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Ford seeks smaller, lower-cost EVs to rival $25,000 Tesla, China

Green Car Reports

Is Ford shifting its electric vehicle efforts away from large EVs like the F-150 Lightning, and focusing on translating the ethos of the Model T into the EV era? Taken at face value, remarks from Ford CEO Jim Farley made Tuesday suggest that may be the case. During the company’s Q4 2023 earnings, Farley and top executives summed that the.

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Tesla Model Y to replace over half of Dartmouth Dept of Safety and Security’s fleet

Teslarati

Dartmouth College’s Department of Safety and Security (DoSS) is replacing its fleet of Ford Explorers with the Tesla Model Y. The initiative is part of the college’s transition to electric vehicles, and it is expected to be implemented in the coming weeks and months. As noted in a report from The Dartmouth , the project would introduce four Tesla Model Y crossovers to the Department of Safety and Security’s fleet.

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Waffle House hosts federal EV fast chargers, bucks gas-station trend

Green Car Reports

The first new EV charging site in Tennessee funded through the Biden administration's National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program bucks the trend of co-locating chargers with gas pumps. Installed by Atlanta-based charging infrastructure firm EnviroSpark, the new chargers are being hosted by a Waffle House restaurant in Lakeland.

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Tesla launches advertising on X in the U.S., expanding ‘small scale’ strategy outlined by Musk

Teslarati

Tesla has decided to launch a dedicated advertising campaign on X in the United States. It appears to be proof of an expansion of a “small scale” strategy that CEO Elon Musk outlined last year. Tesla has been against advertising for a long time, and CEO Elon Musk has said that money spent on ads could be better used for things like R&D and product development.

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

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2025 Porsche Taycan: More range, 18-minute charging, 2.3-second 0-60

Green Car Reports

Porsche appears to be keeping all that’s great about its leading-edge Taycan electric sports car, while teasing out more of the numbers that matter: range, efficiency, and acceleration. The 2025 Porsche Taycan starts with a larger battery pack. Versions with the Performance Battery Plus now have a gross capacity of 105 kwh—up from 93.

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BYD Dolphin Mini on the way to international markets

The Driven EV News

BYD's most affordable city electric car showcased in a new video with a new name, likely a candidate for international markets. The post BYD Dolphin Mini on the way to international markets appeared first on The Driven.

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Momentary Fusion Breakthroughs Face Hard Reality

Cars That Think

The dream of fusion power inched closer to reality in December 2022, when researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) revealed that a fusion reaction had produced more energy than what was required to kick-start it. According to new research, the momentary fusion feat required exquisite choreography and extensive preparations, whose high degree of difficulty reveals a long road ahead before anyone dares hope a practicable power source could be at hand.

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2023 Kia EV6, 2023-2024 Kia Niro EV recalled for driveshaft issue

Green Car Reports

A small number of 2023-2024 Kia Niro EV and 2023 Kia EV6 electric vehicles are being recalled for an issue that most definitely can’t be remedied with an over-the-air update. In affected vehicles, Kia explains, one of the driveshafts may have been improperly heat-treated, potentially allowing it to break under load. That would result in the.

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BYD is launching newly developed smart driving ADAS tech next month

Electrek

Chinese EV leader BYD is launching its new in-house smart driving tech next month. According to local reports, the advanced ADAS feature will roll out by the end of March.

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Rivian R2 due date, Waffle House EV charging, Kia EV recall: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Rivian has set March 7 as the date for its next big reveal. Kia recalls some of its EVs over an issue that’s definitely not of the over-the-air type. And does an all-night diner like Waffle House make sense for EV charging? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. On March 7, Rivian will reveal its mass-market R2—even though.

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

Brief

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University of Alberta: Shaping a sustainable and innovative future

Innovation News Network

Discover why the University of Alberta is a critical partner in solving the world’s most pressing challenges in energy, health, AI and more. The post University of Alberta: Shaping a sustainable and innovative future appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Ford's Developing A Cheap EV Platform To Fend Off Tesla And Chinese EVs

InsideEVs

A small "skunkworks" team within Ford has been working on a low-cost EV platform for two years, Ford CEO Jim Farley said on Tuesday.

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Tesla Cybertruck tour is officially heading to Japan

Teslarati

The Tesla Cybertruck has been making waves in its recent appearances around China, and now the automaker says it’s planning to send the vehicle on its next tour in Japan. Tesla Japan announced the news on Tuesday on X , featuring a teaser video showing the vehicle as it’s unloaded from a plane and delivered to a display warehouse. The video ends with the words, “Japan, see you soon,” and Tesla has also included a link for residents of the country to submit where they woul

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Norway sets new vehicle efficiency record as Australia urged to give new standard “teeth”

The Driven EV News

Australians are being urged to vote for Option C of federal Labor's New Vehicle Efficiency Standard to achieve the kind of progress being seen in countries like Norway. The post Norway sets new vehicle efficiency record as Australia urged to give new standard “teeth” appeared first on The Driven.

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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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Kimbal Musk says he prefers the Tesla Model S in FSD interview

Teslarati

Elon’s brother Kimbal Musk was recently featured in an interview on YouTube, during which the restaurateur and Tesla and SpaceX board member said he prefers the Model S to his other Teslas. In a brief interview on In-Depth with Graham Bensinger last week, Kimbal showed off Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta to Bensinger, predicting that steering wheels could go away fairly soon, and saying he likes his Model S the best out of the entire lineup.

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Tesla signs deal to bring chargers to thousands of hotels

Electrek

Tesla has signed a deal with Choice Hotels International to bring chargers to thousands of additional hotels. Over the last.

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Ford low-cost EV platform to compete with Tesla being designed by “skunkworks team:” CEO

Teslarati

In a recent earnings call, Ford CEO Jim Farley revealed that over the past two years, a specialized EV team from the automaker has been developing a new, modular electric vehicle platform focused on cost reduction. The new platform was developed by a dedicated “skunkworks” team, which operates independently from Ford’s main business.

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Hertz (HTZ) blames EVs for Q4 earnings miss as stock price rises anyways

Electrek

Car rental company Hertz (HTZ) missed Q4 earnings expectations, blaming “headwinds” with its EV fleet. Hertz believes reducing the number of EVs in its fleet will improve profitability.

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Tesla Universal Wall Connectors rolling out to Choice Hotel brands

Teslarati

Multiple hospitality companies have announced charging deals with Tesla in the past several months, and now Choice Hotels is joining the call to roll out the automaker’s electric vehicle (EV) charging hardware across its brands. Choice Hotels announced a partnership with Tesla this week to roll out Universal Wall Connectors at several of the company’s hospitality brands.

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Ferrari is testing Tesla Model S Plaid ahead of its first EV

Electrek

Ferrari is testing a Tesla Model S Plaid ahead of launching its own first all-electric supercar, which should be coming in the next two years.

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GM To Re-Introduce Plug-In Hybrids. What Does That Mean, Exactly?

CleanTechnica EVs

General Motors has decided it is time to add plug-in hybrids to its model lineup in the US. We want to ask, "What took you so long?" The post GM To Re-Introduce Plug-In Hybrids. What Does That Mean, Exactly? appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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In a ‘monumental shift’, EU coal and gas collapse as wind and solar ascend

Electrek

Europe’s coal electricity generation tanked by 26% and gas by 15% in 2023, according to a new report from energy think tank Ember.

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Porsche unveils new Taycan with updated exterior, better performance, and $99.4k starting price

Teslarati

Porsche has formally unveiled the new Taycan. The sports car maker noted that the refreshed Taycan sports sedan, Taycan Cross Turismo, and Taycan Sport Turismo have been improved in almost every discipline. A look at the new vehicles’ specs and features suggests that Porsche’s comments are accurate. In a press release announcing the refreshed vehicle, Porsche noted that four powertrain options are available for the Taycan sports sedan, Taycan Cross Turismo, and Taycan Sport Turismo.

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Smart agriculture enhanced with new Digital Agriculture and Extension Centre

Innovation News Network

The University of Missouri has launched the Digital Agriculture and Extension Centre (DAREC) to boost research, education, and outreach in smart agriculture. The post Smart agriculture enhanced with new Digital Agriculture and Extension Centre appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Rivian R1Ts spotted running cold weather tests in Alaska

Teslarati

Rivian R1T refresh units are speculated to be doing some tests before a rumored launch later this year. Rivian R1T pickup trucks were spotted running cold weather tests in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Rivian trucks were covered in camouflage wraps, hinting that the units might be R1T refresh models. The camouflaged Rivian R1Ts are speculated to be testing upgrades on the all-electric truck designs.

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68% of US coastal residents support offshore wind farms – here’s why

Electrek

A poll released today reveals that a clear majority of US coastal residents support offshore wind development.

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Tesla price targets drop for varying reasons, but some feel like a reach

Teslarati

Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) price targets were dropped by several firms due to varying reasons, but some feel like a reach. It is no secret Tesla stock has been beaten and battered so far this year. As of February 6, shares are down over 25 percent, and the slide truly started to get intense after the company’s Q4 Earnings Call. While some analysts called the call “a trainwreck,” others’ focuses were on a wide variety of issues.

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Tesla (Still) #1 in World BEV Sales — 2023 World EV Sales Report

CleanTechnica EVs

Following up on our stories about the best selling plugin vehicles in the world and the automotive brands that sell. [continued] The post Tesla (Still) #1 in World BEV Sales — 2023 World EV Sales Report appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla is controversially starting to advertise on Elon Musk’s X

Electrek

Tesla has expanded its advertising effort and it is even now controversially starting to advertise on Elon Musk’s X. For.

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Owners Can Charge Ford Vehicles at Superchargers Without Separate Tesla App

The Truth About Cars

Ford was the first company to announce a move to Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS), explaining that its vehicles would soon be able to seamlessly charge at Supercharger locations across the country. The automaker hadn’t detailed the transition and steps owners need to take to charge until recently, when it confirmed that owners would be able to charge using the FordPass app instead of needing a separate Tesla app.

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Volkswagen sues car dealer for importing ID.6 EV to Germany

Teslarati

Volkswagen is suing a German car dealer for importing the China-exclusive ID.6 electric vehicle (EV) into Germany. In 2022, German car dealer Gregory Brudny offered the Volkswagen ID.6 EV for sale to customers in Germany. The ID.6 EV is produced in China by the FAW-VW joint venture and is meant to be sold exclusively in the Chinese car market. Brudny bought 22 ID.6 vehicles built by FAW-VW from an authorized VW dealer in China.

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Toyota Will Build A Three Row Electric SUV In Kentucky

CleanTechnica EVs

Toyota says it is making a further investment in its Kentucky factory to manufacture a battery electric three row SUV. The post Toyota Will Build A Three Row Electric SUV In Kentucky appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Majority of workers at Tennessee VW plant have signed up for the UAW

Teslarati

Following the United Automotive Workers’ (UAW) announcement of drives at several automakers with U.S. factories, a majority of workers at a key Volkswagen plant in Tennessee have signed up to join the union. The UAW says it has secured over 50 percent of workers at Volkswagen’s factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to a report on Tuesday from Bloomberg.

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Toyota to invest $1.3B to build EVs at its Kentucky plant

Electrek

Toyota just announced a $1.3 billion investment in its Kentucky factory to build EVs, including its three-row electric SUV for the US market.

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