June, 2022

Meta Materials acquires assets and IP of Optodot; battery separators and coating technology

Green Car Congress

Meta Materials Inc., a developer of high-performance functional materials and nanocomposites, signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and intellectual property, including 67 issued and 22 pending patents, of Optodot Corporation for an aggregate of $48.5

Why wireless charging matters for electric cars

Green Car Reports

If you’ve cut the cord for your smartphone with a charging pad for the bedside table and one in the car—and, if you’re lucky—wireless CarPlay or Android Auto—you likely get the idea of what a game-changer wireless inductive charging could be for electric cars.

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Tesla prepares to upgrade Gigafactory Shanghai to produce 21,000 EVs per week

Electrek

Tesla is preparing to partly shut down Gigafactory Shanghai for a few weeks in order to upgrade the factory to a production capacity of 21,000 electric vehicles per week. more…. The post Tesla prepares to upgrade Gigafactory Shanghai to produce 21,000 EVs per week appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla on track to unveil humanoid robot prototype on AI Day 2

Teslarati

It appears that Tesla’s plan to unveil a working prototype of its humanoid robot is moving along well.

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Myths that Solar Owners Tell Themselves

Energy Institute at HAAS

Reaching into the e-mailbag to address some unhappy blog readers. There is a serious energy and climate policy debate about the appropriate role of behind-the-meter generation, particularly rooftop solar, in … Continue Reading Myths that Solar Owners Tell Themselves

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Repowering Gladstone

EV Obssesion

Gladstone Ecofest, with the motto Repowering Gladstone, has a history of promoting environmental issues, but also difficulty attracting electric vehicles to the event. Locals seem reluctant to display their Teslas (yes, there are some in this huge coal export hub).

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Juniper Research forecasts on-road hydrogen vehicles to exceed 1M globally by 2027

Green Car Congress

A new study from Juniper Research forecasts that the number of hydrogen vehicles in service globally will exceed 1 million in 2027, from just over 60,000 in 2022—substantial growth of more than 1,500%—with the bulk of the deployed vehicles in China and the Far East.

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The world’s most powerful wind turbine will make its debut in Scotland

Electrek

Spanish-German wind giant Siemens Gamesa has been awarded a firm order for 60 of its SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines, which will be installed at the 882-MW Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. It will be the first installation of the world’s most powerful wind turbine, which has 14.7

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Tesla gets proposal from Indonesia for EV plant with an annual production capacity of 500k

Teslarati

Indonesia continues to woo Tesla with a proposal for an EV factory with an annual production capacity of 500,000 cars.

Ferrari Says Majority of Sales Will Be EVs, Hybrids by 2030

The Truth About Cars

Last week, news broke that Ferrari was plotting a third assembly line in Maranello dedicated entirely to EV production. But this turned out to be little more than a preamble for the obligatory announcement that the company would eventually transition toward building electric vehicles.

Public Sector Oil Companies to set up 900 charging stations in TN.

Electric Vehicles India

In a bid to go Green, the Public sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) of Tamil Nadu are going to set up 900 charging stations all over the state with the support of Indian Oil Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, and Bharat Petroleum Corporation.

EIA expects significant increases in US wholesale electricity prices this summer

Green Car Congress

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that prices in US wholesale electricity markets this summer will significantly increase over last summer’s prices.

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Federal EV charging network: Four 150-kw connectors, every 50 miles

Green Car Reports

The federal government on Thursday further sketched out plans for a national EV charging network to be funded by the Biden administration's infrastructure law.

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Tesla Cybertruck design is ‘finally locked’ and gets an updated timeline

Electrek

After several revisions, Elon Musk says that the final Tesla Cybertruck design is “finally locked,” and he updated the timeline to production for mid-2023. more…. The post Tesla Cybertruck design is ‘finally locked’ and gets an updated timeline appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla (TSLA) declares a 3:1 stock split

Teslarati

Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) has announced that its Board of Directors has moved to execute a 3:1 split for the company’s common stock. The move will make the ownership of TSLA stock more available for both employees and investors alike.

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Road Test: 2022 Kia Niro EV

Clean Fleet Report

Nimble Compact Crossover Is Among The Best. When the all-electric Kia Niro was introduced in 2019 it followed the 2017 Niro hybrid and then the 2018 Niro plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

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charging stations business in India.

Electric Vehicles India

As we all can see how Electric vehicles were growing day by day and there is a lot of opportunity in the automobile industry at moment there are fewer charging stations in India but in the future, it will become a game-changer in Indian business in other.

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Rolls-Royce developing turbogenerator technology for hybrid-electric aviation applications

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Rolls-Royce is developing turbogenerator technology—including a new small engine—designed for hybrid-electric aviation applications.

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Nearly a third of 2022 US EV buyers are getting a Tesla Model Y

Green Car Reports

A single model, now being made at two American factories, accounted for nearly one out of every three new U.S. electric vehicles registered in the first quarter of 2022. And that is the Tesla Model Y.

Tesla launches new virtual power plant that pays Powerwall owners to help end brownouts

Electrek

Tesla has launched a new virtual power plant in partnership with PG&E in California that will pay Powerwalls owners to help stabilize the electric grid and end brownouts in California. more….

SpaceX preparing giant crane to assemble Starship’s first Florida launch tower

Teslarati

SpaceX has begun staging and assembling parts of a giant crane it will soon need to stack Starship’s first East Coast launch tower and install other major launch pad components.

Volkswagen releases design sketch for ID.AERO fully-electric sedan; Chinese market first

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The Volkswagen brand released design sketches of the ID. AERO concept vehicle, a fully-electric limousine planned for the Chinese automobile market. The digital world premiere of the pre-production study will take place on 27 June. The future production version of the ID.

Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX breaks own efficiency record on 1,202 km summer road trip on a single battery charge; 8.3 kWh/100 km

Green Car Congress

The Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX has beat its own efficiency record ( earlier post ) in real-world driving with another 1,000 km+ (621 mile+) journey on a single battery charge.

ArcelorMittal publishes concept for global low-carbon emissions physical steel standard

Green Car Congress

ArcelorMittal published a concept for a low-carbon emissions steel standard to help incentivize the decarbonization of steelmaking globally and support the creation of market demand for physical steel products which would be classified as lower, and ultimately near-zero, carbon emissions steel.

Forget range anxiety: Study suggests non-EV drivers underestimate capabilities

Green Car Reports

Between longer-range EVs and increased charging infrastructure, the reasons for range anxiety are decreasing. But not everyone believes that, according to a new University of Geneva study.

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Tesla is tracking to have a working prototype humanoid robot by the end of September

Electrek

Elon Musk says that Tesla is tracking to have a working prototype humanoid robot, Tesla Optimus, by the end of September. more…. The post Tesla is tracking to have a working prototype humanoid robot by the end of September appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla shares mesmerizing 4680 battery cell assembly video

Teslarati

Tesla’s 4680 batteries are a huge part of the company’s future, with products such as the Cybertruck and the Tesla Semi utilizing the next-generation cell. Since they were unveiled on 2020’s Battery Day, however, few specifics about the 4680 cells have been shared by the electric vehicle maker.

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Toshiba developing lightweight, compact, high-power superconducting motor for mobility applications

Green Car Congress

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) has developed a prototype superconducting motor to meet the needs of the mobility sector.

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Terex introduces all-electric bucket truck; 9 initial utility customers

Green Car Congress

Terex Utilities introduced the industry’s first all-electric bucket truck at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) in Williamsburg, Va. during the Drive-Thru Demonstrations.

Toyota and Woven Planet develop portable hydrogen cartridge prototype

Green Car Congress

Toyota Motor and its subsidiary, Woven Planet Holdings have developed a working prototype of its portable hydrogen cartridge. This cartridge design will facilitate the everyday transport and supply of hydrogen energy to power a broad range of daily life applications in and outside of the home.

Lightyear 0 solar car revealed: Owners might not need to charge for months

Green Car Reports

The Lightyear One solar car was unveiled in production-ready form with a new name. The product of a Dutch startup will henceforth be known as the Lightyear 0.

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Tesla lays off head of LGBTQ+ and diversity lead amid Musk’s ‘woke mind virus’ concerns

Electrek

Tesla has laid off both the President of its LGBTQ+ community and a lead involved in diversity and inclusivity programs at the company.

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Ford dealership applies $69,554 markup on F-150 Lightning despite corporate orders

Teslarati

Ford dealerships are starting to receive units of the all-electric F-150 Lightning and they are applying massive market adjustments despite corporate’s stern orders not to do so several months ago.

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BNEF: net-zero road transport by 2050 still possible, but big push needed

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The road transport sector could still reach net-zero emissions by 2050 through electrification, but urgent action would be required from policymakers and industry participants, according to research company BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) latest annual Long-Term Electric Vehicle Outlook (EVO).

GM adding Plug and Charge

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GM is expanding its existing collaboration with EVgo to add a new Plug and Charge service to the Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem. GM is the first OEM to introduce a Plug and Charge feature to the company’s existing and future EVs that is designed to work on multiple, public networks in North America.

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Enel X and Arrival partner to launch electric bus trials in Italy

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Enel X, Enel's subsidiary dedicated to innovative products and services, together with EV maker Arrival, have entered into a partnership to test the battery-electric bus in Italy.

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Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX concept breaks record with 746-mile trip on a single charge

Green Car Reports

Records are meant to be broken, even if you are the one that set them. On Thursday, Mercedes-Benz announced the Vision EQXX electric car concept broke its own distance record after driving 746 miles on a single charge.