Tech: High/Low Temps Drain Your EV Range

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Tokyo Tech team develops high-performance bimetallic OER electrocatalyst for water splitting

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A team led by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have discovered a new bimetallic electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) in electrochemical water splitting: CaFe 2 O 4.

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Georgia Tech team develops AI to read EV charging station reviews to find infrastructure gaps

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A team from Georgia Tech has developed an AI that can analyze user reviews of electric vehicle charging stations, allowing it accurately to identify places where there are insufficient or out-of-service stations.

California considers electric-car V2G charging tech for grid stability

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The idea of using coordinated electric-car charging to stabilize the grid has been discussed for years, but is still in early stages of development. California regulators now hope to bring so-called "vehicle-to-grid" (V2G) technology into focus.

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Geologists discover new path to rare earth mineral formation; implications for green energy and tech industries

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Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have shed new light on the formation mechanisms of a rare earth-bearing mineral that is in increasingly high demand across the globe for its use in the green energy and tech industries.

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Tech: Autonomous Vehicles Are Going to Require a New Brain

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The post Tech: Autonomous Vehicles Are Going to Require a New Brain first appeared on Clean Fleet Report. Autonomous Cars Tech auto industry in transition autonomous vehicles AV manufacturing AVs connected mobility connected technologies neural frameworks neural manufacturing

Georgia Tech team develops melt-infiltration technique for scalable production of solid-state batteries

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Georgia Tech’s technique is not yet commercially ready, but Yushin predicts that if a significant portion of the future EV market embraces solid-state batteries, “This would probably be the only way to go,” since it will allow manufacturers to use their existing production facilities and infrastructure. a Georgia Tech startup, with characterization performed at the Materials Characterization Center at Georgia Tech.

QuantumScape battery tech: A fast-charging electric-car game-changer?

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Volkswagen-backed startup QuantumScape on Tuesday revealed new data showing the capabilities of its solid-state battery tech. Several companies are working to develop solid-state batteries, which use a solid electrolyte instead of the liquid or gel used in current lithium-ion battery cells.

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Hystar raises $5.9M+ to develop and commercialize its high-efficiency thin-membrane PEM electrolysis tech

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Hystar, a spin-out from SINTEF that is developing a novel PEM electrolysis technology, has raised more than NOK 50 million (US$5.9 million) to support further development and commercialization.

Tokyo Tech catalyst enables lower-temperature synthesis of ammonia; energy and GHG savings

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Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have developed an improved catalyst for the synthesis of ammonia by taking the common dehydrating agent calcium hydride and adding fluoride to it.

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Lightyear tests solar roof tech on a Tesla Model 3

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That car isn't quite ready for production yet, but Lightyear is testing its solar tech on modified Tesla Model 3 sedans. Dutch startup Lightyear plans to launch an electric car powered by a combination of solar panels and batteries.

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High-voltage EV battery packs: benefits and challenges. More voltage, more better?


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Electric self-driving Apple car reportedly to use next-level battery tech in 2024

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Apple is planning to launch an electric car in 2024 with radical new battery tech, Reuters reported Monday.

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GMC introduces 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1; powered by all-new Ultium battery tech

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GMC introduced the 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1. It will be the first fully electric addition to GMC’s lineup, driven by next-generation EV propulsion technology that enables off-road capability, on-road performance and an immersive driving experience.

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Karma sues EV startup Lordstown, claims it stole infotainment tech

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Karma Automotive is suing Lordstown Motors, alleging the Ohio-based electric-truck firm stole trade secrets and poached employees involved in the development of infotainment tech.

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DOE awards Virginia Tech $3M for EV charging cybersecurity project

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Virginia Tech a $3 million grant for research on electric vehicle charging infrastructure cybersecurity as part of a larger $80 million investment by the department on advanced technologies research ( earlier post ). Gerdes, also a faculty affiliate in Virginia Tech’s Hume Center for National Security and Technology, works with the center in the area of cybersecurity and cyber-physical systems security.

ExxonMobil, Georgia Tech and Imperial College London publish joint research on potential breakthrough in membrane technology for oil refining

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The polymers were designed and tested at Georgia Tech, then converted to 200-nanometer-thick films and incorporated into membrane modules at Imperial. Woody faculty fellow and associate professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.

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Virginia Tech team demonstrates green manufacturing method for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at Virginia Tech have demonstrated a green and more sustainable manufacturing method for LIBs in which no hazardous organic solvent is used during electrode manufacturing and recycling.

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Tokyo Tech team demonstrates visible-light photoelectrochemical water-splitting with cobalt-enhanced TiO2

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Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have demonstrated the first visible-light photoelectrochemical system for water splitting using TiO 2 enhanced with cobalt.

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BP partner StoreDot produces cells with 5-minute fast-charging tech

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Isareli startup StoreDot has long promised a Holy Grail of battery technology: a battery that can recharge in about the same amount of time it takes to pump gasoline. Now the startup is delivering the first samples of its so-called "five-minute charge" lithium-ion battery cells.

BMW ending involvement in Formula E, says it has exhausted opportunities for tech transfer

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BMW Group has always used Formula E as a tech lab for production. BMW Group will end its involvement in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship at the end of the coming season. BMW has consistently supported the Formula E project from the beginning, and has enjoyed victories and podiums with the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team. The same engineers who develop the drivetrains for electric production vehicles are also responsible for the drivetrains in the race cars.

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Flywheel tech helps ease grid demands of EV fast-charging

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Although true flywheel-based kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) never quite caught on in racing or in production hybrids, a company in Israel has been working on putting the technology to use where it could make a big difference: EV fast-charging stations.

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VW is launching ID.4 electric SUV on up-front value and ownership costs, not tech potential

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While that argument might help sell vehicles to tech mavens, families are still going to be focused on the hard and fast

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Tesla supplier developing dry electrode tech to establish facility in Texas


The post Tesla supplier developing dry electrode tech to establish facility in Texas appeared first on TESLARATI. Reported Tesla supplier Saueressig Engineering plans to establish a facility in San Antonio’s East Side—about 80 miles away from Gigafactory Texas.

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Ford awards TomTom global traffic service deal for next-gen SYNC tech

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Ford has awarded TomTom a global multi-year deal to provide Ford’s next-generation SYNC with its real-time traffic service. The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 pickup and the soon to be delivered all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV are the first Ford vehicles available with the technology.

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Cummins unveils hydrogen fuel cell truck as tech demonstrator

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Cummins Inc. unveiled a heavy-duty truck with fuel cell and battery electric power at the 2019 North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. Cummins’ strategy is to provide its customers with a broad portfolio of power options, from diesel and natural gas, hybrids, to battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell solutions.

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Tesla CEO Musk again teases rocket tech for Roadster, due in 2022

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He confirmed Thursday that the second-generation Roadster has been delayed until 2022—while still encouraging speculation about rocket tech for the electric supercar. Elon Musk seems eager to capitalize on his control of both Tesla and SpaceX.

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Audi tech development chief resigns

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Stefan Knirsch, Member of the Board of Management of Audi AG for Technical Development, has resigned , effective immediately. He had been appointed to that position at the beginning of this year, replacing Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg who left the company earlier after being suspended in connection with the diesel emissions scandal. Dr. Hackenberg has not been charged. The company said that Dr. Knirsch had concealed knowledge about the defeat devices and the emissions testing cheating.

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Georgia Tech launches manufacturing institute

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The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has launched an interdisciplinary research institute to promote a technologically advanced and globally competitive manufacturing base in the United States. Under this new initiative, the Manufacturing Research Center has been renamed the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute and has expanded to engage researchers from all of Georgia Tech’s colleges, the Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI²) and the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

Watch out Xiaomi! Electric moped giant NIU launches high-tech standing electric scooter


Electric moped giant NIU launches high-tech standing electric scooter appeared first on Electrek. NIU is famous for its smart electric mopeds, but now the company is adding a new product to its lineup.

GM announces the Chevy Silverado EV: 400 miles of range with Ultium battery tech


The post GM announces the Chevy Silverado EV: 400 miles of range with Ultium battery tech appeared first on TESLARATI.

ARPA-E announces $100M OPEN 2021 funding opportunity for transformative clean energy tech R&D

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $100 million in funding for transformative clean energy technology research and development via its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E’s) OPEN 2021 funding opportunity ( DE-FOA-0002459 ). Concept papers are due on 6 April 2021. ARPA-E anticipates making approximately 30- 50 awards under this FOA. ARPA-E may, at its discretion, issue one, multiple, or no awards.

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Industry survey finds >57% of auto tech leaders expect COVID-19 to increase consolidation; >85% predict lasting impact on shared mobility

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A global survey of more than survey found that more than 120 auto tech leaders by Informa Tech Automotive Group found that 57% expect that COVID-19 will quicken the pace and rate of consolidation within the automotive industry. Only 11% of the auto tech leaders surveyed disagreed with this assessment, reaffirming the reverse urbanization paradigm.

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Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in Israeli technology start-ups MDGo and UVeye

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Volvo Cars has made investments in two Israeli technology start-ups through the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, the company’s venture capital investment arm. They represent the Tech Fund’s first investments outside the US and Europe. The Tech Fund’s other investment, UVeye, has developed advanced technology for the automatic external inspection and scanning of cars for damages, dents and scratches.

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Lucid’s $25,000 Car Plans Would Accelerate With Licensing Tech


It could happen in four years instead of nine, but there’s “nothing tangible” so far

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Honda quits Formula 1 racing to focus on EVs and fuel-cell tech

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Honda is giving up its prestigious Formula 1 program to shift more resources into battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell tech. The automaker unexpectedly announced Friday that it would withdraw from F1 at the end of the 2021 season.

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Georgia Tech team’s platinum-graphene fuel cell catalysts show superior stability over bulk platinum

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Although there has been a push to use catalytic systems without platinum, there hasn’t been a system proposed so far that simultaneously matches the catalytic activity and the durability of platinum, said Faisal Alamgir, an associate professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Materials Science and Engineering and the corresponding author of the paper. The Georgia Tech researchers tried a different strategy.

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Rice, Texas Tech study finds automated cars and their operators fail to detect dangers

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New research from Rice University and Texas Tech University has found that drivers often fail to spot hazards missed by automated vehicles, and it only gets worse the longer drivers ride in them. —Eric Greenlee, assistant professor of psychological sciences at Texas Tech and lead author.

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Teardown of Model 3 suggests it might maintain a tech lead for years

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A teardown indicates the Tesla Model 3 may maintain its tech advantage for a similarly long time. The longevity of the Model S proves that Tesla was well ahead of other automakers when the electric luxury car launched almost eight years ago.

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Virginia Tech team developing intelligent wearable analyzer for pollutants in transportation-related workplaces

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With a $2.3-million award from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an interdisciplinary team of Virginia Tech researchers led by Masoud Agah, the Virginia Microelectronics Consortium Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is developing an intelligent wearable analyzer for vapor exposure, called iWAVE, that can be used to measure hazardous air pollutants in real-time in transportation-related and other workplaces.

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US Postal Service contractor chooses propane for parcel deliveries; F-750s with ROUSH tech

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For the first time, some US Postal Service packages are being delivered via emission-reducing propane autogas trucks.

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Jupiter Tech licenses FT catalyst technologies from Louisiana Tech

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Louisiana-based Jupiter Fuels, a new sister development company of ASI, has licensed nano-engineered Fischer-Tropsch catalyst technologies from Louisiana Tech University. Exploiting advances in bulk-process nanomaterials, the Louisiana Tech scientists developed novel catalysts that significantly lower the pressures required for fuel conversion. ASI research teams are exploring other nanoscience breakthroughs from the research at Louisiana Tech University.

With Mercedes tech, Aston Martin plans to electrify 20% of its fleet by 2024

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Aston Martin will use Mercedes-Benz powertrain tech as part of an expanded agreement between the two automakers announced last week.