March, 2024

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Tesla at 6 million cars: What it’s accomplished, what it hasn’t

Green Car Reports

Ahead of the release of preliminary Q1 2024 production and delivery figures, expected next week, it’s now official: Tesla has delivered more than 6 million vehicles since 2008, every one a battery-electric vehicle. Its 5 million total last September got a lot of attention. But 6 million is more important, because it cements Tesla as the.

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Volvo makes its last diesel car and puts it in a museum

Electrek

Swedish automaker Volvo has rolled out its last diesel-powered vehicle, after a 45-year relationship with the powertrain and cranking out millions of oil-burning cars. Between 2012 and 2016, diesel accounted for half of the company’s global sales. But those days are over now as the company moves toward an all-electric future.

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There is no slow down in electric vehicles sales, just talk!

The Driven EV News

There is no electric vehicles slow down, just talk of it in mainstream media. And if car makers stall in any region, they will simply be replaced by China. The post There is no slow down in electric vehicles sales, just talk! appeared first on The Driven.

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Xiaomi CEO admits Tesla has unique advantage over EV competitors

Teslarati

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said that Tesla has the unique advantage of being able to raise the prices of its electric vehicles, a move that other companies cannot pull off because they are risking “huge losses.” Xiaomi is set to launch its first EV, the SU7, in about a week. It will start at around $36,948, or 266,000 RMB. Its top trim will be priced at $46,671, or 336,000 RMB.

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

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EV Battery Prices Dropping A Lot This Year & Next

CleanTechnica EVs

There’s something that’s often lost in discussions about tech adoption trends, and in particular when it comes to something we cover a lot, electric vehicle sales trends: it’s not a straight, consistent line upward. There are ups and downs. When adoption jumps up fast, those of us bullish on the. [continued] The post EV Battery Prices Dropping A Lot This Year & Next appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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The Most Hackable Handheld Ham Radio Yet

Cars That Think

All right, confession time. I don’t use my handheld ham radio for much more than eavesdropping on the subway dispatcher when my train rumbles to a mysterious halt in a dark tunnel. But even I couldn’t help but hear the buzz surrounding a new handheld, Quansheng’s UV-K5. It caught my attention in part because for over a decade, Baofeng has been the name in Chinese handhelds.

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World’s first mass-produced 900V EV drive system rolls out with 5 minute fast charge

Electrek

The first mass-produced 900V drive system rolled off the production line Wednesday. Chinese EV maker NIO’s (NIO) “Thunder” 900V electric drive system (EDS) can add over 150 miles (255 km) with five-minute fast charge.

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Fortescue electric excavator reaches million tonnes milestone, outperforms diesel

The Driven EV News

Fortescue says its electric excavator reaches important milestone, while testing continues for its first electric truck, carrying 231 tonnes of ore. The post Fortescue electric excavator reaches million tonnes milestone, outperforms diesel appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla bot Optimus ready for field tests at factories

Teslarati

Tesla bot Optimus is ready for field tests at factories, according to the company’s job post for the robot. Tesla has over 60 job listings related to the development of its humanoid robot, Optimus. One of the vacancies calls for a Technical Program Manager for the Tesla bot team. The job description suggests that Tesla is ready to test Optimus in factories. “The Tesla Bot team is seeking an experienced Technical Program Manager to drive the deployment of robots for trial applicati

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The EV Revolution Has Passed A Tipping Point

CleanTechnica EVs

Worldwide, the EV revolution is approaching a tipping point when sales of electric cars reach critical mass and begin a surge upward. The post The EV Revolution Has Passed A Tipping Point appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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

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Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX delivers groundbreaking energy efficiency on electric journey from Riyadh to Dubai

Electric Cars Report

On its third long-distance road trip over 1,000+ kilometers, the Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX demonstrated that even the Arabian Desert is no obstacle to energy efficiency. On a challenging route profile encompassing busy city streets and open desert, the pioneering test vehicle delivered electric power consumption of 7.4 kWh/100km (8.4 mi/kWh). This equates to an equivalent of […] The post Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX delivers groundbreaking energy efficiency on electric journey from Riyadh to

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Fusion Tech Finds Geothermal Energy Application

Cars That Think

The upper 10 kilometers of the Earth’s crust contains vast geothermal reserves , essentially awaiting human energy consumption to begin to tap into its unstinting power output —which itself yields no greenhouse gasses. And yet, geothermal sources currently produce only three-tenths of one percent of the world’s electricity. This promising energy source has long been limited by the extraordinary challenges of drilling holes that are deep enough to access the intense heat below the Earth’s surface

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BYD’s new EV, starting at less than $10,000, is stoking fear across the industry

Electrek

Leading EV maker BYD shook the industry after unveiling the new Seagull (Dolphin Mini), with starting prices as low as $9,700 (69,800 yuan). Although BYD’s new EV, which earned the nickname “Lamborghini mini,” is not sold in the US, American automakers are taking notes.

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BYD says plug-in electrics will exceed 50 pct of new car sales in China in next 3 months

The Driven EV News

The head of Chinese electric car giant BYD says sales of plug-in vehicles will reach 50 per cent of the new car market in China in the next 90 days. The post BYD says plug-in electrics will exceed 50 pct of new car sales in China in next 3 months appeared first on The Driven.

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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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Shell to close 1,000 gas stations to focus on EV charging deployment

Teslarati

Gas and oil giant Shell is looking to close as many as 1,000 retail gas stations in the coming years, as it pivots toward deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. In its latest Energy Transition Strategy report , England-based Shell says it plans to close 500 retail sites per year in 2024 and 2025. The company plans to instead focus on scaling its public EV charging network, and in hopes to bring total charging points up to 200,000 by 2030, up from around 54,000 today. “In to

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Norway Is Taking The Lead In Electric Trucks

CleanTechnica EVs

Norway has set a target for all new trucks sold in the country to be electric by 2030. That will require adding many new charging stations capable of providing at least one megawatt of power. The post Norway Is Taking The Lead In Electric Trucks appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Transformative power: Select Power Systems and the future of EV charging

Innovation News Network

One of the aspects of transitioning to a sustainable world involves creating the infrastructure to support it. Select Power Systems recognises this and provides efficient EV charging stations. The post Transformative power: Select Power Systems and the future of EV charging appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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AI Prompt Engineering Is Dead

Cars That Think

Since ChatGPT dropped in the fall of 2022, everyone and their donkey has tried their hand at prompt engineering —finding a clever way to phrase your query to a large-language model (LLM) or AI art or video generator to get the best results or side-step protections. The internet is replete with prompt engineering guides , cheat sheets and advice threads to help you get the most out of an LLM.

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1 in 5 new car sales globally were EVs in 2023, and that’s curbed oil demand – IEA

Electrek

Without EVs, solar, wind, and nuclear, the global rise in emissions in the last five years would have been three times larger, new International Energy Agency (IEA) analysis shows.

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Electric price war: MG announces massive price cuts across EV range, up to $9,000

The Driven EV News

MG cuts prices on all EV models, including the MG4 and ZE electric, with nearly $9,000 taken off the driveaway prices on some models. The post Electric price war: MG announces massive price cuts across EV range, up to $9,000 appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla looks ready to roll out wireless EV charging

Teslarati

Tesla appears to be ready to roll out wireless EV charging, according to the company’s Service Manual. Wireless EV charging is still technically in the early stages of development, but it seems to be clearly advantageous for people, and automakers realize that. Tesla has been diving into wireless EV charging development for some time, as last year, it acquired a company called Wiferion.

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EVs Take 92.1% Share In Norway — Tesla Model Y Dominates

CleanTechnica EVs

February saw plugin EVs take 92.1% share in Norway, up from 90.1% year on year. Following the recent tax changes, [continued] The post EVs Take 92.1% Share In Norway — Tesla Model Y Dominates appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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The importance of inclusion in STEM

Innovation News Network

Rachel Youngman, Deputy CEO at the Institute of Physics, outlines the importance of inclusion in STEM and the benefits of fostering an inclusive environment for innovation and economic growth. The post The importance of inclusion in STEM appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Salt-Sized Sensors Mimic the Brain

Cars That Think

To gain a better understanding of the brain, why not draw inspiration from it? At least, that’s what researchers at Brown University did, by building a wireless communications system that mimics the brain using an array of tiny silicon sensors, each the size of a grain of sand. The researchers hope that the technology could one day be used in implantable brain-machine interfaces to read brain activity.

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Volvo’s new EVs are attracting Ferrari-like wait times because they are ‘the right products’

Electrek

Despite reports suggesting EV demand is cooling, Volvo’s new EVs, including the EX30 and EX90, are attracting Ferrari-like wait times. The head of online business at Volvo Germany, Alex Zurhausen, says customers are waiting because they have “the right products at the right time.

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EV uptake in Sydney’s outer western suburbs has jumped nearly 50 pct in six months

The Driven EV News

New data shows huge spike in the uptake of EVs in Sydney's outer western suburbs, with some growing a staggering 72 per cent. The post EV uptake in Sydney’s outer western suburbs has jumped nearly 50 pct in six months appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla no longer AI training compute constrained: Elon Musk

Teslarati

Tesla Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta and Autopilot users may see more rapid improvements to their advanced driver-assist systems in the coming months. This was hinted at recently by CEO Elon Musk, who noted in a post on X that Tesla is no longer AI training compute constrained. Musk’s comments were posted as a response to noted tech author and futurist Robert Scoble , who stated in a post on X that Tesla AI is “very underrated.” Scoble also argued that those who think Tesla has c

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BYD Dolphin Mini Rolling in Mexico — Cheapest Electric Car By Far

CleanTechnica EVs

The BYD Seagull, a small and super affordable electric car from the top selling plugin vehicle producer in the world, [continued] The post BYD Dolphin Mini Rolling in Mexico — Cheapest Electric Car By Far appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Scientists step closer to the boundary between classical and quantum physics

Innovation News Network

Where the boundary between classical and quantum physics lies is one of science’s greatest mysteries, and in new research, scientists have unveiled a new platform that could find the answer. The post Scientists step closer to the boundary between classical and quantum physics appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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We Need to Decarbonize Software

Cars That Think

Software may be eating the world , but it is also heating it. In December 2023, representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Dubai for COP28, the U.N.’s climate-change conference, to discuss the urgent need to lower emissions. Meanwhile, COP28’s website produced 3.69 grams of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) per page load, according to the website sustainability scoring tool Ecograder.

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GM believes ‘production hell’ is behind it with plans to build 20X more Ultium EVs in 2024

Electrek

General Motors (GM) looks to get back on track this year as executives believe EV “production hell” is behind it. After missing EV sales targets for the past two years, will 2024 be the year of execution, as GM says it will?

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EVs are clearly less polluting than petrol cars, even when their grids are dirty

The Driven EV News

Despite the scaremongering and fear tactics that commonly seek to question and undermine the “clean” credentials of electric vehicles, new research has again demonstrated that EVs continue to have lower… The post EVs are clearly less polluting than petrol cars, even when their grids are dirty appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla Optimus price to be less than $25k-$30k over time: Elon Musk

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently reiterated an ambitious target for the company’s humanoid robot. As per Musk in a recent post on X, he still thinks that the Tesla Optimus price would be around half of a car. Considering that Tesla’s most popular car today, the Model Y, starts at $43,990 in the United States, the CEO seems to be hinting at a price of less than $25,000-$30,000 for Optimus.

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EVs Grow 94% YoY in Mexico, Tesla Model Y Leads the Market

CleanTechnica EVs

An interesting development is underway in developing countries, and it’s most visible right now in Latin America. Latin American nations, by and large, lack the means and resources to promote EVs like the US, Europe, and China have done. At best, we have some benefits regarding transit in restricted times. [continued] The post EVs Grow 94% YoY in Mexico, Tesla Model Y Leads the Market appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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