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Review: 2024 Audi SQ8 E-Tron EV hustles in a hush

Green Car Reports

Big, powerful electric luxury SUVs with sub-5-second acceleration times and ranges of 300 miles or more are now ubiquitous. That certainly wasn’t the case in 2019 when Audi E-Tron deliveries started, or in 2017, when Audi powertrain and chassis development chief Siegfried Pint promised me that the E-Tron’s tri-motor system would make.

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Tesla may have already clinched this year’s top-selling vehicle in Europe

Teslarati

The Tesla Model Y appears to be on track to become Europe’s best-selling vehicle in 2023, with the electric SUV finishing on top for the first 10 months of the year. Tesla’s January through October sales of the Model Y have a strong lead over the close competitor, the Dacia Sandero, according to data from Dataforce (via Automotive News Europe ).

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This solar-powered electric houseboat from China could be your home on the water

Electrek

There’s something inherently fun about the idea of a solar-powered electric houseboat. Living on the water and never paying for fuel sounds like a dream for many people. But would anyone make it a reality by buying a houseboat sight unseen from China? more… The post This solar-powered electric houseboat from China could be your home on the water appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla’s next software update has front camera washer button and more

Teslarati

Tesla appears to be rolling out a front camera washer button and a number of other features with its next software update, as spotted over the weekend. Code sleuth and close Tesla follower GreenTheOnly has discovered a number of new features coming to vehicles with the 2023.44.1 update, including the addition of a front camera washer button, the addition of Shaka media player, and a new ability to adjust playback speed in Apple Podcasts, among other additions still.

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

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Generating Power on Earth From the Coldness of Deep Space

Cars That Think

It’s a summer night. On the rooftop of a quiet building, a set of panels cools the rooms within and keeps the lights on, removing heat and generating electricity using the coldness of the sky. That cold isn’t in the air around the building—the night is warm. Rather, the panels reach far beyond Earth’s atmosphere to tap the distant cold of deep space.

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Tesla’s refreshed Model 3 includes ‘Active Hood’ pedestrian safety feature

Teslarati

Tesla has added a few new safety features to the refreshed Model 3, including an “Active Hood” feature, designed to offer increased protection in the case of a collision with a pedestrian. Tesla details the Active Hood feature in the Model 3 owner’s manual in markets where the refreshed vehicle is currently sold. Upon colliding with a pedestrian or cyclist, Tesla says, the car’s hood will pop up to reduce the likelihood of serious injury.

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Cruise announces reduced operations, further delays to Origin production

Teslarati

Cruise says it won’t produce any of its Origin self-driving vans in the near future, alongside an announcement that the company is substantially scaling back its operations going forward. The General Motors (GM) self-driving subsidiary Cruise has been on a nightmare spiral over the last several weeks, after one of the company’s driverless vehicles ran over a pedestrian in San Francisco early last month.

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VW Group launches high-voltage battery system. Production in China

Electric Cars Report

Volkswagen (Anhui) Components (VWAC), Volkswagen Group’s first 100% owned battery system plant in China, has started production of its first high-voltage battery system. The battery system is a crucial component for Volkswagen Anhui’s MEB electric vehicle production. This is the latest milestone in the Group’s strategic development of Hefei as a high-tech intelligent connected vehicles […] The post VW Group launches high-voltage battery system.

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Gas-Powered Vehicle Scrappage Exchange Programs Inspire More EV Sales

CleanTechnica EVs

To accelerate the transition of passenger vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs), US senator Chuck Schumer proposed a Clean Cars for. [continued] The post Gas-Powered Vehicle Scrappage Exchange Programs Inspire More EV Sales appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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MG5 EV achieves 5 Star Green NCAP rating

Electric Cars Report

The MG5 EV has been awarded the maximum five-star rating by Green NCAP, the industry-leading European independent emissions assessment programme. The first model from MG Motor UK to be assessed by Green NCAP, the MG5 EV’s performance is ranked across three core criteria – Clean Air, Energy Efficiency, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions. An overall score […] The post MG5 EV achieves 5 Star Green NCAP rating appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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

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Wales’ Biggest EV Charging Station Will Use Tritium Chargers

CleanTechnica EVs

When it comes to EV charging, we basically need all we can get. In many places, the main highway has. [continued] The post Wales’ Biggest EV Charging Station Will Use Tritium Chargers appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Comment on Changan, Huawei sign MoU to set up JV that aims to be world's leading parts supplier by red

CN EV Post

Huawei will set up a company engaged in the R&D and production of smart driving systems and components, in which Changan plans to acquire no more than a 40 percent stake.

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Cheaper Volkswagen EV Coming For China

CleanTechnica EVs

Volkswagen is reportedly working on a cheaper electric vehicle platform to be built and sold in China. The first electric. [continued] The post Cheaper Volkswagen EV Coming For China appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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ETaker’s M2000 Power Station is lighter, quieter, and more versatile than its competitors

Electrek

Renewable energy solutions specialist ETaker has introduced its new M2000 Power Station – a modular, versatile portable energy provider that uses cutting edge technology like semi-solid-state batteries and Gallium Nitride to deliver all your power needs more efficiently. For a limited time you can get the M2000 Power Station for early bird launch price of $1099 before it increases to its $2199 retail price.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

Oil

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EV Charging: We Have A Lot To Be Thankful For

CleanTechnica EVs

In EV media and social media, we tend to spend a lot of time worrying about improving EV charging. If. [continued] The post EV Charging: We Have A Lot To Be Thankful For appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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LGES And SK On Lay Off Workers As EV Battery Market Needs A Correction

InsideEVs

The growth of EV sales is slower than originally anticipated.

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Stellantis and CATL Join Forces for European LFP Batteries

CleanTechnica EVs

When it comes to building an EV, the hardest thing is usually the battery. EVs are simpler in most respects, [continued] The post Stellantis and CATL Join Forces for European LFP Batteries appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Volunteer Training Program Sees Record Growth As it Marks 10 Years

Cars That Think

IEEE depends on volunteer members for many things, including organizing conferences, coordinating regional and local activities, writing standards, and deciding on IEEE’s future. But because the organization can be complex, many members don’t know what resources and roles are available to them, and they might need training on how to lead groups. That’s why in 2013, the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities board established its Volunteer Leadership Program.

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Downtown Albany, NY Gets Some DCFC Love

CleanTechnica EVs

Earlier this month, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the installation of the first fast chargers for electric vehicles in. [continued] The post Downtown Albany, NY Gets Some DCFC Love appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla's $2 Billion Investment In India Hinges On Import Tax Cuts For EVs: Report

InsideEVs

Tesla might build a factory in India but only if the country lowers its massive import duties.

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Front Tesla Camera Finally Getting A Washer! (+ Other Updates)

CleanTechnica EVs

This is good news, but the broader picture is something I find frustrating and indicative of Tesla’s mistakes with Autopilot. [continued] The post Front Tesla Camera Finally Getting A Washer! (+ Other Updates) appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Best Cyber Monday 2023 Green Deals: e-bikes, power stations, tools, more

Electrek

Cyber Monday is now here at Electrek , and our team over at 9to5Toys has been working around the clock to bring you all of the best deals. Through Thanksgiving week, we’ll be delivering on environmentally-friendly gear, electric vehicles, home goods, fashion, and much more. Down below, you’ll find only the best of the best as part of our curated Cyber Monday Green Deals hub for the week, which will be constantly updated with all of the latest offers in one central location. more… The post

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The UK Gives Us The Biggest EV Parking Spat I’ve Ever Seen

CleanTechnica EVs

Many early EV charging stations ended up close to the store or other building they shared a parking lot with. [continued] The post The UK Gives Us The Biggest EV Parking Spat I’ve Ever Seen appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Did Cruise Just Take On Too Much Risk?

CleanTechnica EVs

We’ve been discussing Cruise and robotaxis for weeks following the unfortunate death of a pedestrian in San Francisco. It was. [continued] The post Did Cruise Just Take On Too Much Risk? appeared first on CleanTechnica.