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Chalmers team develops graphite-like anode for Na-ion batteries; Janus graphene

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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a nanometric graphite-like anode for sodium ion (Na + storage), formed by stacked graphene sheets functionalized only on one side, termed Janus graphene. The estimated sodium storage up to C 6.9

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First hydrogen fuel-cell vessel: San Francisco ferry ready to go

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A hydrogen fuel-cell ferry is currently undergoing trials ahead of planned passenger operations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Owner Switch Maritime claims it will be the world's first commercial vessel powered solely by hydrogen fuel cells.

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Tesla’s 4680 battery cell pilot production line hits 70-80% yield: report

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Tesla has a number of programs that have the potential to change markets, and one of these is arguably the 4680 cells.

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Tesla plans to enter Texas deregulated energy market, starts with massive 250 MW battery

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Tesla has filed to enter Texas’s deregulated energy market and become an official electricity retailer. For a change, the company sees an opportunity not to disrupt but to fix and stabilize the market.

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Ford Performance selling Mach-E electric crate motor

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Ford Performance is offering the “ Eluminator Mac E Electric Motor ” as an electric crate engine, along with the dozens of combustion crate engines available. The Eluminator, which carries a price of $3,900, is from the 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT. Specs include: Peak power: 210 kW (281 hp).

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Waymo's self-driving Jaguar I-Pace electric cars are ready for passengers

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Waymo is ready to offer rides to the public in self-driving Jaguar I-Pace electric cars, the company announced Tuesday in a blog post. The vehicles will operate in San Francisco as part of what Waymo calls its Trusted Tester program.

Tesla is making moves to become an electricity provider in Texas

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The sleeping giant that is Tesla Energy is showing signs that it is waking up. This became quite evident in Texas as Tesla filed an application with the Texas Public Utility Commission to sell power in the state.

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HIU researchers develop extremely high energy density lithium-metal cell with good stability

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Researchers at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU), founded by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in cooperation with the University of Ulm, have developed a new lithium-metal battery that offers extremely high energy density of 560 Wh/kg—based on the total weight of the active materials—with remarkably good stability.

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Lucid Air Dream Edition: 500-mile rating likely for Range version

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The California company Lucid has announced that its flagship model, the Air luxury sedan, will be made in two different top-line Dream Edition versions—one optimized for performance, the other for range.

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Tesla Model Y becomes Norway’s best selling EV in August in less than one week

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Less than a week since its arrival, the Tesla Model Y sales have topped the charts with 790 registrations in August—as of this writing. A few days ago, Tesla started its Model Y invasion in Europe with its first deliveries in several EU territories, including Germany, Belgium, and Norway.

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Electric pickup startup Rivian files for public offering at $80 billion valuation

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Rivian, better known as an electric pickup truck startup, has filed for a public offering (IPO) at an impressive $80 billion valuation. more… The post Electric pickup startup Rivian files for public offering at $80 billion valuation appeared first on Electrek.

Sion Power introducing 17 Ah, 810 Wh/L, 400 Wh/kg lithium-metal battery for EVs

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Lithium-metal rechargeable battery developer Sion Power will introduce its Licerion rechargeable battery for electric vehicles at The Battery Show North America in Novi, Michigan in September.

Toyota will make hydrogen fuel-cell modules in the US starting in 2023

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Toyota announced Wednesday that it plans to make hydrogen fuel-cell modules in the U.S., starting in 2023. The fuel-cell stacks, in modular form, will be part of a kit that will essentially replace a traditional heavy-duty diesel engine in big Class 8 semi trucks.

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Tesla cameras absolve Model Y from previous Texas “explosion” claims

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Back in March, reports from Texas emerged stating that a brand new Model Y had caught fire and took down a garage as a result.

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Tesla is vindicated over fire after salvaged car buyer reveals video showing how fire originated

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Tesla has vindicated after a Model Y was wrongly blamed for a fire that happened earlier this year in Texas. A video emerged showing that the fire didn’t originate from the electric vehicle.

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Proton Motor Fuel Cell and Aumann AG expand partnership to series production of hydrogen fuel cells

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Since 2017, Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH has been working with Aumann AG as part of the larger EU program “ Fit-4-AMandA ” (Fit for Automatic Manufacturing and Assembly) on hydrogen fuel cell stack production with financing from the agency FCH JU (Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking).

Exclusive: Genesis GV60 will be first EV to include wireless battery charging

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The Genesis GV60—the Hyundai luxury brand's first dedicated electric vehicle, due next year—is shaping up to offer a technology first: It will be one of the first global-market EVs with original-equipment wireless charging.

Elon Musk explains Tesla’s LFP Battery strategy for US Model 3 SR+

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Tesla is giving Model 3 Standard Range Plus reservation holders the opportunity to get their vehicles sooner. For early delivery, Tesla owners can opt to receive a Model 3 SR+ equipped with a lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery pack instead.

Audi announces ‘Vorsprung 2030’ electrification strategy, sets 2033 expiry for ICE models

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In its continued journey toward vehicle electrification, Audi has announced goals to become a sustainable, social, and technological leader by 2030.

Monash study on solar-driven electrolysis for green hydrogen production cautions on life-cycle emissions and EROI

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Researchers at Monash University in Australia have conducted a lifecycle analysis and net energy analysis (LCA/NEA) of a hypothetical large-scale solar-electrolysis plant for the production of green hydrogen.

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Amid Bolt EV recall, GM CEO emphasizes multiple future battery options

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As it undertakes a massive recall of Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars due to alleged defects in battery cells, General Motors is talking up the benefits of multiple battery suppliers for future EV production.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket fires up for the first time in nine weeks

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For the first time in more than nine weeks, SpaceX has completed a routine Falcon 9 preflight test known as a static fire and verified that the rocket is ready to launch later this week.

Tesla starts deliveries of Model Y RWD Standard Range – new cheapest version

Electrek

Tesla held a launch event for the first deliveries of Model Y RWD Standard Range in China. It’s the new cheapest version of the electric SUV. more… The post Tesla starts deliveries of Model Y RWD Standard Range – new cheapest version appeared first on Electrek.

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HyPoint, Piasecki Aircraft partner to deliver next-generation hydrogen fuel cell systems for eVTOLs

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Rivian files for IPO, $80 billion target is 350 times Tesla's IPO valuation

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The electric vehicle maker Rivian confirmed Friday that it is planning to pursue an initial public offering (IPO) this fall, aiming for a valuation roughly 350 times that of Tesla’s IPO in 2010. Rivian confirmed Friday that it has submitted its S-1 registration to the U.S.

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Tesla shares rare look at its electric motor and battery pack line in Giga Shanghai

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One of the most remarkable things about Tesla’s facilities is that they progressively get better. The company’s purchase of the Fremont Factory allowed it to transition from a niche sports car maker into one that made mid-volume production cars.

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Tesla crashes new Model S Plaid during testing at Nürburgring

Electrek

Tesla brought a new Model S Plaid to the Nürburgring racetrack in Germany, attempting to break a few records. It had a setback today, however, as the vehicle reportedly crashed. more… The post Tesla crashes new Model S Plaid during testing at Nürburgring appeared first on Electrek.

U Delaware team develops chemocatalytic process to convert waste polypropylene to lube oils

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Researchers at the University of Delaware have shown that ruthenium deposited on titania is an active and selective catalyst for breaking down polypropylene into valuable lubricant-range hydrocarbons with narrow molecular weight distribution and low methane formation at low temperatures of 250 °C with a modest H 2 pressure.

Electrify America makes it a lot easier to find EV chargers while you drive

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Electrify America is adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, the company announced Thursday in a press release. That should allow EV drivers to find charging stations much more easily on the go.

Tesla files Parallel Processing patent to reduce FSD hardware error risks

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Tesla has filed a new patent for “Parallel Processing System Runtime State Reload,” comprising of a system of three or more processors working in conjunction to effectively eliminate the possibility of hardware failure during the use of Autopilot or Full Self-Driving.

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Nissan joins UN-backed ‘Race to Zero’ campaign, aiming for 100% EVs by… ‘the early 2030s’

Electrek

Nissan has announced that it’s the first Japanese automaker to join a United Nations-supported “Race to Zero” campaign, which is focused on accelerating electric vehicle implementation and reaching carbon neutrality.

FTXT, partners deliver 100 heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell trucks for demonstration project in Xiong’an New Area

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FTXT Energy Technology , a Great Wall Motor (GWM) subsidiary, along with partners Dayun, Dongfeng and Foton, has successfully delivered a fleet of 100 hydrogen fuel cell heavy-duty trucks for the Xiong’an New Area construction project in Hebei Province, China.

Electrify America connects Yosemite visitors with very fast EV charging

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Visiting a national park free of tailpipe emissions just seems like the proper way to do things. Electrify America aims to make that easier at one of the country's most popular national parks.

SpaceX’s odd Starbase propellant storage tank prototype passes first test

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Likely to the relief of many, SpaceX appears to have successfully tested a prototype of the custom-built Starbase propellant storage tanks that will eventually hold thousands of tons of fuel and oxidizer.

Mass-produceable Candela C-8 flying hydrofoil electric boat debuts in ‘iPhone moment for boats’

Electrek

Candela has just revealed its latest hydrofoil electric boat, the Candela C-8. With the high-tech, ultra-premium electric boat designed for mass production, the company is calling this “an iPhone moment for the boat industry.”

Hyundai Mobis to showcase AI-controlled electric concept M.Vision X at IAA Mobility

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At IAA Mobility 2021 (7-12 September 2021), Hyundai Mobis, the global N° 7 automotive supplier, will unveil the M.Vision X , an AI-included concept car for full autonomous driving, in a European premiere.

Hyundai to show next-generation fuel-cell systems, hydrogen society ideas

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Hyundai plans to host a "global forum" called Hydrogen Wave on September 7, with the goal of showcasing next-generation fuel-cell systems, and promoting different uses for fuel-cell tech.

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