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Polestar releases pictures of new electric sedan concept

February 25, 2020 - 2:15 pm

Polestar, Volvo’s performance brand revived as an all-electric brand, has released pictures and a few details of a new electric sedan concept: the Polestar Precept. more…

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This brand-new Arizona law is a big blow for green energy and local governance

February 25, 2020 - 2:00 pm

Arizona governor Doug Ducey (R) signed House Bill 2686 into law on Friday. The new law declares that a “utility provider’s authority to operate and serve customers is a matter of statewide concern.”

In other words, the new law removes the power of every town, city, and county in Arizona to choose their own energy infrastructure.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company announces third-generation machine is working

February 25, 2020 - 10:22 am

Elon Musk’s Boring Company announced on Twitter that its third-generation boring machine, which is supposed to have had its ability greatly improved to dig tunnels fast and cheap, is now working. more…

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Tesla starts confirming Model Y deliveries to customers

February 25, 2020 - 5:19 am

Tesla is starting to confirm Model Y deliveries to customers for next month after starting low-volume production in January. more…

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Tesla increases Model 3 dominance of US electric vehicle market

February 25, 2020 - 3:10 am

Tesla Model 3

Tesla repeats 2018's success, selling more Model 3 electric sedans than all other electric vehicles combined in 2019. Will it do it with the Model Y?

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Porsche unveils Europe’s most powerful EV charging park

February 25, 2020 - 1:19 am

porsche EV charging station

Porsche unveils Europe’s most powerful electric vehicle charging park at the company’s Porsche Leipzig plant.

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VW has started designing a high performance answer to Tesla Roadster

February 25, 2020 - 12:59 am

IDR concept

German carmaker Volkswagen muses new electric sportscar that could seek to match the Tesla Roadster.

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New Model Y crossover images show bigger, better trunk space

February 25, 2020 - 12:55 am

model Y

New images of upcoming Tesla Model Y confirm big rear cargo space that will be a major point of difference from the popular Model 3.

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GM Improves Bolt EV Charging Solutions

February 24, 2020 - 11:27 pm

General Motors is improving its Energy Assist solution on the myChevrolet mobile app to help improve and simplify vehicle charging for its Bolt EV drivers.

Volkswagen hints at an electric sports car powered with performance-oriented batteries

February 24, 2020 - 10:45 pm

The speculative list of Volkswagen electric cars keeps growing. The latest is a new all-electric sports car, as reported today by Autocar in the UK. In about five years, the first of a lineup of VW electric performance cars would borrow the “ID R” name from the company’s racing concept car.

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Quick Charge Podcast: February 24, 2020

February 24, 2020 - 9:00 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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Tesla under scrutiny again over fatal crash on Autopilot

February 24, 2020 - 8:57 pm

Tesla is under scrutiny again over a fatal crash on Autopilot in 2018. ​The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced that it is holding a public hearing tomorrow to “determine the probable cause of the fatal crash.” more…

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Grab an 8-pack of eneloop rechargeable batteries for $14.50, more in today’s Green Deals

February 24, 2020 - 7:25 pm

Amazon is offering an 8-pack of Panasonic eneloop Rechargeable AAA Batteries for $14.56 Prime shipped. Also at Walmart. Normally $17, this is a match for the lowest price that we’ve seen since 2017 and is the best available. I use Panasonic’s eneloop batteries in most of my electronics at home. From Xbox controllers to TV remotes, camera lights, and more, these batteries are perfect for just about any device. This kit gives you eight AAA’s, which are perfect for TV remotes, kiddie toys, and the like. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Head below for more deals on HomeKit-enabled smart plugs, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals.

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Tesla is trying to change law that would make its electric semi truck popular in Europe

February 24, 2020 - 6:26 pm

Tesla is reportedly trying to get approval for electric trucks to get around a Sunday and holiday ban for semi truck travel in Europe, which would give a significant boost to commercial electric trucks, like the Tesla Semi. more…

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The Driven Podcast: How close are we to solar cars?

February 24, 2020 - 11:57 am

A panel of experts from UNSW and overseas discuss the potential of solar paint and its ability to power electric cars.

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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

tesla-keying-penrith

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

petrol bowser

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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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.