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Could Rivian R3 EV revive a stagnant small-car market?

Green Car Reports

Rivian on Thursday delivered what was expected—the R2 electric SUV. And then it stole the R2’s stage with products that fans, investors, and EV shoppers didn’t know they needed: the Rivian R3 and R3X. A short time after the reveal, I noted that while plenty of fans were checking out the R2, there was a frenzy around the R3. And.

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Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX delivers groundbreaking energy efficiency on electric journey from Riyadh to Dubai

Electric Cars Report

On its third long-distance road trip over 1,000+ kilometers, the Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX demonstrated that even the Arabian Desert is no obstacle to energy efficiency. On a challenging route profile encompassing busy city streets and open desert, the pioneering test vehicle delivered electric power consumption of 7.4 kWh/100km (8.4 mi/kWh). This equates to an equivalent of […] The post Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX delivers groundbreaking energy efficiency on electric journey from Riyadh to

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Tesla $25k car is a ‘2027 story’ after Giga Texas tour, analysts say

Teslarati

Tesla’s ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) plans for the next-generation $25,000 vehicle is “increasingly a 2027 story,” analysts said after touring the company’s Gigafactory Texas plant. Tesla has tasted substantial growth in its production and deliveries over the past few years, but now, Wall Street is beginning to anticipate the potential for a pullback for the automaker.

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Volkswagen announces production start date for its most affordable $20K ID.1 EV

Electrek

For the first time, Volkswagen announced it aims to start producing its most affordable ID.1 electric car, starting at 20,000 euros ($21,700), in 2027. The $20K Volkswagen ID.1 will offer “affordable electric mobility for everyone,” VW brand leader Thomas Shafer said Thursday.

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

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Study: Some retailers aren't doing much to support EV charging

Green Car Reports

Big-box stores and fast-foot chains offer large parking lots perfect for EV charging, but most lag in offering charging to customers, according to a new Consumer Reports study. Consumer Reports surveyed 270,000 retail locations controlled by 75 major retail and fast-food chains—brands like Costco, Ikea, Walmart, and Target—and found.

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The Cybertruck Gets Creamed By Rivian R1T, Every ICE Off-Road Truck In This Test

InsideEVs

Off-roading doesn't tend to happen on even ground, which is why enthusiasts prioritize trucks with great articulation. Unfortunately, the Tesla Cybertruck doesn't deliver.

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The hidden costs of using an electric bike

Electrek

Whether you love them or hate them , electric bikes are becoming increasingly popular on streets and trails around the US. First embraced across Asia before rolling their way across Europe for the last decade, e-bikes are now surging in popularity in North America. But while you’ll see plenty of people espousing the supposed advantages of electric bikes, it’s important to keep in mind some of the hidden costs of owning and using these two-wheeled electric vehicles.

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Volvo EX30 EV: LFP version not offered to US is greener pick

Green Car Reports

In a life cycle assessment of the Volvo EX30 electric vehicle released Thursday, the automaker underscored that its upcoming compact EV has the lowest carbon footprint of any electric Volvo yet. The team behind the EX30 analysis looked at two EX30 versions—one with the 69-kwh lithium nickel cobalt manganese oxide (NMC) battery pack, the.

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Blink Charging Establishes New Headquarters, Expands Manufacturing

CleanTechnica EVs

In a recent press release, Blink Charging announced that the company is moving forward in two big ways, both at a facility in Bowie, Maryland. On top of an existing 15,000 square foot facility in the city, Blink plans to build a new 30,000 sq. ft. facility nearby, making for. [continued] The post Blink Charging Establishes New Headquarters, Expands Manufacturing appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Grünheide Mayor shares update on Tesla Giga Berlin’s proposed expansion plan

Teslarati

Grünheide Mayor Arne Christiani has written a letter outlining an updated proposal for Tesla Giga Berlin’s planned expansion. The new proposal would involve Tesla cutting significantly fewer trees than initially intended, among other things. The proposal comes after the residents of Grünheide voted to deny Tesla’s request to clear out another 100 hectares of monoculture forest from the area.

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

Brief

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BYD to slash EV prices even more with new platform as it looks to crush ICE car sales

Electrek

BYD is leading an offensive against ICE vehicles. A new report claims BYD’s new EV platform will slash costs even further as the automaker kicks off a “liberation battle” against gas-powered cars.

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Who Will Free EV Motors from the Rare Earth Monopoly?

Cars That Think

As the world builds more and more electric cars and trucks—and electrifies other modes of transit—a race is underway to build the ideal, mean-and-green motor. The goal is a traction motor that’s at least as powerful, reliable, and lightweight as today’s industry standard rare-earth permanent magnet synchronous motor. However, rare-earth elements like neodymium and dysprosium, which are required for the most powerful magnets for the latter, also represent a major choke point.

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Charging Is Starting To Become Profitable

CleanTechnica EVs

Breaking The DCFC Standoff Is Hard When it comes to EVs and EV charging, there’s a big chicken-and-egg problem, or perhaps better put, a Catch 22. EV chargers are expensive, especially for fast chargers (Level 3). A decent charging station can easily cost a million dollars, and then cost thousands. [continued] The post Charging Is Starting To Become Profitable appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Giga Berlin uses half as much water as asparagus farm

Teslarati

Tesla Giga Berlin’s water consumption has been a massive trigger for the facility’s most ardent critics. Even as Tesla highlights that Giga Berlin is already its most sustainable factory today, protesters have stood on the narrative that the Grünheide-based Model Y factory is a malevolent facility that takes scarce water from the community’s residents.

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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 to bring electric semi truck production to Gigafactory Berlin

Electrek

Elon Musk says that Tesla will bring Tesla Semi, its electric semi truck, to production at Gigafactory Berlin. However, it will be important to start volume production in the US first.

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“A game changer:” Albanese hails delivery of biggest electric truck fleet in Australia

The Driven EV News

First 43 of 60 ordered electric trucks unveiled at the western Sydney depot of Team Global Express, supported by a battery, solar panels and charging equipment. The post “A game changer:” Albanese hails delivery of biggest electric truck fleet in Australia appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla’s Giga Press Has Led To Systemic Industry Change, & Now EVs Will Cost Less To Build Than ICE Vehicles By 2027

CleanTechnica EVs

The electric vehicle (EV) era brings with it an unpredictable variety of demands. With the popularization of EVs and diversified. [continued] The post Tesla’s Giga Press Has Led To Systemic Industry Change, & Now EVs Will Cost Less To Build Than ICE Vehicles By 2027 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Lithium Refinery construction making progress

Teslarati

Tesla is making construction progress on its upcoming lithium refinery in Texas, as shown in photos taken by one drone pilot this week. Longtime Tesla construction observer Joe Tegtmeyer shared photos of Tesla’s forthcoming lithium plant near Corpus Christi, Texas, on Monday. The photos, as posted on X , show the foundations of what will eventually be Production Line 1, with other superstructure work and the beginnings of construction on Production Line 2, as Tegtmeyer explains.

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Tesla wants to hire someone to eliminate need for its EVs to get service

Electrek

Tesla is in search of a new senior manager who will focus on eliminating the need for the automaker’s service. They will be in charge of a new program called ‘Zero Service’.

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The data is in: EVs far less likely to break down than ICE cars

The Driven EV News

New data shows that electric vehicles are far more reliable than ICE cars of same age. The post The data is in: EVs far less likely to break down than ICE cars appeared first on The Driven.

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Tariffs Aren’t Enough To Save U.S. Manufacturers From Chinese EVs

CleanTechnica EVs

Recently, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio started pushing for more tariffs. Why? Because cheaper Chinese electric cars have a pretty good. [continued] The post Tariffs Aren’t Enough To Save U.S. Manufacturers From Chinese EVs appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Giga Berlin to produce Semi Truck

Teslarati

During his brief visit to Tesla Giga Berlin, Elon Musk teased plans to produce the Semi truck in Germany for the European market. The Tesla CEO visited Giga Berlin after the factory and its employees endured an arson attack, which resulted in a production halt. Based on a Handelsblatt recording, Elon Musk said during his visit to Giga Berlin: “I think it makes sense to produce the Semi truck in Europe at Giga Berlin.

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India opens the doors to Tesla with new scheme to wave EV import duties

Electrek

India is finally opening its doors to Tesla, and other EV automakers, with a new program to wave the country’s high import duties for electric vehicles. But there are conditions.

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EV chargers embedded in light poles, and open parking, trialled in first “EV ready street”

The Driven EV News

Waverley Council installs five integrated chargers in light poles along Bondi street, and open parking spaces in what it says is the first "EV-ready" street. The post EV chargers embedded in light poles, and open parking, trialled in first “EV ready street” appeared first on The Driven.

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Australian Plug-in Vehicle Sales Exceed 10% in February 2024

CleanTechnica EVs

It has been a very newsy month down under. The most important item has to be that Australian plug-in electric. [continued] The post Australian Plug-in Vehicle Sales Exceed 10% in February 2024 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla executives are being more vocal on X and in media appearances

Teslarati

In recent months, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been far from the only person at the company using the X platform regularly to spread information about its products. Amidst calls for Tesla to advertise, the use of X from both executives and other employees has increased substantially in the past few months, not unlike how Musk has used the platform over the years.

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BYD reveals cheaper e2 electric crossover starting under $13,000 to undercut ICE cars

Electrek

BYD is launching another lower-priced electric model. The Chinese automaker introduced the new BYD e2 Honor Edition, starting under $13,000, in its latest move to steal market share from gas-powered cars.

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Volkswagen Group Reaffirms Internal Combustion Will Be 'Phased Out' Eventually

InsideEVs

Plus, Ford and Tesla get nailed for driver-assistance systems, and when it comes to "software-defined cars," you ain't seen nothin' yet.

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No Graphite? No Problem, Silicon EV Batteries Really Are Coming

CleanTechnica EVs

Silicon batteries and synthetic graphite are easing fears that new export restrictions will impact the global supply chain for EV batteries The post No Graphite? No Problem, Silicon EV Batteries Really Are Coming appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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SpaceX reveals new details on Starship’s third test flight

Teslarati

SpaceX has revealed some new information regarding the third test flight of its massive Starship rocket. The flight, which took place from Starbase, Texas, yesterday morning at 8:25 am CT , capitalized on previous test flights and accomplished a host of new objectives. All 33 Raptor engines lit in a staggered sequence, and once throttled up, the world’s biggest rocket took flight for the third time.

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Porsche’s new 1,092 hp Taycan Turbo GT steals another Tesla record as its fastest vehicle yet

Electrek

The new Porsche Taycan Turbo GT is an all-electric powerhouse. With over 1,000 hp and a 0 to 60 mph in 2.1 seconds, it is the fastest, most powerful road-legal Porsche of all time.

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Why electric car dreams are becoming an outer suburban reality

The Driven EV News

Claims electric cars only suit inner-city drivers have been overtaken by new data showing outer city suburbs are becoming EV hotspots. The post Why electric car dreams are becoming an outer suburban reality appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla Introduces a Two-Seat Model Y in France as a Commercial Utility Vehicle

CleanTechnica EVs

Tesla (TSLA) has started offering its commercial customers a two-seat configuration Model Y in France. Besides offering the utility of a medium-sized van with a lot of storage space, this Model Y 2-seater also saves taxes for businesses operating in France. Tesla Model Y was originally introduced as a mid-sized. [continued] The post Tesla Introduces a Two-Seat Model Y in France as a Commercial Utility Vehicle appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla rolls out early Cybertruck delivery offer for TSLA shareholders

Teslarati

Tesla has launched a program offering early deliveries for the Foundation Series Cybertruck to qualified TSLA shareholders in the United States and Canada. The offer is designed specifically for verified TSLA shareholders who have held their stock in the electric vehicle maker for a significant amount of time. As noted by Tesla on its official page for the promotion , TSLA shareholders who wish to join the early Foundation Series Cybertruck delivery offer must sign up for the program by 11:59 PM

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