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GM Battery Hopes, Meek Mill ♥ Tesla, Tesla Model 3 = #1 In California — CleanTechnica Top 20

GM Ultium battery paclGM won a rare win last week in terms of CleanTechnica views. The most popular story of the week was one about GM potentially having a million-mile battery and EVs with 60 miles of range at some point. It’s a target. Otherwise, Tesla took the next two spots on the podium

LG Chem & Panasonic In Tight Race To Be #1 EV Battery Supplier, CATL Solidly #3

It’s all about those batteries, ’bout those batteries, ’bout those batteries. The electric car market is influenced by aesthetics, aerodynamics, tech efficiency, semi-autonomous and infotainment features, and more. However, it seems no single element is more important than the batteries

Strata Solar Replaces Peaker Plants With Massive New Tesla-Powered Energy Storage Facility

Strata Solar announced this week it has completed the pre-construction development work on one of the largest stationary energy storage facilities in the US . The new 100-megawatt, 400-megawatt-hour facility will be installed in Ventura County

Tesla Cybertruck Production Possibly Pulled Forward, Elon Musk’s Tesla Timelines More Nuanced Than Typically Assumed

For years, a chorus of naysayers leveled criticism against Tesla’s Elon Musk for missing deadlines. And during the company’s recent Q1 earnings call, Elon Musk admitted, “Punctuality is not my strong suit, but I always come through in the end

How Korea Is Winning The Fight Against COVID-19 & Increasing Climate Action

The Republic of Korea’s response to COVID-19 has been among the most effective in the world. By combining aggressive testing with early isolation and treatment of those who test positive, Korea has lowered its infection rate while avoiding the need to lock down entire cities. The government reorganized hospitals to prevent infection, effectively distributed face masks, and will cover all COVID-related medical costs

Next-generation batteries take major step toward commercial viability

(University of Texas at Austin) A group of researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has found a way to stabilize one of the most challenging parts of lithium-sulfur batteries, bringing the technology closer to becoming commercially viable.

Jaguar I-PACE Is South Africa’s Car Of The Year

BMW South Africa has been at the forefront of promoting electric mobility in South Africa. The BMW i3 has been the only electric model that has been consistently available in South Africa since 2015, hence it is tops of the all-time sales charts with 405 units sold since