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Dodge electric muscle car will vibrate like it has a V-8, patent suggests

Green Car Reports

Dodge has long hinted that its electric muscle car—which is due to be revealed in production form March 5—will be screaming loud. But a patent filing hints that it may also vibrate like it has a V-8. First spotted by Mopar Insiders (via Jalopnik), Dodge parent Stellantis has filed a patent application for an "Active Vibration.

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Tesla Malaysia starts hiring ramp

Teslarati

Tesla Malaysia recently initiated a hiring ramp. It welcomed people to join its team by checking out the open roles in the country. Tesla Malaysia has 15 new job roles up for grabs. Most of the jobs are located in Cyberjaya. The company also has one open position each in Kuala Lumpur and Johor. Two jobs are located in Penang. The Majority of Tesla Malaysia’s new jobs are related to Sales & Customer Support, and Vehicle Service.

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Report: GM nixed electric vans, is rushing plug-in hybrid pickups

Green Car Reports

General Motors has cancelled plans for more electric vans and a Ford Maverick-sized electric pickup trucks as it undertakes a "crash program" to launch plug-in hybrid pickups, Autoweek reported Tuesday. The automaker has nixed electric replacements for the ancient Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans based on the BrightDrop electric delivery van.

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Profiteering Hampers U.S. Grid Expansion

Cars That Think

The United States is not building enough transmission lines to connect regional power networks. The deficit is driving up electricity prices, reducing grid reliability, and hobbling renewable energy deployment. At the heart of the problem are utility companies that refuse to pursue interregional transmission projects, and sometimes even impede them, because new projects threaten their profits and disrupt their industry alliances.

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

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Honda Prologue review, GM PHEV pickups, vibrating EV muscle car: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

GM may soon have Chevy and GMC plug-in hybrid pickups. Dodge considers EVs that have much more than a V-8 soundtrack. And the Honda Prologue remixes GM’s Ultium into its own gateway EV. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. In a first drive of the 2024 Honda Prologue EV, we found that this roomy, refined, and feature-packed electric.

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SpaceX has aggressive plan for Starship in 2024 with more than nine launches

Teslarati

SpaceX has an aggressive plan for Starship in 2024, planning to launch the rocket at least nine times this year, according to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) administrator. Starship is the most powerful and the largest heavy-lift launch vehicle ever built, and it will eventually be responsible for taking people from Earth to Mars, according to SpaceX’s goals for the project.

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California Rises to 21.4% BEV Market Share, 33.8% of US BEV Market

CleanTechnica EVs

California is one of the biggest and most exciting electric vehicle markets in the world. It’s still dominated by Tesla, [continued] The post California Rises to 21.4% BEV Market Share, 33.8% of US BEV Market appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Elon Musk: Rivian execs ‘need to live in the factory’ to survive

Teslarati

Elon Musk gave Rivian a bit of advice on how to survive past their reported forecasted bankruptcy in roughly six quarters, and it includes shades of what Tesla was forced to do to keep its doors open. Earlier today , we reported that Musk had a bit of advice for Rivian while criticizing Lucid. According to forecasts that Musk shared, Rivian will be able to survive for roughly six more quarters, or about a year and a half, before it will be forced to close its doors due to bankruptcy.

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SAE Adopts New Standards For Vehicle-To-Grid

CleanTechnica EVs

There is a delightful fantasy out there that says the batteries in all the electric cars in the world could. [continued] The post SAE Adopts New Standards For Vehicle-To-Grid appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Sweden stays firm amid IF Metall strike

Teslarati

Tesla Sweden is staying firm against collective agreements amid IF Metall’s strike. The Swedish union has gained support through sympathy strikes, but now, where it matters most: with Tesla’s employees. Some have started to wonder if IF Metall should accept Tesla Sweden’s stance against collective agreements for its employees. After all, collective agreements in Sweden are common but not mandatory.

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

Brief

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Are sodium-ion batteries the solution for EVs?

Innovation News Network

The Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC) reflects on whether sodium-ion batteries have the potential to dislodge lithium in popularity. The post Are sodium-ion batteries the solution for EVs? appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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SpaceX seeks to boost Starlink speeds with recent FCC letter

Teslarati

Earlier this week, SpaceX filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeking regulatory clearance to help boost Starlink speeds. In its FCC letter , SpaceX requested for regulatory clearance to orbit some of its Starlink satellites closer to Earth. The Elon Musk-led company seeks to operate some of the second-generation Starlink satellites between 340-360 km closer to Earth.

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Tesla works to slash Sentry Mode power usage by ~40%, and why that’s bigger than you think

Electrek

Tesla is working on a software update to slash Sentry Mode power usage by ~40% – reducing “vampire drain” on parked vehicles. It might sound like a small update that’s bigger than you think.

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Tesla rivals Rivian and Lucid receive harsh prediction from Elon Musk

Teslarati

Elon Musk’s Tesla has survived through a tough, long, and treacherous road to profitability and electric vehicle dominance. Unfortunately for rivals Rivian and Lucid, Musk does not see the same bright light at the end of the tunnel, based on comments made on his social media platform X last night. As both Rivian and Lucid reported earnings for Q4 2023 last night, Musk took to Twitter to discuss his impressions of both companies and how long they might last before things could come to a cra

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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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Biagi Bros. posts pictures of its ten (10!) Nikola hydrogen semis

Electrek

Just hours after Nikola announced that it had completed the first North American deliveries of its hydrogen fuel cell electric semi trucks, Biagi Bros. Logistics took to social media to post pictures of its new fleet of Nikola s. Plural.

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Tesla Sentry Mode improvements are coming, but it has nothing to do with security

Teslarati

Tesla is planning to improve the Sentry Mode security feature on its vehicles, but the fixes and changes will have nothing to do with keeping your car and valuables safe. Instead, Tesla is hoping to improve battery drain and efficiency of the Sentry Mode feature , which has been known to take range and battery life from the vehicle during operation.

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The importance of innovation in providing solutions to environmental and sustainability challenges

Innovation News Network

Innovation in new geospatial technology is working to overcome sustainability challenges. Discover more here. The post The importance of innovation in providing solutions to environmental and sustainability challenges appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Mercedes-Benz drastically backtracks EV plans, will build gas cars well into 2030s

Electrek

Mercedes-Benz is backtracking on its EV plans as the luxury automaker plans to continue building gas-powered cars “well into the 2030s.

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EV Myths, Confusion, & Reality — EV Battery Costs, Battery Recycling, & EV Charging

CleanTechnica EVs

From EV charging myths to EV battery myths, there are a lot of myths to go around. Electric vehicles are. [continued] The post EV Myths, Confusion, & Reality — EV Battery Costs, Battery Recycling, & EV Charging appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Nikola (NKLA) delivers first hydrogen fuel cell truck in the US, new EV trucks coming

Electrek

Nikola Corp (NKLA) announced it had delivered the first production hydrogen fuel cell truck in North America during the fourth quarter. The company said it also remains on track to deliver the first reworked battery electric trucks back to customers by the end of Q1.

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Mercedes-Benz Delays Its EV Plans, Will Keep Making Combustion Engines

InsideEVs

The company initially planned to be all-EV by 2030, but it said today that EVs will make up 50% of its sales by the end of the decade.

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Tesla executive responds to vote against Giga Berlin’s expansion

Teslarati

A Tesla executive has responded to the community of Grünheide’s vote against Giga Berlin’s expansion plans. Tesla’s Vice President of Public Policy and Business Development, Rohan Patel, said that the Grünheide community’s vote against Giga Berlin’s expansion will not impact the company’s plans. He believed the expansion would ultimately benefit the local Grünheide community.

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Hyundai cuts IONIQ 5 price with rare 0% finance offer

Electrek

In a fire sale, Hyundai is offering a rare 0% finance offer on the 2024 IONIQ 5 electric SUV. Hyundai’s new incentive could mean up to $7,800 in savings compared to a same-priced Tesla model.

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Why Would A Cannabis Dispensary Add EV Charging Out Front?

CleanTechnica EVs

Who spends an hour at a dispensary? Is 5 minutes of EV charging really that beneficial to a customer? Here's The post Why Would A Cannabis Dispensary Add EV Charging Out Front? appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Model 3 Long Range, White Interior option, see another minor price increase

Teslarati

Tesla has implemented another minor price increase for the Model 3 Long Range Dual Motor All Wheel Drive (AWD). The electric vehicle maker also rolled out a price increase for the upgraded Model 3 sedan’s White Interior option. The upgraded Model 3 has been released to countries that are supplied by Giga Shanghai since last year, but the vehicle was only launched in North America in January 2024.

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The Gowow Ori Electric Dirt Bike Takes The CAKE

CleanTechnica EVs

A fairly new entry into the electric dirt bike market appears to have taken a page right out of CAKE’s. [continued] The post The Gowow Ori Electric Dirt Bike Takes The CAKE appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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New Jersey offers $50,000 bi-directional electric school bus incentive

Electrek

New Jersey recently announced a $45 million, three-year pilot program to put electric school buses to work in 18 school districts – and it’s offering up to $50,000 more for buses with the ability to power the schools.

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GM Is Suddenly In Love With Plug-In Hybrid Technology, But Which Models Will Get It?

CleanTechnica EVs

General Motors has said recently it will bring more plug-in hybrid models to market. Why did it wait so long? The post GM Is Suddenly In Love With Plug-In Hybrid Technology, But Which Models Will Get It? appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Lucid posts Q4 2023 results, posts conservative FY 2024 target

Teslarati

Lucid Group Inc. has released its fourth quarter 2023 results. As per the luxury electric vehicle maker, it was able to deliver 1,734 vehicles in Q4, for a total of 6,001 vehicle deliveries in 2023. The company also produced 2,391 vehicles in Q4 and 8,428 vehicles in FY 2023, meeting the higher end of its adjusted target of 8,000 to 8,500 vehicles. Lucid posted revenue of $157.2 million in Q4 2023, significantly missing Wall Street’s estimated revenue of $178.33 million, as noted in an In

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Moon dust collection facilitated with new realistic computer model

Innovation News Network

A new computer model developed by researchers at the University of Bristol mimics Moon dust, leading to smoother and safer Lunar robot teleoperations. The post Moon dust collection facilitated with new realistic computer model appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Former Nikola CEO Trevor Milton defends his Board nominees

Teslarati

Former Nikola CEO Trevor Milton is fighting back against the Board of Directors’ decision to reject his five director nominees. The Nikola Board announced its rejection of Milton’s director nominees earlier this month. Milton had nominated Cole Cannon, Derek Johnson, Hans Peterson, Paul Southam, and Dave Sparks, who runs the HeavyD YouTube channel, for Nikola’s Board of Directors.

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Rivian, Like Tesla, Is Opening Its Charging Network To Other EVs

InsideEVs

Expanding access to its Adventure Network will allow Rivian to access sweet, sweet federal funding for EV charging stations.

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GM’s electric Ford Maverick pickup rival may be a pipe dream after all amid PHEV shift

Electrek

If you were waiting on an electric GM truck similar in size to the Ford Maverick, you may be out of luck. GM is reportedly canceling plans to develop a compact electric pickup amid its shift toward plug-in hybrids (PHEVs).

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We Did The First Independent Honda Prologue DC Fast Charge Test

InsideEVs

Despite conditions far from ideal, we approached the max 150 kW DC quick-charging rate of Honda’s all-new mid-size BEV.

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