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German car rental giant to offer 65 EVs in Australia deal with NRMA

December 7, 2021 - 2:15 am

German car rental hire company Sixt is offering 40 all-electric MG ZS EVs and 25 Tesla Model 3s as part of a new deal with NRMA.

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All-electric Sydney to Canberra flights to start in 2022, in Barrier Reef by 2026

December 7, 2021 - 12:57 am

Source: Eve Urban Air Mobillity

All-electric flights from Sydney to Canberra could start from second half of 2022, and over Great Barrier Reef by 2026, under deals struck with Brazilian company.

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Toyota partners with BYD to build “electric Corolla”, and low cost EVs

December 7, 2021 - 12:48 am

Toyota recently unveiled a hybrid Corolla Cross SUV that will reach Australia in the second half of 2022. Source: Toyota

Toyota reportedly will partner with Chinese auto giant BYD to develop an EV similar to Corolla for a 2022 launch using BYD's Blade battery.

The post Toyota partners with BYD to build “electric Corolla”, and low cost EVs appeared first on The Driven.

Arrival to build high-voltage battery plant in North Carolina capable of 350k modules a year

December 6, 2021 - 8:43 pm

EV automaker Arrival has announced plans to build a $11.5 million High Voltage Battery Module (HVBM) assembly plant in Charlotte, North Carolina. The new battery facility will add 150 jobs and join two Arrival facilities already established in the US city.

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The post Arrival to build high-voltage battery plant in North Carolina capable of 350k modules a year appeared first on Electrek.

Australia Post goes electric, just in time for Christmas deliveries

December 6, 2021 - 8:25 pm

australia post electric fuso trucks

Australia Post welcomes first of 20 electric trucks to national delivery fleet, just in time to begin Christmas parcels to customers across Melbourne.

The post Australia Post goes electric, just in time for Christmas deliveries appeared first on The Driven.

Toyota to build battery factory for electric vehicles in North Carolina

December 6, 2021 - 8:05 pm

Toyota is planning to build a battery factory to support electric vehicle production in North Carolina.

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The post Toyota to build battery factory for electric vehicles in North Carolina appeared first on Electrek.

Lucid subpoenaed by SEC concerning SPAC merger with CCIV

December 6, 2021 - 7:52 pm

Regulators from the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) have requested documents from Lucid Group Inc. relating to the investigation of its SPAC merger with Churchill Capital Corp. IV (CCIV) earlier this year.

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The post Lucid subpoenaed by SEC concerning SPAC merger with CCIV appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Powerpacks power new comunity microgrid pilot project in Canada

December 6, 2021 - 6:10 pm

Tesla has deployed a new Powerpack system in Pickering, Ontario to power a new community microgrid pilot project.

If successful, it could lead to more microgrids in Canada.

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The post Tesla Powerpacks power new comunity microgrid pilot project in Canada appeared first on Electrek.

SWFT FLEET e-bike delivers over 37 miles of range per charge at $750, more in New Green Deals

December 6, 2021 - 6:07 pm

Though it might be colder outside, it’s never a bad idea to invest in greener transportation methods. SWFT’s latest FLEET e-bike deal sports an impressive over 37 mile range with a single charge, allowing you to easily travel to and from work without having to plug in. On top of that, it’s currently available at an all-time low of $750, saving you $250 from its normal going rate. You’ll also find discounts on electric lawn mowers and much more below, as well. We also have a wide selection of Tesla, Greenworks, and other e-bike discounts in today’s New Green Deals, so you won’t want to miss that either.

Head below for other New Green Deals that we’ve found today, more on why going electric for your yard tools like the mower on sale is important, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best deals on Tesla accessories.

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Scientists develop a less-flammable lithium-ion battery that uses water

December 6, 2021 - 4:46 pm

Researchers have developed a prototype lithium-ion battery that uses water as an electrolytic solution. The water replaces a flammable organic solvent.

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Tesla is under SEC investigation over how it handled fire risk with its solar power systems

December 6, 2021 - 3:39 pm

Tesla is being investigated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over how it handled and possibly failed to properly disclose to investors previously reported fire risks with its solar power systems.

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The post Tesla is under SEC investigation over how it handled fire risk with its solar power systems appeared first on Electrek.

Phase 3 of the world’s largest offshore wind farm moves forward

December 6, 2021 - 3:34 pm

British utility SSE and Norwegian energy giant Equinor announced late last week that they have secured financing to proceed with the construction of the $3.98 billion Dogger Bank C offshore wind farm off England’s northeast coast.

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The post Phase 3 of the world’s largest offshore wind farm moves forward appeared first on Electrek.

Low-cost SONDORS Metacycle e-motorcycle gets (another) delivery delay, updates design images

December 6, 2021 - 1:44 pm

The low-cost 80 mph (130 km/h) SONDORS Metacycle may be one of the most highly anticipated electric motorcycles of the year, but that huge spotlight also shines a light on controversies surrounding its delayed production.

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The post Low-cost SONDORS Metacycle e-motorcycle gets (another) delivery delay, updates design images appeared first on Electrek.

ACT opens up zero interest loans to buyers of new and used electric vehicles

December 6, 2021 - 4:02 am

Cathcart's BMW i3 and rooftop solar system. Courtesy Chris Cathcart

ACT opens its interest-free loans to buyers of new and used electric vehicles, adding to its stamp duty waiver and free registration.

The post ACT opens up zero interest loans to buyers of new and used electric vehicles appeared first on The Driven.

Nine out of 10 new car sales will be electric in 2030, under Labor plan

December 6, 2021 - 3:09 am

Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese, Chris Bowen and Ed Husic visiting a Nissan Leaf electric car dealer

Labor has doubled down on its EV forecasts, now assuming that nine out of 10 vehicles sold in 2030 will be electric. This is how it says it could happen.

The post Nine out of 10 new car sales will be electric in 2030, under Labor plan appeared first on The Driven.

Fonz Moto makes and sells 100 e-bikes from micro factory, despite lockdown

December 6, 2021 - 2:37 am

Fonz nkd

Electric motorbike maker Fonz Moto shrugs off pandemic blues to celebrate milestone making and selling 100 of its NKD electric motorbikes.

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Daimler commits $A97 billion to go all electric by 2030

December 6, 2021 - 1:50 am

The EQS all-electric luxury sedan. Source: Mercedes-Benz

German auto kingpin Daimler to commit 60 billion euros to “become fully electric before the end of the decade - wherever market conditions permit.”

The post Daimler commits $A97 billion to go all electric by 2030 appeared first on The Driven.

Living with an MG ZS EV: Short range? No problem

December 6, 2021 - 12:54 am

The MG ZS EV testing in Sydney. Credit: Will Deasy

Krystal Li recently bought an electric MG. Switching to electric is like going from an abacus to a calculator. It’s easy. Just push the buttons.

The post Living with an MG ZS EV: Short range? No problem appeared first on The Driven.