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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. In a live stream, Fraunhofer IPT, together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS and the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, will present the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s action plan and initi

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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. That's a bit higher than the 700 km (just under 435 mi) Mercedes previously quoted, and it's based on European WLTP methodology. A range.

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

Electrek

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.

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Elon Musk confirms major Tesla Santa Monica Supercharger: 50’s-style diner, drive-in movie clips

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed earlier today that the City of Santa Monica would be the location of a new Supercharger location. The fresh Supercharger may include a 50’s Diner and clips from the 100 best movies of all-time, Musk added. For several years, Musk has joked about the possibility of a retro Supercharger facility in Los Angeles. In early 2018, Musk teased the idea of a Supercharger that would bring back the feel of the ’50s.

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

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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. Following a rigorous assessment of hydrogen technology innovators, CAeS welcomes Ricardo UK Ltd and Innovatus Technologies Ltd to the Fresson consortium.

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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. The Swappable Battery Consortium for Electric Motorcycles includes the top Japanese motorcycle manufacturers: Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha. In a press release, the.

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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. The CEO’s humor and playful nature could be found in Tesla’s products, from fun Easter eggs on the car itself, and more recently, it seems, in the construction zone of Gigafactory Texas. .

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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. Following the private placement, Saga will have an ownership of approximately 33% in the company.

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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. This is exactly on pace with what the automaker suggested shortly after the.

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

Electrek

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. more… The post Tesla releases Q1 2021 delivery results: massive new record of 185,000 cars appeared first on Electrek.

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

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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. During Tesla’s Q3 2019 Earnings Call, New Street Research analyst Pierre Ferragu asked what Musk thought about the S and X moving forward and how Tesla planned to deal with the cannibalizing effects of the Model 3, the car that overtook the popularity of th

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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., Ltd. for the supply of spodumene concentrate (SC6) from the Manono Lithium and Tin Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Spodumene—a lithium mineral derived from pegmatite rock—is known for its high lithium content.

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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. The automaker plans to open 12 fast-charging sites under the E-Pit banner—with 72 individual plugs—at highway rest stops in South Korea beginning in April, with eight more sites totaling 48 plugs.

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Tesla Model 3 becomes more popular as NYC yellow cab

Electrek

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.

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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 (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. As noted in a press release , Tesla produced no Model S or Model X during the first quarter, though it was able to sell 2,020 units of the flagship sedan and SUV until the end of March 2021.

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Mercedes-AMG reveals performance hybrid and battery-electric AMG derivative strategy

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Mercedes-AMG laid out its new electrified drive strategy , which is based on two pillars: Performance hybrids with a completely independent drive concept under the technology label E PERFORMANCE. Battery-electric AMG derivatives based on the new Mercedes Electric Vehicle Architecture (EVA) for luxury and premium-class vehicles. Extensive modifications to the drive, chassis, design and equipment will provide the hallmark AMG driving experience with all-electric drive.

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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. Key rivals will include the Tesla Model S Plaid, Lucid Air, and Porsche.

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Tesla To Build A City, Or Even Hundreds Of “Tesla Cities”

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Elon Musk can’t stop. Tesla can’t stop. The cleantech revolution can’t stop. As if mass-market electric & autonomous cars, record-low battery prices & record-low rooftop solar prices, dozens of gigafactories, jaw-dropping & jaw-deforming acceleration, electric semi trucks & cybertrucks, reusable rockets, tunnel-boring machines, Starlink satellites, and a mission to Mars weren’t enough, Elon Musk has now […].

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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.” In November 2020, Musk first revealed plans to implement “major [Starship] upgrades” as early as prototype SN15, though the improvements involved in the first apparent Starship ‘block’ change were never detailed.

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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. Trailhead chargers coincide with launch of 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid and will support future electrified Jeep vehicles.

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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. The video shows the general assembly area of the factory, where powertrains and suspension components.

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

Electrek

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. more… The post GE lands ‘largest combined onshore wind project’ in its history appeared first on Electrek.

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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. If recent videos of the site are any indication, however, it appears that Giga Shanghai is still not done expanding, with construction now being underway on a massive site south of the main factory. Tesla’s Gigafactory Shanghai is reportedly producing vehicles at a rate of about 450,000 cars per year.

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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. The electric trucks will service all five boroughs, IKEA said. Ten electric delivery box trucks from Lightning eMotors have already been put into service within the Fluid Truck network system to serve Manhattan.

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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. USA Today reports that it saw a formal announcement on the company’s media site after it was posted early Monday and before it was removed. CNBC, which also reported to have seen the.

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Mercedes-AMG announces upcoming all-electric performance vehicles

Electrek

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.

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Elon Musk’s $30M donation gets response from Cameron County, Brownsville Mayor

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On Tuesday, Elon Musk stated he would be donating $20 million to Cameron County schools and $10 million to the City of Brownsville for downtown revitalization. In response, Cameron County and the Brownsville Mayor expressed their excitement over the SpaceX CEO’s announcement and initiatives. . “I think the exciting part is that Mr. Musk recognizes how important it is to invest in public education.

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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. Artist’s impression of the UltraFan demonstrator. The engine is the basis for a potential new family of UltraFan engines able to power both narrowbody and widebody aircraft and deliver a 25% fuel efficiency improvement compar

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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. According to Rivian's website, the battery warranty for the R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV is.

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

Electrek

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.

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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. The project, which was approved by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors last year, will store up to 240 MWh of energy, and be used to help power the company’s corporate headquarters in Cupertino. . For such an ambitious project—one that Apple describes as among the largest energy storage systems in the country—Apple has decided to partner with Tesl

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Mercedes-Benz and Siemens launch strategic partnership for sustainable automotive production

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Mercedes-Benz and Siemens will cooperate on advancing digitalization and automation in the automotive industry, supported by the State of Berlin. Mercedes-Benz AG aims to digitize its production processes. Siemens, a leading supplier in the field of automation, industrial software and smart infrastructure, will bring its expertise and technologies to the partnership to develop highly flexible, efficient and sustainable automotive production together with Mercedes-Benz.

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2022 Kia EV6: With Tesla Model Y-beating acceleration and charging, the Stinger of EVs

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The EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated electric vehicle—a model designed without allowing for engines, tailpipes, or fuel tanks. And Kia doesn’t shy away from seeing it as the best counterpoint to the Stinger, its model that flaunts its gasoline fire power. “In a way, it’s like our Stinger EV,” said global brand boss.

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

Electrek

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. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates.