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In the shift to EVs, are tailpipes a sign of the past?

Green Car Reports

It’s Earth Day. And in what’s become a Green Car Reports’ Earth Day tradition, it’s time to revisit a litmus test for how much the vehicle market has changed. The question: “When will buying vehicles with tailpipes be seen as morally wrong?” Or, to paraphrase and clarify: When will driving around your.

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Fraunhofer leading “MaSSiF” research project on solid-state sulfur-silicon batteries

Green Car Congress

The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden is leading a research project targeting a new generation of sulfur-based batteries. The focus of the research project “MaSSiF – Material Innovations for Solid-State Sulfur-Silicon Batteries” is the design, construction and evaluation of lightweight and low-cost sulfur-based prototype cells with high storage capacities.

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Tesla wins Kelley Blue Book’s 2023 5-year Cost to Own Award for premium EVs

Teslarati

Consumers are well aware that vehicle ownership involves not only the purchase price of cars but also the vehicle’s total cost of ownership. This includes everything from fuel to maintenance, insurance, and a car’s depreciation. With this in mind, Kelley Blue Book (KBB) named its 2023 model-year brand and category winners of its 5-Year Cost to Own Awards.

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California Reaches EV Sales Goal Two Years Early

CleanTechnica EVs

Tesla and other electric vehicles are becoming increasingly common on California’s roads, and the state recently surpassed an important EV adoption milestone. More buyers than ever are going electric, supporting the state’s plans to ban new gas car sales by 2035.

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

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GM to discontinue Chevy Bolt EV, Bolt EUV at end of 2023

Green Car Reports

GM will discontinue the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV electric cars at the end of 2023, GM CEO Mary Barra told investors on Tuesday. The Orion Assembly plant used to make the Bolt EVs will shift production to electric trucks such as the Silverado EV that use GM's more sophisticated Ultium propulsion system. The announcement about the end of the.

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Chinese company reportedly seeks to invest $10B in Afghanistan’s lithium mining sector

Green Car Congress

According to the Afghanistan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, China-based Gochin Company company seeks to invest US$10 billion in Afghanistan’s lithium mining sector. According to the Ministry’s press release, the Chinese company suggested that if it is awarded the lithium mining contract, the company will invest in several significant Afghan infrastructure projects, including tunnels, a power dam, and highways.

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Tesla (TSLA) inventory reaches new high, pointing to price cuts not working

Electrek

Tesla’s (TSLA) inventory in the US has reached a new high, which is worrisome at this time in the quarter, and it is pointing to price cuts maybe not working as well as the automaker intended. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) inventory reaches new high, pointing to price cuts not working appeared first on Electrek.

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Volvo EX90 electric SUV already sold out for its first year

Green Car Reports

The 2024 Volvo EX90 is still a few months away from the start of deliveries, but the electric SUV is already sold out for its first year of production. Volvo confirmed this in a press release detailing its first-quarter 2023 financial results, although it didn't disclose how many vehicles would be built in the first-year production run, only.

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Toyota’s liquid hydrogen GR Corolla will race in Fuji 24 Hours in May

Green Car Congress

In March, Toyota’s GR Corolla H2 Concept (liquid hydrogen-powered Corolla) suffered a fire during a tet run and withdrew from the opening of the ENEOS Super Taikyu Series 2023 Powered by Hankook Round 1 Suzuka. ( Earlier post.) Now, Toyota says that with the Super Taikyu season kicking off at Suzuka Circuit in Mie Prefecture, the first race for its liquid hydrogen-powered GR Corolla will be the Fuji 24 Hours in May—a 24-hour endurance race that is the most grueling event of the series.

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Ford patent draws inspiration from the Tesla Model X

Teslarati

Ford has patented a new gullwing door design, which likely takes a little inspiration from the Tesla Model X. Besides Tesla’s evident impact on the auto industry switching to electric vehicles, its other significant contribution is to automotive design. Despite all of its vehicles now being on the market for numerous years, they maintain a futuristic essence to them.

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

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How much does wheel type affect range? Stunning results of Model Y Performance test

The Driven EV News

For a City Slicker, bigger tyres on a Model Y Performance are fine. If you plan on long distance driving, the energy wasted may be an issue. The post How much does wheel type affect range? Stunning results of Model Y Performance test appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla data: Model S/X go 88% of original range at 200,000 miles

Green Car Reports

On average, the Tesla Model S and Model X lose less than 12% of range after 200,000 miles. That figure comes from a slide in the automaker's just-released 2022 Impact Report, where Tesla also noted that it estimates most of its U.S.-market vehicles get scrapped when they reach that amount of mileage. In Europe, Tesla estimates most of its cars are.

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Light-duty ZEVs accounted for 21.1% of new vehicles sold in California in Q1

Green Car Congress

California posted new light-duty zero emission vehicle (ZEV) sales—battery-electric (BEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCEV)—of 124,053 units in Q1 2023, representing 21.1% market share of the total 588,455 light-duty vehicles sold, according to the California Energy Commission. The Q1 sales bring the cumulative ZEV sales in the state to more than 1.5 million. in Q1 2023, BEVs represented 77.3% of sales (95,946 units); PHEVs accounted for 21.9%; and FCEVs accounted

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Tesla gives update on battery degradation: only 12% after 200,000 miles

Electrek

Tesla has released a rare update on the battery degradation in its electric cars. The automaker claims its batteries only lose about 12% of capacity after 200,000 miles. more… The post Tesla gives update on battery degradation: only 12% after 200,000 miles appeared first on Electrek.

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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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The Sodium-Ion Battery Is Coming To Production Cars This Year

CleanTechnica EVs

Lithium is abundant, but difficult to extract and purify for use in batteries. Last year, the price of lithium carbonate peaked at over $80,000 per ton, although it has come down considerably since then.

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EVs still cost much more than gas cars to insure—even hybrids

Green Car Reports

Electric vehicles continue to be vastly more expensive to insure than gasoline models, on average—hybrids included. According to Consumer Reports, citing national-average data from The Zebra, an insurance comparison tool, the Chevrolet Bolt EV costs slightly more to insure than the Toyota Prius or Hyundai Ioniq Blue hybrids. The Tesla Model.

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Chile to nationalize lithium industry

Green Car Congress

Chile President Gabriel Boric announced that his government will nationalize the country’s lithium industry, with the objective of increasing wealth for the country, and developing a key industry as a fundamental step to link Chile’s economic development with the change towards a green economy at a global level. Boric outlined the new National Lithium Strategy as a set of measures that seek to incorporate capital, technology, sustainability and added value in a public-private model.

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Tesla tries to get owners to give up ‘unlimited free Supercharging for life’

Electrek

Tesla is trying again to get owners of older Model S and Model X with “unlimited free Supercharging for life” to give up the perk with a new offer. more… The post Tesla tries to get owners to give up ‘unlimited free Supercharging for life’ appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla doubles down on ethical sourcing with cobalt mining risk analysis

Teslarati

Tesla has published a new report on its efforts to make its cobalt supply chain significantly more ethical, safe, and secure. By far, cobalt is the most difficult to acquire mineral required to make a battery for an electric vehicle. The material often requires significant chemical processing to remove it from the ground; it is usually found in rock formations that can release toxic gases when mined, and to make things worse, the primary sources of the material are some of the poorest countries

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Report: Michelin airless EV tires fit autonomy, law enforcement

Green Car Reports

Michelin has been testing airless tires for years with an eye toward EV use. While they still aren't ready for production, executives believe they could be a good fit for autonomous vehicles and law enforcement. European police forces have expressed interest in airless tires because, unlike conventional pneumatic tires, they can't be shot out.

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KHNP, Samsung Heavy and Seaborg to develop compact molten salt reactor-based floating nuclear power plants

Green Car Congress

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Seaborg Technologies announced a consortium to develop floating nuclear power plants with Seaborg Technologies’ compact molten salt reactor (CMSR) technology. The power plants will be installed on barges with a modular design able to deliver from 200MWe to 800MWe, with the consortium’s first project expected to be a 200MWe power barge.

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Why putting rooftop solar on all US warehouses is a no-brainer – in numbers

Electrek

The US has more than 450,000 warehouses and distribution centers – that’s 16.4 billion square feet of rooftop space ripe for hosting solar panels. more… The post Why putting rooftop solar on all US warehouses is a no-brainer – in numbers appeared first on Electrek.

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Hertz reports earnings beat with updates on EV fleet

Teslarati

Hertz ( NASDAQ: HTZ ) reported an earnings beat today that its electric vehicle (EV) fleet adoption and expansion partially contributed to. The rental agency has taken on a widespread EV adoption strategy to help alleviate costs and maintenance within its rental fleet. Hertz beat consensus estimates of 21 cents by reporting an EPS of 39 cents per share.

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$3B GM-Samsung battery plant might enable electric Corvette, Camaro

Green Car Reports

GM and Samsung SDI announced Tuesday that they will form a joint venture for battery production. In a release, the companies made clear that this joint venture, starting with more than $3 billion, won’t initially be making batteries that directly replace or augment the brand’s Ultium cell strategy developed with LG. The new plant will.

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Rheinmetall wins new customer for hydrogen recirculation blowers; order in the mid-double-digit million-euro range

Green Car Congress

Rheinmetall’s Sensors and Actuators division has won a new order for more than 150,000 HRB 1800 hydrogen recirculation blowers. The contract, worth a figure in the mid-double-digit million-euro range, is from a new customer. For Group subsidiary Pierburg, this is an important milestone in the development of innovative fuel cell technology. Production of the HRB 1800 blowers begins in 2026 and ends five years later in 2030.

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Colorado is getting its first electric fire truck

Electrek

The City of Boulder announced today that it’s purchased a Rosenbauer RTX, the State of Colorado’s first electric fire truck. more… The post Colorado is getting its first electric fire truck appeared first on Electrek.

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New Interactive Map Shows EV Charging Stations Near U.S. National Parks

CleanTechnica EVs

Snacks: Check. Road trip tunes: Check. An interactive map showing electric vehicle charging stations at the national park you are visiting: Check, check, and check. As electric vehicle (EV) adoption grows — and tourism to U.S.

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Costco has no plans to add EV charging as a traffic-driver

Green Car Reports

Costco was one of the first retail chains to offer EV charging, but it has no plans to bring it back. "It's not happening in the next few years," Costco CFO Richard Galanti said during a recent company earnings call, as cited by The Street, after being asked if he was concerned that EV mandates might make Costco's lucrative gas stations obsolete.

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Sysco unveils vision for first EV hub: 40 electric tractors and refrigerated trailers; 4MWh ESS and 1.5MW additional solar

Green Car Congress

Sysco Corporation, the world’s largest food distributor, unveiled its vision for the Riverside Electric Vehicle Hub, which will transform the company’s distribution center into the focal point of its electrified fleet. One of the first electric vehicle hubs of its kind, the Riverside project is a foundational step toward Sysco’s goal to reduce its direct emissions by 27.5% and add 2,800 electric trucks to its US fleet by 2030.

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Haptic System Creates Finger-Touch Sensations Hardware-Free?

Cars That Think

One of the trippiest virtual-reality experiences that I’ve ever had was being able to touch an object that didn’t exist. Getting immersed in a virtual world through a headset that provides video and audio is one thing, but adding in touch is somehow transformative; physical interaction brings you into that virtual world in a much more direct way. But as with everything related to VR or AR, it’s all extremely hardware intensive.

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Huge Solar Canopy For Electric Buses Coming To Austin, Texas

CleanTechnica EVs

It looks like Austin, Texas, is going to get a bit cleaner thanks to its CapMetro regional public transportation provider, which is making progress toward a zero-emissions future for Austin. In cooperation with BP Pulse, HOLT Renewables announced that it will design and build a pioneering solar-powered charging infrastructure solution for CapMetro. A big one.

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California might require bidirectional charging capability in EVs

Green Car Reports

The California legislature has introduced a bill that would mandate bidirectional charging capability for all new EVs sold in the state beginning in 2027. First spotted by Charged EVs, SB 233 has passed the California Senate Energy Committee and now heads to the Senate Transportation Committee April 25 for further consideration. If enacted, the.

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Tesla bull ARK Invest estimates robotaxi fleet launch dates

Teslarati

TSLA bull ARK Invest shared predictions for the potential launch date for Tesla’s robotaxi fleet. The global asset manager used its updated Monte Carlo model to provide a range of potential launch dates for Tesla’s robotaxi fleet. ARK Invest believes in the best-case scenario, Tesla’s robotaxi fleet will launch by Q4 2023. The worst-case scenario is that the Tesla robotaxi fleet will be launched in 2030.

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NIO Capital invests in Chinese SiC chip maker

CN EV Post

Qingchun was founded in March 2021, and the core team members have been involved in SiC semiconductor technology for over 20 years, according to NIO Capital. (Image credit: NIO Capital) NIO Capital has invested in a local Chinese silicon carbide (SiC) chip maker as it continues to expand its investments in the new energy vehicle (NEV) industry chain.

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