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US Supreme Court building. Photo by Senate Democrats on Flickr. The US “Supreme” Court has just issued an opinion that would overturn Chevron v Natural Resources Defense Council, ensuring more government gridlock and casting activist judges in the place of career scientists to decide specific answers to some of the most crucial questions of the day, such as those related to climate emissions and other environmental issues. Among many incredibly stupid opinions the court has issued recently, this is among the stupidest, and we’re going to go into why. Just two days after issuing an opinion that would legalize the…

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The three-row electric crossover SUV can lose up to 3% of charge while parked, initially Features such as Apple CarPlay and front cross-traffic alerts will activate later with a software update Plug & Charge and bidirectional charging initially won’t be available either Production of the 2025 Volvo EX90 electric SUV started earlier this month in South Carolina, but the first vehicles will be delivered without certain software-based features—and with an unresolved battery-drain issue. Volvo sent an email to customers, first spotted by a Motor1 reader, stating that vehicles will initially lack Apple CarPlay and some promised safety features, front cross-traffic…

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The C16 SUV is 4,915 mm long and has a CLTC range of 200 km for the EREV variants and 520 km for the BEV variants. (Image credit: Leapmotor) Leapmotor (HKG: 9863), a Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker backed by Stellantis NV (NYSE: STLA), has launched the C16 as a new option for the mid-size SUV (sport utility vehicle) market. Leapmotor rolled out the six-seat SUV at a launch event today, offering both battery electric vehicle (BEV) and extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) variants, like its other C-series models. The Leapmotor C16 EREV is offered in three options with starting prices…

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Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News! The efficiency of heat pumps for tackling carbon emissions has often been covered here on CleanTechnica thanks to Joe Wachunas, who has quite often shared his expertise in this area. With heat pumps, you typically get a 3-to-1 bonus in the heat produced vs. the energy expended in the electricity! The benefit achieved depends on the coefficient of performance, which itself depends on the temperature of the lower and upper reservoirs, speaking in an ideal theoretical sense that is covered in a college thermodynamics…

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Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News! Many American couples seem to think that they need two cars and a big “honkin” full-sized pickup truck to address any situation that might come up! My wife and I get along with 95% of our situations with one car (a dual-motor Tesla Model 3 sedan), a big trailer, a boat trailer, a Saris tray-type bike rack, and an ebike. I borrow a bike trailer if I need to carry more than will fit in my pack. The trunk opening on the Model 3…

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Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News! There are two stories in the news today that concern delivery vehicles and their emissions. One is from Transport & Environment, which says emissions from the delivery fleet in the UK are increasing as companies double down on diesel-powered vans. The other is from UPS, which says it is adding 100 battery electric vans to its delivery fleet in Paris. Why the contradiction? That’s a question that needs answering, and the sooner the better. What’s the big deal about delivery vans? Simply this: They…

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Dozens of Tesla Cybertrucks in Fort Lauderdale, FL this past week were defaced by someone with a bone to pick with Elon Musk. An unknown tagger spray painted ‘F*** Elon’ across the stainless steel body panels of 34 Cybertrucks.  Uncensored footage of the explicit graffiti will be forever preserved thanks to social media users like onlyindade on Instagram.   The trucks had been stored in a public parking lot, pending delivery to new Cybertruck owners. Overflow lots are common for dealerships or service centers when space is limited and inventory is higher than usual. However, this particular staging area was…

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Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News! A few years ago, I got tired of how expensive travel could be. Even with an efficient vehicle, you’re still needing to pay a lot of money for hotels and for meals. Travel with family, and both of those things get even more expensive. What I ultimately want is to pull a travel trailer with an EV, but that’s still out of reach, and probably will be for another couple of years. But, the urge to travel waits for nobody. As John Muir said…

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Ferrari’s first EV due in late 2025 Production to take place at new “e-building” plant May not be a traditional supercar It was only a decade ago that Ferrari was vehemently against launching an electric car, but the automaker known for its loud gas engines has been working on one for several years and plans to reveal it in late 2025. It is expected be priced at the high end of Ferrari’s pricing spectrum, with a source revealing to Reuters that the starting price will be 500,000 euros (approximately $535,000). That will make it more expensive than the SF90 Stradale…

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The Tener energy storage system has been integrated into Rolls-Royce’s mtuEnergyPack QG solution. Chinese battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL, SHE: 300750) has entered into a strategic partnership with Rolls-Royce to bring its Tener energy storage system to the European Union and the United Kingdom. The Tener energy storage system, which has a high level of safety and long life, has been integrated into Rolls-Royce’s mtuEnergyPack QG solution, CATL said today. The two companies have partnered on engineering, procurement and construction projects to jointly provide energy management services, according to the company. Previously, CATL and Rolls-Royce have partnered…

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