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

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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.

Used Nissan Leaf batteries are already making money as power brokers

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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.


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


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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Tesla exec explains where ‘real competition’ is coming from, and why the battle is far from over


Tesla Head of Investor Relations Martin Viecha recently shared some important insights about the real “competition” that the company is facing. According to the executive, Tesla is not really competing against competitive electric vehicles.

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

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


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

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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


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.

Tesla’s Elon Musk wishes Rivian well after IPO: “I hope they’re able to achieve high production”


Tesla CEO Elon Musk wished Rivian the best recently. Musk also gave his input into Rivian’s tough road ahead, despite its recent achievements. “I hope they’re able to achieve high production & breakeven cash flow. That is the true test,” Elon Musk said about Rivian.

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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.

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

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


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 updates base Model Y in China: New name, longer range, but slightly slower


Tesla has updated its base Model Y in China, and the changes are quite interesting. Apart from a change in the vehicle’s name, the company also adjusted the all-electric crossover’s estimated range.

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

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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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Tesla releases new software update that finally adds waypoints to navigation


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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SpaceX Dragon delivers astronauts to space station ahead of schedule


Crew Dragon Endurance has delivered four Crew-3 NASA and ESA astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) half an hour ahead of schedule, completing the launch and ascent portion of SpaceX’s fifth astronaut launch in 18 months.

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.

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

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

How Toyota sneakily spreads anti-EV propaganda in Japan


(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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SpaceX launches small, more compact Starlink internet dish


SpaceX has launched a smaller, more compact, second-generation version of its Starlink satellite internet dish. SpaceX said on its Starlink support page that the new dish utilizes a square-shaped design that is more compact and lighter than the previous circular dish.

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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

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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 Supercharger network reaches new milestone: 30,000 chargers worldwide


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


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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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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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.

Tesla increases Model Y prices again as new incentives are coming


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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Tesla displaces Mercedes-Benz as third-most-popular luxury brand in U.S.


Tesla has officially displaced Mercedes-Benz as the third-most-popular luxury automotive brand in the United States, quickly approaching BMW and Lexus, which took first and second place, respectively. The data comes from Automotive News , which reported the story earlier this week.

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BorgWarner to supply new 800V SiC inverter to German OEM

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BorgWarner will be providing a new, high-voltage silicon carbide (SiC) inverter to a large German automaker for implementation in its next-generation electric vehicles. This award expands existing 400V inverter business with this German OEM by adding 800V technology.

Tesla is losing US EV market share but gaining luxury share, now outselling Mercedes-Benz

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Tesla's overall EV market share in the United States—the portion of the EV market that it commands—is shrinking; but its share of the luxury segment is growing, according to research firm Experian. The Silicon Valley automaker's share of the overall U.S. EV market fell from 79.5%

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Subaru unveils Solterra: Electric SUV with a range of ~250 miles


After months of teasing, Subaru has now fully unveiled its first all-electric car, the Solterra, an electric SUV with a range of about 250 miles. more… The post Subaru unveils Solterra: Electric SUV with a range of ~250 miles appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Model Y gets $1,000 price increase as delivery estimates get later into 2022


Tesla has raised the price of the Model Y by $1,000 in the United States once more. The Tesla Model Y Long Range is now $58,990 before options, while the Performance variant is $63,990 before options. .

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

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

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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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