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Tesla Cybertruck: top 10 countries reserving the electric pickup truck

March 28, 2020 - 11:22 pm

Tesla Cybertruck aims to help accelerate electric vehicle adoption in the US by electrifying the market’s biggest segment: pickup trucks. Americans love their pickup trucks, but they are other markets are also showing some decent interest in the new electric pickup truck.

Here are the top 10 countries reserving the Tesla Cybertruck. more…

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This dealer went from selling used gas cars to used EVs, and even new Teslas

March 28, 2020 - 10:20 pm

J.N. Auto, a long time independent car dealer in rural Quebec, made the transition from selling and servicing used gas vehicles to used electric over five years ago, and even more recently to being one of the largest independent retailers of brand new Tesla Model 3s anywhere on the planet. Here’s the story of how an independent used car dealer took on new EV sales absent a franchise agreement.

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Quick Charge Podcast: March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020 - 8:00 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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Climate Crisis Weekly: Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching

March 28, 2020 - 1:00 pm

  • Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has suffered its third mass bleaching in five years.
  • The Welsh government will plant a national forest that will span the length and breadth of the country.
  • Vehicle emissions drop in March due to COVID-19, but what happens when driving returns?
  • And more…

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Who will win? Watch a gas dirt bike vs electric dirt bike challenge

March 28, 2020 - 7:39 am

With a rise in the number of electric dirt bikes available today and even more on the way, it is becoming more interesting than ever to pit them against gas dirt bikes. A Slovenian YouTuber recently did just that, comparing an electric dirt bike versus a 2-stroke and 4-stroke gas dirt bike in drag races and hill climbs.

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Tesla Model Y: stunning lowered electric SUV by Unplugged Performance

March 28, 2020 - 1:03 am

Unplugged Performance took delivery of an early Tesla Model Y and they quickly installed their popular lowering spring… and it looks stunning. more…

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Trump invokes Defense Production Act to force GM to make ventilators

March 27, 2020 - 9:59 pm

President Donald Trump on Friday afternoon said he signed a presidential memorandum directing the government to use “any and all authority available under the Defense Production Act” to require General Motors to make ventilators for hospitals to help patients with COVID-19.

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Formula E venue in London becomes makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients

March 27, 2020 - 9:38 pm

The season finale of the 2019-2020 all-electric Formula E Championship is scheduled to take place at a unique indoor/outdoor 2.4-kilometer circuit in London. But with several of this year’s venues postponed for at least two months ­— and the future of others uncertain — London’s ExCel center will instead be converted into a makeshift hospital to treat coronavirus patients.

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Only 5% of GM, Ford’s Production to be EVs by 2026

March 27, 2020 - 8:08 pm

The automakers will make over 5 million SUVs and pickup trucks in 2026, but only about 320,000 electric vehicles.

Podcast: Tesla smart home HVAC?, Model Y’s best engineering, Tesla Semi, more

March 27, 2020 - 7:42 pm

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s possible smart home HVAC system, Model Y’s best engineering, Tesla Semi coming back from winter testing, and more.

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Landi Renzo Receives CNG Certification for Ford 7.3L Engine

March 27, 2020 - 3:57 pm

Landi Renzo USA received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification on compressed natural gas (CNG) for the Ford 7.3L engine covering Class 4-7 vehicles.

“Profit before planet”: US car giants snub EVs for easy-to-sell fossil-fuelled SUVs

March 27, 2020 - 3:40 am

An electric Ford F-150 Raptor would have superior torque. Source: Ford

Future production plans of American auto giants Ford and GM reveal 15 times more SUVs and utility trucks planned than electric vehicles.

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Sydney car dealer makes electric cars available on subscription

March 27, 2020 - 2:29 am

Hyundai's Kona Electric and Ioniq can now be booked under subscription model from Northern Beaches auto dealer Col Crawford.

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Tesla Full Self-Driving can now stop at red lights and stop signs

March 27, 2020 - 1:43 am

traffic light

New video reveals Tesla's Full-Self Driving (FSD) software can now stop for traffic lights and stop signs.

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Adelaide Airport buses first fleet to go 100% electric with SkyBus

March 27, 2020 - 1:39 am

Source: Skybus/Twitter

Adelaide Airport bus will become the first airport in Australia to switch entire bus fleet to electric, in new deal with airport transfer service SkyBus.

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Tesla readies Model Y for Europe, telling Norway to prepare for delivery

March 26, 2020 - 2:20 am

Model Y. Source: Tesla

UPDATE: It has been brought to our attention that the message sent to Tesla customers in Norway may have been sent by accident.

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Jaguar Land Rover to make three new EVs at historic Castle Bromwich plant

March 26, 2020 - 1:39 am

jaguar line-up

Jaguar to make three new pure electric vehicles at a £1 billion specialist electric vehicle production facility by converting historic Castle Bromwich site.

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Hyundai to bring range-boosting Kona design tweaks to Australian market

March 26, 2020 - 1:38 am

Hyundai Kona all electric - optimised

Hyundai tweaks the design of the all-electric Kona, giving the vehicle a 35km range boost without impacting performance or battery capacity.

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Fontaine Modification Offering Merlin Solar Panels

March 25, 2020 - 9:05 pm

Fontaine Modification now offers installation of solar panel systems from Merlin Solar for customers nationwide in an effort to meet power demands and avoid jumpstarts.

Delivery Businesses Cut Tons of Carbon Emissions With Route Optimization

March 25, 2020 - 2:27 pm

More than 500 delivery businesses worldwide have collectively cut more than 11,000 tons of carbon emissions thanks to their adoption of route optimization technology, according to a recent report.

Ford Mustang Mach-E orders tipped to open in mid-May with $1,500 deposit

March 25, 2020 - 4:07 am

mustang Mach-E

Orders for the upcoming Ford Mach-E electric Mustang may open as soon as mid-May, as dealer training material reveals a $1,500 deposit.

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Nissan and Uber sign agreement to go green with 2,000 Leafs in London

March 25, 2020 - 2:32 am

uber nissan

2,000 all-electric Nissan Leafs will be available for Uber drivers in London as part of new deal inked by the Japanese car maker and rideshare company Uber.

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What is Renewable Gasoline?

March 24, 2020 - 11:05 pm

What is renewable gasoline and what does its development and use mean for government entities looking to reduce emissions?

Focus On: Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter [Video]

March 23, 2020 - 3:47 pm

There are only a few hundred Mitsubishi Fuso eCanters on the planet, but there were two of the electric trucks at the 2020 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Equipment Editor Jim Park drove one; watch as he shares his experience.

Hyundai's New 2021 Hybrid Elantra Offers EPA Combined 50 MPG

March 18, 2020 - 10:11 pm

Hyundai announced its releasing a hybrid version of the Elantra during the official unveiling of its compact sedan for the 2021 model year, which will offer more than 50 MPG estimated combined fuel economy.

Samsung Reports Solid-State Battery Breakthrough

March 16, 2020 - 4:40 pm

Samsung says it has built a battery that has a 500-mile range and can be recharged over 1,000 times. The technology is not planned for market anytime soon.

BMW Unveils Concept i4 All-Electric Vehicle

March 13, 2020 - 4:55 pm

BMW’s Concept i4 sedan has an estimated EPA range of 270 miles.