Sat.May 11, 2024 - Fri.May 17, 2024

article thumbnail

Michelin doesn’t want you to buy as many EV tires

Green Car Reports

The tire maker Michelin provides original-equipment tires for seven out of 10 EVs sold in the U.S. And yet it acknowledges that EV drivers shouldn’t be buying as many tires as they are. It’s a technology challenge on multiple fronts. EVs wear through tires quicker, as they weigh more and their torque-rich motor systems tear away more.

Buy 183
article thumbnail

In a milestone, the US exceeds 5 million solar installations

Electrek

The US has now officially surpassed 5 million solar installations, a significant landmark in its shift toward clean energy, according to data released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie.

article thumbnail

Volkswagen Pulls Back On Electric Car Plans

CleanTechnica EVs

Volkswagen announced this week that it has two new PHEV versions of the Golf and has ended its collaboration with Renault. The post Volkswagen Pulls Back On Electric Car Plans appeared first on CleanTechnica.

article thumbnail

Nearly all major car companies are sabotaging EV transition, and Japan is worst, study finds

The Driven EV News

Damning new report finds nearly all major car companies are actively sabotaging world's efforts to avoid catastrophic global warming, and Japan companies are the worst. The post Nearly all major car companies are sabotaging EV transition, and Japan is worst, study finds appeared first on The Driven.

Japan 145
article thumbnail

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

emissions global warming Norway climate change carbon dioxide youtube lighting

article thumbnail

VW reveals more US ID.Buzz feature details—no pricing yet

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen has confirmed feature, trim, and color combinations for the upcoming 2025 ID.Buzz in its long-awaited U.S. specification. The ID.Buzz will initially arrive for the U.S. in a launch-only 1st Edition version, VW confirmed, plus two other trims: Pro S and Pro S Plus. Pricing of the U.S. version won’t be announced until close to its.

Price 172
article thumbnail

BYD launches sleek new Tesla Model Y rivaling Sea Lion 07 electric SUV starting at $26K

Electrek

BYD officially launched its new Sea Lion 07, a mid-size smart electric SUV poised to rival Tesla’s top-selling Model Y. Starting at 189,800 yuan ($26,250), the BYD Sea Lion 07 is the first EV based on its new e-Platform 3.0 Evo.

BYD 143

More Trending

article thumbnail

Tesla Megapacks near arrival at massive Melbourne renewables project

Teslarati

Tesla Megapacks are getting ready to arrive on-site at a massive upcoming energy storage site in Australia, according to one official. The Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub (MREH) is currently under construction near Melton, Victoria, and it will soon receive 444 Megapacks, according to a post on X on Thursday from Victoria Minister Lily D’Ambrosio.

Renewable 142
article thumbnail

Aptera finishes crowdfunding, seeks more capital for solar EV

Green Car Reports

Aptera late Wednesday announced the end date for its crowdfunding stage, as it seeks private capital on its way “towards high-volume production” of its high-efficiency, three-wheel solar EV. The company’s Regulation A crowdfunding, which bypasses traditional investors and the stock market and emphasizes smaller amounts, will end.

Aptera 160
article thumbnail

Toyota once again ranked as worst automaker on climate lobbying globally

Electrek

Toyota has the worst climate lobbying score of any automaker, and the third-worst 2030 EV production plans, according to InfluenceMap’s annual report on climate lobbying.

Climate 145
article thumbnail

Over 4 Million Plugin Vehicles Sold Globally in 2024

CleanTechnica EVs

Global EV sales reached 1.1 million units in April 2024, according to EV research-house, Rho Motion, bringing year-to-date (YTD) sales to 4.3 million, 22% greater than the same period in 2023. Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) represent 64% of units sold so far in 2024, with the remaining 36% Plug-in Hybrid. [continued] The post Over 4 Million Plugin Vehicles Sold Globally in 2024 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

Plugin 139
article thumbnail

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

Brief

article thumbnail

Apparent Tesla Model 3 test vehicle spotted with no side mirrors and unique camera setup

Teslarati

An apparent Tesla Model 3 test vehicle was recently spotted in Palo Alto, California, with a rather unique setup. As could be seen in photos of the vehicle, the new Model 3 has been stripped of its side mirrors and it has been set up with cameras that are in very unique locations. Images of the apparent Tesla Model 3 test vehicle were shared on social media platform X by electric vehicle advocate Nic Cruz Patane.

Tesla 136
article thumbnail

Musk: Tesla Supercharger network plans $500M expansion despite layoffs

Green Car Reports

Despite recent layoffs, the Tesla Supercharger network is due for an expansion, CEO Elon Musk claims. Tesla will spend "well over" $500 million on the Supercharger network this year, Musk said Friday on X (formerly Twitter), the social media network he owns, adding that this investment will fund "thousands" of new chargers and is separate from any.

Tesla 163
article thumbnail

BYD just hit a new weekly EV sales record for 2024 in China ahead of key model launches

Electrek

China’s leading electric car maker, BYD , just hit a new YTD EV sales record last week in its home country. BYD expects the momentum to continue with new EVs rolling out in key segments globally.

BYD 141
article thumbnail

Electric Trucks Are Already Lower Carbon Than Rail In Much Of North America

CleanTechnica EVs

In 2010, I was consulting to Canadian National Railroad, at the time with the legendary Hunter Harrison as CEO. It was one of many times my decarbonization proposals bounced off of organizations, something that’s been inordinately useful in helping me understand how hardcore businesses view the space. At the time, [continued] The post Electric Trucks Are Already Lower Carbon Than Rail In Much Of North America appeared first on CleanTechnica.

article thumbnail

ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

Oil

article thumbnail

Tesla launches limited-time 0.99% APR loan rate on U.S. Model Y orders

Teslarati

Tesla has launched its latest buying incentive for the Model Y, this time offering a special, super-low interest rate for those who purchase the SUV by the end of this month. On Friday night, Tesla launched the promotional financing on its website for the Model Y, offering a 0.99 percent APR interest rate for buyers who finance the electric vehicle (EV) on an order placed by May 31.

article thumbnail

Review: 2025 Mercedes-Benz G-Class works on its quads (motors, that is)

Green Car Reports

It has four motors, 579 hp, and an off-road heritage that goes back further than the Rivian R1S, GMC Hummer EV, and Tesla Cybertruck. With the electric version of its military-grade G-Class, Mercedes-Benz promises even more freedom from pavement than all those American-built flagwavers, and it does it all with batteries. And it’s a sort of.

Mercedes 156
article thumbnail

Tesla’s head of Cybertruck manufacturing is out

Electrek

Tesla’s head of Cybertruck manufacturing has left the company. It’s unclear if he was involved in yet another round of layoffs or if he left on his own accord.

article thumbnail

Nothing in budget for electrifying transport, which will be highest emitting sector by 2030

The Driven EV News

Labor commits $6.7 billion to an unproven green hydrogen industry, but neglects help to electrify Australia's transport sector which is projected to be the biggest source of emissions by 2030. The post Nothing in budget for electrifying transport, which will be highest emitting sector by 2030 appeared first on The Driven.

article thumbnail

Tesla walks back Supercharger team layoffs, rehires executive

Teslarati

Tesla is walking back some of the layoffs to its Supercharger team, according to a new report, as the electric automaker brought back a key executive in one of the most crucial parts of its business. In April, Tesla laid off many members of its Supercharging team, including two key executives : Max de Zegher, who was the Director of North American Charging, and Rebecca Tinucci, a Senior Director of the Charging Team.

Tesla 133
article thumbnail

BMW sticks to 50% EV target by 2030—not including hybrids, PHEVs

Green Car Reports

BMW still aims for about 50% global EV sales by the end of the decade, in line with a plan the automaker rolled out in 2021, but still isn't ready to declare an end date for internal combustion. "By 2030, all-electric vehicles should account for about half of our deliveries," CEO Oliver Zipse said Wednesday in a speech to shareholders. But the.

BMW 141
article thumbnail

China’s first large-scale sodium-ion battery charges to 90% in 12 minutes

Electrek

China’s first major sodium-ion battery energy storage station is now online, according to state-owned utility China Southern Power Grid Energy Storage.

Sodium 145
article thumbnail

Global hydrogen vehicle sales plunge further to be tiny fraction of EV sales

The Driven EV News

Global sales of fuel cell hydrogen vehicles plunged further in the first quarter to just 2,382. The sale of EVs is expected to nearly double in 2024 to 17 million. The post Global hydrogen vehicle sales plunge further to be tiny fraction of EV sales appeared first on The Driven.

Hydrogen 130
article thumbnail

Tesla wins approval for Gigafactory Berlin expansion in Germany

Teslarati

Tesla has won approval for its expansion of Gigafactory Berlin, its production facility in Germany, after a meeting between community members and local officials was held on Thursday. The meeting took place in the Hangelsberg district of Grünheid under police protection, as protests against the expansion have been going on since the weekend. Other opponents of the expansion have been living in the forest surrounding the factory in treehouses as a form of protest.

Germany 133
article thumbnail

EV market share fell in Q1, in a dearth of affordable models

Green Car Reports

U.S. EV and hybrid sales fell in the first quarter of the year, according to a Tuesday update from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). Sales of battery electric vehicles (full EVs) dropped to 7.0% of overall light vehicle sales in the first quarter of 2024 from 8.1% in the previous quarter. Nationally, sales.

article thumbnail

Oakland is now first in the US to have a 100% electric school bus fleet – and it’s V2G

Electrek

An Oakland, California, school district is the first in the US to transition to a 100% electric school bus system with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.

Oakland 145
article thumbnail

Retrofit nation: Call for mass conversion of Australia’s truck fleet to spark battery industry

The Driven EV News

A call has gone out for projects that think big on ways to achieve the rapid conversion of half the Australian vehicle fleet to EV’s – over 10 million vehicles. The post Retrofit nation: Call for mass conversion of Australia’s truck fleet to spark battery industry appeared first on The Driven.

article thumbnail

Tesla plans to leverage data center in China to train self-driving algorithm: report

Teslarati

Tesla is planning to utilize a data center in China to train its self-driving algorithm as the company continues to develop fully autonomous electric vehicles, a new report states. The company will reportedly shift some of its data processing to the Chinese region and plans to develop a data center just two weeks after winning approval for its Full Self-Driving suite in China.

China 126
article thumbnail

How GM Made The $35,000 Chevrolet Equinox EV Into A 319-Mile Range Champ

InsideEVs

The new Chevy Equinox EV is now the cheapest way to get more than 300 miles of range in a new car. Thank Ultium's scale for that.

Miles 144
article thumbnail

Chevy Equinox EV deliveries kick-off with $35,000 model coming soon

Electrek

If you’ve been waiting for the all-electric Chevy Equinox, you may be in luck. Chevy officially began Equinox EV deliveries as customers received their first electric SUVs.

SUV 131
article thumbnail

BYD promises big gains, faster charging speeds, as it launches upgraded EV platform

The Driven EV News

BYD's new EV platform with improved motors and charging speeds to arrive in Sea Lion 07 EV in weeks. The post BYD promises big gains, faster charging speeds, as it launches upgraded EV platform appeared first on The Driven.

BYD 126
article thumbnail

Ford asks suppliers to help with profitability quest as EV survival depends on cost cutting

Teslarati

Ford is asking suppliers to help with its quest toward profitability in its electric vehicle efforts, as its survival depends on cost-cutting. Ford has spent billions attempting to compete with industry giants like Tesla, and in Q1, it recorded a $1.3 billion operating loss for its EV and software division, known as Model e. It responded by announcing changes to its overall expenditure, which was previously $10 billion planned for its EV unit.

Ford 127
article thumbnail

Chevrolet Is Releasing Silverado EV RST Soon, The First Legacy Electric Pickup Designed From Scratch To Be An EV

CleanTechnica EVs

The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST is a significant advancement in electric pickups, offering a 450-mile range, 10.2kW onboard power, and innovative features like the Multi-Flex Midgate. It competes with other electric pickups like the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Rivian R1T, aiming to make a significant impact in the. [continued] The post Chevrolet Is Releasing Silverado EV RST Soon, The First Legacy Electric Pickup Designed From Scratch To Be An EV appeared first on CleanTechnica.

Silverado 121
article thumbnail

Porsche kicks off Macan EV production at its newly upgraded plant

Electrek

After investing nearly $1 billion over the past several years, Porsche launched electromobility at its production site in Saxony. The investment was designed to expand the facility so Porsche could ramp up Macan EV production.

Porsche 129
article thumbnail

BYD’s new electric hot hatch specs and name uncovered

The Driven EV News

Key specs and name of BYD's upcoming powerful electric hatchback have been revealed, including a faster top-speed than the Seal. The post BYD’s new electric hot hatch specs and name uncovered appeared first on The Driven.

BYD 124