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Safety experts: EVs are too heavy for US guardrails

Green Car Reports

EVs tend to weigh more than comparable internal-combustion models, which may require a rethink of highway guardrail designs, according to a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) study. For it, researchers conducted what they claim are the first-ever crash tests specifically looking at EVs and guardrails. The tests showed that guardrails.

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Joby Aviation to launch eVTOL air taxi rides in UAE, granted six years of exclusive operations in Dubai

Electrek

eVTOL developer Joby Aviation has signed a definitive agreement with the government of Dubai to begin air taxi operations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), sweetened by the exclusive rights to aerial operations in the country’s capital for six years.

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Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to switch state of incorporation

Teslarati

The Boring Company (TBC) will switch its state of incorporation to Nevada by March 2023. The tunnel boring company is the second Elon Musk-led company to announce a switch in its state of incorporation this past week. Like most Elon Musk-led companies, including Tesla, the Boring Company was previously incorporated in Delaware. Over the weekend, Neuralink switched its state of incorporation from Delaware to Nevada.

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Can the fossil fuel car lobby run a 2010 anti-mining tax style fear campaign in 2023? Unlikely

The Driven EV News

The fossil car lobby is promising another "mining tax" campaign against new emission standards. But the Japanese car makers do not appear to have the support of their peers. The post Can the fossil fuel car lobby run a 2010 anti-mining tax style fear campaign in 2023? Unlikely 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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Shell closing its California hydrogen refueling stations

Teslarati

Oil giant Shell announced plans to close its California hydrogen refueling stations this week, as much of the automotive industry is continuing to develop hydrogen fuel cell solutions alongside the popularization of electric vehicles (EVs). Shell will permanently close seven hydrogen stations in California this year, leaving just three remaining stations from the company in the state, according to a report from Hydrogen Insight.

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The EV Revolution Isn’t Dead Yet, Although Some Would Like You To Think So

CleanTechnica EVs

Rumors that the EV revolution is over are highly exaggerated. In fact, it is only just now beginning in earnest. The post The EV Revolution Isn’t Dead Yet, Although Some Would Like You To Think So appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Netherlands Starts the Year with 23% BEV Share!

CleanTechnica EVs

In the context of a recovering overall market (+6% YoY), BEVs surged +57% year over year (YoY) in January, to. [continued] The post Netherlands Starts the Year with 23% BEV Share! appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Super Bowl LVIII commercials from BMW, Kia, VW, Dan O’Dowd and more

Teslarati

Each year, automakers and other companies spend a significant amount of money on purchasing commercial space during the Super Bowl, and this year, electric vehicles (EVs) are taking center stage during the Big Game. Advertisements from BMW, Kia and Volkswagen are showing off the companies’ EV offerings, while the game will also feature two different anti-Tesla commercials from Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta critic Dan O’Dowd.

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Driverless Waymo car vandalized and set on fire in San Francisco

Electrek

Yesterday evening, an autonomous Waymo car was set on a fire in San Francisco. The moment was captured and recorded on social media by several bystanders.

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Tesla bull argues for $7M Super Bowl ad instead of $1k Model Y price cut

Teslarati

There were a number of notable events that transpired in the electric vehicle sector in the past few days. Tesla rolled out a minor $1,000 limited-time discount for the Model Y crossover until the end of February. And this Sunday, BMW, Volkswagen, and KIA aired their respective advertisements for the BMW i5, VW ID.Buzz, and the Kia EV9 at Super Bowl LVIII.

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

Brief

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Tesla confirms no Model Y refresh this year in North America, but change afoot in China

The Driven EV News

Tesla says refreshed Model Y will not arrive this year, but changes to the world's best-selling car appear on-going. The post Tesla confirms no Model Y refresh this year in North America, but change afoot in China appeared first on The Driven.

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EV Ads, GHG Emissions From Jets, & More: It’s Super Bowl Weekend

CleanTechnica EVs

Kickoff for the 2024 Super Bowl LVIII is scheduled for 6:30 pm ET today on CBS and on streaming channels. [continued] The post EV Ads, GHG Emissions From Jets, & More: It’s Super Bowl Weekend appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Model Y charges over curb after Supercharger gets fully ICE-d out

Teslarati

Considering how prolific electric vehicles are nowadays, it may seem like incidents of ICE-ing, or the deliberate (or inadvertent) blocking of EV charging stalls by combustion-powered cars, is a thing of the past. As it turns out, however, this was not necessarily the case, as experienced by a Tesla Model Y owner. As per the Model Y owner in a post on the r/TeslaModelY subreddit , the Supercharger station in question was in the Disney area of Orlando, Florida.

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There’s gonna be a Tesla ad full of lies at the Super Bowl but it isn’t Elon’s

Electrek

There’s gonna be a Tesla ad full of lies that will play the Superbowl today, but it isn’t coming from Tesla.

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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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Rivian welcomes its first class of students for technical training program

Teslarati

Rivian has officially welcome its first class of students for a technical training program, expected to support operations at its upcoming factory in Georgia. The program was initially announced alongside the construction of Rivian’s Stanton Springs factory outside of Atlanta, Georgia. On Saturday, Rivian officially announced that it was welcoming a class of 26 students to join its Technical Trades Program for Stanton Springs North (SSN), as shared in a LinkedIn post.

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Want a low-cost electric boat? These are the most affordable options out there

Electrek

Electric boating is and exciting and growing industry, but the high price of most well-known electric boats has kept them out of reach for most of us. Get ready though, as a new wave of innovation is seeing several new low-cost electric boats starting to enter the US market. Here’s a collection of some of the most interesting and affordable electric boats for those of us without big boat money.

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Peugeot adds another electric car and an electric van to its Australian EV line-up

The Driven EV News

Peugeot to launch another two EVs in 2024, this time a mid-sized electric hatchback and a larger van. The post Peugeot adds another electric car and an electric van to its Australian EV line-up appeared first on The Driven.

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Super Bowl LVIII Automotive Commercial Live-ish Blog

The Truth About Cars

The eyes of the world are turned toward Las Vegas tonight, with all sorts of weird storylines surrounding the Super Bowl. It seems that a country musician from the verdant farmland of.the Philadelphia suburbs.is dating a large guy from Ohio, and if I'm reading the latest conspiracy theories correctly, the outcome of both this couple's love life and the final score of the game will have significant impact on the outcome of the presidential election?

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Tesla announces a new temporary discount on Model Y

Electrek

Tesla has announced a new temporary price cut on Model Y in the US – a new strategy for the automaker.

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Road Test: 2023 McLaren GT

Clean Fleet Report

Saying Goodbye to a Supercar Clean Fleet Report recently spent a fun-filled, enjoyable week in the 2023 McLaren GT. Cruising Southern California freeways and curve-filled mountains, we were trying to determine if the GT is the most civilized McLaren ever, which the company touts as an everyday driver. The answer to the second question is yes, indeed, it can be used as an egg-and-butter-getter and even for commuting, assuming someone that owns a $233,778 car has a real job.

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Dealers Hit The Brakes On EVs

EV Club of CT

Proposed EPA Rules Amidst the current contretemps over Connecticut’s stalled efforts to adopt phase 2 of the California emissions standards, known as ACC II/ACT, which stand for Advanced Clean Cars II and Advanced Clean Truck, Read more

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Walmart Remodels Its Stores And Adds EV Chargers

InsideEVs

The company intends to create a coast-to-coast network.

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Safety fears: are obese EVs too heavy and dangerous for guardrails?

EV Central

Researchers from the US university of Nebraska-Lincoln have made a shocking discovery that a modern highway’s guardrail and concrete block road partitions are not strong enough to withstand the impact of a large battery-electric pick-up truck travelling at 60mph (97km/h). During the test, researches noted instead of stopping or deflecting a Rivian R1T pick-up , it barely slowed the vehicle’s speed.

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Tesla Cut Model Y Prices By $1,000, But This Is Not A Typical Tesla Adjustment

InsideEVs

The manufacturer might be experimenting with a new pricing approach.

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Toyota Brings Proace Verso EV And Proace City Verso EV To UK Market

Electric Cars Report

Toyota is extending its UK electrified vehicle range with the introduction of two new people carriers: the nine-seat Proace Verso EV and the compact Proace City Verso EV. The newcomers join the bZ4X mid-size SUV – Toyota’s current battery electric flagship – and a line-up of hybrid electric and plug-in hybrid electric models than spans […] The post Toyota Brings Proace Verso EV And Proace City Verso EV To UK Market appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Aston Martin Vantge revamped with enhanced performance and design

Baua Electric

By: HT Auto Desk | Updated on: 12 Feb 2024, 09:42 AM The new Vantage gets a revamped upgraded 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, delivering 665 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque Aston Martin has updated the Vantage with performance and design upgrades Aston Martin has revealed the updated 2025 Vantage, featuring a significant power increase The post Aston Martin Vantge revamped with enhanced performance and design appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

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Fastned comes to the German highways, winning 34 sites in “Deutschlandnetz” highway tender

Electric Cars Report

Fastned, the European fast charging company, has won one lot in the so-called “Deutschlandnetz” tender giving the company the opportunity to build fast charging stations at 34 highway service areas – an important step towards Fastned’s goal of one thousand fast charging stations across Europe by 2030. This second part of the “Deutschlandnetz” tender will […] The post Fastned comes to the German highways, winning 34 sites in “Deutschlandnetz” highway tender appeared first on Ele

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Maruti Suzuki hints at price hike due to Red Sea crisis

Baua Electric

By: HT Auto Desk | Updated on: 12 Feb 2024, 09:44 AM Maruti Suzuki may hike the prices of its passenger vehicles in the coming months owing to the Red Sea crisis. Maruti Suzuki may hike the prices of its passenger vehicles in the coming months owing to the Red Sea crisis. Maruti Suzuki may The post Maruti Suzuki hints at price hike due to Red Sea crisis appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

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Disney’s Newest Robot Demonstrates Collaborative Cuteness

Cars That Think

This is a guest post. The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not represent positions of IEEE Spectrum or the IEEE. If Disney’s history of storytelling has taught us anything, it’s to never underestimate the power of a great sidekick. Even though sidekicks aren’t the stars of the show, they provide life and energy and move the story along in important ways.

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BMW 7 Series Protection is ultimate fort on wheels, can thwart bullets, bombs

Baua Electric

The BMW 7 Series Protection is a heavily-armoured vehicle that is tasked with the solitary mission of keeping its occupants safe regardless of the nat … The BMW 7 Series Protection is a heavily-armoured vehicle that is tasked with the solitary mission of keeping its occupants safe regardless of the nature of threats. Read more The post BMW 7 Series Protection is ultimate fort on wheels, can thwart bullets, bombs appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

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Okaya EV announces price reductions across product line-up | Autocar Professional

Baua Electric

Okaya EV has announced a reduction in prices across its entire range of electric scooters, making electric mobility more accessible to the masses. The company aims to encourage the adoption of EVs and promote sustainable transportation options across the country. Effective immediately and valid until February 29, 2024, customers can avail themselves discounts of up The post Okaya EV announces price reductions across product line-up | Autocar Professional appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

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Tesla announces a new temporary discount on Model Y

Baua Electric

Tesla has announced a new temporary price cut on Model Y in the US – a new strategy for the automaker. Over the last few months, Tesla has had many price changes in several different markets, but not in the US. Prices had finally stabilized in Tesla’s home market. But now the automaker is discounting The post Tesla announces a new temporary discount on Model Y appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

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Driverless Waymo car vandalized and set on fire in San Francisco

Baua Electric

Yesterday evening, an autonomous Waymo car was set on a fire in San Francisco. The moment was captured and recorded on social media by several bystanders. According to one eyewitness account from Michael Vandi provided to The Autopian, people were setting off fireworks (Lunar New Year was Saturday) on Jackson Street in San Francisco. An The post Driverless Waymo car vandalized and set on fire in San Francisco appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

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There’s gonna be a Tesla ad full of lies at the Super Bowl but it isn’t Elon’s

Baua Electric

There’s gonna be a Tesla ad full of lies that will play the Superbowl today, but it isn’t coming from Tesla. After years of resisting, Tesla has started to advertise over the last year. Recently, the automaker has ramped up its advertising effort with more ads on X and even video ads on Youtube. It The post There’s gonna be a Tesla ad full of lies at the Super Bowl but it isn’t Elon’s appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

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