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Toyota plots solid-state battery timeline for future EVs

Green Car Reports

Toyota on Thursday provided an update on its battery development plans, including a more detailed roadmap for the rollout of solid-state batteries. The automaker has five next-generation battery designs, including both liquid and solid electrolytes. Toyota expects the solid-state batteries, which the company has been researching with Panasonic, to.

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Musk wanted to use Tesla cameras to spy on drivers and win autopilot lawsuits

Electrek

Elon Musk pushed to use Tesla’s internal driver monitoring camera to record video of drivers’ behavior, primarily for Tesla to use this video as evidence to defend itself from investigations in the event of a crash, according to Walter Isaacson’s new biography of the Tesla CEO. more… The post Musk wanted to use Tesla cameras to spy on drivers and win autopilot lawsuits appeared first on Electrek.

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Study Says Tesla Poised To Disrupt Insurance Market Just As It Did The Auto Market

CleanTechnica EVs

A new study from MarketWatch suggests that Tesla’s pioneering use of advanced telematics in assigning insurance risk may disrupt the insurance industry as much as the company has already disrupted global automotive markets.

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Tesla lands EU funding for V4 Supercharger installations and expansions

Teslarati

Tesla has landed nearly €149 million in funding from the European Union to support the update and expansion of its Supercharger network in Europe. It appears the funding will be used to install or upgrade over 7,000 Superchargers to the new V4. As a part of an ambitious plan to grow sustainability projects across Europe stemming from the EU Green Deal, the European Union has announced it will provide €352 million to fund 26 total infrastructure projects.

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

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2024 Kia EV9 bidirectional charging: Here’s how it will work

Green Car Reports

The Kia EV9 electric SUV is shaping up to be one of the most important EVs yet for North America. That’s partly because it takes a shape and size that lands right in the midst of the U.S. family vehicle market, and in at least some forms lays down the promise of 300 miles of range. But it’s also because the EV9 promises to help make.

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Tesla might have 2 million Cybertruck reservations, tally says

Electrek

Tesla could be sitting on as many as 2 million Cybertruck reservations ahead of the production launch, according to a customer tally. more… The post Tesla might have 2 million Cybertruck reservations, tally says appeared first on Electrek.

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Australian student wins award for design that could turn petrol cars into hybrids

The Driven EV News

A kit designed to quickly and cheaply turn petrol cars into hybrid vehicles has won a prestigious design award and could one day help cut Australia's transport emissions. The post Australian student wins award for design that could turn petrol cars into hybrids appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla loyalty is high, but Rivian and Lucid are luring owners away

Green Car Reports

Tesla has strong brand loyalty, but Rivian and Lucid are beginning to lure some Tesla owners away, according to a new study from S&P Global Mobility. Most Tesla owners stay with the brand, the study found. A whopping 72.8% of Model 3 owners replace their cars with another Tesla, as do 59.9% of Model S owners. Among Model S owners that don't.

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EV driver calls cops on Energy Secretary after her staff blocks charger with ICE car

Electrek

An EV driver in Georgia called the police on the US Energy Secretary, Jennifer Granholm, after her staff blocked a public charger with a gasoline car to “reserve” it for her upcoming convoy of EVs that she was using to highlight the White House investment in electric vehicles. more… The post EV driver calls cops on Energy Secretary after her staff blocks charger with ICE car appeared first on Electrek.

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Toyota Plunges Into Crowded Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Pool, With A Bang

CleanTechnica EVs

Signs that a fuel cell truck revolution is coming to the US have been few and far between. Nevertheless, activity is finally beginning to pick up. Toyota has just jumped into the pool with both feet first, but the company better not look back. Something might be gaining on it.

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

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Tesla changes initial build location for next-gen EV platform

Teslarati

Another excerpt from biographer Walter Isaacson’s book on Elon Musk shares new details about Tesla’s next-generation vehicle platform, including plans for a different build location than the automaker previously reported. In the excerpt, which Axios published on Friday, Isaacson details Musk’s well-documented desire to build Tesla’s next-generation electric vehicle (EV) platform used for self-driving cars.

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Rivian R1T, R1S may ride differently after latest software update

Green Car Reports

Rivian’s latest over-the-air update is being pushed out to its R1T and R1S electric trucks, and brings physical changes to the ride and handling of all the vehicles delivered to date. “One of the major benefits of the Rivian platform is the ability to continually enhance nearly every aspect of our vehicles, including driving dynamics.

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There’s an affordable EV out there displacing twice as much oil as electric cars

Electrek

In the growing electric vehicle industry, it is electric cars that are given center stage when it comes to environmentally-conscious solutions to transportation. But what if I told you there was an electric vehicle that was displacing twice as much oil as those electric cars? And if that wasn’t impressive enough, consider this: It does it with half as many wheels. more… The post There’s an affordable EV out there displacing twice as much oil as electric cars appeared first on Electrek.

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“Unfit for purpose:” Broken EV chargers spoil the Electric Super Highway

The Driven EV News

EV driver on his third "big lap" of Australia in an EV says Queensland electric super highway has too many broken fast chargers and is "unfit for purpose." The post “Unfit for purpose:” Broken EV chargers spoil the Electric Super Highway appeared first on The Driven.

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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 Cybertruck’s early reservation holders will get Full Self-Driving for a steal

Teslarati

The Tesla Cybertruck’s early reservation holders will get Full Self-Driving for a steal, as long as they included it as an option when they ordered their all-electric pickup. The Cybertruck was unveiled in November 2019 , and the automaker immediately started taking orders from customers. However, in the nearly four years since the Cybertruck was shown to the public for the first time on stage at Tesla’s Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, a lot has changed.

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Honda electric scooter folds suitcase-small, priced under $1,000

Green Car Reports

Honda has revealed a U.S.-designed electric scooter, intended for “first and last mile” transport, that will fold up into its own suitcase-size carrying case. The scooter, called Motocompacto, appears like it might be a perfect mobility accessory to pack into the upcoming 2024 Honda Prologue EV. And it will cost less than $1,000, Honda.

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Tesla achieves breakthrough in single-piece car casting, report says

Electrek

Tesla has achieved a breakthrough in making Hot Wheels-like single-piece car casting a reality, according to a new insider report. more… The post Tesla achieves breakthrough in single-piece car casting, report says appeared first on Electrek.

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“Backflip and betrayal:” NSW scraps rebates and stamp duty exemptions for EVs

The Driven EV News

NSW to scrap rebates and stamp duty exemptions for EVs, and will impose a road tax on new EVs bought from early next year. The post “Backflip and betrayal:” NSW scraps rebates and stamp duty exemptions for EVs appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla to spend almost $2 billion on components from India this year

Teslarati

After years of negotiating with the Indian government over high import taxes on vehicles, a new report shows that Tesla plans to make significant investments in the country this year. With Tesla and India still working out the finer details for its apparent partnership that would see a new Gigafactory come to the country, a new statement from a government official shows that the automaker will purchase billions of dollars worth of automotive components from the country.

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Review: 2024 Hyundai Kona Electric outshines gasoline versions

Green Car Reports

The 2024 Hyundai Kona is already reaching dealerships, while the Kona Electric version, Hyundai says, won’t arrive until late fall. You should wait, because the EV version of Hyundai’s small utility vehicle is hands-down the best of the bunch. We had two brief stints in a prototype Kona Electric in the rolling Maryland horse country.

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IKEA is kicking off a solar car park push in the US

Electrek

IKEA today announced that it’s adding solar car parks, more solar on store rooftops, and battery energy storage systems to seven of its US stores. more… The post IKEA is kicking off a solar car park push in the US appeared first on Electrek.

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What A Beautiful Sight: Over 500 EVs at Africa’s Largest Ever EV Parade In Nairobi, Kenya

CleanTechnica EVs

I remember spotting one of an early adopter’s EV at Sarit Centre in Westlands, Nairobi, in 2016. It was a grey Nissan Leaf. There were not that many EVs in Kenya at the time.

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Tesla modifies airbag placement in Model 3 Highland

Teslarati

Tesla’s redesign of the Model 3 has now been unveiled in many markets, featuring the removal of several components — notably including the removal of a shifting stalk. Since the announcement, however, some have also spotted that Tesla may have removed a front-seat airbag from the design, leaving some onlookers with questions. Earlier this week, Reddit u/ Capital-Pomegranate6 noticed that the new Model 3 doesn’t include a knee airbag for front-seat passengers, as spotted in the French owner’s man

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Which US states are falling short on public EV chargers?

Green Car Reports

Which states are doing the best in terms of providing the right number of public chargers—and the right type of public chargers—for the growing fleet of electric vehicles? The answer might not be as simple as one metric, suggests a study looking to assess the state of EV demand and infrastructure readiness. But it does attempt to.

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In a US first, new EV battery cells will be made with recycled metals

Electrek

Four companies will together produce new lithium-ion EV batteries that contain recycled metals in a US first. more… The post In a US first, new EV battery cells will be made with recycled metals appeared first on Electrek.

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EV Charging Consumed Less Energy Than Water Heating In A Typical US Household In 2020

CleanTechnica EVs

In U.S. homes with electric vehicles (EVs), annual household electricity consumption for EV charging averaged 2,363 kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2020, which is less than several other household appliances.

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Tesla Model 3 Highland trunk and frunk specs revealed

Teslarati

Update: Pre-2024 Model 3 trunk specs added on 9/16/23. The Tesla Model 3 Highland has been making headlines in the past several weeks, as many have been able to take their first looks at the refreshed vehicle. Ahead of initial deliveries, some specifications for the refreshed Model 3 have surfaced — most recently including measurements for the frunk and trunk.

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Hyundai Ioniq 6, Genesis Electrified GV70 earn top IIHS safety ratings

Green Car Reports

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 and Genesis Electrified GV70 have won the highest Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). For 2023, Top Safety Pick+ award winners must earn the highest "Good" score in the IIHS' driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, original moderate overlap front (a high.

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Tesla Semi proves itself in fascinating, new independent test

Electrek

Several Tesla Semi trucks are participating in a fascinating, new independent test study, and the electric truck is starting to prove itself. more… The post Tesla Semi proves itself in fascinating, new independent test appeared first on Electrek.

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Revolutionizing Lithium Production On A String

CleanTechnica EVs

A vital component of the batteries at the heart of electric vehicles and grid energy storage, lithium is key to a clean energy future. But producing the silvery-white metal comes with significant environmental costs.

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How quantum computers signify the next chapter in the evolution of computing

Innovation News Network

Learn more about the evolution of computing and how quantum computers have the potential to revolutionise it further. The post How quantum computers signify the next chapter in the evolution of computing appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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2025 Lotus Emeya EV will face off with Taycan, Model S Plaid

Green Car Reports

Lotus will take on the Porsche Taycan, Tesla Model S Plaid, and Lucid Air Sapphire with its own high-performance electric sedan. Due sometime next year as a 2025 model, the Lotus Emeya is the automaker's second EV, following the Eletre SUV. It's also latest in a set of premium, flagship sedans or fastbacks that emphasize performance, perhaps at.

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Tesla (TSLA) stock surges from optimistic look at Dojo supercomputer

Electrek

Tesla’s (TSLA) stock is rising in pre-market trading on an optimistic new report about the automaker’s Dojo supercomputer coming from Morgan Stanley. The firm massively increased its price target on Tesla’s stock because of it. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) stock surges from optimistic look at Dojo supercomputer appeared first on Electrek.

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Soft Robot Walks by Repeatedly Blowing Itself Up

Cars That Think

It’s hard to beat the energy density of chemical fuels. Batteries are quiet and clean and easy to integrate with electrically powered robots, but they’re 20 to 50 times less energy dense than a chemical fuel like methanol or butane. This is fine for most robots that can afford to just carry around a whole bunch of batteries, but as you start looking at robots that are insect-size or smaller, batteries simply don’t scale down very well.

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