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Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News! Why is squeezing out the gas so important? Electricity produced by gas peakers is the most expensive in the Australian grid. All electricity providers can then match that price even if they are producing electricity from free wind or sunshine. Batteries can store Australia’s massive oversupply of electricity produced during the day from abundant sunshine, and feed it into the grid when the demand is highest in the evening (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm), thus squeezing out the gas and reducing power prices for…

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Tesla has made the revised Model 3 Performance a much better car than before, and you can now tell it’s the Performance just by looking at it. It has different front and rear bumpers, a carbon fiber spoiler in the rear, and upgraded wheels that balance being aerodynamic and looking sporty. Franz von Holzhausen, Tesla’s chief of design, will tell you that all the visual changes you see on the Model 3 Performance over the regular model serve a functional purpose. The front bumper, for instance, is lower and deeper to help give the car a more planted stance, but it…

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GM gets its plug-in hybrids ready for 2027 and considers an electric Camaro. The Civic Hybrid will be perky and provide nearly 50 mpg. And VW puts its ID.7 on hold for the U.S. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.  The Volkswagen ID.7 EV has been delayed for the U.S., VW confirmed Wednesday. It provided no new timeline for the aero-savvy hatchback, but it verified that this decision doesn’t affect the arrival of the ID.Buzz electric Microbus, still due later this year in extended-length American form.  The 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid lineup coming this summer will return nearly…

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Photo: ChargePoint Airbnb and ChargePoint have partnered to help homestay hosts install EV chargers in the US in the face of growing demand. Airbnb reports that searches using its EV charger filter grew more than 80% from 2022 to 2023.  Airbnb and ChargePoint will provide US hosts with discounts on home EV chargers and installation service. That includes an up to 36% discount on various ChargePoint home EV charger models that start from $399, and $100 off installation if it’s purchased on ChargePoint’s website. Airbnb is also providing an additional $200 discount to the first 1,000 hosts that buy an…

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Nio delivered 30,053 vehicles in the first quarter, hitting its lowered guidance of about 30,000. Nio (NYSE: NIO) will report unaudited financial results for the first quarter on Thursday, June 6, before the US stock market opens, the company announced today. Nio management will host an earnings call on June 6 at 8:00 am US Eastern Time (8:00 pm Beijing Time). Previously released figures show that Nio delivered 30,053 vehicles in the first quarter, hitting its downwardly revised guidance of about 30,000 vehicles. Deliveries for the quarter were down 3.18 percent year-on-year and down 39.95 percent from the fourth quarter…

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China’s retail penetration of NEVs stood at 45.78 percent in the May 1-19 period, and 39.4 percent year-to-date. (An Arcfox EV on display at the April 2024 Beijing auto show. Image credit: CnEVPost) China’s retail sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) grew at the same rate last week as at the beginning of the month, better than last month’s sluggish performance. During May 1-19, retail sales of passenger NEVs in China stood at 412,000 units, up 26 percent from the same period last year and up 10 percent from the same period last month, data released today by the China…

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Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News! Torqeedo’s Customized Solutions team converted the 138-year-old Kaiser Friedrich to electric power, saving over 150 liters of diesel per operating hour. The massive, 100-ton steamer is powered by twin Deep Blue 50i motors and a 400 kWh Deep Blue battery bank. The historic 150-passenger vessel will enter regular service on 13 May 2024. Berlin, Germany — Kaiser Friedrich, a vessel steeped in history, was built in 1886. It recently marked its return to service with a ceremonial christening in central Berlin. In a bid…

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CATL’s efforts to expand overseas markets are now being personally led by its chairman, and the company will add two additional overseas plants to the six it has previously disclosed, according to local media. (A CATL battery on display at the April 2023 Shanghai auto show. Image credit: CnEVPost) Chinese power battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL, SHE: 300750) is making expanding overseas a top priority as it sees less room for growth in the competitive domestic market. CATL plans to add 2 extra factories overseas to the 6 it has previously disclosed, local media outlet LatePost reported…

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After a first-of-its-kind collaboration, the Range Rover Electric will feature Fortescue’s advanced EV battery software. The battery tech, which will be first used on the Range Rover EV, is claimed to boost range with faster charging speeds. Range Rover revealed the first images of its long-awaited fully electric SUV last month. The brand’s first electric vehicle is already generating strong interest ahead of its official launch later this year. In February, the company revealed that over 16,000 potential buyers had signed up for the Range Rover EV waitlist. You can see Range Rover has (for the most part) stuck to…

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The entire 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 family has been listed on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), enabling us to compare the driving range and energy consumption. The Volkswagen ID.4 has three versions, each in two trim levels. First is the entry-level ID.4 with a 62-kilowatt-hour battery and EPA Combined range of 206 miles. Second is the 82-kWh version with an EPA estimated range of 291 miles. Both versions are rear-wheel drive. Finally, the third option is the 82-kWh version with a dual motor, all-wheel drive powertrain, rated at 263 miles. Volkswagen ID.4 gets a range boost in 2024 The 2024 Volkswagen…

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