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Why more American teenagers are rejecting driver’s licenses in favor of e-bikes

Electrek

There’s a good chance that when you were a teenager, getting your driver’s license was seen as a rite of passage, and you probably couldn’t wait for the freedom promised by that shiny new card in your credit card-less wallet. At least, that’s unless you’re a teenager today, and then the picture might not be so cut and dry. Unlike when I got my learner’s permit 20 years ago, today’s teenagers have already been enjoying a new form of affordable and effective transportation freedom: electric bikes.

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Tesla to bring ‘Avoid Highways’ feature to navigation

Teslarati

Tesla will bring a new ‘Avoid Highways’ feature to its in-car navigation, according to CEO Elon Musk. Musk confirmed the feature would be added to vehicles during a livestream on X last night (around the 31:29 mark) when someone in the chat asked if it could be included in a future update. He said, “Alright, sure.” Tesla’s in-car navigation is among the most advanced and accurate available.

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Volvo suddenly shifts EX30, EX90 production to Belgium to avoid China-made EV tariffs

Electrek

Volvo is reportedly shifting EV production to Belgium ahead of schedule. Production of the new Volvo EX30 and EX90 is moving to Belgium to avoid expected tariffs on electric vehicles made in China.

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Polestar 3 review, feds soften mpg targets, Virginia drops EV mandate: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The Polestar 3 swings for efficiency and performance, and satisfies on the latter. Federal fleet rules are going easier on trucks and SUVs than originally intended. Virginia drops its EV mandate. And how is BMW using AI to create its future EVs? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The 2025 Polestar 3 seats five and stands out for ride and.

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

emissions global warming Norway climate change carbon dioxide youtube lighting

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Tesla’s DMV self-driving false advertising case must go to court, CA judge rules

Electrek

A case in California court over whether Tesla deceived customers with its statements about full self-driving technology will go forward, bucking Tesla’s attempts to get the case to be thrown out before trial, a California judge ruled today.

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EVs At 18.5% Share In Germany — Backsliding On The Transition

CleanTechnica EVs

May saw plugin EVs at 18.5% share in Germany, down from 22.9% in May 2023, in a continuing hangover from the unexpected incentive abandonment in late December. BEVs were down some 31% in YoY volume, while PHEVs were up 2%. Overall auto volume was 236,413 units, down 4% YoY, and. [continued] The post EVs At 18.5% Share In Germany — Backsliding On The Transition appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Hyundai to release new low cost EV that could join sub-$40,000 club in Australia

The Driven EV News

Hyundai have unveiled their smallest and most affordable EV to date, based on a popular petrol model in Korea. If it comes to Australia, it will likely add to the growing number of sub $40,000 EVs. The post Hyundai to release new low cost EV that could join sub-$40,000 club in Australia appeared first on The Driven.

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In a world first, China installs an 18 MW offshore wind turbine

Electrek

China has installed an 18-megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine – the world’s largest by power rating – in Guangdong province.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils eActros 600 long-haul electric truck with 500km range

The Driven EV News

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the prototype eActros 600, a long haul electric truck with a driving range of 500 km. The post Mercedes-Benz unveils eActros 600 long-haul electric truck with 500km range appeared first on The Driven.

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Lotus shares ‘record-breaking’ Emeya charging time that is as fast as the all-electric hyper GT

Electrek

As US consumers await deliveries of the first Emeya hyper GTs from Lotus, the supercar developer is touting its quick expertise in the BEV segment with impressive charging times. Lotus is hailing the Emeya’s charging speeds from 10-80% as a record breaker, but whether that’s true or not, there’s no denying the new hyper GT can be as fast at the charger as it is on the road.

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

Brief

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University of Chicago pioneers sustainable lithium extraction method

Innovation News Network

Researchers at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering have created a method for sustainable lithium extraction. The post University of Chicago pioneers sustainable lithium extraction method appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Chevy cuts 2025 Blazer EV prices, but here’s what you need to know

Electrek

The 2025 Chevy Blazer EV will debut with lower starting prices. However, with a lower price tag, some features are also getting cut. Here’s what you should know.

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The Global F-Gas Bomb is Ticking

Energy Institute at HAAS

Can carbon offsets defuse our refrigerant problem? 2024 has been unbearably hot … and it’s only June. Temperature records are being broken around the world. Air conditioning sales are booming.

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Volvo recalls all EX30 electric SUVs over a software glitch, but an OTA update should fix it

Electrek

Volvo is set to recall all 71,956 EX30 models made to date as it works through a software bug. The glitch could cause an error that causes the EX30’s speedometer to go into test mode.

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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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First Volkswagen Electric Cars Built On Scalable Systems Platform Will Arrive In 2028

CleanTechnica EVs

The on again, off again Volkswagen SSP electric car platform is now reported to be ready for launch in 2028. The post First Volkswagen Electric Cars Built On Scalable Systems Platform Will Arrive In 2028 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Elon leaks the vote, Fred’s CT review, EV price parity, and Scooter takes flight

Electrek

On today’s show, we talk about Elon Musk and leaks surrounding his $56 billion comp package, 48V architecture, Fred’s Cybertruck review, EV price parity, Nissan LEAF deals (that may or may not be a good thing), and Scooter’s Florida Fliteboard adventure. All this and more, on today’s episode of Quick Charge!

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VinFast Opens Shop in the Philippines, Expanding Its Southeast Asian Presence

CleanTechnica EVs

Vietnamese electric vehicle manufacturer VinFast, supported by Vietnam’s largest conglomerate Vingroup, made a grand entrance into the Philippine EV market on May 31. The launch event featured two compact SUVs, a full-size SUV, a hatchback, and an impressive lineup of electric motorcycles. This expansion into the Philippines, following successful entries.

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Hitachi Energy invests a further $4.5B to expand the electricity grid

Electrek

Hitachi Energy will invest an additional $4.5 billion by 2027 to strengthen the electricity grid and accelerate the clean energy transition.

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Cybertruck Tripping in Australia

CleanTechnica EVs

We want to dispel some FUD and have a lot of fun at the same time. Colin Stiff recently told me how he towed his teardrop caravan from Yeppoon to Sydney for an early “surprise” viewing of the Tesla Cybertruck. He went Cybertruck tripping. We are frequently told: “You can’t. [continued] The post Cybertruck Tripping in Australia appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Ride1Up slashes Prodigy price to cheapest Brose e-bike in history amid overstock

Electrek

In what could likely be a sign of continued overstocking issues in the North American electric bike industry, Ride1Up has drastically reduced the price of its much acclaimed Prodigy electric bike. Now just $1,495 , this marks the lowest-priced Brose-powered electric bicycle ever from a major retailer.

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How interstellar clouds altered Earth’s climate

Innovation News Network

Earth’s climate was likely exposed to cold, harsh interstellar clouds - something not previously considered in geologic climate models. The post How interstellar clouds altered Earth’s climate appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Nissan Will Pay You $1,000 to Buy a Leaf if You Own a Chevy Bolt

The Truth About Cars

If you own a Chevy Bolt and have considered buying a Nissan Leaf, this could be your time to shine. Nissan is offering Bolt owners a $1,000 credit towards buying a Leaf, and nationally, the automaker has lease specials as low as $100 monthly. The craziest part about this admittedly not-so-crazy story is that Bolt owners aren’t required to trade in their cars to take advantage of the deal.

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Nominations Open for 2024 Fleet Safety Award

Green Fleet Magazine

If you know a fleet or risk manager whose leadership and innovation have enhanced the safety of fleet drivers and their organizations, consider nominating them — or yourself — for the annual Fleet Safety Award!

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Volkswagen Again Teases the 2025 Golf R

The Truth About Cars

The Golf R represents the current pinnacle of Volkswagen’s performance offerings in the United States, but despite rumors of its demise, the automaker will release an updated car for the 2025 model year. VW recently teased the revised eighth-generation car, saying that it would debut on June 26. VW only shared a front-end image of the car, which shows updated headlights with an LED light bar and illuminated logo.

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Volkswagen’s $27K ID.2all design work is complete as affordable EV debut looms

Electrek

Design work on Volkswagen’s $27K entry-level ID.2 electric car is complete. Volkswagen is preparing to show off the new affordable EV by the end of the year, ensuring it’s “even better” than the concept.

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Elon Musk reiterates commitment to loyal TSLA shareholders

Teslarati

Elon Musk reiterated a pledge he made in the past about longtime Tesla shareholders and those who wish to invest in his other projects. As per Musk in a recent post on social media platform X, loyal shareholders deserve loyalty. Musk is most publicly known for his CEO role in Tesla and SpaceX, but he is also involved a variety of other projects. These include the tunneling startup, The Boring Company, the brain machine interface company Neuralink, social media platform X, and artificial intellig

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Hyundai and Kia are closing the gap with Tesla as US EV market share hits double-digits

Electrek

Hyundai Motor Group, including Tesla, is gaining ground on Tesla in the US electric vehicle market. After a record start to 2024, Hyundai and Kia accounted for 11.2% of the EVs sold in the US through May.

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SpaceX Starlink may land in Sri Lanka next

Teslarati

SpaceX’s Starlink may land in Sri Lanka next after President Ranil Wickremesinghe approved the satellite internet service. President Wickremesinghe greenlit the launch of Starlink internet in Sri Lanka over the weekend. He announced the project on social media and provided further details on Starlink’s potential in Sri Lanka. Starlink internet may launch in Sri Lanka after a two-week public consultation period.

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A major US offshore wind hub just broke ground in New York City

Electrek

Today, the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) broke ground, kicking off the transformation of the historic port into an East Coast offshore wind hub.

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Reuters Questions Accuracy Of EPA Exhaust Emissions Reduction Claims

CleanTechnica EVs

Reuters is reporting that the claims the EPA is making for its new exhaust emissions rules might be good in theory, but not so good in reality. The reason is that they assume manufacturers will offer more hybrid and plug-in hybrid models that have lower emissions that conventional cars. While. [continued] The post Reuters Questions Accuracy Of EPA Exhaust Emissions Reduction Claims appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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E-quipment highlight: Husqvarna electric plate compactor

Electrek

Husqvarna’s new LF 60i LAT battery-powered compactor delivers serious soil compaction and the convenience of cordless power.

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Japan Self-Defense Force launches trial for Starlink use in maritime vessels

Teslarati

The Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) has started testing SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service on two of its Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) training vessels. As per a local report, Starlink is being used on the MSDF ships as a way for crew members to access the world wide web during their off-duty hours. With Starlink on board, the two MSDF training ships, Kashima and Shimakaze, are expected to see download speeds of about 220 Mbps, as per KDDI Corp., the Japanese telecom compan

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Lotus Emeya Achieves Record-Breaking Charging Time, From 10 Percent To 80 Percent In 14 Minutes

Electric Cars Report

Lotus has announced its first electric hyper-GT, Emeya, has achieved a record-breaking charging time using the public charging network. The car is capable of charging from 10 to 80 percent in 14 minutes, using a 400-kW (600A capable) DC fast charger, making it one of the fastest charging electric vehicles available today. This was validated […] The post Lotus Emeya Achieves Record-Breaking Charging Time, From 10 Percent To 80 Percent In 14 Minutes appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Hyundai Motor Group closes the gap with Tesla 

Teslarati

Hyundai Motor Group has shrunk the gap between itself and Tesla by 33% in the United States electric vehicle (EV) market. The South Korean company’s achievement is attributed to Hyundai and Kia brand sales in the United States. Hyundai Motor Group shrunk its gap with Tesla by 33% over the past five years. While Tesla remains the undisputed king of EVs in the US market, Hyundai and Kia might be considered number two.

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