Tesla Powerwall house owners will ally to easy the California grid. A brand new motor design is claimed to be good for efficiency EVs and wear-free. And Hyundai points a recall on the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and PHEV—once more. This and extra, right here at Green Car Reports.
In a pilot program with the California utility PG&E, some Tesla Powerwall house owners will financial institution the vitality of their battery packs collectively as a “virtual power plant” to again up the grid. With a monetary incentive to discharge vitality to the grid throughout high-demand early night hours, it may very well be a win-win for these Tesla households and allow prolonged use of renewable vitality.
Hyundai is issuing a security recall of 2017-2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid fashions over a problem through which an overheating relay beneath the again seat can doubtlessly result in a fireplace. The recall itself is a do-over of 1 issued in 2018.
And though a number of automakers are in search of to distinguish their EVs with electrical motors developed in-house, that hasn’t stopped high suppliers from innovating. The German provider Mahle is claiming that it has a “wear-free” motor that may ship 90% of its max output repeatedly and meets new requirements of sturdiness—good for towing or efficiency vehicles, maybe. The benefit, it claims, is thru a brand new form of oil-cooling system.
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