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Report: Nissan may build Fisker Alaska electric pickup, its own derivative

Green Car Reports

Nissan may build the Fisker Alaska electric pickup truck, as well as a derivative sold under its own brand name, Reuters reported Friday. The report, based on anonymous sources familiar with the matter, claims Nissan is in "advanced talks" to invest in Fisker, with a deal possibly closing later this month. Terms reportedly being discussed include.

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Toyota says it would rather buy credits than ‘waste’ money on EVs

Electrek

The CEO of Toyota isn’t mincing words, saying that he believes EVs will only make up 30% of the US new-vehicle market in 2030, half of the target the EPA sought last year. As the car industry’s largest hybrid pusher, Toyota says it is better positioned to just buy credits to close the EPA gap rather than “waste” money on BEVs, its CEO said.

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BYD Dolphin Mini Rolling in Mexico — Cheapest Electric Car By Far

CleanTechnica EVs

The BYD Seagull, a small and super affordable electric car from the top selling plugin vehicle producer in the world, [continued] The post BYD Dolphin Mini Rolling in Mexico — Cheapest Electric Car By Far appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Closing down sale! Toyota offers $US40,000 discount on hydrogen powered vehicles

The Driven EV News

Going, going, gone! Toyota offers massive discounts on its hydrogen powered cars as Shell closes all hydrogen fuelling stations. The post Closing down sale! Toyota offers $US40,000 discount on hydrogen powered vehicles 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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Is it fair that EV chargers are allowed where gas stations aren't?

Green Car Reports

As EV charging infrastructure expands, lawmakers in the Kentucky legislature have introduced a bill to "protect" gas stations, local television station WKYT reports. House Bill 581 seeks to prevent zoning authorities from treating EV charging differently from gasoline dispensing. That means any location considered suitable for EV charging would.

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Electric vehicles outperformed diesel in this winter’s extreme cold

Electrek

A lot of fuss was made this winter when some Tesla owners in Chicago experienced difficulty charging – but that wasn’t the experience for the majority of EV owners. In Colorado’s West Grand School District, electric school buses didn’t perform as well as their diesel counterparts. They performed better.

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Electric vehicles will crush fossil cars on price as lithium and battery prices fall

The Driven EV News

Fossil car makers are in for a rude surprise as EVs accelerate toward price parity, as new research points to significant falls in the cost of raw materials. The post Electric vehicles will crush fossil cars on price as lithium and battery prices fall appeared first on The Driven.

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Could liquid hydrogen make fuel-cell trucks more viable vs. EVs?

Green Car Reports

Gaseous hydrogen is the default for fuel-cell vehicles, but Daimler Truck is experimenting with liquid hydrogen for large commercial vehicles—and it's a technology that has the potential to cross over to passenger vehicles, eventually. The truck maker has partnered with Linde Engineering to set up a public liquid hydrogen station in.

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Apple cancels Apple Car project after more than a decade

Electrek

Bloomberg reports that Apple has officially canceled its effort to build an electric car. The move was announced internally by Apple COO Jeff Williams and Kevin Lynch, who had been leading the Apple Car project since 2021. “Apple’s most senior executives finalized the decision in recent weeks,” the report says. The project had reached a “make-or-break point” inside Apple, with Tim Cook also facing pressure from shareholders to make a decision.

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CATL, BYD To Slash Battery Prices By 50% In 2024. BOOM! EVs Win!

CleanTechnica EVs

CATL says it will begin selling LFP battery cells in the VDA format at price less than $60 per kWh hour by the middle of this year. The post CATL, BYD To Slash Battery Prices By 50% In 2024. BOOM! EVs Win! appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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

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Heat Pumps Take on Cold Climates

Cars That Think

Twenty homes scattered across Canada and the northern United States are keeping warm this winter using prototypes of the latest iteration in residential heating systems: cold climate heat pumps. Heat pumps aren’t common in homes at this latitude, because historically they haven’t worked well in subzero temperatures. But heat pump manufacturers say they now have the technology to heat homes just as efficiently in bitter cold as they do in milder winter temperatures.

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Here’s why the tiny Fiat 500e is a big litmus test for the US EV market

Green Car Reports

The 2024 Fiat 500e returns to the U.S. in March to relaunch the brand, and this time Fiat is all about EVs—and keeping the 500 lineup as a two-door icon. As Fiat has already said in various ways over the past couple years, the U.S.-bound 500e will stand on its own. It won’t be a loss-leader for the brand, or $49-a-month EV lease deal.

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Fisker is talking to Nissan for a lifeline and electric pickup partnership

Electrek

Nissan has been revealed as the potential savior of Fisker. The Japanese automaker is reportedly talking with Fisker to invest in the company and partner on electric pickup trucks.

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Tesla Model Y secures 2024 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award despite tougher metrics

Teslarati

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has raised the bar for its 2024 top safety awards, requiring improved protection for rear-seat passengers and pedestrian safety features for 2024 models. Despite the agency’s stricter criteria, 71 vehicles earned either the TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards for 2024. Of the 71 vehicles that were selected , 22 managed to qualify for the IIHS’ highest safety designation, TOP SAFETY PICK+.

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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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Scientists step closer to the boundary between classical and quantum physics

Innovation News Network

Where the boundary between classical and quantum physics lies is one of science’s greatest mysteries, and in new research, scientists have unveiled a new platform that could find the answer. The post Scientists step closer to the boundary between classical and quantum physics appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Here’s how Ford EV drivers get adapters, use Tesla charging

Green Car Reports

Ford led the industry last year in announcing a shift to the Tesla charge port and its North American Charging Standard (NACS), signaling Ford’s adoption of the NACS charge port in future EVs, while also providing upcoming access to the Tesla Supercharger network for existing Ford EV drivers. That access is almost here. Ford is also the.

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Tesla Model Y 2024 scores near-perfect in IIHS’ crash tests

Electrek

The Tesla Model Y 2024 has been awarded IIHS’s “top safety pick +” award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) despite more stringent eligibility. The electric SUV scored near perfect in the crash tests.

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Tesla shares more footage of Optimus walking improvements

Teslarati

Tesla has shared its latest clip of the Optimus humanoid robot, once again showing off how smoothly the bot is able to walk around. On Saturday, Tesla’s Optimus account on X shared footage of the humanoid robot walking around one of its testing facilities, featuring the caption “Getting my daily steps in.” The robot appears to be a newer, or at least more complete, build than a similar video shared a few weeks ago, depicting the robot as it smoothly strides around the area.

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A Reminder That China's Electric Car Companies Are Not Invincible

InsideEVs

China's HiPhi is shutting down of its factory for six months while it searches for a way to financial solvency. Is this the end for the futuristic EV startup?

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Musk: Tesla Roadster arriving in 2025 with SpaceX ties

Green Car Reports

Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave some conflicting signals about the upcoming product on Tuesday night. "Tonight, we radically increased the design goals for the new Tesla Roadster," the CEO said, via a post on X. Musk then clarified that the production design is complete and the product is due to be unveiled at the end of 2024, with aims to ship it in.

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Australian EVs could earn $12,000 in a single year with vehicle-to-grid tech

The Driven EV News

ARENA study on vehicle-to-grid technology reveals some astonishing financial benefits that could rapidly accelerate the rollout of the technology. The post Australian EVs could earn $12,000 in a single year with vehicle-to-grid tech appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla driver shares insights after Model 3 gets banned from racing events

Teslarati

There was a time when electric vehicles were not really taken seriously by automotive enthusiasts. After the original Tesla Roadster and the Model S, however, it became more and more difficult to ignore the fact that EVs can perform against combustion-powered cars in competitive events. By the time the Model 3 Performance came into the picture, the anti-EV narrative had already shifted to the idea that electric cars are only good for straight-line races, not the track.

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TRí Launches Its Next Generation Electric 3-Wheeler In Tanzania

CleanTechnica EVs

Internal combustion 3-wheelers are one of the main modes of transport in Tanzania. There are an estimated 250,000 ICE 3-wheelers. [continued] The post TRí Launches Its Next Generation Electric 3-Wheeler In Tanzania appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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The Apple Car Is Finally Dead, Shrouded In Mystery Until The End: Report

InsideEVs

After a decade and a reported $1 billion spent annually, Apple's infamous "Project Titan" couldn't survive the tech layoff apocalypse.

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GM says its new Chevy Bolt EV will save billions with more affordable LFP batteries

Electrek

The next-gen Chevy Bolt EV is due out next year after GM ended production of its top-selling electric model at the end of 2023. GM’s CFO Paul Jacobson says the new Bolt EV will save the company billions by becoming North America’s first Ultium-based model to use LFP batteries.

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AI Is Being Built on Dated, Flawed Motion-Capture Data

Cars That Think

Diversity of thought in industrial design is crucial: If no one thinks to design a technology for multiple body types, people can get hurt. The invention of seatbelts is an oft-cited example of this phenomenon, as they were designed based on crash dummies that had traditionally male proportions, reflecting the bodies of the team members working on them.

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US Road Trips In Electric Cars About To Get Much Easier

CleanTechnica EVs

If you do a teensy bit of planning, it’s already quite easy to take a road trip in an electric. [continued] The post US Road Trips In Electric Cars About To Get Much Easier appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla executive hopes to have Cybertruck on sale in Canada soon

Teslarati

Tesla has already started selling early Cybertruck units in the U.S., and one executive says he hopes the vehicle will enter Canada soon, too. Rohan Patel, Tesla’s Vice President of Public Policy and Business Development, said in a post on X on Saturday that there’s “no doubt” the Cybertruck will be sold in Canada, adding that he hopes some necessary paperwork “can be wrapped up soon.” No doubt we will sell @cybertruck in Canada – insanely huge interest.

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These canceled New York offshore wind farms totaling 1.7 GW just officially made a comeback

Electrek

Equinor’s Empire Wind 1 and Eversource and Ørsted’s Sunrise Wind previously canceled their offshore wind contracts with New York, but now they’re back.

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The advancement of quantum technology in Ireland

Innovation News Network

Ireland has long been a quantum research powerhouse, but now, with new legislation, they are setting the stage for a further revolution in the journey to Quantum 2.0. The post The advancement of quantum technology in Ireland appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Hyundai U.S. Ioniq EV Sales Increased 40% In February 2024

InsideEVs

The Ioniq 5 and 6 represent almost 5% of Hyundai's total sales volume, and plus, the Ioniq 5 robotaxi went on sale for the first time.

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Tesla is showing that rapid supply chain sustainability improvements are feasible: study

Teslarati

Tesla has made significant strides in improving its supply chain sustainability and human rights practices, as per a new study by environmental group Lead the Charge. This was highlighted by the fact that the electric vehicle giant jumped from ninth to third place in the group’s annual Auto Supply Chain Leaderboard and Report. Lead the Charge’s Auto Supply Chain Leaderboard and Report analyzes publicly available data from 18 of the industry’s leading automotive manufacturers.

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Canoo’s (GOEV) rugged American Bulldog electric pickup spotted out testing

Electrek

EV startup Canoo (GOEV) is making progress. Most recently, Canoo’s rugged American Bulldog electric pickup was spotted testing near its OKC manufacturing facility.

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Geely & AITO (Who?!?!) Shine In China — In Rising 18% Market Share In January

CleanTechnica EVs

After the December sales peak, the year started with an expected sales slump, but smaller than expected, with numbers almost. [continued] The post Geely & AITO (Who?!?!) Shine In China — In Rising 18% Market Share In January appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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