Month: January 2021

By Maria Merano Posted on January 30, 2021 The advent of COVID has brought about a myriad of problems in the world to the forefront, including hard-to-swallow realizations about the systems that surround, forge, and often dictate human society. Education was among these systems affected by the global pandemic.  As students moved their learning experiences
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[embedded content] The world’s northernmost winter test of electric cars! Courtesy of Norsk elbilforening Welcome to our four-day winter test of five pure-electric cars in Finmark, a county at the northernmost tip of Norway. The four-day test covered a total of 1.500 kilometers, from the Russian border near Kirkenes in the east, via Nordkapp in
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Tesla has unveiled the refresh of the Model S and Model X electric vehicles including the Plaid and Plaid Plus editions with new specs and new interior design. Here are some pros and cons of the Model S and Model X refresh. WATCH NEXT: https://youtu.be/ctv1w3T0sGk OUR SPONSORS: ❤️ Climate XChange: Enter the Climate XChange raffle
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GM has thrown down the electric gauntlet to the auto industry, announcing plans to become carbon-neutral by 2040, and to set “science-based targets” to achieve carbon neutrality. GM worked with the Environmental Defense Fund to “develop a shared vision of an all-electric future and an aspiration to eliminate tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has introduced a new generation of DIAvent valves, which allow reaction gases to escape from damaged lithium-ion batteries. The valves also maintain the continuous pressure compensation required for normal battery operation.  If a battery gets damaged, liquid electrolytes can escape into the battery housing as hot gases. These must then be released
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A new video released by Texas-based electric powersports company Volcon shows the Volcon Grunt off-road electric motorcycle riding in more detail than we’ve ever seen before. Volcon Grunt electric motorcycle video The Grunt is Volcon’s first planned electric powersports vehicle headed for production at the company’s new factory. The Texas factory is currently under construction
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Pilot plant in Salzgitter begins operation today Goal: create a closed-loop process for recovering raw materials from lithium-ion batteries Wolfsburg/Salzgitter — Today, Volkswagen Group Components opened the Group’s first plant for recycling electric car batteries in Salzgitter. With the pilot plant, the Volkswagen Group takes another committed step towards our goal of sustainable end-to-end responsibility
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Elon Musk seems eager to capitalize on his control of both Tesla and SpaceX. He confirmed Thursday that the second-generation Roadster has been delayed until 2022—while still encouraging speculation about rocket tech for the electric supercar. When Tesla unveiled the Roadster in November 2017—and began accepting substantial reservation fees—it said production would start in 2020.
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Omni Powertrain has introduced a new series of parallel-shaft gearboxes that address cost, performance and packaging needs for off-highway applications, including turf equipment, mobile elevating work platforms, material handling and general construction equipment.  The new gearboxes provide continuous torque output from 200 Nm to 3,000 Nm and reduction ratios from 15:1 to 60:1. Helical ground
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Hawthorne, California-based AEM EV will soon debut an EV conversion control system that increases horsepower when using Tesla’s Large Drive Unit (LDU) base drive. AEM EV’s system, jointly developed with Cascadia Motion, a leader in EV propulsion, combined with the company’s VCU200 vehicle control unit, provides OE-level safety, vehicle control, and increased HP. Together, AEM
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Commercial EV manufacturer Proterra has announced a partnership with construction equipment builder Komatsu to develop a battery-electric middle-class hydraulic excavator. The collaboration represents Proterra’s entry into the off-road vehicle market, and the company’s first Proterra Powered construction equipment. Komatsu will use Proterra’s battery systems to develop a proof-of-concept electric excavator this year, and expects to
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Volta Trucks concludes successful funding round with $20 million of new investment, led by New York-based Luxor Capital Group, LP. Sharp McGivaren of Luxor Capital to become a Board Member of Volta Trucks. Volta Trucks’ order book for the forthcoming Volta Zero reaches $260 million. Volta Zero Volta Trucks, the leading full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer,
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The long-awaited, second-generation Tesla Roadster, might finally find its way into production next year. Tesla‘s Elon Musk, asked about this ultra-fast electric car, answered that engineering work is coming to an end and production will start in 2022. This year we might even see a close to production release candidate version on the road: “Finishing
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GMC has announced a multiyear sponsorship with Chip Ganassi Racing for the team’s venture in the inaugural season of the Extreme E off-road racing series. CGR’s 550-horsepower electric SUV was inspired by the GMC Hummer EV. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV, which is expected to go into production this fall, will offer a three-motor 4WD
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