June, 2024

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Why do EVs cost more to insure than hybrids in 2024?

Green Car Reports

As more data rolls in from the insurance industry, an unfortunate trend has persisted for electric vehicles: They cost more to insure. And there are enough of them in the vehicle fleet now to underscore that it’s no longer a matter of insurance companies covering themselves for the unknowns of a new vehicle type. Based on calendar-year.

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Tesla adds Mercedes to brands that will soon get Supercharger access

Teslarati

Tesla has added an additional company to the list of electric vehicle (EV) brands that will soon gain access to its Superchargers, after every major automaker in the industry last year gradually adopted the company’s North American Charging Standard (NACS). Although Tesla opened its Superchargers to EVs from Rivian and Ford earlier this year, the company is planning to gradually roll access out to other EV brands at some point.

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Florida EV Drivers Will Get The Chance To Experience Wireless In-Road Charging

CleanTechnica EVs

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to charge your electric vehicle (EV) as your drive down the highway? Well, folks in Central Florida will get the chance in a couple of years on a new highway in Lake County and Orange County. In-road charging will replenish batteries. [continued] The post Florida EV Drivers Will Get The Chance To Experience Wireless In-Road Charging appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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EVs shatter records at Pike’s Peak: Ioniq 5N, Rivian and Ford SuperTruck impress

Electrek

The Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb is in progress, and several EVs which set out to post new records have done so today, with the Rivian R1T and Ioniq 5N both claiming records, and the Ford SuperTruck being the fastest vehicle up the hill on the day.

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

emissions global warming Norway climate change carbon dioxide youtube lighting

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China versus Tesla: Why Australia is enjoying an electric vehicle price war

The Driven EV News

Australia is enjoying an EV price war as Chinese brands lead the charge against Tesla, which could be pushed into finally producing a lower-price, lower-spec vehicle that competes at the lower end The post China versus Tesla: Why Australia is enjoying an electric vehicle price war appeared first on The Driven.

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Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 N Sets Benchmark for Crossover EVs at Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Electric Cars Report

Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 N models successfully completed the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) on June 23, setting a record for the Electric Modified and Production SUV/Crossover categories. With this success, the company once again exceeded expectations with its high-performance EV. Hyundai competed in this year’s PPIHC with two IONIQ 5 N TA (Time […] The post Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 N Sets Benchmark for Crossover EVs at Pikes Peak Hill Climb appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Tesla’s Robotaxi unveiling a ‘historical moment’ in story, catalyst to $1T market cap: Wedbush

Teslarati

Tesla is set to unveil its Robotaxi on August 8 and as the automaker plans to show off what will be its driverless vehicle platform for the first time, analysts are preparing for what its impact on the automaker’s story could be. The Robotaxi could be monumental in terms of the company’s perception of what it truly is. For years, Tesla has called itself “more than a car company,” but a face-value investor who does not know anything more than its cars will only see it as

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EV Battery Replacement Costs? Meh — Tesla Batteries Designed To Outlast Their Vehicles

CleanTechnica EVs

One of the bigger concerns many consumers have had about buying electric cars is that the big batteries that power the cars will need to be replaced after a few years, at very high cost. That may have been a legit concern initially, especially because without electric cars that had. [continued] The post EV Battery Replacement Costs? Meh — Tesla Batteries Designed To Outlast Their Vehicles appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Hyundai says EVs are ‘top priority’ in the US with massive $7.6B Metaplant opening soon

Electrek

Despite the competition pulling back, Hyundai is racing full speed ahead as it looks to close the gap with Tesla in the US electric vehicle market. Hyundai Motor Group CEO Chang Jae-hoon confirmed EVs are “the top priority” in the US as construction on its massive $7.59 billion Metaplant wraps up in Georgia.

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BYD cuts prices again, this time on its lowest cost electric vehicle

The Driven EV News

BYD makes another price cut across both variants of its lowest cost electric vehicle in Australia. The post BYD cuts prices again, this time on its lowest cost electric vehicle appeared first on The Driven.

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

Brief

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A Clean, Green Way to Recycle Solar Panels

Cars That Think

Inside a shipping container in an industrial area of Venice, the Italian startup 9-Tech is taking a crack at a looming global problem: how to responsibly recycle the 54 million to 160 million tonnes of solar modules that are expected to reach the end of their productive lives by 2050. Recovering the materials won’t be easy. Solar panels are built to withstand any environment on Earth for 20 to 30 years, and even after sitting in the sun for three decades, the hardware is difficult to dismantle.

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Time to unplug phoney PHEV fuel ratings: Australia’s “electrified” automotive future isn’t all its cracked up to be | Opinion

EV Central

Imagine, for one wild moment, that McDonald’s was allowed to promote itself as a purveyor of health foods, just because it has salads on its menu (mind you, it’s already allowed to call its establishments “restaurants”, so it might not be that much of a leap). We all know the salads are there as window (salad) dressing, and an excuse for someone to walk in seeking something nutritious and then change their mind and have a Big Mac (I have seen a suspiciously skinny colleague order one once, and t

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Elon Musk reveals Tesla’s HW5 release date, and that it won’t be called HW5

Teslarati

Elon Musk revealed new details regarding Tesla’s next-generation self-driving computer, which many expected to be called Hardware 5 (HW5). However, Musk said it would not be called HW5; instead, it will be referred to as AI5. Musk also revealed that it will be available in vehicles in the second half of 2025. Coming off of the first fifteen-or-so months with HW4 , Tesla’s current self-driving computer, the automaker is looking to launch even more improvements into its efforts to solv

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Electric Cars Reach 20% Penetration in the Australian Capital Territory

CleanTechnica EVs

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT), home of Canberra, the nation’s capital, has the highest rate of EV ownership per capita in the country. It is similar to that of California in the USA. At the end of 2023, over 20% of new cars registered in Canberra were EVs. The adoption. [continued] The post Electric Cars Reach 20% Penetration in the Australian Capital Territory appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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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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Lucid CEO says its Air has hit efficiency of 5 miles per kWh and ‘no one else is even close’

Electrek

During a recent webcast at the annual Evercore ISI Global Clean Energy & Transitions Summit, Lucid Motors CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson shared some exciting news about the automaker and electric mobility in general. Earlier this week, a version of its flagship Lucid Air sedan delivered an efficiency ratio of 5 miles per kWh, which could soon translate to more affordable long-range models for all.

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EV price war hots up in sub-$40,000 market as BYD cuts price of Dolphin

The Driven EV News

BYD makes another price cut across both variants of its lowest cost electric vehicle in Australia. The post EV price war hots up in sub-$40,000 market as BYD cuts price of Dolphin appeared first on The Driven.

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VW Is Shifting EV Investment Dollars to Fund Further ICE Development

The Truth About Cars

Volkswagen hasn’t given up on its electrification plans, but it plans to shift some of its EV-designated funds to continue developing gas engines. Company Chief Financial Officer Arno Antlitz said the automaker would spend around $65 billion to “keep our combustion cars competitive.” The executive acknowledged that EVs are the future but also said that “the past is not over.

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How Vannevar Bush Engineered the 20th Century

Cars That Think

In the summer of 1945, Robert J. Oppenheimer and other key members of the Manhattan Project gathered in New Mexico to witness the first atomic bomb test. Among the observers was Vannevar Bush, who had overseen the Manhattan Project and served as the sole liaison to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt on progress toward the bomb. Remarkably, given his intense wartime responsibilities, Bush continued to develop his own ideas about computing and information.

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Musk says Tesla supercomputing center aiming for 130MW power this year

Teslarati

Tesla is currently in the process of building a huge supercomputing cluster at its Gigafactory Texas, and CEO Elon Musk this week highlighted how much power the training center will aim to use by this year and next. In a post on X on Thursday, Musk said that the supercomputer center will be sized for around 130MW of power and cooling this year, before increasing to more than 500MW over the next 18 months.

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Unsold Tesla Cars Piling Up In America, Australia, & Germany

CleanTechnica EVs

Reports from around the world are saying Tesla has a glut of unsold cars piling up with no firm plans for how to deal with the situation. The post Unsold Tesla Cars Piling Up In America, Australia, & Germany appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Hyundai previews the Casper Electric, a low-cost EV that will be re-badged in Europe [Video]

Electrek

Hyundai will introduce its new affordable EV, the Casper Electric, next week. In Europe, it will be called the Inster EV as Hyundai looks to meet the growing demand for low-cost EVs. Ahead of its official debut, Hyundai is giving us a closer look at the model in its latest video. Check it out below.

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Electric taxi startup GoBlu lays down green challenge to Uber

The Driven EV News

A new all-electric taxi startup has emerged in Australia with zero carbon emissions, and paying drivers a fixed salary. The post Electric taxi startup GoBlu lays down green challenge to Uber appeared first on The Driven.

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Automobili Pininfarina PURA Vision Wins The Red Dot Design Award

Electric Cars Report

The Automobili Pininfarina PURA Vision design concept has been recognised with the highly coveted Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2024. The award is one of the world’s most highly sought-after seals of design quality. The panel of designers, professors, and specialist journalists examine submissions for design quality and innovation, and have selected PURA Vision as […] The post Automobili Pininfarina PURA Vision Wins The Red Dot Design Award appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Autonomous Vehicles Are Great at Driving Straight

Cars That Think

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have made headlines in recent months, though often for all the wrong reasons. Cruise, Waymo, and Tesla are all under U.S. federal investigation for a variety of accidents, some of which caused serious injury or death. A new paper published in Nature puts numbers to the problem. Its authors analyzed over 37,000 accidents involving autonomous and human-driven vehicles to gauge risk across several accident scenarios.

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Totaled Tesla Cybertrucks making their way to auction

Teslarati

Some of the first totaled Tesla Cybertrucks have officially appeared ahead of an upcoming auction, as early deliveries of the unique electric pickup have been going out over the past several months. Two Tesla Cybertrucks appeared on the IAAI online auction website on Friday: one with substantial front-end damage and the other with water damage. The vehicles are located in Washington and Florida, respectively, and both say that they are not quite up for auction just yet.

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What Falling Sales? Global EV Sales Grow 25% in April!

CleanTechnica EVs

EVs Now 18% of World Auto Sales Global plugin vehicle registrations were up 25% in April 2024 compared to April 2023. There were 1.2 million registrations. BEVs were up by 14% YoY, while plugin hybrids jumped 51% YoY. In the end, plugins represented 18% share of the overall auto market. [continued] The post What Falling Sales? Global EV Sales Grow 25% in April!

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Elon Musk bets Tesla on Optimus, says over 1,000 robots working in factories next year

Electrek

Elon Musk is betting Tesla on its Optimus program, which he now says will add tens of trillion of dollars to its valuation. He added that Tesla should have over 1,000 humanoid robots working in its factories next year, but he is delaying a recently shared timeline.

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BYD slashes prices of Seal to help hit higher sales in June and chase down Model 3

The Driven EV News

BYD has extended its recent price cuts to its premium sports sedan, the BYD Seal, seeking to boost sales as it tries to chase down the sector-leading Tesla EVs, and particularly the Model 3. The post BYD slashes prices of Seal to help hit higher sales in June and chase down Model 3 appeared first on The Driven.

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Milence opens one of Europe’s largest truck charging hubs at the Port of Antwerp-Bruges

Electric Cars Report

Milence, the joint venture between Daimler Truck, the TRATON GROUP, and Volvo Group, opened its largest charging hub to date at the Port of Antwerp-Bruges in Belgium. With a total throughput of 289 million tonnes per year, the Port of Antwerp-Bruges is a major hub for global trade. Its central location, extensive connections and excellent […] The post Milence opens one of Europe’s largest truck charging hubs at the Port of Antwerp-Bruges appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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'No One Else Is Even Close': Lucid CEO On Air Efficiency, Gravity SUV

InsideEVs

Peter Rawlinson says Lucid is ahead of Tesla in terms of tech and efficiency, and it’s also building a "true" SUV, unlike the Model X.

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The new Tesla Roadster will be able to fly: Elon Musk

Teslarati

Tesla’s next-generation Roadster has been widely discussed since Tesla first teased the upcoming car a few years ago. In the latest update about the highly anticipated electric vehicle (EV), CEO Elon Musk notes that it will have aerial capabilities, though it’s not clear yet to what extent. After Musk teased SpaceX’s involvement in the upcoming Tesla vehicle a few months ago, some suggested that the new Roadster could be developed with aerial functionality.

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Estimating the Growth of Electric Vehicles & Tesla Sales, an Exploration of S-Curves

CleanTechnica EVs

In this special report from CleanTechnica reader and data analyst David Gines, we get a high-quality, professional, useful exploration of exponential growth of EV sales — Tesla’s sales, Norway’s EV sales, and broader regional and global EV sales. By David Gines, an electrical engineer specializing in algorithms for data analysis. [continued] The post Estimating the Growth of Electric Vehicles & Tesla Sales, an Exploration of S-Curves appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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CEO says Ford is ‘getting close’ to Level 3 autonomous driving that enables ‘hands and eyes off’

Electrek

In a recent interview, Ford CEO Jim Farley discussed the American automaker’s progress in autonomous driving, stating that it has achieved Level 3, which allows drivers to take their hands off the wheel and eyes off the road. However, it’ll still be a while before Ford customers get to test it out.

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Price war helps electric vehicle sales rebound in May, as BYD eats into Tesla market share

The Driven EV News

EV sales see a rise with over 8,000 electric cars sold in Australia in May, but with BYD and other Chinese car makers eating into Tesla's dominant market share. The post Price war helps electric vehicle sales rebound in May, as BYD eats into Tesla market share appeared first on The Driven.

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