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Survey: Younger US drivers are more open to Chinese EVs

Green Car Reports

Younger U.S. drivers are more open to driving vehicles from Chinese brands than their older counterparts, according to a new AutoPacific survey. But concerns about how Chinese brands manage data privacy were high regardless of age. No vehicles from Chinese brands are currently sold in the U.S., and that's unlikely to change due to new tariffs. But.

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Lucid (LCID) cuts US workforce by 6% ahead of Gravity electric SUV launch

Electrek

Lucid (LCID) is the latest EV maker to reveal job cuts to reduce costs. As part of a new restructuring plan, Lucid plans to reduce its US workforce by 6%, or about 400 employees.

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Silverado EV review, hydrogen hub emissions, Millennials and Chinese EVs: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

We drive the Chevy Silverado EV and, like everyone else, seem to have some mixed feelings. Younger U.S. drivers might be more open to Chinese EVs. And the hydrogen hubs costing taxpayers billions of dollars will be how much cleaner than diesel overall? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. In a first drive of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV.

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This startup is about to install bladeless rooftop wind turbines on box buildings

Electrek

Aeromine Technologies just closed a $9 million funding round, and it’s ready to scale up production of its bladeless rooftop wind turbines.

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

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Researchers Claim Batteries With Iron Cathodes Outperform Traditional Materials

CleanTechnica EVs

Researchers have developed a new cathode for lithium ion batteries that is a drop-in replacement for cobalt and nickel. The post Researchers Claim Batteries With Iron Cathodes Outperform Traditional Materials appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Ford likely to enable all dealers to sell EVs amid shifting plans

Electrek

With changes expected to Ford’s electric vehicle certification program, all Ford dealers will likely be able to sell EVs. Ford is reportedly preparing to open the program amid feedback from its dealers.

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Here’s the how many public EV charging ports the US has now

Electrek

The US Joint Office of Energy and Transportation ’s Q2 2024 update reveals a surge in public EV charging ports. Here’s the scoop.

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The $35,000 Kia EV3 Is The Electric Car America Has Been Waiting For

InsideEVs

Tesla's plans for a cheaper EV have been all over the place, but Kia's affordable EV plan is already clear.

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Nissan preps for next-gen LEAF EV production, but ‘a real challenge’ awaits

Electrek

Nissan is preparing to begin production of the next-gen LEAF , which could happen as early as next March. Although work is already underway for the new EV, “a real challenge” awaits at Nissan’s Sunderland plant.

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Ambitious targets needed to eradicate ocean plastic pollution by 2100

Innovation News Network

A new study suggests that reducing plastic pollution by just 5% per year would stabilise the level of ocean plastic. Read more here. The post Ambitious targets needed to eradicate ocean plastic pollution by 2100 appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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

Brief

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Hyundai reportedly gearing up to bring hydrogen electric N Vision 74 supercar concept to market

Electrek

A recent report out of South Korea states that Hyundai Motor Group is beginning development of a new hydrogen fuel cell EV supercar based on its N Vision 74 concept from a couple of years ago. The Korean automaker is working on a development mule ahead of planned production in 2026.

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Video Friday: A Starbucks With 100 Robots

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. RoboCup 2024 : 17–22 July 2024, EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS ICSR 2024 : 23–26 October 2024, ODENSE, DENMARK Cybathlon 2024 : 25–27 October 2024, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND Enjoy today’s videos!

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Tesla’s biggest gamble ever: Musk bets the future of electric vehicle giant on “Cybercab” and truly autonomous cars | Opinion

EV Central

You might think some of Tesla’s past moves – cutting prices, actually building the Cybertruck, Ludicrous Mode – were out there, but truly, you won’t believe where the brand is going next, as Elon Musk prepares to gamble the future of the company on EVs that really, genuinely can drive themselves, and something called “Cybercab”. Musk’s grand vision, which he previewed in a recent earnings call and is expected to unveil in full in August, is that your Tesla will actually become more v

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Gravity Releases 500kW EV Charging “Trees” for City Streets

Electric Cars Report

Gravity, the New York-based electric vehicle infrastructure startup that opened the fastest charging site in America, has released a new universal on-street mounting and cable system, dubbed “DEAP Trees,” for its 200kW and 500kW Distributed Energy Access Points (DEAPs). Given the scale of existing and expected public curbside charging programs—encompassing tens of thousands of parking spaces—Gravity […] The post Gravity Releases 500kW EV Charging “Trees” for City Streets appear

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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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Three New Supercomputers Reach Top of Green500 List

Cars That Think

Over just the past couple years , supercomputing has accelerated into the exascale era—with the world’s most massive machines capable of performing over a billion-billion operations per second. But unless big efficiency improvements can intervene along its exponential growth curve, computing is also anticipated to require increasingly impractical and unsustainable amounts of energy—even, according to one widely-cited study, by 2040 demanding more energy than the world’s total present-day output.

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Hyundai commits to fulfilling electrification strategy despite hybrid appeal

Teslarati

Hyundai is committing to fulfilling its electrification strategy, refusing to divest and putting effort toward other, potentially more in-demand powertrains as it continues to find its footing in the world of electric vehicles. It is getting to the point where consumers are more prone to hybrid powertrains because they worry about the dependability, growth, and availability of the EV charging infrastructure.

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Kia EV3 Delivers Elevated Electric SUV Experience For All

CleanTechnica EVs

Kia EV3 brings innovative technology of brand’s flagship EV9 SUV to set new standards in the compact EV SUV segment Bold, progressive exterior with innovative, practical interior that maximizes space, functionality, and comfort Best-in-class 600km AER driving range; 10–80% battery charging in 31 mins Kia AI Assistant, Premium Streaming, advanced driving assistance systems and.

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Tesla China planned to cut Model Y production by at least 20% in March-June: Reuters

Teslarati

Tesla has significantly reduced production of its Model Y electric car at its Shanghai factory in recent months, as per industry data and a source reportedly familiar with the matter. Reports about the topic were initially posted by Reuters. As per the publication, Tesla reportedly planned to cut Model Y production at Giga Shanghai plant by at least 20% in the March-June 2024 period.

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Ford is Offering a Zero-Percent Interest Rate for Mach-E Loans

The Truth About Cars

Ford cut Mustang Mach-E pricing earlier this year, achieving its intended result of boosting demand for the electric SUV. Now, the automaker is offering a zero-percent APR for qualified customers, making the vehicle even more affordable. The Blue Oval discounted some Mach-E variants by more than $8,000, pushing sales by 86 percent in the first quarter of 2024.

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The Ohio State University & Wilberforce University Team Takes Home 1st Place In Year Two Of The EcoCAR EV Challenge

CleanTechnica EVs

PHOENIX, Arizona — The Ohio State/Wilberforce University Team has been named the Year Two champion of the EcoCAR Electric Vehicle (EV) Challenge, followed by Georgia Tech in second place and McMaster University (CA) in third place. The Year Two competition challenged teams to complete a series of vehicle events, comparable. [continued] The post The Ohio State University & Wilberforce University Team Takes Home 1st Place In Year Two Of The EcoCAR EV Challenge appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Used Car of the Day: 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL

The Truth About Cars

Today we feature a 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL. Our seller says it needs a cosmetic restoration. It is being sold with both a soft top and hard top and has a tan interior. You'll have to contact the seller for more information -- the ad is quite concise -- but can tell you the asking price is $9,000 and the vehicle is located in South Carolina. Click here for more.

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Tootbus Unveils End-To-End Renewable Power For Its Electric Fleet With New VEV Solar Panel Project in Wandsworth

CleanTechnica EVs

Tootbus, the world’s first low-emissions sightseeing bus company, has secured approval for plans to install roof-mounted solar panels on their Wandsworth depot, working in collaboration with electric fleet solutions provider VEV. This project will power the existing electric fleet with 100% end-to-end renewable power, providing 65,000 kWh of electricity annually.

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Visiting the little-known Chinese controller maker behind the biggest e-bikes: Lishui factory tour

Electrek

On a recent trip to China , I visited a wide range of companies and factories in the micromobility industry. Many had big names and bigger reputations, but one company surprised me as a silent, relatively unheard-of force behind many of the biggest e-bike companies in the world. Meet Lishui , the company you’ve probably never heard of but have almost certainly used their products.

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US Cities Leading The Way To Electric Cars & Trucks

CleanTechnica EVs

Many cities, towns, and counties in the US have adopted plans to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions, on the theory that they have a duty to their citizens to provide them with an environment that will allow them and the progeny to survive. Most of those municipalities have a significant. [continued] The post US Cities Leading The Way To Electric Cars & Trucks appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Here's What It Takes To Stage A Major Street Race

The Truth About Cars

NASCAR will be returning to Chicago this summer. The series hosted its first-ever street race in the Windy City last summer, and it will return for 2024. We chat with Julie Giese, the president of the Chicago Street Race, about what went well last summer, how to improve the event for 2024, and what fans can expect. Speaking of NASCAR, TTAC contributor Matthew Guy and I discuss Ricky Stenhouse Jr. throwing hands after the all-star event.

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Comment on Nio adds new Nio House in Netherlands, its largest in Europe to date by Gerald Scott

CN EV Post

@Mick In reply to Mick. A lack of business comprehension especially in the area of NEV’s is the only explanation for such comments. Moreover, the ill-comparison of NIO’s business model with that of American dealerships further suggests that your intention is to disseminate FUD rather than engage in productive dialogue.

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Batteries: Modeling Tomorrow’s Materials Today (Sodium-ion Batteries)

CleanTechnica EVs

Microstructure Simulations Reveal Strong Influence of Elastic Deformation on the Charging Behavior of Layered Oxides Used as Cathode of Sodium-ion Batteries Which factors determine how quickly a battery can be charged? This and other questions are studied by researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with the help of computer-based. [continued] The post Batteries: Modeling Tomorrow’s Materials Today (Sodium-ion Batteries) appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Comment on Nio adds new Nio House in Netherlands, its largest in Europe to date by Gerald Scott

CN EV Post

Generational companies require exceptional leadership, and suffice it to say William Li “fits the bill” for such role. It’s wonderfully exciting to witness Weilai/NIO execute its strategy on the global stage.

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Tesla Owners Get Only 64% Of EPA Range After Just Three Years: Study (Updated)

InsideEVs

The EPA's flawed testing makes this seem much worse than it actually is.

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Comment on Nio adds new Nio House in Netherlands, its largest in Europe to date by John Hanna

CN EV Post

@Gerald Scott In reply to Gerald Scott. Wm.Li's performance reflects his Sociology degree and promotion/advertising bent. But world economics, business, manufacturing , and engineering skills get an "F" - or simply not found". All sizzle; no steak. Wm. Li's modus operandi re information to shareholders: Find a few comparable metrics that look OK in isolation, to distract - rather than inform - investors from the history of plummeting annual bottomline performance.

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Tesla launches new $2,500 Lunar Grey on Model S and Model X

Electrek

Tesla has launched a rare new paint color, Lunar Grey, as a $2,500 option on new Model S and Model X vehicles.

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Comment on Nio adds new Nio House in Netherlands, its largest in Europe to date by John Hanna

CN EV Post

@Gerald Scott In reply to Gerald Scott. Mick makes a valid point by comparing the relative cost/benefit analysis of dealerships v. NIO Houses. Now, as it happens, I think both have a poor cost/benefit analysis from the OEM's perspective, but for different reasons. Dealerships are a layer of profit taken by a third party (automakers don't own the dealerships) that should be kept in-house.

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NIO warns not to use EVs as a ‘political target’ amid EU expansion

Electrek

After confirming its European expansion plans, NIO CEO William Li said EVs “should never be used as a political target.” The warning comes as the EU weighs tariffs on Chinese EVs.

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Comment on Nio adds new Nio House in Netherlands, its largest in Europe to date by John Hanna

CN EV Post

NIO Houses have been around since the first was opened in Beijing in Nov. 2017. Nowhere do we see tallied the cumulative cost to date of these distractions from the reality that, unless there is an improbable turnaround, these brand-specific assets will be worth next to nothing when receivership arrives. Unfortunately NIO as at y/e 2023 shows that USD 5B of its USD 6.6B total assets are in the form of claimed values for property and use rights.