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GM and Honda abort plans to make millions of EVs together

Green Car Reports

Honda and GM have dissolved plans that might have resulted in millions of affordable EVs across many different models. The two companies on Wednesday confirmed an early end to a partnership announced in April 2022, through which GM and Honda expanded their partnership to jointly develop a line of affordable EVs for both automakers based on.

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Tesla Service goes on strike in Sweden; dockworkers refuse to unload cars

Electrek

Tesla Service workers have gone on strike across Sweden due to Tesla’s refusal to sign a collective bargaining agreement. In response, Swedish dockworkers have stated that they will refuse to unload Tesla vehicles in Swedish ports unless the conflict is resolved quickly. more… The post Tesla Service goes on strike in Sweden; dockworkers refuse to unload cars 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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“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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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Toyota shows an electric van the length of a Mini Cooper

Green Car Reports

The 2023 Tokyo auto show is chock full of new concept cars and production models, but perhaps none as novel as the Toyota Kayoibako concept. The Kayoibako is an electric van that, at about 157 inches long and on a 110.2-inch wheelbase, is close to the length of a Mini Cooper. Fittingly, the word Japanese word "kayoibako" refers to shipping.

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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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EV Floodgates Open In Ethiopia After Gov’t Exempts All EVs From VAT, Surtax, & Excise Tax

CleanTechnica EVs

A year ago, the Ethiopian government introduced some incentives to catalyze the adoption of electric vehicles. Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance exempted all electric vehicles from VAT, surtax, and excise tax! They went further to exempt completely knocked-down kits from customs duty tax.

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Compact Toyota electric pickup project revealed: Is it US-bound?

Green Car Reports

Toyota is planning to test a fleet of all-electric pickups—not in pickup-obsessed America, or its home Japan, but in Thailand, where versions of the Toyota HiLux pickup are built for many regions of the world. Development of the electric HiLux was done in Thailand, but taps into decades of Toyota EV tech. Called the HiLux Revo BEV Concept.

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

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Tesla’s Giga Berlin Expansion Set To Kick Off In Early 2024 Amid Controversy

CleanTechnica EVs

Tesla has revealed its aspirations to commence its Giga Berlin expansion project in the first half of 2024. This announcement comes against the backdrop of ongoing public debates surrounding the project’s scope and impact.

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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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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 gets strike notice from IF Metall in Sweden

Teslarati

Tesla might get a strike notice from Swedish company IF Metall if the EV automaker doesn’t sign a collective agreement. On Tuesday, October 24, Tesla and IF Metall held a meeting in the presence of mediators from the Mediation Institution. According to IF Metall’s contract secretary Veli-Pekka Säikkälä, Tesla stood by its decision not to sign a collective agreement. “Therefore, we are not extending our notice to appeal to additional workers associated with Tesla’s vehicle

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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 is Taking it to Tesla

CleanTechnica EVs

The BYD Atto 3 consistently scores third on the monthly best-selling electric vehicle podium in Australia. With BYD’s importer EVDirect making some significant announcements recently, it seems like the aim is to take the number one and number two spots from Tesla.

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BYD website crashes as 50,000 customers check out newly launched electric Seal

The Driven EV News

BYD importer says website crashes under the weight of 50,000 customers trying out the configurator for the new BYD Seal electric sedan. The post BYD website crashes as 50,000 customers check out newly launched electric Seal appeared first on The Driven.

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Toyota says EVs don’t make sense in Australia, but Tesla’s Model Y is proving them wrong

Electrek

Speaking at the global reveal of the updated 2024 bZ4X, a Toyota executive claimed electric vehicles don’t make sense in countries like Australia. Meanwhile, as the bestselling EV in the region, Tesla’s Model Y is proving that idea wrong. more… The post Toyota says EVs don’t make sense in Australia, but Tesla’s Model Y is proving them wrong appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Giga Berlin expansion objections rejected by Environmental Agency

Teslarati

On Monday, October 23, 2023, Brandenburg’s State Office of the Environment rejected objections against Tesla’s plans to expand Gigafactory Berlin. The meeting in the Erkner town hall covered the allegations local environmental associations had against Tesla’s expansion plans for Giga Berlin. The Green League Brandenburg and the Association for Nature and Landscape did not attend the meeting.

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More Electric Buses Operated By Energy Producer Aboitiz Deployed In Philippine Urban Centers

CleanTechnica EVs

Promoting sustainable transportation in the Philippines is difficult not only because of charging infrastructure but also because of heavy traffic and long transportation routes.

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BYD Dolphin deliveries begin, marking significant milestone for Australian EVs

The Driven EV News

First deliveries of the lowest cost new EV in the country happened today, marking a significant milestone. The post BYD Dolphin deliveries begin, marking significant milestone for Australian EVs appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla is working on controversial ‘congestion fee’ at Supercharger stations

Electrek

Tesla is planning a new “congestion fee” at Supercharger stations, and it’s building on top of an already controversial practice. more… The post Tesla is working on controversial ‘congestion fee’ at Supercharger stations 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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Hydrogen Demand Is Going To Fall Even Faster In Updated 2100 Projection

CleanTechnica EVs

The result of all these puts and takes is a lower demand in the end than I'd originally projected for 2100. My original projection was around 90 million tons, now it's slightly under 80 million tons.

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Australia’s most affordable EV scores top 5 star ANCAP rating

The Driven EV News

BYD's upcoming Seal and Dolphin have both received top scores for safety by ANCAP. The post Australia’s most affordable EV scores top 5 star ANCAP rating appeared first on The Driven.

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BYD is stealing Toyota’s limelight in this key auto market with low-priced EVs

Electrek

China’s largest EV maker, BYD , is quickly making a name for itself in overseas markets. Despite recently entering the Thai auto market, BYD has already surpassed several Japanese rivals in sales as it sneaks up on Toyota’s spotlight. more… The post BYD is stealing Toyota’s limelight in this key auto market with low-priced EVs appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla may add live object detection and more in upcoming update

Teslarati

Tesla’s over-the-air (OTA) software updates deploy regular improvements to the automaker’s vehicles, and many owners have watched the company slowly enhance their cars over the period of their ownership. One source is now claiming that Tesla will add a handful of useful features in an upcoming update, including live object-on-road detection, Supercharger congestion fees and more.

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Tesla Is Hiring In Chile! The EV Leader Is Finally Arriving In South America

CleanTechnica EVs

Here at CleanTechnica, we’ve been reporting on the Latin American EV markets for a while now, and though the presence of electric vehicles in the region is still small, it has been growing steadily, in some places already reaching what José Pontes calls “the disruption zone.

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ACT adds new electric buses made by Australia’s oldest bus builder

The Driven EV News

ACT boosts growing electric bus fleet with first deliveries from the oldest bus maker in Australia. The post ACT adds new electric buses made by Australia’s oldest bus builder appeared first on The Driven.

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Honda unveils new Prelude as an electric 2-door coupe

Electrek

Honda has unveiled a new electric Prelude concept – bringing back the once popular two-door coupe after 20 years. more… The post Honda unveils new Prelude as an electric 2-door coupe appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla not to be scrutinized in EU electric vehicle probe

Teslarati

Tesla is not going to be scrutinized in a probe from the European Union that will investigate potential subsidy manipulation from vehicles built and imported into Europe from China. In September, we reported on a potential probe from the EU that would investigate several brands that export vehicles from China to Europe to judge the fairness of subsidies granted by European countries.

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Scania Unveils Cutting-Edge Battery-Electric Bus Platform at Busworld

CleanTechnica EVs

At the recent Busworld exhibition, which ran from October 7 to 12, Scania has once again emphasized its commitment to electrification as it introduced its latest innovative battery-electric bus platform, alongside a suite of e-mobility solutions.

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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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For the first time ever, the IEA predicts that global emissions will peak by 2025

Electrek

Clean energy will transform the global energy system by 2030, and solar and EVs are providing “hope for the way forward,” according to the IEA’s new “World Energy Outlook 2023,” released today. more… The post For the first time ever, the IEA predicts that global emissions will peak by 2025 appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla surpasses 2,000 active Supercharger stations in the U.S.

Teslarati

Tesla is constantly expanding its vast network of Supercharger stations, both throughout the world and in its home country, the U.S. In an update from one charging station tracker this week, Tesla has reportedly surpassed 2,000 open and active Supercharger stations in the U.S., marking a major milestone in the automaker’s continued deployment of charging infrastructure.

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