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Aptera finishes crowdfunding, seeks more capital for solar EV

Green Car Reports

Aptera late Wednesday announced the end date for its crowdfunding stage, as it seeks private capital on its way “towards high-volume production” of its high-efficiency, three-wheel solar EV. The company’s Regulation A crowdfunding, which bypasses traditional investors and the stock market and emphasizes smaller amounts, will end.

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Tesla wins approval for Gigafactory Berlin expansion in Germany

Teslarati

Tesla has won approval for its expansion of Gigafactory Berlin, its production facility in Germany, after a meeting between community members and local officials was held on Thursday. The meeting took place in the Hangelsberg district of Grünheid under police protection, as protests against the expansion have been going on since the weekend. Other opponents of the expansion have been living in the forest surrounding the factory in treehouses as a form of protest.

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BMW sticks to 50% EV target by 2030—not including hybrids, PHEVs

Green Car Reports

BMW still aims for about 50% global EV sales by the end of the decade, in line with a plan the automaker rolled out in 2021, but still isn't ready to declare an end date for internal combustion. "By 2030, all-electric vehicles should account for about half of our deliveries," CEO Oliver Zipse said Wednesday in a speech to shareholders. But the.

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Chevy Equinox EV deliveries kick-off with $35,000 model coming soon

Electrek

If you’ve been waiting for the all-electric Chevy Equinox, you may be in luck. Chevy officially began Equinox EV deliveries as customers received their first electric SUVs.

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

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BMW EV targets, Ford hybrid recall, Aptera funding pivot: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Aptera is done with crowdfunding. Ford recalls Maverick Hybrid and Escape Hybrid models for a software issue. And BMW holds to its EV targets as other automakers waver. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. BMW is sticking to the EV targets it announced several years ago—50% fully electric sales by 2030, not including hybrids or plug-in.

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Retrofit nation: Call for mass conversion of Australia’s truck fleet to spark battery industry

The Driven EV News

A call has gone out for projects that think big on ways to achieve the rapid conversion of half the Australian vehicle fleet to EV’s – over 10 million vehicles. The post Retrofit nation: Call for mass conversion of Australia’s truck fleet to spark battery industry appeared first on The Driven.

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ChargePoint debuts the fiercely powerful Megawatt Charging System for electric trucks

Electrek

ChargePoint’s (NYSE: CHPT) new Megawatt Charging System for commercial electric trucks is capable of dispensing enough energy to power around 1,000 homes.

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Tesla Model Y built in Germany spotted with Hardware 4

Teslarati

Tesla Model Y units at the company’s Gigafactory Berlin in Germany were seen today equipped with Hardware 4, the company’s newest and most robust self-driving computer. Hardware 4 was first seen last year and revealed Tesla would equip future vehicles with more cameras and potentially radar systems, among other things. It is the newest and most complete self-driving computer Tesla has rolled out.

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Kia is testing an electric pickup in the US that looks like a Ford F-150 Lightning

Electrek

Is this the Ford F-150 Lightning rival we’ve been waiting for? The first Kia electric pickup was spotted testing in the US as the brand gears up for an EV offensive.

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VinFast Receives 27,649 Pre-Orders for VF 3 in Vietnam — 66 Hours After Accepting Deposits

CleanTechnica EVs

Hanoi, Vietnam — VinFast Auto (Nasdaq: VFS) today announced that it received a record-breaking number of 27,649 non-refundable and non-transferable pre-orders for the mini-SUV VF 3 within 66 hours, setting a Vietnamese automotive record, demonstrating the impressive appeal of the VF 3 and its potential to become a “national car” [continued] The post VinFast Receives 27,649 Pre-Orders for VF 3 in Vietnam — 66 Hours After Accepting Deposits 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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Honda plots $65 billion investment to build seven new EVs as it looks for a comeback

Electrek

Honda is done standing by while rivals like Tesla and BYD steal market share. To stay competitive, Honda is doubling its investment in EVs to $65 billion (10 trillion yen) through 2030. The plans include slashing costs and launching seven new electric models.

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Tesla Model 3 Performance price goes up $1,000

Teslarati

Tesla increased the price of the Model 3 Performance by $1,000 on Thursday night from $53,990 to $54,990. Tesla launched the new Model 3 Performance on April 23, listing it at $52,990 and equipping it with a brand new set of specs, including a 163 MPH top speed and a 0-60 MPH acceleration time of just 2.9 seconds. Just a few days after launching the new Model 3 Performance, Tesla pushed the price upward by $1,000 to $53,990.

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Daimler Trucks to invest $40 million in Portland engineering center

Electrek

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) announced plans to invest more than $40 million in a new electric vehicle engineering facility at its Swan Island headquarters in Portland.

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Waymo Reaches 50,000 Paid Customer Trips A Week

CleanTechnica EVs

Waymo has spent most of my adult life working on self-driving vehicles (originally under the Google brand, until about 7½ years ago). For a long time after it finally started offering robotaxi service for non-employees, the service was free. Since December 2018, though, Waymo has offered and slowly expanded commercial. [continued] The post Waymo Reaches 50,000 Paid Customer Trips A Week appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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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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VinFast (VFS) secures nearly 30K pre-orders for new $10,000 VF 3 in under three days

Electrek

In under 66 hours after launching its new low-cost electric SUV, VinFast’s VF 3 racked up nearly 30,000 pre-orders. Starting under $10,000 (235 million VND), the VinFast VF 3 is already creating a buzz. Following the special price promo, the VF 3 will cost around $20,000.

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Tesla’s largest retail shareholder continues push against Elon Musk’s $56B pay package

Teslarati

Tesla’s largest individual retail shareholder is continuing to protest the support of CEO Elon Musk’s $58 billion pay package, which is presumably the largest issue at hand in the upcoming Shareholder Meeting. KoGuan Leo has been one of Tesla’s largest shareholders for years and is the company’s biggest retail investor, with over 27 million shares held.

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Rhode Island & Connecticut’s 704 MW Revolution Wind achieves first ‘steel in the water’

Electrek

The 704-megawatt (M) Revolution Wind, Rhode Island and Connecticut’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm, just hit a major milestone.

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Honda Details $65 Billion Plan To Become An EV Powerhouse

InsideEVs

"EVs are the most effective solution," Honda says in a major strategy shift. Can the Japanese automaker deliver?

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Ford asks suppliers to cut EV costs in an all-win-or-lose push for profitability

Electrek

Ford is putting “everything on the table” to keep up with Tesla and fast-rising Chinese EV makers like BYD. In a new memo, Ford asked suppliers to cut EV costs after its Model e unit continued to bleed billions in Q1.

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Apple Introducing New Features to Combat Motion Sickness, Improves CarPlay

The Truth About Cars

On Wednesday, Apple announced it would be making changes to iOS that would benefit iPhone and iPad owners prone toward motion sickness. While the company is actually introducing a handful of new features, the one we’re interested in is called “Vehicle Motion Cues” which tweaks the user interface to help keep one’s cookies un-tossed whilst playing passenger.

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$39,199 Bobcat zero turn electric lawnmower is ready for summer

Electrek

Bobcat revealed a new, commercialized version of its battery-powered ZT6000e zero-turn electric lawnmower that promises up to eight hours of continuous runtime.

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Elon Musk set to launch Starlink in Indonesia

Teslarati

Elon Musk is expected to visit Indonesia over the weekend to launch SpaceX’s Starlink internet service. According to two cabinet ministers in Indonesia, Starlink’s internet services will launch by Sunday, May 19. Indonesia approved a permit for Starlink internet services earlier this month. Starlink will collaborate with local network access providers and provide internet services to remote areas in Indonesia.

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Tesla spotted testing prototype with new camera setup

Electrek

Tesla has been spotted testing a Model 3 prototype with what appears to be a new camera setup. Is Tesla preparing a new vision rig for its next vehicles?

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VinFast lands record orders for VF3 EV in its home country

Teslarati

VinFast’s VF3 electric vehicle may be the company’s biggest home run hitter yet. The automaker based out of Hanoi, Vietnam, announced this morning that the VF3 has landed the most pre-orders for a vehicle ever in the country. Within 66 hours of its launch, the VF3 had 27,649 non-refundable and non-transferable pre-orders, setting a new record. “The 27,649 pre-orders received within 66 hours is a testament to the strong support and trust of the Vietnamese people for VinFast,R

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Aptera to close crowdfunding and begin Solar EV production with the help of a private financial group

Electrek

Solar EV startup Aptera Motors announced it is leaving its “crowdfunding nest” of sorts, putting a bookend on three years of its Regulation A offering to pursue private funding. The startup shared a deadline for public investors while it engages in discussions with private financial group US Capital to help (finally) get its solar EVs into scaled production.

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Electric Vehicle Sales Decreased from 18.8% to 18% U.S. Market Share in 1st Quarter of 2024

CleanTechnica EVs

The share of electric and hybrid vehicle sales in the United States decreased in the first quarter of 2024 as battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales declined. Hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and BEVs fell to 18.0% of total new light-duty vehicle (LDV) sales in the United States in the first quarter. [continued] The post Electric Vehicle Sales Decreased from 18.8% to 18% U.S.

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Electric Car Charger Vandalism Continues To Surge Nationwide

InsideEVs

Criminals are targeting Tesla Superchargers and other charging infrastructure in Texas, California, Minnesota and around the world.

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EVgo Doubles Down On Commitment to Begin NACS Deployments in 2024 with Seismic Shift

CleanTechnica EVs

Seismic shift in competitive landscape opens opportunity to further drive utilization of the EVgo network, expand footprint with new site host partners, and serve more Tesla EV drivers EVgo Inc. (NASDAQ: EVGO) (“EVgo” or the “Company”), one of the nation’s largest public fast charging networks for electric vehicles (EVs), this. [continued] The post EVgo Doubles Down On Commitment to Begin NACS Deployments in 2024 with Seismic Shift appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Comment on Onvo L60 likely to help Nio top 20,000 unit monthly sales, says Deutsche Bank by Augustus Meyer

CN EV Post

@GustavoMan627 In reply to GustavoMan627. I was CEO. And partner in owning a company. IT, to be more specific. Also industrial automation in European, but mainly German, automobile industry. Now retired. Thus, a lot of knowledge accumulated. Thats the reason, I liked and still like NIOs tech. But not its terrible management. BTW, already two years ago I posted on yahoo, to sell NIO and to buy LI instead.

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Labour launches AI strategy to contribute to growing UK industry

Innovation News Network

Labour has revealed that it plans to launch an AI strategy to strengthen its technology policies ahead of the next general election. The post Labour launches AI strategy to contribute to growing UK industry appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Comment on Onvo L60 likely to help Nio top 20,000 unit monthly sales, says Deutsche Bank by MrFixIt

CN EV Post

L60 is nice looking car at competitive price. Lot of EV competition in China. Few months to go to see if NIO hit the sweet spot on this model. Sales boost will certainly change NIO's slumping stock.

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Tesla Model 3 Performance price hiked $1k again, under a month after release

Electrek

The refreshed Model 3 Performance was released on April 23 , but less than a month after release it’s having its price hiked again, for a second time.

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Comment on Onvo L60 likely to help Nio top 20,000 unit monthly sales, says Deutsche Bank by John Hanna

CN EV Post

NIO's CFO was 'confident" that NIO would deliver 250,000 cars in '23. Now a pro-NIO analyst thinks NIO-PLUS-ONVO should, combined , sell 300,000 in '25. And what about ONVO's sales eating into NIO's own model sales? Every car company knows - or should know - about how new models will cannibalize their own line-up. And this is truer yet when introducing a cheaper car of similar attributes in pressing financial times.

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SpaceX launches 50th Falcon 9 mission of the year

Teslarati

SpaceX hit the 50th launch mark less than halfway through the year, continuing its efforts to get as close as possible to 148 launches in a calendar year. 20 Starlink satellites, 13 of which are direct-to-cell capable (DtC), launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base on Tuesday to the Southeast and into a 53-degree orbital inclination. Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/rJLPZMFqtr — SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 14, 2024 The continued addition of the DtC Starlink satellites will help SpaceX eliminate dead zones as