DOE holds lithium-ion battery recycling competition

The DOE is sponsoring a competition to encourage the development of a process to recycle 90 percent of the content of lithium-ion batteries. The $5.5-million Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize, which launched earlier this year, is split into three phases. Phase I: Conceptual Development and Incubation – Applicants submit a plan to collect, sort, separate, store, and transport spent lithium-ion batteries while rendering the batteries safe or inert. Up to 25 winners will be selected to received cash awards of at least $40,000 and enter Phase II. Phase II: Prototyping and Partnering – Winners from Phase I will design, simulate, and prototype a proof-of-concept solution. Up to 10 winners will be selected to receive at least $250,000 and enter Phase III. Phase III: Pilot Validation – Winners from Phase II will develop their proof of concept into a pilot technology. Up to four winners will be selected to receive at least....





Genesis eager to construct Essentia, Mint ideas – report

Hyundai’s upmarket model Genesis is driving its future route on design and engineering groups which financial institution strongly on European backgrounds, and in response to Genesis CEO Manfred Fitzgerald, the model is eager to see its ideas such because the Essentia and the Mint come to life. The unhappy actuality for a lot of idea automobiles is that regardless of how interesting they give the impression of being, most will likely be consigned to the corporate’s archives and storage amenities, to not see the sunshine of day once more, not to mention manufacturing. Fitzgerald’s staff is working to show that round, GT Spirit stories. “That’s precisely what we don’t need to occur. There are such a lot of lovely idea automobiles which have a really quick lifespan – they’re proven after which by no means seen once more. We are attempting to not observe that street. The quick reply for....



Maxwell’s Teflon-fibrilizing electrode course of may save Tesla huge bucks on battery manufacture

Tesla has accomplished the acquisition of Maxwell Applied sciences, an organization that’s identified for its pioneering work with supercapacitors. Nonetheless, Electrek’s Fred Lambert and others have famous that Tesla’s curiosity in Maxwell in all probability has much less to do with supercapacitors than with the corporate’s “dry electrode” know-how. Randy Carlson, in an article posted on In search of Alpha, offers a wealth of technical element about this course of. It has to do with fibrilization, which Carlson compares to what occurs once you step on a wad of chewing gum on the sidewalk (lifting your shoe fibrilizes the gum, changing it from a blob right into a set of stringy bits known as fibrils). Maxwell’s electrode course of works by fibrilizing bits of PTFE (Teflon) combined with particles of lively electrode materials, leading to a self-supporting movie of anode or cathode materials. The movie is then laminated to a....





Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is now On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – 50-unit 007 restricted version

James Bond has pushed fairly just a few automobiles over the many years serving Her Majesty’s Secret Service, however none are as synonymous with 007 as Aston Martin. This affiliation is about to proceed, because of the latest collaboration between the British carmaker and EON Productions, the corporate that produces James Bond movies with MGM Studios. To have a good time the 50th anniversary of James Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 50 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service DBS Superleggera particular version automobiles can be bought. Painted Olive Inexperienced to match the unique 1969 Aston Martin DBS pushed by James Bond within the basic spy flick, this restricted version lifts the Tremendous GT’s seems to be to a different degree. The OHMSS DBS Superleggera sports activities a carbon fibre splitter, CF aero blade and distinctive diamond turned and solid wheels. A bespoke metallic grille that includes six vivid horizontal....



Mid-Engined Lada Seems Like a Russian Pickup Truck, Has 300 HP

Whereas sure Russian aficionados have a factor for adorning their garages with the most recent contraptions to reach from the Western world, others are nostalgic and have a fetish for Ladas. And I am notably within the adventures that come from the latter camp, particularly if we’re speaking about (proceed studying >>)





Robinhood users have been scooping up Tesla's plunging stock (TSLA)

Robinhood users have been adding Tesla to their holdins despite an extremely difficult time for the electric-car maker, according to data from the Robinhood trading app. The number of accounts holding Tesla shares on the app increased even as analysts and shareholders have been questioning demand prospects for the company’s electric vehicles. Watch Tesla trade live. The Robinhood trading app, an app popular among younger investors, reported an increase in the numnber of users holding Tesla shares despite the stock’s plunging price. Accounts holding Tesla increased by 4% over the past week to 156,00 from 150,000. This comes as shares have tanked almost 20% in May alone. Tesla is the 10th most-popular stock on the platform, behind the cannabis companies Aurora Cannabis and Cronos as well as tech companies like Apple and Microsoft. Tesla’s plunging stock price comes as analysts and shareholders have increasingly questioned the demand prospects for the....



THOR DE FORCE. BMW R nineT by Injustice Customs

Written by Martin Hodgson Maintain these two wheels turning; throughout the infinite climbs by way of the Pyrenees, earlier than taking the summit of Alpe d’Huez on the way in which to the end line. No, it’s not the Tour De France however how Anton Knutsson of Injustice Customs spends his motorcycling vacation within the European summer time; and it gave him an concept. What could be the proper customized bike to finish the phases of biking’s grand excursions? With the assistance of BMW and Ohlins he’s constructed the reply, a 2019 BMW R nineT City G/S that’s able to convey the thunder to the mountain tops, rightly named ‘Thor’. Getting back from his summer time trip to the workshop of Injustice Customs situated within the coronary heart of Gothenburg, Sweden, Anton couldn’t assist however assume there was a greater technique to do the mountain mission than on the Flat....





E-Pressure One customizes its e-trucks for various use circumstances

E-Pressure One, a provider of 18-ton e-trucks, will start equipping its autos with batteries from Swiss producer ecovolta. The batteries are a part of an idea E-Pressure One developed to individually tailor every automobile to the route kind and distance it should journey, in addition to the charging expertise accessible. The e-truck maker can outfit every semi-trailer with completely different battery sizes and drive mechanisms personalized for various journey profiles. The person parts are assembled right into a singular bundle for every automobile. For instance, E-Pressure One’s EF18 SZM is supplied with everlasting magnet synchronous motors able to outputting 440 kW or 550 kW of energy, with a battery capability between 105 kWh and 630 kWh. This mixture permits the autos to succeed in speeds of as much as 85 km/h and climb inclines of as much as 16%. ecovolta’s evoTractionBattery fashions can be found with voltages starting from 24....



Audi may have 20 All-Electrical fashions by 2025

It’s no secret that Audi was a bit late to the electrical automobile sport. The Audi e-tron SUV is its first all-electric automobile and it lastly hit the highway this 12 months. Previous to that, nearly all of its main rivals, and even some unorthodox rivals, have had not less than one electrical automobile by now. Regardless of the late begin, although, Audi is quickly turning into one of many world leaders in electrical mobility and is pushing out new EV fashions sooner than we will sustain. It doesn’t appear as if the four-ringed model goes to cease any time quickly, both. Through the model’s current annual shareholder’s assembly, Audi confirmed that it’ll have not less than 20 all-electric fashions by 2025. Not simply that however it is going to have 35 fashions will some kind of electrical drive in complete. Meaning 20 pure EVs and about fifteen hybrids. Not....





Tesla opens jobs for Gigafactory 3 as first images of factory interior emerge

Ahead of the completion of Gigafactory 3’s outer shell in Shanghai, Tesla’s recruitment team in China has announced that it will be holding a special job fair on May 29. Tesla noted that it would be looking for applicants for 25 different job positions, each of which will be working under one of six departments when the site begins its operations. These departments are the stamping workshop, welding shop, paint shop, assembly, facility operation, and logistics. Numerous jobs are up for grabs in each of these departments, with Tesla’s announcement featuring openings for welding press technicians, equipment repair technicians, production monitors, and squad leaders, to name but a few.   Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory 3 now officially hiring, congratulation to @elonmusk & @Tesla team $TSLA #Tesla #China #TeslaChina #GF3 pic.twitter.com/pFZkmH9jKH— Vincent (@vincent13031925) May 23, 2019 Quite interestingly, Tesla’s job fair announcement for Gigafactory 3 includes references to Elon Musk’s idea of....



Toyota to restart components manufacturing for A70, A80 Supra

With demand for sports activities automobiles of previous generations ever rising, Toyota is becoming a member of the ranks of automakers resuming manufacture of parts for the restoration and preservation of such fashions, on this case the A70 and A80-generation Supras, based on Japanese Nostalgic Automobile. Elements manufacturing for the 2 fashions can be restarted, revealed Toyota Gazoo Racing president Shigeki Tomoyama, himself an proprietor of the A80-generation mannequin. “We can’t reply about particular components right now, however we’ll make each effort to satisfy the expectations of householders,” stated Tomoyama. Referred to as the GR Heritage Elements Undertaking, the renewed provide of components will imply that house owners of stated third- and fourth-generation automobiles will ultimately be capable of entry unique Toyota components for his or her automobiles from official channels, useful for restoring automobiles which were ravaged by time. The JZA80 has been a agency tuner favorite, giving rise....





How to check the battery life of your AirPods on various Apple devices, including your AirPods case

To see the battery on your AirPods, open your AirPods charging case next to its companion iPhone. The battery life percentage of the AirPods and the charging case will pop up at the bottom of the screen. You can also enable a battery widget on your iPhone to quickly view the battery life. On your Mac, you can view your AirPods’ battery life from your desktop. If you don’t have your paired device with you, open the AirPod case and check the color of the LED. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Oh, AirPods — probably Apple’s greatest invention since the iPhone. They’re cordless, convenient, and cool looking. While they definitely up your style game, their super sleek design can make it slightly difficult to determine the battery life and any functionality issues with them. Thankfully, your AirPods have Bluetooth technology that will display their battery life on a....



Hubject to open-source its Open InterCharge Protocol

EV charging platform firm Hubject is making its Open InterCharge Protocol (OICP) open supply. OICP at present helps over 100,000 cost factors for greater than 300 firms in 26 nations, in line with Hubject. Along with opening OICP, the corporate will enable connection to the platform by different eRoaming protocols. “With this announcement, we invite everybody out there to collectively develop the OICP protocol,” says Nils Dullum, Hubject CSO. “We imagine the business will transfer ahead faster and Interoperability will likely be commonplace in all places, after we can collaborate overtly.” “We’re making this variation to have the ability to join market contributors with an open supply OICP or different open-source protocol in any new or established market,” stated Paul Glenney, Hubject CEO. “This adjustment can also be according to the philosophy of the Hubject platform’s open EV charging market the place all companies are on a stage taking part....





Mercedes-Benz’s Heated Seatbelts Might Encourage Clients To Put Them On

Seatbelt is the primary security characteristic in a automobile which performs a vital position in saving the lifetime of the occupants in case of a collision. It retains the physique static and prevents it from coming into contact with the floor which might depart the passengers wounded. Over the time, now we have seen technological developments on this space just like the energetic pretensioners which grip the physique even whenever you drive past a sure pace and clearly whereas sensing a collision state of affairs. Nonetheless, it goes with out saying that every one of it’s going to come into play solely when it is hooked and the newest growth goals precisely at bettering the observe of placing on the seatbelt. Mercedes-Benz is testing heated seatbelts in its prototype and apparently it seems very very like an normal seatbelt. It has heated tubes inserted within the cloth to maintain it....



2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport unveiled – previous seems to be cover new platform, applied sciences, delicate hybrid engines

The Land Rover Discovery Sport is Solihull’s sleeper hit. Regardless of not drawing the crowds the identical approach the Vary Rover household does – particularly its closely-related Evoque sibling – the entry-level seven-seater SUV has persistently been the model’s breadwinner, with practically half one million items bought worldwide over the previous 5 years. Now, there’s a brand new one and it guarantees to be simply as succesful whereas enjoying simply as incognito a task. Like the brand new Evoque, the brand new Disco Sport rides on the most recent Premium Transverse Structure (PTA), a modular mixed-material platform that’s designed with new applied sciences and electrified powertrains, corresponding to delicate hybrids and plug-in hybrids (the latter obtainable by the tip of the 12 months), from the outset. Not that you just’d know that from taking a look at it, nevertheless, as a result of the physique seems to be just about....





FV Frangivento to disclose 1000bhp hybrid hypercar subsequent week

Newly established Italian model will reveal the Asfanè DieciDieci in Turin on 30th Might Fledgling Italian carmaker FV Frangivento is because of unveil the primary manufacturing prototype of its debut hypercar – the Asfanè DieciDieci – on 30th Might. Although no particulars regarding efficiency figures have been launched, the corporate has confirmed a hybrid powertrain consisting of a turbocharged petrol engine and two electrical motors. An otherworldly-looking idea sketch has additionally been launched. The automobile’s title carries some that means. Asfanè means ‘it might probably’t be carried out’ in Piedmontese dialect, implying the corporate has achieved the unattainable in bringing the idea to actuality. ‘DieciDieci’ means merely ‘TenTen’, which is the metric horsepower produced by the hybrid drive – or round 996 bhp, which places it near the Mercedes-AMG One hypercar however behind the 1160bhp Aston Martin Valkyrie by way of complete energy output. FV Frangivento first revealed an idea of....



Rugged new Skoda Very good Scout joins facelifted vary

Skoda brings 4×4 Scout trim to newly up to date Very good, but it surely’s at the moment not destined for the UK Skoda has added a brand new Scout variant to its Very good flagship for the primary time, finishing the facelifted mannequin’s vary revealed earlier right this moment. It’s not coming to the UK, nevertheless.  Within the conventional Scout format seen throughout different rugged Skodas, the brand new Very good variant receives new physique enhancements to guard in opposition to off-road scuffs and scrapes and a 15mm enhance in experience top.  The outside adjustments embrace bespoke entrance and rear bumpers with aluminium-effect underbody safety and plastic decrease cladding alongside the sills and on the wheel arches. Chrome-plated roof rails and window surrounds additionally function, as do aluminium-look door mirrors and new 18in alloy wheels.  As anticipated, all Very good Scouts include four-wheel drive, mated to both a 187bhp 2.Zero-litre diesel....





A next-level R nineT City G/S from Sweden

Utilizing a BMW R nineT City G/S as a base, this blacked-out and carbon-fiber clad scrambler mixes craftsmanship with a beneficiant serving to of post-apocalyptic fashion. ‘Thor’ is the work of Anton Knutsson of Injustice Customs, who determined to reinvent the traditional ‘desert sled’ search for the colder, muddier local weather of Sweden. Anton began Injustice Customs in 2016, however his love of bikes goes a lot additional again. His father was a European four-stroke dust bike champ, and Anton adopted in his tire tracks. Then a horrendous crash within the Swedish championship broke Anton’s hip and each his arms, and his driving profession was over. That will be sufficient to place most people off motorcycling, however not Anton. Whereas working at a advertising company in the course of the day, he constructed bikes throughout each hour of his spare time. Then two months in the past, he jettisoned the....



Kia Reveals Inside Sketches of Its New Compact SUV

Later this yr, the South Korean market will get a brand new Kia SUV, one that can quickly after that increase its attain to international markets. Nonetheless unnamed, the brand new SUV’s exterior was teased about two weeks in the past (Might 14), and now comes the primary glimpse of the automotive’s inside. Kia describes the design of the inside as being broad and with “sweeping shapes.” Your entire cabin is centered across the 10.25-inch touc… (proceed studying >>)





The Extraordinarily Sporty Yugo GVX From 1988

Everybody’s heard of Yugo — the Yugoslavian model that attempted to shift low-cost automobiles on North American shores within the late Eighties and early Nineties. Their horrible total high quality and normal disposable nature means there are only a few left in the present day in any type of presentable situation for Uncommon Rides. Right now’s pink magnificence is an exception, […] The submit Uncommon Rides: The Extraordinarily Sporty Yugo GVX From 1988 Auto Reviews & New Cars on The Fact About Vehicles.



BMW 4 Series Convertible some some top up testing at the ‘Ring

With the release of the new G20 BMW 3 Series, many enthusiasts, including ourselves, are optimistic about the direction of the brand. It seems to be getting back to the basics of proper sports car driving, where even entry-level model cars drive really well. Potentially even more exciting than the 3 Series sedan being so good is the prospect of the upcoming BMW 4 Series. In this new spy video, we get to see that very 4 Series, albeit in Convertible form, lapping the Nurburgring. The reason the 4 Series is such an exciting prospect is because the current generation is already quite good. Sure, it still suffers from some F30-chassis issues, like vague steering and a slight lack of driver engagement overall, but it’s still a great car. If BMW can work similar magic on the much-improved G20 chassis, the next-gen 4 Series will be very good indeed. In this....





The London Concours shall be internet hosting a show tracing the lineage of among the best fashionable efficiency icons

The London Concours shall be internet hosting a show tracing the lineage of among the best fashionable efficiency icons within the Octane and evo Supercar Paddock. This unbelievable show will encapsulate Aston Martin and McLaren, Ferrari and Ford; Lusso, Superleggera, GT and a single alphanumeric identifier representing moments in motoring historical past which are typically repeated however hardly ever bettered. The McLaren F1 (above) was a seminal second in efficiency automobile historical past; the quickest automobile on the earth for greater than a decade. But it surely wasn’t simply its outright velocity that modified the automotive panorama; the F1 was the primary manufacturing automobile to make use of a carbon fibre bolstered polymer monocoque chassis, and its clear, wingless design utilised rear diffusers and electrical followers to create downforce. Then, 20 years later, comes the McLaren P1 (above). Like its predecessor it’s constructed with a carbon fibre monocoque chassis and rear-mid-engined however the....



BMW M8 GTE is in motion on the first ‘BMW 120 at Le Mans’ on iRacing

Subsequent month, BMW will race for the final time within the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) ‘Tremendous Season’ – the 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA). The announcement got here down yesterday so this makes this yr’s Le Mans much more thrilling for the followers. However forward of the long-lasting race, followers can now get a style of what’s to come back. On Sunday at 3PM CEST (9AM EST), the primary ‘BMW 120 at Le Mans’ on iRacing will get underway. On this two-hour endurance race, sim racers from world wide will compete completely in digital BMW M8 GTE racing vehicles. Then BMW Staff MTEK will battle for a high consequence within the LM GTE Professional class in the actual model of the automotive on 15th/16th June 2019. Since February the BMW M8 GTE has been out there on iRacing to the greater than 85,000 members of the reasonable simulation racing platform....





The CEO of Podium helped his dad jazz up his tire shop’s online presence. He ended up launching a cloud startup backed by Accel and GV which now has more than 37,000 business customers.

Podium CEO Eric Rea launched the startup after his dad asked for his help in improving his tire shop’s online presence. Rea and co-founder Dennis Steele created a company that helps businesses, including mom-and-pop shops, manage their interactions with customers. Podium’s cloud platform now has more than 37,000 customers, including the Utah Jazz, and investors like Accel and GV.  This week, it launched Teamchat, a new feature, making it easier for customer service agents to work with each other and answer questions as they come in. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories Eric Rea was working as a software engineer at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Austria when his dad called to ask for help. He wanted to give his tire shop in Calgary could use a jazzier online presence, including more reviews, he said. The request led to an unexpected turn in Eric Rea’s career. He eventually....



Rolls-Royce Unveils Wraith Eagle VIII Assortment Forward of Villa d’Este

This weekend, the most effective Concours d’Magnificence on the planet will have fun its 90th version on the shores of Lake Como. The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este will probably be the place folks will get to see, for the primary time within the steel, the newly unveiled Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII Assortment. Created by the Bespoke Collective the Assortment of simply 50 vehicles will inform the epic story of one of the vital pivotal moments of the 20th century. That second is the primary continuous transatlantic flight, made by Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Brown in June, 1919. Contemporaries of Sir Henry Royce, Alcock and Brown flew continuous from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Clifden, Eire in a modified First World Conflict Vickers Vimy bomber plane. The bi-plane was powered by twin 20.Three-liter, 350 HP, Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII engines. It’s from this outstanding engine that this Assortment takes its title.....





Toyota Granvia eight-seater MPV introduced for Australia – Estima alternative goes on sale This fall 2019

Toyota has introduced that it’s going to start promoting the brand new Granvia in Australia later this yr. The MPV, which relies on the sixth-generation H300 HiAce that made its debut within the Philippines in February, will change the Tarago – identified in different markets because the Estima – within the native line-up. There shall be a slight overlap interval wherein each automobiles shall be bought collectively, till the Tarago is discontinued on the finish of 2019. The underpinnings could also be van-based, however the Grandia will go on sale as an upmarket eight-seater folks mover, full with a premium seating configuration and an Alphard-esque entrance, which has a relatively sedate-looking grille in comparison with that on the Lexus LM. Geared toward hospitality, company and household patrons, the Granvia shall be accessible in two mannequin grades in Australia. Each shall be powered by the only real engine possibility for that....



Ferrari 488 Pista vs McLaren 720S - 700bhp supercar face-off

They’re two of essentially the most thrilling supercars to unleash on a observe – however what are they like at road-legal speeds away from a circuit? The Ferrari 488 Pista and McLaren 720S are two of Autocar’s favorite supercars of the second. Each are mid-engined, with turbocharged V8 engines making absurd quantities of energy – greater than 700bhp apiece. They’re nice observe automobiles and we have already examined them each, extensively, on observe. However what are they like as highway automobiles? And what are they like when the going will get odd: as in, rain comes down and there are pace limits and different visitors to think about? Are they nonetheless pleasant? Be part of our editor-at-large Matt Prior and particular correspondent Mauro Calo – world-record drifter and the person who’s employed to make ‘the expertise’ look good on movies and TV reveals – as they talk about these two....





BMW 320d xDrive - pushed

Every time BMW launches an all-new Three-Sequence, it is a massive deal on the sporty government sedan scene. It’s like when Mercedes launches a brand new S-Class, solely on the different finish of the scale scale. The brand new 2019 G20 BMW Three Sequence guarantees lots and I acquired to drive the grippy, frugal and really quick 320d xDrive for a number of days to see if the mannequin has reestablished itself as the category benchmark. It’s a bit larger and likewise has completely different proportions in comparison with the outgoing Three-Sequence, the F30, and the visible adjustments actually make it appear new and likewise stand out amongst different BMWs. The entrance half is unusually lengthy, and also you particularly discover this from a facet profile view primarily as a result of the windscreen pillars are positioned fairly far again. However this isn’t a unfavorable level because it provides the....



7 Services That Use SMS Messages Cleverly

Thanks to instant messaging apps, you probably don’t use plain old SMS on your phone too often. Messengers like WhatsApp and Telegram are faster, more reliable, and have tons of other modern features SMS lacks. But SMS is around to stay on your phone and despite what you may think, it has a lot to offer. We’ve rounded up several cool services that make good use of SMS. 1. Send Automated Reminders With Remindr Because many people receive SMS messages infrequently, surveys suggest people have a tendency to attend to texts more promptly than IMs. A service called Remindr leverages this by letting you easily schedule SMS reminders. Once you’ve signed up, Remindr allows you to compose groups of contacts. You can automate a reminder and send it at a specific time to everyone with the click of a button. You have the option to schedule messages days, weeks, or....





BMW recollects 106,000 X1 crossovers

BMW has issued a recall for 106,182 examples of the 2016-2019 X1 crossover in each sDrive28i and xDrive28i trims. The automobiles carry construct dates between March 10, 2015 and Could 2, 2019. In response to the NHTSA discover, the problem comes from the B-pillar that are required to fulfill a selected head damage criterion (HIC) worth, which measures the probability of a head damage from a selected impression. BMW says one of many 4 goal factors it measured returned a HIC worth above the authorized restrict, rendering the B-pillar out of federal compliance. Meaning there’s a better probability of damage in sure varieties of crashes. BMW discovered this situation after working inside checks and discovering the excessive HIC worth within the next-generation X1, although the B-pillar is meant to be unchanged between the present era and its successor. Because it seems, the engineering firm that ran the compliance testing in....