December, 2023

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Tesla Model Y becomes Sweden’s best-selling car despite ongoing strike

Teslarati

Despite having one of its hands tied behind its back due to ongoing protests and strikes from trade union IF Metall and its allies, Tesla Sweden performed admirably in 2023. So notable was Tesla’s performance in the Swedish auto market that the Model Y crossover actually became the country’s best-selling car over the year. As per data from Sweden-based automotive statistics firm Car.info Sweden, Tesla saw a 120% increase in its sales and market share in 2023.

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Electric Cars Powered By Sodium Ion Batteries Go On Sale In China

CleanTechnica EVs

Two electric car models powered by sodium ion batteries went into production in China in late December. It this the start of a trend? The post Electric Cars Powered By Sodium Ion Batteries Go On Sale In China appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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The largest clean energy project in US history closes $11B, starts full construction

Electrek

SunZia, a massive clean energy project in the US Southwest, has closed $11 billion non-recourse financing and launched full construction. more… The post The largest clean energy project in US history closes $11B, starts full construction appeared first on Electrek.

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This Robotic Pack Mule Can Carry Your Gear (and You)

Cars That Think

This article is part of our exclusive IEEE Journal Watch series in partnership with IEEE Xplore. The useful niche that quadrupedal robots seem to have found for themselves, at least for the moment, is infrastructure inspection. They’ve had a mild to moderate amount of success monitoring industrial sites, tracking construction progress, and things of that nature.

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

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Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson: 'Our Finances Are Dominated By Investments For The Future'

InsideEVs

In an exclusive interview, Rawlinson talks Lucid's future plans, says why the Gravity SUV is so efficient and explains why it doesn't have a steering yoke.

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Tesla Model Y Going To Be Top Selling Vehicle In The World In 2023

CleanTechnica EVs

The numbers are not yet in, but it’s close enough. The Tesla Model Y was the top selling vehicle model. [continued] The post Tesla Model Y Going To Be Top Selling Vehicle In The World In 2023 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Piper Sandler expects Tesla to post 507k deliveries in Q4, 1.83M for 2023

Teslarati

Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) has received an optimistic outlook from Piper Sandler, with the firm estimating that the electric vehicle maker would be able to achieve its ambitious vehicle delivery target for 2023. Piper Sandler analyst Alexander Potter also reiterated his “Overweight” rating and $295 per share price target for the company. In his recent comments, the analyst noted that Piper Sandler is expecting Tesla to post 507,000 vehicle deliveries for the fourth quarter of 2023.

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U.S. Army, National Guard Stay Ahead Of EV Transition Goals in 2023

CleanTechnica EVs

When you think of military vehicles, iconic vehicles like the HMMWV (aka “Humvee”) and historical vehicles like the Jeep probably. [continued] The post U.S. Army, National Guard Stay Ahead Of EV Transition Goals in 2023 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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In Montana, wind is about to overtake coal generation capacity

Electrek

When two new Montana wind farms come online, the state will have more nameplate capacity in wind than in coal. more… The post In Montana, wind is about to overtake coal generation capacity appeared first on Electrek.

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New Flow Battery Electric Car To Be Made In The USA

CleanTechnica EVs

The race to develop a flow battery electric car is heating up in the US, thanks in part to the Inflation Reduction Act. The post New Flow Battery Electric Car To Be Made In The USA 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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Florida’s first floating solar farm is now online

Electrek

Duke Energy is piloting a floating solar farm in Florida – the state’s first – on an existing cooling pond in Polk County. more… The post Florida’s first floating solar farm is now online appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla China sees 18,500 insurance registrations for December’s 4th week

Teslarati

Tesla China is going full blast in December, with new vehicle insurance registrations for the week of December 18-24 reaching 18,500 units. The results represent a 1.09% increase from the new vehicle insurance registrations that were tracked during December’s third week. Tesla does not report its weekly domestic sales in China, though a general idea of the electric vehicle maker’s performance in the local automotive market can be inferred from vehicle insurance registration data.

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The Road To Fuel Cell Trucks Leads Through Forklifts

CleanTechnica EVs

Amazon and Walmart have caught the hydrogen-powered electric forklift bug, and now they are moving on up to fuel cell trucks. The post The Road To Fuel Cell Trucks Leads Through Forklifts appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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The world’s single-largest wind farm gets the green light

Electrek

Danish renewables giant Ørsted just committed to building the world’s single-largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 3. more… The post The world’s single-largest wind farm gets the green light appeared first on Electrek.

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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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Electric car registrations on the rise in Europe, while diesel dies out

Electrek

New data shows electric cars and plug-in hybrids made up more than 24% of all new passenger car registrations in the European Union this year, rising a bit from last year. While gas vehicles still hold nearly a third of the market, diesel rates took a dive. more… The post Electric car registrations on the rise in Europe, while diesel dies out appeared first on Electrek.

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Car design legend dubs Tesla Cybertruck as “Picasso of automobiles”

Teslarati

Tesla set out to make something different when the company decided to release the Cybertruck. And with the all-electric pickup truck now being delivered to customers , one could state that the company really did make something special — and the world’s roads will never look the same. It takes a certain level of guts and unsoundness of mind, after all, to release a vehicle like the Cybertruck to the market.

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Tesla Model Y set to break 37-year sales record in Denmark

Teslarati

The Tesla Model Y is set to break a 37-year sales record in Denmark, set in 1986 by the Opel Kadett for most cars sold in a calendar year. The Opel Kadett sold 16,686 vehicles 37 years ago, and the Model Y is just ten vehicles away from breaking the record, a report from FDM , a Danish publication, said. The Model Y has averaged over 100 registrations per day, and it is set to officially break the record today, December 20. “Electric revolution – Tesla breaks 37-year-old sales recor

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Tesla hiring a manager to sell B2B hardware 

Teslarati

Tesla recently posted a job position looking for a Senior (Sr.) Business Development Manager. The job entails working with other Fortune 500 companies and selling B2B hardware. Based on Tesla’s description of the Sr. Business Development Manager Position, the job entails growing the company’s charging business. “Enable the next growth phase for Tesla’s charging business and the broader EV industry by joining a new team that is built around extending the reach of Tesla’s charging products.

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Volkswagen-backed EV maker rolls out first sodium-ion battery powered electric car

Electrek

JAC Group’s Yiwei, a new EV brand in China backed by Volkswagen , debuted the first sodium-ion battery-powered electric car. The new JAC Yiwei EV rolled off the assembly line Wednesday. more… The post Volkswagen-backed EV maker rolls out first sodium-ion battery powered electric car appeared first on Electrek.

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The Dutch are riding their bikes on two new solar cycle paths

Electrek

Two solar cycle paths came online in the Netherlands, and they’re the country’s first to have 1,000 square meters (10,764 square feet) of solar surface area each. more… The post The Dutch are riding their bikes on two new solar cycle paths appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla removes Disney+ from vehicles amid Elon Musk’s Twitter beef with Bob Iger

Electrek

Tesla has removed Disney+ from some of its vehicles amid Elon Musk having an online fight with Disney CEO Bob Iger. The fight started when Disney halted its advertising on X after Musk agreed with and amplified antisemitic content, for which he eventually apologized. more… The post Tesla removes Disney+ from vehicles amid Elon Musk’s Twitter beef with Bob Iger appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Giga Berlin is the largest taxpayer in Grünheide

Teslarati

In a recent local council meeting, Grünheide’s treasurer shared that Tesla Gigafactory Berlin is the municipality’s largest taxpayer. Treasurer Kerstin Lang shared that Tesla made a total payment of €6 million in trade tax in 2022 to the municipality of Grünheide. For comparison, Lang stated that the entire budget for a community of 9,000 residents was about €20 million.

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The first-ever drive from North to South pole is complete – and it was all-electric

Electrek

After nearly nine months on the road, an all-electric Nissan Ariya has become the first vehicle ever, gas or electric, to drive all the way from North to South pole, piloted by Chris Ramsey of Plug in Adventures and his wife Julie. more… The post The first-ever drive from North to South pole is complete – and it was all-electric appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla confirms wireless inductive electric car home charger is coming

Electrek

Tesla has confirmed it is working on a wireless inductive home charger for its electric cars after teasing it earlier this year. more… The post Tesla confirms wireless inductive electric car home charger is coming appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Mexico posts new job position in Nuevo León

Teslarati

Tesla Mexico posted a new job position in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo León. The Texas-based company is looking for an Indirect Procurement Manager for Gigafactory Mexico, hinting at continued progress for the facility. Tesla describes the Indirect Procurement Manager position as follows: “The Ecological Project Mario S de RL de CV team is looking to hire a skilled Indirect Procurement Manager to execute the infrastructure development sourcing strategy for the new factory in Santa Catari

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This Scottish EV charging hub is next-level extraordinary

Electrek

The City of Dundee in Scotland planned and paid for an EV charging hub on a former gas station site, and they pretty much thought of everything. more… The post This Scottish EV charging hub is next-level extraordinary appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Electric erases homeowner’s electricity bill and pays him $1000

Electrek

Tesla’s new electricity retail program, Tesla Electric, has erased this homeowner’s electricity bill and paid him $1,000 in 2023. more… The post Tesla Electric erases homeowner’s electricity bill and pays him $1000 appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla drivers have highest accident rate despite Autopilot claims, who is lying?

Electrek

A new study based on insurance claims shows that Tesla drivers have the highest accident rate of any brand in the auto industry. That’s despite Tesla claiming that its Autopilot safety features result in a much lower crash rate than the industry average. Who is lying? more… The post Tesla drivers have highest accident rate despite Autopilot claims, who is lying?

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The world’s longest land and subsea interconnector just came online

Electrek

The world’s longest land and subsea interconnector – between the UK and Denmark – started commercial operations today. more… The post The world’s longest land and subsea interconnector just came online appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla confirms it is developing wireless inductive EV charging

Teslarati

Tesla confirmed it is developing a wireless inductive electric vehicle charging platform for owners in an interview with Jay Leno. Earlier this year, Tesla hinted it was working on a wireless charging system for EVs, where owners could simply pull their cars over a stationary platform or device that would eliminate the need to plug in vehicles directly.

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SAE’s NACS certification is ready, and it’ll fix every EV charging problem at once

Electrek

SAE has followed through on its plan to finish its NACS certification by the end of the year , and the NACS standard is now ready to go. And the new standard promises to solve a lot of charging problems in one fell swoop. more… The post SAE’s NACS certification is ready, and it’ll fix every EV charging problem at once appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla seeking government affairs specialist in Sweden amid union protest

Teslarati

It appears that Tesla is looking to strengthen its legal team in Sweden, with the company posting a job opening for a government affairs specialist for the Nordic region. The new job listing, which was advertised on Tesla’s Careers website , highlighted that the specialist must be someone with “significant experience with Nordic legislative and regulatory advocacy.” The job opening comes amidst Tesla’s efforts to navigate an ongoing union strike in Sweden.

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Elon Musk expected to announce Tesla India launch next month [rumors]

Teslarati

Elon Musk is expected to announce the launch of Tesla India in January 2024 during the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar. According to local media reports, Tesla and Elon Musk are in the final stages of negotiations with the government regarding land for a manufacturing facility. Tesla and India have had long discussions throughout the years, with the pair almost reaching a deal plenty of times, only for talks to ultimately lead to nothing.

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BYD launches sleek Song L electric SUV starting at $27K as Tesla Model Y rival

Electrek

BYD officially launched its new entry-level electric SUV Friday. The BYD Song L, starting at around $26,700 (189,800 yuan), will rival Tesla’s Model Y in China. more… The post BYD launches sleek Song L electric SUV starting at $27K as Tesla Model Y rival appeared first on Electrek.

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