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Website created to track estimated 500,000 Tesla Cybertruck reservations

February 24, 2020 - 3:39 am

Cybertruck. Source: Tesla

With an estimated half a million plus reservations for the Tesla Cybertruck worldwide, a new website has been created to track where all these Cybertrucks may end up.

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Viral video of Penrith vandal keying Tesla Model 3 stuns thousands

February 24, 2020 - 2:13 am

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Video of a woman captured apparently keying $110,000 Tesla electric car at car park in Penrith has gone viral with half a million views so far.

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Musk explains how Cybertruck will beat conventional utes on towing and loads

February 24, 2020 - 1:16 am

Cybertruck. Source: Tesla

Elon Musk reveals more details on how the segment-upending Cybertruck will make towing and carrying payloads a breeze.

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What if we proposed a transition from electric to petrol cars?

February 23, 2020 - 11:38 pm

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Let’s imagine what it would be like if we all had electric cars now and some people were proposing a transition to petrol cars. How dumb would that be?

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Tesla Model 3 outsold all other EVs combined in California in 2019

February 23, 2020 - 9:40 pm

The Tesla Model 3 extended its dominance over the California auto market last year, selling more cars than all other EVs combined in 2019, according to the California New Car Dealers Association.  In addition, when removing other Tesla models from the count, the Model 3 sold more than twice as many cars as all other manufacturers’ EVs combined.

This made the Tesla Model 3 the third best-selling car overall in the state behind the Civic and Camry.  This result is a move up from fifth place last year.

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Tesla Model 3 gets 350-mile in new ‘long range mode’ test

February 22, 2020 - 11:02 pm

CEO Elon Musk congratulated the Tesla team after the Model 3 got 350 miles of range on a single charge in a new test on range mode. more…

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Tesla Cybertruck with laser blade lights shows up at esports Dota 2 game event

February 22, 2020 - 9:21 pm

A Tesla Cybertruck prototype was used to shuttle players into a gaming competition today, and we got a good look at the “upper laser blade lights” which will come standard on the truck, as CEO Elon Musk announced yesterday.

In addition, the truck showed up with headlights looking more like they did at the unveiling – a full line of LEDs across the front of the truck.  We wonder if this means that the headlights might be configurable with a more “standard” arrangement for driving on public roads and a full-array setting for off-roading (or, in this case, marketing exercises).

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Quick Charge Podcast: February 22, 2020

February 22, 2020 - 9:08 pm

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.


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Porsche’s new ultra-powerful EV-charging park in Leipzig opens to the public

February 22, 2020 - 7:09 pm

Porsche this week opened a showcase of the EV-charging future at its plant in Leipzig, Germany. The facility has 12 350-kW DC fast-chargers and 4 22-kW AC chargers. The total capacity is 7 megawatts, making it Europe’s most powerful rapid-charge park, according to Porsche. EV drivers, regardless of vehicle brand, can use the facility free of charge through March – before a standard charging plan takes effect.

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Climate Crisis Weekly: How emissions and pollution damage children’s health

February 22, 2020 - 2:00 pm

  • The Lancet and the Union of Concerned Scientists flag up how climate change is hurting children.
  • This search engine is not only secure, it also supports ocean cleanup and emissions reduction.
  • Why all media outlets need to follow the Guardian‘s lead and drop fossil-fuel advertising.
  • And more…

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Tesla Cybertruck will have high-tech interface to make towing better than ever

February 22, 2020 - 4:19 am

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is on a roll with more announcements about the Cybertruck today.  He described a “towing calculator” which will show all kinds of real-time stats to help drivers know more about what their vehicle can handle while pulling a big load.

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Elon Musk: Tesla Cybertruck will come standard with ‘laser blade lights’, be ~82″ wide

February 22, 2020 - 12:23 am

Elon Musk made some new comments about the production version of the Tesla Cybertruck, which he says will come standard with “laser blade lights” and be ~82″ wide. more…

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Journal of Energy Storage studies EV owner’s manuals, compiles best practices for batteries

February 21, 2020 - 11:22 pm

Researchers at the University of Michigan this week published a paper entitled, “Strategies to limit degradation and maximize Li-ion battery service lifetime.” The goal was to examine the best strategies for extending battery life, including for EV batteries. In the project, which was conducted in cooperation with the Responsible Battery Coalition, an industry association, researchers compared the owner’s manuals for electric cars with academic research.

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Sydney train station car park gets 10 electric vehicle chargers and solar roof

February 21, 2020 - 3:00 am

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Commuters in Sydney's western suburb of Rooty Hill are now able to recharge electric vehicles at the train station's car park, powered and shaded by a solar roof.

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Tesla Model 3 top pick for consumers, leads way in Europe

February 21, 2020 - 1:42 am

The Tesla Model 3 pegged yet again as leader in electric car market, topping consumer reports picks and European electric car sales for 2019.

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Renault to reveal eight new EVs in “electric offensive”

February 21, 2020 - 12:50 am

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Groupe Renault to unveil electric concept Morphoz and debut Twingo Z.E. and Mégane Estate E-Tech plug-in alongside five other EVs at Geneva Motor Show.

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Tesla Model S windows smashed, captured in shocking “sentry” security video

February 21, 2020 - 12:28 am

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Tesla sentry mode captures shocking video of an unidentified person smashing the side and front windows of Tesla Model S in Albury, NSW.

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Is Tesla about to drop price of Model Y before first deliveries?

February 20, 2020 - 3:04 am

Tesla Model Y reservation holder reports change in price and Tesla drops reservation fee - is the price for the Model Y in the US about to drop?

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Hot Takes: Developing the Ecosystem for Electric Commercial Vehicles

February 18, 2020 - 6:22 pm

We can finally see the horizon for electric trucks and vans, though it will take a range of stakeholders — from funding, infrastructure planning, tech training, and maintenance — to drive adoption.

The SEA Electric Hino 195 Electric Vehicle

February 18, 2020 - 6:00 pm

SEA Electric is an automotive technology company that specializes in the assembly and electrification of 100% electric commercial vehicles around the world.

Electric Commercial Vans Highlight UK’s Commercial Vehicle Show

February 18, 2020 - 1:15 pm

Vauxhall’s Vivaro-E, Mercedes e-Vito, Peugot’s E-Expert, and an electric van from manufacturer LEVC will be on display at the event, taking place in Birmingham, England in April.

Kenworth to Work with Meritor on Electric T680

February 13, 2020 - 8:56 pm

Meritor and Kenworth will partner on developing an electric Kenworth T680E, reported to be a short-hood day cab in tractor with an operating range between 100 to 150 miles, depending on application.

Measuring (and Minimizing) EV Total Cost of Ownership

February 12, 2020 - 11:40 pm

Total cost of ownership for electric vehicles (EVs) depend on up-front costs, maintenance and fuel costs, and resale value. Here’s what to consider when calculating TCO.

The EV100 Increases EV Fleet Adoption by 13%

February 12, 2020 - 5:47 pm

The Climate Group has more than doubled the number of EV100 members in the last year, and approximately 42,000 electric vehicles have been deployed across members corporate fleets, despite a lack of EV supply to meet demand.

Volvo: It Takes More than the Truck to Switch to Electric Power

February 12, 2020 - 8:57 am

Volvo Trucks North America is working to complete product development to bring its VNR Electric Class 8 truck and tractor to market here by the end of this year. Full production is slated to get under way next year.

Schneider Electric Joins EV100 as Part of Green Fleet Initiative

February 10, 2020 - 9:20 pm

Schneider Electric plans to replace all of its car fleet with electric vehicles by 2030 and has joined The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative as part of it’s push to reach the goal.

Nikola Unveils Zero-Emission Pickup Truck

February 10, 2020 - 6:59 pm

With an estimated range of 600 miles, Nikola's new Badger electric pickup is designed to target and exceed every electric or gasoline pickup in its class.