Author: ECar

Ford’s use of the Mustang nameplate for an electric crossover was controversial, at least in theory. But the Mustang Mach E has resonated with buyers. Ford sold more than 40,000 of them in 2023, making it one of the five best-selling EVs in America. Those sales, a bit paradoxically, allow the traditionalist V8 Mustang and its emissions to linger on in the lineup.  One of the biggest benefits of buying a Ford Mustang Mach E is no longer having to buy gas. How much does it cost to charge a Mustang Mach E? How much money does it save over…

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Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News! Switzerland is the land of well -scrubbed villages dotting Alpine slopes and Ricola ads. It’s the charming story of Heidi, the young girl who lives in the Swiss Alps with her kindly grandfather. It is a country that prides itself on its ability to avoid being drawn into the armed conflicts that bedevil its neighbors. In Switzerland, discretion is highly prized, especially in matters where money is involved. And so it comes as a bit of surprise that the parliament of Switzerland has soundly…

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Porsche adds thousands of chargers to its app. The point-of-sale EV tax credit is very popular. And are plug-in hybrids potentially adding to future oil demand? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.  With the release of its annual EV sales outlook, Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggests that plug-in hybrids are a wild card for oil demand. With PHEVs making a comeback, and data suggesting they’ll only run 11-54% of their miles in electric mode, if PHEVs are bought instead of EVs, they’ll boost oil demand above current projections. And if they’re pushed into the market to satisfy regulators,…

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Similar to some other hardcore SUVs, the Deepal G318 has a boxy exterior design and is expected to compete with BYD Fang Cheng Bao’s Bao 5. (A Deepal G318 on display at the new energy vehicle show in Shanghai in early June 2024. Image credit: CnEVPost) Deepal, the new energy-vehicle (NEV) arm of Changan Automobile, has rolled out the G318 SUV (sport utility vehicle), its first hardcore SUV and latest extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) offering. Deepal launched the G318 at an event held today in Lhasa, Tibet, with a starting price of RMB 175,900 ($24,260). The G318 is also a…

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Has Tesla CEO Elon Musk already won the controversial shareholder vote to approve his $56 billion pay package? According to his celebratory posts on his social media network, X, things certainly seem headed in that direction as of Wednesday evening. Though Tesla will announce the final results of the vote at this afternoon’s annual shareholder meeting in Austin, the CEO is already claiming victory.  Musk’s value and controversy Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s $56 billion pay package, approved in 2018 but rejected by a Delaware judge this year, has been a source of intense controversy. Critics say Musk is distracted by…

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The majority of EV purchasers eligible for a federal tax credit have gotten the credit as a point-of-sale rebate since that option was added at the beginning of the year, The Treasury Department said in a press release. As part of a revamp of the federal EV credit enacted under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), credits of up to $7,500 for new EVs and up to $4,000 for used EVs became available at the point of sale through dealerships January 1. 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Flash Since, then the Treasury Department claims to have issued more than 150,000 tax credits—125,000…

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Tesla appears to be behind the acquisition, or “acqui-hire”, of a company developing direct drive motors for robots as it is being liquidated by Koch Engineered Solutions. Besides the SolarCity acquisition, Tesla has avoided large acquisitions despite a significant cash position. However, the automaker is known to have made several smaller acquisitions, especially in the manufacturing industry, either to secure manufacturing automation technologies or to “acqui-hire”, which refers to acquiring a company’s talent. Here are several examples: Now, Electrek has learned that Tesla might be adding a company, or at the very least its talent, to that list. Genesis Motion…

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The Xpeng M03 is powered by two different motors with peak power of 140 kW and 160 kW, respectively. It has lithium iron phosphate batteries from BYD. A regulatory filing has revealed key specs for the M03, the first model from Xpeng’s (NYSE: XPEV) new project codenamed Mona, before the model was officially announced. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) today released its latest catalog of models that will soon be allowed to be sold for public comment, and the Xpeng M03 is included. The public can submit their feedback between June 14-20. Entry into the catalog is…

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Nio’s fourth-generation battery swap stations are more open, supporting service for multi-brand vehicles with more battery pack sizes. Nio (NYSE: NIO) saw its first fourth-generation battery swap stations go live today, marking the start of operations for its stations that support multi-brand models without modifications. The company had two fourth-generation stations go live today, in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, and Lu’an, Anhui province, Nio said today on its mobile app. The Lu’an site is the first to be built by Nio in partnership with Zhongan Energy, which was founded earlier this year with the goal of building 1,000 stations with energy…

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Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News! Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) announced a funding opportunity of up to $7 million to develop regional grid models to assess how clean, firm geothermal power can support an equitable energy transition through decarbonization and study its effects on the grid at various deployment levels. Geothermal energy has the potential to provide firm, flexible, renewable power to over 65 million homes across the United States. The office’s Geothermal Resources’ Value in Implementing Decarbonization (GRID) funding opportunity focuses on…

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