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Ford cuts Mach-E EV prices by thousands as sales plunge

Green Car Reports

Ford cut Mustang Mach-E prices by up to $8,100 after sales of the electric SUV reportedly fell by more than 50% in January. The automaker has lowered prices on multiple 2023 Mustang Mach-E models, reducing the base price by $3,100 to $41,695 with the mandatory $1,800 destination charge. The biggest discount is offered on several other versions of.

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Why electric bikes actually give more exercise than pedal bikes

Electrek

Believe it or not, electric bikes offer more exercise than pedal bikes on average. That fact might sound strange (and has been known to let the steam out of some fitness riders’ lycra outfits), but the science is clear. Now let’s talk about the “how” and “why”.

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VW ID.7 Tourer EV boasts long range, looks set for a European vacation

Green Car Reports

The Volkswagen ID.7 is getting a wagon variant for Europe, but this new model hasn't been confirmed for the U.S. Unveiled Monday, the VW ID.7 Tourer combines range that's fairly close to the hatchback version (VW estimates up to 425 miles on the European WLTP testing cycle) with cargo space that puts many SUVs to shame. VW claims 21.3 cubic feet.

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Tesla just made its Navigation better than ever

Teslarati

Tesla just made its Navigation better than ever with Software Update 2024.2.6, adding “marks” to identify things like accidents and road closures, features that have been available on Apple, Google Maps, and Waze. Tesla has one of the more immersive and responsive Navigation systems in the industry, but it still lacks some features that other third-party programs offer.

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

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Volvo adds EX40, EC40 EVs, retires Recharge badge for plug-ins

Green Car Reports

The fully electric version of the XC40 SUV will now be called the EX40, while its somewhat lower-roof C40 Recharge counterpart will be called the EC40, Volvo revealed Tuesday as part of a new naming strategy for its EVs and plug-in hybrids. Among Volvo EVs, EX calls out electric SUVs, like the upcoming EX30 and EX90, EC will be used for electric.

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Elon Musk shares update on Neuralink’s first human patient

Teslarati

Elon Musk shared an update on Neuralink’s first human patient and their experience with the N1 chip. “The first human Neuralink patient seems to have made a full recovery with no ill effects and is able to control the mouse around the screen just by thinking, said Elon Musk during an apparent on X Spaces. Musk added that Neuralink continuously observes the patient’s ability to use the N1 brain implant.

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Tesla Model Y & Model 3 Top California Auto Sales in 2023 — Thanks, Cali!

CleanTechnica EVs

Tesla’s rapid growth and success have been seen more clearly in California than anywhere else. Considering California is the company’s birthplace, that’s not too surprising, but the extent of the company’s rise up the automotive ladder in The Golden State is actually jaw dropping. In general, Tesla has become a major automaker in the United States (the 8th largest in the country when it comes to 2023 vehicle sales), but in California, it’s truly in the top tier of the auto market and fighting fo

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Tesla is now rolling out FSD beta v12.2.1 to select customers

Teslarati

Tesla has officially been rolling out the highly anticipated Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta version 12 to select customers, with many now sharing their initial experiences with the neural net-based software. Right after Tesla employees started receiving FSD beta v12.2.1 over the weekend, the automaker officially started deploying the software version to select customer cars.

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These 3 major automakers may team up to save themselves, build cheap EVs

Electrek

Plan A isn’t working, so it’s time for Plan B. Three major legacy automakers are considering a creative approach to staying in the game amid fierce competition from Tesla and Chinese rivals – all in an effort to make cheap EVs, and a whole lot of them.

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EV Sales Booming, Solar & Storage to Dominate 2024 in USA — Top Stories of the Week

CleanTechnica EVs

Don’t listen to the haters — EV sales are booming, solar power is rising, and the cleantech revolution is alive. [continued] The post EV Sales Booming, Solar & Storage to Dominate 2024 in USA — Top Stories of the Week 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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Tesla Sweden states IF Metall’s employee strike numbers are incorrect

Teslarati

Tesla Sweden refuted local reports stating that 44 employees joined IF Metall’s strike. The Mediation Institute recently released its annual report , sharing some information about IF Metall’s strike against Tesla. The Mediation Institute is an agency under Sweden’s Ministry of Labor. One of the agency’s tasks is to mediate labor disputes. The Mediation Institute report stated that a total of 1,936 working days were “lost’ during IF Metall’s strike against Tesla.

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Meet GUSS – an electric, autonomous sprayer from John Deere

Electrek

Building on the success of the autonomous GUSS sprayer launched in 2023, this fully electric and autonomous sprayer co-developed with John Deere allows growers to manage multiple sprayers remotely.

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New Cybertruck wrap colors are now available at the Tesla Shop

Teslarati

The Tesla Shop released new Cybertruk wrap colors. Previously, Tesla offered Satin Stealth Black and Satin Ceramic White Cybertruck wrap options. Three new Cybertruck wrap colors are available: Satin Rose Gold, Satin Abyss Blue, and Slip Grey. From the comments on Tesla’s announcement, the Cybertruck’s Satin Abyss Blue wrap seems to be the most popular.

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Hyundai will introduce the IONIQ 7 in June, its first three-row electric SUV

Electrek

Another electric three-row electric SUV is set to hit the market. Hyundai’s highly-anticipated IONIQ 7 will make its debut at the Busan Motor Show in June. Here’s what we know about the electric SUV so far.

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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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Tesla China owners drove total of 434.9 million miles during Chinese New Year holiday

Teslarati

One of the best things about Teslas is the fact that they are great vehicles for long trips. They may not be able to fuel up as quickly as a comparable combustion-powered car, but their robust suite of entertainment and safety features, superior performance, and cost-effective nature means that long trips in a Tesla are generally comfortable. And as per Tesla China in a post on local social media, Tesla drivers traveled a lot during the Chinese New Year holiday.

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The Electric, Sustainable Snowmobile: Vidde Just Launched Its 1st Vehicle

CleanTechnica EVs

Aiming for its carbon emissions to be less than 100 g co2/km, Pininfarina and Vidde are collaborating to create an environmentally sustainable snowmobile that, beyond being electric, is designed to maximise the product life span, taking a circular standpoint. The post The Electric, Sustainable Snowmobile: Vidde Just Launched Its 1st Vehicle appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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General Motors recalls Chevy Silverado EV

Teslarati

General Motors (GM) issued a safety recall for the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV. GM informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the recall due to the Chevy Silverado EV’s second center seat. “General Motors (GM) is recalling certain 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV vehicles. An incorrect seat belt bezel on the second center seat belt may damage or tear the seat belt in the event of a crash,” noted a letter by the NHTSA.

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Revolutionising the truck stop: NewVolt unveils plans for charging network to electrify Australia’s road freight

The Driven EV News

NewVolt launches its plan to electrify Australia's major trucking freight routes with a network of electric truck charging stations that it says will slash transport costs. The post Revolutionising the truck stop: NewVolt unveils plans for charging network to electrify Australia’s road freight appeared first on The Driven.

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Ford knocks down Mustang Mach-E prices, now offering sub-$40k trim

Teslarati

Ford has knocked down prices of the 2023 Mustang Mach-E, trimming thousands of dollars off of some trims in the lineup. It now has a sub-$40,000 offering with the entry-level Select Rear-Wheel-Drive trim as the number two electric SUV in the U.S. is now more affordable than ever. Ford took off as much as $8,100 from the former MSRP on the 2023 Mustang Mach-E, with most of the more premiere trim levels receiving the largest discounts.

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Ford slashes prices of 2023 Mustang Mach-E and adds huge incentives for F-150 Lightning

Electrek

Less than 24 hours after lowering prices of its 2023 Mustang Mach-E models in Canada, Ford Motor Company has followed suit in the US, reducing MSRPs of all trims to adapt to slower EV demand. Lease programs offer additional discounts in the US, making the Mach-E more affordable than ever. Additionally, Ford has added new incentives for the F-150 Lightning.

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Ford announces up to $15,000 in savings on F-150 Lightning

Teslarati

Ford announced this morning that it was offering several incentive and bonus cash programs on the F-150 Lightning, which have up to $15,000 in savings value on some trims in the lineup. Ford is using the new Point of Sale program for the electric vehicle tax credit , combined with both retail bonus cash and red carpet lease cash programs, to offer huge discounts on the F-150 Lightning.

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In a US first, Seattle to deploy double-decker electric buses with inductive wireless charging

Electrek

Seattle will become the first in the US to deploy double-decker electric buses with inductive wireless charging technology.

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Manganese X Energy: Refining high-purity manganese for the future

Innovation News Network

Manganese X Energy is striving to become the first mining company in Canada and the US to commercialise high-purity manganese. The post Manganese X Energy: Refining high-purity manganese for the future appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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EV Battery Swapping Takes Over Africa, Is US Next?

CleanTechnica EVs

A new, eye-catching EV battery swapping station from the firm Spiro levels up rider services and sets the table for rapid global expansion. The post EV Battery Swapping Takes Over Africa, Is US Next? appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Drive Notes: 2024 Lexus GX 550 Premium AWD

The Truth About Cars

Today I am testing a 2024 Lexus GX 550 Premium AWD that may have just come from the national launch event. I say that because this one is a pre-production unit. So it's not quite fully sorted. Still, a short loan this week has been instructive. Price, by the way? Base is $62,900 and the estimated as-tested price, including the $1,350 destination fee, checks in at $66,450.

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Rivian CEO calls $48K the sweet spot for EV prices, says R2 will rival Tesla’s Model Y

Electrek

Rivian looks to expand the brand with its more affordable R2 electric SUV. Ahead of the R2’s official debut, Rivian’s CEO RJ Scaringe called $48,000 an “important sweet spot” for buyers switching from gas vehicles. Scaringe also said the upcoming R2 will compete in the same market as Tesla’s best-selling Model Y.

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You Need Way Less EV Range Than You Think: Study

InsideEVs

Data from thousands of EVs shows the average daily driving distance is a small percentage of the EPA range of most EVs.

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Volvo + Skanska piloted a huge electric excavator in LA – here’s how it went

Electrek

Global construction firm Skanska piloted the Volvo EC230 , the largest electric excavator of its kind, on a big Los Angeles transit project – here’s what happened.

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Biden Administration Backs Off Its Proposed Tailpipe Emissions Rules

CleanTechnica EVs

Joe Biden has been a staunch supporter of the EV revolution ever since he took office. His administration has proposed. [continued] The post Biden Administration Backs Off Its Proposed Tailpipe Emissions Rules appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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You Can Now Find Used Tesla Model S Plaids For Around $60,000

InsideEVs

Compared to an original asking price of $131,440, some used Plaids have lost over half their value.

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Car & General Launches Piaggio Electric 3-Wheelers in Kenya

CleanTechnica EVs

A visit to Kenya’s coastal towns such as Malindi, Kilifi, Watamu, Diani, and of course the city of Mombasa always. [continued] The post Car & General Launches Piaggio Electric 3-Wheelers in Kenya appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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EU and Rwanda strike deal for sustainable raw materials value chains

Innovation News Network

The European Union and Rwanda have signed an MoU to collaborate on establishing sustainable raw materials value chains. The post EU and Rwanda strike deal for sustainable raw materials value chains appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Meet the Arc Sport – an electric wake boat with twice the torque and advanced software

Electrek

Young and budding electric boat developer, Arc Boat Company, has just unveiled its second model – a mass-market electric wake boat called the Arc Sport. With a massive battery and no shortage of horsepower, Arc sees its latest all-electric marine product as a springboard into a segment in desperate need of modernization and intends to do so by offering “unprecedented performance.

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Some Volvo EVs are Getting New Names

The Truth About Cars

Alphanumeric vehicle names can be confusing, especially if they’re not directly tied to a vehicle specification or feature. Volvo ran into that issue with its electric and plug-in hybrid models, leading the automaker to change their names to more clearly designate their places in its catalog. Volvo renamed the electric XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge to EX40 and EC40, respectively.

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