February, 2024

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2023 EV sales blew past 2022 levels every month of the year

Green Car Reports

EV sales not only increased in 2023 overall, but they were higher than 2022 levels for every month of the year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Car sales are seasonal, and they always have been, so there's no reason to expect that total vehicle sales or even EV sales broken out will go up every month. Yet that's exactly what DOE.

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Closing down sale! Toyota offers $US40,000 discount on hydrogen powered vehicles

The Driven EV News

Going, going, gone! Toyota offers massive discounts on its hydrogen powered cars as Shell closes all hydrogen fuelling stations. The post Closing down sale! Toyota offers $US40,000 discount on hydrogen powered vehicles appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla Model Y makes it to Consumer Reports’ Best Cars of 2024 list

Teslarati

Consumer Reports (CR) has released its Best Cars of 2024 list. Among them is the Tesla Model Y, which the organization noted is simply the best electric vehicle in the market today. As noted by CR, new car shoppers actually have a lot of options this 2024 , with over 260 models to choose from. Consumer Reports has thus taken it upon itself to recommend vehicles that it believes offer the best in on-road performance, predicted reliability, satisfaction, and safety.

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Apple cancels Apple Car project after more than a decade

Electrek

Bloomberg reports that Apple has officially canceled its effort to build an electric car. The move was announced internally by Apple COO Jeff Williams and Kevin Lynch, who had been leading the Apple Car project since 2021. “Apple’s most senior executives finalized the decision in recent weeks,” the report says. The project had reached a “make-or-break point” inside Apple, with Tim Cook also facing pressure from shareholders to make a decision.

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

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CATL, BYD To Slash Battery Prices By 50% In 2024. BOOM! EVs Win!

CleanTechnica EVs

CATL says it will begin selling LFP battery cells in the VDA format at price less than $60 per kWh hour by the middle of this year. The post CATL, BYD To Slash Battery Prices By 50% In 2024. BOOM! EVs Win! appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Plastics industry lied to consumers for decades about plastic recycling, says CCI report

Innovation News Network

Big oil and plastic producers have lied for over 30 years that plastic recycling is feasible, says a damning report from the CCI. The post Plastics industry lied to consumers for decades about plastic recycling, says CCI report appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Australian EVs could earn $12,000 in a single year with vehicle-to-grid tech

The Driven EV News

ARENA study on vehicle-to-grid technology reveals some astonishing financial benefits that could rapidly accelerate the rollout of the technology. The post Australian EVs could earn $12,000 in a single year with vehicle-to-grid tech appeared first on The Driven.

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Ford announces Tesla Supercharger access to F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E drivers

Teslarati

Ford electric vehicle owners can now charge their cars at Tesla Supercharger locations across the United States and Canada, giving drivers of the F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E access to the most expansive charging infrastructure in the world. The move, which was agreed to between the two companies in early 2023 , gives Ford EV drivers access to over 15,000 Tesla Supercharger locations in the U.S. and Canada.

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GM says its new Chevy Bolt EV will save billions with more affordable LFP batteries

Electrek

The next-gen Chevy Bolt EV is due out next year after GM ended production of its top-selling electric model at the end of 2023. GM’s CFO Paul Jacobson says the new Bolt EV will save the company billions by becoming North America’s first Ultium-based model to use LFP batteries.

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Heat Pumps Take on Cold Climates

Cars That Think

Twenty homes scattered across Canada and the northern United States are keeping warm this winter using prototypes of the latest iteration in residential heating systems: cold climate heat pumps. Heat pumps aren’t common in homes at this latitude, because historically they haven’t worked well in subzero temperatures. But heat pump manufacturers say they now have the technology to heat homes just as efficiently in bitter cold as they do in milder winter temperatures.

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

Brief

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Cairn Lodge Services unveils UK’s first hydrogen-powered EV charging station

Innovation News Network

The UK's first hydrogen-powered EV charging station is now open at Cairn Lodge Services in Lanarkshire. Find out more. The post Cairn Lodge Services unveils UK’s first hydrogen-powered EV charging station appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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January 2024 Breaks Global EV Sales Record: Take That, Haters

CleanTechnica EVs

Despite some recent doom and gloom headlines, EV sales continue to break records and the railway electrification code is beginning to crack. The post January 2024 Breaks Global EV Sales Record: Take That, Haters appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Electric vehicles will crush fossil cars on price as lithium and battery prices fall

The Driven EV News

Fossil car makers are in for a rude surprise as EVs accelerate toward price parity, as new research points to significant falls in the cost of raw materials. The post Electric vehicles will crush fossil cars on price as lithium and battery prices fall appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla Model Y secures 2024 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award despite tougher metrics

Teslarati

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has raised the bar for its 2024 top safety awards, requiring improved protection for rear-seat passengers and pedestrian safety features for 2024 models. Despite the agency’s stricter criteria, 71 vehicles earned either the TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards for 2024. Of the 71 vehicles that were selected , 22 managed to qualify for the IIHS’ highest safety designation, TOP SAFETY PICK+.

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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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Why electric bikes actually give more exercise than pedal bikes

Electrek

Believe it or not, electric bikes offer more exercise than pedal bikes on average. That fact might sound strange (and has been known to let the steam out of some fitness riders’ lycra outfits), but the science is clear. Now let’s talk about the “how” and “why”.

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100 Years Ago, IBM Was Born

Cars That Think

Happy birthday, IBM! You’re 100 years old! Or are you? It’s true that the businesses that formed IBM began in the late 1800s. But it’s also true that a birth occurred in February 1924, with the renaming of the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. as the International Business Machines Corp. And a hundred years after that event, it serves as an important reminder that the world of computing and IT that IBM played a pivotal role in building has a longer history than we are likely to think.

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Cancer treatment: Prioritising the patient

Innovation News Network

EORTC explains the importance of patient-centric clinical research in cancer treatment to improve quality of life. The post Cancer treatment: Prioritising the patient appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Carmakers Failing to Deliver Affordable Electric Cars, Holding Back EV Adoption — Analysis

CleanTechnica EVs

Only 17% of electric cars sold are in the more affordable “B” segment — compared to 37% of new combustion. [continued] The post Carmakers Failing to Deliver Affordable Electric Cars, Holding Back EV Adoption — Analysis appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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“Corolla killer:” BYD launches $US15,000 EV in direct attack on legacy makers

The Driven EV News

BYD has launched its low cost sedan in China which industry observers are calling the Corolla Killer. The post “Corolla killer:” BYD launches $US15,000 EV in direct attack on legacy makers appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla next-gen Roadster will be a collaboration with SpaceX: Elon Musk

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently shared a number of notable updates for the next-generation Roadster. Apart from stating that Tesla is aiming to unveil the upcoming all-electric supercar later this year, Musk also provided some interesting tidbits about the vehicle. Among these is the fact that the new Roadster would be the product of Musk’s two largest companies — Tesla and SpaceX.

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These canceled New York offshore wind farms totaling 1.7 GW just officially made a comeback

Electrek

Equinor’s Empire Wind 1 and Eversource and Ørsted’s Sunrise Wind previously canceled their offshore wind contracts with New York, but now they’re back.

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What It’s Like to Eat a Robot

Cars That Think

Odorigui is a type of Japanese cuisine in which people consume live seafood while it’s still moving, making movement part of the experience. You may have some feelings about this (I definitely do), but from a research perspective, getting into what those feelings are and what they mean isn’t really practical. To do so in a controlled way would be both morally and technically complicated, which is why Japanese researchers have started developing robots that can be eaten as they move , wriggling a

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Ford's NACS Fast Charging Adapter Now Available As Tesla Charging Network Opens

InsideEVs

Ford EV owners can order their complimentary Tesla NACS to CCS adapters starting today, just as Supercharger access opens up to them.

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EVs At 93.9% Share In Norway – Record High

CleanTechnica EVs

January saw plugin EVs at 93.9% share in Norway, a new record high. All non-BEV powertrains faced higher taxes from. [continued] The post EVs At 93.9% Share In Norway – Record High appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Revolutionising the truck stop: NewVolt unveils plans for charging network to electrify Australia’s road freight

The Driven EV News

NewVolt launches its plan to electrify Australia's major trucking freight routes with a network of electric truck charging stations that it says will slash transport costs. The post Revolutionising the truck stop: NewVolt unveils plans for charging network to electrify Australia’s road freight appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla shares more footage of Optimus walking improvements

Teslarati

Tesla has shared its latest clip of the Optimus humanoid robot, once again showing off how smoothly the bot is able to walk around. On Saturday, Tesla’s Optimus account on X shared footage of the humanoid robot walking around one of its testing facilities, featuring the caption “Getting my daily steps in.” The robot appears to be a newer, or at least more complete, build than a similar video shared a few weeks ago, depicting the robot as it smoothly strides around the area.

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Canoo’s (GOEV) rugged American Bulldog electric pickup spotted out testing

Electrek

EV startup Canoo (GOEV) is making progress. Most recently, Canoo’s rugged American Bulldog electric pickup was spotted testing near its OKC manufacturing facility.

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Why Bloat Is Still Software’s Biggest Vulnerability

Cars That Think

This post is dedicated to the memory of Niklaus Wirth , a computing pioneer who passed away 1 January 2024. In 1995 he wrote an influential article called “ A Plea for Lean Software ,” published in Computer , the magazine for members of the IEEE Computer Society, which I read early in my career as an entrepreneur and software developer. In what follows, I try to make the same case nearly 30 years later, updated for today’s computing horrors.

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The Apple Car Is Finally Dead, Shrouded In Mystery Until The End: Report

InsideEVs

After a decade and a reported $1 billion spent annually, Apple's infamous "Project Titan" couldn't survive the tech layoff apocalypse.

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The US Added 1.2 Million EVs To The Grid Last Year, & Electricity Use Went Down

CleanTechnica EVs

2023 set another record for EV sales in the United States. About 1.2 million vehicles, or 7.6% of all sales, [continued] The post The US Added 1.2 Million EVs To The Grid Last Year, & Electricity Use Went Down appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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BYD becomes best selling EV brand in Australia as Tesla sales plunge in January

The Driven EV News

After a stellar year in 2023, EV sales stall in January as Tesla suffers delivery problems that allow BYD to steal its mantle as the top selling EV brand for the month. The post BYD becomes best selling EV brand in Australia as Tesla sales plunge in January appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla driver shares insights after Model 3 gets banned from racing events

Teslarati

There was a time when electric vehicles were not really taken seriously by automotive enthusiasts. After the original Tesla Roadster and the Model S, however, it became more and more difficult to ignore the fact that EVs can perform against combustion-powered cars in competitive events. By the time the Model 3 Performance came into the picture, the anti-EV narrative had already shifted to the idea that electric cars are only good for straight-line races, not the track.

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Tesla Model Y 2024 scores near-perfect in IIHS’ crash tests

Electrek

The Tesla Model Y 2024 has been awarded IIHS’s “top safety pick +” award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) despite more stringent eligibility. The electric SUV scored near perfect in the crash tests.

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Science Fiction Short: Hijack

Cars That Think

Computers have grown more and more powerful over the decades by pushing the limits of how small their electronics can get. But just how big can a computer get? Could we turn a planet into a computer, and if so, what would we do with it? In considering such questions, we go beyond normal technological projections and into the realm of outright speculation.

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