February, 2023

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President of Mexico nationalizes lithium

Green Car Congress

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) has nationalized lithium, handing responsibility for lithium reserves over to the energy ministry. The President nationalized Mexico’s lithium deposits last April, and created LitioMX (Litio Para Mexico) to mine lithium ( earlier post ). Obrador’s decree also established 234,855 hectares (907 square miles) in Sonora as a mining zone known as Li-MX-1.

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Mazda US boss: Longer-range EVs aren’t the future

Green Car Reports

Jeffrey Guyton, the president and CEO of Mazda USA, isn’t sold on the EV range race. Guyton told Green Car Reports at the 2024 Mazda CX-90 reveal that while electric vehicle buyers today are looking for 300 miles of range, the future's not ever-longer range. Consumers will find they don’t really need even that much, he said.

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Tesla Model Y is a ‘work of art,’ says Toyota after tearing it down

Electrek

A Toyota executive admitted that the Tesla Model Y is a “work of art” after this team conducted a teardown of the electric SUV. more… The post Tesla Model Y is a ‘work of art,’ says Toyota after tearing it down appeared first on Electrek.

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History in the making: Tesla may deliver biggest moment in car industry since Model T

The Driven EV News

A future where electric vehicles are far cheaper to buy, run and maintain will finally end the era of the internal combustion engine. The post History in the making: Tesla may deliver biggest moment in car industry since Model T appeared first on The Driven.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Tesla Who? BYD, Polestar, & MG Taking Australia By Storm

CleanTechnica EVs

Although MG, BYD, and Polestar are supplying electric vehicles in much smaller numbers than Tesla in Australia, those numbers are growing and these EVs are becoming more visible.

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Our Founders Story

My Energi

“There’s only one ride that interests me – the incredible thrill ride of taking over the world!” Jordan Brompton, CMO and co-founder of myenergi, explains how a conversation between her and Lee Sutton, CEO and co-founder of myenergi, a renewable energy technology company, led to becoming no. 9 in The Sunday Times 100. As one of the world’s fastest-growing renewable energy technology companies, it’s sometimes easy to forget where it all started and just how far we’ve come.

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Research: Tires and brakes emit more particulates than tailpipes

Green Car Reports

Current emissions regulations are focused on what comes out of vehicle tailpipes, but a new study claims more than half of road-vehicle particulate emissions—fine particles that can pollute surrounding air and water—comes from other sources. Conducted by Imperial College London, the study (via Green Car Congress) estimates that in 2021.

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Tesla applies for patent for ‘ultra-hard steel’ for Cybertruck

Electrek

Tesla has applied for a patent on a new “ultra-hard” steel alloy that it plans to use with the Cybertruck electric pickup truck. more… The post Tesla applies for patent for ‘ultra-hard steel’ for Cybertruck appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla patents virtualization and machine learning software to improve FSD

Teslarati

Tesla has applied for a set of patents that are set to significantly improve virtualization, recognition, and Full Self Driving overall. Tesla has worked tirelessly to improve full self-driving technology in the first two months of the year. Most recently, Tesla pushed its most significant improvement to employees, v11.3. Still, with new patented technology, the software is set to continue to improve dramatically this year.

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NSW introduces fines of up to $2,200 for “ICEing” electric vehicle charging stations

The Driven EV News

NSW introduces hefty fines for fossil fuel vehicles parked in EV charging bays, and for EV drivers who don't move on, or go ballooning instead. The post NSW introduces fines of up to $2,200 for “ICEing” electric vehicle charging stations appeared first on The Driven.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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How Duolingo’s AI Learns What You Need to Learn

Cars That Think

It’s lunchtime when your phone pings you with a green owl who cheerily reminds you to “Keep Duo Happy!” It’s a nudge from Duolingo , the popular language-learning app, whose algorithms know you’re most likely to do your 5 minutes of Spanish practice at this time of day. The app chooses its notification words based on what has worked for you in the past and the specifics of your recent achievements, adding a dash of attention-catching novelty.

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Eneos opens demo plant in Australia to produce MCH liquid organic hydrogen carrier

Green Car Congress

ENEOS Corporation has constructed a demonstration plant in Brisbane, Australia, to produce methylcyclohexane (MCH), a liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC), using its proprietary low-cost electrochemical synthesis of organic hydride method Direct MCH. ( Earlier post.) The plant will begin operation this month. Methylcyclohexane (MCH) is a liquid hydrogen carrier made by the chemical reaction of hydrogen with toluene.

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Possible battery issue halts Ford F-150 Lightning production

Green Car Reports

Production and shipments of the Ford F-150 Lightning have been stopped, though sales continue. On Tuesday, Ford spokesperson Emma Bergg confirmed to Green Car Reports a stop-build and in-transit stop-ship order has been given for the F-150 Lightning pickup truck due to a potential battery issue. Ford has not disclosed what the potential battery.

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US Electric Car Sales Increased 65% In 2022

CleanTechnica EVs

Tesla continues to dominate the US electric car sales market, which can make it seem as though not much is changing here. However, the biggest story is probably that the US electric car market as a whole continues to grow strongly. In 2022, our analysis shows that BEV sales increased 65% compared to 2021.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Elon Musk gives nod to new Tesla Cybertruck material patent

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has remarked on Twitter, confirming the company’s new Cybertruck material patent. Unlike most cars produced today, the Tesla Cybertruck has captured consumers’ attention for its design and material choice. Most vehicles use a combination of aluminum and plastics to create many of the body panels on the vehicle. In contrast, the Cybertruck is made out of a stainless steel alloy that has now been revealed to be patented by Tesla.

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World first study shows how EVs cut pollution levels and reduce costly health problems

The Driven EV News

A landmark study in California using real-word data has shown that increasing electric vehicle uptake leads to less air pollution and better public health. The post World first study shows how EVs cut pollution levels and reduce costly health problems appeared first on The Driven.

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This New Breed of Generator Can Run on Almost Any Fuel

Cars That Think

It’s January 2030 and your electric heat pump is warming the house while your electric car charges in the garage, all powered by solar panels on your roof and by wind and solar generators at your local utility. It doesn’t matter that it’s been raining for two weeks because your utility is tapping into ammonia produced with last summer’s sunshine. It’s consuming that ammonia in a linear generator.

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ARPA-E to award up to $45M to support developing marine CO2 removal industry; SEA CO2

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) will award up to $45 million in funding to support a new program aimed at facilitating the development of the marine carbon dioxide removal (mCDR) industry through scalable Measurement, Reporting and Validation (MRV) technologies. Quantifying and validating ocean carbon capture enables the identification of mCDR techniques that are the most effective and energy efficient in carbon removal, increasing their valu

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Nissan will use electric semis to deliver Ariya EV in California

Green Car Reports

Nissan Ariya electric SUVs are making part of their journey to dealerships on electric semi trucks. The automaker said in a press release said it will use up to four battery-electric Class 8 semis to haul vehicles from the Port of Los Angeles to dealerships. Tractors are being provided by Nikola and Kenworth. They haul traditional car carriers and.

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US’s first solar panels over canals pilot will deploy iron flow batteries

Electrek

The first US pilot that will site solar panels over irrigation canals is going to deploy long-duration iron flow battery storage. more… The post US’s first solar panels over canals pilot will deploy iron flow batteries appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla prepares more Superchargers for Magic Dock installation

Teslarati

Tesla is preparing more Superchargers for Magic Dock installations, which allow non-Tesla electric vehicles to use the company’s charging network. Yesterday, it was shown that Tesla has started implementing the Magic Dock at Supercharger locations in the United States. Just a few weeks after Tesla and the White House confirmed that the automaker would open its Supercharger Network to non-Tesla EVs, the company has started making moves to implement the change.

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Wireless Charging for Autonomous Electric Buses — World 1st

CleanTechnica EVs

How many buzzwords can you fit into one story or title? Wireless charging for autonomous electric buses is about as good as it gets. (Perhaps we could squeeze “AI” in there somewhere.) Well, it certainly caught my attention. The news comes from WiTricity, which calls itself “the leader in wireless EV charging.

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Distributing ZenGUARD™-enhanced surgical masks to the Canadian health sector

Innovation News Network

Discover Zentek's next steps in the commercialisation of its graphene-based nanotechnology, with the distribution of enhanced surgical masks. The post Distributing ZenGUARD™-enhanced surgical masks to the Canadian health sector appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Cummins to launch new X10 engine in N America in 2026; next in the fuel-agnostic series

Green Car Congress

Cummins will launch the next engine in the fuel-agnostic series, the X10, in North America in 2026. This engine, named as part of the X engine family, is positioned to replace both the L9 and the X12 with the versatility to serve both medium- and heavy-duty applications. It will be compliant with US EPA’s 2027 regulations a full year early. The diesel version will be first available, with other versions for gaseous fuels introduced later.

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Trio of Cadillac EVs to debut in 2023, start production in 2024

Green Car Reports

Cadillac's slow rollout of EVs seems to be a precursor to a flood that's on the way. On Wednesday during a media briefing, Cadillac Global Vice President Ron Harvey confirmed the luxury automaker will debut three new EVs in 2023. Harvey said all three EVs will go into production in 2024, but it gets complicated from there. Some of the undisclosed.

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Radical new ride-by-wire electric bike drivetrain with no chains or belts begins production

Electrek

A year and a half ago, we broke the news about a wild new drive system for electric bikes that lacked any mechanical connection between the pedals and wheels. The Free Drive system, created by a partnership between German companies Schaeffler and Heinzmann, is now finally entering production. more… The post Radical new ride-by-wire electric bike drivetrain with no chains or belts begins production appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla has fully overtaken BMW for US’ luxury crown, new data confirms

Teslarati

New data has confirmed that Tesla has indeed overtaken BMW as the United States’ top luxury vehicle maker in 2022. The race was not close either, especially considering the trends exhibited by the two companies. While speculations were already high that Tesla ended 2022 as the country’s number one luxury car maker, new data from Experian has now confirmed these estimates.

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Study Links Adoption Of Electric Vehicles With Less Air Pollution & Improved Health

CleanTechnica EVs

Editor’s Note: In a previous CleanTechnica post, Michael Grinshpun discussed this study. However, it is so frequently claimed that EVs pollute as well (not even close). As a result, including the original report bears repeating.

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US Foods adds 30 electric trucks to its California fleet

Electric Cars Report

US Foods Holding Corp., one of America’s largest foodservice distributors, has received the company’s first battery-electric powered Freightliner eCascadia trucks at its La Mirada, California distribution center. The company previously announced plans to add 30 electric trucks to its La Mirada fleet in 2023. The addition of the electric trucks reinforces the company’s commitment to […] The post US Foods adds 30 electric trucks to its California fleet appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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ORNL Spallation Neutron Source achieves 1.55MW record power to enable more discoveries

Green Car Congress

The Spallation Neutron Source ( earlier post ) at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory set a world record when its linear accelerator reached an operating power of 1.55 megawatts, which improves on the facility’s original design capability. The accelerator’s higher power provides more neutrons for researchers who use the facility to study and improve a wide range of materials for more efficient solar panels, longer lasting batteries and stronger, lighter materials for transpo

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Tesla recall: Full Self-Driving Beta poses “an unreasonable risk to motor vehicle safety”

Green Car Reports

Under the request of federal regulators, Tesla is due to push an update that will restrict the behavior of its most controversial driver-assistance system, labeled Full Self-Driving Beta, because it poses “an unreasonable risk to motor vehicle safety.” The recall, detailed by the NHTSA Thursday, affects 362,758 vehicles, including the.

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Tesla drops CCS adapter to $175 making it easier for universal fast charging

Electrek

Tesla overnight dropped the price of its CCS Combo adapter to just $175 making the prospect of fast charging at any DC fast charging station a relatively easy prospect for most Tesla owners. more… The post Tesla drops CCS adapter to $175 making it easier for universal fast charging appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla China pausing production to make way for updated Model 3: report

Teslarati

Over the past months, electric vehicle advocates in the United States have been feverishly tracking the sightings of the company’s “Project Highland” updates for the Model 3. A report has now emerged suggesting that an updated version of the all-electric sedan is coming to China. Tesla China produces Model 3 sedans and Model Y crossovers at Gigafactory Shanghai.

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The Well Educated Yet EV Misinformed

CleanTechnica EVs

Today’s story is inspired by my visit to the dentist. Before she filled my mouth with instruments and her assistant began the incessant sucking out of my saliva, we had a short chat about electric vehicles.