June, 2023

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Tecnam halts development of P-Volt all-electric aircraft due to battery concerns

Green Car Congress

After three years of intensive studies covering the entire lifecycle of an all-electric aircraft, Tecnam is halting development of the all-electric P-Volt aircraft, mainly due to concerns about current battery technology. The company will continue to explore new emerging technologies. In 2021, Rolls-Royce, Tecnam and Widerøe announced a partnership to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for the commuter market, ready for revenue service in 2026.

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Telo wants to deliver the world’s most efficient electric truck

Green Car Reports

Why do pickup trucks have to be so huge, and where are the lean, efficient, manageably-sized electric trucks for the city? Emerging from stealth mode Tuesday, California-based Telo Trucks is revealing its thought-provoking answer to that—in the form of an electric pickup that it claims will have all the cab and bed space of a Toyota Tacoma.

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Tesla former AI Director receives innovators award for work on deep neural networks and computer vision

Teslarati

Former Tesla AI Director Andrej Karpathy was honored with the WTF Innovators Award for his contributions to the fields of deep neural networks and computer vision. The former Tesla executive was also lauded for his continued efforts to make AI more effective for humanity. The WTF Innovators Award aims to recognize “excellence at the precipice of societal change.” The award’s inaugural class is focused on AI innovators, and as a memento, each of the 34 awardees is gifted a feat

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Tesla gives new owners in the UK a grabbing stick after forcing them to get left-hand-drive

Electrek

Tesla has started to deliver new Model S and Model X vehicles in the UK with a grabbing stick after they forced buyers to get left-hand-drive vehicles. more… The post Tesla gives new owners in the UK a grabbing stick after forcing them to get left-hand-drive 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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Welcome to Fusion City, USA

Cars That Think

The future of carbon-free energy smells like teriyaki and sounds like a low-flying 737. A sleepy strip mall beside Boeing’s sprawling campus in Everett, WA isn’t necessarily where you’d expect to find technology promising to harness the power of the sun, release humanity from the grip of fossil fuels, and unlock an estimated US $40 trillion market. But here, and in an even more anonymous office park nearby, startup Zap Energy is trialing a prototype reactor that is already producing high-energy

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Blink Charging Expands EV Charging Accessibility by Incorporating NACS Into Entire Product Line

Electric Cars Report

Blink Charging, manufacturer, owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle charging equipment and services, has announced it is fully committed to meeting the EV charging needs of drivers, regardless of vehicle model, by incorporating both the North America Charging Standard (NACS) and Combined Charging System (CCS) into Blink’s state-of-the-art line of charging products.

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Comment on Nio reaches 1,500 swap stations in China as it aims for 2,300 by year-end by Will Hanner

CN EV Post

CURIOUSLY MISSING IN THIS ARTICLE. Total % of charges were FREE? Swapping may never create revenue if each owner gets 3-4 free swaps per month. Said customers will simply lower the times they swap to avoid spend.

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Tesla launches discounts for Model S and Model X in China

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Tesla China has rolled out fresh incentives for the Model S sedan and Model X SUV. As per an announcement on the company’s official Weibo page, the Model S and Model X line in China has been given a new round of discounts. As per a graphic posted by Tesla China, the Model S Long Range could now be purchased for RMB 773,900 ($106,690), while the Model S Plaid, the electric vehicle maker’s best-performing car in its lineup today, could be purchased for RMB 988,900 ($136,330).

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Volkswagen is in talks with Tesla to adopt NACS connector

Electrek

Volkswagen confirmed that it is in talks with Tesla to adopt the NACS connector for its electric vehicles in North America. The news comes after Electrify America, which was founded by Volkswagen, announced the adoption of NACS. more… The post Volkswagen is in talks with Tesla to adopt NACS connector appeared first on Electrek.

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“Nothing can compete:” Finkel concedes battery electric beats hydrogen cars

The Driven EV News

Alan Finkel, author of Australia's hydrogen strategy, says hydrogen cars can't compete with battery electric. He should know, as he owns both. The post “Nothing can compete:” Finkel concedes battery electric beats hydrogen cars 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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RWD LFP Tesla Model Y Could Slash Price By $4,850, Driving US Sales To The Next Level

CleanTechnica EVs

Cleanerwatt was the first to notice that Tesla just got approval for a new rear-wheel-drive (RWD) Model Y using lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) batteries that will likely be very affordable.

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Yongsoo OWC pilot plant in Korea is being prepared to produce green hydrogen

Green Car Congress

The Yongsoo wave energy power plant, installed at berth 1 in the Korean Institute KRISO -Wave Energy Test Site (WETS), is preparing to produce green hydrogen from next year, according to a report from Ocean Energy Systems. Ocean Energy Systems (OES) is the short name for the Technology Collaboration Programme on Ocean Energy Systems, an intergovernmental collaboration between countries founded in 2001 which operates under a framework established by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris.

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The AI Apocalypse: A Scorecard

Cars That Think

What should we make of OpenAI’s GPT-4 , anyway? Is the large language model a major step on the way to an artificial general intelligence (AGI) —the insider’s term for an AI system with a flexible human-level intellect? And if we do create an AGI, might it be so different from human intelligence that it doesn’t see the point of keeping homo sapiens around?

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Toyota slips in brand loyalty, and it’s partly due to Tesla

Teslarati

S&P Global Mobility’s 2023 loyalty ranking of mainstream automotive brands showed something very interesting. During the first four months of the year, Toyota saw a notable decline in its rankings, and part of it is likely due to electric vehicle maker Tesla. The rankings showed that Ford and Chevrolet still saw the most loyalty among customers , with the former seeing 59.5% brand loyalty and the latter seeing 57.1% for the first four months of the year.

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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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Tesla prepares to support third-party apps – Tesla App Store coming?

Electrek

Tesla is preparing to officially support third-party apps, according to an update to its user settings on its website. Are we about to finally see a Tesla App Store? more… The post Tesla prepares to support third-party apps – Tesla App Store coming? appeared first on Electrek.

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Comment on BREAKING: NIO secures $1.1 billion investment from Abu Dhabi fund by Tani

CN EV Post

The investment will further strengthen NIO's balance sheet to power its continuous endeavors in accelerating business growth, driving technological innovations and building long-term competitiveness, said William Li.

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BHP says battery electric cheaper than hydrogen as it dumps diesel for haul trucks

The Driven EV News

BHP crunches numbers on operating costs for electric, hydrogen and diesel, and unveils plans to transition mine site to all electric haulage trucks, with dynamic charging. The post BHP says battery electric cheaper than hydrogen as it dumps diesel for haul trucks appeared first on The Driven.

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BYD deploys electric buses in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

Electric Cars Report

BYD, the world’s leading electric bus manufacturer, announced the deployment of eleven 12-metre BYD eBuses in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary. The installation of BYD electric buses not only represents a transformation in public transportation but also demonstrates Zalaegerszeg’s steadfast commitment to advancing sustainability and enhancing local mobility.

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New Nano-Tattoos Don't Need Batteries or Wires

Cars That Think

Researchers at two institutions in Istanbul have created nano-tattoos capable of passive wireless communications with nearby devices, without the need for external power sources such as batteries. The advance could lead to numerous bio-sensing technologies that have, up until now, been stymied by relying on a bulky external power source or wired communications.

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Tesla and Volkswagen mull over potential NACS partnership

Teslarati

Tesla and Volkswagen are in talks for the German automaker to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS). Tesla has already struck deals with several automakers in the past month as companies looking to transition to a higher volume of EV sales are attempting to expand the available network of chargers for their customers. Tesla operates the most expansive EV charging network in the world with its Supercharger Network, which is comprised of over 45,000 stalls globally.

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The world’s tallest wooden wind turbine tower is nearly complete

Electrek

Swedish startup Modvion is building the world’s tallest wooden wind turbine tower for an energy company in Sweden. more… The post The world’s tallest wooden wind turbine tower is nearly complete appeared first on Electrek.

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Comment on NIO says Abu Dhabi investment took just 3 weeks from talk to deal by Augustus Meyer

CN EV Post

Mr. Li is so desparate, to sell a serious stake of NIO for small money. Even more dilution, because of terribly wrong decisions not to make cars, but phones or to invest in nuclear energy. Old time small investors, who believed in NIOs general concept, are deprived of their money. Simple solution: Make battery swapping tech "Open Source" for other NEV producers.

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MG unveils Australia’s first new electric car under $40,000

The Driven EV News

MG reveals pricing for the MG4 electric hatchback, with the entry level model becoming the first new EV to be priced at under $40,000 in Australia. The post MG unveils Australia’s first new electric car under $40,000 appeared first on The Driven.

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Don’t Buy Another Gas Car! No Hybrids Either. It’s Got To Be Electric!

CleanTechnica EVs

Your current car is getting a bit long in tooth and it’s time when you would normally be looking to replace it. Don’t buy another gas car! Some of you won’t let “them” pry a gas car from your cold dead fingers.

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First Audi Charging Hub in Austria Opened in Salzburg

Electric Cars Report

Audi is opening its first charging hub in Austria: Following locations in Nuremberg, Berlin, and Zurich, the brand with the four rings opened a premium quick-charging station in Salzburg today, its fourth worldwide. Just next door, MOONCITY is Salzburg’s competence and experience center for new and electric mobility. It provides the perfect infrastructure in the […] The post First Audi Charging Hub in Austria Opened in Salzburg appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Electrify America announces adoption of Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS)

Teslarati

Elon Musk’s “NACS Coalition” just got one of its biggest members yet. In a recent announcement, Electrify America stated that it would be adding the Tesla North American Charging Standard (NACS) to its fast charging networks in the United States and Canada. Electrify America noted that its adoption of NACS is part of its efforts to “broaden charging solutions for electric vehicle (EV) drivers today and in the future.” This bodes well for electric vehicle owners in

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SAE is standardizing NACS – making it less dependent on Tesla

Electrek

SAE International announced that it is starting the process to officially standardize the North American Charging Standard (NACS), which should make the connector less dependent on Tesla. more… The post SAE is standardizing NACS – making it less dependent on Tesla appeared first on Electrek.

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MIT Multi-Robot Mapping Sets New “Gold Standard”

Cars That Think

This article is part of our exclusive IEEE Journal Watch series in partnership with IEEE Xplore. Does your robot know where it is right now? Does it? Are you sure ? And what about all of its robot friends, do they know where they are too? This is important. So important, in fact, that some would say that multi-robot simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) is a crucial capability to obtain timely situational awareness over large areas.

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Norwegian new vehicle emissions plunge as plug-in electrics hit stunning 91% market share

The Driven EV News

Norway's average new vehicle emissions are just one tenth of Australia's as EV and hybrid sales reach a stunning 97% in May. The post Norwegian new vehicle emissions plunge as plug-in electrics hit stunning 91% market share appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla Model 3 Lifecycle Cost Nearly Matches The Cheapest Car In America!

CleanTechnica EVs

When I saw the news that all Tesla Model 3 vehicles now qualify for the the full $7,500 federal tax credit, I knew it was time to write a new lifecycle analysis, or total cost of ownership (TCO) article.

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Tevva develops a four times more efficient regen-braking system with ZF

Electric Cars Report

British electric vehicle manufacturer Tevva has successfully completed development of the regenerative braking system on its 7.5t battery-electric truck. Part of this involved working with global Tier 1 supplier ZF to integrate its Electronic Brake System (EBS) for use in zero-emission Tevva electric trucks. ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) is the world’s largest supplier to […] The post Tevva develops a four times more efficient regen-braking system with ZF appeared fir

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Alef Aeronautics’ flying car gains ‘limited’ FAA Approval

Teslarati

Alef Aeronautics is the first company to receive limited FAA Special Airworthiness Certification, as its flying Model A, which was unveiled in October 2022, is heading toward production readiness. The FAA is well aware of the progress and development of flying cars and is working toward policies that would develop policies for electric vertical takeoff and landing, or eVTOL, vehicles.

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The world’s first offshore wind–green hydrogen pilot just triumphed

Electrek

The world’s first offshore wind–green hydrogen pilot has just produced its first green hydrogen off the coast of France. more… The post The world’s first offshore wind–green hydrogen pilot just triumphed appeared first on Electrek.

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Comment on China to extend and optimize NEV purchase tax exemption policy, says State Council meeting by CARS CARS CARS

CN EV Post

The article starts with headlines.China TO EXTEND then begins with China IS EXPECTED then immediately in the next paragraph it says China WIL. I like this site but I think this particular article could be a bit clearer.

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