Ford Lowers F-150 Lightning Flash to Below $70,000, Announces Other 2024 Changes

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2024 11:32:24 +0000

Ford recently announced that orders are now open for 2024 F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks. Normally, there’s not much news when an automaker announces a new model year, but one big news item is some impressively low prices for the F-150 Lightning Flash, a tech-focused variant/trim of the truck. For … [continued]

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The Safest Truck in the USA is the Rivian R1T

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2024 03:53:30 +0000

As we’ve covered for years, electric vehicles have innate safety advantages, and it’s also easier to design them for higher levels of safety in multiple ways. I could go on, but we have a fresh new report just on this topic — The EV Safety Advantage. Apparently, it already needs … [continued]

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Pete Buttigieg Slams EV Luddites

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2024 03:45:43 +0000

On the path of new tech adoption, different types of people adopt the new tech at different times. Some need more time to get used to the idea, while others jump in quickly and eagerly, perhaps even well before a “normal person” even hears about the new tech. As more … [continued]

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Bad News: Record Oil Imports into China in 2023

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2024 23:31:19 +0000

China is well known as the world’s leading electric vehicle (EV) market. More than half of the world’s EV sales have occurred there in recent years. It is a standard of the rapid, uplifting EV revolution. In 2023, 25% of auto sales in China were sales of full electric vehicles. … [continued]

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Recent Tesla Full Self Driving Fails — Just A Blip In The Progress? Or Endemic?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2024 18:31:02 +0000

With Tesla Full Self Driving (FSD) version 12.3 being much more natural and usable than previous versions, I have been using it more in order to track its progress and try to understand it better. It’s still much more enjoyable to drive the car myself, but the technology is truly … [continued]

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Tesla Stock [TSLA] Is Basically Worth $0 If True Full Self Driving Isn’t Achieved

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2024 16:04:01 +0000

The editor side of me that is very focused on using precise language actually disagrees with that statement in the headline, and stating something like that irritates me a little bit because of that, but it’s hyperbole to make an important point. And it captures the key issue I wanted … [continued]

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The Electric Vehicle Of The Future Will Also Be More Sustainable

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2024 14:53:48 +0000

Automakers are trying to clean up their supply chains, as illustrated by the new Volvo EX30 electric vehicle featuring flax-based composites.

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Paris Electrified

Credit to Author: Arthur Frederick (Fritz) Hasler| Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2024 22:31:37 +0000

About 50 years ago, we lived in Paris for six months. In 1975, my employer, NASA, and the CNES (the French NASA) jointly sponsored me on a 6-month Temporary Duty Assignment (TDY) to live in Paris. The French were about to launch their Meteosat (a copy of the ATS 1 … [continued]

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Electrify Everything Everywhere All At Once – India Edition Transcript

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2024 18:28:24 +0000

Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. … [continued]

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2024 Year of the Electric Ute? Australia March Sales Update

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2024 17:35:25 +0000

Will 2024 be the year of the electric ute in Australia? 2022 was the year of the electric SUV — with the launch of the Tesla Y, the BYD Atto 3, and the refreshed MG ZS EV. 2023 was the year of the affordable car, with the release of the … [continued]

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