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Ford reverses course, cuts F-150 Lightning prices by up to $5,500

Green Car Reports

Ford is cutting prices on some 2024 F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks by up to $5,500, CarsDirect reports, citing a bulletin sent by Ford to dealerships. Effective April 5, the XLT Standard Range grade gets a $2,000 price cut, bringing its base price down to $65,090 with the mandatory $2,095 destination charge. The Lariat Extended Range gets.

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China is exporting so many EVs that it needs more ships – a lot more

Electrek

Chinese automakers are looking to export electric vehicles by the hundreds of thousands around the globe, but they need a lot more car-carrying vessels to make that happen. Demand is so high that the country is on track to amass what will be the world’s fourth-largest fleet in a few short years, with new trade routes being created especially for Chinese cars.

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Tesla owners report initial rollout of FSD (Supervised) V12.3.4

Teslarati

It appears that Tesla has started the initial rollout of FSD (Supervised) V12.3.4, as hinted at by observations from EV owners and software tracking services online. Initial impressions from Tesla owners who received FSD (Supervised) V12.3.4 have been positive so far. Interestingly, some owners of legacy Model S and Model X vehicles , whose cars are still equipped with older Tesla hardware, have also reported that they received update 2024.3.15, which includes FSD (Supervised) V12.3.4.

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The Electric Vehicle Of 2050: The Best Is Yet To Come

CleanTechnica EVs

If the electric vehicle of the future is lightweight and energy efficient, power generations will be able to keep pace with electrification. The post The Electric Vehicle Of 2050: The Best Is Yet To Come appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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

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Electric vehicle numbers could overtake petrol cars in Norway this year

The Driven EV News

With EV sales at 90 per cent of the new car market, the number of electric cars on Norway roads s likely to overtake petrol cars within the next 12 months. The post Electric vehicle numbers could overtake petrol cars in Norway this year appeared first on The Driven.

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Voltpost rolls out curbside US EV chargers: Here's how they look

Green Car Reports

Charging company Voltpost is preparing to roll out its lamppost EV chargers in major U.S. metro areas like New York, Chicago, and Detroit. The company on Thursday announced that it had "imminent plans" to deploy its chargers in these areas this spring. The Level 2 chargers are added to existing lampposts, with charging sessions and payment managed.

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Tesla launches its 2nd-cheapest, longest-range Model Y in select European countries

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Tesla has launched a new variant of the its best-selling vehicle, the Model Y, to select European countries. The new Model Y variant currently stands as the second most-affordable and longest range variant of the all-electric crossover. Tesla announced the launch of the new Model Y Long Range Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) motor in a post from its Tesla Europe & Middle East account on social media platform X.

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MEPs Sign Off On Climate Targets For Heavy-Duty Vehicles

CleanTechnica EVs

The law, agreed with governments, will provide investment certainty for truckmakers to go zero emissions. The European Parliament today approved a law that will require almost all new trucks sold in 2040 to be zero-emission. Green group Transport & Environment (T&E) said the law — agreed in negotiations between MEPs. [continued] The post MEPs Sign Off On Climate Targets For Heavy-Duty Vehicles appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Quantum computing at home gains potential thanks to new breakthrough

Innovation News Network

Scientists at Oxford University have made a breakthrough that could see millions of individuals harness quantum computing at home. The post Quantum computing at home gains potential thanks to new breakthrough appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Review: 2024 Fiat 500e urban EV has its charm

Green Car Reports

The 2024 Fiat 500e is a small electric three-door hatchback that looks remarkably similar to the previous Fiat 500, sold in the U.S. from the 2012 through 2019 model years. This one’s offered only as a battery-electric vehicle (hence the “e”), at least for the moment. But Fiat plans to market it as a fashion accessory as much as.

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

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China’s Chery to set up shop in Europe

Electrek

Chinese automaker Chery is planning to make cars in Spain, where the EV market is at just 12%, half that of Portugal and France. This would be Chery’s first manufacturing site in Europe.

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Tesla investor KLP considers shareholder proposal on collective bargaining at annual shareholder meeting

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Tesla investor KLP, Norway’s largest pension company, is considering the idea of filing a shareholder proposal to address Elon Musk’s reluctance to engage in collective bargaining at the electric vehicle maker’s 2024 annual shareholder meeting. Tesla has been dealing with protests and blockades from Swedish trade union IF Metall and its allies since October last year.

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Electric Vehicles Consumed.01% Of Total Electricity Consumption In Kenya From July To Dec 2023!

CleanTechnica EVs

There are some interesting takeaways from the latest Energy and Petroleum Statistics report from Kenya’s Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA). The report covers the first half of the Financial Year 2023/2024, which is the period from July 2023 to December 2023. In his message, the Director General of EPRA. [continued] The post Electric Vehicles Consumed.01% Of Total Electricity Consumption In Kenya From July To Dec 2023!

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Kempower launches 1.2 MW electric truck charging station

Electric Cars Report

The Finnish EV charging manufacturer Kempower has launched its state-of-the-art electric truck charging solution for power ratings above 1 MW. Kempower’s Megawatt Charging System seeks to be part of the solution to the challenges of electrification of heavy-duty vehicles to meet the EU’s decarbonization goals. To bridge the market transition towards full megawatt charging adoption […] The post Kempower launches 1.2 MW electric truck charging station appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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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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2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E: Quicker charging, range to 320 miles, lower price

Green Car Reports

Ford on Tuesday confirmed lasting price cuts on the Mustang Mach-E lineup, along with 20% faster road-trip charging and a boost in range of up to 20 miles for the new model year. The automaker has also substituted in a new in-house-designed motor unit and thermal changes that altogether will make top-performance versions quicker-accelerating than.

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Hyundai US boss calls out the competition as the brand goes ‘all in’ on electric vehicles

Electrek

As rivals including Ford and GM pull back, Hyundai is surging ahead in the US electric vehicle market. Hyundai’s US CEO, Randy Parker, is calling out the competition as the brand goes “all in” on EVs.

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Tesla China’s domestic sales doubled in March 2024: CPCA

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Tesla China’s domestic sales saw a notable month-over-month rise in March 2024, with the electric vehicle maker selling 62,398 vehicles in the local market. That’s a 107.02% increase from the 30,141 units that the company sold domestically in February 2024. Data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) have previously indicated that Tesla sold 89,064 Giga Shanghai-made vehicles in March 2024.

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Ford, Cadillac, Hyundai, & Kia EV Sales Surge in USA

CleanTechnica EVs

I already wrote about Audi and BMW electric vehicle sales booming in the USA in the 1st quarter of 2024 compared to the first quarter of 2023. With more automakers reporting their sales numbers, we can now see that several other automakers also had strong year-over-year growth in EV sales. [continued] The post Ford, Cadillac, Hyundai, & Kia EV Sales Surge in USA appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Ukraine Is the First “Hackers’ War”

Cars That Think

Rapid and resourceful technological improvisation has long been a mainstay of warfare, but the war in Ukraine is taking it to a new level. This improvisation is most conspicuous in the ceaselessly evolving struggle between weaponized drones and electronic warfare, a cornerstone of this war. Weaponized civilian first-person-view (FPV) drones began dramatically reshaping the landscape of the war in the summer of 2023.

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Stellantis CEO claims EVs need battery breakthrough to be green

Green Car Reports

Automakers must reduce EV battery weight by 50% in the next decade in order to make electrification truly green, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said Wednesday during the automaker's Freedom of Mobility Forum. As Reuters reports, Tavares said that making a battery pack for an EV with a "decent range" of 250 miles currently takes, on average 1,000.

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BYD is launching its next-gen Blade EV battery soon with more range and even lower cost

Electrek

BYD is expected to launch its next-gen Blade EV battery later this year. The battery will promote more range at an even lower cost. Will the new battery be BYD’s X-factor in its “liberation battle” over gas-powered vehicles?

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Another Tesla executive chimes in on $25,000 car cancellation claims

Teslarati

Another Tesla executive has responded to recent reports that the $25,000 mass-market vehicle is no longer being planned, following CEO Elon Musk’s denial of the claims. Last week, Reuters reported that sources had told it that Tesla was canceling plans for its $25,000 electric vehicle (EV). Musk went on to deny the reports, literally saying that “ Reuters is lying (again),” with he and Tesla later announcing plans to unveil the upcoming robotaxi on August 8, 2024.

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Ford Slides 2024 Mustang Mach-E Electric Car Into Gap Left By Tesla

CleanTechnica EVs

Smelling blood in the water, Ford emphasizes the electric car driver experience over self-driving cars to boost sales of its Mustang Mach-E. The post Ford Slides 2024 Mustang Mach-E Electric Car Into Gap Left By Tesla appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Battery recycling capacity set to outstrip supply of end-of-life EV batteries by 4 to 1

The Driven EV News

There's been a lot of misinformation on social media warning of a dystopian future of millions EV batteries piling up around us. The truth is that used EV batteries are valuable and will be in hot demand. The post Battery recycling capacity set to outstrip supply of end-of-life EV batteries by 4 to 1 appeared first on The Driven.

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New Jersey marks up EV ownership with additional $1,000 fee

Green Car Reports

New Jersey is introducing an additional registration fee for EVs. Starting July 1, drivers will pay an upfront fee of more than $1,000 on top of existing registration fees. Governor Phil Murphy signed a law last week renewing New Jersey's transportation trust fund that adds an annual fee set at $250 this year, and rising $10 over the remaining.

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BMW just hit a major EV milestone as Q1 electric vehicle sales surge, outpacing rivals

Electrek

BMW just hit a milestone after reaching the one million EV delivery mark as sales surged in the first quarter of 2024. With EV sales climbing in all major regions, BMW outpaced the competition in Q1.

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Panasonic Energy aims for EV battery production in India

Teslarati

Panasonic Energy is discussing a potential joint venture with Indian Oil to produce electric vehicle (EV) batteries in India. The company’s interest in India comes after news broke that Tesla Giga Berlin is producing cars for the country. The Japanese battery supplier plans to produce cylindrical lithium-ion batteries in India. The two companies announced that their potential joint venture aims to cater to the growing demand for batteries for two and three-wheeler vehicles, along with energy sto

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The Eclipse Gave Us A Preview Of Future Charging Needs

CleanTechnica EVs

Normally, there’s a lot of balance in people’s travel needs. While some routes certainly carry more traffic than others and holiday weekends can be busier, people tend to head one way and then head back. But, everyone has different destinations, so it’s rare for any one part of the charging. [continued] The post The Eclipse Gave Us A Preview Of Future Charging Needs appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Hyundai, Kia partner with Exide Energy Solutions for EV Battery Localization in India

Electric Cars Report

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for strategic cooperation with Exide Energy Solutions, a leading Indian battery company, as part of their electric vehicle expansion plans. With the expansion of their EV plans for the Indian market, Hyundai and Kia aim to localize their EV battery production, specifically focusing […] The post Hyundai, Kia partner with Exide Energy Solutions for EV Battery Localization in India appeared first on Electric

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Kia keeps to EV goals but plans to enhance hybrid lineup

Green Car Reports

Kia remains committed to an ambitious EV sales goal, but plans to keep hybrids and plug-in hybrids as part of its product mix, the automaker announced Friday in a presentation to investors. Kia still targets 1.6 million global EV sales annually by 2030. That's the same goal the automaker stepped up to in 2023, versus a previous target of 1.2.

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BYD sold over 360,000 Seagull EV models in under a year as its cheapest electric car

Electrek

An EV for under $10,000? After selling nearly 35,000 Seagull models in March, cumulative sales of BYD’s cheapest electric car topped 360,000. And that’s in less than 12 months since it launched.

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SpaceX begins deployment of Direct to Cell capable Starlinks

Teslarati

SpaceX began the deployment of their Direct to Cell Starlink satellites following a successful launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California Saturday evening. Of the 21 satellites launched, 6 of them feature an advanced modem that is capable of connecting directly to cell phones the same way phones connect to land-based cell towers. Liftoff at sunset for Falcon 9 pic.twitter.com/sw6EoiGY82 — SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 7, 2024 These were not the first Direct to Cell Starlink satellites to lau

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Tesla, Toyota, or Hyundai — Who Wore It Best? A 1st Quarter US Sales Analysis

CleanTechnica EVs

In this article, I analyze the Q1 sales results of three leading automakers and try to make sense of why the EV laggards did the best. I’m going to discuss the electrification strategy of three of the brands in the US market and how it worked for them in the. [continued] The post Tesla, Toyota, or Hyundai — Who Wore It Best? A 1st Quarter US Sales Analysis appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Australian fossil car industry spends over $500 per vehicle on advertising

The Driven EV News

Could the fossil car industry survive without paid advertising? Should we ban fossil car ads like we did for cigarettes, given the impact on climate, health and environment? The post Australian fossil car industry spends over $500 per vehicle on advertising appeared first on The Driven.