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VanadiumCorp beginning work on next-generation vanadium redox flow batteries for ships

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VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. announced that commercial development work has commenced for the first phase of key design and engineering of next-generation vanadium redox flow-battery systems (VRFB Battery) for marine propulsion applications. Phase I work will be managed by the company’s wholly owned subsidiary in the European Union—VanadiumCorp GmbH—under the direction of VanadiumCorp’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr.

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GM reveals an electric van, launches a new business for electric cargo delivery

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General Motors provided a better idea Tuesday of how it will hasten an electric transformation in commercial fleets—with the formation of a new standalone business, called BrightDrop. BrightDrop plans to expand to offer what GM VP of global innovation Pam Fletcher described as “a portfolio of integrated zero-emissions products, with.

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#Joestradamus Knows Mike Pence’s Future Before It Happens

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Kia Seeks World Domination

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Kia, no longer content to occupy the second tier among carmakers, yesterday held a virtual press conference to announce their plans for world domination. Dropping Motors America from their name was the first indicator, as the company now known as just Kia moves forward. We reported the other day on Kia’s new logo, a bold […]. The post Kia Seeks World Domination appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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

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Octillion Power Systems enters US bus market to supply batteries for motorcoaches, city buses

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Octillion Power Systems, a global provider of advanced lithium-ion batteries, is providing battery packs for all-electric motorcoaches and city transit buses offered by ABC Companies and Lightning eMotors. The order marks the company’s first time supplying batteries for motorcoaches and buses in North America. With its entry into the motorcoach and bus markets, Octillion’s batteries will be used to repower popular models including Van Hool T2145e highline touring coaches and TD high-capacity dou

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Nio ET7 flagship teases 150-kwh solid-state battery, arrival in 2022

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Chinese automaker Nio is launching a flagship electric car with an available 150-kilowatt-hour battery pack, and when it's scheduled to start deliveries in early 2022, it could be the first mass-produced passenger car anywhere in the world—yes, before Tesla—to have solid-state battery technology. The Nio ET7 sedan will also feature.

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France December 2020

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A future star lands in a record market (19% share!) If the overall automotive market had a horrible 2020 (-26% YoY), with the 1.7 million units of this year being the lowest result since 1975, plugin sales continue steaming hot, with sales jumping four fold regarding the same month of 2019, with PHEVs (up 5-fold, to 15,168 units) growing faster than BEVs (20,734 units), allowing them to have a 42% share among plugins in December, another impressive result in this traditionally BEV-friendly marke

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Siemens’ Russelectric adds EV charging to Massachusetts renewable microgrid

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Russelectric, a manufacturer of distributed energy and microgrid control systems for mission-critical commercial facilities that was acquired by Siemens in 2018, has added electrical vehicle charging capabilities at its Hingham, Massachusetts, facility. In 2017, Russelectric installed a renewable, hybrid microgrid at its Hingham location, consisting of grid power, a solar photovoltaic power generation system, an energy storage system, and a diesel generator.

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Could battery health reports rescue an ailing used EV market?

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All the hype over electric vehicles could lose much of its charge over a continued weak link: the used EV market. There are about 44,000 used-car dealerships in the U.S. today, and roughly a quarter of those have never sold an EV. Outside of some boutique dealerships in EV-savvy cities on the West Coast and elsewhere (and outside of the Tesla.

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

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BrightDrop, General Motors’ Shiny New Delivery Business

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General Motors has rolled out BrightDrop, moving them further into the business of first-to-last-mile products, software, and services for delivery and logistics. “BrightDrop offers a smarter way to deliver goods and services,” said Mary Barra, GM Chairman and CEO. To lower costs, maximize productivity, improve safety, increase security, and support sustainability, Barra said, […].

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Total and Engie partner to develop France’s largest site for the production of green hydrogen: Masshylia

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Total and Engie signed a cooperation agreement to design, develop, build and operate the Masshylia project, France’s largest renewable hydrogen production site at Châteauneuf-les-Martigues in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur South region. Located at the heart of Total’s La Mède biorefinery and powered by solar farms with a total capacity of more than 100 MW, the 40 MW electrolyzer will produce 5 tonnes of green hydrogen per day to meet the needs of the biofuel production process at Total’s La Mède

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Lightning eMotors creates electric motor coaches at lower cost and CO2 impact

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A Colorado-based company is giving old diesel buses an all-electric upgrade. While companies like BYD and ProTerra specialize in new fully-electric buses, Lightning eMotors appears to be the first to widely market a kit that upfits existing buses with electric powertrains. In addition to manufacturing its own vehicles, and supplying electric.

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Electric Vehicles Are Only Getting Cheaper To Own

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This article is courtesy of Chris Johnston with EVPubs.com. One of the fastest ways to accelerate your transition to an eco-friendlier lifestyle is to switch to an electric vehicle (EV). According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions is from transportation. This accounts for 28% of emissions, coming in above agriculture, commercial & residential, industry and power generation.

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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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Norway December 2020

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Audi e-Tron 2020 Best Seller in 65% PEV market BEVs are becoming the norm in Norway, as they were responsible for 67% of the Norwegian market last month, up 301% last month, to 13.718 units, pulling the 2020 BEV share to 54% , while plugin hybrids, in the context of growing sales across Europe, registered 4.192 units, being responsible for 20% share of the overall market in December, which coincidentally, is the same as the 2020 score (20%).

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NIO launches autonomous driving model ET7; up to 621 miles range with solid-state 150 kWh battery

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At NIO Day, in Chengdu, NIO launched its first autonomous driving model, the smart electric flagship sedan NIO ET7. The ET7 has a pre-subsidy price starting from RMB 448,000 (US$69,000), or from RMB 378,000 (US$58,400) with BaaS (Battery as a Service). The ET7 features a 180 kW permanent magnet motor in the front and a 300 kW induction motor in the rear.

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Chevy offers 0% financing on used Bolt EV and Volt

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If you're considering a used electric car, now might be a good time to spring into action. General Motors is offering 0% APR financing for 72 months on used Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars and Chevy Volt plug-in hybrids, reports CarsDirect, which cited a bulletin sent to dealerships last week. The deal, which runs through February 1, is the type.

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100K+ Pre-Orders for Lordstown’s Pickup a Shocker

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Lordstown Motors announced on Monday that they had exceeded 100,000 pre-orders for their Endurance light-duty, all-electric pickup, slated to begin production in September. While we covered the Endurance previously, we didn’t pay homage to where it’s being assembled. Lordstown has a long history as the place where Chevrolet and Pontiac vehicles came together.

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Plug’n Drive launches online tool to help Canadian drivers find their electric vehicle match

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Find Your EV Match Plug’n Drive has launched the “Find Your EV Match” online tool. This interactive website is the first of its kind in Canada that allows users to compare gas and electric cars and, based on their driving habits and budget, find the electric vehicle (EV) model that works best for their lifestyle. The “Find Your EV Match” tool is an extension of Plug’n Drive’s existing resources.

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars lifts global deliveries of BEV vehicles by 197% and of electric vehicles overall by 158% in 2020

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In 2020, Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered more than 212,000 electric cars in total (+158 percent versus 2019), including nearly 134,000 battery electric vehicles (+197 percent versus 2019). This brought the share of BEV and hybrid vehicles in Europe up to 12.4% of the brand’s total deliveries, up from 2.3% in 2019. The most popular model was the ID.3 with 56,500 units sold—even though this only came on the market in September—followed by the e-Golf with around 41,300 units and the

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Lordstown confirms 100,000 orders for Endurance electric pickup, September production start

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Lordstown Motors on Monday confirmed 100,000 non-binding pre-orders for its Endurance electric pickup truck, and said in a press release that the pickup is "on track" to start production in September. That milestone comes just two months after Lordstown announced 50,000 pre-orders for the Endurance. The company is targeting commercial fleets.

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Splitvolt Fast EV Charger Debuts at CES

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Splitvolt has answered two major drawbacks to electric vehicle (EV) ownership, slow charging and costly rewiring. Their Splitvolt Splitter Switch is a game-changer, rolling out this week at the virtual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Splitvolt Inc. is one of those techie, geeky Silicon Valley startups you wouldn’t normally hear about. Daniel Liddle, the founder and […].

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NIO reveals Telsa-rivalling ET7 flagship saloon

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Founded in 2014 by Chinese entrepreneur, William Li, NIO's rapid ascent to become one of China’s top EV brands has seen money pour in from around the world.

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California Governor proposes $1.5B in new budget to achieve ZEV goals

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Governor Gavin Newsom has submitted his 2021-22 State Budget proposal to the state Legislature. Among the many provisions, the Governor’s budget proposes $1.5 billion to achieve the state’s zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) goals by 2035 and 2045, including securitizing up to $1 billion to accelerate the pace and scale of the infrastructure needed to support zero-emission vehicles.

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Sony Vision-S electric car starts public road tests in Europe

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One year after its unveiling at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Sony Vision-S electric car is now testing on public roads. Sony didn't provide much other detail on how things were progressing with the car. The short video it released for CES 2021 was essentially just some B-roll of the camouflaged prototype being driven on a test.

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Owens Gifts Autonomous Drivers

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today has issued a final rule, all 147 pages of it, designed to roll back numerous Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and clarify what they termed as ambiguities in current occupant protection standards, for vehicles equipped with automated driving systems (ADS).

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Renault reveals its future with Renaulution plan

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Renault Group has lifted the lid on its strategic plan for the next five years and beyond, and it is aiming to be a “leader in electrification by 2025”.

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Linde to build, own and operate 24MW PEM electrolyzer for green hydrogen

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Linde will build , own and operate a 24MW PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer plant at the Leuna Chemical Complex in Germany. The new 24-megawatt electrolyzer will produce green hydrogen to supply Linde’s industrial customers through the company’s existing pipeline network. In addition, Linde will distribute liquefied green hydrogen to refueling stations and other industrial customers in the region.

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E range test: At 70 mph, true to EPA highway results

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How far can the Ford Mustang Mach-E go on a highway trip at 70 mph? Just as far as the EPA ratings suggest, I recently found out in a real-world range test. The Mach-E is the first electric SUV not from Tesla to reach an EPA-rated range of up to 300 miles, and in the Mach-E Premium 4X form we recently tested, the official range is 270 miles. Those.

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Renault 5 reborn as all-electric city car

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Remember the Renault 5 supermini of the 80s? Well it’s returned – this time as an innovative EV that will take aim at the Honda E when it arrives sometime in the next few years.

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UK car manufacturers have three years to source local electric car batteries

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The last-minute Brexit free trade deal may have brought some semblance of final order to what has been a torrid four years, but the UK's EV market isn't out of the woods yet. Looming on the horizon is a need to become battery independent, as a favourable initial tariff deal comes to an end in 2024 will significantly increase costs.

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New Flyer and Li-Cycle complete heavy-duty lithium-ion battery recycling pilot; 3,200 lbs of Li-ion batteries

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New Flyer Industries Canada ULC and New Flyer of America Inc., subsidiaries of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, announced the successful completion of a battery recycling pilot with North America’s largest lithium-ion battery recycler, Li- Cycle Corporation. ( Earlier post.). Li-Cycle offers a proprietary, closed-loop lithium-ion battery resource recovery service producing minimal solid waste, and zero liquid and air emissions that can sustainably

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2022 Ioniq 5 electric crossover dials in 45 EV Concept's retro look for February debut

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Hyundai has revealed some first photos and video of its upcoming Ioniq 5 electric SUV, set for a debut in February and to go on sale this fall. These are the first photos of the Ioniq 5 in prototype form, and it sure looks a lot like the 45 concept, as revealed in September 2019 at the Frankfurt auto show. The company said that the Ioniq 5 will be.

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Beyond Tesla: Why Your Business Needs Charging Stations Compatible with All Types of EVs

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In a few short years, Tesla has become one of the most innovative and disruptive brands in the world. Starting with the very first model, Tesla reintroduced the idea of electric vehicles to Americans wary of giving up on gas, and reimagined the way EVs can be: sleek, sexy, powerful, and adaptable enough to stay on the cutting edge of technology. Once it made EVs cool, Tesla went to work creating a new type of EV charging station that could remove the main problem with all EVs — the range.