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Toyota supersizes battery in fuel-cell semi, teases formula for pickups

Green Car Reports

In its latest production-bound version of hydrogen fuel-cell semis, Toyota is adding much more of something that will help it go the distance consistently: batteries. Hydrogen fuel cell power is often seen as an alternative to batteries, but here the latter makes the former better. Toyota has opted to fit 200 kwh of lithium-ion NCA (nickel cobalt.

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A customized version of Canoo’s electric delivery van for the USPS has been spotted in the wild

Electrek

Commercial EV startup Canoo looks to have delivered at least one electric delivery van to one of its newest customers, the United States Postal Service (USPS). The recently posted images show a customized Canoo LDV 190 donning USPS badging and a design slightly different from the original renderings.

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BP seeks stranded Tesla Supercharger sites in $1B EV charging buildout

Green Car Reports

BP is eying Tesla Supercharger sites as part of a planned expansion of the oil giant's U.S. charging network, Bloomberg reports. The company said it "is aggressively looking to acquire real estate to scale our network, which is a heightened focus following the recent Tesla announcement." Tesla CEO Elon Musk earlier this month fired most of the.

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Elon Musk says Tesla is spending $500 million on Superchargers this year after firing entire team

Electrek

Elon Musk says Tesla is going to spend over $500 million on expanding the Supercharger network this year after firing the entire charging team. It says a lot about the reason behind the firing.

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

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The BYD Dolphin Is Now The Lowest Priced EV In South Africa

CleanTechnica EVs

Sales of electric vehicles have been very slow in South Africa, but the industry is starting to show signs of growth. Sales of battery-electric vehicles came close to breaching the 1,000 units per year mark in South Africa for the first time ever. Last year, 931 battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) were. [continued] The post The BYD Dolphin Is Now The Lowest Priced EV In South Africa appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Commercial Space Stations Approach Launch Phase

Cars That Think

A changing of the guard in space stations is on the horizon as private companies work towards providing new opportunities for science, commerce, and tourism in outer space. Blue Origin is one of a number of private sector actors aiming to harbor commercial activities in low Earth orbit (LEO) as the creaking and leaking International Space Station (ISS) approaches its drawdown.

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Inside Honda's Plans To Phase Out Internal Combustion By 2040

InsideEVs

Plus, Elon Musk changes his tune on Tesla Supercharging after laying everyone off, and one of Geely's brands makes its Wall Street debut.

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Finnish Retailer K-Lataus & Kempower Join Forces to Expand the EV Charging Network in Finland: 100+ DC Fast-Chargers

CleanTechnica EVs

Biggest trading sector operator in Finland, Kesko, continues its strong investments in developing the K-Lataus charging network in Finland. The charging technology is provided by Kempower. This year, K-Lataus will heavily expand its charging network in Finland in collaboration with Kempower. With the expansion, K-Lataus’ charging network will grow by.

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These Car Brands Will Be Expensive to Maintain

The Truth About Cars

Hey hey, whaddaya say? Today is podcast day! This week, we talk to Ben Preston from Consumer Reports about the cheapest and most expensive car brands to maintain -- as well as why consumers might favor independent repair shops over dealerships. TTAC contributor Matthew Guy drops by to discuss trunk struts and the closest finish in NASCAR history. As always, you can find our podcast at the following places: Spotify , Apple , Google , Amazon , and iHeart Radio.

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Archer Aviation Completes Installation Of High-Volume Battery Pack Manufacturing Line

CleanTechnica EVs

Archer’s battery pack manufacturing team has installed an “automotive style” line that is designed for high-volume production from day one with the capability of producing up to 15,000 battery packs per year This facility will produce the proprietary battery packs needed to support the ramp of Archer’s aircraft production at. [continued] The post Archer Aviation Completes Installation Of High-Volume Battery Pack Manufacturing Line 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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Stellantis is about to test the first-ever production-line lithium-sulfur batteries

Electrek

In a milestone, supermaterials trailblazer Lyten has shipped lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries to Stellantis and other US and EU OEMs for testing.

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QOTD: What Have Your Maintenance Costs Been Like?

The Truth About Cars

Today our podcast went deep on which brands are the cheapest and costliest to maintain. Now I am curious what your experiences have been. Has your car-ownership experience matched Consumer Reports' findings ? Or have you, for whatever reason, experienced the opposite. It seems obvious that most people would have an experience close to what CR found, but maybe one you found your Lexus to be both extremely reliable and also somehow cheap to fix when it does break?

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Solar Power’s Rapid Growth (Graphs), Tesla Cybertruck Review, EV Sales Up — Top Cleantech News of the Week

CleanTechnica EVs

Friday is here! Unfortunately, the heat is rising fast here in Florida and it’s hard to enjoy some of the outdoor activities we love while suffering in the extreme heat and thinking about how dangerously we are heating up the planet. Let’s get a little relief by leafing through 18. [continued] The post Solar Power’s Rapid Growth (Graphs), Tesla Cybertruck Review, EV Sales Up — Top Cleantech News of the Week appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Video Friday: Robot Bees

Cars That Think

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion. ICRA 2024 : 13–17 May 2024, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN RoboCup 2024 : 17–22 July 2024, EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS ICSR 2024 : 23–26 October 2024, ODENSE, DENMARK Cybathlon 2024 : 25–27 October 2024, ZURICH Enjoy today’s videos!

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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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SpaceX launches more direct to cell capable Starlink satellites

Teslarati

SpaceX launched 20 more Starlink satellites last night from Space Launch Complex 4 East at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The mission took off at 9:30 pm ET and headed south along the Californian coast as the Falcon 9 ascended into space. Falcon 9 lifts off for the 75th time from pad 4E in California! pic.twitter.com/xVHjlGIedY — SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 10, 2024 Of the 20 Starlink satellites launched, 13 of them are direct-to-cell capable.

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Tesla Model 3 After 6 Years And 144,000 Miles: Owner Breaks Down All The Costs

InsideEVs

The car was bought brand new in 2018 for $54,000. Since then, the owner saved roughly $20,000 in fuel expenses.

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Chief of Design at Ford Suddenly Departs

The Truth About Cars

We generally don’t comment on the reshuffling of corner offices at an OEM – but when the design boss at a Detroit Three automaker allegedly sends an email out of the blue saying ‘peace out’, it’s worth sitting up and taking notice. Anthony Lo was the chief design officer at Ford, joining the company in 2021 after a stint as VP of design at Renault. Reports from the Detroit Free Press suggest he sent an email announcing his departure on Wednesday, giving less than a week’s notice before he plans

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ComEd Adds First All-Electric Bucket Trucks to Its Growing Fleet of Electric Vehicles

CleanTechnica EVs

ComEd on track to electrify 50 percent of its vehicle fleet and reduce operations-driven emissions by 50 percent by 2030 As part of its continued commitment to accelerate the electrification of transportation, ComEd yesterday announced the addition of two new, all-electric bucket trucks to its fleet. The addition of new, zero-emissions. [continued] The post ComEd Adds First All-Electric Bucket Trucks to Its Growing Fleet of Electric Vehicles appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Would You Rather? Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla

The Truth About Cars

Piggybacking off our earlier match between the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 , this week’s throw-down will be between the 2024 Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. While neither model sells quite like it used to, due to the popularity of their crossover equivalents, there are few mass-market rivalries as long lived as the Civic and Corolla. Be you someone in the market for basic transportation on a budget or an individual that wants something more sporting than the character-free CUVs that currently dom

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GM demos its new Energy products by running a mansion off a Silverado EV

Electrek

GM has a new suite of energy products that allow you to share power between your car and your home, and we got to see them in action.

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Sierra Space’s Dream Chaser space plane to be moved to Florida ahead of launch

Teslarati

Sierra Space recently completed testing of Dream Chaser ‘Tenacity’ at NASA’s Neil Armstrong Test Facility in Sandusky, Ohio. The space plane will be launched atop United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan rocket and will carry cargo to the International Space Station, finished an intense amount of testing that included facing extreme temperatures and shock testing.

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Surprise: That New Car Smell Could Be Killing You

The Truth About Cars

Think twice about sniffing a big hit of your car’s cabin air. Almost everyone loves the fabled new car smell, but a recent study suggests that some of that fragrance could be toxic to the people inhaling it. People reported on data from the Environmental Science and Technology publication that found toxic flame retardant materials in 99 percent of cars it studied.

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Hyundai to construct an EV module plant in S. Korea

Teslarati

Hyundai plans to construct an electric vehicle (EV) module plant in South Korea. Hyundai’s investment shows that it still believes electric vehicles are the future despite a slowing market. On Thursday, May 9, 2024, Hyundai signed an investment memorandum of understanding with the Ulsan Metropolitan City. Ulsan Mayor Kim Du-gyeom and Hyundai Mobis CEO Lee Gyu-suk attended the signing, reported the Korea Herald.

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The Automotive Cold War Is Officially Underway

InsideEVs

The White House plans to slap 100% tariffs on Chinese-made electric vehicles, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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BP is Looking to Fill Any Gaps Left by Tesla Supercharger Team's Upheaval

The Truth About Cars

Though Tesla’s future and growth prospects remain to be seen, other companies sense blood in the water after the automaker laid off its entire Supercharger team. British Petroleum (BP) Pulse recently told Bloomberg that it would aggressively pursue an expansion of its charging network with a “heightened focus following the recent Tesla announcement.

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Tesla's $25,000 Car Could Be 'A Slimmed Down Model Y': Report

InsideEVs

And it was a conceptual presentation for Tesla's robotaxi concept that almost killed it.

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Motiv Completes Delivery of Additional 55 Electric Trucks to Purolator

CleanTechnica EVs

Motiv, a leading Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of class 4-6 electric trucks and buses driving the backbone of modern commerce, today announced it has fully completed the delivery of 55 Motiv electric trucks to Purolator, a leading integrated freight, package, and logistics solutions provider. Purolator ordered the additional vehicles last year following.

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Want To Chat EVs? Come Hang With Us In Boston On May 19

InsideEVs

We'll be at the Natick Mall Cars and Coffee on Sunday, May 19, before chatting EV stuff at Lucid's Boston Seaport store.

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Merchants Fleet Launches New Hampshire’s Largest Workplace EV Charging Installation

Green Fleet Magazine

Merchants Fleet sets precedent for responsible transportation solutions through scalable electric vehicle charging installation.

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Global Plug-In Car Sales Increased 19% In March 2024 To 1.3 Million

InsideEVs

Almost one in five new cars was rechargeable, while plugless hybrids surged to a new record.

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BYD Europe aims to beat Tesla & big EU automakers

Teslarati

BYD Europe aims to beat Tesla and other prominent EU automakers, like Volkswagen and Stellantis. BYD European boss Michael Shu made bold claims during the Financial Times’ Future of the Car Summit. “We are confident that we could be in a leading position. We are moving to the next stage to decide a huge investment in the EU,” Shu said.

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Nissan Dealers May Foot the Bill for the Brand's Price-Cutting Sales Strategy

The Truth About Cars

Cutting new-car prices is a great way to boost sales, but it’s not always kind to the dealers stuck with the inventory. Nissan gave its franchisees authorization to sell vehicles below invoice, but some stores are unhappy with the brand’s shifting attitudes toward their profitability. Many Nissan dealers have already been selling below invoice, saying that demand has been so weak that they have been forced to incentivize any buyer willing to walk onto the lot.

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Zooming in on Electric Vehicles: How Duluth, Minnesota, Is Preparing for the EV Future

CleanTechnica EVs

Nearly 33 million electric vehicles (EVs) nationwide — that is the number of vehicles the Unites States should be prepared to support through a national charging network by the year 2030, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) estimated in a recent landmark study. Improving reliable, equitable, and widespread. [continued] The post Zooming in on Electric Vehicles: How Duluth, Minnesota, Is Preparing for the EV Future appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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US trademark filings hint at what Lucid Motors might name its upcoming ‘Mid-Size’ EVs

Electrek

Have you heard of the Lucid Earth? What about the Lucid Space or Palos? Some of these trademark filings submitted by Lucid Motors have already been submitted and abandoned, but some still appear very much in play. Could one end up being the official name of Lucid’s upcoming “Mid-Size” EVs?

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