July, 2023

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Fiat introduces two new EVs: 600e and low-speed electric Topolino

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Fiat has introduced two new EVs: the Fiat 600e , marking a return to the B-segment; and the low-speed electric Topolino. New Fiat 600e. Available as a 5-door, the New Fiat 600e offers 5 seats and 15 liters of interior storage. Customers can store their personal items in the smart central tunnel—which comes with a customized cover pad and flexible cupholders—seat pockets and strategic front storage spaces.

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Mercedes-Benz shifts to Tesla charging port for North America

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Mercedes-Benz on Friday announced that it will adopt the Tesla charging port for future EVs and a planned charging network in North America. Just as with the other brands that have committed so far—Ford, GM, Rivian, Volvo, and Polestar—Mercedes will offer an adapter in 2024 to allow owners of current EVs to use the Tesla Supercharger.

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Tesla rivals face rising inventory — and it’s becoming an issue

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A survey from Cox Automotive estimates that electric vehicle sales in the US auto market could surpass 1 million units for the first time in 2023. Electric cars currently account for about 6.5% of the country’s automotive sector. Cox also found that about 51% of consumers are now considering the purchase of a new or second-hand EV. That’s up from 38% in 2021.

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Mercedes-Benz adopts Tesla’s NACS, first German automaker to do so

Electrek

Mercedes-Benz announced the adoption of Tesla’s NACS connector in its electric vehicles in North America starting in 2025. It is the first German automaker to jump on board. more… The post Mercedes-Benz adopts Tesla’s NACS, first German automaker to do so 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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Go-Ahead London Is Adding 299 Electric Buses To Its Fleet This Year

CleanTechnica EVs

Go-Ahead London is going for a further 141 battery-electric buses, taking the total number of electric buses to be delivered to the operator during 2023 to 299 vehicles. The buses will be provided by Alexander Dennis in collaboration with BYD UK.

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First Amazon Electric Delivery Vans Arrive in Europe

Electric Cars Report

Amazon announced the arrival of its new custom electric delivery vehicles from Rivian in Europe, with the first vans rolling out in Germany. More than 300 electric delivery vans are hitting the road in Munich, Berlin, and Dusseldorf in the coming weeks, joining a fleet of thousands of electric vans already in operation in Europe, […] The post First Amazon Electric Delivery Vans Arrive in Europe appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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NHTSA reopens investigation into Tesla unintended acceleration

Green Car Reports

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reopened an investigation into alleged Tesla unintended acceleration in response to a petition. The investigation covers nearly every Tesla Model S, Model X, Model 3, and Model Y built, encompassing around 1.8 million vehicles in the U.S. It's a reversal of an earlier decision by the.

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Tesla’s Boring Co. people mover seemingly teased in leaked video

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A leaked video showing what is allegedly a prototype of a Tesla-made people mover for tunneling startup The Boring Company has emerged online. If the vehicle in the video is indeed the tunneling startup’s people mover, it will make the Boring Company’s tunnels look pretty futuristic. The footage was shared online by Las Vegas video content creator Jacob Orth , who noted that the short clip was captured from inside the startup’s Las Vegas site.

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Tesla Optimus robot arrives in stores, you can see it in NYC

Electrek

Tesla’s first Optimus robot displays have arrived in stores in North America. You can check the Tesla Bot in New York City right now. more… The post Tesla Optimus robot arrives in stores, you can see it in NYC appeared first on Electrek.

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Toyota Claims Solid-State Battery Has 745 Mile Range, 10 Minute Charging Time

CleanTechnica EVs

Hyperbole alert: The following news will evoke all the hackneyed words and phrases that so often are used to talk about new battery technology. Prepare for a flurry of “game changer,” “holy grail,” and “This changes everything” statements.

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

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A perspective on Europe’s rising lithium demand

Innovation News Network

Learn about the steps that Europe must take to ensure that the rising demand for lithium is met, and the transition to clean energy can occur. The post A perspective on Europe’s rising lithium demand appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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PEUGEOT Cycles introducing new range of connected electric bikes designed and manufactured by startup Beweel

Green Car Congress

At the end of 2023 and early 2024, PEUGEOT Cycles will expand its range of electric bikes with several new innovative models benefiting from the best connected technologies. These, through a new dedicated smartphone application, offer users at launch, among other things, adaptive electrical assistance, an anti-theft system, an alarm, bike geolocation, real-time navigation, destination weather forecasts, and route statistics.

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Rivian made progress ramping up EV production in Q2

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Rivian built 13,992 vehicles and delivered 12,640 vehicles in the second quarter of 2023, the automaker reported Monday. These new Q2 numbers are up significantly versus the 9,395 vehicles made and 7,946 delivered in the first quarter. And they show that Rivian isn't falling much farther behind on deliveries. A Rivian press release said these.

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Tesla Gigafactory Mexico permits all moving forward, initial buildout imminent: Governor

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Recent comments from Nuevo León Governor Samuel Alejandro García Sepúlveda suggest that the permits for Tesla Gigafactory Mexico are progressing forward. The official also estimated that at any moment now, the first stages of the facility’s buildout would begin. “We do not yet have a date for when, but the good news is that all the permits, for the environment, energy, water, everything is already checked, it is advancing.

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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 (TSLA) crushes expectations with deliveries of 466,000 EVs

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) announced its production and delivery numbers for the second quarter of 2023, and the automaker has crushed expectations with deliveries of over 466,000 electric vehicles. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) crushes expectations with deliveries of 466,000 EVs appeared first on Electrek.

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Trainee project at Audi Neckarsulm: 1971 NSU Prinz 4 Transformed to Electric Sports Car

Electric Cars Report

To mark the 150th anniversary at the Audi site in Neckarsulm, twelve apprentices at the Four Rings electrified an iconic classic car. On July 8, trainees from the automotive mechatronics, bodywork, and vehicle construction mechanics and painting courses proudly unveiled the “EP4”. The “E” stands for electric drive, and the “P4” for the NSU Prinz […] The post Trainee project at Audi Neckarsulm: 1971 NSU Prinz 4 Transformed to Electric Sports Car appeared first

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Rare Rides Icons: The Lincoln Mark Series Cars, Feeling Continental (Part XLVI)

The Truth About Cars

Last week we examined the curvaceous organic exterior styling the new Mark VIII wore for its 1993 debut. As one of the early offerings from the Super Smooth Soap Bar School of Design that arrived in the Nineties (think Chrysler LHS, Lexus SC 400, Toyota Celica), the Mark VIII looked much different from the more conservative Mark VII. And it had an interior design aesthetic to match.

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Sparc Hydrogen to test photocatalytic water splitting (PWS) reactor at CSIRO

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Sparc Technologies announced that Sparc Hydrogen, a JV between the University of Adelaide, Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and Sparc Technologies, has executed a Kick-Start agreement with the CSIRO to undertake on-sun testing of Sparc Hydrogen’s photocatalytic water splitting (PWS) reactor at the CSIRO Energy Centre in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

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GM has issues with EPA rules seeking 50% EVs by 2030

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General Motors on Wednesday said it would have trouble complying with proposed emissions rules that would require vastly greater EV sales over the next decade. As reported by Reuters, GM said in comments to the EPA that there are six state and federal regulations that "could require each automaker to exceed 50% EVs in at least a dozen vehicle.

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The Tesla Cybertruck looks like a beast in the snow in NZ winter test videos

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It appears that the Tesla Cybertruck would be quite a beast in the snow. This was hinted at in recent videos of the all-electric pickup truck taken at the Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds (SHPG) in New Zealand. Last month, Tesla brought over the Cybertruck to New Zealand for winter tests. Images shared online suggested that two units of the all-electric pickup truck were at the site — one covered with a camouflage wrap and another in stainless steel.

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Elon Musk believes Tesla will have ‘level 4 or 5’ self-driving this year – what does that mean?

Electrek

Elon Musk has again decided to share a timeline about Tesla’s self-driving effort – again claiming it will achieve “full self-driving” by the end of the year. But this time, the CEO has mentioned “level 4 or 5” self-driving. However, it’s not clear if he knows what that means. more… The post Elon Musk believes Tesla will have ‘level 4 or 5’ self-driving this year – what does that mean?

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Australia Tesla pioneer Simon Hackett becomes anchor investor in Fully Charged

The Driven EV News

Simon Hackett becomes anchor investor in new finance round for Fully Charged, which is rebranding next year to focus on electrification. The post Australia Tesla pioneer Simon Hackett becomes anchor investor in Fully Charged appeared first on The Driven.

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EVs take 59.2% In Sweden – Tesla Model Y Overall Bestseller

CleanTechnica EVs

Sweden’s June auto market saw plugin EVs take 59.2% share, up from 55.1% year on year. Full electrics grew share at a decent rate, while plugin hybrids retreated slightly. Overall auto volume was 28,283 units, up some 9% YoY, though still below pre-2020 norms. The Tesla Model Y was June’s bestselling vehicle.

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Iveco Group acquires full control of Nikola Iveco Europe

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Iveco Group N.V. announced that, following the finalization of the definitive agreements with Nikola Corporation as per the terms sheet described on 9 May 2023, its subsidiary Iveco S.p.A. has acquired the full and sole ownership of the German company resulting from the former joint venture Nikola Iveco Europe, now to be renamed as EVCO (Electric Vehicles COmpany).

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Bespoke, electric: How the first Rolls-Royce EV took form

Green Car Reports

The prestige luxury brand Rolls-Royce announced in 2021 that it would be going fully electric by 2030. That seemed a particularly bold assertion for a brand that up until then hadn’t ever offered an EV. But now the first of the fully electric Rolls-Royce, the Spectre coupe, is headed for first deliveries late this year, and the brand’s.

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SpaceX set to launch 48 Starlink satellites from California

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SpaceX will launch 48 version 1.5 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Friday, July 7th at 12:29 p.m. PT (19:29 UTC). The 48 Starlink satellites will launch on a 43-degree orbital inclination and are a part of Group 5-13. This will be the 43rd Falcom 9 launch so far this year and the 45th mission overall of 2023.

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Tesla Electric customers report making as much as $150 a day

Electrek

Tesla Electric customers in Texas are reporting making as much as $150 a day during the heat waves as Tesla’s virtual power plant is coming together with over 6MW of power. more… The post Tesla Electric customers report making as much as $150 a day appeared first on Electrek.

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Heat Pumps—The Well-Tempered Future of A/Cs

Cars That Think

During heat waves in Phoenix, Arizona, while some people fry eggs on sidewalks , Matt Heath, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) service manager at AC by J , is on the front line, helping maintain air conditioners in people’s homes. Heath has great job security: half of Phoenix residents are at risk of an emergency room visit or worse if their electricity fails during a future heat wave, according to a recent study.

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Inflation Reduction Act Already Lowering US Greenhouse Gas Emissions!

CleanTechnica EVs

For those of us following the cleantech industry closely, we already know this: the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is have a huge impact on cleantech production and adoption in the US. It is finally making the United States a genuine competitor in this arena again. Now, we’ve got some science to back us up.

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T&E study finds EU has replaced Russian oil barrel-for-barrel as continent fails to cut demand

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Since the EU imposed sanctions on Russia in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine, there has been a redrawing of the global oil map, a new study by Transport & Environment (T&E) shows. Instead of cutting demand, Europe has simply replaced imports from Russia with oil from other producing countries. In not much more than a year, the EU has redrawn the oil map.

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2024 Ford Maverick no longer starts with 37-mpg hybrid version

Green Car Reports

The 37-mpg hybrid version of the 2024 Ford Maverick is no longer the cheapest version in the lineup. The turbo-4 non-hybrid is now the base engine. According to Ford, the 2024 Maverick XL starts at $24,995, including the $1,595 destination charge, while the Maverick Hybrid XL starts at $26,495. That's effectively a $1,500 surcharge for the.

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Tesla China achieves wholesale record of 93,680 vehicles in June

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Tesla’s efforts to market its vehicles more assertively to consumers appear to be paying off. As per data recently released by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), Tesla China sold a record 93,680 Giga Shanghai-made vehicles in June. The figures surpassed the previous record of 88,869 vehicles in March. With 93,680 vehicles sold last month , Tesla China effectively saw an 18.72% rise from the 78,906 vehicles that were sold in the same period last year.

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Tesla to use Optimus robot in stores to help sales

Electrek

Tesla is planning to use its Optimus robot, also known as Tesla Bot, in its stores in an attempt to help sales, but not necessarily how you think. more… The post Tesla to use Optimus robot in stores to help sales appeared first on Electrek.

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Polestar Achieves Record Deliveries in the Second Quarter, Growing 36% Year-on-Year

Electric Cars Report

Swedish electric performance car brand Polestar reported its global deliveries for the second quarter of 2023. Following strong deliveries in the month of June, up 73% year-on-year, Polestar achieved its best ever second quarter, delivering approximately 15,800 vehicles, a growth of 36% compared to last year. With record global deliveries of around 27,900 for the […] The post Polestar Achieves Record Deliveries in the Second Quarter, Growing 36% Year-on-Year appeared first on Electric Cars

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