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Survey: Dealers think Biden is moving too fast on EVs

Green Car Reports

Dealers think the Biden administration's EV policies are forcing the auto industry to move ahead of market demand, according to a new Automotive News survey. The publication's 2024 Dealer Outlook Survey compiled responses from 208 U.S. car dealers and dealership managers. Nearly 83% of those surveyed said the federal government was pushing too.

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The US Added 1.2 Million EVs To The Grid Last Year, & Electricity Use Went Down

CleanTechnica EVs

2023 set another record for EV sales in the United States. About 1.2 million vehicles, or 7.6% of all sales, [continued] The post The US Added 1.2 Million EVs To The Grid Last Year, & Electricity Use Went Down appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla’s font size causes 2.2 million vehicle ‘recall’ that’s really just an OTA upate

Teslarati

The font size of ABS warning indicators has caused a “recall” of 2.2 million Tesla vehicles, which is really going to be fixed via an Over-the-Air update. 2,193,869 Tesla vehicles, including the Cybertruck , Model S, Model 3, Model Y, and Model X, are the subject of a font size problem, which is smaller than 3.2 millimeters, a violation of FMVSS 105 and 135. “On affected vehicles, the letter font size of the Brake, Park, and Antilock brake system (ABS) visual warning indicators

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It begins: Ethiopia set to become first country to ban internal combustion cars

Electrek

Ethiopia spent nearly $6 billion to import fossil fuels last year — with more than half of that spending going to fuel vehicles. In response, Ethiopia’s Transport and Logistics Ministries have announced that automobiles cannot enter Ethiopia, unless they are electric. (!

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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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US plug-in hybrid sales hit a record high in 2023

Green Car Reports

Plug-in hybrids reached record sales in 2023, with more than 250,000 vehicles sold, or about 20% of total plug-in vehicle sales, according to the Department of Energy. Last year saw strong sales for EVs as well, which surpassed one million units for the first time. The combined market share of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and EVs rose to 16.3% of.

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Australian Tesla clocks 700,000 km, still saving $20,000 a year in service and fuel costs

The Driven EV News

An Australian electric vehicle driver is redefining vehicle longevity passing 700,000 km and saving his business $20,000 per year. The post Australian Tesla clocks 700,000 km, still saving $20,000 a year in service and fuel costs appeared first on The Driven.

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Lucid (LCID) is converting its sleek electric sedan into a new line of police vehicles

Electrek

Lucid (LCID) is launching a new line of police vehicles based on its luxury Air electric sedan. The EV startup is set to unveil the new EVs at the World Defense Show next week in Saudi Arabia.

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GM not quite all-in on EVs, will add plug-in hybrids in US

Green Car Reports

Five years after the discontinuation of the Chevrolet Volt, it appears General Motors is ready to bring plug-in hybrids back to its North American lineup. The news was reported by several sources following the automaker's quarterly and 2023 earnings call—including CNBC, which cited comments made by GM CEO Mary Barra during the call. GM's.

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The Solar Electric Car That Looks Like An Airplane Is Almost Ready For Takeoff

CleanTechnica EVs

This solar powered electric car from Aptera could succeed where others have failed, now that autocycles are trending again. The post The Solar Electric Car That Looks Like An Airplane Is Almost Ready For Takeoff appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla to add Adaptive Headlights to Model Y and legacy Model

Teslarati

Tesla is adding Adaptive Headlight support to the Model Y and legacy Model 3, according to documents released in Europe. We covered the inclusion of Adaptive Headlights on the new Model 3. Basically, it makes the headlights more effective for drivers while also increasing visibility for both drivers and others on the road. The headlights won’t dim altogether, but instead, individual pixels will dim to keep visibility as high as possible for everyone on the road.

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

Brief

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Nissan wants to lower EV prices with cheaper LFP batteries to rival BYD

Electrek

Nissan plans to produce lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries as it looks to lower EV prices. With cheaper materials, the batteries are about 20% to 30% cheaper to build than lithium-ion batteries with NCM. The move will put it in direct competition with BYD , the leading LFP battery maker.

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Stellantis CEO claims quicker EV acceleration is a safety feature

Green Car Reports

Stellantis last week detailed its STLA Large platform, which the automaker claims can house powertrains capable of hurling an EV from 0-60 mph in 2.0 seconds. That breathtaking acceleration figure may be something Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares now claims is a safety feature. That's because quick acceleration allows for quicker overtaking, Tavares.

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How the AI Boom is a Windfall for Tiny Anguilla

Cars That Think

The rising popularity of artificial intelligence has impacted the entire world, including the tiny island of Anguilla. Located in the Caribbean, the country, home to about 15,000 people, has a unique and suddenly in-demand resource. In the late 1980s, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned countries and regions of geographic interest their own two-letter domains.

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Vivek Ramaswamy calls Elon Musk’s Tesla pay package situation ‘a threat to capitalism’

Teslarati

Former 2024 Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has commented on the situation involving Elon Musk and his pay package that was rescinded by a Judge in Delaware. Ramaswamy called the decision “a threat to the future of capitalism.” Yesterday, Delaware Chancery Court Judge Kathaleen McCormick ruled that Musk’s massive pay package, which he unlocked through helping the company grow in a series of tranches, was not beneficial or fair to Tesla Shareholders.

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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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‘World’s largest EV range test’ sees Tesla dethroned by an automaker you may not know yet

Electrek

On Wednesday, the Norwegian Automobile Federation (NAF) completed its bi-annual El Prix event that tests the range of dozens of popular EVs from around the globe and various price brackets. While Tesla has dominated the last four years, 2024’s winter edition of the El Prix saw a newcomer not only deliver the most range in cold weather but also come closest to its advertised range.

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EV sales near 8% of US new vehicle market

Green Car Reports

EV sales will reach 8.0% of the total U.S. new vehicle market this month, S&P Global Mobility has predicted. The market share of EVs won't increase dramatically over the previous month, as automakers, dealers, and consumers digest new federal tax credit rules brought on by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that went into effect with the start.

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Hundreds Of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vans To Flood The Streets

CleanTechnica EVs

Renault is banking on hydrogen electric fuel cell vans to grab a foothold in Europe, where interest in fuel cell mobility is picking up. The post Hundreds Of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vans To Flood The Streets appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Redwood Materials breaks ground on $3.5B South Carolina battery plant

Teslarati

Tesla and Panasonic partner Redwood Materials has broken ground on a $3.5 billion battery plant in South Carolina, set to be the JB Straubel-led company’s second. Redwood Materials broke ground on the South Carolina battery materials facility last week, as announced by Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations Morgan Crapps in a LinkedIn post.

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Tesla Cybertruck wheel covers cause unusual wear, will be redesigned

Electrek

Tesla Cybertrucks are now being delivered without aerodynamic wheel covers installed, due to the covers causing excessive wear and tear to tires. Tesla is currently redesigning the covers, with a fix coming soon™.

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US Postal Service will add Canoo electric vans to delivery fleet

Green Car Reports

The U.S. Postal Service will purchase six electric vans from startup Canoo, to be delivered later this quarter. The vans will be right-hand-drive versions of the Canoo LDV 190 van, according to a press release from the startup. Canoo's website lists the LDV 190 has having a 79-kwh battery pack yielding an estimated 200 miles of range. The van has.

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US Auto Industry Rose 8% in 4th Quarter, While EV Industry Grew 29%

CleanTechnica EVs

The US auto industry continues to grow following its long recovery from the COVID-19 epidemic and economic shutdown of 2020–2021. [continued] The post US Auto Industry Rose 8% in 4th Quarter, While EV Industry Grew 29% appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla (TSLA) sees more investment from Norway’s $1.5 trillion wealth fund in 2023

Teslarati

Back in December, Norway’s $1.5 trillion wealth fund, also known as the Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), urged Tesla to sign a collective agreement with trade union IF Metall. The NBIM’s stance in December was seen by Tesla skeptics as a sign that the fund may be stepping back from its support of the electric vehicle maker. As per a recent report from Bloomberg News , however, the NBIM actually boosted its holdings in Tesla last year.

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Holcim places massive 1,000 unit order for Mercedes electric semi trucks

Electrek

Swiss building materials and solutions provider Holcim took a significant step towards meeting its stated sustainability goals by placing an absolutely MASSIVE order for 1,000 Mercedes-Benz eActros 600 electric semi trucks. (!

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Study: EV charge times and cost may be holding shoppers back

Green Car Reports

The reasons why EVs might not click for all car shoppers are evolving—and it's no longer simply a matter of whether an EV will go far enough on a charge. Cost and the time needed to charge are now nearly as important to U.S. car shoppers as range, a Deloitte study published earlier this month found. Time required to charge was listed as a.

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Tesla Model Y confirmed as world’s best-selling car in 2023, beating Rav4 and Corolla

The Driven EV News

Tesla's Model Y takes the crown for best-selling vehicle in the world, beating Toyota's top two best-sellers to take the top spot. The post Tesla Model Y confirmed as world’s best-selling car in 2023, beating Rav4 and Corolla appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla China wholesale figures listed at 71,447 units in December 2023: CPCA

Teslarati

Data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) has revealed that Tesla sold a total of 71,447 China-made vehicles in December 2023. These results, which include vehicles that are sold domestically and exported abroad, represent an 8.17% year-over-year increase compared to January 2023 and a 24.1% month-over-month decrease from December 2023. For context, Tesla China sold 66,051 vehicles in January 2023.

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Tesla sold one out of every 8 cars in California in 2023, 21.4% EV share

Electrek

California hit a new record last year with 21.4% of new cars being all-electric, and once again Tesla led the pack with the two best-selling cars in the state, the Tesla Model Y and Tesla Model 3. But Toyota narrowly maintained its leadership as the top-selling brand in the state, with Tesla nipping at its heels.

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Most Ford EV drivers will get Tesla charge-port adapters for free

Green Car Reports

Ford provided an update on Wednesday on its plans to adopt the Tesla charge port for future EVs and to allow current and recent EV models to charge on the Tesla Supercharger network. To the latter point, Ford revealed that the accessory adapters needed to get drivers of current and recent American Ford EVs on-network with Supercharging will be.

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BYD electric ute spotted in the wild, looking more finished

The Driven EV News

A BYD electric ute has been spotted testing in China, and could be launched in Australia in 2024. The post BYD electric ute spotted in the wild, looking more finished appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla Lathrop Megafactory spotted with 326 Megapack batteries

Teslarati

The Tesla Megapack battery could be considered as one of the rising stars of the company. During the fourth quarter and full year 2023 earnings call, Tesla executives highlighted that the growth of Tesla’s energy storage business would outpace the growth of the company’s automotive division this year. A lot of this growth would be due to the Megapack battery, Tesla’s flagship energy storage product.

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Porsche’s upgraded Taycan EV boasts longer range and faster charging

Electrek

In initial tests, the new Porsche Taycan showed impressive driving range of up to 365 miles (587 km). Although these were pre-series models, the upgraded EV drove over 100 miles more than the current model.

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Hyundai IONIQ 6 Wins 2023 CleanTechnica Car of the Year Award in USA

CleanTechnica EVs

2023 CleanTechnica Car of the Year finalists for the US market ended up being the Hyundai IONIQ 6, the Mercedes-Benz. [continued] The post Hyundai IONIQ 6 Wins 2023 CleanTechnica Car of the Year Award in USA appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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California EV Sales Dropped Two Quarters in a Row Last Year

The Truth About Cars

Automakers have seen wavering demand for EVs across the country, but California has always been the stronghold for electric adoption and infrastructure. Even so, the tides turned late last year, which could signal slower times ahead for the industry. EV sales fell for two consecutive quarters last year, down ten percent between Q3 and Q4, to 89,993 registrations.

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Tesla is one step away from incorporating its business to Texas

Teslarati

Following the rescindment of CEO Elon Musk’s pay package, Tesla is considering moving its incorporation status from Delaware to Texas, and it is just one step away from doing so. Earlier this week, we covered Musk’s pay package and how a Shareholder who challenged it in court won based on Delaware Chancery Court Judge Kathaleen McCormick’s opinion that the “unfathomable sum” of money awarded was unjust and unfair to the company’s investors.

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