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New Toyota Yaris brings expanded hybrid line-up, enhanced safety and digital user experience

Green Car Congress

Toyota announced a series of improvements and enhancements to strengthen its Yaris Hybrid hatchback range, increasing the market appeal of a model range that has proved an outstanding success for the brand. As well as strengthening the power and performance of the hybrid electric powertrain to give European customers more choice and increasing the scope of the advanced active safety and driver assistance systems, Toyota is introducing a completely new digital dimension to the car.

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2025 VW ID.Buzz electric van gets 3 rows, AWD in US version

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen has provided a first look at the long-awaited U.S.-bound ID.Buzz electric van—finally, in the form Americans will be able to buy. What have we been waiting for? U.S. versions of the 2025 Volkswagen ID.Buzz, VW says, will be made in the same Hanover, Germany, factory but they’ll have a third row of seats. They’ll be.

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Tesla surprises by gaining full $7,500 tax credit on cheapest Model 3, now starts at $30,000

Electrek

Tesla surprises the market by confirming that buyers of its cheapest Model 3 now have access to the full $7,500 federal tax credit for electric vehicles instead of the previous $3,750. It’s unclear how they achieved that, but it does bring the price of the Model 3 down to ~$30,000 for those who can take advantage of the tax credit. more… The post Tesla surprises by gaining full $7,500 tax credit on cheapest Model 3, now starts at $30,000 appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla is back into the S&P 500 ESG index, but barely anyone’s really heard about it

Teslarati

The S&P Dow Jones Indices attracted quite a lot of headlines when it removed Tesla from its (Environmental, Social, and Governance) ESG Index last year. Tesla has since been added back to the S&P 500 ESG index. The update just didn’t get as much attention as Tesla’s removal last year. When the S&P removed Tesla from the ESG Index , it provided a pretty detailed explanation behind its decision.

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

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T&E study: Europe’s growing use of animal fats in fuels is becoming increasingly unsustainable; 8,800 dead pigs for Paris-NY flight

Green Car Congress

Europe’s growing use of animal fats to power its cars and planes is becoming increasingly unsustainable, according to a new study by Cerulogy funded by European NGO Transport & Environment (T&E). The green group calls for greater transparency so that consumers know what is going into their tanks and fueling their flights. Use of animal fat biodiesel has doubled in the past decade and is 40 times higher than it was in 2006.

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Fisker Ocean EV hits 360-mile EPA range, US deliveries start June 19

Green Car Reports

Fisker on Thursday confirmed a 360-mile EPA-rated range for its Ocean electric SUV, and said it plans to start U.S. deliveries the week of June 19. The range figure is better than the 350 miles that Fisker estimated at the introduction of the Ocean, in November 2021. It applies to the Ocean Extreme model, which uses a 113-kwh battery pack, with.

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Tesla Giga Shanghai employees get high praises from Musk: “It warms my heart”

Teslarati

Elon Musk did not make his appreciation of Giga Shanghai’s employees secret when he addressed them in a speech during a recent visit. A short video of Musk’s speech has been shared online. Before Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrapped up his recent China trip , he dropped by Gigafactory Shanghai. Musk and fellow Tesla executives Grace Tao and Tom Zhu appeared to arrive late at the facility, but photos shared on Chinese social media platform Weibo suggested that the factory was wide awake and bu

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Cal ISO: California grid battery storage increased nearly 20x since 2019 to 5,000MW; projected to hit 52,000 MW by 2045

Green Car Congress

According to the California Independent System Operator, battery storage capacity in the state has increased by nearly 20 times since 2019—from 250 megawatts (MW) to 5,000 MW. Today’s fleet of storage resources can capture enough electricity to power up to 5 million California homes. By 2045, capacity is projected to increase another 10 times to 52,000 MW.

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2019-2024 Jaguar I-Pace recalled over battery fire concern

Green Car Reports

Battery fire concerns have prompted a recall of nearly 6,400 Jaguar I-Pace electric SUVs from throughout the model's production run. Jaguar on Wednesday said the battery energy control module software will be updated, and battery modules will be replaced if necessary, in 6,367 vehicles from model years 2019 to 2024 free of charge, according to.

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Jaguar recalls all I-Pace EVs over battery fire risk, a year after we warned them about it

Electrek

Jaguar announced that it is recalling all I-Pace electric vehicles in the US over a battery fire risk. The recall comes a year after we warned Jaguar about the issue. more… The post Jaguar recalls all I-Pace EVs over battery fire risk, a year after we warned them about it appeared first on Electrek.

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

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Tesla Cybertruck manufacturing job openings are ramping at Giga Texas

Teslarati

A look at Tesla’s Careers page suggests that the electric vehicle maker is definitely setting the stage for the mass production of the Cybertruck. CEO Elon Musk has noted that the highly-anticipated all-electric pickup truck would start production sometime this year. As could be seen on Tesla’s Careers page, the number of job openings related to the Cybertruck at Gigafactory Texas has increased.

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MIT Multi-Robot Mapping Sets New “Gold Standard”

Cars That Think

This article is part of our exclusive IEEE Journal Watch series in partnership with IEEE Xplore. Does your robot know where it is right now? Does it? Are you sure ? And what about all of its robot friends, do they know where they are too? This is important. So important, in fact, that some would say that multi-robot simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) is a crucial capability to obtain timely situational awareness over large areas.

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Dealerships plan to spend $5.5B in EV infrastructure

Green Car Reports

Franchise dealerships anticipate spending $5.5 billion on new infrastructure to sell EVs, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), a car dealer trade group. The estimate is "based on available data from a selection of brands," according to an NADA press release. Some automakers have asked dealerships to invest in chargers.

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Tesla releases stealth update with new features

Electrek

Tesla has released a new software update to its fleet and while the release notes remain unchanged, there are a few exciting features that were stealth updated. more… The post Tesla releases stealth update with new features appeared first on Electrek.

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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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‘Cybertruck could be as mainstream as the Tesla Model Y’: analyst predicts

Teslarati

Long-time TSLA bull ARK Invest predicted that the “Cybertruck could be as mainstream as the Tesla Model Y,” based on Google Trends data. The Tesla Cybertruck certainly seems to elicit strong emotions from people—both good and bad—which may hint at its projected demand. In a recent blog entry, ARK Invest wrote about the Tesla Cybertruck’s demand. It explained why other analysts might have low demand forecasts for Elon Musk’s unique pickup truck.

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Volvo Cars invests in bidirectional EV charging startup dcbel

Electric Cars Report

Smart home energy company dcbel has secured a strategic investment from Volvo Cars. The Swedish car manufacturer has chosen to support dcbel’s R&D and go-to-market endeavors through its corporate venture capital arm, the Volvo Cars Tech Fund. “Home Energy Management Systems will play a vital role as we move towards bi-directionality of electric vehicles,” said Alexander […] The post Volvo Cars invests in bidirectional EV charging startup dcbel appeared first on Electr

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Volvo teases Tesla-like single-screen interface for EX30 EV

Green Car Reports

The Volvo EX30 compact crossover EV won’t just be smaller. It will also be vastly more simplified in its interface, Volvo revealed Wednesday. With no separate gauge cluster, the EX30 will, like the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, shift all displays to a single screen. On it, speed and charging levels will be among the pieces of information near.

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Tesla Solar Roof is a ‘revolutionary product,’ says builder of massive 50 kW project

Electrek

A homebuilder working on a Tesla Solar Roof project on a huge new home called the product “revolutionary.” It looks like Tesla’s Solar Roof still has legs despite a rough start. more… The post Tesla Solar Roof is a ‘revolutionary product,’ says builder of massive 50 kW project appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla tire safety comes into focus in new update

Teslarati

Tesla has added a new feature in its most recent update that relates to tire safety, specifically tracking the mileage on your rubber and notifying you of when it might be time for a fresh set. Tires are arguably the most important part of vehicle safety in the sense that without properly fitting rubber or overworn tires, your car won’t operate to its best ability, nor will you or other occupants be able to have peace of mind when traveling, even in the most ideal conditions.

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Blue Bird Expands Production Capacity for Electric School Buses to Meet Increasing Demand

Electric Cars Report

Blue Bird Corporation, the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, has opened its Electric Vehicle (EV) Build-up Center on the grounds of the company’s main U.S. manufacturing plant in Fort Valley, Ga. Blue Bird transformed a nearly 40,000 sq.ft. facility to meet increasing demand for electric school buses. The opening marks an important milestone […] The post Blue Bird Expands Production Capacity for Electric School Buses to Meet Increasing Demand appeared first on Electric Cars

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Yes, wiper fluid is a source of harmful vehicle emissions

Green Car Reports

A new study from the American Chemical Society provides a reminder that tailpipes aren't the only source of harmful vehicle emissions. The study suggests that wiper fluid could be a significant source of emissions, one that will become a bigger part of the vehicle fleet's overall carbon footprint as EV adoption increases. That's because wiper.

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NIO gathers nearly 30K pre-orders for its new ES6 in 3 days

Electrek

After launching the second-generation ES6 last week, new data shows NIO (NIO) collected nearly 30,000 pre-orders after three days on the market. more… The post NIO gathers nearly 30K pre-orders for its new ES6 in 3 days appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Model Y driver starts race in reverse, still wins against AMG SUV

Teslarati

The concept of drag races is pretty simple. Two vehicles are lined up and launched at the same time. The faster one that crosses a designated mark wins the race. It is this simplicity, however, that makes drag races very exciting, as every millisecond counts. It is then particularly amazing when a driver commits what should have been a grave error, but still wins the race.

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Comment on NIO adds 10 showrooms and 66 swap stations worldwide in May by CARS CARS CARS

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Can someone tell me why they are spending on showrooms when their cars don't sell? This is another Luckin coffee. Expanding fast the claim bankruptcy and cheat shareholders.

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Base 2023 Kia EV6 Light returns at $43,925 and 220 miles

Green Car Reports

Not everyone wants or needs the EV with the biggest battery and the most range, especially if it means a higher price. That appears to be what Kia has discovered—with an asterisk—with the EV6. Less than a year after dropping the lower-priced base Light version of the EV6, which was the only model to offer the smaller 58-kwh battery.

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35% Plugin Vehicle Market Share In China! (China EV Sales Report)

CleanTechnica EVs

Plugin vehicles are all the rage in the Chinese auto market. Plugins scored over half a million sales last month, up 93% year over year (YoY). That pulled the year-to-date (YTD) tally to over 1.9 million units. Share-wise, with April showing another great performance, plugin vehicles hit 35% market share!

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Tesla China Giga Shanghai production halt hints Model 3 update is imminent

Teslarati

Recent updates from Gigafactory Shanghai suggest that Tesla China may be preparing something substantial for its domestically-produced Model 3 sedans. This was hinted at during a recent drone flyover of the electric vehicle production facility. Longtime Tesla China watcher Wu Wa , who has been chronicling the progress of Giga Shanghai since the facility’s earliest days, recently observed that the production of the Model 3 appears to have been halted.

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Tesla to power new massive $500 million energy storage project

Electrek

Tesla is going to supply its Megapack for a massive new $500 million energy storage project in Arizona in partnership with Strata Clean Energy. It should become one of the largest battery projects in the world. more… The post Tesla to power new massive $500 million energy storage project appeared first on Electrek.

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EV startup Aehra plans to emphasize efficiency, battery repairability

Green Car Reports

There is no shortage of EV startups looking to challenge established automakers, but Milan-based Aehra is taking a different approach. Aehra unveiled its first model, an SUV, last October, plans to unveil a sedan in June, and aims to start deliveries of both in 2025 in markets potentially including North America, Europe, China, and the Middle.

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Incentives & Lower Costs Drive Electric Vehicle Adoption In Our Annual Energy Outlook

CleanTechnica EVs

Editor’s note: CleanTechnica does not endorse this forecast. We find it worth publishing because of the source (the agency behind it) and as a reference to return to in coming years. To be frank, it looks wildly pessimistic, but we’ll see. Feel free to discuss down in the comments.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk gives BYD EVs due credit: “Highly competitive these days”

Teslarati

Back in 2011, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was asked by Bloomberg about a potential rival in the electric vehicle space — China’s BYD. Musk laughed off the suggestion, noting that he did not really see BYD as a rival to Tesla. “Have you seen their car?” Musk said then, poking fun at the Chinese carmaker. Needless to say, a lot has happened since then.

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Revealed: How Australia’s fossil car industry ganged up to stop electric vehicles

The Driven EV News

New report uncovers 500 pages of unseen documents showing how the petrol and diesel car lobby has been undermining Australia's EV policies. The post Revealed: How Australia’s fossil car industry ganged up to stop electric vehicles appeared first on The Driven.

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US and Canada collaborate on EV charging corridor

Green Car Reports

The U.S. and Canada have announced plans for a joint EV charging corridor connecting the two countries. Christened the Binational EV Corridor, the project aims to place EV fast chargers approximately every 50 miles between Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, according to a U.S. Department of Transportation press release. A.

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EcoFlow just launched plug-and-play solar + storage for apartments

Electrek

If you live in an apartment with a balcony and want a plug-and-play solar and battery storage system, EcoFlow may have just the solution. more… The post EcoFlow just launched plug-and-play solar + storage for apartments appeared first on Electrek.

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