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Tesla (TSLA) announces up to $12 billion investment for electric car and battery factories in just 2 years

October 26, 2020 - 1:18 pm

Tesla (TSLA) has updated its capital expenditure guidance to confirm a plan to invest up to $12 billion on its new electric car and battery factories in just two years.

It marks an acceleration of the automaker’s spending in order to increase EV production capacity.

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Arcimoto’s 3-wheeled electric fun-mobile is headed for mass production, residential delivery

October 26, 2020 - 11:00 am

Eugene, Oregon-based Arcimoto’s three-wheeled electric Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV) is marching towards an annual production rate of 50,000 vehicles in two years. And to get all of those FUVs to their new owners, Arcimoto has just announced a partnership with DHL.

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The post Arcimoto’s 3-wheeled electric fun-mobile is headed for mass production, residential delivery appeared first on Electrek.

A new Tesla ‘big battery’ is being deployed to increase grid resilience in Santa Barbara county

October 26, 2020 - 10:17 am

A Tesla energy storage project with Megapacks is currently being installed in Santa Barbara county to increase the grid resilience in the region known to be a fire, mudslide, and earthquake risk zone.

It could even lead to a microgrid for critical facilities.

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The post A new Tesla ‘big battery’ is being deployed to increase grid resilience in Santa Barbara county appeared first on Electrek.

Jacinda Ardern to get all-electric Audi e-tron to replace diesel fleet car

October 26, 2020 - 3:01 am

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern - and toddler Neve - will soon be riding in clean and green ministerial Audi-e-tron, replacing the government's standard diesel BMW 7 series vehicles.

The post Jacinda Ardern to get all-electric Audi e-tron to replace diesel fleet car appeared first on The Driven.

Tesla Model 3 takes out Targa West rally, beating fossil fuel rivals by huge margin

October 26, 2020 - 1:26 am

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Tesla Model 3 takes first position in 130 class of Targa West rally, almost 10 minutes ahead of a lineup of fossil-fuelled competitors.

The post Tesla Model 3 takes out Targa West rally, beating fossil fuel rivals by huge margin appeared first on The Driven.

Elon Musk says no Tesla FSD price rise yet, as regulators watch closely

October 26, 2020 - 1:00 am

Tesla will not yet raise price of FSD package outside US, as regulators watch autonomous beta testing closely.

The post Elon Musk says no Tesla FSD price rise yet, as regulators watch closely appeared first on The Driven.

Elon Musk: Tesla’s next ‘killer product’ is Solar Roof

October 25, 2020 - 6:16 pm

Elon Musk says that Tesla’s next ‘killer product’ is its Solar Roof and that it will become “obvious” next year.

It looks like Tesla is getting ready for it by hiring an army of roofers.

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The post Elon Musk: Tesla’s next ‘killer product’ is Solar Roof appeared first on Electrek.

Droog Moto’s new E-Fighter electric motorcycle is based on a Zero DS (yet looks nothing like it)

October 25, 2020 - 10:03 am

Washington State-based Droog Moto has just unveiled its latest offering, the all-electric DM-017 V2 E-Fighter, which is based on a 2020 Zero DS electric motorcycle.

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The post Droog Moto’s new E-Fighter electric motorcycle is based on a Zero DS (yet looks nothing like it) appeared first on Electrek.

Quick Charge Podcast: October 24, 2020

October 24, 2020 - 11:09 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 is collecting insane amount of data from its Full Self-Driving test fleet

October 24, 2020 - 7:09 pm

Tesla is already collecting large amounts of data from the vehicles’ owners in its Full Self-Driving beta test fleet.

It is already releasing a new update improving on the release earlier this week.

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The post Tesla is collecting insane amount of data from its Full Self-Driving test fleet appeared first on Electrek.

Nireeka Prime Review: High-powered parade on two wheels

October 24, 2020 - 3:53 pm

Nireeka made a big splash on the E-bike scene with the launch of the Nireeka Prime. This carbon fiber, high-powered head-turner is a parade on two wheels and a tank on the trails. Surprisingly, the bike is very customizable, giving you your option of components, electronics, and even color.

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The post Nireeka Prime Review: High-powered parade on two wheels appeared first on Electrek.

Watch Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta in a full 30-minute realistic trip

October 24, 2020 - 2:33 pm

Today, we take a look at Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta trying to handle a full 30-minute trip in a realistic environment.

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The post Watch Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta in a full 30-minute realistic trip appeared first on Electrek.

Researchers develop lightweight battery pack for electric vehicles

October 24, 2020 - 9:00 am

Scientists at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute have developed a lightweight battery pack to reduce the overall weight of e-car batteries.

The post Researchers develop lightweight battery pack for electric vehicles appeared first on The Driven.

Where do old electric vehicle batteries go to die?

October 24, 2020 - 5:27 am

Electric car batteries don’t die, but after seeing 8 to 10 years service in a car they can retire to a second life in energy storage systems.

The post Where do old electric vehicle batteries go to die? appeared first on The Driven.

Fiat adds 500 Electric 3+1 with extra door to its EV line-up

October 23, 2020 - 2:48 am

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Iconic Italian car maker previews new version of its tiny 500 Electric city car with extra door for easier access.

The post Fiat adds 500 Electric 3+1 with extra door to its EV line-up appeared first on The Driven.

Dinosaurs and the end of the ICE Age: Is this the future of electric car ads?

October 23, 2020 - 2:00 am

MG launches cheeky new advertising campaign for their EVs – aimed squarely at placing the internal combustion engine in the past.

The post Dinosaurs and the end of the ICE Age: Is this the future of electric car ads? appeared first on The Driven.

“You mad man”: Tesla beta testers react to Full Self Driving

October 23, 2020 - 1:25 am

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Tesla's Full Self Driving software rolls out to small number of beta testers in US, and their reactions are now rolling in on Twitter and Youtube.

The post “You mad man”: Tesla beta testers react to Full Self Driving appeared first on The Driven.

UK’s first electric ferry, using old Nissan Leaf batteries, launched in Plymouth

October 23, 2020 - 12:45 am

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UK’s first sea-going electric ferry, e-Voyager, is launched in Plymouth to begin series of trials using re-purposed Nissan Leaf electric car batteries.

The post UK’s first electric ferry, using old Nissan Leaf batteries, launched in Plymouth appeared first on The Driven.

Plan Early for Electric-Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

October 22, 2020 - 11:05 pm

Interested in electric trucks? You might want to research the related charging infrastructure long before they roll off an assembly line.

GM Investing $2 Billion Toward New EV Production

October 21, 2020 - 3:39 pm

General Motors announced its Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly plant will begin the transition to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles.

ORIX & SEA Electric Launch EV Truck for Australian Construction Group

October 21, 2020 - 1:22 am

The SEA Hino 917 EV will be used by Fulton Hogan, the large infrastructure company, as a maintenance truck in a local city council in Melbourne, Australia at the City of Port Phillip.

Lightning Systems Renames Company Lightning eMotors

October 20, 2020 - 3:08 pm

The provider of electrification solutions for commercial fleets has changed its name and expanded to meet the growing demand for medium-duty commercial EVs.

Hydrogen: Truly Green Power

October 20, 2020 - 12:46 am

How fuel-cell-equipped trucks could put to work otherwise unexploited clean energy.

Geotab Keyless Paves Way for Fleet Vehicle Sharing

October 15, 2020 - 9:26 pm

The digital key solution is engineered to enable public, corporate, leasing, and government fleets to better pool and optimize their assets while integrating with telematics data.

Kenworth Class 8 Battery-Electric T680E Available for Order

October 14, 2020 - 8:33 pm

The Kenworth T680E is the company’s first Class 8 battery-electric model. The new zero-emission truck is now available for order from Kenworth dealers in the U.S. and Canada, and will enter into production in 2021.

Electric Vehicle Charging 101

October 13, 2020 - 8:00 am

Thinking about adding electric vehicles to your fleet? Learn the basics of electric vehicle charging, and explore how electrification could benefit you!

Hyundai 2021 Santa Fe Features New Powertrains, Includes a Hybrid Variant

October 13, 2020 - 4:14 am

Hyundai announced the 2021 Santa Fe mid-size SUV will feature three new powertrains, including a hybrid variant, as well as a variety of new advanced driver convenience and safety features and a refreshed exterior.