Mon.Dec 04, 2023

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Best Car To Buy 2024: Green Car Reports names 4 finalists

Green Car Reports

Once again, Green Car Reports is deciding which of this year’s new vehicles are cleanest, greenest, and best for treading lightly when thinking about the whole ownership experience. One of these will be named Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2024 on Jan. 3. To kick off the competition, we’ll explore each of these models in greater.

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Ford hits new EV sales record in Nov as Lightning becomes best-selling electric truck

Electrek

Lightning electric pickup sales were up 113% last month, propelling Ford to a new EV sales record in November. Ford is now the second best-selling EV brand behind Tesla in the US. more… The post Ford hits new EV sales record in Nov as Lightning becomes best-selling electric truck appeared first on Electrek.

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Could a glut of lithium supply spur an EV price war?

Green Car Reports

Market experts are carefully watching a drop in lithium prices—and what impact that could have on EV costs—according to a new Bloomberg report. Lithium's benchmark price in China—the world's largest new-car market and a center for battery production—is down about 80% from its November 2022 record high, the report noted.

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Toyota confirms its sleek electric Sport Crossover made with BYD is launching in 2025

Electrek

Toyota unveiled its slick electric Sport Crossover concept for the first time in Europe on Monday. The new fastback EV, made with China’s BYD , will launch in 2025. more… The post Toyota confirms its sleek electric Sport Crossover made with BYD is launching in 2025 appeared first on Electrek.

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

emissions global warming Norway climate change carbon dioxide youtube lighting

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DOE rules on foreign content could cut tax credit on some EVs

Green Car Reports

The Department of Energy (DOE) on Friday issued proposed guidance on foreign battery content in EVs that could cut the federal tax credit for some models. But it also provides a clearer picture for automakers and battery suppliers. Starting Jan. 1, EVs are ineligible for the federal tax credit of up to $7,500 if they have key battery components.

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Tesla is officially losing half $7,500 tax credit on two Model 3 trims

Electrek

Tesla has confirmed that it is officially losing half of the $7,500 tax credit on two Model 3 trims starting next year. more… The post Tesla is officially losing half $7,500 tax credit on two Model 3 trims appeared first on Electrek.

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Extinguishing the EV Battery Fire Hype

Cars That Think

Cars catch fire. Electric vehicles are no exception. In the U.S., according to a 2023 study citing recent data from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics , gasoline-powered, internal-combustion engine (ICE) cars were involved in about 1,530 fires per every 100,000 sold. On the other hand, pure electric vehicles (meaning those powered only by batteries) were involved in just 25 fires per 100,000 sold.

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Judge rules against Tesla insurance over ‘inflated’ premiums

Teslarati

Tesla Insurance will face a class-action lawsuit alleging that the company charged drivers too much for premiums by using “false” crash warnings, after a California judge ruled against the automaker this week. In a consumer protection lawsuit against the company’s insurance unit, Oakland’s Alameda County Superior Court Judge Brad Seligman rejected Tesla’s request to dismiss the suit, adding that the company must face a prospective class-action suit (via Reuters ).

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The US’s second-busiest port debuts electric yard tractors and hands-free chargers

Electrek

Gas and diesel yard tractors are out, and battery-electric models at California’s Port of Long Beach container terminal are in. more… The post The US’s second-busiest port debuts electric yard tractors and hands-free chargers appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla navigation adds speed camera awareness and more in update

Teslarati

Tesla’s vehicles can now recognize speed cameras as of its latest update, along with several other navigation features that will reportedly be coming soon. Code sleuth and Tesla update observer Greentheonly said on Sunday that Tesla software update 2023.27.12 has added the speed camera awareness feature along with other camera awareness capabilities.

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

Brief

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Tesla Cybertruck Range Extender option is just the beginning…

Electrek

One piece of the Tesla Cybertruck launch we didn’t see coming (nor did Tesla event planners or CEO apparently) was the Range Extender , which we are still learning more about now. But what we already know answers some questions like how Cybertruck owners expect to tow or travel long distances, especially in the cold, without charging as often. But the 130-mile add-on battery also presents some opportunities that harken back to when Tesla demonstrated battery swap stations.

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Tesla and EPA finally release Cybertruck documentation

Teslarati

Tesla Cybertruck documentation has finally been released by the EPA, and it shows some new details but nothing that is totally game-changing in terms of the pickup’s general operation or specs that were released during the unveiling event last week. The EPA received an application from Tesla to begin the Cybertruck’s assessment on November 7, the documents seen by Teslarati show.

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Kia is updating the EV6 as new images reveal EV9-like design elements

Electrek

Kia’s first dedicated EV is due for a facelift. The new Kia EV6 was caught testing for the first time, showing design elements pulled from its flagship EV9. more… The post Kia is updating the EV6 as new images reveal EV9-like design elements appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX continues its march to 100 launches in a year

Teslarati

Late Saturday night, a Falcon 9 lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station with another 23 Starlink satellites delivered into orbit. Launch occurred at 11:00 pm ET (04:00 UTC), continuing the build-out of the Group 6 Starlink shell with this mission being Group 6-31. Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/4GOJmqLxKd — SpaceX (@SpaceX) December 3, 2023 The 23 V2 mini Starlinks were inserted into a 43-degree orbital inclination, the same as the previous group 6 missions.

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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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Rivian CFO teases a new cheaper, simplified battery pack structure for R1 EVs coming in 2024

Electrek

Rivian’s chief financial officer Claire McDonough shared some very interesting tidbit and excellent insight to the American automaker’s end of year goals and where it is headed in 2024. One juicy piece of information she gave the public during a recent interview is that Rivian is developing a new simplified battery pack structure different from the Standard pack, that will eventually make its way into new R1 EVs.

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Tesla Cybertruck delivery event threatened with “mass casualty event”

Teslarati

A Travis County arrest warrant has revealed that a 28-year-old Florida man has been arrested on suspicion of making a terrorist threat against Tesla. The man was reportedly planning to commit a “mass casualty event” at Gigafactory Texas during last week’s highly-anticipated Cybertruck first delivery event. As noted in a KVUE report, the man, Paul Ryan Overeem, made several disturbing messages on Instagram on November 9, 2023.

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Tesla Cybertruck’s Race Against A Porsche 911 Was Apparently An 1/8-Mile Run

InsideEVs

Tesla CEO Elon Musk claimed that the race was a quarter mile, but a satellite view of the drag strip tells a different story.

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Tesla continues V4 Supercharger rollout in Australia and much of Europe

Teslarati

Tesla is continuing its rollout of V4 Superchargers, with the first of the upgraded hardware set to hit Australia in the coming weeks while deployment continues across Europe. X user Jules Boag spotted V4 Superchargers being built in Albury in the province of New South Wales, Australia last week, which will mark Tesla’s first of the upgraded chargers in the country.

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VEDLIoT: Next generation AIoT applications

Innovation News Network

The VEDLIoT project demonstrates efficient Artificial Intelligence for a wide range of IoT use cases. Discover more here. The post VEDLIoT: Next generation AIoT applications appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Ford just had its best-ever month for EVs

Teslarati

Ford just had what was its best performance in terms of electric vehicle sales ever, making tremendous strides through attractive offerings as its brand continues to navigate a monumental change in the global automotive sector. Ford has tasted so much success throughout its history as an automaker, that the tumultuous road it has traveled through the past few years in the EV sector could be considered uncharted territory, especially as the company has backpedaled on some of the investments it ma

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Toyota unveils new Urban electric SUV to rival Volvo’s EX30 as affordable EV option

Electrek

Cheaper EVs are on the way. Toyota’s new Urban electric SUV Concept will challenge the affordable Volvo EX30 as the brand’s cheapest EV yet. more… The post Toyota unveils new Urban electric SUV to rival Volvo’s EX30 as affordable EV option appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla’s Rebecca Tinucci makes it to TIME 100 Climate list for 2023

Teslarati

Tesla Senior Director for Charging Infrastructure Rebecca Tinucci has been included in the TIME 100 Climate list for 2023. She was credited for her stellar work in pushing Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) to other automakers. Tesla’s NACS saw a wave of adoption this year, with veteran automakers like Ford and General Motors (GM) announcing that they would be embracing the charging standard on their upcoming vehicles.

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List of 8 Electric Cars to Avoid Buying is Mostly Stupid

CleanTechnica EVs

I was on Google News and I saw a headline “8 Electric Cars to Avoid Buying.” I couldn’t help myself, [continued] The post List of 8 Electric Cars to Avoid Buying is Mostly Stupid appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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SpaceX launches South Korean spy satellite

Teslarati

SpaceX launched the Korea 425 reconnaissance satellite and 24 other rideshare payloads Friday morning at 10:19 am PT from Space Launch Complex 4 East at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. This is the first of 5 reconnaissance satellites from the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA). Due to customer requests, no video was shown of the payloads at fairing separation.

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Junkyard Find: 1964 Mercury Montclair Four-Door Hardtop Marauder

The Truth About Cars

Here's a car trivia question for you: what engine name went on to become the designation for a body style and then a car model name in its own right? The answer is, of course, Marauder. Today's Junkyard Find is an example of the second type of Marauderization (not to be confused with Moroder ization ) within the world of Ford's Mercury Division. Starting in 1958, Ford's new MEL ( M ercury- E dsel- L incoln) big-block V8 engine was given the Marauder name when installed in Mercury models.

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The Tesla Cybertruck for Kids is real and you can actually buy one, sort of

Electrek

The Cybertruck wasn’t the only Tesla electric vehicle unveiled late last week. Although overshadowed by its oversized brother, the Cybertruck for Kids is a real, small-sized EV that can have your kids showing off their forward-thinking philosophy or urban excess (depending on your desired camp) right in your own front yard. more… The post The Tesla Cybertruck for Kids is real and you can actually buy one, sort of appeared first on Electrek.

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Here's Why The Tesla Cybertruck Might Never Make It To Europe

InsideEVs

Weight, a penchant for smaller-sized vehicles, and the charging port all make for a tough pill to swallow.

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Evie begins tap and go pilot for EV fast chargers around Australia

The Driven EV News

EV fast-charging network operator Evie Networks is to trial a “tap and go” payment option at five charging locations amid push for standardised payment systems. The post Evie begins tap and go pilot for EV fast chargers around Australia appeared first on The Driven.

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Massachusetts Residents: Take Action For Smart Charging Rates for Electric Cars

Green Energy Consumers

If you drive an electric car, it matters when you plug in and charge – both in terms of the emissions caused by the generation of each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity you consume and in terms of the costs you are imposing on the system as a whole. There are lots of tools at our utilities’ disposal to encourage electric vehicle (EV) owners to charge when both emissions and costs are low, but unfortunately, in Massachusetts, our utilities are behind.

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Toyota Hydrogen Factory to be established in Europe

Innovation News Network

Toyota is to develop the Hydrogen Factory Europe to ensure a co-ordinated approach to hydrogen technology commercialisation in the region. The post Toyota Hydrogen Factory to be established in Europe appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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This Tesla Model Y Is On Its Third Battery Pack After 100,000 Miles. Here's Why

InsideEVs

It was all done under warranty, but that will expire soon. So what happens if the battery needs replacing again?

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Ford teams up with Octopus Energy and Tibber for next-gen smart charging to save drivers money

Electric Cars Report

Ford announced that maximising the convenience and cost-savings of the company’s expanding range of electric vehicles – as well as optimising the use of electricity from renewable sources – is about to get even easier. New energy experiences delivered in partnership with industry innovators Octopus Energy in Great Britain and Tibber in Germany, the Netherlands and Norway, […] The post Ford teams up with Octopus Energy and Tibber for next-gen smart charging to save drivers money appeared fi

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Report: Current Ford Mustang to Exit Production At the End of 2028

The Truth About Cars

Automakers work hard to stop leaks and make sure their products are kept under wraps until the time is right. They’re not always successful, however, and sometimes the leaks come from outside the company. This time, it’s the UAW’s documents giving out more info than Ford probably wants, as it recently confirmed that Mustang production will end in 2028.

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Volvo Cars Reports November Sales, 36% Market Share Of Plug-in Vehicles

Electric Cars Report

Volvo Cars’ global sales continued to grow in November and reached a total of 63,682 cars, up 8 per cent compared to the same month last year. During the January-November period, Volvo Cars sold 632,701 cars globally which is a 17 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2022. The share of Volvo […] The post Volvo Cars Reports November Sales, 36% Market Share Of Plug-in Vehicles appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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