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EVs are more than one-third of the US luxury vehicle market

Green Car Reports

U.S. sales of EVs and hybrids are both soaring, but there’s a key difference that distinguishes EVs: By and large, the ones that are selling well remain priced as luxury goods. That’s one of the takeaways from an electrified vehicle sales update, released Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Harnessing data from.

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Tesla shares 48V architecture with other automakers to move the industry

Electrek

One of the less obvious features of the Tesla Cybertruck is its vehicle voltage architecture. The Cybertruck is the first EV from the automaker to use a 48-Volt (48V) electrical system implementation throughout the entire vehicle, as compared to the 12V systems that are used in pretty much every other vehicle on the planet. Today, Tesla shared its 48V implementation documentation with other major automakers — including competitors like Ford. more… The post Tesla shares 48V architecture with othe

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Tesla’s $25,000 car to be built at Giga Texas, then Giga Mexico: Elon Musk

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shared some new details about the automaker’s plans for its next-generation, $25,000 electric vehicle (EV), including that it will be built first in Austin, Texas. On Tuesday, longtime auto industry veteran Sandy Munro shared a new interview with Musk, held following the Cybertruck delivery event. During the interview, the two talked mostly about the Cybertruck, though they also discussed Tesla’s next-generation vehicle for a few minutes.

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One-third of Australians plan to buy an EV in the next 5 years, study finds

The Driven EV News

One third of all Australians plan to buy an electric vehicle (EV) within the next 5 years, and nearly half of all Australian drivers are contemplating the switch. The post One-third of Australians plan to buy an EV in the next 5 years, study finds 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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2024 Lucid Air: Revamped Grand Touring range leader coming soon

Green Car Reports

Lucid on Tuesday announced a number of changes to the 2024 Lucid Air lineup, which now starts at $78,900 with destination. That base price is $5,000 lower than before, but that's because all-wheel drive is no longer standard on the base Air Pure model. The Pure launched with all-wheel drive, but a rear-wheel drive version that launched in October.

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The US’s first large-scale offshore wind farm is about to come online

Electrek

The first five offshore wind turbines at Vineyard Wind 1 will deliver power to the Massachusetts grid within weeks. more… The post The US’s first large-scale offshore wind farm is about to come online appeared first on Electrek.

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CATL Creates Fast Charging Electric Car Skateboard With 1000 Km Range.

CleanTechnica EVs

CATL has developed an electric car skateboard it says has a range of 1000 kilometers and can add 300 kilometers of range in 5 minutes. The post CATL Creates Fast Charging Electric Car Skateboard With 1000 Km Range. appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Best Car To Buy 2024: Green Car Reports names 4 finalists

Green Car Reports

Once again, Green Car Reports is deciding which of this year’s new vehicles are cleanest, greenest, and best for treading lightly when thinking about the whole ownership experience. One of these will be named Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2024 on Jan. 3. To kick off the competition, we’ll explore each of these models in greater.

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EPA data shows Rivians are more efficient than Cybertrucks, even with larger wheels and batteries

Electrek

Following several new documents containing details of the Tesla Cybertruck posted to the EPA’s website, we have been able to better understand the efficiencies the truck will achieve. While Cybertruck should perform better than nearly all its current competitors in the electric pickup segment, the slightly smaller Rivian R1T appears to have it beaten – even with larger wheels and battery packs. more… The post EPA data shows Rivians are more efficient than Cybertrucks, even with larger wheels and

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Ford confirms it received Elon Musk’s “How to Design a 48-Volt Vehicle” pamphlet

Teslarati

When motoring content firm Hagerty published its video review of the Tesla Cybertruck, automotive journalist Jason Cammisa lightly noted that Tesla had sent other auto CEOs a pamphlet called “How to Design a 48-Volt Vehicle.” Cammisa seemed like he was joking in the video, so his comments were mostly taken in stride by the electric vehicle community.

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

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Extinguishing the EV Battery Fire Hype

Cars That Think

Cars catch fire. Electric vehicles are no exception. In the U.S., according to a 2023 study citing recent data from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics , gasoline-powered, internal-combustion engine (ICE) cars were involved in about 1,530 fires per every 100,000 sold. On the other hand, pure electric vehicles (meaning those powered only by batteries) were involved in just 25 fires per 100,000 sold.

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Analysis: EV interest is strong, but there's a "missing mass market"

Green Car Reports

Recent coverage of increasing EV inventories is missing the point, J.D. Power argues in a new report. EVs accounted for 8.2% of new-vehicle sales in the U.S. through October 2023, up from just 2.6% in 2020. But much recent discussion has focused on the increasing number of EVs on dealer lots, which is taken as an indication that EV demand is.

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The US’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm delivers its first power

Electrek

New York’s South Fork Wind has become the first utility-scale offshore wind farm to generate power in the US. more… The post The US’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm delivers its first power appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla to restart Giga Shanghai expansion, possibly for $25k car: report

Teslarati

Tesla China is reportedly planning to resume the construction of Gigafactory Shanghai’s Phase 3 area. The construction could possibly pave the way for Tesla to produce its highly-anticipated affordable, next-generation electric car in China. Citing sources reportedly familiar with the matter, local Chinese news outlet Late Post noted that Tesla actually started preparations for Giga Shanghai’s Phase 3 expansion in 2021.

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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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EVs Take 90.6% Share In Norway — VW, Kia, Ford Debuts

CleanTechnica EVs

November saw plugin EVs take 90.6% share in Norway, up from 89.3% year on year. Petrol-only vehicles saw record low. [continued] The post EVs Take 90.6% Share In Norway — VW, Kia, Ford Debuts appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Could a glut of lithium supply spur an EV price war?

Green Car Reports

Market experts are carefully watching a drop in lithium prices—and what impact that could have on EV costs—according to a new Bloomberg report. Lithium's benchmark price in China—the world's largest new-car market and a center for battery production—is down about 80% from its November 2022 record high, the report noted.

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Elon Musk: low-cost Tesla is advanced, manufacturing is going to be revolutionary

Electrek

Elon Musk commented on the upcoming low-cost Tesla electric car, saying that it is “advanced” in its development. The CEO also commented on the “revolutionary” manufacturing advancements that Tesla is making to make the vehicle a reality. more… The post Elon Musk: low-cost Tesla is advanced, manufacturing is going to be revolutionary appeared first on Electrek.

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Falcon 9 takes another flight with 22 Starlink satellites

Teslarati

Launching last night at 12:03 am PT (08:03 UTC) from Space Launch Complex 4 East at Vandenberg Space Base in California, a Falcon 9 delivered another batch of 22 Starlink satellites into orbit. This mission marked the 91st orbital launch of the year for the company. 22 Starlink satellites were inserted into a 53-degree orbital inclination and separated from the 2nd stage just over an hour after lift-off.

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ANYmal’s Wheel-Hand-Leg-Arms Open Doors Playfully

Cars That Think

The tricked out version of the ANYmal quadruped, as customized by Zürich-based Swiss-Mile , just keeps getting better and better. Starting with a commercial quadruped, adding powered wheels made the robot fast and efficient, while still allowing it to handle curbs and stairs. A few years ago, the robot learned how to stand up , which is an efficient way of moving and made the robot much more pleasant to hug, but more importantly, it unlocked the potential for the robot to start doing manipulatio

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Fiat 500e gets 5-minute charging with battery swapping trial

Green Car Reports

Public charging can be an EV dealbreaker, especially for those who don't have home charging. But the global automaker Stellantis is working on quelling that reason for EV rejection with tech that can give you a full charge in less than five minutes. Starting next year, a fleet of 100 Fiat 500e electric minicars that are part of parent company.

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Ford hits new EV sales record in Nov as Lightning becomes best-selling electric truck

Electrek

Lightning electric pickup sales were up 113% last month, propelling Ford to a new EV sales record in November. Ford is now the second best-selling EV brand behind Tesla in the US. more… The post Ford hits new EV sales record in Nov as Lightning becomes best-selling electric truck appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla showroom opens in Connecticut

Teslarati

Tesla showroom opens in Connecticut Tesla-showroom-connecticut Tesla showroom opens in Connecticut, sidestepping the state’s direct sales ban. Connecticut has a firm stance against automakers selling electric vehicles directly to customers and has fought hard to keep Tesla from establishing a showroom in the state. Tesla found a loophole in the state’s laws by building a showroom on tribal land.

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Record 29.7% EV Share In France — Two Top Ten Teslas

CleanTechnica EVs

November saw a new record 29.7% EV share in France, up from 24.4% year on year. Full electrics alone took. [continued] The post Record 29.7% EV Share In France — Two Top Ten Teslas appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Morgan electric 3-wheel sports car chases Aptera, open-air style

Green Car Reports

British automaker Morgan on Wednesday unveiled a new prototype for an electric version of its classic three-wheeler. In addition to charmingly anachronistic sports cars, Morgan is known for three-wheelers, which the company originally started producing to exploit a tax loophole in its home market. Morgan has teased both three-wheeled and.

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Details emerge on Volkswagen ID.4’s big 10kW V2G capability

Electrek

We have the latest scoop on VW’s new tech. After introducing V2G capabilities for its EVs, including the ID.4, Volkswagen has given Electrek new details. more… The post Details emerge on Volkswagen ID.4’s big 10kW V2G capability appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Model 3 refresh gets ‘Outstanding EV’ award from CarWow

Teslarati

Two of Tesla’s electric vehicles (EVs) have been recognized in this year’s Car of the Year Awards, as shared by one automotive outlet this week. The Tesla Model 3 refresh, dubbed “Highland” during development, was awarded the “Outstanding EV” award by CarWow on Tuesday. The publication said that the newly designed Model 3 was “right up with the best electric vehicles,” adding that the refreshed model available in many countries had corrected some o

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GWM Ora electric hatchbacks recalled due to charging danger

The Driven EV News

More than 1600 electric vehicles are being recalled due a potentially lethal electrical issue that occurs when recharging the vehicle. The post GWM Ora electric hatchbacks recalled due to charging danger appeared first on The Driven.

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Reminder: Most EVs don't deliver EPA range at 70 mph

Green Car Reports

The real-world range of EVs can vary a lot at highway speeds, Consumer Reports found in a recent test. The publication tested 22 EVs from multiple automakers at a constant speed of 70 mph to simulate highway-driving conditions. While some cars exceeded their EPA-rated ranges—one by more than 70 miles—nearly half fell short. A Ford.

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Nissan Ariya electric SUV price cuts lead to $199 per month leases

Electrek

After cutting prices, the Nissan Ariya is being offered with leases as low as $199 per month (find local dealers here ). At these rates, Nissan’s electric SUV could currently be one of the best-value EVs to lease. more… The post Nissan Ariya electric SUV price cuts lead to $199 per month leases appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Cybertruck takes on Rivian R1T and Hummer EV in review

Teslarati

After Tesla delivered the first 12 of its highly anticipated Cybertruck this week, one automotive reviewer took the truck to the race track against two competitors in the electric pickup segment. The Tesla Cybertruck “Cyberbeast” version got the full review and drag race treatment from Hagerty this week after the automaker delivered the vehicle’s first units on Thursday.

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End of the Ice Age: Why the world needs to get close to 100 pct EV sales by 2035

The Driven EV News

Zero-emission cars should account for at least two-thirds of new car sales globally by 2030 and reach close to 100% of new sales by 2035. The post End of the Ice Age: Why the world needs to get close to 100 pct EV sales by 2035 appeared first on The Driven.

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First stations of Pilot-GM EV fast-charging network are open

Green Car Reports

General Motors and Pilot Travel Centers announced Tuesday that the first 17 locations of their national EV charging network are up and running. The initial locations span 13 states and include multiple stalls at each site with chargers that can deliver up to 350 kw. As the companies note, many of the locations include canopies, pull-through stalls.

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Toyota confirms its sleek electric Sport Crossover made with BYD is launching in 2025

Electrek

Toyota unveiled its slick electric Sport Crossover concept for the first time in Europe on Monday. The new fastback EV, made with China’s BYD , will launch in 2025. more… The post Toyota confirms its sleek electric Sport Crossover made with BYD is launching in 2025 appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Cybertruck has a feature to help with driving through water

Teslarati

Tesla Cybertruck has a new feature called “Wade Mode” that will help the all-electric pickup navigate through water and avoid damage that could come from doing so. CEO Elon Musk has maintained through the past four years that the Cybertruck would be able to travel through water, and the Tesla community has asked for “Boat Mode” as an available feature.

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