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Shell is shedding some gas stations in favor of EV charging

Green Car Reports

Shell plans to eliminate some of its current gas stations while putting further emphasis on EV charging. "We are upgrading our retail network, with expanded electric vehicle charging and convenience offers, in response to changing customer needs," Shell said in its 2024 Energy Transition Strategy report (via Yahoo! Finance). That includes plans to.

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BYD’s new EV, starting at less than $10,000, is stoking fear across the industry

Electrek

Leading EV maker BYD shook the industry after unveiling the new Seagull (Dolphin Mini), with starting prices as low as $9,700 (69,800 yuan). Although BYD’s new EV, which earned the nickname “Lamborghini mini,” is not sold in the US, American automakers are taking notes.

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Tesla looks ready to roll out wireless EV charging

Teslarati

Tesla appears to be ready to roll out wireless EV charging, according to the company’s Service Manual. Wireless EV charging is still technically in the early stages of development, but it seems to be clearly advantageous for people, and automakers realize that. Tesla has been diving into wireless EV charging development for some time, as last year, it acquired a company called Wiferion.

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EVs Grow 94% YoY in Mexico, Tesla Model Y Leads the Market

CleanTechnica EVs

An interesting development is underway in developing countries, and it’s most visible right now in Latin America. Latin American nations, by and large, lack the means and resources to promote EVs like the US, Europe, and China have done. At best, we have some benefits regarding transit in restricted times. [continued] The post EVs Grow 94% YoY in Mexico, Tesla Model Y Leads the Market appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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

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Gen X, Millennials buy the most EVs, as Boomers dominate policy

Green Car Reports

Gen X and Millennials tend to buy more EVs than Baby Boomers, but the older generation is still in control of EV policy, a pair of recent studies show. Experian's fourth quarter 2023 Automotive Market Trends report, released Thursday, noted that 9.4% of new vehicles purchased by Gen X in 2023 were electric. Gen X purchased the most new vehicles of.

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Volvo’s new EVs are attracting Ferrari-like wait times because they are ‘the right products’

Electrek

Despite reports suggesting EV demand is cooling, Volvo’s new EVs, including the EX30 and EX90, are attracting Ferrari-like wait times. The head of online business at Volvo Germany, Alex Zurhausen, says customers are waiting because they have “the right products at the right time.

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EV Battery Prices Dropping A Lot This Year & Next

CleanTechnica EVs

There’s something that’s often lost in discussions about tech adoption trends, and in particular when it comes to something we cover a lot, electric vehicle sales trends: it’s not a straight, consistent line upward. There are ups and downs. When adoption jumps up fast, those of us bullish on the. [continued] The post EV Battery Prices Dropping A Lot This Year & Next appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Here Are 6 Actual Uses for Near-Term Quantum Computers

Cars That Think

Although recent finding s have poured cold water on quantum computing hype, don’t count the technology out yet. On 4 March, Google and XPrize announced a US $5 million prize to anyone who comes up with use cases for quantum computers. If that sounds like an admission that use cases don’t already exist, it isn’t, says Ryan Babbush, head of quantum algorithms at Google.

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Nikola inaugurates first HYLA modular hydrogen refueling station in Ontario, CA

Electrek

Nikola, producer of fuel cell and battery electric semi trucks, held a grand opening for the first of its HYLA refueling stations. The goal is to build a hydrogen refueling network that can be rolled out quickly, and built up over time as fuel cell trucks become more common.

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Tesla Giga Berlin protesters aim to build more treehouses

Teslarati

Tesla Giga Berlin’s treehouse protesters are looking to extend their stay in the forest surrounding the Model Y production facility. The group’s intentions were shared by a spokesperson earlier this week. The “Stop Tesla” initiative is among the groups looking to disrupt Giga Berlin’s operations. So far, the group has opted to build treehouses in the monoculture forest near Giga Berlin as part of their efforts against the EV maker’s expansion plans.

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

Brief

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NIO & CATL Partnership An Interesting Battery Evolution

CleanTechnica EVs

There has been an enormous amount of innovation in the EV battery sector in the past decade or so. Ten years ago, it might have been hard to believe how much better, more energy dense, cheaper, and more influential batteries have become. However, there’s still work to do. So many. [continued] The post NIO & CATL Partnership An Interesting Battery Evolution appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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BYD says plug-in electrics will exceed 50 pct of new car sales in China in next 3 months

The Driven EV News

The head of Chinese electric car giant BYD says sales of plug-in vehicles will reach 50 per cent of the new car market in China in the next 90 days. The post BYD says plug-in electrics will exceed 50 pct of new car sales in China in next 3 months appeared first on The Driven.

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GM believes ‘production hell’ is behind it with plans to build 20X more Ultium EVs in 2024

Electrek

General Motors (GM) looks to get back on track this year as executives believe EV “production hell” is behind it. After missing EV sales targets for the past two years, will 2024 be the year of execution, as GM says it will?

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Tesla bot Optimus ready for field tests at factories

Teslarati

Tesla bot Optimus is ready for field tests at factories, according to the company’s job post for the robot. Tesla has over 60 job listings related to the development of its humanoid robot, Optimus. One of the vacancies calls for a Technical Program Manager for the Tesla bot team. The job description suggests that Tesla is ready to test Optimus in factories. “The Tesla Bot team is seeking an experienced Technical Program Manager to drive the deployment of robots for trial applicati

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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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Shell’s Backing Away From Retail, Focusing On EV Charging — Selling 1,000 Fuel Retail Locations

CleanTechnica EVs

A recent article at Yahoo Finance explains that Shell is going to start backing away from retail fuel stations to better focus on EV charging. As part of this effort, 1,000 fuel retail locations will be sold while more EV charging stations will be installed at the remaining locations the. [continued] The post Shell’s Backing Away From Retail, Focusing On EV Charging — Selling 1,000 Fuel Retail Locations appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Nvidia Announces GR00T, a Foundation Model For Humanoids

Cars That Think

Nvidia’s ongoing GTC developer conference in San Jose is, unsurprisingly, almost entirely about AI this year. But in between the AI developments, Nvidia has also made a couple of significant robotics announcements. First, there’s Project GR00T (with each letter and number pronounced individually so as not to invoke the wrath of Disney), a foundation model for humanoid robots.

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Tesla Cybertruck resale market loses all momentum

Electrek

Tesla Cybertrucks were getting more than twice their value on the resale market just a few weeks ago, but the electric pickup truck has now lost all its momentum in terms of resale value.

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Xiaomi CEO admits Tesla has unique advantage over EV competitors

Teslarati

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said that Tesla has the unique advantage of being able to raise the prices of its electric vehicles, a move that other companies cannot pull off because they are risking “huge losses.” Xiaomi is set to launch its first EV, the SU7, in about a week. It will start at around $36,948, or 266,000 RMB. Its top trim will be priced at $46,671, or 336,000 RMB.

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EV Market Share in 17 Countries — USA, China, & 15 European Countries

CleanTechnica EVs

While creating an article rounding up US electric vehicle sales stats, it also came to mind to round up some country EV market share stats and charts. Max Holland does a fantabulous job of tracking and reporting in detail on EV sales and EV market share in France, the UK, [continued] The post EV Market Share in 17 Countries — USA, China, & 15 European Countries appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Transformative power: Select Power Systems and the future of EV charging

Innovation News Network

One of the aspects of transitioning to a sustainable world involves creating the infrastructure to support it. Select Power Systems recognises this and provides efficient EV charging stations. The post Transformative power: Select Power Systems and the future of EV charging appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Ford plans affordable small electric pickup and SUV, starting around $25,000

Electrek

Amid a flood of new competition, Ford is shifting plans to build more affordable electric vehicles. Ford is developing a new low-cost EV platform to power a small electric pickup and SUV, with starting prices around $25,000. However, due to the pivot, plans for its three-row electric SUV have been put on the back burner.

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Elon Musk announces Neuralink’s next product Blindsight

Teslarati

Elon Musk recently announced Neuralink’s next product Blindsight. As the name suggests, Neuralink’s next device will recover or restore vision. A few years ago, Elon Musk stated that Neuralink would be able to restore vision in humans who are blind. He was confident in Neuralink’s capabilities. Blindsight is the next @Neuralink product after Telepathy — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 20, 2024 “You want to be able to read the signals from the brain.

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Death by Touchscreen, Or Bad Police Reports?

CleanTechnica EVs

One controversial topic I’ve covered here, much to the chagrin to the Tesla faithful, is the reliance on touchscreens in automobiles. The Touchscreen Debate In some ways, touchscreens are super awesome. It’s like Star Trek: The Next Generation 30+ years ago, where Lt. Commander Data piloted the Enterprise D around. [continued] The post Death by Touchscreen, Or Bad Police Reports?

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Electric price war: MG announces massive price cuts across EV range, up to $9,000

The Driven EV News

MG cuts prices on all EV models, including the MG4 and ZE electric, with nearly $9,000 taken off the driveaway prices on some models. The post Electric price war: MG announces massive price cuts across EV range, up to $9,000 appeared first on The Driven.

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BYD sees NEV share reaching 50% in the next 3 months in China as EV price war heats up

Electrek

After new energy vehicles (EVs and PHEVs) crossed 48.2% last week in China, BYD’s CEO Wang Chuanfu said at this rate, 50% NEV share could happen in the next three months.

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Shell to close 1,000 gas stations to focus on EV charging deployment

Teslarati

Gas and oil giant Shell is looking to close as many as 1,000 retail gas stations in the coming years, as it pivots toward deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. In its latest Energy Transition Strategy report , England-based Shell says it plans to close 500 retail sites per year in 2024 and 2025. The company plans to instead focus on scaling its public EV charging network, and in hopes to bring total charging points up to 200,000 by 2030, up from around 54,000 today. “In to

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Chevy Bolt — The New Record Most Miles!

CleanTechnica EVs

A few weeks ago, I published an article about what I thought, at the time, had to be a world record for most miles on a Chevy Bolt. A reader promptly wrote in and said, pshah! This one beats that record by 70K miles! Check this out, from reader Dennis. [continued] The post Chevy Bolt — The New Record Most Miles! appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Four Electric Pickup Trucks Were Driven Until They Died. Only One Met Its Advertised Range

InsideEVs

The Tesla Cybertruck, Rivian R1T, Ford F-150 Lightning, and Chevrolet Silverado EV were driven at 70 MPH until they ran out of juice.

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Pennsylvania’s largest solar farm will replace its largest coal plant

Electrek

Pennsylvania's largest solar farm has been awarded $90 million and will sit on 2,700 acres of the shuttered Homer City coal plant's land.

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Elon Musk addresses Tesla Cybertruck door panel gap issue

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has provided an explanation for a rather alarming panel gap issue in a Cybertruck Foundation Series unit that was reviewed by YouTube tech reviewer Marques Brownlee (MKBHD). As per Musk, the issue that causes the apparent panel gap in the video was not caused by misaligned panels at all. Instead, it was caused by a loose door striker.

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Who Is Buying Electric Cars Now?

CleanTechnica EVs

This is one of the big questions I’ve been wondering in the past year or so. Who is buying electric cars now? For years, very early adopters were buying them because they were concerned about our growing climate crisis and/or because they were techies who quickly got drawn to the. [continued] The post Who Is Buying Electric Cars Now? appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Electric vehicles vs hydrogen fuel cell vehicles: Comparing the benefits

Innovation News Network

Explore the clash between electric cars and hydrogen vehicles as they vie for the future of sustainable transportation. The post Electric vehicles vs hydrogen fuel cell vehicles: Comparing the benefits appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Why you might be charging your EV wrong – and what to do instead

Electrek

Many EV drivers carry over habits from driving gasoline cars when they charge EVs, but that leads to wasted time, inconvenience, and range anxiety, according to a new study.

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Nearly 80% of Tesla Giga Berlin employees speak out against union works council: exec

Teslarati

A considerable number of Tesla Giga Berlin employees have spoken out against a trade union works council. The announcement was posted by Tesla Senior Director of Manufacturing for Giga Berlin Andre Thierig in a post on his LinkedIn page. As per the Giga Berlin executive, nearly 80% of Giga Berlin employees who voted in the works council election opted for non-unionization. “In the works council election that has just ended, the majority of our workforce spoke out against a trade union wo

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