Author: ECar

Following a successful launch in Texas last year, energy storage leader BLUETTI is expanding its Solar+ program to California, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. BLUETTI brings its Solar+ program to these states for a reason: California ranks highest in the number of power outages, with North Carolina at No 8 and Massachusetts at No 13, according to Statista. What’s more, solar and battery storage reduce electricity bills, and Statista data reveal that the average residential sector retail electricity prices in Massachusetts and California are among the highest in the US, at 28.02 and 26.72 cents per kilowatt-hour (KWh), respectively. That’s considerably…

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In February this year, a 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E struck a stationary Honda CR-V on a Texas highway. The Honda driver sustained fatal injuries, while the Mach-E driver survived with minor injuries. The impact was so severe that it transformed the CR-V into a mangled piece of metal and also caused significant damage to the front of the Mach-E, prompting an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Driving assistance systems under the microscope. From misuse by drivers to misleading advertising by OEMs, driving assistance systems from Tesla and its rivals have prompted a string of federal investigations into the…

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Honda is well underway in a $700 million effort to retool three of its plants and create a new $3.5 billion battery plant for U.S. EV mass-production. But it’s also emphasizing how much flexibility it has in the shift to accommodate that production. As it confirmed Friday, it will be able to make hundreds of EVs per day at its revamped Marysville Auto Plant, in Ohio—potentially adding up to a level that surpasses the 2023 U.S. EV sales totals for all but Tesla or, to put it another way, to outpace recent EV production at any other U.S. EV plant.…

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Photo: Kia Kia is paying its dealers up to $1,500 in flat payments for each EV sold in April, so buyers, there may be good prices to be had. Through April 30, the Kia April 2024 Dealer Flat Cash Program will pay dealers $1,500 for every EV6 GT sold and $1,000 for every 2023 Kia EV6 sold. The 2024 Kia EV6 models and the new EV9 are eligible for a $500 payment, and all other 2024 EVs and plug-in hybrid sales results in a $250 payment. And lucky dealers: The payments are retroactive to the first vehicles sold this month. But what’s in it for…

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Romania has a lot of wilderness, and most of it is still full of wildlife, some of which can attack you. Hunting bans and stricter protection have made the country’s population of wolves go up in recent years, and recently one wolf was spotted chasing a lone cyclist riding on a mountain pass near the resort of Poiana Brașov in the Carpathian mountains. Luckily for him, a couple in a Tesla Model 3 Highland were right behind him on the road and managed to ward off the animal. This happened a few days ago, and it’s one of several recent…

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Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News! 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 we know that the company’s models definitely pass muster for dependability and affordability. From now until the 17th of April, the RadExpand 5 folding e-bike is available for just $1299, which is $300 off…

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The Tesla Cybertruck will soon get an over-the-air (OTA) software update, which will boost the pickup’s DC fast charging capabilities. Currently, the Tesla Cybertruck can Supercharge at up to roughly 250 kilowatts. According to specs, in 15 minutes, it can replenish up to about 40 percent of state-of-charge (SOC). That’s up to 128 miles of range for the Cyberbeast (with 320 miles of EPA range) or up to 136 miles in the case of the AWD version (340 miles of range of EPA range). Tesla Cybertruck DC fast charging According to Tesla, the Cybertruck can replenish up to 136 miles…

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Honda has been accused of being behind on the transition to EVs. The brand aims to prove us wrong. It insists that it was always planning to pivot to EVs. Honda’s proving this by turning its central Ohio manufacturing facilities into an EV hub right in the nick of time, the company revealed in a roundtable with journalists. This announcement is more than just an outline of its future plans, as many of the changes are already well underway. It plans to officially start EV production in Ohio in 2025. Central Ohio has been a cornerstone of Honda’s North American…

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Tesla launched a new version of the popular Model Y electric crossover in several European countries. Dubbed the Model Y Long Range Rear-Wheel Drive, this is the second most affordable version of Tesla’s entry-level crossover but it packs the biggest punch when it comes to driving range. With a WLTP-rated maximum travel distance of 372 miles (600 kilometers) on a full charge, the new European-bound Model Y trim trumps the Long Range All-Wheel Drive version by 41 miles (WLTP) all while costing €6,000 less in Germany. Tesla Model Y goes the distance in Europe. Or part of it, at least…

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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 already own an EV or are seriously considering buying one. 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E However, 35% of those surveyed said they might consider buying an EV in the future—down from 43% a year ago. And 44% of adults…

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