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ProLogium to build €5.2B gigafactory for solid-state batteries in France

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Taiwan-based ProLogium has chosen France as the location for its first large-scale solid-state battery manufacturing facility outside of Taiwan. ProLogium will invest a total of €5.2 billion to set up a 48 GWh gigafactory and an R&D center. This major investment project aims to facilitate supply chain localization, R&D activities, and the manufacturing of next-generation batteries in Europe for ProLogium.

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Robotic EV charger will get a test at Texas airport

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A robotic EV charger will be put to the test at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in the coming months as part of a pilot program for innovative charging solutions. Developed by EV Charge Safe, the robot charger, dubbed Ziggy, goes to a car in need of charging plug-ins, and then returns to a staging area for recharging. The mobile unit.

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Tesla keeps Cyberquad ATV dreams alive

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Tesla is keeping dreams of the Cyberquad ATV alive as the automaker filed a new trademark for the name last week. In 2019 at the Cybertruck unveiling event, Tesla also showed off a new ATV design that was inspired by the all-electric pickup. The Cyberquad would be an all-electric ATV that would feature the same look and style as the Cybertruck, and would be an ideal sidekick to the pickup for those who planned to use the vehicle for off-road applications.

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Volkswagen to debut three-row ID. Buzz on first ever International Volkswagen Bus Day

Electric Cars Report

Volkswagen—in conjunction with The National Day Calendar—will celebrate the first ever International Volkswagen Bus Day. Paying homage to a global automotive icon, the inaugural celebration takes Type 2 (VW Bus) fans for a ride into the future with the debut of the three-row version of Volkswagen’s all-electric ID. Buzz in Huntington Beach, California.

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

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Bremen orders 35 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G electric articulated buses with NMC 3 batteries

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Bremer Strassenbahn AG (BSAG) has ordered 35 all-electric eCitaro G low-floor articulated buses from Mercedes-Benz with the latest NMC 3 (NMC: lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt-oxide) battery technology. These buses will join the 20 eCitaro solo buses that have been driving on the streets of Bremen since 2022. The vehicles will be gradually rolled out over the course of 2024.

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Chevrolet Silverado EV rated at 450 miles of range in work truck form

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The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV will achieve an EPA-estimated range of 450 miles in base work truck (WT) form, the automaker said Friday in a press release. Chevy mentioned a 400-mile range when the Silverado EV was first shown at the 2022 CES, but "extensive development and testing unlocked the increased 450-mile range," a spokesperson from the.

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Just Calm Down About GPT-4 Already

Cars That Think

Rapid and pivotal advances in technology have a way of unsettling people, because they can reverberate mercilessly, sometimes, through business, employment, and cultural spheres. And so it is with the current shock and awe over large language models, such as GPT-4 from OpenAI. It’s a textbook example of the mixture of amazement and, especially, anxiety that often accompanies a tech triumph.

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Honda unveils e:Ny1 EV in Germany

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Honda revealed its second fully electric vehicle, the e:Ny1, at its European Media Event in Offenbach, Germany. It is the brand’s second pure EV to arrive in the region, following on from the Honda e city car, and is designed to meet the growing customer demand for all-electric B-segment SUVs. The e:Ny1 also debuts an all-new electric identity for Honda, with white ‘H’ badges featuring around the vehicle, including the nose badge, wheel center caps and steering wheel.

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Rivian R1S and R1T Dual-Motor deliveries start soon, short wait on some versions

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Rivian reported Friday that thanks to a continued production ramp the wait time for new orders on its R1T is now down to 14 days or less in some cases. The electric truck maker is catching up on a production backlog that once looked like it might take years to work through, and it’s made significant headway—to the degree that some.

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SpaceX plans to launch Falcon 9 from both the East and West coasts hours apart

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SpaceX plans to launch two Falcon 9 rockets hours apart from Florida and California. Starlink group 6-3 will launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station with a planned launch time of 12:41 AM ET (04:41 UTC) and from Vandenberg Space Force Base, Iridium OneWeb rideshare launch at 6:19 AM PT (13:19 UTC). First up, SpaceX will launch booster 1076 on its 5th flight to deliver 22 Starlink V2 mini-satellites to a 43 degree orbit inclination.

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

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The MG4 Is Now The Most Affordable Electric Vehicle In Australia

CleanTechnica EVs

Electric cars have for the longest time been significantly more expensive than their ICE equivalents. Consumers have been patiently waiting for the day more electric vehicles become competitive from an upfront purchase price point of view.

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UT El Paso-led team designs cactus-inspired low-cost, efficient water-splitting catalyst

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Researchers led by engineers at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) have proposed a low-cost, cactus-inspired nickel-based material to help split water more cheaply and efficiently. The material is described in a paper in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Current electrolysis techniques to split water rely heavily on platinum as a catalyst, which is very expensive and just not feasible to use on a large scale because of its price, said UTEP Mechanical Engineering Professo

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Mercedes-Benz confirms US-bound electric luxury van, potential RV

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Mercedes-Benz plans to introduce luxurious mid-size electric passenger vans for the U.S. and China for the first time, along with factory-built RVs, it revealed on Tuesday. The announcement was part of the company’s most comprehensive look yet at its next-generation “ EA” electric architectures. All of these Mercedes-Benz.

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Tesla Cybertruck: “Shark Tank’s” Kevin O’Leary sees huge demand for “ugly” pickup

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Kevin O’Leary of “Shark Tank” fame recently noted that the Tesla Cybertruck would probably result in another big shift for the electric vehicle maker. This was despite the Cybertruck being, for all intents and purposes, an “ugly” vehicle. During a conversation with Yahoo Finance Live , O’Leary stated that the Cybertruck is an extremely compelling vehicle.

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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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Vint Cerf’s Career Advice for Engineers

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Vint Cerf, recipient of the 2023 IEEE Medal of Honor , has this advice to engineers starting out their careers: “If you really want to do something big, get help, and preferably from people who are smarter than you are.” “Be humble, because unless you approach things with the understanding that you really don’t know exactly how to make it all work, you may overlook possibilities.

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BMW Group announces local production of NEUE KLASSE in China from 2026, new gen 6 battery plant

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To mark the 20 th anniversary of the BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. (BBA) joint venture, Milan Nedeljković, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Production, announced local production of the NEUE KLASSE in China. Following the market launch in 2025, models of the next vehicle generation will also be produced from 2026 onwards by BBA in Shenyang.

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Utility-owned EV fast-charging stations will fill the gap in Utah

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In Utah, there might not be the use case or EV ownership density yet to support charging that's closely spaced to ease range anxiety and provide redundancy. So a utility is stepping up. Rocky Mountain Power on Wednesday announced that it will install DC fast chargers at 20 sites in Utah, with support from Electrify Commercial, a unit of charging.

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Tesla next-gen car: Elon Musk confirms two new EVs that can hit 5M per year

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During the 2023 Cyber Roundup (Annual Shareholder Meeting), CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla is developing two new vehicles that would be produced at a scale far beyond what the company could achieve today. A silhouette of one of these vehicles was also shared during Musk’s presentation. Considering Tesla’s goal of achieving an output of 20 million vehicles per year, expectations were high that the electric vehicle maker would be releasing new products that could be produced at hig

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Behold, The Cleanest EVs On The Road. Why Aren’t Banks Jumping On This?

CleanTechnica EVs

In a previous article series, I compared the lifetime emissions of various real EVs and PHEVs on the road, as well as several hypothetical EVs. I even compared power sources (renewables vs. dirtier grids) to see how that all stacks up.

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USGS investing more than $5.8M in critical-minerals mapping in Alaska

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The US Geological Survey (USGS) will invest more than $5.8 million to map critical-mineral resources in Alaska in partnership with the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys. The funding comes largely from a Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investment in the USGS Mineral Resources Program’s Earth Mapping Resources Initiative ( Earth MRI ), which provides more than $74 million in new mapping funding each year to modernize the understanding of the US’ fundamental geologic framework and i

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Ford revives hydrogen interest with E-Transit fuel-cell trial

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Ford last week announced that it’s started a research project that examines hydrogen as a potential energy source for its E-Transit commercial vans. The three-year trial project, based in the UK, will look at whether it can deliver “enhanced zero-emission-driving range for E-Transit customers with energy-intensive use cases.” The.

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Elon Musk confirms Cybertruck will still be an exoskeleton-based vehicle

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At the recent Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, Elon Musk reiterated the idea that the Tesla Cybertruck will feature an exoskeleton. He also teased new features that are coming to the all-electric pickup truck. Elon Musk provided a short update about the Cybertruck and the challenges Tesla has faced with production at the 2023 Cyber Roundup. Tesla’s pickup truck is truly a labor of love as the vehicle is something that even Musk admits might not be extremely popular with the general public.

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Elon Musk hints at new Tesla Roadster beating Rimac Nevara’s new records

Electrek

Elon Musk is hinting at the next-generation Tesla Roadster beating Rimac Nevara’s newly achieved performance records. more… The post Elon Musk hints at new Tesla Roadster beating Rimac Nevara’s new records appeared first on Electrek.

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Lightning eMotors to deliver 126 electric commercial vehicles to Macnab EV Sales

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Lightning eMotors signed a contract with Macnab EV Sales Corp. to deliver 126 vehicles to the Canadian commercial vehicle distributor by the end of 2023. Deliveries of Lightning’s ZEV3 vans to Macnab have already begun. The full order of 126 vehicles includes ZEV3 cargo and passenger van configurations and ZEV4 shuttle buses. Macnab has been a leader in the Canadian commercial transportation industry since 1935.

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Hybrid headlines 2024 Toyota Tacoma lineup, no EV yet

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Toyota on Thursday revealed a new generation of its mid-size Tacoma pickup truck that, at last, improves pretty much everything about the lineup—and adds a hybrid—while remaining in a package that everyone will instantly identify as a Tacoma. The new Tacoma won’t quite satisfy everyone. Although with much more tech inside and.

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Tesla’s newest software update shows it’s not resting on its laurels

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Tesla has launched its 2023.12.9 software update for its vehicles worldwide, showing that it remains an innovation leader, even as an established company. While Tesla continues to astonish its customers with the regularity of its software updates, perhaps more remarkable is its ability to continually innovate on its already industry-leading software experience.

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What we know about the EV set to replace the Nissan LEAF

Electrek

Nissan is saying goodbye to the little EV that started it all. Although Nissan is phasing out the LEAF electric car, the automaker plans to begin producing its successor in 2026. more… The post What we know about the EV set to replace the Nissan LEAF appeared first on Electrek.

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Dow Seadrift location selected for X-energy advanced SMR nuclear project

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Dow and X-Energy Reactor Company, a developer of advanced nuclear reactors and fuel technology for clean energy generation, announced that Dow has selected its UCC Seadrift Operations manufacturing site in Texas for its proposed advanced small modular reactor (SMR) nuclear project. The project is focused on providing the Seadrift site with safe, reliable, zero carbon emissions power and steam as existing energy and steam assets near their end-of-life.

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Toyota Prius Prime lease undercuts that of cheaper Prius hybrid

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If you choose to lease, the Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid might cost significantly less to drive than the Prius hybrid—depending on where you live and which incentives Toyota might be factoring in. As partner site CarsDirect points out, the Toyota Prius Prime SE has a lease payment of just $435 a month, with $435 due at signing.

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Elon Musk sets expectations for next-gen Tesla Roadster production

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The Tesla Roadster was originally teased a few years ago alongside the Tesla Semi. The next-gen Tesla Roadster’s official launch remains a mystery, even though Tesla already delivered the first Semi class-8 trucks to PepsiCo When asked directly about updates on the next-gen Tesla Roadster, Elon Musk noted that it was a fair, reasonable question. “We expect to complete the engineering and design of the next-gen Tesla Roadster this year,” he replied.

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Tesla is again being sued for limiting its cars’ battery capacity through software update

Electrek

Tesla is again facing a class action lawsuit for limiting the battery capacity inside its vehicles through a software update. more… The post Tesla is again being sued for limiting its cars’ battery capacity through software update appeared first on Electrek.

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Volvo Group launches electric truck safety app with AR technology for first responders

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Volvo Group is the first truck manufacturer to launch an Augmented Reality (AR) safety app for electric trucks, designed specifically to support first responders in an emergency. The app is developed to deliver instant, valuable information from the electric truck to the emergency services team arriving on the scene to guide them in real-time and ensure safe rescue conditions.

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Ford E-Tourneo Courier shows how versatile small EVs can be

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Ford on Monday unveiled a versatile small EV that won't make it to the U.S, but could be a template for success in America. The Ford E-Tourneo Courier is a small van similar to (but even smaller than) the Transit Connect that was recently withdrawn from this market, but with an all-electric powertrain. It's scheduled to von on sale in Europe in.

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Tesla Giga Texas wins over analysts with manufacturing prowess, but there’s a catch

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Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) Giga Texas won over analysts at Deutsche Bank with its robust manufacturing prowess after a tour was given to the firm by the automaker. However, there’s a catch with the positives that would affect the short-term outlook for the company. Emmanuel Rosner of Deutsche Bank walked away impressed by Giga Texas’s layout, which is “well designed and runs very efficiently,” according to a report from Street Insider.

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