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Tesla at 6 million cars: What it’s accomplished, what it hasn’t

Green Car Reports

Ahead of the release of preliminary Q1 2024 production and delivery figures, expected next week, it’s now official: Tesla has delivered more than 6 million vehicles since 2008, every one a battery-electric vehicle. Its 5 million total last September got a lot of attention. But 6 million is more important, because it cements Tesla as the.

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EV sales hit record high in March, as Tesla Model Y overtakes Toyota Hilux ute

The Driven EV News

EV sales hit another record in March, with Tesla the sixth best selling brand and the Model Y overtaking the Toyota Hilux ute. The post EV sales hit record high in March, as Tesla Model Y overtakes Toyota Hilux ute appeared first on The Driven.

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EVs Take 91.5% Share In Norway

CleanTechnica EVs

March’s auto market saw plugin EVs take 91.5% share in Norway, up from 91.1% year on year. BEVs alone took almost 90% share. Overall auto volume was 9,750 units, 50% down YoY, and the lowest March in 15 years. The Tesla Model Y was again Norway’s best selling vehicle. March. [continued] The post EVs Take 91.5% Share In Norway appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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UC Berkeley study confirms that yes, EVs do what they promise to do

Electrek

A new study from UC Berkeley confirms what EV fans already know: EV adoption does, in fact, make the air cleaner. Perhaps even more importantly, the study offers some quantifiable, granular data about how much electric vehicles are impacting emission rates in the here and now, not just in the foreseeable future.

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

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Is Musk getting in the way of Tesla sales growth?

Green Car Reports

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's reputation has deteriorated significantly thanks to his online outbursts—and that may be negatively affecting Tesla sales, Reuters reports. In a new survey by marketing analysis firm Caliber provided exclusively to Reuters, a "consideration score" for Tesla fell to 31% in February, less than half its high of 70% in.

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EV market share grew in March, but that’s not what Australia’s car lobby wants you to know

The Driven EV News

Contrary to reports, the share of electric vehicles in new car sales in March actually grew, and ICE sales are static. The post EV market share grew in March, but that’s not what Australia’s car lobby wants you to know appeared first on The Driven.

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The Rise and Fall of 3M’s Floppy Disk

Cars That Think

A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium , Ernie Smith’s newsletter, which hunts for the end of the long tail. If you ask the average person what the company 3M does, odds are if they have a few gray hairs hanging out on their scalp, they might say that the company makes floppy disks. Now, this was once true, but if you look on 3M’s own website , you will see no mention of this legacy—it’s a firm that sells abrasive materials, adhesive tapes, filters, films, personal protective equip

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Next-gen batteries may benefit plug-in hybrids as much as EVs

Green Car Reports

Plug-in hybrids with twice as much range are about to become the hot new thing. You can thank the California government and automakers’ lobbying efforts, in part, for delaying the all-electric transition. In interviews at the 2024 New York auto show, two executives familiar with their brands’ future products independently told Green.

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CATL announces electric vehicle battery with 1.5 million kilometre warranty

The Driven EV News

In yet another major breakthrough the world's largest battery maker CATL has announced a new EV battery with a 1.5 million km 15 year warranty. The post CATL announces electric vehicle battery with 1.5 million kilometre warranty appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla becomes South Korea’s second-largest importer, beating Mercedes-Benz

Teslarati

Industry data has revealed that Tesla successfully overtook Mercedes-Benz to become South Korea’s second-largest vehicle importer in March 2024. That’s not bad at all for an automaker that caught headlines in early February for only selling one car in South Korea in January 2024. As per the Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors Association, South Korea saw 25,263 newly registered imported vehicles in March 2024, a 6% increase from the 23,840 imported vehicles that were registered in Mar

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

Brief

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Solar topped coal in Texas for the first time ever in March

Electrek

Solar topped coal’s output in Texas for the first time in any month, sending 3.26 million megawatt-hours (MWh) onto the grid vs. coal’s 2.96 million MWh in March.

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Report: $25,000 Tesla Model 2 project nixed in favor of robotaxis

Green Car Reports

The most affordable Tesla may have been canceled. Again. According to a report Friday morning from Reuters, citing three sources familiar with the matter, the company has ceased plans to build a $25,000 Tesla that would slot below the Model 3 and Model Y in the lineup. Self-driving robotaxis would continue to be developed on the new platform.

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Off-grid fast charger at Nullarbor Roadhouse now ready for use

The Driven EV News

A much anticipated 75kW off-grid fast charger at the famed Nullarbor Roadhouse has been fully commissioned and is available for use. The post Off-grid fast charger at Nullarbor Roadhouse now ready for use appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla Giga Berlin is producing cars for India 

Teslarati

Tesla Gigafactory Berlin is producing right-hand drive (RHD) cars for India. People close to the matter told Reuters that Gigia Berlin is preparing to export Tesla vehicles to India later this year. “The right-hand drive [Tesla] cars which will be allocated to India, [Giga Berlin has] started building them,” said sources. Tesla cars for the Indian market will be the first time Giga Berlin produced right-hand drive cars.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

Oil

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 sets new US sales record in March as EV sales surge 100%

Electrek

Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 just set a new March and Q1 sales record as EV sales climbed 100% last month. The company had its best-ever first quarter and March sales as demand for its EVs remains high.

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Here’s how Nissan might electrify trucks and SUVs for the US

Green Car Reports

Not every automaker’s taking the same strategy when it comes to electrification. During an interview at the 2024 New York auto show Nissan North America’s Senior Vice President and Chief Planning Officer, Ponz Pandikuthira laid out for Green Car Reports the automaker’s viewpoint on where EVs, PHEVs, and series hybrids make the.

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Charge an electric truck in 30 minutes: Kempower rolls out 1.2 MW charging station

The Driven EV News

Finnish company Kempower has launched a 1.2 megawatt charging station that is capable of charging a semi truck in just 30 mins. It's the latest in a series of blistering technology breakthroughs. The post Charge an electric truck in 30 minutes: Kempower rolls out 1.2 MW charging station appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk reiterates FSD licensing offer for other automakers

Teslarati

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) suite may attract a lot of skepticism from critics, but the fact remains that it is one of the most advanced driver-assist systems available for consumers today. With the rollout of FSD (Supervised), Tesla has effectively brought supervised assisted driving to inner-city streets. And in a recent post on X, CEO Elon Musk reiterated his willingness to license FSD to other carmakers.

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This new solid-state battery cell claims to set industry records, could offer over 1,300 mile range

Electrek

A solid-state battery developer in China has unveiled a new cell that could help change the game for electric mobility. Tailan New Energy’s vehicle-grade all-solid-state lithium batteries offer energy density twice that of other cells in the segment, empowering the Chinese battery maker to hail the cells as a record-setter in the industry.

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Tesla sets Robotaxi reveal for Aug. 8

Green Car Reports

Tesla will unveil its Robotaxi August 8, CEO Elon Musk announced Friday. In his typical fashion, Musk made the announcement on X (formerly Twitter), the social media site he owns. The post included the date with no further details. According to a Reuters report earlier in the day, Tesla has reportedly dropped its $25,000 affordable EV project in.

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Tesla slashes prices for Australia’s best selling EV by up to $8,500

The Driven EV News

After and despite a record quarter of sales, Tesla has slashes prices while adding upgrades to Australia's best-selling EV. The post Tesla slashes prices for Australia’s best selling EV by up to $8,500 appeared first on The Driven.

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Ford Settles It: Electric Vehicle Gloom & Doom Was Premature

CleanTechnica EVs

Ford claps back at electric vehicle doomscrollers with plans for a new EVs including confirmation of the secret "skunkworks" project. The post Ford Settles It: Electric Vehicle Gloom & Doom Was Premature appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla (TSLA) releases Q1 2024 deliveries: disastrous results

Electrek

Tesla has released its Q1 2024 delivery and production numbers: confirming the suspicion that it is not growing anymore. It’s even worse than most people anticipated.

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Rivian R1T tops IIHS safety list for pickups, electric or not

Green Car Reports

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) now has one and only one pickup truck model on its Top Safety Pick+ honor roll, and it’s fully electric. Fresh off a new round of testing, the Rivian R1T electric truck has been upgraded by the IIHS to Top Safety Pick+ status, from its previous Top Safety Pick. The elevating factor: Updated.

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GWM slashes price of Ora electric hatch to make it cheapest EV in Australia

The Driven EV News

GWM slashes price of the Ora electric hatchback to as low as $35,990 drive-away, making it the lowest cost EV in Australia. The post GWM slashes price of Ora electric hatch to make it cheapest EV in Australia appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla Model Y becomes Australia’s best-selling EV in March 2024

Teslarati

Tesla’s overall first quarter vehicle deliveries may have met some notable headwinds, but the company’s performance in specific countries proved particularly impressive last month. This was quite true in Australia, where the Tesla Model Y took its spot as the country’s most popular battery electric vehicle for March 2024. Data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) in Australia indicates that the country saw total EV sales of 10,464 vehicles in March 2024, though this nu

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Tesla is unveiling its new ‘robotaxi’ on August 8

Electrek

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the automaker is planning to unveil its new ‘robotaxi’, a next-generation self-driving vehicle, on August 8th.

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1 In 4 EVs Sold In Europe This Year Will Be Made In China

CleanTechnica EVs

Analysis In the short run, tariffs can help EU carmakers — but they need to ramp up electrification to survive. Almost a fifth (19.5%) of electric vehicles sold in Europe last year were made in China and this is on track to reach a quarter (25%) in 2024, according to new. [continued] The post 1 In 4 EVs Sold In Europe This Year Will Be Made In China appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Australian EV market review: What you can buy for less than $50,000

The Driven EV News

There are now four electric vehicle models and 10 variants with on-the-road prices of under $50,000 in Australia, with three models and variants coming in under $40,000. The post Australian EV market review: What you can buy for less than $50,000 appeared first on The Driven.

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BEV adoption reaches ‘tipping point’ in 31 countries: Bloomberg

Teslarati

Tesla and other electric vehicle (EV) brands are becoming more popular around the world, and a recent report shows that several countries have surpassed a crucial EV adoption tipping point. Battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) have surpassed a tipping point of making up 5 percent of overall automotive sales in 31 countries, up from just 19 in 2022, according to data shared by Bloomberg last week.

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CATL launches new EV battery with close to a 1 million mile, 15-year lifespan

Electrek

Leading EV battery maker CATL released its new breakthrough battery pack with up to a nearly 1 million mile (1.5 million km), 15-year warranty.

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You Might Be Surprised At Who Took The #1 Spot In Auto Brand Loyalty

CleanTechnica EVs

A recent article at Consumer Reports reveals what some of the top car brands are for loyalty, and what some of the bottom cars are. I plan to go through some of the more interesting finds, but based on this graphic from Car Dealership Guy on X/Twitter, you can probably. [continued] The post You Might Be Surprised At Who Took The #1 Spot In Auto Brand Loyalty appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Is your smart charger about to become dumb? Don’t get caught out, says myenergi

My Energi

With thousands of new EVs hitting the roads this month to coincide with the March plate change, myenergi is recommending that drivers choose carefully when it comes to specifying a future-proof home charger, ensuring that it’s WiFi or ethernet-connected to ensure that it doesn’t ‘go dumb’ in the future. Jordan Brompton, co-founder of myenergi, highlights that some smart chargers that rely on SIM card connectivity could become dumb chargers once the data contract expires, and that to ensure ongoi

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Tesla Robotaxi unveiling scheduled for August

Teslarati

The Tesla Robotaxi will be unveiled on August 8, 2204. Elon Musk announced the unveiling after a report claimed that Tesla scrapped plans for its low-cost vehicle, otherwise known as the $25,000 car. Reuters recently reported that Tesla had canceled plans to mass-produce its low-cost car, driving TSLA stock down. The publication claimed that Tesla was still developing its self-driving robotaxis, leading many to think that the company would not release a $25,000 car built for driving.

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