April, 2021

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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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

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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.

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.

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

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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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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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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.

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2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV: 300-mile electric off-road truck will cost $110,595 in Edition 1 form

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The 2024 Hummer EV SUV, introduced virtually Saturday during the NCAA’s Final Four tournament, essentially puts the ball in the court of the Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler, and every other die-hard off-road SUV.

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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.

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

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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.

Lightning eMotors and REV Group subsidiary to produce electric ambulances

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Commercial vehicle manufacturers Lightning eMotors and REV Group, Inc. are co-developing all-electric ambulances with Leader Emergency Vehicles, a REV Group subsidiary.

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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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.

Battery supplier SK Innovation won't be banned in the US after all

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South Korean battery firm SK Innovation (SKI) will be able to move ahead with plans for large-scale U.S. battery production, thanks to a favorable decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), Reuters first reported last week.

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

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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.

New partnership to advance high-temperature PEM fuel cells; focus on heavy-duty applications

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A new partnership comprising Los Alamos National Laboratory, Advent Technology Holdings Inc., Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will work over the next few years to bring to market high-temperature proton exchange membrane (HT-PEM) fuel cells.

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ORNL team achieves diesel-like efficiency with SI engine

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A team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has achieved diesel-like efficiency in a single-cylinder spark-ignition (SI) research engine while maintaining compatibility with stoichiometric 3-way catalyst (TWC) systems.

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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).

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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Will quantum computing deliver a big leap forward for battery cells?

Electrek

The Cologne-headquartered German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) in the UK is the latest pair to explore how quantum computing could help create better simulation models for battery development. The DLR is Germany’s research center for aeronautics and space.

Elon Musk to host Saturday Night Live on May 8

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Fresh off the successful flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon to the International Space Station, CEO Elon Musk has been confirmed to be in line to host popular late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live in its May 8 episode.

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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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KAMAZ opens center in Moscow to make electric buses

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Moscow is already the largest operator of electric buses in Europe with 600 e-buses in operation on its routes. The city plans to purchase another 1600 electric buses over next few years, with the goal of replacing the diesel fleet.

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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).

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.

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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This Tesla analyst just destroyed the Consumer Reports self-driving trick test

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Tesla analyst Pierre Ferragu of New Street Research is not impressed with Consumer Reports’ test that apparently “tricked” a Model Y into driving itself without anyone in the passenger seat.

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Cornell team develops aluminum-anode batteries with up to 10,000 cycles

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Cornell researchers led by Lynden Archer, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering and the James A. Friend Family Distinguished Professor of Engineering, have been exploring the use of low-cost materials to create rechargeable batteries that will make energy storage more affordable.

ORNL licenses MENNDL AI system to GM for automotive use

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has licensed its award-winning artificial intelligence software system, the Multinode Evolutionary Neural Networks for Deep Learning ( MENNDL ), to General Motors for use in vehicle technology and design.

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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.

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

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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.

EGEB: GM plans to invest $1 billion in its Mexico site to build electric vehicles

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): GM says it plans to invest $1 billion in a plant in Mexico to build electric vehicles. SMUD, Sacramento’s electricity provider, is paying people to become certified solar PV installers.

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Boring Company Las Vegas Convention Center Loop to welcome its first visitors in June

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The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced that The Boring Company’s Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop is operational and expects to welcome its first visitors in June 2021.

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

ABB-sponsored report suggests global plans for 80 new EV battery gigafactories insufficient

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A new report sponsored by ABB Robotics and authored by the automotive intelligence unit of Ultima Media auggests that concerns over EV battery supply to meet the escalation in demand poses serious risk to the growth of market share of electric vehicles, despite plans for 80 new global battery gigafactories.

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SANY developing hydrogen fuel cell construction vehicles

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China-based SANY, one of the largest construction equipment manufacturers in the world, is developing hydrogen fuel cell construction vehicles; two recent examples include a dump truck and a mixer truck, freshly rolled out of SANY’s intelligent flagship factory.