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Racing tech may bring efficient in-wheel motors into more EVs

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Elaphe and McLaren are partnering to marry the former's in-wheel motor tech with the latter's racing expertise. At the recent 2023 CES in Las Vegas, the two companies announced an "in-wheel propulsion system" using Elaphe's in-wheel motors and inverters from McLaren Applied Technologies to create "highly efficient and hyper-responsive electric.

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Global hydrogen station deployments surpass 1,000; China leads

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The number of hydrogen stations deployed globally has surpassed the 1,000-mark, according to a study by Information Trends. China represents roughly one-third of global deployments, but the US lags far behind with less than 100 hydrogen stations. The second highest hydrogen station deployments after China are in Japan, followed by Korea, said Shakeel Ahmed, Senior Analyst at Information Trends.

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Elon Musk explains how Twitter can benefit companies

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Elon Musk highlighted a key benefit that companies would gain from using Twitter. He pointed to data from the Twitter account of one of his other companies, Tesla. In December, Tesla began tweeting more frequently and users on the platform interacted with the all-electric vehicle maker’s tweets. By interacting or, rather, engaging with the tweets, a user may like, reply, retweet, or quote the tweet.

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Tesla just started an EV price war that it will likely win

Electrek

Tesla has just started what could become a major EV price war, and it could change the landscape as the automaker is in a great position to win that war. more… The post Tesla just started an EV price war that it will likely win appeared first on Electrek.

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

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Could hydrogen fuel-cell tech replace aircraft jet engines?

Green Car Reports

Airbus recently announced that it’s planning to design, build, and demonstrate a “megawatt-class propulsion system” intended for a large-scale passenger aircraft, featuring hydrogen fuel-cell tech with cryogenic hydrogen storage, in less than four years. This doesn’t mean that a hydrogen fuel-cell jumbo-airliner is on the.

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Microchip Technology introduces new hybrid power drive module solution for electric aviation

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Aircraft manufacturers designing “More Electric Aircraft” (MEA) are looking to convert the flight control systems from hydraulic to electric to reduce weight and design complexities. To meet the needs for an integrated and configurable power solution for aviation applications, Microchip Technology Inc. is introducing a new hybrid power drive module.

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The Home Depot is putting rooftop solar on its stores

Electrek

The Home Depot is going to install 13 megawatts of rooftop solar on 25 of its stores. more… The post The Home Depot is putting rooftop solar on its stores appeared first on Electrek.

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Hertz will funnel thousands of EVs to major US cities—charging, too

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Hertz is beginning the rollout of what the company claims is North America's largest EV rental fleet in Denver, and showing how it plans to continue that rollout nationwide. The company on Thursday announced Hertz Electrifies, a public-private partnership model aimed at bringing EVs to rental customers and rideshare drivers in major cities, along.

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Researchers identify key bottleneck in MgH2 solid-state hydrogen storage desorption

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A group of researchers from China and Japan has identified a key inhibitor to hydrogen desorption in magnesium hydride (MgH 2 ) solid-state hydrogen storage materials. Details of their findings were published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Currently, hydrogen is stored by three methods: high-pressure gaseous hydrogen storage; low-temperature liquid hydrogen storage; and solid-state hydrogen storage.

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Tesla highlights Model Y’s heat pump innovations in new promotional video

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Tesla is at its best when it is highlighting the hard work that has gone to make its lineup of all-electric vehicles as compelling as possible. This has been the case with the company’s promotional videos, which have featured deep dives into some of Tesla’s key practices and technologies, such as the Model Y heat pump. Uploaded recently on YouTube , Tesla’s feature on its heat pump system involved a quick but thorough discussion on what makes the company’s heat pump syst

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

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The Lisa Was Apple’s Best Failure

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Happy 40th Birthday to Lisa! The Apple Lisa computer, that is. In celebration of this milestone, the Computer History Museum has received permission from Apple to release the source code to the Lisa, including its system and applications software. You can access the Lisa source code here. What is the Apple Lisa computer, and why was its release on 19 January 1983 an important date in computer history?

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Mazda MX-30 R-EV is a plug-in puzzle Americans might not get

Green Car Reports

Mazda on Friday revealed its rotary range-extended version of the MX-30 electric vehicle, called the Mazda MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV. The MX-30 R-EV would offer a range far greater than the 100 EPA miles of the MX-30 EV, which is currently only offered in California. But as Mazda USA suggested earlier in the week, the R-EV that was previously.

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Mazda introduces series-hybrid plug-in version of MX-30 EV, with rotary engine genset

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The Mazda MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV, a plug-in series hybrid model that uses a rotary engine as a generator, made its world premiere at the Brussels Motor Show. ( Earlier post.) Mazda MX-30 launched in 2020 as the company’s first mass-production battery electric vehicle, with a mild hybrid model subsequently joining the product line-up in some non-European markets.

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ARK Invest’s Cathie Wood predicts Tesla’s fivefold growth in the next 5 years

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Very few Tesla bulls could hold a candle to ARK Invest’s Cathie Wood when it comes to optimistic forecasts about the electric vehicle maker. And in recent comments, Wood noted that her conviction in Tesla remains as strong as ever. As noted in a CNBC report, Wood estimated that Tesla shares could increase fivefold during the next five years — and that’s only from the company’s electric vehicle business.

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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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Tesla (TSLA) is seeing ‘unprecedented demand,’ stores hitting new records

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) is currently experiencing “unprecedented demand” in the US following the significant price cuts that happened last week. Many stores are hitting new records and inventories are dwindling. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) is seeing ‘unprecedented demand,’ stores hitting new records appeared first on Electrek.

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Report: GM considering $30,000 small electric pickup

Green Car Reports

General Motors is said to be considering adding a compact electric pickup to its lineup, as one of several models that might be priced at less than $30,000. That’s according to a report Thursday from Automotive News, which claims to have seen the pickup at GM’s “affordable EV design studio” in Warren, Michigan. Automotive.

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CTR recovering lithium from its Hell’s Kitchen Optimization Plant

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Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR) reports that its engineering team has improved several process stages, including optimization of the brine preparation stage, to achieve highly efficient recovery of lithium, in real-time, from the company’s live Salton Sea geothermal brine resource. ( Earlier post.) CTR took an integrated design approach to optimize the recovery of lithium, and I’m pleased to report our team has delivered impressive results ahead of schedule.

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Tesla stock is up again: Will it rebound in 2023?

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Tesla stock ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) is trading in the green once again on Friday. Is 2023 the year it will cancel out the steep decline the stock felt last year? Judging by Tesla stock’s performance so far this year, it very well could be. After falling over 60 percent in 2022 following relatively skeptical investor sentiment after CEO Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, shares have rebounded by over 21 percent in the first three weeks of 2023 already.

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Tesla sneakily downgrades performance brakes, puts cover to hide it

Electrek

Tesla has sneakily downgraded its performance breaks on the Model Y Performance and even put a cover to hide the change in a deceptive move. more…. The post Tesla sneakily downgrades performance brakes, puts cover to hide it appeared first on Electrek.

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Shell buys Volta network and its free EV charging

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Volta, a charging company distinguished by its partly free, partly ad-supported EV charging, announced Wednesday that it will be acquired by oil giant Shell. The two companies have signed a "definitive merger agreement" under which Shell will buy Volta in an all-cash transaction that values the charging company at $169 million, according to a.

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Rolls-Royce successfully tests 12-cylinder mtu engine with pure hydrogen

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Rolls-Royce has conducted successful tests of a 12-cylinder gas variant of the mtu Series 4000 L64 engine running on 100% hydrogen fuel. The tests, carried out by the Power Systems business unit, showed very good characteristics in terms of efficiency, performance, emissions and combustion. This engine will serve the market demand for hydrogen solutions in the energy transition and will be available to our customers as a reliable and clean power source for gensets and combined heat and power pla

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Tesla’s Elon Musk predicts peak oil demand within next 5 years

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Elon Musk may be one of the world’s biggest proponents for sustainable energy, but he is also a realist. Over the years, Musk has clarified on Twitter that he actually supports solutions such as nuclear energy, and amidst the Russia-Ukraine war, the CEO highlighted the need for greater oil and gas output. But while some media outlets may quickly run with the narrative that Musk is no sustainability advocate because he is advocating for nuclear power and the use of fossil fuels, the truth

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Climate change could accelerate if dust levels stop rising

Innovation News Network

UCLA researchers have found that global atmospheric dust has masked the full potential of greenhouse gases’ role in climate change. The post Climate change could accelerate if dust levels stop rising appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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EVs will kill off SUVs, says Citroën CEO: Tell that to Jeep?

Green Car Reports

SUVs are supplanting traditional sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons in sales, but the head of Citroën believes EVs could reverse that trend. "The world of SUVs is done," Citroën CEO Vincent Cobée said in a recent interview with Auto Express (via InsideEVs). That's a bold prediction considering that SUVs have accounted for 50% of all.

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Amogy presents retrofitted 2018 Freightliner Cascadia powered by ammonia-to-power system

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Amogy Inc., a developer of ammonia power solutions, announced the successful testing of the first ammonia-powered, zero-emission semi truck. After integrating its technology into a 5 kW drone in July 2021 and 100kW John Deere tractor in May 2022, Amogy has scaled its ammonia-to-power technology to 300 kW. Following an eight-minute-long fueling, the semi truck, having 900 kWh of total stored net electric energy, was tested for several hours on the campus of Stony Brook University.

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Tesla Germany’s base Model Y gets longer delivery estimate after price cuts

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Tesla Giga Berlin is already moving relatively quickly for an electric vehicle factory built by a foreign automaker in Germany, but following the company’s recent round of price cuts, the facility would have to move faster. This is especially the case with regard to the production of the Model Y. Tesla’s recent round of price cuts were implemented for vehicles produced in Germany , with the Model Y RWD receiving a 17% adjustment.

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Winnebago is offering test drives of its all-electric RV prototype decked out with solar panels

Electrek

During this year’s Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa, legacy RV and motorhome manufacturer Winnebago unveiled its all-electric, operational RV prototype called the eRV2. This zero-emission RV evolved from Winnebago’s eRV prototype and is being used for test drives to gather feedback from consumers before it reaches its final production-intent design. You’ve gotta check this thing out. more… The post Winnebago is offering test drives of its all-electric RV prototype decked out with solar panels appea

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Test drive review: 2023 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe wears plug-in hybrid off-road crown

Green Car Reports

The Jeep Wrangler is a no-holds-barred off-road machine that aims to go around, over, or through whatever’s in front of it, regardless of terrain. The plug-in hybrid variant? Same deal. With EPA ratings of 22 miles of electric driving range and 20 mpg combined on gasoline after you run through a charge, the 2023 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe.

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Rear-wheel drive, more range and faster charging for fully electric Volvo C40 and XC40 models

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As part of a new package of product updates, Volvo Cars has improved both the range (WLTP) and charging for the all-electric XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge compared with the outgoing model year, increasing range by as much as 60 kilometers on some variants. Furthermore, three new powertrains are offered on the C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge. These include two rear-wheel-drive variants—the first time in 25 years that Volvo is offering a rear-wheel-drive product—as well as a revised al

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Noted Tesla investor estimates 10,000 Cybertruck deliveries in 2023

Teslarati

The past year has been challenging for Tesla. Despite the company’s efforts to end 2022 on a solid note, vehicle deliveries fell short of expectations. Elon Musk’s activities on Twitter have also made him more polarizing than ever. TSLA stock took a deep dive over the year as well, ending 2022 with a 65% loss. But 2023 could be better for Tesla. The company has announced an “Investor Day” in March, which is expected to be an event announcing some of Tesla’s plans and strategies for the future.

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Harley Davidson CEO says the brand ‘will be all-electric’ in the future

Electrek

Harley-Davidson was one of the first major motorcycle manufacturers to add electric motorcycles to its lineup last decade. It should come as no surprise then that the company’s CEO Jochen Zeitz is already saying that the brand’s future will be 100% electric. more…. The post Harley Davidson CEO says the brand ‘will be all-electric’ in the future appeared first on Electrek.

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Nikola has a mobile hydrogen station for fuel-cell trucks

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Nikola wants to use mobile hydrogen stations to support its fuel-cell trucks. The company on Wednesday that it had developed a trailer-mounted mobile fueling rig that can deliver hydrogen at 10,000 psi. It plans to display the rig publicly next week. The first unit "has completed commissioning and testing and has been released for market.

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15+ global automotive brands testing StoreDot extreme fast charging high energy battery cells

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StoreDot, a developer of extreme fast charging high energy batteries for electric vehicles, announced that its XFC batteries and systems are now being tested by more than 15 global automotive brand manufacturers, and that it has additional potential manufacturing partnerships in the pipeline for this year. These OEMs encompass leading companies headquartered in Europe, Asia and the US.

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Tesla Cybertruck 9,000-ton Giga Press assembly ramps in Giga Texas

Teslarati

In the past few weeks, images and videos from Gigafactory Texas have revealed that parts of IDRA’s 9,000-ton Giga Press for the Tesla Cybertruck were already being delivered to the facility. Recent photos of the complex now reveal that the assembly of the 9,000-ton press is progressing. Drone operator Joe Tegtmeyer recently posted some stills from a flyover he conducted on the 18th of January.

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