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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.

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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.


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


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

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


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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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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.

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


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

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


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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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).

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.

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


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


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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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.

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.

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


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

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


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.”

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


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.

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


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

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


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.

Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai’s new major expansion is starting


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.

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.

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.

Mercedes-AMG announces upcoming all-electric performance vehicles


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

Tesla is pre-approved to expand Giga Berlin’s footprint for storage purposes


Tesla has received a new pre-approved permit for its Giga Berlin production facility. The pre-approval will allow Tesla to expand the footprint of the facility by 80 hectares for storage purposes.

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Purolator deploys fully electric delivery vehicles in Vancouver; Motiv Power Systems

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Purolator is taking another step in greening its fleet with the arrival of fully electric curbside-delivery trucks in Vancouver—the first to be launched nationally by a Canadian courier company.

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.

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Audi e-tron electric SUV gains momentum with price cut and range increase


The Audi e-tron electric SUV was off to a slow start, but it is now gaining momentum in the US with the 2021 model year getting a price cut and range increase. more… The post Audi e-tron electric SUV gains momentum with price cut and range increase appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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Tesla’s partner IDRA shares insights on the Cybertruck Giga Press’ potential


Tesla’s next generation of vehicles will be built on the back of the Giga Press, a machine capable of producing massive, single-piece casts for critical components like an electric car’s rear underbody.

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.

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Electrify America is helping Jeep set up a charging network at off-road trailheads

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Electrify America will set up charging stations for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid at off-road trailheads, the two companies announced Friday.

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