Tesla plans coordinated launch of all four vehicles in Turkey in 2022

Tesla is reportedly planning for a coordinated and structured launch of its vehicle product line in Turkey this year, according to reports from various Turkish media outlets. After visiting Turkey in 2017, CEO Elon Musk met with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The meeting was productive and was filled with prospective business deals that would bring …

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Top 10 questions Tesla investors want answered in the Q4 2021 earnings call

Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) retail and institutional investors are aggregating a number of inquiries that will potentially be addressed by the electric car maker’s executives in the upcoming Q4 2020 earnings call, which will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. The questions are aggregated from verified TSLA shareholders by Say, a startup that aims to …

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Albemarle to use 6K’s UniMelt plasma tech for lithium battery materials

Specialty chemicals firm Albemarle has signed a joint development agreement with materials management specialist 6K to use 6K’s patented UniMelt plasma technology to develop lithium battery materials. Albemarle has also made an undisclosed investment in 6K through venture capital firm Volta Energy Technologies. UniMelt is a microwave-controlled plasma technology, and Albemarle says a 16 GWh …

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Proterra battery tech to power Vicinity Motor electric transit buses and work trucks

Commercial EV supplier Vicinity Motor Corp. (NASDAQ: VEV) and Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) have announced a new collaboration to power Vicinity’s electric transit buses and work trucks with Proterra’s battery technology. Under a new, multi-year supply agreement, Proterra battery systems will power the Vicinity Lightning 28-foot electric transit bus, and Vicinity’s strip chassis platform, which supports …

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BYD delivers over 70,000 electric buses—almost all in China

Since introducing battery-electric buses over a decade ago, automaker BYD has delivered over 70,000 units to customers worldwide. BYD says its e-buses have covered over 3.4 billion miles, and reduced CO2 emissions by 3.8 million tons. The vast majority of these are operating in China, but Europe is a growth area. BYD has delivered over …

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Reducing the electrical conductivity of vibration isolators with elastomer solutions

Sponsored by Hutchinson When it comes to the electric vehicle market, it’s not just consumer cars that are getting all the attention. While electrified automobiles such as sedans, pick-up trucks and SUVs are becoming increasingly popular choices among buyers, EVs for commercial purposes are also seeing a large increase in demand.  In fact, more than …

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New Cryo-EM battery research tool produces image of SEI layer on lithium metal anode

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have used cryogenic electron microscopy, or cryo-EM, to produce high-resolution images of the solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer that forms on lithium metal anodes in an approach that may improve lithium metal battery design. The scientists developed a way of collecting the SEI …

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