August, 2023

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Researchers use quantum computing method to optimize molecular photoswitches for solar energy harvesting

Green Car Congress

Molecular photoswitches that can both convert and store energy could be used to make solar energy harvesting more efficient. A team of researchers has used a quantum computing method to find a particularly efficient molecular structure for this purpose. The procedure was based on a dataset of more than 400,000 molecules, which the researchers screened to find the optimum molecular structure for solar energy storage materials.

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Why are Teslas, EVs stolen less often than gasoline vehicles?

Green Car Reports

EVs—particularly Teslas—are stolen less than internal-combustion cars, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI). The HLDI published its annual list of most-stolen and least-stolen vehicles Thursday, based on the frequency of insurance claims for whole vehicle theft for.

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Tesla submits Gigafactory Mexico’s environmental impact report under codename ‘Project Mario’

Teslarati

Governor Samuel Garcia Sepulveda of Nuevo León confirmed that Tesla presented Gigafactory Mexico’s environmental impact statement to local officials. “This government is interested in having a strong rule of law, a safe, armored state so that the best companies in the world continue to come to Nuevo León so that other countries consider us a green state, in which tourism is encouraged and investment, it helps us greatly to get the best companies to come to Nuevo León to invest,”

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Tesla Model 3 Highland officially unveiled with new design and unexpected features

Electrek

Just hours after photos leaked of the upcoming Tesla Model 3 refresh , codenamed “Project Highland,” Tesla has officially unveiled its highly-anticipated facelift in Europe. more… The post Tesla Model 3 Highland officially unveiled with new design and unexpected features 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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Scania Tests Its First Solar-Powered Trucks, Sees The Technology To Grow

CleanTechnica EVs

SCANIA recently began tests on a solar-powered truck, a 560-horsepower plug-in hybrid truck with 100 square meters of solar panels wrapping a trailer. This unique setup now being tested on public roads in Sweden is a result of a two-year research collaboration between Scania and industry and academic partners.

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EV charging is changing, Part 3: Why Tesla’s NACS is unlikely to kill CCS

Charged EVs

Part 1: How automakers’ disappointment in Electrify America drove them into Tesla’s arms Part 2: No, NACS is not today’s Tesla connector Part 4: Behind the scenes as seven automakers counter Tesla’s Superchargers EV charging is changing, but much remains to be settled A flurry of news over less than a year permanently altered the US landscape for EV charging.

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Updated Tesla Model 3 bows for Europe with aero look, updated cabin

Green Car Reports

Tesla on Thursday revealed the revamped version of its Model 3, which had previously been codenamed “Highland”—offered initially for order in Europe. The exterior styling refresh for the Model 3 is “optimized for maximum aerodynamics,” according to Tesla. Images released by Tesla showed a mildly redesigned front end.

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Tesla holds Model 3 Highland premiere in Norway

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The Tesla Model 3 Highland has been rolled out, but it is yet to be made available in the United States. With this in mind, Tesla appears to have held a premiere for the updated all-electric sedan in Norway instead. As noted in a report from TV 2 Norway , journalists from across the world were invited to Lillestrøm , a municipality in Viken county.

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Biden gives lifeline to legacy automakers with $15B to retrofit existing factories for EV production

Electrek

The Biden-Harris Administration announced $15 billion in funding to retool existing factories so that these factories can produce electric vehicles and batteries. This is a lifeline for legacy automakers struggling to be profitable in the EV transition. more… The post Biden gives lifeline to legacy automakers with $15B to retrofit existing factories for EV production appeared first on Electrek.

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New Tesla Model 3 Highland Improvements & Specs!

CleanTechnica EVs

The new Tesla Model 3 Highland is here at last. Rumored to be in the works for a loooooooong time, it was finally introduced today — sort of. Does it live up to expectations? It depends on what you expected from Tesla’s first thorough Model 3 refresh.

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

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EV charging is changing, Part 4: Behind the scenes as seven automakers counter Tesla’s Superchargers

Charged EVs

Part 1: How automakers’ disappointment in Electrify America drove them into Tesla’s arms Part 2: No, NACS is not today’s Tesla connector Part 3: Why Tesla’s NACS is unlikely to kill CCS EV charging is changing, but much remains to be settled A flurry of news over less than a year permanently altered the US landscape for EV charging. To put these startling developments in context, Charged interviewed more than a dozen executives, engineers and analysts from automakers, DC fast charging netw

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Wallbox and Kia America partner on bidirectional EV charging; Quasar 2 and EV9

Green Car Congress

Wallbox is working with Kia America to bring bidirectional charging to Kia’s EV9 customers. The companies plan to offer Wallbox’s second-generation DC bidirectional charger, Quasar 2 ( earlier post ), to Kia EV9 ( earlier post )customers starting in the first half of 2024. Wallbox expects Quasar 2 to be the first EV charger allowing bidirectional charging with the Kia EV9.

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Tesla theft rate, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, tailpipe emissions and an EV future: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Tesla models are rarely stolen. Recent regulatory comments suggest automakers aren’t walking the walk toward their own EV targets. And Hyundai reveals more about the redesigned 2024 Sonata Hybrid. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The upcoming 2024 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid made an official bow this week as part of a refreshed Sonata.

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Tesla FSD gets price cut in the United States

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Tesla cut the price of Full Self-Driving (FSD) in the United States. FSD’s price decrease comes as Tesla launches Project Highland’s Tesla Model 3 in select countries worldwide. Tesla cut the price of Full Self-Driving from $15,000 to $12,000 for $3,000 in saving. As of this writing, Tesla FSD provides drivers full access to Basic Autopilot and Enhance Autopilot.

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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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Why putting solar panels beside highways is a no-brainer

Electrek

California could generate enough electricity to power 270,000 homes by putting solar panels in the empty land next to highway interchanges in just 3 Southern California counties, according to a new report released today by Environment California and The Ray. more… The post Why putting solar panels beside highways is a no-brainer appeared first on Electrek.

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What’s A Fair Tax On EV Drivers? It’s Debatable, But Texas Is Definitely Gouging Us

CleanTechnica EVs

It’s becoming fashionable for state governments to charge EV drivers an extra fee with their annual registration every year. Dozens of states are now doing something like this, with some charging as little as $50, and at least 8 states charging $200 or more.

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Motoring club rolls out first ‘ultra-rapid’ 200 kW EV charger in South Australia

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RAA opens the first of its 200kW ultra rapid EV charging sites in South Australia as the roll out of the state network gathers pace. The post Motoring club rolls out first ‘ultra-rapid’ 200 kW EV charger in South Australia appeared first on The Driven.

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Bosch starts production of 800V inverter, motor for electric vehicles

Green Car Congress

Bosch is now starting the production of new powertrain solutions based on 800-volt technology. This will make recharging faster and provide a further boost for electromobility. The 800-volt version of the inverter is based on silicon carbide semiconductors. These increase efficiency, and thus also range. In the 800-volt variant of the electric motor, Bosch has increased the power density.

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Mercedes’ first US electric vans are now available starting at $74,181

Green Car Reports

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed pricing for its full-size, cargo- and upfit-oriented electric van lineup, called eSprinter, and orders for these EVs are now open. In Standard Output form, the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter starts at $74,181, Including the $2,295 destination charge, while the High Output version starts at $77,611. These two versions are rated.

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Tesla updates Model S and Model X: Price cuts, free paint, and no more Standard Range

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Amidst the rollout of the Model 3 Project Highland to several territories such as China , parts of Europe , and the UAE , Tesla has also implemented updates for its two flagship vehicles, the Model S sedan and Model X SUV. A look at the order page for the Model S and Model X in the United States shows that the two flagship electric cars have received notable price cuts.

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Tesla is under federal investigation over company resources being used to build Elon Musk a house

Electrek

Tesla is now under federal investigation by the DOJ over potentially using company resources to build a mansion for Elon Musk. more… The post Tesla is under federal investigation over company resources being used to build Elon Musk a house appeared first on Electrek.

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Kia Announces Efforts To Clean Up Oceans, Better Inform Public About EVs

CleanTechnica EVs

Normally, we expect car companies to do what’s right there in the name: build and sell cars. They aren’t Homer Simpson’s version of the garbage man, and we don’t expect them to clean up the whole world.

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Fisker details PEAR affordable crossover, will start from $29,900 before incentives

Electric Cars Report

Fisker today released additional details on the Fisker PEAR, an innovative and affordable crossover priced at $29,900. “With PEAR, we threw convention out the window,” Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker said. “We created this vehicle with the idea that young people living in the world’s big cities need innovative, versatile, and affordable mobility.” Fisker showcased […] The post Fisker details PEAR affordable crossover, will start from $29,900 before incentives appeared first on Electric Cars

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Used Car of the Day: 2000 GMC Yukon

The Truth About Cars

This 2000 GMC Yukon is apparently "elderly owned", making it the proverbial "only driven to church on Sundays" vehicle. The seller says the asking price is either $6,500 or a possible Jeep trade. The Yukon apparently runs well and has been well-maintained, and the only "issue" is an upgrade to satellite radio. That said, the pics show some paint problems on the hood.

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Rivian R1S, R1T: Quad-Motor vs. Dual-Motor EVs compared

Green Car Reports

Earlier this year, Rivian expanded its plant in Normal, Illinois by nearly 20% to manufacture its Enduro drive unit. It’s an about-face from the drive units supplied by Bosch in Rivian’s Quad-Motor models, and should help mitigate the bottlenecks to ramping production of the R1T adventure pickup truck, R1S three-row SUV, and EDV.

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Tesla Model 3 Highland edition available in Australia and New Zealand

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Tesla configurators have been updated for the official launch of the Model 3 refresh from Project Highland. The Model 3 Highland edition is available in China, Europe, and the Middle East. Now, it is also available in Australia and New Zealand. The Model 3 refresh in Australia and New Zealand has the same specs and features as the units delivered to customers in Europe and the Middle East.

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Global wind turbine orders hit a new high at 69.5 GW in the first half of 2023

Electrek

Global wind turbine order intake reached new highs in the first half of 2023 with 69.5 gigawatts (GW) of activity, a 12% increase year-over-year, according to new analysis from Wood Mackenzie. more… The post Global wind turbine orders hit a new high at 69.5 GW in the first half of 2023 appeared first on Electrek.

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Motiv Power Systems Introduces New Electric Truck Series

CleanTechnica EVs

California-based Motiv Power Systems recently introduced the company’s new Argo Series electric trucks. They can be used for a number of applications, such as shuttle buses, box trucks, step vans, and refrigerated vehicles. Electric vehicles used for personal transportation tend to get the most press these days.

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BYD SEAL all-electric sports sedan arrives in Europe

Electric Cars Report

Chinese EV maker BYD is introducing the new all- electric BYD SEAL D-segment saloon to European consumers bringing an exciting new EV option, that combines an exceptional depth of groundbreaking technology. BYD, the fastest growing automaker worldwide, is committed to make appealing, high-tech and intelligent electric driving more affordable and accessible to European motorists.

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Fat Cars: Report Reveals What We Already Know About Vehicle Weight

The Truth About Cars

Despite hearing corporate and government actors praise the merits of electrification for years, a sobering reality appears to be taking hold. Despite boasting exquisite torque delivery and the ability to benefit from at-home charging, the public is beginning to doubt their status as economical and environmentally sound transportation. EV prices haven’t fallen as promised, battery mining turned out to be rather contentious, and the vehicles themselves continue getting heavier — resulting in some

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Tesla range not degraded by frequent fast-charging, study finds

Green Car Reports

DC fast charging makes EV road trips practical, but owners are cautioned that frequent fast-charging can also cause battery degradation. That isn't necessarily the case, a new study has found. Recurrent, which produces battery health reports for used EVs, studied fast-charging on over 12,500 Tesla vehicles in the U.S. Cars that were fast-charged.

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Fisker releases details on $29,900 Pear production in the US

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Fisker released more details on the production of the $29,900 Pear electric vehicle (EV). The Fisker Pear will be produced in the United States and would likely benefit from the country’s EV tax incentives from the Inflation Reduction Act. “With PEAR, we threw convention out the window. We created this vehicle with the idea that young people living in the world’s big cities need innovative, versatile, and affordable mobility,” said Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker.

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Largest US community solar panel purchase in history just happened with 1.5 GW order

Electrek

Boston-based Nexamp, the US’s largest community solar provider , has placed the largest community solar panel order in US history with solar panel maker Heliene. more… The post Largest US community solar panel purchase in history just happened with 1.5 GW order appeared first on Electrek.

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What Makes Your Tesla Model 3 Or Model Y Go (Video)

CleanTechnica EVs

Tired of hearing about business deals, “stonks,” and the personal life of Elon Musk? Me, too (hopefully it’s not just me). While those things can be important at times, that’s the kind of stuff bean counters love. Me? I’m an old-school car girl.

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