Wed.Sep 27, 2023

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Honda electric sports car, sustainability concepts due at Tokyo show

Green Car Reports

Honda on Tuesday announced that later in October, at the Japan Mobility Show, formerly called the Tokyo Motor Show, it plans to reveal an electric sports car and a sustainability-focused compact car. The electric sports car, called Specialty Sports Concept, will celebrate “the joy of driving and distinctive individuality” and help.

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Lucid (LCID) just became the first EV maker to open a manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia

Electrek

Lucid Motors has officially opened the first-ever EV manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia. The EV maker announced Wednesday the facility will produce Lucid Air vehicles for the country while exporting to overseas markets. more… The post Lucid (LCID) just became the first EV maker to open a manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia appeared first on Electrek.

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Decision to allow wider truck bodies paves way for electrification of big rigs in Australia

The Driven EV News

Decision to allow wider trucks on Australian roads should pave the way for the electrification of heavy duty transport. The post Decision to allow wider truck bodies paves way for electrification of big rigs in Australia appeared first on The Driven.

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Hands-off with the first true hands-free car in the US, and it’s not Tesla

Electrek

Mercedes invited us out to Santa Monica to drive its EQS in some of the worst possible traffic conditions – and we were happy about it, because it let us test its new DRIVE PILOT system, the first actual hands-free “Level 3” autonomous drive system certified to operate in the US. more… The post Hands-off with the first true hands-free car in the US, and it’s not Tesla 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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Starlink’s Starshield wins contract with US Space Force

Teslarati

Starlink’s Starshield offering won a contract with the United States (U.S.) Space Force. SpaceX launched Starlink Starshield internet service to support national security. Starshield won one contract from the U.S. Space Force to provide customized satellite communications for the military. The contract was awarded on September 1 and will last one year.

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Huge monopiles built for Virginia’s 2.6 GW offshore wind farm have set sail

Electrek

The first eight monopiles made for the 2.6 gigawatt (GW) Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind ( CVOW ) project have left Germany and are headed for Portsmouth. more… The post Huge monopiles built for Virginia’s 2.6 GW offshore wind farm have set sail appeared first on Electrek.

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Kia says flagship EV9 electric SUV starts at $54,900 as an industry “Wake-up call”

Electrek

Kia finally announced the starting price for its flagship EV9 , its first three-row electric SUV. At $54,900, Kia says the EV9 will be “a wake-up call to the industry.” The 2024 Kia EV9 is expected to begin rolling out in the US later this year. more… The post Kia says flagship EV9 electric SUV starts at $54,900 as an industry “Wake-up call” appeared first on Electrek.

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Ensuring a longer life for organic solar cells

Innovation News Network

Researchers are working to increase the stability of organic solar cells, which currently decompose quickly. Learn more here. The post Ensuring a longer life for organic solar cells appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Tesla (TSLA) Q3 delivery expectations are all over the place

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) is expected to release Q3 delivery numbers next week, and expectations are all over the place amid a likely rare quarter without growth. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) Q3 delivery expectations are all over the place appeared first on Electrek.

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Watch Elon Musk play Diablo via X livestream

Teslarati

Elon Musk is testing X livestream and inviting people to watch him play Diablo. The billionaire asks his viewers to keep their expectations low. Tesla CEO and X owner Elon Musk announced a test run of X livestream scaling tonight. He managed expectations, stating that the livestream wouldn’t contain anything serious. “People have asked me to stream myself playing video games, so I will try to speed run a Tier 99 Nightmare dungeon on Diablo (with no malignant hearts),” said Musk.

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

Brief

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BYD America boss explains Chinese EV makers edge as it expands overseas

Electrek

BYD, or “ Build Your Dreams ,” is unlike many auto manufacturers, which is part of the reason behind its success. As the EV maker expands overseas, BYD America CEO Stella Li believes the company has an advantage. more… The post BYD America boss explains Chinese EV makers edge as it expands overseas appeared first on Electrek.

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Solar Awnings Could Be Part Of The Solution To Electric Trucks’ Towing Range Problem

CleanTechnica EVs

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article about a big problem electric pickups face: towing. Towing itself isn’t an issue, as electric motors have plenty of torque and can pull around heavy things. Today’s electric pickups are only half-ton, but that means a lot more than it used to back in the day.

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Accelerating Parkinson’s disease diagnosis with Artificial Intelligence

Innovation News Network

Learn about a new AI tool developed by ACE and the NHS’s AI Skunkworks that is speeding up Parkinson's disease diagnosis. The post Accelerating Parkinson’s disease diagnosis with Artificial Intelligence appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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The “Pole to Pole” Trip in a Nissan Ariya Hits Halfway Point At The Equator

CleanTechnica EVs

Earlier this year, I wrote about a really cool adventure. Embarking on a thrilling 17,000-mile adventure from the magnetic North Pole to South Pole, the “Pole to Pole” expedition Nissan Ariya was upgraded to take this crazy trip.

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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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AOC can’t find a union-made EV to trade for her Tesla: That’s a problem.

Electrek

In the midst of the United Auto Workers’ strike, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was asked on Face The Nation whether she plans to trade in her Tesla Model 3 for a union-built EV. However, there really aren’t many EVs she could pick from, and that’s a problem for the Big Three, the UAW, the American auto industry, and US workers in general. And also for AOC. more… The post AOC can’t find a union-made EV to trade for her Tesla: That’s a problem. appeared first on Electrek.

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Forget Autonomous Cars, Autonomous Long Haul Trucking Is The Key To Real Emissions Reductions

CleanTechnica EVs

Newly released data indicates that the latest electric medium duty and heavy duty trucks are increasingly ready to handle a lot of North America’s freight-hauling needs.

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The Grand Canyon Visitor Center now has DC fast chargers for those who’ve gotta hit the road already

Electrek

If you only have a few minutes to enjoy the Grand Canyon’s views, EV road trippers, you can plug in to the new Electrify America DC fast chargers at the visitor center. more… The post The Grand Canyon Visitor Center now has DC fast chargers for those who’ve gotta hit the road already appeared first on Electrek.

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Oslo To Replace Almost All Diesel Buses With Electric Buses By Year’s End

CleanTechnica EVs

By the end of this year, the city of Oslo, Norway, will have almost 100% electric buses in its public transportation fleet.

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Origins of Saturn’s rings highlighted in new simulations

Innovation News Network

Learn how a new series of supercomputer simulations has provided an insight into the origin of Saturn’s rings. The post Origins of Saturn’s rings highlighted in new simulations appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Ryvid To Offer Test Rides Of Its Anthem Electric Motorcycle At Several Shows in October

CleanTechnica EVs

Electric motorcycles is a tough market to get into, especially in the United States. In the United States, motorcycles are owned by less than 10% of households. They are mostly used for fun, like leisurely rides along scenic mountain roads on weekends or off-road adventures in the woods and deserts.

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Apple Car project appears to have ‘lost all visibility’: report

Teslarati

Apple’s long-discussed autonomous car project has been extra quiet this year, and a new report suggests that the program may need to make some moves if it hopes to enter mass production anytime soon. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a post on X , developments on the Apple Car, dubbed “Project Titan” internally, appear to have “lost all visibility,” as MacRumors reports.

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Global debut of electrified Mercedes-Benz SL ‘Pagoda’ by Everrati

Electric Cars Report

UK-based EV conversion specialist Everrati revealed the latest addition to its growing portfolio: a zero emission Mercedes-Benz SL W113 ‘Pagoda’. The new benchmark for understated sustainable luxury, the new model made its global debut at the renowned Fairmont Monte Carlo, just a stone’s throw from the famous Formula 1 Hairpin Curve and will be on […] The post Global debut of electrified Mercedes-Benz SL ‘Pagoda’ by Everrati appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Lucid launches Saudi Arabia EV factory, the first in the country

Teslarati

Lucid announced this morning that it has officially opened an electric vehicle factory in Saudi Arabia, the first in the country. It is confirmation of the launch of an EV production plant that both Lucid and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia collaborated to bring to reality as the two share a strategic partnership that looks to bring sustainable powertrains to the oil-rich country.

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Tesla Cybertruck rival Ford F-150 Lightning firms for Australia

EV Central

Local conversion to right-hand drive could be the way the Ford F-150 Lightning electric pick-up truck makes it on-sale in Australia. The Lightning’s Aussie prospects have been boosted by the establishment of a new assembly line in Melbourne that has started converting left-hand drive petrol F-150s imported from the USA to right-hand drive for sale through Ford dealers from November.

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Tesla looms large over UAW strike

Electrek

While Tesla is not directly involved in the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike affecting the Detroit Big Three automakers, it still looms large over the situation as both sides of the table feel the EV giant breathe down their necks. more… The post Tesla looms large over UAW strike appeared first on Electrek.

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2023 Cadillac Escalade V-Series Review – The Fun of Wretched Excess

The Truth About Cars

No one, but no one, needs a 2023 Cadillac Escalade V-Series. Sure, some folks can make a reasonable argument for needing a large SUV for towing or hauling people and stuff. Far fewer people who drive these things need them rather than want them, but there is a use case. Not for the V. It’s one thing to say that no one really needs the luxury coddling – that’s a want.

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Mercedes-Benz to launch Level 3 automated driving tech in the US by Q4

Teslarati

Mercedes-Benz announced plans to launch its Level 3 automated driving technology in the United States by the fourth quarter. The luxury automaker received approval for its Level 3 automated driving technology, Drive Pilot, in California and Nevada. Drive Pilot received approval in California before Tesla’s Full Self-Driving technology. “Drive Pilot demonstrates once more that our pioneering spirit is part of our DNA.

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Everrati debuts an all-electric Mercedes SL W113 ‘Pagoda’ in Monaco

Electrek

A mere 24 hours after introducing an all-electric Land Rover Defender designed specifically as a Shore Tender vehicle for yachts, EV conversion specialist Everrati is unveiling yet another spin on a classic – an electric Mercedes-Benz SL W113 “Pagoda.” The 1960s Benz is being showcased in Monte Carlo with a second, more sustainable life as an EV. more… The post Everrati debuts an all-electric Mercedes SL W113 ‘Pagoda’ in Monaco appeared first on Electrek.

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All-New Kia EV9 Priced From $54,900

Electric Cars Report

Kia America announced today the base price for the all-new 2024 Kia EV9, Kia’s first three-row SUV EV. Starting at just $54,900 (excluding destination), the EV9 Light RWD will come standard with DC fast-charging capability, roomy accommodations for up to seven passengers, full SynTex leather-trimmed seating, 19-inch alloy wheels, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with […] The post All-New Kia EV9 Priced From $54,900 appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Rivian CEO does not see customer overlap with Tesla’s Cybertruck, but happy it exists

Electrek

With Tesla’s Cybertruck just weeks away from deliveries, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe said he doesn’t see “a lot of overlap” with its current models. However, he’s happy it exists, giving customers different choices. more… The post Rivian CEO does not see customer overlap with Tesla’s Cybertruck, but happy it exists appeared first on Electrek.

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Volkswagen brings change-up to shifts at Zwickau EV plant

Teslarati

Volkswagen is bringing some change to its shift structure at the Zwickau production plant, which builds only all-electric vehicles. The Zwickau plant in Germany has been Volkswagen’s EV production plant for nearly two years and is a significant contributor to the brand’s strategy to eventually phase out gas-powered vehicles in an attempt to become a 100 percent electric car producer.

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Ombudsman says Victoria EV road tax a “dog’s breakfast” in damning assessment

The Driven EV News

Victorians who drive electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are being slugged with unfair charges under a tax scheme the Greens say has been a "dog's breakfast" from the start. The post Ombudsman says Victoria EV road tax a “dog’s breakfast” in damning assessment appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla’s Extended Service Agreement now available in Canada

Teslarati

After Tesla debuted an extended warranty program in the U.S. earlier this year for select vehicles, the company has officially launched the agreement in Canada. Tesla has launched its Extended Service Agreement (ESA) in Canada this week, which offers extensions of up to two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, for specific vehicle models (via Drive Tesla Canada ).

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Zamlim Is Scaling Up Its Activities In C&I Solar & Electric Mobility in South Africa

CleanTechnica EVs

The South African C&I solar sector is red hot right now. South Africa’s national power utility company Eskom reckons that there is now about 4,412 MW of solar PV installed in the South African C&I and residential sectors. That is 4.