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Survey: Fewer Americans seek EVs, as attention shifts to hybrids

Green Car Reports

Consumer interest in EVs has declined, with car shoppers showing more interest in hybrids, according to a new AAA survey. Only 18% of U.S. adults surveyed said they were "likely" or "very likely" to buy a new or used EV, down from 23% last year. And 63% of respondents said they were “unlikely or very unlikely” to make an EV their next.

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Hyundai, Tesla pave the way for long-range (+300 mi) EV prices falling below average gas cars

Electrek

Buying an electric car with at least 300 miles of range is getting more affordable than ever. Several automakers, including Hyundai , Kia, and Tesla, are now offering long-range EVs (those with at least 300 miles range) that are cheaper to buy than the average gas-powered car in the US.

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Final US mpg rules through 2031 go easy on gas trucks, SUVs

Green Car Reports

The federal government on Friday revealed vehicle efficiency standards for 2027-2031 that improve the fleet fuel efficiency of new cars and trucks—slightly. The final rules for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), announced Friday by the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), set the.

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BYD calls out the US and Europe for being ‘afraid’ of Chinese EVs

Electrek

Is the West afraid of Chinese electric cars? According to BYD CEO Wang Chuanfu, there are many examples of politicians who are worried about low-cost Chinese EVs, hinting at the US and Europe.

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

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Tesla Cybertruck police cruiser gets official unveil, deploys this year

Teslarati

After viewers got a glimpse of a Tesla Cybertruck police cruiser last week, Unplugged Performance has now officially unveiled the vehicle, as debuted this week by its UP.FIT government and fleet outfitting unit. On Friday morning, Unplugged Performance officially launched its police cruiser-outfitted Cybertruck from UP.FIT, after it was teased in a brief video from the company last Friday.

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VW Is Shifting EV Investment Dollars to Fund Further ICE Development

The Truth About Cars

Volkswagen hasn’t given up on its electrification plans, but it plans to shift some of its EV-designated funds to continue developing gas engines. Company Chief Financial Officer Arno Antlitz said the automaker would spend around $65 billion to “keep our combustion cars competitive.” The executive acknowledged that EVs are the future but also said that “the past is not over.

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Polaris launches first-of-its-kind free off-road charging network for adventure EVs

Electrek

Polaris , which pushed hard into electric vehicles with its Polaris RANGER XP Kinetic electric UTV, has just announced the launch of a “first of its kind” off-road charging network in Michigan’s upper peninsula.

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EVs Take 25.7% Share of the UK — Tesla Stays Top

CleanTechnica EVs

May saw plugin EVs take 25.7% share of the UK auto market, up from 23.1% year on year. Most of the gain was from PHEVs, whilst BEVs barely improved. Overall auto volume was 147,678 units, up by some 2% YoY, and still below pre-2020 norms (~175,000). The UK’s leading BEV brand. [continued] The post EVs Take 25.7% Share of the UK — Tesla Stays Top appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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John Hopkins Medicine researchers develop AI blood test to diagnose lung cancer

Innovation News Network

Scientists from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed an AI blood test that accurately identifies lung cancer. The post John Hopkins Medicine researchers develop AI blood test to diagnose lung cancer appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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These big, thirsty SUVs don't rate well for safety

Green Car Reports

Drivers of big, gas-guzzling SUVs may feel safer towering over other vehicles, but that isn't necessarily the case, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS on Thursday released safety ratings for three full-size SUVs. The Jeep Wagoneer received a Top Safety Pick award (one level below the highest Top Safety Pick+).

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

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Using satellites to monitor damaged infrastructure

Innovation News Network

Texas A&M researchers have harnessed the power of satellites and Earth Observation to constantly monitor and repair damaged infrastructure. The post Using satellites to monitor damaged infrastructure appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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China’s electric farm trucks are very different than ours. I went there to see how

Electrek

When I recently took a trip to China to see the world of electric micromobility, I was greeted with a wide range of personal electric vehicles. From e-bikes to e-scooters and even e-dirt bikes, I saw it all. But one of the most interesting examples, and clearly the most divergent from our own vehicles in the West, was what I saw while touring Wuzheng’s electric three-wheeler factory.

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Long-Range EVs Are Finally Cheaper Than Average Gas Cars

InsideEVs

Thanks to affordable new models from General Motors, Tesla and Hyundai, price parity with gas cars is no longer a distant dream.

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Tesla Cybertruck unveiled as imposing police vehicle

Electrek

Tesla tuner Unplugged Performance has unveiled its new Cybertruck police vehicle under its new Upfit division. Unplugged Performance has emerged.

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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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In the Hot Seat: The Kia Telluride Is Being Recalled Over Fire Fears

The Truth About Cars

Kia’s Telluride just went under a recall advisory over a defect pertaining to power seats. Based on documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the front power seat motor on the affected vehicles could overheat due to a stuck slide knob. Since the situation can result in a fire, Kia plans on recalling a whopping 462,869 examples inside of the United States.

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Nissan offers Chevy Bolt EV drivers a deal to buy a new LEAF

Electrek

If you drive a Chevy Bolt EV or EUV model, Nissan wants you to buy (or lease) a new LEAF. Nissan is enticing Bolt EV drivers with a new incentive with the purchase or lease of a LEAF.

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Bidirectional On-Board Chargers: Smaller, Faster, Cheaper

CleanTechnica EVs

On-board chargers are the great equalizers for electric vehicle charging — and can be a game-changer for the future of e-mobility. Fraunhofer IZM has managed to bring together some of the most innovative ideas in power electronics to pave the way for a new generation of on-board chargers. Twice the. [continued] The post Bidirectional On-Board Chargers: Smaller, Faster, Cheaper appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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I drove the next-gen R1S/R1T and Rivian is getting better at making electric vehicles

Electrek

I drove the next-generation R1S and R1T electric vehicles from Rivian, and my main takeaway is that the company is getting better at making electric vehicles. Not that it wasn’t good before, but it clearly needs to keep getting better to get to profitability.

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How Costco Could Move The Needle On EV Sales In The US

CleanTechnica EVs

Costco members can get a $1,000 incentive for selected GM EVs through the company's longrunning Costco Auto Program, on top of other state, federal, or dealer incentives. The post How Costco Could Move The Needle On EV Sales In The US appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Gotion High-Tech selects Morocco as home to a new 20 GWh battery gigafactory

Electrek

Over six months after detailing plans for a new 20 gigawatt-hour (GWh) battery plant in Europe, China’s Gotion High-Tech has shared precisely where it will set up shop overseas – Morocco.

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Here's What Life is Like As a Pit Crew Member

The Truth About Cars

Welcome back to another episode of the TTAC podcast! We chat with Bozi Tatarevic -- motorsport consultant, pit-crew member, and automotive journalist -- about what life is like in the pits. The pit lanes at racetracks, that is. Bozi has worked IMSA and NASCAR and he tells us all about it. Bozi has written for TTAC at times, and today we also talk about NASCAR and gear oil with TTAC contributor Matthew Guy.

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Big Bus Tours adds 40 electric sightseeing buses to its fleet

Electrek

Global open-top tour bus operator Big Bus Tours has added 40 electric sightseeing buses to its fleet in time for the summer holiday season.

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Virginia Bails On Electric Vehicle Mandate, Re-Joins South

CleanTechnica EVs

The electric vehicle revolution just hit a brick wall in Virginia, when Governor Youngkin dropped out of the new California clean car mandate The post Virginia Bails On Electric Vehicle Mandate, Re-Joins South appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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QOTD: Which Racetrack Would You Buy?

The Truth About Cars

Earlier today, we brought you the news that the iconic Willow Springs Raceway in California is for sale. Now I am wondering -- if any racetrack in the world was for sale, which one would you buy? For me, the answer is simple -- Road America in Wisconsin. That's because it's the closest world-class circuit to me, and I have a lot of familiarity with the track and the nearest town.

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Tesla Full Self Driving (Supervised): 40-Minute Drive With Almost No Interventions

CleanTechnica EVs

Another week, another lengthy Full Self Driving (Supervised) test drive. This week I went with longtime CleanTechnica reader, friend, and Tesla bull Dan. We explored an area that has given FSD trouble in the past, and we also meandered into some other areas to see what we could find and. [continued] The post Tesla Full Self Driving (Supervised): 40-Minute Drive With Almost No Interventions appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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You Can Buy Willow Springs Raceway

The Truth About Cars

Racetracks changing hands isn’t a story that always comes with a happy ending, but we’re hoping that the sale of Willow Springs Raceway in California ends positively. The track is listed on Loopnet after being owned by the same family for 62 years. The track is listed without a price, but in reading the listing, it’s clear that the sellers intend to find a buyer who will keep the track open.

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Podcast: Tesla v12.4, Rivian next-gen R1s, VW ID.7 GTX, and more

Electrek

On the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. In this week’s episode, we discuss Tesla’s upcoming v12.4 update, Rivian’s next-gen R1s, VW ID.7 GTX, and more.

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Non-Tesla Public EV Chargers Are Getting Better As Superchargers Slip

InsideEVs

J.D. Power’s latest E-Vision Intelligence Report shows the highest-ever quarter-over-quarter increases in satisfaction since 2021.

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Charging shorts EV interest, big SUV safety, Rivian Gen 2 and Toyota hybrid wagon: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Check out first drives of the Rivian R1S and R1T, and the Toyota Crown Signia hybrid wagon. New survey results suggest that more Americans are holding back on EV plans due to charging. And no, thirsty non-hybrid SUVs aren’t safer. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Several big, gas-guzzling SUVs aren’t actually so safe, found.

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Blazing Saddles: Mustang Recalled for Fire Risk

The Truth About Cars

Leaking clutch fluid could cause conflagration in some examples of the 2024 Mustang, leading Ford to issue a recall on the popular pony car. At issue is a clutch pressure line which may, in a specific set of circumstances, come in contact with hot exhaust components. This could cause the line to melt, releasing a stream of brake fluid which is used in the clutch system.

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Ford is revealing a new electric sports crossover next week, here’s what to expect

Electrek

Ford will unveil a new all-electric “sports crossover” next week. The new Ford EV crossover will be built on Volkswagen’s MEB platform, following the Electric Explorer. Here’s what to expect from the new model.

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Errors in Navigational Models Could Have an Easy Answer

Cars That Think

Just as early mariners used simple compasses to chart courses across the sea, today’s ships, planes, satellites, and smartphones can rely on Earth’s magnetic field to find their bearings. The difference is that today’s rather more sophisticated compasses have the aid of complex models, like the commonly used World Magnetic Model (WMM), that try to capture the multifaceted processes that create Earth’s magnetosphere.

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Tesla China rolls out more detailed maps, Auto Park improvements, and more

Teslarati

Tesla China has rolled out a new update for its customers in China. The update introduces a number of improvements to qualified vehicles in the country, including a new UI, more detailed maps, and updates to features like Auto Park, among others. The improvements were outlined by the company in post on local social media platform Weibo. As noted by Tesla China in its Weibo post, its recent over-the-air software update includes functions and improved features that would require drivers to rely l

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Rivian Updated the R1T and R1S with More Power, Better Tech, and Updated Drivetrain Features

The Truth About Cars

The Rivian R1T and R1S have mostly lived up to their initial hype, but they were getting a little long in the tooth compared to the new offerings hitting the market. That said, Rivian recently announced updates to the pair that should help their cause, and the changes bring some stunning specs. The new Quad Motor configuration now has 1,025 horsepower and a sub-2.5-second 0-60 mph time.

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