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Honda battery leasing venture sets stage for more affordable EVs

Green Car Reports

Battery leasing has long been considered as a way of helping make EVs more affordable, and it appears that Honda is embarking on a business venture that might allow that idea to be scaled up. The joint venture company called Altna, announced Thursday, has been formed as a 50/50 venture between Honda Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Corporation. Combining.

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Lucid CEO says its Air has hit efficiency of 5 miles per kWh and ‘no one else is even close’

Electrek

During a recent webcast at the annual Evercore ISI Global Clean Energy & Transitions Summit, Lucid Motors CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson shared some exciting news about the automaker and electric mobility in general. Earlier this week, a version of its flagship Lucid Air sedan delivered an efficiency ratio of 5 miles per kWh, which could soon translate to more affordable long-range models for all.

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Unsold Tesla Cars Piling Up In America, Australia, & Germany

CleanTechnica EVs

Reports from around the world are saying Tesla has a glut of unsold cars piling up with no firm plans for how to deal with the situation. The post Unsold Tesla Cars Piling Up In America, Australia, & Germany appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla FSD v12.4.1 with no nag starts rolling out to select customers

Teslarati

Tesla has begun rolling out its Full Self-Driving (FSD) Supervised v12.4.1 to select customers, with the version featuring the highly anticipated removal of the steering wheel nag. FSD v12.4.1 began rolling out to a small group of customers on Friday night, after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said a few days ago that the version would soon be going out to some external customers over the weekend.

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

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Review: 2025 Polestar 3 swings for efficient performance

Green Car Reports

Two-row, five-seat electric SUV Estimated range: 279 miles (Performance Pack), 315 miles (base) 0-60 mph, 4.8 seconds (base); 4.5 seconds (Performance Pack) Price: $80,300, Launch Edition; may be eligible for Federal incentives Polestar’s new electric SUV has been delayed by software issues, and it has seen sister brand Volvo has cut its.

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The ‘One simple trick’ Paris used to reduce air pollution 40% ahead of Olympics

Electrek

The ‘One simple trick’ trope has long become a running joke among journalists, usually signifying the beginning of a scam. But every once in a while, it’s exactly right. Such is the case with how Paris was able to transform its air quality and thus the quality of life in the city in the run-up to the upcoming 2024 Summer Olympics. So what was the trick?

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BYD cuts prices again, this time on its lowest cost electric vehicle

The Driven EV News

BYD makes another price cut across both variants of its lowest cost electric vehicle in Australia. The post BYD cuts prices again, this time on its lowest cost electric vehicle appeared first on The Driven.

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Will plug-in hybrids be plugged in, or will they add oil demand?

Green Car Reports

Plug-in hybrids might add to oil consumption estimates, says BNEF New EPA guidelines might give plug-in hybrids a pass, if drivers don't plug them in Meanwhile, automakers have softened their battery-electric sales targets The global fleet of internal-combustion vehicles will peak in 2025, but plug-in hybrids may determine whether this leads to.

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Tesla, Elon Musk sued by shareholders for breach of fiduciary duty over AI funneling threats

Electrek

Tesla’s board of directors and Elon Musk are being sued by shareholders for breach of fiduciary duty over threats that the CEO made about not building AI products at Tesla, and even funneling resources to his private companies.

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Battery-Electric Mega Trip: eActros 600 on its way to the Northernmost & Southernmost Points in Europe

CleanTechnica EVs

Two near-series eActros 600 prototypes set off from Frankfurt am Main Most extensive test run in the history of Mercedes-Benz Trucks Battery-electric long-haul trucks are traveling more than 13.000 kilometers through more than 20 countries – each truck underway with 40 tons total towing weight Karin Rådström, CEO Mercedes-Benz Trucks, [continued] The post Battery-Electric Mega Trip: eActros 600 on its way to the Northernmost & Southernmost Points in Europe 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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BYD slashes prices of Seal to help hit higher sales in June and chase down Model 3

The Driven EV News

BYD has extended its recent price cuts to its premium sports sedan, the BYD Seal, seeking to boost sales as it tries to chase down the sector-leading Tesla EVs, and particularly the Model 3. The post BYD slashes prices of Seal to help hit higher sales in June and chase down Model 3 appeared first on The Driven.

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BMW Neue Klasse EVs lean into AI for texture, inspiration

Green Car Reports

Artificial intelligence poses all kinds of questions for society—and in the automotive world, electric cars are doing the same. But while we know that EVs will change the world, mostly for the better, the future of an AI-inflected world is less certain. How will AI and EVs intersect? BMW is among the automakers eager to find out as it.

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Elon Musk bets Tesla on Optimus, says over 1,000 robots working in factories next year

Electrek

Elon Musk is betting Tesla on its Optimus program, which he now says will add tens of trillion of dollars to its valuation. He added that Tesla should have over 1,000 humanoid robots working in its factories next year, but he is delaying a recently shared timeline.

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Buh-Bye Fossil Fuels: Hitachi Energy Pledges $4.5 Billion To Juice The Electrification Movement

CleanTechnica EVs

Hitachi Energy is doubling down on advanced EV charging stations, high capacity grid infrastructure, and other electrification initiatives. The post Buh-Bye Fossil Fuels: Hitachi Energy Pledges $4.5 Billion To Juice The Electrification Movement 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

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Tesla celebrates Cybertruck production ramp at 2024 Stockholder Meeting 

Teslarati

Tesla celebrated its success with the Cybertruck’s production ramp during the 2024 Annual Stockholder Meeting. Elon Musk believes the Tesla Cybertruck is the company’s best product. During the Annual Stockholder Meeting , he announced that Tesla reached a production record of 1,300 Cybertrucks per week. Tesla continues to aim higher, targeting a production increase of 2,500 Cybertruck units per week by the end of 2024.

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Rivian R1 and Toyota Crown Signia reviews, US-made Volvo, Hyundai, Kia EVs: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

How safe are some of the biggest, thirstiest SUVs? Why is the $7.5 billion federal EV charging network moving so slowly? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending June 6, 2024. It was another big week of getting up-close time with some of the most anticipated new EVs, while.

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Honda is launching its new electric N-VAN e starting at $15,500

Electrek

The highly anticipated electric Honda N-VAN e will officially hit the market in October. Honda announced its new electric N-Van will start at $15,500 (2,439,800 yen) as it looks to ramp up EV sales.

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EV price war hots up in sub-$40,000 market as BYD cuts price of Dolphin

The Driven EV News

BYD makes another price cut across both variants of its lowest cost electric vehicle in Australia. The post EV price war hots up in sub-$40,000 market as BYD cuts price of Dolphin appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla to bring ‘Avoid Highways’ feature to navigation

Teslarati

Tesla will bring a new ‘Avoid Highways’ feature to its in-car navigation, according to CEO Elon Musk. Musk confirmed the feature would be added to vehicles during a livestream on X last night (around the 31:29 mark) when someone in the chat asked if it could be included in a future update. He said, “Alright, sure.” Tesla’s in-car navigation is among the most advanced and accurate available.

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PHEVs and oil demand, Porsche charging, point-of-sale tax credit: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Porsche adds thousands of chargers to its app. The point-of-sale EV tax credit is very popular. And are plug-in hybrids potentially adding to future oil demand? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. With the release of its annual EV sales outlook, Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggests that plug-in hybrids are a wild card for oil demand. With.

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Why more American teenagers are rejecting driver’s licenses in favor of e-bikes

Electrek

There’s a good chance that when you were a teenager, getting your driver’s license was seen as a rite of passage, and you probably couldn’t wait for the freedom promised by that shiny new card in your credit card-less wallet. At least, that’s unless you’re a teenager today, and then the picture might not be so cut and dry. Unlike when I got my learner’s permit 20 years ago, today’s teenagers have already been enjoying a new form of affordable and effective transportation freedom: electric bikes.

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Tesla Supercharger rollout expands with at least 27 new chargers in Australia

The Driven EV News

Tesla's reliable supercharging network continues to grow in Australia despite recent round of layoffs. The post Tesla Supercharger rollout expands with at least 27 new chargers in Australia appeared first on The Driven.

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EVs Take 24.1% Share In France — Popular BEVs Hit By Incentive Stop

CleanTechnica EVs

May’s auto sales saw plugin EVs take 24.1% share in France, roughly flat from 24.3% year-on-year. BEV share was up, while PHEV share dropped. Overall auto volume was 141,298 units, down by some 3% YoY. The Peugeot e-208 now has a strong lead in the BEV rankings. May’s results saw. [continued] The post EVs Take 24.1% Share In France — Popular BEVs Hit By Incentive Stop appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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As Tesla Supercharger plans stall, Ionna is going big on EV charging

Green Car Reports

Tesla’s recent pullback of Supercharger operations doesn’t appear to have affected the plans of Ionna, the charging network for the U.S. and Canada directly funded by seven automakers. The charging network on Tuesday re-upped its commitment to build a network of more than 30,000 high-power urban and highway-adjacent fast-charging.

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Ford poaches ex-Tesla, Rivian, and Apple talent to develop affordable EVs

Electrek

As the race heats up to introduce more affordable electric cars, Ford is bringing on some of the best EV engineers to help it compete. Over the past few months, Ford has hired talent from Tesla, Rivian, Apple, and Lucid to help accelerate the development of affordable EVs.

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Time to unplug phoney PHEV fuel ratings: Australia’s “electrified” automotive future isn’t all its cracked up to be | Opinion

EV Central

Imagine, for one wild moment, that McDonald’s was allowed to promote itself as a purveyor of health foods, just because it has salads on its menu (mind you, it’s already allowed to call its establishments “restaurants”, so it might not be that much of a leap). We all know the salads are there as window (salad) dressing, and an excuse for someone to walk in seeking something nutritious and then change their mind and have a Big Mac (I have seen a suspiciously skinny colleague order one once, and t

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Tesla brings back cool feature exclusive to Model X

Teslarati

Tesla has brought back a cool feature exclusive to the Model X as its self-presenting doors are now available once again. Tesla is bringing back the feature with Software Update 2024.20.1. In 2023, Tesla removed ultrasonic sensors from the Model X in an effort to bolster its vision-only approach to self-driving. However, the removal of these USS components eliminated some features, including the Model X’s self-presenting doors.

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Review: 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid achieves Prius-like fuel economy

Green Car Reports

The latest Honda Civic Hybrid is quicker, quieter, and more pleasant than non-hybrid Civics The 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid will cost $29,845 when it goes on sale June 19 2025 Civic Hybrids are expected to have EPA fuel economy ratings of 50 mpg city, 47 highway, and 49 combined Buyers looking for excellent fuel economy no longer need to buy a Toyota.

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GM’s Wuling launches new $8,000 Bingo EV in China undercutting BYD’s Seagull

Electrek

A new low-cost electric car launched Friday to take on BYD’s Seagull EV. GM’s Wuling launched the 2024 Bingo EV Friday, starting under $8,000 (56,800 yuan) as it looks to top BYD.

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Giant Chips Give Supercomputers a Run for Their Money

Cars That Think

As large supercomputers keep getting larger , Sunnyvale, California-based Cerebras has been taking a different approach. Instead of connecting more and more GPUs together, the company has been squeezing as many processors as it can onto one giant wafer. The main advantage is in the interconnects —by wiring processors together on-chip, the wafer-scale chip bypasses many of the computational speed losses that come from many GPUs talking to each other, as well as losses from loading data to and fro

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Elon Musk sued in another ridiculous lawsuit from Tesla shareholder

Teslarati

Elon Musk is being sued by another shareholder in another lawsuit that claims he used insider information to make a profit. The Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI) is suing Musk and asking the court to force the CEO to return what it considers to be “unlawful profits.” The suit claims Musk, along with his brother Kimbal, sold $30 billion in stock between late 2021 and the end of 2022, just before various developments would cause the automaker’s stock to f

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Off-Road Electric Vehicle Charging Network Launched In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

CleanTechnica EVs

Most of the electric vehicle news in the US tends to be about personal transportation — cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, e-bikes, electric motorcycles, and the like. They are mostly driven on paved surfaces. The pickup trucks such as the Rivian R1T, the Ford Lightning, and the Cybertruck can be used. [continued] The post Off-Road Electric Vehicle Charging Network Launched In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla will allow ‘one-time’ FSD transfer for one more quarter, says Musk

Electrek

After repeatedly claiming that Tesla will not allow owners to transfer Full Self-Driving capability to new vehicles, Tesla CEO Elon Musk agreed today that Tesla will allow them to do so for “one more quarter.

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Australian electric vehicle sales by month and by model in 2024

The Driven EV News

A full breakdown of all electric vehicle sales by month and by model in Australia in 2024. The post Australian electric vehicle sales by month and by model in 2024 appeared first on The Driven.