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US EVs are driven fewer miles than ICE—unlike elsewhere in the world

Green Car Reports

U.S. EVs average less annual mileage than other vehicle types, according to the Department of Energy (DOE). But that isn't the case in other countries with significant EV fleets. According to the 2022 National Household Travel Survey, EVs averaged 12,400 miles per year. That's compared to 14,100 miles for gasoline vehicles and a high of 17,500.

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Elon Musk Says Tesla FSD AI Having Exactly The Problem I Thought 2 Years Ago It Was Having — And Would Continue Having

CleanTechnica EVs

During the Q&A session of the 2024 Tesla annual shareholder meeting, in response to one of the questions about Full Self Driving (FSD), CEO Elon Musk explained something about Tesla’s FSD development that completely affirms a suspicion I had two years ago. Also, this is one of the key challenges. [continued] The post Elon Musk Says Tesla FSD AI Having Exactly The Problem I Thought 2 Years Ago It Was Having — And Would Continue Having appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Out of charge: Fisker files for bankruptcy, again

Green Car Reports

Fisker filed for bankruptcy protection in Delaware The startup automaker estimates liabilities between $100 million and $500 million Fisker halted production with contract Magna Steyr in March Electric vehicle manufacturer Fisker on Monday filed for bankruptcy after the company failed to secure new investment to help get production of its Ocean.

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Battery Cell Production in North America Expected to Exceed 1,200 GWh per Year by 2030

CleanTechnica EVs

1,200 GWh per year of battery cells would be enough cells for at least 12 million new EVs annually. Argonne National Laboratory projects that battery cell production in North America will exceed 1,200 GWh of capacity by 2030. That is enough to supply 12 to 15 million new EVs annually. [continued] The post Battery Cell Production in North America Expected to Exceed 1,200 GWh per Year by 2030 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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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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Report: Kia EV3 may be made in Mexico to hit $30,000 price

Green Car Reports

The Kia EV3 electric SUV could be assembled in Mexico for the U.S. market, a move that could allow it to be eligible for a federal tax credit and hit a $30,000 price point, reports Korean Car Blog (via Electrek). "Kia is developing a distinct North American model" of the EV3, to be built at the automaker's factory in Monterey, Mexico, starting.

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BYD wants to take on Hyundai in Korea with its $25,000 Seal EV

Electrek

BYD is charging up the competition with Hyundai on its home turf. The Chinese automaker plans to launch its Tesla Model 3-rivaling Seal EV in Korea for under $25,000.

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Autonomous Vehicles Are Great at Driving Straight

Cars That Think

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have made headlines in recent months, though often for all the wrong reasons. Cruise, Waymo, and Tesla are all under U.S. federal investigation for a variety of accidents, some of which caused serious injury or death. A new paper published in Nature puts numbers to the problem. Its authors analyzed over 37,000 accidents involving autonomous and human-driven vehicles to gauge risk across several accident scenarios.

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Kia EV4 captured in the wild showing off distinct rear end [Video]

Electrek

Kia is launching its new low-cost EV4 next year. Ahead of its official debut, the Kia EV4 was captured out in the wild. Check out the unique back end in the new video below.

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How Vannevar Bush Engineered the 20th Century

Cars That Think

In the summer of 1945, Robert J. Oppenheimer and other key members of the Manhattan Project gathered in New Mexico to witness the first atomic bomb test. Among the observers was Vannevar Bush, who had overseen the Manhattan Project and served as the sole liaison to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt on progress toward the bomb. Remarkably, given his intense wartime responsibilities, Bush continued to develop his own ideas about computing and information.

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BYD & Ampersand To Collaborate On Electric Motorcycles In Africa

CleanTechnica EVs

Ampersand will purchase BYD’s high-tech battery cells to build around 40,000 electric motorcycles by the end of 2026, with the long-term goal of electrifying a large portion of Africa’s 30 million commercial motorcycles. In an exciting development toward electricity in one of the most prominent sectors in the African transport. [continued] The post BYD & Ampersand To Collaborate On Electric Motorcycles In Africa 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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BloombergNEF shares its 2024 Electric Vehicle Outlook

Teslarati

The auto industry continues to shift toward electric vehicles (EVs), and while sales growth has slowed somewhat this year at many companies and in many markets, recent guidance shows that it may only be in the near-term. In a recent outlook of the global EV market, one publication has recently suggested that EV growth may be advancing substantially in some developing markets, while others have seen increased plugin hybrid EV (PHEV) sales.

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BYD, Chinese EV makers account for +40% of German EV imports ahead of new tariffs

Electrek

Chinese EV makers, including BYD , accounted for over 40% of German EV imports through April 2024. China remained the largest EV importer in Germany ahead of the new EU tariffs. Can China maintain the momentum with additional tariffs on EV imports of up to 38.1%?

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Tesla dominates Canada’s iZEV rebate program, doubling nearest competitor

Teslarati

Tesla is dominating Canada’s iZEV rebate program that rewards drivers for choosing to buy a clean energy vehicle. Recent statistics show that the automaker has doubled its nearest competitor in terms of registrations for an iZEV rebate, accounting for more than 25 percent of the total claims submitted this year. Since the Canadian Government launched its EV incentive program in 2019 , it has become more popular as it is giving car buyers a route to feeling substantial discounts on their ne

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Hyundai to launch updated 2025 IONIQ 5 as first EV at its new GA plant: Here’s what to expect

Electrek

Hyundai’s best-selling electric vehicle is getting a refresh. The updated 2025 IONIQ 5 will be the first vehicle to roll out of Hyundai’s new $7.6 billion EV plant in Georgia later this year. Here are some changes you can expect to see with the new Hyundai IONIQ 5.

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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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EV Charging Shortcut Gets New Stations Up & Running Faster

CleanTechnica EVs

Trying to find an EV charging shortcut is the bane of many EV startups. Here at CleanTechnica we’ve followed the rise and promise, the innovations and dilemmas of the battery supply industry just over the past year. Here’s a sampling. Texas-Based Solid-State EV Battery Startup Lays Out Oil-Killing Plans The. [continued] The post EV Charging Shortcut Gets New Stations Up & Running Faster appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Rivian will race the new 1,025hp Ascend Quad Max R1T at Pike’s Peak this week

Electrek

Rivian’s new high-powered Ascend Quad Max R1T variant will race up Pike’s Peak, one of the longest-running and most difficult races in the world, this weekend.

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Revel taps Tesla Charging alums for expansion and development

Teslarati

Revel has tapped several Tesla Charging alums for the expansion and development of its infrastructure in New York City as it continues to round out charger locations across the five boroughs. The company will hire Henry Misas and Tedy Filis to fill the roles of Senior Design Manager and Senior Manager of Charging Deployment, respectively. They will report to Ed Noseworthy, another former Tesla Charging employee who is the Director of Design and Construction for Revel.

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Jeep Wagoneer S all-electric SUV to launch with a $7,500 lease discount

Electrek

Jeep’s first fully electric vehicle in the US will debut with a $7,500 discount as the rugged SUV brand looks to compete with Tesla. The Jeep Wagoneer S will launch this fall with a $7,500 lease discount, making it more competitive with Tesla’s top-selling Model Y. Which electric SUV are you going with?

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Toyota & Pepco Team Up to Research Vehicle-to-Grid Technology in Maryland

CleanTechnica EVs

This collaborative effort aims to research sustainable energy solutions and provide local energy grid resilience PLANO, Texas and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Toyota Motor North America (Toyota) and local energy utility Pepco are working together on vehicle-to-grid (V2G) research for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) using a Toyota bZ4X. This collaborative effort.

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Tesla Model Y tops list of most American-made cars

Electrek

Tesla Model Y has again topped the list of most American-made cars, but the electric automaker has lost its clean sweep of the top 4.

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Fisker bankrupt, Volvo S60 Recharge canceled, Kia EV3: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Volvo cancels its highest-mpg hybrid. Kia might be thinking Mexico for its upcoming affordable EV. FIsker has gone belly up on the Ocean. And why don’t Americans drive their EVs more? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The American EV startup automaker Fisker filed for bankruptcy Monday after it failed to gather enough new investment.

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Swiss electric scooter maker VMAX unveils two new budget and performance models in US

Electrek

Swiss-based VMAX has been a key player in the European electric scooter market since 2015, and last year expanded into the US market. Now we’re getting our first look at two new models released into the US market, the VMAX VX2 Extreme and the VX5 Pro.

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Could Advanced Nuclear Reactors Fuel Terrorist Bombs?

Cars That Think

Various scenarios to getting to net zero carbon emissions from power generation by 2050 hinge on the success of some hugely ambitious initiatives in renewable energy, grid enhancements, and other areas. Perhaps none of these are more audacious than an envisioned renaissance of nuclear power, driven by advanced-technology reactors that are smaller than traditional nuclear power reactors.

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The Tesla Model Y is the Most American-Made Vehicle On Sale Today

The Truth About Cars

Years ago, Chevy had its “Heartbeat of America” ad campaign, which highlighted the brand’s impact on the country and its workers. Now, however, General Motors isn’t even in the top ten of the most American-made brands, as the list has been taken over by Tesla and Japanese automakers with domestic production lines. Cars.com’s recent American-Made Index placed the Tesla Model Y as the most American vehicle on sale today.

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The time has come: Fisker has filed for bankruptcy

Electrek

After many signals suggesting that it would happen, Fisker has officially filed for bankruptcy. The chapter 11 filing came late.

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QOTD: Which Automaker Will Go Bankrupt Next?

The Truth About Cars

Fisker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. So, naturally, we're wondering if any other automakers will follow suit. Obviously we saw GM and Chrysler go boom during the bailout era, though both of those companies remain with us, albeit in slightly different forms. I don't expect any large legacy automaker to go through that sort of process anytime soon.

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Honda is more American than Ford, Tesla still 3/10, Jeep deals, and Fisker goes under

Electrek

On today’s Quick Charge, it’s a tale of two CEOs – one getting a $56 billion payday while the other one pulls the plug on his namesake company for the third time. Also: the Honda Ridgeline is the most American pickup you can buy, Jeep’s new EV is already getting a price cut, Hyundai’s building IONIQ 5s in Georgia, eVTOLs, and all the federal EV incentives you can get.

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A tale of two remote off-grid EV fast chargers: The wondering and the woeful

The Driven EV News

Having a diesel generator start up and blow smoke through a Roadhouse is not a good look for NRMA's new remote standalone charging stations. They have to do better. The post A tale of two remote off-grid EV fast chargers: The wondering and the woeful appeared first on The Driven.

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Fisker Has Finally Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The Truth About Cars

We’ve been hearing about Fisker’s downfall for months, but it finally appears that the automaker has reached the end of the road. Last night, the company officially filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware, writing a post on its website confirming the development. Fisker said it had experienced “market and macroeconomic headwinds that have impacted our ability to operate efficiently.

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Elon Musk says Tesla will give some new stock options to top performers

Electrek

Elon Musk says Tesla will give some new stock options to top performers after shareholders approved his own record-breaking compensation package.

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Report: A Third of New-Car Buyers Wouldn't Consider a Purchase Without Smartphone Mirroring

The Truth About Cars

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are two of the most widespread and popular tech features in new cars today, and buyers aren’t shy about speaking their minds on the tech. A recent McKinsey & Co. survey found that around a third of buyers would not purchase a car without the smartphone mirroring features. The survey showed that 30 percent of global EV buyers and 35 percent of gas buyers said a lack of smartphone mirroring tech would be a disqualifier for a new vehicle.

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5 US military bases in the Carolinas just signed up for solar power

Electrek

The US Department of Defense agreed to source renewable power from two new solar farms for five military bases in the Carolinas.

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Housekeeping: Happy Juneteenth 2024

The Truth About Cars

We're taking tomorrow off in recognition of Juneteenth. As always when we take a day off, we may pop in if news breaks or if there's another reason to post. Otherwise, we'll see you on Thursday back at full tilt. Juneteenth is a celebration of the ending of slavery, and without getting too political, I think we can all agree that that is a good thing.

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Fisker, Maker Of The Ocean SUV, Files For Bankruptcy

InsideEVs

The company filed for Chapter 11 protection in the District of Delaware yesterday and is planning on selling its assets.

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