Fri.Apr 19, 2024

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Report: EV factories may be leading utilities to dirtier decisions

Green Car Reports

New factories producing EVs and their batteries are bringing more jobs to the Southeast, but utilities are trying to meet the power demands of these factories with natural-gas power plants rather than renewable energy, reports Energy News Network. Anticipated demand from the auto industry—as well as solar-panel manufacturing and data.

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Kia’s $15,000 EV2 caught in the wild as affordable EV offensive kicks off [Video]

Electrek

As the brand prepares to kick off its low-cost EV offensive, Kia’s cheapest EV2, starting around $14,500 (20 million Won), was spotted testing in a new video. Check out the first glimpse of the Kia EV2 below.

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Cybertruck recall, US fast-charger growth, EV factories taxing grid: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Road-trip fast-chargers for EVs are growing at a record pace. EV factories in the Southeast may inadvertently be creating more pollution for all ratepayers. And saving seconds with soap may have initiated an in-person recall of thousands of Cybertrucks. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. “Trapped” accelerator pedals are.

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Tesla cuts prices by $2,000 in US, Model Y back to its lowest price ever

Electrek

Tesla has dropped the price of the Model Y, Model S and Model X by $2,000 each in the US. Model 3 prices remain the same, as do prices of the newly-released Cybertruck.

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

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GM Picks Up The Electric Pickup Truck Torch Dropped By Cybertruck

CleanTechnica EVs

GM pushes the electric pickup truck envelope with new vehicle-to-home EV charging package, starting with the new Chevy Silverado EV. The post GM Picks Up The Electric Pickup Truck Torch Dropped By Cybertruck appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Model S, Model X, and Model Y receive new round of price adjustments in the US

Teslarati

Tesla has implemented a series of price adjustments to the Model S, Model X, and Model Y. With their price adjustments, the two flagship vehicles and Tesla’s best-selling car have become a bit more affordable for consumers. The reengineered Tesla Model 3 , which was launched in the United States last January, was not affected by the recent round of price cuts.

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New Tesla Model 3 buyers report getting VINs for white interior vehicles

Teslarati

It appears that Tesla is about to start customer deliveries of upgraded Model 3 sedans that were ordered with a black and white interior. This was hinted at in posts from Tesla watchers and Model 3 buyers online. As of writing, posts on X and Facebook, as well as the Tesla Motors Club , from apparent Model 3 buyers suggested that customers have started receiving VINs for their white interior vehicles.

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Tesla Cybertruck recall prompted by "trapped" accelerator pedals

Green Car Reports

Tesla is recalling nearly 4,000 Cybertrucks over sticky accelerator pedals, after the NHTSA earlier this week said that it was already communicating with Tesla on the issue. Cybertruck pedals may become trapped in a depressed, “accelerate” position after a lot of pressure has been applied by the driver, explains documents filed with.

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Volkswagen Planning 30 Fully Electric Models For China By 2030

CleanTechnica EVs

Volkswagen Group set out several years ago to be a leader in the transition to electric vehicles. Not everything has gone according to plan, but it’s been moving forward — to be honest, at quite a fast clip for a company of its size. Two of its electric vehicle (EV). [continued] The post Volkswagen Planning 30 Fully Electric Models For China By 2030 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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The US now has 1 DC fast charging station for every 15 gas stations

Electrek

DC fast charging station installation is gaining momentum in the US – Q1 2024 saw a 7.6% increase to nearly 8,200 total.

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

Brief

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MAX & Kofa Partner for TAILG Jidi Electric Motorcycle Financing in Ghana

CleanTechnica EVs

Lagos-headquartered MAX describes itself as a technology-enabled company driven by a vision to solve mobility challenges in Africa. MAX has over fourteen branches across Nigeria, Cameroon, and Ghana. It says its work helps to democratise access to vehicle ownership and empower mobility entrepreneurs with financial support services. MAX’s website adds.

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Affordable Kia EV3 Will Put Kia Ahead Of Countless Rivals: Exec

InsideEVs

And EV3 isn't all. Kia aims for eight electric models on sale in the U.S. by 2029 and establish itself as a leader in affordable EVs.

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Hype Taxi Using Massive European Grants To Pay For Champagne-Scale Hydrogen Costs

CleanTechnica EVs

In the crazy world of hydrogen for transportation plays, some endeavors stand out. Ballard’s $1.3 billion in losses, $55 million a year, since 2000 with no profits ever is one. The $1.2 billion that California received as a hydrogen hub which is going to go down the drain because it’s. [continued] The post Hype Taxi Using Massive European Grants To Pay For Champagne-Scale Hydrogen Costs appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Rivian lays off workforce for the second time in 2024

Teslarati

Earlier this week, Rivian announced plans to lay off 1% of its workforce. The electric vehicle (EV) car maker explained that the second round of job cuts will reduce costs during a slowdown in EV demand. “This was a difficult decision, but a necessary one to support our goal to be gross margin positive by the end of the year,” Rivian told Reuters in an email.

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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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Citroen introduces all-new C3 Aircross with electric powertrain

Electric Cars Report

Citroen unveiled the first image of all-new C3 Aircross, which shares with the C3 hatchback the same design identity, promise of space and onboard comfort, as well as the ambition to shake up the market with a very competitive pricing positioning. Both models are based on the same Smart Car platform allowing powertrain flexibility and […] The post Citroen introduces all-new C3 Aircross with electric powertrain appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Join Us for Live Tesla FSD (Supervised) Drive & Tesla Discussion

CleanTechnica EVs

Interested in watching an unfiltered Tesla Full Self Driving (FSD) drive? Want to interact with us via chat while we go on this drive? (Of course, the person not driving will check the chat, not the person directly supervising FSD.) Want to provide some input on what we test with. [continued] The post Join Us for Live Tesla FSD (Supervised) Drive & Tesla Discussion appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla’s biggest retail shareholder is voting against Elon Musk’s $55 billion package

Electrek

Tesla’s biggest retail shareholder, Leo Koguan, confirmed that he is voting against Elon Musk’s $55 billion package and the re-election of two board members.

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Revving up for net zero: Prioritising EV training for the UK automotive industry

Innovation News Network

Learn about developments in the EV industry and why EV training is key to ensuring the UK automotive industry is fit for the future. The post Revving up for net zero: Prioritising EV training for the UK automotive industry appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Volkswagen Gets Critical Tech Boost in China from Xpeng

CleanTechnica EVs

I think many EV fans and followers have been impressed and optimistic about Volkswagen Group’s focus on electrification in recent years — basically, since the big Dieselgate scandal shook everything up. Volkswagen Group came up with one of the first big plans from legacy automakers to roll out dozens of. [continued] The post Volkswagen Gets Critical Tech Boost in China from Xpeng appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Norway just signed a contract for its first commercial offshore wind farm

Electrek

Norway has signed a contract with Ventyr Energi to develop Sørlige Nordsjø 2, its first commercial offshore wind farm.

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Opinion: EV Range Does Matter

The Truth About Cars

Last month, I was chatting with Dave Thomas from CDK Global on the TTAC podcast. We were discussing electric vehicles, and Dave suggested that for many EV buyers, range isn’t that much of an issue. That’s because, he said, many EV buyers will be able to charge at home and/or at work on a daily basis, and they aren’t going to use their EVs for long road trips, especially if they have a second car that is internal-combustion or a hybrid.

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Sustainable food systems should be established through new agricultural standards

Innovation News Network

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research has found that EU agricultural trade policies should be renegotiated globally to establish sustainable food systems. The post Sustainable food systems should be established through new agricultural standards appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Tesla recalls Cybertruck due to defective accelerator, confirms about 4,000 deliveries

Electrek

Tesla has recalled Cybertruck due to a defective accelerator pedal and in the process, the automaker confirmed having delivered at least 3,800 deliveries.

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Ford Explorer Desk Drive Promised a Fax Machine and Coffee Pot

The Truth About Cars

The entertaining Ford Heritage Vault is a treasure trove of photos and information from the Blue Oval’s yesteryear, including the scattered forgotten concept vehicle. Whilst looking for details to inform another story, we stumbled upon this fantastic concept from when the Ford Explorer was brand new and taking the world by storm. Called the Explorer Desk Drive, playing on the ‘disk drive’ phrase of that era and the fact there was an actual desk in this thing, it made the auto show rounds in 1990

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The Aptera Solar EV Looks Ready For Production In New Videos

InsideEVs

Even though the company has been pretty quiet for the last year, Aptera is still committed to putting its solar EV into production.

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Here's Why Consumers Are Scared of Self-Driving Cars

The Truth About Cars

Today is Friday, so it must be podcast day! In our newest episode, I speak with Greg Brannon from AAA about consumer fears that surround autonomous vehicles -- and how the industry can address them. I also chat with our resident auto-parts and accessories expert Matthew Guy to learn about headlight restoration kits, and then Matthew and I dissect NASCAR's race at Texas last weekend.

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Stock Lucid Air Sapphire Beats Tesla Model S Plaid’s Drag Time, Sets New Record

InsideEVs

Say hello to the fastest, stock four-door sedan in the world. At least when quarter-mile times are concerned.

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QOTD: Should Southern Auto Plants Unionize?

The Truth About Cars

Matt went long on the UAW's drive to unionize auto plants located in the American South. I don't need to recap pro- and anti-union arguments -- you know them by now. What I am curious about is this: Do you think unionization of these plants would be a good thing, or a bad thing? For example, does unionization buoy the local economy by giving workers more money to spend?

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Comment on Spy video: Nio Onvo L60 seen making battery swap by Augustus Meyer

CN EV Post

It's not clear if all current Nio battery swap stations support Onvo-branded models. What a joke. The strongest sales arg not clear, yet. Why should any potential buyer for this car wait for lifting the secret, instead of ordering a XIAOMI SU7 ? Or buy a TSLA off the shelf ?

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Ford Slides Retro Gauges into Mustang, Should Do F-150 Next

The Truth About Cars

It is flummoxing when automakers decide to saddle an enormous expanse of digital real estate with relatively few display options. Sure, the whole so-called Calm Screen from Hackett-era products at Ford was a fine idea – but not without supplementary options from which to choose. Fortunately, someone at Ford finally plowed through the red tape and infused the new Mustang with entertaining choices.

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Comment on Spy video: Nio Onvo L60 seen making battery swap by Augustus Meyer

CN EV Post

@GustavoMan627 In reply to GustavoMan627. Yes. But the question is obviously, which gen of swap stations can be used. Gen 3 (not too many around), gen 4 (still to be built), or gen 5 (some time in the future) ? Nobody really knows, but you ? Then share the secret, please.

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Used Car of the Day: 1992 BMW 535i

The Truth About Cars

Today we serve up a heavily modified 1992 BMW 535i. This is apparently a "hobby" car that has never been driven in the winter and has been garage-kept. Mods include the camshaft, exhaust manifold and exhaust system (including the muffler), wheels, and radiator fan. There's a Bilstein suspension, launch control, Konig seats, and Alpina front and rear spoilers.

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Comment on Spy video: Nio Onvo L60 seen making battery swap by Augustus Meyer

CN EV Post

@GustavoMan627 In reply to GustavoMan627. Yes. But the question is obviously, which gen of swap stations can be used. Gen 3 (not too many around), gen 4 (still to be built), or gen 5 (some time in the future) ? Nobody really knows, but you ? Then share the secret, please.

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Circuit of the Americas is Offering to Buy Back Early Bird Ticket Packages to Re-Sell At a Higher Price

The Truth About Cars

Formula One has always been a rich person’s sport, but it has become equally as exclusive for fans trying to get tickets. Three-day passes for the U.S. Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin can easily cost $600 or more, and prices at other venues are just as steep. Some fans got an early-bird deal for this year’s race at COTA, paying just $299 for three-day passes, but now, track officials are offering a buy-back so they can re-sell the tickets later at a higher price.

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