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New Jersey marks up EV ownership with additional $1,000 fee

Green Car Reports

New Jersey is introducing an additional registration fee for EVs. Starting July 1, drivers will pay an upfront fee of more than $1,000 on top of existing registration fees. Governor Phil Murphy signed a law last week renewing New Jersey's transportation trust fund that adds an annual fee set at $250 this year, and rising $10 over the remaining.

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Robotaxi transitions Tesla from a seller of vehicles to a seller of mobility

The Driven EV News

Many analysts have been conditioned to view Tesla as just another vehicle manufacturer, but the truth is Tesla is a software company just happens to also be the world's most advanced EV maker. The post Robotaxi transitions Tesla from a seller of vehicles to a seller of mobility appeared first on The Driven.

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Stellantis CEO claims EVs need battery breakthrough to be green

Green Car Reports

Automakers must reduce EV battery weight by 50% in the next decade in order to make electrification truly green, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said Wednesday during the automaker's Freedom of Mobility Forum. As Reuters reports, Tavares said that making a battery pack for an EV with a "decent range" of 250 miles currently takes, on average 1,000.

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Hyundai US boss calls out the competition as the brand goes ‘all in’ on electric vehicles

Electrek

As rivals including Ford and GM pull back, Hyundai is surging ahead in the US electric vehicle market. Hyundai’s US CEO, Randy Parker, is calling out the competition as the brand goes “all in” on EVs.

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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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Kia keeps to EV goals but plans to enhance hybrid lineup

Green Car Reports

Kia remains committed to an ambitious EV sales goal, but plans to keep hybrids and plug-in hybrids as part of its product mix, the automaker announced Friday in a presentation to investors. Kia still targets 1.6 million global EV sales annually by 2030. That's the same goal the automaker stepped up to in 2023, versus a previous target of 1.2.

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BYD takes sales of its $A15,000 EV to 360,000 in less than 12 months

The Driven EV News

BYD sells 360,000 of its most-affordable city electric car in under 12 months as it continues to expand its global footprint. The post BYD takes sales of its $A15,000 EV to 360,000 in less than 12 months appeared first on The Driven.

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Australia urged to ban sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035 at latest

The Driven EV News

Climate Council urges ban on new petrol and diesel cars in Australia by 2035 at the latest, more electric trucks and incentives for households to get rid of one of their cars. The post Australia urged to ban sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035 at latest appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla diner and Supercharger site gets grading, conduit and rain cover

Teslarati

Construction on the forthcoming Tesla diner, drive-in movie theater, and Supercharger site in Southern California has made more progress in recent weeks. Crews have now officially started interior work, along with grading for and the laying of electrical conduit, and new measures to protect against the weather. Crews have been working on the Tesla diner site’s interiors since the site was seen being prepped for indoor work a few weeks ago.

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EVs Take 27.9% Share In France, & The Peugeot e-208 Is Still On Top

CleanTechnica EVs

March’s auto market saw plugin EVs take a 27.9% share in France, growing from a 25.4% share year-on-year. Full electric volume was up by some 11% YoY, while plugin hybrid volume grew 4%. Overall auto volume was 180,024 units, marginally down YoY, though well below 2017–2019 seasonal norms (~230,000). The. [continued] The post EVs Take 27.9% Share In France, & The Peugeot e-208 Is Still On Top appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla (TSLA) maintains PT & BUY rating from Canaccord

Teslarati

Canaccord Genuity analyst George Gianarikas reiterated the investment bank’s Tesla price target of $234 and maintained the company’s BUY rating. In a note released last week, Gianarikas provided some insight into Tesla’s production and delivery numbers in the first quarter. In Q2 2024, Tesla missed analysts’ consensus, reporting a delivery decline of 8.5% year over year.

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

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IM Motors opens pre-sale for solid-state powered L6 sedan, starting under $32,000

Electrek

Just weeks after teasing the launch of its fourth all-electric model and promising some impressive specs, China’s IM Motors has officially opened pre-orders for its L6 Sedan. The automaker confirmed earlier today that the L6 will be powered by semi-solid-state batteries, offer a range of over 1,000km (620 miles), and deliver unique maneuvers like crabwalk and an intelligent driving chassis.

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Tesla highlights an underrated, noble goal FSD

Teslarati

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) makes driving a lot more convenient, and when it gets fully refined, it will have the potential to make roads a lot safer. But FSD’s advantages don’t end there. As highlighted by Tesla recently in social media, FSD also has the capability to give mobility back to people who would otherwise have a hard time operating a car.

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Our Experiences With Tesla FSD 12.3.3 Going Through Roundabouts (+ Video)

CleanTechnica EVs

Like many other Tesla owners who have bought “Full Self Driving” (FSD) in the past several years, I recently got version 12.3 installed on my car via an over-the-air software update. That was also the case for a few other CleanTechnica contributors. In this article, I’m sharing some of the. [continued] The post Our Experiences With Tesla FSD 12.3.3 Going Through Roundabouts (+ Video) appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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New Tesla Superchargers blocked by union efforts in Sweden: report

Teslarati

Tesla Sweden is seemingly facing its toughest challenge yet in its ongoing conflict with trade union IF Metall. As per recent reports, sympathy strikes from the Swedish Union for Service and Communications Employees (Seko) and the Electricians Union have successfully put a stop to Tesla Sweden’s expansion of its Supercharger Network. As per a report from Dagens Arbete (DA) , Tesla Sweden currently has plans to build about 35 new Supercharger stations in the coming years, from Malmö in the

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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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Kia EV plans, NJ $1,000 EV fee, Stellantis’ EV skepticism: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Kia keeps to its EV goals. New Jersey is asking for EV buyers to pay $1,000. And the CEO of global automaker Stellantis seemingly denies that EVs are a greener choice yet. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Kia on Friday detailed plans for its shift toward EVs and electrified powertrains through the decade, and it hasn’t budged in its.

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Tesla opens wallet and settles Autopilot death lawsuit as it was getting interesting

Electrek

Tesla’s team of “hardcore lawyers” have decided to settle a lawsuit involving an Autopilot death instead of going to a trial that looked like it was about to get interesting.

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The Battle for EV Charging in Strata Title Buildings Continues in Australia

CleanTechnica EVs

Things are looking up for those who want to charge their electric vehicle in new strata title builds. The Australian Building Codes Board has issued this note: “To support Australians making the switch to electric vehicles (EV), the National Construction Code (NCC) is requiring new buildings to be ready for. [continued] The post The Battle for EV Charging in Strata Title Buildings Continues in Australia appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Silent, 70-ton Scania semi gets to work on Swedish timber farm [Video]

Electrek

Swedish truck maker Scania is working with SCA to put the world’s first all electric timber truck into production in a bid to decarbonize the logging industry.

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Panasonic Energy aims for EV battery production in India

Teslarati

Panasonic Energy is discussing a potential joint venture with Indian Oil to produce electric vehicle (EV) batteries in India. The company’s interest in India comes after news broke that Tesla Giga Berlin is producing cars for the country. The Japanese battery supplier plans to produce cylindrical lithium-ion batteries in India. The two companies announced that their potential joint venture aims to cater to the growing demand for batteries for two and three-wheeler vehicles, along with energy sto

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Kia’s affordable EV3 is coming soon… and it’s getting a sporty GT Line model

Electrek

A new low-cost Kia electric car is expected to debut this summer. Kia is set to reveal the affordable EV3 later this year, complete with a sporty GT Line trim.

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GM reportedly cancels GMC Hummer EV EV2 base model

Teslarati

Back in October 2020, General Motors (GM) officially launched the GMC Hummer EV. The vehicle was a behemoth in both specs and size, but it was quite reasonable with a starting price of just $80,000 for its base EV2 trim. This trim, as per a recent report, has reportedly been canceled by the veteran automaker. During the Hummer EV’s launch, GM noted that the base EV2 trim would not be available until Spring 2024, which was over three years away at the time.

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Ramping up security to meet operational resilience rules

Innovation News Network

Meeting operational resilience targets is crucial for cybersecurity measures to be successful across multiple industries. Discover more here. The post Ramping up security to meet operational resilience rules appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Mercedes will finally unveil its ‘unrivaled’ electric G-Class later this month

Electrek

The G-Wagon is finally going all-electric. Mercedes-Benz is unveiling its long-awaited electric G-Class at the Beijing Motor Show later this month. Mercedes has been teasing the electric 4×4 since the concept version debuted in 2021.

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Why multi-cloud solutions are the future of IT

Innovation News Network

Massimo Bandinelli, Marketing Manager at Aruba Cloud, discusses how multi-cloud solutions can meet the unique needs of organisations. The post Why multi-cloud solutions are the future of IT appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Tesla can now deploy pre-fabricated Superchargers in a game-changing 4 days

Electrek

Tesla has revealed that it can now deploy pre-fabricated Superchargers in a game-changing 4 days. Anyone who knows anything about deploying EV fast-charging stations knows just how impressive that is.

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Tesla reaches settlement in fatal Autopilot accident case

Teslarati

Tesla has reached a settlement in a case regarding a fatal Autopilot accident, just a day before the trial was set to begin. Following the filing of a 2018 lawsuit alleging that Tesla’s Autopilot system had caused the accident killing 38-year-old Model X owner, the automaker has settled for an undisclosed amount ahead of the trial. A state court in San Jose, California publicized filings for the case on Monday, though terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

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Lotus Posts $750 Million Loss for 2023 While Also Setting Sales Record

The Truth About Cars

Lotus has reported a net loss of £594 million (about $751 million USD) for 2023. However the company actually had a good sales year, moving 6,970 vehicles in a twelve-month period. Lotus noted that sales ramped up in the final quarter of 2023, with the company seeing a 110-percent increase after the launch of the Lotus Eletre SUV. Though getting that vehicle, and other upcoming electric models, into production are one of the primary reasons for its crash burn.

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Tesla plans new world’s largest Supercharger with an impressive 200 stalls

Electrek

Tesla has unveiled plans for a new world’s largest Supercharger station, with an impressive 200 stalls in Yeehaw Junction, Florida.

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What’s Not Crushing California Rooftop Solar?

Energy Institute at HAAS

Bill savings from residential PV are as large now as a few years ago, but the industry is facing other big challenges. 2019 was a good year for residential solar … Continue Reading What’s Not Crushing California Rooftop Solar?

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Virtual Human Driving — Speculation On Tesla Next-Generation Platform, Part 2

CleanTechnica EVs

Before I begin the following highly speculative rant, take a look at my initial speculation on Tesla’s next-generation platform before investor day on March 1, 2023, and the things we learned after that. That will cushion the impact of what I will put forth here. I imagine how this sentence. [continued] The post Virtual Human Driving — Speculation On Tesla Next-Generation Platform, Part 2 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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QOTD: Are You Missing the Eclipse?

The Truth About Cars

Is today's question of the day a shameless attempt to tie the Mitsubishi Eclipse to the actual eclipse? Sure, why not. But that doesn't mean it's not true -- myself and at least one other TTAC'er miss the hell out of that car. What's weird is I don't have many memories of driving an Eclipse, though I almost certainly drove a few used ones during my dealer days.

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Rivian (RIVN) officially shuts down Normal EV plant for upgrades as R2 creates a buzz

Electrek

Rivian (RIVN) officially shut down production at its Normal, Illinois plant as the EV maker prepares for its next growth phase. The company is upgrading the facility to cut costs and improve efficiency as it looks to expand the brand.

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Apple Lays Off Hundreds As Car Project Comes to a Close

The Truth About Cars

Notoriously tight-lipped Apple never officially confirmed its autonomous car project, but the tech giant has been making an awful lot of moves for not having started work on one. Documents filed with California’s Employment and Development Department show that Apple recently laid off 600 employees in the state, coinciding with reports that it nixed its car project to focus on other products.

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Comment on Nio gears up for sub-brand Onvo's marketing as brand launch expected in May by Augustus Meyer

CN EV Post

@Sunny In reply to Sunny. NIOs main brand unprofitable, because of miserable sales. How many low cost Onvos to sell, to make a profit in summary ? When will NIOs deilusioned workers quit, being fleeced of the value of their company shares ? Workers might lose more money with NIO stock every day than earning with daily labour.