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Powershare in Tesla Cybertruck can power home, charge other EVs

Green Car Reports

With the rollout of the production 2025 Cybertruck on Thursday, Tesla included a couple of battery-related surprises—including a long-awaited turnaround on the ability to use its EVs for home-energy backup in power outages. While one of those battery surprises involved a separate range-extender, mounting inside the pickup’s bed and.

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Switzerland put vertical solar panels on a roadside retaining wall

Electrek

A canton in Switzerland commissioned a project in which solar panels were attached vertically to a roadside retaining wall. more… The post Switzerland put vertical solar panels on a roadside retaining wall appeared first on Electrek.

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Volvo and Polestar parent signs up for EV battery swapping with Nio

Green Car Reports

Chinese automaker Geely—parent company of Volvo, Polestar, and Lotus—has signed an agreement with Nio to use the latter's battery-swapping tech in the Chinese market. Under the agreement, the two companies "co-develop two battery swapping standards for private cars and commercial vehicles," promote adoption of the technology, and scale.

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A California lake has enough lithium to power 375 million EVs

Electrek

California’s infamous Salton Sea has been a known hotbed of lithium for years, but no one had a sense of. The post A California lake has enough lithium to power 375 million EVs appeared first on Electrek.

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

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Amazon buys 3 launches with SpaceX for Project Kuiper

Teslarati

Amazon announced today they have bought 3 Falcon 9 launches to deliver their Project Kuiper internet satellites to low Earth orbit in mid-2025. This wouldn’t be the first time SpaceX has launched a competitor satellite as they have now launched 4 times for one of their other competitors, OneWeb, with a total of 136 satellites delivered to orbit.

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Tesla secures massive 1.6 GWh Megapack order for giant project

Electrek

Tesla has secured a massive Megapack order for a new giant energy storage project that will likely become the largest in the world. more… The post Tesla secures massive 1.6 GWh Megapack order for giant project appeared first on Electrek.

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Ford F-150 Lightning breaks monthly sales record, doubling in November

Electrek

CEO Jim Farley announced the Ford F-150 Lightning had its best-ever sales month, breaking the record in November. more… The post Ford F-150 Lightning breaks monthly sales record, doubling in November appeared first on Electrek.

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When AI Unplugs, All Bets Are Off

Cars That Think

The next great chatbot will run at lighting speed on your laptop PC—no Internet connection required. That was at least the vision recently laid out by Intel’s CEO, Pat Gelsinger, at the company’s 2023 Intel Innovation summit. Flanked by on-stage demos, Gelsinger announced the coming of “AI PCs” built to accelerate all their increasing range of AI tasks based only on the hardware beneath the user’s fingertips.

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Rivian already has a patent on Tesla’s Cybertruck ‘range extender’

Electrek

Tesla delivered the first Cybertrucks yesterday , and with that delivery event came the revelation that in order to get the range it promised, the Cybertruck needs a separate battery pack in the bed. But a similar battery pack system was already patented years ago, by one of Tesla’s competitors in the electric pick-up space. more… The post Rivian already has a patent on Tesla’s Cybertruck ‘range extender’ appeared first on Electrek.

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26% BEV Share In China! — China EV Sales Report

CleanTechnica EVs

Plugin vehicles are all the rage in the Chinese auto market. Plugins scored more than 808,000 sales last month, up. [continued] The post 26% BEV Share In China! — China EV Sales Report appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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

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Tesla’s botched Cybertruck event is good news for Rivian, other EV truck makers

Electrek

Tesla delivered the first Cybertrucks yesterday , to lukewarm reaction given revelations on its specs, pricing and availability. But Tesla’s miss might be other EV truck makers’ gain, as the big question marks on Cybertruck have been answered disappointingly. more… The post Tesla’s botched Cybertruck event is good news for Rivian, other EV truck makers appeared first on Electrek.

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Record-Low EV Battery Prices in 2023

CleanTechnica EVs

Thanks to a variety of factors, lithium-ion battery packs are at record low prices. After dropping 14%, they are down. [continued] The post Record-Low EV Battery Prices in 2023 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Doroni’s all-electric flying car gets flight certified in the US

Electrek

Flying electric cars are not just for sci-fi movies. Miami-based Doroni Aerospace announced Friday its all-electric flying car , the Doroni H1, received official FAA Airworthiness Certification. And the best part – it’s designed to fit in your garage. more… The post Doroni’s all-electric flying car gets flight certified in the US appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla wanted no mirrors on Cybertruck, here’s how you’ll see without them

Teslarati

Tesla wanted no mirrors on the Cybertruck, and while it lacks a rear-view mirror in the cabin, the side mirrors were only included due to federal regulations. For the last four years, Tesla fans have gotten a lot of updates about the Cybertruck and what might become standard when it hits the market. Yesterday, Tesla finally delivered the first units , and one of the things that did not change was the company’s idea about side mirrors.

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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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BYD surpasses Nissan amid record November sales as EV maker closes in on Tesla

Electrek

China’s leading EV maker, BYD , notched another sales record in November. BYD continues surging, with over 170,000 fully electric vehicles sold last month. The strong performance propelled the automaker past Nissan for the first time in sales. more… The post BYD surpasses Nissan amid record November sales as EV maker closes in on Tesla appeared first on Electrek.

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XPeng, NIO provide Delivery Results for November 2023

Electric Cars Report

Chinese electric vehicle maker XPENG outpaced NIO in November electric vehicle deliveries, according to latest monthly sales reports. In November 2023, XPENG delivered 20,041 Smart EVs, representing a 245% increase year-over-year and surpassing monthly deliveries of 20,000 for the second straight month. XPENG G6’s November deliveries reached 8,750 units, remaining the top-selling electric SUV model […] The post XPeng, NIO provide Delivery Results for November 2023 appeared first on Electri

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 sales soar 99% amid record November sales

Electrek

Hyundai achieved its best-ever November sales as demand for its fully electric vehicles continues rising. Sales were led by the Hyundai IONIQ 5 , up 99% over last year. more… The post Hyundai IONIQ 5 sales soar 99% amid record November sales appeared first on Electrek.

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Our Next Energy's 'Gemini' Battery Doubled A BMW iX's Range To 608 Miles

InsideEVs

BMW is impressed by the result and says that it "looks forward to taking the next steps together" with the Michigan-based startup.

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Tesla offers Cybertruck reservation holders $1,000 discount on its other EVs

Electrek

Tesla is leveraing the attention around the Cybertruck by offering reservation holders a $1,000 discount on its other electric vehicles. more… The post Tesla offers Cybertruck reservation holders $1,000 discount on its other EVs appeared first on Electrek.

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Kia Delivers First EV9s In The U.S. While EV6 Sales Doubled In November 2023

InsideEVs

The company said that "new customers are shopping Kia like never before and our retailers are selling more vehicles than ever.

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 sales double amid record November sales

Electrek

Hyundai achieved its best-ever November sales as demand for its fully electric vehicles continues rising. Sales were led by the Hyundai IONIQ 5 , up 99% over last year. more… The post Hyundai IONIQ 5 sales double amid record November sales appeared first on Electrek.

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Rare Rides Icons: The Cadillac Eldorado, Distinctly Luxurious (Part IX)

The Truth About Cars

We return to our Rare Rides Eldorado coverage this week, after a thorough review of the exterior and interior of the new-for-’54 Eldorado. The new model was meant to continue the excitement of the limited-run, very expensive 1953 Eldorado at a price that was notably more affordable to the American luxury car buyer. A more cynical take on a halo convertible, the 1954 went without any unique styling and instead focused on trim and badges to differentiate it from the garden variety Series 62 conver

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Mercedes-Benz and BMW to establish a joint high-power charging network in China

Electric Cars Report

BMW Brilliance Automotive and Mercedes-Benz Group China have reached an agreement to establish a 50:50 joint venture in China to operate a high-power charging network and to provide Chinese customers with premium charging services. Both BMW and Mercedes-Benz will apply the expertise gained from global and Chinese charging operations, as well as the in-depth understanding […] The post Mercedes-Benz and BMW to establish a joint high-power charging network in China appeared first on Electric

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Jeep Recalls 45,000 Electrified Wranglers Over Fire Risk

The Truth About Cars

Following eight reports of vehicle fires, Jeep has decided to recall 32,125 examples of the Wrangler 4xe PHEV in the United States. The vehicles come from the 2021-2024 model year, with roughly 13,000 being situated outside the U.S. While parent company Stellantis has said the vehicles can continue being driven, it's advising customers against charging them and has likewise recommended parking them outdoors away from anything you might not want burned.

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Michigan installs nation’s first public wireless EV charging roadway

Electric Cars Report

Detroit Deputy Mayor Todd Bettison, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Director Brad Wieferich and other partners celebrated a major milestone in the future of mobility and electrification at the Michigan Central innovation district in Detroit as crews have finished installing the nation’s first wireless-charging public roadway. Using technology from Electreon, 14th Street is now equipped […] The post Michigan installs nation’s first public wireless EV charging roadway appeared f

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NHTSA Opens Investigation Into the Chevy Volt

The Truth About Cars

The Chevrolet Volt was a surprisingly decent car with an innovative powertrain and attractive styling, but its time came to an end a few years back. The NHTSA hasn’t forgotten about it, however, as the government agency recently opened an investigation into the car and its reported tendency to lose power while driving. The NHTSA is looking at 2016 to 2019 Volts after it said it received 61 complaints related to the car’s battery energy control module.

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Kia’s new EV9 electric SUV secures reservations in all 50 US states

Electrek

The latest three-row electric SUV in the US is gaining attention. Kia says its new EV9 has already received deposits from customers in all 50 US states. more… The post Kia’s new EV9 electric SUV secures reservations in all 50 US states appeared first on Electrek.

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Comment on Nio announces car purchase benefits it's offering in China in Dec by nov22

CN EV Post

Nio is offering essentially the same car-buying benefits this month as it did last month, but with an additional 1 year of free NOP+ access for customers who have previously taken delivery of their cars.

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ZF Takes One Small Step For Electric Cars

CleanTechnica EVs

Aftermarket repair parts for electric cars are not widely available but ZF is looking to fill the need with dedicated repair kits. The post ZF Takes One Small Step For Electric Cars appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Comment on Li Auto delivers record 41,030 vehicles in Nov, meets full-year target ahead of schedule by nov22

CN EV Post

Li Auto sale figure is achieved by more than 10% price discount at retail end. Q4 gross profit margin will be down significantly. Alternatively Q4 SG&A will be significantly up, depending on how the company plays around the accounting rules. Huawei backed Aito once again is pushing Li Auto to the corner.

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Volkswagen Tries To Help Electric Car Buyers With Cool New Tools & Videos

CleanTechnica EVs

It’s a difficult thing to jump from one technology to another, even when the new technology is much better and. [continued] The post Volkswagen Tries To Help Electric Car Buyers With Cool New Tools & Videos appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Video Friday: Tap Finger, Move Mountain

Cars That Think

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion. Humanoids 2023 : 12–14 December 2023, AUSTIN, TEX. Cybathlon Challenges : 02 February 2024, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND Eurobot Open 2024 : 8–11 May 2024, LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, FRANCE Enjoy today’s videos!

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Used Car of the Day: 2006 Jaguar X-Type Estate

The Truth About Cars

Fans of wagons and British cars, unite -- we have, via Canada, a 2006 Jaguar X-Type Estate for sale today.It has low miles, a V6 engine, and all-wheel drive. This one also has Alpine audio, heated front seats, XM, Bluetooth, and tints. Despite its current Canadian provenance, it actually started life as a Yank in Washington. There are a tick over 13,000 miles on the clock and the car has had some minor, apparently repaired, crash damage.

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Comment on Nio delivers 15,959 vehicles in Nov, largely flat from Oct by Phate

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