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Tesla Laying Off 10% of Employees
Tesla Laying Off
10% of Employees

Tesla Laying Off 10% of Employees

Elon Musk delivers the news amid recent slump in sales

(Newser) - Elon Musk delivered an unwanted email to Tesla employees on Monday—the company is laying off 10% of its employees worldwide, reports electrek . That would amount to about 14,000 employees, based on Tesla's most recent annual report.
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Cybertruck Owners Aren't Thrilled: 'What a Nightmare'
Cybertruck Owners Aren't
Thrilled: 'What a Nightmare'

Cybertruck Owners Aren't Thrilled: 'What a Nightmare'

Robotic-looking Tesla EV is getting slammed in owners forums online

(Newser) - Elon Musk calls his company's Cybertruck "the most unique thing on the road," but owners of the electric Tesla vehicle have other, more unflattering descriptions for their new ride. As Futurism puts it, the Cybertruck "seems to be breaking down at an incredible rate," as...

Ford Delays New Electric SUV, Pickup as EV Sales Stall

Hybrid sales, on the other hand, rose by one-third last quarter

(Newser) - With US electric vehicle sales starting to slow, Ford Motor Co. said it will delay rolling out new electric pickup trucks and a new large electric SUV as it adds gas-electric hybrids to its model lineup. The Dearborn, Michigan, company said Thursday that a much ballyhooed new electric pickup to...

More Bad News for Tesla
More Bad News for Tesla

More Bad News for Tesla

Q1 sales were down 9%, well below expectations, and stock has shaved off 34% of its value this year

(Newser) - Tesla sales fell sharply last quarter as competition increased worldwide, electric vehicle sales growth slowed, and price cuts failed to draw more buyers. The company said it delivered 386,810 vehicles from January through March, almost 9% below the 423,000 it sold in the same quarter of last year....

Big Trucks Face Strict Emissions Rules by 2032

New EPA guidelines are designed to boost electric sales

(Newser) - The EPA on Friday set strict emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks, buses, and other large vehicles, an action designed to boost sales of electric vehicles and clean up some of the nation's largest sources of planet-warming greenhouse gases, per the AP .
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EPA Issues Strongest-Ever Car Pollution Standards
New EPA Rules Will Change
the 'Menu' for Car Buyers

New EPA Rules Will Change the 'Menu' for Car Buyers

But some restrictions have been loosened from last year's proposal

(Newser) - The Biden administration has finalized Environmental Protection Agency rules that usher in the "strongest-ever pollution standards for cars," according to the agency. The rules, described by the Washington Post as Biden's "most far-reaching climate regulation yet," require steep emissions cuts that will speed up the...

Report: Apple Has Abandoned Its Electric Car Project

Insiders say workers are being transferred from Project Titan to AI division

(Newser) - Apple's electric car project has sputtered out after a decade of effort, insiders say. Bloomberg , citing "people with knowledge of the matter," reports that almost 2,000 people on the Project Titan team were surprised Tuesday morning when execs told them that the project was being canceled...

Toyota to Build New Electric SUV in the US

Company investing another $1.3B in Kentucky plant for that purpose

(Newser) - Toyota says it will invest $1.3 billion at its huge factory in Georgetown, Kentucky, in part so it can build a new electric SUV to be sold in the US. The money will help with electric vehicle production, including the addition of a line to assemble battery cells into...

New Study Is Worrisome for America's Guardrail System

Heavy EVs are too much for guardrails to handle, test crashes indicate

(Newser) - A new study from the University of Nebraska has concerning implications for America's guardrail system, indicating the country's guardrails are likely not ready to handle heavy electric vehicles. In one crash test, a 2022 Rivian R1T truck going 60mph barely slowed down as it tore right through a...

On Gas vs. Electric Cars, New Focus Is on 'Superusers'
'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 'Reasons to Be Hopeful'
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...

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