Tue.Sep 19, 2023

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EV batteries degrade faster in hot weather: What owners can do

Green Car Reports

Hot weather can cause EV batteries to degrade faster, but there are some simple things owners can do to help protect their cars, according battery-health analysis firm Recurrent. Recurrent publishes battery health reports for used EVs, but also uses the data pulled from vehicles to study the impact of hot and cold weather on range and battery.

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Toyota reveals next-gen EV production line as it looks to play catch-up with Tesla

Electrek

As it looks to make up for lost time, Toyota is giving us a glimpse of its next-gen EV production line with modern technology like Giga casting, self-propelled assembly lines, and robots to transport finished vehicles. more… The post Toyota reveals next-gen EV production line as it looks to play catch-up with Tesla appeared first on Electrek.

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Volvo dumps diesels, ahead of other European carmakers

Green Car Reports

The inevitable market dominance of electric vehicles and the obsolescence of diesel vehicles for all but the biggest pickups may seem like a foregone conclusion in the U.S., especially given current policy. But looking at Europe as a whole—as well as some other markets of the world—EVs until recently hadn't passed diesels in the car.

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Tesla builds in-car software to make car rental easier with Hertz’s fleet

Electrek

Tesla has built new in-car software specifically for Hertz’s growing fleet of Tesla vehicles for rent around the world. more… The post Tesla builds in-car software to make car rental easier with Hertz’s fleet 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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Mini Countryman Electric, Volvo drops diesels, hot-weather range degradation: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Mini confirms its Countryman EV is U.S.-bound. Volvo closes the door on diesels. Tesla reaches 5M. And how worried about your EV battery should you be in hot weather? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Hot weather can degrade EV batteries, much more than cold weather, underscores the battery-health firm Recurrent in a new data-informed.

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Watch Tesla build a $150 million Megapack battery system

Electrek

CS Energy released a new timelapse video of its $150 million Tesla Megapack project being built in Queensland. more… The post Watch Tesla build a $150 million Megapack battery system appeared first on Electrek.

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Volvo is finally phasing out diesel cars next year in favor of an all-electric future

Electrek

Volvo’s last diesel-powered car will roll out next year as the Swedish automaker looks toward an all-electric future. As one of the first legacy automakers to do so, Volvo is rapidly transitioning its lineup with a full slate of EVs. more… The post Volvo is finally phasing out diesel cars next year in favor of an all-electric future appeared first on Electrek.

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Australia’s biggest bank in discount EV loans deal for Tesla customers

The Driven EV News

Australia's biggest bank is partnering with the country's most popular electric vehicle manufacturer in a bid to speed up adoption of low-emission cars. The post Australia’s biggest bank in discount EV loans deal for Tesla customers appeared first on The Driven.

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Marriott taps EV Connect as charger provider, countering Hilton’s recent alliance with Tesla

Electrek

Hospitality group Marriott International has announced an agreement with charging services provider EV Connect to implement and manage chargers across thousands of hotels in the US and Canada. The news comes weeks after Hilton Hotels announced a similar agreement with Tesla. more… The post Marriott taps EV Connect as charger provider, countering Hilton’s recent alliance with Tesla appeared first on Electrek.

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45% Of New Cars In Netherlands Now Plugin Cars!

CleanTechnica EVs

In the Netherlands, 45% of new car sales were plugin car sales in August. Furthermore, 33% were full electrics. The Netherlands saw an increase in plugin registrations to 12,518 units in August, with the Dutch plugin vehicle (PEV) market thus reaching 45% of the overall auto market last month.

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

Brief

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Production electric go-kart sets new world record with over 100 mph speed

Electrek

Electric go-karts are proving to be an exciting new field, offering thrilling rides on indoor and outdoor tracks yet without the same maintenance requirements, fuel cost, or emissions concerns as internal combustion go-karts. And now a new electric go-kart from Blue Shock Race is demonstrating just how high performance an electric drivetrain can be in a go-kart.

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Hyundai EVs Win Several Awards For Safety & Innovation

CleanTechnica EVs

In recent days, Hyundai announced that it won a number of important safety and design awards. Two vehicles got the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation, and one of them also got chosen by Wards as one of the top ten drivetrains on the market for 2023.

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Kia EV4 test drive spotted in the US, will it be the electric successor to the Soul?

Electrek

A new Kia electric crossover was spotted testing in the US, which appears to be the upcoming EV4. The EV4 is expected to be Kia’s entry-level subcompact electric crossover with starting prices under $30,000. more… The post Kia EV4 test drive spotted in the US, will it be the electric successor to the Soul? appeared first on Electrek.

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Colorado Switching to Screen-Printed License Plates for Better Visibility

The Truth About Cars

Having a visible license plate is a big deal in most places, but the paint and coatings on the plate can wear and become hard to see over time. Here in Maine, it’s a common sight, as the road salt and sand can quickly shave off the more visible parts of a license plate. Colorado receives similar winter weather, and lawmakers in the state want to change the type of plates allowed to be more durable and visible over time.

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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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Graphite made from wood chips may soon be in your EV battery

Electrek

A New Zealand-based startup just got $18 million to commercialize graphite made of wood chips for EV batteries in Europe and the US. more… The post Graphite made from wood chips may soon be in your EV battery appeared first on Electrek.

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Stuff We Use: What’s the Best Battery Booster Pack?

The Truth About Cars

On our never-ending quest to improve this place by listening to feedback from the B&B, we are taking a new tack with these product posts, choosing instead to focus on items we use and have purchased with our own meager income. After all, if we’re giving you the truth about cars, we ought to give you the truth about car accessories. & One of the reasons this site works well is thanks to the marked similarities of, erm, quirks our writers have in common with readers.

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Redwood Materials expands presence in Europe, acquiring its leading Li-ion battery recycler

Electrek

Less than two years after sharing expansion plans for Europe, US-based battery recycling specialist Redwood Materials is adding Germany to its map of locations. Today, the company announced the acquisition of Redux Recycling GmbH – the leading lithium ion battery recycler in the EU, as it looks to quickly expand its operations overseas. more… The post Redwood Materials expands presence in Europe, acquiring its leading Li-ion battery recycler appeared first on Electrek.

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A Climate Week to Advance Urgent Change

CleanTechnica EVs

As the hottest summer on record draws to a close, the next several months could determine whether the world rises to the moment—or blows past irreversible tipping points.

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In a ‘bone-headed’ move, the UK to roll back gas car phase-out and other net zero policies

Electrek

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is considering weakening the UK’s commitments to net zero in a bombshell policy shift. more… The post In a ‘bone-headed’ move, the UK to roll back gas car phase-out and other net zero policies appeared first on Electrek.

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Zambia’s President Met With BYD & CATL On A Recent State Visit To China

CleanTechnica EVs

Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema recently returned from a state visit to China. During that visit, he met with BYD and CATL, which are some of the leading players globally in the electric vehicle and stationary storage ecosystem. In a post on X, President Hichilema said, “We have the natural resources, they have the technology.

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Build & Price Appears for 2024 Ford F-150

The Truth About Cars

A revamping of this nation’s best-selling vehicle (well, the half-ton portion of those numbers, anyway) is always worth a few words. The build-and-price tool for the 2024 Ford F-150 is now live, meaning we can poke around in what Ford asserts is a streamlined ordering process in which the number of buildable combinations has been cut by 90 percent compared to last year.

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67% of all Housing Units in the US Have Vehicle Parking Within 20 Feet of an Electrical Outlet

CleanTechnica EVs

According to the 2020 Residential Energy Consumption Survey, 67% of all housing units in the United States have vehicle parking within 20 feet of an electrical outlet. This is significant when planning for the transition to EVs, where at-home charging is important.

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Ohio Dealership Group Accused of Odometer Rollbacks and Deceptive Practices

The Truth About Cars

Odometer rollbacks were a thing back in the day when cars had mechanical components tracking mileage instead of advanced computers. Despite the complexity involved in tampering with modern vehicles, one Ohio dealership group is accused of rolling back the mileage on used vehicles and deceiving buyers about the condition of its inventory. Ohio’s state Attorney General, Dave Yost, is taking action against Mega Group, a Columbus-based company accused of several offenses, including rolling back odom

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NIO stock sinks after $1 billion planned convertible debt offering

Electrek

Up-and-coming Chinese EV maker NIO’s stock is falling after announcing a proposed total of $1 billion in convertible senior notes on Monday. more… The post NIO stock sinks after $1 billion planned convertible debt offering appeared first on Electrek.

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2025 Ford Ranger Plug-in Hybrid confirmed for Australia: Toyota HiLux rival scores seriously potent powertrain as electric utes power in

EV Central

The Ford Ranger is set to go electric, starting with a plug-in hybrid EV version in early 2025. Ford this week confirmed one of its worst kept secrets: that the country’s top selling four-wheel drive and second best selling ute will soon get electric assistance within 18 months. Ford is in the final stages of developing the PHEV system, which will pair a 2.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor and a battery pack.

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Comment on Nio ET7 becomes official car for China import expo to be held in Nov by CARS CARS CARS

CN EV Post

@Daily Beatings In reply to Daily Beatings. Hey Einstein , How was the volume when BIG MONEY traded? 215 032 400 in volume and shares traded down 17%. Fact:- dilution after dilution Fact:- CEO and CFO were so confident that they will reach 250 000 in deliveries this year!! probably true only in their dreams. Lies:- ET 5 was suppose to be best seller expecting 10K in deliveries each month.

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2001: A Space Odyssey’s Sequel Got EVs Almost Right

CleanTechnica EVs

I recently sat down with the kids and watched 2001: A Space Odyssey. Most people these days have trouble with the long, long scenes and intentionally viewer-interpretable ending of the film, so I had to find one of the shortened versions of the film on YouTube and try to explain key parts.

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Agility’s New Factory Can Build Thousands of Humanoids a Year

Cars That Think

Agility Robotics has announced the opening of a 6,500 square-meter factory dedicated to building its Digit humanoid robot. The factory is located in Oregon, which, in the opinion of this native Oregonian, is an excellent state in which to locate anything. At peak capacity, RoboFab will employ 500 humans (working alongside a bunch of Digit robots) and will be able to produce “more than 10,000 robots per year,” a staggering number considering that Earth’s current population of humanoid robots like

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SAIC Partners With South African Dealer To Accelerate Decarbonization of Urban Logistics Fleets

CleanTechnica EVs

MAXUS Electric Vehicles says green mobility enables companies to reduce fleet operating costs by up to 80% and save more than a tonne of emissions per vehicle per month. Sales of passenger electric vehicles are starting to gain significant traction in South Africa.

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Comment on Nio announces plan to issue $1 billion convertible notes, shares down after-hours by nov22

CN EV Post

@John Hanna In reply to John Hanna. NIO has to pick the worst moment to issue new bond because the bond issued in 2019 will be due in Feb 2024. Behind the wording of strengthening balance sheet, it is management's total disregard of shareholder interest when they making the ill-fated investment. Nobody give rat's ass how much losses it would create even when the s**t blowing in their face.

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Munro introduces rugged ‘Mountain Rescue Edition’ of its all-electric MK 1 4×4 truck

Electrek

Scottish EV startup Munro Vehicles has added a third variant of its all-electric MK 1 4×4 that initially debuted last year. Today, the company introduced the MK 1 Mountain Rescue Edition – an EV tailored to the requirements of emergency rescue and fire teams that provides 4×4 capabilities with zero emissions. more… The post Munro introduces rugged ‘Mountain Rescue Edition’ of its all-electric MK 1 4×4 truck appeared first on Electrek.

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MINI Countryman EV Debuts in U.S. During Climate Week

CleanTechnica EVs

If there’s one thing that’s clear, it’s that the U.S. market is important to BMW as it rolls out the new generation of MINIs. And, it’s something it seems to be getting right. Doin’ It Right Even before BMW made announcements showing the importance of the U.S.

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How electric microcars wound up on Bora Bora’s front line against climate change

Electrek

Electric microcars are often touted for their superior urban performance, wiggling through crowded cities without taking up more space than they need. But you can find them much farther flung than just the narrow alleyways of European cities. In fact, you just might see them on the beachfronts of your next vacation. more… The post How electric microcars wound up on Bora Bora’s front line against climate change appeared first on Electrek.

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How to Choose the Best Spot to Install Your EV Charger at Home

EV Solutions

Choosing the best location to install your EV charger at home is important for convenience, safety, and performance. Learn how to select the ideal spot for your EV charger with our guide.