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2025 Porsche Panamera plug-in hybrids mix in more EV miles

Green Car Reports

Porsche hasn’t forgotten about plug-in hybrids. Although the sports-car brand just earlier this month revealed a revamped 2025 Taycan EV that offers more range, better efficiency, and stronger acceleration, and it’s soon rolling out its fully electric Macan SUV, it has a whole suite of other plug-ins on the way. Porsche already.

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Plastics industry lied to consumers for decades about plastic recycling, says CCI report

Innovation News Network

Big oil and plastic producers have lied for over 30 years that plastic recycling is feasible, says a damning report from the CCI. The post Plastics industry lied to consumers for decades about plastic recycling, says CCI report appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Sono Motors revives with solar bus kit, not Sion solar EV

Green Car Reports

Germany's Sono Motors has emerged from bankruptcy, but isn't discussing the fate of its Sion solar-assisted EV. A press release announcing a plan to bring Sono out of bankruptcy did not mention the Sion, a small hatchback designed to use every body panel as a solar panel to boost range between charges. Instead, the company is focusing on solar.

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IF Metall’s Tesla Sweden strike leads to 20 workers losing jobs

Teslarati

IF Metall’s sympathy strikes against Tesla, Sweden forges ahead. Recently, the Swedish union’s sympathy strikes have led to 20 employees losing their jobs. In November 2023, IF Metall set its sights on Tesla Giga Berlin with the goal to stop the factory’s vehicle production. The Swedish union turned to aluminum supplier Hydro Extrusions in Vetlanda to achieve its objective.

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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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Carmakers Failing to Deliver Affordable Electric Cars, Holding Back EV Adoption — Analysis

CleanTechnica EVs

Only 17% of electric cars sold are in the more affordable “B” segment — compared to 37% of new combustion. [continued] The post Carmakers Failing to Deliver Affordable Electric Cars, Holding Back EV Adoption — Analysis appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Giga Berlin proposed expansion divides residents, but sees youth support

Teslarati

Tesla Giga Berlin is already a prominent feature in Grünheide, a town of 9,000 people near Berlin, Germany. But even if the facility is already an expansive industrial complex, Giga Berlin is still nowhere near complete. Tesla has every intention to expand the facility, but before the company is permitted to grow the plant, the project would have to be approved first.

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Huge Tesla Megapack project breaks ground in Queensland

Teslarati

Another Tesla Megapack project in Australia has broken ground, set to replace a former coal plant as part of a sustainable energy hub in Queensland. Construction has begun on a 250MW/500MWh Tesla Megapack project in Swanbank, Queensland, as part of a partnership on the Swanbank Clean Energy Hub between the company Yurika and public utility organization CleanCo, as detailed in a press release on Monday.

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Tesla Cybertruck is a mistake turned marketing tool

Electrek

I think Cybertruck was a mistake for Tesla as it created this gap in growth for the company, but the automaker is making the most out of it as it turns the electric pickup truck into a marketing tool.

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Tesla auto wipers are about to get an update to fix their subpar performance

Teslarati

Tesla’s auto wipers are about to get an update to fix their subpar performance after owners have been complaining about the effectiveness of the feature for some time. Tesla has included the auto wipers feature on its vehicles, and it aims to eliminate the manual control of windshield wipers by using cameras to determine what wiper speed will remove rain from the windshield at a proper rate.

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Kenyan Startup Roam Secures $24 Million in Funding to Accelerate Electric Mobility Solutions

CleanTechnica EVs

The transition to electric mobility is gaining momentum around the world. For example, the electric two-wheeler market has been growing. [continued] The post Kenyan Startup Roam Secures $24 Million in Funding to Accelerate Electric Mobility Solutions appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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

Brief

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Tesla India might still get lowered import taxes

Teslarati

The Indian government is reportedly finalizing a new import tax policy that might encourage Tesla and other foreign electric automakers to invest in India. According to people familiar with the matter, the Indian government is thinking of offering lowered import taxes to freight electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers. The tax incentive will be available to EV automakers for 2-3 years.

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BYD is buying back stock to fuel its dominant global expansion with new EVs

Electrek

The world’s EV leader, BYD (OTC: BYDDY), announced a stock buyback plan as it continues expanding into new markets. BYD is pushing into different segments with new luxury EVs and mid-size electric SUVs.

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Tesla climb to 10x output will be very difficult but doable: Elon Musk

Teslarati

Tesla sold a record 1,808,581 vehicles in 2023. This was a record-setting number for Tesla, but it is still extremely far from the company’s self-imposed target for the end of the decade, which calls for 20 million vehicles to be sold over the year. So ambitious is Tesla’s 2030 target that Musk’s proclamations about the goal were met with equal parts skepticism and mockery from critics.

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Stellantis mulls building Chinese EVs in Europe for joint venture partner Leapmotor

Electrek

Four months after announcing a joint venture with Chinese EV automaker Leapmotor , Stellantis is reportedly mulling taking the strategic cooperation further by building hundreds of thousands of BEVs for its new partner in Italy to serve the European market.

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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 employees get FSD beta v12.2.1 ahead of wide v12 release

Teslarati

Tesla has begun rolling out its latest point version of the Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta to a group of employees amidst expectations that the automaker could launch its v12 software publicly in the coming months. According to a post from Teslascope shared on Sunday, the FSD beta v12.2.1 has started rolling out to employees and special groups, coming just over a week after Tesla started rolling out FSD beta v12.2 to workers.

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Volkswagen debuts the ID.7 Tourer, a spacious station wagon with impressive range

Electrek

Volkswagen Group announced a new addition to its ID line of electric vehicles today, launching the ID.7 Tourer – a variant of the original fastback saloon with added cargo space and some enticing range. The estate car, better known in the States as a station wagon, arrives as one of the only all-electric options in the upper mid-size category in Europe.

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Tesla factors in important metric for more accurate driving range

Teslarati

Tesla is now factoring in what is a very important and crucial metric to give an increasingly accurate driving range: battery age. Driving range is one of the most important factors in electric vehicle ownership, along with price and charging infrastructure. People who buy EVs want to know if their range ratings are suitable for their most common type of travel, whether it would be a daily commute to work or lengthy road trips.

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Plug-in Hybrids: Are They Really A Solution To Reducing Emissions?

CleanTechnica EVs

It’s immediately clear how fully-electric battery electric vehicles (BEVs) can help reduce emissions; eliminating gasoline and tailpipes in favor of increasingly. [continued] The post Plug-in Hybrids: Are They Really A Solution To Reducing Emissions? appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Fisker faces federal probes and potential delisting from stock exchange

Teslarati

Fisker has had a tough time getting its first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) product off the ground, and now the startup automaker is facing both federal probes and potential delisting from the stock exchange. After complaints of a partial loss of braking in the 2023 Fisker Ocean sparked a probe from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last month, the automaker now faces an additional NHTSA probe over complaints of unintended vehicle movement and an inability to shift into

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Kerb Charge — No Garage, No Worries

CleanTechnica EVs

Rod Walker is the brains and the brawn behind Kerb Charge. He graciously accepted my invitation for an exclusive interview. [continued] The post Kerb Charge — No Garage, No Worries appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Rivian R2 will be available in Europe

Teslarati

The Rivian R2 will be revealed to the world in a few weeks. In preparation for the unveiling, the company revealed a few tidbits about its new electric vehicle (EV), including the fact that the Rivian R2 will be available in Europe. According to Rivian’s dedicated R2 page , the company’s new EV will be released in Europe in the future. During the Rivian R2’s unveiling on March 7, 2024, at 19:00 CET, the company will reveal the pricing and delivery times for the new EV in the United States and Ca

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Road Tripping in a Tesla Model 3: Coast to Coast & Back Again

CleanTechnica EVs

For the total trip, my average energy usage was about 326 Wh/mile over 6,000 miles. This would have been better (lower) during warmer weather, but it’s still good enough to get you from charger to charger on a road trip. The post Road Tripping in a Tesla Model 3: Coast to Coast & Back Again appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Panasonic invests more in graphite supply for the North American market

Teslarati

Panasonic Energy signed a seven-year agreement with Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. (NMG). The deal with NMG will further solidify Panasonic’s goal to strengthen its EV battery supply chain in North America. NMG is an active anode material manufacturer based in Quebec, Canada. Panasonic Energy’s graphite supply deal with NMG starts with an investment of USD$25 million.

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Electrifying Construction Equipment — Volvo CE Deep Dive

CleanTechnica EVs

We write and talk a lot here on CleanTechnica about the electric vehicle revolution, but we often focus on passenger. [continued] The post Electrifying Construction Equipment — Volvo CE Deep Dive appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Volkswagen unveils ID.7 Tourer electric estate car for Europe

Teslarati

Volkswagen has unveiled a new electric vehicle (EV) from its ID.7 lineup, this time offering an estate car aimed at Europe’s upper mid-sized automotive sector. On Tuesday, Volkswagen shared a press release formally announcing the ID.7 Tourer electric estate car, or station wagon, for the European market. The ID.7 Tourer is set to debut with two battery configurations, the larger of which will feature a WLTP range of up to 685 km (~425 miles) and a max charging capacity of up to 200 kW at D

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Ford cuts 2023 Mustang Mach-E prices in Canada by up to $13,000

Electrek

If you were looking to get your hands on a new Mustang Mach-E in Canada (or even the US), now may be a better time than ever. Ford drastically lowered prices on the 2023 Mustang Mach-E in Canada with up to $13,000 in savings.

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Biden administration to ease emissions requirements, reports say

Teslarati

Multiple reports say that U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is set to propose lighter annual requirements on emissions and electric vehicle (EV) sales, expected to be made public next month. The Biden administration is expected to propose easing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements on emissions and EV sales, according to two sources who spoke with Reuters , and a separate report from the New York Times citing three people familiar with the matter.

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A major auto supplier for Tesla, VW, Ford to slash 10K jobs

Electrek

Forvia, a major supplier for Stellantis, Volkswagen, Tesla, and Ford, plans to cut as many as 10,000 jobs in Europe over the next five years. The news falls days after major auto supplier Continental announced that it too was cutting its workforce by 7,150 jobs.

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Chelsea Chen: Breaking Barriers In Energy Storage

CleanTechnica EVs

For those who dream of driving their electric vehicle long distances to see the world’s largest ball of twine, Chelsea. [continued] The post Chelsea Chen: Breaking Barriers In Energy Storage appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Are Africa’s latest electric motorcycle battery swapping gains outpacing the world?

Electrek

Battery swapping for electric motorbikes isn’t new technology, but its adoption rate has proven to be remarkably inconsistent around the world. One of the biggest surprises recently has been one of the places where such technology has grown rapidly: Africa.

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EV Charging Station Blues Banished By Fresh Flood Of Money

CleanTechnica EVs

Some US states are on track for rapid EV charging station buildout with an assist from both state and federal funds, others not so much. The post EV Charging Station Blues Banished By Fresh Flood Of Money appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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US and allied nations progressing rare earth recovery in response to China’s dominance

Innovation News Network

Rare Element Resources is working to establish US-based rare earth production using innovative recovery and separation technology. The post US and allied nations progressing rare earth recovery in response to China’s dominance appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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New Jersey Would Be Foolish To Require E-Bike Insurance & Registration

CleanTechnica EVs

There are two big things that draw people to e-bikes: price and ease. An e-bike gives you some of the. [continued] The post New Jersey Would Be Foolish To Require E-Bike Insurance & Registration appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Upgraded Tesla Model 3 wins 2024 Drive Car of the Year Best Urban EV Under AU$100K award

Teslarati

The upgraded Tesla Model 3 has been crowned as Drive Car of the Year Best Urban EV Under (AU)$100,000 (US$65,300). The publication cited the new Model 3’s improvements in its ride and comfort, premium interior surfaces, and real-world energy efficiency as the main reasons behind the all-electric sedan’s accolade. As noted by the publication, the original Model 3 was already a great all-electric car, and it has also seen continuous improvements over the years.

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