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EV market share fell in Q1, in a dearth of affordable models

Green Car Reports

U.S. EV and hybrid sales fell in the first quarter of the year, according to a Tuesday update from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). Sales of battery electric vehicles (full EVs) dropped to 7.0% of overall light vehicle sales in the first quarter of 2024 from 8.1% in the previous quarter. Nationally, sales.

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In a milestone, the US exceeds 5 million solar installations

Electrek

The US has now officially surpassed 5 million solar installations, a significant landmark in its shift toward clean energy, according to data released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie.

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Apparent Tesla Model 3 test vehicle spotted with no side mirrors and unique camera setup

Teslarati

An apparent Tesla Model 3 test vehicle was recently spotted in Palo Alto, California, with a rather unique setup. As could be seen in photos of the vehicle, the new Model 3 has been stripped of its side mirrors and it has been set up with cameras that are in very unique locations. Images of the apparent Tesla Model 3 test vehicle were shared on social media platform X by electric vehicle advocate Nic Cruz Patane.

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BYD just hit a new weekly EV sales record for 2024 in China ahead of key model launches

Electrek

China’s leading electric car maker, BYD , just hit a new YTD EV sales record last week in its home country. BYD expects the momentum to continue with new EVs rolling out in key segments globally.

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

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Global hydrogen vehicle sales plunge further to be tiny fraction of EV sales

The Driven EV News

Global sales of fuel cell hydrogen vehicles plunged further in the first quarter to just 2,382. The sale of EVs is expected to nearly double in 2024 to 17 million. The post Global hydrogen vehicle sales plunge further to be tiny fraction of EV sales appeared first on The Driven.

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Oakland is now first in the US to have a 100% electric school bus fleet – and it’s V2G

Electrek

An Oakland, California, school district is the first in the US to transition to a 100% electric school bus system with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.

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NIO undercuts Tesla Model Y with new $30,000 L60 EV, kicking off cheaper Onvo brand

Electrek

Chinese EV maker NIO launched the first EV under its new mass-market Onvo brand Wednesday. The new Onvo L60 electric SUV will rival Tesla’s best-selling Model Y at a cheaper starting price. Starting at just $30,500 (219,900 yuan), can NIO’s new electric SUV compete with the Model Y?

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Chevrolet Is Releasing Silverado EV RST Soon, The First Legacy Electric Pickup Designed From Scratch To Be An EV

CleanTechnica EVs

The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST is a significant advancement in electric pickups, offering a 450-mile range, 10.2kW onboard power, and innovative features like the Multi-Flex Midgate. It competes with other electric pickups like the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Rivian R1T, aiming to make a significant impact in the. [continued] The post Chevrolet Is Releasing Silverado EV RST Soon, The First Legacy Electric Pickup Designed From Scratch To Be An EV appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Elon Musk claims Tesla’s next Full Self-Driving update drives ‘5 to 10x more miles per intervention’

Electrek

Elon Musk claims that Tesla’s next “Supervised Full Self-Driving” (FSD) software update will result in a “5 to 10x improvement in miles per intervention.” It would be a game changer if true.

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Surge in Australian fossil car advertising undermining efforts to clean up transport

The Driven EV News

Advertising spending on gas-guzzling SUVs is growing rapidly, while ad spending for EVs and small cars is being cut, putting transport emissions targets at risk. The post Surge in Australian fossil car advertising undermining efforts to clean up transport appeared first on The Driven.

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

Brief

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BYD launches new Shark PHEV as its first pickup to rival Toyota’s Hilux, Ford Ranger

Electrek

A new electrified pickup is hitting the global market. China’s BYD introduced its new Shark plug-in hybrid (PHEV) pickup in Mexico this week. The new BYD Shark is poised to compete against top-selling trucks globally, like the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger.

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Baidu considers using Tesla robotaxi technology in China

Teslarati

Baidu is thinking of using Tesla’s robotaxi technology or Full Self-Driving (FSD) in China. Baidu’s General Manager for the autonomous driving department, Xu Baoqiang, told Shanghai Securities News that the auto company would consider potential collaboration opportunities with Tesla. Baidu might use specific Tesla applications in China. In early May 2024, the local Chinese government supported Tesla FSD.

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Penske signs on to demo and sell a customized version of REE’s P7-C electric truck

Electrek

Commercial EV technology developer REE Automotive has added some clout to its growing order book as global transportation provider Penske has signed on to help demonstrate the former’s PC-7 electric truck to its customers and help facilitate sales.

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Will The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV Be A Hit Or Another Disappointment?

CleanTechnica EVs

The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV addresses several shortcomings of its predecessor, the Bolt, by offering competitive pricing, modern interior design, and improved safety features. It boasts a spacious interior and advanced charging capabilities. Despite these improvements, skepticism remains due to GM’s history of EV production. A Brief History Chevrolet has.

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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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Kia is offering up to $12,000 off 2024 EV6 and EV9 models with new discounts

Electrek

If you’ve been eyeing a new Kia electric vehicle, now may be the perfect time to start shopping. Kia is offering up to $12,000 off 2024 EV6 and EV9 models with some of its biggest discounts yet.

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Elon Musk shares insight on next-gen Tesla Roadster performance

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently shared some new insight about the next-generation Roadster’s performance. In a post on social media platform X, Musk assured industry watchers that it would be silly for Tesla to release a next-generation Roadster whose performance is just similar to the much larger and heavier Tesla Model S Plaid. Musk’s comment came as a response to a post from longtime Tesla watcher Sawyer Merritt , who noted that a recent report from The Information was quite inaccu

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Baidu talks about using Tesla Robotaxi in China

Electrek

Baidu says that it is considering using Tesla’s upcoming Robotaxi in China as the two major companies appear to be getting closer.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk debunks claims that FSD take rate is only 2%

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has debunked claims that the take rate for Full Self-Driving (FSD) is just a mere 2%. As per Musk, the take rate for FSD is much higher than the shockingly low figure. FSD’s alleged 2% take rate was shared by moomoo Technologies Inc. in a blog post. As per the firm’s post, YipitData’s latest figures tracked almost 3,500 Tesla owners who experienced FSD’s free trial.

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Genesis to build first full-size luxury electric SUV next year to rival Cadillac, Range Rover

Electrek

A new Genesis electric SUV is set for production late next year, and it’s poised to take on the Cadillac Escalade and Range Rover. Genesis expects its first full-size electric SUV to have a big impact on the brand as it looks to outpace luxury rivals.

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New Electric Vehicles In Australia — Volvo EX30, Tesla Model 3 Highland, and … Toyota Cybertruk?

CleanTechnica EVs

What do you do on your day off? Wednesdays are our designated adventure day, so we checked out some electric vehicle stuff! We visited the new high-speed chargers BP has installed just around the corner, checked out the new Tesla Model 3 Highland with plaid signage, and checked out the. [continued] The post New Electric Vehicles In Australia — Volvo EX30, Tesla Model 3 Highland, and … Toyota Cybertruk?

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Driving Dystopia: Eight Automakers Accused of Lying About Customer Data Protections

The Truth About Cars

Legislators have accused several automakers of betraying their customers by going back on an earlier pledge to protect their data. The brands stated during a congressional inquiry that they would provide information to government officials upon their request, despite having previously signed onto the Consumer Privacy Protection Principles in 2014 where they vowed only to hand over customer data when given a formal court order or search warrant.

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Mullen secures $150 million financing deal, production Bollinger is a go

Electrek

Commercial EV manufacturer Mullen has scored a $150 million capital infusion that will allow it to expand its domestic and international sales efforts – and put Bollinger’s beefy electric trucks into series production.

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Tesla Model 3 spotted testing with no mirrors and new camera locations

The Driven EV News

A modified Tesla Model 3 with no side mirrors and new camera locations provides hints on what Tesla's next product could feature. The post Tesla Model 3 spotted testing with no mirrors and new camera locations appeared first on The Driven.

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How To Not Die In The Bush In Tesla Model 3 (Installing Solar Farms) — 5 Lessons For Dummies

CleanTechnica EVs

Bushfires. Floods. Droughts. Cyclones. Welcome to Australia! It is a vast, diverse country that demands total respect. Clark is an electrician who travels to remote solar farms in the Darling Downs region on a weekly basis from his home in Brisbane. He drives his Tesla Model 3 SR+ over 700. [continued] The post How To Not Die In The Bush In Tesla Model 3 (Installing Solar Farms) — 5 Lessons For Dummies appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Comment on Onvo L60 likely to help Nio top 20,000 unit monthly sales, says Deutsche Bank by Iraklis Chatzivagiannis

CN EV Post

I also prefer the logic to underpromise and overdeliver but this estimation for Deutsche Bank seems to be overly conservative. I believe it's safe to expect at least 15k deliveries per month just with Onvo and potentially could be even much more than that.

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60 New Electric Buses to Operate in Queens, Staten Island, & Brooklyn

CleanTechnica EVs

Governor Kathy Hochul yesterday introduced 60 new electric buses that will operate in routes in Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the New York Power Authority are building critical infrastructure to power a zero-emissions bus fleet, including installing 17 new bus charge points at Grand Avenue. [continued] The post 60 New Electric Buses to Operate in Queens, Staten Island, & Brooklyn appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Comment on Onvo L60 likely to help Nio top 20,000 unit monthly sales, says Deutsche Bank by CARS CARS CARS

CN EV Post

@Augustus Meyer In reply to Augustus Meyer. The same clown at DBank. This clown has been touting Nio for a while now. Probably the worst analyst on the planet. He said the same for the other model.

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Daimler Buses & ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft Celebrate Completion Of Electrified e-Bus Depot

CleanTechnica EVs

Daimler Buses Solutions GmbH carried out all construction work for 120 charging stations as general contractor A total of 120 eCitaro Solo buses delivered since project start in 2019 Project completion celebrated with Andreas Kowol, Head of Building and Transport of the City of Wiesbaden and Chairman of the Supervisory. [continued] The post Daimler Buses & ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft Celebrate Completion Of Electrified e-Bus Depot appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Comment on Onvo L60 likely to help Nio top 20,000 unit monthly sales, says Deutsche Bank by Augustus Meyer

CN EV Post

@nov22 In reply to nov22. Discounting Onvos future success ? Remember, how Mr. LiE or his CFO have estimated the success of ET5 ? NIO has a proven history of overpromising, and underdelivering. The decline of NIOs market value yesterday by almost 10%, or $1B, shows, market has no confidence in ONVOs future. No wonder, as it will for shure increase NIOs costs.

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EV Charging Emissions Slashed By Up To 89% By New Technology

CleanTechnica EVs

Latest data shows the dramatic reduction in charging emissions can be achieved by utilising DriveElectric Plus. New technology helps drivers ensure their EVs deliver the maximum impact on business carbon reduction targets Data shows dramatic variation in the emissions associated with charging an electric vehicle With data showing a dramatic. [continued] The post EV Charging Emissions Slashed By Up To 89% By New Technology appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Comment on Onvo L60 likely to help Nio top 20,000 unit monthly sales, says Deutsche Bank by nov22

CN EV Post

300,000 per year = 5,770 per week. NIO delivered 4,400 last week. Half of that figure is probably ES6. I don't think Onvo L60 will deliver less than 2,000 per week. Analyst is discounting either Onvo's future success or NIO's current momentum.

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Rivian introduces YouTube App and Google Cast video streaming to the R1 infotainment system

Electrek

American automaker Rivian is upping the entertainment factor for current and future owners of its flagship R1 line of EVs. Today, Rivian shared it is integrating YouTube into its infotainment system, available for streaming on your vehicle’s center display. Additionally, the automaker is adding Google Cast capabilities, giving drivers and passengers the ability to mirror their favorite content in the EV from a smartphone or tablet.

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Comment on Onvo L60 likely to help Nio top 20,000 unit monthly sales, says Deutsche Bank by Augustus Meyer

CN EV Post

How many low-margin ONVOs have to be sold every month, to break even ? Not to increase the already terrible losses of NIO. Pathetic, that NIO needs ONVO to break 20,000 cars/month. Which was the target for NIO alone.

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Volkswagen announces its ID.Buzz offer structure in the US

Teslarati

Volkswagen announced its 2025 ID.Buzz offer structure in the United States. The German automaker will offer three ID. Buzz trims in the United States: the Pro S, Pro S Plus, and the launch-only 1st Edition. The 2025 VW ID.Buzz rear-wheel-drive (RWD) model has a 91 kWh battery and 282 horsepower, while the 4Motion all-wheel-drive (AWD) ID.Buzz has 335 horsepower.