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Rock Tech Lithium to build Europe’s first lithium converter in Germany

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Rock Tech Lithium intends to build Europe’s first lithium converter—a production plant for battery-grade lithium hydroxide—in Guben, Brandenburg, Germany. The company intends to locate all production steps of lithium refining in one overall plant at the Guben site.

Study: Taking Uber or Lyft costs society and environment more than driving yourself

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Using ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft leads to higher levels of greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion than driving personal cars, according to a new study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.


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Tesla removes Cybertruck specs and prices from its website


Tesla has updated its Cybertruck web page to remove Cybertruck specs and prices for each configuration of the electric pickup truck. It comes after the highly anticipated electric vehicle has been delayed to next year.

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Pentagon Wants AI to Predict Events Before They Occur

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What if by leveraging today's artificial intelligence to predict events several days in advance , countries like the United States could simply avoid warfare in the first place?

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Alumobility study: aluminum top hat provides automakers a lighter, sustainable alternative

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Are cylindrical cells the reason Lucid, Tesla, and Rivian lead in range?

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The Tesla Model 3 compact sedan, Lucid Air large sedan, and Rivian R1T pickup truck are the range and efficiency leaders in their respective classes.

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Porsche Taycan EV has now passed iconic 911 in deliveries this year


The Porsche Taycan has been selling incredibly well after great reviews and a popular Cross Turismo variant launched to great fanfare. But in just its second year, it is already besting the iconic 911?

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Massachusetts electric school bus delivered power back to grid for 50+ hours over the summer; V2G

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An electric school bus in Beverly, Massachusetts, successfully delivered power back to the electricity grid for more than 50 hours over the course of the summer using vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.

Ford and BMW partner Solid Power demonstrates the safety of its solid-state battery tech

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Colorado-based Solid Power, the solid-state battery firm backed by Ford and BMW, claims that third-party safety tests show its battery tech to be safer than current lithium-ion chemistry.

Tesla officially launches its insurance using ‘real-time driving behavior’, starting in Texas


Tesla has now officially launched its insurance product using “real-time driving behavior” The product is only available in Texas for now.

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 Scoops Multiple Honours at the 2021 News UK Motor Awards

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 voted ‘Best Designed Car of the Year’ by expert judging panel ‘Motoring Innovation of the Year’ also awarded to IONIQ 5 for its relaxation seats and Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) technology The exterior design is a futuristic interpretation of Hyundai’s first ever production car, the Pony IONIQ 5, Hyundai’s first car built on a […].

Sandia team develops gasoline-like fuel blend with high renewable content that simultaneously increases ?-sensitivity, RON, and octane sensitivity

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A team at Sandia National Laboratories has designed a five-component gasoline-like blend containing 40% vol of a mixture of 2-methyl furan and 2,5-dimethyl furan (representative of products of a viable pathway to make furans from bio-feedstock).

Efficiency, not range, is what drives Lucid: Is it the first true rival to Tesla?

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Rivalry is a good thing. And the electric-car field doesn’t have near enough of it. There’s a delightful start of some happening between Tesla and upstart Lucid, and it’s already shown through in fits and starts.

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Volkswagen Group BEV delivery numbers still a year behind Tesla, but gaining fast at 138% YOY


Following the release of its Q3 delivery numbers, Volkswagen Group continues to grow its presence in the BEV market, up 109% compared to Q3 last year.

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Electric Vehicle Drivers from Europe Heading to COP26 to Support Call for Faster Global move to EVs

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Call for all sales of new cars and light duty vans to have a plug by 2030 and to be 100% zero emission by 2035 at the latest in the 28 countries represented in the Global EV Drivers’ Alliance (GEVA) ‘The Electric Road to COP26’ is being organised by EVA England, EVA Scotland, GEVA, Local […].

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Production of 100th GILLIG battery-electric bus

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Cummins and GILLIG announced the production of the 100 th GILLIG battery-electric bus built since the two companies began partnering on the heavy-duty transit vehicle. Earlier post.) The milestone bus will be delivered to Metro Transit in St. Louis, Missouri this month.

Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car goes 845 miles between fills—driven very slowly

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A 2021 Toyota Mirai was driven 845 miles on a single tank of hydrogen, setting a Guinness World Record for the longest distance driven by a fuel-cell vehicle without refueling. However, that record comes with a few caveats.

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6 ways to get the best range from your electric car in winter


If you don’t live in the southern hemisphere or close to the Equator, then cold temperatures are headed your way, if they haven’t already arrived. As winter approaches, here are six tips for how to get the best range from your electric car’s battery.

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Tesla Giga Berlin’s first goal is to produce one Model Y body every 45 seconds


Tesla’s Giga Fest guests have entered the hallowed doors of Gigafactory Berlin, giving everyone a sneak peek inside. As photos inside Giga Berlin spread throughout the Tesla community, some people have already uncovered useful information about Tesla’s EV factory in Europe.

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Universal Hydrogen secures additional $62M in financing to accelerate first test flight of hydrogen-powered regional aircraft to 2022

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Universal Hydrogen closed a $62-million new funding round; the oversubscribed round was completed less than six months after the company’s Series A ( earlier post ), bringing total raised to $85 million.

Rivian intends to make its own batteries, hints at future European plant

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In paperwork required for its initial public offering (IPO), Rivian has disclosed that it's considering manufacturing its own batteries, and may also expand production beyond the United States. The company mentioned in-house battery manufacturing in a prospectus filed with the U.S.

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Tesla Model 3 is now the quickest-selling used car and sometimes even sells for higher price than new


The Tesla Model 3 is now considered the best-selling used car in the US, and it is so popular that it even sometimes sells for higher prices than new. more… The post Tesla Model 3 is now the quickest-selling used car and sometimes even sells for higher price than new appeared first on Electrek.

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NFI Order for 20 Next Gen-Electric New Flyer Transit Buses from Long Beach Transit

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Cloud, Minnesota, USA – October 12, 2021: (TSX: NFI, OTC: NFYEF) NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”),

Cummins to introduce 15-liter natural gas engine for North America; basis for hydrogen engine under development

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Cummins Inc. will bring to market a 15-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty trucks. The 15-liter natural gas engine is an important part of Cummins strategy for its path to zero emissions.

1,000-mile Aptera “never charge” solar-supplemented EV: Jay Leno gets a preview

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While not quite ready for production, the Aptera electric three-wheeler recently appeared on "Jay Leno's Garage," where Jay Leno got a comprehensive preview of the solar-supplemented EV from Aptera co-CEOs Chris Anthony and Steve Fambro.

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An electric school bus helps power grid in a first for this New England utility


The utility company National Grid has leveraged an electric school bus to help meet peak demand for electricity for the first time, in Beverly, Massachusetts. The National Grid supplies electricity to Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island.

Tritium Partners with ChargeNet to Bring Electric Vehicle Fast Charging to Bay Area Taco Bells

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2022 Audi A3 now on sale in US with standard 48V MHEV; 24% better combined fuel economy in A3 40 TFSI quattro

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The 2022 Audi A3 has started arriving in Audi dealerships across the US. The A3 features a standard 2.0-liter TFSI engine, generating a maximum 201 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque.

Hyundai teams with Shell for more US hydrogen passenger-vehicle infrastructure

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Hyundai is partnering with Shell to expand California hydrogen infrastructure in support of its Nexo fuel-cell crossover.

Tesla is deploying the first Megacharger to charge its Tesla Semi electric truck


Tesla has been spotted deploying the first Megacharger to charge its upcoming Tesla Semi electric truck at Gigafactory Nevada. more… The post Tesla is deploying the first Megacharger to charge its Tesla Semi electric truck appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla shows Model Y with 4680 structural pack, new vehicle colors at Giga Berlin Fest


Tesla put some new and exciting things on display at the “Giga Fest” event it is holding at Giga Berlin on October 9th.

Lightsource bp launches Bighorn Solar project in Colorado; first steel mill to run almost entirely on solar

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Lightsource bp, together with Xcel Energy and EVRAZ North America , launched its new 300-megawatt Bighorn Solar project.

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LG will pay GM $1.9B for Chevy Bolt EV battery recall

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General Motors announced Tuesday morning that it has reached an agreement with LG Electronics over manufacturing defects that have led to the recall of about 140,000 Chevrolet Bolt EVs. According to GM, the reimbursement offsets $1.9 billion of the $2.0

Tesla unveils its new crash safety tech based on collecting real-world data


Tesla unveils its latest crash safety technology based on real-world data collection using its large fleet of vehicles equipped with sensors for its self-driving technology. more… The post Tesla unveils its new crash safety tech based on collecting real-world data appeared first on Electrek.

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Elon Musk’s Starlink to provide half-gigabit internet connectivity to airlines


It appears that internet connectivity in commercial airlines is about to get a serious boost. As noted by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in a recent post on Twitter, talks are now ongoing with commercial airlines about the possibility of utilizing Starlink for in-flight internet connectivity.

UMD, Army Researchers design new electrolyte enabling high energy density rechargeable Mg and Ca batteries

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CATL cell-to-pack tech going into Indiana-built ELMS electric van, future battery swapping too

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Startup Electric Last Mile Solutions (ELMS) this week announced two new battery partnerships. Chinese battery supplier CATL will provide its cell-to-pack technology to startup ELMS for use in its Indiana-assembled electric delivery vans.