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GM delays electric trucks a year, with no Chevy Bolt EV extension

Green Car Reports

General Motors announced Tuesday that it is delaying scaled-up production of its full-size electric pickups for a whole year, to late 2025. That extra year of time idling GM’s Orion Assembly in Michigan won’t be filled by additional production of the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, however. Those models are still due to go out of.

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Cratering motor fuel sales in Norway show the death spiral that can end oil

Electrek

It’s common knowledge that Norway is the land of electric cars and that the country keeps breaking EV sales records with virtually no new fossil vehicle sales. But what’s really important is the effect those EVs are having on oil sales, which are in steep decline in the country as a result – and the same thing could happen elsewhere. more… The post Cratering motor fuel sales in Norway show the death spiral that can end oil appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Cybertruck underwent ‘Al Capone style’ bulletproof testing, Elon Musk reveals

Teslarati

The Tesla Cybertruck underwent “Al Capone-style” bulletproof testing with a Tommy Gun, CEO Elon Musk revealed on X. A video shared by a member of the Tesla Owners Club of Silicon Valley showed a Cybertruck driving down the highway with what appeared to be around 40-50 bullet holes in the driver’s side of the vehicle. BREAKING: Cybertruck seen on the highway potentially gone through bullet proof testing Seen by member of the club. pic.twitter.com/wBr9mNrLl7 — Tesla Owners Silico

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Land Rovers Keep Catching Fire, But EVs Get Blamed For Luton Carpark Fire

CleanTechnica EVs

Land Rovers and Range Rovers occupy the same place that massive pickup trucks do in North American car culture. They are vastly outsized, overpowered, heavy machines which pretend to be working vehicles, but are remarkably often driven in cities to pick up lattes.

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

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Toyota and Lexus confirm Tesla-based EV charge port starting in 2025

Green Car Reports

Toyota and Lexus have confirmed that starting in 2025 they will begin adopting the North American Charging Standard (NACS) based around Tesla’s charge-port design, with drivers of current EVs from the brands getting access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers in 2025 through an adapter. Toyota made clear in the announcement that the new.

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Tesla shot a Tommy gun at a Cybertruck, here’s the result

Electrek

Tesla tested the bulletproof capacity of the Cybertruck by shooting a Tommy gun at the electric pickup truck. Here’s the result. more… The post Tesla shot a Tommy gun at a Cybertruck, here’s the result appeared first on Electrek.

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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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Nissan EV concept reimagines the minivan around solid-state batteries

Green Car Reports

Nissan has revealed the third of four advanced EV concepts headed for a debut at the Tokyo auto show later this month. Called the Hyper Tourer Concept, it fits in alongside the Hyper Urban and Hyper Adventure concepts. It reconceives the minivan, assuming a future in which autonomous-driving technology will allow people to enjoy the company of.

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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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Toyota adopts Tesla’s NACS

Teslarati

Tesla has gotten two new adoptees of the North American Charging Standard (NACS) in Toyota and Lexus, the companies announced on Thursday. Several large automakers have already adopted Tesla’s NACS connector, including Ford , General Motors , Honda, BMW, and Rivian, among others. However, Toyota and Lexus have now chosen to do the same thing, gaining access to Tesla’s Supercharger Network in North America in an effort to make charging more available for drivers of its EVs.

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

Brief

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High Court dumps Victoria’s “world’s worst” EV road tax

The Driven EV News

High Court dumps Victoria EV road tax in major win for electric vehicle advocates. The post High Court dumps Victoria’s “world’s worst” EV road tax appeared first on The Driven.

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BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce will adopt Tesla charge port in US, Canada

Green Car Reports

BMW announced Tuesday that it will adopt the Tesla charge port and corresponding North American Charging Standard (NACS) for battery electric models in the U.S. and Canada starting in 2025. Drivers of BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce EVs with CCS charge ports will gain access to Tesla Supercharger stations using an adapter, starting in early 2025.

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Toyota signs deal with Tesla for NACS and Supercharger access

Electrek

Toyota announced that it signed a deal with Tesla to adopt the NACS connector and get Supercharger access for its future EV owners. more… The post Toyota signs deal with Tesla for NACS and Supercharger access appeared first on Electrek.

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UAW President: Tesla workers are union “members of the future”

Teslarati

In a response to Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford’s statements on Monday, the UAW noted that workers at non-union automakers like Tesla and Toyota are not the enemy. Instead, they are the UAW’s future members. During his speech in Ford’s hometown of Dearborn, Michigan, Bill Ford noted that high labor costs could limit spending on developing new vehicles and investing in factories.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

Oil

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Efficient & Environmentally Friendly EV Battery Recycling With a New Recipe

CleanTechnica EVs

Researchers at Chalmers are now presenting a new and efficient way to recycle metals from electric car batteries. The method makes it possible to recover 100% aluminum and 98% lithium from spent electric car batteries. At the same time, the loss of valuable raw materials such as nickel, cobalt and manganese is minimized.

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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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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 VIN Decoder goes live, revealing configurations and weight

Teslarati

Tesla Cybertruck’s VIN Decoder has gone live on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, revealing the configurations and weight of the all-electric pickup truck. The Cybertruck shares the same categorization as the Semi, whereas the Model S, X, 3, and Y share a category, according to the documents. The Cybertruck appears to have a Dual and Triple Motor configuration, the decoder reveals.

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Old bus battery given second life to to support EV fast chargers

The Driven EV News

An old bus battery is being used to support EV fast chargers in a trial that hopes to avoid the need for network upgrades. The post Old bus battery given second life to to support EV fast chargers appeared first on The Driven.

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47% Of New Cars In Netherlands Now Plugin Cars!

CleanTechnica EVs

In the Netherlands, 47% of new car sales were plugin car sales in September. Furthermore, 34% were full electrics! The Netherlands saw an increase in plugin registrations to 13,916 units in September, with the Dutch plugin vehicle (PEV) market thus reaching 47% of the overall auto market last month.

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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 hits 1 million vehicle milestone across Europe

Teslarati

Tesla has successfully delivered 1 million vehicles to customers across Europe. The milestone was achieved 14 years after the company delivered the first original Tesla Roadster to a customer in Europe. The company’s new feat was posted on Tesla Europe’s official account on X, Elon Musk’s social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

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Smart EV charging won’t hurt the grid – and could be vital in shift to renewables: study

The Driven EV News

A report from Melbourne University has looked into the potential benefits to the grid – as well as possible downsides – of the EV transition. The post Smart EV charging won’t hurt the grid – and could be vital in shift to renewables: study appeared first on The Driven.

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Looking For A New Career? EV Charging Technicians Are In High Demand

CleanTechnica EVs

When it comes to the number of EVs and the number of charging stations, it’s a weird relationship. Building more charging stations helps more EVs sell, because the EVs become more useful. But, people don’t want to build charging stations if there won’t be customers.

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BMW Group to adopt NACS across its EV brands, enabling Tesla Supercharger access

Electrek

BMW Group is the latest legacy automaker to confirm it will adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS), delivering EV drivers in the US and Canada access to Tesla’s Supercharger network. more… The post BMW Group to adopt NACS across its EV brands, enabling Tesla Supercharger access appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla’s Model 3 Highland spotted again in the U.S., this time covered

Teslarati

The refreshed Tesla Model 3 “Highland” has been spotted in the U.S. a few times since it became available in countries around the world, although it’s not yet available to customers in North America. One onlooker spotted the Model 3 Highland at a Supercharger station in the U.S. over the weekend, this time featuring a covering on the front end of the car.

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Toyota, Suzuki, Great Wall, VW and Hyundai ranked worst for EVs among legacy car makers

The Driven EV News

Rankings of top legacy car makers on switch to EVs puts Mercedes and BMW at the top, and Toyota, VW, Great Wall and Hyundai down the bottom. The post Toyota, Suzuki, Great Wall, VW and Hyundai ranked worst for EVs among legacy car makers appeared first on The Driven.

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Affordable Electric Cars Like BYD Seagull & Wuling Bingo Could Be Big Hit In Africa, Used Car Imports Imply

CleanTechnica EVs

Zimbabwe’s national statistics agency, Zimstat, recently released its Transport Statistics Report for the 2nd Quarter of 2023. The report says as of June 30, 2023, light motor vehicles (up to 2,300 kg) accounted for 76.5% of the 1,583,700 registered vehicles in the country.

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Tesla Cybertruck fleet spotted ahead of delivery event announcement

Electrek

A small fleet of Tesla Cybertrucks has been spotted at Gigafactory Texas ahead of an expected delivery event announcement. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck fleet spotted ahead of delivery event announcement appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Cybertruck pictured next to DeLorean DMC-12

Teslarati

Tesla Cybertruck craze is upon us, with tons of sightings of the electric pickup’s pre-production versions being reported across the U.S. In one unique sighting over the weekend, a user pulled up next to the Cybertruck in his DeLorean for a quick photoshoot. Reddit user u/BladeBronson shared photos of his DeLorean DMC-12 next to the Cybertruck on Sunday morning, showing off the forthcoming electric truck next to the vehicle made famous by the Back to the Future movies.

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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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Electric Bikes: A Less-Polluting Option For Commutes & Errands In The “New Normal”

CleanTechnica EVs

My commute now mostly consists of the distance from my bedroom to the laptop in my home office (with a short detour to the kitchen for coffee) because I’m fortunate enough to have a job and employer that allows me to work from home.

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Tesla is starting to predict Supercharger availability at arrival

Electrek

Tesla is starting to predict Supercharger availability upon arrival by looking at how many vehicles are en route to the charging station. more… The post Tesla is starting to predict Supercharger availability at arrival appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla begins domestic delivery of new Giga Shanghai-built Model Y

Teslarati

Tesla is reportedly beginning deliveries of its new Model Y units built at its Gigafactory in Shanghai, China after unveiling the updated SUV earlier this month. The latest of Tesla’s Giga Shanghai Model Y builds has begun delivering to customers in China, according to Chinese media outlet IT Home and other local outlets (via Sawyer Merritt ). The news comes just over two weeks after Tesla unveiled the updated Model Y, featuring a handful of small exterior and interior changes.