March, 2021

DHL Express deploys nearly 100 new Lightning Electric delivery vans in US

Green Car Congress

Following a successful initial pilot program using nine Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350HD electric vans in the US late last year, DHL Express plans to deploy the remaining 89 electric vehicles this year in New York and California.

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VW plans to scale up process to recover 95% of EV batteries' raw materials

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen is just starting to ramp up production of electric cars based on its MEB platform, but the automaker is already thinking of how to recycle battery packs once those vehicles have reached the end of their lifecycles.

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CHAdeMO to CCS adapter

DIY Electric Car

CHAdeMO to Combo 1 adapter, CHAdeMO to Combo 2 adapter, Our official website : www.electway-charger.com. Parts Vendors

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Tesla Model 3 claims top spot in February global EV sales, Model Y takes third

Teslarati

Tesla took two of three podium spots in February’s Global Electric Vehicle Sales rankings, with the Model 3 taking the top position. The Model Y captured third for the first time, further establishing Tesla’s dominance in the global EV market.

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Biden proposes $174 billion investment in electric vehicles

Electrek

President Joe Biden has unveiled an outline of his infrastructure plan, and it includes a proposed $174 billion investment in electric vehicles. more… The post Biden proposes $174 billion investment in electric vehicles appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

Environmental Markets and Environmental Justice

Energy Institute at HAAS

(This blog is co-authored with Reed Walker). Offset markets for air pollution don’t worsen environmental inequality, though they also don’t improve it. One of the Biden Administration’s top two environmental priorities, along … Continue Reading Environmental Markets and Environmental Justice.

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AYRO launches low-speed Electric Vaccine Vehicle

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AYRO, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of light-duty, short-haul, and last-mile delivery electric vehicles (EVs), has launched the Electric Vaccine Vehicle (EVV).

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A Canadian wanting to learn about car conversions

DIY Electric Car

I'm a retired vintage car restorer and have one last car I want to convert to electric. A 1949 Riley Roadster. I'm looking to give it nice power with at least a 250 Km range. Any help, thoughts or prayers would be welcomed. Jorgen. New Member Introductions

Tesla Model Y joins a new Police Force, and incentives made it an affordable purchase

Teslarati

The Tesla Model Y has officially joined the Ipswich, Massachusetts Police Department, and its price tag wasn’t all that bad considering the multiple incentives that were applied by local groups.

Tesla goes on hiring spree at Gigafactory Texas, prepares new battery cell factory

Electrek

Tesla is turning on the recruiting machine in Texas as it adds about 50 new jobs based out of Gigafactory Texas, including many jobs related to local battery cell production.

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MINI Electric Pacesetter safety car to take starring role in Formula E

Discover EV

MINI Electric Pacesetter is the JCW-inspired Formula E safety car, but could it hit the road, too

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ion Ventures and LiNa Energy conclude successful test of solid-state sodium-nickel battery platform

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ion Ventures, a modern utility and energy storage infrastructure specialist, and LiNa Energy , a solid-state battery technology developer, concluded their first successful trial of LiNa’s proprietary solid-state sodium-nickel battery platform at an undisclosed location in South East England last week.

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Study: EVs use less raw material than gasoline vehicles

Green Car Reports

Electric cars use much less raw material than internal-combustion vehicles, according to a new study from European advocacy group Transport & Environment, providing yet more evidence that their overall carbon footprint is lower.

Kelly Controller CAN

DIY Electric Car

Hey guys, I am an newbie when it comes to motor controllers. I was wondering if anyone had any luck connecting their motor controller to CAN through arduino. I'm currently in the design phase so I have yet to actual get my hands on the parts. If anyone has any advice with CAN, please let me know.

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SpaceX to upgrade Dragon with the most immersive window ever launched into space

Teslarati

SpaceX and Inspiration4 customer Jared Isaacman have revealed a substantial and unexpected design change made to the Crew Dragon spacecraft that will carry the billionaire and three guests into orbit later this year.

US says it will cut the cost of solar by 60% in a decade

Electrek

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced yesterday that it intends to “cut the cost of solar energy by 60% within the next 10 years, in addition to nearly $128 million in funding to lower costs, improve performance, and speed the deployment of solar energy technologies.”

Top 8 two-seater electric vehicles

Discover EV

Urban mobility is an increasingly important part of this, so we’ve taken a look at what two-seater EVs are available, and what’s to come

Sion Power reports 17 Ah, 400 Wh/kg Licerion-EV cell

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Sion Power, a developer of high-energy, lithium-metal rechargeable batteries, reports achieving 400 Wh/kg, 700 Wh/L in a large format 17 Ah pouch Licerion Electric Vehicle (EV) cell.

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Study: Shift to electric trucks and buses could save 57,000 lives

Green Car Reports

Electric cars get the most attention, but passenger vehicles aren't the only vehicles on the road. A shift to electric trucks and buses in urban areas could prevent more than 57,000 premature deaths by 2050, according to a new Environmental Defense Fund study.

For Sale: em57 leaf motor couplers

DIY Electric Car

Hello everyone! im over in the openinverter forums but thought i might post this here as might be helpful to others. About a year ago I scored a great deal on a gen2 leaf motor, which changed my ev plans.

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Morgan Stanley estimates Tesla Cybertruck production to hit 100k/year in 2025

Teslarati

Morgan Stanley forecasted that Tesla would produce just under 100,000 Cybertrucks by FY 2025 in a report about 6 key considerations that mattered to the EV startup.

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Tesla-inspired Swedish X Shore electric boat is now coming to America

Electrek

The premium-level X Shore Eelex 8000 electric boat is making its US debut, the company announced today. more… The post Tesla-inspired Swedish X Shore electric boat is now coming to America appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

EV Freedom Bill Unshackled

EV Club of CT

Transportation Committee Vote Moves Bill to Full Chamber The Transportation Committee, by a vote of 26 to 10, moved SB 127 to the full chamber. There were several legislators who voted in favor of the. Read more.

Project Fresson to develop hydrogen fuel cell retrofit for 9-passenger aircraft

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Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS)—the UK SME leading the Project Fresson consortium—will exploit recent advances in hydrogen fuel cell technology to develop a commercially viable, retrofit powertrain solution for the nine-passenger Britten-Norman Islander aircraft.

Lucid Air electric sedan gets final scrutiny before customer production starts

Green Car Reports

Customer deliveries of the Lucid Air electric sedan are scheduled to start in the second half of this year, and it looks like the company is making progress toward that goal.

V6 6ah cells

DIY Electric Car

These are similar to the V41 cells we have been selling. They are smaller, 6ah cells @ 3.7vdc. There are 35 in a box, $75 a box. Only sold in full boxes. Plus shipping. Only shipping in the continental US. Classifieds

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Tesla and Toyota to revisit old partnership for new EV development: report

Teslarati

A recent report from an esteemed South Korean publication has suggested that Tesla and Toyota are poised to revisit an old partnership to develop an all-new electric vehicle. The partnership has reportedly been under review since last year. .

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Volvo partners with Aurora to develop autonomous Class 8 trucks

Electrek

The “long-term” partnership announced today is between Volvo Autonomous Solutions and self-driving startup Aurora. The two plan to jointly develop globally-leading autonomous transport solutions at scale, beginning with North America.

Mahindra XUV300 India’s upcoming electric car 

Electric Vehicles India

Mahindra XUV300 India’s upcoming electric car . Mahindra XUV300 electric car is from a leading and pioneer automaker Mahindra Electric. It is developing an all-electric version of its conventional XUV300 car.

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Saga Pure takes 33% stake in liquid hydrogen storage technology company

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Norway-based Green inverstment company Saga Pure ASA has committed to subscribe for NOK 30 million (US$3.5 million) in a private placement of new shares in IC Technologies AS (ICT), which is developing a novel storage solution for liquid hydrogen and LNG.

Making EV batteries the body: Researchers claim a tech breakthrough

Green Car Reports

Technology that allows vehicle body shells to serve as batteries may be a step closer to reality. Researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology claim to have produced a working "structural battery" that can both hold a charge and, as the name says, act as part of a vehicle's structure.

Should I grind off the flywheel counterweights?

DIY Electric Car

My engine is (or was) externally balanced. Meaning there's counterweights on the flywheel to balance the engine components and prevent vibrations etc. Of course this isn't needed with an electric motor since there's no combustion. Should I grind off these tiny weights?

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Elon Musk announces $30M donation to Cameron County, TX schools, City of Brownsville

Teslarati

Elon Musk has announced he will donate $30 million to Cameron County Schools and the City of Brownsville, Texas. The SpaceX and Tesla CEO announced that additional details would come next week.

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Tesla and Toyota rumored to be partnering on electric SUV based on super weak report

Electrek

Tesla and Toyota are rumored to be partnering on a new electric SUV, but it is based on a report that doesn’t have a lot of credibility. more… The post Tesla and Toyota rumored to be partnering on electric SUV based on super weak report appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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Tesla Model Y lineup

Electric Vehicles India

Tesla Model Y lineup. After launching Model S, Model 3 and Model X, Tesla showcased model Y as their 4th car in 2019. Elon musk mentions Model Y as a car with supercar performance and SUV practicality. This electric car is available in four variants depending upon the requirement of the driver.

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ExOne and Ford announce automotive industry’s first binder jet 3D printing & high-density sintering of aluminum

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In a project co-funded by Ford Motor Company and the ExOne Company, a team of engineers, material scientists, and manufacturing experts has developed a patent-pending process for rapid and reliable binder jet 3D printing and sintering of aluminum 6061 that delivers properties comparable to die casting.

Could an "electric fuel" tax for EV use help states solve the gas-tax dilemma?

Green Car Reports

The gas tax remains one of the main funding sources for road infrastructure, which has led to cries that electric-car drivers aren't paying their fare share of road maintenance costs. Minnesota's solution? Consider electricity a fuel.