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Ford reverses course, cuts F-150 Lightning prices by up to $5,500

Green Car Reports

Ford is cutting prices on some 2024 F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks by up to $5,500, CarsDirect reports, citing a bulletin sent by Ford to dealerships. Effective April 5, the XLT Standard Range grade gets a $2,000 price cut, bringing its base price down to $65,090 with the mandatory $2,095 destination charge. The Lariat Extended Range gets.

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China is exporting so many EVs that it needs more ships – a lot more

Electrek

Chinese automakers are looking to export electric vehicles by the hundreds of thousands around the globe, but they need a lot more car-carrying vessels to make that happen. Demand is so high that the country is on track to amass what will be the world’s fourth-largest fleet in a few short years, with new trade routes being created especially for Chinese cars.

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Tesla Model Y & Model 3 Cost $10,000 Less Than Average New Car Price

CleanTechnica EVs

Much recent discussion around Tesla has been about a lower-cost, smaller Tesla (“Model C” or “Model 2,” as it is often called). In particular, there was the shocking news that Tesla reportedly killed the project in order to focus on a Tesla robotaxi vehicle. It seems that the majority of. [continued] The post Tesla Model Y & Model 3 Cost $10,000 Less Than Average New Car Price appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Electric vehicle numbers could overtake petrol cars in Norway this year

The Driven EV News

With EV sales at 90 per cent of the new car market, the number of electric cars on Norway roads s likely to overtake petrol cars within the next 12 months. The post Electric vehicle numbers could overtake petrol cars in Norway this year appeared first on The Driven.

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

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Voltpost rolls out curbside US EV chargers: Here's how they look

Green Car Reports

Charging company Voltpost is preparing to roll out its lamppost EV chargers in major U.S. metro areas like New York, Chicago, and Detroit. The company on Thursday announced that it had "imminent plans" to deploy its chargers in these areas this spring. The Level 2 chargers are added to existing lampposts, with charging sessions and payment managed.

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Ukraine Is the First “Hackers’ War”

Cars That Think

Rapid and resourceful technological improvisation has long been a mainstay of warfare, but the war in Ukraine is taking it to a new level. This improvisation is most conspicuous in the ceaselessly evolving struggle between weaponized drones and electronic warfare, a cornerstone of this war. Weaponized civilian first-person-view (FPV) drones began dramatically reshaping the landscape of the war in the summer of 2023.

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Electric cars and trucks can slash Australia’s $60 billion fossil fuel import bill

The Driven EV News

Australians pay over $60 billion a year to import petroleum products, and tens of billions more for storing, distributing and selling them. Electric transport and sensible urban planning can reduce that. The post Electric cars and trucks can slash Australia’s $60 billion fossil fuel import bill appeared first on The Driven.

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Fewer Americans aspire to EV ownership, Gallup poll suggests

Green Car Reports

American EV ownership is growing, but fewer car shoppers who don't already own an EV are considering one, according to a new Gallup poll. Of those households surveyed, 7% reported owning an EV, up from 4% a year ago, while a steady 16% of Americans over the past few years indicated that they are "EV consumers," which Gallup defines as those who.

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Another Tesla executive chimes in on $25,000 car cancellation claims

Teslarati

Another Tesla executive has responded to recent reports that the $25,000 mass-market vehicle is no longer being planned, following CEO Elon Musk’s denial of the claims. Last week, Reuters reported that sources had told it that Tesla was canceling plans for its $25,000 electric vehicle (EV). Musk went on to deny the reports, literally saying that “ Reuters is lying (again),” with he and Tesla later announcing plans to unveil the upcoming robotaxi on August 8, 2024.

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Electric cars are saving Americans billions — even people who don’t drive them

Electrek

A new study shows that drivers of electric cars are saving everyone billions of dollars on their monthly electricity bills — even the people who don’t drive EVs!

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

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Battery recycling capacity set to outstrip supply of end-of-life EV batteries by 4 to 1

The Driven EV News

There's been a lot of misinformation on social media warning of a dystopian future of millions EV batteries piling up around us. The truth is that used EV batteries are valuable and will be in hot demand. The post Battery recycling capacity set to outstrip supply of end-of-life EV batteries by 4 to 1 appeared first on The Driven.

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2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E: Quicker charging, range to 320 miles, lower price

Green Car Reports

Ford on Tuesday confirmed lasting price cuts on the Mustang Mach-E lineup, along with 20% faster road-trip charging and a boost in range of up to 20 miles for the new model year. The automaker has also substituted in a new in-house-designed motor unit and thermal changes that altogether will make top-performance versions quicker-accelerating than.

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Kempower launches 1.2 MW electric truck charging station

Electric Cars Report

The Finnish EV charging manufacturer Kempower has launched its state-of-the-art electric truck charging solution for power ratings above 1 MW. Kempower’s Megawatt Charging System seeks to be part of the solution to the challenges of electrification of heavy-duty vehicles to meet the EU’s decarbonization goals. To bridge the market transition towards full megawatt charging adoption […] The post Kempower launches 1.2 MW electric truck charging station appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Hyundai US boss calls out the competition as the brand goes ‘all in’ on electric vehicles

Electrek

As rivals including Ford and GM pull back, Hyundai is surging ahead in the US electric vehicle market. Hyundai’s US CEO, Randy Parker, is calling out the competition as the brand goes “all in” on EVs.

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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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Robotaxi transitions Tesla from a seller of vehicles to a seller of mobility

The Driven EV News

Many analysts have been conditioned to view Tesla as just another vehicle manufacturer, but the truth is Tesla is a software company just happens to also be the world's most advanced EV maker. The post Robotaxi transitions Tesla from a seller of vehicles to a seller of mobility appeared first on The Driven.

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Review: 2024 Fiat 500e urban EV has its charm

Green Car Reports

The 2024 Fiat 500e is a small electric three-door hatchback that looks remarkably similar to the previous Fiat 500, sold in the U.S. from the 2012 through 2019 model years. This one’s offered only as a battery-electric vehicle (hence the “e”), at least for the moment. But Fiat plans to market it as a fashion accessory as much as.

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Tesla FSD fleet passes 1 billion-mile milestone

Teslarati

Tesla Full Self-Driving (FSD) users have passed a significant milestone. As per the electric vehicle maker, Tesla drivers have driven over 1 billion miles on FSD. That’s a cumulative number of miles that exceeds the distance between the Earth and Saturn. Tesla announced the FSD milestone on its Tesla AI official social media account on X, with the company also providing a graph showing the cumulative miles driven by FSD users over the years.

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CATL unveils Tesla Megapack competitor, claims zero degradation and more capacity

Electrek

CATL has unveiled Tener, a new large scale energy storage system to compete with Tesla Megapack. The system has almost twice the energy capacity of the Megapack, and CATL claims zero degradation after 5 years.

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BYD takes sales of its $A15,000 EV to 360,000 in less than 12 months

The Driven EV News

BYD sells 360,000 of its most-affordable city electric car in under 12 months as it continues to expand its global footprint. The post BYD takes sales of its $A15,000 EV to 360,000 in less than 12 months appeared first on The Driven.

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Study: EV efficiency gains could cut grid demand, save billions

Green Car Reports

EVs could end up using a lot of electricity, but efficiency improvements to support them could significantly reduce the need for new grid infrastructure, cut energy usage, and potentially save consumers billions of dollars, according to a new study from research firm EPRI and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). By 2050, charging of.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk gives subtle nod to more affordable FSD monthly subscriptions

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to have given a subtle nod to the idea of more affordable Full Self-Driving (FSD) monthly subscriptions. A cheaper monthly rate for FSD would likely increase the take rate for the advanced driver-assist system’s subscription service. Musk’s apparent nod to a cheaper FSD subscription was observed by Tesla enthusiasts on social media platform X, several of whom noted that the CEO had liked a post from an EV advocate stating that the take rate for FSD subscriptions would

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The Electric Vehicle Of 2050: The Best Is Yet To Come

CleanTechnica EVs

If the electric vehicle of the future is lightweight and energy efficient, power generations will be able to keep pace with electrification. The post The Electric Vehicle Of 2050: The Best Is Yet To Come appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Robotaxi to herald cutting edge manufacturing and AI convergence

The Driven EV News

Elon Musk has set the reveal date for Tesla's much anticipated self-driving Robotaxi. Some say it could mark "one of the biggest asset value increases in history." The post Tesla Robotaxi to herald cutting edge manufacturing and AI convergence appeared first on The Driven.

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New Jersey marks up EV ownership with additional $1,000 fee

Green Car Reports

New Jersey is introducing an additional registration fee for EVs. Starting July 1, drivers will pay an upfront fee of more than $1,000 on top of existing registration fees. Governor Phil Murphy signed a law last week renewing New Jersey's transportation trust fund that adds an annual fee set at $250 this year, and rising $10 over the remaining.

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Tesla launches its 2nd-cheapest, longest-range Model Y in select European countries

Teslarati

Tesla has launched a new variant of the its best-selling vehicle, the Model Y, to select European countries. The new Model Y variant currently stands as the second most-affordable and longest range variant of the all-electric crossover. Tesla announced the launch of the new Model Y Long Range Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) motor in a post from its Tesla Europe & Middle East account on social media platform X.

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Volvo Sets All-Time Sales Record Thanks To EV Sales Surge

CleanTechnica EVs

Volvo sold more cars last month than ever before in company history, thanks in large part to big demand for the new EX 30. The post Volvo Sets All-Time Sales Record Thanks To EV Sales Surge appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Australian fossil car industry spends over $500 per vehicle on advertising

The Driven EV News

Could the fossil car industry survive without paid advertising? Should we ban fossil car ads like we did for cigarettes, given the impact on climate, health and environment? The post Australian fossil car industry spends over $500 per vehicle on advertising appeared first on The Driven.

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Stellantis CEO claims EVs need battery breakthrough to be green

Green Car Reports

Automakers must reduce EV battery weight by 50% in the next decade in order to make electrification truly green, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said Wednesday during the automaker's Freedom of Mobility Forum. As Reuters reports, Tavares said that making a battery pack for an EV with a "decent range" of 250 miles currently takes, on average 1,000.

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California EV adoption driving steady decline in emissions: study

Teslarati

A new study from the University of California (UC) Berkeley shows a steady, albeit modest, decline in carbon emissions with increased electric vehicle (EV) adoption over the last few years. The research looks at carbon emission trends between 2018 and 2022, utilizing data from 50 air-quality sensors throughout the Bay Area, as detailed in a report published in the Environmental Science and Technology journal on Thursday.

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EVs are taking over the rest of the world much faster than the US

Electrek

Electric vehicles are taking over the rest of the world much faster than the United States. The faster we adopt EVs, the more benefits we get from them.

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Tesla opens its first in-house collision repair centre in Australia

The Driven EV News

Tesla has opened its first in-house collision and body repair shop in the country with more to follow. The post Tesla opens its first in-house collision repair centre in Australia appeared first on The Driven.

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Kia keeps to EV goals but plans to enhance hybrid lineup

Green Car Reports

Kia remains committed to an ambitious EV sales goal, but plans to keep hybrids and plug-in hybrids as part of its product mix, the automaker announced Friday in a presentation to investors. Kia still targets 1.6 million global EV sales annually by 2030. That's the same goal the automaker stepped up to in 2023, versus a previous target of 1.2.

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Tesla investment in autonomous driving program to exceed $10 billion this year: Musk

Teslarati

It takes some serious investment to pursue self-driving. This was highlighted by Elon Musk in a recent post on social media platform X, when he stated that Tesla’s cumulative investment in its self-driving program would be well over $10 billion this year. Musk’s comment on Tesla’s cumulative investment in self-driving came as a response to an EV advocate who speculated on the electric vehicle maker’s training process for Tesla’s advanced driver-assist systems.

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Tesla, Toyota, or Hyundai — Who Wore It Best? A 1st Quarter US Sales Analysis

CleanTechnica EVs

In this article, I analyze the Q1 sales results of three leading automakers and try to make sense of why the EV laggards did the best. I’m going to discuss the electrification strategy of three of the brands in the US market and how it worked for them in the. [continued] The post Tesla, Toyota, or Hyundai — Who Wore It Best? A 1st Quarter US Sales Analysis appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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