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Tesla: The bestselling vehicle on the planet is an EV

Green Car Reports

Tesla on Wednesday affirmed that it delivered more than 1.2 million of its Model Y electric SUVs in 2023—making it the top-selling vehicle in the world, car or truck, electric or not. As Tesla put it, “the best-selling vehicle on the planet is an EV.” The Model Y is made in the U.S., in Fremont, California, and Austin, Texas; in.

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Tesla donates $600,000 to Del Valle International School District

Teslarati

Tesla donated $600,000 to P-TECH Manufacturing Studio in the new Del Valle International School District’s (DVISD) Early College High School and P-TECH facility. Tesla’s donation will help DVISD purchase equipment for the Gigafactory Texas P-Tech Manufacturing Studio, currently under construction. The Studio is located beside the Del Valle High School and is expected to open by the fall semester in August 2024.

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Scott Morrison resigns three days after Tesla towing a caravan parks in front of his office

The Driven EV News

Scott Morrison resigns three days after a photo is published of a Tesla towing a caravan parked outside his electoral office. Were the two events linked? The post Scott Morrison resigns three days after Tesla towing a caravan parks in front of his office appeared first on The Driven.

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Bloomberg: Apple targets 2028 release date for its own electric vehicle

Electrek

Project Titan, the Apple electric car project, has been underway since 2015. But the project has faced numerous delays and repeated executive turnover. Initially planning to make a fully autonomous vehicle without a steering wheel, those lofty ambitions have come crashing down to earth in recent years. With Apple VP Kevin Lynch leading the project since 2021 , the company has set a new release date for the launch of its first vehicle: 2028.

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

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Toyota exec says EVs won’t top 30%, wants new engines

Green Car Reports

The chairman of Toyota is most definitely not all-in on EVs—or the idea that they might even be a third of the market perhaps ever. In comments published in Toyota’s own Toyota Times corporate newsletter, from an event earlier this month, the CEO said that he does not see battery electric vehicles reaching more than 30% of the market.

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Tesla confirms new Model 3 Performance configuration is coming

Teslarati

Tesla has confirmed a new Model 3 Performance configuration is coming, but the big questions of when it is and what changes it will have remain up in the air. Early in 2024, Tesla removed the Performance configuration from the Model 3’s list of available trims. It was the most expensive of the three Model 3 offerings, but it still qualified for the EV Tax Credit.

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USPS set to buy Canoo electric vans

Electrek

Electric van manufacturer Canoo announced a highly visible deal with the United States Postal Service (USPS), which will see the USPS acquire a handful of right-hand drive versions of the company’s LDV 190 delivery van.

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2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid costs just $500 more than non-hybrid

Green Car Reports

The redesigned 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid has a base price just $500 more than the equivalent non-hybrid model. Pricing starts at $38,345 for the least-expensive hybrid model—the SEL with front-wheel drive (all prices include a $1,395 destination charge). The non-hybrid front-wheel drive Santa Fe SEL starts at $37,845. However, the.

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New Tesla Semi jobs posted, including ones located in Sparks, Nevada

Teslarati

Tesla posted quite a few open jobs related to Semi production. The Tesla Semi jobs are in Sparks, Nevada; Palo Alto, California; and Austin, Texas. Tesla Boomer Mama on X counted 86 new jobs posted by the Tesla Semi department , including positions called for Asset Technicians, Software Engineers, and supply chain specialists. 1/3 New job postings for the SEMI, including these new jobs of Service Technicians, to support the growth of the Semi Service Program.

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Tesla Superchargers dominate spectacular growth in Australia’s EV charging network

The Driven EV News

There has been blistering growth in Australia's EV fast charging network in the last three months, with Tesla leading the charge but new players also emerging. The post Tesla Superchargers dominate spectacular growth in Australia’s EV charging network appeared first on The Driven.

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

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The Case for Nuclear Cargo Ships

Cars That Think

The shipping industry has been trying to cut its carbon emissions for years, and with little to show for it. Nearly all of the world’s ship fleet still runs on diesel fuel, with about a quarter of new ships on order being built to run on somewhat lower-carbon alternatives like liquefied natural gas, methanol, or hybrid propulsion. The industry now faces serious pressure to pick up the pace.

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Rural EV charging incentivized in much of the US with Biden guidance

Green Car Reports

The Biden administration will use a broad legal interpretation to provide tax credits to EV charging projects in a large swath of the country. The Treasury Department on Friday released additional guidance providing more specific information on what projects will qualify for the revived 30C tax credit. Re-enacted under the Inflation Reduction Act.

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Tesla Optimus units could ship in 2025

Teslarati

Tesla aims to ship a few Optimus units in 2025. The humanoid robot’s utility is the one barrier Tesla is still working on with Optimus. “You know, Tesla is arguably already the biggest robot maker in the world; it’s just a four-wheeled robot. So, Optimus is a, you know, a humanoid robot with arms and legs. It’s by far the most sophisticated humanoid robot that’s being developed anywhere in the world.

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Toyota says EVs will never pass 30 pct globally, Seba says plugins already at 40 pct in China

The Driven EV News

Toyota chair says EVs won't be more than 30 per cent of global market, but Tony Seba says they are already at 40 per cent of the biggest market in China. The post Toyota says EVs will never pass 30 pct globally, Seba says plugins already at 40 pct in China appeared first on The Driven.

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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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Everyone Is Suddenly Talking About Liquid Green Hydrogen Now

CleanTechnica EVs

Everybody is suddenly talking about liquid green hydrogen, not just any old hydrogen, and that could help explain a potential pause in approvals for new LNG terminals in the US. The post Everyone Is Suddenly Talking About Liquid Green Hydrogen Now appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Report: $25,000 Tesla EV set for 2025 production

Green Car Reports

Tesla’s $25,000 electric car is back on—and it may be due for production as soon as next year, according to a report citing several separate sources within the company. According to the Reuters report, Tesla sent an invitation for supplier bids for a model code-named Redwood last year, then predicting weekly production at 10,000.

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Upgraded Tesla Model 3 wins winter range test in -20°C (-4°F) weather

Teslarati

While recent news reports may suggest that Teslas are useless in the cold, the results of a winter range test in Europe reveal that the opposite is true. As per a test conducted by the Finnish newspaper Tekniikan Maailma (TM) , Tesla’s electric vehicles are among the best-performing electric cars in frigid weather. Electric vehicles tested according to the WLTP standard in Europe are tested in a laboratory at a temperature of about +23°C.

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Is Toyota’s chairman losing it? says EVs will only reach 30% share, ignoring Norway, China

Electrek

Longtime Toyota CEO and chairman Akio Toyoda believes EVs will only reach 30% market share at most. The comments come despite several auto markets, like Norway and Sweden, already well past that.

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No fuel? No worries! Remote Australian roadhouse runs out of gas but still charging EVs

The Driven EV News

When fossil fuel supplies run out, EVs can still run on locally produced solar in some of the most remote regions on the planet. Maybe Mad Max should have driven an EV? The post No fuel? No worries! Remote Australian roadhouse runs out of gas but still charging EVs appeared first on The Driven.

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Phone switchboxes could power EV charging, claims UK telecom firm

Green Car Reports

The U.K. telecom firm BT Group this week announced a pilot program to add EV charging to street cabinets typically used to house broadband and phone cables. The first such refit has already been completed in Scotland, with more planned in the coming months, according to a BT Group press release (via IEEE Spectrum). The company aims for as many as.

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Tesla says next-gen vehicle will start production in second half of 2025

Teslarati

Tesla said that its next-generation vehicle will begin production in the second half of 2025. Tesla’s next-generation vehicle is set to help the automaker enter a new pricing point that will be accessible to more customers. It will be a completely new vehicle with new production lines and is expected to help Tesla continue its growth. Tesla anticipates the next-generation vehicle to enter production sometime in the second half of 2025, CEO Elon Musk said on the Q4 2023 and Full Year 2024 E

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Hyundai sold nearly 269,000 electric vehicles last year as IONIQ 5 and 6 spark growth

Electrek

Hyundai sold 268,785 EVs last year as demand for the IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6 picked up. The South Korean automaker plans to strengthen its leadership in the EV market, with new models gaining momentum.

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That Awesome Robot Demo Could Have a Human in the Loop

Cars That Think

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a couple of high-profile videos of robotic systems doing really impressive things. And I mean, that’s what we’re all here for, right? Being impressed by the awesomeness of robots! But sometimes the awesomeness of robots is more complicated than what you see in a video making the rounds on social media—any robot has a lot of things going on behind the scenes to make it successful, but if you can’t tell what those things are, what you see at first glance might b

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500 miles touted: EV platform for Dodge muscle cars, Jeep SUVs, more

Green Car Reports

Stellantis has reaffirmed a claim of 500 miles of range for its STLA dedicated EV platform, set to underpin several future cars, crossovers, and SUVs from the automaker. STLA Large is one of four dedicated EV platforms announced by Stellantis in 2021, along with STLA Small, Medium, and Frame versions. Stellantis was making the 500-mile range claim.

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Stellantis CEO: “Bloodbath” coming if EV makers follow Tesla and Musk in “race to the bottom”

Teslarati

Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares has warned that a “bloodbath” is coming if EV makers follow Tesla and Elon Musk in a “race to the bottom.” The Stellantis CEO’s comments came amidst Ford’s announcement that it was scaling back production and trimming its workforce that is producing the F-150 Lightning. While BYD exceeded Tesla in raw battery electric vehicle deliveries at the end of 2023, the American EV maker is still one of the world’s undisputed leaders

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Elon Musk: Tesla aims for next-gen EV to come in late 2025

Electrek

Elon Musk has disclosed that Tesla is currently aiming for its next-generation electric vehicles, which will include a much cheaper electric car, to come in late 2025.

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Ek? ElectiFraud Report Skewers Toyota Deceptive Marketing Practices

CleanTechnica EVs

Ekō is an online organization that seeks to hold corporations to account for their misdeeds. On January 23, 2024, it. [continued] The post Ekō ElectiFraud Report Skewers Toyota Deceptive Marketing Practices appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Toyota’s 30% EV ceiling, Electrify America’s charging plan, streetside charging: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Toyota might see an EV-sales ceiling that’s below its own EV targets. Electrify America sets aside more money for reliability, but is it enough? And could we tap into old phone infrastructure to allow EV charging for street parking? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The chairman of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, has never been big on EVs, or.

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Tesla says Model Y has achieved unthinkable ‘best seller’ label in just four years

Teslarati

Tesla said during its Q4 2023 Earnings Call that the Model Y all-electric crossover was the best-selling vehicle of any kind in the world last year. It is a monumental achievement, considering the vehicle started deliveries to customers just four years ago. CEO Elon Musk has said on several occasions that he believed Model Y would eventually become the best-selling car in the world.

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Lucid CEO teases a mid-size Tesla Model 3, Model Y competitor in development

Electrek

During a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of Phase 2 at its AMP-1 production facility in Arizona, Lucid Motors CEO Peter Rawlinson briefly teased the automaker’s third model in the works – a mid-size EV that will arrive as a direct competitor to the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.

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BEV Sales Shoot Past All Expectations in Brazil in December, Rise 700%!

CleanTechnica EVs

Not long ago, Brazil’s BEV sales were symbolic: a fraction of a fraction. But the second half of 2023 has. [continued] The post BEV Sales Shoot Past All Expectations in Brazil in December, Rise 700%! appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Report: Apple Car project pivots to basic EV, drops driverless aims

Green Car Reports

The Apple Car project is still happening, but it's been scaled back somewhat, according to a new report. Apple originally wanted to develop a self-driving car, but has now abandoned those ambitions in favor of a simpler EV that the company believes it can put on sale by 2028, according to Bloomberg. The company originally aimed to make a fully.

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Tesla lands on its Country Manager for Mexico as EV expansion takes focus

Teslarati

Tesla has named Teresa Gutièrrez Smith as the Country Manager for its EV offensive in Mexico as its new Gigafactory in Nuevo Leòn is moving closer to starting construction. Gutièrrez Smith has more than 20 years of experience managing transnational companies like Mattel, Procter & Gamble, and Nestlè, and is expected to handle major portions of Tesla’s Mexico project, according to Wired.

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Liebherr converted this massive mining excavator to electric power

Electrek

For the first time in the company’s 40-year history, Liebherr have converted one of their R 9400 excavators from a conventional diesel to an electric powertrain.

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