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Ford reverses course, cuts F-150 Lightning prices by up to $5,500

Green Car Reports

Ford is cutting prices on some 2024 F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks by up to $5,500, CarsDirect reports, citing a bulletin sent by Ford to dealerships. Effective April 5, the XLT Standard Range grade gets a $2,000 price cut, bringing its base price down to $65,090 with the mandatory $2,095 destination charge. The Lariat Extended Range gets.

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China gave BYD an incredible $3.7 billion to ‘win’ the EV race

Electrek

China has been heavily subsidizing its green tech sectors, but homegrown EV company BYD is a favorite child of the bunch, receiving enormous subsidies to the tune of at least $3.7 billion, according to a new German study.

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Unsold Chinese EVs Are Piling Up At European Ports

CleanTechnica EVs

Chinese EVs are coming to Europe in waves but many of them stay parked in port facilities for months waiting for transport inland. The post Unsold Chinese EVs Are Piling Up At European Ports appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla owners report initial rollout of FSD (Supervised) V12.3.4

Teslarati

It appears that Tesla has started the initial rollout of FSD (Supervised) V12.3.4, as hinted at by observations from EV owners and software tracking services online. Initial impressions from Tesla owners who received FSD (Supervised) V12.3.4 have been positive so far. Interestingly, some owners of legacy Model S and Model X vehicles , whose cars are still equipped with older Tesla hardware, have also reported that they received update 2024.3.15, which includes FSD (Supervised) V12.3.4.

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

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Fewer Americans aspire to EV ownership, Gallup poll suggests

Green Car Reports

American EV ownership is growing, but fewer car shoppers who don't already own an EV are considering one, according to a new Gallup poll. Of those households surveyed, 7% reported owning an EV, up from 4% a year ago, while a steady 16% of Americans over the past few years indicated that they are "EV consumers," which Gallup defines as those who.

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CATL unveils Tesla Megapack competitor, claims zero degradation and more capacity

Electrek

CATL has unveiled Tener, a new large scale energy storage system to compete with Tesla Megapack. The system has almost twice the energy capacity of the Megapack, and CATL claims zero degradation after 5 years.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s India visit scheduled for April 21-22: report

Teslarati

Recent reports have suggested that Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s upcoming visit to India would last two days. During his visit, Musk would reportedly meet with several officials and industry representatives. An announcement outlining Tesla’s plans in India is also expected. Elon Musk’s visit to India was recently confirmed by the CEO through his personal account on social media platform X.

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Voltpost rolls out curbside US EV chargers: Here's how they look

Green Car Reports

Charging company Voltpost is preparing to roll out its lamppost EV chargers in major U.S. metro areas like New York, Chicago, and Detroit. The company on Thursday announced that it had "imminent plans" to deploy its chargers in these areas this spring. The Level 2 chargers are added to existing lampposts, with charging sessions and payment managed.

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China is exporting so many EVs that it needs more ships – a lot more

Electrek

Chinese automakers are looking to export electric vehicles by the hundreds of thousands around the globe, but they need a lot more car-carrying vessels to make that happen. Demand is so high that the country is on track to amass what will be the world’s fourth-largest fleet in a few short years, with new trade routes being created especially for Chinese cars.

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The Electric Vehicle Of 2050: The Best Is Yet To Come

CleanTechnica EVs

If the electric vehicle of the future is lightweight and energy efficient, power generations will be able to keep pace with electrification. The post The Electric Vehicle Of 2050: The Best Is Yet To Come appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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

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Tesla’s Elon Musk gives subtle nod to more affordable FSD monthly subscriptions

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to have given a subtle nod to the idea of more affordable Full Self-Driving (FSD) monthly subscriptions. A cheaper monthly rate for FSD would likely increase the take rate for the advanced driver-assist system’s subscription service. Musk’s apparent nod to a cheaper FSD subscription was observed by Tesla enthusiasts on social media platform X, several of whom noted that the CEO had liked a post from an EV advocate stating that the take rate for FSD subscriptions would

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2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E: Quicker charging, range to 320 miles, lower price

Green Car Reports

Ford on Tuesday confirmed lasting price cuts on the Mustang Mach-E lineup, along with 20% faster road-trip charging and a boost in range of up to 20 miles for the new model year. The automaker has also substituted in a new in-house-designed motor unit and thermal changes that altogether will make top-performance versions quicker-accelerating than.

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EVs are taking over the rest of the world much faster than the US

Electrek

Electric vehicles are taking over the rest of the world much faster than the United States. The faster we adopt EVs, the more benefits we get from them.

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Electric vehicle numbers could overtake petrol cars in Norway this year

The Driven EV News

With EV sales at 90 per cent of the new car market, the number of electric cars on Norway roads s likely to overtake petrol cars within the next 12 months. The post Electric vehicle numbers could overtake petrol cars in Norway this year 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

Oil

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Tesla analyst states ‘Robotaxi is not the answer now’

Teslarati

Tesla analyst Dan Ives from Wedbush Securities recently stated that the Tesla “Robotaxi is not the answer for now.” Ives believes that the Model 2 should be on Tesla’s blueprint. In a recent note, the Wedbush analyst explained why Tesla should prioritize the Model 2. Earlier this month, Reuters reported that Tesla was shelving its $25,000 electric vehicle (EV) but would still develop the self-driving Robotaxi.

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Study: EV efficiency gains could cut grid demand, save billions

Green Car Reports

EVs could end up using a lot of electricity, but efficiency improvements to support them could significantly reduce the need for new grid infrastructure, cut energy usage, and potentially save consumers billions of dollars, according to a new study from research firm EPRI and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). By 2050, charging of.

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Electric cars are saving Americans billions — even people who don’t drive them

Electrek

A new study shows that drivers of electric cars are saving everyone billions of dollars on their monthly electricity bills — even the people who don’t drive EVs!

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Ukraine Is the First “Hackers’ War”

Cars That Think

Rapid and resourceful technological improvisation has long been a mainstay of warfare, but the war in Ukraine is taking it to a new level. This improvisation is most conspicuous in the ceaselessly evolving struggle between weaponized drones and electronic warfare, a cornerstone of this war. Weaponized civilian first-person-view (FPV) drones began dramatically reshaping the landscape of the war in the summer of 2023.

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Tesla launches its 2nd-cheapest, longest-range Model Y in select European countries

Teslarati

Tesla has launched a new variant of the its best-selling vehicle, the Model Y, to select European countries. The new Model Y variant currently stands as the second most-affordable and longest range variant of the all-electric crossover. Tesla announced the launch of the new Model Y Long Range Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) motor in a post from its Tesla Europe & Middle East account on social media platform X.

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Review: 2024 Fiat 500e urban EV has its charm

Green Car Reports

The 2024 Fiat 500e is a small electric three-door hatchback that looks remarkably similar to the previous Fiat 500, sold in the U.S. from the 2012 through 2019 model years. This one’s offered only as a battery-electric vehicle (hence the “e”), at least for the moment. But Fiat plans to market it as a fashion accessory as much as.

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China’s Chery to set up shop in Europe

Electrek

Chinese automaker Chery is planning to make cars in Spain, where the EV market is at just 12%, half that of Portugal and France. This would be Chery’s first manufacturing site in Europe.

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How We Can Alleviate A Key EV Fear

CleanTechnica EVs

In a recent AP article about Ford’s delayed second-gen electric pickup truck, one key problem for US EV adoption was brought up: “Industry analysts say most early technology adopters and people who want to cut emissions have already purchased EVs. Automakers now have to convince skeptical mainstream buyers to go. [continued] The post How We Can Alleviate A Key EV Fear appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla starts shipping Model S Plaid with new Sport Seats

Teslarati

Tesla has started shipping the Model S Plaid flagship sedan with newly-redesigned Sport seats. The Model S Plaid has been available for customers for a few years now, and while it is a mainstay in Tesla’s lineup, its look and feel are not quite old or outdated enough to justify a complete redesign. However, Tesla has a knack for updating certain things within the vehicle, especially interior options, including steering wheels or a simplified interior altogether, as it did with the Model 3

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Stellantis CEO claims EVs need battery breakthrough to be green

Green Car Reports

Automakers must reduce EV battery weight by 50% in the next decade in order to make electrification truly green, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said Wednesday during the automaker's Freedom of Mobility Forum. As Reuters reports, Tavares said that making a battery pack for an EV with a "decent range" of 250 miles currently takes, on average 1,000.

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A 605 MW PV plant in Germany is now Europe’s largest solar farm

Electrek

A 605 megawatt (MW) project in Germany has claimed the title of Europe’s largest solar farm, bumping a PV plant in Spain out of the top spot.

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MEPs Sign Off On Climate Targets For Heavy-Duty Vehicles

CleanTechnica EVs

The law, agreed with governments, will provide investment certainty for truckmakers to go zero emissions. The European Parliament today approved a law that will require almost all new trucks sold in 2040 to be zero-emission. Green group Transport & Environment (T&E) said the law — agreed in negotiations between MEPs. [continued] The post MEPs Sign Off On Climate Targets For Heavy-Duty Vehicles appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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BMW delivers its one-millionth fully electric vehicle

Teslarati

BMW delivered its one-millionth fully electric vehicle (EV) in the first quarter of this year, celebrating another milestone in its electrified journey. “The BMW Group is continuing on its BEV growth path. With the delivery of its one-millionth fully-electric vehicle since the market launch of the BMW i3, we have reached a significant milestone that confirms the attractiveness of our product portfolio.

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New Jersey marks up EV ownership with additional $1,000 fee

Green Car Reports

New Jersey is introducing an additional registration fee for EVs. Starting July 1, drivers will pay an upfront fee of more than $1,000 on top of existing registration fees. Governor Phil Murphy signed a law last week renewing New Jersey's transportation trust fund that adds an annual fee set at $250 this year, and rising $10 over the remaining.

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Hyundai US boss calls out the competition as the brand goes ‘all in’ on electric vehicles

Electrek

As rivals including Ford and GM pull back, Hyundai is surging ahead in the US electric vehicle market. Hyundai’s US CEO, Randy Parker, is calling out the competition as the brand goes “all in” on EVs.

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Get $300 Off A RadExpand 5 Folding E-Bike Plus A Free Extra Battery, For $799 In Savings

CleanTechnica EVs

Rad Power Bikes, which has been building great electric bikes at competitive prices for years now, has a heckuva deal running from now until April 17th that adds up to $799 in savings on its popular folding e-bike. We’ve ridden and reviewed a number of Rad Power Bikes models, so. [continued] The post Get $300 Off A RadExpand 5 Folding E-Bike Plus A Free Extra Battery, For $799 In Savings appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Another Tesla executive chimes in on $25,000 car cancellation claims

Teslarati

Another Tesla executive has responded to recent reports that the $25,000 mass-market vehicle is no longer being planned, following CEO Elon Musk’s denial of the claims. Last week, Reuters reported that sources had told it that Tesla was canceling plans for its $25,000 electric vehicle (EV). Musk went on to deny the reports, literally saying that “ Reuters is lying (again),” with he and Tesla later announcing plans to unveil the upcoming robotaxi on August 8, 2024.

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Kia keeps to EV goals but plans to enhance hybrid lineup

Green Car Reports

Kia remains committed to an ambitious EV sales goal, but plans to keep hybrids and plug-in hybrids as part of its product mix, the automaker announced Friday in a presentation to investors. Kia still targets 1.6 million global EV sales annually by 2030. That's the same goal the automaker stepped up to in 2023, versus a previous target of 1.2.

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BYD is launching its next-gen Blade EV battery soon with more range and even lower cost

Electrek

BYD is expected to launch its next-gen Blade EV battery later this year. The battery will promote more range at an even lower cost. Will the new battery be BYD’s X-factor in its “liberation battle” over gas-powered vehicles?

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How Engineers at Digital Equipment Corp. Saved Ethernet

Cars That Think

I’ve enjoyed reading magazine articles about Ethernet’s 50th anniversary, including one in the The Institute. Invented by computer scientists Robert Metcalfe and David Boggs , Ethernet has been extraordinarily impactful. Metcalfe, an IEEE Fellow, received the 1996 IEEE Medal of Honor as well as the 2022 Turing Award from the Association for Computing Machinery for his work.

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