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EVs will drive long-term electricity cost down, studies suggest

Green Car Reports

EVs could help drive down electricity rates by better-utilizing grid infrastructure, according to three recent studies summarized by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), an energy-policy advocacy organization. These studies describe a shift to a higher, but better-distributed electricity load that makes better use of.

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Tesla breaks ground on $3.6B Giga Nevada expansion for Semi and 4680 cell

Teslarati

Tesla has officially broken ground on the $3.6 billion expansion of Gigafactory Nevada, which will add 4 million square feet of manufacturing space and two new facilities for Semi and 4680 cell production. Tesla announced the project nearly a year ago , on January 24, 2023. The project is expected to add 6,500 additional full-time employees and produce enough 4680 cells for 2 million light-duty vehicles every year.

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MAN CEO: “impossible” for hydrogen to compete with BEVs

Electrek

Alexander Vlaskamp, CEO of German heavy truck maker MAN Truck & Bus, told reporters that it was, “ impossible for hydrogen to effectively compete with battery electric trucks.” But if that’s true, why is MAN still working on hydrogen fuel cell technology?

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Sodium Batteries Challenge Lithium-Ion On Cost, Supply Chain

CleanTechnica EVs

Having crossed some technical hurdles, low cost sodium batteries are hurtling towards the market for grid energy storage, EVs, and more. The post Sodium Batteries Challenge Lithium-Ion On Cost, Supply Chain 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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12 things to know about next-gen Honda EVs arriving in 2026

Green Car Reports

Last week at CES in Las Vegas, Honda provided a first look at future EV models planned for 2026 with the Saloon and Space-Hub concepts. Both are envisioned for its 0 Series (Zero Series) platform. At least some of these models will be U.S.-made, and they’ll arrive in the U.S. first—before Japan, China, and Europe—the automaker.

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New Tesla Model 3 gets 5 stars in China’s IVISTA Intelligent Vehicle Integration test

Teslarati

The original Tesla Model 3 is a very safe vehicle, so much so that in 2018, it became the car with the lowest probability of injury among all the vehicles that had been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at the time. Based on the results of China’s IVISTA Intelligent Vehicle Integration test, it appears that the upgraded Model 3 is continuing its predecessor’s tradition of safety.

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US EV Market Grows 29% in 4th Quarter, Tesla Holds 56% Market Share

CleanTechnica EVs

The US electric vehicle market continues to grow — despite many headlines implying the contrary. In the 4th quarter, sales. [continued] The post US EV Market Grows 29% in 4th Quarter, Tesla Holds 56% Market Share appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Honda CEO: Solid-state batteries may enable affordable small EV by 2030

Green Car Reports

Honda built its original reputation around affordable small cars like its Civic. Yet decades on, segueing into an era of EVs, it has no battery-electric equivalent to the Civic. As Honda’s global CEO alluded this past week in a Q&A with Green Car Reports and various automotive and tech media at CES, it doesn’t see how the parallel.

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Electric car cold weather fears dispelled in Norway

Teslarati

Electric car cold weather fears were recently dispelled in Norway. Norway has been experiencing a cold wave since the beginning of the year, increasing the need for car recovery services. Svein Setrom from rescue service company Vikings Assistance Group noted a sharp increase in missions since 2022. Setrom has a clear winner in mind regarding cars and the cold: electric vehicles (EVs).

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Harvard develops a solid state battery that charges in minutes

Electrek

Researchers at Harvard University have developed a new solid state battery that can be recharged in 10 minutes. more… The post Harvard develops a solid state battery that charges in minutes appeared first on Electrek.

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

Brief

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Top 10 Battery Producers In The World — 2023 (Provisional Data)

CleanTechnica EVs

While there are regular reports about sales performances of the best selling EVs, as one can see here, here, and. [continued] The post Top 10 Battery Producers In The World — 2023 (Provisional Data) appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 undercuts Tesla Model 3 by more than $9,000

Green Car Reports

New incentives can make the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 much cheaper than the newly updated Tesla Model 3, according to CarsDirect. A dealer bulletin shows that all versions of the 2024 Ioniq 6 are eligible for $7,500 in "retail bonus cash"—a rebate that can essentially be applied only to purchases, and not with Hyundai's current low-interest.

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Tesla could have its key to cheaper EVs as soon as this year thanks to Panasonic

Teslarati

Tesla could potentially offer cheaper prices on electric vehicles in the near future as Panasonic expects to roll out its updated and refined versions of the 2170 and 4680 battery cells as early as this year, its Chief Technology Officer for EV batteries said. Tesla and Panasonic have worked together for years, jointly operating the Gigafactory Nevada facility together and working cohesively as a unit to push EV efforts forward.

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Tesla Superchargers are overwhelmed by new Uber drivers in NYC

Electrek

Some Tesla Superchargers are getting overwhelmed by new Uber drivers in New York City after a new program enabled a lot of Tesla ridesharing vehicles in the city.

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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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5G network testing revolutionised with $1.9m federal grant

Innovation News Network

Funded by a $1.9m grant from NTIA, a new Rice University project is advancing 5G network testing methods. Read more here. The post 5G network testing revolutionised with $1.9m federal grant appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Tesla starts applying EV tax credit at time of purchase

Green Car Reports

Fewer Tesla EVs now qualify for the $7,500 federal EV tax credit, but for those that do, Tesla is now applying the credit at the time of purchase. The automaker's website now says that eligible buyers will have the full $7,500 credit applied when they purchase their vehicles. Customers are responsible for determining their eligibility for the.

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Tesla community comes together to fulfill terminally ill Cybertruck fan’s wish

Teslarati

The Tesla Cybertruck is already in production, but customer deliveries of the all-electric pickup truck are still just beginning. This means that for some who ordered the vehicle years ago, it would still take some time before they can take delivery of their Cybertruck. For one Cybertruck reservation holder, this is simply time that he does not seem to have.

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Tesla owner builds his own deployable solar roof for Model Y

Electrek

A Tesla Model Y owner decided to build his own solar roof that can add over 20 miles of range to the electric SUV per day. more… The post Tesla owner builds his own deployable solar roof for Model Y appeared first on Electrek.

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The Man Who Coined The Word "Robot" Defends Himself

Cars That Think

You’re familiar with Karel Čapek, right? If not, you should be—he’s the guy who (along with his brother Josef) invented the word “robot.” Čapek introduced robots to the world in 1921, when his play “ R.U.R. ” (subtitled “Rossum’s Universal Robots”) was first performed in Prague. It was performed in New York City the next year, and by the year after that, it had been translated into 30 languages.

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2025 Honda Civic Hybrid could catch 40% of Civic sales

Green Car Reports

Honda has confirmed that the 2025 Civic Hybrid will be much more than a niche model—with plans to make the hybrid version 40% of total U.S. Civic sales. In U.S. spec, the 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid arrives in summer 2024 and will include a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine, running on an efficiency-focused Atkinson cycle. It's part of Honda’s.

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Tesla Model Y sets records by being Europe’s best-selling car for 2023

Teslarati

The Tesla Model Y is on track to become Europe’s best-selling car in 2023, and it’s not even close. As per preliminary figures from market researcher Dataforce, the all-electric crossover has gained an overwhelming lead over its closest competitor, the Dacia Sandero, with 97% of sales in the EU, the EFTA countries, and the UK being counted.

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Volvo flexes its pricing power for EVs with the EX30 rolling out for $35,000

Electrek

With “tremendous growth” expected for its EVs, Volvo CEO Jim Rowan says the brand is outpacing rivals. Rowan claims Volvo has “much more pricing power” as it rolls out its cheapest EV so far, the EX30, starting at $35,000.

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People Who Drive Trucks For A Living Really Like Driving Electric Trucks

CleanTechnica EVs

Electric trucks are taking on more short haul delivery and drayage tasks in the United States and drivers couldn't be happier. The post People Who Drive Trucks For A Living Really Like Driving Electric Trucks appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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“This is our North Star:” Auto giant backs sodium-ion EV battery technology

The Driven EV News

Dutch automotive giant Stellantis among several companies to invest in French company Tiamat which is commercialising sodium-ion battery technology. The post “This is our North Star:” Auto giant backs sodium-ion EV battery technology appeared first on The Driven.

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Mazda adopts Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS)

Teslarati

Japanese carmaker Mazda has announced that it will be adopting Tesla’s North American Charging Standard for its upcoming battery electric vehicles. Mazda’s EVs that would be equipped with Tesla’s NACS standard are expected to be launched in North America from 2025 onward. Mazda announced its NACS adoption in a press release. As noted by the automaker, the company’s adoption of NACS would provide its customers with a broader range of charging options.

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BMW declares ‘tipping point’ in shift from gas-powered cars to EVs as sales heat up

Electrek

BMW has crossed the “tipping point” as the automaker shifts from gas-powered vehicles to EVs. According to BMW’s CFO, from here on out, most of its growth will come from electric vehicles. more… The post BMW declares ‘tipping point’ in shift from gas-powered cars to EVs as sales heat up appeared first on Electrek.

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Historic victory for Audi RS Q e-tron at the Dakar Rally

Electric Cars Report

Audi makes history: for the first time, a low-emission prototype with an electric drive, high-voltage battery and energy converter wins the world’s toughest desert rally with the Audi RS Q e-tron. The Spaniards Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz secured Audi’s first victory in the Dakar Rally after around 7,900 kilometres with a lead of 1h 20min. Mattias Ekström/Emil […] The post Historic victory for Audi RS Q e-tron at the Dakar Rally appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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BYD Sea Lion specs reveal boost in top speed, outpacing BYD Seal

The Driven EV News

More details of BYD's larger ground-up electric SUV have come to the surface, including powertrain options. The post BYD Sea Lion specs reveal boost in top speed, outpacing BYD Seal appeared first on The Driven.

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More Tesla Model 3 Highland vehicles land in Australia for deliveries

Teslarati

More Tesla Model 3 Highland vehicles have landed in Australia, ready for delivery. “Many more upgraded Tesla Model 3(s) are arriving in Australia now,” noted EV influencer Esther Kokkelmans. “So happy that more of these beautiful cars will be seen on the Australian roads soon.” Kokkelmans also shared that the Tesla Model 3 Highland units in the pictures she shared were delivered in Sydney.

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Tesla Model Y was Europe’s best-selling car in 2023, the first EV to take top spot

Electrek

The Tesla Model Y officially took the crown as Europe’s best-selling car overall for 2023, making it the first electric vehicle ever to do so. While the Model Y had taken the spot for a few months last year, year-end results were a close call with a very different vehicle: the ubiquitous ICE hatchback Dacia Sandero, tightly priced at $13,051 (€12,000).

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Top Range for 2023 EVs Was 516 Miles on a Single Charge in USA

CleanTechnica EVs

In model year (MY) 2023, the highest top range for an EV was 516 miles on a single charge (Lucid. [continued] The post Top Range for 2023 EVs Was 516 Miles on a Single Charge in USA appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Video Friday: Swiss-Mile

Cars That Think

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion. Cybathlon Challenges : 2 February 2024, ZURICH Eurobot Open 2024 : 8–11 May 2024, LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, FRANCE ICRA 2024 : 13–17 May 2024, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN RoboCup 2024 : 17–22 July 2024, EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS Enjoy today’s videos!

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Tesla made up more than half of U.S. EV sales with only two models

Teslarati

Tesla made up more than half of the total electric vehicle sales in the United States with only two of its models, according to new figures from Kelley Blue Book. Tesla’s Model Y and Model 3 accounted for over 51 percent of the total U.S. EV sales in 2023, making up 615,407 of the 1,189,051 EV units that were sold in the country. This is 51.7 percent, and they are only two out of the five vehicles Tesla currently offers.

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Toyota Land Cruiser could spawn two new EVs to rival Mercedes, Land Rover

Electrek

Toyota wants to bring the Land Cruiser brand into the electric future with two new EVs. The company is reportedly gearing up to electrify the Toyota Land Cruiser with its own brand.