December, 2023

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Audi and Porsche have a safer mobile charging cable for EV, PHEV models

Green Car Reports

Audi and Porsche are conducting a recall of 240-volt Level 2 AC charging cables for EVs and plug-in hybrids. The recall covers 93,196 Audi vehicles in the U.S. from model years 2019 to 2024, including the E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback, Q4 E-Tron and Q4 E-Tron Sportback, and E-Tron GT EVs, as well as the Q5 plug-in hybrid. Porsche is recalling 41,345.

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

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Try This Brand New Analog Computer

Cars That Think

Once upon a time, if you cracked open the pages of IEEE Spectrum you could spot full-page advertisements for analog computers , boasting of their ease of use and even—in the case of one model built into a cart with wheels—their portability. Engineers connected potentiometers and op-amps to set up representations of knotty differential equations and read the solutions as varying output voltages.

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Nio ET7 drives 1,044 km on single charge with semi solid state battery

The Driven EV News

Nio's electric sedan lays claim to being the EV with the longest range after driving over 1,000 km on a single charge using a new mass-produced swappable semi solid state battery. The post Nio ET7 drives 1,044 km on single charge with semi solid state battery appeared first on The Driven.

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

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

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One-third of Australians plan to buy an EV in the next 5 years, study finds

The Driven EV News

One third of all Australians plan to buy an electric vehicle (EV) within the next 5 years, and nearly half of all Australian drivers are contemplating the switch. The post One-third of Australians plan to buy an EV in the next 5 years, study finds appeared first on The Driven.

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More Than 7,000 U.S. Car Dealers Sign Up For 'Point Of Sale' EV Credits

InsideEVs

Thousands of car dealers are about to make it easier—and cheaper—to buy an EV in 2024. Here's how.

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

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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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OpenAI Demos a Control Method for Superintelligent AI

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One day, the theory goes, we humans will create AI systems that outmatch us intellectually. That could be great if they solve problems that we’ve been thus far unable to crack (think cancer or climate change), or really bad if they begin to act in ways that are not in humanity’s best interests, and we’re not smart enough to stop them. So earlier this year, OpenAI launched its superalignment program , an ambitious attempt to find technical means to control a superintelligent AI system, or “align”

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Cost parity for EVs: Electric MGs cost same as petrol MGs, if charged with solar

The Driven EV News

Analysis by Australia's biggest bank shows the total cost of ownership of a fully electric MG ZS is the same as the petrol version - as long as the EV is charged by rooftop solar. The post Cost parity for EVs: Electric MGs cost same as petrol MGs, if charged with solar appeared first on The Driven.

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Exclusive: Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche Finally Commit To Using Tesla’s NACS Plug

InsideEVs

Starting in 2025, Volkswagen Group vehicles will have access to more than 15,000 Tesla Superchargers.

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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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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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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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Meet the PHOLED That Is Transforming Displays

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OLED displays dominate cellphones and have grabbed a big piece of the high-end TV market, thanks to their crisp images, deep black levels, and wide viewing angles. But OLED technology doesn’t do better than the alternative—LCDs—in longevity or brightness. And energy efficiency is a toss-up, depending on the images being displayed. This year, OLED will get a big boost in all three of those metrics, when blue phosphorescent OLED (PHOLED) materials become commercially available.

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Polestar and Volvo owner Zeekr reveals new ultra-rapid charging LFP battery

The Driven EV News

Zeekr unveils a new battery that can be fast-charged ultra-rapidly, adding 500 km of range in just 15 minutes The post Polestar and Volvo owner Zeekr reveals new ultra-rapid charging LFP battery appeared first on The Driven.

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Here's Why The Tesla Cybertruck Might Never Make It To Europe

InsideEVs

Weight, a penchant for smaller-sized vehicles, and the charging port all make for a tough pill to swallow.

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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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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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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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Chips to Compute With Encrypted Data Are Coming

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Trust no one. It’s not just a throwaway line from TV thrillers. It’s becoming the goal of computer security , and a technology that can make it a reality has arrived. Called fully homomorphic encryption , or FHE, it allows software to compute on encrypted data without ever decrypting it. The possibilities are enormous: huge leaps in medical research and patient care without exposing patient data, more effective tools against money laundering without regulators actually seeing anyone’s bank-accou

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Tesla opens Australia’s largest fast-charging site, just in time for Christmas rush

The Driven EV News

Australia's largest fast-charging site has gone live ahead of the summer break. The post Tesla opens Australia’s largest fast-charging site, just in time for Christmas rush appeared first on The Driven.

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You Can Get A New Tesla Model 3 For As Little As $35,090 Without Incentives

InsideEVs

Factor in the federal tax credit and state EV incentives and the final cost can go below $23,000, depending on the state.

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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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1.8 Million Barrels of Oil a Day Avoided from Electric Vehicles

CleanTechnica EVs

We love covering electric vehicle sales and new electric vehicle models, but something we get to cover much less is. [continued] The post 1.8 Million Barrels of Oil a Day Avoided from Electric Vehicles appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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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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Extinguishing the EV Battery Fire Hype

Cars That Think

Cars catch fire. Electric vehicles are no exception. In the U.S., according to a 2023 study citing recent data from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics , gasoline-powered, internal-combustion engine (ICE) cars were involved in about 1,530 fires per every 100,000 sold. On the other hand, pure electric vehicles (meaning those powered only by batteries) were involved in just 25 fires per 100,000 sold.

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