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Juniper Research forecasts on-road hydrogen vehicles to exceed 1M globally by 2027

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A new study from Juniper Research forecasts that the number of hydrogen vehicles in service globally will exceed 1 million in 2027, from just over 60,000 in 2022—substantial growth of more than 1,500%—with the bulk of the deployed vehicles in China and the Far East.

Why wireless charging matters for electric cars

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If you’ve cut the cord for your smartphone with a charging pad for the bedside table and one in the car—and, if you’re lucky—wireless CarPlay or Android Auto—you likely get the idea of what a game-changer wireless inductive charging could be for electric cars.

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Tesla prepares to upgrade Gigafactory Shanghai to produce 21,000 EVs per week

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Tesla is preparing to partly shut down Gigafactory Shanghai for a few weeks in order to upgrade the factory to a production capacity of 21,000 electric vehicles per week. more…. The post Tesla prepares to upgrade Gigafactory Shanghai to produce 21,000 EVs per week appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX begins stacking Florida Starship launch tower

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SpaceX has begun stacking Starship’s first Florida launch tower.

Meta Materials acquires assets and IP of Optodot; battery separators and coating technology

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Meta Materials Inc., a developer of high-performance functional materials and nanocomposites, signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and intellectual property, including 67 issued and 22 pending patents, of Optodot Corporation for an aggregate of $48.5

From rickshaws to renewables: Automakers are focused on EV batteries' second life

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Most automakers haven't fully ramped up production of EVs, but they are already considering second-life uses for the batteries going into those vehicles.

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The world’s most powerful wind turbine will make its debut in Scotland

Electrek

Spanish-German wind giant Siemens Gamesa has been awarded a firm order for 60 of its SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines, which will be installed at the 882-MW Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. It will be the first installation of the world’s most powerful wind turbine, which has 14.7

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Rolls-Royce developing turbogenerator technology for hybrid-electric aviation applications

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Rolls-Royce is developing turbogenerator technology—including a new small engine—designed for hybrid-electric aviation applications.

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Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX concept breaks record with 746-mile trip on a single charge

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Records are meant to be broken, even if you are the one that set them. On Thursday, Mercedes-Benz announced the Vision EQXX electric car concept broke its own distance record after driving 746 miles on a single charge.

Tesla Cybertruck design is ‘finally locked’ and gets an updated timeline

Electrek

After several revisions, Elon Musk says that the final Tesla Cybertruck design is “finally locked,” and he updated the timeline to production for mid-2023. more…. The post Tesla Cybertruck design is ‘finally locked’ and gets an updated timeline appeared first on Electrek.

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Kia pushes for an expanded EV plan after successful EV6 launch

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EV sales for the Hyundai/Kia Group have been so successful that the Kia brand is now revising and expanding their previous investment into EVs and plans on releasing more models than previously announced. After a successful launch of the Kia EV6, which took U.S.

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Volkswagen releases design sketch for ID.AERO fully-electric sedan; Chinese market first

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The Volkswagen brand released design sketches of the ID. AERO concept vehicle, a fully-electric limousine planned for the Chinese automobile market. The digital world premiere of the pre-production study will take place on 27 June. The future production version of the ID.

Bring on the electric truck stops: Megawatt standard for charging electric semis is formalized

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Fully electric heavy-duty trucks and buses aren’t going to be widely accepted until they can charge, as the standards group CharIn puts it, “within a reasonable time.”

Tesla is tracking to have a working prototype humanoid robot by the end of September

Electrek

Elon Musk says that Tesla is tracking to have a working prototype humanoid robot, Tesla Optimus, by the end of September. more…. The post Tesla is tracking to have a working prototype humanoid robot by the end of September appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX installs Super Heavy booster on launch mount with giant robot arms

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SpaceX has transported the most powerful rocket booster ever assembled to its Starbase orbital launch site (OLS) and used giant robotic arms to install it.

ArcelorMittal publishes concept for global low-carbon emissions physical steel standard

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ArcelorMittal published a concept for a low-carbon emissions steel standard to help incentivize the decarbonization of steelmaking globally and support the creation of market demand for physical steel products which would be classified as lower, and ultimately near-zero, carbon emissions steel.

Forget range anxiety: Study suggests non-EV drivers underestimate capabilities

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Between longer-range EVs and increased charging infrastructure, the reasons for range anxiety are decreasing. But not everyone believes that, according to a new University of Geneva study.

Tesla lays off head of LGBTQ+ and diversity lead amid Musk’s ‘woke mind virus’ concerns

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Tesla has laid off both the President of its LGBTQ+ community and a lead involved in diversity and inclusivity programs at the company.

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Tesla Lithium supplier remains on track for first export by the end of 2022

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Tesla supplier Core Lithium Ltd. ASX:CXO) recently provided a development update on its Finniss Project located near Darwin in the the Northern Territory of Australia. Tesla inked an agreement with the Australian Lithium producer earlier this year.

Enel X and Arrival partner to launch electric bus trials in Italy

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Enel X, Enel's subsidiary dedicated to innovative products and services, together with EV maker Arrival, have entered into a partnership to test the battery-electric bus in Italy.

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With in-wheel motors, Lightyear claims most efficient production powertrain in the world

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The Lightyear 0 solar-assisted electric car will use in-wheel motors from Slovenia's Elaphe as part of what Lightyear claims will be the most efficient powertrain in any production car.

Tesla launches new virtual power plant that pays Powerwall owners to help end brownouts

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Tesla has launched a new virtual power plant in partnership with PG&E in California that will pay Powerwalls owners to help stabilize the electric grid and end brownouts in California. more….

SpaceX gets permit for “Project Echo” in Central Texas

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On June 6, 2022, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approved a permit for a SpaceX construction project called “Project Echo.”

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Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX breaks own efficiency record on 1,202 km summer road trip on a single battery charge; 8.3 kWh/100 km

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The Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX has beat its own efficiency record ( earlier post ) in real-world driving with another 1,000 km+ (621 mile+) journey on a single battery charge.

Polestar 5 confirmed with 884 hp, 800-volt architecture

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The Polestar 5 flagship EV will feature an 800-volt electrical architecture and powerful dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain, Polestar confirmed Wednesday in a press release. Together, the two motors produce 884 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque.

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Kroger, the US’s largest supermarket chain, is adding more level 2 and 3 EV chargers

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Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in the US and the second-largest retailer overall behind Walmart, is adding more DC fast and level 2 Volta EV chargers to its stores. more….

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‘West Electric Highway’ develops EV charging in eight Western States

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On Tuesday, two organizations by the names of ChargeWest and Utah Clean Cities (UCC) announced the creation of the “West Electric Highway”, developing electric vehicle charging infrastructure along strategic corridors and within points of interest.

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Imperial Oil and E3 Lithium partner on lithium pilot project, redeveloping historic oil field

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Tesla Model Y, Model 3 are the most American-made vehicles, annual study finds

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Tesla vehicles took four of the top six spots in the 2022 American-made Index, from Cars.com. The Tesla Model Y and Model 3 took the top two spots, as all of those models for the U.S. are made in either California or Texas.

Elon Musk considers Tesla ads to counter media bias

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Elon Musk says that he is considering Tesla ads, which are against the company’s current marketing policy, to counter what Musk perceives as media bias against Tesla. more…. The post Elon Musk considers Tesla ads to counter media bias appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla’s original Cybertruck prototype stuns at CVPR 2022 Conference

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Tesla has been showcasing the Cybertruck quite frequently as of late, with the all-electric pickup truck being brought to the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR) in New Orleans recently.

Toshiba developing lightweight, compact, high-power superconducting motor for mobility applications

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Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) has developed a prototype superconducting motor to meet the needs of the mobility sector.

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Volvo fuel-cell semi: 600 miles, 15-minute refueling with green hydrogen still not widely available

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Volvo Trucks (not to be confused with Volvo Cars) already sells battery-electric commercial trucks, but is now experimenting with hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

Tesla achieves production of 1,000 cars in a week at Gigafactory Berlin

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Tesla announced that it has achieved production of 1,000 Model Y vehicles in a week at Gigafactory Berlin. This is an important milestone – though the automaker originally planned to achieve it in April. more….

Tesla Model Y is leading Norway’s EV sales — and it’s not even close

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The Tesla Model Y is a force to be reckoned with, especially in Norway, which is widely considered the leader in electric vehicle adoption worldwide. This month, the Tesla Model Y is establishing its dominance in Norway — and the race is not even close.

NXP extends S32 automotive platform with S32Z and S32E real-time processor families for new software-defined vehicles

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NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced two new processor families that extend the benefits of NXP’s S32 automotive platform with safe, high-performance real-time processing.

2023 Honda HR-V is a hybrid system away from greatness

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In this era of $6.00-a-gallon gasoline, driving the 2023 Honda HR-V last week brought some conflicting feelings about where automakers think the priorities are for budget-strapped mass-market shoppers.

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