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Will the remains of EV startup Arrival help keep Canoo alive?

Green Car Reports

The U.S. EV startup Canoo earlier this week announced that it had acquired “a substantial portion of the advanced manufacturing assets” formerly owned by the U.K. startup Arrival for “pennies on the dollar.” The assets acquired by Canoo from the failed startup include robots, control equipment, and dynamic vehicle testing.

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Volvo makes its last diesel car and puts it in a museum

Electrek

Swedish automaker Volvo has rolled out its last diesel-powered vehicle, after a 45-year relationship with the powertrain and cranking out millions of oil-burning cars. Between 2012 and 2016, diesel accounted for half of the company’s global sales. But those days are over now as the company moves toward an all-electric future.

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The Most Hackable Handheld Ham Radio Yet

Cars That Think

All right, confession time. I don’t use my handheld ham radio for much more than eavesdropping on the subway dispatcher when my train rumbles to a mysterious halt in a dark tunnel. But even I couldn’t help but hear the buzz surrounding a new handheld, Quansheng’s UV-K5. It caught my attention in part because for over a decade, Baofeng has been the name in Chinese handhelds.

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The EV Revolution Has Passed A Tipping Point

CleanTechnica EVs

Worldwide, the EV revolution is approaching a tipping point when sales of electric cars reach critical mass and begin a surge upward. The post The EV Revolution Has Passed A Tipping Point appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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

emissions global warming Norway climate change carbon dioxide youtube lighting

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Fisker prices slashed by up to $24,000, Tesla freezes them as trades

Green Car Reports

Fisker has slashed prices on its Ocean electric SUV as it looks to relieve a glut of unsold vehicles. In a move that it calls "strategically positioning Ocean to be a more affordable and compelling EV choice," the company on Wednesday announced significant price cuts on the 2023-model-year vehicles that represent the majority of the current Ocean.

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World’s first mass-produced 900V EV drive system rolls out with 5 minute fast charge

Electrek

The first mass-produced 900V drive system rolled off the production line Wednesday. Chinese EV maker NIO’s (NIO) “Thunder” 900V electric drive system (EDS) can add over 150 miles (255 km) with five-minute fast charge.

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Fortescue electric excavator reaches million tonnes milestone, outperforms diesel

The Driven EV News

Fortescue says its electric excavator reaches important milestone, while testing continues for its first electric truck, carrying 231 tonnes of ore. The post Fortescue electric excavator reaches million tonnes milestone, outperforms diesel appeared first on The Driven.

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Why nighttime EV charging is incentivized while daytime is cleaner

Green Car Reports

When it comes to overall carbon emissions, EVs are cleaner than internal-combustion cars, but how much cleaner can depend on when they're charged, according to a recent Bloomberg New Energy Finance blog post. A grid more reliant on renewable energy will shrink the carbon footprint of EVs charging from it. Emissions associated with charging can.

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Fusion Tech Finds Geothermal Energy Application

Cars That Think

The upper 10 kilometers of the Earth’s crust contains vast geothermal reserves , essentially awaiting human energy consumption to begin to tap into its unstinting power output —which itself yields no greenhouse gasses. And yet, geothermal sources currently produce only three-tenths of one percent of the world’s electricity. This promising energy source has long been limited by the extraordinary challenges of drilling holes that are deep enough to access the intense heat below the Earth’s surface

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Tesla Optimus price to be less than $25k-$30k over time: Elon Musk

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently reiterated an ambitious target for the company’s humanoid robot. As per Musk in a recent post on X, he still thinks that the Tesla Optimus price would be around half of a car. Considering that Tesla’s most popular car today, the Model Y, starts at $43,990 in the United States, the CEO seems to be hinting at a price of less than $25,000-$30,000 for Optimus.

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

Brief

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At Last: Tesla’s Full Self Driving Beta V12

CleanTechnica EVs

It’s better! It’s smoother and requires fewer interventions! See details below. I’m pretty well positioned to comment on FSD Beta V12.3 because I have been driving nearly every day 99% of the time with FSD Beta for about two years in my Tesla Model 3 with FSD hardware version 3. [continued] The post At Last: Tesla’s Full Self Driving Beta V12 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Test drive: 2024 Genesis GV60 delivers rolling design statement

Green Car Reports

Few automakers are as on-point with their design game at the moment as Genesis, and the automaker’s first electric car is no exception. In an era of garish design and massive grilles, Genesis has figured out how to stand out from the crowd with the 2024 GV60 with delightful details and reasonable efficiency. But it didn’t deliver.

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There is no slow down in electric vehicles sales, just talk!

The Driven EV News

There is no electric vehicles slow down, just talk of it in mainstream media. And if car makers stall in any region, they will simply be replaced by China. The post There is no slow down in electric vehicles sales, just talk! appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla Semi has shipped over 20k battery packs out of Giga Nevada

Teslarati

The Tesla Semi has been proving itself in real-world situations, with the company’s fleet of all-electric Class 8 trucks transporting over 20,000 battery packs from Gigafactory Nevada to the Fremont Factory. The update was shared by Tesla Senior Manager for Semi Truck Engineering Dan Priestley , who recently provided some insights on the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Phase 3 rules.

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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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Salt-Sized Sensors Mimic the Brain

Cars That Think

To gain a better understanding of the brain, why not draw inspiration from it? At least, that’s what researchers at Brown University did, by building a wireless communications system that mimics the brain using an array of tiny silicon sensors, each the size of a grain of sand. The researchers hope that the technology could one day be used in implantable brain-machine interfaces to read brain activity.

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Nissan hybrids and PHEVs US-bound, 3-row electric SUV for 2028

Green Car Reports

Nissan on Monday revealed a roadmap that will pivot the automaker back toward hybrids and plug-in hybrids for the U.S., as well as higher-volume, reduced-cost EVs, with aims to cut the cost of next-generation EVs by 30%. As such, they’ll cost the same or less than combustion models by 2030. Under a new business plan it’s terming The.

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Norway Is Taking The Lead In Electric Trucks

CleanTechnica EVs

Norway has set a target for all new trucks sold in the country to be electric by 2030. That will require adding many new charging stations capable of providing at least one megawatt of power. The post Norway Is Taking The Lead In Electric Trucks appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Watch out Tesla, smartphone builder Xiaomi’s SU7 EV offers 434 mile range for under $30k

Electrek

Apple may have bailed on its plans to build its own EV, but a Chinese competitor has completed the feat, and on paper, it has the makings to be one helluva first entry into the segment. Today, Xiaomi officially launched its first-ever EV, the SU7 – decked out with advanced battery tech, lightning-fast charging, and a mouth-watering range – all for starting MSRPs that will turn some heads.

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Tesla & CATL deemed the Power Couple to Recharge the US EV Market: Morgan Stanley

Teslarati

Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas deemed Tesla and CATL the power couple that could recharge the United States electric vehicle (EV) market. In a note released earlier this week, Morgan Stanley writes that the United States is an under-penetrated EV market, whereas China is a fully-penetrated EV market. In addition, the United States has an under-supply of affordable EVs and cheap batteries for electric vehicles.

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We Need to Decarbonize Software

Cars That Think

Software may be eating the world , but it is also heating it. In December 2023, representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Dubai for COP28, the U.N.’s climate-change conference, to discuss the urgent need to lower emissions. Meanwhile, COP28’s website produced 3.69 grams of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) per page load, according to the website sustainability scoring tool Ecograder.

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Curbside EV Charging In NYC Is A Huge Success

CleanTechnica EVs

In 2021, NYC began an experiment in curbside EV charging, It has been a huge success and will be extended shortly. The post Curbside EV Charging In NYC Is A Huge Success appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Big Auto is begging governments to let them go bankrupt as Chinese EVs loom

Electrek

Automakers are fiercely lobbying governments to water down already-compromised emissions rules, but doing so will only lead to their doom as market entrants that are serious about EVs will continue ramping them anyway.

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Italian officials reach out to Tesla for potential truck and van production: report

Teslarati

A recent report from Italy has emerged suggesting that the Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy (Mimit) is making some progress in its dialogue with several automotive companies. Among the most notable carmakers that the Italian ministry is reportedly communicating with is electric vehicle maker Tesla, arguably the world’s leader in electric cars.

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EV uptake in Sydney’s outer western suburbs has jumped nearly 50 pct in six months

The Driven EV News

New data shows huge spike in the uptake of EVs in Sydney's outer western suburbs, with some growing a staggering 72 per cent. The post EV uptake in Sydney’s outer western suburbs has jumped nearly 50 pct in six months appeared first on The Driven.

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Lower Priced Tesla “Model 2” Production To Begin In 2025

CleanTechnica EVs

Autocar claims the Tesla Model 2 is well along and will enter production next year. Are the rumors true this time? The post Lower Priced Tesla “Model 2” Production To Begin In 2025 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Renault aims to be first European carmaker to recycle batteries on mass scale

Electrek

French automaker Renault is exploring a lucrative business prospect by partnering with companies to extract and recycle lithium and other metals in EV batteries, creating a circular economy that can bring in billions of dollars and reduce reliance on China.

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Tesla Giga Shanghai’s Quicksilver Model Y is a big hit, and it’s now getting exported

Teslarati

While reports have emerged alleging that Giga Shanghai is slowing down on its electric vehicle production, recent flyovers at the Shanghai Southport Terminal have indicated that Tesla China’s export activities are continuing well into the end of the first quarter. Quite interestingly, aerial footage of Tesla China’s export fleet shows that Giga Shanghai has been pumping out quite a large number of Model Y units painted in Quicksilver.

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CATL Could Be Tesla's Secret Weapon For Its $25,000 EV

InsideEVs

"Westernization" of Chinese battery tech is one way foreign battery companies can still cash in on America's new appetite for cheap EVs

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The NOVUS One Lightweight E-Moto Could Make City Commuting Fun

CleanTechnica EVs

The NOVUS One electric motorcycle is a quick and right-sized bike for getting around the city, bringing together some great specs and an ultramodern look in a lightweight package. The post The NOVUS One Lightweight E-Moto Could Make City Commuting Fun appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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BYD launches lower-priced version of its Tesla Model 3 rival electric sedan, starting at $25K

Electrek

Global EV leader BYD launched a new version of its Seal electric sedan Monday, with starting prices around $25,000 (179,800 yuan). The Seal Honor Edition is BYD’s latest lower-priced EV to roll out, fueling its “liberation battle” against gas-powered cars.

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SpaceX makes big changes to Starship’s Florida launch pad

Teslarati

SpaceX has begun making drastic changes to its Starship launch pad in Florida after months of no activity. The launch site, which had been sitting for almost a year with no activity, has had four of its six legs, which were to support the orbital launch mount, removed over the past week for unknown reasons. SpaceX took down yet another OLM leg at the LC-39A Starship pad as seen by our @NASASpaceflight Space Coast Live Cams!

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EVs are clearly less polluting than petrol cars, even when their grids are dirty

The Driven EV News

Despite the scaremongering and fear tactics that commonly seek to question and undermine the “clean” credentials of electric vehicles, new research has again demonstrated that EVs continue to have lower… The post EVs are clearly less polluting than petrol cars, even when their grids are dirty appeared first on The Driven.

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Someone Lit An Electrify America Station On Fire, Feds Investigating

CleanTechnica EVs

A couple of days ago, I came across a very interesting announcement from Electrify America. Using common PR speak, they said, “We are aware of an incident at an Electrify America charging station … and have taken the charging station offline while we investigate.” While most problems with chargers are. [continued] The post Someone Lit An Electrify America Station On Fire, Feds Investigating appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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US renewables’ installed generating capacity beats coal

Electrek

Solar capacity additions hit the ground running in 2024, pushing renewables’ installed generating capacity past coal, according to new US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) data.

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