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Researchers use quantum computing method to optimize molecular photoswitches for solar energy harvesting

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Molecular photoswitches that can both convert and store energy could be used to make solar energy harvesting more efficient. A team of researchers has used a quantum computing method to find a particularly efficient molecular structure for this purpose. The procedure was based on a dataset of more than 400,000 molecules, which the researchers screened to find the optimum molecular structure for solar energy storage materials.

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Why are Teslas, EVs stolen less often than gasoline vehicles?

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EVs—particularly Teslas—are stolen less than internal-combustion cars, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI). The HLDI published its annual list of most-stolen and least-stolen vehicles Thursday, based on the frequency of insurance claims for whole vehicle theft for.

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Tesla submits Gigafactory Mexico’s environmental impact report under codename ‘Project Mario’

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Governor Samuel Garcia Sepulveda of Nuevo León confirmed that Tesla presented Gigafactory Mexico’s environmental impact statement to local officials. “This government is interested in having a strong rule of law, a safe, armored state so that the best companies in the world continue to come to Nuevo León so that other countries consider us a green state, in which tourism is encouraged and investment, it helps us greatly to get the best companies to come to Nuevo León to invest,”

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Tesla Model 3 Highland officially unveiled with new design and unexpected features

Electrek

Just hours after photos leaked of the upcoming Tesla Model 3 refresh , codenamed “Project Highland,” Tesla has officially unveiled its highly-anticipated facelift in Europe. more… The post Tesla Model 3 Highland officially unveiled with new design and unexpected features appeared first on Electrek.

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

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Ford Pro adds new Series 2 AC Charging Station 80 amp and expands DC Fast Charger options

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Ford Pro, the commercial division within Ford Motor Company, revealed new charging hardware added to its suite of end-to-end solutions to help make it easier for commercial customers to transition their fleets to electric. The new Series 2 AC Charging Station 80 amp and expanded DC Fast Charger options are designed for commercial vehicle use. Coupled with Ford Pro’s charging management software, the company provides a fully integrated solution that simplifies EV charging for both Ford and non-Fo

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Updated Tesla Model 3 bows for Europe with aero look, updated cabin

Green Car Reports

Tesla on Thursday revealed the revamped version of its Model 3, which had previously been codenamed “Highland”—offered initially for order in Europe. The exterior styling refresh for the Model 3 is “optimized for maximum aerodynamics,” according to Tesla. Images released by Tesla showed a mildly redesigned front end.

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Tesla FSD Beta tried to kill me last night

Electrek

I was testing Tesla’s latest Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta update last night (v11.4.7), and a new aggressive bug has nearly made me crash at highway speed twice. Please take this as a public service announcement. more… The post Tesla FSD Beta tried to kill me last night appeared first on Electrek.

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Bosch starts production of 800V inverter, motor for electric vehicles

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Bosch is now starting the production of new powertrain solutions based on 800-volt technology. This will make recharging faster and provide a further boost for electromobility. The 800-volt version of the inverter is based on silicon carbide semiconductors. These increase efficiency, and thus also range. In the 800-volt variant of the electric motor, Bosch has increased the power density.

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Tesla theft rate, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, tailpipe emissions and an EV future: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Tesla models are rarely stolen. Recent regulatory comments suggest automakers aren’t walking the walk toward their own EV targets. And Hyundai reveals more about the redesigned 2024 Sonata Hybrid. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The upcoming 2024 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid made an official bow this week as part of a refreshed Sonata.

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EVs Take Over 60% Share In Sweden — Tesla Model Y Top

CleanTechnica EVs

August saw plugin EVs take over 60% share in Sweden, significantly up from 46% year on year. Full electrics alone took over 40% of the market, with plugin hybrids almost 20%. Overall auto volume was 23,871 units, up some 16% YoY, but still well below pre-2020 seasonal norms (typically close to 30,000).

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

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Biden gives lifeline to legacy automakers with $15B to retrofit existing factories for EV production

Electrek

The Biden-Harris Administration announced $15 billion in funding to retool existing factories so that these factories can produce electric vehicles and batteries. This is a lifeline for legacy automakers struggling to be profitable in the EV transition. more… The post Biden gives lifeline to legacy automakers with $15B to retrofit existing factories for EV production appeared first on Electrek.

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Wallbox and Kia America partner on bidirectional EV charging; Quasar 2 and EV9

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Wallbox is working with Kia America to bring bidirectional charging to Kia’s EV9 customers. The companies plan to offer Wallbox’s second-generation DC bidirectional charger, Quasar 2 ( earlier post ), to Kia EV9 ( earlier post )customers starting in the first half of 2024. Wallbox expects Quasar 2 to be the first EV charger allowing bidirectional charging with the Kia EV9.

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Mercedes’ first US electric vans are now available starting at $74,181

Green Car Reports

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed pricing for its full-size, cargo- and upfit-oriented electric van lineup, called eSprinter, and orders for these EVs are now open. In Standard Output form, the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter starts at $74,181, Including the $2,295 destination charge, while the High Output version starts at $77,611. These two versions are rated.

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Tesla holds Model 3 Highland premiere in Norway

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The Tesla Model 3 Highland has been rolled out, but it is yet to be made available in the United States. With this in mind, Tesla appears to have held a premiere for the updated all-electric sedan in Norway instead. As noted in a report from TV 2 Norway , journalists from across the world were invited to Lillestrøm , a municipality in Viken county.

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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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Why putting solar panels beside highways is a no-brainer

Electrek

California could generate enough electricity to power 270,000 homes by putting solar panels in the empty land next to highway interchanges in just 3 Southern California counties, according to a new report released today by Environment California and The Ray. more… The post Why putting solar panels beside highways is a no-brainer appeared first on Electrek.

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New Tesla Model 3 Highland Improvements & Specs!

CleanTechnica EVs

The new Tesla Model 3 Highland is here at last. Rumored to be in the works for a loooooooong time, it was finally introduced today — sort of. Does it live up to expectations? It depends on what you expected from Tesla’s first thorough Model 3 refresh.

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Fisker Pear urban EV to offer AWD, range up to 320 miles

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Fisker on Thursday released more details of its Pear urban EV, which was first shown at the automaker's recent Product Day event, ahead of an additional showing at the Munich auto show this next week. With a targeted base price of $29,900 before the incentives, the Pear will be offered with two battery options allowing 180 miles or 320 miles of.

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Tesla FSD gets price cut in the United States

Teslarati

Tesla cut the price of Full Self-Driving (FSD) in the United States. FSD’s price decrease comes as Tesla launches Project Highland’s Tesla Model 3 in select countries worldwide. Tesla cut the price of Full Self-Driving from $15,000 to $12,000 for $3,000 in saving. As of this writing, Tesla FSD provides drivers full access to Basic Autopilot and Enhance Autopilot.

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Tesla is under federal investigation over company resources being used to build Elon Musk a house

Electrek

Tesla is now under federal investigation by the DOJ over potentially using company resources to build a mansion for Elon Musk. more… The post Tesla is under federal investigation over company resources being used to build Elon Musk a house appeared first on Electrek.

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Kia Announces Efforts To Clean Up Oceans, Better Inform Public About EVs

CleanTechnica EVs

Normally, we expect car companies to do what’s right there in the name: build and sell cars. They aren’t Homer Simpson’s version of the garbage man, and we don’t expect them to clean up the whole world.

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Model 3 refresh, Rivian Max pack range, Fisker Pear photos: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Rivian tops 400 miles of EPA range with its Max pack. Fisker provides a closer look at its affordable Pear EV. And the Tesla Model 3 gets a new look and more—for Europe. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Tesla on Thursday night revealed a revamped version of the Model 3 for Europe. Although it’s about the same dimensions as the.

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Tesla updates Model S and Model X: Price cuts, free paint, and no more Standard Range

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Amidst the rollout of the Model 3 Project Highland to several territories such as China , parts of Europe , and the UAE , Tesla has also implemented updates for its two flagship vehicles, the Model S sedan and Model X SUV. A look at the order page for the Model S and Model X in the United States shows that the two flagship electric cars have received notable price cuts.

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Global wind turbine orders hit a new high at 69.5 GW in the first half of 2023

Electrek

Global wind turbine order intake reached new highs in the first half of 2023 with 69.5 gigawatts (GW) of activity, a 12% increase year-over-year, according to new analysis from Wood Mackenzie. more… The post Global wind turbine orders hit a new high at 69.5 GW in the first half of 2023 appeared first on Electrek.

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Motiv Power Systems Introduces New Electric Truck Series

CleanTechnica EVs

California-based Motiv Power Systems recently introduced the company’s new Argo Series electric trucks. They can be used for a number of applications, such as shuttle buses, box trucks, step vans, and refrigerated vehicles. Electric vehicles used for personal transportation tend to get the most press these days.

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Rivian R1T claims up to 410-mile EPA range with Max pack

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The Rivian R1T electric pickup truck gets up to 410 miles of EPA range with the largest 180-kwh Max pack, according to Rivian, and these long-range runners appear to be on track for fall deliveries. The automaker on Wednesday posted EPA range estimates for R1T Max pack models on X (formerly known as Twitter), with the highest 410-mile range.

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Tesla Model 3 Highland edition available in Australia and New Zealand

Teslarati

Tesla configurators have been updated for the official launch of the Model 3 refresh from Project Highland. The Model 3 Highland edition is available in China, Europe, and the Middle East. Now, it is also available in Australia and New Zealand. The Model 3 refresh in Australia and New Zealand has the same specs and features as the units delivered to customers in Europe and the Middle East.

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We finally have a clear shot of the Tesla Cybertruck with frunk open

Electrek

Tesla is currently testing the dual-motor Cybertruck , of which we’ve been getting a lot of pictures, and now we have the best look yet at its wide-but-shallow frunk. more… The post We finally have a clear shot of the Tesla Cybertruck with frunk open appeared first on Electrek.

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EV charging is changing, Part 3: Why Tesla’s NACS is unlikely to kill CCS

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Part 1: How automakers’ disappointment in Electrify America drove them into Tesla’s arms Part 2: No, NACS is not today’s Tesla connector Part 4: Behind the scenes as seven automakers counter Tesla’s Superchargers EV charging is changing, but much remains to be settled A flurry of news over less than a year permanently altered the US landscape for EV charging.

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Rivian R1S, R1T: Quad-Motor vs. Dual-Motor EVs compared

Green Car Reports

Earlier this year, Rivian expanded its plant in Normal, Illinois by nearly 20% to manufacture its Enduro drive unit. It’s an about-face from the drive units supplied by Bosch in Rivian’s Quad-Motor models, and should help mitigate the bottlenecks to ramping production of the R1T adventure pickup truck, R1S three-row SUV, and EDV.

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New BYD Dealership Opens in Manila, Signals Bigger Things with Ayala Group as Distributor

CleanTechnica EVs

BYD opened its flagship dealership in Quezon City, Philippines. This is the second BYD dealer in the country, and the first facility to open under Mobility Access Philippines Ventures, Inc. (MAPVI), a new company under the automotive arm of the Ayala Group of Companies.

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Tesla drops price of Model S/X, Model X now qualifies for US tax credit

Electrek

Tesla has cut prices on the Model S and X, with price drops of 15-19% in the US on all trim levels (and similar cuts in the rest of the world), except for the brand-new Standard Range model which was introduced just over two weeks ago and is now no longer available. more… The post Tesla drops price of Model S/X, Model X now qualifies for US tax credit appeared first on Electrek.

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The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Was By Far the Most-Stolen Car of the Last Three Years

The Truth About Cars

We’ve been hearing a lot about Hyundai and Kia car thefts, as some older models lack electronic immobilizers, but as it turns out, they’re nowhere near the most frequently stolen cars in America. The Insurance Insititute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) division recently released its list of the most stolen vehicles from model years 2020-2022, and the top models wear Dodge badges.

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Tesla range not degraded by frequent fast-charging, study finds

Green Car Reports

DC fast charging makes EV road trips practical, but owners are cautioned that frequent fast-charging can also cause battery degradation. That isn't necessarily the case, a new study has found. Recurrent, which produces battery health reports for used EVs, studied fast-charging on over 12,500 Tesla vehicles in the U.S. Cars that were fast-charged.

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What’s A Fair Tax On EV Drivers? It’s Debatable, But Texas Is Definitely Gouging Us

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It’s becoming fashionable for state governments to charge EV drivers an extra fee with their annual registration every year. Dozens of states are now doing something like this, with some charging as little as $50, and at least 8 states charging $200 or more.

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