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Prototype test drive: Lucid Gravity might defy segments

Green Car Reports

Is that a minivan? Is that a wagon? Is that an SUV? The answer to these questions in order is no, kind of, and yes. The Lucid Gravity is the startup automaker’s upcoming crossover SUV, but in many ways it redefines the genre in terms of packaging, design, and how it drives. Here’s what I learned after an ever-so-brief stint behind the.

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Car Fires by Vehicle Type (meme)

CleanTechnica EVs

We’ve all heard it — OMG, EVs/lithium fire danger is SO REAL. Is it, though? If you believe the memes you get from “friends” who try to deter you from driving an EV, it might seem like a big deal. Well, interestingly enough, some data from federal recalls, the Federal. [continued] The post Car Fires by Vehicle Type (meme) appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Apprentice funding boost to repair shortage of electric car mechanics

The Driven EV News

Australians training to become mechanics will be able to access up to $10,000 in financial support if they study electric vehicles. The post Apprentice funding boost to repair shortage of electric car mechanics appeared first on The Driven.

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Read the wild email Tesla is sending to suppliers amid Supercharger chaos

Electrek

After firing its entire Supercharger team, Tesla has sent out an email to suppliers which shows just how chaotic the decisionmaking leading up to the firings must have been.

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

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Review: 2024 Acura ZDX Type S keeps first EV mostly on-brand

Green Car Reports

The 2024 Acura ZDX is the Honda premium brand’s first-ever electric vehicle, a midsize crossover SUV with five seats. Visually it’s every inch an Acura, and it’s very close in size to the brand’s bestselling model, the MDX midsize crossover. But the EV is differently proportioned—3 inches lower, on a wheelbase.

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Fox News Cherrypicks Old EVs to Represent The “Foolish” Nature Of All EVs

CleanTechnica EVs

In a recent video by Fox News, the company finds basically every EV-negative headline they could find for the last several years, and then interviews an automotive journalist who owns two older EVs. The conclusion? EVs are a failure. Here’s the video (I’ll talk about it more afterward): When it. [continued] The post Fox News Cherrypicks Old EVs to Represent The “Foolish” Nature Of All EVs appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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A fully-electric 10,000 ton container ship has begun service equipped with over 50,000 kWh in batteries

Electrek

Chinese state-owned company COSCO Shipping has launched what it calls the “world’s largest” river-to-sea electric container ship. The Green Water 01 is a 10,000-ton+ fully electric vessel that sets a new benchmark in sustainability in the marine logistics industry.

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Lucid Gravity prototype, Toyota hydrogen plans, California EV sales: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Stagnant Tesla sales flatten EV growth in California. Toyota sets up shop for all things hydrogen. And a drive of the Lucid Gravity tells us that it’s built on a layer of Air but adds much more. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. A brief Lucid Gravity prototype test drive was enough to tell us that this upcoming EV will offer a unique.

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New Sodium-Ion Battery Could Charge An Electric Vehicle In Seconds, Not Minutes

CleanTechnica EVs

The electric vehicle revolution has barely gotten under way, and already the goalposts for EV charging times are moving on to the next phase. The post New Sodium-Ion Battery Could Charge An Electric Vehicle In Seconds, Not Minutes appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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“Very cost effective:” Regional Australia Post contractor goes fully electric

The Driven EV News

Regional Australia Post contractor says switch to electric is "very cost effective," and charges his fleet with solar and battery storage added to post office. The post “Very cost effective:” Regional Australia Post contractor goes fully electric appeared first on The Driven.

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

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Elon Musk is throwing his weight around Tesla, comes in like a wrecking ball

Electrek

We are getting more information on the ongoing layoffs at Tesla. Several employees describe the situation as Elon Musk “throwing his weight around” to solidify his status after being mostly absent over the last year. But he is coming in like a dangerous wrecking ball.

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Toyota “hydrogen headquarters” will develop US fuel-cell products

Green Car Reports

Toyota has big hopes for hydrogen, and it’s backing that up with a braintrust. The automaker announced Wednesday that it’s giving its research and development office in Gardena, California, a new name and focus. Set to be called Toyota’s North American Hydrogen Headquarters, the facility will, from here on, lead efforts on this.

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Buh-Bye, Conflict Minerals: US Gets First Sodium-Ion Battery Factory

CleanTechnica EVs

The sodium-ion battery of the future is coming to decarbonize US data centers and backup generators, now do electric vehicles. The post Buh-Bye, Conflict Minerals: US Gets First Sodium-Ion Battery Factory appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Megapack Factory in China to start construction 

Teslarati

Tesla’s Megapack Factory in China is ready to start construction this month. Construction started at Tesla’s Megafacotry Shanghai site in March 2024. Since then, very little has been built on the site. Tesla Giga Shanghai’s resident drone operator, WuWa, recently provided an update on the company’s Megapack Factory in China. He explained why construction stopped after the initial sighting in March.

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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 conducting more layoffs, including entire Supercharger team

Electrek

Just after laying off “more than 10%” of its global workforce, Tesla is laying off even more employees – including senior executives and long-time veterans of the company, most notably the entire Supercharging team and the executive responsible for negotiating NACS adoption across the industry.

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Hyundai confirms dedicated US EV plant will make hybrids too

Green Car Reports

Hyundai will add production of hybrid models at its Georgia Metaplant scheduled to open later this year, CFO Lee Seung Jo said during a recent earnings call. "We are investing in facilities to produce hybrid cars at the Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America,” Lee told the Korea Economic Daily and other media on the call, adding that Hyundai.

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EVs Take 56.9% Share In Sweden — Volvo EX30 Is The Top BEV

CleanTechnica EVs

April saw plugin EVs take a 56.9% share in Sweden, up modestly YoY from 55.7%. The BEV share fell slightly YoY, while PHEV share climbed higher. Overall auto volume was 21,977 units, up some 7% YoY. The new Volvo EX30 was March’s bestselling BEV, its first time in the top. [continued] The post EVs Take 56.9% Share In Sweden — Volvo EX30 Is The Top BEV appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla FSD makes a believer of Xiaomi co-founder after test ride

Teslarati

Xiaomi and Tesla China may have become direct rivals since the launch of the Xiaomi SU7 , a challenger to the Tesla Model 3, but the Chinese tech giant’s executives are still supportive of the American EV maker’s innovations. This was highlighted recently when Xiaomi co-founder and vice chairman Lin Bin posted a message on Chinese social media praising Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) system.

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New battery chemistry promises 10-minute fast charge, or five minute top up for EVs

The Driven EV News

A breakthrough in battery chemistry promises to accelerate fast charging for EVs, making them as quick to charge as filling a petrol car at the pump. The post New battery chemistry promises 10-minute fast charge, or five minute top up for EVs appeared first on The Driven.

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Flexible controls could boost EV charging station reliability

Green Car Reports

EVs and charging stations have aspired to provide EV drivers with something that rivals the turnaround time of gas stations. While charge rates are important, reliability and simply being able to get a charge, ultimately, are perhaps more important points that some charging networks seem to have glossed over in the process. According to a 2023.

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Op-Ed: Is It Time To End The Elon Musk Fanboi Era?

CleanTechnica EVs

The good readers and supporters of CleanTechnica support EVs, wind energy, solar power, batteries, and renewables technology, notwithstanding the several industry trolls who sometimes visit our comment section. We understand that the unquestionable primary leader for EVs in this period has been Elon Musk. To say that his contributions, along. [continued] The post Op-Ed: Is It Time To End The Elon Musk Fanboi Era?

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Elon Musk explains reasoning behind Tesla Supercharger team disband

Teslarati

Elon Musk explained the reasoning behind disbanding Tesla’s supercharger team in a communication on his social media platform X. Earlier today, we reported Tesla was letting go of several key members of its Supercharger team in what was a surprising move. It was a small part of the large effort to remove roughly 10 percent of the company’s workforce.

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“Working for me:” BYD EVs charge successfully for first time at Tesla V3 Supercharger sites

The Driven EV News

BYD Seal owners report successful charge at multiple Tesla supercharger sites, allowing them now charge at hundreds of charging stalls across the country. The post “Working for me:” BYD EVs charge successfully for first time at Tesla V3 Supercharger sites appeared first on The Driven.

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Polestar reports drivable EV with 10-minute 10-80% charging

Green Car Reports

Polestar has announced that prototype cells fitted to a version of its upcoming Polestar 5 flagship EV have been able to do a 10-80% charge in just 10 minutes. Polestar said last year that it would place the tech in a prototype Polestar 5 gaining 100 miles in 5 minutes—this project—by 2024, and it appears to have exceeded the original.

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200 More Electric Buses For Kenya

CleanTechnica EVs

More Electric Buses For Kenya As Roam & County Bus Service (CBS) Partner To Deploy 200 Electric Buses By 2026 The transition to electric mobility is progressing around the world at different rates. Norway is of course the leader when it comes to electric car market share of new vehicle. [continued] The post 200 More Electric Buses For Kenya appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla China partners with Baidu for maps to clear FSD hurdle

Teslarati

Amidst Elon Musk’s unannounced trip to Beijing, China this weekend, reports have emerged indicating that Tesla has partnered with domestic internet giant Baidu for its vehicles’ mapping and navigation. The partnership is expected to help Tesla overcome hurdles for the release of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) system in China. During Musk’s visit, he met with a number of government officials such as Premier Li Qiang and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Chairman Ron Hong

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Electronically Assisted Astronomy on the Cheap

Cars That Think

I hate the eye strain that often comes with peering through a telescope at the night sky—I’d rather let a camera capture the scene. But I’m too frugal to sink thousands of dollars into high-quality astrophotography gear. The Goldilocks solution for me is something that goes by the name of electronically assisted astronomy, or EAA. EAA occupies a middle ground in amateur astronomy: more involved than gazing through binoculars or a telescope, but not as complicated as using specialized cameras, ex

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Report: Top-selling used EVs cost up to $5,000 less than last year

Green Car Reports

The average price of the most popular used EVs has dropped by up to $5,000 compared to last year, according to retailer CarMax. Sales data from September 1, 2023 to February 29, 2024, showed that the top EVs at CarMax were the Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y, and Nissan Leaf. They were also the top-sellers in a previous CarMax report published in.

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Why Tesla Going “Hardcore” Might Be A Good Thing

CleanTechnica EVs

This article describes my personal experience with the huge companies of IBM and Lucent that went soft and the current events at Tesla. With all the focus these days on the “Magnificent 7,” it is easy to forget the lessons of history. Small and mid-cap stocks have historically outperformed large-cap. [continued] The post Why Tesla Going “Hardcore” Might Be A Good Thing appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Volvo begins rollout of EX30, its smallest electric offering, to Australian car dealers

The Driven EV News

The much anticipated Volvo EX30 small SUV has finally begun arriving in dealer showrooms. The post Volvo begins rollout of EX30, its smallest electric offering, to Australian car dealers appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla FSD in China could add $2.3 billion in annual earnings by 2030: Bank of America

Teslarati

Bank of America seems to be seeing the potential of Full Self Driving (FSD) for Tesla’s future in China. In a note, the bank noted that FSD has the potential to boost the electric vehicle maker’s earnings by $2.3 billion by 2030 if the advanced driver-assist suite sees increased adoption among the company’s customers in China. Elon Musk’s unannounced trip to China this past weekend suggested that Tesla is laying the foundation for FSD’s release in the country.

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Costco deal saves up to $2,000 on these EVs and PHEVs

Green Car Reports

Costco is once again offering deals on EVs and plug-in hybrids for its members. Between May 1 and July 31, the retail chain is offering a $1,000 incentive on 2024 and 2025 Volvo models, including the 2024 XC40 and C40 Recharge EVs and XC60 Recharge and XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrids, as well as 2025 XC60 and XC90 plug-in hybrid models. The XC40.

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Fact Checks: Have Electric Vehicles Sales Really Stalled?

CleanTechnica EVs

Transportation has a brutal effect on greenhouse gas emissions — at 29%, greater than any other sector of the economy, including industry. Transportation electrification is essential, and the IEA 2024 Global EV Outlook report notes that electric vehicles (EVs) continue to make progress towards becoming a mass market product in. [continued] The post Fact Checks: Have Electric Vehicles Sales Really Stalled?

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A Brief History of the World’s First Planetarium

Cars That Think

In 1912, Oskar von Miller , an electrical engineer and founder of the Deutsches Museum , had an idea: Could you project an artificial starry sky onto a dome, as a way of demonstrating astronomical principles to the public? It was such a novel concept that when von Miller approached the Carl Zeiss company in Jena, Germany, to manufacture such a projector, they initially rebuffed him.

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