June, 2021

Toyota Mirai drives 1,003 km (623 miles) on one fill of hydrogen

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A Toyota Mirai has set a new world record for distance driven with one fill of hydrogen. The new Toyota Mirai has increased the world record distance to 1,003 km (623 miles). After breaking the record, Mirai was refueled and ready to go again in 5 minutes.

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Michelin solution could bring inflatable sails to oil tankers

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Michelin, the company best known for making tires, on Tuesday presented the latest version of an inflatable wing sail system that could help decarbonize oil tankers, vehicle carriers, and other sea freight, as well as some pleasure craft.

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SpaceX Super Heavy booster reaches full height as Elon Musk talks orbit

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Just a few days after CEO Elon Musk said that SpaceX’s first true Super Heavy prototype was “almost done,” the booster has been stacked to its full height.

142 Tesla Megapacks power on to create giant new battery, replacing gas peaker plant in California

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A new 142-Tesla Megapack project has been turned on in California’s Ventura County to create a giant new battery that is replacing a gas peaker plant.

MAN reports successful testing of autonomous heavy-duty truck at Port of Hamburg

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MAN Truck & Bus and Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) are jointly testing autonomously driving prototype trucks in real-world applications.

Mayor of London launches England’s first hydrogen double-decker buses

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched England’s first hydrogen double-decker buses. The 20 new buses are the first of their kind to be launched in England; the new hydrogen fuel cell double decker buses are first being introduced on route 7 between East Acton and Oxford Circus.

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Study finds direct seawater splitting has substantial drawbacks to conventional water splitting, offers almost no advantage

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A study by a team of researchers from Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) and Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft has found that direct seawater splitting for hydrogen production has substantial drawbacks compared to conventional water splitting and offers almost no advantage.

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SpaceX rocket lands on land after 88-satellite rideshare launch

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For the first time this year, a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster has landed back on land after supporting the US East Coast’s third polar launch in half a century. Known as Transporter-2, the mission is SpaceX’s second dedicated rideshare launch as part of its own Smallsat Program.

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Canada is going to ban new gas-powered car sales by 2035

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Canada is the latest country to announce an upcoming ban on new gas-powered car sales. Canada has set the target of 2035 in a move to accelerate electric vehicle adoption. more… The post Canada is going to ban new gas-powered car sales by 2035 appeared first on Electrek.

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Citroën introduces ë-Jumpy Hydrogen van

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Citroën is supplementing its range of electric LCVs with hydrogen technology to meet the needs of the 8% of companies required to make journeys of more than 300 km (186 miles) or lacking the time to recharge their vehicle during the day.

Ariel researchers develop new type of hydrogen generator with sodium borohydride for on-demand use

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Researchers at Ariel University in Israel have developed a new type of hydrogen generator for “on-demand” use with fuel cells. Hydrogen is produced in a catalytic hydrolysis reaction of sodium borohydride (NaBH 4 ) with ruthenium powder as a catalyst.

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BMW begins road testing of i Hydrogen NEXT; small-series production model in late 2022

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The BMW Group is beginning to test near-standard vehicles with a hydrogen fuel cell drive train in everyday conditions on European roads.

Hyundai hydrogen fuel-cell HD truck packs as much battery capacity as GMC Hummer EV

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Hyundai on Tuesday announced upgrades for its Xcient Fuel Cell heavy-duty truck, indicating the automaker remains committed to fuel-cell commercial vehicles.

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Morgan Stanley acknowledges Tesla’s tendency to attract exaggerated media coverage

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In a recent note about Tesla’s future in China, Morgan Stanley (MS) acknowledged the company’s tendency to attract exaggerated media coverage. The investment bank shared some insights from its China Autos and Auto-related team in a note about American EV company.

Tesla Vision-powered active safety features found to be at least as good as with radar in new test

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Tesla’s active safety features powered by its new Tesla Vision computer vision system without radar are proving to be at least as good as with radar in a new independent test.

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Hyundai HTWO supplying fuel cell generator to ETCR racing for EV charging

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Hyundai Motor Group announced that its dedicated hydrogen fuel cell system brand, HTWO, will make its motorsports debut, providing its fuel cell generator to the ETCR (Electric Touring Car Racing) category.

HYBRIT produces hydrogen-reduced sponge iron on pilot scale

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SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall have now produced hydrogen-reduced sponge iron on a pilot scale. The technological breakthrough within the HYBRIT ( earlier post ) initiative cuts about 90% of the emissions in connection with steel production and is a decisive step on the road to fossil-free steel.

Imperium3 New York produces its first full-sized prismatic cells

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Australia-based Magnis Energy Technologies Limited announced that Imperium3 New York (iM3NY) has produced its first full-sized prismatic cells ahead of schedule for limited testing and customer sampling in Q3 2021.

Study: Lack of home-charging awareness is holding back EV adoption

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Consumers are uneducated about home charging for electric cars, and that's holding back adoption, according to the J.D. Power 2021 EV Home Charging Study. Brent Gruber, J.D.

Tesla Megapack batteries activated for 100 MW battery project in CA—one of the largest in the country

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Arevon Asset Management has activated a 100 MW/400 MWh Saticoy battery storage system, powered by Tesla Megapacks, in Ventura County, California. The Saticoy battery’s stored energy will be supplied to Southern California Edison based on the terms of a 20-year purchase and sale agreement.

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Britain to end coal power a year early, in 2024

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The deadline to phase out coal from Britain’s energy system has been brought forward by a whole year, to October 2024. more… The post Britain to end coal power a year early, in 2024 appeared first on Electrek.

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SK makes strategic investment in clean hydrogen company Monolith; “cyan hydrogen”

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SK Corp, the holding company of SK Group, has made a strategic investment in Monolith , a US company that has developed a plasma-based process to produce “cyan” hydrogen—between green (via electrolysis using renewable energy) and blue (conversion of methane accompanied by CO 2 capture and storage).

Ford unveils Maverick compact hybrid pickup truck starting at less than $20K

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Ford unveiled the 2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup truck. Maverick comes as a standard five-passenger, four-door pickup, with a full-hybrid powertrain and a projected EPA-estimated rating of 40 mpg city fuel economy and 500 miles of range on a single tank of gas.

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Air Products announces multi-billion dollar net-zero blue hydrogen energy complex in Edmonton, Alberta

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Industrial gases leader Air Products, and its subsidiary Air Products Canada Ltd., in conjunction with the Government of Canada and the Province of Alberta, announced a multi-billion dollar plan to build a landmark new net-zero blue hydrogen energy complex.

EV fast-chargers and Slurpee machines: Two things many US 7-Eleven stores will soon have

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Ubiquitous convenience-store chain 7-Eleven is getting serious about EV fast charging. The company plans to install 500 DC fast-charging stations at 250 United States and Canada locations by the end of 2022.

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Tesla restores Autopilot features for pure vision Model 3 and Model Y

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When Tesla started rolling out Tesla Vision for the Model 3 and Model Y, the company announced that for a short time, vehicles with pure vision Autopilot might be delivered with some features temporarily limited or inactive. These features included Smart Summon and Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance.

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Tesla owner gets ‘parking ticket’ from GM for being a ‘foreign’ car at its factory

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Here’s a funny and light little post to start off your Monday. A Tesla owner received a parking ticket from GM when it parked in a lot at its Wentzville Assembly Plant in Missouri that is meant for domestic vehicles.

Carbon nanomembrane prevents dendrite formation in Li-metal batteries, doubles lifetime

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The energy density of traditional lithium-ion batteries is approaching a saturation point that cannot meet the demands of the future—in electric vehicles, for example. Lithium metal batteries can provide double the energy per unit weight when compared to lithium-ion batteries.

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Oshkosh Corporation unveils Volterra platform of electric fire and emergency vehicles

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Oshkosh Corporation’s Fire & Emergency segment unveiled the Volterra platform of electric vehicles with the introduction of two new trucks under the Pierce Manufacturing and Oshkosh Airport Products brands.

IAV unveils new battery assembly concept that is easier to recycle, with better CO2 balance

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IAV has developed a battery assembly concept that is much easier to recycle than existing battery systems and also has a much better CO 2 balance. The concept is not only interesting for future vehicles—it can be integrated into existing e-models as well.

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Lincoln will launch first EV model in 2022, at least three more for the US by 2030

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Ford’s Lincoln luxury brand confirmed Wednesday that its first battery electric model will arrive in 2022—and that it’s one of four EVs that will be part of “a full portfolio of connected and electrified vehicles” by 2030.

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Tesla offers free Supercharging at select locations for Fourth of July holiday

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Tesla owners traveling in California during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend may receive a special perk from the company.

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Tesla uses questionable practices in its intense end-of-quarter push

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Tesla is using some questionable practices during its latest end-of-quarter push as the automaker is undergoing an intense effort to deliver as many vehicles as possible by Wednesday. more… The post Tesla uses questionable practices in its intense end-of-quarter push appeared first on Electrek.

BYD introducing battery-electric Type D school bus

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BYD is introducing a battery-electric Type D school bus. With length options of 35, 38, and 40 feet, BYD’s Type D battery-electric school bus can seat up to 84 and can be equipped with an ADA liftgate. The bus has a range of up to 155 miles on a single charge.

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TotalEnergies, Sunfire and Fraunhofer give the go-ahead for green methanol in Leuna

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TotalEnergies currently produces around 700,000 tons of methanol per year based on fossil raw materials at the TotalEnergies Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland in Leuna, making it the largest methanol producer in Europe.

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Volvo Cars first carmaker to explore fossil-free steel with SSAB and HYBRIT

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Volvo Cars is teaming up with Swedish steel maker SSAB to jointly explore the development of fossil-free, high-quality steel for use in the automotive industry.

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Renewable energy plan incentivizes GM EV owners: Free home charging after midnight

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General Motors and Shell on Wednesday announced a new partnership to provide renewable energy to GM customers in Texas, as well as free overnight charging for Texans who own GM electric cars.

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