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Toyota aims to tap recycled Prius materials for future US EV batteries

Green Car Reports

Toyota and battery-recycling firm Redwood Materials on Thursday announced an expansion of their previous agreement that will see Toyota source battery materials from Redwood for future battery production. Toyota announced plans to work with Redwood on recycling of battery materials in June 2022. But it's now confirming plans to also source.

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The world’s largest single-site solar farm just came online

Electrek

The United Arab Emirates has launched the Al Dhafra solar farm – now the world’s largest single-site solar farm – ahead of COP28. more… The post The world’s largest single-site solar farm just came online appeared first on Electrek.

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The Wuling Bingo Gets A Right-Hand Drive Version, Pre-Orders Open In Indonesia

CleanTechnica EVs

The SAIC-GM-Wuling collaboration has been doing well in China and launching some pretty cool small affordable EVs, riding on the. [continued] The post The Wuling Bingo Gets A Right-Hand Drive Version, Pre-Orders Open In Indonesia appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Hyundai and Kia are ‘pulling ahead’ with strong EV demand despite rival concerns

Electrek

Despite concerns over a cooling EV market, Hyundai and Kia are “very bullish” as demand for their electric vehicles remains strong. more… The post Hyundai and Kia are ‘pulling ahead’ with strong EV demand despite rival concerns appeared first on Electrek.

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

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SpaceX Starship Integrated Flight Test 2: What to Expect

Teslarati

After a one-day delay to replace a failed grid fin actuator, SpaceX is now less than 24 hours from the second test flight of Starship. SpaceX will have a 20-minute launch window that opens at 7:00 AM CT (13:00 UTC). Making this test flight is Ship 25 and Booster 9. Ship 25 is powered by 6 Raptor engines (3 sea level and 3 vacuum), and Booster 9 is powered by 33 Raptor engines.

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Tesla to deliver only 10 Cybertrucks at delivery event, says exec

Electrek

Tesla is only going to deliver 10 Cybertrucks at the upcoming delivery event, according to a company executive. more… The post Tesla to deliver only 10 Cybertrucks at delivery event, says exec appeared first on Electrek.

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Kia launches $20K EV5 electric SUV in China to rival leaders BYD and Tesla

Electrek

Kia launched its new EV5 electric SUV in China Friday. With a starting price of around $20K (149,800 yuan), the EV5 is expected to take on market leaders, including Tesla’s Model Y. more… The post Kia launches $20K EV5 electric SUV in China to rival leaders BYD and Tesla appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla might make you pay for heated seats and wipers

Teslarati

Tesla might make customers pay for features like heated seats and heated wipers, according to a hacker that dissects the company’s software looking for hints at what could be coming next. Greentheonly is a well-known hacker who has uncovered a lot of upcoming features that eventually make their way to Tesla’s cars. His latest discovery shows a few new developments, including the potential that front heated seats and heated wipers could be placed behind a paywall, charging a premium f

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Tesla starts pushing new Full Self-Driving Beta update with improvements

Electrek

Tesla has started to push a new Full Self-Driving Beta software update with a series of improvements ahead of the v12 update, which is supposed to take the system out of beta. more… The post Tesla starts pushing new Full Self-Driving Beta update with improvements appeared first on Electrek.

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2026 Subaru Forester Hybrid will join EVs in more electrified lineup

Green Car Reports

At the 2023 Los Angeles auto show, Subaru announced that the Forester compact crossover SUV will get a hybrid powertrain option for the first time. Subaru briefly mentioned the Forester Hybrid during the reveal of the redesigned sixth-generation Forester, which goes on sale next year as a 2025 model with gasoline-only power. The Forester Hybrid is.

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

Brief

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Watch this robot install solar panels in Arizona [video]

Electrek

Terabase Energy has successfully completed its first commercial solar installation using Terafab, its automatic solar-installing robot. more… The post Watch this robot install solar panels in Arizona [video] appeared first on Electrek.

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Zeekr 007, BYD Sea Lion, XPeng X9 — Hot New Chinese Electric Vehicles

CleanTechnica EVs

Chinese automakers have been busting out the news today. Naturally, there’s a big auto show just getting underway in China. [continued] The post Zeekr 007, BYD Sea Lion, XPeng X9 — Hot New Chinese Electric Vehicles appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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GM’s Chevy Silverado EV lands in China in first overseas debut

Electrek

The Chevy Silverado EV debuted in China recently as its first overseas trip outside of North America. GM may be launching its electric pickup in China’s booming EV market. more… The post GM’s Chevy Silverado EV lands in China in first overseas debut appeared first on Electrek.

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Polestar becomes Tesla’s latest Supercharger Network partner in China

Teslarati

Tesla has secured another partner for its Supercharger Network in China. During a recent announcement, Polestar China CEO Shen Ziyu revealed that the company has entered into an agreement with Tesla to become one of the EV maker’s first partners for its Supercharger Network in the country. This effectively makes Polestar the second carmaker in China to partner with Tesla for access to the Supercharger Network.

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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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Video Friday: GR-1

Cars That Think

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion. Humanoids 2023 : 12–14 December 2023, AUSTIN, TEXAS Cybathlon Challenges : 2 February 2024, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND Eurobot Open 2024 : 8–11 May 2024, LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, FRANCE Enjoy today’s videos!

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Sweden’s Tesla boycott snowballs as more workers join the strike

Electrek

Today more unions in Sweden are joining Tesla’s mechanics in the strike against the notoriously anti-union EV automaker. Dockworkers in Sweden won’t be unloading any Tesla vehicles , maintenance crews won’t be cleaning up Tesla stores, and broken Superchargers won’t get repaired. Next week, even Tesla mail won’t be delivered. more… The post Sweden’s Tesla boycott snowballs as more workers join the strike appeared first on Electrek.

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Abandoned History: Oldsmobile's Guidestar Navigation System and Other Cartography (Part IV)

The Truth About Cars

General Motors spent a lot of time and money in the development of TravTek GPS. As we learned in our last installment , the comprehensive (if clunky) navigation system used a touchscreen, had live traffic information, and could even make phone calls. Installed in 100 Toronados used in the greater Orlando area for an entire year, GM, AAA, and various government parties were eager to see just how useful the system was and if it was worthwhile.

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SELECT Power Systems: Supporting the development of EV infrastructure

Innovation News Network

Learn why electrification will not be possible without the appropriate support for the accompanying EV infrastructure. The post SELECT Power Systems: Supporting the development of EV infrastructure appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Cadillac Confirms the Compact 2025 Optiq Electric SUV

The Truth About Cars

Thanks to GM’s investments in electrification, Cadillac is accelerating its EV development and has confirmed another new gas-free model coming in 2025. The Optiq will enter the automaker’s lineup as a compact electric SUV, slotting in beneath the Lyriq and flagship Escalade IQ. Cadillac didn’t share many details but provided an image of the upcoming EV.

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Kia EV3 and EV4 concepts made North American debut at the 2023 LA Auto Show

Electric Cars Report

Kia America introduced the all-electric EV3 and EV4 concept models at the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show. Showcasing Kia’s cutting-edge electric platform technology, styling derived from the tenets of the Opposites United design philosophy, and a commitment to a leading color, material, and finish (CMF) strategy, the Concept EV3 and Concept EV4 represent contrasting vehicle […] The post Kia EV3 and EV4 concepts made North American debut at the 2023 LA Auto Show appeared first on Electric Cars

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2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Review - The Un-Car

The Truth About Cars

“We don’t have Coke. Is Pepsi okay?” has become something of a meme lately, where consumers, thwarted in their attempts to acquire what they desire, are offered something less than. And for the record, I’m a Coke person, though Wilford Brimley’s favorite chronic disease has pushed me toward the Coke Zero end of the bubbly drinks spectrum. 7 Up, on the other hand, has long been a distant third or worse in the soda aisle.

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Why innovation is crucial to successful, sustainable water management

Innovation News Network

Ofwat’s Innovation Fund sets out to engage the community in sustainable water management to restore our ecosystems. The post Why innovation is crucial to successful, sustainable water management appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Toyota Expands V2G Research with San Diego Gas & Electric Company Collaboration

Electric Cars Report

Toyota Motor North America and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) have agreed to collaborate on vehicle-to-grid (V2G) research for battery electric vehicles using a Toyota bZ4X. The V2G research will explore bidirectional power flow technology that enables BEV owners to both charge their vehicle’s batteries from the electric grid and discharge electricity from […] The post Toyota Expands V2G Research with San Diego Gas & Electric Company Collaboration appeared first on E

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Walkable Neighborhoods & Public Transit Are Part Of The Clean Energy Transition

CleanTechnica EVs

By expanding renewable power, phasing out fossil fuels, electrifying as much of the economy as possible, and deploying other technologies, [continued] The post Walkable Neighborhoods & Public Transit Are Part Of The Clean Energy Transition appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Volkswagen to electrify Vatican’s entire vehicle fleet by 2030

Electric Cars Report

Volkswagen and the Vatican City State have signed an agreement to replace all of the Vatican’s cars with electric models by 2030. The world’s smallest state’s governor gave no financial details, but said the deal would involve medium- and long-term leasing of Volkswagen and Skoda vehicles. At the beginning of 2024, the company will deliver […] The post Volkswagen to electrify Vatican’s entire vehicle fleet by 2030 appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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United Auto Workers Ratify New Labor Contract

The Truth About Cars

Despite several large facilities voting against the UAW labor contract negotiated with Detroit automakers, the deal has been ratified by union members from both General Motors and Stellantis. This is based on the UAW’s own vote tracker and has put to bed any serious fears that GM might have to reenter negotiations. While Ford’s voting hasn’t yet reached the point where we can say anything definitive, its negotiations with the union also went the best.

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Toyota and Redwood Materials Agree to Battery Recycling, Materials Procurement

Electric Cars Report

Progressing closer to the goal of battery ecosystem circularity, Toyota Motor North America and Redwood Materials announce an expanded recycling agreement that aims to create pathways for automotive batteries used in Toyota’s electrified vehicles that have reached the end of their life. The plan also includes an agreement for Toyota to source Cathode Active Material […] The post Toyota and Redwood Materials Agree to Battery Recycling, Materials Procurement appeared first on Electric Cars R

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Hands-on: The Kia EV9 is huge, but its backseat and frunk are not

Electrek

The LA Auto Show is in town, and we got a chance to hop in the EV9 and see how big this three-row EV really is. It turns out, from the inside, it was smaller than expected. more… The post Hands-on: The Kia EV9 is huge, but its backseat and frunk are not appeared first on Electrek.

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70 US Dealers Apply To Sell VinFast Electric Vehicles

CleanTechnica EVs

Vietnamese automaker VinFast has gotten serious about selling electric cars around the world, and it is entering the US auto. [continued] The post 70 US Dealers Apply To Sell VinFast Electric Vehicles appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Toyota and Redwood Materials partnership takes the next step

Teslarati

Toyota and Redwood Materials established a partnership last year to create a closed-loop solution for recycled battery production. Now, their partnership is taking the next step, as Toyota will source cathode active materials and anode copper foil from Redwood at the automaker’s upcoming North Carolina battery manufacturing plant. Redwood announced that this is the second part of their collaboration to create a sustainable supply chain of batteries from electric vehicles and end-of-life hy

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Introducing the Massachusetts Clean Heat Platform

Green Energy Consumers

Green Energy Consumers Alliance and our allied organizations are certain that more legislation is needed if Massachusetts is to meet its greenhouse gas emission reduction mandates. This is especially true when it comes to the state's second-largest source of emissions, the residential and commercial building sector. No one bill or policy proposed in this session is sufficient by itself to meet these objectives.

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Air taxi maker Joby gets $10M California pre-production AAM grant

Electrek

Leading global advanced air mobility (AAM) company Joby may have decided to set up its future production line in Ohio as the most financially alluring locale vying for its presence, but California is looking to get as much job creation and economic activity from the Santa Cruz-based air taxi startup before its focus shifts east – and has just handed over a nearly $10 million grant to prove it. more… The post Air taxi maker Joby gets $10M California pre-production AAM grant appeared first on

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A Standard Diagnostic Connector For EVs Is In The Works

CleanTechnica EVs

Over the decades, the computing power of cars has increased drastically. ICE vehicles had only mechanical methods for controlling their. [continued] The post A Standard Diagnostic Connector For EVs Is In The Works appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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I took my e-bike and went undercover as a food delivery rider. Here’s what I learned

Electrek

In cities around the world, e-bikes, scooters, and motorcycles make up the brunt of the food delivery industry. They serve as the critical backbone, connecting hungry customers ordering app-based food with the restaurants that serve up that savory delight. At least, that’s how it works almost everywhere except North America. So I took a trip to the US and spent a day as a food delivery rider to see what the big hangup is. more… The post I took my e-bike and went undercover as a food delivery rid