May, 2023

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RWE and Westfalen Group forming JV to supply green hydrogen for vehicles; focus on heavy-duty; up to 70 stations

Green Car Congress

In Germany, RWE and the Westfalen Group will work together to supply green hydrogen for hydrogen-powered vehicles. Through a joint venture, RWE and Westfalen aim to develop a hydrogen fuel station infrastructure in Germany for heavy commercial vehicles in particular. Up to 70 hydrogen fuel stations will be in place by 2030, depending on how the market develops.

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Survey: Growing portion of US shoppers are rejecting EVs

Green Car Reports

Despite strong EV sales growth, the ratio of U.S. car shoppers uninterested in buying an EV is increasing, according to a new J.D. Power survey. "Top-line metrics on overall EV market share, availability and affordability have been on a long-term upward trend," J.D. Power said in a statement, "but beneath those headline numbers we are starting to.

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Tesla is back into the S&P 500 ESG index, but barely anyone’s really heard about it

Teslarati

The S&P Dow Jones Indices attracted quite a lot of headlines when it removed Tesla from its (Environmental, Social, and Governance) ESG Index last year. Tesla has since been added back to the S&P 500 ESG index. The update just didn’t get as much attention as Tesla’s removal last year. When the S&P removed Tesla from the ESG Index , it provided a pretty detailed explanation behind its decision.

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Tesla is rumored to show new Model 3 on Thursday

Electrek

Tesla is rumored to debut its new Model 3 design refresh on Thursday, according to Bloomberg. However, I’d take the report with a grain of salt. more… The post Tesla is rumored to show new Model 3 on Thursday 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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Volkswagen to debut three-row ID. Buzz on first ever International Volkswagen Bus Day

Electric Cars Report

Volkswagen—in conjunction with The National Day Calendar—will celebrate the first ever International Volkswagen Bus Day. Paying homage to a global automotive icon, the inaugural celebration takes Type 2 (VW Bus) fans for a ride into the future with the debut of the three-row version of Volkswagen’s all-electric ID. Buzz in Huntington Beach, California.

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Just Calm Down About GPT-4 Already

Cars That Think

Rapid and pivotal advances in technology have a way of unsettling people, because they can reverberate mercilessly, sometimes, through business, employment, and cultural spheres. And so it is with the current shock and awe over large language models, such as GPT-4 from OpenAI. It’s a textbook example of the mixture of amazement and, especially, anxiety that often accompanies a tech triumph.

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A Fire Truck for EV Battery Fires

CleanTechnica EVs

This is an interesting one. Electric vehicles catch fire less frequently than gas-powered vehicles. However, if they do catch fire, their battery fires are a bit different and can take a long time to put out. They can also reignite if not put out adequately.

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Tesla Cybertruck manufacturing job openings are ramping at Giga Texas

Teslarati

A look at Tesla’s Careers page suggests that the electric vehicle maker is definitely setting the stage for the mass production of the Cybertruck. CEO Elon Musk has noted that the highly-anticipated all-electric pickup truck would start production sometime this year. As could be seen on Tesla’s Careers page, the number of job openings related to the Cybertruck at Gigafactory Texas has increased.

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Tesla Model Y is now the world’s best-selling car, first EV to do so

Electrek

The Tesla Model Y was the world’s best-selling car in Q1 2023, marking the first time ever that an EV has achieved this feat, according to industry analyst JATO Dynamics. more… The post Tesla Model Y is now the world’s best-selling car, first EV to do so appeared first on Electrek.

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All-New NIO ES6 Electric SUV Launched In China

Electric Cars Report

Chinese EV maker NIO launched its All-New ES6, a smart electric all-round SUV in China, bringing users with experience beyond their expectations. The All-New ES6 adopts NIO’s latest design language, which is pure, sophisticated, and progressive. In line with the “Design for AD” philosophy, the watchtower layout of sensors seamlessly blends with the vehicle’s roof, […] The post All-New NIO ES6 Electric SUV Launched In China appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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

Brief

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Vint Cerf on 3 Mistakes He Made in TCP/IP

Cars That Think

Vint Cerf, the recipient of the 2023 IEEE Medal of Honor for “co-creating the Internet architecture and providing sustained leadership in its phenomenal growth in becoming society’s critical infrastructure,” didn’t have a perfect view of the Internet’s future. In hindsight, there are a few things he admits he got wrong. Here some of those mistakes, as recently told to IEEE Spectrum : 1) “I thought 32 bits ought to be enough for Internet addresses.

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Bridgestone Turanza EV grand touring tire for EVs makes world debut

Green Car Congress

Bridgestone Americas held the world debut of its new Turanza EV grand touring tire, the company’s first replacement tire designed specifically for premium electric vehicles and the first to feature Bridgestone ENLITEN technology. Launching immediately at tire retailers nationally, the new Bridgestone Turanza EV grand touring tire was purposefully designed to account for the unique vehicle dynamics of EVs, providing excellent tread life, minimal ride noise and confident wet handling to complement

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Mini EVs Could Be An Important Step In The Transition To Electric Mobility

CleanTechnica EVs

When more affordable smartphones became a reality some years ago, they led to a complete revolution in the access to telecommunications and financial services sectors. Some of the major players in this revolution were very basic and affordable phones from some Chinese companies.

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‘Cybertruck could be as mainstream as the Tesla Model Y’: analyst predicts

Teslarati

Long-time TSLA bull ARK Invest predicted that the “Cybertruck could be as mainstream as the Tesla Model Y,” based on Google Trends data. The Tesla Cybertruck certainly seems to elicit strong emotions from people—both good and bad—which may hint at its projected demand. In a recent blog entry, ARK Invest wrote about the Tesla Cybertruck’s demand. It explained why other analysts might have low demand forecasts for Elon Musk’s unique pickup truck.

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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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Ford will add Tesla plug to its electric vehicles in surprising move

Electrek

Tesla and Ford announced a partnership to onboard the latter’s electric vehicles on the former’s Supercharger network. Ford will add the Tesla plug, now known as the North American Charging Standard (NACS), to its own electric vehicles. more… The post Ford will add Tesla plug to its electric vehicles in surprising move appeared first on Electrek.

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Mercedes-Benz launches EQT small electric van

Electric Cars Report

Mercedes-Benz Vans has firmly anchored its leadership aspirations for electric mobility in its strategy, and is systematically electrifying all model series. This includes a range of sector-specific electric mobility solutions – also in the small van segment. The EQT by Mercedes-EQ as a small van combines the variability and high-quality equipment level of the T-Class […] The post Mercedes-Benz launches EQT small electric van appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Vint Cerf’s Career Advice for Engineers

Cars That Think

Vint Cerf, recipient of the 2023 IEEE Medal of Honor , has this advice to engineers starting out their careers: “If you really want to do something big, get help, and preferably from people who are smarter than you are.” “Be humble, because unless you approach things with the understanding that you really don’t know exactly how to make it all work, you may overlook possibilities.

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Petrol and diesel cars 20 times more likely to catch fire than EVs

The Driven EV News

Despite the common fear campaigns around EVs catching fire, the data says that petrol and diesel cars are far more likely to catch fire than EVs. The post Petrol and diesel cars 20 times more likely to catch fire than EVs appeared first on The Driven.

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The MG4 Is Now The Most Affordable Electric Vehicle In Australia

CleanTechnica EVs

Electric cars have for the longest time been significantly more expensive than their ICE equivalents. Consumers have been patiently waiting for the day more electric vehicles become competitive from an upfront purchase price point of view.

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Tesla Model Y driver starts race in reverse, still wins against AMG SUV

Teslarati

The concept of drag races is pretty simple. Two vehicles are lined up and launched at the same time. The faster one that crosses a designated mark wins the race. It is this simplicity, however, that makes drag races very exciting, as every millisecond counts. It is then particularly amazing when a driver commits what should have been a grave error, but still wins the race.

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New Tesla Model Y with BYD batteries charges much faster

Electrek

The new Tesla Model Y, built with BYD batteries at Gigafactory Berlin, charges significantly quicker than the previous version. more… The post New Tesla Model Y with BYD batteries charges much faster appeared first on Electrek.

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Volvo Cars invests in bidirectional EV charging startup dcbel

Electric Cars Report

Smart home energy company dcbel has secured a strategic investment from Volvo Cars. The Swedish car manufacturer has chosen to support dcbel’s R&D and go-to-market endeavors through its corporate venture capital arm, the Volvo Cars Tech Fund. “Home Energy Management Systems will play a vital role as we move towards bi-directionality of electric vehicles,” said Alexander […] The post Volvo Cars invests in bidirectional EV charging startup dcbel appeared first on Electr

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Comment on NIO gears up for tough stance on false rumors, sets up legal desk social media accounts by Lawrence

CN EV Post

It's unlikely that the NDRC would approve of a foreign maker's takeover of a market-listed, key EV start-up, like NIO. Furthermore, following the recent NIO bail-out, wouldn't the government investors have too much to lose?

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Seba says EV longevity and autonomy will cause global new car sales to plunge 75%

The Driven EV News

Stanford's Tony Seba says electric cars could hit 50% of new car sales in China this year, and EV longevity will result in a 75% reduction in global sales by 2030. The post Seba says EV longevity and autonomy will cause global new car sales to plunge 75% appeared first on The Driven.

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Behold, The Cleanest EVs On The Road. Why Aren’t Banks Jumping On This?

CleanTechnica EVs

In a previous article series, I compared the lifetime emissions of various real EVs and PHEVs on the road, as well as several hypothetical EVs. I even compared power sources (renewables vs. dirtier grids) to see how that all stacks up.

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Tesla China Giga Shanghai production halt hints Model 3 update is imminent

Teslarati

Recent updates from Gigafactory Shanghai suggest that Tesla China may be preparing something substantial for its domestically-produced Model 3 sedans. This was hinted at during a recent drone flyover of the electric vehicle production facility. Longtime Tesla China watcher Wu Wa , who has been chronicling the progress of Giga Shanghai since the facility’s earliest days, recently observed that the production of the Model 3 appears to have been halted.

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Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted stuck in a field

Electrek

A Tesla Cybertruck prototype was spotted stuck in a field in rural Texas following the groundbreaking ceremony for Tesla’s new lithium refinery. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted stuck in a field appeared first on Electrek.

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Blue Bird Expands Production Capacity for Electric School Buses to Meet Increasing Demand

Electric Cars Report

Blue Bird Corporation, the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, has opened its Electric Vehicle (EV) Build-up Center on the grounds of the company’s main U.S. manufacturing plant in Fort Valley, Ga. Blue Bird transformed a nearly 40,000 sq.ft. facility to meet increasing demand for electric school buses. The opening marks an important milestone […] The post Blue Bird Expands Production Capacity for Electric School Buses to Meet Increasing Demand appeared first on Electric Cars

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Morris Tanenbaum, Inventor of the Silicon Microchip, Dies at 94

Cars That Think

Morris Tanenbaum Silicon microchip inventor Fellow, 94; died 26 February Tanenbaum’s research in the mid-1950s proved that silicon was a better semiconductor material for transistors than germanium, which was commonly used at the time. His discovery paved the way for more efficient transistors critical in technologies that ushered in the Information Age.

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Comment on NIO adds 10 showrooms and 66 swap stations worldwide in May by CARS CARS CARS

CN EV Post

Can someone tell me why they are spending on showrooms when their cars don't sell? This is another Luckin coffee. Expanding fast the claim bankruptcy and cheat shareholders.

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Boulder, Colorado, Buys First Electric Fire Engine

CleanTechnica EVs

Here at CleanTechnica, we cover electric buses a lot. The stories generally aren’t that interesting, largely because we’re covering the buses themselves, and not the occupants. In some cities, you’re practically guaranteed to never be bored on a bus (and that may or may not be a good thing).

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Tesla Cybertruck round steering wheel option was hiding in plain sight

Teslarati

It appears that Tesla is at least considering the idea of using a traditional round steering wheel with the Cybertruck. Interestingly, hints of the Cybertruck’s round steering wheel option were hidden in plain sight. Since the Cybertruck was released, the vehicle was never spotted with a conventional steering wheel. The original, hulking Cybertruck prototype unveiled in 2019 featured a steering yoke that is very similar to what was eventually released for the new Model S and Model X.

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Tesla releases stealth update with new features

Electrek

Tesla has released a new software update to its fleet and while the release notes remain unchanged, there are a few exciting features that were stealth updated. more… The post Tesla releases stealth update with new features appeared first on Electrek.

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Bridgestone Introduces EV Grand Touring Tire For Electric Vehicles

Electric Cars Report

Bridgestone Americas has introduced its new Turanza EV grand touring tire, the company’s first-ever replacement tire designed specifically for premium electric vehicles and the first to feature Bridgestone ENLITEN technology. Launching immediately at tire retailers nationally, the new Bridgestone Turanza EV grand touring tire was purposefully designed to account for the unique vehicle dynamics of EVs, […] The post Bridgestone Introduces EV Grand Touring Tire For Electric Vehicles appeared