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Scientists: Dump hydrogen-powered Toyota as official car of Olympics

Green Car Reports

Scientists are questioning the green credentials of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles The Toyota Mirai is the official car of the 2024 Paris Olympics Hydrogen tech failed at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics A group of 120 scientists, engineers, and academics have drafted an open letter to the organizers of the Paris Olympics, rallying to ditch the Toyota Mirai.

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Tesla secures absurdly large multi-billion Megapack contract

Electrek

Tesla has secured an absurdly large contract to provide over 15 GWh of Megapack to California’s Intersect Power. The Megapack.

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Kia EV3 uses next-gen tech and batteries for more range and faster charging than the Niro EV

Electrek

Kia’s new affordable EV is already having a big impact on the brand. Powered by its fourth-gen tech, Kia says the EV3 battery has 22% higher energy density than the Niro EV, enabling longer range and faster charging.

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Tesla Cybertruck is 5th most registered EV in the US

Teslarati

It is no secret that the Tesla Cybertruck is a vehicle that is equally loved and despised by many, so much so that there seems to be a group of people who are itching to see the all-electric pickup truck fail. This was evident in headlines stating that the “Cybertruck’s failure is now complete,” as well as multitudes of YouTube videos arguing that the vehicle is a flop.

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

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Another Tesla With Over 400,000 Miles On One Battery

CleanTechnica EVs

A week ago, I wrote an article about a guy in the UK with two high-mileage Tesla Model S sedans that are still using their original batteries. One has about 430,000 miles on its battery and the other has around 375,000 miles, also on one battery. They are both still. [continued] The post Another Tesla With Over 400,000 Miles On One Battery appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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China's CATL Hints At EV Batteries That Last 16 Years

InsideEVs

According to CATL, its "Long-Service-Life Battery" packs can last up to 16 years or 1.24 million miles. That's a lot of driving.

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China is on track to reach its clean energy targets this month… six years ahead of schedule

Electrek

China, the world’s largest pollution emitter, is going green with clean energy alternatives and doing so quickly. Recent energy reports detail the nation’s commitment to implementing solar and wind power, so much so that it is expected to achieve its 2030 clean energy targets by the end of the month.

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Tesla stock set for ten-fold surge on Robotaxi: ARK Invest

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Tesla stock ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) is set to surge in value by ten-fold if the automaker can come through on the development and subsequent release of its Robotaxi platform, ARK Invest said recently. It is no secret that Tesla’s Robotaxi project is among the company’s biggest long-term catalysts. Solving Full Self-Driving and allowing owners to make money without physically driving their cars is one of the biggest developments in passenger transportation in the last 100 years.

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Ford Pulls Back On EV Production Plans to Focus on Super Duty Trucks

The Truth About Cars

Ford was an early EV mover among American automakers, announcing billions in planned investments and new facilities. More recently, The Blue Oval said it would pause some of those plans to bring more hybrid vehicles to market, responding to slower-than-expected EV demand growth. Now, Ford is stepping back from another planned investment in its Oakville, Ontario factory, which was slated to become an EV production hub.

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Biden approves $10m funding to support US critical mineral supply chains

Innovation News Network

The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $10m funding to support the nation’s critical mineral supply chains. The post Biden approves $10m funding to support US critical mineral supply chains appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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

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The first electric-car president? Ike Eisenhower liked them

Green Car Reports

At least a couple of presidents have been drivers of electric cars, but they're not all in the recent past. Our 34th President, Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower, may have been one of the first. Long before Ike became perhaps the 20th century's most famous general, Eisenhower drove around in an early electric car that belonged to his in-laws. John.

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Lucid confirms the 2025 Air Pure offers 5 miles per kWh, making it the most efficient car in the world

Electrek

Lucid Motors shared details of a 2025 update to its Air Pure sedan today, which has achieved a landmark 5 miles of range per kWh of energy efficiency. Per Lucid , that figure solidifies the latest Air Pure as the most energy-efficient vehicle ever made. See more details of the 2025 Air lineup below.

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Tesla police vehicle management gets simpler with Standard Fleet + UP.FIT collaboration

Teslarati

Fleet management platform Standard Fleet and Tesla police vehicle maker UP.FIT have joined forces to create a system that streamlines EV management for all-electric police fleets. Under the collaboration, Standard Fleet will be contributing its software platform and Unplugged Performance’s UP.FIT division will be contributing its expertise in customizing Teslas for specialty use.

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The Lucid Air Just Hit A Huge EV Milestone

InsideEVs

The EV startup announced some tweaks to its 2025 lineup. Most notably, the Air is now the country's most efficient EV by a wide margin.

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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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Number of Cars on Dealer Lots Climbing Higher & Higher Across USA

CleanTechnica EVs

Much has been said in recent months about supposedly slumping EV sales growth. As we’ve pointed out on a number of occasions now, EV sales are actually soaring at many automakers in the USA, including at Ford, GM, Rivian, Audi, BMW, and several others. However, it seems there’s a brewing. [continued] The post Number of Cars on Dealer Lots Climbing Higher & Higher Across USA appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Mercedes-Benz adds Starbucks locations to its EV fast-charging network

Green Car Reports

Mercedes-Benz will install EV fast-chargers at over 100 Starbucks locations, the two companies announced Monday in a press release. The initial phase will see Mercedes install 400-kw DC fast-chargers at Starbucks locations along the I-5 corridor, the highway route that served as the location for one of the earliest charging infrastructure.

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Elon Musk supports new VP candidate that would crush Tesla’s sales in the US

Electrek

Elon Musk has announced his support to Donald Trump’s VP pick, Senator JD Vance. It’s hard to believe, considering Vance is pushing a bill that would crush Tesla’s sales in the US.

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Tesla bears officially have their next big threat: Tesla Energy

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Tesla bears officially have their next big threat to deal with when factoring in their thesis: Tesla Energy. After Tesla reported delivery and production figures for the second quarter, it shocked with two big surprises: a delivery beat of 6,000 vehicles and a new record for energy storage deployments. “We deployed 9.4 GWh of energy storage products in Q2, the highest quarterly deployment yet,” Tesla said in its quarterly press release.

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Houston Homes Went Dark In Hurricane Beryl. EVs Powered Them Up.

InsideEVs

As Hurricane Beryl took power out in parts of Texas, some EV owners relied on bidirectional charging to power their homes and appliances.

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U.S. Department of Energy Vision for the Beneficial Integration of Electric Vehicles into the Electricity Grid

CleanTechnica EVs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday announced The Future of Vehicle Grid Integration: Harnessing the Flexibility of EV Charging, as part of DOE’s EVGrid Assist initiative. Developed with broad stakeholder input, the document outlines a shared vision for vehicle grid integration (VGI), where electric vehicles (EVs) are safely and securely connected.

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Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD returns to top Ioniq 6 in range

Green Car Reports

The rear-wheel drive Tesla Model 3 Long Range has returned The Model 3 Long Range costs $42,490, which is $5,000 less than the AWD model Tesla says the Long Range Model 3 goes 363 miles—2 miles more than the Hyundai Ioniq 6 SE Tesla has added a rear-wheel drive Long Range version of the updated Model 3, which undercuts the all-wheel drive.

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BYD breaks into Toyota-dominated Japan as EV sales climb

Electrek

Can BYD compete with Toyota on its home turf? According to the latest sales data, BYD accounted for nearly 3% of Japan’s EV market in the first half of 2024. And that’s after launching its first EV in the region just last year.

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Tesla Giga Shanghai is back to operating at full capacity: report

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Tesla Giga Shanghai is operating at full capacity once more. The update was posted by a Chinese media outlet which recently visited Tesla’s Shanghai-based Model 3 and Model Y production plant. Earlier this year, reports emerged suggesting that Tesla was throttling the vehicle production output of Giga Shanghai. Reuters even noted in late May that the electric vehicle maker was planning to cut at least 20% of the facility’s vehicle production in the March-June 2024 period.

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EU’s green hydrogen targets are unrealistic, report says

Innovation News Network

According to a new report, the EU’s 2030 green hydrogen targets for import and production are unrealistic and not likely to be met. The post EU’s green hydrogen targets are unrealistic, report says appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Improved EV Credits Makes the Switch Even Easier for US Drivers

CleanTechnica EVs

To avoid the worst impacts of climate change we need to switch from gasoline and diesel to electric vehicles powered by clean electricity as soon as possible. While driving an electric vehicle (EV) can save drivers on fuel and maintenance, the upfront cost of electric cars and trucks can be. [continued] The post Improved EV Credits Makes the Switch Even Easier for US Drivers appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Genesis reverses on EVs, preparing slew of hybrids noting customer demand

Green Car Reports

Genesis' all-EV product plan will add some HEVs and PHEVs Emissions standards and customer demand are driving the full-EV-lineup delay A 2.5-liter turbo-4 hybrid seems likely Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand is continuing with plans to augment what was to be an all-EV lineup with hybrids, citing customer demand, reports Top Gear. Five years ago, the.

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Tesla claims a 95% automated production at Gigafactory Shanghai

Electrek

Tesla claims that it is now achieving “95% automated production” at Gigafactory Shanghai with recent updates. While Elon Musk disbanded.

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Jim Cramer says Tesla is headed back to $1T market cap: ‘A lot of momentum’

Teslarati

Jim Cramer says Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) is headed back to the elusive $1 trillion market cap after its recent run-up on the market, which has helped the stock recover early-year losses caused by a cautious growth rate narrative put out by the company. Although he has never been able to truly pick a side, Jim Cramer has had bullish sentiments regarding Tesla in the past.

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Former Rolls-Royce Design Chief Murdered At Home In Germany

The Truth About Cars

One of the most important people in Rolls-Royce’s recent history has been murdered. Ian Cameron, the automaker’s former 74-year-old former chief designer, was stabbed to death at home last week. German police are searching for the killer who attacked Cameron as he answered the door. The suspect apparently cut Cameron’s security camera cables before the stabbing, giving law enforcement few leads to pursue in the murder.

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Mercedes-Benz To Install EV Chargers At Over 100 Starbucks Locations

CleanTechnica EVs

Mercedes-Benz is expanding its North American EV charging network. Here at CleanTechnica, we have covered several of the developments as it grows. Paul Fosse wrote about the Atlanta area hub and took quite a few photos. I conducted an interview and found out about the many additional hubs. All of. [continued] The post Mercedes-Benz To Install EV Chargers At Over 100 Starbucks Locations appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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2025 Hyundai Ioniq 9 three-row electric SUV arriving in 2024

Green Car Reports

Hyundai's three-row electric SUV will arrive in 2024 The electric three-row SUV will likely be called the Ioniq 9 Interior packaging, range, and powertrain outputs could compare to the Kia EV9 Hyundai will unveil an electric three-row crossover SUV later this year, the automaker has confirmed. The unnamed three-row crossover will debut as a 2025.

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Cybertruck’s redesigned wheel covers are ready to go, almost half a year later

Electrek

After stopping shipment of Cybertruck’s original aerodynamic wheel covers due to unusual tire wear in early February, Tesla is finally starting to install redesigned wheel covers on Cybertrucks that were delivered without them in the interim, and we’re finally seeing pictures of what they’ll look like.

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Tesla Megapack project in California housed in former steam plant

Teslarati

Tesla has highlighted an upcoming Megapack project that has repurposed a retired steam plant in California, coming as the latest of the company’s many ongoing energy storage projects. The company highlighted the Arevon Condor Energy Storage Project in San Bernardino County, California, in a post on its Tesla Megapack account on X on Friday. The site is located in Grand Terrace, and as the company points out, it’s housed in a former steam plant.

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The new wave of Chinese electric cars: Here is what to expect in 2024

The Driven EV News

Check out the new wave of Chinese electric vehicles that are very close to landing on our shores. The post The new wave of Chinese electric cars: Here is what to expect in 2024 appeared first on The Driven.

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