April, 2024

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Study: Tesla leads with lowest ownership cost, beats Toyota

Green Car Reports

Teslas are less expensive to maintain than other car brands, including some with strong reputations for reliability, according to Consumer Reports. As part of its 2023 Annual Auto Surveys, Consumer Reports asked owners how much they paid out of pocket for maintenance costs like oil changes over the previous 12 months. Researchers then compared.

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Tesla conducting more layoffs, including entire Supercharger team

Electrek

Just after laying off “more than 10%” of its global workforce, Tesla is laying off even more employees – including senior executives and long-time veterans of the company, most notably the entire Supercharging team and the executive responsible for negotiating NACS adoption across the industry.

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Fox News Cherrypicks Old EVs to Represent The “Foolish” Nature Of All EVs

CleanTechnica EVs

In a recent video by Fox News, the company finds basically every EV-negative headline they could find for the last several years, and then interviews an automotive journalist who owns two older EVs. The conclusion? EVs are a failure. Here’s the video (I’ll talk about it more afterward): When it. [continued] The post Fox News Cherrypicks Old EVs to Represent The “Foolish” Nature Of All EVs appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Hertz continues to feel EV losses, plans to dump more from its fleet

Teslarati

Hertz ( NASDAQ: HTZ ) reported its earnings for the first quarter of 2024 today, announcing that it is continuing to lose money on its electric vehicle investment and plans to dump even more EVs from its fleet. Hertz said it had increased the number of EVs it will let go of by 10,000 units, now planning to sell 30,000 of its purchased electric cars this year.

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

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“Very cost effective:” Regional Australia Post contractor goes fully electric

The Driven EV News

Regional Australia Post contractor says switch to electric is "very cost effective," and charges his fleet with solar and battery storage added to post office. The post “Very cost effective:” Regional Australia Post contractor goes fully electric appeared first on The Driven.

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50 Years Later, This Apollo-Era Antenna Still Talks to Voyager 2

Cars That Think

For more than 50 years, Deep Space Station 43 has been an invaluable tool for space probes as they explore our solar system and push into the beyond. The DSS-43 radio antenna, located at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex , near Canberra, Australia, keeps open the line of communication between humans and probes during NASA missions. Today more than 40 percent of all data retrieved by celestial explorers, including Voyagers , New Horizons , and the Mars Curiosity rover , comes through

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Liebherr electric excavator reaches million ton milestone, scores more orders

Electrek

This massive Liebherr electric excavator reached a major operational milestone earlier this month when it moved its one millionth tonne of dirt. And now, its buyers want more!

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Buh-Bye, Conflict Minerals: US Gets First Sodium-Ion Battery Factory

CleanTechnica EVs

The sodium-ion battery of the future is coming to decarbonize US data centers and backup generators, now do electric vehicles. The post Buh-Bye, Conflict Minerals: US Gets First Sodium-Ion Battery Factory appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla maintenance and repair costs are lowest in the auto industry: data

Teslarati

Tesla’s 10-year maintenance and repair costs are the most affordable in the automotive industry, as shown in a new data analysis publicized last week. The total 10-year cost of maintaining and repairing a Tesla is the cheapest in the industry, according to a data analysis shared by Consumer Reports on Friday. The data showed that, over the course of a decade, Teslas averaged just $4,035 in maintenance and repair costs, compared to those of automakers Land Rover and Porsche, which landed at

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Drivers hit with heavy fines for ICE-ing electric vehicle charging bays

The Driven EV News

Drivers in one state have been issued almost $60,000 in fines for incorrectly parking in electric vehicle charging bays after penalties were introduced in most parts of Australia. The post Drivers hit with heavy fines for ICE-ing electric vehicle charging bays appeared first on The Driven.

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

Brief

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15 Graphs That Explain the State of AI in 2024

Cars That Think

Each year, the AI Index lands on virtual desks with a louder virtual thud—this year, its 393 pages are a testament to the fact that AI is coming off a really big year in 2023. For the past three years, IEEE Spectrum has read the whole damn thing and pulled out a selection of charts that sum up the current state of AI (see our coverage from 2021 , 2022 , and 2023 ).

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Kempower launches 1.2 MW electric truck charging station

Electric Cars Report

The Finnish EV charging manufacturer Kempower has launched its state-of-the-art electric truck charging solution for power ratings above 1 MW. Kempower’s Megawatt Charging System seeks to be part of the solution to the challenges of electrification of heavy-duty vehicles to meet the EU’s decarbonization goals. To bridge the market transition towards full megawatt charging adoption […] The post Kempower launches 1.2 MW electric truck charging station appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Volvo and CATL have big plans for old EV batteries

Electrek

Volvo and battery giant CATL are teaming up to turn old EV batteries into new ones. The partnership aims to further reduce the carbon footprint of EVs by recycling key battery materials.

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Good News About Electric Cars — They’re Driving Down Electricity Rates

CleanTechnica EVs

Electric cars are making news this week in new reports that highlight price parity with conventional cars in the used car market. The post Good News About Electric Cars — They’re Driving Down Electricity Rates 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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Tesla Model 3 and Model Y stand out in Spring 2024 CarMax EV Consumer report

Teslarati

CarMax’s Spring 2024 Electric Vehicle Consumer Report has revealed that Tesla’s two most popular vehicles, the Model Y crossover and Model 3 sedan, are among the most popular EVs in the United States’ second-hand vehicle market. The Nissan LEAF, a veteran in the EV sector, also proved popular. CarMax is one of the United States’ largest retailer of used automobiles.

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Australia EV fast-charging Tritium says it is insolvent, appoints administrators

The Driven EV News

Australian EV fast charging company Tritium is facing financial collapse after its directors declared it to be insolvent and called in KPMG to act as voluntary administrators. The post Australia EV fast-charging Tritium says it is insolvent, appoints administrators appeared first on The Driven.

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German EV Motor Could Break Supply-Chain Deadlock

Cars That Think

Among the countless challenges of decarbonizing transportation, one of the most compelling involves electric motors. In laboratories all over the world, researchers are now chasing a breakthrough that could kick into high gear the transition to electric transportation: a rugged, compact, powerful electric motor that has high power density and the ability to withstand high temperatures—and that doesn’t have rare-earth permanent magnets.

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Toyota's Hydrogen Future Is Crumbling As Owners File Lawsuits, Call For Buybacks

InsideEVs

Frozen pumps. Skyrocketing fuel costs. Plummeting resale values. Here's why owners who bought into Toyota's hydrogen dream feel "cheated and misled.

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Tesla lays off ‘more than 10%’ of its global workforce

Electrek

Tesla has announced layoffs of “more than 10%” of its global workforce in an internal company-wide email. We exclusively reported yesterday that Tesla was prepping a massive layoff.

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Op-Ed: Is It Time To End The Elon Musk Fanboi Era?

CleanTechnica EVs

The good readers and supporters of CleanTechnica support EVs, wind energy, solar power, batteries, and renewables technology, notwithstanding the several industry trolls who sometimes visit our comment section. We understand that the unquestionable primary leader for EVs in this period has been Elon Musk. To say that his contributions, along. [continued] The post Op-Ed: Is It Time To End The Elon Musk Fanboi Era?

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Tesla Optimus could start selling externally by 2025

Teslarati

The Tesla Optimus humanoid robot could start selling externally by 2025. Tesla seems to be making record progress in developing Optimus. The Tesla bot is already performing simple tasks at the company’s factories. A job post published a few months ago hints that Tesla Optimus robots have been or will be shipped to gigafactories across the United States. “We are able to do simple factory tasks or at least, I should say, factory tasks in the lab.

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Toyota’s plug-in hybrids emit four times more CO2 than company claims

The Driven EV News

New real-world data from the EU shows plug-in hybrid vehicle emissions are actually much closer to the average petrol car than car companies claim. The post Toyota’s plug-in hybrids emit four times more CO2 than company claims appeared first on The Driven.

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Hydrogen Is Coming to the Rescue

Cars That Think

A consortium of U.S. federal agencies has pooled their funds and wide array of expertise to reinvent the emergency vehicle. The hybrid electric box truck they’ve come up with is carbon neutral. And in the aftermath of a natural disaster like a tornado or wildfire, the vehicle, called H2Rescue , can supply electric power and potable water to survivors while acting as a temperature-controlled command center for rescue personnel.

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Tesla Axing Its Supercharger Team Puts The Entire Industry In The Dark

InsideEVs

Most of Tesla's Supercharger team was caught up in recent layoffs, leading to countless questions about the future of EV charging.

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Tesla puts ‘$25,000 electric car’ codenamed NV9 on back burner despite what Elon Musk said

Electrek

Electrek can confirm that Tesla indeed put its upcoming ‘$25,000 electric car, sometimes referred to as ‘Model 2’, on the back burner despite what Elon Musk said. The project was codenamed NV9.

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Tesla Model Y Cheaper Than Ever in USA

CleanTechnica EVs

One week ago, I wrote about the Tesla Model Y (and the Tesla Model 3) having a base price below the average selling price of a new car in the US. In fact, taking the US EV tax credit into account, the Model Y was essentially $10,000 cheaper than the. [continued] The post Tesla Model Y Cheaper Than Ever in USA appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla gives Semi a late 2025 and early 2026 true launch date

Teslarati

Tesla gave the Semi a late 2025 and early 2026 true launch date as the company has started construction of a dedicated manufacturing facility for the Class 8 truck. Tesla has been utilizing the expertise of PepsiCo. for an early pilot program involving the Semi to test real-world efficiency and travel. For the past two years, Tesla and PepsiCo. have been working to understand how the vehicle will make fleets more efficient and environmentally friendly as the truck is still making its way toward

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Major car makers are rolling out V2G plans this year. Is Australia ready?

The Driven EV News

Over the next couple of years we expect at least 43 vehicles to come to market with vehicle to grid capabilities. Australian consumers could be the biggest beneficiaries, but do we have our house in order? The post Major car makers are rolling out V2G plans this year. Is Australia ready? appeared first on The Driven.

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Ukraine Is the First “Hackers’ War”

Cars That Think

Rapid and resourceful technological improvisation has long been a mainstay of warfare, but the war in Ukraine is taking it to a new level. This improvisation is most conspicuous in the ceaselessly evolving struggle between weaponized drones and electronic warfare, a cornerstone of this war. Weaponized civilian first-person-view (FPV) drones began dramatically reshaping the landscape of the war in the summer of 2023.

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Tesla Discounts Model Y Up To $7,500 To Clear Biggest-Ever Stockpile

InsideEVs

After building 46,561 more vehicles than it managed to deliver in Q1, Tesla is slashing Model Y prices to incentivize buying from inventory.

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China is exporting so many EVs that it needs more ships – a lot more

Electrek

Chinese automakers are looking to export electric vehicles by the hundreds of thousands around the globe, but they need a lot more car-carrying vessels to make that happen. Demand is so high that the country is on track to amass what will be the world’s fourth-largest fleet in a few short years, with new trade routes being created especially for Chinese cars.

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Tesla Model Y & Model 3 Cost $10,000 Less Than Average New Car Price

CleanTechnica EVs

Much recent discussion around Tesla has been about a lower-cost, smaller Tesla (“Model C” or “Model 2,” as it is often called). In particular, there was the shocking news that Tesla reportedly killed the project in order to focus on a Tesla robotaxi vehicle. It seems that the majority of. [continued] The post Tesla Model Y & Model 3 Cost $10,000 Less Than Average New Car Price appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla’s Model Y comprised over a third of all Q1 EV sales in the U.S.

Teslarati

The Tesla Model Y sales comprised over a third of all electric vehicle (EV) sales in the U.S. in the first quarter, as shown in new data released this week. Automotive sales data from Kelley Blue Book shows that EV sales growth slowed down in the first quarter, and while dominant market leader Tesla wasn’t immune to these effects, the U.S. automaker’s sales remained far ahead of competitors.

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Australian EV fast charging boom: More than 930 sites now open after first quarter surge

The Driven EV News

EV fast charging gets a boost in Australia with 930 sites now open, and the charging sites are getting bigger and with more innovation too. The post Australian EV fast charging boom: More than 930 sites now open after first quarter surge appeared first on The Driven.

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