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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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We got an up-close look at Gravity with Lucid Motors’ SVP of Design and Brand, Derek Jenkins

Electrek

This week, Lucid Motors invited Electrek to an exclusive ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of Phase 2 of its AMP-1 facility in Casa Grande, Arizona. Part of the festivities included a factory tour, an interview with CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson, and our best look at Lucid’s upcoming Gravity SUV to date. Senior Vice President of Design and Brand Derek Jenkins walked me around Gravity and shared some insights into what went into this unique electric SUV.

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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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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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Even More Bad News For Fossil Fuels: Solid State Battery Gigafactories Are Here

CleanTechnica EVs

A massive headache is in store for fossil energy stakeholders as the solid state battery of the future begins rolling off the assembly line. The post Even More Bad News For Fossil Fuels: Solid State Battery Gigafactories Are Here appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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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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Union chair who was prepared to drive Tesla out of Sweden to step down: report

Teslarati

Back in November, Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) Chairperson Susanna Gideonsson was asked if the LO was prepared to escalate its battle against electric vehicle maker Tesla to the point where the company is driven out of Sweden. Gideonsson noted that while such a scenario would be unfortunate, it is not implausible. “Yes, if it goes that far.

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

Brief

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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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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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Tesla Sweden expands operations fueling IF Metall’s strike

Teslarati

Tesla Sweden expands operations fueling IF Metall’s strike. Tesla is investing in a new damage workshop and ten new charging stations in Sweden despite IF Metall’s ongoing strike, which started in October 2023. The all-electric automaker is already hiring for its new workshop in Huddinge, Stockholm. Tesla Sweden plans to hire seven employees at the workshop, including painters, claims adjusters, and sheet metal workers.

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

Oil

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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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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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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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Germany’s auto industry – outrun by Tesla – to axe thousands more jobs

Electrek

Major car suppliers in Germany say they are struggling with the high upfront costs of shifting to EVs and “slow demand,” with companies looking to lay off thousands of workers, as much as 20% of total staff in some cases, in the coming years.

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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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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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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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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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25% Of New Vehicle Sales Plugin Sales In Germany In 2023!

CleanTechnica EVs

30% plugin vehicle share in December! The German plugin market experienced a somewhat chaotic year in 2023, all due to. [continued] The post 25% Of New Vehicle Sales Plugin Sales In Germany In 2023! appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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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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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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Sneak Attack in 2024: Are Tesla Semi Production & 4680 Production Finally Ready To Ramp Up?

CleanTechnica EVs

Could the Tesla Semi and 4680 batteries be Tesla's sneak attack in 2024? The post Sneak Attack in 2024: Are Tesla Semi Production & 4680 Production Finally Ready To Ramp Up? appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Drivers Wait 90 Minutes To Find Spot At This New York City Supercharger

InsideEVs

Half a dozen Tesla taxi drivers told InsideEVs they regularly lose two hours of business due to long lines at a Brooklyn Supercharger.

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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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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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Hyundai Introduces Active Air Skirt To Make Electric Cars More Efficient

CleanTechnica EVs

When the latest press release from Hyundai Motor Group came clattering into the teletype machine in the sub-basement of CleanTechnica. [continued] The post Hyundai Introduces Active Air Skirt To Make Electric Cars More Efficient appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Report: Tesla Model Y Was the World's Best-Selling Vehicle in 2023

The Truth About Cars

Tesla was recently overtaken by Chinese automaker BYD as the world’s largest EV builder, but the American company had the world’s best-selling vehicle overall last year. According to a new report from data company JATO Dynamics, the Model Y sold 1.23 million vehicles, making it the global best-seller by a large margin. The Toyota RAV4 came in second with 1.07 million units, and the Corolla landed third with 1.01 million sold.

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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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Caterpillar shows off its first-ever underground electric mining truck

Electrek

This week, Caterpillar successfully demonstrated a prototype of an all-new battery electric underground mining truck at its Australian proving grounds, making it the latest addition to a rapidly-growing portfolio of battery electric and semi-autonomous mining machines.

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