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Safest EVs, VW ID.4 update, Honda fuel-cell PHEV, Fiat’s EV future: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which major automaker might be partnering with Fisker for an electric pickup? Should EV charging stations be allowed where gas stations aren’t? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending March 2, 2024. Ford detailed how EV owners can reserve a free Tesla charging adapter that.

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1 in 5 new car sales globally were EVs in 2023, and that’s curbed oil demand – IEA

Electrek

Without EVs, solar, wind, and nuclear, the global rise in emissions in the last five years would have been three times larger, new International Energy Agency (IEA) analysis shows.

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Could liquid hydrogen make fuel-cell trucks more viable vs. EVs?

Green Car Reports

Gaseous hydrogen is the default for fuel-cell vehicles, but Daimler Truck is experimenting with liquid hydrogen for large commercial vehicles—and it's a technology that has the potential to cross over to passenger vehicles, eventually. The truck maker has partnered with Linde Engineering to set up a public liquid hydrogen station in.

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Closing down sale! Toyota offers $US40,000 discount on hydrogen powered vehicles

The Driven EV News

Going, going, gone! Toyota offers massive discounts on its hydrogen powered cars as Shell closes all hydrogen fuelling stations. The post Closing down sale! Toyota offers $US40,000 discount on hydrogen powered vehicles 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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BYD Dolphin Mini Rolling in Mexico — Cheapest Electric Car By Far

CleanTechnica EVs

The BYD Seagull, a small and super affordable electric car from the top selling plugin vehicle producer in the world, [continued] The post BYD Dolphin Mini Rolling in Mexico — Cheapest Electric Car By Far appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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First screen going up at Tesla’s drive-in theater, diner and Supercharger

Teslarati

Tesla is continuing construction on its upcoming Supercharger, diner and drive-in theater project in Los Angeles, California, with the latest photo showing one of the screens starting to be built. In a photo shared on Reddit last week, you can see the first screen under construction at the LA Supercharger site , located on the northern side of the parking lot.

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Toyota says it would rather buy credits than ‘waste’ money on EVs

Electrek

The CEO of Toyota isn’t mincing words, saying that he believes EVs will only make up 30% of the US new-vehicle market in 2030, half of the target the EPA sought last year. As the car industry’s largest hybrid pusher, Toyota says it is better positioned to just buy credits to close the EPA gap rather than “waste” money on BEVs, its CEO said.

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Australian EVs could earn $12,000 in a single year with vehicle-to-grid tech

The Driven EV News

ARENA study on vehicle-to-grid technology reveals some astonishing financial benefits that could rapidly accelerate the rollout of the technology. The post Australian EVs could earn $12,000 in a single year with vehicle-to-grid tech appeared first on The Driven.

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More Affordable Electric Cars Are Starting To Arrive In More Places Around The World

CleanTechnica EVs

$25,000 seems to be the magical number when it comes to the upfront purchase price of EVs to get things. [continued] The post More Affordable Electric Cars Are Starting To Arrive In More Places Around The World appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Model Y makes it to Consumer Reports’ Best Cars of 2024 list

Teslarati

Consumer Reports (CR) has released its Best Cars of 2024 list. Among them is the Tesla Model Y, which the organization noted is simply the best electric vehicle in the market today. As noted by CR, new car shoppers actually have a lot of options this 2024 , with over 260 models to choose from. Consumer Reports has thus taken it upon itself to recommend vehicles that it believes offer the best in on-road performance, predicted reliability, satisfaction, and safety.

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

Brief

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Musk: Tesla Roadster arriving in 2025 with SpaceX ties

Green Car Reports

Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave some conflicting signals about the upcoming product on Tuesday night. "Tonight, we radically increased the design goals for the new Tesla Roadster," the CEO said, via a post on X. Musk then clarified that the production design is complete and the product is due to be unveiled at the end of 2024, with aims to ship it in.

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Electric vehicles outperformed diesel in this winter’s extreme cold

Electrek

A lot of fuss was made this winter when some Tesla owners in Chicago experienced difficulty charging – but that wasn’t the experience for the majority of EV owners. In Colorado’s West Grand School District, electric school buses didn’t perform as well as their diesel counterparts. They performed better.

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AI Is Being Built on Dated, Flawed Motion-Capture Data

Cars That Think

Diversity of thought in industrial design is crucial: If no one thinks to design a technology for multiple body types, people can get hurt. The invention of seatbelts is an oft-cited example of this phenomenon, as they were designed based on crash dummies that had traditionally male proportions, reflecting the bodies of the team members working on them.

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Tesla & BYD Cut Prices Further in China!

CleanTechnica EVs

The electric car market in China is getting hotter and hotter, and more and more competitive. The big dog in. [continued] The post Tesla & BYD Cut Prices Further in China! 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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Tesla Model Y secures 2024 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award despite tougher metrics

Teslarati

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has raised the bar for its 2024 top safety awards, requiring improved protection for rear-seat passengers and pedestrian safety features for 2024 models. Despite the agency’s stricter criteria, 71 vehicles earned either the TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards for 2024. Of the 71 vehicles that were selected , 22 managed to qualify for the IIHS’ highest safety designation, TOP SAFETY PICK+.

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GMC Hummer EV joins gas-guzzlers in list of meanest for the environment

Green Car Reports

The 2024 American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) list of "meanest" vehicles for the environment includes the expected array of gas-guzzling trucks—but also one EV. The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV was ranked ninth on the list, between the GMC Sierra pickup truck and Mercedes-Benz G550 SUV. The annual list is based on the estimated.

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Fisker is talking to Nissan for a lifeline and electric pickup partnership

Electrek

Nissan has been revealed as the potential savior of Fisker. The Japanese automaker is reportedly talking with Fisker to invest in the company and partner on electric pickup trucks.

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Heat Pumps Take on Cold Climates

Cars That Think

Twenty homes scattered across Canada and the northern United States are keeping warm this winter using prototypes of the latest iteration in residential heating systems: cold climate heat pumps. Heat pumps aren’t common in homes at this latitude, because historically they haven’t worked well in subzero temperatures. But heat pump manufacturers say they now have the technology to heat homes just as efficiently in bitter cold as they do in milder winter temperatures.

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CATL, BYD To Slash Battery Prices By 50% In 2024. BOOM! EVs Win!

CleanTechnica EVs

CATL says it will begin selling LFP battery cells in the VDA format at price less than $60 per kWh hour by the middle of this year. The post CATL, BYD To Slash Battery Prices By 50% In 2024. BOOM! EVs Win! appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Ford announces Tesla Supercharger access to F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E drivers

Teslarati

Ford electric vehicle owners can now charge their cars at Tesla Supercharger locations across the United States and Canada, giving drivers of the F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E access to the most expansive charging infrastructure in the world. The move, which was agreed to between the two companies in early 2023 , gives Ford EV drivers access to over 15,000 Tesla Supercharger locations in the U.S. and Canada.

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These EVs are top-rated for safety by the IIHS

Green Car Reports

Several EVs earned high marks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for 2024, the organization revealed this week. The IIHS toughened requirements to earn its highest Top Safety Pick+ and second-tier Top Safety Pick awards for 2024, but 71 models still qualified for at least one of the awards (with 22 earning the Top Safety Pick+.

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Apple cancels Apple Car project after more than a decade

Electrek

Bloomberg reports that Apple has officially canceled its effort to build an electric car. The move was announced internally by Apple COO Jeff Williams and Kevin Lynch, who had been leading the Apple Car project since 2021. “Apple’s most senior executives finalized the decision in recent weeks,” the report says. The project had reached a “make-or-break point” inside Apple, with Tim Cook also facing pressure from shareholders to make a decision.

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The advancement of quantum technology in Ireland

Innovation News Network

Ireland has long been a quantum research powerhouse, but now, with new legislation, they are setting the stage for a further revolution in the journey to Quantum 2.0. The post The advancement of quantum technology in Ireland appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Tesla Cybertrucks Piling Up … In Utah!

CleanTechnica EVs

As I came out of church Sunday, my neighbor with a red Tesla Model 3 Performance (see top photo from. [continued] The post Tesla Cybertrucks Piling Up … In Utah! appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla next-gen Roadster will be a collaboration with SpaceX: Elon Musk

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently shared a number of notable updates for the next-generation Roadster. Apart from stating that Tesla is aiming to unveil the upcoming all-electric supercar later this year, Musk also provided some interesting tidbits about the vehicle. Among these is the fact that the new Roadster would be the product of Musk’s two largest companies — Tesla and SpaceX.

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Here’s why the tiny Fiat 500e is a big litmus test for the US EV market

Green Car Reports

The 2024 Fiat 500e returns to the U.S. in March to relaunch the brand, and this time Fiat is all about EVs—and keeping the 500 lineup as a two-door icon. As Fiat has already said in various ways over the past couple years, the U.S.-bound 500e will stand on its own. It won’t be a loss-leader for the brand, or $49-a-month EV lease deal.

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Canoo’s (GOEV) rugged American Bulldog electric pickup spotted out testing

Electrek

EV startup Canoo (GOEV) is making progress. Most recently, Canoo’s rugged American Bulldog electric pickup was spotted testing near its OKC manufacturing facility.

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Ford's NACS Fast Charging Adapter Now Available As Tesla Charging Network Opens

InsideEVs

Ford EV owners can order their complimentary Tesla NACS to CCS adapters starting today, just as Supercharger access opens up to them.

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TRí Launches Its Next Generation Electric 3-Wheeler In Tanzania

CleanTechnica EVs

Internal combustion 3-wheelers are one of the main modes of transport in Tanzania. There are an estimated 250,000 ICE 3-wheelers. [continued] The post TRí Launches Its Next Generation Electric 3-Wheeler In Tanzania appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Starlink’s Direct to Cell satellites complete first post on Elon Musk’s X platform

Teslarati

SpaceX recently tested Starlink’s Direct to Cell satellites and posted on Elon Musk’s X platform. The test X post simply said: “This post was sent through a SpaceX Direct to Cell satellite.” SpaceX’s Director of Satellite Engineering provided more information about the X post. He revealed that the post was made under the cover of trees in a small valley in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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These canceled New York offshore wind farms totaling 1.7 GW just officially made a comeback

Electrek

Equinor’s Empire Wind 1 and Eversource and Ørsted’s Sunrise Wind previously canceled their offshore wind contracts with New York, but now they’re back.

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Burned out Tesla provide clues on how to deal with EV and battery fires

The Driven EV News

They call it ‘Testla’, a $60,000 car among six electric vehicles to catch fire in Australia that could become key in dealing with future battery blazes. Hundreds of fire investigators… The post Burned out Tesla provide clues on how to deal with EV and battery fires appeared first on The Driven.

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Why Ford’s Tesla Charging Adapter is Good for Tesla, Ford and the EV Industry

CleanTechnica EVs

An Open, Reliable, High-Speed EV Charging Network Paves the Way for EV Adoption A few days ago, Ford CEO Jim. [continued] The post Why Ford’s Tesla Charging Adapter is Good for Tesla, Ford and the EV Industry appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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CATL developing and validating M3P batteries with Tesla: report

Teslarati

Local media reports from China have suggested that Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) is currently in the process of developing and validating its M3P batteries with electric vehicle maker Tesla. The update was related by people reportedly familiar with the matter. As noted in a report from China-based publication The Paper , CATL has confirmed that its M3P batteries have already been rolled out to a vehicle that’s been jointly developed by Chery and Huawei.

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