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2024 Ford E-Transit electric vans get bigger battery, more range

Green Car Reports

The 2024 Ford E-Transit gets a larger battery pack affording more range, among other changes. The E-Transit now has 89 kwh of usable capacity, compared to the previous 68 kwh for all E-Transits. This increases maximum EPA-cycle range to 159 miles, up from the 126 miles Ford quoted at the time of the E-Transit's 2022 launch. The automaker claims.

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Tesla starts shipping $3,000 Cybertruck tent, looks nothing like what was unveiled

Electrek

Tesla has started shipping its ‘Basecamp’, a $3,000 tent designed for the back of the Cybertruck. It’s a bit of a This disappointment as it looks nothing like what was originally unveiled.

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Tesla Model Y was Germany’s best-selling SUV in February 2024

Teslarati

The Tesla Model Y is continuing its quiet conquest of Europe’s SUV and battery electric vehicle sector. In February 2024 alone, the Model Y secured its place as the best-selling SUV and battery electric vehicle (BEV) in Germany with sales of 5,408 units. The Model Y’s results in Germany were mentioned in a press release from the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA).

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AI Prompt Engineering Is Dead

Cars That Think

Since ChatGPT dropped in the fall of 2022, everyone and their donkey has tried their hand at prompt engineering —finding a clever way to phrase your query to a large-language model (LLM) or AI art or video generator to get the best results or side-step protections. The internet is replete with prompt engineering guides , cheat sheets and advice threads to help you get the most out of an LLM.

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

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GM cuts 2024 Chevy Blazer EV price by thousands, resumes sales

Green Car Reports

GM announced Friday that it’s dropping prices by up to $6,520 on its 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV, while resuming sales and deliveries of the model to customers. The Blazer EVs once again reaching customers have been given “significant software updates,” according to Chevrolet. Examples include updates to the ambient lighting system.

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BYD launches cheaper Seagull electric car with starting price under $10,000 to fuel price war

Electrek

BYD’s cheapest electric car just got even more affordable. The EV maker is fueling its price war with gas-powered cars with the launch of its newest “mini Lamborghini” electric car. The BYD Seagull EV Honor Edition starts at $9,700 (69,800 yuan), 5% cheaper than the previous model.

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EVs Take 92.1% Share In Norway — Tesla Model Y Dominates

CleanTechnica EVs

February saw plugin EVs take 92.1% share in Norway, up from 90.1% year on year. Following the recent tax changes, [continued] The post EVs Take 92.1% Share In Norway — Tesla Model Y Dominates appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Aptera lacks the funds to produce solar EV, hints of design changes

Green Car Reports

Startup vehicle maker Aptera said it has begun production-intent builds on the body for its three-wheel solar EV, although the timeline for actual deliveries might not be quite as bright as it sounds In a video address accompanying the update, CEO Steve Fambro noted that Aptera chose Italy’s CPC Group for its “incredible ability”

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1 in 5 new car sales globally were EVs in 2023, and that’s curbed oil demand – IEA

Electrek

Without EVs, solar, wind, and nuclear, the global rise in emissions in the last five years would have been three times larger, new International Energy Agency (IEA) analysis shows.

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Tesla shareholders are taking a stand against law firm’s $6B TSLA stock request

Teslarati

Is the law firm behind the legal complaint that ultimately rescinded Elon Musk’s 2018 pay package looking to get overpaid? A growing number of Tesla shareholders say so. This is highlighted in a grassroots effort from Tesla stockholders who are currently using their voices to ask Delaware Judge Kathaleen McCormick to deny the request of law firm Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, which is demanding a compensation of nearly $6 billion for their services in the case against Musk.

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

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More Affordable Electric Cars Are Starting To Arrive In More Places Around The World

CleanTechnica EVs

$25,000 seems to be the magical number when it comes to the upfront purchase price of EVs to get things. [continued] The post More Affordable Electric Cars Are Starting To Arrive In More Places Around The World appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Analysts: 40% drop in 2023-2025 EV battery prices will boost sales

Green Car Reports

A number of factors may be converging to lower EV battery prices, which in turn could boost EV demand, according to new analysis from Goldman Sachs. Analysts expect nearly a 40% decline in EV battery prices between 2023 and 2025, and for EVs to "reach breakthrough levels in terms of cost parity" with internal-combustion vehicles in some markets as.

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BMW gives you extra cash to switch from a Tesla or other EVs, but not from a gas car

Electrek

BMW introduced a new incentive for its EV buyers: $1,000 off if you switch from a Tesla or other EVs. The new conquest program doesn’t apply to gas car as the German automaker goes for low picking fruits.

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First screen going up at Tesla’s drive-in theater, diner and Supercharger

Teslarati

Tesla is continuing construction on its upcoming Supercharger, diner and drive-in theater project in Los Angeles, California, with the latest photo showing one of the screens starting to be built. In a photo shared on Reddit last week, you can see the first screen under construction at the LA Supercharger site , located on the northern side of the parking lot.

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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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India Injects $15 Billion Into Semiconductors

Cars That Think

The government of India has approved a major investment in semiconductor and electronics production that will include the country’s first state-of-the-art semiconductor fab. It announced that three plants—one semiconductor fab and two packaging and test facilities—will break ground within 100 days. The government has approved 1.26 trillion Indian rupee ($15.2 billion) for the projects.

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2024 Dodge Charger Daytona EV charges up next muscle car era

Green Car Reports

The 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona is not like other electric vehicles. The three- and five-door hatchback hurtles the performance brand into its electric future by embracing all the muscle car machismo of its past. As for range and efficiency—the typical pride points of an EV launch— Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis was characteristically blunt.

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Next-gen EVs will be cheaper to produce than gas cars by 2027

Electrek

In three short years, battery electric vehicles will be cheaper to produce than ICE vehicles of the same size due to improved manufacturing methods – at least that’s the latest prediction from market research firm Gartner. Of course, those gains may be lost to the rising price of EV repairs.

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Tesla creates two-seater Model Y for France business tax loophole

Teslarati

Tesla has launched a two-seater Model Y for business owners in France, helping them qualify for a unique tax loophole. The automaker launched a two-seater Model Y this morning with a storage capacity of 76 cubic feet, or 2,158 liters. Credit: Clément Maguet | LinkedIn While its design offers advantages to business owners due to its size and lack of seating, it was developed to help infiltrate France’s massive fleet of over 6.3 million commercial vehicles, which are mostly powered by diesel

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Tesla Cybertrucks Piling Up … In Utah!

CleanTechnica EVs

As I came out of church Sunday, my neighbor with a red Tesla Model 3 Performance (see top photo from. [continued] The post Tesla Cybertrucks Piling Up … In Utah! appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Rivian R2 bows: $45,000, over 300 miles, the future of the SUV?

Green Car Reports

The Rivian R2 is two years away, but with the debut of an R2 in prototype form on Thursday, it’s clear this electric SUV will arrive with a proposition unlike any EV yet: A boxy silhouette, rugged off-road chops, a range easily topping 300 miles, and a target price effectively below today’s average new-vehicle price, regardless of the.

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Kia will beat Rivian and Tesla into affordable mass-market EVs

Electrek

Although Rivian and Tesla are making headlines with planned expansions into mass-market electric vehicles, Kia is set to launch two affordable EVs of its own. One of them, the Kia EV3, is expected to launch by the end of the year.

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Tesla Giga Berlin to prolong production halt: report

Teslarati

Tesla Giga Berlin’s production halt is expected to extend into next week, longer than previously expected. Tesla informed Bild that complicated repairs to the power line damaged during the arson attack against Giga Berlin are causing a prolonged production halt. Giga Berlin’s plant manager estimates the damages are now in the three-digit million range.

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EVs At 24.8% Share In UK — Tesla Back On Top

CleanTechnica EVs

February saw plugin EVs at 24.8% share of the UK auto market, up from 22.9% year on year. Full electric. [continued] The post EVs At 24.8% Share In UK — Tesla Back On Top appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Survey: 3 of 5 EV drivers with home charging use public chargers weekly

Green Car Reports

Automakers tend to quote a figure often: That about 85% of EV drivers charge at home the majority of the time. That said, survey results out this past week from EV charging software company ChargeLab underscore that the reality is more nuanced. Looking specifically at those with home charging, the firm found that while that may be the case, 59.6%.

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BYD slashes price on its best-selling SUV to $16K to compete with gas cars

Electrek

After recently reducing prices of its refreshed Han and Tang models , Build Your Dreams (BYD) just launched a new version of its top-selling EV Yuan Plus – known as the Atto 3 in overseas markets – to $16,644 in China, making it one of the lowest-priced EVs out there.

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Tesla China’s vehicle registrations year-to-date show 8.7% increase

Teslarati

Tesla China’s insurance registrations saw a rebound during the week of February 26-March 3, 2024. Over the week, Tesla China saw 12,500 insurance registrations, the second-best in 2024 so far. Tesla China does not post its weekly sales figures in the country, though a general idea of the electric vehicle maker’s performance in the domestic sector can be inferred from the number of insurance registrations that are filed every week.

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EVs Take 51.8% Share In Sweden — Fleet Update

CleanTechnica EVs

February’s market saw plugin EVs take 51.8% share in Sweden, down YoY from 54.0%. Plugin volumes were down YoY for. [continued] The post EVs Take 51.8% Share In Sweden — Fleet Update appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Video Friday: Human to Humanoid

Cars That Think

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion. HRI 2024 : 11–15 March 2024, BOULDER, COLORADO Eurobot Open 2024 : 8–11 May 2024, LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, FRANCE ICRA 2024 : 13–17 May 2024, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN RoboCup 2024 : 17–22 July 2024, EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS Enjoy today’s videos!

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Rivian surprises us with a new EV model called the R3, smaller and more affordable than the R2

Electrek

Weeks have been leading up to Rivian’s public unveiling of its new smaller electric SUV, the R2, today, but did anyone expect to glimpse another EV in the works? Following the debut of R2, Rivian followed up with the first images of a model to follow called the R3. Described by Rivian as its “take on what a crossover can be,” the R3 promises to arrive smaller and at a lower MSRP than the R2.

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Tesla battery supplier Panasonic pondering additional 4680 investment in Kansas: report

Teslarati

Tesla battery supplier Panasonic is reportedly considering an additional investment in Kansas. This potential expansion, reportedly known internally as Phase 3, would reportedly involve the buildout of new battery production lines. The main customer for the additional output would reportedly be Tesla, whose Giga Nevada facility is a joint venture with Panasonic.

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Top Selling Electric Vehicles in the World — January 2024

CleanTechnica EVs

The Tesla Model Y is #1 again in the electric vehicle market. Registrations were up 63% year over year (YoY). [continued] The post Top Selling Electric Vehicles in the World — January 2024 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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The importance of inclusion in STEM

Innovation News Network

Rachel Youngman, Deputy CEO at the Institute of Physics, outlines the importance of inclusion in STEM and the benefits of fostering an inclusive environment for innovation and economic growth. The post The importance of inclusion in STEM appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Tesla is working on NACS extension cable to fix Supercharging issues with different port locations

Electrek

Tesla has confirmed that it is working on a NACS to NACS extension cable to fix the issues with Supercharging different electric vehicles with different charge port locations.

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Tesla Model 3 Performance packs a new kick, leaked documents show

Teslarati

Tesla Model 3 Performance configuration specs for the upcoming version of the all-electric vehicle were leaked, and it appears the vehicle will be faster and more powerful than ever. It appears the leaks came from South Korea, where we are finally getting details about the specs that the Model 3 Performance’s latest iteration could pack. Tesla did not roll out a Performance configuration synchronously with the Rear-Wheel-Drive and Long Range Model 3 variants that hit the U.S. market recent