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Survey: Electric truck interest wanes—but not for the Toyota Tacoma EV

Green Car Reports

After years of anticipation, 2024 is shaping up to be the year that automakers will start to deliver electric pickups—even the Tesla Cybertruck, perhaps—in greater volume. But even as overheated EV transaction prices calm and inventories offer the possibility of more test drives, Americans are looking less optimistic about putting an.

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First production Tesla Model S donated to the Petersen Auto Museum

Teslarati

The first-ever Tesla Model S to roll off the production line has been donated to an automotive museum in Los Angeles by its owner. Entrepreneur and early Tesla investor Steve Jurvetson has donated his Tesla Model S P85 to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, as shared on X on Wednesday. Jurvetson has donated the Model S to the museum along with his prior Tesla donations, and he also shared some photos of the vehicle.

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Lotus fast-charging hardware delivers more than most EVs can handle

Green Car Reports

Lotus has long produced fast cars. Now it's also producing fast chargers. The automaker on Tuesday unveiled fast-charging hardware it claims to have developed in-house, including a liquid-cooled DC charger capable of up to 450 kw. It's designed to be used with a Lotus-developed power cabinet and 600-amp charging unit in a setup Lotus claims can.

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Tesla Cybertruck named “Disruptor of the Year” in Top Gear 2023 awards

Teslarati

The Tesla Cyberttruck has not started its deliveries yet, but the all-electric pickup truck is already gathering some accolades. One of these was granted by British motoring magazine Top Gear, which gave the Tesla Cybertruck its “Disruptor of the Year” award for 2023. In a recently posted video , Top Gear editor-in-chief Jack Rix admitted that they actually did not think that the Cybertruck would make it to production.

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

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EV battery prices are dropping again

Green Car Reports

Following substantial increases in 2022, EV battery prices are falling again, according to new analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Lithium-ion battery pack prices have fallen 14% this year to a record low of $139 per kwh, BNEF reported this week. This was driven by decreases in raw-material and component prices, as well as.

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IF Metall head speaks out about Tesla Sweden strike

Teslarati

The head of the IF Metall union in Sweden, Marie Nilsson, sat in an exclusive interview and talked about the strike against Tesla. If Metall believes Tesla Sweden’s refusal to sign a collective agreement undermines the country’s long-standing labor model. “If you look at this from a long-term perspective, it could be a threat to the Swedish model. It’s really important for us,” Nilsson told the Financial Times.

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BYD produces 200,000 low cost Seagull compact city EVs in first 8 months

The Driven EV News

BYD's lowest cost vehicle hits a new production milestone as demand for electric city car surges. The post BYD produces 200,000 low cost Seagull compact city EVs in first 8 months appeared first on The Driven.

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EV battery price drop, electric truck interest, Lotus fast chargers: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Americans truck owners are a little less interested in electric trucks than last year. EV battery prices are falling. And Lotus rolls out some of the fastest chargers, to very few EVs that can handle it. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The performance brand Lotus is known for its fast cars, but now it’s offering up some of the.

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Michigan installs the US’s first wireless EV charging public roadway

Electrek

The US’s first wireless charging public roadway has been installed in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood by the City, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), and Electreon. more… The post Michigan installs the US’s first wireless EV charging public roadway appeared first on Electrek.

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Volkswagen Group Shines, But Volkswagen Disappoints — Europe EV Sales Report

CleanTechnica EVs

Approximately 260,000 plugin vehicles were registered in October in Europe, +24% year over year (YoY). The overall market also grew. [continued] The post Volkswagen Group Shines, But Volkswagen Disappoints — Europe EV Sales Report appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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

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Hyundai and Kia introduce a new ‘Uni Wheel’ drive system that could revolutionize EV design

Electrek

During a “Uni Wheel Tech Day” event held in Seoul earlier today, Hyundai Motor and Kia Corporation presented a potentially game-changing approach to the design of an EV’s drivetrain. The Universal Wheel Drive system, or “Uni Wheel” for short, moves main components to the wheel hub, creating additional space in a given vehicle’s interior. Learn more in the video below. more… The post Hyundai and Kia introduce a new ‘Uni Wheel’ drive system that could revolutionize EV design appeared f

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Car Dealers to President Biden: ‘enthusiasm has stalled’ for EVs

Teslarati

Over 3,000 car dealers sent a letter to President Biden expressing their concerns about his administration’s push toward electric vehicles (EVs). Car dealers have informed the President that enthusiasm for electric vehicles has stalled, hinting at concerns over the demand for EVs. “Last year, there was a lot of hope and hype about EVs. Early adopters formed an initial line and were ready to buy these vehicles as soon as we had them to sell.

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Volvo, Polestar owner partners with NIO for EV battery swapping

Electrek

Up-and-coming Chinese EV maker NIO is partnering with Geely, the company behind Volvo, Polestar, and several other brands for EV battery swapping. more… The post Volvo, Polestar owner partners with NIO for EV battery swapping appeared first on Electrek.

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Electric cars have half lifetime emissions of ICE: See how your car compares

The Driven EV News

New tool shows that EVs have half the lifetime emissions of petrol and diesel cars, and more than one third less than hybrids. The post Electric cars have half lifetime emissions of ICE: See how your car compares appeared first on The Driven.

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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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Tesla Cybertruck has 290 miles (466 km) of range in review unit

Electrek

Tesla Cybertruck has been spotted with about 290 miles (466 km) of range in a review unit ahead of the delivery event tomorrow. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck has 290 miles (466 km) of range in review unit appeared first on Electrek.

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27% Of New Cars In France Now Plugin Electric Cars!

CleanTechnica EVs

Plugin vehicles continue to rise in France, with last month’s plugin vehicle registrations ending at 40,379 units, divided between 25,473. [continued] The post 27% Of New Cars In France Now Plugin Electric Cars! appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Cybertruck ‘Basecamp’ tent, solar, and beast mode, leak through app

Electrek

Tesla Cybertruck options and accessories have leaked through a mobile app update revealing a ‘Basecamp’ tent, solar option, and new “Beast mode”. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck ‘Basecamp’ tent, solar, and beast mode, leak through app appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Cybertruck shows interesting range rating in unit held by tech reviewer

Teslarati

Tesla Cybertruck is showing an interesting range calculation in a unit held by well-known tech reviewer Marques Brownlee, and it has the community talking. Brownlee, who is more commonly known as MKBHD, shared an image of him sitting in the driver’s seat of a Cybertruck just 24 hours from the start of Tesla’s delivery event for the pickup tomorrow.

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UAW launches campaign to unionize all automakers at once – Tesla, Toyota, etc

Electrek

The UAW has launched an unprecedented campaign to unionize the entire US auto sector at once, with thousands of auto workers at 13 companies announcing simultaneous unionization campaigns. more… The post UAW launches campaign to unionize all automakers at once – Tesla, Toyota, etc appeared first on Electrek.

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Toyota hints it will produce more hydrogen cars than solid-state EVs in 2030

Teslarati

Toyota has noted that it is making significant strides in the development of solid-state battery technology. Recent details from the company’s newsletter, however, suggest that the volume and scope of the deployment of Toyota’s solid-state batteries would be quite conservative. In its Toyota Times newsletter, the automaker shared a key passage about its solid-state battery targets. “In the mass production phase anticipated for 2030 and beyond, the companies are looking to boo

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Car dealers falsely claim to be ‘voice of customers’ in push for slower electric car adoption

Electrek

Almost 4,000 car dealerships in the US banded together in a new lobbying effort to ask the government to slow down the adoption of electric vehicles. They even falsely claim to be “the voice of customers” in this Luddite effort. more… The post Car dealers falsely claim to be ‘voice of customers’ in push for slower electric car adoption appeared first on Electrek.

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The Road To Price Parity: Competition Heats Up In Mexico, A Tsunami Of EVs Arrive In Colombia

CleanTechnica EVs

Recent arrivals in Mexico and Colombia show Chinese EVs pose an ever-growing threat to mainstream automakers in Latin America. We’ve. [continued] The post The Road To Price Parity: Competition Heats Up In Mexico, A Tsunami Of EVs Arrive In Colombia appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Cybertruck official webpage updated with delivery event countdown

Teslarati

As of this writing, there are 30 hours and 13 minutes left before Tesla holds its first Cybertruck deliveries. This might seem like a random tidbit about the upcoming Cybertruck event, but it is really the only piece of information currently displayed by Tesla on the Cybertruck’s official webpage. Tesla enthusiasts and EV watchers were quite surprised when the electric vehicle maker updated its official Cybertruck page.

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Researchers explore for rare earths in Alaskan seaweed

Innovation News Network

A research team has been awarded a $1.9m federal grant to explore whether Southeast Alaska seaweed is absorbing rare earths. The post Researchers explore for rare earths in Alaskan seaweed appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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GM CEO is ‘disappointed’ in EV production, says affordable models will drive adoption

Electrek

General Motors ( GM ) CEO Mary Barra said she is disappointed in EV production this year due to constraints. Meanwhile, GM’s leader believes new, affordable EVs like the Equinox and Bolt will help drive adoption. more… The post GM CEO is ‘disappointed’ in EV production, says affordable models will drive adoption appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Cybertruck ‘Beast Mode,’ wheel options, accessories leak ahead of launch

Teslarati

Tesla Cybertruck accessories, along with two wheel options, “Beast Mode,” and a Base Camp attachment leaked through an app update ahead of the pickup’s launch on Thursday. Tesla has kept many of the details surrounding the Cybertruck under wraps as the automaker will finally deliver the first units to customers tomorrow. Ahead of what is expected to be one of the biggest product launches in company history, several things about the Cybertruck leaked via Tesla App Updates on X,

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BYD plans to overtake Tesla and become top 5 car brand in Australia

The Driven EV News

BYD and its local distributor EV Direct confirm major expansion to overtake Tesla and help propel the Chinese EV maker into the top-5 best-selling brands in Australia. The post BYD plans to overtake Tesla and become top 5 car brand in Australia appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla Cybertruck delivery event livestream has a big flaw

Teslarati

The anticipation for the Tesla Cybertruck is higher than ever. Social media posts from attendees of the Cybertruck’s first delivery event have started traveling to Gigafactory Texas. Tesla has also released an official press release providing some key details about the occasion. As per Tesla’s press release , the company will be sharing details about the all-electric pickup truck at the upcoming delivery event.

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Leaks reveal next Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle could go cruiser direction

Electrek

Harley-Davidson’s electric motorcycle brand LiveWire is still up to its riding leathers in its second electric motorcycle model, the LiveWire S2 Del Mar. But even as the company is pushing out deliveries of that bike, new leaked details are already revealing design information about the company’s next model. And it may just be the more comfortable cruiser that so many have been waiting for. more… The post Leaks reveal next Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle could go cruiser direction appeared f

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Tesla Sweden nabs a small win in Postnord lawsuit

Teslarati

Tesla Sweden nabbed a small win recently in its Postnord lawsuit. Tesla filed a lawsuit against Postnord for failing to deliver license plates for new electric vehicles meant for customers in Sweden. Tesla also filed a lawsuit against the Swedish Transport Agency, which refuses to change its courier from Postnord, preventing the company from getting new license plates.

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Rivian R1T could add a projector for movies on the go

Electrek

The Rivian R1T might get an exciting upgrade. The electric pickup can drive through 3+ feet of water, rock crawl a 100% grade, and take off like a sports car. But what if the Rivian R1T had a mobile projector that could be easily stored in the gear tunnel? That’s what Rivian is scheming up. more… The post Rivian R1T could add a projector for movies on the go appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Sweden strike spreads as IF Metall seeks support across Europe & the US

Teslarati

IF Metall’s strike against Tesla Sweden might spread as the Swedish union seeks support across Europe and the United States. An ombudsman for IF Metall, Arturo Vasquez, told the Financial Times that the Swedish union is actively talking with counterparts in Europe and the United States to join the strike against Tesla or make moves of their own.

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Here’s how Uber is getting rid of its EV drivers’ range anxiety

Electrek

Uber has partnered with mobility platform developer Smartcar to develop Battery-Aware Matching, which filters an EV driver’s trip requests based on state of charge. more… The post Here’s how Uber is getting rid of its EV drivers’ range anxiety appeared first on Electrek.

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Firefly Aerospace conducts first hot fire of new Miranda rocket engine

Teslarati

This week, Firefly Aerospace announced their first successful hot fire test of their Miranda rocket engine that will be the first stage of Northrop Grumman’s Antares 330 and their own Medium Lift Vehicle. The test is a major step forward for the company as they are aiming to meet a mid-2025 launch target for the new rocket. The MLV (and Antares 330) will utilize 7 Miranda engines on the first stage and will be capable of producing 1.6 million pounds of thrust and the ability to deliver up

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