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BMW keeps doubling energy density of i3 batteries, enough to kill range-extending engine for good

November 22, 2019 - 10:45 pm

In October, we heard that the i3 electric commuter car would be discontinued. A week later, BMW said those reports were wrong ­­­— that the i3 would live on. At the LA Auto Show this week, we spoke with Jan Freimann, BMW’s manager of connected e-mobility, to learn about the future direction of all BMW EVs, including the i3. The key, as you would expect, is battery development.

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Elon Musk: Tesla will make electric ATV available as Cybertruck option

November 22, 2019 - 8:53 pm

Elon Musk confirmed that electric ATV Tesla unveiled at the Cybertruck unveiling will actually be an optional add-on for the buyers of the electric pickup trucks. more…


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Congressman Thomas Massie on Tesla Cybertruck, preferring Model S to Model 3

November 22, 2019 - 8:09 pm

One of the biggest boosters of electric vehicles in Congress is a Republican representing a rural stretch of east Kentucky. The Congressman is also a legit Tesla hacker with a YouTube channel, two MIT engineering degrees, and serves on the US House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. So what does he think about the Tesla Cybertruck, and what new projects can we look forward to on his farm?

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Tesla's Electric Pickup: Is it a Work Truck?

November 22, 2019 - 8:05 pm

An up-close dose of Tesla’s Cybertruck from last night’s reveal in Hawthorne, Calif. answers some initial questions on whether it can function in a traditional fleet capacity.

Funniest putdown memes from CyberTruck haters so far

November 22, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Elon Musk warned that the CyberTruck’s design would be polarizing. But perhaps he didn’t realize the extent to which its angular design, and its not-so-shatterproof glass, would launch thousands of memes. While investors were not laughing, there’s no doubt that the unveiling captured the world’s attention. It’ll take time to see who gets the last laugh — after once again, Tesla possibly reshapes the future of the auto world. 

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But Is It a Work Truck?

November 22, 2019 - 7:25 pm

An up-close dose of Tesla’s Cybertruck from last night’s reveal in Hawthorne, Calif. answers some initial questions on whether it can function in a traditional fleet capacity.

Our exclusive Segway Electric Scooter deals beat Black Friday pricing from $479

November 22, 2019 - 6:50 pm

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There’s a lot to like about Segway’s ES2 electric scooter, including 15MPH maximum speed and range of up to 15-miles. And weighing in at just 27.6-pounds it’s an easy ride to carry around for commuters. Upgrading to the ES4 delivers a built-in LCD display, up to 19MPH speeds and a total range of around 28-miles. Those numbers go further with the Segway Max, which tops out at 40-miles of range and a max 18.6MPH speed. Segway products have solid ratings overall at Amazon.

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No joke, Stacyc is the ‘one weird trick’ for kids’ cycling

November 22, 2019 - 6:25 pm

Meet the Stacyc (pronounced “stay-sick”), a motorized stability cycle for small children. One of my favorite aspects of technology is the ability to bring people together, and the Stacyc does exactly that. Although intimidating at first, this bike is an amazing remedy for children finding their cycling sea legs. Strangely enough, it’s also allowed me to move outside of my own comfort zone, as I’ve barely peeked into a thriving community just outside my everyday experience.

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EGEB: NYC buildings to get energy efficiency report cards, more

November 22, 2019 - 6:00 pm

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

  • New York City buildings will get grades on energy efficiency from 2020.
  • Environmental groups challenge utility solar fees in a hearing in Alabama.
  • House Democrats unveil draft legislation that would extend tax credits for solar and wind.
  • Solar jobs are increasing, but diversity within the industry is not keeping up.

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Podcast: More on Tesla Cybertruck, electric pickups, and Ford Mustang Mach E

November 22, 2019 - 4:46 pm

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including more details on the Tesla Cybertruck, several more electric pickup truck news, Ford Mustang Mach E test ride and more.


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Tesla Cybertruck will have solar roof option to add 15 miles of range per day

November 22, 2019 - 3:59 pm

Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla’s new Cybertruck electric pickup truck will be offered with a solar roof option over the truck’s bed that will be able to add 15 miles of range per day. more…


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Musk’s Cybertruck stuns and divides Tesla fans, same price as Model 3

November 22, 2019 - 4:55 am

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“It doesn’t look like anything else” – Musk says as he unveils his Cybertruck, or Tesla ute, to the applause and dismay of Tesla fans.

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EV manufacturers begin work to stop child and environmental exploitation

November 22, 2019 - 3:44 am

EV manufacturers are starting to seek ways to ethically source their cobalt and avoid damaging effects of mining on both humans and the environment.

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Ionity expands pan-European network of high-power charging stations

November 22, 2019 - 1:11 am

European electric car charging outfit announces intention to expand northern Italian network with the region’s fastest EV charging station. 

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Air Race E unveils world’s first electric race plane at Dubai Airshow

November 22, 2019 - 1:10 am

Airbus-backed electric racing series unveils world’s first electric race plane – a “highly-modified” Cassutt aircraft racer built by Team Condor.

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Nikola, BYD Complete First Emissions-Free Beer Delivery for Anheuser-Busch

November 22, 2019 - 12:45 am

Using a Nikola hydogen-electric truck and a BYD electric truck, Anheuser-Busch completed a delivery from its brewery to a local wholesale partner that the company is touting as its first "zero-emissions beer delivery."

GM Gives Release Date for Electric Pickup

November 22, 2019 - 12:34 am

General Motors will enter the electric pickup market in 2021 when its first electric pickup goes on sale.

2021 Mirai Gains 30% More Range

November 21, 2019 - 7:20 pm

Improvements to the sedan's fuel cell system and larger hydrogen storage has moved the targeted range of Toyota's Mirai to more than 400 miles.

Mercedes-Benz 2020-MY Fleet Preview Coincides with LA Auto Show

November 21, 2019 - 6:35 pm

Echoing a clear theme of the 2019 LA Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz announced at an off-site fleet preview that 10 electrified models will eventually join the brand's first all-electric vehicle.

Audi presents sportback version of e-tron electric car

November 21, 2019 - 2:36 am

Source: Audi

Audi announces fully electric SUV coupé e-tron Sportback with 446km driving range that will be available first in Europe.

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First all-electric Mercedes-Benz releases pricing details

November 21, 2019 - 2:03 am

The all-electric EQC SUV. Source: Mercedes-Benz

Daimler announces the all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC to go on sale in the US from 2020, and releases pricing details.

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Lincoln Unveils Plug-in Hybrid Corsair

November 21, 2019 - 1:56 am

Lincoln has unveiled its 2021 Corsair Grand Touring plug-in hybrid SUV that will provide a 266-horsepower powertrain in a compact luxury package.

LA Auto Show EVs: 1 Question

November 21, 2019 - 12:17 am

The 2019 LA Auto Show brought an array of electrified vehicles across luxury and non-luxury segments. We pose a question about each one in this photo essay.

Jacinda Ardern drives an all-electric car. Of course she does

November 21, 2019 - 12:13 am

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While Australia burns, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern quietly walks the talk on climate action, driving an all-electric Hyundai Ioniq.

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Tesla retains dominant share of EV sales as rivals drop further off the pace

November 21, 2019 - 12:02 am

Model Y. Source: Tesla

Tesla remains undisputed leader of EV sales in US for 2019, increasing its aggregate sales as some of the biggest car makers fall further off the pace.

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Big push to hit EVs with road tax “before they appear in every driveway”

November 20, 2019 - 11:41 pm

Infrastructure think tank demands immediate introduction of a 4c/km road use fee for EVs - but not hybrids - "before there is an EV in every driveway"

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Webasto Announces Modular Battery System for Commercial EV Applications

November 20, 2019 - 9:44 pm

Webasto has a new modular battery system for commercial and automotive electric vehicle applications as well as thermal management and charging solutions.