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2024 GMC Sierra EV boasts 440-mile range, CrabWalk, lower price

Green Car Reports

GMC confirmed on Tuesday that the limited-edition launch version of its 2024 Sierra EV pickup will arrive in summer 2024—with about 10% more EPA range than originally suggested. The full-size electric truck, touted to be the “Denali of EVs,” bears GMC’s top-luxury Denali badge and will offer a CrabWalk mode, unlike the.

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Hydrogen Is Coming to the Rescue

Cars That Think

A consortium of U.S. federal agencies has pooled their funds and wide array of expertise to reinvent the emergency vehicle. The hybrid electric box truck they’ve come up with is carbon neutral. And in the aftermath of a natural disaster like a tornado or wildfire, the vehicle, called H2Rescue , can supply electric power and potable water to survivors while acting as a temperature-controlled command center for rescue personnel.

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Maserati reveals US-bound luxury electric convertible

Green Car Reports

The Maserati GranTurismo Folgore is getting a convertible sibling that will create a new EV market niche in the U.S. Unveiled Monday, the Maserati GranCabrio Folgore is scheduled to arrive in the U.S. in the fourth quarter, as a 2025 model, with a price tag of more than $200,000 that will likely make it the first true luxury electric convertible.

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Nissan unveils solid state battery line that will double energy intensity at lower price

The Driven EV News

Nissan says solid state batteries will double intensity of lithium batteries and cost less, and can also be used as energy storage. The post Nissan unveils solid state battery line that will double energy intensity at lower price 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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Tesla set to roll out awesome new Sentry Mode feature

Teslarati

Tesla is set to roll out an awesome new feature with Sentry Mode, allowing owners to watch the video clip recorded by the car on their phone. Sentry Mode is a security feature on Tesla vehicles that records instances and events that occur near the car. It has helped solve things as simple as petty vandalism , like keying, and even liability in accidents.

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Elon Musk is putting Tesla all-in on Robotaxi

Electrek

Riding the AI wave, Elon Musk is betting Tesla’s business on its self-driving effort, including Robotaxi, at the cost of other programs critical to its core business. At the same time, the CEO is threatening not to build AI products at Tesla.

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The Electric Vehicle Of The Future Will Also Be More Sustainable

CleanTechnica EVs

Automakers are trying to clean up their supply chains, as illustrated by the new Volvo EX30 electric vehicle featuring flax-based composites. The post The Electric Vehicle Of The Future Will Also Be More Sustainable appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla teases huge Spring software update: here’s what’s in it

Teslarati

Tesla has teased a number of features in an upcoming Spring software update, including its latest Sentry Mode feature and more. In a post on X on Tuesday, Tesla shared details on eight upcoming developments and features that will be shared with its Spring software update, including Sentry Mode Previews , user interface improvements, and even better regenerative braking at high speeds.

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Recent Tesla Full Self Driving Fails — Just A Blip In The Progress? Or Endemic?

CleanTechnica EVs

With Tesla Full Self Driving (FSD) version 12.3 being much more natural and usable than previous versions, I have been using it more in order to track its progress and try to understand it better. It’s still much more enjoyable to drive the car myself, but the technology is truly. [continued] The post Recent Tesla Full Self Driving Fails — Just A Blip In The Progress?

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Tesla Cybertruck Spring update to introduce tank turn-esque ability

Teslarati

Tesla’s upcoming Spring update is poised to be substantial, with new visual updates for Model 3 and Model Y units with AMD chips, Auto Shift Beta improvements for Model S and Model X units from the 2021 model year and later, and Hands-Free Trunk features being introduced. As per Tesla, however, the Cybertruck will be receiving a few extra goodies from the upcoming update.

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

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Review: 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N enthusiast EV shows it's worth the wait

Green Car Reports

The good folks at Hyundai have scrambled my brain with the 2025 Ioniq 5 N, a devilish little electric compact crossover that might just be a motorsports game-changer. Most electric vehicles are a blast to drive in a straight line, with incredible acceleration and accessible power. But their weight becomes a liability on the race track, and battery.

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SpaceX breaks Falcon 9 flight record

Teslarati

SpaceX successfully launched and landed a Falcon 9 for the 20th time on Friday, April 12th, marking a new milestone for flight-proven rockets. The launch took place from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, which broke its own turn-around record with just 2 days, 19 hours, and 42 minutes between launches. According to a post on X from Space Launch Delta 45, the previous record was 3 days, 17 hours, and 24 minutes.

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The Safest Truck in the USA is the Rivian R1T

CleanTechnica EVs

As we’ve covered for years, electric vehicles have innate safety advantages, and it’s also easier to design them for higher levels of safety in multiple ways. I could go on, but we have a fresh new report just on this topic — The EV Safety Advantage. Apparently, it already needs. [continued] The post The Safest Truck in the USA is the Rivian R1T appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Honda launches next-gen EV brand in China to take on BYD, first two SUVs due out in 2024

Electrek

Can Honda turn things around in China? Domestic automakers like BYD are dominating the market. Meanwhile, Honda unveiled its next-gen EV brand “Ye” with the debut of the first set of models, including a pair of electric SUVs and a sporty GT model.

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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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Bad News: Record Oil Imports into China in 2023

CleanTechnica EVs

China is well known as the world’s leading electric vehicle (EV) market. More than half of the world’s EV sales have occurred there in recent years. It is a standard of the rapid, uplifting EV revolution. In 2023, 25% of auto sales in China were sales of full electric vehicles. [continued] The post Bad News: Record Oil Imports into China in 2023 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Nissan steps up all-solid-state EV battery plans as pilot line construction kicks off

Electrek

Will all-solid-state batteries be a “game-changer for EVs?” Nissan believes so. The automaker is accelerating all-solid-state EV battery development, hoping to make its electric models more competitive. Nissan kicked off construction on its all-solid-state EV battery pilot line this week with plans to introduce them in a wide range of models, including pickups.

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Tesla Stock [TSLA] Is Basically Worth $0 If True Full Self Driving Isn’t Achieved

CleanTechnica EVs

The editor side of me that is very focused on using precise language actually disagrees with that statement in the headline, and stating something like that irritates me a little bit because of that, but it’s hyperbole to make an important point. And it captures the key issue I wanted. [continued] The post Tesla Stock [TSLA] Is Basically Worth $0 If True Full Self Driving Isn’t Achieved appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla reveals big update with new UI, auto shift, Audible, new Spotify, and more

Electrek

Tesla reveals an upcoming big new in-car software update with new and updated user interface, ‘Auto Shift Beta’, native Audible, updated Spotify app, and more.

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Pete Buttigieg Slams EV Luddites

CleanTechnica EVs

On the path of new tech adoption, different types of people adopt the new tech at different times. Some need more time to get used to the idea, while others jump in quickly and eagerly, perhaps even well before a “normal person” even hears about the new tech. As more. [continued] The post Pete Buttigieg Slams EV Luddites appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Stellantis Investors Fume Over CEO Pay Amid Job Cuts, Plant Closures, Supplier Strife

The Truth About Cars

Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares’ pay increase has annoyed a subset of shareholders as the automaker positions itself for more layoffs and attempts to shift the production of electric vehicles to countries where labor is cheaper. Meanwhile, the automaker's unwillingness to renegotiate contracts with suppliers had created additional tension with its business partners.

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“The unequivocal path forward:” EU adopts strong pollution laws for trucks and buses

The Driven EV News

The European Parliament has voted to adopt new emissions regulations for large trucks and buses sending a strong signal to manufacturers of where the world is heading. The post “The unequivocal path forward:” EU adopts strong pollution laws for trucks and buses appeared first on The Driven.

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SpaceX launches weather satellite for the Department of Defense

Teslarati

SpaceX successfully launched a new-generation weather satellite for the Department of Defense on Thursday, April 11th, from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The Falcon 9 launched from Space Launch Complex 4 East at 7:25 a.m. PT to complete the USSF-62 mission. The payload on board was the Weather System Follow-on – Microwave (WSF-M1) satellite.

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2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Now Shipping To Dealers, Starting as Low as $62,995

Electric Cars Report

Online orders are open for the 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning trucks, now shipping from the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center. New tech updates for 2024 include: – A Vapor Injection Heat Pump System to help optimize energy consumption, especially in colder weather conditions. Ford’s patented heat pump system utilizes vapor injection in both heating and cooling […] The post 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Now Shipping To Dealers, Starting as Low as $62,995 appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Polestar CEO lays out new shareholder structure with Geely and Volvo

Teslarati

Polestar has had a rocky start to the year, with rumors that parent company Volvo was ready to back out of its role as a majority stakeholder. This week, however, the company’s CEO has illuminated how a new shareholder structure with Volvo and fellow stakeholder Geely will work, just as multiple of the automaker’s new electric vehicles (EVs) start hitting auto markets.

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Hybrid vehicle sales speed up while petrol cars lose their spark

The Driven EV News

Sales of hybrid cars have more than doubled in Australia during the past year in a trend that is eating away at the popularity of petrol and diesel vehicles. The post Hybrid vehicle sales speed up while petrol cars lose their spark appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla job cuts hit workers in China

Teslarati

Tesla’s job cuts have hit workers in China. Recently, Tesla emailed workers to inform them that they were being laid off. According to Reuters , a few employees on Tesla’s sales team in China were also notified that they were being made redundant. One source speculated that more than 10% of Tesla workers in China were losing their jobs. However, another source refuted the claim, stating that only “several dozen” people were being laid off in China.

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Alfa Romeo Milano Renamed ‘Junior’ to Satisfy Italian Law

The Truth About Cars

Following criticisms and potential legal actions stemming from the Italian Minister for Business, Alfa Romeo has opted to rename the recently revealed Milano crossover. The subcompact model will now be called the “Junior,” which sounds like the kind of name someone comes up with for a small car out of sheer desperation. As previously mentioned , the issue is that the vehicle is being assembled in Poland.

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Cloak lifted on BYD tri-motor luxury performance electric wagon

The Driven EV News

BYD's premium brand Denza's upcoming performance electric wagon specs shows a Porsche competitor in the making. The post Cloak lifted on BYD tri-motor luxury performance electric wagon appeared first on The Driven.

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EasyJet concludes first UK airside hydrogen refuelling trial at Bristol Airport

Innovation News Network

EasyJet has successfully completed the UK's first airside hydrogen refuelling trial at Bristol Airport. Find out more. The post EasyJet concludes first UK airside hydrogen refuelling trial at Bristol Airport appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Tesla exec Lars Moravy bids former SVP goodbye, suggests he’s in for the long haul

Teslarati

The departure of former Tesla SVP of Powertrain and Energy Engineering Drew Baglino sent shockwaves to the TSLA community on Monday, with many longtime followers of the EV maker expressing concerns about the rest of the company’s core leadership. As per a recent post from VP of Vehicle Engineering Lars Moravy, however, it would appear that he is still in for the long haul.

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The specific skill cloud engineers need to be successful

Innovation News Network

Matthew Smith, Head of DevOps & Cloud at Ten10, discusses the shortage of cloud engineering talent and suggests solutions for addressing it. The post The specific skill cloud engineers need to be successful appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Ford opens 2024 F-150 Lightning online orders with new tech and lower prices

Electrek

America’s top-selling electric pickup is on its way to dealers. Ford opened online orders for the 2024 F-150 Lightning at lower prices with the electric pickup now shipping from its Rouge EV plant.

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Comment on Nio ET7 with 150-kWh battery achieves 1,070 km in real-life range challenge by Augustus Meyer

CN EV Post

How many buyers will be around for this ET7+150kWh battery ? A handful every week, because of the high price ? I do not count subsidized/free cars for NIO employees. Such "terrific" sales numbers (like the initial, announced sales numbers for the ET5) are the reason, that NIOs company value was cut by 50% during Q1 of this year. After having dropped already about 80% from its high to the end of previous year.

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BYD unveils new low-cost ‘interstellar chariot’ electric SUV complete with a drone landing

Electrek

If you ever wanted an electric SUV that looked straight out of a Star Wars movie (other than Tesla’s Cybertruck), BYD has just the vehicle for you. BYD’s Fang Cheng Bao brand unveiled its new Super 3 electric SUV concept Tuesday, which has a rugged “interstellar chariot” design. Complete with a landing pad for your drone, the new EV is expected to cost less than $28,000 (200,000 yuan).