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Here's how much range Tesla EVs lose in the first three years

Green Car Reports

In real-world driving range, a three-year-old Tesla Model 3 or Model Y will likely retain roughly 64% of its EPA rating, according to analysis from battery-data firm Recurrent. Recurrent cites battery health reports from used EVs, based on observations of cars already on the road. In 898,504 observations of 7,078 Model 3 sedans and 664,642.

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Tesla is delivering 50 more Semi units to PepsiCo

Teslarati

It appears that PepsiCo’s Tesla Semi pilot program has been successful so far. During his talk at the ACT Expo clean transportation conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dan Priestley, the Senior Manager of the Tesla Semi program, revealed that efforts are now underway to deliver 50 more units of the all-electric Class 8 truck to PepsiCo. The Tesla Semi is undoubtedly late, but the vehicles that have been delivered so far have been performing well.

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

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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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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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Toyota announces nationwide dealer rollout of Tern Class 8 electric semi

Electrek

Launched as a joint venture between Toyota Group and Tier 1 supplier Hexagon Purus , the new Tern brand of heavy duty electric trucks announced Hino Trucks as its exclusive US distributor.

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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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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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Report: GM is mulling a Chevy Camaro EV

Green Car Reports

The last Chevrolet Camaro left the factory in late 2023, putting the vaunted muscle-car nameplate on hiatus. But General Motors president Mark Reuss wants to see the Camaro make a comeback as an EV, according to Motor Trend. GM would take a different approach than rival Ford, which has applied the Mustang name to the Mach-E electric crossover sold.

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

Brief

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Tesla’s Elon Musk confirms supercomputer cluster location at Giga Texas

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shared a rather interesting detail about Giga Texas’ ongoing extension. As per Musk, a notable portion of the facility’s southend extension will be allotted for a “super dense” supercomputer cluster. Images and footage of the Giga Texas expansion were posted on X and YouTube by longtime drone operator Jef Roberts , who has been chronicling the progress and development of the facility since its earliest days.

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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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“Eclipsed our wildest dreams:” Trucking industry starts to embrace electric future

The Driven EV News

The Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia has held Australia's first zero emission trucking conference as the industry starts to get serious about the transition to new technologies. The post “Eclipsed our wildest dreams:” Trucking industry starts to embrace electric future appeared first on The Driven.

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

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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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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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California exceeds 100% of energy demand with renewables over a record 30 days [Update]

Electrek

In a major clean energy benchmark, wind, solar, and hydro exceeded 100% of demand on California’s main grid for 69 of the past 75 days.

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EDF: Strategic partnerships to drive low-carbon electricity generation in the UK

Innovation News Network

EDF in the UK details its plans for low-carbon electricity generation and discusses the partnerships helping them achieve this. The post EDF: Strategic partnerships to drive low-carbon electricity generation in the UK appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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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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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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Tesla FSD makes a believer out of former UK PM Boris Johnson

Teslarati

Former United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called driverless cars “the future,” following a long test drive of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) with his wife and child through the busy streets of Los Angeles, California. In a column written for the Daily Mail on Friday, Johnson recounts his experience from the FSD test drive, saying it lasted over 45 minutes and included his family members and a Tesla employee.

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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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How innovation can lead to a pollution-free future for our water

Innovation News Network

OFWAT’s Innovation Fund outlines its innovative approaches to tackle water pollution in the UK. Read more here. The post How innovation can lead to a pollution-free future for our water appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Landmark study finds electric fleets for underground mines cheaper and cleaner than diesel

The Driven EV News

Landmark study finds an underground mines are better off with an electric fleet, including trucks and loaders, drills and charge rigs, as well as 4WD utes, rather than diesel. The post Landmark study finds electric fleets for underground mines cheaper and cleaner than diesel appeared first on The Driven.

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Peak ICE Fleet Is Closer Than We Believe

CleanTechnica EVs

Let’s start with some brief history on the transition to EV sales, and then get to the big topic: transitioning the ICEV (internal combustion engine vehicle) fleet to electricity. The world passed peak ICEV sales back in 2017 EVs were only a small fraction of total vehicle sales back then. [continued] The post Peak ICE Fleet Is Closer Than We Believe appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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