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Review: 2025 Rivian R1T and R1S gain efficiency, comfort, and a lifeline

Green Car Reports

Rivian has re-engineered the batteries, motors, and body structure of its R1T and R1S This year the R1 vehicles get their first lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) batteries The revamp may give the R1 vehicles more in common with Rivian’s upcoming R2 series Rivian this week in Seattle rolled out its revamped R1 family that will take the.

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Tesla Model S still running with original battery and motors at 430,000 miles

Teslarati

A Tesla Model S 90D from Chesterfield, UK, was recently featured in an AutoTrader segment for its remarkable story. Bought in 2016, the premium all-electric sedan has been used as an airport taxi for years. But despite its years of extensive use, the Model S 90D has managed to keep its original battery pack and electric motors — even after a whopping 430,000 miles on the odometer.

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Review: 2025 Toyota Crown Signia gives America a hybrid wagon

Green Car Reports

Toyota’s latest hybrid cosplays an crossover SUV while it's actually a wagon Crown Signia buyers will find lots of room for cargo and comfortable seats, but taller adults will feel pinched on headroom Toyota’s latest hybrid bests the Highlander for fuel economy, but isn’t quite as efficient as its sedan sibling Toyota’s.

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Estimating the Growth of Electric Vehicles & Tesla Sales, an Exploration of S-Curves

CleanTechnica EVs

In this special report from CleanTechnica reader and data analyst David Gines, we get a high-quality, professional, useful exploration of exponential growth of EV sales — Tesla’s sales, Norway’s EV sales, and broader regional and global EV sales. By David Gines, an electrical engineer specializing in algorithms for data analysis. [continued] The post Estimating the Growth of Electric Vehicles & Tesla Sales, an Exploration of S-Curves 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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Germany set a new renewable power generation record in Q1

Electrek

In a record-breaking start to 2024, renewable energy supplied 58.4% of all electricity generated in Germany during Q1 – the highest percentage since tracking began in 2018.

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Volvo starts production of EX90 EV in US

Green Car Reports

Production of the 2025 Volvo EX90 electric SUV for the U.S. market is now underway in Charleston, South Carolina, Volvo confirmed Wednesday with a press release. Unveiled in November 2022, the EX90 was originally scheduled to start deliveries in early 2024, but was held back due to software issues. Volvo now plans to deliver the first U.S.

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Australian logistics giant to add 300 electric trucks, vans and mobile chargers

The Driven EV News

After building Australia's first fully electrified last-mile delivery depot, Team Global Express is now scaling the electrification of its fleet with the help of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. The post Australian logistics giant to add 300 electric trucks, vans and mobile chargers appeared first on The Driven.

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Chevy Blazer EV lease prices drop to nearly the same as the gas-powered models

Electrek

If you’re looking to go electric, the new all-electric Chevy Blazer is tempting. With new incentives, Chevy Blazer EV lease prices can be just $10 more than the gas-powered model per month.

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Rivian launches new R1T and R1S, the next-generation of its flagship EVs

Teslarati

Rivian has officially launched the next-generation R1S and R1T, new versions of the company’s flagship electric vehicles. “We continue to evolve our flagship R1 vehicles,” CEO RJ Scaringe said, “offering quality and performance without compromise. Our revamped R1S and R1T push the technical boundaries further, creating our most capable products to date.” Rivian aimed to refine and improve performance, design, range, and overall ownership experience with the new R1T

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CATL still dominates the EV battery market share in 2024, but BYD is gaining ground

Electrek

As global EV battery consumption continues rising, the most prominent players, including CATL and BYD, continue dominating the market in 2024. CATL still owns over a third of the market, but BYD looks to close the gap with new lower-priced EVs.

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

Brief

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GM Says Second-Gen Chevy Bolt Will Be Most Affordable EV In The US

CleanTechnica EVs

General Motors set an electric car sales record in May. It says the new Chevy Bolt will be the most affordable EV in the US. The post GM Says Second-Gen Chevy Bolt Will Be Most Affordable EV In The US appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Elon Musk says Tesla FSD v12.4 will drive a year between intervention, but there’s a caveat

Electrek

Elon Musk is again hypping the delayed Tesla Supervised Full Self-Driving v12.4 update, now saying that it will drive a year between intervention. Although, there’s a pretty big caveat.

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Using AI and robotics to accelerate wearable technology

Innovation News Network

A model that combines machine learning and collaborative robotics can overcome challenges designing materials used in wearable technology. The post Using AI and robotics to accelerate wearable technology appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Kia EV4 spotted for the first time revealing the stylish new low-cost EV [Video]

Electrek

If you thought the new EV3 was cool, Kia’s new electric sedan takes it to a new level. The Kia EV4 was spotted for the first time, revealing the sleek new entry-level electric sedan. From the first look, the EV4 looks very close to the concept shown last year. See for yourself in the video below.

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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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New Consumer Survey By MINI USA Reveals Majority of American Consumers Are Open & Strong in Commitment to Electric Vehicles

CleanTechnica EVs

Survey commissioned by MINI USA reveals charging infrastructure over range as the main driver impacting EV consideration. Survey shows Americans’ daily driving habits remain unchanged and well within EV range offerings Woodcliff Lake, NJ — On World Environment Day, a global call for awareness and action to protect our environment, a. [continued] The post New Consumer Survey By MINI USA Reveals Majority of American Consumers Are Open & Strong in Commitment to Electric Vehicles appeared first

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Rivian unveils next-gen R1 EVs to cut cost without affecting driver experience

Electrek

Rivian has unveiled its next-generation R1S and R1T electric vehicles to cut cost without affecting the driver experience negatively. In fact, the automaker is improving it.

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Tesla Shareholders MASSIVELY Split On Elon Musk Pay Package — What Happens After The Vote?

CleanTechnica EVs

Some interesting things crossed my path recently regarding Tesla shareholders and the vote regarding Elon Musk’s pay compensation package. And it got me thinking — the bigger issue may not be the vote, but what happens after the vote. But let’s start with the vote. For starters, I learned that. [continued] The post Tesla Shareholders MASSIVELY Split On Elon Musk Pay Package — What Happens After The Vote?

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Jeep takes aim at Tesla with its first electric SUV, new Wrangler-like EV coming soon

Electrek

After launching its first global EV, the Wagoneer S, last week, Jeep believes it can compete with the best, including Tesla. With another Wrangler-like EV launching soon, the rugged SUV brand expects to steal “mainly Tesla” drivers, but they are not the only ones.

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Seventh heaven? Hot new Volkswagen ID.7 GTX unleashed as VW chases down the Tesla Model 3 Performance

EV Central

VW’s flagship family sedan and wagon will soon be available as a hotter 2025 Volkswagen ID7 GTX that will boast both more power and a longer range thanks to an overhauled powertrain. Following on from the ID.3, ID.4, ID.5 and ID.Buzz that are already available with the GTX badge in other markets, the new Volkswagen ID.7 GTX adopts a dual-motor powertrain that produces 250kW – 40kW more than the previous range-topping ID.7 Pro.

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Jeep targets Tesla, Rivian R1 gets BIG upgrades, Fisker in trouble, and big solar

Electrek

Jeep and Volkswagen are taking aim at the Tesla Model Y, Rivian announced a raft of upgrades for its more powerful, more affordable R1S and R1T electric trucks, NIO is down, Fisker is nearly out, and solar power is taking off in traditionally red states. All this and more on today’s exciting episode of Quick Charge!

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This Japanese Aircraft Became a 5G Base Station

Cars That Think

Skies over Tokyo are thick with air traffic these days amid an influx of international tourists. But one plane recently helped revive the dream of airborne Internet access for all. Researchers in Japan announced on 28 May that they have successfully tested 5G communications equipment in the 38 gigahertz band from an altitude of 4 kilometers. The experiment was aimed at developing an aerial relay backhaul with millimeter-wave band links between ground stations and a simulated High-Altitude Platfo

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Volvo Penta and MOL team up on new, 4WD electric RoRo trucks

Electrek

Volvo Penta has teamed up with the port equipment experts at MOL to develop a forward-looking, 4×4 electric RoRo at the Port of Ghent. It’s news exciting enough to make this reporter ask: what is a RoRo truck ?

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Would Fleet Drivers Benefit from Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) Power?

Green Fleet Magazine

GM Energy’s new bidirectional charging system will initially help mitigate the negative impacts of weather-related outages and, down the road, could arbitrage energy back to the grid.

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Kandi America launches three new low-cost electric go-karts for off-roading

Electrek

Kandi America , best known for its range of electric golf carts and eUTVs, has just unveiled three new electric go-karts designed for off-roading fun.

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The 2025 Rivian R1T And R1S Cut 1.6 Miles Of Internal Wiring

InsideEVs

A new electrical architecture and computing platform should help improve the service experience for Rivian owners.

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Elon Musk’s xAI to build US’ most advanced supercomputer in Memphis, TN

Teslarati

It appears that Elon Musk’s xAI is looking to build one of the world’s most advanced supercomputers in the United States in Memphis, Tennessee. The upcoming project was confirmed in a press conference on Wednesday that was held by the Greater Memphis Chamber. As noted in a report from the Memphis Business Journal , xAI would be building its supercomputer at the 785,000-square-foot former Electrolux Memphis facility located at 3231 Paul R.

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This Tesla Model S Has 430,000 Miles On The Original Battery And Motors

InsideEVs

It’s also been Supercharged daily to 100% state of charge. Where are the haters now?

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NIO stock slides after Q1 results despite expected surge in Q2 EV deliveries

Electrek

One of China’s brightest electric vehicle startups, NIO (NIO), reported a wider-than-expected Q1 loss. Although NIO expects EV deliveries to more than double in Q2, its stock continues sliding.

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Tesla Giga Texas receives new IDRA equipment, makes progress with southend extension

Teslarati

A recent flyover of the Tesla Giga Texas complex has teased a number of interesting developments at the massive facility. These include the shipment of new machinery from IDRA, as well as some progress at the southend extension. Longtime Giga Texas watcher Jeff Roberts conducted a flyover of the Giga Texas complex on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. As per the drone operator’s footage, Giga Texas seems abuzz with activity.

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Toyota Debuts the 2025 Crown Signia SUV

The Truth About Cars

Toyota’s Crown brand has been around for decades but has never had a significant foothold in the U.S. market. That’s about to change in a more substantial way than has already happened. While the Crown sedan debuted in the U.S. for the 2024 model year, the automaker recently announced plans to release the Crown Signia, an SUV that fills the gap left by the recently departed Venza.

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The VW ID.4 lease price is now the same as the Tesla Model Y

Electrek

If you're looking to lease an EV, there's a great deal to be had on the 2024 VW ID.4 – Volkswagen cut lease pricing by almost $100 a month.

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Gogoro Starts Operations in Colombia — But I’m Not Too Optimistic This Time

CleanTechnica EVs

Four months after announcing its arrival in Colombia, Gogoro is here. The Taiwanese scooter company — widely known for being the first one to crack battery exchange stations — is finally selling its scooters and opening use of its first four stations in the city of Bogota in alliance with. [continued] The post Gogoro Starts Operations in Colombia — But I’m Not Too Optimistic This Time appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Fisker Inc. bankruptcy looms as latest SEC filing shows it has defaulted on a $3.5 million loan

Electrek

A recent 8-K filing submitted by Fisker Inc. is painting a grim picture for the EV automaker’s future. The filing states that Fisker failed to pay back a loan totaling close to $3.5 million last month, lowering a potential curtain on the second iteration of the company that is staring down the barrel of potential bankruptcy.

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Argonne Assembles Electric Vehicle Experts to Create Better Experiences at Charging Stations

CleanTechnica EVs

Task Force members address a priority for electric vehicle drivers: making sure the charging technology works The process of accessing a charging app, swiping a card through a reader, plugging the charging cord into the outlet and waiting for the battery to charge should be a seamless experience for users. [continued] The post Argonne Assembles Electric Vehicle Experts to Create Better Experiences at Charging Stations appeared first on CleanTechnica.