EVs now beat rail as the largest electricity consumer in the US transport sector
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by Michelle Lewis
2m ago
Light-duty EVs in the US used more electricity than rail systems for the first time in 2023, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). more ..read more
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Save $390 on Anker’s SOLIX C1000 power station at $609 low, WORX tools 38% off, Jackery units up to $2,000 off, more
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by Reinette LeJeune
2m ago
Kicking off this week’s Green Deals are three chances to save during current Memorial Day sales events – on Amazon and beyond. Headlining the lineup is the Anker SOLIX C1000 Portable Power Station that just fell to a new $609 low for a limited-time. It is joined by a collection of discounted WORX garden and lawncare equipment that is seeing up to 38% off discounts, starting from $65, as well as all the discounts happening during Jackery’s Memorial Day offers – up to $2,000 off! Plus, all the other hangover Green Deals that are still alive and well. Head below for other New Green Deals we’ve f ..read more
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Toyota to launch a Prius-like bZ3C electric crossover, but you can’t have it
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by Peter Johnson
2m ago
To keep up with surging BYD, Tesla, and other EV makers, Toyota is launching a new all-electric crossover. The Toyota bZ3C looks like the new Prius, but the electric SUV crossover won’t be available in the US. more ..read more
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XPeng rolls out AI-powered OS with 2K pure vision ADAS, CEO promises L4 autonomous driving by 2025
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by Scooter Doll
1h ago
XPeng Motors is rolling out cutting-edge AI technology that it hopes will transform the automotive industry from “electrification to smartification.” The Chinese EV automaker held an AI Day event earlier today, detailing the impressive capabilities of XOS 5.1.0, “AI Tianji,” which it hailed as “the industry’s first AI-powered in-car OS.” more ..read more
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GM says EV hurdles are ‘not an issue now’ as new models roll out
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by Peter Johnson
3h ago
GM had its fair share of EV hurdles last year, leading to disappointing sales. However, CEO Mary Barra says those bottlenecks are a thing of the past as new models like the Chevy Equinox, Blazer, and Silverado EVs hit the market. more ..read more
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Elon Musk confirms his threat: give me 25% of Tesla or you don’t get AI and robotics
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by Fred Lambert
4h ago
Elon Musk appears to confirmed and even clarify what can be seen as a threat to Tesla shareholders: give me 25% of the company or I won’t build AI and robotic products at the company, after making clear that the company is worthless without those. more ..read more
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Volvo reveals $28,000 EX30 starting price in China as low-cost BYD rival
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by Peter Johnson
4h ago
The cheapest Volvo EV so far was officially launched in China over the weekend. Volvo launched the EX30 in China with a low starting price of $27,800 (200,800 yuan) as the automaker takes on BYD head-on in its home market. more ..read more
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Tesla releases update to remove steering wheel nag, shuts down sunglasses loophole
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by Fred Lambert
4h ago
Tesla has started pushing its new Full Self-Driving (FSD) v12.4 update, and it confirmed the removal of the “steering wheel nag”, but it improved camera-based driver monitoring, including shutting down the sunglasses loophole. more ..read more
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Caterpillar is putting MASSIVE 240-ton electric haul truck to work in Vale mine
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by Jo Borrás
2d ago
Mining company Vale is turning to Caterpillar to provide this massive, 240-ton battery-electric haul truck in a bid to slash carbon emissions at its mines by 2030. more ..read more
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Argonne Nat’l Lab is spending big bucks to study BIG hydrogen vehicles
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by Jo Borrás
2d ago
Argonne National Laboratory is building a new research and development facility to independently test large-scale hydrogen fuel cell systems for heavy-duty and off-road applications with funding from the US Department of Energy. more ..read more
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