Month: April 2022

What happens when you challenge six sustainable energy nerds to a race? Find out the energy winners and losers as the Fully Charged presenters make their way to Farnborough ahead of Fully Charged Live! 200 miles, six modes of electric transport and one massive destination! Tell us how little energy you can use to join
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This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discuss Elon Musk selling Tesla (TSLA) shares to buy Twitter, GM announcing an electric Corvette, Ford starting F-150 Lightning production, and more. Sponsored by Recurrent Auto: Check the battery before buying a used EV
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By Eric Ralph Posted on April 29, 2022 SpaceX has successfully launched and landed the same Falcon 9 booster twice in three weeks, smashing the current record for orbital-class rocket turnaround. The existing record was also held by Falcon 9 and set in early 2021 when booster B1060 launched a Turkish communications satellite and a
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Tesla has issued another “over-the-air recall,” and this time it’s on more than 48,000 Model 3 Performance vehicles over a problem with “track mode.” Lately, Tesla has had to issue a lot of recalls, but most of them were minor issues that were fixed by simple over-the-air software updates. For example, the automaker issued a recall
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Wireless Power Transfer circuits demand stable high capacitance, high voltage capacitors to act as the tank capacitor in the LC resonant circuit. Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs) are increasingly used for this application due to their volumetric efficiency and cost-effective mounting techniques, but there are caveats that need to be followed to achieve reliable operation. This presentation addresses
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The 2023 Nissan Z will compete in the Japanese Super Taikyu Series’ 24-hour race at Fuji Speedway, scheduled for June 4. Two cars will enter the ST-Q class, Nissan’s Nismo performance division said in a press release Thursday. One will be raced by a Nismo factory team, the other by privateer team Max Racing. Three
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A new company has joined the growing North American battery material industry. Anovion has been launched with “key assets contributed by affiliates of Amsted Graphite Materials,” and the acquisition of the battery materials division of Pyrotek, a manufacturer of synthetic graphite anode material. The company boasts a capacity for anode powder graphitization of 5,000 tpa
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On Thursday, The UAW and a group of environmental groups based in the United States filed numerous lawsuits in an effort to block the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from moving forward with plants to purchase gasoline-powered next-gen delivery vehicles (NGDVs) from Oshkosh Defense. The suits are being launched on the grounds that the USPS failed to comply with
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