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New electrode material for solid-state batteries improves performance

Green Car Congress

A research team from Japan has recently developed a novel electrode material for all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs) by combining lithium sulfate and lithium ruthenate, which results in improved performance. An open-access paper on their work is published in Science Advances.

Will Alpha Motors sell the retro-cute EV style other automakers have shunned in the US?

Green Car Reports

The glut of EV startups is allowing car designers to do some very exciting work. While mainstream automakers churn out endless crossovers with the same predictable truck-inspired styling, Alpha Motors' idea of a "crossover" looks more like a vintage rally car than a modern EV.

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High-voltage EV battery packs: benefits and challenges. More voltage, more better?


In 2020, Porsche delivered just over 20,000 units of its luxury Taycan EV—the first vehicle from a major automaker to sport an 800 V (nominal) battery, which is more than double the voltage of its competitors (and firmly into light-rail and switchyard locomotive territory, actually).

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The Texas Power Crisis, New Home Construction, and Electric Heating

Energy Institute at HAAS

No U.S. state has built as many new homes as Texas over the last decade and most of them use electric heat. There is plenty of blame to go around … Continue Reading The Texas Power Crisis, New Home Construction, and Electric Heating. Uncategorized climate change electricity energy efficiency

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NREL releases comprehensive vision for deep decarbonization of transportation

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a comprehensive vision for deeply decarbonizing transportation.

Hyundai will replace Kona Electric battery packs, in most expensive EV recall ever

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Hyundai is recalling approximately 82,000 electric vehicles globally to replace a faulty battery pack.

Is aviation the best application yet for hydrogen fuel cells?


Q&A with ZeroAvia CEO. Passenger cars are well on their way to going electric, and the path to a big market share for heavy-duty EVs such as buses and delivery trucks is becoming clearer. However, aviation remains a new frontier for zero emissions.

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LME copper prices at 9-year high

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On 19 February, LME cash prices for copper hit a nine-year peak of US$8,806.50/t. This is the highest level since 1 May 2012 when copper traded at US$8,528/t.

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The best-driving sedan Toyota already makes is an electric car

Green Car Reports

The 2021 Toyota Mirai I drove a few weeks ago adds to the hydrogen conundrum of the past several years—that there can exist some truly great-driving vehicles available in a small region in only one state. Yes, California and its 44 or so hydrogen stations.

Daimler and PGE develop the electric truck stop of the future

Charged EVs

The Electric Island project, a collaboration between Daimler Trucks North America and Portland General Electric, will be a test bed for all kinds of heavy-duty EV charging solutions. Electric trucks are finally starting to roll.

New fully electric Hyundai IONIQ 5 revealed

Discover EV

IONIQ 5 brings retro design, 300 mile range and ultra-fast charging, heralding a new era of EVs from Hyundai

ATLIS Motor Vehicles and Clemson University partner to advance development of EV batteries

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ATLIS Motor Vehicles, Inc. and Clemson University have partnered to advance development of electric-vehicle batteries that charge faster, last longer and can be scaled to fit a variety of vehicle classes.

2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo due for US deliveries this summer

Green Car Reports

Porsche Taycans weren’t born to be garage queens. Although they can definitely do track time and a pulse-quickening weekend drive, they can handle all the daily driving in between.

New Program Rules Adopted by CHEAPR Board

EV Club of CT

Higher Incentive Levels, Low MSRP Cap, New Income-Limited Incentives An updated set of rules was adopted by a 6-3 vote of the CHEAPR board that supersedes the last rule change made in October 2019. Read more.

Citroën expands its all-electric range with ë-Berlingo

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Citroën ë-Berlingo available in two sizes and with five or seven seats plus a 174 mile range

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bp joins the IBM Quantum Network to advance use of quantum computing in energy

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IBM announced that bp has joined the IBM Quantum Network to advance the use of quantum computing in the energy industry. IBM Quantum is an industry-first initiative to build universal quantum systems for business and science applications.

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2022 Ioniq 5 revealed: Retro-styled electric car leads a New Wave of EVs

Green Car Reports

The electric car revealed by Hyundai early Tuesday morning is shaping up to one of the most important new models in the South Korean company’s 45 years of making cars. The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the first of many models to be built on Hyundai’s E-GMP dedicated EV platform.

Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2: EV cousins offer different takes on “premium”


You might not know it to look at them, but these two cars—one Swedish, one Chinese—share underpinnings and a parent company. Volvo and its Chinese parent Geely are very serious about selling cars that plug in.

Kia and Hyundai launch new charging services

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KiaCharge and Charge myHyundai will make finding and using public chargers more convenient

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Adams Intelligence releases 4th biannual EV batteries and materials report

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Adamas Intelligence has released its 4th biannual ‘ State of Charge: EVs, Batteries and Battery Materials ’ report. This latest report covers the global EV market’s performance over 2020 H2 and its implications on the ever-evolving battery and battery materials supply chains.

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Virginia adopts EV-boosting California clean car standards, with support of dealers

Green Car Reports

Virginia is the latest state to adopt California's emissions standards, creating more aggressive fuel-efficiency targets for vehicles sold in the state. A "Clean Car Standards" bill was recently approved by the state legislature, and is awaiting the governor's signature.

Networked EV Charging and Your Customers

Sema Connect

Apartments, retailers, and other businesses can offer some immense benefits to EV drivers with the help of networked EV charging stations. The post Networked EV Charging and Your Customers appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations.

Hyundai Recalling LG Batteries, Who’s to Blame?

The Truth About Cars

Hyundai will be recalling 82,000 electric vehicles sold around the world due to a presumed fire risk and its getting a little ugly, though that’s nothing new for the industry.

State Auditor says California may not meet 2030 GHG reduction goal; says aspects of CARB efforts lacking

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A report from the State Auditor of California finds that California may not successfully meet its upcoming greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal of 40% by 2030, which will require the State to reduce GHG emissions by nearly 40% over the next decade. Source: State Auditor Report Number: 2020-114.

Fresh USPS mail trucks revealed: Not all will be electric

Green Car Reports

Last month, President Biden plotted out the future for the federal vehicle fleet as American-made and all-electric. Yet the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on Tuesday awarded ten-year, multi-billion-dollar contract for next-generation postal vehicles, many of which will have engines and tailpipes.

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Advocating electric in the heartland

Electric Auto Association

Kansas City EAA chapter members challenge government regulation as part of their efforts to support clean energy. Members of the Mid-America EAA show-off different types of EVs, including a lawn mower.

Europe January 2021

EV Sales

PHEVs shine in disrupted market The European passenger plug-in market registered 112,000 registrations in January (+50% YoY), with PHEVs (+85%) growing faster than BEVs (+18%), with PHEVs starting the year ahead of BEVs (42% BEVs / 58% PHEVs).

Nissan reaches 50% thermal efficiency with next-generation e-POWER system; STARC

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Nissan announced a breakthrough in engine efficiency, reaching 50% thermal efficiency with its in-development, next-generation e-POWER system. Nissan’s e-POWER system utilizes an on-board gasoline engine to provide electrical energy to the e-powertrain battery pack.

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Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Mini Cooper SE top Tesla on greenest cars list for 2021

Green Car Reports

Electric-car buyers have plenty of choices these days, but not all EVs have the same environmental impact. That's where GreenerCars' annual "greenest" and "meanest" ratings come in.

0 to 60 in a millisecond

Electric Auto Association

The 18-year-old founder of the Arkansas EAA chapter was hooked on EVs at first sight. Spencer Rhoden with his family’s Tesla. Spencer Rhoden’s interest in electric vehicles (EVs) began abruptly in his high school engineering class in Benton, Arkansas when he was in ninth grade. “We

Proposed Federal EV Tax Credit Reform: Will It Move the Sales Needle?

EV Adoption

On February 5, Mike Thompson , Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures announced the introduction of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act (PDF).

Rio Tinto secures direct container service from Pilbara to Singapore

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Mining major Rio Tinto has secured a new commercial freight shipping service connecting Western Australia’s Pilbara region to the major international shipping hub of Singapore. Rio Tinto owns a world-class, integrated network of 16 iron ore mines in the Pilbara region.

Electric-car rivalry heats up: Just 4% of Tesla shoppers will only choose the brand, survey finds

Green Car Reports

It's taken almost a decade, but established automakers may finally be mounting a legitimate challenge to Tesla. Only a small percentage of electric vehicle shoppers are completely loyal to Tesla, according to a new J.D. Power study on EV buying trends.

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Video: What’s good, what’s not, with the Gen 3 Wall Connector

Electric Auto Association

EV journalist Tom Mouloughney reviews Tesla’s latest charging technology Tesla’s Gen 3 wall charger technology is a good match for the company’s newest vehicle models.

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Cupra Born to be brand’s first fully electric vehicle

Green Cars News

Seat sub-brand Cupra has confirmed its Born is headed for production

Evonik introduces silicon-carbon composite material for anodes: Siridion Black

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Evonik has introduced the silicon-carbon composite material Siridion Black as a new anode material for lithium-ion batteries. Siridon Black features an amorphous Si/C structure with a unique carbon concentration gradient for superior stability and a high specific capacity of more than 3,300 mAh/g.

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EVs will be 10% of the US market by 2025—but San Francisco is already past that

Green Car Reports

Electric cars will surge to 10% of the United States new-car market by 2025, a new IHS Markit study predicts, but sales data shows that at least one part of the country is already there. EVs reached 1.8% of U.S. new-vehicle registrations in 2020—a new record—rising to 2.8%