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Bolt EV settlement, EV interest waning, Honda hydrogen semi: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Automakers might be losing younger EV shoppers over the lack of affordable models. A Honda hydrogen semi kicks off a new fuel-cell push for the brand. And megawatt charging for big electric trucks is finally starting to arrive. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Versus last year, interest in EVs is waning, according to a new J.D. Power.

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Elon Musk confirms his threat: give me 25% of Tesla or you don’t get AI and robotics

Electrek

Elon Musk appears to confirmed and even clarify what can be seen as a threat to Tesla shareholders: give me 25% of the company or I won’t build AI and robotic products at the company, after making clear that the company is worthless without those.

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Michelin doesn’t want you to buy as many EV tires

Green Car Reports

The tire maker Michelin provides original-equipment tires for seven out of 10 EVs sold in the U.S. And yet it acknowledges that EV drivers shouldn’t be buying as many tires as they are. It’s a technology challenge on multiple fronts. EVs wear through tires quicker, as they weigh more and their torque-rich motor systems tear away more.

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Plug-in Electric Vehicles in USA Consumed More Electricity than the Whole of Uganda in 2023!

CleanTechnica EVs

Light-duty vehicles (LDV) in the United States consumed approximately 7,596 GWh of electricity in 2023, almost five times the consumption in 2018 according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration Electric Power Monthly report. The report also adds that U.S. sales of electric vehicles (EVs) have increased in recent years, making. [continued] The post Plug-in Electric Vehicles in USA Consumed More Electricity than the Whole of Uganda in 2023!

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Tesla China launches free Supercharging perks for new and existing customers

Teslarati

Tesla China has launched a limited-time incentive for both new and existing customers. According to a poster shared on its official Weibo account, the electric vehicle maker is offering 5,000 km (3,100 miles) of free supercharging to the first 140 customers who order a Tesla vehicle before June 20, 2024. Existing customers are eligible for some perks from the electric vehicle maker as well.

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“We saved $17,000 in one hour:” Australia’s first electric truck show gets taste of the future

The Driven EV News

The inaugural zero emission Truck Show X conference has been heralded as a huge success by attendees who were treated to a number of outstanding talks and panel sessions. The head of the Australian trucking industry group says the event eclipsed his wildest expectations. The post “We saved $17,000 in one hour:” Australia’s first electric truck show gets taste of the future appeared first on The Driven.

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Dirt Cheap Batteries Enable Megawatt-Scale Charging Without Big Grid Upgrades Right Away

CleanTechnica EVs

Battery prices have continued to plummet, frankly faster than even battery optimists such as myself dreamed of. We’re seeing commercial, scaled, price points that we didn’t expect to see until 2030 or later. That has big implications for electric trucking. In 2022, a kilowatthour of battery capacity cost US$159. In. [continued] The post Dirt Cheap Batteries Enable Megawatt-Scale Charging Without Big Grid Upgrades Right Away appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Megapack battery project proposed on Mount Sinai

Teslarati

A battery energy storage system (BESS) backed by Tesla Megapacks was proposed in Mount Sinai in Egypt this week, though some people from the local community have expressed opposition to the proposal. Earlier this month, New Leaf Energy proposed an 80 MWh battery project on Mount Sinai to the Mount Sinai Civic Association, featuring 24 Tesla Megapacks or enough to power 16,000 homes, as reported by TBR News Media over the weekend.

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AI Outperforms Humans in Theory of Mind Tests

Cars That Think

Theory of mind —the ability to understand other people’s mental states—is what makes the social world of humans go around. It’s what helps you decide what to say in a tense situation, guess what drivers in other cars are about to do, and empathize with a character in a movie. And according to a new study, the large language models (LLM) that power ChatGPT and the like are surprisingly good at mimicking this quintessentially human trait.

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Megawatt charging for electric big rigs is starting to arrive

Green Car Reports

After a few years of slow rolling, megawatt charging for electric commercial trucks is arriving in a substantial way. WattEV this week announced the opening of a solar-powered charging station for medium-duty and heavy-duty commercial trucks in Bakersfield, California. Announced in 2021, it's the fourth station WattEV has opened, following three.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Volvo reveals $28,000 EX30 starting price in China as low-cost BYD rival

Electrek

The cheapest Volvo EV so far was officially launched in China over the weekend. Volvo launched the EX30 in China with a low starting price of $27,800 (200,800 yuan) as the automaker takes on BYD head-on in its home market.

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CATL Shenxing Battery Strikes Fear Into The Hearts Of Governments & Automakers

CleanTechnica EVs

The CATL Shenxing PLUS battery is a big step forward for the EV revolution but a significant risk to traditional manufacturers. The post CATL Shenxing Battery Strikes Fear Into The Hearts Of Governments & Automakers appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Neuralink gets FDA approval for second brain implant patient: WSJ

Teslarati

Elon Musk’s brain implant company has gained approval to begin human trials on a second clinical patient, after the first patient has shared some words on his experience following over 100 days with the implant. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given Neuralink approval to implant a chip in a second patient as part of its early clinical trials, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal on Monday morning.

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How GM Made The $35,000 Chevrolet Equinox EV Into A 319-Mile Range Champ

InsideEVs

The new Chevy Equinox EV is now the cheapest way to get more than 300 miles of range in a new car. Thank Ultium's scale for that.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Aptera finishes crowdfunding, seeks more capital for solar EV

Green Car Reports

Aptera late Wednesday announced the end date for its crowdfunding stage, as it seeks private capital on its way “towards high-volume production” of its high-efficiency, three-wheel solar EV. The company’s Regulation A crowdfunding, which bypasses traditional investors and the stock market and emphasizes smaller amounts, will end.

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Tesla releases update to remove steering wheel nag, shuts down sunglasses loophole

Electrek

Tesla has started pushing its new Full Self-Driving (FSD) v12.4 update, and it confirmed the removal of the “steering wheel nag”, but it improved camera-based driver monitoring, including shutting down the sunglasses loophole.

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Over 4 Million Plugin Vehicles Sold Globally in 2024

CleanTechnica EVs

Global EV sales reached 1.1 million units in April 2024, according to EV research-house, Rho Motion, bringing year-to-date (YTD) sales to 4.3 million, 22% greater than the same period in 2023. Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) represent 64% of units sold so far in 2024, with the remaining 36% Plug-in Hybrid. [continued] The post Over 4 Million Plugin Vehicles Sold Globally in 2024 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Ford asks suppliers to help with profitability quest as EV survival depends on cost cutting

Teslarati

Ford is asking suppliers to help with its quest toward profitability in its electric vehicle efforts, as its survival depends on cost-cutting. Ford has spent billions attempting to compete with industry giants like Tesla, and in Q1, it recorded a $1.3 billion operating loss for its EV and software division, known as Model e. It responded by announcing changes to its overall expenditure, which was previously $10 billion planned for its EV unit.

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VinFast partners with Bosch to access 700,000 charging points across Europe

Electric Cars Report

Vietnamese EV maker VinFast announced a cooperation agreement with Bosch giving VinFast customers in Europe access to Bosch’s extensive network of 700,000 charging points in 30 European countries and providing them with the freedom and convenience to travel across Europe with confidence. Building on their two-year collaboration on charging services in North America, Bosch and […] The post VinFast partners with Bosch to access 700,000 charging points across Europe appeared first on El

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Chevy Bolt EV owners may get up to $1,400 for battery recall

Green Car Reports

Those who’ve owned or leased a Chevrolet Bolt EV from the 2017 through 2022 model year are likely eligible for an amount ranging from $700 to $1,400, as part of a $150 million settlement amount against GM and LG Energy Solution. The Michigan class-action case is the consolidated version of eight class-action cases filed in various U.S.

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Caterpillar is putting MASSIVE 240-ton electric haul truck to work in Vale mine

Electrek

Mining company Vale is turning to Caterpillar to provide this massive, 240-ton battery-electric haul truck in a bid to slash carbon emissions at its mines by 2030.

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Behind-The-Scenes At The Tesla Supercharger Staff Firings

CleanTechnica EVs

Tesla’s Supercharger network is recognized as the gold standard that all other charging companies aspire to match if they can. So far, none have. Tesla Superchargers make up 60%+ of US high-speed charging ports, and their reliability has been a significant factor in Tesla’s top electric vehicle (EV) sales numbers. [continued] The post Behind-The-Scenes At The Tesla Supercharger Staff Firings appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla wins approval for Gigafactory Berlin expansion in Germany

Teslarati

Tesla has won approval for its expansion of Gigafactory Berlin, its production facility in Germany, after a meeting between community members and local officials was held on Thursday. The meeting took place in the Hangelsberg district of Grünheid under police protection, as protests against the expansion have been going on since the weekend. Other opponents of the expansion have been living in the forest surrounding the factory in treehouses as a form of protest.

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ChargePoint debuts Megawatt Charging System for electric trucks

Electric Cars Report

EV charging solutions company ChargePoint announced its support for the Megawatt Charging System (MCS), the latest addition to ChargePoint’s DC fast charging lineup. The system is estimated to be capable of dispensing enough energy to power approximately 1000 homes, so the immense rate of charge will help enable the electrification of commercial trucking.

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Honda fuel-cell semi project bows, banks on hydrogen business

Green Car Reports

Honda on Friday revealed a hydrogen fuel-cell semi in concept form, as it builds out the idea and looks for commercial vehicle partners. The concept truck, due to debut Monday at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) expo for fleet vehicles, signals “the start of a new demonstration project,” according to Honda. The project aims to.

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In a milestone, the US exceeds 5 million solar installations

Electrek

The US has now officially surpassed 5 million solar installations, a significant landmark in its shift toward clean energy, according to data released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie.

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Volkswagen Pulls Back On Electric Car Plans

CleanTechnica EVs

Volkswagen announced this week that it has two new PHEV versions of the Golf and has ended its collaboration with Renault. The post Volkswagen Pulls Back On Electric Car Plans appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Mercedes workers in Alabama vote against UAW membership

Teslarati

Mercedes workers in Alabama have voted against joining the United Automotive Workers (UAW) last week, after the union was successfully voted in at a Volkswagen plant last month. Following the vote from Mercedes-Benz workers at a factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama , held last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has announced that 56 percent of the 4,687 total votes were cast against joining the UAW.

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Comment on Nio, Xpeng taking longer to pay supplier bills, report says by John

CN EV Post

Elon is not paying its bills and is having liens (70+) placed against Tesla/Space X. He is not paying contractors responsible for work on supercharges and the he’s also skirted payments to former Twitter EE’s… at least Nio is paying their bills.

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Study: EV interest waning amid concerns over cost, charging

Green Car Reports

Consumer interest in EVs has decreased compared to last year, according to a new J.D. Power study. On Thursday, J.D. Power released the results of its 2024 U.S. Electric Vehicle Consideration study. For the first time since the study's launch in 2021, analysts saw a decline in consideration of EVs by new-car shoppers. Of those car shoppers.

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EVs now beat rail as the largest electricity consumer in the US transport sector

Electrek

Light-duty EVs in the US used more electricity than rail systems for the first time in 2023, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Toyota Launches Class 8 Tern 100% Electric Truck At US Market

CleanTechnica EVs

Toyota Group's Hino Motors teases a Class 8 fuel cell electric truck in 2020, delivers the 100% battery electric Tern Class 8 truck in 2024. The post Toyota Launches Class 8 Tern 100% Electric Truck At US Market appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Fremont and Giga Nevada have built 3 million cars

Teslarati

Tesla has celebrated the production of three million cars across its Fremont factory and Gigafactory Nevada, just under two years after surpassing two million at the sites. On Friday evening, in a post on X , Tesla’s main account shared a congratulations to Fremont and Giga Nevada, celebrating the accomplishment. The post also includes a pair of photos showing the production team at Gigafactory Fremont with the three millionth electric vehicle (EV) built, a deep blue metallic Model S.

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Tesla builds its 3 millionth car in factory once run by Toyota

The Driven EV News

Tesla's Fremont factory, which delivered thousands of the early model electric cars to Australia, produces its 3 millionth EV. The post Tesla builds its 3 millionth car in factory once run by Toyota appeared first on The Driven.

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