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Ford reverses course, cuts F-150 Lightning prices by up to $5,500

Green Car Reports

Ford is cutting prices on some 2024 F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks by up to $5,500, CarsDirect reports, citing a bulletin sent by Ford to dealerships. Effective April 5, the XLT Standard Range grade gets a $2,000 price cut, bringing its base price down to $65,090 with the mandatory $2,095 destination charge. The Lariat Extended Range gets.

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Ukraine Is the First “Hackers’ War”

Cars That Think

Rapid and resourceful technological improvisation has long been a mainstay of warfare, but the war in Ukraine is taking it to a new level. This improvisation is most conspicuous in the ceaselessly evolving struggle between weaponized drones and electronic warfare, a cornerstone of this war. Weaponized civilian first-person-view (FPV) drones began dramatically reshaping the landscape of the war in the summer of 2023.

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Rimac will help BMW with next-gen EV battery packs

Green Car Reports

Rimac will provide next-generation battery packs for BMW EVs, the company announced Tuesday in a press release. Full details will be revealed at a later date, but Rimac anticipates "the establishment of sophisticated automated production lines for batteries" at its headquarters near Zagreb, Croatia, with "significant portion" of the site dedicated.

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The Electric Vehicle Of 2050: The Best Is Yet To Come

CleanTechnica EVs

If the electric vehicle of the future is lightweight and energy efficient, power generations will be able to keep pace with electrification. The post The Electric Vehicle Of 2050: The Best Is Yet To Come appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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

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Solar to displace natural gas in the daytime + in summer on the Texas grid

Electrek

Solar is forecast to displace natural gas in the middle of the day and in the summer on the Texas grid, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Tesla considers a joint venture with India’s largest conglomerate

Teslarati

Tesla is considering a joint venture with Reliance, India’s largest conglomerate. Reliance would help Tesla build a manufacturing facility and the EV infrastructure in India. Elon Musk will meet Prime Minister Modi on April 22, 2024, in New Delhi, India. Following his visit, Musk is expected to announce more details on a potential Tesla factory in India and the company’s investment in the country.

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Ford, Cadillac, Hyundai, & Kia EV Sales Surge in USA

CleanTechnica EVs

I already wrote about Audi and BMW electric vehicle sales booming in the USA in the 1st quarter of 2024 compared to the first quarter of 2023. With more automakers reporting their sales numbers, we can now see that several other automakers also had strong year-over-year growth in EV sales. [continued] The post Ford, Cadillac, Hyundai, & Kia EV Sales Surge in USA appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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BMW just hit a major EV milestone as Q1 electric vehicle sales surge, outpacing rivals

Electrek

BMW just hit a milestone after reaching the one million EV delivery mark as sales surged in the first quarter of 2024. With EV sales climbing in all major regions, BMW outpaced the competition in Q1.

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Tesla’s S3XY lineup lands in Top 50 most in-demand used cars

Teslarati

According to a new study, the four Tesla S3XY models landed in the Top 50 of the most in-demand used cars globally. Tesla vehicles are already the most popular EVs in the world, and they are also the most popular used vehicles in terms of sales. Past studies, as recent as January 2024, have shown that Model 3 and Model Y were the most popular used EVs, boasting a strong resale price and value for sellers and buyers alike.

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MEPs Sign Off On Climate Targets For Heavy-Duty Vehicles

CleanTechnica EVs

The law, agreed with governments, will provide investment certainty for truckmakers to go zero emissions. The European Parliament today approved a law that will require almost all new trucks sold in 2040 to be zero-emission. Green group Transport & Environment (T&E) said the law — agreed in negotiations between MEPs. [continued] The post MEPs Sign Off On Climate Targets For Heavy-Duty Vehicles appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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

Brief

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How manufacturing will reap the rewards of smart factories

Innovation News Network

Discover more about the concept of Industry 4.0 and how smart factories will push manufacturing into this. The post How manufacturing will reap the rewards of smart factories appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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BMW reports strong EV sales figures along with a major milestone

Teslarati

BMW reported its Q1 2024 electric vehicle sales figures this morning, and they show strong growth compared to the same period last year. Additionally, BMW landed a major milestone as a company when it reported selling its one-millionth EV during Q1. BMW launches $1,000 incentive to attract Tesla, other EV drivers As a brand, BMQ sold 531,039 cars across the world, which was up 2.5 percent.

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We May Have Been Wrong To Mock GM’s Big Battery Approach To Electric Trucks

CleanTechnica EVs

Before I got into EVs, I was into hypermiling. When everyone else around the shop and the school parking lot were talking about getting more power and lower times, I started to wonder if there was a way to come up with a more efficient commuter that wasn’t a busted. [continued] The post We May Have Been Wrong To Mock GM’s Big Battery Approach To Electric Trucks appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Price remains sticking point for most Australians as they consider EVs

The Driven EV News

University of Sydney research finds large number of drivers say they can't afford to upgrade to an EV, while a minority just aren't interested in making the switch. The post Price remains sticking point for most Australians as they consider EVs appeared first on The Driven.

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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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The Eclipse Gave Us A Preview Of Future Charging Needs

CleanTechnica EVs

Normally, there’s a lot of balance in people’s travel needs. While some routes certainly carry more traffic than others and holiday weekends can be busier, people tend to head one way and then head back. But, everyone has different destinations, so it’s rare for any one part of the charging. [continued] The post The Eclipse Gave Us A Preview Of Future Charging Needs appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Elon Musk to meet with Indian Prime Minister Modi during TSLA’s Q1 earnings week: report

Teslarati

Recent reports have emerged stating that Tesla CEO Elon Musk will be meeting Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi later this month. Musk and Modi’s meeting will reportedly take place during the week of April 22, which also happens to be the same week as Tesla’s first quarter earnings call, which is scheduled on April 23, 2024. Musk’s reported visit to India this month was initially reported by Reuters , which cited two people reportedly familiar with the matter.

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Tesla reveals humanoid robot technology through new patents

Electrek

Tesla has revealed some of its humanoid robot technology through filings for several new patents related to its Optimus robot program.

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Fiat 500e review, F-150 Lightning price cuts, BMW and Rimac: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The Fiat 500e is back, and we drove it in its element. Rimac is working on battery cells for future BMW EVs. And official Ford F-150 Lightning prices are heading back downward. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. In a first drive of the 2024 Fiat 500e electric car, Green Car Reports found that this fashion accessory and short-range EV.

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Tesla rolls out pre-fabricated Superchargers to new sites in just 4 days

The Driven EV News

Tesla showcases how it can quickly deploy its superchargers in as little as 4 days. The post Tesla rolls out pre-fabricated Superchargers to new sites in just 4 days appeared first on The Driven.

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EVs Take 18.0% Share In Germany, Down YoY As Incentive Hangover Continues

CleanTechnica EVs

March saw plugin EVs take 18.0% share in Germany, down year on year, remaining stuck in a hangover from sudden incentive abandonment in late December. BEVs were down some 29% in YoY volume, while PHEVs were down 4.5%. Overall auto volume was 263,844 units, down 6% YoY, and down 25%. [continued] The post EVs Take 18.0% Share In Germany, Down YoY As Incentive Hangover Continues appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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LG Energy Solution claims reduced operating profit due to slow EV sales

Teslarati

LG Energy Solution (LGES) recently reported a 75% drop in operating profit. The South Korean battery maker claimed slow EV sales impacted its operating profit. LGES shared that its operating profit fell to $116 million in the first quarter. In comparison, the Asian battery maker reported an operating profit of about $470 million in Q1 2023. In addition to its operating profit, LGES’ sales also dropped by 30% to $4.5 billion in the first quarter compared to $6.4 billion in Q1 2023.

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Avangrid just broke ground on its first solar farm in California

Electrek

Avangrid (NYSE: AGR), one of the US’s largest clean energy operators, has begun construction on its first solar farm in California.

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Rocket Lab prepares for next launch, moves closer to Electron reusability

Teslarati

Rocket Lab is readying for its next launch no earlier than April 24th from Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand. The mission, Beginning of the Swarm, will feature two payloads being deployed to completely different orbits. Welcome to LC-1, @KAISTPR ! NEONSAT-1 is going through checkouts in the cleanroom at Launch Complex 1 in the lead up to KAIST’s mission on Electron in the coming days, NET April 24th.

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The Misguided Fight Against The 2025 Cars Target

CleanTechnica EVs

Some carmakers are already compliant two years prior or are close — and there are still many paths to reach the 2025 target. Back in 2019, as the first meaningful emissions targets for the car industry were about to enter force, Brussels was flooded with gloomy predictions about the astronomical. [continued] The post The Misguided Fight Against The 2025 Cars Target appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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SpaceX completes another middle-of-the-night Starlink mission

Teslarati

SpaceX launched another batch of 23 Starlink satellites to orbit very early this morning. The launch was originally meant to launch at 12:04 am ET but was shifted a couple of times due to unknown reasons until settling on a launch time of 1:40 am ET. Engines full power and liftoff! pic.twitter.com/L4MbnK53wz — SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 10, 2024 As the Falcon 9 took to the skies, it created a mini sunrise over the Space Coast for anyone who was still awake and outside to watch the Falcon 9 rise into

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Mercedes updates 2025 EQS sedan with better range, new grille, and a standing star emblem

Electrek

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the 2025 model year version of its flagship EQS sedan. The all-electric luxury vehicle, now entering its fourth model year, is touting some notable improvements inside and out. The updated Mercedes-Benz model now includes a larger battery, offering future customers even more range.

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Tesla is still a popular choice for short-sellers

Teslarati

Tesla is still a widely popular choice for short-sellers, according to Hazeltree’s report that listed the stock, along with Chevron, as its most shorted large-cap securities for the month of March. Tesla stock has been widely recognized as one of the most-shorted securities in the market for several years, and although it has fluctuated, it is routinely near the top of the list.

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Forever Flight: Building multi-modal transportation hubs

Innovation News Network

Forever Flight and its distributed energy network provide solutions for airports to adopt clean technologies and sustainable aviation. The post Forever Flight: Building multi-modal transportation hubs appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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LG Energy Solution’s Battery Manufacturing Complex Project in Arizona Well Underway

Electric Cars Report

The construction of a major battery manufacturing complex in Arizona, announced by LG Energy Solution last year, is on track to be completed in two years with the first round of hiring expected to begin at the end of this year. The company provided progress updates on its USD 5.5 billion stand-alone facility during a […] The post LG Energy Solution’s Battery Manufacturing Complex Project in Arizona Well Underway appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Ford Added a $4,995 Appearance Package for the 2024 Bronco Raptor

The Truth About Cars

The Ford Bronco Raptor was already expensive enough even without dealer markups, but the automaker has figured out a way to make it even pricier. Under the darkness of the eclipse on Monday, Ford announced the Bronco Raptor Black Appearance Package. The $4,995 option adds to the $90,305 (before destination) starting price and mostly amounts to decals and painted exterior trim to the beefy SUV without changing its performance or capability.

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Kia to launch new Carens EV, two other mass-market EVs in India

Electrek

With EV electric vehicle sales surging in India, several automakers are looking to grab their share. Kia recently revealed plans to launch three new EVs in the region, including a new Carens EV.

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Comment on Nio Onvo: Spy photos show 1st model L60 in real life by Augustus Meyer

CN EV Post

Several spy shots of what is said to be Onvo's first model, the L60, show more details of the vehicle. Nio is expected to give the Onvo brand its debut in a month's time.

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Hyundai & Kia to locally produce batteries in India

Teslarati

Hyundai Motor Company and the Kia Corporation plan to produce electric vehicle (EV) batteries in India. The South Korean automakers recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Exide Energy Solutions Ltd. to collaborate strategically in India’s EV market. Hyundai Motor is Kia’s parent company. The company has EV expansion plans for India, starting with the leading Indian battery company, Exide Energy.

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Slim Goes Electric

CleanTechnica EVs

While I’m into EVs and clean technology, one of my bigger things in life is the outdoors. Camping, travel, and all of that have been a lot of fun over the years and it’s definitely something I need to do more! So, between the YouTube videos about EVs and such. [continued] The post Slim Goes Electric appeared first on CleanTechnica.