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Study: Tesla leads with lowest ownership cost, beats Toyota

Green Car Reports

Teslas are less expensive to maintain than other car brands, including some with strong reputations for reliability, according to Consumer Reports. As part of its 2023 Annual Auto Surveys, Consumer Reports asked owners how much they paid out of pocket for maintenance costs like oil changes over the previous 12 months. Researchers then compared.

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Hertz continues to feel EV losses, plans to dump more from its fleet

Teslarati

Hertz ( NASDAQ: HTZ ) reported its earnings for the first quarter of 2024 today, announcing that it is continuing to lose money on its electric vehicle investment and plans to dump even more EVs from its fleet. Hertz said it had increased the number of EVs it will let go of by 10,000 units, now planning to sell 30,000 of its purchased electric cars this year.

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Drivers hit with heavy fines for ICE-ing electric vehicle charging bays

The Driven EV News

Drivers in one state have been issued almost $60,000 in fines for incorrectly parking in electric vehicle charging bays after penalties were introduced in most parts of Australia. The post Drivers hit with heavy fines for ICE-ing electric vehicle charging bays appeared first on The Driven.

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Liebherr electric excavator reaches million ton milestone, scores more orders

Electrek

This massive Liebherr electric excavator reached a major operational milestone earlier this month when it moved its one millionth tonne of dirt. And now, its buyers want more!

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

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Airless tires look like the future for robotaxis, EVs, and more

Green Car Reports

Michelin built its name on tires that ride on a cushion of air. But the top tire-maker in the world sees the future as completely airless. “We are convinced at Michelin that airless is the future technology that is necessary for many reasons,” Cyrille Roget, the company’s director of scientific and technical communications, said.

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Tesla gives Semi a late 2025 and early 2026 true launch date

Teslarati

Tesla gave the Semi a late 2025 and early 2026 true launch date as the company has started construction of a dedicated manufacturing facility for the Class 8 truck. Tesla has been utilizing the expertise of PepsiCo. for an early pilot program involving the Semi to test real-world efficiency and travel. For the past two years, Tesla and PepsiCo. have been working to understand how the vehicle will make fleets more efficient and environmentally friendly as the truck is still making its way toward

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Tesla Surprises Investors With A Tiny Y & A Tiny 3 As Soon As This Year!

CleanTechnica EVs

A lot has been written about the Tesla’s next-generation compact car that used to be widely called the Model 2, including Zach’s excellent article last week about it. Zach asked who might pick up the challenge in place of Tesla doing it. Today, Tesla announced it would follow through with. [continued] The post Tesla Surprises Investors With A Tiny Y & A Tiny 3 As Soon As This Year!

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Tesla price cut: Model Y undercuts Model 3 by $5,000 with tax credit

Green Car Reports

Tesla on Saturday once again cut prices on several of its models for the U.S. market, as part of around-the-world price cuts. Given the cuts, anyone considering the Model 3 and Model Y in the U.S. may want to take a fresh look at the numbers. The base price of the Model Y rear-wheel drive has dropped $2,000 versus last week, to $44,630, while the.

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Tesla Optimus could start selling externally by 2025

Teslarati

The Tesla Optimus humanoid robot could start selling externally by 2025. Tesla seems to be making record progress in developing Optimus. The Tesla bot is already performing simple tasks at the company’s factories. A job post published a few months ago hints that Tesla Optimus robots have been or will be shipped to gigafactories across the United States. “We are able to do simple factory tasks or at least, I should say, factory tasks in the lab.

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Australian EV fast charging boom: More than 930 sites now open after first quarter surge

The Driven EV News

EV fast charging gets a boost in Australia with 930 sites now open, and the charging sites are getting bigger and with more innovation too. The post Australian EV fast charging boom: More than 930 sites now open after first quarter surge 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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Tesla Model Y Cheaper Than Ever in USA

CleanTechnica EVs

One week ago, I wrote about the Tesla Model Y (and the Tesla Model 3) having a base price below the average selling price of a new car in the US. In fact, taking the US EV tax credit into account, the Model Y was essentially $10,000 cheaper than the. [continued] The post Tesla Model Y Cheaper Than Ever in USA appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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EVs set for 11% of 2024 US vehicle share, 1 of 5 cars sold globally

Green Car Reports

EV sales are likely to continue growing in 2024, reaching around one in five new car sales globally, and 11% of the U.S. market, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Tight profit margins, volatile battery raw material prices, and the phaseout of incentives in certain countries have led to concerns about an EV sales slump, but data.

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Tesla Model 3 and Model Y stand out in Spring 2024 CarMax EV Consumer report

Teslarati

CarMax’s Spring 2024 Electric Vehicle Consumer Report has revealed that Tesla’s two most popular vehicles, the Model Y crossover and Model 3 sedan, are among the most popular EVs in the United States’ second-hand vehicle market. The Nissan LEAF, a veteran in the EV sector, also proved popular. CarMax is one of the United States’ largest retailer of used automobiles.

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Ampol to roll out more than 100 EV fast charging bays across Stockland shopping centres

The Driven EV News

Stockland and petroleum retailer Ampol announce plans to roll out one of the country’s largest networks of fast and ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers. The post Ampol to roll out more than 100 EV fast charging bays across Stockland shopping centres 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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This Semi-Enclosed Electric Trike Could Make Commuting A Lot More Fun

CleanTechnica EVs

This electric trike is small enough to fit in bike lanes and bike paths, has an enclosure that offers some protection from the weather, and includes a variety of car-like features such as headlights and tail lights, turn signals, mirrors, and even a roll bar and a windshield with a. [continued] The post This Semi-Enclosed Electric Trike Could Make Commuting A Lot More Fun appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Toyota confirms second 3-row electric SUV for US production

Green Car Reports

Toyota announced on Thursday that it plans to build a new three-row battery-electric SUV in Princeton, Indiana, with a corresponding $1.4 billion investment in the plant. The company emphasizes that this announcement comes in addition to the recent $1.3 billion investment in the automaker’s Kentucky plant, to build a separate three-row.

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Tesla maintenance and repair costs are lowest in the auto industry: data

Teslarati

Tesla’s 10-year maintenance and repair costs are the most affordable in the automotive industry, as shown in a new data analysis publicized last week. The total 10-year cost of maintaining and repairing a Tesla is the cheapest in the industry, according to a data analysis shared by Consumer Reports on Friday. The data showed that, over the course of a decade, Teslas averaged just $4,035 in maintenance and repair costs, compared to those of automakers Land Rover and Porsche, which landed at

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BYD’s surprise new electric hot-hatch unveiled at Beijing Auto Show

The Driven EV News

BYD's first attempt at an all electric hot-hatch looks to be a winner as the brand aims for a 2024 launch. The post BYD’s surprise new electric hot-hatch unveiled at Beijing Auto Show appeared first on The Driven.

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Global EV sales are ‘robust’ – more than 1 in 5 cars sold in 2024 will be electric

Electrek

More than 1 in 5 cars sold globally this year is expected to be electric, with surging demand projected over the next decade, says a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report.

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2025 Mercedes-Benz G-Class works on its quads (motors, that is)

Green Car Reports

It has four motors, 579 hp, and an off-road heritage that goes back further than the Rivian R1S, GMC Hummer EV, and Tesla Cybertruck. With the electric version of its military-grade G-Class, Mercedes-Benz promises even more freedom from pavement than all those American-built flagwavers, and it does it all with batteries. Joining the G-Class in the.

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Tesla updates future vehicle lineup — and it will arrive sooner than expected

Teslarati

Tesla says it has updated its future vehicle lineup to help accelerate the launch of new models ahead of its previous target of the second half of 2025. The move comes just one quarter after Tesla said it expected “notably lower” growth rates in 2024, as it admitted to being in between growth waves. However, it seems the automaker plans to push these plans sooner rather than later as it is fending off various economic headwinds, sluggish demand, and an increased inventory, which cont

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Nearly one third of new car buyers in next year looking for fully electric model

The Driven EV News

Survey finds 30 per cent of drivers who plan to buy a new car in the next 12 months intend to get an electric model. The post Nearly one third of new car buyers in next year looking for fully electric model appeared first on The Driven.

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Ukraine Is Riddled With Land Mines. Drones and AI Can Help

Cars That Think

Early on a June morning in 2023, my colleagues and I drove down a bumpy dirt road north of Kyiv in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Armed Forces were conducting training exercises nearby, and mortar shells arced through the sky. We arrived at a vast field for a technology demonstration set up by the United Nations. Across the 25-hectare field—that’s about the size of 62 American football fields—the U.N. workers had scattered 50 to 100 inert mines and other ordnance.

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Does EV home-backup capability outmode the Tesla Powerwall?

Green Car Reports

GM last week announced details regarding its vehicle-to-home (V2H) system, set to launch with the Chevrolet Silverado EV RST, that will help EV owners back up their home without the help of a storage battery like a Tesla Powerwall or a backup generator. It’s ultimately part of GM’s big energy play that sees EVs becoming home power.

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Tesla installing Cybertruck accelerator pedal fixes

Teslarati

Tesla has already started fixing Cybertruck units following a recent recall due to an issue with the accelerator pedal. After Tesla put a pause on Cybertruck deliveries and canceled customer appointments last weekend, a recall notice was issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) due to a problem with the accelerator pedal.

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Australia contractor signs deal with Rivian to provide electric utes at mine sites

The Driven EV News

Mining transport company Mevco has signed a deal with US EV maker Rivian to bring its award-winning R1T ute to Australia for the first time. The post Australia contractor signs deal with Rivian to provide electric utes at mine sites appeared first on The Driven.

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Elon Musk is a pigeon CEO, ‘he comes, sh*ts all over us, and goes’, says former Tesla manager

Electrek

Elon Musk was described as a “pigeon CEO”: “he comes, s s all over us, and goes”, said a former Tesla employee. Now, the CEO is signaling a focus on Tesla.

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Mazda applies its design flair to China with EZ-6 electric sedan

Green Car Reports

An electrified successor to the Mazda 6 mid-size sedan goes on sale in China later this year, but prospects for the U.S. are unclear. Unveiled at the 2024 Beijing auto show, the Mazda EZ-6 combines the Japanese automaker's signature design flair with powertrain tech from Changan Automobile, Mazda's Chinese partner. Mazda hasn't confirmed sales.

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Tesla confirms it is in talks with major automaker for potential FSD licensing

Teslarati

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) may not necessarily be supported by conventional reviewers like Consumer Reports , but it appears that the system could start making its way to non-Tesla vehicles in the coming years. As confirmed by company executives during the first quarter 2024 earnings call, Tesla is currently in talks with a major automaker for a potential FSD licensing deal.

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Redwood Materials Has Good News About Electric Cars

CleanTechnica EVs

Redwood Materials is at the leading edge of a US-based supply chain for battery materials for electric vehicles. The post Redwood Materials Has Good News About Electric Cars appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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CATL unveils world’s first LFP battery with 4C ultra-fast charging for 370-mi in 10 mins

Electrek

A new EV battery that can add 370 miles (600 km) range in 10 minutes? China’s CATL introduced its new Shenxing Plus EV battery, capable of just that. CATL claims the new EV battery is the world’s first with 4C ultra-fast charging and +620 miles (1,000 km) CLTC range.

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Vinfast adds US dealer franchises, as EV deliveries lag targets

Green Car Reports

Vinfast on Tuesday announced the signing of 12 more U.S. dealerships, but a recent report suggests the EV firm may be falling behind on sales targets. The first of the new dealerships is expected to open later this month, according to a Vinfast press release. The additions will give the company 18 franchised dealerships in seven states—North.

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Tesla China launches zero downpayment program for inventory vehicles

Teslarati

Tesla China has announced a zero downpayment program for inventory Model 3 sedans and Model Y crossovers. The program, which is likely a way for the company to boost its domestic sales in China, was announced by the electric vehicle maker in a post on its official Weibo account. Customers who purchase a Model 3 or Model Y before the end of the second quarter could take advantage of the zero downpayment program.

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Fortescue to eliminate 95 million litres of diesel with electric excavators, to update electric haul truck

The Driven EV News

Fortescue has rolled out two more electric excavators and says they are more efficient that diesel and will eliminate 95 million litres of diesel when rolled out across its operations. The post Fortescue to eliminate 95 million litres of diesel with electric excavators, to update electric haul truck appeared first on The Driven.

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