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Tesla Model S Plaid prototype with insane retractable spoiler spotted on race track

May 16, 2021 - 1:05 am

A Tesla Model S Plaid (or maybe even Plaid+) prototype with an insane retractable spoiler has been spotted on the Laguna Seca race track – trying to beat some record.

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Quick Charge Podcast: May 15, 2021

May 15, 2021 - 11:08 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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Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: Your own electric submarine

May 15, 2021 - 11:00 am

Every week I put on my journalistic scuba gear and dive to the bottom of the abandoned strip-mine-turned-reservoir that is the Alibaba electric vehicle catalogue in order to find the most audacious EVs available. Most of the time I’m so enthralled by the craziness of what I find that I have to resist the urge to pull out my credit card. This time I can safely say that I will absolutely not be buying this week’s feature. Because even as cool as it is that you can buy your own electric submarine on Alibaba, I very much value my life above the surface.

But this electric submarine is still awesome enough and weird enough to land it a coveted spot as this week’s Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week.

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Podcast: Tesla on Bitcoin, Ford F150 Lightning, Mercedes-Benz EQT, and more

May 14, 2021 - 7:36 pm

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla cooling down on Bitcoin, Ford talking F150 Lightning, Mercedes-Benz unveiling EQT, and more.

Thank you to Volkswagen’s new ID.4 for sponsoring today’s show!

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Bitcoin mining operation criticized by Musk will go carbon neutral

May 14, 2021 - 7:00 pm

Elon Musk announced this week that Tesla would pause accepting Bitcoin for Tesla purchases, citing the cryptocurrency’s energy usage. He also specifically criticized one fossil fuel power plant in New York, which as Arstechnica reported, was revived to mine Bitcoin. Now the firm behind that plant, Greenidge, is already making moves.

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Tesla Cybertruck spotted at Gigafactory Texas makes people wonder if it’s a new one

May 14, 2021 - 6:42 pm

A Tesla Cybertruck prototype was spotted at Gigafactory Texas, and it’s making people wonder if it could finally be a new prototype.

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Tesla launches its electric cars in Hungary and Romania

May 14, 2021 - 5:19 pm

Tesla is starting to further expand in eastern central Europe by making its electric cars available to order in Hungary and Romania.

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Green Deals: Hover-1’s Blackhawk electric scooter goes nearly 19 MPH at a low of $450, more

May 14, 2021 - 4:47 pm

Today only, as part of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy is offering the Hover-1 Blackhawk Electric Kick Scooter for $449.99 shipped. For comparison, it normally goes for $600 and today’s deal marks the first price drop that we’ve tracked since launch. Hover-1’s Blackhawk scooter offers a 3-second “fast-folding design” that makes it super simple to collapse it for carrying it on a bus, train, subway, or just up the steps to your home. With a 350W brushless motor, it can propel you at up to 18.6 MPH for upwards of 26 miles before it’s time to recharge. Plus, since it’s IP54 water-resistant, you can even ride it in the rain without worrying about damage. Ratings are still rolling in here, but Hover-1 is well-reviewed overall.

Head below for more deals on Segway’s Ninebot Electric Scooters, HomeKit-enabled smart home gear, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best Tesla accessories.

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Fisker and Foxconn’s ‘Project PEAR’ EV gets optimistic $30,000 price tag

May 14, 2021 - 4:24 pm

Fisker Inc. has offered an update to its recently announced deal with Foxconn to develop an affordable EV together. Although the original news surfaced months ago, Fisker and Foxconn have now shared that they anticipate this EV to cost under $30,000 before tax incentives.

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Plugged In: Politics, new charging systems, and a rush to EV subsidies

May 14, 2021 - 4:25 am

In Australia this week there was more controversy over road user chargers, some new players in the EV charging space, and a rush for the first subsidy.

The post Plugged In: Politics, new charging systems, and a rush to EV subsidies appeared first on The Driven.

Wanted by mining giants: A 500-tonne electric haul truck that is easily charged

May 14, 2021 - 3:45 am

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Mining giants BHP, Rio and Vale launch challenge to accelerate electrification of mining industry to slash emissions and make industry safer and more productive.

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Europe’s lost decade: About the importance of interim targets

May 14, 2021 - 3:35 am

Without strengthened interim targets for 2025 to 2029, the European Union risks losing its leading role in the uptake of electric vehicles.

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Australian driving team breaks hydrogen vehicle distance record in Nexo

May 14, 2021 - 3:31 am

Australian Hyundai Nexo breaks world distance record. Source: Hyundai

Australian Brendan Reeves breaks distance record for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle on a single tank, driving an average of 66.9km/hr from Melbourne to Broken Hill in a Hyundai Nexo.

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Why we should use electric rather than hydrogen cars

May 13, 2021 - 10:44 pm

Hydrogen cars use at least twice as much electricity per kilometre than plug in battery electric vehicles.

The post Why we should use electric rather than hydrogen cars appeared first on The Driven.

“Gigantic”: Elon Musk updates Tesla FSD latest and subscription release

May 13, 2021 - 4:06 am

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Musk updates timeline for release of next version of its full self-driving (FSD) beta software as well as planned FSD subscription model, but is it still just Elon time?

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ACT minister hits out at states planning “extraordinary” taxes on electric vehicles

May 13, 2021 - 2:25 am

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ACT energy minister hit out at "extraordinary" plans to introduce EV taxes, says now is the time to back zero emissions vehicles.

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Tesla drops Bitcoin as payment for EVs as carbon concerns drive home

May 13, 2021 - 2:22 am

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Tesla will no longer accept payment for its electric cars using Bitcoin, citing concerns about carbon emissions associated with Bitcoin mining.

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Mini promises an electric convertible by 2025

May 13, 2021 - 2:18 am

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Mini promises an electric convertible by 2025.

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