Fri.Feb 16, 2024

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Survey suggests lack of experience with EVs is slowing adoption

Green Car Reports

Car shoppers' lack of experience with EVs is still holding back adoption, a new Consumer Reports survey suggests. The nationally representative survey of 9,030 American consumers—80% of whom said they owned a non-hybrid gasoline vehicle—was conducted in late June and July 2023. Seven in 10 respondents expressed some level of interest.

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Tesla Cybertruck lands in Tokyo, continuing tour across Asia

Teslarati

The Tesla Cybertruck landed in Tokyo today, making its most recent stop in the tour across Asia. The Cybertruck arrived in Japan for the first time, and it drew plenty of crowds at the display event where Tesla fans from all across the country gathered to get a peek at the pickup that could quite possibly never be for sale in the region. Tesla shared photos of fans inspecting and cherishing the view they had of the Cybertruck, which started deliveries in the United States in November.

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VW’s Scout EV brand bows, around $2B US plant and truck nostalgia

Green Car Reports

Scout Motors on Thursday announced it has broken ground on a $2 billion plant in South Carolina that could eventually produce up to 200,000 EVs per year. The facility in Blythewood, “near major cities and talent hubs,” is also near the ports of Charleston and Savannah, and it’s possible that a portion of the plant’s output.

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Tesla owners poke fun at NHTSA for sending letters telling them their cars are already fixed through OTA update

Teslarati

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently maintained that it is not convinced that Tesla’s safety-focused over-the-air (OTA) software updates need a new terminology. In a comment to Teslarati , the NHTSA stated that any defect, regardless of whether a remedy to an issue is fixed through an OTA update or a visit to a dealership, fits the bill of a recall.

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

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Kia dealers are already gouging away on EV9 electric SUV prices

Green Car Reports

Price gouging has already hit one of the most anticipated new EVs of the year—the 2024 Kia EV9. CarsDirect reports that national dealer inventory data currently shows EV9 markups of up to $7,000 over MSRP. One dealership confirmed to the website that every EV9 on its lot had a $7,000 markup, in fact. Another advertised what was effectively a.

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BYD Yangwang U9 electric supercar launching next week with 0-60 mph sprint in 2 secs

Electrek

A new electric supercar will hit the market next week. BYD will officially launch its new Yangwang U9 electric supercar on February 25. The new EV supercar can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 2 seconds.

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Will US Automakers Build Affordable Electric Cars Before China Does?

CleanTechnica EVs

The push to make less expensive electric cars for American drivers is spurring intense competition to lower manufacturing costs. The post Will US Automakers Build Affordable Electric Cars Before China Does? appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla opens Powerwall 3 orders, Elon reveals 30 kW peak power

Electrek

Tesla has started to take orders for the new Powerwall 3 in the US and Elon Musk revealed that the new home energy storage system has an insane peak power output of 30 kW.

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Millions Of Electric Vehicles To Invade US Southeast In Big Decarbonization Push

CleanTechnica EVs

Politics aside, the Southeastern US is emerging as an epicenter of rapid decarbonization, with electric vehicles front and center. The post Millions Of Electric Vehicles To Invade US Southeast In Big Decarbonization Push appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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This legacy automaker says it just turned a profit on EVs

Electrek

Jeep and Chrysler owner Stellantis – hardly a hero in our EV adoption story – says that it is finally turning a profit on EVs. But that’s in no part due to US sales, since the company doesn’t sell any EVs in the country – but that is changing with a lineup on its way this year.

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

Brief

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Tesla will help you get your Cybertruck faster, but at a cost

Teslarati

Tesla is helping Cybertruck reservation holders take delivery of the pickup faster with a new referral program award, but at a cost. Tesla is offering faster delivery of the Cybertruck with 30,000 referral credits , helping reservation holders jump the line of those who pre-ordered the truck before them. “Redeem referral credits to accelerate your Cybertruck Delivery,” Tesla writes in the referral program description. “Be invited to configure and take delivery of your Foundatio

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Tesla dominated US EV registrations in 2023, but Rivian and Hyundai are catching on

Electrek

New EV registrations in the US were up 23% in December as adoption continues to grow. Although Tesla’s 11% growth lagged behind the market, the automaker still dominated with 56% of US EV registrations in 2023. Meanwhile, several smaller players, including Hyundai and Rivian , saw promising growth.

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A Country With CCS1, CCS2, NACS, and CHAdeMO?

CleanTechnica EVs

One of the big arguments for switching to Tesla’s NACS plug was standardization. Europe chose CCS2 for its EVs. China. [continued] The post A Country With CCS1, CCS2, NACS, and CHAdeMO? appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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A Native American tribe is building a $1B solar farm in Colorado

Electrek

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is going to build the Sun Bear Solar Project, one of the US’s largest solar farms, in Colorado.

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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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Lucid board greenlights CEO Peter Rawlinson’s $6 million cash bonus

Teslarati

In an 8-K filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Lucid Group Inc. noted that its board had approved a $6 million cash bonus to CEO Peter Rawlinson. The bonus incited some raised eyebrows among EV enthusiasts, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who criticized the Lucid CEO’s bonus. Lucid explained the rationale behind Rawlinson’s $6 million cash bonus.

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As Demand Grows for Electric Cars, So Does the Market for Green Jobs in the EV Industry

CleanTechnica EVs

Analysts expect openings for all types of electric vehicle jobs to expand over the next decade, with new opportunities across. [continued] The post As Demand Grows for Electric Cars, So Does the Market for Green Jobs in the EV Industry appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla owner Sueco creates cool, impromptu track using Cybertruck Toybox

Teslarati

It’s always a sight to see when someone with serious talent uses a tool with mastery. This was certainly the case in a recent video that’s been posted on social media, which shows singer-songwriter Sueco creating an impromptu track in his Tesla Cybertruck. The singer-songwriter’s Cybertruck video started off like many before it, with Sueco showing his followers on social media the different parts and features of the all-electric pickup truck, from its cool lightbar and giant windshield wiper to

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This State Might Ban Gasoline Cars. Here’s Who’s Fighting Back

The Truth About Cars

This week we speak with Mike Spagnola, president and CEO of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), about a proposed ban on internal-combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in Connecticut. You might remember I had a memorable visit to SEMA a few years back. Chris Tonn and I also discuss this year's Super Bowl ads , both automotive and not. Spoiler alert: I didn't think this year's crop was very good, though car companies did better than those schilling candy or soda or whatnot.

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SpaceX’s $100M Starbase industrial factory “already well underway:” Elon Musk

Teslarati

SpaceX is expanding its South Texas operations with a $100 million project at its Starbase complex in Brownsville. The project, simply called “SpaceX Starbase Office,” will see the construction of an industrial complex that would be large enough to fit 15 football fields. Details filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation shed light on the project’s scope.

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Digital infrastructures: European digital sovereignty, innovations, and quantum trend

Innovation News Network

Dr Gregor Tkachov, Lecturer at the Faculty of Computer Science at Berlin School of Business & Innovation, discusses the importance of digital sovereignty for Europe and emphasises the efforts to develop European digital infrastructure. The post Digital infrastructures: European digital sovereignty, innovations, and quantum trend appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Stuff We Use: External Speakers

The Truth About Cars

On our never-ending quest to improve this place by listening to feedback from the B&B, we are taking a new tack with these product posts, choosing instead to focus on items we use and have deployed in our travels. After all, if we’re giving you the truth about cars, we ought to give you the truth about car accessories. We’ll cop that the topic of the one is arguably more car adjacent than some of the other products we’ve featured in this series – but there’s no denying that gearheads general

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Volkswagen’s Scout Motors breaks ground on $2 billion assembly plant

Teslarati

Volkswagen’s Scout Motors company broke ground on its $2 billion South Carolina assembly plant. Scout Motors’ new assembly is located in Blythewood, South Carolina. The $2 billion assembly plant spans 1,600 acres. Scout Motors estimated its South Carolina plan could generate 4,000 jobs in the area. Scout Motors will be spearheading Volkswagen’s entry into the United States’ electric vehicle pickup truck.

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Tesla offers to accelerate Cybertruck delivery with referral program, sold out in hours

Electrek

Tesla has offered Cybertruck reservation holders to accelerate their delivery through an award in its referral program. It sold out in hours.

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States Can Quantify the Benefits of Climate-Friendly Transportation Options With RMI’s Smarter MODES Calculator

CleanTechnica EVs

RMI’s Smarter Mobility Options for Decarbonization, Equity, and Safety (Smarter MODES) Calculator helps decision makers visualize the pollution reduction, cost. [continued] The post States Can Quantify the Benefits of Climate-Friendly Transportation Options With RMI’s Smarter MODES Calculator appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Is this Rivian’s more affordable R2 electric SUV spotted in the wild?

Electrek

As we get closer to the official debut of Rivian’s more affordable R2, we are finally getting a better idea of what to expect. After teasing the model for the first time yesterday, Rivian’s R2 was reportedly spotted filming in downtown LA shortly after.

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Vauxhall and Tesco team up to offer free EV charging

Innovation News Network

Vauxhall and Tesco have announced they will offer free EV charging to incentivise motorists to make the electric transition. The post Vauxhall and Tesco team up to offer free EV charging appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Rare Rides Icons: The Cadillac Eldorado, Distinctly Luxurious (Part XVII)

The Truth About Cars

In our last installment of Rare Rides, we checked out the interior changes Cadillac’s engineers and designers made for the new and improved third generation Eldorado in 1957. And while the interior of the standard Eldorados that year was largely shared with the rest of the Cadillac lineup, there was an exception: Eldorado Brougham. Like we saw previously with the Brougham’s mix-and-match approach in use of old and new exterior styling cues, the interior went its own direction as well.

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GM makes a $150M deal for sustainable refined graphite with a Canadian miner

Electrek

General Motors (GM) has signed a multiyear deal with Quebec-based Nouveau Monde Graphite (NMG) to supply nearly 20,000 tons of active anode material per year.

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Imported Audi, Porsche, and Bentley Models Held Back Over Forced Labor Allegations

The Truth About Cars

Thousands of vehicles manufactured under the umbrella of Volkswagen Group are being held at U.S. ports for allegedly violating the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA). Enacted in 2021, the law is supposed to prohibit the utilization of slave labor in Western China. While the impacted automakers include Porsche, Bentley and Audi, we’ve seen plenty of brands being accused of leveraging forced labor in the Xinjiang region of China, where the country is said to have forcibly concentrated the

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The Fiat 500e Feels Way More Comfy This Time

InsideEVs

An Impromptu preview of the U.S. Spec Fiat 500e and chat with North American Fiat Lead Aamir Ahmed revealed his plans for the struggling brand.

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2023 Toyota Prius Limited Review – Finally a Worthy Choice

The Truth About Cars

The Toyota Prius was once reviled by most enthusiasts and often the butt of jokes, even in pop culture. Prius drivers were stereotyped as left-lane camping, NPR-listening, Green Party-voting smug virtue-signalers. That stereotype was often unfair and inaccurate. But it was based in one truth – the Prius might save you a lot of gas but man it was no fun to drive.

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BYD’s electric pickup truck is headed overseas

Electrek

Leading global EV maker BYD’s electric pickup was recently spotted testing in Australia, suggesting the new model could be launching overseas soon.

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Could a new lithium-ion conductor pave the way for sustainable batteries?

Innovation News Network

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have discovered a solid material that acts as a rapid lithium-ion conductor. Read more here. The post Could a new lithium-ion conductor pave the way for sustainable batteries? appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Kia’s new EV9 electric SUV is being marked up by dealers against the brand’s desire

Electrek

The new Kia EV9 is being marked up by dealers despite the brand specifically asking them not to. As demand picks, some dealers are marking up the electric SUV by up to $7,000 over MSRP.

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