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Ionna EV charging network rivals Tesla, first US stations in 2024

Green Car Reports

EV road trips might soon be getting a little bit easier, thanks to thousands of highway fast-chargers starting this year from a network called Ionna. Ionna, as it’s called, is an EV charging network jointly backed by seven automakers, including an undisclosed amount from BMW Group, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, and.

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Hyundai says its first EV plant will open this year to gain the $7,500 tax credit

Electrek

The first Hyundai plant dedicated to building EVs and batteries in the US will be open as soon as this October. According to Hyundai Motor America CEO Jose Munoz, the brand is “pulling ahead” to gain eligibility for the $7,500 EV tax credit.

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Lower-priced Rivian EVs, GM taps Tesla Giga alum, urban charging template: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

GM put someone with a Tesla Gigafactory resume in charge of ramping up batteries for affordable EVs. Electrify America takes it indoors for urban charging. And Rivian rolls out lower-cost versions of its electric trucks. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Rivian on Thursday released details for the cheaper R1T and R1S Standard pack versions.

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Tesla’s 2023 regulatory credits generate $1.79 billion in revenue

Teslarati

Tesla’s 2023 regulatory credits generated an additional $1.79 billion in revenue, according to its 10-K filed last week. The money Tesla makes due to other carmakers needing assistance to reach emissions standards continues to accumulate, and since 2009, it has made almost $9 billion in revenue because of the system. Bloomberg reported this morning that Tesla’s $9 billion in revenue due to the sale of regulatory credits has helped the company obtain what is basically pure profit.

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

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Electrify America's flagship urban EV charging station is indoors

Green Car Reports

Electrify America on Wednesday unveiled its first indoor charging station, which the charging network says will serve as a template for future sites in urban areas. Located in San Francisco's South Market neighborhood, two blocks from the Bay Bridge, the new "flagship" site has 20 chargers providing up to 350 kw of power, according to Electrify.

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Daimler releases ‘open source’ hydrogen fueling standard for heavy trucks

Electrek

This week, Daimler Truck and Linde Engineering presented sLH2, a jointly developed refueling technology for sub-cooled liquid hydrogen – and they’ve made the technology openly available to anyone who wants it.

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Toyota bZ4X driver forgets to shift to Park, EV ends up going for tragic swim

Teslarati

When a Toyota bZ4X owner and his friend drove to the Blossom Street Pier Ferry Terminal in Lynn, Massachusetts on Wednesday, they were simply looking forward to eating lunch. Little did they know that they were about to experience something that no car owner ever wants to experience. As noted in a report from NBC Boston 10 , the bZ4X driver and a passenger, Gerry Cardona, were eating lunch near the Blossom Street Pier Ferry Terminal’s boat ramp when the driver stepped out of the vehicle t

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Walmart is rolling out its ‘coast-to-coast’ network of DC fast chargers

Electrek

Walmart is kicking off plans to build and remodel hundreds of stores in the US – and those plans include installing DC fast chargers.

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Economist says cheap Chinese EVs should be kept out of U.S. due to security risk

Teslarati

An economist is suggesting that cheap Chinese electric vehicles be kept out of the United States automotive market due to a “security risk,” which is an eerily similar situation that Tesla was put in a few years back in China. “I think we should try and keep them out,” Heritage Foundation economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth said, according to Fox News.

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Car lobby slammed for scare campaign over fuel standards

The Driven EV News

Warnings the price of utes and large SUVs will soar and cost Australians $2.21 billion in 2025 have been slammed as "scaremongering". The post Car lobby slammed for scare campaign over fuel standards appeared first on The Driven.

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

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SpaceX Dragon capsule carrying Ax-3 astronauts safely splashes down

Teslarati

The SpaceX Dragon crew capsule carrying the Axiom-3, or Ax-3, mission astronauts safely splashed down off the Florida coast this morning, returning the four men home. It was a successful conclusion to the longest private spaceflight for Axiom space thus far. After several weeks in space, where they conducted experiments on the International Space Station, Commander Michael López-Alegría, mission specialist Alper Gezeravcı, mission specialist Marcus Wandt, and pilot Walter Villadei, all returned

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Video Friday: Monocycle Robot With Legs

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. Cybathlon Challenges : 02 February 2024, ZURICH HRI 2024 : 11–15 March 2024, BOULDER, COLO. Eurobot Open 2024 : 8–11 May 2024, LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, FRANCE ICRA 2024 : 13–17 May 2024, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN Enjoy today’s videos!

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Volkswagen ID.4 receives the 2024 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award

Teslarati

The Volkswagen ID.4 received a 2024 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice award for Best EV (electric vehicle). It is the second time the VW ID.4 received a 2024 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice award. It received its first MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice award in 2022. “When it arrived [in] 2021, the Volkswagen ID.4 SUV was just the start of all things EV for VW. But, even with a host of full-electrics coming, they still found time this year to make their ground-breaking ID.4 even better.

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ACT-FAST project: An impactful innovation driving the clean energy transition

Innovation News Network

Discover how the ACT-FAST project is innovating thin film PV tandem technology to drive the clean energy transition. The post ACT-FAST project: An impactful innovation driving the clean energy transition appeared first on Innovation News 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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Shell Is Immediately Closing All Of Its California Hydrogen Stations

InsideEVs

The oil giant is one of the big players in hydrogen globally, but even it can't make its operations work here.

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Releasing hydrogen stored in boride sheets for a clean energy future

Innovation News Network

A team of scientists has investigated the potential of hydrogen boride sheets as practical hydrogen carriers. Read more here. The post Releasing hydrogen stored in boride sheets for a clean energy future appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Nikola rejects former CEO Trevor Milton’s director nominees

Teslarati

Nikola Corporation has stated that its Board of Directors is rejecting five director nominees that were proposed by an entity controlled by former CEO Trevor Milton. An election for the company’s directors is expected to be held at Nikola’s 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. As noted by Nikola in a press release , the company received a notice on January 26 from M&M Residual, LLC, which is connected to the former CEO.

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Used electric vehicle market reaches record levels in the UK, says SMMT

Innovation News Network

The latest report from SMMT suggests that the UK's used electric vehicle (EV) market has reached unprecedented levels. The post Used electric vehicle market reaches record levels in the UK, says SMMT appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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German Government Threatens to Block EU Truck CO2 Law

CleanTechnica EVs

It’s the third time the Scholz government has threatened a last-minute U-turn on European environment laws. A planned vote on. [continued] The post German Government Threatens to Block EU Truck CO2 Law appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla is getting ‘no separate policy’ from India even with strong Musk-Nodi ties

Teslarati

Tesla is going to get “no separate policy” from India’s government officials as a continuing saga between the two has no clear end. Tesla has been looking to enter India for years, and although CEO Elon Musk and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have a strong relationship , there appears to be no nearing conclusion for the two that will end in a partnership.

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EVs Drop To 17.3% Share In Germany As Hangover Hits

CleanTechnica EVs

January saw plugin EVs drop to a 17.3% share of the German auto market, after an out-of-the-blue cancellation of all. [continued] The post EVs Drop To 17.3% Share In Germany As Hangover Hits appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Sporty to sensible, EVs charge ahead at Fully Charged Everything Electric show

The Driven EV News

Three new EVs unveiled at opening of Everything Electric, the largest electric vehicle show in Sydney where more than 6,000 test drives are expected. The post Sporty to sensible, EVs charge ahead at Fully Charged Everything Electric show appeared first on The Driven.

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Fleet manager drops Tesla because ‘prices fluctuate too much’

Electrek

A fleet manager for SAP, a large software company, says that it is dropping Tesla from its fleet because “their prices fluctuate more”.

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Could sustainable satellites be the way forward for the space industry?

Innovation News Network

The UK Space Agency is funding work to prolong the life of satellites to ensure space remains sustainable for future generations. The post Could sustainable satellites be the way forward for the space industry? appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Global EV Sales Hit Record 1.5+ Million In December 2023

InsideEVs

In 2023, plug-in electric car registrations exceeded 13.6 million, taking 16% of the global car market.

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I bought Harley’s new electric motorcycle. Delivery was a hot mess, but still awesome

Electrek

LiveWire, the all-electric motorcycle brand spun out of Harley-Davidson, is shaping itself into a force to be reckoned with in the still-evolving electric motorcycle industry. The company brings an interesting mix of high-tech startup energy and a lumbering century-old motorcycle legacy that results in both an impressive (and growing) range of electric motorcycles but also a series of growing pains.

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Can The Tesla Cybertruck Power A Travel Trailer For Off-Grid Camping?

InsideEVs

In theory, it should be able to, but can it provide enough juice to start up various equipment like an a/c unit and a refrigerator?

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Nissan updates commercial van line with 87 kWh battery and 286 mile range

Electrek

Nissan is taking the fight to the Ford e-Transit electric van by upgrading its full size commercial van lineup with — for the first time ever! — a fully electric powertrain and two different battery sizes (in Europe, anyway).

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New High-Powered Charging Network IONNA Launches In USA

CleanTechnica EVs

Growth of EV fast chargers is critical to ongoing fast growth of the electric vehicle market. Deployment of EV fast. [continued] The post New High-Powered Charging Network IONNA Launches In USA appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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A Volkswagen brand pickup will not happen, but we still have Scout’s EV truck coming

Electrek

If you were waiting for a Volkswagen brand pickup truck in the US, you might want to start looking for alternatives. VW confirmed a pickup truck is not in the plans for the US. However, a new electric pickup from its off-road Scout brand is still set to debut.

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Are Auto Shows Dying?

The Truth About Cars

The question I posed in the headline is an interesting one. There's been a lot of consternation that auto shows are dying, set to be killed by a changing world. Most of that narrative comes from an automotive press that goes to the media-preview days and then writes about the ills of auto shows if there's not much news being made. Never mind that auto shows are for the paying public, not the media, and no matter what happens during the press preview, auto shows are really about the general publi

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New Hyundai Ioniq T10 Pickup Truck Rumors Swirl

CleanTechnica EVs

Hyundai is living the electric vehicle dream with its award winning Ioniq series, an Ioniq T10 pickup truck could be in the works. The post New Hyundai Ioniq T10 Pickup Truck Rumors Swirl appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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The Abarth 600e Brings Electrified Performance in a Compact Shape

The Truth About Cars

We’ve seen a few Abarth-branded vehicles here in the States, but the Italian performance shop has a long line of vehicles that never graced our shires. The latest might be the 600e , or Scorpionissima, an all-electric hatchback with ties to the vintage Fiat 600 from decades ago. The 600e is a production car, though a limited one, with numbers capped at 1,949 units.

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John Deere partners with Spudnik to replace mechanical driveline with electric motors

Electrek

John Deere is offering an Electric Variable Transmission (EVT) on its larger 8 and 9 series model tractors that replaces a standard mechanical variable transmission with electric motors. Now, they’re partnering with Spudnik to put the system to work on potato and root crop farms.

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