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Quick Charge Podcast: February 27, 2021

February 28, 2021 - 2:53 am

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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Rivian tests R1T electric pickup in sub-zero temperatures

February 27, 2021 - 4:34 pm

American EV automaker Rivian released test footage of its R1T pickup in temperatures below freezing on the frigid Minnesota – Ontario border. Rivian explains that its engineers bundled up and headed north to test and refine R1T vehicle dynamics and battery performance. Unfortunately for them, the tests were in a place where temperatures regularly drop below -30°F.

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba EV of the week: A $4,800 electric RV, with a small catch

February 27, 2021 - 11:00 am

It’s the classic American road trip: loading up the family in an RV and hitting the open road. Driving from sunrise to sunset as the miles and the sights pass by your window, your travel partner smiling in the passenger seat.

But imagine if you could trade those gas fill-ups along the way for the satisfaction of power from clean and silent electrons. It’s no dream, my friend! You might actually be able to make it a reality with the electric RV I found for this week’s entry in the Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week series. However, there’s a catch: You’ll probably have to leave extra travel companions at home in order to fit in this two seater, three-wheeled electric RV.

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Hilarious ‘Time To Buy An E-bike’ video will convince you to ride an electric bicycle

February 27, 2021 - 6:13 am

As electric bicycle sales have soared to record numbers lately, fewer people are needing much convincing to get out of a car and onto a fun, energy efficient e-bike. But for the few left scratching their heads and wondering what all the fuss is about, this video is for you.

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Podcast: Tesla Fremont factory situation, Hyundai Ioniq 5, WD ID.4, and more

February 26, 2021 - 8:34 pm

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the current situation at Tesla Fremont factory, Hyundai Ioniq 5, WD ID.4, and more.

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Lordstown Motors reveals Endurance race truck rendering for San Felipe 250

February 26, 2021 - 8:21 pm

After declaring entry into the San Felipe 250 race, Lordstown Motors revealed images of its Endurance truck. The beta race version of the automaker’s first electric pickup truck will hit the 290-mile loop this April. Full-fledged production of the consumer Endurance truck begins in fall.

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Green Deals: Illuminate your patio with four solar LED lights at $15 (50% off), more

February 26, 2021 - 6:06 pm

KBP TOPSTORE (99% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering a 4-pack of its Solar Outdoor Fence/Deck LED Lights for $14.99 Prime shipped with the code 50KBPLIGHT at checkout. This is down 50% from its list price and is the best available. you’ll find that these compact LED lights are perfect for placing along your deck, fence, or stairs to add a bit of illumination for walking around at night. Being solar-powered, there are no wires to run or batteries to change here, making install simple. Around six hours in the sun will yield between six to eight hours of light at night. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

Head below for more deals on HomeKit-enabled smart thermostats, solar-powered home security cameras, 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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How smart home energy monitors could avert huge bills

February 26, 2021 - 5:40 pm

During last week’s power crisis in Texas, prices surged to the market price cap of $9,000 per megawatt-hour for several days, resulting in some huge bills for a lot of homeowners. (To put that in perspective, the state’s seasonal average is $50 per megawatt-hour.) The entire US, not just Texas, has a lot of infrastructure work to do in order to avoid more power crises like this. But in the meantime, how can consumers protect themselves from exorbitant surprise power bills when extreme weather increasingly occurs?

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Rivian Adventure Network charging stations revealed with higher capacity than expected

February 26, 2021 - 4:49 pm

The specs of the Rivian Adventure Network, the electric pickup truck startup’s upcoming charging network, have been revealed with a higher capacity than expected.

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Victoria Greens want to reward EV owners with $10,000 ‘eco bonus’, rather than tax them

February 26, 2021 - 4:08 am

Victorian Greens transport spokesperson Sam Hibbins.

Victorian Greens propose $10,000 'eco bonus' for EV purchases, as a response to Labor's proposed tax on EV drivers.

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Mark Webber takes Porsche Taycan customers to race-track for an electric spin

February 26, 2021 - 3:51 am

F1 driver Mark Webber gives three lucky customers an early taste of what their soon-to-arrive Porsche Taycan electric cars can do.

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Global chip shortage catches up to Tesla, and batteries could be next

February 26, 2021 - 2:46 am

Source: Tesla

A shortage of semi-conductor chips is slowing car production across the world, and has now caught up with Tesla. Battery cell supplies could be the next challenge.

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Tiny new electric car beats Tesla Model 3, again, in China

February 26, 2021 - 1:43 am

New data shows China sales of the super cheap Wuling Hong Guang Mini almost doubled those of Telsa’s hugely popular Model 3 in January 2021.

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Electric vehicle charging won’t destroy the electricity grid

February 26, 2021 - 12:28 am

The Barnawatha site was one of the first opened by Chargefox. Source: Chargefox

Yes, there are some technical challenges with adding EVs to the grid, but they are surmountable problems that can be solved with existing technology and systems.

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Norwegian self-driving mini-bus pilot now open for passengers

February 25, 2021 - 4:38 am

Sself-driving company Sensible 4 says its self-driving mini-bus pilot in the small farming village of Gjesdal in Norway has opened for passengers.

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Meridian Energy to build EV charging network across New Zealand

February 25, 2021 - 4:37 am

New Zealand renewable electricity gen-tailer says it will install 200-plus DC EV chargers to reduce range anxiety and boost driver confidence in going electric.

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Five EV models offered as community bulk-buy proposal taken to Canberra

February 25, 2021 - 2:15 am

ikea canberra ev charging

The Good Car Company launches its next bulk buy round in Canberra, offering second-hand Nissan Leafs imported from Japan.

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Perth-based e-scooter maker Vmoto booms in Europe, but not Australia

February 25, 2021 - 2:10 am

The vast majority of scooters were sold in Europe, even though the company is Perth-based and bikes are made in China.

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U.S. Postal Service Awards Delivery Vehicle Contract to Oshkosh Defense

February 24, 2021 - 1:37 am

The contract, which calls for putting 50,000 to 165,000 Next Generation Delivery Vehicles into service over 10 years, includes electric powertrains as well as internal combustion engines.

Nikola to Start Building Fuel-Cell Cabover Prototypes

February 23, 2021 - 4:11 pm

Nikola said it will start building prototypes of its fuel-cell-electric cabover truck in the second quarter. When will it – and the FCEV sleeper-truck Nikola Two – hit the road?

Massachusetts EV Rebate Program to Include Public Fleet Trucks

February 17, 2021 - 4:34 pm

The program includes a $10 million commitment to fund light-, medium-, and heavy-duty battery electric vehicles.

State of the Fleet Industry: The Path to an Electrified Fleet Future

February 16, 2021 - 7:05 pm

Topics discussed include the double-digit percentage increase in the sale of EVs in CY-2020; a review of the Top 300 fleets committing to transition to all-EV fleets; a review of recently announced EV products by OEMs and FMC electrification initiative; and challenges and headwinds of operating an EV fleet.

GM's Refreshed 2022 Bolt EV Includes New SUV Variant

February 16, 2021 - 5:43 pm

The Bolt EUV will also be the first Chevrolet vehicle to offer the Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance system.

Understanding Effects of Payload and Towing on Commercial EV Range

February 16, 2021 - 6:32 am

As fleet operators adjust duty cycles for commercial electric vehicles, they must consider weight, vehicle modifications, environment, and EV-specific factors. How will published and projected specs compare to the real world?

GREEN Act Creates Credit for Heavy-Duty EVs, Extends EV Tax Credits

February 12, 2021 - 5:50 pm

The credit for zero-emission heavy-duty trucks and buses over 14,000 lbs. would equal 10% of the sales price. The credit would be a boon to buyers of electric trucks from new manufacturers.

The Audi A6 Sport Strikes the Right Balance for Corporate Fleets

February 8, 2021 - 8:00 am

The Model Year 2021 Audi A6 achieves a welcome mix of practical comforts and robust performance perfect for your corporate fleet program.

Workhorse Names VP of Commercial Development

February 4, 2021 - 5:45 am

He previously led business strategy, product expansion and partnerships for Ryder as the company’s senior director of advanced vehicle technology and energy products.