September, 2023

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Toyota recasts hybrids without charge ports as "hybrid EVs"

Green Car Reports

Hybrid cars have combustion engines but, unless they are plug-in hybrids, not EV charge ports. A new Toyota marketing campaign appears to downplay the difference. Announced Monday, the new "Electrified Diversified" campaign emphasizes the variety of options available from Toyota, encompassing battery-electric, hydrogen fuel-cell, plug-in hybrid.

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The Netherlands just launched a mega 1.5 GW offshore wind farm

Electrek

The Netherlands’ Hollandse Kust Zuid 1.5 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind farm – the first subsidy-free wind farm in Europe – is now inaugurated. more… The post The Netherlands just launched a mega 1.5 GW offshore wind farm appeared first on Electrek.

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Australia’s first electric “trackless tram” arrives for trial runs

The Driven EV News

Australia’s first electric “trackless tram” will undergo a trial to determine its viability. The post Australia’s first electric “trackless tram” arrives for trial runs appeared first on The Driven.

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Huawei says upcoming Luxeed S7 EV is ‘superior to Tesla’s Model S’

Teslarati

Smartphone maker Huawei has partnered with the China-owned Chery Automobile on the electric vehicle (EV) brand Luxeed, set to unveil its first vehicle in the coming months. The brand will debut a Tesla Model S rival near the end of November, according to a company executive. The Luxeed S7 will be unveiled in the Chinese market in late November, according to a statement from the head of Huawei’s car department, Richard Yu Chengdong, in a report from the South China Morning Post.

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

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Study Says Tesla Poised To Disrupt Insurance Market Just As It Did The Auto Market

CleanTechnica EVs

A new study from MarketWatch suggests that Tesla’s pioneering use of advanced telematics in assigning insurance risk may disrupt the insurance industry as much as the company has already disrupted global automotive markets.

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This Engineer Is Helping to Make India a Global Semiconductor Hub

Cars That Think

When Tushar Sharma was a young boy growing up in Jamnapaar, India, a densely populated area outside of Delhi, he never imagined that someday he would meet the country’s prime minister. That memorable event occurred in May, when Sharma and a delegation from his employer, Renesas Electronics , met with Narendra Modi to discuss how the semiconductor company could support the prime minister’s India Semiconductor Mission and Digital India initiative.

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Tesla Semi travels over 1,000 miles in a single day

Electrek

A Tesla Semi electric truck traveled over 1,000 miles in a single day in a real-world test for a new independent study. more… The post Tesla Semi travels over 1,000 miles in a single day appeared first on Electrek.

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Largest electric underground mining truck begins trial at Australian gold mine

The Driven EV News

Faster, cleaner: Largest electric mining truck, with swappable 354kWh batteries, is being trialled at an Australian gold mine. The post Largest electric underground mining truck begins trial at Australian gold mine appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla’s $25k car and dedicated robotaxi will be Cybertruck-inspired: report

Teslarati

Tesla’s $25,000 car and the company’s dedicated robotaxi past will both feature a design that’s inspired by the Cybertruck. This was, at least, according to Musk biographer Walter Isaacson. Citing an excerpt from Isaacson’s upcoming book, Axios noted that Musk was so focused on self-driving robotaxis that it took the collective effort of Tesla executives to persuade him to pursue an affordable car as well.

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Electric Vehicle Sales in US Hit the Accelerator Pedal — Even Beyond California

CleanTechnica EVs

With more electric vehicle choices than ever, EV sales in the US are hitting new heights. In just the first half of 2023, over 670,000 EVs were sold with over 80 percent of those fully-electric battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

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

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Why Tesla and BYD could dominate electric car sales for a long time yet: The rise of China

EV Central

Tesla and BYD are the top selling electric cars in Australia and the world – and that doesn’t look like changing any time soon. That’s one of the take-outs from a detailed analysis by investment analyst UBS Research , which released a report on its forecasts for EVs and the automotive industry over the next decade. UBS is forecasting Chinese EV manufacturers will continue to steal market share from traditional car brands as they leverage their head start on electric tech and further implem

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Tesla loyalty is high, but Rivian and Lucid are luring owners away

Green Car Reports

Tesla has strong brand loyalty, but Rivian and Lucid are beginning to lure some Tesla owners away, according to a new study from S&P Global Mobility. Most Tesla owners stay with the brand, the study found. A whopping 72.8% of Model 3 owners replace their cars with another Tesla, as do 59.9% of Model S owners. Among Model S owners that don't.

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Musk wanted to use Tesla cameras to spy on drivers and win autopilot lawsuits

Electrek

Elon Musk pushed to use Tesla’s internal driver monitoring camera to record video of drivers’ behavior, primarily for Tesla to use this video as evidence to defend itself from investigations in the event of a crash, according to Walter Isaacson’s new biography of the Tesla CEO. more… The post Musk wanted to use Tesla cameras to spy on drivers and win autopilot lawsuits appeared first on Electrek.

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Australian student wins award for design that could turn petrol cars into hybrids

The Driven EV News

A kit designed to quickly and cheaply turn petrol cars into hybrid vehicles has won a prestigious design award and could one day help cut Australia's transport emissions. The post Australian student wins award for design that could turn petrol cars into hybrids appeared first on The Driven.

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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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Tesla Semi heads to three-week peformance event to assess EV fleets

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The Tesla Semi is heading to the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) three-week-long assessment for electric vehicle fleets. While there will be twenty-one commercial EVs at the event, the Semi seems to be the highlight of the entire event. The NACFE’s event is called the Run on Less – Electric DEPOT, and it will track the performance and activity of the 21 electric trucks, including an in-depth understanding of the benefits and challenges of battery electri

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US Electric Car Sales Up 147% Since 2021 — CleanTechnica Report

CleanTechnica EVs

The US electric car market continues to grow strongly. Yes, Tesla still dominates (that’s not changing anytime soon), but several other automakers are also seeing fast-growing full electric vehicle (BEV) sales, and the number of BEV options on the market has exploded in recent quarters.

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How quantum computers signify the next chapter in the evolution of computing

Innovation News Network

Learn more about the evolution of computing and how quantum computers have the potential to revolutionise it further. The post How quantum computers signify the next chapter in the evolution of computing appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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2025 BMW EV will get this minimalist look, more range, faster charging

Green Car Reports

BMW at the Munich auto show has revealed its Vision Neue Klasse concept that shows off the design language of the automaker’s next-generation electric cars. While still a concept car, the Vision Neue Klasse is a next iteration of the i Vision Dee concept that bowed at CES in January. That model boasted what BMW called a “reductive.

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Tesla breaks ground on its futuristic diner with drive-in theater and Supercharger

Electrek

Tesla has broken ground on the site of its planned futuristic diner with a drive-in theater and Supercharger station. Yes, it sounds like that crazy project is actually happening. more… The post Tesla breaks ground on its futuristic diner with drive-in theater and Supercharger appeared first on Electrek.

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“Backflip and betrayal:” NSW scraps rebates and stamp duty exemptions for EVs

The Driven EV News

NSW to scrap rebates and stamp duty exemptions for EVs, and will impose a road tax on new EVs bought from early next year. The post “Backflip and betrayal:” NSW scraps rebates and stamp duty exemptions for EVs appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla lands EU funding for V4 Supercharger installations and expansions

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Tesla has landed nearly €149 million in funding from the European Union to support the update and expansion of its Supercharger network in Europe. It appears the funding will be used to install or upgrade over 7,000 Superchargers to the new V4. As a part of an ambitious plan to grow sustainability projects across Europe stemming from the EU Green Deal, the European Union has announced it will provide €352 million to fund 26 total infrastructure projects.

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Car Thieves Avoid The Tesla Model 3 & Model Y

CleanTechnica EVs

In the world of car thefts, where over one million vehicles were stolen in the US last year alone, the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) data from 2020 to 2022 reveals some fascinating insights into vehicle thefts.

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The role of nickel in the renewable energy revolution

Innovation News Network

Discover nickel's role within the renewable energy revolution and how the industry is working assiduously to mitigate environmental impact. The post The role of nickel in the renewable energy revolution appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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2024 Honda Prologue first look: 300-mile electric SUV starts under $50,000

Green Car Reports

If you’re lured in by the likes of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 or Kia EV6, or even the Ford Mustang Mach-E or Tesla Model Y, the 2024 Honda Prologue simply isn’t for you. That’s because you won’t find design overtures effectively remaking the shape of the vehicle around an EV skateboard platform. Or splashy styling themes that look.

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Tesla might have 2 million Cybertruck reservations, tally says

Electrek

Tesla could be sitting on as many as 2 million Cybertruck reservations ahead of the production launch, according to a customer tally. more… The post Tesla might have 2 million Cybertruck reservations, tally says appeared first on Electrek.

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“Unfit for purpose:” Broken EV chargers spoil the Electric Super Highway

The Driven EV News

EV driver on his third "big lap" of Australia in an EV says Queensland electric super highway has too many broken fast chargers and is "unfit for purpose." The post “Unfit for purpose:” Broken EV chargers spoil the Electric Super Highway appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla’s ramp of the Model 3 Highland shows Giga Shanghai’s prominence

Teslarati

Tesla’s ramp of the Model 3 Highland in China shows Giga Shanghai’s prominence and prowess in terms of automotive manufacturing. This is the fastest we have ever seen Tesla ramp up a “new” vehicle. While the Model 3 Highland featured new interior and exterior features and designs, it appears the Shanghai factory rose to the occasion when a new challenge came their way.

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Why EV Batteries Keep Getting Cheaper & Cleaner

CleanTechnica EVs

There are still many people in the automotive industry and many policymakers who hold doubts about the future of fully battery electric vehicles (BEV). They do not know why EV batteries keep getting cheaper and cleaner, and they do not see why they will become truly abundant.

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Soft Robot Walks by Repeatedly Blowing Itself Up

Cars That Think

It’s hard to beat the energy density of chemical fuels. Batteries are quiet and clean and easy to integrate with electrically powered robots, but they’re 20 to 50 times less energy dense than a chemical fuel like methanol or butane. This is fine for most robots that can afford to just carry around a whole bunch of batteries, but as you start looking at robots that are insect-size or smaller, batteries simply don’t scale down very well.

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2024 Kia EV9 bidirectional charging: Here’s how it will work

Green Car Reports

The Kia EV9 electric SUV is shaping up to be one of the most important EVs yet for North America. That’s partly because it takes a shape and size that lands right in the midst of the U.S. family vehicle market, and in at least some forms lays down the promise of 300 miles of range. But it’s also because the EV9 promises to help make.

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Jaguar signs deal with Tesla for Supercharger access, will adopt NACS

Electrek

Jaguar announced that it has signed a deal with Tesla to get access to the Supercharger network. The British automaker also agreed to adopt the Tesla-designed NACS connector in North America. more… The post Jaguar signs deal with Tesla for Supercharger access, will adopt NACS appeared first on Electrek.

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Decision to allow wider truck bodies paves way for electrification of big rigs in Australia

The Driven EV News

Decision to allow wider trucks on Australian roads should pave the way for the electrification of heavy duty transport. The post Decision to allow wider truck bodies paves way for electrification of big rigs in Australia appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla has produced 5 million cars at its Gigafactories

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As of this week, Tesla has produced over five million cars at its Gigafactories, marking a huge milestone in the company’s production expansion efforts over the last few years. On Saturday evening, Tesla announced the production of its five millionth car on X , along with a thank you to Tesla owners for their continued support. The news comes just six months after the automaker produced its four millionth car, as pointed out by Sawyer Merritt , who predicted the milestone just under a mont

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World EV Sales 15% Of World Auto Sales

CleanTechnica EVs

The rise of small EVs is finally happening Global plugin vehicle registrations were up 41% in July 2023 compared to July 2022, rising to 1,104,00 units. In the end, plugins represented 16% share of the overall auto market (11% BEV share alone).

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