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Tesla is purging turn-signal stalks, but owners are adding them back

Green Car Reports

Teslas no longer have control stalks in its vehicles Some Tesla owners want stalks back Owners have resorted to adding aftermarket parts to their Teslas to get control stalks Tesla has removed control stalks from the Model S, Model X, and Model 3, but owners are adding them back with aftermarket parts. As discovered by InsideEVs, aftermarket.

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Florida EV Drivers Will Get The Chance To Experience Wireless In-Road Charging

CleanTechnica EVs

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to charge your electric vehicle (EV) as your drive down the highway? Well, folks in Central Florida will get the chance in a couple of years on a new highway in Lake County and Orange County. In-road charging will replenish batteries. [continued] The post Florida EV Drivers Will Get The Chance To Experience Wireless In-Road Charging appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Elon Musk reveals Tesla’s HW5 release date, and that it won’t be called HW5

Teslarati

Elon Musk revealed new details regarding Tesla’s next-generation self-driving computer, which many expected to be called Hardware 5 (HW5). However, Musk said it would not be called HW5; instead, it will be referred to as AI5. Musk also revealed that it will be available in vehicles in the second half of 2025. Coming off of the first fifteen-or-so months with HW4 , Tesla’s current self-driving computer, the automaker is looking to launch even more improvements into its efforts to solv

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Volvo EX30 tops Mini in Europe as low-cost EV’s sales surge in May

Electrek

The cheapest and smallest Volvo EV is off to a hot start. After only five months on the market, the Volvo EX30 topped BMW’s Mini in Europe’s small premium segment as sales continued surging.

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

emissions global warming Norway climate change carbon dioxide youtube lighting

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Tesla-powered Hummer H1 EV weighs half as much as GMC Hummer EV

Green Car Reports

A restomod Hummer H1 EV with Tesla batteries has entered the chat The Hummer H1 EV weighs only about 4,500 pounds The Hummer H1 EV is said to have about 300 miles of range from its 75-kwh battery A Canadian company already established as an EV conversion shop is building an electric Hummer that's lighter than the one General Motors is currently.

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EV Battery Replacement Costs? Meh — Tesla Batteries Designed To Outlast Their Vehicles

CleanTechnica EVs

One of the bigger concerns many consumers have had about buying electric cars is that the big batteries that power the cars will need to be replaced after a few years, at very high cost. That may have been a legit concern initially, especially because without electric cars that had. [continued] The post EV Battery Replacement Costs? Meh — Tesla Batteries Designed To Outlast Their Vehicles appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Hyundai says EVs are ‘top priority’ in the US with massive $7.6B Metaplant opening soon

Electrek

Despite the competition pulling back, Hyundai is racing full speed ahead as it looks to close the gap with Tesla in the US electric vehicle market. Hyundai Motor Group CEO Chang Jae-hoon confirmed EVs are “the top priority” in the US as construction on its massive $7.59 billion Metaplant wraps up in Georgia.

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Why do EVs cost more to insure than hybrids in 2024?

Green Car Reports

As more data rolls in from the insurance industry, an unfortunate trend has persisted for electric vehicles: They cost more to insure. And there are enough of them in the vehicle fleet now to underscore that it’s no longer a matter of insurance companies covering themselves for the unknowns of a new vehicle type. Based on calendar-year.

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Elon Musk Says Tesla FSD AI Having Exactly The Problem I Thought 2 Years Ago It Was Having — And Would Continue Having

CleanTechnica EVs

During the Q&A session of the 2024 Tesla annual shareholder meeting, in response to one of the questions about Full Self Driving (FSD), CEO Elon Musk explained something about Tesla’s FSD development that completely affirms a suspicion I had two years ago. Also, this is one of the key challenges. [continued] The post Elon Musk Says Tesla FSD AI Having Exactly The Problem I Thought 2 Years Ago It Was Having — And Would Continue Having appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla’s Robotaxi unveiling a ‘historical moment’ in story, catalyst to $1T market cap: Wedbush

Teslarati

Tesla is set to unveil its Robotaxi on August 8 and as the automaker plans to show off what will be its driverless vehicle platform for the first time, analysts are preparing for what its impact on the automaker’s story could be. The Robotaxi could be monumental in terms of the company’s perception of what it truly is. For years, Tesla has called itself “more than a car company,” but a face-value investor who does not know anything more than its cars will only see it as

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

Brief

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Hyundai previews the Casper Electric, a low-cost EV that will be re-badged in Europe [Video]

Electrek

Hyundai will introduce its new affordable EV, the Casper Electric, next week. In Europe, it will be called the Inster EV as Hyundai looks to meet the growing demand for low-cost EVs. Ahead of its official debut, Hyundai is giving us a closer look at the model in its latest video. Check it out below.

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Used EV prices have plummeted, now stand below ICE prices

Green Car Reports

Average used EV prices fell below average prices for used gasoline cars in February, and have continued to decrease since then, according to iSeeCars. Used EV prices stabilized in 2023, after roughly two years of surges, but they've fallen significantly so far this year, iSeeCars found in an analysis released earlier this month. That trend is.

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Electric Cars Reach 20% Penetration in the Australian Capital Territory

CleanTechnica EVs

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT), home of Canberra, the nation’s capital, has the highest rate of EV ownership per capita in the country. It is similar to that of California in the USA. At the end of 2023, over 20% of new cars registered in Canberra were EVs. The adoption. [continued] The post Electric Cars Reach 20% Penetration in the Australian Capital Territory appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla to rent out its Optimus humanoid robots ahead of sales

Teslarati

Tesla has been developing its humanoid robot, dubbed Optimus, over the past few years, and the company has been sharing updates on the program every month or so. In a recent statement from Elon Musk, it was revealed that Tesla not only plans to sell Optimus and use the bot in its own factories, but the CEO also says the company plans to offer a rental option for the technology.

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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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Nissan feels the heat from BYD’s EV price war in China

Electrek

Nissan is the latest victim of BYD’s “liberation battle” against gas-powered cars. After BYD’s aggressive price cuts this year, Nissan is shutting down a factory in China as it struggles to keep up.

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2024 Toyota Grand Highlander and Lexus TX hybrids recalled, stop-sale issued

Green Car Reports

Toyota issued a stop-sale and recall for the 2024 Grand Highlander and Lexus TX The issue stems from the driver-side curtain airbag A solution doesn't exist, and Toyota expects a remedy by mid-August Consumers looking to buy the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander hybrid or Lexus TX hybrid can't due to a stop-sale being issued. A recall for approximately.

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Carmakers Just Got A Wakeup Call On How Lobbying Impacts Their Brand Value

CleanTechnica EVs

The transition to electric vehicles is crucial to tackling climate change. Together with a big reduction in private car journeys via better public transport and cycling infrastructure, the replacement of combustion engines with EVs powered by renewable energy can take a big chunk out of that fifth of global CO2. [continued] The post Carmakers Just Got A Wakeup Call On How Lobbying Impacts Their Brand Value appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Auto Trader names Tesla Model Y the 2024 ‘New Car of the Year’

Teslarati

The Tesla Model Y has been named the “New Car of the Year” by one outlet, following the electric SUV becoming the world’s best-selling vehicle overall last year. Online auto sales website Auto Trader has called the Tesla Model Y the 2024 “New Car of the Year,” beating out the second- and third-place entries, the Kia EV6 and the Nissan Ariya, respectively.

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CEO says Ford is ‘getting close’ to Level 3 autonomous driving that enables ‘hands and eyes off’

Electrek

In a recent interview, Ford CEO Jim Farley discussed the American automaker’s progress in autonomous driving, stating that it has achieved Level 3, which allows drivers to take their hands off the wheel and eyes off the road. However, it’ll still be a while before Ford customers get to test it out.

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US EVs are driven fewer miles than ICE—unlike elsewhere in the world

Green Car Reports

U.S. EVs average less annual mileage than other vehicle types, according to the Department of Energy (DOE). But that isn't the case in other countries with significant EV fleets. According to the 2022 National Household Travel Survey, EVs averaged 12,400 miles per year. That's compared to 14,100 miles for gasoline vehicles and a high of 17,500.

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A Clean, Green Way to Recycle Solar Panels

Cars That Think

Inside a shipping container in an industrial area of Venice, the Italian startup 9-Tech is taking a crack at a looming global problem: how to responsibly recycle the 54 million to 160 million tonnes of solar modules that are expected to reach the end of their productive lives by 2050. Recovering the materials won’t be easy. Solar panels are built to withstand any environment on Earth for 20 to 30 years, and even after sitting in the sun for three decades, the hardware is difficult to dismantle.

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Tesla bull makes bold claim about Elon Musk’s Master Plan Part 4

Teslarati

Tesla bull Adam Jonas of Morgan Stanley is making bold claims about CEO Elon Musk’s recently-announced Master Plan Part 4, stating this could be a narrative that completely revolutionizes the automaker as both a business and what its main focus could be. Last week , Musk announced he would be working on the fourth Master Plan, stating it would be “epic.” The Tesla Master Plan’s three previous editions have outlined how the automaker plans to operate its business.

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Ferrari is preparing to launch its first EV sports car, but it will come with a hefty price tag

Electrek

The first fully electric Ferrari is coming soon. Ferrari is preparing to launch its first electric sports car, but it will come with a hefty price tag. The first Ferrari EV sports car will cost over $500,000 (500,000 euros). Here’s what you can expect.

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Price is keeping many Americans away from EVs, polling suggests

Green Car Reports

Americans aren't very enthusiastic about EVs, with cost, range anxiety, and charging among the main concerns, according to a new consumer poll by the Associated Press–NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC). Researchers polled 6,265 U.S. adults between March 26 and April 10.

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Battery Cell Production in North America Expected to Exceed 1,200 GWh per Year by 2030

CleanTechnica EVs

1,200 GWh per year of battery cells would be enough cells for at least 12 million new EVs annually. Argonne National Laboratory projects that battery cell production in North America will exceed 1,200 GWh of capacity by 2030. That is enough to supply 12 to 15 million new EVs annually. [continued] The post Battery Cell Production in North America Expected to Exceed 1,200 GWh per Year by 2030 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Starlink mini dish to roll out in a few months

Teslarati

According to Elon Musk, the Starlink mini dish will roll out in a few months. Elon Musk recently teased the capabilities of SpaceX’s Starlink mini dish on X. The SpaceX CEO shared that the Starlink mini dish took less than 5 minutes to set up and would be more affordable than SpaceX’s standard dish. “This product will change the world…About half the price of the standard dish to buy and monthly subscription, but you can still watch multiple 4k video streams simultaneously,” Elon Musk said on X.

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Archer Aviation signs landmark deal to operate eVTOL air taxis out of airports around the US

Electrek

Blossoming eVTOL developer Archer Aviation has announced a signed Memorandum of Understanding with Signature Aviation. This agreement enables access to key hubs for United Airlines and a network of private airport terminals in the US to operate commercial air taxi rides using eVTOLs.

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Out of charge: Fisker files for bankruptcy, again

Green Car Reports

Fisker filed for bankruptcy protection in Delaware The startup automaker estimates liabilities between $100 million and $500 million Fisker halted production with contract Magna Steyr in March Electric vehicle manufacturer Fisker on Monday filed for bankruptcy after the company failed to secure new investment to help get production of its Ocean.

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Autonomous Vehicles Are Great at Driving Straight

Cars That Think

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have made headlines in recent months, though often for all the wrong reasons. Cruise, Waymo, and Tesla are all under U.S. federal investigation for a variety of accidents, some of which caused serious injury or death. A new paper published in Nature puts numbers to the problem. Its authors analyzed over 37,000 accidents involving autonomous and human-driven vehicles to gauge risk across several accident scenarios.

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BYD and CATL aim to launch new EV batteries with 6C charge rate

Teslarati

BYD and CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd) reportedly aim to launch a new electric vehicle (EV) battery with a 6C charge rate. A battery’s C rating measures the current at which it is charged or discharged. Car News China explains that a charge rate informs people how many times a battery can fully charge within an hour. For a 6C charge rate, a battery would theoretically be able to charge six times in an hour.

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Elon Musk claims Tesla’s new AI supercluster will grow to over 500 MW, record AI chip

Electrek

Elon Musk claims Tesla’s new AI supercluster will grow to over 500 MW, making it one of, if not the biggest in the world. At the same time, the CEO claims Tesla is achieving some record-breaking performance with its next-en AI chip.

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Used EV price plunge, EV rejectors cite cost, Tesla roundup: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Last week’s Tesla shareholder buzz brought some product and battery news. And at the same time that EV rejectors keep citing cost as the primary reason why they don’t work, the cost of new EVs keeps settling and used EV prices have plunged. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. We already knew that new EV transaction prices have.

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China versus Tesla: Why Australia is enjoying an electric vehicle price war

The Driven EV News

Australia is enjoying an EV price war as Chinese brands lead the charge against Tesla, which could be pushed into finally producing a lower-price, lower-spec vehicle that competes at the lower end The post China versus Tesla: Why Australia is enjoying an electric vehicle price war appeared first on The Driven.

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Elon Musk says he’s working on Tesla Master Plan part four

Teslarati

Elon Musk has said that he has begun working on the next phase of Tesla’s Master Plan series, after the CEO’s last master plan was shared with the public last year. On Monday, Musk wrote on X that he is actively working on Tesla Master Plan part four, set to be a follow-up to the company’s Master Plans parts one, two, and three. Each Master Plan so far has outlined a business plan to advance either sustainable transportation, home and commercial energy storage products, as well

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