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Election 2024: Where the candidates stand on EVs, climate science, and more

Green Car Reports

On November 5, 2024, voters will head to the polls to choose the 47th President of the United States. To describe this election as unprecedented perhaps sells it short. In no other election in the past century have the stakes been so high for the automotive industry—and on a higher plane, for climate science and for democracy itself. With.

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Chinese Electric Cars Disrupting Auto Market In Thailand?

CleanTechnica EVs

The new AlixPartners report 2024 Global Automotive Outlook has stimulated quite a lot of thoughts and feedback. Steve Hanley kicked things off with his summary of the findings. Reading through that, I couldn’t help chiming in by pulling out a couple of key highlights and expounding on them. In between, [continued] The post Chinese Electric Cars Disrupting Auto Market In Thailand?

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CATL battery successfully powers electric plane with 1,800-mile civil aircraft expected

Electrek

The world’s largest EV battery maker is powering up something even bigger. CATL successfully tested a 4-ton electric plane powered by its ultra-high energy density battery. By 2028, CATL expects to reveal an 8-ton civil electric aircraft with around 1,200 to 1,800 miles (2,000 to 3,000 km) range.

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Tesla Model S and Model X included in Consumer Reports’ used cars to avoid list

Teslarati

While the Tesla Model Y was listed by Consumer Reports (CR) as one of its Best Cars of 2024 , the organization does not seem to hold the same sentiments for the Model S sedan and Model X SUV. This was highlighted in CR’s used cars to avoid list , which included the Tesla Model S and Model X, as well as other notable electric cars. As per the organization, it was able to collect data from Consumer Reports members in its Annual Auto Surveys.

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

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Volkswagen takes a $5B stake in Rivian

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen just bought a $5 billion stake in Rivian The cash infusion will help bring the smaller Rivian R2 to market The deal gives VW access to Rivian's software and zonal electronics platform The Volkswagen Group will invest up to $5 billion in Rivian, laying the groundwork for collaboration on future EVs, the two automakers announced Tuesday.

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California Could Provide Up To $14,000 In Incentives For Low-Income EV Buyers

CleanTechnica EVs

The California Air Resources Board has a new program for low income buyers that can provide up to $14,000 in incentives for cleaner cars. The post California Could Provide Up To $14,000 In Incentives For Low-Income EV Buyers appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla adds Mercedes to brands that will soon get Supercharger access

Teslarati

Tesla has added an additional company to the list of electric vehicle (EV) brands that will soon gain access to its Superchargers, after every major automaker in the industry last year gradually adopted the company’s North American Charging Standard (NACS). Although Tesla opened its Superchargers to EVs from Rivian and Ford earlier this year, the company is planning to gradually roll access out to other EV brands at some point.

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Ferrari builds a new factory—just for electric cars

Green Car Reports

Ferrari is prepping its first EV The new electric car will be built at its own newly-built factory in Maranello Ferrari plans for most of the factory's power to come from sustainable sources Ferrari recently unveiled an expansion of its factory to accommodate production of the automaker's first EV. The reconfigured "e-building" factory will.

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AlixPartners Predicts Chinese Automakers Will Have 33% Market Share By 2030

CleanTechnica EVs

Global consulting firm AlixPartners projects Chinese automakers will have a third of new cars sales globally by 2030. The post AlixPartners Predicts Chinese Automakers Will Have 33% Market Share By 2030 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla recalls over 11,000 Cybertrucks over trim detaching and wiper issue

Electrek

Tesla has issued two new recalls for the Cybertruck over a trim in the bed that can detach while driving and a defective windshield wiper. The recalls reveal that Tesla has built over 11,000 Cybertrucks.

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

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SpaceX valued at $210B, becomes most valuable aerospace company

Teslarati

It appears that Elon Musk now leads the world’s most valuable carmaker and the world’s most valuable aerospace company. While not publicly traded, recent reports have suggested that SpaceX is now valued at $210 billion, making it the world’s most valuable aerospace company. A recent report from Bloomberg News has indicated that SpaceX will be selling insider shares at $112 per share in a tender offer.

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Do EVs need to simulate gear shifts? BMW and Hyundai think so

Green Car Reports

Hyundai and BMW think consumers want EVs to simulate shift points Hyundai already sells the Ioniq 5 N, which is a sporty EV featuring fake shift points BMW's now working on simulating gearshifts for its future EVs The 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N brought simulated gear shifts to a production EV. Now it appears BMW is working on something similar. In an.

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New EV Depot Capable Of Charging 96 Heavy-Duty Electric Trucks Launched By Prologis/Maersk

CleanTechnica EVs

Prologis and Maersk just launched an EV charging depot that will be able to charge up to 96 heavy-duty electric trucks at the same time. Performance Team, which is part of Maersk, will be using a fleet of Volvo VNR Electric trucks at the depot. These are tractor trailers with. [continued] The post New EV Depot Capable Of Charging 96 Heavy-Duty Electric Trucks Launched By Prologis/Maersk appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Ford finds a new home to develop affordable electric vehicles

Electrek

Ford has officially chosen Long Beach as its new home to develop its next-generation EV platform. The new headquarters will be where Ford’s “Skunkworks” team will build its affordable next-gen electric vehicles.

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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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Ford CEO Jim Farley calls on the United States to rally behind EVs

Teslarati

Electric vehicles may be mainstream today, but they are still polarizing for many, particularly “petrol heads” who love the internal combustion engine. As per Ford CEO Jim Farley in a recent post on social media , however, even “car guys” such as himself could fall in love with electric cars. They just have to give EVs a chance. Farley highlighted that the automotive sector is in a race for the future of transportation, so the US should not concede its leadership.

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Used EVs to avoid? Model S, Chevy Bolt top Consumer Reports' list

Green Car Reports

Certain used model year hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and EVs have higher-than-average problems Consumer Reports advises to stay away from the 2019-2022 Chevy Bolt and 2019-2021 Tesla Model S EVs often launch with new and complicated interfaces that frustrate owners Used car prices have fallen 10% over the past year, with EVs seeing some of the.

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Former Uber Boss: Robotaxis Too Expensive, Not Replacing Human Drivers Anytime Soon — Is That True?

CleanTechnica EVs

To be fair, this is not a new take on the potential “robotaxi revolution.” Robotaxi tech has been expensive for as long as robotaxis have been in development. That is one of the reasons robotaxis aren’t all over the place already. But I was curious to run some numbers after. [continued] The post Former Uber Boss: Robotaxis Too Expensive, Not Replacing Human Drivers Anytime Soon — Is That True?

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EVs shatter records at Pike’s Peak: Ioniq 5N, Rivian and Ford SuperTruck impress

Electrek

The Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb is in progress, and several EVs which set out to post new records have done so today, with the Rivian R1T and Ioniq 5N both claiming records, and the Ford SuperTruck being the fastest vehicle up the hill on the day.

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Totaled Tesla Cybertrucks making their way to auction

Teslarati

Some of the first totaled Tesla Cybertrucks have officially appeared ahead of an upcoming auction, as early deliveries of the unique electric pickup have been going out over the past several months. Two Tesla Cybertrucks appeared on the IAAI online auction website on Friday: one with substantial front-end damage and the other with water damage. The vehicles are located in Washington and Florida, respectively, and both say that they are not quite up for auction just yet.

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EV owners report more new car problems than industry average

Green Car Reports

Electric vehicles fall far below gasoline-powered vehicles in initial quality, in J.D. Power's latest survey Polestar, Rivian and Tesla weren't ranked, but the survey didn't score them highly Owners don't like vehicle functions embedded in touchscreens On average, owners of new EVs reported more problems than owners of internal-combustion vehicles.

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Crowley Christens 1st Fully Electric Tugboat in USA

CleanTechnica EVs

Joined by diverse partners and industry supporters, Crowley today christened the eWolf, America’s first all-electric ship assist harbor tugboat. Operating with zero emissions and other sustainable technology, the tugboat delivers the high-power capability, safety and efficiency that Crowley has made its reputation. “The eWolf is a historic milestone in the.

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Among incredibly stupid court opinions, overturning Chevron takes the cake

Electrek

The US “Supreme” Court has just issued an opinion that would overturn Chevron v Natural Resources Defense Council , ensuring more government gridlock and casting activist judges in the place of career scientists to decide specific answers to some of the most crucial questions of the day, such as those related to climate emissions and other environmental issues.

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Volkswagen to invest up to $5 billion in Rivian

Teslarati

Rivian and Volkswagen announced today the German automaker will take up to a $5 billion stake in the EV maker, helping to alleviate cash concerns and potentially cut costs as it scales its electric automotive business amidst two new models coming. Rivian and Volkswagen announced the deal on Tuesday just after markets closed. Rivian will hold its Shareholder Day on Thursday.

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Rivian teases five vehicles in investor presentation

Green Car Reports

Rivian teased five future vehicles that are in the works The teaser comes alongside the new that VW invested $5 billion into Rivian The upcoming vehicles might include a smaller pickup truck and SUVs along with less expensive EVs Rivian hinted at five new electric vehicles in the works in an investor presentation held on June 26 to outline.

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Another Day, Another Hydrogen Transportation Firm Sinks Into Its Inevitable Fate

CleanTechnica EVs

It’s been a while since I bothered to bash hydrogen for transportation or cleantech special purpose acquisition corporations (SPAC), but the intersection of the two just crossed my screen. I’m talking about Hyzon, the SPAC-funded US-based manufacturer of heavy vehicles. Let’s start with SPACs and cleantech. These “blank check” companies.

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Toyota to unveil first ‘full’ self driving EV next year as it chases Tesla

Electrek

As it looks to close the gap with Tesla and other EV tech leaders, Toyota is set to unveil its first EV with an advanced self-driving system. Toyota’s joint venture, GAC Toyota, confirmed it’s launching an EV with Tesla Full Self Drive -like capabilities next year in China.

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Tesla FSD V12.4.2 is moving to internal testing: Elon Musk

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently provided a quick update about the rollout of Full Self Driving (FSD) V12.4.2 to consumers. As per Musk, the highly-anticipated FSD update is moving to internal testing this week. Elon Musk has been pretty open about the idea of FSD being the difference maker for Tesla’s future. For Tesla to reach the heights that Musk envisions , FSD must work, and true autonomous driving must be achieved.

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2025 Kia Carnival Hybrid minivan costs at least $41,895

Green Car Reports

Gas-electric Kia Carnival debuts for 2025 Powertrain delivers a net 242 hp Three levels of brake regeneration are controlled by shift paddles Kia on Monday announced prices for the new hybrid version of its Carnival minivan. The 2025 Kia Carnival Hybrid starts at $41,895 (including the mandatory $1,395 destination charge) for the base LXS grade.

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Volvo’s Electric Trucks Reach 80 Million Kilometers in 5 Years

CleanTechnica EVs

Volvo’s electric trucks have driven more than 80 million kilometers or 2,000 laps around the world since Volvo launched its first electric truck models in 2019. These trucks have reduced CO2 emissions and at the same time improved the working environment for drivers significantly. New monitoring data for Volvo’s fleet. [continued] The post Volvo’s Electric Trucks Reach 80 Million Kilometers in 5 Years appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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BYD’s +1,200 hp Ferrari-slaying electric sports car spotted testing at Nurburgring [Video]

Electrek

BYD’s new Yangwang U9, its first electric sports car, was caught racing around the Nurburgring this week. With four electric motors and over 1,200 hp, the new EV supercar will leave Ferrari in the dust.

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Musk says Tesla supercomputing center aiming for 130MW power this year

Teslarati

Tesla is currently in the process of building a huge supercomputing cluster at its Gigafactory Texas, and CEO Elon Musk this week highlighted how much power the training center will aim to use by this year and next. In a post on X on Thursday, Musk said that the supercomputer center will be sized for around 130MW of power and cooling this year, before increasing to more than 500MW over the next 18 months.

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2026 Genesis Electrified G80 goes long on luxury and comfort

Green Car Reports

Genesis has updated its midsize sedan with a long-wheelbase model Luxury touches include power door closers and airline-style rear seats U.S. versions will be 2026 models, with prices to come Genesis has revealed an updated version of its Electrified G80 just two years after the battery-powered midsize sedan first went on sale. The car made its.

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Electric Vehicle Popularity Is Hidden Amidst Controversies

CleanTechnica EVs

Electric vehicle popularity is at an all-time high, but you’d never know it from reading the headlines. Vehicle electrification is expected to improve affordability for households as technology costs continue to decline, more models become available, and the used market continues to grow. Atlas Public Policy published an analysis in. [continued] The post Electric Vehicle Popularity Is Hidden Amidst Controversies appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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New York’s largest offshore wind farm just got the official greenlight

Electrek

Sunrise Wind , New York’s largest offshore wind farm, now has the final permit it needs from the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to start construction.

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