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ChargePoint Raises $127 Million to Fund Fleet EV Charging

August 6, 2020 - 3:43 pm

ChargePoint will use the latest funding to expand its commercial and fleet portfolio in North America and Europe and continue to scale policy, marketing and sales efforts.

Tesla powertrain turns Johnny Cash’s Rolls-Royce into unique EV with 200 miles of range

August 6, 2020 - 2:42 pm

A Tesla powertrain, along with several other Tesla parts, were used to turn Johnny Cash’s Rolls-Royce into a unique electric car with 200 miles of range.

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EGEB: Illinois launches a new 200 MW wind farm

August 6, 2020 - 2:35 pm

  • EDP Renewables’ Harvest Ridge wind farm in Douglas County, Illinois, is now operational.
  • US appeals court allows the Dakota Access Pipeline to stay open.
  • Global EV charging network ChargePoint secures an additional $127 million in funding.
  • Arcadia Power is committed to making clean energy work for the planet and your bank account — all without changing your utility company. Sign up to receive your $20 Amazon Gift Card.

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Origin rolls out 150 EV smart chargers to customers in trial of future grid

August 6, 2020 - 2:01 pm

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Origin Energy gets ARENA support for 'smart charger' trial, to allow energy companies to remotely monitor and optimise EV charging.

The post Origin rolls out 150 EV smart chargers to customers in trial of future grid appeared first on The Driven.

Honda’s car trunk-sized Motocompo gas scooter may be going electric

August 6, 2020 - 1:03 pm

Remember that cute little Honda Motocompo from the 1980s? Well, it might be coming back, but this time it would be electric.

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Tesla launches its own car wrap service

August 6, 2020 - 9:03 am

Tesla has launched its own car wrap service through delivery centers starting with five cities in China. Could it be introduced in other markets?

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Rivian proves that for a true off-road adventure, you should take an EV!

August 6, 2020 - 3:55 am

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For more than a year, pre-production versions of Rivian electric utes have been put through their paces in some of the world’s harshest environments.

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Daimler makes plans with CATL for 700km electric Mercedes

August 6, 2020 - 3:44 am

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Daimler strengthens partnership with Chinese battery maker CATL with plans to launch Mercedes-Benz EQS in 2021 with more than 700km driving range.

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Which cars does Whatcar? say are the best electric cars?

August 6, 2020 - 3:43 am

The e-Niro (not to full UK specification). Source: Kia

UK's Whatcar? has announced the winners of its very first electric car awards, five of which you can buy right now in Australia.

The post Which cars does Whatcar? say are the best electric cars? appeared first on The Driven.

Joe Biden says electric cars are future of auto industry, and Corvette Stingrays

August 6, 2020 - 2:13 am

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Biden says EVs are future for US auto industry, and the Corvette Stringray-driving presidential candidate hopes to drive an electric version of his favourite car.

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Applications for German government’s electric vehicle bonus soar to record level

August 6, 2020 - 2:08 am

Number of applications for Germany's e-car purchase premium reach record level.

The post Applications for German government’s electric vehicle bonus soar to record level appeared first on The Driven.

ACT government’s 20-vehicle hydrogen fleet grounded due to Covid difficulties

August 6, 2020 - 2:07 am

Covid-19 movement restrictions delays deployment of ACT's new 20-strong hydrogen fuel cell car fleet.

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Audi e-tron 2021 electric SUV gets $9,000 price cut and 18 more miles of range

August 5, 2020 - 8:18 pm

Audi announced the details of its 2021 e-tron electric SUV lineup, and they’re introducing significant price cuts of up to $9,000.

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Quick Charge Podcast: August 5, 2020

August 5, 2020 - 8:04 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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Half of Fleet Decision Makers are EV Shopping

August 5, 2020 - 5:39 pm

Over half of commercial and fleet vehicle decision makers are actively shopping for electric vehicles, according to Escalent, a human behavior and analytics firm.

The TVA is going green. Is Trump taking revenge?

August 5, 2020 - 5:25 pm

In its first corporate sustainability report, the federally owned utility Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) says it’s on track to reduce emissions by 70% below 2005 levels by 2030.

But on Monday, Donald Trump fired two members of its board of directors, including its chair, on the grounds that it’s hiring low-cost foreign labor. The TVA says that’s not true. So what’s really going on?

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Get two Meross HomeKit Smart Plugs for $17.50, more in today’s Green Deals

August 5, 2020 - 5:10 pm

Meross Direct via Amazon offers a 2-pack of its HomeKit Smart Plugs for $17.50 Prime shipped when promo code MKVB26VJ is applied and the on-page coupon is clipped. As a comparison, you’d typically pay $25 for this bundle. You’ll be able to count on HomeKit compatibility here, making it arguably the most affordable way to leverage Siri control on the market today. That’s on top of support for Alexa, Google Assistant, and more. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Head below for more deals on solar lights, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals.

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Yamaha releases prices/specs for its futuristic new full-suspension electric bikes

August 5, 2020 - 4:00 pm

Yamaha recently announced its first ever full-suspension electric mountain bikes, each of which comes with a novel frame design.

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EV incentives needed to meet voluntary auto emissions standards

August 5, 2020 - 4:58 am

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Even Australia's weak voluntary auto emissions targets will require the federal government to change its stance on incentivising electric vehicle uptake, says expert.

The post EV incentives needed to meet voluntary auto emissions standards appeared first on The Driven.

Will Elon Musk’s “kick ass” Tesla Cybertruck ever come to Australia?

August 5, 2020 - 4:11 am

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Musk says the Cybertruck was made as a "North American ass-kicker". Does this mean it won't come to Australia?

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Lordstown Motors Corp. to List on NASDAQ

August 4, 2020 - 4:27 pm

Lordstown will list on NASDAQ through a merger with DiamondPeak Holdings Corp. The EV maker has received more than 27,000 pre-orders for its Endurance electric pickup, primarily from commercial fleet customers.

GM, EVgo to Add 2.7K Chargers Across the US

August 3, 2020 - 3:08 pm

In their continued commitment to reaching a zero-emissions future, the new EVgo fast chargers will be powered by 100% renewable energy.

Battery-Electric Freightliner Innovation Fleet Logs 300K Miles

July 31, 2020 - 6:05 pm

Freightliner's Innovation Fleet, a 30-vehicle fleet of battery electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks, has accumulated more than 300,000 miles in real-world use by customers.

Lordstown Debuts Electric Endurance “Tough Truck” Video

July 30, 2020 - 6:48 pm

Reminiscent of the classic Americana commercial spots the Detroit 3 have used for its pickups, the Lordstown Motors video shows the electric Endurance pickup performing work duties “in the wild.”

Penske Deploys Heavy-Duty Battery-Electric Truck with Core-Mark

July 30, 2020 - 4:36 pm

The Class 8 electric vehicle is domiciled at Penske's Ontario, California, facility and is being used by Core-Mark to haul between 13,000 to 18,000 pounds of food and beverages to convenience stores.

Lightning Energy to Provide Charging Services to Fleets

July 29, 2020 - 3:58 pm

Lightning Systems, a developer and manufacturer of zero-emission commercial electric vehicles, announced the launch of Lightning Energy, a new division that offers charging technologies and services to commercial and government fleets.

Neste Opens Four California Renewable Diesel Fueling Stations

July 28, 2020 - 3:30 pm

Neste, a producer of renewable diesel, opened four new fueling stations in northern and central California.