Tue.May 14, 2024

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Biden hikes tariffs to keep Chinese EVs out

Green Car Reports

Those holding out for a cheap $20,000 EV from China might best look for a third-party Presidential candidate who’s on board with free trade. The Biden administration on Tuesday took a serious protectionist stance, revealing sweeping tariff hikes affecting $18 billion of Chinese imports, with electric vehicles and their supply chain at the.

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Toyota once again ranked as worst automaker on climate lobbying globally

Electrek

Toyota has the worst climate lobbying score of any automaker, and the third-worst 2030 EV production plans, according to InfluenceMap’s annual report on climate lobbying.

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Report: Subaru to add Crosstrek Hybrid, lean on Toyota for EVs

Green Car Reports

Subaru will lean on Toyota for three more electric crossovers through 2026, but it first will revive the Crosstrek Hybrid, Automotive News reports. The previous Crosstrek Hybrid was actually a plug-in hybrid, which borrowed powertrain components from Toyota. It was launched for the 2014 model year and lasted for two generations before being.

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Nothing in budget for electrifying transport, which will be highest emitting sector by 2030

The Driven EV News

Labor commits $6.7 billion to an unproven green hydrogen industry, but neglects help to electrify Australia's transport sector which is projected to be the biggest source of emissions by 2030. The post Nothing in budget for electrifying transport, which will be highest emitting sector by 2030 appeared first on The Driven.

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

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2025 Kia Sorento Hybrid gets refreshed look, up to 36 mpg, same price

Green Car Reports

The 2025 Kia Sorento Hybrid features updated exterior styling and a refreshed interior for the same price as the 2024 model. That unchanged base price is $40,065 for the base EX grade with front-wheel drive. The lineup also includes an all-wheel-drive EX model starting at $41,865 and an SX Prestige grade (available only with all-wheel drive).

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Automakers Continue To Lobby For Global Heating, Against EVs

CleanTechnica EVs

We’ve turned a big corner when it comes to electrification of the auto industry. Just 5–10 years ago, automakers were largely laughing at electric cars, slow-walking the transition, and had modest electrification plans. That changed with the anticipation for and arrival of the Tesla Model 3, EU regulations requiring than. [continued] The post Automakers Continue To Lobby For Global Heating, Against EVs appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Graphene Is Giving Up Its Secrets (And EVs Will Benefit)

CleanTechnica EVs

Swirling nanoscale electron vortices are among the unique behaviors of graphene, a super-strong 2D material with EV applications. The post Graphene Is Giving Up Its Secrets (And EVs Will Benefit) appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Only 2% of Tesla Full Self-Driving trial users end up buying it, credit card data show

Electrek

According to credit card data, only about 2% of the Tesla owners who used Full Self-Driving in the free month trial ended up buying it after.

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Green Hydrogen Tentacles To Spread Across US

CleanTechnica EVs

A new $1.16 billion loan from the Department of Energy will help kickstart a network of green hydrogen production facilities in the US. The post Green Hydrogen Tentacles To Spread Across US appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla topped by Chevron in latest most-shorted stock report

Teslarati

Tesla was topped in Hazeltree’s Short Crowdedness Report by Chevron in the firm’s April report. Tesla has been the most crowded security in Hazeltree’s monthly report for some time. However, Chevron, an oil company that has been second to Tesla for several months in Hazeltree’s reports, topped the electric automaker this month.

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

Brief

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Another Chinese EV brand targets Australia market with low-cost electric hatchbacks

The Driven EV News

Another affordable EV maker to launch models in Australia in late 2024, thanks to the owner of Peugeot, Fiat, Jeep and more. The post Another Chinese EV brand targets Australia market with low-cost electric hatchbacks appeared first on The Driven.

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How Pontiac Can Keep The Electric Transition On Track For GM

CleanTechnica EVs

In a recent issue of Car and Driver, a mysterious full-page ad announcing the return of GM’s Pontiac brand (which got killed during the GM bailout 15 years ago) has people arguing and debating. Is it a real ad, or a joke by C&D or someone else who paid for. [continued] The post How Pontiac Can Keep The Electric Transition On Track For GM appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Renault joins EV price war by slashing $10,000 off driveway price of Megane E-Tech

The Driven EV News

Vive la competition! Renault joins EV price war by slashing price of Megan's e-tech The post Renault joins EV price war by slashing $10,000 off driveway price of Megane E-Tech appeared first on The Driven.

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De Lijn Awards A Framework Agreement For Electric Public Transport Buses — Will Have 100% Electric Vehicles from Irizar e-Mobility

CleanTechnica EVs

The public transport company of the Flemish Region of Belgium, De Lijn, has awarded a framework agreement for up to 100 vehicles, allowing it to rely on Irizar e-mobility’s 100% electric Irizar ie tram buses for premium public transport services. The vehicles will be destined for special projects, such as. [continued] The post De Lijn Awards A Framework Agreement For Electric Public Transport Buses — Will Have 100% Electric Vehicles from Irizar e-Mobility appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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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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FAA to start new environmental review for Florida SpaceX Starship launches

Teslarati

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it intends to start a new environmental review for future Starship launches from Florida. The decision to start a new review comes after SpaceX has made changes and wants to build new infrastructure and ship upgrades, something the FAA did not consider during the first review in 2019. Some of those infrastructure changes will obviously include a new launch mount, as the previous legs were recently torn down.

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Making Batteries Takes A Lot Of Lithium. Some Of It Could Come From Wastewater.

CleanTechnica EVs

Most batteries used in technology like smart watches and electric cars are made with lithium that travels across the world before even getting to manufacturers. But what if nearly half of the lithium used in the U.S. could come from Pennsylvania wastewater? A new analysis using compliance data from the. [continued] The post Making Batteries Takes A Lot Of Lithium.

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Former Cruise CEO launches robotics firm with ex-Tesla AI manager

Teslarati

The former CEO and co-founder of General Motors (GM) self-driving unit Cruise has launched a new robotics firm, after stepping down from Cruise following an accident in October. Kyle Vogt, the former Cruise CEO and co-founder who resigned in November , announced The Bot Company in a post on LinkedIn on Monday. Vogt started the robotics company with Luke Holoubek, a former Technical Advisor for Cruise, and Paril Jain, who was previously a Tech Lead and Manager in artificial intelligence (AI) at T

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You Can Now Buy A New Tesla Model Y With 0.99% APR Financing! But How?…

CleanTechnica EVs

Yes, Tesla is offering a financing deal that’s hard to pass up. The company is offering 0.99% APR financing on a new Tesla Model Y! That’s a crazy-low financing option. Note that it’s only available on the Model Y, though, not the Model 3. Wait, what’s going on — the. [continued] The post You Can Now Buy A New Tesla Model Y With 0.99% APR Financing!

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Porsche kicks off Macan EV production at its newly upgraded plant

Electrek

After investing nearly $1 billion over the past several years, Porsche launched electromobility at its production site in Saxony. The investment was designed to expand the facility so Porsche could ramp up Macan EV production.

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Cross Border Electric Charging Project, CROSS-E, to Install High-Power Charging Networks Across Europe

CleanTechnica EVs

Allego, Emobility Solutions, GreenWay, and Petrol Group have been selected to facilitate the rollout of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles along key TEN-T corridors ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS — The CROSS-E project has been established to enable a path towards future zero-emission travel through the realization of high-powered electric vehicle (EV).

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VinFast Updates VF 8 With Sony’s In-Car Entertainment Service

Electric Cars Report

Vietnamese EV maker VinFast is launching Sony’s new online entertainment service, RIDEVU, on its VF 8 EV model in the U.S. RIDEVU will be included as a complimentary service in the VF Connect Prime package. U.S. owners of the VF 8 who register for the service will receive access to RIDEVU with the over-the-air (OTA) […] The post VinFast Updates VF 8 With Sony’s In-Car Entertainment Service appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Moab’s New CCS Charging Station Progresses

CleanTechnica EVs

For better or worse, Moab, Utah, is more popular than ever. Not only is it a beautiful place itself, with a green, irrigated valley along the bottom and beautiful red rocks on every side, but it’s loaded with opportunities for outdoor recreation. It’s surrounded by national parks like Arches and. [continued] The post Moab’s New CCS Charging Station Progresses appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST Enters Production With 440 Miles Of Range

InsideEVs

The first retail-oriented version of the all-electric Silverado is being built at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center in Michigan.

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Confirmed! China’s Leapmotor to go on-sale in Australia in 2024 with C10 SUV

EV Central

The Chinese electrified vehicle maker Leapmotor will launch in Australia in late 2024 as part of an international expansion backed by global auto giant Stellantis. Tipped to price at or under stellar local Chinese success story BYD, Leapmotor is expected to launch here with the medium-sized C10 SUV, which will be a rival for the Tesla Model Y on size but not dollars.

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BYD Shark, A Plug-In Hybrid Ford Ranger Rival, Launches In Mexico

InsideEVs

The BYD Shark marks the Chinese automaker’s foray into the popular pickup truck segment. Will it ever come to the U.S.?

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This Member Gets a Charge from Promoting Sustainability

Cars That Think

Ever since she was an undergraduate student in Turkey, Simay Akar has been interested in renewable energy technology. As she progressed through her career after school, she chose not to develop the technology herself but to promote it. She has held marketing positions with major energy companies, and now she runs two startups. One of Akar’s companies develops and manufactures lithium-ion batteries and recycles them.

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Weekly Space Recap: May 5 – May 11

Teslarati

Here are some of the stories you may have missed in the past week. The week, of course, featured a few Starlink launches, delays to Boeing’s first Crewed Starliner mission, Starship updates, and Polaris Dawn unveiling their new EVA suits. SpaceX launched 23 Starlink satellites from Florida – SpaceX continued its Starlink constellation buildout, sending 23 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit using Booster 1069 which made its 15th successful flight and is already back and beginning

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Tesla Cybertruck Chief Out, Some Supercharger Team Re-Hired

InsideEVs

Things are up and down at Tesla. Plus, NHTSA is probing Waymo for traffic violations and new Chinese EV tariffs could impact U.S. jobs.

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Sweden’s largest union joins strikes against Tesla

Teslarati

Strikes lodged in Sweden against Tesla have lasted six months, and this week, the country’s largest union announced that it will also back the labor effort. Along with over a dozen unions that have launched simultaneous action in support of IF Metall’s strikes against Tesla, Sweden’s largest private trade union, Unionen, has now joined in support of the strikes.

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VW claims highest ever safety, efficiency and comfort rating for ID.7 electric sedan

The Driven EV News

VW’s flagship ID.7 electric sedan tops a prestigious vehicle test that covers safety, comfort and efficiency with the first ever overall rating of “very good". Testers were less enamoured by the cost. The post VW claims highest ever safety, efficiency and comfort rating for ID.7 electric sedan appeared first on The Driven.

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Waymo investigation opened following collisions and traffic violations

Teslarati

U.S. safety regulators have opened a probe into driverless ride-hailing company Waymo, after receiving nearly two dozen reports of the self-driving software crashing into semi-stationary objects and disobeying traffic laws. On Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened a preliminary investigation into the Alphabet-owned self-driving company, after 22 incidents involving Waymo vehicles were reported to the Office of Defects Investigation (ODI).

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Tesla loses a top AI lead

Electrek

Tesla has lost a top AI engineer in charge of “planning, imitation learning & RL team for Tesla AI” amid a broader talent exodus.

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Queensland's Electric Super Highway: Townsville Council

EVolution

Townsville Council in Queensland has recently unveiled a cutting-edge dual-port EV charger, the AURIGA by EVUp , designed and manufactured right here in Australia. This state-of-the-art charger is set to transform the public EV charging landscape as part of Queensland's Electric Super Highway , connecting destinations along the coast to alleviate range anxiety for long haul electric road trips.

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Volkswagen Announces 2025 ID. Buzz Offer Structure

CleanTechnica EVs

The ID. Buzz, Volkswagen’s electric reincarnation of the iconic Microbus will be offered in the U.S. in three trims: Pro S, Pro S Plus, and a launch-only 1st Edition Both RWD or 4Motion® AWD configurations will be available Standard features include 91 kWh battery, 20-inch wheels, 12.9-inch infotainment system, 30-color. [continued] The post Volkswagen Announces 2025 ID.