June, 2024

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Chinese Electric Cars Disrupting Auto Market In Thailand?

CleanTechnica EVs

The new AlixPartners report 2024 Global Automotive Outlook has stimulated quite a lot of thoughts and feedback. Steve Hanley kicked things off with his summary of the findings. Reading through that, I couldn’t help chiming in by pulling out a couple of key highlights and expounding on them. In between, [continued] The post Chinese Electric Cars Disrupting Auto Market In Thailand?

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CATL battery successfully powers electric plane with 1,800-mile civil aircraft expected

Electrek

The world’s largest EV battery maker is powering up something even bigger. CATL successfully tested a 4-ton electric plane powered by its ultra-high energy density battery. By 2028, CATL expects to reveal an 8-ton civil electric aircraft with around 1,200 to 1,800 miles (2,000 to 3,000 km) range.

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Elon Musk reveals Tesla’s HW5 release date, and that it won’t be called HW5

Teslarati

Elon Musk revealed new details regarding Tesla’s next-generation self-driving computer, which many expected to be called Hardware 5 (HW5). However, Musk said it would not be called HW5; instead, it will be referred to as AI5. Musk also revealed that it will be available in vehicles in the second half of 2025. Coming off of the first fifteen-or-so months with HW4 , Tesla’s current self-driving computer, the automaker is looking to launch even more improvements into its efforts to solv

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Electric taxi startup GoBlu lays down green challenge to Uber

The Driven EV News

A new all-electric taxi startup has emerged in Australia with zero carbon emissions, and paying drivers a fixed salary. The post Electric taxi startup GoBlu lays down green challenge to Uber appeared first on The Driven.

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

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A Clean, Green Way to Recycle Solar Panels

Cars That Think

Inside a shipping container in an industrial area of Venice, the Italian startup 9-Tech is taking a crack at a looming global problem: how to responsibly recycle the 54 million to 160 million tonnes of solar modules that are expected to reach the end of their productive lives by 2050. Recovering the materials won’t be easy. Solar panels are built to withstand any environment on Earth for 20 to 30 years, and even after sitting in the sun for three decades, the hardware is difficult to dismantle.

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Time to unplug phoney PHEV fuel ratings: Australia’s “electrified” automotive future isn’t all its cracked up to be | Opinion

EV Central

Imagine, for one wild moment, that McDonald’s was allowed to promote itself as a purveyor of health foods, just because it has salads on its menu (mind you, it’s already allowed to call its establishments “restaurants”, so it might not be that much of a leap). We all know the salads are there as window (salad) dressing, and an excuse for someone to walk in seeking something nutritious and then change their mind and have a Big Mac (I have seen a suspiciously skinny colleague order one once, and t

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VW will invest up to $5B into Rivian to form joint venture for next-gen EVs

Electrek

VW and Rivian have just announced that the two companies will form a joint venture, bringing Rivian’s software expertise to VW’s products and providing an initial $1 billion, and potentially up to an eventual $5 billion, in capital for Rivian to get through its push to deliver its upcoming R2 vehicle.

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The new Tesla Roadster will be able to fly: Elon Musk

Teslarati

Tesla’s next-generation Roadster has been widely discussed since Tesla first teased the upcoming car a few years ago. In the latest update about the highly anticipated electric vehicle (EV), CEO Elon Musk notes that it will have aerial capabilities, though it’s not clear yet to what extent. After Musk teased SpaceX’s involvement in the upcoming Tesla vehicle a few months ago, some suggested that the new Roadster could be developed with aerial functionality.

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Price war helps electric vehicle sales rebound in May, as BYD eats into Tesla market share

The Driven EV News

EV sales see a rise with over 8,000 electric cars sold in Australia in May, but with BYD and other Chinese car makers eating into Tesla's dominant market share. The post Price war helps electric vehicle sales rebound in May, as BYD eats into Tesla market share appeared first on The Driven.

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Autonomous Vehicles Are Great at Driving Straight

Cars That Think

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have made headlines in recent months, though often for all the wrong reasons. Cruise, Waymo, and Tesla are all under U.S. federal investigation for a variety of accidents, some of which caused serious injury or death. A new paper published in Nature puts numbers to the problem. Its authors analyzed over 37,000 accidents involving autonomous and human-driven vehicles to gauge risk across several accident scenarios.

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

Brief

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New wireless transceiver can improve 5G network coverage

Innovation News Network

Researchers have designed a novel wireless transceiver that improves 5G network coverage through high-power conversion efficiency. The post New wireless transceiver can improve 5G network coverage appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Florida EV Drivers Will Get The Chance To Experience Wireless In-Road Charging

CleanTechnica EVs

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to charge your electric vehicle (EV) as your drive down the highway? Well, folks in Central Florida will get the chance in a couple of years on a new highway in Lake County and Orange County. In-road charging will replenish batteries. [continued] The post Florida EV Drivers Will Get The Chance To Experience Wireless In-Road Charging appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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McDonald’s puts 10 Volvo VNR Electric class 8 semi trucks to work

Electrek

Ten brand-new Volvo VNR Electric semi trucks will be supporting food and beverage deliveries to select McDonald’s restaurants in the greater Montreal and Toronto areas in the coming weeks.

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Tesla adds Mercedes to brands that will soon get Supercharger access

Teslarati

Tesla has added an additional company to the list of electric vehicle (EV) brands that will soon gain access to its Superchargers, after every major automaker in the industry last year gradually adopted the company’s North American Charging Standard (NACS). Although Tesla opened its Superchargers to EVs from Rivian and Ford earlier this year, the company is planning to gradually roll access out to other EV brands at some point.

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

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China versus Tesla: Why Australia is enjoying an electric vehicle price war

The Driven EV News

Australia is enjoying an EV price war as Chinese brands lead the charge against Tesla, which could be pushed into finally producing a lower-price, lower-spec vehicle that competes at the lower end The post China versus Tesla: Why Australia is enjoying an electric vehicle price war appeared first on The Driven.

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“It would make the product worse”: Tesla Cybertruck ruled out for Australia as Elon Musk delivers hammer blow to local fans

EV Central

In the smallest surprise since the sun coming up this morning, Elon Musk has ruled out exporting the weird and wild Tesla Cybertruck to Australia, or any other market outside of North America, over fears that global and local design standards will make it worse. Currently the Tesla Cybertruck can be sold within the North American region because the design standards are not as high as those enforced in both Europe and Australia. “We did design the car to North American requirements, because

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How Vannevar Bush Engineered the 20th Century

Cars That Think

In the summer of 1945, Robert J. Oppenheimer and other key members of the Manhattan Project gathered in New Mexico to witness the first atomic bomb test. Among the observers was Vannevar Bush, who had overseen the Manhattan Project and served as the sole liaison to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt on progress toward the bomb. Remarkably, given his intense wartime responsibilities, Bush continued to develop his own ideas about computing and information.

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EV Battery Replacement Costs? Meh — Tesla Batteries Designed To Outlast Their Vehicles

CleanTechnica EVs

One of the bigger concerns many consumers have had about buying electric cars is that the big batteries that power the cars will need to be replaced after a few years, at very high cost. That may have been a legit concern initially, especially because without electric cars that had. [continued] The post EV Battery Replacement Costs? Meh — Tesla Batteries Designed To Outlast Their Vehicles appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla recalls over 11,000 Cybertrucks over trim detaching and wiper issue

Electrek

Tesla has issued two new recalls for the Cybertruck over a trim in the bed that can detach while driving and a defective windshield wiper. The recalls reveal that Tesla has built over 11,000 Cybertrucks.

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Tesla Model S and Model X included in Consumer Reports’ used cars to avoid list

Teslarati

While the Tesla Model Y was listed by Consumer Reports (CR) as one of its Best Cars of 2024 , the organization does not seem to hold the same sentiments for the Model S sedan and Model X SUV. This was highlighted in CR’s used cars to avoid list , which included the Tesla Model S and Model X, as well as other notable electric cars. As per the organization, it was able to collect data from Consumer Reports members in its Annual Auto Surveys.

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BYD slashes prices of Seal to help hit higher sales in June and chase down Model 3

The Driven EV News

BYD has extended its recent price cuts to its premium sports sedan, the BYD Seal, seeking to boost sales as it tries to chase down the sector-leading Tesla EVs, and particularly the Model 3. The post BYD slashes prices of Seal to help hit higher sales in June and chase down Model 3 appeared first on The Driven.

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 N TA Spec Outperforms Tesla Model S Plaid On Pikes Peak

InsideEVs

Driver Randy Pobst says Hyundai’s entry has better performance than the modified Tesla Model S Plaid he set records with previously.

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Putting the Brakes on E-Bikes

Energy Institute at HAAS

New tariffs on e-bikes will hurt the environment and our cities.

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Unsold Tesla Cars Piling Up In America, Australia, & Germany

CleanTechnica EVs

Reports from around the world are saying Tesla has a glut of unsold cars piling up with no firm plans for how to deal with the situation. The post Unsold Tesla Cars Piling Up In America, Australia, & Germany appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Hyundai says EVs are ‘top priority’ in the US with massive $7.6B Metaplant opening soon

Electrek

Despite the competition pulling back, Hyundai is racing full speed ahead as it looks to close the gap with Tesla in the US electric vehicle market. Hyundai Motor Group CEO Chang Jae-hoon confirmed EVs are “the top priority” in the US as construction on its massive $7.59 billion Metaplant wraps up in Georgia.

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Tesla Model S still running with original battery and motors at 430,000 miles

Teslarati

A Tesla Model S 90D from Chesterfield, UK, was recently featured in an AutoTrader segment for its remarkable story. Bought in 2016, the premium all-electric sedan has been used as an airport taxi for years. But despite its years of extensive use, the Model S 90D has managed to keep its original battery pack and electric motors — even after a whopping 430,000 miles on the odometer.

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BYD cuts prices again, this time on its lowest cost electric vehicle

The Driven EV News

BYD makes another price cut across both variants of its lowest cost electric vehicle in Australia. The post BYD cuts prices again, this time on its lowest cost electric vehicle appeared first on The Driven.

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'No One Else Is Even Close': Lucid CEO On Air Efficiency, Gravity SUV

InsideEVs

Peter Rawlinson says Lucid is ahead of Tesla in terms of tech and efficiency, and it’s also building a "true" SUV, unlike the Model X.

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Quantum Navigational Tech Takes Flight in New Trial

Cars That Think

A short-haul aircraft in the United Kingdom recently became the first airborne platform to test delicate quantum technologies that could usher in a post-GPS world—in which satellite-based navigation (be it GPS , BeiDou , Galileo , or others) cedes its singular place as a trusted navigational tool. The question now is how soon will it take for this quantum tomorrow to actually arrive.

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Elon Musk Says Tesla FSD AI Having Exactly The Problem I Thought 2 Years Ago It Was Having — And Would Continue Having

CleanTechnica EVs

During the Q&A session of the 2024 Tesla annual shareholder meeting, in response to one of the questions about Full Self Driving (FSD), CEO Elon Musk explained something about Tesla’s FSD development that completely affirms a suspicion I had two years ago. Also, this is one of the key challenges. [continued] The post Elon Musk Says Tesla FSD AI Having Exactly The Problem I Thought 2 Years Ago It Was Having — And Would Continue Having appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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EVs shatter records at Pike’s Peak: Ioniq 5N, Rivian and Ford SuperTruck impress

Electrek

The Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb is in progress, and several EVs which set out to post new records have done so today, with the Rivian R1T and Ioniq 5N both claiming records, and the Ford SuperTruck being the fastest vehicle up the hill on the day.

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Tesla to rent out its Optimus humanoid robots ahead of sales

Teslarati

Tesla has been developing its humanoid robot, dubbed Optimus, over the past few years, and the company has been sharing updates on the program every month or so. In a recent statement from Elon Musk, it was revealed that Tesla not only plans to sell Optimus and use the bot in its own factories, but the CEO also says the company plans to offer a rental option for the technology.

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Tesla Supercharger rollout expands with at least 27 new chargers in Australia

The Driven EV News

Tesla's reliable supercharging network continues to grow in Australia despite recent round of layoffs. The post Tesla Supercharger rollout expands with at least 27 new chargers in Australia appeared first on The Driven.

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BYD, CATL Working On LFP Batteries That Could Be Fully Recharged In 10 Minutes

InsideEVs

That’s the idea, at least. But whatever the outcome, it’s clear that battery technology is moving extremely rapidly.

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