A new AI-powered platform that helps utilities reduce wildfires just got a $1M injection

  • July 18, 2024
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Photo: Rhizome Rhizome, an extreme weather resilience planning platform for the power grid, has a new platform that helps utilities reduce wildfire risk. The AI-powered platform is called gridFirm (Fire Ignition Reduction and Mitigation), and it’s available for all electric utilities in the US, Canada, and Australia. It quantifies the risk of utility assets igniting […]

Introducing Jeep Dune, the rugged off-road city EV with a DJ booth

  • July 18, 2024
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The Jeep Dune is an off-road-inspired, fully electric city car. Despite its small size, the Dune makes up for it with its open-air, adventure-seeking spirit. Although not built by Jeep, the electric off-roader carries the Jeep name and shares components with another Stellantis brand. With features like an added DJ booth, the Dune looks like […]

First Solar to build the Western Hemisphere’s largest solar R&D center

  • July 18, 2024
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Photo: First Solar The US’s largest solar panel maker, First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR), says it’s building the largest thin film R&D center in the Western Hemisphere. First Solar will site its new R&D center, the Jim Nolan Center for Solar Innovation, in Lake Township, Ohio. The 1.3 million-square-foot facility will include a pilot manufacturing line […]

Tesla secures absurdly large multi-billion Megapack contract

  • July 18, 2024
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Tesla has secured an absurdly large contract to provide over 15 GWh of Megapack to California’s Intersect Power. The Megapack has become the go-to, posterchild product for large-scale energy storage around the globe. It’s by far Tesla’s fastest-growing product and enabled the company to deploy a record of 9.4 GWh of energy storage last quarter […]

UK’s Vertical Aerospace unveils VX4 eVTOL prototype that goes 150 mph and can travel 100 miles

  • July 18, 2024
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Global aerospace and technology company Vertical has unveiled its latest full-scale eVTOL prototype in the UK, where it was developed and assembled. The VX4 eVTOL is more powerful than previous prototypes from Vertical Aerospace and will soon begin flight tests to improve further. Vertical Aerospace ($EVTL) is a UK-based aerospace developer specializing in electric Vertical Takeoff […]

Volvo halts EX30 orders online following recent delays

  • July 18, 2024
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Volvo is no longer accepting EX30 orders online in the US. In the latest setback, Volvo removed the option to reserve an EX30 on its website. It’s now replaced with a new “keep me updated” tab. Volvo’s smallest and cheapest EV, the EX30, has created quite the hype. It was officially unveiled last June with production […]

Tesla releases app update to reduce phantom drain in its EVs

  • July 18, 2024
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Tesla has released a new mobile app update to reduce the phantom drain in its parled electric vehicles. ‘Phantom drain’, sometimes called ‘vampire drain’, is the name given to the energy that electric vehicles lose while they are parked and unused. There are several factors that can affect phantom drain, like the battery thermal management […]

Ford to build more Super Duty trucks following EV delays

  • July 18, 2024
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Ford announced plans to build F-Series Super Duty trucks in Ontario on Thursday. The announcement comes after Ford delayed the launch of its first three-row electric SUV at the facility. Ford to build Super Duty trucks in Ontario amid EV delay Ford will begin building Super Duty trucks at its Oakville Assembly plant in Ontario, […]

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Exclusive: American Kidney Fund, Ubie partner for AI kidney disease detector

  • July 18, 2024
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Global healthcare AI platform Ubie and the American Kidney Fund (AKF) will collaborate to fine-tune Ubie’s AI-enabled symptom checker for kidney disease detection with the aim of accelerating a patient’s time to treatment.  Ubie’s AI is trained on clinical research papers, and then its physician review panel analyzes the prediction pathways and symptoms associated with […]