U.S. DOE Awards $60 Million to Accelerate Advancements in Zero-Emissions Vehicles

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 03:35:17 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $60 million for 24 research and development projects aimed at reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from passenger cars and light- and heavy-duty trucks. The projects will help decarbonize the transportation sector and enhance the infrastructure needed to support the growing adoption of zero-emission vehicles — […]

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Elon Musk: Tesla Is Like The “Baskin Robbins of Batteries”

Credit to Author: Matt Pressman| Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 02:00:03 +0000

A major Tesla milestone was announced yesterday — the all-electric automaker just surpassed over $1 billion in GAAP net income. But that doesn’t mean it’s time for complacency. During Tesla’s Q2 earnings conference call, CEO Elon Musk said, “If you look at history, often, the seeds of defeat are sown on the day of victory. […]

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Porsche Teams With BASF On High-Performance EV Batteries

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 20:01:49 +0000

As the world transitions to electric cars and the instant-on torque that comes with them, legacy automakers who have built those legacies on high-performance cars are going to need to step up their engineering games in order to keep up with cars like … well, even a ten-year-old Chevy Spark would spank a few Ferraris […]

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LG Energy Solution Is Feeling The Tesla Effect Thanks To Made-In-China Model Y Sales

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:04:02 +0000

LG Energy Solutions is feeling the “Tesla effect” thanks to Tesla’s success with its made-in-China Model Y sales. The Tesla Model Y enabled LG Energy Solutions to dethrone CATL as the world’s top battery vendor. Many factors enabled LG to make this accomplishment, but one key factor was the strong demand and increasing momentum of […]

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Bacteria Can Recover Precious Metals from Electric Vehicle Batteries — Here’s How

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 21:37:33 +0000

By Professor Sebastien Farnaud There are more than 1.4 billion cars in the world today, and that number could double by 2036. If all those cars burn petrol or diesel, the climate consequences will be dire. Electric cars emit fewer air pollutants and if they’re powered by renewable energy, driving one wouldn’t add to the greenhouse gases warming […]

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Using Direct Lithium Extraction To Secure U.S. Supplies

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 22:28:14 +0000

NREL Is Driving Innovation in Geothermal Lithium Extraction Through Research, Expertise, and Prize Incentives

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Ironic: Australia Is Source Of Much Of Tesla’s Lithium & Nickel, Yet Hardly Buys Any EVs

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 00:00:57 +0000

Originally posted on EVANNEX. By Charles Morris Among the world’s wealthy countries, Australia is one of the least EV-friendly. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s 2019 comments that characterized EVs as a threat to Australians’ way of life seem to have set the tone for Australia’s hands-off EV policy ever since — the market share of EVs in the […]

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Report: Multiple Battery Suppliers Are Courting Tesla, Hoping To Make 4680 Battery Cells

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 22:35:46 +0000

It seems that battery makers are hoping that Tesla will choose them to produce its 4680 tabless battery cells. The Korea Herald has reported that Samsung SDI and LG Energy Solution have completed the development of samples of the 4680 battery cells. This is an effort to win Tesla’s heart, or at least win a […]

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SK Innovation Wants To Rebrand From Carbon To Green

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 20:47:35 +0000

SK Innovation, Korea’s first oil refining company, which has grown into the nation’s top oil refinery and chemical company, has a plan to change its corporate identity “from carbon to green.” The company made the announcement at its SK Innovation Story Day, which was held in Seoul, South Korea, earlier this month. Along with over […]

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Tesla’s 4680 Batteries Seem To Be In Production — Structural Battery Packs Coming?

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 22:51:56 +0000

WholeMarsBlog shared a now-deleted Reddit post on Twitter that provided clues to just how soon Tesla’s first structural pack with the new 4680 battery cells will be ready. The post was deleted before I saw it, but the headline stated, “4680 battery is ready!” Tesla workers sign the first structural pack with 4680 cells $TSLA […]

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