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Octillion Power Systems moves US headquarters to Richmond, Calif.; Li-ion packs for transportation and stationary storage

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Octillion Power Systems, a global provider of advanced lithium-ion batteries, has moved to a new US headquarters in Richmond, California. Earlier post.) The company’s North and South American operations will be based there.

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Rivian battery supplier Samsung SDI is considering Illinois for US plant

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Rivian battery supplier Samsung SDI is considering a new battery plant near the EV hopeful's Illinois factory, local NPR affiliate WGLT reported last week.

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GM expands battery recall to ALL 2017-2022 Chevy Bolt EVs including EUV, blames supplier LG

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GM Friday afternoon announced it would expand its Bolt recall to ALL Chevy Bolts including ones manufactured in the US and including the 2022 EV and EUVs. It looks like LG is being thrown under the bus here.

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Tesla to offer Dojo neural network training as a service in the future: Elon Musk

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Tesla’s AI Day promised to be a tour de force of the company’s FSD strategies and most ambitious projects, and it definitely did not disappoint. Elon Musk noted that AI Day was designed to boost recruitment.

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SSAB produces first fossil-free steel and delivers it to Volvo Group; HYBRIT technology

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SSAB has now produced the world’s first fossil-free steel and delivered it to a customer. The trial delivery is an important step on the way to a completely fossil-free value chain for iron- and steelmaking and a milestone in the HYBRIT partnership between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall. Earlier post.).

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First VW ID.4 electric car made at Chattanooga; mass production starts in 2022

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The first Volkswagen ID.4 electric car has rolled off the production line at the automaker's Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory, VW Group of America CEO Scott Keogh announced Thursday in a LinkedIn post. Mass production doesn't start until next year, however.

Tesla aims to launch Full Self-Driving Computer 2 with Cybertruck next year

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Tesla plans to launch a new Full Self-Driving computer with Cybertruck electric pickup truck next year. The updated self-driving hardware should also include new cameras. more… The post Tesla aims to launch Full Self-Driving Computer 2 with Cybertruck next year appeared first on Electrek.

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German government issues tenders for €2B fast-charger network buildout; 1,000 locations

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In order to provide a basic fast-charging infrastructure for medium- and long-haul traffic, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is putting out tenders for the construction and operation of 1,000 fast charging locations, each with several charging points.

Teardrop camper trailer fast-charges EVs with 75 kwh of extra batteries

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Camper manufacturer Colorado Teardrops this last week revealed a small-footprint teardrop-style camping trailer that’s configured to get over the hurdle of dramatically lower range while towing with an electric vehicle—by carrying extra batteries to recharge the EV along the way.

Tesla unveils Dojo supercomputer: world’s new most powerful AI training machine

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At its AI Day, Tesla unveiled its Dojo supercomputer technology while flexing its growing in-house chip design talent. The automaker claims to have developed the fastest AI training machine in the world.

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Wedbush maintains Tesla (TSLA) “Outperform” rating but shares caution on “sci-fi” efforts

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Wedbush analyst Dan Ives maintained his optimistic outlook on Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) following the company’s recently-held AI Day recruitment event. In a note, Ives mentioned the potential of innovations such as Project Dojo, as well as the company’s focus on Full Self-Driving.

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Ricardo to create retrofit fuel cell bus for UK’s first hydrogen transport hub

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Ricardo has received UK Government funding to create a retrofit hydrogen fuel cell bus demonstrator for the UK’s first hydrogen transport hub in the north-east of England.

All-electric Genesis GV60 is a luxury counterpart to Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6

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Hyundai’s Genesis luxury brand has revealed its first dedicated electric vehicle, in the form of a sporty-looking crossover that, it says, will be delivered to customers in North America in 2022.

US large-scale battery storage capacity is up 35% in 2020 – and growing

Electrek

US large-scale battery power capacity grew by 35% in 2020 and has tripled in the last five years, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). more… The post US large-scale battery storage capacity is up 35% in 2020 – and growing appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Hardware 4 computer to be introduced with the Cybertruck next year

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The Tesla Cybertruck will not only debut a revolutionary manufacturing process, it will also be the first vehicle in the company’s lineup to be equipped with Tesla’s Hardware 4 computer. Hardware 4 is the successor to the custom HW 3.0

Nissan launches of Note Aura NISMO in Japan; e-POWER electrified powertrain

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Nissan launched the Note Aura NISMO, sales of which are scheduled to start in Japan this autumn.

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Report: Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric sedan might be delayed a few months

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The Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric sedan may be delayed for a "significant redesign" that could add more range, The Korea Economic Daily reported Monday.

First Ford Mustang Mach-E GT deliveries begin early – she’s a beaut [gallery]

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We’re now getting word that the first Ford Mustang Mach-e GT deliveries are happening. A Rapid Red GT Performance customer showed off his two-week early score in Iowa today. Are more on the way?

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‘Tesla Bot’ prototype will arrive in 2022, Elon Musk says

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Tesla will launch the “Tesla Bot” prototype in 2022, Elon Musk announced during the Artificial Intelligence Event the company held today at its Palo Alto headquarters. After jokingly walking out a human in the Tesla Bot uniform, Musk said “Tesla Bot will be real.”

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Study finds high-density, low-rise cities such as Paris may be optimal urban form for reducing life cycle GHG emissions

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A study by researchers at CU Boulder and Edinburgh Napier University finds that high-density, low-rise environments such as those found in Paris are the optimal urban form when looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over their whole life cycle.

Fires are less frequent in Teslas and other EVs vs. gas vehicles

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Tesla’s second annual Impact Report, released earlier this month, underscores a reality that can’t be emphasized enough: Electric car fires are rare. The electric car maker notes, as CEO Elon Musk has for years, that the frequency of EV fire headlines can be deceiving.

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EGEB: A Swedish venture ships the world’s first fossil-free steel to Volvo

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Swedish venture HYBRIT ships its first batch of steel made with green hydrogen instead of coal. Korean researchers say they can recycle solar panels into high-performance solar cells.

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Tesla is looking to enter Japan’s power market with its giant battery solutions

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Tesla appears to be making a play for Japan’s energy sector, with recent reports stating that the company is looking to provide local power companies with large battery storage and energy management systems.

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DOE labs study on costs and benefits of new transportation technologies the most comprehensive to date

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A new study published by US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory offers the most complete understanding yet of the costs of owning and operating a vehicle, and how those costs vary by powertrain, from the conventional to the cutting-edge.

GM expands battery-fire recall to Chevy Bolt EUV, every Bolt EV made

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General Motors has expanded the recall of Chevrolet Bolt EV models due to battery-related fire concerns—to include 2019-2021 Bolt EV models and new 2022 Bolt EV and EUV models.

Tesla more than doubles its non-refundable order fee

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Tesla has updated its online configurator, and its non-refundable order fee has more than doubled to $250. more… The post Tesla more than doubles its non-refundable order fee appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX says Starship will launch the next generation of Starlink satellites

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SpaceX has submitted an FCC application modifying what it calls Starlinks Generation 2 (Gen2) constellation and laying out plans to launch some 30,000 new satellites with its fully reusable Starship rocket.

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BMW to present BMW iX5 Hydrogen at the IAA Mobility 2021

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Two years after unveiling the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT concept car, BMW will present the BMW iX5 Hydrogen at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich in September.

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First US ID.4, Tesla Bot, Biden mpg fines, Nissan e-Power hot hatch: Today’s Car News

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Automakers will soon face higher fines for gas guzzlers. Tesla reveals a robot. Nissan shows a spicier side of e-Power. VW shows it can build its mass-market EV in the U.S. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Volkswagen has produced the first U.S.-made made VW ID.4

Tesla is actually going to make a ‘Tesla Bot’ humanoid robot for general purpose use

Electrek

Tesla announced that it is actually going to make a humanoid robot, called Tesla Bot, and it will be able to grab your groceries for you and perform other menial tasks. Yes, it’s not a joke.

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Tesla chargers rank highest in EV charging network customer satisfaction study

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Tesla Destination chargers and the Tesla Supercharger Network have ranked the highest in JD Power’s inaugural US Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Public Charging Study. Tesla’s Destination chargers ranked the highest among Level 2 point operators, with a score of 689 points out of 1,000.

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Renewable fuels company Raven SR announces $20M strategic investment from Chevron, ITOCHU, Hyzon Motors and Ascent Hydrogen Fund

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Raven SR Inc., a waste-to-fuels company, closed a $20-million strategic investment from Chevron USA, ITOCHU, Hyzon Motors and Ascent Hydrogen Fund.

Report: Globally, internal combustion car sales have already peaked

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Global sales of internal-combustion cars have already peaked, while electric cars are on their way to attaining two thirds of the global car market by 2040, according to a new Bloomberg report.

Candela’s revolutionary new high-powered electric boat motors have ‘almost unlimited lifetime’

Electrek

Swedish electric boat manufacturer Candela has just unveiled a revolutionary new electric drive unit known as the C-Pod for its premium electric boats, and it’s an engineering work of art. Candela claims that these are the highest-efficiency and longest-lasting boat motors ever.

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Tesla-owning Officer convinces Police Dept. a Model Y would be perfect fit

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Sergeant Clay Leak of the Boulder, Colorado Police Department has several Teslas in his garage, but one at his job would have been a cherry on top. After a few months of diligence, Sgt.

Lilium intends to enter $1B alliance with Azul airlines for electric aviation in Brazil; partnership with CUSTOMCELLS

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Lilium GmbH, a developer of regional electric air mobility solutions ( earlier post ), intends to enter into a $1-billion commercial deal and strategic alliance with Brazilian airline Azul.

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Fuel-cell group presents 2035 vision of 200 California hydrogen stations for 70,000 trucks

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A hydrogen fuel-cell trade group wants to put 70,000 heavy-duty fuel cell trucks on California roads by 2035, and build 200 hydrogen stations to support them.

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