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S&P Global: US faces new challenges meeting increased demand for critical minerals spurred by IRA

Green Car Congress

The US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is accelerating demand for critical minerals (lithium, cobalt and nickel) and copper that are vital to energy transition technologies. However, ensuring enough qualifying supply to meet that demand faces “considerable challenges,” according to a new analysis by S&P Global. The new study finds that US energy transition demand will continue to accelerate and be materially higher for lithium (+15%), cobalt (+14%) and nickel (+13%) by 2035 than was projected befo

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Review: 2023 Rivian R1S hits Rocky Mountain highs

Green Car Reports

In the Rocky Mountain town of Salida, Colorado, adventure calls. Rafting in the summer, skiing in the winter, cycling and brewing year round, it’s a gateway to high mountain fun at 7,000 feet above sea level. It’s also a place where Rivians outnumber Teslas, at least two to one. So it seemed upon my arrival with the 2023 Rivian R1S.

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Fisker Announces The R?nin, a $385K Limited-Production Electric Supercar

CleanTechnica EVs

Fisker recently released additional details on its Rōnin Super GT, an all-electric convertible that was showcased at the company’s first-ever Product Vision Day on August 3, 2023.

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Honda confirms it will adopt Tesla’s NACS, driven by GM’s adoption

Electrek

Honda has confirmed that its and Acura’s vehicles in North America will adopt NACS, a charging connector designed by Tesla’s NACS. That move is driven by GM’s own adoption of th charging standard and Honda’s dependence on GM’s EV platform in North America. more… The post Honda confirms it will adopt Tesla’s NACS, driven by GM’s adoption 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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Crew Dragon Endurance arrives at LC-39A ahead of Crew 7 launch

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NASA and SpaceX are moving closer to the launch of Crew 7 to the International Space Station as Crew Dragon has arrived at Launch Complex 39A to be attached to the Falcon 9 second stage. The launch is currently scheduled just one week from now, on August 25th, and is scheduled for 3:49 a.m. ET (07:49 UTC). The Crew has already begun their quarantine to ensure they don’t get sick or bring any illnesses up to the Space Station and are scheduled to arrive in Florida on August 20th.

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Dual-Motor Rivian R1S, R1T earn up to 352-mile EPA range

Green Car Reports

Official EPA range ratings for Dual-Motor versions of the Rivian R1S electric SUV and R1T electric pickup truck are in—with both models maxing out at 352 miles. The maximum range rating is achieved with the 135-kwh Large Pack and 21-inch wheels. Opting for 22-inch wheels drops range to 341 miles for both the R1S and R1T. Either way, that.

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Rad Power Bikes reaches 600,000 e-bikes sold, launches giveaway

Electrek

If you’ve only ever heard of one electric bike brand in the US, it’s probably Rad Power Bikes. There are more Rads on American roads than any other e-bike out there. And now the company is announcing a major new milestone: hitting 600,000 e-bikes sold. more… The post Rad Power Bikes reaches 600,000 e-bikes sold, launches giveaway appeared first on Electrek.

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Lamborghini Lanzador Electric Crossover Concept Debuts at Monterey Car Week

Electric Cars Report

Lamborghini unveiled Lanzador electric concept at Monterey Car Week, a concrete vision of a future purely-electric fourth series production Lamborghini. The Lanzador concept car introduces a high ground-clearance GT with 2+2 seats, featuring clear, purist and technical forms, with a brand-new concept in terms of performance and unprecedented on-board experience, staying true to Lamborghini’s unmistakable […] The post Lamborghini Lanzador Electric Crossover Concept Debuts at Monterey Car We

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Rivian R1S tackles Rubicon off-road trail, a production EV first

Green Car Reports

Rivian claims its R1S electric SUV is the first EV to tackle the Rubicon off-road trail, long considered a yardstick for hardcore off-road vehicles. Located in El Dorado County California due west of Lake Tahoe, and approximately 80 miles east of the state capital of Sacramento, the Rubicon Trail is often listed at 22 miles long, but about half of.

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Tesla Cybertruck fleet spotted at Fremont Factory

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Recent photos shared by electric vehicle enthusiasts online have revealed that a fleet of Tesla Cybertruck units has been delivered to the Fremont Factory. At the time the photos were taken, a total of nine Cybertrucks could be seen at the electric vehicle maker’s Fremont, California plant. The Cybertruck fleet was sighted by EV advocate group The Kilowatts , which has kept a close eye on Tesla’s developments in the area.

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

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Ride1Up updates its ‘best all-around e-bike,’ drops price

Electrek

Ride1Up has long focused on effective yet affordable commuter-style e-bikes, though has expanded its lineup lately to cover an increasingly wide range of models from electric cruisers to e-mopeds. Now the company is putting some love and attention back into the commuter side of things as it updates one of its top-selling models, the Ride1Up 700 Series. more… The post Ride1Up updates its ‘best all-around e-bike,’ drops price appeared first on Electrek.

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Australia, Canada, & US Unify Critical Minerals Data

CleanTechnica EVs

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released a compilation of national-scale geological, geophysical and mineral resource datasets from Australia, Canada and the US through a collaboration between the three countries’ federal geological surveys. “Geology doesn’t stop at the border and neither does our data,” said USGS scientist Anne McCafferty, who led the effort.

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Faraday Future has delivered one 381-mile FF91 ultra-luxury EV

Green Car Reports

Five years after it was originally promised, and five months after the start of production was announced, Faraday Future has delivered one FF91 electric SUV. The first customer vehicle was delivered August 12 to a representative of dealership Private Collection Motors at the latter's facility in Costa Mesa, California, according to a Faraday.

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Tesla Cybertruck already changing the road, beguiles CHP Buttonwillow

Teslarati

Back in February, Tesla CEO Elon Musk noted that the Cybertruck would effectively change the look of the roads. Musk’s statement may sound hyperbolic at the time, but with Cybertruck sightings being reported across the United States in recent weeks, it does appear that the CEO’s estimates might be accurate. To state that the Cybertruck looks unique is an understatement.

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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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Podcast: new software-locked Tesla Model S/X, univeral charger, Acura ZDX, and more

Electrek

On the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. In this week’s episode, Seth is on vacation and it’s just me, Fred, so we are going to discuss EV news as usual, but we are also going to make the episode more interactive by taking more questions from you, the audience. more… The post Podcast: new software-locked Tesla Model S/X, univeral charger, Acura ZDX, and more appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Launches “Universal Wall Connector” For All EVs

CleanTechnica EVs

Tesla has launched a new version of its Wall Connector home chargers that will work with other electric vehicle brands along with its own vehicles. The equipment went on sale this week, and it’s expected to start shipping later this year, according to Tesla.

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Introducing the world’s first electric hyper Barchetta, B95, coachbuilt by Automobili Pininfarina

Electric Cars Report

Automobili Pininfarina opens an exciting new chapter in its history at Monterey Car Week with the introduction of the world’s first pure-electric, open top hyper Barchetta – the breathtaking new B95. The pure-electric hyper Barchetta is a design and technology masterpiece – the simplicity of its flowing open-topped bodywork contrasts with exquisite technical details to […] The post Introducing the world’s first electric hyper Barchetta, B95, coachbuilt by Automobili Pininfarina

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Tesla lays down the law on Cybertruck image leaks

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Tesla has officially laid down the law on employees leaking pictures and videos of the Cybertruck, which has been one of the few ways fans have been able to keep up with the pickup’s development. For a few months, Tesla Cybertruck images and videos have emerged from within the factories, giving us looks at the latest developments regarding the vehicle.

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Tesla Megapack deliveries slip all the way to 2025 despite production ramp

Electrek

Tesla Megapack’s delivery timeline for new orders has slipped all the way to Q2 2025 despite the company ramping up production significantly with the new factory. more… The post Tesla Megapack deliveries slip all the way to 2025 despite production ramp appeared first on Electrek.

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Used Car of The Day: 2005 Ford GT

The Truth About Cars

Maybe it's because we covered a $300,000 Ford Mustang last night. Maybe it's because I've always loved the looks of this generation Ford GT -- I've never driven one. Or maybe it's because I am feeling saucy on a summer Friday. Whatever the reason, today I bring you this California-based 2005 Ford GT. Before you whine about us featuring a $375,000 used car, please remember that the point of this feature isn't to sell you the car -- the point is to feature cool cars, regardless of price or conditi

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DigiBUILD Project: High-quality data-driven services for a digital built environment

Innovation News Network

The DigiBUILD Project combines Big Data and Artificial Intelligence tools with the aim of making the EU’s building stock climate neutral. The post DigiBUILD Project: High-quality data-driven services for a digital built environment appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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SpaceX launches 22 Starlinks from Florida, delays launch from California

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SpaceX had its sights set on back-to-back launches from the East and West Coasts. However, only the Florida launch managed to get off the ground and into orbit. The Starlink Group 6-10 mission lifted off at 11:36 p.m. ET (03:36 UTC on the 17th) from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. That mission itself faced a couple of delays due to weather around the Space Coast, but SpaceX was able to find a window for a successful launch.

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Here’s our first look at Lamborghini’s all-electric vehicle, the Lanzador EV

Electrek

Ahead of its official debut later today at Monterey Car Week, images of Lamborghini’s first 100% electric vehicle leaked online. From what’s shown, the Lamborghini Lanzador EV will help bring the sports car brand into the electric era as a sleek 2×2. more… The post Here’s our first look at Lamborghini’s all-electric vehicle, the Lanzador EV appeared first on Electrek.

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Acura Debuts Performance Electric Vision Design Concept

The Truth About Cars

While Acura recently unveiled its first production EV, the 2024 ZDX crossover , during Monterey Car Week, the model didn’t quite reach the ridiculous levels of extravagance the event is known for. Fortunately, the company had something in its back pocket with the “Performance Electric Vision Design” concept it teased in tandem with the all-electric ZDX.& It’s not a production vehicle and may not even qualify as a prototype for some model Acura has yet to deliver.

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Renewable Energy Generation Operations Begin at Electrify America Solar Glow 1

Electric Cars Report

Electrify America announced the start of commercial operation for the new 75 Megawatt Electrify America Solar Glow 1 solar photovoltaic renewable energy generation project in San Bernardino County, CA, announced last year. Electrify America Solar Glow 1 is the result of a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with developer Terra-Gen. Electrify America is the largest […] The post Renewable Energy Generation Operations Begin at Electrify America Solar Glow 1 appeared first on Elec

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Tesla Supercharger Network tops J.D. Power EV public charging study

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The Tesla Supercharger Network is one of the electric vehicle maker’s most notable accomplishments. And now that it is being opened to non-Tesla electric vehicles, the rapid charging system seems poised to become one of the key drivers of mainstream EV adoption. Back in May, veteran automaker Ford announced that it had reached a deal with Tesla so that its electric vehicles could access the Supercharger Network.

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Dual-motor Apollo Rover launched as ‘future of urban mobility’

Electrek

Canadian electric scooter maker Apollo says its new Rover, just launched today, is the “future of urban mobility.” And considering the company is known for making innovative models that have helped push the industry into that future, it may be worth a second look. more… The post Dual-motor Apollo Rover launched as ‘future of urban mobility’ appeared first on Electrek.

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Nissan Dealership Handed Over 400 Charges

The Truth About Cars

On this Friday afternoon, we find ourselves adding yet another post to our ‘Dealers Behaving Badly’ tag. This time, some former employees at a Nissan dealer in North Carolina are on the hook for more than 400 charges. It was the North Carolina DMV that seems to have blown the cover off the place, taking it upon themselves to rightly look into alleged shady activity at Nissan of Shelby.

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EcoProBM, SK On, Ford Investing In Québec; Building Cathode Plant To Solidify EV Supply Chain In North America

Electric Cars Report

SK On, EcoProBM and Ford are investing C$1.2 billion to build a cathode manufacturing facility that will provide materials that ultimately supply batteries for Ford’s future electric vehicles. Once production begins in the first half of 2026, the site will have the capacity to produce up to 45,000 tonnes of CAM per year. This new facility […] The post EcoProBM, SK On, Ford Investing In Québec; Building Cathode Plant To Solidify EV Supply Chain In North America appeared first on Electric Ca

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Will Starship launch anytime soon?

Teslarati

SpaceX has made remarkable progress at Starbase, but will they attempt a launch anytime soon? The company recently requested a maritime exclusion zone from the U.S. Coast Guard for “rocket launching activities” on August 31, 2023. However, even with all the work being done and testing in progress, it is still highly unlikely that SpaceX would be able to launch Starship by then.

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Acura teases Electric Vision concept that could be a potential NSX sports car EV

Electrek

After releasing its first production EV this week, Acura is giving us a glimpse into its future electric sports car lineup. Acura teased the Electric Vision sports car concept this week, previewing the brand’s next-gen EV design language. Could it be an electric NSX successor? more… The post Acura teases Electric Vision concept that could be a potential NSX sports car EV appeared first on Electrek.

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2023 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium MT Review – For Extra Fun, Add Third Pedal

The Truth About Cars

In a bit of serendipitous timing, we saw earlier this week that a lot of 2023 Toyota Supra buyers are opting for the manual. Having tested one earlier this year, I can see why. It’s not that the Supra isn’t fun to drive when equipped with an automatic. It is. But the manual-transmission version just feels livelier – and the driver feels more engaged.

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EVs Can Support Power Grid Reliability & Reduce Costs. Here’s How.

CleanTechnica EVs

I’m not going to beat around the bush: the past few years have not been great for the U.S. power grid, particularly when it comes to grid reliability. There have been high-profile rotating power outages caused by a heatwave in California (August 2020), a winter storm in Texas (February 2021), and another winter storm in Tennessee and North Carolina (December 2022).

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Tesla Cybertruck turning radius looks insane in recent footage

Teslarati

The Tesla Cybertruck is, for all intents and purposes, a very large vehicle. With its hulking design and cold steel exterior, the Cybertruck is an imposing presence on the road. It is then quite a sight when such a large pickup truck is spotted moving so nimbly, it almost looks like a much smaller vehicle. The Cybertruck footage was captured by longtime drone Tesla Giga Texas watcher Joe Tegtmeyer , who was fortunate enough to spot the all-electric pickup truck during a recent flyover of the com

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