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On Gas vs. Electric Cars, New Focus Is on &#39;Superusers&#39;
'Superusers:' 10% of Drivers
Use a Third of US Gas

'Superusers:' 10% of Drivers Use a Third of US Gas

Study suggests these people could make the most impact in the switch to electric vehicles

(Newser) - Incentivizing a fraction of drivers to switch to electric vehicles would have the most impact, a new study by environmental advocacy group Coltura says. These drivers, called gasoline superusers by the group, make up only one in 10 people on the road, but they burn through about a third of...

Winter Is Proving Hellish for Some Electric Vehicle Drivers

With temps below freezing, batteries aren't holding their charge

(Newser) - It's not set to get above freezing until early next week in Chicago, and that's increasingly making electric vehicle owners' blood run cold. The problem is that the frigid temps are doing a number on their car batteries, turning the city's electric vehicle charging stations into "...

Tesla Yanks Nearly All Its US Vehicles Over Autopilot Issues

US safety regulators say the company will send out software update to fix problems with 2M vehicles

(Newser) - Tesla is recalling more than 2 million vehicles across its model lineup to fix a defective system that's supposed to ensure drivers are paying attention when they use Autopilot. Documents posted Wednesday by US safety regulators say the company will send out a software update to fix the problems....

Congress' $7.5B for EV Chargers Has Yielded Zero Chargers

With drivers wary to switch to electric vehicles until there are enough chargers, delay could be an issue

(Newser) - One of President Biden's main goals in his climate agenda is to have half of the vehicles sold in America be electric by the end of this decade. A more comprehensive, nationwide network of electric vehicle chargers is needed to make this a reality, however, and to date, the...

5 Best Cars for Under $30K
5 Best Cars for Under $30K

5 Best Cars for Under $30K

Edmunds ranks top vehicles in different categories

(Newser) - Pricing for the average new car continues to rise, with the latest reports pegging the average new vehicle transaction price around $48,000. High interest rates are a further impediment for shoppers on a tight budget. While buying used is always an option, there are some great new cars out...

North American Charging Stations to Get More Cohesive

Hyundai and Kia are outfitting their electric vehicles to be compatible with Tesla's ports

(Newser) - Hyundai and Kia say they're adopting North American Charging Standard ports for their electric vehicles in the US and Canada, which will give the vehicles access to thousands of Tesla Superchargers across the two countries and Mexico, reports the AP . Tesla's Superchargers are coveted by other automakers because...

Amid High Emissions, We Have &#39;Reasons to Be Hopeful&#39;
New Climate Change Report
Has Hopeful Tone

New Climate Change Report Has Hopeful Tone

International Energy Agency acknowledges 'spectacular increase' in clean energy tech

(Newser) - The remarkable growth of clean energy technologies, including electric vehicles, is offering a glimmer of hope as the world faces the effects of a warming planet. In a new report , the Paris-based International Energy Agency finds the path to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and reaching net-zero...

The Car-Building Process May Soon Be Upended

Tesla is mulling a 3D-printing move that could decrease production costs big time

(Newser) - Tesla is working behind the curtain on a new manufacturing process that the Verge notes could prove to be a "huge industrial breakthrough." Multiple sources tell Reuters that the EV company is playing around with a new process that would allow it to die-cast pretty much the entire...

Texas Is Charging EV Drivers $200 Per Year
Texas Is Charging EV
Drivers $200 Per Year
in case you missed it

Texas Is Charging EV Drivers $200 Per Year

State says controversial new fee will compensate for lost gas taxes

(Newser) - Starting on Sept. 1, drivers of electric vehicles in Texas are going to have to pay an extra $200 per year—and some see it as attempt to discourage EV adoption in a state with huge oil interests. The $200 annual registration fee, introduced in a law passed earlier this...

This EV Carmaker Just Had a Huge Day

Vietnam's VinFast hits $85B market cap on first day of Nasdaq trading, now worth more than Mercedes

(Newser) - A Vietnamese carmaker debuted on the Nasdaq on Tuesday and was suddenly worth more than legacy brands including Ford, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen. VinFast, one of the biggest automakers in Vietnam, began offering gas-powered vehicles in 2018, per Quartz . It launched electric vehicles in 2021, but only began selling...

7 Tesla Rivals Team Up on EV Fast Chargers

30K new charging points coming to US and Canada, though the wait could be long

(Newser) - Electric vehicle owners can shed some of their "range anxiety" as seven major automakers are teaming up to bring many more DC fast chargers to North America—at a cost of more than $1 billion. There are 32,000 publicly available DC fast chargers, also known as Level 3...

Ford Cuts Price of Its Electric Truck by $10K

Move comes days after Tesla rolled out its electric Cybertruck

(Newser) - The sticker price on Ford's F-150 Lightning electric pickup is being lowered by thousands of dollars thanks to increased plant capacity, falling costs for battery raw materials, and perhaps some competition from Tesla. Ford Motor Co. said Monday that final upgrades at its Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Michigan...

Tesla Turns Out Its First Cybertruck

Vehicle has been on the way since 2019

(Newser) - Tesla has produced its first Cybertruck, the company announced Saturday. The electric pickup rolled out of the Tesla factory in Texas, the Wall Street Journal reports, almost four years after the prototype's awkward introduction; that event went off script when a demonstration of the invincibility of the vehicle's...

Tax Credits Help Drive Tesla Sales Up 83%
Tesla Sales Jump 83%

Tesla Sales Jump 83%

Analysts express concern about automaker's profit margins

(Newser) - That was a good quarter, Tesla said Sunday. Second-quarter deliveries rose 83% from a year ago after the company cut prices several times on its four electric vehicle models and buyers took advantage of US government tax credits. The Austin, Texas, producer of EV, solar panels and batteries said it...

BMW's New 5 Series 'Looks a Bit Upset About Something'

An updated aesthetic, plus drivers in rejuvenated sedans can change lanes using their eyes

(Newser) - The new BMW 5 Series has arrived, and the German luxury carmaker has introduced "quite a few firsts" into this eighth-generation sedan, per the BBC's Top Gear . For one, the series boasts an aesthetic that's morphed from a "sensible, small-c-conservative four-door into a shark-nosed electric firecracker,...

Ford Cuts EV Prices Despite $722M Loss

Company says it has boosted Mach-E production capacity

(Newser) - Ford's "Model e" electric vehicle unit lost $722 million in the first quarter of this year, but the company is pushing ahead with price cuts to its electric Mustang Mach-E SUV. Quartz reports that the company announced price cuts of between $1,000 and $4,000 across the...

GM: No More Chevy Bolt
GM: No More Chevy Bolt

GM: No More Chevy Bolt

Automaker is yanking its signature EV at the end of this year, despite high demand

(Newser) - If you want a cheap electric vehicle, your time is waning quickly to get in on the $24,000 Chevy Bolt (which comes with a federal tax credit of $7,500). It's not often that manufacturers pull the plug on a product that's "clocking record highs,"...

'Aggressive' New Tailpipe Rule Could Boost EV Sales

EPA proposal could require up to two-thirds of new vehicles to be electric by 2032

(Newser) - The Biden administration is proposing strict new automobile pollution limits that would require up to two-thirds of new vehicles sold in the US to be electric by 2032, a nearly tenfold increase over current electric vehicle sales. The proposed regulation, announced Wednesday by the EPA, would set tailpipe emissions limits...

Americans Aren't Exactly Gung-Ho on EVs

Less than half say they're somewhat likely to switch when they next buy a car

(Newser) - Many Americans aren’t yet sold on going electric for their next cars, with high prices and too few charging stations the main deterrents. About 4 in 10 US adults are at least somewhat likely to switch, but the shift from the country’s love affair with gas vehicles still...

EPA Allows California to Set Stricter Electric Truck Mandate

2035 deadline for EV sales is the same for cars

(Newser) - After mandating that all new passenger vehicles sold in California must be electric by 2035 , the state has gone bigger. The federal Environmental Protection Agency granted a legal waiver on Friday that lets California require that half of all heavy vehicles—including garbage trucks, tractor-trailers, and cement mixers—be electric...

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