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Megawatt charging for electric big rigs is starting to arrive

Green Car Reports

After a few years of slow rolling, megawatt charging for electric commercial trucks is arriving in a substantial way. WattEV this week announced the opening of a solar-powered charging station for medium-duty and heavy-duty commercial trucks in Bakersfield, California. Announced in 2021, it's the fourth station WattEV has opened, following three.

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Elon Musk confirms his threat: give me 25% of Tesla or you don’t get AI and robotics

Electrek

Elon Musk appears to confirmed and even clarify what can be seen as a threat to Tesla shareholders: give me 25% of the company or I won’t build AI and robotic products at the company, after making clear that the company is worthless without those.

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Bolt EV settlement, EV interest waning, Honda hydrogen semi: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Automakers might be losing younger EV shoppers over the lack of affordable models. A Honda hydrogen semi kicks off a new fuel-cell push for the brand. And megawatt charging for big electric trucks is finally starting to arrive. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Versus last year, interest in EVs is waning, according to a new J.D. Power.

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“We saved $17,000 in one hour:” Australia’s first electric truck show gets taste of the future

The Driven EV News

The inaugural zero emission Truck Show X conference has been heralded as a huge success by attendees who were treated to a number of outstanding talks and panel sessions. The head of the Australian trucking industry group says the event eclipsed his wildest expectations. The post “We saved $17,000 in one hour:” Australia’s first electric truck show gets taste of the future appeared first on The Driven.

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

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Study: EV interest waning amid concerns over cost, charging

Green Car Reports

Consumer interest in EVs has decreased compared to last year, according to a new J.D. Power study. On Thursday, J.D. Power released the results of its 2024 U.S. Electric Vehicle Consideration study. For the first time since the study's launch in 2021, analysts saw a decline in consideration of EVs by new-car shoppers. Of those car shoppers.

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AI Outperforms Humans in Theory of Mind Tests

Cars That Think

Theory of mind —the ability to understand other people’s mental states—is what makes the social world of humans go around. It’s what helps you decide what to say in a tense situation, guess what drivers in other cars are about to do, and empathize with a character in a movie. And according to a new study, the large language models (LLM) that power ChatGPT and the like are surprisingly good at mimicking this quintessentially human trait.

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Plug-in Electric Vehicles in USA Consumed More Electricity than the Whole of Uganda in 2023!

CleanTechnica EVs

Light-duty vehicles (LDV) in the United States consumed approximately 7,596 GWh of electricity in 2023, almost five times the consumption in 2018 according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration Electric Power Monthly report. The report also adds that U.S. sales of electric vehicles (EVs) have increased in recent years, making. [continued] The post Plug-in Electric Vehicles in USA Consumed More Electricity than the Whole of Uganda in 2023!

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Tesla slashes Australian prices of best selling models yet again, as EV price war marches on

The Driven EV News

Tesla has once again cut prices on its models by as much as $5,000, bringing the prices to their lowest levels yet. The post Tesla slashes Australian prices of best selling models yet again, as EV price war marches on appeared first on The Driven.

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Toyota announces nationwide dealer rollout of Tern Class 8 electric semi

Electrek

Launched as a joint venture between Toyota Group and Tier 1 supplier Hexagon Purus , the new Tern brand of heavy duty electric trucks announced Hino Trucks as its exclusive US distributor.

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Toyota Launches Class 8 Tern 100% Electric Truck At US Market

CleanTechnica EVs

Toyota Group's Hino Motors teases a Class 8 fuel cell electric truck in 2020, delivers the 100% battery electric Tern Class 8 truck in 2024. The post Toyota Launches Class 8 Tern 100% Electric Truck At US Market appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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

Brief

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Volvo reveals $28,000 EX30 starting price in China as low-cost BYD rival

Electrek

The cheapest Volvo EV so far was officially launched in China over the weekend. Volvo launched the EX30 in China with a low starting price of $27,800 (200,800 yuan) as the automaker takes on BYD head-on in its home market.

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Mining for tomorrow: The strategic importance of critical raw materials for Europe’s industry

Innovation News Network

Arthur Leichthammer, Geoeconomics Policy Fellow at the Jacques Delors Centre, argues that the EU needs a strategic rethink to safeguard its critical raw materials supply as global competition intensifies. The post Mining for tomorrow: The strategic importance of critical raw materials for Europe’s industry appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Tesla releases update to remove steering wheel nag, shuts down sunglasses loophole

Electrek

Tesla has started pushing its new Full Self-Driving (FSD) v12.4 update, and it confirmed the removal of the “steering wheel nag”, but it improved camera-based driver monitoring, including shutting down the sunglasses loophole.

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Elon Musk shares insights during World Water Forum in Indonesia

Teslarati

Elon Musk spoke at the World Water Forum in Indonesia this week, following a trip to the country in which he debuted SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet. Following the debut of Starlink in Indonesia on Sunday, Musk spoke at the World Water Forum in Bali on Monday, sharing a few insights on solving the water crisis. First and foremost, Musk noted that the world is 70 percent water, adding that there have been tremendous breakthroughs in the costs and efficiency of water desalination.

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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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Behind-The-Scenes At The Tesla Supercharger Staff Firings

CleanTechnica EVs

Tesla’s Supercharger network is recognized as the gold standard that all other charging companies aspire to match if they can. So far, none have. Tesla Superchargers make up 60%+ of US high-speed charging ports, and their reliability has been a significant factor in Tesla’s top electric vehicle (EV) sales numbers. [continued] The post Behind-The-Scenes At The Tesla Supercharger Staff Firings appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla FSD makes a believer out of former UK PM Boris Johnson

Teslarati

Former United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called driverless cars “the future,” following a long test drive of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) with his wife and child through the busy streets of Los Angeles, California. In a column written for the Daily Mail on Friday, Johnson recounts his experience from the FSD test drive, saying it lasted over 45 minutes and included his family members and a Tesla employee.

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The importance of a responsible steel industry

Innovation News Network

Just how vital the steel industry is cannot be understated. ResponsibleSteel is working to make sure it fits in with a sustainable future. The post The importance of a responsible steel industry appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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GM says EV hurdles are ‘not an issue now’ as new models roll out

Electrek

GM had its fair share of EV hurdles last year, leading to disappointing sales. However, CEO Mary Barra says those bottlenecks are a thing of the past as new models like the Chevy Equinox , Blazer, and Silverado EVs hit the market.

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Neuralink gets FDA approval for second brain implant patient: WSJ

Teslarati

Elon Musk’s brain implant company has gained approval to begin human trials on a second clinical patient, after the first patient has shared some words on his experience following over 100 days with the implant. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given Neuralink approval to implant a chip in a second patient as part of its early clinical trials, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal on Monday morning.

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EVs now beat rail as the largest electricity consumer in the US transport sector

Electrek

Light-duty EVs in the US used more electricity than rail systems for the first time in 2023, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Tesla Model X seat belt probe officially closed by U.S. regulator

Teslarati

After a U.S. auto safety regulator launched a preliminary investigation into the Tesla Model X and its seat belts last year, and a following recall, the agency has formally concluded the probe as of this week. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on Monday that it closed its preliminary probe of 50,000 Model X units with potential front seat belt issues , after the company and agency issued a recall applying to about 16,000 affected Model S and X units last July.

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Polestar (PSNY) stock faces potential Nasdaq de-listing after failing to file its annual report

Electrek

Another EV stock may be removed from the Nasdaq exchange. After failing to file its annual report, Polestar (PSNY) received a notice from the Nasdaq as the company faces a possible de-listing.

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How innovation can lead to a pollution-free future for our water

Innovation News Network

OFWAT’s Innovation Fund outlines its innovative approaches to tackle water pollution in the UK. Read more here. The post How innovation can lead to a pollution-free future for our water appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Is this the interior of Tesla’s upcoming ‘Robotaxi’?

Electrek

Tesla has released a new video that includes some footage of a previously unseen vehicle interior. Could it be an early concept of the interior of the Robotaxi?

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Tesla China launches free Supercharging perks for new and existing customers

Teslarati

Tesla China has launched a limited-time incentive for both new and existing customers. According to a poster shared on its official Weibo account, the electric vehicle maker is offering 5,000 km (3,100 miles) of free supercharging to the first 140 customers who order a Tesla vehicle before June 20, 2024. Existing customers are eligible for some perks from the electric vehicle maker as well.

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Plug-In Hybrid Models From GM Set To Debut … In 2027

CleanTechnica EVs

GM says it will have plug-in hybrids ready three model years from now. The whole car market may have changed by then. The post Plug-In Hybrid Models From GM Set To Debut … In 2027 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla again urges investors to vote in favor of Musk pay plan, Texas move

Teslarati

Tesla has shared a new video ahead of its upcoming Annual Shareholders Meeting next month, urging voters once again to vote in favor of two proposals: CEO Elon Musk’s recently struck-down compensation plan from 2018 and the company’s re-incorporation in Texas. As the latest in Tesla’s efforts to get shareholders to vote in favor of the re-incorporation plan and Musk’s previously approved pay package, the company’s main account on X shared a new video on Monday, once

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Tesla Model 3, Model Y cheaper than ever, prices from $54,900 plus on-road costs

EV Central

Tesla has instigated another round of price cuts that make the Model 3 and Model Y cheaper than ever. The entry-level Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive now sells from $54,900 plus on-road costs, representing a $4000 reduction on top of last month’s $3000 price cut. The dual-motor Model 3 Long Range is also $3000 cheaper at $67,900 plus costs, while the just-arriving Model 3 Performance is unchanged at $80,900.

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My Cupra Born Experience

CleanTechnica EVs

Curious about the Cupra Born? Ann Robinson’s experience with the Cupra Born adds to the stories of satisfied EV drivers. She was happy to share her story here. About Me I was forced to look at new car options when someone rearranged the back of my car. I’m not a. [continued] The post My Cupra Born Experience appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Regulators open follow-up recall query into VW ID.4 door issue

Teslarati

The top U.S. auto safety regulator has opened a recall query into Volkswagen’s electric ID.4 units this week, after complaints of vehicle doors opening unexpectedly when the vehicle is driving. On Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced it had opened a recall query into 51,500 Volkswagen ID.4 units, after the Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) reported receiving 12 complaints alleging that the vehicles’ doors had opened while in motion.

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Mercedes-Benz just opened more DC fast chargers at Buc-ee’s in Texas

Electrek

Mercedes-Benz High-Power Charging just opened more DC fast chargers at Buc-ee’s stores in the Dallas-Forth Worth area.

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General Motors' Plug-In Hybrids Are Coming Back To The U.S. In 2027

InsideEVs

Almost 20 years after the Chevrolet Volt went into development, GM will bring back hybrid cars with a plug. Will Americans buy them?

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Renault is putting its Level 4 autonomous shuttle into production

Electrek

Renault doesn’t think fully autonomous vehicle have a place in the private vehicle market – but pulic transit? That’s a different story, and Renault is partnering with WeRide to put this Level 4 autonomous shuttle bus into production.

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Citroën Wins Contract For 1,000 ë-C3s In India

CleanTechnica EVs

Citroën has just taken a new step in its commitment to sustainable mobility by announcing a major partnership with OHM E Logistics. The brand will gradually supply 1,000 ë-C3 electric vehicles to the Indian logistics company, strengthening their fleet dedicated to shared mobility services. A promising first phase The first. [continued] The post Citroën Wins Contract For 1,000 ë-C3s In India appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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