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NVIDIA to acquire DeepMap, enhancing mapping solutions for AVs

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NVIDIA will acquire DeepMap, a startup dedicated to building high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles. Maps that are accurate to within a few meters are good enough when providing turn-by-turn directions for humans. AVs, however, require much greater precision.

Rivian and VW play an important part in Ford’s electric vehicle strategy

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Last month, as Ford outlined its Ford+ strategy, focused around two new fully electric platforms to debut by 2025, it provided some useful updates on why it still sees partnerships with Volkswagen and Rivian important. How do global rival VW and U.S. EV startup Rivian fit in?

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Elon Musk asks Tesla employees to go ‘all out’ for end-of-quarter delivery push in leaked email

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Elon Musk is asking Tesla employees to go ‘all out’ for the end-of-quarter delivery and production push as the automaker is trying again to achieve record numbers.

Tesla Model S deliveries accelerate as Q2 2021’s end approaches

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With the end of the second quarter approaching, Tesla seems determined to ensure that it delivers as many Model S sedans as possible. This was hinted at by sightings of the refreshed premium sedan, both in the Fremont Factory grounds and on car carrier trucks on the road. .

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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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 Model S Plaid receives 348-mile EPA rated range on 21-inch wheels

Electrek

The new Tesla Model S Plaid has received its first official EPA rating with a range of 348 miles on a single charge, but that’s for the bigger and less efficient wheels. more… The post Tesla Model S Plaid receives 348-mile EPA rated range on 21-inch wheels appeared first on Electrek.

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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.

Maserati teases its first all-electric car, a potential Tesla Roadster rival

Green Car Reports

The next-generation Maserati GranTurismo sports coupe will be all-electric, giving the Italian automaker its first EV—and a potential Tesla rival. Maserati didn't provide any other information, only releasing photos of a camouflaged prototype and a short press release Friday.

Maine becomes the first US state to divest from fossil fuels

Electrek

Maine has become the first US state to pass statewide legislation to divest from fossil fuels. LD 99 , “An Act To Require the State To Divest Itself of Assets Invested in the Fossil Fuel Industry,” was signed late Wednesday by Governor Janet Mills (D-ME).

SpaceX retires brand new Starship to focus on orbital launch buildup

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SpaceX has moved its newest finished Starship straight from its Boca Chica, Texas factory to a nearby ‘rocket garden,’ all but guaranteeing an early retirement.

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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.

Report: Hyundai electric air taxis might arrive as soon as 2025

Green Car Reports

Hyundai believes its first electric air taxis could lift off by 2025—years earlier than expected—even as regulation for the completely new aviation format lags.

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Tesla Model S Plaid breaks all the records in first independent test, but 0-60 mph has a caveat

Electrek

Tesla Model S Plaid has broken several production car records in its first independent tests with MotorTrend , but the insane 0-60 mph in less than 2 seconds needs an asterisk next to it.

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Tesla Model Y demand skyrockets, Long Range variant nearly sold out for Q3

Teslarati

The demand for the Tesla Model Y Long Range variant is skyrocketing as the company now outlines the soonest possible date to take delivery in September, meaning the vehicle is nearly sold out in Q3, even though it is still Q2.

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BMW Group creates closed-loop material cycle for tungsten production tools

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The BMW Group has created a closed-loop material cycle for tungsten used in drill and milling bits for industrial machinery used in producing cars; the company is collecting old drill and milling bits at its plants in Germany and Austria for recycling.

Quirky Canoo EVs set for Oklahoma production in 2022, subscription model played down

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California-based Canoo announced on Thursday that it plans to use Netherlands’ VDL Nedcar as its contract manufacturing partner.

Tesla has reduced the energy capacity of the battery pack in the new Model S

Electrek

Tesla has confirmed that it has reduced the energy capacity of the new battery pack in the new Model S. Still, it has increased range over the previous model. It’s all about the efficiency.

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Tesla Model S Plaid racecar bares its fangs by overtaking hypercars in Laguna Seca

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This weekend’s Hypercar Invitational at Laguna Seca was, for the most part, an opportunity for professional racecar driver Randy Pobst and Tesla tuning house Unplugged Performance to test out how their race-spec Model S Plaid performs on the track.

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VW ID.4 AWD Pro to reach dealers in Q4 with starting MSRP of $43,675

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Volkswagen revealed the new ID.4 AWD electric SUV, bound for dealers in the US in the fourth quarter. With two electric motors, max 295 horsepower and an estimated 0-60 mph time of 5.7 seconds for the AWD Pro model, the ID.4

Tesla delivers first Model S Plaid models without a steering wheel

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The yoke is most definitely no joke. Some or all of Tesla’s first 25 deliveries of 2021 Model S Plaid sedans on Thursday evening featured one of the automaker's most controversial details: the yoke-style steering wheel.

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Tesla built its own Model 3-based police car to test the UK emergency vehicle market

Electrek

Tesla has reportedly built its own police car based on the Model 3 electric sedan in the United Kingdom, and it plans to use it to test the UK emergency vehicle market.

Tesla’s 4680 cell production process outlined in Giga Berlin’s revised filings

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Tesla’s revised documents for Gigafactory Berlin have been posted online, and they are a treasure trove of information.

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Leclanché introduces new generation of Li-ion modules for e-transport; high-volume production line

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Leclanché SA has developed a new generation of lithium-ion battery modules for energy-intensive e-transport applications, such as marine, commercial vehicle and railway, and simultaneously inaugurated a dedicated new production line for high volume manufacture in Europe.

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GM accelerates battery-plant plans, hydrogen fuel-cell projects

Green Car Reports

General Motors on Wednesday announced plans for two additional United States battery factories and new hydrogen fuel-cell projects as part of a $35 billion investment in green technology through 2025.

Elon Musk ponders Tesla making a home HVAC, may even advertise car air purification system

Electrek

Elon Musk is still considering Tesla getting into the home HVAC business to leverage the work it has done on the HVAC system in its vehicles, which Musk is so proud of that he considers breaking his no-advertising rule.

SpaceX teases progress towards Starship’s orbital launch debut

Teslarati

A recorded address from SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell to a graduating class of college seniors unexpectedly teased progress building the 35 Raptor engines that will power Starship’s imminent orbital launch attempt.

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Rio Tinto and ARENA to study hydrogen calcination to reduce carbon emissions in alumina refining

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Rio Tinto has partnered with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to study whether hydrogen can replace natural gas in alumina refineries to reduce emissions.

Mazda plans dedicated EV platform in 2025, other EVs and plug-in hybrids before then

Green Car Reports

In a major change of tack, Mazda on Thursday announced a large-scale electrification strategy, including plans for a dedicated EV platform by 2025, and other electrified models before then.

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Tesla is in talks to open its Supercharger network to other automakers in Germany

Electrek

Tesla is in talks to open up its Supercharger network to other automakers in Germany, according to the country’s minister of transport. more… The post Tesla is in talks to open its Supercharger network to other automakers in Germany appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla fan Jay Leno takes the Model S Plaid for a record-breaking spin

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Tesla fan and automotive enthusiast Jay Leno went from talking about the 1/4-mile record performance of the Model S Plaid to driving it on a dragstrip, a new interview from CNBC reveals.

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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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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid rated at 31 electric miles, 33 mpg

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Official EPA fuel-economy and electric-range ratings for the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid are in, with solid numbers for this mid-size crossover SUV, which is due in United States showrooms later this year.

GM accelerates electric car investments, announces 2 new battery cell factories in the US

Electrek

GM announced today an acceleration of its planned investments in electric vehicles, which is going to include two new battery cell factories in the US. more… The post GM accelerates electric car investments, announces 2 new battery cell factories in the US appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla urged by German Minister to unlock Supercharging for all EVs

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Tesla is being urged by German Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer to unlock the company’s Superchargers for all electric vehicles, regardless of manufacturer.

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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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BMW readies its hydrogen fuel-cell X5 due in 2022

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The BMW i Hydrogen Next, a hydrogen fuel-cell version of the BMW X5 crossover SUV, has started testing on European roads ahead of a small-batch production run in 2022, the automaker said Wednesday in a press release.

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