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If $50,000 EVs still lose $6,000, when will EVs become profitable?

Green Car Reports

Legacy automakers are still losing thousands of dollars on many EV sales, according to newly published analysis from the Boston Consulting Group. BCG estimates that most automakers lose around $6,000 on each EV they effectively sell for $50,000, that price accounting for any tax credits or other incentives the customer might be eligible for.

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Toyota’s plug-in hybrids emit four times more CO2 than company claims

The Driven EV News

New real-world data from the EU shows plug-in hybrid vehicle emissions are actually much closer to the average petrol car than car companies claim. The post Toyota’s plug-in hybrids emit four times more CO2 than company claims appeared first on The Driven.

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2024 Lucid Air Grand Touring adds heat pump, charges up to 30% faster

Green Car Reports

The 2024 Lucid Air Grand Touring—the longest-range version of the Air luxury sedan—gets some small but notable changes for the current model year, Lucid announced Wednesday in a press release. The Grand Touring is the second Air model to get a heat pump, after the high-performance Sapphire. As previously shown in other EVs, a heat pump.

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Tesla Semi has been pushed ‘well beyond expectations’ by a new customer

Electrek

Tesla has delivered its Tesla Semi, an electric semi truck, to a new customer for a pilot program that has reportedly pushed the electric vehicle “well beyond expectations.

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

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Report: Mercedes pulls the plug on range-extended EV possibilities

Green Car Reports

Mercedes-Benz is scrapping extended-range EV powertrains after tests of prototypes, according to an Autocar report citing an anonymous source with knowledge of the matter. Mercedes built and tested some prototypes based on existing models, "concluded that the range-extender drivetrain is a transitional technology with a relatively short-term.

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Tesla Semi pilot expands to Martin Brower

Teslarati

It appears that the Tesla Semi is now doing a pilot with another client. As noted by Tesla Sr. Manager of Semi Truck Engineering Dan Priestley , Martin Brower (MB) has also started a pilot for the Class 8 all-electric truck. The results of the program so far are quite encouraging. In a post on X , the Tesla executive thanked MB and the Semi’s other customers for working with the company to test, develop, and refine the all-electric truck.

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Zeekr Begins Big Push into 6 European Countries

CleanTechnica EVs

Zeekr is one of the most elegant, most advanced, and most high tech EV producers in the world. The brand is underneath the wing of Chinese auto giant Geely, but Zeekr has always seemed like a brand focused on conquering the European market. Recall that Geely also owns Volvo Cars. [continued] The post Zeekr Begins Big Push into 6 European Countries appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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These new EV charging features are coming to Google Maps

Electrek

Google's new Maps features help EV drivers find exact information about EV chargers' locations, plan charging stops for road trips, and more.

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Polestar cuts greenhouse emissions per car thanks to renewables and more efficient EVs

The Driven EV News

Polestar says it has cut greenhouse gas emissions by nine per cent per car sold in 2023, thanks to more renewable power, more efficient batteries and EVs, and cleaner materials. The post Polestar cuts greenhouse emissions per car thanks to renewables and more efficient EVs appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla opens investor questions for Q1 2024 earnings call

Teslarati

Tesla is approaching arguably one of its most important earnings calls in years. In light of the upcoming event, Tesla has gone live with its Q1 2024 earnings page on investor communication platform Say , where verified TSLA shareholders could submit their questions for the electric vehicle maker. Tesla has included Say questions in its earnings calls for years.

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

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2023 was a record year for wind power growth – in numbers

Electrek

The global wind industry installed 117 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity in 2023, making it the best year ever for new wind energy – here’s what happened and where.

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Tesla to announce investment of up to $3bn in India next week

Teslarati

Tesla is going to announce an investment of up to $3 billion next week in India during his planned visit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reports indicate. Tesla has been working to establish a professional relationship with India for several years, hoping to bring its vehicles to the country on a larger scale. However, Tesla and India have both had requests that the other party simply could not agree to: Tesla requested lower import duties so it could test demand, while India was only willing

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Volkswagen to launch new EV platform in China to slash costs and compete with BYD

Electrek

To boost sales in the world’s largest EV market and one of Volkswagen’s most important regions, the company is launching a new digital EV platform with China’s XPeng. VW says the EV platform will slash costs as it looks to recapture market share in China.

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Tesla investors to vote on Texas incorporation, ratification of Musk’s 2018 comp plan at 2024 annual meeting

Teslarati

Tesla has filed its Proxy Statement 2024 to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The document included details about the electric vehicle maker’s 2024 annual meeting of stockholders, updates regarding the company’s plans for CEO Elon Musk’s 2018 pay package, as well as an initiative to move Tesla’s state of corporation from Delaware to Texas.

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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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Get Ready for a Flood of EV Sales in Quebec, Canada

CleanTechnica EVs

What do companies want from government policy? They want consistency and predictability. Whether policies are more supportive or less, consistency and predictability allow a company to plan things out. They allow a company to more easily forecast consumer demand as well as company expenditures. It’s easy to get excited about. [continued] The post Get Ready for a Flood of EV Sales in Quebec, Canada appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Stellantis continues layoffs as CEO gets remuneration pay package

Teslarati

Stellantis recently announced that it will continue to lay off workers at its Mirafiori plant in Europe. Meanwhile, shareholders approved Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares’s 2023 remuneration pay package. The legacy automaker stated that layoffs at its Mirafiori plant would continue until May 6, 2024. The company’s job cuts have received criticisms from local unions.

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LEVC reveals interior of its L380 luxury MPV

Electric Cars Report

LEVC has debuted new information and images of the luxurious and innovative interior of its L380 Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV), the first of a new range of smart, spacious, fully electric models, which will see the brand accelerate its transition from a high-end taxi manufacturer to a leading provider of e-mobility solutions. At a design event […] The post LEVC reveals interior of its L380 luxury MPV appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Tesla Shanghai Megafactory to start construction next month: report

Teslarati

The Tesla Shanghai Megafactory is moving forward, though its construction date and Megapack mass production targets appear to have been moved slightly back. This was hinted at in a recent report from China. Citing sources from Tesla China, Chinese publication The Paper recently claimed that the EV maker is looking to start the construction of the Shanghai Megafactory in May 2024.

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Nissan Teases New All Solid-State EV Battery For Itself, Renault, & Mitsubishi Motors

CleanTechnica EVs

Nissan is pumping up its presence in the EV market through the Formula E racing series, while prepping for a new all-solid-state EV battery. The post Nissan Teases New All Solid-State EV Battery For Itself, Renault, & Mitsubishi Motors appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Cybertruck engineer reveals why ‘Crab Walk’ feature wasn’t included

Teslarati

Tesla Cybertruck engineer Wes Morrill revealed the company considered equipping the all-electric pickup with the “Crab Walk” feature that General Motors has flexed with its HUMMER EV, but it did not seem useful. CrabWalk , as GM calls it, is a four-wheel steer mode that enables “greater vehicle maneuverability when you’re off-roading or parking.” It allows the angle of the rear wheels to mimic that of the front wheels, enabling the vehicle to move more diagonally.

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Toyota plots an all-electric Highlander SUV, will the Tundra and Tacoma be next?

Electrek

After a slow start, Toyota is looking to shake things up with its next round of electric cars. Toyota’s second best-selling SUV in the US, the Toyota Highlander, is going fully electric. It could be followed by other familiar names like the Tacoma and Tundra.

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Hydrogen production made more sustainable with metal waste

Innovation News Network

University of Nottingham scientists have found a way to facilitate sustainable hydrogen production from metal waste. The post Hydrogen production made more sustainable with metal waste appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Volvo Trucks South Africa Launches Electric Truck Equipment-As-A-Service Rental Solution

CleanTechnica EVs

Last year, Volvo Trucks started delivering heavy electric trucks to its customers in South Africa. In another major boost for the uptake of heavy electric trucks in South Africa, Volvo Trucks South Africa has now launched Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) model for electric truck rentals in the country. The local Volvo electric. [continued] The post Volvo Trucks South Africa Launches Electric Truck Equipment-As-A-Service Rental Solution appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Model 3 Ludicrous spotted for right-hand-drive markets

The Driven EV News

New Tesla Model 3’s Ludicrous variant, is on its way to right-hand-drive markets like ours in Australia The post Tesla Model 3 Ludicrous spotted for right-hand-drive markets appeared first on The Driven.

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Ford Lowers F-150 Lightning Flash to Below $70,000, Announces Other 2024 Changes

CleanTechnica EVs

Ford recently announced that orders are now open for 2024 F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks. Normally, there’s not much news when an automaker announces a new model year, but one big news item is some impressively low prices for the F-150 Lightning Flash, a tech-focused variant/trim of the truck. For. [continued] The post Ford Lowers F-150 Lightning Flash to Below $70,000, Announces Other 2024 Changes appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Giga Berlin refutes claim that 3,000 jobs will be cut

Teslarati

Tesla Giga Biga Berlin refuted claims that 3,000 jobs would be cut from the factory. The effect of Tesla’s job cuts on Giga Berlin is still unknown. Local media outlets have reportedly claimed that 3,000 jobs would be affected by Tesla’s job cuts. Earlier this week, Tesla emailed employees to inform them they were laid off. The company plans to lay off 10% of its workers.

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Layoffs Are The Obvious But Wrong Answer To Company Problems

CleanTechnica EVs

One big topic of conversation recently has been the big mass layoffs Tesla made this week. Some people woke up on Monday morning only to find out that they didn’t have a job by the end of the day. If this is the first you’ve heard of the layoffs, I’d. [continued] The post Layoffs Are The Obvious But Wrong Answer To Company Problems appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Lucid updates Air Grand Touring to boast its range with faster charging

Teslarati

Lucid Motors has updated the Air Grand Touring configuration to boast more accurate range ratings with the addition of a heat pump, as well as new technologies to increase charging speed. The Grand Touring configuration has the longest range in the Lucid Air lineup, and the automaker, still attempting to navigate through the early challenges of EV development , is making all the attempts it can to move in the right direction.

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Spain Has 11% Plugin Vehicle Share — New Monthly Market Share Report

CleanTechnica EVs

A small introduction: Following the feedback of some readers, I have decided to stop focusing so much on the Dutch, French, and German markets, and start covering other, less media friendly markets, which allows us to see different realities and have a better understanding of the EV Revolution. Tesla #1. [continued] The post Spain Has 11% Plugin Vehicle Share — New Monthly Market Share Report appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Giga Berlin receives a proposal from local water supplier

Teslarati

Tesla Giga Berlin received a wastewater management proposal from local water supplier, the Strausberg-Erkner Water Association (WSE). On Tuesday, 16 WSE members representing the municipalities in the region held a private meeting with Tesla Giga Berlin representatives in attendance. WSE members and Tesla Giga Berlin’s representatives discussed the ongoing dispute about the factory’s wastewater management.

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Automaker C-Suites Are Pondering A Big Question On EVs. Choose Humanity!

CleanTechnica EVs

EV sales have grown strongly in recent years, and while we’ve explained that they’re still growing nicely in many places and for many companies, it’s also clear that we’re not in the period of the fastest growth for the industry. Most notably, we’ve just seen #1 BEV seller Tesla report. [continued] The post Automaker C-Suites Are Pondering A Big Question On EVs.

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Lucid’s longest-range Air Grand Touring gets faster charging, 516 miles range at a lower price

Electrek

New details on the longest-range electric car in the US, the Lucid Air Grand Touring, have been revealed. Lucid’s new 2024 Air Grand Touring gains faster charging, a heat pump, and 516 miles range (in more conditions). And you get all that for a 12% discount compared to last year’s model.

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Ford Drops Limited Edition 60th Anniversary Mustang for 2025

The Truth About Cars

The Ford Motor Company is offering a limited appearance package for the 2025 model year of the Mustang, stating that there will be just 1,965 examples to commemorate the car’s introductory year. As previously teased by the automaker , the model will receive special badging, decals, and wheels that hearken back to the original. This likewise means paint options will be limited.

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Audi teases sporty new e-tron GT with Porsche Taycan Turbo power

Electrek

The new Audi e-tron GT is gearing up for its debut as prototypes begin hitting the streets for testing. Audi’s refreshed e-tron GT is expected to pull upgrades from the new Porsche Taycan Turbo. The new electric sports car will likely feature a bigger battery, more range, and performance.

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