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  • The Absurd “Sin Tax” on Electric Vehicles in Brazil
    by Letters to the Editor on July 12, 2024 at 12:28 am

    In an unexpected move, Brazil has recently proposed a “sin tax” on electric vehicles. Traditionally, sin taxes are levies placed on products considered harmful to society, such as tobacco and alcohol. The rationale behind extending this concept to electric vehicles is multifaceted and somewhat controversial. Rationale Behind the Tax 1. … [continued] The post The Absurd “Sin Tax” on Electric Vehicles in Brazil appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • Is This Series Of Problems Going To Lead To US Automakers Going Bust?
    by Zachary Shahan on July 12, 2024 at 12:01 am

    I wrote an article a few days ago about Ford’s soaring EV sales, and how that growth is, in a somewhat bewildering way, following statements from Ford CEO Jim Farley at the end of 2023 and beginning of 2024 that EV sales are not as good as they’d hoped. Ford … [continued] The post Is This Series Of Problems Going To Lead To US Automakers Going Bust? appeared first on CleanTechnica.

  • Only 4% of TV news correctly connected Hurricane Beryl to climate change
    by Jameson Dow on July 11, 2024 at 11:33 pm

    The 2024 hurricane season is here, and we’ve already had our first record-breaking hurricane in Beryl, which caused billions in damage and deaths in Texas, Grenada, Venezuela and nearby areas. Importantly, climate change helped this storm break these records and do so much damage. But if you watched the news, you likely didn’t hear about that. more…

  • Elon delays Robotaxi, Tesla union squabbles, Goodwood, & a retro restomod
    by Jo Borrás on July 11, 2024 at 11:28 pm

    On today’s episode of Quick Charge: a new report indicates that Elon will delay the launch of Tesla’s Robotaxi, Giga Berlin squabbles with unions, Polestar rolls out a go-fast convertible at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and a retro-tastic Mercedes restomod that’s more Model 3 than 300 breaks cover. more…

  • Kia overtakes Hyundai in US electric vehicle sales in Q2 as its new EV9 sparks growth
    by Peter Johnson on July 11, 2024 at 9:32 pm

    Kia sold more electric vehicles in the US in Q2 than its sister company, Hyundai. After EV sales more than doubled in the second quarter, Kia looks to keep up the momentum as its new EV9 helps gain market share. more…