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Tesla rival Lucid Motors opens reservations in Europe including UK

January 23, 2020 - 3:29 am

Lucid Air electric car

Saudi-backed electric car start-up Lucid Motors opens reservations for Lucid Air in Europe, including a right-hand drive version planned for the UK.

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Amazon, Ikea, Siemens join new alliance to accelerate electric fleets

January 23, 2020 - 3:07 am

Ikea has a commitment for 100% electric fleets by 2025. Source: Ikea

Amazon, Ikea North America, AT&T, DHL, and Siemens are just some of the big names signing onto new corporate advocacy group for electric vehicles.

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French oil major plans 20,000 new EV charging points in Netherlands

January 23, 2020 - 3:05 am

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French oil major Total wins contract to install 20,000 EV charging points in Netherlands.

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Tesla Model Y will be available in all variants by September

January 23, 2020 - 3:03 am

Model Y. Source: Tesla

All variants of Tesla Model Y available in next few months, with Performance variant deliveries to start in February, Tesla staff have told Canadian customer.

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What Cruise’s self-driving vehicle reveals about GM’s EV ambitions

January 22, 2020 - 11:43 pm

As Electrek reported, Cruise yesterday unveiled its van-like, self-driving, all-electric vehicle. For the past four years, Cruise (a GM subsidiary) has been repurposing Chevy Bolts — including its four-generation self-driving Bolt that doesn’t have a steering wheel. But now GM’s Cruise has the Origin.

The two essential things to consider is that the Origin is the first of many vehicles built using GM’s up-and-coming new EV platform. Second, GM and Cruise want to build the vehicle on a massive global scale.

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New details emerge on Cleveland Cyclewerks’ upcoming light electric motorcycle

January 22, 2020 - 10:28 pm

Ohio-based Cleveland Cyclewerks (CCW) is planning to become the next US-based electric motorcycle manufacturer. The big reveal of their upcoming electric motorcycle won’t take place for another two months, but the company is keeping the hype alive by dropping a slew of new details.

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Major Companies Accelerate EV Fleet Transition Through New Alliance

January 22, 2020 - 8:31 pm

Several fleets have joined the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance to advance their commitments to fleet electrification.

Quick Charge Podcast: January 22, 2020

January 22, 2020 - 6:04 pm

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


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Tesla Model Y prototypes spotted cold-weather testing in Minnesota snow

January 22, 2020 - 6:03 pm

Two Tesla Model Y prototypes have been spotted in the snow in Minnesota, presumably doing some cold-weather testing ahead of the start of production. more…

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GreenWorks’ highly-rated 14-inch electric dethatcher hits $82, more in today’s green deals

January 22, 2020 - 5:28 pm

Amazon is offering the GreenWorks 10A 14-inch Electric Dethatcher/Scarifier (27022) for $81.90 shipped. Also at Walmart, CPO Outlets, and Tyler Tools. For comparison, it regularly goes for up to $130 at Amazon and this is within $2 of the lowest price that we’ve tracked all-time. As we head into spring, you’ll want to ensure that your yard can get the proper water and nutrients it needs to grow. Dead layers of grass, called thatch, can prevent this from happening. So, why not score an off-season discount on a dethatcher to ensure your yard is at its tip-top shape once spring rolls around. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

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Tesla (TSLA) market cap surges past $100 billion — triggering Musk’s compensation plan

January 22, 2020 - 4:35 pm

Tesla’s (TSLA) stock price surged more than 5% this morning, boosting its market capitalization to over $100 billion — and triggering Elon Musk’s CEO compensation plan.

It also made the electric automaker more valuable than Volkswagen. more…

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Prince Charles launches Sustainable Markets Initiative at Davos: ‘The time to act is now’

January 22, 2020 - 3:53 pm

Prince Charles returned to the World Economic Forum at Davos after a 30-year hiatus, on the 50th anniversary of the annual summit in Switzerland.

The Prince of Wales gave a keynote speech today in which he launched a new Sustainable Markets Initiative, and addressed ways to tackle the climate crisis.

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EGEB: 67% of US mayors support improving their cities’ EV infrastructure

January 22, 2020 - 3:00 pm

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The 2019 Menino Survey of Mayors shows that EVs and infrastructure have city leaders’ support.
  • The SAF Coalition, Zurich Airport, and the World Economic Forum promote sustainable aviation fuel.
  • A video from the Wall Street Journal explores the potential of hydrogen as a source of green energy.

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Trump says Tesla is going to ‘build a very big plant in the US.’ What is he talking about?

January 22, 2020 - 2:18 pm

Today, Donald Trump commented on Elon Musk and Tesla’s recent success on the stock market, and the US president ended his comments by saying that Tesla is going to “build a very big plant in the US.”

What is he talking about? more…

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Subaru targets 100% electric cars by mid-2030, but “mild hybrids” only headed to Australia

January 22, 2020 - 3:13 am

Subaru unveiled a plug-in hybrid XV in late 2018. Source: Subaru

Subaru sets target to sell 100% electric vehicles by mid-2030s but for now will only introduce non-plug-in hybrids in Australia.

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Tesla trades as $100 billion company as Musk unlocks first moonshot package

January 22, 2020 - 3:04 am

Tesla trades as $US100bn company for first time on Tuesday as Musk unlocks $US346 million payday and new settlement allows sales in Michigan, home of "big three" automakers.

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Tesla Model Y numbers tipped in the hundreds as pre-launch sightings increase

January 22, 2020 - 1:38 am

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New evidence suggests Tesla has already made at least 600 prototypes of its soon-to-be-released Model Y electric crossover, as sightings increase prior to launch.

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Solar car maker Sono Motors crowdfunds $85 million

January 22, 2020 - 1:06 am

Sono founder Laurin Hahn (left) and Jona Christians (right). Source: Sono Motors

German solar car maker Sono Motors exceeds crowdfunding target of €50 million for the Sion – the company’s integrated solar electric vehicle.

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TCO for EVs: Working Toward a Solution

January 21, 2020 - 8:39 pm

One of the most challenging issues surrounding electric vehicles is how to project TCO. Fuel costs are far more complex, and small samples make depreciation difficult to project. A new company, eIQ Mobility, has a process which can eliminate guesswork.

Canoo Opens Waitlist for Subscription-Only Vehicle

January 21, 2020 - 7:51 pm

Canoo’s subscription will be flexible, with a single all-inclusive monthly payment that offers the vehicle, maintenance, registration, access to insurance and charging on a month-to-month basis.

UK county introduces fines to tackle problem of “ICEing”

January 21, 2020 - 4:23 am

Peugeot's all electric e-208. Source: Peugeot

UK county introduces fines for drivers parking petrol and diesel cars – or a non-charging EV – in an electric car charging spot.

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Gov. Cuomo Announces EV Charging Program, Rebates

January 20, 2020 - 12:13 pm

The "Make-Ready" Program would run through 2025 to coincide with New York's goal of deploying 850,000 zero-emission vehicles by the end of that year.  

NY Municipality to Buy Only Electric Light-Duty Vehicles

January 17, 2020 - 10:06 pm

The City of Yonkers, N.Y., will only buy electric models of light-duty vehicles for fleet use and expects reduced fuel and maintenance costs.

Isuzu, Honda Ink Hydrogen Fuel Cell R&D Deal

January 17, 2020 - 8:18 pm

Isuzu and Honda have announced that they will be working together to develop hydrogen fuel cell technologies for commercial trucks and passenger car markets.

Daimler Announces Electric Medium-Duty eEconic

January 17, 2020 - 3:41 pm

Ideal for urban waste collection, Daimler's eEconic electric truck will be based on the all-electric eActros, with testing to begin in 2021.

Envision Solar Issued Patent for Curbside EV Charging

January 17, 2020 - 1:30 am

The EV Standard is a streetlamp that offers electric vehicle charging by combining solar, wind, and utility-generated electricity.

New Jersey Legislature Passes EV Bill

January 16, 2020 - 11:38 am

The bill codifies EV mandates such as building a statewide high-speed EV charging network, providing rebates of up to $5,000 for EV purchases, and NJ Transit purchasing only electric buses by 2032.