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Podcast: New Tesla van? Tesla acquisition, battery swap, and more

June 5, 2020 - 7:33 pm

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including a potential new new Tesla van, a old but undissclosed Tesla acquisition, Nio’s battery swap program, and more.


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Russia declares state of emergency after Arctic oil spill

June 5, 2020 - 7:21 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin of Russia declared a state of emergency in a region of northern Siberia after a huge oil spill last week turned a river crimson. It is threatening significant damage to the Arctic region.

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Tesla faces class action lawsuit over Model 3 paint issues in cold weather

June 5, 2020 - 6:59 pm

Tesla is facing a new class-action lawsuit over paint issues on Model 3 vehicles in cold weather with owners seeking financial compensation. more…

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Sun Joe’s 24V Cordless Lawn Care System is $110, more today’s Green Deals

June 5, 2020 - 5:23 pm

Home Depot offers the Sun Joe 24V Cordless Electric Lawn Care System for $109.99. As a comparison, it typically sells for $140 at retailers like Amazon. This is the best we’ve seen in months. Ditch the oil and gas this year and go with Sun Joe’s all-in-one system that can easily help you take of your space this summer. It ships with a 24V wall charger, as well, so it’s easy to keep powered up. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

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What if EV credits could be exchanged between drivers? Beijing tries it

June 5, 2020 - 5:16 pm

Tesla made about $354 million in Q1 2020 by selling regulatory credits. Fiat Chrysler and General Motors, among others, buy billions of dollars in CO2 credits a year to avoid paying fines. What if a similar credit system to get individuals to drive an electric car, or avoid driving altogether, were put in place? That’s what the Beijing Environmental Exchange launched today.

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EGEB: Trump suspends environmental reviews, putting Americans’ lives further at risk

June 5, 2020 - 4:22 pm

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

  • In the midst of a health and social crisis, Trump rolls back crucial environmental protections.
  • Fossil fuels’ value globally is likely to be slashed by nearly two-thirds, says a new report.
  • Germany’s stimulus package includes $10 billion for hydrogen.

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Tesla is making 12 passenger electric van for Boring Company, says official

June 5, 2020 - 3:30 pm

Information about a new Tesla electric van might have leaked as part of a new project from Elon Musk’s Boring Company. more…

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Cowboy unveils sleek new electric bicycle with new carbon belt drive

June 5, 2020 - 1:46 pm

Cowboy has just launched an update to their last electric bicycle. The new Cowboy 3 e-bike retains Cowboy’s highly-praised sleek styling but adds a new carbon belt drive, among other upgrades.

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Tesla Model 3 becomes best-selling car in the UK for second month in a row

June 5, 2020 - 1:16 pm

Tesla Model 3 has become the best-selling car in the UK for the second month in a row amid the global pandemic. more…

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US healthcare giant tips $45m in Aussie EV charging company Tritium

June 5, 2020 - 3:22 am

Source: Tritium

US healthcare giant Cigna makes $45m investment in Brisbane-based EV fast charger maker Tritium.

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Queensland electric vehicle owners offered $100 to join charging research program

June 5, 2020 - 1:48 am

Electric Car in Charging Station - optimised

EV recharging research program run by Queensland network companies aims to find the best ways to manage their part in the coming EV transition. 

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Tesla Battery Day looms as rumours of new lithium-ion partnership emerges

June 5, 2020 - 1:46 am

tesla model 3 charging

Market analysts say Tesla is getting close to locking in date for Battery Day, as rumours emerge of a new partnership with Australian lithium-ion battery testing equipment supplier Novonix.

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Battery Day: Why Tesla’s single crystal cathode is important

June 5, 2020 - 1:43 am

Model Y

Tesla's "single crystal cathode" patent could be one of several to play key roles in more efficient and longer-lasting batteries, including the "million mile" battery.

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Why it’s time to get moving on decarbonising transport

June 4, 2020 - 10:53 am

One of the simplest ways to reduce transport emissions (alongside things like walkability, cycling and reduced plane travel) is converting machines that run on the combustion of fossil fuels to machines that run on green electricity.

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UK electricity network operator launches vehicle-to-grid trial

June 4, 2020 - 2:31 am

nissan leaf V2G

UK network operator Western Power Distribution launches 12-month-long vehicle to grid trial for electric vehicle owners across three regions.

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Hydrogen cars won’t overtake electric vehicles because they’re hampered by laws of science

June 4, 2020 - 1:37 am

green car

Hydrogen has long been touted as the future for passenger cars but it struggles to compete with electric vehicles, a view reinforced by two recent pronouncements.

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Tesla beats Toyota and Honda as Model 3 becomes top selling car in California

June 4, 2020 - 1:36 am

tesla model 3

Tesla Model 3 becomes best selling car across all passenger segments in California, beating Toyota Camry and Corolla and Honda Civic and Accord, despite being rated in "near luxury" category.

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Porsche announces Taycan electric sportscar pricing and specifications

June 3, 2020 - 9:30 am

The 2021 Porsche Taycan. Source: Porsche

The Porsche Taycan is about to land in Australia, and local pricing and specification for the new electric car is now revealed by the luxury sportscar maker.

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