Fri.Sep 22, 2023

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Toyota recasts hybrids without charge ports as "hybrid EVs"

Green Car Reports

Hybrid cars have combustion engines but, unless they are plug-in hybrids, not EV charge ports. A new Toyota marketing campaign appears to downplay the difference. Announced Monday, the new "Electrified Diversified" campaign emphasizes the variety of options available from Toyota, encompassing battery-electric, hydrogen fuel-cell, plug-in hybrid.

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Tesla wins Giga Mexico’s Environmental Impact Permits

Teslarati

Tesla has won Gigafactory Mexico’s Environmental Impact Permits, as the country’s Ministry of the Environment approved the factory’s initial construction phases. The Ministry was required to approve the use of ANFO, a mixture of ammonium nitrate and petroleum-derived fuel, to level the property where Tesla’s factory will eventually stand.

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2025 Audi Q4 E-Tron EV updates suggest range boost, sportier tuning

Green Car Reports

The Audi Q4 E-Tron, the automaker's entry-level EV, is slated to get an update that includes increased range, faster charging, and sportier suspension tuning—in the European market, at least. The changes will roll out for the 2024 model year in Europe, according to an Audi press release. Audi couldn't yet confirm whether the U.S. version of.

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Tesla seen as ‘driving force’ behind Brandenburg’s booming economic growth

Teslarati

Although Germany’s economy as a whole has weakened this year, Brandenburg’s is moving in the opposite direction, and Tesla is a “driving force” behind that. “In recent years, this area has developed into the industry with the highest sales and employment in the state of Brandenburg, which is largely due to the ramp-up of production at Tesla,” Jörg Steinbach, Economics Minister of Brandenburg, said. “But it’s not just the company, but also the grown supply indu

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

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Analysis: EVs will top two-thirds of global car sales by 2030

Green Car Reports

EV sales will accelerate rapidly over the next few years, topping two-thirds of global car sales by 2030, the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) predicts. In research presented ahead of Climate Week NYC, analysts predict that EV sales will increase at least sixfold by 2030 to a market share of 62% to 86% of new car sales. In China, the world's largest.

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US Electric Car Sales Up 147% Since 2021 — CleanTechnica Report

CleanTechnica EVs

The US electric car market continues to grow strongly. Yes, Tesla still dominates (that’s not changing anytime soon), but several other automakers are also seeing fast-growing full electric vehicle (BEV) sales, and the number of BEV options on the market has exploded in recent quarters.

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Electric Vehicle Sales in US Hit the Accelerator Pedal — Even Beyond California

CleanTechnica EVs

With more electric vehicle choices than ever, EV sales in the US are hitting new heights. In just the first half of 2023, over 670,000 EVs were sold with over 80 percent of those fully-electric battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

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There’s a lesson to take from China’s abandoned electric cars

Electrek

There’s a lesson to take from China’s abandoned electric cars that are going viral right now, and it’s not that EVs won’t work. more… The post There’s a lesson to take from China’s abandoned electric cars appeared first on Electrek.

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Abandoned Tesla Roadsters arrive in the U.S. from China

Teslarati

The abandoned Tesla Roadsters that were found in shipping containers in China have finally arrived in the United States, months after being discovered. We’ve been covering the tale of the abandoned Tesla Roadsters for months, and after delays from weather, customs agencies, and other bottlenecks, they are finally here in the U.S. and in the hands of Gruber Motor Company, who handled the bidding war for the three original Roadster units.

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This EV fast charging station tells you when its power is at its cheapest and greenest

Electrek

This DC fast charging station tells EV drivers when renewable energy is at its peak in the grid – and thus when charging prices are cheapest. more… The post This EV fast charging station tells you when its power is at its cheapest and greenest appeared first on Electrek.

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

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Free Hyundai charger, Toyota hybrid EVs, Audi Q4 E-Tron boost: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Hyundai wraps in free chargers with its new EVs. Look for various improvements for Audi’s Q4 E-Tron. New projections are more bullish about global EV adoption. And what’s Toyota calling its electrified models? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Those who purchase or lease a new Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ioniq 6, or Kona Electric through.

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Lucid (LCID) obtains license to begin EV production in Saudi’s economic megacity

Electrek

California-based EV startup Lucid Motors (LCID) just gained its operating license to begin EV production in one of Saudi Arabia’s special economic zones. more… The post Lucid (LCID) obtains license to begin EV production in Saudi’s economic megacity appeared first on Electrek.

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Electric Buses Charge On In September

CleanTechnica EVs

Electric buses are a super important part of the EV transition. Most importantly (and obviously), they bring about significant environmental benefits by producing significantly lower emissions compared to traditional diesel buses. This helps reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to the fight against climate change.

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BYD’s affordable Dolphin EV lands in North America as 500,000th unit rolls off the line

Electrek

China’s largest automaker, BYD , launched its Dolphin electric car in Mexico Friday, expanding the brand in North America. With the 500,000th Dolphin EV also rolling off the line, the affordable EV looks to be a global powerhouse. more… The post BYD’s affordable Dolphin EV lands in North America as 500,000th unit rolls off the line appeared first on Electrek.

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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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Hyundai Speeds Up Construction Of US EV Plant To Get IRA Incentives

InsideEVs

Hyundai global COO Jose Munoz said the company's new goal is to start EV and battery production in Georgia sometime in 2024.

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Cruise’s robotaxis created a traffic jam in Austin, here’s what went wrong

Electrek

Cruise’s fully autonomous robotaxis recently contributed to some annoying road congestion in the streets of Austin, as captured by a video you can see below. The footage comes at a somewhat turbulent time for the self-driving rideshare company, as its vehicles are catching some opposition from residents in the cities they operate in. As is with most cases, there’s more to the story here, which appears to be a perfect example of an EV being at the wrong place at the wrong time… except in this cas

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Hyundai To Offer Not Only Free Installation, But A Free Charger For New Vehicle Buyers

CleanTechnica EVs

Being able to charge an EV at home is a big deal, especially if you want EV ownership to be a good experience. First and foremost, it offers unparalleled convenience. With an at-home charging station, you can simply plug in your vehicle overnight or whenever it is convenient for you.

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This huge Minnesota solar farm is about to get super-sized

Electrek

Minnesota’s largest utility, Xcel Energy , is expanding its Sherco Solar project in the state, and that’s going to make it one of the US’s largest solar farms. more… The post This huge Minnesota solar farm is about to get super-sized appeared first on Electrek.

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ChargePoint Scores Another Electric Truck Partnership, The Latest In A Long Line Of Them

CleanTechnica EVs

In a recent article, I covered Ryder’s fancy new electric vans from Brightdrop. But one part of the story that kind of slipped through the cracks was the company’s partnership with ChargePoint to power the trucks.

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2024 Kia Niro EV arrives with over 250-mile range and sub-$40,000 price tag

Electrek

As Kia’s all-electric Niro EV enters its second model year following its second-generation refresh, the automaker has shared what’s new along with the price tags consumers can expect. Spoiler alert – not much has changed compared to 2023, but this crossover still remains a solid option given the tech that comes standard for its MSRP. Have a look. more… The post 2024 Kia Niro EV arrives with over 250-mile range and sub-$40,000 price tag appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Summon runs a stop sign, lawyer explains how the infraction works

Teslarati

Tesla Summon runs a stop sign, but since there is no human in the car when the functionality is active, who gets the ticket? A lawyer on TikTok recently explained the infraction, including how the ticket would be given and, at least in this instance, how the owner of the vehicle avoided a fine altogether. Tesla Summon is a feature that allows an owner to retrieve their car, usually in a parking lot, all by using their phone.

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Honda JV becomes the first foreign partnership to launch a new EV brand in China

Electrek

Dongfeng-Honda, the Japanese automaker’s joint venture (JV) in China, launched a new electric vehicle brand, “Lingxi,” this week. With Lingxi, Honda’s JV became the first foreign partnership in China to launch a completely new EV brand. more… The post Honda JV becomes the first foreign partnership to launch a new EV brand in China appeared first on Electrek.

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Gene therapy developed to restore motor function across complete spinal cord injuries

Innovation News Network

Scientists have developed a gene therapy that was proven to stimulate nerve regrowth across complete spinal cord injuries in mice. The post Gene therapy developed to restore motor function across complete spinal cord injuries appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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The Electrek review: Luna’s Talaria xXx – super fun eMoto that defies categories

Electrek

The Luna Talaria xXx blew our minds when it was announced earlier this year at an introductory price of $3000 shipped – and we hope you got in on that when we exclusively reported it. That price has gone up slightly to $3550 ($3250+$300) shipped , but it still represents an amazing deal on an incredibly well-built electric motorcycle. The bigger question however is: where does this thing really fit in legally?

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Report: FIA to Reject Every F1 Team Application Except Cadillac

The Truth About Cars

The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) is expected to reject three applications for new Formula 1 teams with the Cadillac-backed Andretti Global being the only exception. While Formula 2’s Hitech GP and Rodin Carlin put in bids to graduate to the top-level competition, with the Asian LKYSUNZ also throwing its hat into the ring, reporting from Autosport has suggested that it’ll be Andretti Global getting permission to form the racing series’ 11th team.

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Is Toyota finally picking up EV production pace this time?

Electrek

Despite a slow start, Toyota plans to accelerate electric vehicle output over the next several years. The Japanese automaker aims to triple EV production of Toyota and Lexus brand models in 2025 as mass production begins. more… The post Is Toyota finally picking up EV production pace this time? appeared first on Electrek.

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Watu Credit Partners With ARC Ride to Increase Number of EV Battery Swap Stations in Nairobi

CleanTechnica EVs

Watu says it has been at the forefront of asset financing for two- and three-wheeler vehicles. So far, the company has financed the purchase of over 100 electric assets in Kenya. Watu’s e-motorbike financing model enables customers to acquire an electric motorcycle for as little as Ksh 450 daily (US$3 per day).

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Podcast: Tesla Model Y AWD disappears, Tesla software, Chevy Equinox EV, 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 Model Y AWD disappearing from Tesla’s lineup, a bunch of Tesla software updates, the Chevy Equinox EV, and more. more… The post Podcast: Tesla Model Y AWD disappears, Tesla software, Chevy Equinox EV, and more appeared first on Electrek.

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Fiat Topolino priced from 9,890 € in Italy

Electric Cars Report

Orders are now open in Italy for the exclusive closed version of the New Fiat Topolino – the new quadricycle aimed at sustainable mobility, happiness, and the Dolce Vita. “Be the First,” a special online initiative launched on July 4, gave customers the chance to express their desire to purchase and drive the new electric Topolino. […] The post Fiat Topolino priced from 9,890 € in Italy appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Wheel-E Podcast: Rad’s UL bikes, Talaria xXx, Honda Motocompacto, LiveWire Del Mar & more

Electrek

This week on Electrek ’s Wheel-E podcast, we discuss the most popular news stories from the world of electric bikes and other nontraditional electric vehicles. This time that includes Rad announcing full UL-certification accros all e-bikes, the major emissions benefits of worldwide e-bike usage, Amazon’s cargo e-bike delivery plans, Honda’s rebirth of a classic micro-motorbike, deliveries begin for Harley-Davidson’s next electric motorcycle known as the LiveWire S2 Del Mar, BMW temporarily halt

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Candela Sets 24-Hour Distance Record For Electric Boats — 777 Kilometers!

CleanTechnica EVs

The Candela C-8 has set a new 24 hour distance record for electric boats 483 miles -- thanks to partners Northvolt and Plug.

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2024 Audi Q4 e-tron debuts with more range, more performance

Electric Cars Report

Audi is systematically continuing its course for growth in fully electric models. The Audi Q4 e-tron family has contributed to the strong growth in Audi’s delivery of battery electric vehicles (BEV) in the first half of 2023 (+51.2 percent). Now, the Q4 e-tron is being comprehensively updated for the 2024 model year with a newly […] The post 2024 Audi Q4 e-tron debuts with more range, more performance appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Rad Power 10% off sitewide e-bike sale, Jackery portable power station $199, e-tools, more

Electrek

The first-ever Rad Power e-bikes sitewide sale is going live to close out the week, taking 10% off a collection of its popular EVs. Joined by Jackery’s Explorer 240 power station hitting $199 alongside this Greenworks 24V 12-inch electric trimmer at $166 , we’re also tracking a massive list of other e-bike discounts, too. Head below for other New Green Deals that we’ve found today and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals.

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Canoo Partners With Pawnee Nation On Clean Technology & Job Training

CleanTechnica EVs

Canoo has created a partnership with the Pawnee Nation in Oklahoma to train workers for the clean transportation revolution.

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