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ORNL team develops low-cost scalable method to join materials in solid-state batteries; electrochemical pulse

Green Car Congress

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a scalable, low-cost method to improve the joining of materials in solid-state batteries, resolving one of the big challenges in the commercial development of safe, long-lived energy storage systems.

Infrastructure bill: $7.5B toward nationwide network of 500,000 EV chargers

Green Car Reports

On Friday night, with the expected bipartisan support, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that designates $65 billion for upgrades of the nation’s electric grid and $7.5 billion for the nationwide deployment of EV charging stations.

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New Teslas delivered with surprise missing USB ports due to parts shortages

Electrek

A number of new Tesla Model 3s and Model Ys have been delivered in the last few days with missing USB ports, often without any warning before the owners get their new cars home and notice that the car’s phone charger isn’t working.

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Flexible Monocopter Drone Can Be Completely Rolled Up

Cars That Think

It turns out that you don't need a lot of hardware to make a flying robot. Flying robots are usually way, way, way over-engineered, with ridiculously over the top components like two whole wings or an obviously ludicrous four separate motors.

Subaru’s first global all-electric vehicle SOLTERRA makes world debut

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In Tokyo, Subaru Corporation today unveiled its new battery electric vehicle (BEV) SOLTERRA; SOLTERRA will make its US debut at the LA Auto Show later this month.

Used Nissan Leaf batteries are already making money as power brokers

Green Car Reports

While several automakers have demonstrated second-life use of EV battery pack, one California-based company is actually making money using Nissan Leaf packs for energy storage.

Northvolt claims first battery cell produced from ‘100% recycled nickel, manganese, and cobalt’

Electrek

Northvolt announced that it has produced what it claims is the first battery cell with a cathode built “100% from recycled nickel, manganese, and cobalt.”

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BYD NEV sales up 262.9% YOY in October

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BYD sold 88,898 passenger vehicles in October, increasing 90.9% year on year (YoY) and 12.5% month on month (MoM), according to the official data. In particular, the New Energy Vehicle (NEV) sales reached 80,003 units, soaring 262.9%

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EV vs. gasoline: Lifetime CO2 footprint keeps getting better with renewable energy mix

Green Car Reports

On the way to selling only fully electric models by 2030, Volvo is taking its ambitious plan to cut the life-cycle carbon footprint of its vehicles very seriously. Compared to 2018 levels, Volvo plans to cut its carbon footprint by 40% by 2025.

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Why any post-2035 ambition for ending gas car sales is pathetic

Electrek

This week at COP26, a number of nations and automakers agreed to target 100% zero-emission new car and van sales globally by 2040. But 2040 is not only too late to reach our climate goals based on scientific consensus, it’s also a pathetic, low-effort commitment based on simple math.

First Tesla Semi deliveries to PepsiCo are starting this Q4: CEO

Teslarati

PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta has shared a pleasantly surprising update on his company’s Tesla Semi orders. While speaking with CNBC ‘s Jim Cramer, Laguarta remarked that the first deliveries of the Tesla Semi for PepsiCo’s operations would be starting this Q4.

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Lightning eMotors repowers Van Hool TD925 double-deck coach; 640 kWh battery, 200+ miles range

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Lightning eMotors and ABC Companies, a leading provider of motor coach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment, announced the sale of the largest battery-electric double-decker motor coach to All Aboard America! Holdings, the fourth-largest motor coach operator in the US.

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China's Geely reveals Homtruck: Big-data rival to Tesla Semi due in 2024

Green Car Reports

The commercial-vehicle division of Chinese automaker recently unveiled a potential Tesla Semi rival due to start production in 2024.

Watch a Tesla Model S beat the fastest gas sedans around a real racetrack

Electrek

Hagerty took the Tesla Model S Plaid out to Willow Springs International Raceway in California and pitted it against two of the fastest gas sedans out there – the BMW M5 CS and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing – and you’ll never guess what happened next (unless you read the title or looked at the featured image).

Tesla finally adds Waypoints, a long-requested feature promised over a year ago

Teslarati

Tesla has added Waypoints to improve the in-car navigation experience with Software Update 2021.40.5. Waypoints have been long requested by many Tesla owners, and the automaker has finally come through after Elon Musk confirmed they would be added in September 2020.

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UW Madison chemists discover new way to harness energy from ammonia

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A research team at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has identified a new way to convert ammonia to nitrogen gas through a process that could be a step toward ammonia replacing carbon-based fuels.

Most F-150 Lightning intenders are EV newbies, so Ford is helping them get ready with AR

Green Car Reports

Ford already has more than 160,000 reservations for its 2022 F-150 Lightning electric pickup, due for deliveries starting in 2022. Yet of the retail reservation-holders in that crowd, a recent survey suggested that nearly 80% have never owned a battery electric vehicle before.

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Tesla releases new software update that finally adds waypoints to navigation

Electrek

Tesla has started pushing a new software update to its fleet today that adds waypoints to its navigation system – something that was highly requested by owners. more… The post Tesla releases new software update that finally adds waypoints to navigation appeared first on Electrek.

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GITAI’s Autonomous Robot Arm Finds Success on ISS

Cars That Think

Late last year, Japanese robotics startup GITAI sent their S1 robotic arm up to the International Space Station as part of a commercial airlock extension module to test out some useful space-based autonomy.

Magna providing aluminum battery enclosures for 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup

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Magna is providing battery enclosures for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning battery-electric pickup.

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Cooler means quicker: How EV fast-charging stops might get shorter without bulkier cables

Green Car Reports

Ford and Purdue University researchers have developed a new charging cable the automaker claims could allow future EVs to recharge in as little time as a gasoline fill-up.

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How Toyota sneakily spreads anti-EV propaganda in Japan

Electrek

(The following article was sent to us by a concerned Japanese resident who wishes to remain anonymous.). Remember the first electric Toyota RAV4? Probably not. The early attempt at an EV barely had a range of 100 miles and Toyota sold very few of them.

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Elon Musk says he’ll sell 10% of his Tesla stock under one condition: If Twitter says so

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Elon Musk has decided to launch a 24-hour Twitter poll that will determine whether he will sell 10% of his Tesla holdings to pay for taxes on unrealized gains.

EIA: Crude oil demand returns faster than supply, increasing prices and reducing inventories

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The price of US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil is near its highest level since 2014, increasing rapidly from low prices in mid-2020 as demand returns faster than supply, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Wireless inductive charging could sell more EVs, concludes study for tech leader

Green Car Reports

Wireless charging firm WiTricity is making the case that its tech will help sell more electric cars. The company on Wednesday released results of a study it commissioned showing that availability of wireless charging could nudge consumers into taking the plunge. "EV

Tesla increases Model Y prices again as new incentives are coming

Electrek

Tesla has again increased the price of the Model Y in the US (the eighth time this year), and it is coming as new incentives are expected. more… The post Tesla increases Model Y prices again as new incentives are coming appeared first on Electrek.

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New Renault Kangoo E-Tech electric van with an increased range

Drive Electric

If you wanted to lease a small electric van during the last 10 years there’s only really been one choice – the Renault Kangoo – and now an all-new model will be available in Spring 2022. It also has a new name: the Renault Kangoo Van E-Tech electric.

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StoreDot develops technology that enables consistent driving range for life of EV batteries

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StoreDot, the developer of extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs) ( earlier post ), has developed a now-patented technology that gives EV batteries fixed capacity and driving range throughout their lifespan.

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Subaru Solterra EV, Kia Concept EV9, Geely Homtruck, cooling the charge: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Subaru reveals its electric car, and Kia teases the future of electric SUVs from the brand a bit more. Geely shows its Tesla Semi rival. And could a new method work for keeping EV charging cables cool? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Tesla Supercharger network reaches new milestone: 30,000 chargers worldwide

Electrek

Tesla announced that it reached a new milestone with its Supercharger network: it now has over 30,000 fast-chargers around the world. more… The post Tesla Supercharger network reaches new milestone: 30,000 chargers worldwide appeared first on Electrek.

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Elon Musk is about 30% through his Tesla stock sale

Teslarati

Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) CEO Elon Musk is about 30% through his sale of the automaker’s stock. A new filing with the SEC on Friday morning confirmed Musk sold another $683.7 million of Tesla shares, bringing the grand total thus far to 5.2 million unloaded shares for the Tesla CEO this week.

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Airflow and Pipistrel partner on electric propulsion system for Airflow’s proof-of-concept eSTOL aircraft

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2022 Chevy Bolt EUV and EV production is back on—for a short time

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Production of the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV electric cars is back on temporarily as General Motors continues to work through a large-scale battery recall.

Elon Musk sells $1.1 billion worth of Tesla stock (TSLA), but also collects $2.3 billion more

Electrek

Tesla has confirmed in a new SEC filing that Elon Musk sold about $1.1 billion worth of Tesla stock (TSLA) after announcing that he would through a strange Twitter poll. However, he also collected about $2.3

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Tesla China VP hopes to release $25k electric car in the “near future”

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In a recent interview with Chinese publication The Paper , Tesla China VP Grace Tao revealed that the company’s vehicle production operations in the country are nearly 100% localized.

Proterra to supply battery technology for up to 10,000 Lightning emotors electric commercial vehicles

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Proterra announced an expansion of its partnership with Lightning eMotors to power their Class 4 and Class 5 electric commercial vehicles with Proterra’s battery technology.

GM and EVgo step up fast-charging network to ease urban EV ownership, electric ride hailing

Green Car Reports

The charging network EVgo has already planned, with a partnership with General Motors, to effectively triple the size of EVgo’s charging network by 2025. This week that project was given an upgrade, with plans to build 500 more than the original target of 2,750 charging stalls.

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