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Review: 2024 Chevy Equinox EV delivers 300 miles for under $40k

Green Car Reports

The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV is one of this year’s most important new electric vehicles. Nominally a compact crossover SUV with 285 to 319 miles of EPA-estimated range, it’s priced competitively, with prices starting at $43,295 (including a mandatory $1,395 delivery fee). And an entry-level trim starting at $34,995 remains promised.

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BYD’s workforce nearly doubles Toyota’s amid China’s booming EV market

Electrek

As EV sales surge in China, BYD’s workforce has expanded rapidly, adding nearly 500,000 employees since 2019. BYD’s workforce is now roughly double that of Toyota’s as China’s EV leader expands overseas.

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Largest rollout of public kerbside EV chargers in Australia unveiled in NSW

The Driven EV News

NSW unveils what it says is the largest rollout of kerbside EV chargers in Australia, a day after announcing home battery rebates. The post Largest rollout of public kerbside EV chargers in Australia unveiled in NSW appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla to appear at energy conference in Germany next month

Teslarati

Tesla has announced plans to appear at an upcoming energy storage conference in Germany in the coming weeks as the company continues to ramp up its energy business. The electrical energy storage (ees) conference is set to take place next month in Münich, Germany, with Tesla Energy being one of 760 total exhibitors. Tesla shared the news on its LinkedIn page dedicated to its energy business on Tuesday, noting that it will be taking part in the event’s Intersolar Forum.

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

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VW plans 2027 debut for $22,000 EV for Europe, beyond

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen on Tuesday announced a goal of launching an EV priced at 20,000 euros—equivalent to $22,000 at current exchange rates—in 2027. This affordable EV is aimed at the European market, with a high degree of manufacturing and supply-chain localization entailed in the project, VW said in a press release. This will allow for shorter.

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Toyota, Japanese rivals promise more efficient next-gen ICE engines amid the shift to EVs

Electrek

Despite the market moving toward EVs, Toyota , Subaru, and Mazda are committed to developing next-generation ICE engines. The new engines are “tailored to electrification” with integrated EV components.

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Tesla FSD seems to take another step toward China launch

Teslarati

Tesla appears to be taking another step toward the launch of Full Self-Driving (FSD) in China, with some wording appearing in employee vehicles in the country following a recent update. After Tesla gained tentative approval for FSD in China late last month, the company has also continued to test the system in the country. However, following the recent Spring Update, one source has confirmed that the words “Employee FSD Beta Program: Registered” appeared on one employee’s vehicle in China.

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GM exec: 2026 Chevy Bolt EV will be most affordable US EV

Green Car Reports

When the Chevrolet Bolt EV returns next year it will be the most affordable EV in the U.S., Marissa West, president of General Motors North America, said in a recently published interview with Automotive News. GM discontinued the Bolt EV at the end of 2023 but has since then emphasized it's coming back. The next-generation Bolt EV will share.

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Renewables provided almost 30% of US electrical generation in March

Electrek

Renewables are now the second-largest source of US electrical generation behind natural gas, which averaged a 40.5% share during Q1 2024 but fell to 39.4% in March.

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Franklin’s Charging Shows Us What EV Charging As A Small Business Looks Like

CleanTechnica EVs

When it comes to both gas stations and EV charging, the big names get most of the attention. Tesla, Electrify America, EVgo, and others are what people think of first for EV charging, largely because just about everyone has either charged at one or seen one. But, on the gas. [continued] The post Franklin’s Charging Shows Us What EV Charging As A Small Business Looks Like appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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

Brief

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk roasts shareholder group that opposes his pay package — but made 11x on their investment

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk roasted a shareholder group that is opposing his $56 billion pay package yet multiplied their investment due to his leadership. The California Public Employees’ Retirement System, otherwise known as CalPERS, owned 183,343 shares of Tesla stock in 2018, according to filings. At the time of the 2018-2019 CalPERS Annual Investment Report, Tesla shares traded at just $14.90.

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Ford Mach-E GT review, VW ID.4 recall, wireless EV charging for fleets: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Does wireless EV charging make sense for commercial vehicle fleets? Is VW solving its earlier ID.4 display flickers and flaky controls with a recall remedy? And is the Mustang Mach-E GT worth the premium? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT goes quicker with a new rear motor from the F-150 Lightning, and.

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How to EMP-Proof a Building

Cars That Think

This year, the sun will reach solar maximum , a period of peak magnetic activity that occurs approximately once every 11 years. That means more sunspots and more frequent intense solar storms. Here on Earth, these result in beautiful auroral activity, but also geomagnetic storms and the threat of electromagnetic pulses (EMPs), which can bring widespread damage to electronic equipment and communications systems.

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The Alleged Electric Car Sales Slowdown Is A Fiction — The EV Revolution Is Alive & Well

CleanTechnica EVs

The EV revolution is over! We must run and tell the king!! So sayeth the anti-electric car nabobs over and over (and over) again. Tesla is slashing employees, and doing it in the most unkind way possible by simply deleting their security credentials overnight so when they arrive for work. [continued] The post The Alleged Electric Car Sales Slowdown Is A Fiction — The EV Revolution Is Alive & Well appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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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 to launch new Performance mode for Model 3 and Y

Teslarati

Tesla appears to be gearing up to launch a new Performance mode for the Model 3 and Model Y, as spotted in code from recent firmware updates. On Sunday, Tesla code sleuth green the only posted about a “soft performance limit” option for the Model 3 and Y discovered in recent firmware, which the account says are listed as 110kW and 160kW, respectively.

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2021-2023 VW ID.4 recalled for screen issues, software

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen is recalling nearly 80,000 of its ID.4 electric vehicles in the U.S.—plus more than 8,000 in Canada—due to gauge clusters and infotainment systems that either unexpectedly reset or don’t start up in the first place. The issue, which likely covers some or all of the many flickering screens and sudden reboots that owners.

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Ford charges into EV price war, slashes up to $15,000 from electric van and Mach-E

The Driven EV News

Ford joins EV price war and slashes thousands off its electric offerings as the drive continues to get more sales. The post Ford charges into EV price war, slashes up to $15,000 from electric van and Mach-E appeared first on The Driven.

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Is The Chevy Equinox The Affordable EV We’ve Been Waiting For?

CleanTechnica EVs

The Chevy Equinox EV presentation that I recently attended in Michigan emphasized the value of GM’s new crossover. In this piece, I compare the Chevy Equinox EV to its leading competitors. Chevy’s Presentation GM executives made the point that the reason they were coming out with the Equinox EV, Blazer. [continued] The post Is The Chevy Equinox The Affordable EV We’ve Been Waiting For?

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EV sales slowdown in the U.S. may not last long: Bloomberg

Teslarati

Reports of an electric vehicle (EV) sales slowdown this year have been a major focus for many automakers, but new data suggests that the downturn may not last as long as previously expected—and may not be as bad as many thought. In a report on Tuesday, Bloomberg said that Q1 sales data makes the supposed EV slowdown in the U.S. look more like a blip, as many automakers saw sales continue to increase year over year.

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2024 Jeep Wagoneer S EV compares to Grand Cherokee, tops 300 miles

Green Car Reports

Jeep’s first electric vehicle for North America may have been teased for several years, but now it’s been revealed in production form—and with a fall 2024 arrival date, it’s just around the corner. The Wagoneer S is only offered as a battery electric model, with 600 hp and 617 lb-ft of torque, combined, and a 0-60 mph time.

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Toyota’s bZ4X is a solid car, but can world’s biggest car company make a good EV?

The Driven EV News

The Toyota bZ4X falls short of other EV offerings in its price range. The company needs to do a lot better with its next electric models. The post Toyota’s bZ4X is a solid car, but can world’s biggest car company make a good EV? appeared first on The Driven.

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44% Plugin Vehicle Market Share In China — April 2024 Sales Report

CleanTechnica EVs

Plugin vehicles are all the rage in the Chinese auto market, with plugins scoring 703,000 sales (in a 1.6-million-unit overall market). That’s up 27% year over year (YoY). Looking deeper at the numbers, BEVs were up 10%, while PHEVs did even better, jumping 65% in April. Breaking down plugin sales. [continued] The post 44% Plugin Vehicle Market Share In China — April 2024 Sales Report appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Study finds only 2.5% of EV batteries have been replaced to date

Teslarati

A recent study from Recurrent has revealed that overall, electric vehicle battery replacements are rare. And if high-profile recalls such as GM’s issues with the Chevy Bolt EV are taken out of the equation, only 2.5% of electric vehicle battery packs in 2011 to 2024 model year EVs have been replaced thus far. Electric vehicle critics typically point to battery replacements as a reason why EVs are a subpar alternative to combustion-powered cars.

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Tesla pause sparks EV charging rivals in $5B federal buildout

Green Car Reports

Amid uncertainty about the future of the Tesla Supercharger network, rival charging networks see an opportunity to grow. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently fired most of the Tesla Supercharger team, but has since reversed that move and attempted to hire people back. Tesla has also made it clear that it will continue the buildout of whatever new.

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Vermont becomes the first US state to pass a law requiring Big Oil to pay for climate damage

Electrek

In a historic move, Vermont has become the first US state to pass a law that makes major fossil fuel companies financially responsible for climate change damages.

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BYD Sea Lion 7 EV seen in right hand drive, preparing to launch in 2024

The Driven EV News

BYD's new all electric sleek SUV previewed for right-hand-drive markets like Australia, revealing key details. The post BYD Sea Lion 7 EV seen in right hand drive, preparing to launch in 2024 appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk calls out President Joe Biden for union-loving EV narrative

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk called out President Joe Biden for his union-loving electric vehicle narrative, showing that he might care about the wrong thing completely. Musk and Biden have had a strange history since the President took office in February 2021. While Biden has been a main driver of the EV story, he has refused at many points to mention Tesla when discussing the sector.

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Cadillac Optiq preview, $22,000 VW EV, hydrogen hybrid engines: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

VW gets on board with affordable EVs. Toyota, Subaru, and Mazda commit to a new generation of engines. And Cadillac’s most affordable EV makes its debut. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The 2025 Cadillac Optiq EV arrives later this year, and Green Car Reports recently got up close with it. All-wheel drive, a vast fixed-glass roof.

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I just swapped a Tesla Model 3 for a Model Y and Elon Musk’s brutal layoffs ruined the experience

Electrek

I turned in a 2021 Tesla Model 3 and leased a 2024 Model Y, and I learned firsthand how badly Tesla’s layoffs have affected morale and customer service.

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GM, Pilot, & EVgo Made The Best EV Charging Station I’ve Visited Yet

CleanTechnica EVs

Numbers can only take you so far. It’s easy to compare numbers and specifications in a table, crunch them in a spreadsheet, and tell people that you know about something. But, in the real world, there’s a difference between knowledge and wisdom. Facts and figures can give you some knowledge, [continued] The post GM, Pilot, & EVgo Made The Best EV Charging Station I’ve Visited Yet appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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The Boring Company has given rides to 2 million passengers

Teslarati

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has reached a milestone of giving rides to two million passengers in its first Las Vegas loop, just a little over a year after it surpassed one million. The Boring Company announced the news on X on Friday after it surpassed one million passengers in its underground loop in Las Vegas, Nevada, last March. The company is currently operating rides in its Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) loop, the first of the company’s underground ride-hailing network.

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Versus cars, SUVs emit about 20% more CO2—EV or not

Green Car Reports

SUVs are bad for the environment regardless of their powertrain SUVs accounted for 48% of the global market in 2023 Larger SUVs are worse for the environment than smaller models Global SUV sales continue to grow and, EV or not, so do their emissions, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). SUVs accounted for a record 48% of global car.

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Jeep is launching a $25,000 EV in the US ‘very soon’ to revamp the rugged SUV brand

Electrek

Another low-cost electric vehicle is headed to the US. According to Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares, Jeep plans to launch a $25,000 EV in the US “very soon.

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Smart joins the rush of new brands bringing electric vehicles to Australia in 2024

The Driven EV News

smart has announced its arrival into Australian market with 2 new German designed premium EVs. The post Smart joins the rush of new brands bringing electric vehicles to Australia in 2024 appeared first on The Driven.

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