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Airless tires look like the future for robotaxis, EVs, and more

Green Car Reports

Michelin built its name on tires that ride on a cushion of air. But the top tire-maker in the world sees the future as completely airless. “We are convinced at Michelin that airless is the future technology that is necessary for many reasons,” Cyrille Roget, the company’s director of scientific and technical communications, said.

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Tesla maintenance and repair costs are lowest in the auto industry: data

Teslarati

Tesla’s 10-year maintenance and repair costs are the most affordable in the automotive industry, as shown in a new data analysis publicized last week. The total 10-year cost of maintaining and repairing a Tesla is the cheapest in the industry, according to a data analysis shared by Consumer Reports on Friday. The data showed that, over the course of a decade, Teslas averaged just $4,035 in maintenance and repair costs, compared to those of automakers Land Rover and Porsche, which landed at

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Tesla price cut: Model Y undercuts Model 3 by $5,000 with tax credit

Green Car Reports

Tesla on Saturday once again cut prices on several of its models for the U.S. market, as part of around-the-world price cuts. Given the cuts, anyone considering the Model 3 and Model Y in the U.S. may want to take a fresh look at the numbers. The base price of the Model Y rear-wheel drive has dropped $2,000 versus last week, to $44,630, while the.

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Tesla Model 3 and Model Y stand out in Spring 2024 CarMax EV Consumer report

Teslarati

CarMax’s Spring 2024 Electric Vehicle Consumer Report has revealed that Tesla’s two most popular vehicles, the Model Y crossover and Model 3 sedan, are among the most popular EVs in the United States’ second-hand vehicle market. The Nissan LEAF, a veteran in the EV sector, also proved popular. CarMax is one of the United States’ largest retailer of used automobiles.

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

emissions global warming Norway climate change carbon dioxide youtube lighting

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Tesla prices; in-wheel motor Land Rover; airless tires, robotaxis, Autopia: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Tesla cuts prices nearly across the board and appears to be pushing more people into Full Self Driving. Disney is making a popular automotive ride all-electric. Airless tires look like the future. And do in-wheel motors make more sense for EV conversions? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The Tesla Model Y undercuts the Model 3 by.

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Australian EV fast charging boom: More than 930 sites now open after first quarter surge

The Driven EV News

EV fast charging gets a boost in Australia with 930 sites now open, and the charging sites are getting bigger and with more innovation too. The post Australian EV fast charging boom: More than 930 sites now open after first quarter surge appeared first on The Driven.

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Ampol to roll out more than 100 EV fast charging bays across Stockland shopping centres

The Driven EV News

Stockland and petroleum retailer Ampol announce plans to roll out one of the country’s largest networks of fast and ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers. The post Ampol to roll out more than 100 EV fast charging bays across Stockland shopping centres appeared first on The Driven.

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Global EV sales are ‘robust’ – more than 1 in 5 cars sold in 2024 will be electric

Electrek

More than 1 in 5 cars sold globally this year is expected to be electric, with surging demand projected over the next decade, says a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report.

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Tesla nears LG electrode deal to support over 1.3 million EVs: report

Teslarati

Tesla is reportedly nearing an electrode supply deal with Korean company LG Energy Solutions (LGES) that will support a high volume of electric vehicles (EVs), as the company prepares to lean further into in-house battery production. Citing sources within the industry, Korean news outlet Naver said on Monday that it confirmed that Tesla has ordered six trillion won (~$4.4 billion) worth of electrodes from LGES—or enough to supply the production of between 1.3 and 1.4 million EVs.

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Elon Musk is a pigeon CEO, ‘he comes, sh*ts all over us, and goes’, says former Tesla manager

Electrek

Elon Musk was described as a “pigeon CEO”: “he comes, s s all over us, and goes”, said a former Tesla employee. Now, the CEO is signaling a focus on Tesla.

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

Brief

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Tesla Thailand launches special interest rate program

Teslarati

Tesla Thailand launched a special interest rate program for Model 3 and Model Y customers. Tesla’s special interest rate program in Thailand starts at 2.49%. “The limited program only you start today. An important opportunity to get a special interest rate starting at just 2.49% with 1st class insurance and a 4-year Tesla car maintenance package. We reserve the right for customers who order and pick up the vehicle by June 28, 2024,” announced Tesla Thailand.

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Tesla slashes Australian prices of its best selling EVs for second time in a month

The Driven EV News

Tesla latest cuts prices makes Australia's best-selling EVs cheapest ever. The post Tesla slashes Australian prices of its best selling EVs for second time in a month appeared first on The Driven.

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My First Adventure With The Kia EV9 Shows It’s Up To The Task, Even When Charging Companies Aren’t

CleanTechnica EVs

After getting my first impressions on Friday, I set out the next day to see how the Kia EV9 performed on the open road. So, I set out for Socorro, New Mexico, a small town on I-25 with some cool places in easy reach of the CCS charger. Everything went. [continued] The post My First Adventure With The Kia EV9 Shows It’s Up To The Task, Even When Charging Companies Aren’t appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Global EV sales to top 17 million in 2024, most of them in China

The Driven EV News

More than one in five cars sold around the globe in 2024 will be electric, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), with yearly EV sales set to reach 17 million. The post Global EV sales to top 17 million in 2024, most of them in China 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

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Heavy-Duty Electric Trucks With Solar Panels Are Here For Your Food

CleanTechnica EVs

More food, less pollution: US firm has a plan to decarbonize refrigeration units for electric trucks with rooftop solar panels. The post Heavy-Duty Electric Trucks With Solar Panels Are Here For Your Food appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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BYD unveils luxurious Sea Lion 07 mid-size electric SUV interior poised to rival Tesla’s Model Y

Electrek

BYD is coming for Tesla’s sweet spot in the mid-size electric SUV market with its new Sea Lion 07. Ahead of its official launch, BYD unveiled the Sea Lion 07’s luxurious interior. Check out the first images below.

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GM Energy Prepares To Bring V2H Technology To Homes In North America

CleanTechnica EVs

General Motors will introduce V2H technology with its Silverado EV and expand it to all its upcoming electric vehicles. The post GM Energy Prepares To Bring V2H Technology To Homes In North America appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla fired its entire new ad team in recent layoffs

Electrek

Tesla has fired its entire 40-person “growth content” ad team as part of its recent massive round of layoffs. The ad team had been part of Tesla’s push to increase traditional advertising.

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Electrified Roads Are Coming To Michigan

CleanTechnica EVs

Innovations in the electric vehicle (EV) world continue to amaze onlookers. Maximizing regenerative braking. The continual development of battery technology. Shared and connected transport systems. The growth of EVs has also infused a new focus on charging infrastructure and the deployment of wireless charging technology on pavements. Also known as.

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Tesla launches Model 3 price cuts in other markets following the U.S.

Teslarati

Tesla has reduced the prices of its vehicles in multiple key markets around the world, after the automaker cut prices in the U.S. last week. On Friday, Tesla cut prices by around $2,000 across most of its lineup in the U.S. , with the exception of the Model 3. Late on Sunday, Tesla followed the U.S. reductions with additional price cuts in its key markets of China and Germany, where it has additional Gigafactory locations.

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Bolt Partners With M-KOPA To Launch Electric Motorcycle Fleet In Kenya — Will Deploy 5,000 Electric Motorcycles Within 3 Years

CleanTechnica EVs

Bolt, a leading on-demand mobility company in Africa, in collaboration with M-KOPA, a leading African fintech platform, today announced the launch of its electric bike fleet in Kenya. Through this partnership, new and existing drivers will have the opportunity to lease ROAM and Ampersand electric motorbikes at a discounted price. [continued] The post Bolt Partners With M-KOPA To Launch Electric Motorcycle Fleet In Kenya — Will Deploy 5,000 Electric Motorcycles Within 3 Years appeared first on Cl

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Tesla has lowest maintenance and repair cost of any brand

Electrek

Tesla has the lowest maintenance and repair cost of any brand, according to a new study by Consumer Reports.

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Used EV market analysis reveals barriers to adoption

Innovation News Network

An analysis of the used EV market in the US has revealed the top concerns that are stopping motorists from making the switch to electric. The post Used EV market analysis reveals barriers to adoption appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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California’s Exploding Rooftop Solar Cost Shift

Energy Institute at HAAS

In 2024, residential PV will shift nearly $4 billion onto others’ bills, more than double the 2020 amount.

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SpaceX launches two Starlink missions just over 24 hours apart

Teslarati

Last week SpaceX launched two Starlink missions from Florida just over 24 hours apart, sending a total of 46 satellites to orbit. The missions took place from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center and Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station respectively. Both missions were a part of the Group 6 Starlink shell (Group 51 and 52) and were inserted into a 43-degree orbital inclination.

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“Driving revolution:” Ford F150 Lightning electric utes launched in Australia, starting at $225,000

The Driven EV News

Pricing of the Ford F150 Lightning with 4.5 tonne of towing and vehicle to load has been announced, and will be double the cost of the petrol version. The post “Driving revolution:” Ford F150 Lightning electric utes launched in Australia, starting at $225,000 appeared first on The Driven.

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Kenya Power to Invest $2 Million Towards Promotion of Electric Mobility

CleanTechnica EVs

The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc (Kenya Power) is Kenya’s electric utility company. Kenya Power is the main offtaker of power produced by both national and independent power producers. Kenya Power then transmits, distributes, and retails the power to customers throughout Kenya. As of December 2023, the company had. [continued] The post Kenya Power to Invest $2 Million Towards Promotion of Electric Mobility appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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SK On cobalt-free battery nabs win at Edison Awards

Teslarati

Last week, South Korean battery manufacturer SK On won the Bronze prize for its cobalt-free battery in the Smart Transportation category at the 2024 Edison Awards. The Edison Awards, named after Thomas Alva Edison, was established in 1987. It is an annual competition honoring excellence in developing new products or services for marketing, design, and innovation.

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The Omnidirectional Self-Balancing Screw-Bike Is The Wildest E-Bike Yet

CleanTechnica EVs

The Screw-Bike is a one-of-a-kind electric bike built by YouTuber and mechanical engineer James Bruton, and while its incredible complexity makes it unlikely that something like this will ever end up on the market, it’s an amazing piece of e-bike engineering. The self-balancing Screw-Bike uses 4 in-line Mecanum wheels made. [continued] The post The Omnidirectional Self-Balancing Screw-Bike Is The Wildest E-Bike Yet appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Rivian R1EVS to join fleets in the mining industry

Teslarati

Rivian’s R1 vehicles will join fleets in the mining industry. Rivian recently entered an exclusive global partnership with MEVCO (Mining Electric Vehicle Company), which provides sustainable and efficient electric vehicles (EVs) in the mining industry. “The Rivian R1T is widely acclaimed for its on and off-road capabilities, and its robust design and adaptability make it the ideal candidate to meet the many challenges mining presents.

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Two Communities Find Electric Vehicle Options That Meet Local Goals Through Clean Energy To Communities

CleanTechnica EVs

When the Board of Commissioners for Washtenaw County, Michigan, approved a climate action plan in 2022, the county was uncertain what implementation steps it needed to take—and how to pay for all of it. Limited staff, financing, resources, and data meant the county’s fleet management team “needed help in any. [continued] The post Two Communities Find Electric Vehicle Options That Meet Local Goals Through Clean Energy To Communities appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Microplastics transfer toxic chemicals through skin

Innovation News Network

University of Birmingham research has identified that toxic chemicals can be absorbed through skin contact with microplastics. The post Microplastics transfer toxic chemicals through skin appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Tesla US advertising team affected by layoffs: report

Teslarati

A report recently claimed that Tesla’s US marketing team has been affected by the electric vehicle maker’s recent round of layoffs. Some members of Tesla’s Design Studio in Hawthorne, CA were reportedly affected by the job cuts as well. As noted in a previously leaked Elon Musk email , Tesla will be letting go of over 10% of its workforce as part of an effort to streamline its operations.

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New Report Tackles Electric Vehicle Charging Payment Challenges and Offers Key Recommendations

CleanTechnica EVs

Payment issues can affect electric vehicle (EV) drivers’ charging experiences. EV charging should be accessible, convenient, and reliable, and payment issues affect both accessibility and reliability. Addressing payment issues presents an opportunity for improvements that may speed along EV adoption and improve drivers’ time with their EVs, keeping them on.