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Apple cancels Apple Car project after more than a decade

Electrek

Bloomberg reports that Apple has officially canceled its effort to build an electric car. The move was announced internally by Apple COO Jeff Williams and Kevin Lynch, who had been leading the Apple Car project since 2021. “Apple’s most senior executives finalized the decision in recent weeks,” the report says. The project had reached a “make-or-break point” inside Apple, with Tim Cook also facing pressure from shareholders to make a decision.

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Honda CR-V fuel-cell, affordable Renault 5 EV, Fiat concepts: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Renault brings back its hot hatch in affordable EV form. Fiat reveals five new EV concepts. And Honda details another impressive-looking hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, as infrastructure questions remain. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Honda has revealed the upcoming fuel-cell version of its Honda CR-V and, once again, it will only be.

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Tesla Model Y secures 2024 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award despite tougher metrics

Teslarati

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has raised the bar for its 2024 top safety awards, requiring improved protection for rear-seat passengers and pedestrian safety features for 2024 models. Despite the agency’s stricter criteria, 71 vehicles earned either the TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards for 2024. Of the 71 vehicles that were selected , 22 managed to qualify for the IIHS’ highest safety designation, TOP SAFETY PICK+.

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2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV: 29 miles on a charge, few places to fuel up

Green Car Reports

Honda on Tuesday revealed a new electrified version of its 2025 Honda CR-V that can go 29 miles, powered only by a battery pack. Then, another source can kick on, providing power for longer trips. While the formula might sound familiar, what’s different, in the case of what’s set to be badged the CR-V e:FCEV, is that the longer-range.

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

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Tesla Model Y 2024 scores near-perfect in IIHS’ crash tests

Electrek

The Tesla Model Y 2024 has been awarded IIHS’s “top safety pick +” award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) despite more stringent eligibility. The electric SUV scored near perfect in the crash tests.

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The Apple Car Is Finally Dead, Shrouded In Mystery Until The End: Report

InsideEVs

After a decade and a reported $1 billion spent annually, Apple's infamous "Project Titan" couldn't survive the tech layoff apocalypse.

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Tesla is showing that rapid supply chain sustainability improvements are feasible: study

Teslarati

Tesla has made significant strides in improving its supply chain sustainability and human rights practices, as per a new study by environmental group Lead the Charge. This was highlighted by the fact that the electric vehicle giant jumped from ninth to third place in the group’s annual Auto Supply Chain Leaderboard and Report. Lead the Charge’s Auto Supply Chain Leaderboard and Report analyzes publicly available data from 18 of the industry’s leading automotive manufacturers.

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Renault's hot hatch for Europe costs less than any US-market EV

Green Car Reports

The cult-classic Renault 5 hatchback has returned as an EV—at a lower price than any electric car currently available in the U.S. Unveiled at the 2024 Geneva auto show, the new Renault 5 E-Tech combines retro styling and affordability. The design is fairly close to the 2021 concept version, and Renault claims a projected base price of 25,000.

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Apple ditches ‘Project Titan’ electric car: report

Teslarati

Apple has reportedly ditched the development of its electric car, known as “Project Titan.” Instead of continuing work on its EV, Apple is shifting at least some of the employees to work on generative artificial intelligence. The announcement was made with an internal email to roughly 2,000 employees, sources told Bloomberg. The abandonment of the EV project marks a substantial shift in Apple’s most recent developments surrounding the car, which just occurred in January.

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Amenities Are Key To EV Charging At Convenience Stores

CleanTechnica EVs

One thing we’ve written about a lot here at CleanTechnica is the future of convenience stores in the EV transition. [continued] The post Amenities Are Key To EV Charging At Convenience Stores appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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

Brief

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Hyundai fast-tracks start of EV production in the US as it gains recognition with its own day

Electrek

February 26, 2024, will forever be known as Hyundai Day in the state of Georgia as the automaker gears up to begin production at its first dedicated EV and battery plant in the US later this year.

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SpaceX nears third Starship launch clearance following FAA investigation closure

Teslarati

SpaceX is nearing its clearance for the third Starship launch following the closure of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) investigation that was caused by its second launch. SpaceX’s second Integrated Flight Test (IFT-2) for Starship occurred on November 18, 2023, and two explosions that occurred during the launch caused the FAA to investigate.

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Buick unveils new design and branding with a sleek gold Wildcat EV

Electrek

Buick is in the middle of “an evolution” as it introduces a new design based on the Wildcat EV concept. The company revealed a new tagline and brand campaign, “Exceptional by design,” showcased by a sleek gold Wildcat EV model.

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Volkswagen UK joins forces with Ecobat to recycle EV batteries

Electric Cars Report

Volkswagen UK is joining forces with battery recycling company Ecobat to collect and recycle electric vehicle batteries. The deal helps VWG UK close the loop to promote a circular energy economy and ensures the UK’s largest automotive Group is doing all it can to boost sustainability. Ecobat has a longstanding relationship with VW UK dating […] The post Volkswagen UK joins forces with Ecobat to recycle EV batteries appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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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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The Anatomy Of An E-Bike Ban In Florida

CleanTechnica EVs

A recent video by Mike Fede shares, in great detail, how a ban on e-bikes came to be in Key. [continued] The post The Anatomy Of An E-Bike Ban In Florida appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Polestar 3 enters series production in China

Electric Cars Report

Production of Polestar 3 has started in Chengdu, China. Additional production is slated to start in South Carolina, USA, in the middle of 2024. The first early production test series in the American factory has been completed successfully. Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO says: “This stunning car takes a significant step forward with start of production […] The post Polestar 3 enters series production in China appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Toyota Aims To Work Its Fuel Cell Magic With Iconic US Firm Kohler

CleanTechnica EVs

Toyota and Kohler have developed a new commercial scale fuel cell system aimed at pushing diesel generators out of the market for backup power while offering new grid services, too. The post Toyota Aims To Work Its Fuel Cell Magic With Iconic US Firm Kohler appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Fiat's stylish compact EV concepts include a pickup and camper

Green Car Reports

Fiat this week debuted five concept cars at the 2024 Geneva auto show, previewing a new EV model line alongside the updated 500e that's scheduled to reach U.S. showrooms later this year. The concepts, all based on one of the Stellantis STLA platforms due to be shared by the automaker's many brands, include a pickup truck and camper van, as well as.

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Enter This Raffle For A Rivian R1S Or R1T & Support Solar Advocacy At The Same Time

CleanTechnica EVs

What gives you better odds of winning than the lottery jackpot, supports solar energy education and advocacy, and could put. [continued] The post Enter This Raffle For A Rivian R1S Or R1T & Support Solar Advocacy At The Same Time appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Fiat 500e in America, 2024 VW ID.4 pricing, Tesla Roadster tech: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The VW ID.4 gets more pep and a better interface for much of the lineup, at somewhat higher prices. The little Fiat 500e is a big test for the U.S. EV market. And how much rocket tech will the Tesla Roadster get? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 lineup gets a higher price—although much of the lineup offers.

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Majority of workers at Mercedes-Benz plant sign up for UAW

Teslarati

A majority of workers at the largest Mercedes-Benz factory in the U.S. have signed up for the United Automotive Workers (UAW), as the union continues its drive across a number of non-unionized automakers with operations in the country. Most workers have signed up for the union at the company’s Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, according to a statement from the UAW on Tuesday.

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Your Questions About New & Used EVs Answered

CleanTechnica EVs

You’ve heard so much about new and used EVs (electric vehicles) from your neighbors, friends, and the media. New groups. [continued] The post Your Questions About New & Used EVs Answered appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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A Bamboo Carbon Filter for Diesels Could Reduce Emissions

Cars That Think

Diesel cars are a popular choice for those looking to buy a used vehicle in Asia, Europe, and elsewhere. After all, diesel cars cost less to maintain, burn less fuel, and have a longer engine life. Although the pollutant emissions of a diesel engine are less than those of a gasoline one, it still emits carcinogens, nitrous oxides, and soot. Older models don’t even have the emission-control features that newer ones do.

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South Fork Wind just became the US’s first complete utility-scale offshore wind farm

Electrek

The final turbine is up at New York’s South Fork Wind, making it the US’s first complete utility-scale offshore wind farm in federal waters.

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Hyundai is the IIHS Most Awarded Automaker So Far in 2024

The Truth About Cars

Automotive designs and engineering are rapidly evolving, and new cars today look and perform differently than models from just a few years ago. That’s especially true for heavier, much quicker electric vehicles. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety updates its crash-testing criteria to account for the changes, which can often result in poorer scores in some categories.

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Renault 5 E-Tech Electric — 249 Mile Range, €25,000 Base Price, 4 Doors, & A Hatch

CleanTechnica EVs

The Renault 5 E-Tech Electric goes on sale this fall. It will offer a choice of 2 battery sizes and three motors and start at €25,000. The post Renault 5 E-Tech Electric — 249 Mile Range, €25,000 Base Price, 4 Doors, & A Hatch appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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2023 Jeep Grand Wagoneer L Series III Obsidian Review – Smooth Sailing

The Truth About Cars

The word “Hurricane” doesn’t usually conjure up a feeling of smoothness. Hurricanes are brutal forces of nature that involve whipping winds, flying debris, and extremely choppy waters. Jeep’s Grand Wagoneer got the Hurricane treatment for the 2023 model year – those engines have now found their way into the 2025 Ram 1500 , as well. As with the Ram, buyers can pick between two 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged, inline-six-cylinder engines.

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Hyundai moves up production start date at Georgia Metaplant

Teslarati

Hyundai has pushed forward its production start date at an upcoming plant in Georgia, with the automaker now aiming to start manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs) at the site later this year. According to a press release shared on Tuesday, Hyundai will now start production at the Georgia Metaplant in Q4 of this year, after it was originally expected to start in the first half of 2025.

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American Test Of $11,500 BYD Seagull: 'This Doesn't Come Across Cheap'

InsideEVs

The imported EV hatchback may only cost $11,500 but it impressed industry veteran John McElroy.

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Mercedes-Benz EQS to Adopt S-Class Styling Cues

The Truth About Cars

Mercedes-Benz will reportedly be offering the all-electric EQS with a traditional grille lifted from the S-Class sedan. The brand’s all-electric flagship has failed to unseat the true king and the company has taken steps to try and incorporate some of the older model’s charms into the EV. Moving forward, the EQS will have a more traditional exterior as an option — perhaps signaling that the entire EQ line will soon be abandoning its overtly electric design language.

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Toyota’s New Engine Can Suck Carbon Out Of The Air

InsideEVs

It's a nice addition to Toyota's hydrogen-burning GR Corolla concept, but it can only capture a minuscule amount of carbon.

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Used Car of the Day: 1971 Volkswagen Transporter

The Truth About Cars

As I've mentioned a few times when writing this feature, I try to pick interesting stuff, even if the vehicle needs to be restored. That is the case with this 1971 Volkswagen Transporter. It clearly needs restoration. There's a manual transmission and a 1,600 cc engine. The seller says the title is in hand and the seats are in good condition. There's not much else to the ad copy, but we can tell you the ask is $11,500 and the vehicle is located in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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The 2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV Is A Hydrogen Plug-In Hybrid, For Real

InsideEVs

Meet a very different CR-V, and the first production plug-in hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle ever made. But can owners find fuel?

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BYD has no plans to launch EVs in the US, says the market is too confusing for buyers

Electrek

According to BYD executive vice president and CEO of BYD Americas, Stella Li, the Chinese automaker has no plans to sell passenger EVs in the US. The leader called the market “interesting” but too complicated due to conflicting politics.

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