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Want To Electrify Everything? Train More Electricians — Quickly

CleanTechnica EVs

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth of electrician jobs will increase by 9.1% from 2020 to 2030.

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VW's Scout confirms $40,000 electric SUV, plans $2B South Carolina plant

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen's new Scout Motors EV division on Friday confirmed that its first model will be a $40,000 electric SUV to be built at a new $2 billion factory near Columbia, South Carolina. Scout, which plans to build rugged EVs inspired by the classic International Harvester Scout SUV produced from 1960 to 1980, said in a press release that the.

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Tesla Model Y is now under NHTSA investigation over steering wheels falling off

Electrek

The NHTSA announced that it is investigating the Tesla Model Y over a potential issue after two vehicles had their steering wheels fall off. more… The post Tesla Model Y is now under NHTSA investigation over steering wheels falling off appeared first on Electrek.

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Mercedes pay+ turns the car into a payment device; Visa technology

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Mercedes-Benz customers in Germany are now able to authenticate payments via an in-car fingerprint sensor. With the new digital payment service Mercedes pay+, Mercedes-Benz introduces native in-car payments. With native in-car payments, the vehicle itself now enables biometric two-factor authentication in conjunction with the fingerprint sensor. It is no longer necessary to type in a PIN on the MBUX infotainment system or to use an additional mobile device such as a smartphone to verify a paymen

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

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Tesla Model 3 keeps passengers safe after being smashed by fallen tree

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A Tesla Model 3 was smashed by a fallen tree during heavy storms in California last night. Both passengers are expected to be okay in yet another display of the company’s vehicles’ safety advantages. Two passengers were riding in a Tesla Model 3 Performance at Old La Honda Road and Skyline Boulevard in Portola Valley, California, located in San Mateo County.

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Airstream rethinks the travel trailer for EVs and urban garages

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Airstream has revealed a concept travel trailer designed with Studio F.A. Porsche and looking ahead to a time when many more travel trailers will be towed behind EVs. According to the two companies, the Airstream Studio F.A. Porsche Concept Trailer, due to be shown next week at South by Southwest in Austin in scale form, is the result of a.

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Fendt shows prototype hydrogen tractor at German Hydrogen Summit

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On 27 February, the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy hosted a hydrogen summit. Fendt presented prototype of a hydrogen tractor there for the first time. I see hydrogen as a very important solution to problems in agriculture and forestry. Agriculture and forestry can supply a lot of energy, which can also be used to generate hydrogen.

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Tesla wins license to operate Supercharger Network in Turkey

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Tesla has won a license to operate its electric vehicle Supercharger Network in Turkey from the country’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA). Tesla became one of 119 companies to win a license in Turkey and now has permission to operate its expansive EV charging network nationwide that will support EV drivers. “With charging stations to be installed at several locations, including parking lots, shopping centers, and gas stations by licensed operators, electric vehicle owners will be

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Fisker teases $29,900 Pear EV; Ocean deliveries start soon

Green Car Reports

Fisker Inc. last week revealed another glimpse of its compact Pear EV due to start at $29,900, as well as a little more information about the upcoming urban-focused electric vehicle. It introduced the Pear—short, it said, for "Personal Electric Automotive Revolution"—last year with a few obscured renderings and sketches, which made.

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90,000 Miles On My Tesla Model 3 — Maintenance Costs Higher Than Expected

CleanTechnica EVs

I am a huge EV and Tesla fanboy. I know that in principal EVs are much less complex than cars with internal combustion engines. An internal combustion engine (ICE) replacement cost is ~$7000. It is much more complex than an electric motor. In addition, ICE cars have very complex transmissions (replacement cost ~$5000).

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

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Hino to offer electric version of M- and L-Series medium duty trucks; SEA Electric powertrains

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During a press conference at NTEA Work Truck Week, Hino Trucks announced an expansion of its product range to include electric vehicles. Hino Trucks will offer an electric version of their M- and L- Series medium duty trucks branded Me Series and Le Series available in 2024. Hino Trucks will begin production of these new vehicles integrating SEA Electric ’s SEA-Drive power system.

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Musk says Tesla’s next-gen vehicle will be ‘almost entirely’ autonomous

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company’s next-gen vehicle will operate almost entirely in autonomous mode, continuing a promise that investors and others have heard for years. Musk appeared in a conference with Morgan Stanley on Tuesday to mostly discuss Twitter, but during the latter half of the event, some questions regarding Tesla and SpaceX were fielded by the CEO.

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2024 Hyundai Kona Electric gets more range, roomier interior

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Hyundai revealed global specs for the next-generation Kona Electric, on its way to the U.S. as a 2024 model, and most notably this model is getting sharper-looking and larger inside—with a longer range to boot. The new Kona Electric is 171.5 inches long, 71.9 inches wide, and 62.0 inches tall overall, and it rides on a 104.7-inch wheelbase.

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NIO ET5 drops 1 spot in ranking of top-selling premium sedans in China

CN EV Post

NIO ET5 ranks No. 7 with 6,471 retail sales in February, surpassed by Audi A4L with 6,935 sales. NIO.US | 9866.HK | NIO.SG NIO's (NYSE: NIO) ET5 electric sedan slipped in a China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) sales ranking of premium sedans, as it was passed by the Audi A4L last month. With 6,471 retail sales in February, the ET5 ranked No. 7 in China for premium sedan sales starting at more than 300,000 yuan ($43,080), according to a list released today by the China Passenger Car Association

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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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Volvo Cars all-electric sales climb to 19% of all sales in February

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Volvo Cars reported global sales of 51,286 cars in February, up 22% compared to the same month last year and a record for the month of February. The sales growth was led by the company’s Recharge line up of fully electric and plug-in hybrid cars. Sales of Volvo Cars’ Recharge models made up 40% of all Volvo cars sold globally during the month. The company’s fully electric car sales increased by 187% compared with the same month last year and represented 18.7% (9,574 units) of the total sales in

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Ford E-Transit year one: 745,000 gallons of gas saved across 12M miles, 57% reduced CO2 output

Electrek

Ford is celebrating one year of its all-electric E-Transit vehicles hitting roads with a slew of encouraging stats surrounding the EV. Since February of 2022, Ford E-Transit drivers have already completed more than 12 million miles navigating through the US and Canada, alleviating a huge amount of gasoline required for combustion vans of the same size.

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Frozen: Sorting F-150 Lightning cold-weather fact from fiction

Green Car Reports

Just before 6:30 a.m. on a February morning, my phone lit up with a notification: The Ford F-150 Lighting in my driveway had stopped charging. “That’s not good,” I said to my wife Karen, noting that the truck was plugged in and not yet fully charged. By the way, it was about 20 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. I’ll get back.

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Mercedes-Benz begins construction of EV battery recycling plant in Germany

Electric Cars Report

Mercedes-Benz is intending to recycle electric vehicle battery systems and is starting the construction of its recycling plant in Kuppenheim, Germany. The company laid the foundation stone for the sustainable battery recycling facility, cutting resource consumption and establishing closed-loop recycling of battery raw materials. The first stage of the plant – mechanical dismantling of electric […] The post Mercedes-Benz begins construction of EV battery recycling plant in Germany app

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Hyundai unveils second-generation KONA, leading with EV variant

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Hyundai Motor Company held a digital world premiere to unveil the new upscaled KONA in the B-SUV segment, led by an all-electric variant (EV) that offers advanced safety and convenience features and class-leading range. Compared to the previous generation KONA, the new model has unique proportions with increased dimensions. Based on the EV variant, its length is now 4,355 mm, 175 mm longer than the previous generation in 2017, with a wheelbase of 2,660 mm, which is 60 mm longer.

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Tesla Model Y sales surge in Germany as it remains the country’s favorite EV

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The Tesla Model Y remains Germany’s favorite EV, according to data released by the KBA today. While the Tesla Model 3 was the vehicle that redefined the Tesla brand thanks to its affordability, the Tesla Model Y has quickly surpassed its popularity. Now, the Model Y is often the most popular EV sold in many significant markets, including in Germany, where it has recently taken back its crown as the top EV from the Model 3.

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Optimized air suspension could aid EV range, protect batteries

Green Car Reports

Hyundai claims a new air suspension system will have many benefits for EVs, from maximizing range to protecting battery packs from damage. The system was developed by Hyundai Mobis, the automaker's mobility-tech supplier, which previously demonstrated a hardware set called "e-corner" that lets vehicles turn on a dime. Air suspension isn't as.

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Regulatory filing: NIO ET5 shooting brake coming

CN EV Post

NIO management previously hinted that the NIO ET5 shooting brake could begin deliveries in China in July. The NIO ET5 shooting brake has appeared in a regulatory directory in China, with the model just months away from its official launch. The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) today announced the latest batch of models that will be allowed to be sold in China, and NIO's new ET5 is included.

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Lithium-ion battery recycler ABTC expands operations and capacity with newly purchased facility

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American Battery Technology Company, a critical battery materials company that is commercializing both its primary minerals manufacturing ( earlier post ) and secondary minerals lithium-ion battery recycling technologies ( earlier post ), entered into agreements for the purchase of a move-in-ready, commercial-scale battery recycling facility located in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC) in McCarran, Nevada, to expand operations of its lithium-ion battery recycling technologies.

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The Toyota bZ3 Is The Electric Corolla That Africa Needs

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The bZ3 is a battery-electric sedan jointly developed for the Chinese market by BYD TOYOTA EV TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. BTET is a joint venture established by Toyota and BYD Company Ltd. (BYD) — and FAW Toyota Motor Co. Ltd. (FAW Toyota). It will be produced by and sold through the FAW Toyota dealer network.

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Tesla Model S and Model X prices cut again by up to $10,000

Green Car Reports

Over the weekend, Tesla again cut prices on its Model S sedan and Model X SUV. The company already lopped $10,000 off the price of the Model S in January, as part of sweeping price cuts across the entire lineup; now it’s cut another $5,000. With this, an even greater cut applies to Model X prices; they're now $10,000 lower than they were.

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Full CPCA rankings: Top-selling models and automakers in China in Feb

CN EV Post

This article contains 20 tables compiled by CnEVPost based on data from the CPCA, showing which models and car companies sold the most in China in February. The China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) announced on March 9 the top selling models and car companies in China in February, presenting a panoramic view of the Chinese auto industry. CnEVPost highlighted the NIO ET5 and Tesla 's Model Y on these lists in yesterday's articles.

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T&E: two-thirds of European battery production at risk as companies weigh investing in US instead

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More than two-thirds (68%) of lithium-ion battery production planned for Europe is at risk of being delayed, scaled down or cancelled, according to new analysis by the European NGO Transport & Environment. Tesla in Berlin, Northvolt in northern Germany and Italvolt near Turin are among the projects that stand to lose the greatest volumes of their slated capacity as the companies weigh up investing in the US instead.

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Tesla teases further improvements to Model S and X past new paint color

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Tesla teased further improvements to the Model S and Model X past its the Ultra Red paint color, including a new, lighter glass room, performance brakes, and the option to choose a traditional round steering wheel instead of the Yoke. Last night, Tesla announced its new Model S and Model X paint color, Ultra Red , which appears to be slightly darker than the previous Red Multi-Coat.

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Utility proposes huge EV charging network funded by ratepayers

Green Car Reports

Minnesota electrical utility Xcel Energy aims to build a large EV charging network financed by rate hikes, potentially including for customers who don't own an EV. As reported by KSTP.com, Xcel Energy in August sent a proposal to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to build, own, and operate its own network of 730 charging sites by 2026. The.

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Ford Increasing Production Of Popular Electric Vehicles In Response To Strong Customer Demand

Electric Cars Report

Ford is boosting production of its popular electric vehicles at manufacturing plants across North America to meet strong customer demand. The company is increasing production of the Mustang Mach-E, F-150 Lightning and E-Transit, along with other customer favorites like Bronco Sport and Maverick. “We have had a strong start to 2023 sales and we are moving to fast-track quality […] The post Ford Increasing Production Of Popular Electric Vehicles In Response To Strong Customer Demand appeared

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Volvo delivers 20 electric trucks to DFDS in Gothenburg; part of 125-unit order

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Volvo Trucks is delivering 20 fully electric heavy trucks to the logistics company DFDS in Gothenburg, Sweden. The delivery is part of a total order for 125 electric trucks that DFDS has placed with Volvo. Some of the new electric fleet will be used to transport goods to and from the Volvo Trucks assembly plant in Gothenburg. Fourteen of the trucks, charged using green electricity, will be deployed on transports to and from Volvo’s heavy truck factory just outside Gothenburg.

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Chinese NEV insurance registrations for week ending Mar 5: BYD 38,932, Tesla 13,266, NIO 3,345

CN EV Post

The NIO ET5 had 2,106 insurance registrations last week, the ET7 had 154 and the ES7 had 227. The post Chinese NEV insurance registrations for week ending Mar 5: BYD 38,932, Tesla 13,266, NIO 3,345 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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2023 Nissan Ariya recalled because steering wheel might detach

Green Car Reports

Certain 2023 Nissan Ariya electric SUVs are being recalled because their steering wheels might detach. Nissan is advising owners to check their cars and contact a dealership immediately if the steering wheel appears loose. The recall covers 1,063 vehicles, although Nissan claims in the recall report that only 0.18% (roughly 2 of this set) might be.

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OX Is Working To Cut Post-Harvest Food Losses In Africa With Its Transport-As-A-Service Model

CleanTechnica EVs

The transport sector in a lot of African countries is unfortunately not inclusive. It leaves the majority of the population who live in rural areas without access to reliable transport services. This is a major impediment to their economic empowerment.