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Report: EVs are slowing the pace of growth in gasoline demand

Green Car Reports

Growing EV sales in both the U.S. and China could contribute to a halving in gasoline demand in 2024, says the consultancy Wood Mackenzie. Demand is likely to rise 340,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 26.5 million bpd for the year, but that's the slowest growth since 2020, and down from a growth rate of 700,000 bpd last year, according to the report.

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A customized version of Canoo’s electric delivery van for the USPS has been spotted in the wild

Electrek

Commercial EV startup Canoo looks to have delivered at least one electric delivery van to one of its newest customers, the United States Postal Service (USPS). The recently posted images show a customized Canoo LDV 190 donning USPS badging and a design slightly different from the original renderings.

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What Falling Sales? Global EV Sales Grow 19% in March!

CleanTechnica EVs

EVs Now 19% of World Auto Sales Global plugin vehicle registrations were up 19% in March 2024 compared to March 2023. There were 1.3 million registrations. BEVs were up by 7% YoY, while plugin hybrids jumped 50% YoY, with March being its second best month ever. In the end, plugins. [continued] The post What Falling Sales? Global EV Sales Grow 19% in March!

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Dried fruit grower saves $10,000 with electric four wheel drives, solar and battery

The Driven EV News

Dried fruits grower has gone electric with its off-road farm vehicles, saving more than $10,000 in fuel costs, and making logistics a lot easier. The post Dried fruit grower saves $10,000 with electric four wheel drives, solar and battery 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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Electrify America EV charging network set to grow by 25% in 2024

Green Car Reports

Electrify America confirmed Thursday, on the sixth anniversary of its first fast-charger installation, that it’s planning a big expansion of its fast-charging network in 2024. EA aims to reach 5,000 chargers by the end of the year, including larger charging stations and broader support for Plug & Charge payment tech. In 2023 it expanded.

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Tesla Supercharger slowdown finds a potential buyer in BP

Teslarati

Tesla’s planned slowdown in the buildout of its already robust Supercharger Network has found a potential buyer in BP, which is reportedly planning to snap up real estate and talent related to the EV leader’s business plan. BP CEO Sujay Sharma said the company “is aggressively looking to acquire real estate to scale our network, which is a heightened focus following the recent Tesla announcement.” Bloomberg first reported the news.

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One quarter of German car exports in 2023 were fully electric, earning $62 billion

The Driven EV News

One quarter of cars exported from Germany in 2023 were fully electric, pulling in total revenue of $62 billion. The post One quarter of German car exports in 2023 were fully electric, earning $62 billion appeared first on The Driven.

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Toyota supersizes battery in fuel-cell semi, teases formula for pickups

Green Car Reports

In its latest production-bound version of hydrogen fuel-cell semis, Toyota is adding much more of something that will help it go the distance consistently: batteries. Hydrogen fuel cell power is often seen as an alternative to batteries, but here the latter makes the former better. Toyota has opted to fit 200 kwh of lithium-ion NCA (nickel cobalt.

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Tesla loses another manager to layoffs – but this one quit due to morale

Electrek

The Tesla layoff saga continues, with a manager leaving the company after 7 years. But this time, the manager wasn’t laid off, but rather left on his own volition due to the effect that layoffs had on morale.

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Brain-Inspired Computer Approaches Brain-Like Size

Cars That Think

Today Dresden, Germany-based startup SpiNNcloud Systems announced that their hybrid supercomputing platform, the SpiNNcloud Platform, is available for sale. The machine combines traditional AI accelerators with neuromorphic computing capabilities, using system design strategies that draw inspiration from the human brain. Systems for purchase vary in size, but the largest commercially available machine can simulate ten billion neurons , about one tenth the number in the human brain.

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

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China has won the EV war, and US car makers are changing their electric plans

The Driven EV News

China, as it has done with solar panels, wind turbines, and even battery storage, not to mention battery metals, has already been declared the winner of the electric vehicle manufacturing wars. The post China has won the EV war, and US car makers are changing their electric plans appeared first on The Driven.

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Test drive: 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 overshadows Model 3

Green Car Reports

With more range, better functionality, actual style thanks to a better design, and competitive price, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 just makes better sense than the Tesla Model 3. But that style does come at a price for taller passengers; Tesla has upped its interior-material game; and the car that’s so forward-thinking still lacks some tech polish.

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Tesla Semi gets its newest customer

Teslarati

The Tesla Semi has gotten its newest customer, as it appears wholesale giant Costco has taken delivery of the all-electric Class 8 truck for its needs. After the Tesla Semi was released two years ago, it was not necessarily a public affair. Tesla had called on PepsiCo. to be its first true customer of the truck, accumulating and tracking precious data that could be used for anything from a sales pitch to a flex on how electrified tractor-trailers may be more advantageous than combustion engine t

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What Can AI Researchers Learn From Alien Hunters?

Cars That Think

The emergence of artificial general intelligence (AGI)—systems that can perform any task a human can—could be the most important event in human history, one that radically impacts all aspects of our collective lives. Yet AGI, which could emerge soon , remains an elusive and controversial concept. We lack a clear definition of what it is, we don’t know how we will detect it, and we don’t know how to deal with it if it finally emerges.

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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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NRMA dumps new battery-backed EV charging stations, as another big provider hits the wall

The Driven EV News

NRMA removes battery-powered fast chargers from NSW site amid reports provider has hit a financial wall, while Trevor St Baker sits in on first Tritium creditors' meeting, and market digests Tesla Supercharger plans. The post NRMA dumps new battery-backed EV charging stations, as another big provider hits the wall appeared first on The Driven.

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BP seeks stranded Tesla Supercharger sites in $1B EV charging buildout

Green Car Reports

BP is eying Tesla Supercharger sites as part of a planned expansion of the oil giant's U.S. charging network, Bloomberg reports. The company said it "is aggressively looking to acquire real estate to scale our network, which is a heightened focus following the recent Tesla announcement." Tesla CEO Elon Musk earlier this month fired most of the.

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Tesla Model 3 ‘Highland’ brings EV charging closer to gas station stops than ever before

Teslarati

The Tesla Model 3 “Highland” is bringing electric vehicle drivers closer than ever to gas station stops in terms of duration, according to recent analysts from independent automotive research firm AMCI. AMCI Testing has been preparing an analysis of electric vehicles with fast-charging capabilities and attempting to determine which models charge the quickest.

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Tesla (TSLA) launches another round of layoffs

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) launched another round of layoffs this weekend, with employees in wide-ranging roles getting their pink slip amid broader layoffs over the last 3 weeks.

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Tritium receivers confident of sale after “number of parties” express interest

The Driven EV News

Receivers and managers appointed to Australian fast-charging company Tritium after its financial collapse are confident of sale after receiving interest from a "number of parties." The post Tritium receivers confident of sale after “number of parties” express interest appeared first on The Driven.

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Tiny Eli Zero urban EV priced at $11,990, goes up to 90 miles—slowly

Green Car Reports

Eli Electric Vehicles on Tuesday opened U.S. reservations for its Eli Zero, a tiny urban EV with a starting price of $11,900. Launched with help from crowdfunding, the Zero was first shown in 2017 and began shipping to European dealers in 2021. At the time, Eli said it was targeting a 2022 launch for the U.S. That date has slipped significantly.

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Lilium Announces Firm Order of 20 Lilium Jets from U.S. Operator UrbanLink

CleanTechnica EVs

Miami, Florida — Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ:LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet and global pioneer in Regional Air Mobility (RAM), yesterday announced their partnership with advanced air mobility (AAM) operator UrbanLink to operate Lilium Jets in South Florida. As part of the agreement, UrbanLink will. [continued] The post Lilium Announces Firm Order of 20 Lilium Jets from U.S.

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Elon Musk says Tesla is spending $500 million on Superchargers this year after firing entire team

Electrek

Elon Musk says Tesla is going to spend over $500 million on expanding the Supercharger network this year after firing the entire charging team. It says a lot about the reason behind the firing.

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World’s largest solar-powered truck charging depot, with 1.2MW chargers, opens in US

The Driven EV News

American trucking electrification experts WattEV have opened the world’s largest solar-powered truck charging depot, boasting 50 chargers including three 1.2MW megawatt rapid charging (MCS) chargers. The new depot in Bakersfield… The post World’s largest solar-powered truck charging depot, with 1.2MW chargers, opens in US appeared first on The Driven.

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Here's how California seeks to cut the cost of home EV charging

Green Car Reports

Spikes in electricity rates can raise the cost of charging an EV at home, but California has a solution. As explained in a recent post on The Equation, from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), California is considering adding a fixed charge on electricity bills from its largest utilities in exchange for a reduction in the per-unit price of.

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EVs Take 24.7% Share In The UK — BMW Leading Battery-Electric Brand

CleanTechnica EVs

April’s auto market saw plugin EVs take a 24.7% share in the UK, up from 21.9%, year on year. Volume growth was modest for battery-electric vehicles, and decent for plugin hybrid EVs. Overall auto volume was 134,274 units, up just 1% YoY, and remaining far below pre-2020 norms. The UK’s. [continued] The post EVs Take 24.7% Share In The UK — BMW Leading Battery-Electric Brand appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Sandy Munro sounds off on Tesla layoffs and Elon Musk hate

Teslarati

Manufacturing industry expert and Tesla supporter Sandy Munro has shared his thoughts on the recent layoffs at the company, along with sharing a few spicy takes on mainstream media and hate for Elon Musk. In a video shared on his YouTube channel Munro Live on Monday, Sandy shared a number of his thoughts on the recent Tesla layoffs. He points out that his opinions on the matter will differ from most people and are generally better informed, especially given his vast amount of experience working

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Nissan slashes driveaway price of electric Leaf to below $40,000 as EV price war deepens

The Driven EV News

Nissan responds to poor sales by slashing the price of its lower-range Leaf to below $40,000 driveaway, and cutting the longer range by up to $15,000. The post Nissan slashes driveaway price of electric Leaf to below $40,000 as EV price war deepens appeared first on The Driven.

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Rivian aims for 155,000 of its $45,000 R2 electric SUVs in Illinois

Green Car Reports

Just after the reveal of its more affordable R2, R3, and R3X models in March, Rivian announced plans to rejigger its production capacity at its existing plant in Illinois, to accommodate the R2 electric SUV at that plant instead of an even larger one in Georgia that remains on the drawing board. Recognizing that the R2 is critical to the.

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EVs At 24.3% Share In France — BEVs Grow Volume 45% YoY

CleanTechnica EVs

The auto market saw plugin EVs at 24.3% share in France in April 2024, growing from 21.1% year-on-year. Full electric volume was up by a strong 45% YoY, while plugin hybrid volume was flat. Overall auto volume was 146,979 units, up 11% YoY, though remaining below 2017–2019 seasonal norms (~185,000). [continued] The post EVs At 24.3% Share In France — BEVs Grow Volume 45% YoY appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Major Tesla shareholder criticizes Elon Musk amidst pay vote

Teslarati

One of Tesla’s largest individual shareholders has spoken out against CEO Elon Musk and his stake in the company, as investors vote on the CEO’s recently rejected 2018 pay package. After a Delaware judge ruled in favor of a shareholder in a lawsuit in January, officially voiding Musk’s 2018 compensation package worth $55.8 billion , Tesla is now holding an investor vote over whether to approve or deny the pay plan as part of its upcoming Annual Shareholder’s Meeting.

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One Australian state has decided to expand EV rebates, rather than end them

The Driven EV News

Western Australia’s Cook Labor government announced Monday that it would invest a further $5.2 million into its successful electric vehicle (EV) rebate scheme. The so-called Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) scheme… The post One Australian state has decided to expand EV rebates, rather than end them appeared first on The Driven.

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Car flame retardants might make us sick—and be unnecessary in EVs

Green Car Reports

Outdated federal standards for the flammability of vehicle interior materials—put in place before the rise of EVs—pose an unnecessary health hazard, argues Consumer Reports. In response to a study from the Green Science Policy Institute at Duke University, which found harmful chemicals from flame retardants can be present in the air of.

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Rheinmetall Secures Double-Digit Heat Pump Solution for Electric Buses

CleanTechnica EVs

Rheinmetall secures more new orders for innovative plug-and-play heat pump solution Clients include a retrofitter of electric buses and an expert in off-road electric vehicles The total order value is in the the double-digit million euro range Other milestones following the market launch of the innovative thermal module Complete system. [continued] The post Rheinmetall Secures Double-Digit Heat Pump Solution for Electric Buses appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla shares video of Optimus autonomously sorting battery cells

Teslarati

Tesla has shared a new video of its Optimus humanoid robot, showing off the technology’s ability to sort battery cells, take walks, and perform other factory tasks. In a post made on the Optimus X account on Sunday, the humanoid robot is seen using its end-to-end neural network to perform basic factory tasks, including sorting 4680 battery cells.

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