July, 2021

Goodyear develops non-pneumatic tire and wheel assembly for autonomous Olli shuttle

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Goodyear has developed a non-pneumatic (airless) tire (NPT) and wheel assembly to support autonomous vehicle transportation in a city setting for in-field use with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA).

Solid-state batteries are already being installed in city buses: Update

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As each automaker adds urgency to its electric-vehicle business plan and mentions solid-state battery technology as the future, remember this: Solid-state cells are already in use in vehicles, just about every day. Where are they used? No, not a skunkworks in Sweden, or a closed loop in Japan.

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Tesla reduces Model 3 price in China

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Tesla has reduced the price of the Model 3 Standard Range in China, as the price of the same vehicle produced in the US has been going up. more… The post Tesla reduces Model 3 price in China appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla’s aluminum alloys patent hints at ultra-tough EVs that are cheaper to produce

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It is widely known that Tesla constantly innovates, from the software of its cars to the chemistry of the batteries that power them.

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Will Investing Big in Distributed Solar Save Us Billions?

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A new study says yes. But distributed solar benefits are an elusive prize Policy makers, power companies, and a majority of Americans are coming around to the idea that the … Continue Reading Will Investing Big in Distributed Solar Save Us Billions

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Volkswagen Group More than Doubles Deliveries of All-Electric Vehicles

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Audi unveils 500 kW series-hybrid RS Q e-tron Dakar racer

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Just under a year after the initial concept idea, Audi Sport has started testing the new Audi RS Q e-tron series hybrid, with which Audi will tackle the Dakar Rally in January 2022. Earlier post.).

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Tesla agrees to pay owners $625 each over battery throttling after class-action lawsuit

Electrek

Tesla has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over throttling battery capacity. The court hasn’t approved the settlement, but it is expected to be and will include a payment of $625 to each affected Tesla owner.

Tesla will produce Model Y in 2021 at Giga Texas and Berlin

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Tesla has confirmed that it still is on track to manufacture the Model Y crossover at both the Giga Texas and Giga Berlin plants in 2021 as construction at both facilities continues.

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Sakuú develops 3Ah lithium-metal solid-state battery; additive manufacturing platform

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Sakuú Corporation (previously KeraCel Inc.), a developer of multi-process additive manufacturing (AM) technology, has produced a 3Ah lithium-metal solid-state battery (SSB) that equals or betters current lithium-ion batteries. Earlier post.).

Starting this year, Moscow will only buy electric buses

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The city of Moscow, Russia is halting the purchase of diesel buses for its passenger transport fleet. Starting this year, by the decision of the Mayor of Moscow, we will not buy diesel buses, except for transportation in a special mode. Only electric buses.

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Minnesota becomes latest state to adopt California clean car standards

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Minnesota has become the latest state to adopt California clean car standards; the new standards were finalized by a notice in the state register on Monday. Original map from Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The policy will implement two clean cars standards to reduce vehicle emissions.

Study busts myth about EV greenhouse gas emissions and dirty grids

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A new study confirms that, even when charged from the dirtiest electricity grids, electric cars are still cleaner than internal combustion engines over their lifecycles.

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Tesla Megapack caught on in fire at giant battery project in Australia

Electrek

A Tesla Megapack part of a giant battery project in Victoria, Australia has caught on fire – creating a blaze that’s almost impossible to control. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

Tesla reveals its secret to surviving semiconductor shortages

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Tesla has been one company that has demonstrated an incredible response to the global semiconductor shortage, a challenge that has plagued many automakers and other tech companies in 2021.

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AutoX unveils full self-driving system for robotaxis powered by NVIDIA DRIVE

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China-based self-driving startup AutoX unveiled its full Gen5 self-driving system this week. The autonomous driving platform, which is specifically designed for robotaxis, uses NVIDIA DRIVE automotive grade GPUs to reach up to 2,200 trillion operations per second (TOPS) of AI compute performance.

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Audi introduces longer range and AWD quattro versions of Q4 e-tron compact electric SUV

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In April, Audi launched the Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron ( earlier post )—the first compact electric SUVs from the brand.

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Niron Magnetics raises $21.3M to commercialize rare-earth-free iron-nitride magnets

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Niron Magnetics , a company developing high-performance rare-earth-free iron-nitride (FeN) permanent magnets, has raised $21.3 million in new financing. The Volvo Cars Tech Fund and Volta Energy Technologies join existing investors Anzu Partners and the University of Minnesota.

Lightyear One solar EV: 440 miles, with less battery than any Long Range Tesla

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The Lightyear One solar-supplemented EV was driven 440 miles on a test track on a single charge of a 60-kilowatt-hour battery pack, Lightyear claims. The test was conducted using a "validation prototype" at the Aldenhoven Testing Center in Germany, last month, Lightyear said in a press release.

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Elon Musk announces Tesla AI Day on August 19

Electrek

Elon Musk announces a date, August 19, for Tesla AI Day, an event to share progress in the automaker’s software and hardware development related to artificial intelligence. The CEO aims to use the event as a recruiting platform for Tesla’s AI team.

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Tesla (TSLA) Q2 2021 earnings soundly beats Wall St’s estimates

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Tesla’s ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) second-quarter for 2021 saw the electric car maker post $11.958 billion in revenue. The results, which were discussed in the Q2 2021 Update Letter, were released after the closing bell on Monday, July 26.

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Nuvera and DD DANNAR partner to develop mobile fuel cell power for diverse industries

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Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, is teaming with DD DANNAR, LLC (DANNAR) on an integration project to develop hydrogen fuel cell power solutions to markets in need of clean power options that may include municipalities, fleets, military applications, agriculture and mining.

Volkswagen Group continues switch to low-emission logistics with order for four more LNG ships

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Volkswagen is the first automaker to transport most of its new vehicles overseas using low-emission LNG ships. After the first two LNG car carriers entered service in 2020, Volkswagen Group Logistics has now ordered four more ships with dual-fuel engines that can be powered with LNG.

Universal Hydrogen signs LOIs with 3 carriers for hydrogen-powered aircraft

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Universal Hydrogen ( earlier post ) has signed LOIs with Icelandair Group (Iceland), Air Nostrum (Spain), and Ravn Air (Alaska) for aftermarket conversion of aircraft to hydrogen propulsion and for the supply of green hydrogen fuel using Universal Hydrogen’s modular capsules.

Lucid Air: EV-focused Pirelli tires help enable range, performance, refinement

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Pirelli on Thursday released details on a new EV-focused version of its P Zero tire, which will debut on the 2021 Lucid Air luxury sedan. The tire has a high-load (HL) rating, allowing it to support the extra weight of battery packs in both electric cars and hybrids, a Pirelli press release said.

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Tesla releases big, new software update with Disney+, Car Wash Mode, hotspot, and more

Electrek

Tesla has started to push a new software update to its fleet today, and it’s one of the bigger ones with several new features, including Disney+, Car Wash Mode, hotspot capability, and more.

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Tesla’s rolls out Disney+, Car Wash Mode, auto-dim mirror adjustments, and more in new update

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Tesla’s 2021.24 update has started rolling out, and it includes a number of welcome improvements and new features.

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Air Liquide’s technology chosen for Daxing hydrogen station in Beijing, the world’s largest by refueling capacity

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Air Liquide Houpu Hydrogen Equipment Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of Air Liquide Group, supplied and installed 8 hydrogen dispenser units (each with two fueling nozzles) for the Daxing hydrogen station, owned and operated by Beijing Hypower Energy Technology Ltd. With a capacity of 4.8

Linfox & VB Start Electric Truck Deliveries as Transport Revolution Accelerates

EV Obssesion

Victoria Bitter is going green, with the Big Cold Beer to be delivered across Melbourne via electric vehicle from today. The historic first will see Australia’s most iconic beer transported in a new Volvo FL all-electric truck, the first-ever electric vehicle in the Linfox fleet.

Porsche, Customcells plant to start production in 2024 with 100 MWh/year; Si anode, BASF HED NCM cathode

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In June, Porsche announced an investment in its new joint venture company Cellforce Group GmbH. Porsche and joint venture partner Customcells, a spin-off from Fraunhofer, also announced the launch of production of high-performance battery cells at Porsche’s Weissach Development Center.

Foxconn and Fisker confirm talks about making $30,000 EV in Wisconsin

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Foxconn and Fisker are in talks to build a $30,000 electric car in Wisconsin, local newspaper The Journal Times confirmed Thursday. Known as a contract manufacturer for the Apple iPhone, Foxconn announced plans for a Wisconsin factory in 2017, originally for large LCD screens.

The world’s most powerful tidal turbine is now generating power

Electrek

Orbital Marine Power’s 2 MW tidal turbine has begun to generate electricity at the local onshore electricity network in Orkney, Scotland. more… The post The world’s most powerful tidal turbine is now generating power appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Model S Plaid achieves 1.99-second 0-60 mph time with no prep on the street

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Since the Tesla Model S Plaid deliveries began, there has been much discussion about the vehicle’s actual 0-60 mph performance. Tesla lists the vehicle with a 1.99-second 0-60 mph time, but this has been met with some pushback from both reviewers and motoring publications alike.

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Mercedes-Benz acquires electric motor technology company YASA

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Mercedes-Benz has acquired YASA, a pioneer in next-generation electric drive technology.

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Factorial Energy testing results for 40Ah solid-state battery: 97.3% capacity retention after 675 cycles

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In April, Factorial Energy, a start-up solid-state battery technology company, emerged from stealth mode with a 40Ah solid-state battery cell for electric vehicles (EVs) and other applications. Earlier post.).

Hamburg project testing use of liquid hydrogen in aviation maintenance and ground processes

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In Hamburg, a new development platform is being launched to test hydrogen technology in aviation from as early as 2022.

Wireless EV charging via highway pavement to be tested in Indiana

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Indiana will test wireless EV charging equipment embedded in highway pavement, allowing vehicles to charge as they drive. Testing will be done in three phases, with the first beginning this summer, according to an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) press release (via The Drive).