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Will the remains of EV startup Arrival help keep Canoo alive?

Green Car Reports

The U.S. EV startup Canoo earlier this week announced that it had acquired “a substantial portion of the advanced manufacturing assets” formerly owned by the U.K. startup Arrival for “pennies on the dollar.” The assets acquired by Canoo from the failed startup include robots, control equipment, and dynamic vehicle testing.

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Tesla Lathrop Megafactory spotted with record 446 Megapack batteries

Teslarati

Tesla Energy seems to be keeping the pedal to the metal all the way to the end of Q1 2024. This was hinted at in a recent drone flyover of the Lathrop Megafactory, a facility that produces the electric vehicle maker’s flagship energy storage solution, the Megapack. The drone flyover, which was conducted by Tesla watcher Met God in Wilderness on March 28, 2024, showed a record 446 Megapack batteries in the Lathrop Megafactory’s premises.

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Fisker prices slashed by up to $24,000, Tesla freezes them as trades

Green Car Reports

Fisker has slashed prices on its Ocean electric SUV as it looks to relieve a glut of unsold vehicles. In a move that it calls "strategically positioning Ocean to be a more affordable and compelling EV choice," the company on Wednesday announced significant price cuts on the 2023-model-year vehicles that represent the majority of the current Ocean.

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Fusion Tech Finds Geothermal Energy Application

Cars That Think

The upper 10 kilometers of the Earth’s crust contains vast geothermal reserves , essentially awaiting human energy consumption to begin to tap into its unstinting power output —which itself yields no greenhouse gasses. And yet, geothermal sources currently produce only three-tenths of one percent of the world’s electricity. This promising energy source has long been limited by the extraordinary challenges of drilling holes that are deep enough to access the intense heat below the Earth’s surface

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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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At Last: Tesla’s Full Self Driving Beta V12

CleanTechnica EVs

It’s better! It’s smoother and requires fewer interventions! See details below. I’m pretty well positioned to comment on FSD Beta V12.3 because I have been driving nearly every day 99% of the time with FSD Beta for about two years in my Tesla Model 3 with FSD hardware version 3. [continued] The post At Last: Tesla’s Full Self Driving Beta V12 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Semi has shipped over 20k battery packs out of Giga Nevada

Teslarati

The Tesla Semi has been proving itself in real-world situations, with the company’s fleet of all-electric Class 8 trucks transporting over 20,000 battery packs from Gigafactory Nevada to the Fremont Factory. The update was shared by Tesla Senior Manager for Semi Truck Engineering Dan Priestley , who recently provided some insights on the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Phase 3 rules.

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SpaceX makes big changes to Starship’s Florida launch pad

Teslarati

SpaceX has begun making drastic changes to its Starship launch pad in Florida after months of no activity. The launch site, which had been sitting for almost a year with no activity, has had four of its six legs, which were to support the orbital launch mount, removed over the past week for unknown reasons. SpaceX took down yet another OLM leg at the LC-39A Starship pad as seen by our @NASASpaceflight Space Coast Live Cams!

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The NOVUS One Lightweight E-Moto Could Make City Commuting Fun

CleanTechnica EVs

The NOVUS One electric motorcycle is a quick and right-sized bike for getting around the city, bringing together some great specs and an ultramodern look in a lightweight package. The post The NOVUS One Lightweight E-Moto Could Make City Commuting Fun appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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US renewables’ installed generating capacity beats coal

Electrek

Solar capacity additions hit the ground running in 2024, pushing renewables’ installed generating capacity past coal, according to new US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) data.

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Big Bend National Park Will Be Easy For EVs Soon

CleanTechnica EVs

If you’re looking for a nice, dark place to see the stars at night in all of their glory, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place than Big Bend National Park. Being far from not only cities, but even a ways from all but the smallest towns, there’s just. [continued] The post Big Bend National Park Will Be Easy For EVs Soon appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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

Brief

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BYD sets lower sales growth & warns of looming price war

Teslarati

BYD set lower sales growth goals for 2024, warning of a looming price war and overcapacity in Mainland China’s electric vehicle (EV) sector. BYD Chairman and President Wang Chuanfu held an investors conference earlier this week. According to SCMP , Wang told investors that the company’s expects deliveries to top at 3.6 million units this year, 20% more compared to 2023’s 3.02 million units.

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Dealing With The Flood of PHEVs That’s Coming

CleanTechnica EVs

PHEV technology could do a lot of good for the world while keeping the costs down for a while until battery prices come down more. The post Dealing With The Flood of PHEVs That’s Coming appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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2025 Volkswagen ID.7 to launch in the US by Q3

Teslarati

Volkswagen of America recently announced its offer structure for the 2025 VW ID.7, due to launch in the United States by Q3 2024. The German automaker will offer two ID.7 trims in the United States: the Pro S and the Pro S Plus. The two trims are available in RWD and 4MOTION AWD configurations. Volkswagen of America will announce the VW ID.7 Pro S and Pro S Plus’ range and pricing closer to their launch in the third quarter.

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BYD to kick off EV production at new Thailand plant in Q3 as overseas expansion accelerates

Electrek

Leading EV maker BYD is quickly expanding overseas after dominating its home market. BYD is now set to begin production at its new EV plant in Thailand in the third quarter as it looks to accelerate overseas sales.

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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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The Dodge City EV Dead Zone

CleanTechnica EVs

One kind of traveler will find the Dodge City area a little unfriendly. No, they probably won't kill you or challenge you to a duel, but if you're an EV driver, there's a big problem: No fast charging! The post The Dodge City EV Dead Zone appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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CATL to license LFP battery tech to General Motors

Teslarati

CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd) is negotiating with General Motors (GM) to license its LFP (lithium iron phosphate) battery technology. CATL and GM are also discussing the possibility of building a joint factory in North America. Based on local reports in China, negotiations between CATL and General Motors are just starting. However, the pair have agreed that the annual capacity of their joint battery plant in North America would be no less than the plant CATL is currently building

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An electric pickup from Nissan and Mitsubishi? Automakers team up to take on US market

Electrek

Japanese automakers Nissan and Mitsubishi are joining forces to catch up as the US market transitions to EVs. Nissan and Mitsubishi will jointly develop an electric pickup for the US market. Is this the all-electric Frontier we’ve been waiting for?

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Xiaomi challenges Tesla in China with Model 3 competitor

Teslarati

In the smartphone world, Xiaomi is considered by some to be the “Apple of China” due to its devices’ features and overall quality. And with the launch of the Xiaomi SU7, it appears that the smartphone giant is also looking to achieve the title of “Tesla of China.” At a launch event in Beijing, Xiaomi formally launched its first vehicle, the SU7 all-electric sedan.

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Tesla announces production of its 6 millionth electric vehicle

Electrek

Tesla has announced that it produced its 6 millionth electric vehicle – a big milestone amid a major slow down in its growth rate.

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Future Tesla-Powered BP Pulse Stations Popping Up, Possibly Near El Paso

CleanTechnica EVs

A recent sighting of a “coming soon” pin on PlugShare got me down a bit of a rabbit hole. But there’s an interesting story happening, and it might be starting near El Paso. Part Of A Much Bigger EV Charging Story There’s a truck stop that’s going to get a. [continued] The post Future Tesla-Powered BP Pulse Stations Popping Up, Possibly Near El Paso appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Mercedes-Benz is the latest automaker offering steep discounts on 2023 EV models

Electrek

Mercedes-Benz is joining a wave of automakers offering significant discounts on its 2023 EV models as it looks to clear inventory. The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS is being offered at up to $20,000 off MSRP, but the deals won’t last long.

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Greenlane Announces 280-Mile Commercial EV Charging Corridor From Los Angeles To Las Vegas

CleanTechnica EVs

Greenlane’s initial corridor sites will be located on Interstate 15 in Colton, Barstow and Baker, California, with additional sites to connect the corridor to Southern Nevada and San Pedro, California. The Colton flagship site will include 60 charging stations for heavy-, medium- and light-duty zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs). As the demand. [continued] The post Greenlane Announces 280-Mile Commercial EV Charging Corridor From Los Angeles To Las Vegas appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Lamborghini revamps the luxury brand with a new look as its lineup shifts to electric

Electrek

The iconic Lamborghini brand is getting a new look as the automaker prepares for an electric future. Lamborghini launched its new logo and corporate identity as part of its transformation.

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Video Friday: Co-Expression

Cars That Think

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion. RoboCup German Open : 17–21 April 2024, KASSEL, GERMANY AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2024 : 22–25 April 2024, SAN DIEGO, CA Eurobot Open 2024 : 8–11 May 2024, LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, FRANCE ICRA 2024 : 13–17 May 2024, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN RoboCup 2024 : 17–22 July 2024, EINDHOV

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Polestar CEO: 'Crucial' Year Ahead With New SUVs, No Plans For Cheaper EVs

InsideEVs

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath tells InsideEVs about differentiating from Volvo, parent Geely's commitment and being profitable by 2025.

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We buy a used Porsche Taycan! Bargain price, 1000km road trip and charging dramas

EV Central

“That’s proper arse-hole parking,” says the Tesla Model 3 owner as he stares – bewildered – at our Porsche Taycan blocking three Tesla superchargers. He’s not wrong. It is arse-hole parking. But we didn’t have a choice. A Taycan’s DC charge port is behind the front left wheel, and Tesla chargers are designed for Teslas to back into position and recharge at their rear-mount ports.

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The NHTSA is Investigating Some Ram Trucks for Potential Loss of Drive Power

The Truth About Cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it had received 82 complaints about certain Ram trucks that allege a loss of power due to a failure of a vital transmission component. Though not at the recall stage yet, the NHTSA’s probe has wrapped in around 188,000 trucks from the 2022 model year. The investigation covers the 2022 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500.

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'It Really Stinks': Fisker Ocean Owners Feel Burned If Company Goes Under

InsideEVs

As Fisker Inc. prepares for a potential restructuring, Ocean owners are concerned about maintenance with their vehicles.

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

The Truth About Cars

We’re back with more Cadillac Eldorado today, in our final entry on the third generation models. We spent our last installment reviewing the special and sometimes troublesome engineering that was standard on the Brougham. Since then, I discovered this April 1957 edition of The Cadillac Serviceman , GM’s in-house magazine publication for its dealer service centers.

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New England to become the second coal-free region in the US

Electrek

Both of New Hampshire’s coal plants are shutting, making New England the second coal-free region in the US.

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Surprise: The Ford Transit Trails Tires are Too Big and Need a Recall

The Truth About Cars

It’s not uncommon to see a poorly modified vehicle having technical difficulties, but it’s extremely rare to see a factory-modified vehicle experiencing the same issues. That’s the problem that Ford is having with the Transit Trail van, which was recently recalled for having tires that are too big, causing rubbing. Ford got a complaint from an unnamed upfitter company, which said that the van’s 30-inch Goodyear Wrangler tires rubbed when the front end was under load.

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EPA finalizes strongest-ever truck rule to save billions in health & fuel costs

Electrek

EPA’s Heavy Duty “Phase 3” truck rule has been finalized, and surprisingly enough it comes in stronger (albeit slightly) than the rule that was originally proposed last year.

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QOTD: What's The Most Underrated Car Currently On Sale?

The Truth About Cars

With all the excitement of the 2024 New York Auto Show and all the related vehicle debuts, I am thinking about the state of the market. Especially with the unveiling of the 2025 Nissan Kicks -- the Kicks competes with one of my favorite "underrated" vehicles. That is the current Chevrolet Trax. I have my reasons for liking it -- click the link above to see -- and given how bad the first-generation Trax was, it's a shock that it's so good now.

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Halevai looks to further electrify the marine segment with its American-made long-range boat

Electrek

Young electric boat maker Halevai is on the cusp of production of its flagship model, 2050, which promises some of the best range and power in a blossoming sustainable marine industry. This locally built recreational vessel was designed for safety and performance to provide customers with “the most technologically advanced on-board experience.

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