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Quick Charge Podcast: May 28, 2022

May 29, 2022 - 1:22 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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Tesla quietly slashes referral program reward for solar roof

May 28, 2022 - 4:54 pm

Tesla has updated its referral program reward for solar roof installations to reduce it from $500 to $300 per referred installation.

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: $500 Three-wheeled electric motorcycle

May 28, 2022 - 11:45 am

Mother Nature may be beautiful, powerful, and mystifying, but it’s Father Time who eventually catches up with all of us. We start out young and eager on our cute little red tricycles, our parents giving us an early push. We grow into kids on our first real bike, then progress towards power as we mount our first motorcycle. The years pass as we hop from bike to bike, invariably chasing just a bit more power or speed. The horsepower grows. The torque climbs higher. The sun ages our leather riding gloves until the lines begin to match those on our faces.

And one day, without fail, Father Time catches us all. We end up right back on a trike, savoring the stability of three wheels to give our old, broken bodies one last wind-in-our-faces highway thrill. But if your social security hasn’t been as good to you as you had hoped, it might be time to give up the dream of a brand new chromed-out Harley Tri-Glide and instead look at something more like a $500 Chinese electric trike. And boy, do I have just the trike for you!

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US, UK, other G7 countries to ‘predominantly decarbonize electricity sectors by 2035’

May 27, 2022 - 10:31 pm

The G7, made up of the world’s largest economies, today agreed to “predominantly decarbonized electricity sectors by 2035.” The G7 also agreed to end government financing for international coal-fired power generation and speed up the phase-out of unabated coal plants by 2035.

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NIO reportedly recruiting positions to build a US manufacturing plant

May 27, 2022 - 7:32 pm

According to a report out of China, EV automaker NIO is hiring a number of positions related to manufacturing vehicles in the US. The recruitment descriptions suggest the Chinese automaker intends to begin planning and erecting EV production facilities on US soil that may begin with either complete knock down (CKD) or semi-knock down (SKD) assembly methods.

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Podcast: Tesla 100-year battery, software update, first Ford F-150 Lightning deliveries, and more

May 27, 2022 - 7:30 pm

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discussed the newly published research on Tesla’s 100-year battery, a new Tesla software update, the first Ford F-150 Lightning deliveries, and more.

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Review: Luna Eclipse full-suspension fat tire foldable BMX e-bike, somehow priced under $1,400

May 27, 2022 - 6:58 pm

….that pedals smoother than most acoustic bikes up to 25mph.

I’ve spent the last few weeks with Luna’s new $1395 Eclipse folding fat tire e-bike. It is unlike any other e-bike on the market, and yet I can recommend it enthusiastically for a big swath of the foldable fat tire e-bike market. And even some general e-bikers. Here’s why:

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Hover-1 Alpha refurb. electric scooter can climb hills at $200, more in New Green Deals

May 27, 2022 - 6:48 pm

If you’re tired of sitting in traffic on the way to or from work, leave that all behind when you opt instead for an electric scooter. Hover-1’s Alpha model can travel up to 18 MPH and can even climb hills up to 15-degrees too. Plus, it’s on sale for just $200 refurbished, which is at least $160 below its normal going rate. 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 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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Rivian loses head of manufacturing engineering, reorganizes leadership

May 27, 2022 - 5:03 pm

Rivian is losing its head of manufacturing engineering at a critical time. The company is trying to sustainably ramp up the production of its R1T electric pickup truck as it reorganizes its leadership.

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Australians show strong support for switch to locally made electric buses

May 27, 2022 - 4:56 am

New polling shows Australian's want locally made electric buses. (Photo Credit: Michael Mazengarb).

New research shows a vast majority of Australians support switching public transport networks to locally made electric buses.

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Tesla Model 3 sales in Australia dominated by nickel-free LFP battery packs

May 27, 2022 - 4:36 am

White Tesla Charging

With over 4,400 new Tesla Model 3s sold in Australia, new data provides an insight into preferred variants and battery packs.

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Mercedes Formula E team unveils high-tech electric bike collection

May 26, 2022 - 10:56 pm

mercedes electric bike

Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team launches collection of high-performance electric bicycles that it hopes will stand out as some of the most sophisticated on the market.

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“Tally ho!” First all-electric Mokes roll off production line in UK

May 26, 2022 - 10:33 pm

electric moke plugged in

Deliveries of the new all-electric Moke, manufactured in the UK, will hit British roads in time for a “glorious summer of open air motoring.”

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“I am going camping:” Ford delivers first electric F-150 Lightning ute to US customer

May 26, 2022 - 10:30 pm

Ford delivers its first electric ute, the F-150, to a customer, who promptly announces he is going to take it camping, presumably to "ruin the weekend."

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 RWD review: The thoughtful addition to “space age” design

May 26, 2022 - 9:02 pm

Hyundai Ioniq 5. Image: Bridie Schmidt

The Driven reviews Hyundai's first ground-up electric car and discovers why the car maker is having no trouble selling the Ioniq 5.

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EV uptake more than doubles in England’s north, boosted by green jobs

May 26, 2022 - 2:57 pm

An electric vehicle charging in Russell Square, London. Source: Wikicommons/Philafrenzy

New statistics show electric vehicle registration numbers more than doubled in some parts of the UK in 2021, driven by government policies.

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Affordable electric vehicles become a rarity again as EV demand spikes, supply shrinks

May 26, 2022 - 2:03 am

The 2022 MG ZS EV. LHD model shown. Source: MG

Are there any affordable EVs around for prospective family car buyers any more?

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All-electric Kia EV6 awarded five star ANCAP rating

May 26, 2022 - 1:57 am

ev6 crash test

Kia's pure electric EV6 secures five star rating from Australian auto safety testing firm ANCAP.

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