October, 2023

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Aptera shows solar EV is closer to production, omits timeline

Green Car Reports

Aptera this week gave an update on its solar-assisted EV, but still hasn't provided a firm timeline for production. The Aptera 3-wheeler uses integrated solar panels to boost range up to 1,000 miles in some versions, with enough power to outrun some sports cars, Aptera has claimed. It can also be charged conventionally, and Aptera was the first.

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BMW Going With New Batteries For Its Ambitious EV Plans

CleanTechnica EVs

It’s the batteries, stupid. We could repeat that rephrased wisdom again and again until everybody understands how critical they are to not only our rEVolution but to the energy transition in general.

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Volkswagen says EV orders are down 50% in Europe

Electrek

After releasing its results for the first nine months of the year, Volkswagen’s CFO said EV orders are down 50% in Europe. VW’s order intake fell short, attributed to a slowdown in the overall market. more… The post Volkswagen says EV orders are down 50% in Europe appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla stacks massive supply of Cybertruck castings hinting production is near

Teslarati

Tesla is stacking a massive supply of Cybertruck castings at Gigafactory Texas, hinting the production is near, which means deliveries aren’t far behind either. Tesla Cybertruck production has been nearing for months as the company has shown early-stage validation, public road testing, crash assessments, and some of the best-built Cybertruck units, all within the past few months.

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

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Tesla Model Y outsells all other passenger cars again in a bumper month of EV sales

The Driven EV News

Tesla dominated another good month of EV sales as more affordable options hit the market, with BYD and the MG4 also doing well. The post Tesla Model Y outsells all other passenger cars again in a bumper month of EV sales appeared first on The Driven.

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The Creepy New Digital Afterlife Industry

Cars That Think

It’s sometime in the near future. Your beloved father, who suffered from Alzheimer’s for years, has died. Everyone in the family feels physically and emotionally exhausted from his long decline. Your brother raises the idea of remembering Dad at his best through a startup “digital immortality” program called 4evru. He promises to take care of the details and get the data for Dad ready.

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1st Autonomous, Electric Aircraft In World To Get Approval For Commercial Flights

CleanTechnica EVs

Cynthia just reported yesterday on a couple of eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft milestones. We’ve got two more to report on as well — one in China and one in the USA. I’ll start with the story from China. Commercial EHang Flights Now Approved in China!

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Tesla is selling $100 million worth of Superchargers to BP in first of its kind deal

Electrek

Tesla and BP announced a deal where the former will sell $100 million worth of Supercharger hardware for the latter to deploy at its locations across the US. The deal is pretty much a first of its kind. more… The post Tesla is selling $100 million worth of Superchargers to BP in first of its kind deal appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla sells $100M in Superchargers to bp

Teslarati

Tesla has sold $100M in Supercharger hardware units to oil giant bp, the company announced this morning, as it attempts to bolster its EV charging infrastructure. Tesla Superchargers will be installed at various locations in the bp pulse network, which are located at bp Amoco, and Thortons-branded sites, TravelCenters of America locations, and at bp pulse’s large-scale Gigahub charging sites, near airports and major metropolitan areas across the United States.

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“Not much of an expert:” Tesla slaps down Toyota over EVs in Australia comments

The Driven EV News

Tesla slaps down Toyota executive for suggesting that Australia is not a good place for electric vehicles as the spat between the two car giants continues. The post “Not much of an expert:” Tesla slaps down Toyota over EVs in Australia comments 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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The Space-Based Drug Factory That Can’t Come Home

Cars That Think

Five hundred kilometers above the Earth, a small spacecraft is waiting patiently for permission to return home. The autonomous return capsule, made by startup Varda Space Industries , of Torrance, CA, was meant to have landed in the remote Utah desert early in September. It would have been the first commercial space company to return a drug made in space to Earth, in this case a few grams of the HIV and hepatitis C antiviral ritonavir.

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Advancing critical mineral exploration research in Northern Ontario

Innovation News Network

Discover how Lakehead University is pioneering the future of sustainable critical mineral exploration and development in Northern Ontario. The post Advancing critical mineral exploration research in Northern Ontario appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Tesla Model Y Surpasses 2 Million Sales! — CleanTechnica Exclusive

CleanTechnica EVs

The Tesla Model Y has seemingly surpassed 2 million sales worldwide. A CleanTechnica reader passed along the tip, as he has kindly done before when the Model Y and Model 3 crossed earlier milestones.

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Hyundai drastically cuts 2024 IONIQ 6 price, now starting under $39,000

Electrek

The new 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 6 will start at $4,100 less than last year’s model. Hyundai says the lower price is due to “production efficiencies and scale.” more… The post Hyundai drastically cuts 2024 IONIQ 6 price, now starting under $39,000 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

Oil

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Tesla price cuts hinder Hertz earnings as it misses profit estimates

Teslarati

Tesla’s price cuts throughout the third quarter provided challenges for rental company Hertz ( NASDAQ: HTZ ), who adopted the electric automaker’s vehicles in 2021 for its fleet. The swings in pricing hindered Hertz’s Q3 earnings report, as it missed profit estimates. Hertz said it would slow down EV adoption while it learns to manage costs, CEO Stephen Scherr said on Thursday, according to Bloomberg.

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Tesla Semi electric truck does 1,732 km in a single day in independent trial

The Driven EV News

A Tesla Semi truck has impressed during an independent study by completing 1,732 km in a single day with just three charging stops. The post Tesla Semi electric truck does 1,732 km in a single day in independent trial appeared first on The Driven.

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Figure Unveils Its Humanoid Robot Prototype

Cars That Think

When Figure announced earlier this year that it was working on a general-purpose humanoid robot, our excitement was tempered somewhat by the fact that the company didn’t have much to show besides renderings of the robot that it hoped to eventually build. Figure had a slick-looking vision, but without anything to back it up (besides a world-class robotics team, of course), it was unclear how fast it would be able to progress.

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Ford Cuts EV Investment After Losing $36,000 On Every EV Sold In Q3

InsideEVs

After posting a $1.3 billion loss in Q3, Ford's Model e EV unit said it would cut Mustang Mach-E production and delay a battery plant.

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World EV Sales Now Equal 18% Of World Auto Sales

CleanTechnica EVs

Global plugin vehicle registrations were up 45% in August 2023 compared to August 2022, rising to 1,238,00 units. In the end, plugins represented 18% share of the overall auto market (with a 13% BEV share alone). This means that the global automotive market is firmly in the Electric Disruption Zone*.

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Toyota says EVs don’t make sense in Australia, but Tesla’s Model Y is proving them wrong

Electrek

Speaking at the global reveal of the updated 2024 bZ4X, a Toyota executive claimed electric vehicles don’t make sense in countries like Australia. Meanwhile, as the bestselling EV in the region, Tesla’s Model Y is proving that idea wrong. more… The post Toyota says EVs don’t make sense in Australia, but Tesla’s Model Y is proving them wrong appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Cybertruck underwent ‘Al Capone style’ bulletproof testing, Elon Musk reveals

Teslarati

The Tesla Cybertruck underwent “Al Capone-style” bulletproof testing with a Tommy Gun, CEO Elon Musk revealed on X. A video shared by a member of the Tesla Owners Club of Silicon Valley showed a Cybertruck driving down the highway with what appeared to be around 40-50 bullet holes in the driver’s side of the vehicle. BREAKING: Cybertruck seen on the highway potentially gone through bullet proof testing Seen by member of the club. pic.twitter.com/wBr9mNrLl7 — Tesla Owners Silico

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Electrifying the farm: First came solar, then a battery, and then an EV

The Driven EV News

Sally Hunter and her family decided to electrify their home and farm in north west NSW. The biggest saving came from trading in the Toyota Landcruiser for an EV. The post Electrifying the farm: First came solar, then a battery, and then an EV appeared first on The Driven.

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Five New Fusion Prospects, Minus the Neutrons

Cars That Think

Interest in fusion energy is surging today in response to the world’s desperate need for abundant clean power. At least 43 private companies are now pursuing this goal of safely fusing two atomic nuclei to form a heavier nucleus while releasing energy. However, the standard deuterium-tritium (D-T) reaction at the core of conventional fusion reactors conceals big, long-term problems.

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Amazon Has Doubled The Size Of Its Rivian EDV Fleet To 10,000 Units

InsideEVs

It took Amazon one year to take delivery of the first 5,000 Rivian electric delivery vans and only four months to add the next 5,000.

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Norway’s EVs At A Record 93% Share

CleanTechnica EVs

September saw plugin EVs at a record 93% share of Norway’s auto market, up from 89.1% year on year. The gains in share came from erosion of combustion vehicle volume, rather than growth in EV volume. Overall auto volume was 10,342 units, down almost 30% YoY. The Tesla Model Y was September’s bestseller.

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Cratering motor fuel sales in Norway show the death spiral that can end oil

Electrek

It’s common knowledge that Norway is the land of electric cars and that the country keeps breaking EV sales records with virtually no new fossil vehicle sales. But what’s really important is the effect those EVs are having on oil sales, which are in steep decline in the country as a result – and the same thing could happen elsewhere. more… The post Cratering motor fuel sales in Norway show the death spiral that can end oil appeared first on Electrek.

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Mercedes-Benz EQ models have been slow to sell, dealers report

Teslarati

Mercedes-Benz has seen the sale of its electric vehicles (EVs) increase significantly in the U.S. this year. However, a new report shows that dealers have had difficulty keeping up with inventory levels for the automaker’s EQ lineup, with sales times for the EVs exceeding the luxury segment average. In the third quarter , Mercedes sold 10,423 EVs in the U.S., marking a 284-percent increase year over year.

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Tesla offers battery upgrades to Model S and Model X owners – at a price

The Driven EV News

Tesla has stopped selling its premium cars in Australia, but owners of older Tesla Model S and Model X EVs can now get a battery upgrade to improve range - at a price. The post Tesla offers battery upgrades to Model S and Model X owners – at a price appeared first on The Driven.

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This Robot Could Be the Key to Helping People With Disabilities

Cars That Think

In 2010, Henry Evans saw a robot on TV. It was a PR2 , from the robotics company Willow Garage, and Georgia Tech robotics professor Charlie Kemp was demonstrating how the PR2 was able to locate a person and bring them a bottle of medicine. For most of the people watching that day, the PR2 was little more than a novelty. But for Evans, the robot had the potential to be life changing.

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Tesla Semi Beats Rival Electric Trucks In Real-World Test

InsideEVs

One Tesla Semi covered 574 miles per day on average during the 18-day event, compared to 255 miles for the Nikola Tre BEV.

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A Heat Pump Water Heater Will Save All the Electricity You’ll Need to Power Your Electric Vehicle

CleanTechnica EVs

A common critique of the “electrify everything” movement is that it will be near impossible to produce enough clean electricity to replace the fossil fuels used in buildings and transportation and make sure the grid is strong enough to deliver it.

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The first solar panel factory built since the passage of the IRA is complete

Electrek

Solar giant Qcells announced today that it’s completed the expansion of its Dalton, Georgia, factory – what it calls the “largest manufacturing plant of its kind in the western hemisphere.” more… The post The first solar panel factory built since the passage of the IRA is complete appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Cybertruck will equip 800v architecture for faster charging times, better margins

Teslarati

Tesla Cybertruck will equip an 800-volt architecture when it begins deliveries on November 30, an announcement that is still fresh from the company’s Earnings Call earlier this week. For EV newbies, the 800-volt architecture may not be much of a head-turner. However, to those who have been following the industry at all, 800v architectures are the way of the future for the EV industry, especially as more electric cars are on the road, charging times continue to be a concern to some, and hea

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Tesla (TSLA) tumbles after disastrous Elon Musk conference call

Electrek

Tesla’s stock (TSLA) is down by as much as 10% today following the release of the company’s earnings and the following disastrous conference call with Elon Musk. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) tumbles after disastrous Elon Musk conference call appeared first on Electrek.

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