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Fraunhofer analysis finds battery-electric trucks have energy cost advantage over hydrogen trucks

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In a recent analysis, Fraunhofer ISI concludes that battery-electric drives will become established in heavy-duty applications in the commercial vehicle sector and that fuel cells will remain a niche application. The decisive factor for the switch to battery-electric vehicles is the energy cost advantage compared to hydrogen and diesel. A paper on the work is published in Nature Electronics.

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Global EV sales more than doubled in 2021 vs. 2020, tripled vs. 2019

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Global EV sales took a giant leap in both volume and market share in 2021, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). Automakers sold 6.6 million plug-in vehicles in 2021, more than double the 3 million sold in 2020, and more than triple the 2.2 million sold in 2019, according to the IEA. The broader definition of EVs as.

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Tesla Giga Texas 360-degree video previews an upcoming revolution in EV production

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A recently-shot 360-degree footage of Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas facility hints at what could very well be an upcoming revolution in electric vehicle production. The facility, which has been under construction for less than two years, is expected to start producing the Tesla Model Y before the end of the first quarter. The stunning 360-degree footage was shared by drone operator Joe Tegtmeyer , who has been following Giga Texas’ progress since its earliest days.

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Biden announces $5 billion over 5 years for a nationwide EV charging network

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The US Departments of Transportation and Energy today announced that nearly $5 billion is earmarked for a national electric vehicle charging network under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program established by President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. more… The post Biden announces $5 billion over 5 years for a nationwide EV charging network appeared first on Electrek.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Project Triumph TE-1 prototype revealed; Williams Advanced Engineering battery system

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Project Triumph TE-1 was revealed in completed prototype form. The collaboration between Triumph Motorcycles, Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE), Integral Powertrain Ltd, and WMG at the University of Warwick funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles through Innovate UK, was set up to create ground-breaking developments in specialist electric motorcycle engineering and innovative integrated technology design.

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2022 Super Bowl LVI EV ads: Dr. EVil, robot dog, charging “issues,” Zeus and the iX, more

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With electric cars still supercharging the stock market, it’s no surprise that several automakers are showing big-budget EV ads this Super Bowl Sunday, February 13. Last year’s GM ad was a raucous, brilliantly produced Will Ferrell affair, in which the actor finds out that Norwegians buy way more electric cars per capita than.

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Andrew Ng: Unbiggen AI

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Andrew Ng has serious street cred in artificial intelligence. He pioneered the use of graphics processing units (GPUs) to train deep learning models in the late 2000s with his students at Stanford University , cofounded Google Brain in 2011, and then served for three years as chief scientist for Baidu , where he helped build the Chinese tech giant’s AI group.

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Amprius Technologies ships first commercially available 450 Wh/kg, 1150 Wh/L batteries

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Amprius Technologies, Inc., the developer of silicon anode Li-ion battery cells with its Si-Nanowire platform ( earlier post ), has shipped the first commercially available 450 Wh/kg, 1100 Wh/L lithium-ion battery cells to an industry leader of a new generation of High-Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS). Amprius Technologies’ high-energy-density battery cells have enabled groundbreaking capabilities in long endurance, communications, and high-resolution imaging for cutting-edge stratospheric plat

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Tesla hits mute on "Boombox" feature, was drowning out federally mandated pedestrian warning sounds

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Tesla has issued a recall to partly deactivate its Boombox feature originally added in late 2020, because it interferes with federally mandated pedestrian warning sounds. Released in December 2020 as part of a software update, Boombox mode allows drivers to play sounds outside their cars. Instead of a normal car horn, it includes options like a.

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Tesla Giga Berlin’s delays are shining a light on Germany’s slow approval processes

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Germany’s Traffic Light Coalition recently cited Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin as an example of why there is a need for Germany to develop a system that could allow permitting procedures to be completed at a quicker timeframe. The Traffic Light Coalition is comprised of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), the Free Democratic Party (FDP), and Alliance 90 or The Greens.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Auto Service Companies Are Preparing for the Electric Vehicle Revolution

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The auto industry’s burgeoning transition to electric vehicles poses new challenges to auto service centers, as higher hybrid and EV adoption rates require companies to understand and manage new hardware. One such service company is Bridgestone Americas, which owns roughly 2,200 tire and vehicle service centers across the U.S, as detailed in a report last […].

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Adamas Intelligence: record 286.2 GWh deployed onto roads in passenger EV batteries in 2021; up 113% y-o-y

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A record 286.2 GWh of passenger EV battery capacity was deployed onto roads globally in 2021—a 113% increase over 2020—as battery-electric vehicle (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) sales surged year-over-year, according to Adamas Intelligence. By cell supplier, China-based CATL took the lead in 2021 with a record 87.8 GWh deployed onto roads globally (31% of the global total)—a 204% increase over 2020 on the back of an ever-broadening book of supply agreements wi

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Faraday Future FF 81 EV slated for "high volume production" in 2024—at GM's former South Korea plant

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Faraday Future's second EV will be manufactured by South Korean auto-parts supplier Myoung Shin, Faraday announced Wednesday in a press release. Production is scheduled to start in 2024, with a "high volume production" target later that same year. This new model, the Faraday Future FF 81, will be a "luxury mass-market electric vehicle" aimed at a.

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Watch Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta’s software operate without ‘rolling stops’

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Tesla has rolled out Full Self-Driving Beta software version 10.10, which has eliminated the vehicle’s ability to perform “rolling stops.” The feature was required to be removed following a reprimand from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), who required Tesla to remove the feature from the Beta program via an update.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Tesla Is The World’s Most Searched Car Brand, New Study Reveals

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Tesla is the world’s most searched car brand, a new study by Confused.com found. Confused, which was reportedly the world’s first comparison site, founded in 2002, is now focused on comparing insurance options. It says that it wants to help customers move from confusion to clarity. Researchers for the site used Google search data and […].

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Snow Lake Lithium seeking to develop first all-electric hard-rock lithium mine to supply N. American EV industry

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Canada-based Snow Lake Lithium has outlined plans to develop the first all-electric hard-rock lithium mine in Manitoba, Canada, thereby developing a domestic supply of this critical resource to the North America electric vehicle industry. Snow Lake Lithium also plans to establish a joint venture to create a lithium hydroxide processing plant and is seeking a partnership with an automotive OEM or a battery manufacturer to deliver this.

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Volvo plans Tesla-style "mega casting" for its biggest plant, as it shifts to EVs

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Volvo is revamping its largest factory to produce next-generation electric cars more efficiently. The roughly $1 billion investment in Volvo's Torslanda, Sweden, plant includes a new battery assembly facility, fully refurbished paint and final assembly shops, and the introduction of a "mega casting" method for aluminum parts, Volvo said Tuesday in.

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Ford eyes India for electric vehicle production hub

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Ford is considering bringing its electric vehicle operation to India as a potential hub for export and sale in the domestic market, according to a statement from the company. The announcement comes just months after Ford stated it would stop manufacturing and selling cars in India. Citing the lack of a clear path to profitability and continuing financial losses, Ford took a $2 billion hit in September by stating it would leave the Indian sector.

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Porsche Explodes The “EVs Aren’t Good For Long Distance Traveling” Myth

CleanTechnica EVs

A Porsche Taycan recently completed a coast to coast journey, during which it spent a mere 2 hours, 26 minutes, and 48 seconds plugged in to a charger. By doing so, it exploded the myth that electric cars are no good for long distance driving. I hear it all the time from my friends and […].

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NEO Battery Materials doubles target annual production to 240 tons for silicon anode commercial plant

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In August 2021, NEO Battery Materials, a Vancouver-based company focused on lithium-ion battery materials for electric vehicle and energy storage applications ( earlier post ), announced the strategic decision to upscale its originally planned pilot plant to a semi-commercial scale facility, effectively increasing production capacity 12-fold from 10 tons to 120 tons per year.

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Right to repair bill could allow more independent shops to work on EVs and hybrids

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A right to repair has been introduced in the House of Representatives, which could help more independent shops work on electric cars and hybrids. Introduced by Representative Bobby L. Rush, the Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act (H.R. 6570) would grant vehicle owners and independent shops equal access to tools.

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Tesla plans to build new design center in Beijing this year, Chinese government says

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Tesla is planning to build its new design center in Beijing later this year, according to a new document released by the Chinese government. more… The post Tesla plans to build new design center in Beijing this year, Chinese government says appeared first on Electrek.

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XPeng Expands in Europe, Snow Lake Lithium Pops Up, Next-Gen Electric Motor — EV News Today

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The week ended with a bang rather than a whimper this week, with some hot EV news pouring out on Friday, including XPeng expanding into the Netherlands and Sweden. We already covered some of the other biggest stories, but there are several more below. There are also some good ones from recent days that we […].

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BNEF: electrolyzer sales more than doubled in 2021, set to grow 4-5x this year

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BloombergNEF has just published its hydrogen market outlook for the first half of 2022. Among its findings are that asnnual government funding for hydrogen has reached $16 billion per year globally, up 40% from July 2021. This puts it two-thirds of the way to where it needs to be in order for clean hydrogen to play a strong decarbonizing role in the economy.

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Tesla Boombox blunder, Super Bowl EV ads, Lincoln’s electric plans: Today’s Car News

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Lincoln is reportedly looking at a lot of luxury EVs in its future. We look at all the Super Bowl EV ads. And Tesla hits mute on the Boombox unless you’re parked. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Tesla has mostly deactivated its Boombox feature that had allowed drivers to play sounds outside their cars—because it interfered.

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Video Friday: Lunar Rover

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Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here's what we have so far ( send us your events !): ICRA 2022 : 23–27 May 2022, Philadelphia ERF 2022 : 28–30 June 2022, Rotterdam, the Netherlands CLAWAR 2022 : 12–14 September 2022, Açores, Portugal Let us know if you have suggestions for next week, and enjoy today's videos.

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Volvo & Northvolt 3,000-Job Battery Plant, GM × Lightning eMotors, UK EV Sales — EV News Today

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It’s time for another roundup of EV news releases from the past day or so. Check out the hottest EV news below. We’ve also included a few solar power stories. EVs Fisker Ocean all-electric SUV will make its European debut at Mobile World Congress Vauxhall named UK’s best-selling electric LCV manufacturer Volvo & Northvolt accelerate […].

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Rivian R1T crashes into pole, fire ensues but driver escapes unharmed

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The Rivian R1T may not have received its official safety ratings from agencies like the NHTSA yet, but a recent crash in California suggests that the all-electric truck is quite a safe vehicle. As mentioned by Country News TV in a YouTube video, a Rivian R1T crashed into a pole in Irvine, California on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. The incident was reported on Sand Canyon Avenue at the end of the southbound I-405 Freeway off-ramp around 9:45 p.m.

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Tesla recalls some 2020-2022 vehicles over heat-pump issue, “decreased defrosting performance”

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Tesla has issued a recall for 26,681 vehicles from the 2020 through 2022 model years over an issue relating to an improperly operating heat-pump valve—an issue that can be fixed through an over-the-air update. Recall documents filed by Tesla explain that the issue “may trap refrigerant inside the evaporator and may deplete the.

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smart transforms into an all-electric brand and teases 2023 crossover EV called the smart #1

Electrek

smart Automobile Co., Ltd. has officially begun its transition into an all-electric automaker by offering the latest taste of its first new EV following parent company Mercedes-Benz AG’s joint venture with Geely Holding. The 2023 crossover EV will be called the smart #1, kicking off the automaker’s new model nomenclature. more… The post smart transforms into an all-electric brand and teases 2023 crossover EV called the smart #1 appeared first on Electrek.

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President Biden, USDOT, & USDOE: $5 Billion Over 5 Years For National EV Charging Network

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Joint Energy and Transportation Office and DriveElectric.gov Available to Assist States with Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plans Press release courtesy of U.S. Department of Transportation WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy today announced nearly $5 billion that will be made available under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program […].

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Astra ‘Rocket 3’ nosecone dooms first Florida launch attempt

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On Thursday, February 10th, Astra Space’s Rocket 3.3 launch vehicle took off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS) Launch Complex 46 (LC-46). Unfortunately, while liftoff and booster ascent appeared to be more or less perfect, Rocket 3’s payload fairing failed to separate, triggering a series of events that caused its upper stage to enter an uncontrolled and unrecoverable spin after burning for just a few seconds.

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As Nissan overhauls its roadmap to EVs, is it cutting out gasoline engine development?

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So far, Nissan hasn’t been among the growing group of global automakers to put an end date—estimated or not—on the sale of new vehicles with internal combustion engines. If a Monday report from Nikkei Asia proves true, Nissan could be closer to seeing that sunset for tailpipes—in non-electrified forms, that is. According to.

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Here’s how rooftop solar could have prevented 2021’s Texas big freeze power outage

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A year on from the big Texas freeze that knocked out the state’s power system and caused at least 246 deaths , new research released yesterday found that rooftop solar could have supplied more than enough electricity to meet the shortfall on all but two of the 13 days when power production fell short of forecasted demand. more… The post Here’s how rooftop solar could have prevented 2021’s Texas big freeze power outage appeared first on Electrek.

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