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Rivian R1T, R1S may ride differently after latest software update

Green Car Reports

Rivian’s latest over-the-air update is being pushed out to its R1T and R1S electric trucks, and brings physical changes to the ride and handling of all the vehicles delivered to date. “One of the major benefits of the Rivian platform is the ability to continually enhance nearly every aspect of our vehicles, including driving dynamics.

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Tesla achieves breakthrough in single-piece car casting, report says

Electrek

Tesla has achieved a breakthrough in making Hot Wheels-like single-piece car casting a reality, according to a new insider report. more… The post Tesla achieves breakthrough in single-piece car casting, report says appeared first on Electrek.

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Honda electric scooter folds suitcase-small, priced under $1,000

Green Car Reports

Honda has revealed a U.S.-designed electric scooter, intended for “first and last mile” transport, that will fold up into its own suitcase-size carrying case. The scooter, called Motocompacto, appears like it might be a perfect mobility accessory to pack into the upcoming 2024 Honda Prologue EV. And it will cost less than $1,000, Honda.

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The Port of Baltimore just bought an electric wheel loader

Electrek

Maryland’s Port of Baltimore is buying an electric wheel loader from electric heavy equipment developer and maker HEVI. more… The post The Port of Baltimore just bought an electric wheel loader 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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Hyundai Ioniq 6, Genesis Electrified GV70 earn top IIHS safety ratings

Green Car Reports

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 and Genesis Electrified GV70 have won the highest Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). For 2023, Top Safety Pick+ award winners must earn the highest "Good" score in the IIHS' driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, original moderate overlap front (a high.

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Tesla might offer optional Cybertruck coating that is scratch-proof to everything but diamonds

Electrek

Elon Musk suggested that Tesla might offer an optional coating for Cybertruck that should make the electric pickup scratch-proof to everything except objects with diamond-level hardness. more… The post Tesla might offer optional Cybertruck coating that is scratch-proof to everything but diamonds appeared first on Electrek.

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“Unfit for purpose:” Broken EV chargers spoil the Electric Super Highway

The Driven EV News

EV driver on his third "big lap" of Australia in an EV says Queensland electric super highway has too many broken fast chargers and is "unfit for purpose." The post “Unfit for purpose:” Broken EV chargers spoil the Electric Super Highway appeared first on The Driven.

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Soft Robot Walks by Repeatedly Blowing Itself Up

Cars That Think

It’s hard to beat the energy density of chemical fuels. Batteries are quiet and clean and easy to integrate with electrically powered robots, but they’re 20 to 50 times less energy dense than a chemical fuel like methanol or butane. This is fine for most robots that can afford to just carry around a whole bunch of batteries, but as you start looking at robots that are insect-size or smaller, batteries simply don’t scale down very well.

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As EV demand rises, here’s what the future holds for gas cars

Electrek

As EV demand rises, this is what the future will look like for gas cars, according to new data analysis by RMI (Rocky Mountain Institute). more… The post As EV demand rises, here’s what the future holds for gas cars appeared first on Electrek.

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Ford CEO Jim Farley warns UAW proposal could force bankruptcy

Teslarati

As the Big Three automakers barrel towards a potential stake from the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, Ford CEO Jim Farley has shared his sentiments about the matter. During a conversation with CNBC Overtime , a seemingly exasperated Farley stated that the UAW’s demands would have resulted in Ford going bankrupt. The UAW’s demands include the restoration of defined benefit pensions for all workers, a four-day workweek, and a mid-30% raise, among others, as per a report from The Wa

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

Brief

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Toyota promises new EVs coming in 2026 with nearly 500 miles of range

Electrek

At the recent launch of its new BEV factory, Toyota vowed its next-generation electric vehicles will deliver longer range and faster charging at a lower price. The Japanese automaker now says its new EVs, due out in 2026, will feature nearly 500 miles of range. more… The post Toyota promises new EVs coming in 2026 with nearly 500 miles of range appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Cybertruck off-road encounter teases potential October deliveries

Teslarati

A few days ago, footage of a Cybertruck release candidate in California’s Hollister Hills State Vehicle Recreation Area (SVRA) was posted online. The video attracted a lot of attention since it showed what appeared to be a Cybertruck with a fully raised suspension driving up a dirt road. The uploader of the video, off-road enthusiast and Jeep owner David Tapley , has now posted some follow-up footage from the day the Cybertruck was testing at Hollister Hills.

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These three EVs just won the top crash safety award from IIHS

Electrek

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety has awarded three new EVs with its top award, the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award. more… The post These three EVs just won the top crash safety award from IIHS appeared first on Electrek.

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The hunt is on for Tesla’s special 50,000th Supercharger stall

Teslarati

Tesla has posted photos of its commemorative 50,000th Supercharger stall. Coated in what appears to be Ultra Red paint, the 50,000th Supercharger has captured the interest of the electric vehicle community. Needless to say, the hunt is now on to locate the special charger. Tesla has previously reported that it now has 50,000 Superchargers across the globe.

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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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EV Sales Growing Faster Than Forecasted, Oil Demand Peaked In 2019

CleanTechnica EVs

The second report of X-change series produced by RMI in partnership with the Bezos Earth Fund and is a contribution to Systems Change Lab.

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Rivian just improved R1T and R1S ride quality through a software update

Electrek

You may notice your Rivian driving a little smoother lately. That’s because Rivian just improved the ride quality on its R1S and R1T models through its latest software update. more… The post Rivian just improved R1T and R1S ride quality through a software update appeared first on Electrek.

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€25,000 Small Electric Cars On Track To Be Profitable By 2025!

CleanTechnica EVs

€25k Small Electric Cars On Track to be Profitable by 2025 – Analysis, Carmakers can sell small electric cars made in Europe for €25,000

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New EV Registrations Grew Significantly, Driven By Tesla

The Truth About Cars

Listening to pundits and some media outlets, it’d be easy to believe that EVs are nowhere near as popular as their gas-powered counterparts. But, while it’s true that electric vehicles still make up a tiny portion of the overall market, their numbers are growing. The latest data from Experian shows that EV registrations rose 67 percent over 2022’s numbers to an impressive 655,986 vehicles.

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Orange EV Reveals New Electric Yard Trucks For Q4 2023 Deliveries

CleanTechnica EVs

When we think about semi-trucks, our minds often gravitate towards over-the-road trucks, which transport cargo across states and continents. Movies and TV shows depicting long haul truckers have gained popularity due to the perceived independent lifestyle they lead, although the more grim reality often doesn’t match the romantic Hollywood depiction.

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Toyota Details Next-Gen EV Batteries, Promises 497-Mile Range In 2026

InsideEVs

Toyota claims it also made a breakthrough in solid-state batteries, which will launch in 2027-2028 with 621 miles of range.

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You can now retrofit your Tesla Model 3 with a powered liftgate for $800

Electrek

Tesla has started selling a powered liftgate retrofit for the Model 3 for $800 on its online shop. more… The post You can now retrofit your Tesla Model 3 with a powered liftgate for $800 appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Reportedly Makes One-Piece Giga Casting Breakthrough

InsideEVs

Several innovations would allow Tesla to die cast nearly all the complex underbody of an EV in one piece, Reuters reports.

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Tesla Cybertruck scratch-proof tungsten carbide coating option pondered by Musk

Teslarati

With its stainless steel body, the Tesla Cybertruck is already on track to become one of the market’s most durable vehicles. But in a recent post on X, formerly Twitter, CEO Elon Musk suggested that Tesla might be able to come up with an option that would make the Cybertruck even more durable. Jokes about the Cybertruck’s durability have been abounding since the all-electric pickup truck made its debut in late 2019.

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Honda brings back its ’80s MotoCompo micro-motorcycle, but this time it’s electric

Electrek

If you’re old enough to remember the original 1980s Honda Motocompo micro-motorcycle – or are like me and have enjoyed learning about it since – then today’s announcement from Honda will come with all sorts of warm, fuzzy feelings of nostalgia, either earned or learned. The long-awaited spiritual successor to the Motocompo has just been unveiled, and this time it’s gone electric.

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From 0 to 100 km/h in 0.956 seconds, Swiss students set new EV acceleration record

Electric Cars Report

For the better part of a year, students from ETH Zurich and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts have spent every spare minute working on their electric vehicle, which they named mythen, overcoming setbacks and going back to the drawing board time and time again for certain components. Now, Guinness World Records has […] The post From 0 to 100 km/h in 0.956 seconds, Swiss students set new EV acceleration record appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Ford CEO Jim Farley argues a new ‘anxiety’ plagues consumers from EVs

Teslarati

Ford CEO Jim Farley said today that consumers are not committing to electric vehicles because they have anxiety, and it is not range anxiety. “They don’t have range anxiety, they have charging anxiety,” Farley said on Fox Business. “We’re going into the mass consumers who have a lot of charging anxiety.” The comments came in response to Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm’s recent four-day, 600-mile journey from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Memphis,

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California Energy Commission Launches $38 Million Project for EV Charging in Low-Income & Disadvantaged Communities

CleanTechnica EVs

New funds to quickly deploy EV fast chargers in communities most impacted by air pollution The California Energy Commission (CEC) will open applications for $38 million in equity-focused incentives to fund publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in low-income and disadvantaged communities in 28 counties in northern and southern California.

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2023 Detroit Auto Show Recap – Where Have All the Cars Gone?

The Truth About Cars

The press day at the 2023 Detroit Auto Show was so quiet that I ended my day two states away – sleeping in my own bed in Chicago. My initial hotel reservation was for two nights, but as early as last week I knew I’d be booking it west on I-94 after lunchtime. It’s a far cry from my early years covering the show, when Cobo Hall (now Huntington Place) was swarmed by every industry worker from the top executives on down for several freezing cold days in January.

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Toyota next-gen electric vehicles to arrive in 2026 over 800 km of range

Electric Cars Report

At the recent launch of its BEV Factory Toyota Motor Corporation revealed that its next-generation BEVs will start production in 2026. Toyota plans to offer advanced specification BEVs that are loved as driving machines. Not only will they be designed and built differently, they will also be powered by a range of new advanced batteries […] The post Toyota next-gen electric vehicles to arrive in 2026 over 800 km of range appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Android Auto Adds Zoom to UX, Society’s End is Near

The Truth About Cars

In what is surely the final blow to any semblance of work/life balance, Google has added WebEx and Zoom meeting functionality to its Android Auto suite of services. Tech wonks will call it enhanced productivity, of course, while the rest of us will bemoan the intrusion of scheduled meetings into one of the last sanctuaries of solace left on the planet for most gearheads.* *Ed.

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New Zealand EV Market Flat In August 2023

CleanTechnica EVs

Although the New Zealand car market rebounded in August with 18,000 light vehicles registered (compare that with Norway’s market of 11,000 and Australia’s 120,000), sales of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) remain flat. If we include all forms of electrification, two in three vehicles had some form of electric propulsion.

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Nissan Announces Pricing for 2024 Frontier

The Truth About Cars

The Nissan Frontier finally got the overhaul it needed in 2022 and has received generally positive reviews despite the fact that it’s not as refined or advanced as its rivals. As it stares down a 2024 model year in which all of its competitors are newer and more attractive, the Frontier is getting a new Hardbody Edition that piles on nostalgia and a few feature upgrades to some trims.

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Tesla Gets Nearly $150M In EU Funding For Supercharger Network Expansion

InsideEVs

The American company is the biggest beneficiary of the European Union’s latest funding scheme.

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Renault Trucks Adds E-Tech Trafic to its Electric Lineup

Electric Cars Report

Having committed to the rapid electrification of its ranges, Renault Trucks is adding a new light commercial vehicle to its offering, the Renault Trucks E-Tech Trafic, which will go on sale in 2023 in the Medium Van segment. The French manufacturer now offers a complete range of full electric vehicles, from 650 kg to 44 […] The post Renault Trucks Adds E-Tech Trafic to its Electric Lineup appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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