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Ford Mach-E GT review, VW ID.4 recall, wireless EV charging for fleets: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Does wireless EV charging make sense for commercial vehicle fleets? Is VW solving its earlier ID.4 display flickers and flaky controls with a recall remedy? And is the Mustang Mach-E GT worth the premium? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT goes quicker with a new rear motor from the F-150 Lightning, and.

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Toyota, Japanese rivals promise more efficient next-gen ICE engines amid the shift to EVs

Electrek

Despite the market moving toward EVs, Toyota , Subaru, and Mazda are committed to developing next-generation ICE engines. The new engines are “tailored to electrification” with integrated EV components.

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2021-2023 VW ID.4 recalled for screen issues, software

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen is recalling nearly 80,000 of its ID.4 electric vehicles in the U.S.—plus more than 8,000 in Canada—due to gauge clusters and infotainment systems that either unexpectedly reset or don’t start up in the first place. The issue, which likely covers some or all of the many flickering screens and sudden reboots that owners.

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Australian maker of battery integrated EV chargers hopes to succeed where Tritium failed

The Driven EV News

eLumina to launch manufacturing facilities in Gold Coast as it lands orders for its battery-integrated EV charging solutions, many to replace stock made by the collapsed Tritium. The post Australian maker of battery integrated EV chargers hopes to succeed where Tritium failed 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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Review: 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT goes with Lightning

Green Car Reports

The Mach-E is Ford’s only dedicated electric vehicle, with no gasoline equivalent. Yet it won’t let you, or anyone driving near you, mistake it for anything but a member of the Mustang family. In the 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, the design cues and prancing-horse logos still deal out an overstated hand of pony-car attitude. I reach.

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Tesla to appear at energy conference in Germany next month

Teslarati

Tesla has announced plans to appear at an upcoming energy storage conference in Germany in the coming weeks as the company continues to ramp up its energy business. The electrical energy storage (ees) conference is set to take place next month in Münich, Germany, with Tesla Energy being one of 760 total exhibitors. Tesla shared the news on its LinkedIn page dedicated to its energy business on Tuesday, noting that it will be taking part in the event’s Intersolar Forum.

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EV sales slowdown in the U.S. may not last long: Bloomberg

Teslarati

Reports of an electric vehicle (EV) sales slowdown this year have been a major focus for many automakers, but new data suggests that the downturn may not last as long as previously expected—and may not be as bad as many thought. In a report on Tuesday, Bloomberg said that Q1 sales data makes the supposed EV slowdown in the U.S. look more like a blip, as many automakers saw sales continue to increase year over year.

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Volkswagen aims to debut new affordable electric vehicles in 2027 with prices around $22,000

Electrek

Volkswagen is aiming for its new low-cost electric vehicles to debut in 2027. The new affordable VW EVs are expected to be priced around $21,800 (20,000 euros).

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BYD Sea Lion 7 EV seen in right hand drive, preparing to launch in 2024

The Driven EV News

BYD's new all electric sleek SUV previewed for right-hand-drive markets like Australia, revealing key details. The post BYD Sea Lion 7 EV seen in right hand drive, preparing to launch in 2024 appeared first on The Driven.

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NYC congestion pricing is coming. Here’s how to get out of it

Electrek

New York City is on the brink of implementing congestion pricing, a bold move aimed at reducing traffic in Manhattan’s most congested areas. While this initiative promises to alleviate gridlock and generate funds for public transportation, it also means drivers will face additional costs to navigate through certain parts of the city. But what if I told you there’s a way to avoid these fees entirely?

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

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Tesla adds two awesome new features with recent software update

Teslarati

Tesla is adding two awesome new features, among plenty of others, with its most recent Software Update, v.2024.20. Released internally over the weekend, Tesla is refining its massive Spring software update, which is packed with many features. We wrote about them here, and you can read up on all the improvements the automaker made to its vehicles. However, there are two major improvements with the recent update that were detailed in the most recent release notes.

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Hyundai taps ex-Porsche, Apple Car exec to bolster performance as it transitions to EVs

Electrek

Hyundai is bringing on ex-Porsche and Apple exec Manfred Harrer to lead the development of its new luxury Genesis Magma brand. The appointment is expected to help accelerate Hyundai Motor’s (including Kia’s) transition to electric with “top-tier” EV leadership.

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Tesla updates its Autopilot dog house and makes a cabin improvement with new update

Teslarati

Tesla made changes to its Autopilot dog house and also improved how your cabin will feel in the Summer months as warmer weather approaches for many of us. The two improvements are a part of Tesla’s 2024.20 Software Update , which started rolling out internally to employees this past weekend. Tesla’s Autopilot dog house is more commonly referred to as “Autopilot Jail,” and it punishes those who abuse its abilities.

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Rehired Tesla Supercharger manager beautifully explains why he came back

Electrek

A recently rehired Tesla Supercharger team member beautifully explained why he came back and gave a respectful nod to his former leader fired by Elon Musk.

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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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New machine learning technique can accurately detect microplastics

Innovation News Network

Optical analysis and machine learning techniques can now readily detect microplastics in water using inexpensive porous metal substrates. The post New machine learning technique can accurately detect microplastics appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Hyundai’s new IONIQ 9 electric SUV looks even bigger in latest US testing video

Electrek

A new Hyundai three-row electric SUV is set to hit the US market. Ahead of its official debut, the Hyundai IONIQ 9 was caught testing in the US. From the looks of it, the electric SUV looks even bigger and bolder in person.

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EV charging points to hit 64 million globally by 2029

The Driven EV News

New research published this week suggests that the number of charging points around the globe will skyrocket to 64 million by 2029. The post EV charging points to hit 64 million globally by 2029 appeared first on The Driven.

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Magna Steyr in discussions with several Chinese automakers to localize EV production in Europe

Electrek

Austria-based contract manufacturer Magna Steyr has confirmed that several Chinese OEMs are discussing the possibility of local EV production ahead of further sales in Europe. The decision may be swayed by the looming threat of tariffs Europe may impose on China as several automakers continue to expand to new markets overseas.

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Tesla Supercharger team member shares insights after getting rehired

Teslarati

A member of Tesla’s Supercharging team who was rehired by the electric vehicle maker just weeks after being laid off has shared some insights on the reasons why he decided to return to the company. As per the Supercharger team member, there is still a lot of work to be done when it comes to EV adoption. Four weeks ago, Tesla Sr. Manager of Site Acquisition and Business Development of Commercial Charging George Bahadue revealed that he was one of the Supercharger team members who was term

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BYD Unveils Plug-In Hybrid With 1,305 Miles Of Total Range

CleanTechnica EVs

BYD says cars with its latest plug-in hybrid technology have a range of 1200 miles and up to 80 mpg. Are those claims real? The post BYD Unveils Plug-In Hybrid With 1,305 Miles Of Total Range appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Ford teases new F-150 Lightning-based EV SuperTruck ahead of Pikes Peak [Video]

Electrek

Ford Performance is at it again. The high-performance unit is teasing its new Ford F-150 Lightning -based EV SuperTruck ahead of its official debut. To showcase its abilities, Ford’s new electric SuperTruck will compete in the upcoming Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

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Toyota hints at its latest plans for upcoming ICE vehicles

Teslarati

Toyota has made its latest statements doubling down on plans to develop new vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICE), along with continued focus on part-hydrogen-powered options. In a joint appearance with Mazda, Subaru, and Toyota, a part-owner of the former automakers, one executive recently highlighted and doubled down on the company’s future plans for varying ICE engines, as reported by the Financial Times on Tuesday.

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Lilium (LILM) inks new partnership to bring eVTOL jet rides to the South of France

Electrek

eVTOL jet developer Lilium has signed another pivotal partnership overseas that will bring aviation technology operations to the South of France and possibly other parts of Europe. The advanced air mobility startup is working with UrbanV out of Italy, and Aeroports de la Côte d’Azur forge to implement a vertiport network in the French Riviera, which could very well be the first region in Europe to enable regional eVTOL travel.

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Volkswagen Recalling ID.4 Over Software Issues

The Truth About Cars

Volkswagen is recalling over 80,000 ID.4 electric vehicles, from the 2021-2023 model years, over concerns that interior screens may turn off without warning. While not really much of an issue on older cars, this is a colossal problem for newer models that have integrated touchscreen technology as essential for vehicle controls. Fortunately, documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that the issue is limited to specific activities.

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Top US coal producer Wyoming just approved a $1.2B solar farm

Electrek

Wyoming just approved its largest solar farm – 771 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale solar plus battery storage.

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ACT Expo 2024 Takeaways: Sustainability Goals, Meet Financial Realities

Green Fleet Magazine

As the electrification market inches from the pilot phase to everyday use cases, the magnitude of the effort — and the cost — came into sharper focus at the industry's biggest clean transportation event.

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Five EVs that lease for under $300/month

Electrek

Last February there were nine EVs that leased for an average monthly cost of under $400 before tax and license. Since then, factory incentives have become even more attractive, and now four of those nine are leasing for under $300/month. A fifth EV, one that leased for over $400/month back then, has plunged into the sub-$300 club after a $120/month cut in cost.

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Lion Electric Unveils the Groundbreaking Lion8 Tractor, An All-Electric Class 8 Commercial Truck

CleanTechnica EVs

GCWR: up to 127,000 lbs – highest of the electric vehicle (EV) truck market Driving Range: up to 275 Miles (440 kilometers) Battery Capacity: up to 630 kWh Level III Charge Time (DC): charging to 80% SOC in 1.5 hours Powered by Lion’s Heavy-Duty battery packs (high-energy-density proprietary 750V battery. [continued] The post Lion Electric Unveils the Groundbreaking Lion8 Tractor, An All-Electric Class 8 Commercial Truck appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla’s latest way to get shareholders to vote: factory tour with Elon and Franz

Electrek

Tesla has come up with yet another program to encourage shareholders to vote in the upcoming shareholders meeting with a way to win a factory tour with Elon Musk and Franz von Holzhausen.

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Here's how wireless charging could cut costs for commercial EVs

Green Car Reports

Two recent wireless charging pilot programs show the potential for the technology's use with commercial EV fleets. The Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University are working to outfit a quarter-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 231 in West Lafayette, Indiana, for wireless charging of electric trucks. A test truck provided by Cummins.

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Volkswagen Confirms 2025 GTI Clubsport As Most Powerful Front-Drive Golf Ever

The Truth About Cars

Volkswagen has been teasing the Golf GTI Clubsport all month ahead of the planned reveal during Nürburgring 24 Hours. The endurance race will serve as the premiere of what’s likely to become the most powerful GTI VW has ever fielded. The bad news is that North America isn’t supposed to receive this particular vehicle. But the good news is that some of its equipment is likely to migrate over to the standard GTI that’s still sold in the United States for the 2025 model year.

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The Base Tesla Model 3 Has Just 148 HP In Singapore

InsideEVs

Tesla has limited the power of the Model 3 to 110 kilowatts (148 horsepower) in Singapore and the Model Y to 159 kW (213 hp) in Turkey.

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Pylon damaged in Tesla Giga Berlin alleged arson attack gets fully repaired

Teslarati

A power pylon near Tesla Giga Berlin that was damaged in March’s alleged arson attack has been completely repaired. The cost of repairing the facility, which was allegedly set on fire by environmental activists as a form of protest against Tesla, was over a million euros. As noted in an rbb24 report, the attack on the power pylon successfully cut the power to Giga Berlin.

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Physics Nobel Laureate Herbert Kroemer Dies at 95

Cars That Think

Herbert Kroemer Nobel Laureate Life Fellow, 95; died 8 March Kroemer, a pioneering physicist, is a Nobel laureate, receiving the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics for developing semiconductor heterostructures for high-speed and opto-electronics. The devices laid the foundation for the modern era of microchips, computers, and information technology. Heterostructures describe the interfaces between two semiconductors that serve as the building blocks between more elaborate nanostructures.