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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a recall query for certain Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossovers built between 2021 and 2023. This was prompted by 12 complaints that say doors opened while on the move for vehicles that had already been subject to two earlier door handle-related recalls. Around 51,500 vehicles could potentially be affected by this defect. The report submitted by the Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) says, “Some consumers report the vehicle’s door intermittently opens while driving with no reasonable detectability. Consumers also report the vehicle door handles will not allow occupants to enter or exit…

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Honda has revealed a few more details about its upcoming Civic hybrid lineup ahead of its arrival in June as a sedan and later this summer in hatchback form.  The company appears set to position the hybrid version of the Civic as both the most efficient one in the lineup as well as one of the sportiest and most powerful models among the mainstream Civic lineup—even including the traditionally sporty Si.  As such, it will have a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine—larger than the engine in previous Civic hybrids, or the Insight hybrid sedan it effectively replaces. Honda notes that the hybrid…

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Since its surprise debut, Vietnamese electric vehicle manufacturer VinFast has been under a great deal of scrutiny. Early reviews of the VF8 electric SUV have been extremely critical of its build quality and software issues. But now, VinFast is under a bigger microscope than ever following a tragic fatal crash that killed a family of four in Pleasanton, California. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is now investigating a crash involving the VF8 after an owner loaned his car to a coworker who died in a fiery wreck along with his wife and two children. TechCrunch reported the news of the NHTSA probe first. VinFast…

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Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News! Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE: AMRC), a leading cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, yesterday announced its collaboration with the City of Henderson to upgrade street lighting infrastructure with state-of-the-art LED technology. The $21 million project, awarded to Ameresco, marks a significant step towards enhancing safety, energy efficiency, and community well-being. This comprehensive initiative will convert over 30,000 streetlights across Henderson to energy-efficient LED technology. With an investment of $21 million, including the replacement of several hundred poles, this project underscores the city’s…

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One of EV owners’ biggest fears is replacing the battery at a cost of $20,000 or more. Although the battery is the single most expensive component in the vehicle, a recent study suggests that this shouldn’t really be a concern if your EV was built after 2015. Recurrent Auto has looked at over 20,000 EVs and found that, on average, just 2.5% of vehicles had their batteries replaced. This is highly dependent on the year of manufacturing, and, unsurprisingly, the older the EV, the more likely it is to need a new battery. An older Recurrent study said 1.5% of…

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Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News! David Havasi and I recorded the following Tesla Full Self Driving (Supervised) test drive a few days ago. It was perhaps the most fascinating one of these weekly test drives we’ve done since FSD version 12.3 rolled out (though, the first one where FSD nailed a bunch of roundabouts was quite exciting). I think it’s best to watch the video in full to get a full, unedited, authentic view of how FSD works. Nonetheless, I’ll summarize a few key points under the video and…

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The last Chevrolet Camaro left the factory in late 2023, putting the vaunted muscle-car nameplate on hiatus. But General Motors president Mark Reuss wants to see the Camaro make a comeback as an EV, according to Motor Trend. GM would take a different approach than rival Ford, which has applied the Mustang name to the Mach-E electric crossover sold alongside the traditional gasoline coupe and convertible. Reuss’ ideal electric Camaro would be a car, not a crossover, according to Motor Trend. The Chevy Blazer EV, arguably the brand’s current rival to the Mach-E, arrived with plenty of cues carried over…

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“XPeng delivered 1Q24 earnings upside driven by earlier-than-expected recognition of high-margin VW tech and service revenue; 2Q24 volume outlook also came in better than feared,” Deutsche Bank said. Xpeng (NYSE: XPEV) announced its first-quarter 2024 earnings today. As usual, Deutsche Bank analysts shared their first impressions. Here are the key takeaways from the research note sent to investors by analyst Wang Bin’s team. XPeng delivered 1Q24 earnings upside driven by earlier-than-expected recognition of high-margin VW tech and service revenue; 2Q24 volume outlook also came in better than feared. Deliveries for 1Q24 were already reported at 21,821 units, leading to revenue…

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The first model from Xpeng’s Mona sub-brand will be unveiled in June and will go on sale and start deliveries in the third quarter. (An Xpeng P7i on display at the April 2024 Beijing auto show. Image credit: CnEVPost) Xpeng (NYSE: XPEV) today announced its first-quarter 2024 earnings results, followed by an analyst call. Below are live updates posted by CnEVPost based on the call, with the latest at the top. Xpeng has been optimizing its sales channels, including getting outlets to cover more lower tier cities. In shopping malls, it is not necessary to display all the models, and…

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In real-world driving range, a three-year-old Tesla Model 3 or Model Y will likely retain roughly 64% of its EPA rating, according to analysis from battery-data firm Recurrent. Recurrent cites battery health reports from used EVs, based on observations of cars already on the road. In 898,504 observations of 7,078 Model 3 sedans and 664,642 observations of 5,120 Model Y crossovers, Recurrent found that range tended to decline steeply during the first 1,000 days, or nearly three years, of battery age, to that 64% EPA-range mark, before stabilizing. Tesla Model Y range degradation (via Recurrent)Tesla Model 3 range degradation (via Recurrent)…

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