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Is Musk getting in the way of Tesla sales growth?

Green Car Reports

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's reputation has deteriorated significantly thanks to his online outbursts—and that may be negatively affecting Tesla sales, Reuters reports. In a new survey by marketing analysis firm Caliber provided exclusively to Reuters, a "consideration score" for Tesla fell to 31% in February, less than half its high of 70% in.

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CATL announces electric vehicle battery with 1.5 million kilometre warranty

The Driven EV News

In yet another major breakthrough the world's largest battery maker CATL has announced a new EV battery with a 1.5 million km 15 year warranty. The post CATL announces electric vehicle battery with 1.5 million kilometre warranty appeared first on The Driven.

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Rivian R1T tops IIHS safety list for pickups, electric or not

Green Car Reports

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) now has one and only one pickup truck model on its Top Safety Pick+ honor roll, and it’s fully electric. Fresh off a new round of testing, the Rivian R1T electric truck has been upgraded by the IIHS to Top Safety Pick+ status, from its previous Top Safety Pick. The elevating factor: Updated.

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The Rise and Fall of 3M’s Floppy Disk

Cars That Think

A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium , Ernie Smith’s newsletter, which hunts for the end of the long tail. If you ask the average person what the company 3M does, odds are if they have a few gray hairs hanging out on their scalp, they might say that the company makes floppy disks. Now, this was once true, but if you look on 3M’s own website , you will see no mention of this legacy—it’s a firm that sells abrasive materials, adhesive tapes, filters, films, personal protective equip

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

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 sets new US sales record in March as EV sales surge 100%

Electrek

Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 just set a new March and Q1 sales record as EV sales climbed 100% last month. The company had its best-ever first quarter and March sales as demand for its EVs remains high.

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Tesla China ends Q1 2024 on a strong note with 17.3k insurance registrations

Teslarati

Tesla China’s estimated domestic vehicle sales ended the first quarter of 2024 on a strong note. As per industry watchers, Tesla China saw 17,300 new vehicle insurance registrations for the week of March 25-March 31 — the highest in 2024 so far. For context, Tesla China’s insurance registrations in March were tracked at 12,500 during the week of February 25-March 3 and 13,200 registrations in the week of March 4-March 10.

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CATL & GM Tiptoe Toward A Joint Battery Factory

CleanTechnica EVs

CATL and GM are talking about creating a joint venture for a North American battery factory to manufacture LFP cells. The post CATL & GM Tiptoe Toward A Joint Battery Factory appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Mercedes-Benz’s sleek new entry-level CLA EV spotted as a Tesla Model 3 rival [Video]

Electrek

The upcoming entry-level Mercedes-Benz EV dubbed the “one-liter car” for its long-range capabilities, was finally caught out in the wild. In a new video, the electric Mercedes CLA was spotted testing near the Arctic Circle. The new EV is Mercedes-Benz’s answer to the Tesla Model 3.

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Tarform’s Electric Motorcycles Are Poetry In Motion

CleanTechnica EVs

Tarform’s electric motorcycles are works of art even when standing still, but are pure poetry in motion on the road. The company’s flagship model, the Luna, evokes café racer and scrambler vibes, but this premium bike also features a high tech electric drivetrain bundled into its head-turning package. The Luna, [continued] The post Tarform’s Electric Motorcycles Are Poetry In Motion appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla’s EV growth might be gone, but energy storage is still surging

Electrek

Seemingly to counter disastrous Q1 2024 EV delivery results, Tesla decided to release energy storage deployment early. Tesla’s growth in its electric vehicle business might be on pause right now, but its energy storage business is still surging.

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

Brief

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Tesla had its worst quarter since pandemic shutdowns

Green Car Reports

Tesla on Tuesday revealed preliminary production and delivery numbers for the first quarter, and they’re down markedly—falling versus the same period the previous year for the first time since 2020 and the onslaught of the pandemic. In the first quarter of 2024, Tesla made 433,371 vehicles, while it delivered just 386,810 vehicles.

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Toyota’s EV sales continue lagging in the US as Hyundai and Kia plow ahead

Electrek

Toyota’s EV sales were up 9% in the first three months of 2024, but only 1,897 Toyota electric vehicles were handed over in the US. That’s only a fraction of Toyota’s over 486,000 total Q1 US sales.

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Petersen Automotive Museum Electrifies LA With Silent Cruise-In

CleanTechnica EVs

Join the Petersen for its annual electrified cars & coffee! Experience some of the most exciting electric vehicles ever built, including rarely-shown concepts, land speed record vehicles, and one-off customs. Enjoy strolling through 100+ years of electric vehicle history as the show is open to all battery-powered vehicles. Full electric, [continued] The post Petersen Automotive Museum Electrifies LA With Silent Cruise-In appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Kia’s new three-row EV9 electric SUV drives US EV sales up 151% in March

Electrek

The first fully electric three-row SUV from Kia, the EV9 , sparked a 151% surge in EV sales in March. Kia’s EV9 helped the brand achieve its second-best Q1 sales results.

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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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Toyota’s “Bubble-ized” Humanoid Grasps With Its Whole Body

Cars That Think

When we think about robotic manipulation, the default is usually to think about grippers—about robots using manipulators (like fingers or other end effectors ) to interact with objects. For most humans, though, interacting with objects can be a lot more complicated, and we use whatever body parts are convenient to help us deal with objects that are large or heavy or awkward.

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Tesla Marketing Campaign Takes A Slightly Traditional Turn

CleanTechnica EVs

How do you think Tesla marketing compares to the automotive industry as a whole? Remember: Tesla swore off traditional advertising early on, insisting that word-of-mouth — from personal referrals and on social media — would have enough guts to promote the company. CEO Elon Musk mocked legacy automakers who spent. [continued] The post Tesla Marketing Campaign Takes A Slightly Traditional Turn appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla regains BEV global leader crown from BYD amid tough quarter

Electrek

Tesla has officially regained the BEV global volume leader crown from BYD in the first quarter despite a tough one. Could it point to issues in the Chinese EV market?

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Which UK areas have the best EV charging infrastructure?

Innovation News Network

New research by Independent Advisor Car Insurance has revealed the UK towns that have the best EV charging infrastructure. Read more here. The post Which UK areas have the best EV charging infrastructure? appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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This ‘spider’ crane enables an offshore wind turbine to virtually build itself

Electrek

Norway’s WindSpider has designed a lightweight crane system that builds offshore wind turbines virtually on its own once the tower is up.

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Ford Slashed the Mach-E's Price Tag and Saw an Immediate Uptick in Sales

The Truth About Cars

Disappointing EV demand can be blamed on several factors, ranging from the toxic political situation in the U.S. to concerns about driving range and charging. One factor that is coming into clear focus is pricing, as Ford recently found out with the Mustang Mach-E. In response to flagging demand, the automaker cut prices on the electric SUV and has seen an uptick in sales as a result, showing that cost remains a significant hurdle for many prospective buyers.

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Subaru just slashed the cost of leasing a 2023 Solterra by 40%

Electrek

Subaru just announced that it’s leasing its 2023 Solterra Premium for zero down, $241 per month for 36 months, plus tax and license.

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Market Pressures On Tesla Mount As Attitudes About Musk Sink

CleanTechnica EVs

Analysts expect Tesla will report lower sales for the first quarter of 2024 because of unforced errors by the company's CEO. The post Market Pressures On Tesla Mount As Attitudes About Musk Sink appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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BYD’s premium Denza brand updates, cuts prices of N7 SUV to entice would-be Tesla Model Y buyers

Electrek

A mere eight months after initially launching its N7 SUV in China, BYD sub-brand Denza has followed up with a refreshed version with better technology and significantly lower starting prices. Initially targeting potential Model Y customers, the N7’s sales have yet to reach Denza’s expectations, leading to today’s new demand levers and some new subsidies for switching to the updated model.

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Flixtrain, Trainline, T&E Call For Reduced Rail Tolls To Help Make Train Travel More Accessible

CleanTechnica EVs

T&E and a coalition of rail operators and ticket vendors call upon EU Member States to reduce rail tolls on night trains, cross-border trains and some passenger trains Travelling by rail instead of flying can decrease emissions by up to -97% on specific routes. Reducing flying and car use is. [continued] The post Flixtrain, Trainline, T&E Call For Reduced Rail Tolls To Help Make Train Travel More Accessible appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Xiaomi’s new electric car boosts its market value by $4 billion

Electrek

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi seems to have hit the ball out of the park with the launch of its debut EV, the SU7, last week. The launch has pushed its market value up by $4 million, with the company now nearing valuations higher than GM and Ford.

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Infineon & HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Jointly Develop Ship Electrification Technology

CleanTechnica EVs

Munich, Germany Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd. (HD KSOE) have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as a first step towards jointly developing emerging applications for the electrification of marine engines and machinery using energy-efficient power semiconductor.

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Rivian’s (RIVN) deliveries remain flat in Q1 as EV maker prepares for plant shutdown

Electrek

EV maker Rivian’s (RIVN) Q1 EV deliveries were about flat from the fourth quarter as preparations began at its Normal, IL plant to cut costs. Despite deliveries falling slightly from Q4, Rivian beat Wall Street’s expectations and confirmed full-year production guidance.

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Rivian R1T tops safety list, Tesla sales drop, Musk factor: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Tesla sales plunged over the past three months; is Elon Musk a factor? And Rivian gains some enviable safety credentials. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Could the safest pickup be fully electric? The Rivian R1T makes a strong argument for that; it just landed atop the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ list for 2024, and it’s the only electric.

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Chevy is offering Bolt EV owners up to $3,000 to buy the new all-electric Equinox

Electrek

If you own (or lease) a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV model or newer, you could be eligible for up to $3,000 off the new fully electric Equinox. Chevy is offering big incentives as it looks to ramp up EV sales in 2024.

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Honda UK slashes prices for all versions the e:Ny1 electric SUV by 5,000£

Electric Cars Report

Honda UK has slashed prices on all versions of the e:Ny1 electric SUV as it looks to provide customers with unparalleled choice, convenience, and affordability. Effective from Tuesday 2 April, the revised pricing for the e:Ny1 sees the Elegance model starting from £39,995 OTR or £299 per month, down from £44,995 OTR. The e:Ny1’s range […] The post Honda UK slashes prices for all versions the e:Ny1 electric SUV by 5,000£ appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Car companies have been screwing up e-bikes for longer than you think

Electrek

Believe it or not, there’s nothing new about major automakers and motorcycle companies trying and failing to build and sell electric bicycles. Despite millions upon millions of e-bikes being produced and sold each year by bicycle companies, automotive companies have spent decades failing to convert their design and manufacturing experience into e-bike success.

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Tesla's FSD Gets a Rebrand and Moves Out of Beta

The Truth About Cars

Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) tech might be under scrutiny from several angles, but the automaker is pushing forward with a plan to bring the system out of beta and into the mainstream. The latest FSD release , version 12, included a name change for the feature, from Full Self-Driving Beta to Full Self-Driving (Supervised), but Tesla’s lack of a public relations department means we don’t have much to go on outside of the name.

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Save $149 on EGO Power+ 56V 21-inch electric mower, BLUETTI power station bundle hits $849, more

Electrek

Leading today’s green deals is the EGO Power+ 56V 21-inch Cordless Electric Select Cut Push Mower with a 7.5Ah battery that has returned to its $500 low. It is joined by BLUETTI’s AC180 Portable Power Station with a 120W Solar Panel for $849 , as well as AeroGarden’s Harvest Elite 360 Indoor Garden Hydroponic System for $98. Plus, all of the other best new Green Deals landing this week.

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INVT E-mobility Announces Its Foray Into The US EV Charging Market With The Launch Of Its EVC16 AC Elite Home Series On Amazon

CleanTechnica EVs

INVT E-mobility, a pioneer in the electric vehicle technology sector, is thrilled to unveil its inaugural AC EV charger, the EVC16 AC Elite Home Series 32-48A. The post INVT E-mobility Announces Its Foray Into The US EV Charging Market With The Launch Of Its EVC16 AC Elite Home Series On Amazon appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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