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Tesla Model 3 earns a spot among top 10 leased vehicles

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model 3 is now one of the top 10 leased vehicles in the U.S., marking the first time an EV has appeared among the top leased vehicles, according to credit report provider Experian. In the second quarter of 2023, the Model 3 was the seventh most-leased vehicle in the U.S. The top leased vehicle was the Ford F-150 pickup truck, which is.

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The world’s northernmost solar farm is about to come online

Electrek

Norway has installed the world’s northernmost solar farm and battery storage in the Svalbard archipelago, just south of the North Pole. more… The post The world’s northernmost solar farm is about to come online appeared first on Electrek.

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Hyundai steps up Georgia EV production to fall 2024

Green Car Reports

Hyundai’s top U.S. executive on Tuesday suggested that the company is hoping to speed up construction at its $7.6 billion manufacturing complex near Savannah, Georgia, dubbed the “Metaplant.” The move is prompted by what the Hyundai Motor Group has called the inherent unfairness of the Inflation Recovery Act to companies relying.

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Starlink’s mini dish gets approval from the FCC

Teslarati

The United States Federal Communications Commission recently approved Starlink’s two new dish designs. One of the new Starlink dishes was a mini version made to be more portable for customers. According to SpaceX’s FCC application, the Starlink mini dish’s measurements are 11.4 inches by 9.8 inches. SpaceX claimed that the Starlink mini dish is made for portability.

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

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Shell & BYD Built An Enormous EV Charging Station in China with 258 Stalls

CleanTechnica EVs

A recent announcement from Shell in China shows that it is pulling further away on EVs with a charging station of record size. Let’s talk about what’s holding us back, and then get into the announcement.

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Tesla partners with CBA on low-interest financing in Australia

Teslarati

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has partnered with Tesla to offer low-interest financing on electric vehicle (EV) purchases. Through the partnership, buyers can access CBA loan options directly from Tesla’s website, with the bank offering fixed interest rates of 5.49 per annum, according to an announcement on the lender’s website on Wednesday.

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Tesla Cybertruck gets a new gig as Oracle Police Cruiser

Teslarati

Larry Ellison of Oracle is planning to use the Tesla Cybertruck as an upcoming police car, he said. Ellison, a former member of Tesla’s Board of Directors and a good friend of CEO Elon Musk, made the announcement yesterday at the Oracle CloudWorld conference in Las Vegas, highlighting the unique design of the Cybertruck and how it was his favorite car. “Our next-generation police car is coming out very soon,” Ellison said at the conference. “It’s my favorite police

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The role of nickel in the renewable energy revolution

Innovation News Network

Discover nickel's role within the renewable energy revolution and how the industry is working assiduously to mitigate environmental impact. The post The role of nickel in the renewable energy revolution appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Tesla Giga Texas production pause may continue through September

Teslarati

Tesla has paused production of the Cybertruck and Model Y at its Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, and one person thinks that the break could last through the end of the month. After reporting news earlier this month that Tesla would pause Giga Texas production for upgrades to general assembly lines #2 and #3 , drone videographer Joe Tegtmeyer reiterated the point on X on Wednesday, adding that he thinks the factory may keep Cybertruck and Model Y production paused until the end of September.

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Tesla Cybertruck teased as ‘next-gen police vehicle’ by former TSLA board member

Electrek

Tesla Cybertruck is being teased as a “next-gen police vehicle” by former Tesla board member and Oracle founder, Larry Ellison. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck teased as ‘next-gen police vehicle’ by former TSLA board member appeared first on Electrek.

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

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Tesla uncovers Model 3 Highland for U.S. testing on public roads

Teslarati

Tesla has long kept the Model 3 Highland wrapped with bumper covers to hide the vehicle’s new look, which includes a streamlined and sleek front end and new taillight designs. With the release of the Model 3 Highland in Asia and Europe in the past few weeks, Tesla has uncovered the vehicle in the United States for the first time, allowing the full product to be seen on roads despite it not being released here quite yet.

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Tesla adds Model 3 Performance giveaway to referral program to boost incentives

Electrek

Tesla has added a Model 3 Performance sweepstakes to its referral program in order to boost incentives at the end of the quarter. more… The post Tesla adds Model 3 Performance giveaway to referral program to boost incentives appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla board settlement lawyers want $10690 per hour in payout

Teslarati

The Tesla board settlement that occurred earlier this year saw the directors of the company return more than $700 million for allegedly overpaying themselves. Now, the lawyers who helped make that happen are looking for a payout of their own, and it would result in $10,690 per hour for each of them. The lawyers are now requesting that the Delaware Court of Chancery judge overseeing the case, Kathaleen McCormick, approve a $229 million payout that would be the largest ever result from a sharehold

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A new 1 GW solar cell factory is launching in South Carolina

Electrek

Canadian solar cell and panel maker Silfab Solar is opening a flagship $150 million solar cell factory in South Carolina. more… The post A new 1 GW solar cell factory is launching in South Carolina appeared first on Electrek.

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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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Elon Musk details Neuralink’s imminent human trials

Teslarati

Elon Musk claimed on X, formerly known as Twitter, that Neuralink would soon get its first human patient as human trials are set to begin soon. Yesterday, Neuralink gained approval to begin recruiting humans for its initial clinical trials, which will aim to solve various ailments, including limb function and depression. Neuralink stated on its X account that it is looking for patients who have quadriplegia due to cervical spinal cord injury or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS, y

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BYD launches affordable Dolphin EV in Japan to unlock market dominated by Toyota

Electrek

China’s largest automaker, BYD , is set to take on Toyota on its home turf. BYD launched the all-electric Dolphin hatchback starting at ¥3.63 million ($24,570) in Japan Wednesday as it looks to take on Toyota head-on. more… The post BYD launches affordable Dolphin EV in Japan to unlock market dominated by Toyota appeared first on Electrek.

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9 Months With A Volvo XC40 EV

CleanTechnica EVs

Shirley and Bruce bought their dual/twin-motor Volvo XC40 Recharge, with 4 wheel drive, because they wanted to go green without screaming virtue signaling and ostentatious wealth. “We decided not to buy an electric Mercedes,” they told me. The message given by the Volvo is that they are environmentally conscious, in a subtle way.

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UAW strikes: GM shuts down Kansas plant and lays off 2,000 workers

Teslarati

General Motors (GM) has shut down a manufacturing plant in Kansas and laid off the site’s roughly 2,000 workers after the automaker stated plans to do so last week. The news comes as the latest amidst strikes from the United Auto Workers (UAW) union targeting Ford, GM and Stellantis. Following the UAW strikes at a GM assembly plant in Wentzville, Missouri last Friday, the automaker said on Wednesday that it doesn’t have work available for its Fairfax, Kansas workers, according to NBC News.

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Rivian Dual-Motor Large Pack R1Ts hit the R1 Shop with road trip range

Electrek

As the American EV maker ramps up production to meet its goal of building 52,000 electric vehicles this year, it’s never been easier to own a Rivian EV. Rivian’s new R1T Dual-Motor Large Pack configurations are hitting the R1 shop with enough range to make it from Boston to Philly with some to spare. more… The post Rivian Dual-Motor Large Pack R1Ts hit the R1 Shop with road trip range appeared first on Electrek.

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Electric vehicle fires are rare, risk for petrol and diesel vehicles at least 20 times higher

The Driven EV News

As electric vehicle numbers grow, recent reports might lead some people to fear fire risks will increase. The data suggests the opposite is true. The post Electric vehicle fires are rare, risk for petrol and diesel vehicles at least 20 times higher appeared first on The Driven.

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IIHS: Minivans Don't Do Enough to Protect Rear Passengers

The Truth About Cars

Minivans are undefeated as family haulers, but a recent announcement from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) casts doubt on their ability to protect the precious cargo in their back seats. The crash-testing organization gave all four American minivans below-acceptable ratings in its new moderate front overlap test, which was recently updated with a stronger focus on back-seat protection and safety.

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Volvo to end diesel car production in early 2024 on its route to all electric

The Driven EV News

Swedish-based automaker Volvo Cars has announced that it will end production of all diesel-powered car models by early 2024. The post Volvo to end diesel car production in early 2024 on its route to all electric appeared first on The Driven.

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Volvo: No More Diesels After 2024

The Truth About Cars

It’s no secret that Volvo wants to become a completely climate-neutral company, and the automaker has promised to go fully electric by the end of the decade. As part of that transition, Volvo is completely phasing out its iconic diesel powertrains by early next year. The automaker doesn’t sell diesels in the United States but said the fuel was its “bread and butter in Europe” just a few years ago.

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Battery Scientist Shares Her Electric Vehicle Purchasing Process

CleanTechnica EVs

Jill Pestana is a California-based battery scientist and engineer who recently shared on X that she was researching electric vehicles because she intended to buy one.

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Biden just launched a Climate Corps that will create 20,000 jobs

Electrek

US President Joe Biden is taking executive action to launch the American Climate Corps, which will train 20,000 young people to work in the clean energy economy. more… The post Biden just launched a Climate Corps that will create 20,000 jobs appeared first on Electrek.

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Building reliable Machine Learning models with limited training data

Innovation News Network

Discover how to build reliable Machine Learning models that can understand complex equations whilst using less training data than expected. The post Building reliable Machine Learning models with limited training data appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Nissan Ariya EV shown with sporty design overhaul hints at Nismo going electric

Electrek

Could it be? The Nismo EV we’ve been waiting for? A sleek Nissan Ariya prototype was spotted at the Nurburgring recently, featuring several Nismo-like design features. more… The post Nissan Ariya EV shown with sporty design overhaul hints at Nismo going electric appeared first on Electrek.

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Ryder Deploys its First BrightDrop Zevo 600 Electric Vans into Rental Fleet

Electric Cars Report

Ryder System, a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, announces the deployment of its first BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric vans at four strategic Ryder facilities in California, Texas, and New York. The introduction of BrightDrop’s electric vans within Ryder’s rental fleet marks an important step in the company’s ongoing efforts to […] The post Ryder Deploys its First BrightDrop Zevo 600 Electric Vans into Rental Fleet appeared first on Electric Ca

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BrightDrop Delivers First Electric Vans To Ryder's Rental Fleet

InsideEVs

Ryder has ordered the first 200 BrightDrop Zevo electric vans this year and plans to add 4,000 units to its fleet through 2025.

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David Brown Automotive reveals its first all-electric model: Mini eMastered

Electric Cars Report

David Brown Automotive, the name synonymous with British craftsmanship, innovation, and timeless design, has today revealed the arrival of Mini eMastered. The all-electric creation marks a new era for David Brown Automotive, and will set new standards for zero-emissions, urban driving elegance. Mini eMastered combines the marque’s world-leading expertise in bespoke luxury with iconic, classic […] The post David Brown Automotive reveals its first all-electric model: Mini eMastered appeared

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Used Car of the Day: 2017 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen

The Truth About Cars

It is yet again time to showcase the type of car that makes automotive journalists drool -- a manual transmission wagon. In this case, a 2017 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen. This S 4Motion has 111,000 miles on it and is quite modified. There's a GTI seat swap and uninstalled components for a 2-inch lift. Other mods include a clutch kit and turbo upgrade, a high-flow cat and downpipe, a high-pressure fuel pump, an aluminum intercooler, a steel oil pan, an adjustable front sway bar kit, winter tires,

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Munro Unveils Mountain Rescue Edition of its All-Electric MK_1 Truck

Electric Cars Report

Munro Vehicles (Munro), a manufacturer of all-electric 4x4s, and Scotland’s only volume production car company has revealed a Mountain Rescue special edition of its MK_1 electric truck. The ultra-capable 4X4 is the first MK_1 special edition tailored to the requirements of Mountain Rescue and Fire Services who need a rugged, all-terrain vehicle capable of reaching casualties […] The post Munro Unveils Mountain Rescue Edition of its All-Electric MK_1 Truck appeared first on Electric Cars Re

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UK delays petrol and diesel car ban by five years

Teslarati

The United Kingdom (UK) has delayed a ban on diesel and petrol cars by five years, officially pushing the initiative back to its original deadline. The news has upset some automakers as they have already made integral investment decisions based on the upcoming goal. UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced on Wednesday that he would delay the gas car sales ban until 2035, citing hopes to soften financial burdens on individual households, according to a report from Reuters.

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Lexus Presents the Theme of Diversification and Electrification Aiming to Deliver New Value to Customers

Electric Cars Report

On September 15th and 16th, Lexus hosted the LEXUS SHOWCASE event for global media, where they shared insights into the diversification and electrification efforts of the Lexus brand. Lexus International President, Takashi Watanabe, introduced Lexus’ new model lineup that meets the diversified needs of customers and regions across the world. Additionally, he discussed the future […] The post Lexus Presents the Theme of Diversification and Electrification Aiming to Deliver New Value t

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