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BMW’s eighth-generation 5 Series offers two all-electric i5 variants; PHEVs in 2024

Green Car Congress

BMW introduced the eighth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan, including two all-electric i5 variants; BMW will extend the range to include two plug-in hybrid variants (530e and 550e xDrive) from the spring of 2024. The market launch of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan will begin in October 2023. The new model generation will be offered worldwide with all-electric drive and, depending on the market region, also with the plug-in hybrid systems as well as with efficient gasoline and diesel engines incl

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Ford adopts Tesla charge port for future EVs, Supercharger access soon

Green Car Reports

Ford CEO Jim Farley and Tesla CEO Elon Musk together on Thursday announced that Ford is planning to shift to Tesla’s charging interface—and the superior fast-charging experience of Tesla Superchargers—starting with its next-generation EVs in 2025. Those next-generation models will have the familiar Tesla port, called North.

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Volkswagen’s new Touareg to offer two PHEV variants

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen’s updated Touareg SUV will launch in five powertrain versions: a turbocharged gasoline engine, two turbodiesel engines and two plug-in hybrids. All use a 3.0-liter V6 engine. All are paired as standard with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and the 4MOTION permanent all-wheel drive. Presales of the new Touareg have started. The Touareg R eHybrid is the independent flagship model in the product line with the most powerful powertrain.

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2024 BMW i5: Electric 5-Series starts at $67,795 and 295 miles

Green Car Reports

BMW on Wednesday unveiled the i5, the first-ever all-electric version of the automaker's 5-Series luxury sedan, which is scheduled to reach dealerships later this year as a 2024 model. The 2024 BMW i5 will launch in the U.S. in eDrive40 and M60 xDrive guises priced from $67,795 and $85,095, respectively. Both prices include a mandatory $995.

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

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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding completes delivery of ammonia fuel supply system for large, low-speed two-stroke marine engines

Green Car Congress

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has completed delivery of an ammonia fuel supply system for large, low-speed two-stroke marine engines, to Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG), a manufacturer of marine engines. Ammonia fuel supply system J-ENG is currently conducting tests of ammonia fuel under various conditions utilizing an experimental, large-scale, low-speed two stroke marine engine located at the MHI Research & Innovation Center.

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Future Stellantis EVs: Better range vs. weight with lithium-sulfur cell tech?

Green Car Reports

Ask futurists which materials have the potential to make our lives better in all sorts of ways, and odds are the resulting shortlist will include graphene. Graphene has become a bit of a buzzword for startups in a range of areas, and it takes center stage in Lyten’s lithium-sulfur EV batteries. A 300-million-euro ($320 million) investment.

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Volvo EX30 claims lowest-ever carbon footprint for brand

Green Car Reports

Volvo says its upcoming EX30 electric SUV will have the lowest carbon footprint of any of its production models to date. Scheduled to debut June 7, with orders and pre-orders in some markets on the same date, the EX30 will represent a 25% reduction in lifecycle carbon emissions versus the C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge EVs—which both boast.

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DOE launches Clean Fuels & Products Shot

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Clean Fuels & Products Shot , a new initiative that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from carbon-based fuels and products significantly. This is the seventh DOE Energy Earthshot, which focuses on reducing carbon emissions from the fuel and chemical industry through alternative, more sustainable sources of carbon to achieve a minimum of 85% lower GHG emissions as compared to fossil-based sources by 2035.

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Tesla Model Y seemingly becomes world’s best-selling car in Q1 2023

Teslarati

Elon Musk has noted in the past that he believes the Tesla Model Y has the potential to become the world’s best-selling car, period. The prediction was ambitious, considering that the Model Y is an all-electric car — and one that is priced at a significant premium compared to some of its most popular combustion-powered rivals. Yet, as per data from JATO Dynamics , the Model Y may very well be on its way to making Elon Musk’s prediction a reality.

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Honda to participate in F1 from 2026 season as power unit supplier for Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant team

Green Car Congress

Honda Motor plans to participate in the FIA Formula One World Championship (F1) from the 2026 season as a power unit supplier. Honda has agreed to enter into a works partnership with the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team to supply power units compliant with the new F1 power unit regulations which will take effect in the 2026 season. In pursuit of its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030, starting from the 2026 season, F1 will implement new regulations with an engine/electric

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

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Tesla Model Y is now the world’s best-selling car, first EV to do so

Electrek

The Tesla Model Y was the world’s best-selling car in Q1 2023, marking the first time ever that an EV has achieved this feat, according to industry analyst JATO Dynamics. more… The post Tesla Model Y is now the world’s best-selling car, first EV to do so appeared first on Electrek.

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DOE LightMAT Consortium call now open

Green Car Congress

The Lightweight Materials Consortium (LightMAT), funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office, announced its annual funding opportunity for 2023 for the automotive industry to leverage technical assistance from DOE national laboratories. LightMAT seeks proposals to identify key technical challenges limiting the use of lightweight materials that can further improve the energy efficiency of conventional and electric vehicles.

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Mercedes-Benz is installing a 100 MW wind farm on its test track

Electrek

Mercedes-Benz has hired a contractor to install a 20-turbine wind farm at its test track in Papenburg, Germany. more… The post Mercedes-Benz is installing a 100 MW wind farm on its test track appeared first on Electrek.

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Industrial groups urge Biden to prioritize actions to address electrical steel supply chain crisis

Green Car Congress

A group of industrial stakeholders, including the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, have sent President Biden a letter urging “your administration to make it clear that electrical steel is critical to the national and economic security of the United States and to prioritize actions that will create a sustainable supply.” Electrical steel is used in the manufacturing of transformers, electric vehicle chargers, electric motors and other equipment.

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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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Ford will add Tesla plug to its electric vehicles in surprising move

Electrek

Tesla and Ford announced a partnership to onboard the latter’s electric vehicles on the former’s Supercharger network. Ford will add the Tesla plug, now known as the North American Charging Standard (NACS), to its own electric vehicles. more… The post Ford will add Tesla plug to its electric vehicles in surprising move appeared first on Electrek.

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Ford’s adoption of Tesla NACS could change the EV charging landscape [Opinion]

Teslarati

Ford recently announced it would add Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) port to its future electric vehicles (EVs). The move may change the EV charging landscape in North America. Tesla NACS Background In 2022, Tesla opened its EV connector design to the world, providing other electric vehicle automakers access to it. The company renamed the technology the North American Charging Standard , with the intention to make it the standard charging connector and charge port in the EV

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Rivian starts production on cheaper dual-motor R1T, deliveries in June

Electrek

The first customer dual-motor R1T, with Rivian’s in-house designed Enduro drive unit, rolled off the production line at the company’s factory in Normal, IL, today. more… The post Rivian starts production on cheaper dual-motor R1T, deliveries in June appeared first on Electrek.

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All-New NIO ES6 Electric SUV Launched In China

Electric Cars Report

Chinese EV maker NIO launched its All-New ES6, a smart electric all-round SUV in China, bringing users with experience beyond their expectations. The All-New ES6 adopts NIO’s latest design language, which is pure, sophisticated, and progressive. In line with the “Design for AD” philosophy, the watchtower layout of sensors seamlessly blends with the vehicle’s roof, […] The post All-New NIO ES6 Electric SUV Launched In China appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Neuralink secures FDA approval for first human brain-computer interface trial

Teslarati

Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface startup, Neuralink, recently announced that it had received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct its first in-human clinical study. The company highlighted the milestone in a post on its official Twitter account. As noted by Neuralink, the FDA permission is the culmination of the work that the company’s employees have done over the past years.

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Tesla Files: Insider stole 100 Gb of data and gave it to the media

Electrek

A Tesla insider has stolen about 100 Gb of data from the automaker and has given it to a German media company, which is now releasing some details. more… The post Tesla Files: Insider stole 100 Gb of data and gave it to the media appeared first on Electrek.

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Who’s the Coolest Robot of All?

Cars That Think

Calling all robot fanatics! We are the creators of the Robots Guide , IEEE’s interactive site about robotics, and we need your help. Today, we’re expanding our massive catalog to nearly 250 robots, and we want your opinion to decide which are the coolest, most wanted, and also creepiest robots out there. To submit your votes, find robots on the site that are interesting to you and rate them based on their design and capabilities.

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Blue Bird opens electric school bus factory to build 5,000 buses per year

Electrek

Blue Bird has opened a new “Electric Vehicle Build-Up Center” on the grounds of its main manufacturing plant in Fort Valley, Georgia. The 40,000 square foot facility will help the company reach production of 5,000 electric school buses per year. more… The post Blue Bird opens electric school bus factory to build 5,000 buses per year appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla to open 12,000 Superchargers to Ford across U.S. and Canada

Teslarati

Ford is set to gain access to 12,000 Tesla Supercharger locations across the United States and Canada and a new partnership announced on Thursday. Ford will also adopt Tesla’s charging port beginning in 2025, eliminating the need for a charging adapter in the future. “This is great news for our customers who will have unprecedented access to the largest network of fast-chargers in the U.S. and Canada with 12,000+ Tesla Superchargers plus 10,000+ fast-chargers already in the BlueOval Charge Netwo

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2024 BMW i5 details, Volvo EX30 CO2, Stellantis and lithium-sulfur batteries: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Volvo’s upcoming EX30 is going for the brand’s smallest-ever carbon footprint. Stellantis sees lithium-sulfur battery tech in its future. And the BMW i5 looks much like a gasoline 5-Series. Is that a good thing? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The 2024 BMW i5 revealed Wednesday is essentially a fully electric BMW 5-Series.

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US wind and solar combined produced more electricity than coal in Q1 2023

Electrek

US wind and solar together produced more electricity than coal in Q1 2023, according to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). more… The post US wind and solar combined produced more electricity than coal in Q1 2023 appeared first on Electrek.

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Home EV charging costs drop – but drivers can easily lower them more, says Ohme

Electric Cars Report

EV drivers can make even greater savings than the newly-announced forthcoming electricity price reductions, says Ohme, the UK’s fastest-growing smart charging company. The market authority Ofgem announced that the Standard Variable Tariff for domestic electricity rates would be lowered to 30p/kWh from 1 July. The reduction is down from the current 34p/kWh which has been […] The post Home EV charging costs drop – but drivers can easily lower them more, says Ohme appeared first on Electric C

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Tesla FSD Beta takes its first steps outside of North America

Electrek

Tesla FSD Beta has officially taken its first steps outside of North America, with the software making its way to cars in Australia, Germany, and Belgium. more… The post Tesla FSD Beta takes its first steps outside of North America appeared first on Electrek.

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Anglo-Moroccan Technology Company To Launch The First African-Designed And Engineered Battery Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars Report

ATLAS E-MOBILITY GROUP (ATLAS), a new global Anglo-Moroccan technology company, has today announced its mission to launch the first African-designed and engineered BEV (battery electric vehicle) and revolutionise the future of affordable zero-emission mobility. Headquartered in London, UK, with state-of-the-art manufacturing and development facilities planned for Morocco, one of the world’s fastest-growing and advanced global […] The post Anglo-Moroccan Technology Company To Launch The Fir

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Electric city bus sales overtake diesel in Europe in 2023

The Driven EV News

Sales data shows sales of battery electric buses have overtaken diesel, the first time a zero-emission technology has dominated a road transport sector in Europe. The post Electric city bus sales overtake diesel in Europe in 2023 appeared first on The Driven.

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Candela C-8 Polestar edition merges iconic design with electric performance at sea

Electric Cars Report

Polestar and Candela revealed the next phase of their partnership – the Candela C-8 Polestar edition. Combining Polestar’s Scandinavian take on luxury EV design with Candela’s innovative electric hydrofoil boat, the new Candela C-8 Polestar edition unites the two companies’ efforts to accelerate the shift to more sustainable electric mobility. The bespoke design cues include […] The post Candela C-8 Polestar edition merges iconic design with electric performance at sea appeared first on El

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Hyundai and LG are going to build a $4.3B EV battery plant in the US

Electrek

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution (LGES) just announced that they will build a $4.3 billion EV battery plant in the state of Georgia. more… The post Hyundai and LG are going to build a $4.3B EV battery plant in the US appeared first on Electrek.

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Would You Buy A $25,000 Tesla Model C — Today — If You Could?

CleanTechnica EVs

For those of you who’ve followed me over the years here at CleanTechnica, you know I’m a bit of a snowbird — I head north from the balmy southern US up to New England for July and August to visit with family and longtime friends.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk discusses EV future with Ford CEO Jim Farley

Electrek

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is going to discuss the future of electric vehicles with Ford CEO Jim Farley on a Twitter Spaces. more… The post Tesla CEO Elon Musk discusses EV future with Ford CEO Jim Farley appeared first on Electrek.

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VinFast becomes the latest victim of ‘recall’ with early unit defect

Teslarati

VinFast is recalling potentially 999 units of its VF8 all-electric vehicle that just recently started being delivered to customers in the U.S. as the display will blank and not show “critical safety information,” such as the speedometer or warning lights. The Vietnamese company said, “On certain 2023 MY VF 8 Variant MPVs, the MHU screen goes blank while driving or stationary.” 999 potential VF8 vehicles could be affected, but only 111 are in customer hands, while 153 are