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Report: China now makes enough batteries for global EV production

Green Car Reports

China already has enough battery manufacturing capacity to supply all global EV production, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. BNEF estimates to global battery-cell demand for both EVs and energy storage came in at around 950 gigawatt-hours in 2023—but manufacturing capacity was more than twice that, at around 2,600 gigawatt-hours.

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Tesla lays off ‘more than 10%’ of its global workforce

Electrek

Tesla has announced layoffs of “more than 10%” of its global workforce in an internal company-wide email. We exclusively reported yesterday that Tesla was prepping a massive layoff.

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Rivian EV route planning schools charging networks with grade system

Green Car Reports

Rivian announced Monday that it will start planning routes around charger reliability in a new way—by grading each real-world charge site. The change is part of Rivian’s Software Update 2024.11.01, which rolls out to its vehicles, including the R1T electric pickup and R1S electric SUV, starting Monday. And with it, route planning will.

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15 Graphs That Explain the State of AI in 2024

Cars That Think

Each year, the AI Index lands on virtual desks with a louder virtual thud—this year, its 393 pages are a testament to the fact that AI is coming off a really big year in 2023. For the past three years, IEEE Spectrum has read the whole damn thing and pulled out a selection of charts that sum up the current state of AI (see our coverage from 2021 , 2022 , and 2023 ).

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

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Tesla puts ‘$25,000 electric car’ codenamed NV9 on back burner despite what Elon Musk said

Electrek

Electrek can confirm that Tesla indeed put its upcoming ‘$25,000 electric car, sometimes referred to as ‘Model 2’, on the back burner despite what Elon Musk said. The project was codenamed NV9.

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German EV Motor Could Break Supply-Chain Deadlock

Cars That Think

Among the countless challenges of decarbonizing transportation, one of the most compelling involves electric motors. In laboratories all over the world, researchers are now chasing a breakthrough that could kick into high gear the transition to electric transportation: a rugged, compact, powerful electric motor that has high power density and the ability to withstand high temperatures—and that doesn’t have rare-earth permanent magnets.

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2025 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter adds smaller battery, shorter wheelbase

Green Car Reports

The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van debuted for the 2024 model year with a long 170-inch wheelbase, a large 113-kwh battery, and a high roof. For 2025, it adds a shorter 144-inch wheelbase, a smaller 81-kwh battery, and a shorter standard roof, the brand announced on Monday. In that configuration, the base price falls from $74,181 to $63,545.

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Getting the Grid to Net Zero

Cars That Think

An emerging technology, grid-forming inverters, are letting utilities install more renewable energy facilities, such as solar photovoltaics and wind turbines. The inverters are often connected to utility-scale battery systems at solar-plus-storage facilities.

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Anaheim PD launches pilot for Tesla Model Y LR police cruisers

Teslarati

The Anaheim Police Department has officially launched its pilot program to test six Tesla Model Y vehicles as patrol cars, after photos of the outfitted cruisers were spotted last week. On Monday, the department held a joint media event with Unplugged Performance to showcase the Tesla Model Y Long Range police units, in addition to the two parties both sharing brief videos about the pilot program.

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Rivian R1S climbs to fourth best-selling EV in the US in Q1, tops Hyundai IONIQ 5, VW ID.4

Electrek

Rivian’s electric SUV continues attracting new buyers in the US. In the first three months of the year, the Rivian R1S became the fourth best-selling EV in the US, topping Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 and the Volkswagen ID.4.

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

Brief

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Elon Musk explains Tesla strategy behind layoffs as executives depart

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company has to “reorganize and streamline the company for the next phase of growth” every five years after at least 10 percent of its global workforce was trimmed, and two key executives left the automaker on Monday. Tesla has been preparing to enter a new phase of growth within its automotive business as competition increases and it realizes a critical need to update its product portfolio.

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Jeep says its new Wagoneer S electric SUV can rival Tesla’s Model Y to charge up sales

Electrek

Jeep has high hopes for its first 100% electric SUV in the US. The rugged SUV brand is preparing to reverse slumping sales with new EVs that Jeep believes can compete with the best. Jeep’s CEO, Antonio Filosa, believes the Wagoneer S electric SUV can take market share from Tesla’s best-selling Model Y.

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Tesla trims 10% of workforce: read the email it sent to impacted employees

Teslarati

Some employees have detailed Tesla’s plans to lay off about 10 percent of its workforce this week, alongside high-profile departures from two company executives. Tesla employees were informed that they were being laid off early Monday morning, according to an email sent to impacted workers that was obtained by Teslarati. In the email, Tesla writes that the decision came down to restructuring and “was not made lightly,” adding that the layoffs are effective immediately, as of Su

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Tesla’s top engineering executive Drew Baglino leaves in massive leadership loss

Electrek

Tesla’s top engineering executive, Drew Baglino, has left the automaker in a massive blow to the company’s leadership. Baglino was.

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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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Tesla Full Self Driving (Supervised) Now $99/Month — Reflections on 4.5 Years with Tesla FSD

CleanTechnica EVs

When I purchased my Tesla Model 3 Long Range in 2019, Full Self Driving (Beta) was $6000. I am living on a fixed retirement income and had to refinance my house to purchase the car. My interest rate was a great 3.5%, so I sprung for FSD as well because. [continued] The post Tesla Full Self Driving (Supervised) Now $99/Month — Reflections on 4.5 Years with Tesla FSD appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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California exceeds 100% of energy demand with renewables over a record 30 days

Electrek

In a major clean energy benchmark, wind, solar, and hydro exceeded 100% of demand on California’s main grid for 30 of the past 38 days.

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Hot spot for EV growth? Australia bucks global electric car sale trends in first quarter of 2024

The Driven EV News

Australia's EV sales showcase leading brands having greater success in local market thanks to buoyant demand. The post Hot spot for EV growth? Australia bucks global electric car sale trends in first quarter of 2024 appeared first on The Driven.

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BP axes jobs and scales back its EV charging business

Electrek

Oil and gas giant BP is slashing jobs at its electric vehicle charging business and pulling out of several markets as its big bet on rapid growth in commercial EV fleets “didn’t pay off,” according to company sources.

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2024 Year of the Electric Ute? Australia March Sales Update

CleanTechnica EVs

Will 2024 be the year of the electric ute in Australia? 2022 was the year of the electric SUV — with the launch of the Tesla Y, the BYD Atto 3, and the refreshed MG ZS EV. 2023 was the year of the affordable car, with the release of the. [continued] The post 2024 Year of the Electric Ute? Australia March Sales Update appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla supplier Piedmont Lithium gains mining approval in North Carolina

Teslarati

Tesla supplier Piedmont Lithium has been granted approval to set up mining operations in North Carolina, though it still may face some barriers in developing a future operation. After filing for the mining permit in August 2021, Piedmont has faced some local backlash and regulatory challenges for the site outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. However, according to a press release , the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality on Monday approved Piedmont’s original permit, doing a

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Staff numbers slashed, big heads roll as Tesla rethinks future as car maker

The Driven EV News

Could the abrupt deceleration in EV demand and rise of China competition change Tesla's auto industry plans? Analysts ponder future as Musk flags big staff cuts and key people leave. The post Staff numbers slashed, big heads roll as Tesla rethinks future as car maker appeared first on The Driven.

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Domestic Freight Mode Decarbonization Economics Will Vary Between Major Geographies

CleanTechnica EVs

Every major geography will be electrifying virtually domestic freight shipping in the coming two to three decades. However, the starting conditions matter between India, Europe, China, and the United States. This assessment sprang out of a bit of news and discussion related to it today. China’s Windrose Technology and its. [continued] The post Domestic Freight Mode Decarbonization Economics Will Vary Between Major Geographies appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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GM shows commitment to EVs with $3.5B plant in IN

Teslarati

General Motors (GM) recently showed its commitment to electric vehicles (EVs) by continuing its plans for a $3.5 billion battery plant in Indiana, near New Carlisle. Earlier this month, the legacy automaker started prepping the site for its $3.5B battery plant for heavy construction. GM is currently preparing for landscaping, the creation of retention ponds, and the installation of essential utilities for the main building at the site.

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Tesla Layoffs — Let’s Get Real About This

CleanTechnica EVs

As you’ve probably heard by now, Tesla has decided to lay off more than 10% of its workforce globally. As the news came out, because of how big it was, I figured someone would be interested in writing about it. However, no one jumped on the story. Frankly, whether you’re. [continued] The post Tesla Layoffs — Let’s Get Real About This appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Apparent Elon Musk email leak points to Tesla laying off over 10% of staff

Teslarati

A seemingly leaked email from Elon Musk suggests that Tesla will be laying off over 10% of its global staff. Tesla noted in its latest 10-K filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it had a global headcount of 140,473 as of the end of 2023. A copy of Musk’s apparent letter was shared by industry insiders in China. As could be seen in the letter, Musk explained that amidst Tesla’s rapid growth, there has been a duplication of roles and job functions in certain areas of the

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Rivian launches new reliability scoring feature to make public EV charging easier

Electrek

In its latest software update, Rivian added several helpful features to make public charging as easy as possible. A new reliability scoring feature is now available on every R1S and R1T to show the most reliable fast chargers on your trip.

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Advanced nanoplatforms for diagnosis and treatment of osteosarcoma

Innovation News Network

The Nano4Tarmed consortium aims to develop 2D nanoplatforms for active drug delivery, diagnosis and treatment of osteosarcoma. The post Advanced nanoplatforms for diagnosis and treatment of osteosarcoma appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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There’s a New Problem With Electric Cars That No One Saw Coming

The Truth About Cars

This week we sit down with Cody Stolle, research assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and the assistant director at the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility, to discuss a lesser-known problem with EVs and road safety. We also chat with Matthew Guy about the car ramps he uses at home and what happened in the NASCAR race at Martinsville (yes, I know, there was a Texas race in between.

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Tesla Might Pivot To Robotaxis. Does It Have A Death Wish?

InsideEVs

Much of Tesla's stock price was seemingly hinged on sales growth. Without an entry-level $25,000 car, where will the brand's growth come from?

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Kia Will Boost Hybrid Development to Offset Shaky EV Demand

The Truth About Cars

Another day, another story of an automaker realizing that going all-in on EVs will take longer than expected. Ford and General Motors have both backtracked, saying they would produce more hybrids and plug-in hybrids to fill the gap left by wavering EV demand and now it’s Kia’s turn. The company recently announced that it would boost hybrid development to provide “maximum flexibility” to bolster what could be shifty EV demand in the short term.

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Quicker and cheaper: Police departments add Tesla Model Y EVs to fleet

The Driven EV News

A police department has taken deliveries of six custom Tesla Model Ys which are faster, cleaner and cheaper to run than their ICE fleet. The post Quicker and cheaper: Police departments add Tesla Model Y EVs to fleet appeared first on The Driven.

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Paris Electrified

CleanTechnica EVs

About 50 years ago, we lived in Paris for six months. In 1975, my employer, NASA, and the CNES (the French NASA) jointly sponsored me on a 6-month Temporary Duty Assignment (TDY) to live in Paris. The French were about to launch their Meteosat (a copy of the ATS 1. [continued] The post Paris Electrified appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is being passed from pets to owners, study finds

Innovation News Network

Research suggests that antibiotic-resistant bacteria is being passed from pets to owners, highlighting the need to tackle AMR. The post Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is being passed from pets to owners, study finds appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Seattle-Area Hellcat Driver Banned from Driving His Car Over Idiotic and Dangerous Behavior

The Truth About Cars

There are so many well-documented accounts of people doing dumb things in high-powered cars that it’s become satisfying to see some of them suffering the legal consequences of their actions. That’s exactly what happened to a Seattle-area Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT driver, who was recently charged with reckless driving and banned from driving the car.

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