Sat.Nov 04, 2023 - Fri.Nov 10, 2023

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VW plans under-$35,000 EV for US arrival around 2027

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen is once again planning to bring an affordable electric vehicle to the U.S. market—and it’s setting a target under $35,000. According to reporting from Reuters, from one of its own trade conferences in Detroit, VW Group of America product strategy chief Reinhard Fischer confirmed the new product focus for North America.

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Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.7 EVs are now impacted by another production halt in Germany

Electrek

For the second time this week, Volkswagen is halting production of some of its most popular electric cars. VW extended its production pause to a second plant in Germany, impacting the ID.4 and ID.7. more… The post Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.7 EVs are now impacted by another production halt in Germany appeared first on Electrek.

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SAIC-GM strikes deal with Tesla for Supercharger Network access in China

Teslarati

SAIC-GM, a joint venture between SAIC Motor and General Motors, has announced that it will be partnering with Tesla for Supercharger Network access by the end of 2023. This will make SAIC-GM the first automotive brand in China to partner with Tesla for access to the Supercharger Network. The partnership will allow owners of Cadillac and Buick all-electric vehicles that are built on the Ultium platform to access Tesla’s Supercharger and destination charging stations.

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Volvo claims Australia’s longest electric truck journey from Brisbane to Canberra

The Driven EV News

Volvo Trucks completes what it says is Australia’s longest electric truck journey, travelling 1,185 kilometres from Brisbane to Canberra in a heavy-duty truck in 19 hours, including charging time. The post Volvo claims Australia’s longest electric truck journey from Brisbane to Canberra appeared first on The Driven.

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

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Hyundai Ioniq 6 price cut, Chevy Bolt EV fix, Equinox EV at $35k and 300 miles: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which automaker accelerated EV battery plans this week, and which one slowed them? Which global company backed off on plans to add U.S. EVs due to collision repair costs? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending November 3, 2023. GM recently announced a Chevrolet Equinox EV delay.

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Rivian ends Amazon exclusivity, seeks new suitors for commercial vans

Electrek

Rivian will make its EDV available to customers other than Amazon, the company announced today as part of its Q3 earnings presentation. more… The post Rivian ends Amazon exclusivity, seeks new suitors for commercial vans appeared first on Electrek.

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25% BEV Share In China! — China EV Sales Report

CleanTechnica EVs

Plugin vehicles are all the rage in the Chinese auto market. Plugins scored more than 776,000 sales last month, up 22% year over year (YoY), which is this market’s second record month in a row. And expect the last quarter of the month to continue this record streak.

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Review: 2025 Volvo EX30 sets out for the sustainable horizon

Green Car Reports

Volvo has a question for the ranks of the EV-curious: Is the 2025 Volvo EX30’s small carbon footprint a fair trade for its small physical footprint? The Chinese-owned Swedish car company has its most tidy SUV to date with the 2025 Volvo EX30, a crossover that’s not much larger than a Mini Cooper. With its battery-electric drivetrain.

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Toyota is being squeezed out of the world’s largest auto market as the shift to EVs heats up

Electrek

Toyota is losing out as the world’s largest auto market accelerates its shift to EVs. The Japanese automaker informed dealers that it plans to cut production in China with one of its joint ventures. more… The post Toyota is being squeezed out of the world’s largest auto market as the shift to EVs heats up appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla to run smaller native version of xAI’s Gr?k using local compute power

Teslarati

The first product from Elon Musk-led xAI was announced on Friday, and the CEO has suggested that Tesla’s vehicles may natively run a smaller version of the AI assistant. On Saturday, X user and Tesla enthusiast Chuck Cook spotted that Musk liked a post saying that a smaller, quantized version of the AI model Grōk would run natively on Tesla with local computing power.

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

Brief

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Editorial: Why Are People Worried About Automotive 'Kill Switch' Mandates?

The Truth About Cars

This year has seen a surge of panicked reports discussing how the U.S. government has mandated vehicle hardware that would allow authorities to wrestle control away from the driver. Usually referenced as a “kill switch,” the device is supposed to be required on every new automobile manufactured after 2025. The claim hangs responsibility on the extremely broad Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that was passed in November of 2021.

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Lucid Air has range to spare—for charging other EVs

Green Car Reports

The Lucid Air tops other EVs in EPA-rated range, meaning drivers will have plenty to spare after most trips. Now they can use it to charge other EVs. Lucid on Thursday announced that it is enabling this function, dubbed RangeXchange by the automaker, via an over-the-air (OTA) software update and adapter. This will enable an Air to charge another.

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Tesla to integrate Elon Musk’s new AI assistant in its vehicles

Electrek

Tesla is going to integrate Elon Musk’s newly launched Grok AI assistant in its electric vehicles, according to the CEO. more… The post Tesla to integrate Elon Musk’s new AI assistant in its vehicles appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla solar roof at Giga Texas to be world’s largest when complete

Teslarati

Tesla has been gradually deploying a massive set of solar panels on the roof of its Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, set to be the world’s largest upon completion, according to one person from the company. During a Travis County Commissioners Court meeting this week, Tesla’s senior manager of factory engineering, Logan Grant, told county officials that Phase 1 of the solar array had been completed, according to a report from the Austin Monitor.

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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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Toyota Hilux: A new insight into hydrogen-fuelled light commercial vehicles

Innovation News Network

Discover the hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Hilux, and how it will help shape future utility for zero tailpipe emissions light commercial vehicles. The post Toyota Hilux: A new insight into hydrogen-fuelled light commercial vehicles appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Report: Next-gen Chevy Bolt EV might be made at Kansas plant

Green Car Reports

The next-generation Chevrolet Bolt EV could be built at a Kansas assembly plant starting in 2025, Automotive News reports. General Motors is considering whether to build a "lower-cost version" of the Bolt EV at its Fairfax Assembly plant, the report said, citing an anonymous source familiar with the matter. The plant, which currently builds the.

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Tesla plans to build its $25,000 electric car at Gigafactory Berlin

Electrek

Tesla has reportedly confirmed that it plans to build its upcoming $25,000 electric car at Gigafactory Berlin. It’s a rare new model to be confirmed for the factory that currently only produces the Model Y. more… The post Tesla plans to build its $25,000 electric car at Gigafactory Berlin appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla completes drawing for Cybertruck delivery event, invites to be released soon

Teslarati

The list of attendees for the Tesla Cybertruck’s first delivery event has been finalized. The update was posted on X by Tesla Head of Investor Relations Martin Viecha. In late October, Viecha noted in a post on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, that the Cybertruck Delivery Event lottery was underway. At the time, the Tesla executive advised those who wish to attend the event to sign up at the company’s Investor Relations website.

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EVs Take 26.5% Share In France — Dacia Springs Up

CleanTechnica EVs

October saw plugin EVs take 26.5% share of the French auto market, an increase from 22.4% share, year on year. The volume of full electric sales grew over 1.5x YoY. Overall auto volume was 152,383 units, up some 22% YoY, though still below pre-2020 norms.

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BMW i3 EV sequel won't be an "outsider," claims development boss

Green Car Reports

The BMW i3 electric car will get a successor, but without the "polarizing design" of the original, the automaker's development boss said in a recent interview with Automotive News. "A lot of people liked it, but in the eyes of others the i3 was not a real BMW. A bit of an outsider in the classroom if you will," Frank Weber said of the original i3.

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Tesla owner wins ~$10k settlement over Tesla’s false self-driving claims

Electrek

A Tesla owner in the UK challenged Tesla over its failure to deliver on its full self-driving claims and won a settlement representing a refund of his purchase cost of FSD, with interest, after filing a claim in small claims court. more… The post Tesla owner wins ~$10k settlement over Tesla’s false self-driving claims appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla design head spotted driving matte black Cybertruck

Teslarati

The Tesla Cybertruck has been spotted in a handful of unique colors and designs over the last several weeks, the latest of which includes a new matte black that hasn’t yet been seen before — as driven by one of the automaker’s top executives. Tesla’s Head of Design, Franz von Holzhausen, was seen driving a matte black Cybertruck in Santa Monica on Saturday, as spotted by X user AtomAntEater.

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GREEN.DAT.AI: Enabling energy-efficient AI services

Innovation News Network

GREEN.DAT.AI is accelerating the green energy transition through the development of energy-efficient AI services and data spaces. The post GREEN.DAT.AI: Enabling energy-efficient AI services appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger plug-in hybrid pickup pairs V-6, big EV battery

Green Car Reports

Ram has confirmed first details for a pickup that no other automaker has dared yet build, yet one that might possibly offer the best of both worlds: a plug-in series-hybrid truck. The truck, which Ram calls the Ramcharger, is claimed to offer “class-shattering unlimited battery electric range.” The Ramcharger always has electric.

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The world’s largest steel mill will get a second life as a wind turbine factory

Electrek

What was once the world’s largest steel mill is about to become Maryland’s first permanent offshore wind turbine factory. more… The post The world’s largest steel mill will get a second life as a wind turbine factory appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla making first steps to launch business in Chile

Teslarati

Tesla is taking the first steps to launch its business in Chile. Tesla has reportedly registered its name with the government, and it was published on September 28 with its intentions in the country being “the import, export, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, and sale of vehicles, especially electric vehicles.” In October, Teslarati reported that Tesla had already published several new job positions in the country, including a Country General Manager, a Tesla Sales Advisor, an

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It’s Another EV Rental Car Nightmare

CleanTechnica EVs

Why are so many rental car companies sending their EV customers out on the road without any dedicated instruction? It seems to be a really quick way to take a hit on a rental company's reputation.

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Super-fast-charging Polestar EV could gain 100 miles in 5 minutes

Green Car Reports

The electric vehicle brand Polestar has announced that it plans to make the first EV with extremely fast-charging, semi-solid-state battery cells from the tech firm StoreDot. The announcement was made as part of a Polestar Day event held in Los Angeles on Thursday, where the companies demonstrated both the charging of StoreDot’s.

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Honda shows off its first electric bicycle

Electrek

Honda is taking a page out of just about every other major automotive manufacturer’s playbook by debuting its first electric bicycle, the Honda e-MTB Concept. more… The post Honda shows off its first electric bicycle appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla hints at upcoming Model Y price hike in China

Teslarati

It appears that Tesla China is poised to raise the price of the Gigafactory Shanghai-made Model Y crossover. The expected price hike comes just weeks after the electric vehicle maker increased the price of the Model Y Performance by RMB 14,000 (around $1,920). Industry watchers in China have observed that multiple Tesla salespeople have posted in their WeChat status that the price of the Model Y was going up in the country.

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EVs Take 24.9% Of The UK Car Market — BMW Top Brand

CleanTechnica EVs

October saw plugin EVs take 24.9% of the UK auto market, up from 21.5% year on year. Plugin hybrids had their strongest share in two years. Overall auto volume was 153,529 units, up 14.3% YoY, and in line with pre-2020 seasonal averages. BMW was October’s leading BEV brand. October’s combined plugin market share of 24.

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Report: Tesla plans to make $27,000 EV in Germany

Green Car Reports

Tesla plans to build a $25,000-euro (just under $27,000 at current exchange rates) EV at its factor near Berlin, according to a Reuters report published Monday. The report, cites an anonymous source with knowledge of the matter, but the source did not say when production would begin. CEO Elon Musk announced plans for the lower-priced EV during a.

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Tesla Cybertruck specs leak every dimension + 14-50 outlet in bed

Electrek

A screenshot of the Tesla Cybertruck’s specs has been leaked ahead of the truck’s first deliveries coming at the end of this month, and now we know just about everything there is to know about the size of the truck, along with some other surprising capabilities. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck specs leak every dimension + 14-50 outlet in bed appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla shows Giga Berlin rooftop bar in new X account launch

Teslarati

Tesla has launched a dedicated social media handle for its manufacturing division on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. As its first post, the new Tesla Manufacturing account shared a drone video of Giga Berlin, which featured the facility’s incredibly cool rooftop bar. Elon Musk has noted in the past that Tesla’s long-term competitive advantage is its capability to manufacture its vehicles in a way that exceeds that of its competitors in the automotive sector.

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