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Hyundai, Kia confirm first US-made EVs: $7,500 tax credit eligible?

Green Car Reports

Hyundai on Friday confirmed its first EV for U.S. production, while the automaker's Kia brand began U.S. EV production that same day. But neither brand is discussing eligibility for the $7,500 federal tax credit quite yet. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be the first model produced at the automaker's EV "Metaplant" near Savannah, Georgia, Jose.

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Hyundai, Tesla pave the way for long-range (+300 mi) EV prices falling below average gas cars

Electrek

Buying an electric car with at least 300 miles of range is getting more affordable than ever. Several automakers, including Hyundai , Kia, and Tesla, are now offering long-range EVs (those with at least 300 miles range) that are cheaper to buy than the average gas-powered car in the US.

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Tesla Model S still running with original battery and motors at 430,000 miles

Teslarati

A Tesla Model S 90D from Chesterfield, UK, was recently featured in an AutoTrader segment for its remarkable story. Bought in 2016, the premium all-electric sedan has been used as an airport taxi for years. But despite its years of extensive use, the Model S 90D has managed to keep its original battery pack and electric motors — even after a whopping 430,000 miles on the odometer.

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Estimating the Growth of Electric Vehicles & Tesla Sales, an Exploration of S-Curves

CleanTechnica EVs

In this special report from CleanTechnica reader and data analyst David Gines, we get a high-quality, professional, useful exploration of exponential growth of EV sales — Tesla’s sales, Norway’s EV sales, and broader regional and global EV sales. By David Gines, an electrical engineer specializing in algorithms for data analysis. [continued] The post Estimating the Growth of Electric Vehicles & Tesla Sales, an Exploration of S-Curves 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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Survey: Fewer Americans seek EVs, as attention shifts to hybrids

Green Car Reports

Consumer interest in EVs has declined, with car shoppers showing more interest in hybrids, according to a new AAA survey. Only 18% of U.S. adults surveyed said they were "likely" or "very likely" to buy a new or used EV, down from 23% last year. And 63% of respondents said they were “unlikely or very unlikely” to make an EV their next.

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After Tesla, the surprising next best-selling electric vehicle in America is this electric bike

Electrek

In a world where electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, it’s no surprise that the Tesla Model Y and Model 3 are the best-selling EVs in the United States. But what if I told you that the third best-selling electric vehicle in America isn’t a car at all? It’s actually an electric bike!

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Tesla Cybertruck police cruiser gets official unveil, deploys this year

Teslarati

After viewers got a glimpse of a Tesla Cybertruck police cruiser last week, Unplugged Performance has now officially unveiled the vehicle, as debuted this week by its UP.FIT government and fleet outfitting unit. On Friday morning, Unplugged Performance officially launched its police cruiser-outfitted Cybertruck from UP.FIT, after it was teased in a brief video from the company last Friday.

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Review: 2025 Rivian R1T and R1S gain efficiency, comfort, and a lifeline

Green Car Reports

Rivian has re-engineered the batteries, motors, and body structure of its R1T and R1S This year the R1 vehicles get their first lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) batteries The revamp may give the R1 vehicles more in common with Rivian’s upcoming R2 series Rivian this week in Seattle rolled out its revamped R1 family that will take the.

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BYD calls out the US and Europe for being ‘afraid’ of Chinese EVs

Electrek

Is the West afraid of Chinese electric cars? According to BYD CEO Wang Chuanfu, there are many examples of politicians who are worried about low-cost Chinese EVs, hinting at the US and Europe.

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Electric taxi startup GoBlu lays down green challenge to Uber

The Driven EV News

A new all-electric taxi startup has emerged in Australia with zero carbon emissions, and paying drivers a fixed salary. The post Electric taxi startup GoBlu lays down green challenge to Uber appeared first on The Driven.

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

Brief

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Tesla has opened its first store in Qatar, following sales launch last year

Teslarati

Tesla has officially opened its first store and showroom in Qatar, after the automaker initially launched sales in the country late last year. The new Tesla store was announced by Delivery Operations Supervisor Momo Elmegrahi in a LinkedIn post on Friday, along with photos of the site. The Tesla store is located in Doha, at the Doha Festival City mall, and it’s open seven days a week, according to Tesla’s website. “This milestone marks a significant step in our mission to accel

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Final US mpg rules through 2031 go easy on gas trucks, SUVs

Green Car Reports

The federal government on Friday revealed vehicle efficiency standards for 2027-2031 that improve the fleet fuel efficiency of new cars and trucks—slightly. The final rules for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), announced Friday by the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), set the.

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Volvo’s first all-electric EX90 rolls off the production line in South Carolina

Electrek

Volvo’s first all-electric EX90 SUV rolled off the production line in South Carolina Wednesday. Deliveries of the US-made Volvo EX90 are set for the second half of 2024 as the Swedish automaker embarks on a new era.

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Good Graph For People Misinformed About US EV Sales Growth

CleanTechnica EVs

Naturally, we’ve created many US EV sales charts of our own here on CleanTechnica, but there’s a chart I haven’t thought to make that Bloomberg recently created, and it’s a superb chart for some of the claims circling at the moment. First of all, let’s note that EV sales have. [continued] The post Good Graph For People Misinformed About US EV Sales Growth appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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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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Tesla builds 50 million 4680 battery cells at Giga Texas

Teslarati

Tesla announced today that it has built 50 million 4680 battery cells at its Giga Texas plant in Austin. The company made its announcement through a post on X, along with a collage of team members at Giga Texas who contributed to the goal: Congrats 4680 Cell Manufacturing team on building their 50 millionth battery cell at Giga Texas! pic.twitter.com/zMhzAOghLi — Tesla (@Tesla) June 5, 2024 Tesla’s 4680 production has increased significantly as it is building the battery cells for electric

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Review: 2025 Toyota Crown Signia gives America a hybrid wagon

Green Car Reports

Toyota’s latest hybrid cosplays an crossover SUV while it's actually a wagon Crown Signia buyers will find lots of room for cargo and comfortable seats, but taller adults will feel pinched on headroom Toyota’s latest hybrid bests the Highlander for fuel economy, but isn’t quite as efficient as its sedan sibling Toyota’s.

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Germany set a new renewable power generation record in Q1

Electrek

In a record-breaking start to 2024, renewable energy supplied 58.4% of all electricity generated in Germany during Q1 – the highest percentage since tracking began in 2018.

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Origin lures Tesla drivers with automated home charging tariff that avoids peaks

The Driven EV News

Origin launches app-based plan that will charge Tesla EVs at home at lowest possible rate and avoid peaks. It plans to extend it to other EVs soon. The post Origin lures Tesla drivers with automated home charging tariff that avoids peaks appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla’s Nvidia purchases could reach $4 billion this year: Musk

Teslarati

Elon Musk has shared additional estimates on the future of Tesla’s supercomputing cluster, Dojo, and highlighted roughly how much the company expects to spend on Nvidia products in 2024. Discussion about Nvidia’s supercomputers arose on Tuesday after Tesla needed to have some of the company’s chips to X and xAI locations, due to a lack of storage, according to Musk.

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NYC had electric taxis in the '90s—the 1890s, that is

Green Car Reports

New York City's iconic fleet of taxis once included some EVs—but you have to look back more than a century to find them. As National Geographic explains in a recent article, electric taxis had a brief moment of popularity in the city in the 1890s. The fleet quickly grew from a dozen vehicles in 1897 to over 100 by 1899. It's an important.

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Ford’s electric vehicle sales continue surging in May despite shifting EV plans

Electrek

Despite a recent pullback on its electric vehicle strategy amid “slower-than-expected” demand, Ford’s EV sales continued surging in May. All Ford electric models, including the F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E, saw double-digit sales growth last month.

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BEVs Take 77% Share In Norway — Volvo EX30 Leads In May

CleanTechnica EVs

May saw plugin EVs take 82.3% share in Norway’s auto market, down from 88.9% year on year. The dip was likely due to a low ebb of shipping by three of the biggest BEV manufacturers — BEV share is still climbing overall this year. Total monthly auto volume was 7,893. [continued] The post BEVs Take 77% Share In Norway — Volvo EX30 Leads In May appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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VW Is Shifting EV Investment Dollars to Fund Further ICE Development

The Truth About Cars

Volkswagen hasn’t given up on its electrification plans, but it plans to shift some of its EV-designated funds to continue developing gas engines. Company Chief Financial Officer Arno Antlitz said the automaker would spend around $65 billion to “keep our combustion cars competitive.” The executive acknowledged that EVs are the future but also said that “the past is not over.

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Mercedes and Stellantis pause European EV battery plans, look to LFP

Green Car Reports

Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis are pausing work on two EV battery plants and may be looking to LFP battery cells to lower costs, reports Bloomberg. Automotive Cells Company (ACC), a battery supplier for the two automakers with plans to open three new battery plants in Europe at a cost of 7.6 billion euros (approximately $8.2 billion at current.

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Ford CEO doubles down on affordable EVs after BYD, China’s EV bet is paying off

Electrek

Ford CEO Jim Farley wants the company to deliver affordable EVs like Henry Ford did with the Model T. However, the hard part is doing so profitably. After China’s bet on EVs “paid off” so far, Ford wants to compete with the best, including BYD.

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EV Sales in Australia Show Slight Improvement — May Update

CleanTechnica EVs

EV sales in Australia showed a slight improvement in May. Although, the battery electric vehicle (BEV) penetration of the market remained steady at approximately 8% in May in a rising market for all vehicles. There were 8,974 BEV sales, a big improvement on April (6,194 units sold) and also greater. [continued] The post EV Sales in Australia Show Slight Improvement — May Update appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla finally improves Auto Wipers — but how?

Teslarati

Tesla has finally improved the functionality and operation of the Auto Wiper feature, something that many owners have complained about in the past. With the new 2024.14 Software Update, the automaker has detailed the changes it made to improve its performance. The Auto Wipers have been a pain point for Tesla owners, as they are one of the most frequently complained-about features.

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Jeep Wagoneer 3-row SUV will go electric too—with range-extender

Green Car Reports

At the reveal of its Jeep Wagoneer S electric SUV, the Stellantis SUV brand on Thursday confirmed plans to boost the number of electrified powertrains across its lineup later in the decade. The range now will include extended-range plug-in hybrid versions of the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, which were confirmed for the first time, for “next.

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Archer Aviation receives FAA certification to begin commercial air taxi operations

Electrek

One week after sharing plans to bring commercial eVTOL operations to South Korea, advanced air mobility developer Archer Aviation is touting a key milestone in the US. The eVTOL air taxi manufacturer has received Part 135 certification from the FAA – a vital certificate to begin commercial flights – and Archer is now one of two air taxi companies worldwide to confirm the receipt of one.

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Driving On Electricity Is Now Much Cleaner Than Using A Gasoline Car

CleanTechnica EVs

[Editor’s note: After reading Dave Reichmuth’s most recent piece, I started thinking about a comparable study on Wisconsin land use. Land use and solar power, which generates clean electricity that many increasingly use to power EVs and homes, are topics of complaints we hear from time to time. However, a. [continued] The post Driving On Electricity Is Now Much Cleaner Than Using A Gasoline Car appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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“Madmen fuelling the madness:” UN chief demands end to fossil fuel advertising

The Driven EV News

UN chief Antonio Guterres calls out fossil fuel industries as "godfathers of chaos" for their efforts to sabotage the world's actions on climate, and calls for fossil fuel advertising ban. The post “Madmen fuelling the madness:” UN chief demands end to fossil fuel advertising appeared first on The Driven.

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$25,000 Jeep EV is coming to US soon, said Stellantis CEO

Green Car Reports

A $25,000 Jeep EV is coming to the U.S. "very soon," Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares told CNBC and other media at a Bernstein investor conference last week. "If you ask me what is an affordable BEV, I would say 20,000 euros in Europe and $25,000 in the U.S.,” Tavares said at the conference, which was held prior to last week's Wagoneer S debut.

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New 80 MPH military electric bicycle unveiled as e-bike maker opens defense division

Electrek

Los Angeles-based electric bike brand Hi-Power Cycles has announced the opening of a new “defense division” known as HPC Defense. To kick things off, they’ve unveiled an 80 mph (130 km/h) military electric bike as one of the division’s first products.

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EVs Take 25.7% Share of the UK — Tesla Stays Top

CleanTechnica EVs

May saw plugin EVs take 25.7% share of the UK auto market, up from 23.1% year on year. Most of the gain was from PHEVs, whilst BEVs barely improved. Overall auto volume was 147,678 units, up by some 2% YoY, and still below pre-2020 norms (~175,000). The UK’s leading BEV brand. [continued] The post EVs Take 25.7% Share of the UK — Tesla Stays Top appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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