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Why do EVs cost more to insure than hybrids in 2024?

Green Car Reports

As more data rolls in from the insurance industry, an unfortunate trend has persisted for electric vehicles: They cost more to insure. And there are enough of them in the vehicle fleet now to underscore that it’s no longer a matter of insurance companies covering themselves for the unknowns of a new vehicle type. Based on calendar-year.

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Ferrari is preparing to launch its first EV sports car, but it will come with a hefty price tag

Electrek

The first fully electric Ferrari is coming soon. Ferrari is preparing to launch its first electric sports car, but it will come with a hefty price tag. The first Ferrari EV sports car will cost over $500,000 (500,000 euros). Here’s what you can expect.

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Test drive: 2024 Volvo S60 Recharge PHEV is better in charge

Green Car Reports

It’s been nearly a decade since Volvo first started rolling out plug-in hybrids in the U.S., and while the formula for them hasn’t changed a whole lot, a couple of important details have. One of them is that Volvo’s made the batteries larger every few years, leading to more plug-in electric range, improved hybrid drivability, and.

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Carmakers Just Got A Wakeup Call On How Lobbying Impacts Their Brand Value

CleanTechnica EVs

The transition to electric vehicles is crucial to tackling climate change. Together with a big reduction in private car journeys via better public transport and cycling infrastructure, the replacement of combustion engines with EVs powered by renewable energy can take a big chunk out of that fifth of global CO2. [continued] The post Carmakers Just Got A Wakeup Call On How Lobbying Impacts Their Brand Value appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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

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Lucid Ocean? With Fisker now bankrupt, another EV automaker is swooping in on the trademark

Electrek

Could “Ocean” be a potential nameplate for an upcoming BEV model from Lucid? It’s certainly possible following a recent filing submitted by the American automaker to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Sorry, Fisker.

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Tesla ready to roll out massive Cybertruck charging improvements

Teslarati

Tesla is ready to roll out massive Cybertruck charging improvements that the company hinted toward way back in April. After some complaints about the Cybertruck’s compatibility with Superchargers , which was discovered by Out of Spec during its Ocean to Ocean challenge, Tesla said it would make various fixes to ensure adequate and safe charging for the all-electric pickup.

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Elon Musk explains last year’s ‘Go f— yourself’ to advertisers

Teslarati

Elon Musk broadened his explanation of why he told advertisers to “Go f— yourself’ last year as companies stopped pushing their products on X, the social media platform he bought that was formerly known as Twitter. Musk is in Cannes, France, speaking at the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, where he had a one-on-one interview with WPP CEO Mark Read in front of a live audience.

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How BYD’s EV batteries will soon power up tens of thousands of electric motorcycles

Electrek

Electric motorcycles are likely not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of BYD , the world’s leading electric car maker. But thanks to a new agreement, the company’s batteries are heading to Africa, where they’ll be used in Ampersand’s electric motorcycles.

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First refreshed Model 3 Performance customer deliveries to begin in Australia this week

The Driven EV News

Deliveries of Tesla's fastest variant, the new Model 3 Performance, are set to begin in Australia as early as this week. The post First refreshed Model 3 Performance customer deliveries to begin in Australia this week appeared first on The Driven.

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Flying electric ferries battle to smoothly sail commuters over the wave crests

Electrek

As electric boats slowly gain market share among recreational boaters, a different breed of silent, efficient speed boats is now targetting commuters. Hydrofoil electric ferries are coming to a river or lake near you, and multiple companies are working to make it happen.

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

Brief

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'No One Else Is Even Close': Lucid CEO On Air Efficiency, Gravity SUV

InsideEVs

Peter Rawlinson says Lucid is ahead of Tesla in terms of tech and efficiency, and it’s also building a "true" SUV, unlike the Model X.

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Electric, autonomous tech + EV demand driving mining equipment market growth

Electrek

Rising demand for nickel, lithium, and phosphates combined with the natural benefits of electrification are driving the adoption of electric mining machines. At the same time, a persistent operator shortage is boosting demand for autonomous machines.

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Tesla removes Atari games, adds content filter for TIDAL in update

Teslarati

Tesla has removed the Atari games that were featured in the Tesla arcade in a recent Software Update, striking a blow to the old-school gamers who probably loved them. It also added an ‘Explicit Content Filter’ for TIDAL, one of its music streaming platforms, to make things more safe for kids and easier for parents. The changes are part of Software Update 2024.20.3 and were first noticed by Not a Tesla App.

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Ford Mach-E EV lease prices drop below gas-powered Mustang with new discounts

Electrek

You can now drive an electric Ford Mustang Mach-E for less than the gas-powered model. With an up to 400% discount, Ford Mach-E lease prices are considerably cheaper.

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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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My Night As A Climate Refugee Sucked

CleanTechnica EVs

What I thought would be my last day on the road turned out to go nothing like I planned. Not only did I have some problems with my EV glamping trailer (you can learn all about that here), which needed a repair before I could go on, but then the. [continued] The post My Night As A Climate Refugee Sucked appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Hyundai is launching two new electric cars in Europe, a low-cost EV and new IONIQ model

Electrek

Despite talk of an “EV slowdown,” Hyundai is charging ahead. Hyundai is launching two new electric vehicles in Europe, including a low-cost EV and a new IONIQ model, to boost its market share in the region.

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BYD, CATL Working On LFP Batteries That Could Be Fully Recharged In 10 Minutes

InsideEVs

That’s the idea, at least. But whatever the outcome, it’s clear that battery technology is moving extremely rapidly.

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Watt Electric Vehicle Company (WEVC) launches new ‘off the shelf’ performance EV platform

Electrek

Watt Electric Vehicle Company (WEVC) has unveiled a new lightweight modular EV architecture to build several low—to medium-volume vehicle designs, such as sports coupes, off-road buggies, and rideshare vehicles.

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Tesla Model 3 Long Range Now Eligible for Full $7,500 Tax Credit — Low Cost of Ownership Now

CleanTechnica EVs

You can now buy the Tesla Model 3 Long Range in the United States and get the full $7500 federal tax credit. That is, of course, if you have that much tax liability. Consult a tax professional before counting on the full $7500 if you are not sure of your. [continued] The post Tesla Model 3 Long Range Now Eligible for Full $7,500 Tax Credit — Low Cost of Ownership Now appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Trade wars escalate as Chinese automakers request retaliatory tariffs on cars imported from EU

Electrek

As anticipated, China and its massive network of EV OEMs are not pleased with the EU Commission’s recent decision to impose tariffs on Chinese-built vehicles. In retaliation, Chinese automakers have implored their government to increase tariffs on imported European cars.

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Ferrari names its price for its first EV, and hints a second one is on its way

Teslarati

Ferrari is gearing up to launch its first electric vehicle, but those interested will have to dish out a pretty penny, just like the rest of its vehicles. Ferrari is known for building some of the fastest, most luxurious, and most beautiful vehicles in the world. Since EVs have become a mainstream idea and more automakers have decided to manufacture them in line with climate goals and consumer interest, Ferrari has always hinted that it would eventually build an EV of its own.

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Shell opens first megawatt EV charging station for land AND sea

Electrek

Shell Marine just opened a novel new megawatt charging station designed to service both land-based and ocean-going battery-electric vehicles.

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Here's the Most Bug-Like Robot Bug Yet

Cars That Think

Insects have long been an inspiration for robots. The insect world is full of things that are tiny, fully autonomous, highly mobile, energy efficient, multimodal, self-repairing, and I could go on and on but you get the idea— insects are both an inspiration and a source of frustration to roboticists because it’s so hard to get robots to have anywhere close to insect capability.

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Jaguar Land Rover is reviving this SUV as an EV model to rival BYD

Electrek

Jaguar Land Rover is reviving the Freelander as an electric SUV to compete with BYD in the world’s largest EV market. The Freelander EV is part of JLR’s plans to revamp the brand as the industry shifts to electric.

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Shelton Rivian Service Center Opens

EV Club of CT

Rivian Service Center in Shelton is Finally Open After a lengthy legal battle, followed by the time necessary to build out the facility, the Rivian Service Center in Shelton, CT has finally opened. Rivian R1S.

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Tesla Cybertruck makes it to Dubai as police vehicle

Electrek

Tesla Cybertruck, which is officially only sold in the US, has made it to Dubai and it’s apparently going to be a police vehicle.

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SpaceX successful in most recent Starlink launch

Teslarati

SpaceX was successful in its most recent Starlink launch, which saw thirteen more satellites with Direct-to-Cell capabilities make their way into low Earth orbit on Tuesday evening. The launch took place at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California around 8:40 p.m. PDT. It was the 20th orbital launch from Vandenberg so far in 2024. Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/11qdO3yX47 — SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 19, 2024 SpaceX utilized Falcon 9 first-stage booster with tail number B1082 for this mission, its fifth.

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Oxford sets a new world record for solar panel efficiency

Electrek

Oxford PV , a spin-off from the University of Oxford, says it’s achieved a new world record for solar panel efficiency.

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Class Action Lawsuit Against Tesla Over Repairs & Parts Allowed To Proceed

CleanTechnica EVs

A group of Tesla owners is suing the company, saying it illegally prevents them from having their cars serviced by independent repair shops. The post Class Action Lawsuit Against Tesla Over Repairs & Parts Allowed To Proceed appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Rivian and Ford chase Pike’s Peak glory, China’s angry, and pricing news

Electrek

on this special Juneteenth edition of Quick Charge: Rivian and Ford are chasing Pike’s Peak glory with their own takes on the best way to get a 1000+ hp electric truck up the mountain. Meanwhile, it’s Ford vs. Ferrari again in terms of who has the most attractive price for their prancing horse, Chinese car brands want a trade war, and Shell has an ultra-fast megawatt charging solution good for both land AND sea!

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Hybrid cars are having a moment – even though they’re dirtier than we think

The Driven EV News

Jump in hybrid sales is concerning. They are cleaner than traditional petrol and diesel cars, but they still burn fossil fuels and produce more emissions than their manufacturers claim. The post Hybrid cars are having a moment – even though they’re dirtier than we think appeared first on The Driven.

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Mississippi’s first utility-scale wind farm is officially online

Electrek

Mississippi officially launched its first utility-scale wind farm yesterday, and it’s got the tallest onshore wind turbines in the US.

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Alfa Romeo Junior VELOCE debuts new 280HP electric motor

Electric Cars Report

A few days ahead of the dynamic debut of Alfa Romeo Junior, where insiders will be testing the brand’s new compact sports car at the Balocco Proving Ground (Vercelli province), the Alfa Romeo engineering development team has finalized the dynamic development of the project. Tests have shown the output of the electric motor to be […] The post Alfa Romeo Junior VELOCE debuts new 280HP electric motor appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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This UK wind monopile factory will create 2,000+ jobs, become world’s largest

Electrek

The UK is constructing the world's largest monopile factory, and it's poised to create over 2,000 new jobs.

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