful wind turbine, which has 14.7

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Myths that Solar Owners Tell Themselves

Energy Institute at HAAS

Reaching into the e-mailbag to address some unhappy blog readers. There is a serious energy and climate policy debate about the appropriate role of behind-the-meter generation, particularly rooftop solar, in … Continue Reading Myths that Solar Owners Tell Themselves

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Repowering Gladstone

EV Obssesion

Gladstone Ecofest, with the motto Repowering Gladstone, has a history of promoting environmental issues, but also difficulty attracting electric vehicles to the event. Locals seem reluctant to display their Teslas (yes, there are some in this huge coal export hub).

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EIA expects significant increases in US wholesale electricity prices this summer

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The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that prices in US wholesale electricity markets this summer will significantly increase over last summer’s prices.

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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.

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Tesla (TSLA) declares a 3:1 stock split

Teslarati

Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) has announced that its Board of Directors has moved to execute a 3:1 split for the company’s common stock. The move will make the ownership of TSLA stock more available for both employees and investors alike.

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World’s largest direct air carbon capture facility will reduce CO2 by.0001%

Electrek

The world’s largest carbon direct air capture facility has started construction in Iceland, run by Swiss startup Climeworks AG.

CATL unveils Qilin Battery, says it can easily achieve 1,000 km vehicle range

CN EV Post

The Qilin Battery will have an energy density of 255 Wh/kg and will be in mass production in 2023, CATL said. The post CATL unveils Qilin Battery, says it can easily achieve 1,000 km vehicle range appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. CATL Qilin Battery

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Toyota and Woven Planet develop portable hydrogen cartridge prototype

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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.

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

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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).

Nearly a third of 2022 US EV buyers are getting a Tesla Model Y

Green Car Reports

A single model, now being made at two American factories, accounted for nearly one out of every three new U.S. electric vehicles registered in the first quarter of 2022. And that is the Tesla Model Y.

Tesla shares mesmerizing 4680 battery cell assembly video

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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.

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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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Terex introduces all-electric bucket truck; 9 initial utility customers

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Terex Utilities introduced the industry’s first all-electric bucket truck at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) in Williamsburg, Va. during the Drive-Thru Demonstrations.

Rolls-Royce developing turbogenerator technology for hybrid-electric aviation applications

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Rolls-Royce is developing turbogenerator technology—including a new small engine—designed for hybrid-electric aviation applications.

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Toyota introduces home storage battery system based on EV battery technology

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Toyota Motor is introducing the O-Uchi Kyuden System, a home storage battery system based on its electrified vehicle battery technology. Pre-orders for the system have started, and sales in Japan will begin in August through home builders and general construction companies.

EV and hybrid drivers are less stressed, survey finds

Green Car Reports

Drivers of electric cars and hybrids feel less stressed behind the wheel than drivers of gasoline or diesel vehicles, according to a new survey conducted by Stellantis' DS Automobiles division.

Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai to exit “closed-loop” system on June 11

Teslarati

Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai is exiting its closed-loop system, which was adopted as a way to resume operations despite the city’s strict Covid-19 lockdowns. With the termination of the closed loop, Giga Shanghai workers would now be allowed to travel between their homes and work freely.

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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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Hyundai Motor Group to pilot autonomous car-hailing Roboride service in Gangnam District

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Hyundai Motor Group will pilot a RoboRide car-hailing service in Gangnam in Seoul, South Korea, utilizing IONIQ 5 battery-electric vehicles (BEV) with in-house developed level 4 autonomous driving technology.

Volkswagen releases design sketch for ID.AERO fully-electric sedan; Chinese market first

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The Volkswagen brand released design sketches of the ID. AERO concept vehicle, a fully-electric limousine planned for the Chinese automobile market. The digital world premiere of the pre-production study will take place on 27 June. The future production version of the ID.

BMW unveils new X1 with all-electric and PHEV variants

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BMW has unveiled its new BMW X1. At launch in October 2022, there will initially be a choice of two gasoline and two diesel engines from the BMW Group’s new modular generation of Efficient Dynamics engines.

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Lightyear 0 solar car revealed: Owners might not need to charge for months

Green Car Reports

The Lightyear One solar car was unveiled in production-ready form with a new name. The product of a Dutch startup will henceforth be known as the Lightyear 0.

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