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Fiat 500e gets 5-minute charging with battery swapping trial

Green Car Reports

Public charging can be an EV dealbreaker, especially for those who don't have home charging. But the global automaker Stellantis is working on quelling that reason for EV rejection with tech that can give you a full charge in less than five minutes. Starting next year, a fleet of 100 Fiat 500e electric minicars that are part of parent company.

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Tesla shares 48V architecture with other automakers to move the industry

Electrek

One of the less obvious features of the Tesla Cybertruck is its vehicle voltage architecture. The Cybertruck is the first EV from the automaker to use a 48-Volt (48V) electrical system implementation throughout the entire vehicle, as compared to the 12V systems that are used in pretty much every other vehicle on the planet. Today, Tesla shared its 48V implementation documentation with other major automakers — including competitors like Ford. more… The post Tesla shares 48V architecture with othe

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Morgan electric 3-wheel sports car chases Aptera, open-air style

Green Car Reports

British automaker Morgan on Wednesday unveiled a new prototype for an electric version of its classic three-wheeler. In addition to charmingly anachronistic sports cars, Morgan is known for three-wheelers, which the company originally started producing to exploit a tax loophole in its home market. Morgan has teased both three-wheeled and.

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Starlink completes 9 months of military tests in the Arctic

Teslarati

SpaceX’s Starlink internet service completed 9 months of U.S. military tests in the Arctic. Starlink’s U.S. military tests were found to be a “reliable and high-performance communications system in the Arctic, including on-the-move applications,” Brian Beal told Bloomberg News. Beal is a principal engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Integrated Capabilities Directorate.

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

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Reminder: Most EVs don't deliver EPA range at 70 mph

Green Car Reports

The real-world range of EVs can vary a lot at highway speeds, Consumer Reports found in a recent test. The publication tested 22 EVs from multiple automakers at a constant speed of 70 mph to simulate highway-driving conditions. While some cars exceeded their EPA-rated ranges—one by more than 70 miles—nearly half fell short. A Ford.

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Ford confirms it received Elon Musk’s “How to Design a 48-Volt Vehicle” pamphlet

Teslarati

When motoring content firm Hagerty published its video review of the Tesla Cybertruck, automotive journalist Jason Cammisa lightly noted that Tesla had sent other auto CEOs a pamphlet called “How to Design a 48-Volt Vehicle.” Cammisa seemed like he was joking in the video, so his comments were mostly taken in stride by the electric vehicle community.

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Details emerge on Volkswagen ID.4’s big 10kW V2G capability

Electrek

We have the latest scoop on VW’s new tech. After introducing V2G capabilities for its EVs, including the ID.4, Volkswagen has given Electrek new details. more… The post Details emerge on Volkswagen ID.4’s big 10kW V2G capability appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla showroom opens in Connecticut

Teslarati

Tesla showroom opens in Connecticut Tesla-showroom-connecticut Tesla showroom opens in Connecticut, sidestepping the state’s direct sales ban. Connecticut has a firm stance against automakers selling electric vehicles directly to customers and has fought hard to keep Tesla from establishing a showroom in the state. Tesla found a loophole in the state’s laws by building a showroom on tribal land.

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Nissan Ariya electric SUV price cuts lead to $199 per month leases

Electrek

After cutting prices, the Nissan Ariya is being offered with leases as low as $199 per month (find local dealers here ). At these rates, Nissan’s electric SUV could currently be one of the best-value EVs to lease. more… The post Nissan Ariya electric SUV price cuts lead to $199 per month leases appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Model 3 Highland RHD export fleet spotted in Shanghai’s South Port

Teslarati

When Tesla China’s weekly insurance registrations were posted for the week of November 27 to December 3 , some EV watchers estimated that domestic sales of the upgraded Model 3 seemed to be at the same level as they were before. A recent video from the Shanghai South Port terminal appears to have provided a possible explanation behind the new Model 3’s estimated local sales.

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

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BYD launches Tesla Model 3 rival Seal electric sedan in North America

Electrek

China’s largest automaker, BYD , is raising the stakes into the end of the year as it closes in on Tesla in global EV sales. BYD introduced the Seal electric sedan in North America as a direct competitor to the Tesla Model 3. more… The post BYD launches Tesla Model 3 rival Seal electric sedan in North America appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Sweden claims it is missing 1000 license plates

Teslarati

Tesla is appealing to the Court of Appeals in its lawsuit against the Swedish Transport Agency. Tesla Sweden is disputing all the claims from the Swedish Transport Agency and claims that it is missing 1,000 license plates for new cars expected for delivery by customers. Tesla Sweden appealed to the Court of Appeal, requesting to get license plates directly from the manufacturer.

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Ford to help F-150 Lightning owners save on electricity costs with new V2H partnership

Electrek

Ford aims to help F-150 Lightning owners save on monthly electricity costs with a new vehicle-to-home (V2H) partnership. The “first-of-its-kind collaboration” will use the Lightning’s powerful battery with smart thermostat tech to unlock new savings. more… The post Ford to help F-150 Lightning owners save on electricity costs with new V2H partnership appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Dojo project lead departs company

Teslarati

Tesla’s Dojo Supercomputer project lead, Ganesh Venkataramanan, has left the automaker, dealing a potential blow to the company’s self-driving efforts as it will now scramble to work with a new leader. Bloomberg reported today that Venkataramanan has departed the company, according to people familiar with the matter, after five years with Tesla.

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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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End of the Ice Age: Why the world needs to get close to 100 pct EV sales by 2035

The Driven EV News

Zero-emission cars should account for at least two-thirds of new car sales globally by 2030 and reach close to 100% of new sales by 2035. The post End of the Ice Age: Why the world needs to get close to 100 pct EV sales by 2035 appeared first on The Driven.

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Plans for a major EV transition in the U.S. in the next decade take a drastic hit

Teslarati

Plans for a major shift in the U.S. automotive market over the next decade have taken a drastic hit as today, the House of Representatives, which is led by Republicans, blocked a Biden Administration-pushed vehicle emissions regulation that would have resulted in two-thirds of new vehicles being electric by 2032. In a 221 to 197 vote, which included five Democrats and 216 Republicans, a veto threat was drawn from the White House, which stated that the EPA’s ability to issue automotive regu

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Weather intelligence and cutting-edge tech is boosting grid capacity by 30%

Electrek

Power grid optimizer Heimdall Power paired up with weather intelligence tech company Meteomatics – and a 30% increase in power grids’ transmission capacity resulted. more… The post Weather intelligence and cutting-edge tech is boosting grid capacity by 30% appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla posts full 2023 Holiday Update features, with some welcome extras

Teslarati

When the release notes of Tesla’s 2023 Holiday Update were posted online, many quickly observed that the features being rolled out in update 2023.44.25 were mostly quality-of-life improvements. This, as well as the lack of new “useful” features, resulted in several Tesla owners complaining on social media about the “lackluster” 2023 Holiday Update.

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World EV Sales Now Equal 17% Of World Auto Sales

CleanTechnica EVs

In October, global plugin vehicle registrations were close to beating their previous monthly sales record (1,291,000 units), which was just. [continued] The post World EV Sales Now Equal 17% Of World Auto Sales appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla 2023 Holiday Update release notes leaked, underwhelms fans

Teslarati

Details of Tesla’s 2023 Holiday Update — or at least a notable portion of it — have been leaked online. Based on the reaction from Tesla owners on social media, it appears that Tesla’s 2023 Holiday Update has made some EV owners feel like Santa Claus gave them coal instead of toys. The anticipation for Tesla’s 2023 Holiday Update was palpable, with software tracking services such as Teslascope hinting that employees who received the update were under a nondisclosure agreement.

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What About Liquid Hydrogen Or Hydrogen Pipelines For Truck Stops? Yeah, No.

CleanTechnica EVs

More publications on hydrogen refueling of freight trucks means more questions to answer. Freight trucking researcher, Jakob Rogstadius, Swedish senior researcher. [continued] The post What About Liquid Hydrogen Or Hydrogen Pipelines For Truck Stops? Yeah, No. appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Giga Berlin introduces two autonomous drones

Teslarati

Tesla recently shared a glimpse at two of its newest drones that have been deployed at Giga Berlin in Germany. The two robots are named after two of NASA’s most famous Mars spacecraft, and they are tasked with a job that some humans might find very tedious. As noted by Tesla in its dedicated manufacturing account on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, the two drones that have been deployed at Giga Berlin are named “Pathfinder” and “Opportunity.”

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Tesla’s head of Dojo supercomputer is out, possibly over issues with next-gen

Electrek

Tesla’s head of Dojo hardware has left the company, and he was possibly let go over issues with the next generation of the supercomputer, according to a source. more… The post Tesla’s head of Dojo supercomputer is out, possibly over issues with next-gen appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX launches 90th orbital mission of the year

Teslarati

Just after midnight at 12:07 am ET (05:07 UTC), 23 V2 mini Starlink satellites were lofted into space from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The Falcon 9 with the Group 6-33 Starlink satellites launched to the Southeast to insert them into the same 43-degree orbital inclination as previous Group 6 missions. Liftoff!

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Bentley Introduces First Fully Electric First Response Team vehicles at its Crewe site

Electric Cars Report

Bentley Motors has initiated the renewal of its First Response Team fleet, with the arrival of two fully electric models to handle day-to-day activities such as medical emergencies and off site events at the Company’s UK headquarters in Crewe. The new Volkswagen ID.3 and ID. Cargo Buzz can be charged at 107 onsite charging points […] The post Bentley Introduces First Fully Electric First Response Team vehicles at its Crewe site appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Creating a digital twin to simulate medical treatments

Innovation News Network

Researchers have assessed the best treatment for a patient with a cerebral haemorrhage by performing the procedure on their digital twin. The post Creating a digital twin to simulate medical treatments appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Tesla shifts manufacturing focus to long awaited $25,000 EV in Shanghai

The Driven EV News

Tesla is looking to expand manufacturing at its global export hub, the GigaShanghai plant, to build its next-gen and more affordable $US25,000 electric car. The post Tesla shifts manufacturing focus to long awaited $25,000 EV in Shanghai appeared first on The Driven.

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Buying a new Kia EV9? You’re going to get free charging

Electrek

Electrify America is going to give 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of free charging to first-time owners of the new 2024 Kia EV9 three-row SUV EV. more… The post Buying a new Kia EV9? You’re going to get free charging appeared first on Electrek.

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First Volkswagen ID. models now support bidirectional charging

Electric Cars Report

From now on, many models in the ID. Family now offer bidirectional charging with the “Vehicle to Home” function. With a home power station and the integrated Home Energy Management System (HEMS) from Volkswagen partner HagerEnergy GmbH, customers can cover as much of their household consumption as possible with their photovoltaic system.

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The Coming Boom in Rare Earths

Cars That Think

It would be an overstatement to say that the modern world runs on rare-earth elements. But as overstatements go, that one has more than a grain of truth. Because of their unique luminescent, electrochemical, and magnetocrystalline properties, rare-earth elements are essential to some of the most important and fastest-growing tech-based industries. They’re used in the phosphors that make white-light and other LEDs possible, and they’re in compounds used to purify key semiconductor materials such

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New smart #3 SUV coupe brings up to 283-mile range for £32,950

Electric Cars Report

UK pricing for the new smart #3 has been announced, with the all-electric SUV coupé arriving to stir up the premium EV segment. The second model in the relaunched smart range, following the critically acclaimed #1, UK sales of the #3 are set to commence early next year. Continuing smart’s ethos of efficient use of […] The post New smart #3 SUV coupe brings up to 283-mile range for £32,950 appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Hyundai’s new 2024 Kona EV gets $259/mo first lease deal

Electrek

The new 2024 Hyundai Kona EV is surprisingly affordable to lease in some places. It may even be cheaper to lease than the gas version or 2023 model, with its first lease prices as low as $259 per month. more… The post Hyundai’s new 2024 Kona EV gets $259/mo first lease deal appeared first on Electrek.

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3F trade union on sympathy strike against Tesla invests in TSLA: report

Teslarati

Just a few days ago, one of Denmark’s largest unions, 3F, announced that it would be initiating a sympathy strike against Tesla over the electric vehicle maker’s lack of a collective agreement in Sweden. Tesla and union IF Metall have been clashing for several weeks now, and neither side seems ready to back down. Jan Villadsen, head of 3F Transport, had some strong words to say against Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk.

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UK launches £70m pilot scheme for rapid EV chargers

Innovation News Network

The UK is investing £70m to fund a pilot scheme that will trial rapid EV chargers across its motorway network. The post UK launches £70m pilot scheme for rapid EV chargers appeared first on Innovation News Network.