Sun.May 02, 2021

Ford accelerates battery R&D with dedicated team and new global battery center


Ford has announced a new global battery center—Ford Ion Park—to accelerate R&D in battery technology.

Centrica publishes guide to electric vehicle opportunity for businesses


Centrica Business Solutions has published a new eBook to the electric vehicle (EV) opportunity for businesses


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Siemens offers a new charge controller and calibration kit for EV charging tech


Siemens offers charging system suppliers a new plug & play solution, which now enables calibration of the Powerline signal level in line with CCS CharIN Association Implementation Guidelines.


Malaysian firm bidding to clear Indonesian Papua forest loses land bid, but deforestation persists


Maxim Global received permits a decade ago, but saw them revoked a few years later by local officials and the land granted to another conglomerate, Digoel Agri, which has already started clearing forest


How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Integrated laser welding and stripping system for EV motor manufacturing (Whitepaper)


Sponsored by TRUMPF. This whitepaper provides an overview of laser technology for EV motor manufacturing with proven high-quality results for two production steps of the stator with hairpin design: stripping and welding of the hairpin ends. Sponsored by TRUMPF.

'Life is precious' say Indian migrants fleeing Covid-hit cities


As a second wave of Covid-19 started sweeping through India, migrants who had returned to work after months of being jobless again began a hasty retreat


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AVPN appoints Tristan Ace from British Council as new chief product officer


The former British Council executive replaces Allison Holloway, who moves on after 5 years with the funders network


UK100: Give local authorities more power and funding to deliver net zero

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Local leaders network warns UK's current approach to local government is 'structurally incapable of delivering net zero'.

Rivian, Tesla, Auto Dealers, and Backwards State Laws — Part 1


In the first part of this two-part interview for CleanTech Talk, I talked with Vice President of Public Policy at Rivian James Chen for our CleanTech Talk podcast series.

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Climate Change Could Cause Almost 132 Million People To Be In Extreme Poverty By 2030


The World Bank estimates that climate change will be responsible for as many as 132 million people being in extreme poverty by 2030. For those who can’t fathom or visualize what this means, let’s look at how the organization defined extreme poverty, as: “Living on $1.90 per day.”

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

India’s Tata Power Renewable Energy Plans $470 Million IPO For Yieldco


One of India’s leading renewable energy companies — Tata Power Renewable Energy — has announced plans for a public listing of its infrastructure investment trust or yieldco.

Electric Cars: What Do Women Want?


By Ellen Currey-Wilson As I walk around Portland, Oregon, these days, I see more electric cars on the road, and a fair number of them have female drivers. This is surprising based on what we know about electric vehicle sales in the past.

Are Traditional Automakers Still Investing In Gas & Diesel Engines?


Originally posted on EVANNEX. Right now, Tesla is at the vanguard of an all-electric future. On Wall Street, the company’s market value has outpaced its auto industry counterparts who specialize in internal combustion engine (ICE) technology. Are things changing, though?

Texas Bill SB 2718 Will Punish Tesla & EV Owners Unfairly In The Name Of “Fairness”


Proposed Texas Senate Bill 1728 (SB 1728) will make Tesla and EV owners pay an additional $200 EV tax if passed.

Canaccord Genuity: Tesla Is Becoming “The Brand” In Energy


Canaccord Genuity had some positive things to say about Tesla recently, according to StreetGuru. Tesla is becoming the brand in energy generation and storage and Canaccord Genuity estimated that Tesla will reach $8 billion in revenue by 2025.

France April Plugin Vehicle Registrations Hit 14.8% Share — Up 2× Year On Year


France, Europe’s second largest auto market, saw 14.8% plugin electric vehicle share in April 2021, up 2× from 7.8% share in April 2020. Overall auto volumes remained subdued, down 25% from pre-COVID seasonal averages, continuing the same rate of weakness seen from January through March.

Tesla Model Y Big Family Test: Mostly Good, But There Might Be One Death Star–Type Weakness


I noticed recently that El Paso, Texas, got a Tesla showroom. This is good news for the whole region, because you’d previously have to drive to Phoenix, Dallas, or Denver to check one out in person.

Tesla Cofounder JB Straubel: “The largest lithium mine could be in the junk drawers of America.”


Originally posted on EVANNEX. by Charles Morris When it comes to batteries, recycling is a must. The raw materials that go into batteries come from all over the world, and the long supply chain — mining, refining, and transport — is far from green.

Video: “How Tesla Will Shock The World According To Elon Musk”


In his latest video, YouTuber and very early Tesla investor Dave Lee asked the question as to whether or not Tesla can deliver 1.5 million Model Y vehicles in 2023 and how to value this as a Tesla investor. Short disclaimer: I, too, hold a few shares in Tesla’s stock [NASDAQ: TSLA].

Sandy Munro Shares His Thoughts On Why Tesla Has No Competitors, Tesla Cybertruck & Octovalve & Gigapress, & More


In his latest video on Solving The Money Problem, Steven Mark Ryan shared his thoughts on Sandy Munro, who recently spoke about Tesla’s giant gigapress, its huge casting machine, the octovalve and heat pump, the Cybertruck’s exoskeleton, and the crash safety of the Cybertruck.