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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.

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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Tesla opens Model Y Design Studio for United Kingdom

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Tesla has officially opened the Online Design Studio for Model Y customers in the United Kingdom and expects deliveries to begin in early 2022. Tesla started delivering the Model Y in the United States in March 2020, while deliveries of the all-electric crossover began in January 2021 in China.

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

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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?

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.

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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Tesla Model S Plaid to make TV debut on ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ on November 10

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The Tesla Model S Plaid will make its television debut on an episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage” on November 10th.

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

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

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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.

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

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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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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.

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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Jefferies raises Tesla (TSLA) price target to $950 over strong demand, growing capacity

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Tesla stock ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) recently received an optimistic outlook from Jefferies Equity Research, with analyst Philippe Houchois raising his price target on the automaker from $850 to $950 per share.

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

Electrek

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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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).

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.

Tesla’s Elon Musk warns and shares advice to Rivian and Lucid about mass production

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The electric vehicle landscape is getting more and more crowded, with new companies such as Lucid Motors and Rivian Automotive expected to deliver their first production vehicles to customers soon.

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

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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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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.

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 launches its insurance in Texas, but it still can’t sell its cars directly in the state

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True to Elon Musk’s recent comments, Tesla Insurance has been launched in Texas. The company notes that its in-house insurance service would allow owners to get “competitive rates” in as little as one minute.

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

Electrek

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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Wärtsilä report finds accelerated adoption of renewables can reduce electricity production costs by up to 50%

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The technology group Wärtsilä has issued a report ahead of COP26, the UN’s Climate Change Conference to be held in Glasgow this autumn, describing the environmental and economic opportunities for states that decarbonize rapidly.

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.

SpaceX rapidly tests, ships Falcon 9 second stage for next NASA astronaut launch

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SpaceX has shipped, tested, and delivered the new Falcon 9 upper stage tasked with carrying the company’s next Crew Dragon astronauts to orbit as early as October 30th.

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

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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.

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.

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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Tesla Megapack batteries in Victoria return with a flourish with new output record

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The Victoria Big Battery (VBB), which utilizes Tesla Megapacks, recently set a new output record during one of its test runs. The 300 MW/450 MWh battery project resumed testing just last month, after a fire in July.

6 ways electric car drivers can save money on home charging

Electrek

Do you plug your car in as soon as you get home from work at the end of the day? Raise your hand. (I I just asked my husband to raise his hand.) OK, we have to stop doing that, because it’s peak period – which means a higher electric bill.

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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.

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

All Tesla Superchargers to have WiFi access, reaffirms Elon Musk

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Recently, Elon Musk reaffirmed that Tesla owners will have WiFi access at Superchargers. The EV maker is expected to open its Supercharger Network to non-Tesla electric vehicles soon.

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Tesla opens Model Y orders in the UK, deliveries expected in early 2022

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Tesla today opened Model Y orders in the United Kingdom, a right-hand-drive market, with deliveries expected to start in early 2022. more… The post Tesla opens Model Y orders in the UK, deliveries expected in early 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

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.

First drive review: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT upgrades performance without losing range

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As if carrying just one legacy name wasn’t enough, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT adds a second set of historical baggage with by tacking on a pair of initials that mean something extra to Ford.

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