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Here’s how Ford EV drivers get adapters, use Tesla charging

Green Car Reports

Ford led the industry last year in announcing a shift to the Tesla charge port and its North American Charging Standard (NACS), signaling Ford’s adoption of the NACS charge port in future EVs, while also providing upcoming access to the Tesla Supercharger network for existing Ford EV drivers. That access is almost here. Ford is also the.

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Ford announces Tesla Supercharger access to F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E drivers

Teslarati

Ford electric vehicle owners can now charge their cars at Tesla Supercharger locations across the United States and Canada, giving drivers of the F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E access to the most expansive charging infrastructure in the world. The move, which was agreed to between the two companies in early 2023 , gives Ford EV drivers access to over 15,000 Tesla Supercharger locations in the U.S. and Canada.

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These EVs are top-rated for safety by the IIHS

Green Car Reports

Several EVs earned high marks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for 2024, the organization revealed this week. The IIHS toughened requirements to earn its highest Top Safety Pick+ and second-tier Top Safety Pick awards for 2024, but 71 models still qualified for at least one of the awards (with 22 earning the Top Safety Pick+.

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Tesla Model Y makes it to Consumer Reports’ Best Cars of 2024 list

Teslarati

Consumer Reports (CR) has released its Best Cars of 2024 list. Among them is the Tesla Model Y, which the organization noted is simply the best electric vehicle in the market today. As noted by CR, new car shoppers actually have a lot of options this 2024 , with over 260 models to choose from. Consumer Reports has thus taken it upon itself to recommend vehicles that it believes offer the best in on-road performance, predicted reliability, satisfaction, and safety.

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

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Aston Martin delays first EV for lack of demand

Green Car Reports

Aston Martin is delaying the launch of its first volume EV by a year, citing lack of demand. The automaker originally planned to launch an EV next year, but it said in the release of its 2023 financial results Wednesday that it was now aiming for 2026. Aston Martin will still rely on Lucid for some powertrain components under an agreement put in.

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Closing down sale! Toyota offers $US40,000 discount on hydrogen powered vehicles

The Driven EV News

Going, going, gone! Toyota offers massive discounts on its hydrogen powered cars as Shell closes all hydrogen fuelling stations. The post Closing down sale! Toyota offers $US40,000 discount on hydrogen powered vehicles appeared first on The Driven.

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CATL developing and validating M3P batteries with Tesla: report

Teslarati

Local media reports from China have suggested that Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) is currently in the process of developing and validating its M3P batteries with electric vehicle maker Tesla. The update was related by people reportedly familiar with the matter. As noted in a report from China-based publication The Paper , CATL has confirmed that its M3P batteries have already been rolled out to a vehicle that’s been jointly developed by Chery and Huawei.

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These canceled New York offshore wind farms totaling 1.7 GW just officially made a comeback

Electrek

Equinor’s Empire Wind 1 and Eversource and Ørsted’s Sunrise Wind previously canceled their offshore wind contracts with New York, but now they’re back.

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Tesla Supercharger Network opening one new stall every hour

Teslarati

The NACS era has officially begun. Starting today, Ford’s all-electric vehicles could access the Tesla Supercharger Network using a dedicated NACS adapter. Other carmakers like Rivian, GM, Polestar, and Volvo are expected to gain Supercharger access this Spring 2024. With this in mind, it would appear that the number of EVs that would depend on the Supercharger Network is bound to see a notable increase.

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Canoo’s (GOEV) rugged American Bulldog electric pickup spotted out testing

Electrek

EV startup Canoo (GOEV) is making progress. Most recently, Canoo’s rugged American Bulldog electric pickup was spotted testing near its OKC manufacturing facility.

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

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The “Greenest” Car You Can Buy In America Is The Toyota Prius Prime SE — Maybe

CleanTechnica EVs

Based on overall efficiency, ACEEE rates the Toyota Prius Prime as the "greenest" car you can buy today in America. The post The “Greenest” Car You Can Buy In America Is The Toyota Prius Prime SE — Maybe appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Lathrop Megafactory spotted with 331 Megapack batteries

Teslarati

A recent drone flyover of the Tesla Lathrop Megafactory has indicated that the facility is pushing out Megapack batteries at a healthy pace this first quarter. During the flyover, which was conducted on February 28, 2024, 311 Megapacks were spotted on the Lathrop Megafactory’s premises. The aerial footage of the Lathrop Megafactory was posted on YouTube by Tesla watcher Met God in Wilderness , who has been chronicling the developments of the Fremont Factory and the Megapack plant for some time

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Wells Fargo Partners With ChargePoint & EnTech To Speed EV Charging Buildouts

CleanTechnica EVs

Putting in charging stations, especially DC fast charging (Level 3) stations, can be a bit like pulling teeth. Getting the. [continued] The post Wells Fargo Partners With ChargePoint & EnTech To Speed EV Charging Buildouts appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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The business behind Tesla opening its Supercharger network: selling ‘memberships’

Electrek

While I believe Tesla’s move to open its Supercharger network to other automakers is ultimately going to have a great impact on EV adoption, it is also a smart business move from Tesla. Here’s the business behind Tesla opening its Supercharger network.

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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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New Tesla Vehicles with Full Self-Driving Transfer Getting FSD Beta V12.2.1 Pre-installed

CleanTechnica EVs

Tesla (TSLA) started rolling out its most awaited FSD Beta release version 12 (12.2.1) earlier this month. As we reported, [continued] The post New Tesla Vehicles with Full Self-Driving Transfer Getting FSD Beta V12.2.1 Pre-installed appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Utility solar dethrones coal as the cheapest power source in Asia

Electrek

Renewable energy costs in Asia last year were 13% cheaper than coal and are expected to be 32% cheaper by 2030, according to a new study.

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Ford's NACS Fast Charging Adapter Now Available As Tesla Charging Network Opens

InsideEVs

Ford EV owners can order their complimentary Tesla NACS to CCS adapters starting today, just as Supercharger access opens up to them.

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Why Ford’s Tesla Charging Adapter is Good for Tesla, Ford and the EV Industry

CleanTechnica EVs

An Open, Reliable, High-Speed EV Charging Network Paves the Way for EV Adoption A few days ago, Ford CEO Jim. [continued] The post Why Ford’s Tesla Charging Adapter is Good for Tesla, Ford and the EV Industry appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Giga Berlin expansion protesters building tree houses in nearby forest

Teslarati

About 80 environmental activists are protesting against Tesla Giga Berlin’s expansion by building tree houses in the forests near the factory. The activists’ recent actions support the residents of Grünheide, who voted against Tesla’s expansion plans for Gigafactory Berlin. Tesla aims to build warehouses, a freight yard, and a kindergarten for employees in the 100 hectares near Giga Berlin.

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Vandals Can’t Break Through Tesla Cybertruck Glass

CleanTechnica EVs

A Tesla influencer from California, Arash Malek (@MinimalDuck), recently shared possibly the first vandalism attempt on a Tesla Cybertruck. On. [continued] The post Vandals Can’t Break Through Tesla Cybertruck Glass appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Induction ovens with big batteries solve lots of problems

Electrek

Induction stoves are a great, safe way to save on electricity costs and can heat much quicker, safer, and more accurately than natural gas or propane stoves. But a new breed of these stoves includes huge batteries, which opens up new opportunities by only requiring a 120V outlet, offering 40-sec water boiling, backup power to other appliances like the refrigerator, and even IRA tax rebates.

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Tesla Is Way Behind Waymo — Reader Comment

CleanTechnica EVs

We get a lot of great comments here on CleanTechnica. From time to time I think, “that’s a great full. [continued] The post Tesla Is Way Behind Waymo — Reader Comment appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla to expand Supercharger Network to other EV makers in March

Teslarati

Tesla will expand Supercharger Network access to other electric vehicle makers in March, the company confirmed today. This morning, Tesla and Ford officially launched their Supercharger partnership , giving all F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E drivers access to the company’s expansive network of EV chargers. Ford is just the first of many companies that will have access to the Supercharger Network, with more and more automakers joining what CEO Elon Musk called the “NACS coalition&

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Electric Vehicle Charging Basics

CleanTechnica EVs

We’ve come to a moment in contemporary life in which electric vehicles (EVs), including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric vehicles, [continued] The post Electric Vehicle Charging Basics appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Ford EVs at Tesla Superchargers, EV Top Safety Picks, Aston EV delay: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Ford has detailed how its EVs can charge on the Tesla network. Several EVs are among the safest new vehicles on the market. And Aston Martin has hit snooze on EVs in favor of plug-in hybrids. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Three EVs are on the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ shortlist, despite tougher requirements, with a handful of EVs.

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Panasonic signs supply agreement for lithium-ion EV battery cans

Teslarati

Panasonic Energy signed a long-term supply agreement with H&T Recharge for lithium-ion battery cans in North America. H&T Recharge is a battery component manufacturer supplying cylindrical batteries for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. It has over 40 years of experience in the global production of cylindrical battery cans, with a joint production volume of more than 12 billion cans per year.

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Nissan ends LEAF production in the UK for new EVs, including its successor

Electrek

Nissan is ending production of the iconic all-electric LEAF at its Sunderland factory in the UK this week. The move comes as Nissan prepares to launch its next-gen EVs, including an electric LEAF replacement.

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Fisker Warns It May Run Out Of Money In The Next 12 Months

InsideEVs

The EV startup says it won't spend on future vehicles like the Alaska pickup without striking a partnership with another automaker.

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GM Recalls the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon for Unexpected Braking Issue

The Truth About Cars

The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon bring a lot to like in a more maneuverable package than full-size trucks can offer. Tens of thousands of them might also bring unexpected automatic emergency braking, leading to a recall. GM is pulling almost 56,000 for the issue, which it said has been blamed for 234 complaints over the last year and a few months.

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Tesla Cybertruck Rust? What It Really Is & How To Clean It.

CleanTechnica EVs

It has been almost 3 months since Tesla started delivering its most awaited electric pickup truck — the Cybertruck. To date, Tesla. [continued] The post Tesla Cybertruck Rust? What It Really Is & How To Clean It. appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Abandoned History: The Apple Electric Car Project, Rest in Peace (2014-2024)

The Truth About Cars

After a decade-long project that saw changes in approach, multiple delays, staff changes, planning and replanning, and conflicting reports, Apple’s Titan autonomous electric car project is dead. The company made an internal announcement on February 27th, 2024 which leaked to the press immediately via several Apple employees. The project’s cancellation created our most recent Abandoned History subject matter to date.

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Hyundai spotted testing Lucid Air and ZEEKR X hints a luxury EV is in the works

Electrek

Is Hyundai developing a luxury electric sedan? Possibly under the Genesis brand. Hyundai was recently spotted testing a Lucid Air electric sedan in South Korea, suggesting a high-end Hyundai EV could be in the works.

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Volkswagen and Xpeng have agreed to develop EVs together

Teslarati

Volkswagen and Xpeng have agreed to develop two electric vehicles together, which will hit the market in two years, the companies announced today. The EVs built by VW and Xpeng will wear the German automaker’s badge, likely due to brand recognition. Both cars developed through the joint partnership will be mid-sized SUVs and will be exclusively available in the popular and competitive market in mainland China.

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Ford Owners Can Begin Using Tesla Superchargers in the U.S. and Canada

The Truth About Cars

Ford was the first company to announce a move to Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS), and the automaker is now the first to offer access to the Supercharger network. The Blue Oval announced that its customers can now get a free Fast Charging Adapter that lets their vehicles access Tesla’s chargers. Ford owners can take advantage of the offer through June 30, and the device is required to charge at a Tesla Supercharger station.

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