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AVZ signs binding SC6 offtake agreement with major Chinese lithium converter Yibin Tianyi, supplier to CATL

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Australia-based AVZ Minerals Limited has secured a strategic, long-term offtake partner agreement with Yibin Tianyi Lithium Industry Co., for the supply of spodumene concentrate (SC6) from the Manono Lithium and Tin Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Mercedes ups its range number for EQS—and it might top Model S

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At its annual meeting on Wednesday, Mercedes-Benz released a new, higher range figure of 770 kilometers (478 miles) for its upcoming EQS flagship sedan, which is scheduled to start production later this year.

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Tesla releases Q1 2021 delivery results: massive new record of 185,000 cars

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Tesla has released today its Q1 2021 delivery and production results, and as expected, the automaker has achieved record deliveries for a first quarter, but it also went way beyond that.

Tesla (TSLA) sets new records with with 184k vehicle deliveries in Q1 2021

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Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) has released its first quarter vehicle production and delivery report, revealing that the company has achieved yet another record Q1. Over the course of the first quarter, Tesla was able to produce a total of 180,338 vehicles and deliver a total of 184,800 cars.

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Fraunhofer team developing continuous rapid production line for fuel cell components

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A team from Fraunhofer IPT is developing a continuous production line that will be able to process fuel cell components in cycles lasting just seconds. The pilot line is set to be presented at the Hannover Messe Digital Edition from 12-16 April 2021.

Ford Mustang Mach-E moving quickly off dealer lots, sales on pace with early estimates

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Initial sales results for the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV are tracking with early estimates, and are attracting new customers to the Ford brand, the automaker's first-quarter 2021 sales results show. Ford said it moved 6,614 vehicles off U.S. dealership lots in Q1.

Tesla Model 3 becomes more popular as NYC yellow cab

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The Tesla Model 3 is becoming more popular as a yellow cab in New York City as more people adopt the electric car after doing the math. more… The post Tesla Model 3 becomes more popular as NYC yellow cab appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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Saga Pure takes 33% stake in liquid hydrogen storage technology company

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Norway-based Green inverstment company Saga Pure ASA has committed to subscribe for NOK 30 million (US$3.5 million) in a private placement of new shares in IC Technologies AS (ICT), which is developing a novel storage solution for liquid hydrogen and LNG.

Swappable battery system set by companies representing half of global motorcycle market

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A consortium of manufacturers representing half the global motorcycle market announced an agreement Friday for a standardized battery-swapping system for electric motorcycles.

Elon Musk: Tesla is still hoping to build retro diner at new Santa Monica Supercharger station

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Tesla is apparently still planning to build a 1950s-style diner at a new Santa Monica Supercharger station. more… The post Elon Musk: Tesla is still hoping to build retro diner at new Santa Monica Supercharger station appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

SpaceX speeds up work on new Starship with “hundreds” of upgrades

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Beginning almost immediately after Starship SN11’s midair explosion earlier this week, SpaceX has accelerated work on a new Starship prototype upgraded with “hundreds of improvements.”

ZeroAvia secures additional $24.3M to launch development of 2MW hydrogen-electric powertrain for regional aircraft

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ZeroAvia is launching the development program for a 2MW hydrogen-electric powertrain for full-size regional aircraft. The program kick-off is supported by a new raise of $24.3 million, led by Horizons Ventures, joined by a new investor: British Airways.

Hyundai's E-pit fast-charging template looks like a gas station

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Hyundai has created a fast-charging template for electric cars with a name that evokes racing and a look that evokes current gas stations.

Apple to buy over $50 million worth of batteries from Tesla for new energy storage project

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Apple announced a massive new energy storage project in California, and we learned that Tesla will supply its Megapack battery systems for the project. more… The post Apple to buy over $50 million worth of batteries from Tesla for new energy storage project appeared first on Electrek. Electre

Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai’s new major expansion is starting

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Gigafactory Shanghai could very well be Tesla’s ace-in-the-hole this year, thanks to the rapid ramp of its Model 3 and Model Y production.

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Toyota and Beijing SinoHytec form JV to produce and sell FCRD fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles

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Toyota Motor Company and Beijing SinoHytec have established a joint venture company to promote the commercial vehicle fuel cell system industry in China. The planned joint venture will be based in Beijing and named Toyota SinoHytec Fuel Cell (FCTS).

When Lucid Air electric sedan production starts, quality will be a priority

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Production of the Lucid Air electric car will soon be underway in the second half of the year, and to show the level of preparation that's going into it the company is highlighting the quality-control measures at its Casa Grande, Arizona factory.

GE lands ‘largest combined onshore wind project’ in its history

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GE Renewable Energy has made an agreement with Chicago-based Invenergy, a global clean energy developer and operator, to provide wind turbines for the 1.48 gigawatt North Central Wind Energy Facilities in Oklahoma.

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Morgan Stanley estimates Tesla Cybertruck production to hit 100k/year in 2025

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Morgan Stanley forecasted that Tesla would produce just under 100,000 Cybertrucks by FY 2025 in a report about 6 key considerations that mattered to the EV startup.

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Project Fresson to develop hydrogen fuel cell retrofit for 9-passenger aircraft

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Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS)—the UK SME leading the Project Fresson consortium—will exploit recent advances in hydrogen fuel cell technology to develop a commercially viable, retrofit powertrain solution for the nine-passenger Britten-Norman Islander aircraft.

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS preview: Beyond Model S and S-Class, a new luxury EV benchmark?

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Mercedes-Benz has released more about the design and the interior of its EQS flagship electric sedan, due to arrive later this year. First seen as the 2019 Vision EQS concept of the same name that heralded the model, the EQS essentially rethinks the S-Class as all-electric.

EGEB: IKEA’s NYC delivery trucks will be fully electric by May 2021

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): IKEA partners with Fluid Truck to use only e-delivery trucks in NYC’s 5 boroughs by May 2021. IEEFA’s 2021 report reflects the US’s clean energy surge, and Texas is a good case study.

Tesla seemingly does the most Elon Musk thing ever by drawing a giant “doge” in the Giga Texas site

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Elon Musk is known for many things. Apart from being a noted innovator with a penchant for attempting what is otherwise conventionally considered impossible, Musk is also known for his witty and sarcastic humor.

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Jeep partnering with Electrify America to install chargers at select trailheads

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Jeep is partnering with Electrify America to create the Jeep 4xe Charging Network. Jeep-branded EV charging stations will be installed at or near the trailheads of Jeep Badge of Honor off-road trails over the next year, allowing owners to take full-advantage of their electrified Jeep SUV.

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Canoo EV startup moves away from subscription plan, Hyundai partnership

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EV startup Canoo is reshuffling its business plans, moving away from subscriptions and automaker partnerships and toward fleet sales, The Verge reported Monday.

Extreme E kicks off this weekend with first electric off-road race in the desert

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Extreme E , the new electric off-road racing series, begins this weekend with its inaugural race, the Desert X Prix, in the deserts of Al-‘Ula, Saudi Arabia. The race itself happens on Sunday at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. UTC (3 a.m. PDT, 6 a.m. EDT, 1 p.m.

Tesla’s Q1 ’21 Deliveries prove Elon Musk was right about the Model S and X in 2019

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Tesla released its Production and Delivery figures for the first quarter of 2021 earlier today, and it proved that CEO Elon Musk was right about the Model S and Model X not being crucial to the company’s ultimate long-term growth.

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Fitch Solutions forecasts nickel demand for EV batteries to grow 29.2% per year to 2030

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Fitch Solutions expects nickel demand for EV battery manufacturing to experience an annual average growth rate of 29.2% over 2021-2030—outpacing demand for both lithium and cobalt.

Voltswagen: The badge for VW’s Microbus revival and other EVs?

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Volkswagen has been planning a name change to Voltswagen ahead of the arrival of more mass-market electric vehicles, and its ID Buzz Microbus revival in 2023.

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Biden proposes $174 billion investment in electric vehicles

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President Joe Biden has unveiled an outline of his infrastructure plan, and it includes a proposed $174 billion investment in electric vehicles. more… The post Biden proposes $174 billion investment in electric vehicles appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

Tesla Megapacks to be deployed at Apple’s California solar farm

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In an announcement on Wednesday, tech giant Apple revealed that it is building a big battery storage project at a Northern California solar farm.

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Rolls-Royce starts build of UltraFan aero-engine; 25% fuel efficiency improvement over first generation Trent

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Rolls-Royce has officially started building the world’s largest aero-engine, UltraFan. Work on the first module is underway at the DemoWorks facility in Derby, UK, and the demonstrator engine, which has a fan diameter of 140 inches, will be completed by the end of the year.

Rivian battery warranty beats Tesla, other EVs

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Ahead of first deliveries of the Rivian R1T electric pickup and R1S electric SUV this summer, the U.S. electric truck maker has released details on its battery warranty. And it surpasses the terms of the longest Tesla battery warranty.

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Mercedes-AMG announces upcoming all-electric performance vehicles

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Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Benz’s in-house performance brand and tuner, announced its electrification plans, including upcoming all-electric performance vehicles. more… The post Mercedes-AMG announces upcoming all-electric performance vehicles appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

Elon Musk announces $30M donation to Cameron County, TX schools, City of Brownsville

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Elon Musk has announced he will donate $30 million to Cameron County Schools and the City of Brownsville, Texas. The SpaceX and Tesla CEO announced that additional details would come next week.

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Fluid Truck orders 40 additional electric trucks from Lightning eMotors; supporting IKEA last-mile delivery in NYC

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Fluid Truck has ordered 40 additional electric delivery trucks from Lightning eMotors for its New York City fleet. These vehicles will be utilized by XPO Logistics and NAL Group in their support of IKEA Retail US last-mile delivery efforts.

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Could free-piston range extenders broaden the electric-truck horizon?

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A new kind of internal-combustion range extender for electric vehicles skips crankshafts and camshafts entirely, with packaging that could more easily coexist with battery packs. The UK firm Libertine last month announced that it has been awarded 2.6 million British pounds (about $3.6

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