October, 2023

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Aptera shows solar EV is closer to production, omits timeline

Green Car Reports

Aptera this week gave an update on its solar-assisted EV, but still hasn't provided a firm timeline for production. The Aptera 3-wheeler uses integrated solar panels to boost range up to 1,000 miles in some versions, with enough power to outrun some sports cars, Aptera has claimed. It can also be charged conventionally, and Aptera was the first.

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BMW Going With New Batteries For Its Ambitious EV Plans

CleanTechnica EVs

It’s the batteries, stupid. We could repeat that rephrased wisdom again and again until everybody understands how critical they are to not only our rEVolution but to the energy transition in general.

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Volkswagen says EV orders are down 50% in Europe

Electrek

After releasing its results for the first nine months of the year, Volkswagen’s CFO said EV orders are down 50% in Europe. VW’s order intake fell short, attributed to a slowdown in the overall market. more… The post Volkswagen says EV orders are down 50% in Europe appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla aiming for 200,000 Cybertrucks per year at volume production

Teslarati

During a recent interview with podcast host Joe Rogan, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared some interesting details about the upcoming Cybertruck, including how many units the automaker is looking to produce per year. When asked on the podcast how many Cybertrucks Tesla can make in a month, Musk told Rogan that Tesla is looking to build around 200,000 Cybertrucks per year upon scaling production.

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

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The Creepy New Digital Afterlife Industry

Cars That Think

It’s sometime in the near future. Your beloved father, who suffered from Alzheimer’s for years, has died. Everyone in the family feels physically and emotionally exhausted from his long decline. Your brother raises the idea of remembering Dad at his best through a startup “digital immortality” program called 4evru. He promises to take care of the details and get the data for Dad ready.

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Tesla Model Y outsells all other passenger cars again in a bumper month of EV sales

The Driven EV News

Tesla dominated another good month of EV sales as more affordable options hit the market, with BYD and the MG4 also doing well. The post Tesla Model Y outsells all other passenger cars again in a bumper month of EV sales appeared first on The Driven.

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1st Autonomous, Electric Aircraft In World To Get Approval For Commercial Flights

CleanTechnica EVs

Cynthia just reported yesterday on a couple of eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft milestones. We’ve got two more to report on as well — one in China and one in the USA. I’ll start with the story from China. Commercial EHang Flights Now Approved in China!

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Tesla is selling $100 million worth of Superchargers to BP in first of its kind deal

Electrek

Tesla and BP announced a deal where the former will sell $100 million worth of Supercharger hardware for the latter to deploy at its locations across the US. The deal is pretty much a first of its kind. more… The post Tesla is selling $100 million worth of Superchargers to BP in first of its kind deal appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla sells $100M in Superchargers to bp

Teslarati

Tesla has sold $100M in Supercharger hardware units to oil giant bp, the company announced this morning, as it attempts to bolster its EV charging infrastructure. Tesla Superchargers will be installed at various locations in the bp pulse network, which are located at bp Amoco, and Thortons-branded sites, TravelCenters of America locations, and at bp pulse’s large-scale Gigahub charging sites, near airports and major metropolitan areas across the United States.

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The Space-Based Drug Factory That Can’t Come Home

Cars That Think

Five hundred kilometers above the Earth, a small spacecraft is waiting patiently for permission to return home. The autonomous return capsule, made by startup Varda Space Industries , of Torrance, CA, was meant to have landed in the remote Utah desert early in September. It would have been the first commercial space company to return a drug made in space to Earth, in this case a few grams of the HIV and hepatitis C antiviral ritonavir.

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

Brief

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Tesla Semi electric truck does 1,732 km in a single day in independent trial

The Driven EV News

A Tesla Semi truck has impressed during an independent study by completing 1,732 km in a single day with just three charging stops. The post Tesla Semi electric truck does 1,732 km in a single day in independent trial appeared first on The Driven.

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The Elias project: Artificial Intelligence research for sustainable innovation

Innovation News Network

Learn about the Elias project which is focused on AI research as a driver for economic development and sustainable innovation. The post The Elias project: Artificial Intelligence research for sustainable innovation appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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World EV Sales Now Equal 18% Of World Auto Sales

CleanTechnica EVs

Global plugin vehicle registrations were up 45% in August 2023 compared to August 2022, rising to 1,238,00 units. In the end, plugins represented 18% share of the overall auto market (with a 13% BEV share alone). This means that the global automotive market is firmly in the Electric Disruption Zone*.

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Hyundai drastically cuts 2024 IONIQ 6 price, now starting under $39,000

Electrek

The new 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 6 will start at $4,100 less than last year’s model. Hyundai says the lower price is due to “production efficiencies and scale.” more… The post Hyundai drastically cuts 2024 IONIQ 6 price, now starting under $39,000 appeared first on Electrek.

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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 price cuts hinder Hertz earnings as it misses profit estimates

Teslarati

Tesla’s price cuts throughout the third quarter provided challenges for rental company Hertz ( NASDAQ: HTZ ), who adopted the electric automaker’s vehicles in 2021 for its fleet. The swings in pricing hindered Hertz’s Q3 earnings report, as it missed profit estimates. Hertz said it would slow down EV adoption while it learns to manage costs, CEO Stephen Scherr said on Thursday, according to Bloomberg.

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Figure Unveils Its Humanoid Robot Prototype

Cars That Think

When Figure announced earlier this year that it was working on a general-purpose humanoid robot, our excitement was tempered somewhat by the fact that the company didn’t have much to show besides renderings of the robot that it hoped to eventually build. Figure had a slick-looking vision, but without anything to back it up (besides a world-class robotics team, of course), it was unclear how fast it would be able to progress.

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“Not much of an expert:” Tesla slaps down Toyota over EVs in Australia comments

The Driven EV News

Tesla slaps down Toyota executive for suggesting that Australia is not a good place for electric vehicles as the spat between the two car giants continues. The post “Not much of an expert:” Tesla slaps down Toyota over EVs in Australia comments appeared first on The Driven.

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Advancing critical mineral exploration research in Northern Ontario

Innovation News Network

Discover how Lakehead University is pioneering the future of sustainable critical mineral exploration and development in Northern Ontario. The post Advancing critical mineral exploration research in Northern Ontario appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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A Heat Pump Water Heater Will Save All the Electricity You’ll Need to Power Your Electric Vehicle

CleanTechnica EVs

A common critique of the “electrify everything” movement is that it will be near impossible to produce enough clean electricity to replace the fossil fuels used in buildings and transportation and make sure the grid is strong enough to deliver it.

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The first solar panel factory built since the passage of the IRA is complete

Electrek

Solar giant Qcells announced today that it’s completed the expansion of its Dalton, Georgia, factory – what it calls the “largest manufacturing plant of its kind in the western hemisphere.” more… The post The first solar panel factory built since the passage of the IRA is complete appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Cybertruck spotted at new high-speed V4 Supercharger

Teslarati

The Tesla Cybertruck was spotted at one of the automaker’s new, high-speed V4 Superchargers, which have been popping up across the country as the Cybertruck heads toward first deliveries. As the Cybertruck has been making its rounds for the better part of 2023, Tesla is preparing for first deliveries at the November 30 Cybertruck Delivery Event at Gigafactory Texas.

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Superficial Brain Implant Could Have a Deep Impact

Cars That Think

Two types of neural stimulation have proved themselves in the clinic. There’s deep brain stimulation (DBS), which requires implanting electrodes deep in the brain tissue and wiring them to a battery-powered pulse generator in the chest. It involves major surgery, but once the technology is in place, patients can go about their lives without issue—until the battery needs replacing in a few years.

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Electrifying the farm: First came solar, then a battery, and then an EV

The Driven EV News

Sally Hunter and her family decided to electrify their home and farm in north west NSW. The biggest saving came from trading in the Toyota Landcruiser for an EV. The post Electrifying the farm: First came solar, then a battery, and then an EV appeared first on The Driven.

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Where is Blink Charging a Verified State Vendor?

Blink Charging

Blink Charging’s numerous corporate and government partnerships are based on our reputation for providing the best quality electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), design services, and turnkey business models. The second quarter of 2023 was our strongest quarter ever with a 186% increase in total revenues, and a 211% increase in service revenues over the second quarter of 2022.

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Norway’s EVs At A Record 93% Share

CleanTechnica EVs

September saw plugin EVs at a record 93% share of Norway’s auto market, up from 89.1% year on year. The gains in share came from erosion of combustion vehicle volume, rather than growth in EV volume. Overall auto volume was 10,342 units, down almost 30% YoY. The Tesla Model Y was September’s bestseller.

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Half of EV owners will go back to an ICE vehicle (not counting you, Tesla drivers) – study

Electrek

In a seemingly bizarre yet tragic twist, a new study says that EV owners are a fickle bunch. After purchasing an electric vehicle, half of EV owners go back to ICE vehicles as either a replacement car or a second vehicle – all with the exception of Tesla owners, who are (no surprise) notorious for their fierce brand loyalty. more… The post Half of EV owners will go back to an ICE vehicle (not counting you, Tesla drivers) – study appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Model Y becomes Europe’s top-selling car in September

Teslarati

The Tesla Model Y may not be as quick as the Model S and Model X or as nimble around the track as the Model 3, but it does offer a good balance between cost, features, performance, and tech. It is this combination that has allowed the Model Y to become Tesla’s best-selling vehicle today. And during Q1 this year, the Model Y actually became the world’s best-selling car, period.

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How Generative AI Helped Me Imagine a Better Robot

Cars That Think

This year, 2023, will probably be remembered as the year of generative AI. It is still an open question whether generative AI will change our lives for the better. One thing is certain, though: New artificial-intelligence tools are being unveiled rapidly and will continue for some time to come. And engineers have much to gain from experimenting with them and incorporating them into their design process.

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Tesla offers battery upgrades to Model S and Model X owners – at a price

The Driven EV News

Tesla has stopped selling its premium cars in Australia, but owners of older Tesla Model S and Model X EVs can now get a battery upgrade to improve range - at a price. The post Tesla offers battery upgrades to Model S and Model X owners – at a price appeared first on The Driven.

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Ford Cuts EV Investment After Losing $36,000 On Every EV Sold In Q3

InsideEVs

After posting a $1.3 billion loss in Q3, Ford's Model e EV unit said it would cut Mustang Mach-E production and delay a battery plant.

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Tesla Model Y Surpasses 2 Million Sales! — CleanTechnica Exclusive

CleanTechnica EVs

The Tesla Model Y has seemingly surpassed 2 million sales worldwide. A CleanTechnica reader passed along the tip, as he has kindly done before when the Model Y and Model 3 crossed earlier milestones.

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Tesla (TSLA) tumbles after disastrous Elon Musk conference call

Electrek

Tesla’s stock (TSLA) is down by as much as 10% today following the release of the company’s earnings and the following disastrous conference call with Elon Musk. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) tumbles after disastrous Elon Musk conference call appeared first on Electrek.

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CATL says new factory can produce one battery cell per second

Teslarati

Tesla supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) has established a new electric vehicle (EV) battery production facility in China, which the company says can produce one battery cell every second. The production facility is located in the Guizhou province in the Guian New District, and it officially entered operation on Friday, according to a report from CnEVPost.

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Five New Fusion Prospects, Minus the Neutrons

Cars That Think

Interest in fusion energy is surging today in response to the world’s desperate need for abundant clean power. At least 43 private companies are now pursuing this goal of safely fusing two atomic nuclei to form a heavier nucleus while releasing energy. However, the standard deuterium-tritium (D-T) reaction at the core of conventional fusion reactors conceals big, long-term problems.

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