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Toyota aims to make more hydrogen vehicles than solid-state EVs by 2030

Green Car Reports

Even if all goes well, Toyota’s solid-state battery tech isn’t going to be making up any significant portion of the EV market—or Toyota’s own output—by the end of the decade. That’s a reality check contained in a recent document that perhaps serves to temper some of the recent hype over solid-state battery tech.

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Sweden union IF Metall lawyer admits his family has a Tesla Model Y

Teslarati

Darko Davidovic is one of the key players in the ongoing union strike against Tesla in Sweden. Davidovic serves as the IF Metall union’s federal lawyer, and he has overtly criticized the electric vehicle maker for its lack of collective agreement. But as per recent reports, Davidovic’s family owns a Tesla Model Y today, and he drove a Model S in the past.

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Report: VW's Scout turns to Magna to develop electric pickup and SUV

Green Car Reports

The Volkswagen Group's Scout EV brand may outsource development of its upcoming electric pickup truck and SUV to Magna, according to a new report. VW has given Magna Steyr, the division of the automotive supplier that builds the rugged G-Class for Mercedes-Benz in Graz, Austria, an order worth $492 million to develop the models, Automotive News.

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Toyota to sell massive $4.7B stake in top supplier as it looks to catch up in EV race

Electrek

Toyota is securing substantial funding as it looks to catch up in the EV race. Sources close to the matter say Toyota and its affiliates will sell a stake of around $4.7B in Denso, the second-largest global auto supplier. more… The post Toyota to sell massive $4.7B stake in top supplier as it looks to catch up in EV race 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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Nissan confirms electric Juke, Leaf replacement among EVs for Europe

Green Car Reports

Nissan will build a Leaf replacement, as well as electric versions of two popular crossovers, in the U.K. for European sales. The Leaf replacement, along with electric Juke and Qashqai crossovers, will be built at Nissan's Sunderland factory—long the automaker's hub for European production—and will be inspired by three recent concept.

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Chery and Huawei brand Luxeed shakes up EV market with 855 km range S7, starting at $35k

Electrek

Luxeed – a young, premium EV brand developed between Chery Automobile and Chinese tech giant Huawei , has shared new details of its flagship sedan, the S7. In a matter of months since first teasing the Tesla Model S competitor, followed by an influx of pre-orders, Chery and Huawei have now shared trim variants, pricing, and of course, range – which tops out at an impressive 855 km. more… The post Chery and Huawei brand Luxeed shakes up EV market with 855 km range S7, starting at $35k appeared fi

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In a first, this electric SOV is charged by offshore wind turbines

Electrek

A Dutch shipbuilder has officially launched what it says is the world’s first electric service operations vessel (SOV) that can charge offshore. more… The post In a first, this electric SOV is charged by offshore wind turbines appeared first on Electrek.

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At last, an EV fast charging site with shade, water, a windscreen washer, and even a bin

The Driven EV News

Driers filling up their cars with petrol and diesel are used to the little things. Now, even EVs get to enjoy shade, water, windscreen cleaners and even a bin. The post At last, an EV fast charging site with shade, water, a windscreen washer, and even a bin appeared first on The Driven.

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Closer look at Tesla Cybertruck – should we be concerned?

Electrek

We get a closer look at the Tesla Cybertruck with one of the units the automaker is now displaying in its showrooms. Should we be concerned about the build quality? more… The post Closer look at Tesla Cybertruck – should we be concerned? appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla China sees 16.7k insurance registrations in November’s fourth week

Teslarati

Tesla China’s insurance registrations for the week ending November 26, 2023, showed a slight improvement compared to the previous week. Over the week of November 20-26, Tesla China saw 16,700 insurance registrations across the country. This represents a 2.45% increase from the 16,300 insurance registrations that were tracked from the third week of November.

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

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Beam Global Ramping Up Rollout Of Its Off-Grid Solar-Powered EV Charging Infrastructure

CleanTechnica EVs

Innovation often springs from solving a problem and realizing that an entirely new approach might be the best way forward. [continued] The post Beam Global Ramping Up Rollout Of Its Off-Grid Solar-Powered EV Charging Infrastructure appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Volkswagen brand is ‘no longer competitive’ as it faces job cuts

Teslarati

German automaker Volkswagen is airing warning signals amidst high costs and low productivity at its vehicle plants, which one executive says has made the company’s main brand fall behind the competition. On Monday, Volkswagen Group announced plans for a $10 billion euro (~$10.9 billion) cost-cutting measure at the VW brand, including job cuts, in a statement from managers to staff, according to an Automotive News report.

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Nissan’s next-gen LEAF EV is due out next year – Here’s what we know so far

Electrek

A new all-electric Nissan LEAF is due out next year. The compact EV that started it all is getting a makeover to compete with new rivals. Here’s what we know about the next-gen Nissan LEAF so far. more… The post Nissan’s next-gen LEAF EV is due out next year – Here’s what we know so far appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX resumes launches after Thanksgiving break

Teslarati

After a seemingly rare five-day break for Thanksgiving, SpaceX jumped right back into it with a launch of 23 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Launching at 11:20 pm ET (04:20 UTC), the Falcon 9 launched to the Southeast and inserted into a 43-degree orbital inclination.

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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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Nissan Leaf and Juke EV, Toyota solid state vs. hydrogen, Scout and Magna: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Toyota sees solid-state batteries as EV bit players into the next decade. Volkswagen reportedly looks to Magna for help with Scout. And might an electric Juke return to the U.S.? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Nissan on Monday confirmed that it will make the next-generation Nissan Leaf plus electric versions of the Juke and Qashqai.

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Starlink Wi-Fi 6 router gets regulatory approval

Teslarati

SpaceX received regulatory approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for Starlink’s second Wi-Fi 6 router. The FCC approved Starlink’s second Wi-Fi 6 router last week under the model “UTR-232.” SpaceX filed to keep the new router’s design and external photos confidential for six months. At first glance, Starling’s “UTR-232” router appears to be an updated version of the “UTR-231” router.

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Here Are Three Reasons Why Electric Cars Will Soon Be Less Expensive

CleanTechnica EVs

Worried about the EV revolution? Don't be. Here are three reasons why EVs will be plentiful and more affordable soon. The post Here Are Three Reasons Why Electric Cars Will Soon Be Less Expensive appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla FSD fan-made ad shows how easy it is to promote a revolutionary product

Teslarati

Tesla is currently dipping its toes in advertising, and so far, the company’s marketing efforts have been mostly educational. While this is well within Tesla’s character, EV enthusiasts have taken it upon themselves to post fan-made ads featuring the company’s products. Some of these, such as a recently posted FSD fan-made ad, are very compelling.

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Mercedes will swap EQS electric SUV production for new 300-mi GLC EV at US factory

Electrek

Mercedes-Benz plans to stop building its EQS SUV in the US in favor of a new longer-range electric GLC. The move comes as Mercedes plans to make room for its upcoming GLC EV. more… The post Mercedes will swap EQS electric SUV production for new 300-mi GLC EV at US factory appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla China offers insurance subsidy for Model 3/Y inventory vehicles

Teslarati

Amidst Tesla China’s efforts to drum up more interest and boost sales of its all-electric cars, the company has launched a limited-time insurance subsidy and loan offer for the Model 3 and Model Y. Tesla China also announced some perks for the Model S and Model X. As per an announcement on Chinese social media platform Weibo , Tesla has started offering a limited-time insurance subsidy of RMB 8,000 ($1,120) for customers who complete a delivery of an inventory Model 3 or Model Y Rear Wheel Drive

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Labor Union Wins This Year Are A Win For EVs

CleanTechnica EVs

This month the United Auto Workers (UAW) announced that its members ratified new contracts with Ford, Stellantis, and General Motors. [continued] The post Labor Union Wins This Year Are A Win For EVs appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla sends out official tickets for the Cybertruck delivery event

Teslarati

Tesla has sent emails with official tickets to those invited to this week’s Cybertruck delivery event, as seen in a few screenshots on social media. The upcoming Cybertruck delivery event is to be held on Thursday, and those who have been invited are reportedly receiving emails with official ticket stubs, as posted on X by several who are expected to attend.

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Volkswagen developing China-specific EV platform for entry level segment

Electric Cars Report

The Volkswagen Group is systematically strengthening its development expertise ‘in China for China’. To drive this strategy, Volkswagen is expanding its site in Hefei in eastern China into a state-of-the-art production, development, and innovation hub. At its heart is the Volkswagen China Technology Company (VCTC) – the Group’s largest development centre outside Germany, with a […] The post Volkswagen developing China-specific EV platform for entry level segment appeared first on Ele

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Fiat 500e will land in the US as one of the most affordable EVs starting under $33K

Electrek

The Fiat 500e will return to the US as one of the most affordable EV options on the market. The brand aims to revitalize sales with the 2024 Fiat 500e starting at under $33,000. more… The post Fiat 500e will land in the US as one of the most affordable EVs starting under $33K appeared first on Electrek.

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Lotus introduces charging solutions for electric vehicle

Electric Cars Report

Lotus has launched its own EV charging solutions including an ultra-fast 450 kW DC charger, power cabinet and a modular unit for charging up to four vehicles at once. Charging anxiety remains one of the main barriers to electric vehicle adoption, with nearly 80% of the public citing the lack of charging infrastructure as a […] The post Lotus introduces charging solutions for electric vehicle appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Lotus launches its own liquid-cooled charger technology including 450 kW DCFC

Electrek

UK-based automaker Lotus is taking its 2028 electrification goals to another level, announcing a new line of EV charger options to support its growing lineup of all-electric hypercars. The new chargers are are available in China en route to other markets soon. more… The post Lotus launches its own liquid-cooled charger technology including 450 kW DCFC appeared first on Electrek.

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EU: Battery-electric car market share reached 14.2% in October

Electric Cars Report

In October 2023, the EU car market expanded significantly, with new registrations surging by 14.6% to 855,484 units. This marked the fifteenth consecutive month of growth, with notable double-digit percentage increases in three of the largest markets: France (+21.9%), Italy (+20%), and Spain (+18.1%). However, the German car market reported a more modest year-on-year increase […] The post EU: Battery-electric car market share reached 14.2% in October appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Tesla slightly increases Model Y LR price in China

Teslarati

Tesla slightly increased the price of the Model Y Long Range in China. The Dual-Motor Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD in China starts at RMB 306,400 before options. Previously, the Model Y Long range started at RMB 304,400, meaning Tesla increased the price of the LR variant by 0.66%. According to CnEVPost , Tesla has increased the price of various models in China five times in November.

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Tesla increases Cybertruck pre-order deposit, but reverts right away

Electrek

Tesla briefly increased the deposit amount for the Cybertruck last night before reverting to the original price. Is the automaker signaling a deposit increase with the launch? more… The post Tesla increases Cybertruck pre-order deposit, but reverts right away appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla offers free supercharging on select inventory cars as EV discount war intensifies

The Driven EV News

Tesla offers free supercharging to sell more used EV stock in Australia. The post Tesla offers free supercharging on select inventory cars as EV discount war intensifies appeared first on The Driven.

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Lectric Ebikes rose to the top of sales, and now they are giving it all away

Electrek

In just four years, Phoenix-based Lectric Ebikes quickly grew into a major player in the US e-bike market. The garage startup story of how Lectric’s founders rode the brand’s budget-priced e-bikes all the way to the top has been told many times. Just as fascinating, yet less well-known, is how committed the company has been to giving back through major donations and philanthropy.

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RV Manufacturer Designs The Electric RV Charging Station Of The Future

CleanTechnica EVs

If all ICE vehicles are supposed to be replaced with EVs, there’s a big problem to solve: RVs. Unlike large. [continued] The post RV Manufacturer Designs The Electric RV Charging Station Of The Future appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Mercedes-Benz opens its first Charging Hub in Europe

Electric Cars Report

Mercedes-Benz inaugurated its first own German charging hub in Mannheim. By the end of the decade, Mercedes-Benz plans to establish more than 2,000 of its own charging stations worldwide with over 10,000 fast-charging points. The new Mercedes-Benz Charging Hub in the Rhine-Main-Neckar region is located at one of Germany’s most important transport corridors and is […] The post Mercedes-Benz opens its first Charging Hub in Europe appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Rivian ‘recalls’ over 1400 R1T and R1S vehicles to fix defroster bug

Teslarati

Rivian has “recalled” 1,463 R1T and R1S vehicles to fix a defroster bug, as a recent update may have deactivated both the defroster and defogger system controls. We use the quotations around the word “recall” because this issue will be fixed with an Over-the-Air software update and is a continuation of the intense debate around terminology, as many companies are able to fix vehicle issues through software downloads.

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