April, 2021

New Fraunhofer membrane technology enables co-transport of hydrogen and natural gas

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have developed a membrane technology for the energy-efficient and economic separation of hydrogen from natural gas.

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CEO Mary Barra & General Motors Make Sure The Greenius Is Rewarded For His Many Years Of EV Advocacy

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That’s me on January 16, 2017, with my brand new Chevy Bolt EV Premier edition in my garage at home. I paid $47,000 in cash for that car as a #YearOfJoe gift to myself after a decade of environmental work and achievement.

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Biden administration moves to restore California emissions authority

Green Car Reports

The Biden administration announced Thursday a first move aimed at restoring states’ rights to follow more stringent California vehicle emissions rules—and to set electric vehicle mandates.

Tesla Cybertruck camper system receives $50 million in orders, and it doesn’t even exist yet

Electrek

A third-party Tesla Cybertruck camper system has received over $50 million worth of orders even though the product doesn’t even exist yet. It shows just how excited people are for the new electric pickup trucks and the kinds of adventures you can do with it.

Tesla Cybertruck looks like CGI in real life in Giga Texas footage

Teslarati

Elon Musk has remarked in the past that the Tesla Cybertruck looks like a CGI render in real life. Based on actual footage taken of the all-electric vehicle during its visit to Giga Texas, it does seem like the CEO is right on the money.

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Tesla Investor Saved A Man From Jumping Off A Bridge On The NJ Turnpike

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Tesla investor and advocate Mo Stonks saved the life of someone attempting suicide this week. He shared on Twitter that he was still shaking and that the person just tried to end their life by jumping off of the side of a bridge on the New Jersey Turnpike. Mo risked his own life to shut […].

Toyota Motor Europe invests in EODev to expand hydrogen solutions

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has become a direct shareholder in EODev ( Energy Observer Developments ). EODev—along with its partners—is positioning itself as a leading European designer, assembler and distributor zero-emission energy systems on an industrial scale.

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Washington State sets 2030 end date for gasoline vehicle sales: Most aggressive in the US

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Washington State has passed a bill setting the most aggressive timeline for phasing out sales of new gasoline vehicles in the United States, aiming to accomplish that by the 2030 model year.

Rivian’s Amazon vans begin deliveries in Colorado

Electrek

The Denver metro area of Colorado is the next major city to see Amazon packages delivered by Rivian electric vans. The vans were spotted this past week across Denver and its surrounding cities, such as Boulder and Aurora.

Tesla Model 3 easily earns Q1 2021’s best-selling EV title

Teslarati

The first quarter of 2021 proved something most of the electric vehicle community probably expected: the Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling EV through the first three months of the year.

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Toyota developing hydrogen combustion engine technologies through motorsports

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Toyota Motor Corporation is developing a hydrogen combustion engine in an effort to move toward a carbon-neutral mobility society. It has installed the engine—a 1.6L

SEI team finds heavy-duty battery-electric trucks more economically feasible than thought

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If fast charging is available, the competitiveness of battery electric trucks compared with diesel trucks can actually improve with larger trucks, according to a new study by Björn Nykvist and Olle Olsson from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

AVZ signs binding SC6 offtake agreement with major Chinese lithium converter Yibin Tianyi, supplier to CATL

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Australia-based AVZ Minerals Limited has secured a strategic, long-term offtake partner agreement with Yibin Tianyi Lithium Industry Co., for the supply of spodumene concentrate (SC6) from the Manono Lithium and Tin Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Electric Island: First US charging station for electric semis is ready for megawatt fast-charging

Green Car Reports

Big trucks have big charging needs. They’re megawatt-level charging needs, when you consider how quickly trucks will need to pack the energy back in and not interrupt their daily, time-is-money business too much. Electric Island aims to meet those needs and more.

First Tesla Powerwall+ images and specs released

Electrek

Tesla has now released the specs and the first images of a new Powerwall + installation after the power update announced by Elon Musk last week. more… The post First Tesla Powerwall+ images and specs released appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX secures Starship SN15 launch license, permit to use Starlink dish in flight

Teslarati

Right in the nick of time for a high-altitude flight test scheduled as early as Friday, April 30th, SpaceX has secured an FAA license to launch Starship prototype SN15 and simultaneously received an FCC permit to operate a Starlink dish installed on the rocket.

Fraunhofer team developing continuous rapid production line for fuel cell components

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A team from Fraunhofer IPT is developing a continuous production line that will be able to process fuel cell components in cycles lasting just seconds. The pilot line is set to be presented at the Hannover Messe Digital Edition from 12-16 April 2021.

Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group launch new joint venture cellcentric for heavy-duty fuel cell systems

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Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group officially outlined their pioneering roadmap for the new fuel-cell joint venture cellcentric, as part of an industry-first commitment to accelerate the use of hydrogen-based fuel cells for long-haul trucks and beyond.

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KAUST team devises electrically-driven membrane process for seawater lithium mining

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Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia have developed a continuous electrically-driven membrane process which successfully enriches lithium from seawater samples of the Red Sea by 43,000 times (i.e., from 0.21 to 9013.43

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Report: $60/kwh battery pack price will make EVs cheaper than combustion

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Industry analysts have held up $100 per kilowatt-hour battery costs as the point where electric cars will achieve cost parity with internal combustion, but now the target has shifted to an even more ambitious $60 per kwh, according to a blog post by The Mobilist.

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Tesla turns on the charm in China with new discount and perks amid negative press

Electrek

Tesla is turning on the charm in China by offering new discounts and perks amid changes in perception as a result of recent negative press. more… The post Tesla turns on the charm in China with new discount and perks amid negative press appeared first on Electrek.

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EV chargers fall victim to weird attack that’s worse than Tesla Supercharger ICE-ing

Teslarati

The shift to electric cars is underway, and based on the initiatives of countries and regions like Europe, the age of the internal combustion engine is ending.

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DHL Express purchases 100 Fiat E-Ducato electric vans; 14,000 e-vehicles in delivery fleet across Europe by 2030

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DHL Express announced a partnership with Fiat Professional, purchasing the first 100 units of Fiat’s new E-Ducato, introduced to the public on Earth Day. With a range of more than 200 km, the E-Ducato is well-suited for last mile logistics.

Rio Tinto achieves battery-grade lithium production at Boron plant

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Rio Tinto has commenced production of battery-grade lithium from waste rock at a lithium demonstration plant at the Boron mine site in California.

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Volkswagen starts up second line for MEB batteries in Braunschweig

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The Volkswagen Group Components plant in Braunschweig is significantly expanding its production of battery systems for the latest electric vehicle generation.

California considers electric-car V2G charging tech for grid stability

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The idea of using coordinated electric-car charging to stabilize the grid has been discussed for years, but is still in early stages of development. California regulators now hope to bring so-called "vehicle-to-grid" (V2G) technology into focus.

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Tesla is becoming more of an artificial intelligence and robotic company, says Elon Musk

Electrek

Elon Musk made the argument that Tesla is going to be known more as an artificial intelligence and robotic company. more… The post Tesla is becoming more of an artificial intelligence and robotic company, says Elon Musk appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

Elon Musk closes in on $11B options payout amid Tesla’s 7th consecutive profitable quarter

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Tesla’s first quarter of 2021 would be one for the books, with the company beating Wall Street’s expectations for Q1 revenue and profit, boosted by record deliveries, some robust demand for its locally-produced vehicles in China, and some healthy environmental credit sales.

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Bye Aerospace unveils 8-seat all-electric eFlyer 800; Safran supporting propulsion design

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Bye Aerospace announced an eight-seat all-electric twin turbo-prop class airplane, the eFlyer 800. Performance estimates for the eFlyer 800 include up to 320 knot cruise speed, 35,000 feet ceiling and 500 nm range with 45-minute IFR reserves at normal cruise speed of 280 knots.

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Raven SR & Hyzon Motors to build up to 100 waste-to-hydrogen hubs

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Raven SR , a renewable fuels company, and Hyzon Motors Inc., a global supplier of hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, announced a joint venture to build up to 100 hydrogen hubs across the United States and globally.

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SoCalGas, H2U testing new Gramme 50 electroylzer for green hydrogen production

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Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) and H2U Technologies are testing a new electrolyzer, called the Gramme 50, for the production of green hydrogen.

Confirmed: 400-mile Chevy Silverado electric pickup will be built alongside GMC Hummer EV

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GM on Tuesday announced that the Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup will be built in an all-electric version at its Hamtramck, Michigan plant. In the absence of other details, the automaker did reveal that the new model will offer more than 400 miles of EPA range.

Tesla releases insane story behind protester who crashed its booth at the Shanghai Motor Show

Electrek

Tesla has released a long statement about the background behind the protester who crashed its booth at the Shanghai Motor Show earlier this month. It’s a lot crazier than we thought.

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Tesla FSD beta slated for summer EU release as UK allows self-driving cars on motorways

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Tesla might release Version 9 of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software in two weeks. Elon Musk promises that FSD V9.0 will “blow your mind.” . FSD beta’s V9 version will help Tesla’s vehicles maneuver city streets better.

Toyota launches hydrogen production and refueling facility in Australia

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Toyota has commissioned Victoria’s first commercial-grade permanent hydrogen production, storage and refuelling facility at its former manufacturing site at Altona in Melbourne’s west.

Universal Hydrogen announces $20.5M in Series A funding to build and test full-scale hardware for hydrogen commercial aircraft

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Universal Hydrogen announced $20.5-million Series A financing round led by prominent Silicon Valley venture fund, Playground Global, with the investor syndicate comprising Fortescue Future Industries, Coatue, Global Founders Capital, Plug Power, Airbus Ventures, JetBlue Technology Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, Sojitz Corporation, and Future Shape.

Crowley completes first US design for fully electric tug with autonomous technology

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Crowley Engineering Services has completed the design of the first fully electric US tugboat with autonomous technology.