Wed.Feb 28, 2024

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Here’s why the tiny Fiat 500e is a big litmus test for the US EV market

Green Car Reports

The 2024 Fiat 500e returns to the U.S. in March to relaunch the brand, and this time Fiat is all about EVs—and keeping the 500 lineup as a two-door icon. As Fiat has already said in various ways over the past couple years, the U.S.-bound 500e will stand on its own. It won’t be a loss-leader for the brand, or $49-a-month EV lease deal.

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Tesla next-gen Roadster will be a collaboration with SpaceX: Elon Musk

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently shared a number of notable updates for the next-generation Roadster. Apart from stating that Tesla is aiming to unveil the upcoming all-electric supercar later this year, Musk also provided some interesting tidbits about the vehicle. Among these is the fact that the new Roadster would be the product of Musk’s two largest companies — Tesla and SpaceX.

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Musk: Tesla Roadster arriving in 2025 with SpaceX ties

Green Car Reports

Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave some conflicting signals about the upcoming product on Tuesday night. "Tonight, we radically increased the design goals for the new Tesla Roadster," the CEO said, via a post on X. Musk then clarified that the production design is complete and the product is due to be unveiled at the end of 2024, with aims to ship it in.

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Tesla targeting sub-1 second 0-60 mph time with new Roadster: Musk

Teslarati

Elon Musk has said a lot of crazy things about the new Tesla Roadster over the years. From its alleged rocket technology to its capability to fly for short “hops,” Musk’s comments about the upcoming all-electric halo car have been practically fantastical. And in a recent comment, Musk noted that Tesla is targeting an absolutely insane 0-60 mph time with the new Roadster.

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

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2024 VW ID.4 price rises for substantial upgrades, more range

Green Car Reports

The 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 gets a price increase for the new model year, but also a number of upgrades. Prices start at $41,160 (including a mandatory $1,425 destination charge) for models equipped with the smaller 62-kwh battery pack. That's a $2,370 increase from the 2023 model year, when the 62-kwh pack was introduced in the ID.4 Standard grade.

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GM says its new Chevy Bolt EV will save billions with more affordable LFP batteries

Electrek

The next-gen Chevy Bolt EV is due out next year after GM ended production of its top-selling electric model at the end of 2023. GM’s CFO Paul Jacobson says the new Bolt EV will save the company billions by becoming North America’s first Ultium-based model to use LFP batteries.

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Elon Musk sets Tesla Roadster unveiling to the end of 2024

Teslarati

In a recent announcement, Elon Musk revealed plans to unveil the highly anticipated Tesla Roadster at the end of 2024, marking another milestone in the company’s journey towards revolutionizing the electric vehicle (EV) industry. The Roadster holds a special place in the hearts of Tesla enthusiasts as the vehicle that kickstarted the company’s remarkable journey towards electrifying the automotive landscape.

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Microlino Unveils A Lite Version Of Its Microcar

CleanTechnica EVs

The Microlino, the Isetta-inspired tiny electric microcar, now has a sibling, the Microlino Lite. The new model, which was just. [continued] The post Microlino Unveils A Lite Version Of Its Microcar appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Italy exploring partnership with Tesla, Chinese carmakers to bolster domestic auto industry: report

Teslarati

In a bid to diversify its domestic automotive sector and achieve an annual production target of 1.3 million vehicles, Italy has reportedly initiated discussions with a number of potential partners, such as Tesla and Chinese carmakers. The negotiations were mentioned by Industry Minister Adolfo Urso on Wednesday. Minister Urso noted that Rome had been in touch with Tesla for months , though he also noted that the electric vehicle maker would have to review its plans for Europe.

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Tesla to unveil new Roadster this year, Elon doubles down on rockets/SpaceX collab

Electrek

Elon Musk says that Tesla plans to unveil the new Roadster this year, and he is doubling down on the SpaceX collaboration to put cold air trustees on the electric supercar. But the vehicle’s production is delayed one more time.

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

Brief

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Rivian listed by Consumer Reports as one of 2024’s worst brands

Teslarati

Electric vehicle maker Rivian was listed among Consumer Reports’ (CR) worst car brands for 2024. This was despite the Rivian R1T pickup truck and Rivian R1S SUV performing well in the organization’s tests. Overall, Rivian received an overall score of 55 from Consumer Reports, the fifth lowest overall. As noted by Consumer Reports , its list of worst automakers for 2024 represented the bottom five of the 34 brands that were ranked in the organization’s annual member survey.

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Understanding The Gas Station Business Helps Us Understand The Future of EV Charging

CleanTechnica EVs

In some ways, EV charging is a whole new world. Instead of needing to be located at a dedicated gas. [continued] The post Understanding The Gas Station Business Helps Us Understand The Future of EV Charging appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla designer responsible for 3/Y, Semi and Roadster leaves to aviation startup

Teslarati

Tesla’s designer responsible for the Model 3, Model Y, Semi concept, and Roadster has left the company for Skyryse, an aviation startup. Peter Blades was Tesla’s Creative Design Lead for the Model Y from November 2018 to last month, the Roadster from March 2017 to last month, the Semi from September 2016 to March 2017, and the Principal Design Lead on the Model 3 from December 2014 to February 2017.

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How Ironic Is It That Stellantis Is Now Making A Profit On Plugin Vehicles?

CleanTechnica EVs

Stellantis was one of the biggest laggards in electric cars for several years. Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne. [continued] The post How Ironic Is It That Stellantis Is Now Making A Profit On Plugin Vehicles? appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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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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Tesla Model 3 is US’ most searched vehicle in the past six months: study

Teslarati

Recent data from car leasing firm Hippo Leasing UK has indicated that the Tesla Model 3 is the most searched car model in the United States. Over the past six months, the all-electric sedan saw 3,819,000 Google searches from US users. As noted in an Autoblog report, Hippo Leasing analyzed search data for over 340 electric, hybrid, and gas-powered cars across various brands.

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Apple Ends Electric Car Program

CleanTechnica EVs

The Apple program to build an autonomous electric car -- Project Titan -- is now officially over after billions spend on development. The post Apple Ends Electric Car Program appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Hyundai Metaplant America to boost its EV sales in the US 

Teslarati

Hyundai Motor Group’s Metaplant America (HMGMA ) in Georgia will likely boost its electric vehicle (EV) sales in the United States. Hyundai Motor Group is investing $7.59 billion in HMGMA. The plant is estimated to generate 8,500 jobs directly. The Asian car company is also building a $5 billion EV battery cell plant with SK ON in Georgia, which is expected to employ 3,500 workers.

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How autonomous vehicles will transform mobility

Innovation News Network

Autonomous vehicles will hit the roads by 2026, but what are the benefits and practicalities of widespread implementation? The post How autonomous vehicles will transform mobility appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Freewire Announces New Boost Pro Hardware

CleanTechnica EVs

In the past, I’ve covered FreeWire Technologies a number of times. It’s an innovative EV charging business that offers stations. [continued] The post Freewire Announces New Boost Pro Hardware appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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MIT just released directions for commercializing perovskite solar cells

Electrek

An MIT-led team revealed a “guidebook” for how to tune surface properties of perovskites, a silicon alternative – here’s why that’s huge for solar.

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Self-Destructing Circuits and More Security Schemes

Cars That Think

Last week at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), researchers introduced several technologies to fight even the sneakiest hack attacks. Engineers invented a way to detect a hacker placing a probe on the circuit board to attempt to read digital traffic in a computer. Other researchers invented new ways to obfuscate electromagnetic emissions radiating from an active processor that might reveal its secrets.

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Funding secured: Polestar’s (PSNY) outlook bounces back with $1 billion in external cash

Electrek

Who needs Volvo anyway? Shortly after co-parent company Volvo Cars announced plans to cut ties with Polestar, the EV-centric brand has turned to an all-star lineup of international banks for external funding totaling close to one billion dollars. Polestar’s other owner, Geely Holding, is still very much involved and will also help Polestar continue work to roll out its two incoming electric SUVs and beyond.

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Apple canceling its EV has drawn a wide array of reactions across tech

Teslarati

Apple’s foray into electric vehicles has come to a screeching halt, and despite ten years of development and even rumors of more “realistic” goals that were reportedly drawn upon just a month ago, the tech giant is out. The ditching of “Project Titan,” which Apple called the EV internally, came as a bit of a shock. Of course, delays, backtracks , and a multitude of other moves that had everyone eager to see what would come out and when kept us all on our toes.

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Revoy electric trailer rolls into Trucking with Clean Fuels Conference

Electrek

Revoy EV’s electric trailer promises to make electrifying your OTR trucking fleet easy and cost-effective, and this one just pulled into the Port of Stockton ahead of the 2024 Trucking with Clean Fuels Conference.

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'Mind-Blowing' Tesla Roadster Final Form To Debut This Year, Musk Says

InsideEVs

"There will never be another car like this," Tesla's CEO says of the long-delayed sports car amid a slow growth year.

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The Tesla Roadster Might Finally Arrive Next Year

The Truth About Cars

Tesla has this awesome habit of announcing a vehicle and then waiting several years to start selling it. The Cybertruck just went on sale in late 2023, four years after its reveal, but it’s not the worst offender on Tesla’s “Is it really coming?” list. That honor goes to the Tesla Roadster. Announced in late 2017, the car was initially scheduled for release in 2020, but CEO Elon Musk pushed the date back, citing the need to focus on developing other models.

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Tesla Model S blown up with dynamite gives birth to thriving EV repair business

Teslarati

A Finnish mechanic has carved out a rather successful niche in repairing all-electric cars, thanks to an unorthodox starting point — parts salvaged from a Tesla Model S that was literally blown up with dynamite by its frustrated owner. Jesse Haapala’s journey with Tesla repairs started when he salvaged the electronics, motors, and battery from a Tesla that was set to be blown up with 30 kilos of dynamite.

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Chinese EV Minivan Adds 310 Miles Of Range In 10 Minutes Of Charging

InsideEVs

It's easy to see why Chinese electric cars are scaring the hell out of U.S. automakers like Tesla.

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Boston is going is going big on installing curbside EV chargers

Electrek

Boston is EV-friendly, but it needs more accessible chargers, so it’s going to install hundreds of public curbside EV chargers.

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Deez Nuts: Toyota Recalls 381,000 Tacoma Trucks

The Truth About Cars

The hackneyed old joke of a ‘loose nut behind the wheel’ causing a crash may be even more worn out than your author’s favorite Cole Haan loafers, but a manufacturing issue involving potential loose nuts on the axles of certain Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks is a very real problem which has led to a large recall. Under the microscope are certain Tacoma trucks from the 2022 and 2023 model years.

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FREY Dopamine 2.0 launched as new high-performance electric mountain bike with throttle

Electrek

FREY is one of the biggest players in the game when it comes to high-power electric mountain bikes. Now, the company is making waves with its newest model, the FREY Dopamine 2.0.

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Stuff We Use: Add-On In-Car Tech

The Truth About Cars

On our never-ending quest to improve this place by listening to feedback from the B&B, we are taking a new tack with these product posts, choosing instead to focus on items we use and have deployed in our travels. After all, if we’re giving you the truth about cars, we ought to give you the truth about car accessories. & Looking critically at that headline, it’s probably the most hyphenated string of words used to date in this series.

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Voltera kicks off $150M expansion of electric fleet infrastructure

Electrek

Voltera Power announced a significant, $150 million expansion of its commercial electric vehicle charging infrastructure, with plans to double its number of managed charging depots in 2024.

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£21m funding boosts seven UK hydrogen fuel projects

Innovation News Network

The UK Government is backing seven projects across the country with £21m in funding to advance domestic hydrogen fuel production. The post £21m funding boosts seven UK hydrogen fuel projects appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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