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Report: China now makes enough batteries for global EV production

Green Car Reports

China already has enough battery manufacturing capacity to supply all global EV production, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. BNEF estimates to global battery-cell demand for both EVs and energy storage came in at around 950 gigawatt-hours in 2023—but manufacturing capacity was more than twice that, at around 2,600 gigawatt-hours.

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Australia EV fast-charging Tritium says it is insolvent, appoints administrators

The Driven EV News

Australian EV fast charging company Tritium is facing financial collapse after its directors declared it to be insolvent and called in KPMG to act as voluntary administrators. The post Australia EV fast-charging Tritium says it is insolvent, appoints administrators appeared first on The Driven.

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Volvo and CATL have big plans for old EV batteries

Electrek

Volvo and battery giant CATL are teaming up to turn old EV batteries into new ones. The partnership aims to further reduce the carbon footprint of EVs by recycling key battery materials.

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50 Years Later, This Apollo-Era Antenna Still Talks to Voyager 2

Cars That Think

For more than 50 years, Deep Space Station 43 has been an invaluable tool for space probes as they explore our solar system and push into the beyond. The DSS-43 radio antenna, located at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex , near Canberra, Australia, keeps open the line of communication between humans and probes during NASA missions. Today more than 40 percent of all data retrieved by celestial explorers, including Voyagers , New Horizons , and the Mars Curiosity rover , comes through

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

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Half of 2024 EVs have lower 5-year ownership cost vs. ICE

Green Car Reports

Many EVs have a lower five-year cost of ownership than comparable gasoline models, according an annual roundup from Vincentric, a source for ownership cost calculations for websites and automakers. Vincentric's analysis covers eight factors: depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel cost, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost and repairs.

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Toyota’s plug-in hybrids emit four times more CO2 than company claims

The Driven EV News

New real-world data from the EU shows plug-in hybrid vehicle emissions are actually much closer to the average petrol car than car companies claim. The post Toyota’s plug-in hybrids emit four times more CO2 than company claims appeared first on The Driven.

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15 Graphs That Explain the State of AI in 2024

Cars That Think

Each year, the AI Index lands on virtual desks with a louder virtual thud—this year, its 393 pages are a testament to the fact that AI is coming off a really big year in 2023. For the past three years, IEEE Spectrum has read the whole damn thing and pulled out a selection of charts that sum up the current state of AI (see our coverage from 2021 , 2022 , and 2023 ).

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Report: US-made 3-row electric SUV is Toyota Highlander EV

Green Car Reports

The Toyota Highlander midsize SUV could go all-electric, while the Grand Highlander would continue with internal-combustion engines, according to a new report from CarBuzz. This is part of a strategy to replace the alphanumeric naming scheme used by the Toyota bZ4X—currently the only EV in Toyota's U.S. lineup—for more conventional.

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Tesla (TSLA) gets “Buy” rating and $298 price target from RBC Capital

Teslarati

RBC Capital analyst Tom Narayan maintained his “Buy” rating for electric vehicle maker Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) on Monday. His price target for Tesla was also listed at $298 per share, suggesting an upside of over 80%. Narayan is currently ranked on TipRanks as a 4-star analyst with an average return of 7.4% and a success rate of 53.95%. He covers several auto companies such as Tesla, Ferrari, and the Mercedes-Benz Group.

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Tesla lays off ‘more than 10%’ of its global workforce

Electrek

Tesla has announced layoffs of “more than 10%” of its global workforce in an internal company-wide email. We exclusively reported yesterday that Tesla was prepping a massive layoff.

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

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Hydrogen Is Coming to the Rescue

Cars That Think

A consortium of U.S. federal agencies has pooled their funds and wide array of expertise to reinvent the emergency vehicle. The hybrid electric box truck they’ve come up with is carbon neutral. And in the aftermath of a natural disaster like a tornado or wildfire, the vehicle, called H2Rescue , can supply electric power and potable water to survivors while acting as a temperature-controlled command center for rescue personnel.

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If $50,000 EVs still lose $6,000, when will EVs become profitable?

Green Car Reports

Legacy automakers are still losing thousands of dollars on many EV sales, according to newly published analysis from the Boston Consulting Group. BCG estimates that most automakers lose around $6,000 on each EV they effectively sell for $50,000, that price accounting for any tax credits or other incentives the customer might be eligible for.

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Good News About Electric Cars — They’re Driving Down Electricity Rates

CleanTechnica EVs

Electric cars are making news this week in new reports that highlight price parity with conventional cars in the used car market. The post Good News About Electric Cars — They’re Driving Down Electricity Rates appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla puts ‘$25,000 electric car’ codenamed NV9 on back burner despite what Elon Musk said

Electrek

Electrek can confirm that Tesla indeed put its upcoming ‘$25,000 electric car, sometimes referred to as ‘Model 2’, on the back burner despite what Elon Musk said. The project was codenamed NV9.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

Oil

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German EV Motor Could Break Supply-Chain Deadlock

Cars That Think

Among the countless challenges of decarbonizing transportation, one of the most compelling involves electric motors. In laboratories all over the world, researchers are now chasing a breakthrough that could kick into high gear the transition to electric transportation: a rugged, compact, powerful electric motor that has high power density and the ability to withstand high temperatures—and that doesn’t have rare-earth permanent magnets.

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Rivian EV route planning schools charging networks with grade system

Green Car Reports

Rivian announced Monday that it will start planning routes around charger reliability in a new way—by grading each real-world charge site. The change is part of Rivian’s Software Update 2024.11.01, which rolls out to its vehicles, including the R1T electric pickup and R1S electric SUV, starting Monday. And with it, route planning will.

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Tesla’s Model Y comprised over a third of all Q1 EV sales in the U.S.

Teslarati

The Tesla Model Y sales comprised over a third of all electric vehicle (EV) sales in the U.S. in the first quarter, as shown in new data released this week. Automotive sales data from Kelley Blue Book shows that EV sales growth slowed down in the first quarter, and while dominant market leader Tesla wasn’t immune to these effects, the U.S. automaker’s sales remained far ahead of competitors.

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Nissan Micra EV to debut later this year as new low-cost electric car

Electrek

Another affordable electric car is set to be unveiled later this year as Nissan looks to boost EV sales. Nissan will unveil a new Micra EV as its newest low-cost electric car.

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Fossil fuel backers still arguing hydrogen has advantage over batteries for transport

The Driven EV News

Fossil fuel backed consortium still claiming hydrogen has an advantage over battery electric in transport. We dug deep to see what was behind the claim. The post Fossil fuel backers still arguing hydrogen has advantage over batteries for transport appeared first on The Driven.

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Honda Launches 3 New Electric Cars … In China, For China

CleanTechnica EVs

Honda has been one of the biggest laggards in the EV transition — you might even say the biggest. It has not been interested in selling electric vehicles and has hardly introduced any. However, if you want to sell cars in China, the largest car market in the world (by. [continued] The post Honda Launches 3 New Electric Cars … In China, For China appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla pausing Cybertruck deliveries due to ‘unexpected delays’

Teslarati

Tesla is canceling some Cybertruck delivery appointments due to an “unexpected delay,” as reported by multiple customers who originally expected to receive theirs this weekend. According to multiple accounts on the Cybertruck Owner’s Club forum and on X on Friday, Tesla has sent a message notifying customers with delivery appointments that it would need to cancel their appointments.

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Tesla Semi has been pushed ‘well beyond expectations’ by a new customer

Electrek

Tesla has delivered its Tesla Semi, an electric semi truck, to a new customer for a pilot program that has reportedly pushed the electric vehicle “well beyond expectations.

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Nissan unveils solid state battery line that will double energy intensity at lower price

The Driven EV News

Nissan says solid state batteries will double intensity of lithium batteries and cost less, and can also be used as energy storage. The post Nissan unveils solid state battery line that will double energy intensity at lower price appeared first on The Driven.

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Getting the Grid to Net Zero

Cars That Think

An emerging technology, grid-forming inverters, are letting utilities install more renewable energy facilities, such as solar photovoltaics and wind turbines. The inverters are often connected to utility-scale battery systems at solar-plus-storage facilities.

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Tesla set to roll out awesome new Sentry Mode feature

Teslarati

Tesla is set to roll out an awesome new feature with Sentry Mode, allowing owners to watch the video clip recorded by the car on their phone. Sentry Mode is a security feature on Tesla vehicles that records instances and events that occur near the car. It has helped solve things as simple as petty vandalism , like keying, and even liability in accidents.

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Tesla cuts prices by $2,000 in US, Model Y back to its lowest price ever

Electrek

Tesla has dropped the price of the Model Y, Model S and Model X by $2,000 each in the US. Model 3 prices remain the same, as do prices of the newly-released Cybertruck.

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Toyota's Hydrogen Future Is Crumbling As Owners File Lawsuits, Call For Buybacks

InsideEVs

Frozen pumps. Skyrocketing fuel costs. Plummeting resale values. Here's why owners who bought into Toyota's hydrogen dream feel "cheated and misled.

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GM Picks Up The Electric Pickup Truck Torch Dropped By Cybertruck

CleanTechnica EVs

GM pushes the electric pickup truck envelope with new vehicle-to-home EV charging package, starting with the new Chevy Silverado EV. The post GM Picks Up The Electric Pickup Truck Torch Dropped By Cybertruck appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Elon Musk subtly hints Tesla is entering “wartime mode” again

Teslarati

It appears that Tesla is about to find itself in a “wartime” setting or sorts once more. This was, at least, hinted at by CEO Elon Musk on social media. Tesla became the electric vehicle behemoth that it is today by making risky decisions. However, following the Model 3 ramp that almost killed the company, it seemed that Tesla had calmed down somewhat.

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Monarch delivers first 70 hp electric tractor to City of Berkeley

Electrek

In a move set to align with a new state mandate to transition to a zero-emission off-road equipment and vehicle fleet by 2035, the City of Berkeley, California becomes the first to take delivery of a a 70 hp Monarch MK-V electric tractor.

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Polestar cuts greenhouse emissions per car thanks to renewables and more efficient EVs

The Driven EV News

Polestar says it has cut greenhouse gas emissions by nine per cent per car sold in 2023, thanks to more renewable power, more efficient batteries and EVs, and cleaner materials. The post Polestar cuts greenhouse emissions per car thanks to renewables and more efficient EVs appeared first on The Driven.

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Zeekr Begins Big Push into 6 European Countries

CleanTechnica EVs

Zeekr is one of the most elegant, most advanced, and most high tech EV producers in the world. The brand is underneath the wing of Chinese auto giant Geely, but Zeekr has always seemed like a brand focused on conquering the European market. Recall that Geely also owns Volvo Cars. [continued] The post Zeekr Begins Big Push into 6 European Countries appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Semi pilot expands to Martin Brower

Teslarati

It appears that the Tesla Semi is now doing a pilot with another client. As noted by Tesla Sr. Manager of Semi Truck Engineering Dan Priestley , Martin Brower (MB) has also started a pilot for the Class 8 all-electric truck. The results of the program so far are quite encouraging. In a post on X , the Tesla executive thanked MB and the Semi’s other customers for working with the company to test, develop, and refine the all-electric truck.

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These new EV charging features are coming to Google Maps

Electrek

Google's new Maps features help EV drivers find exact information about EV chargers' locations, plan charging stops for road trips, and more.

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