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VW launches ID.4 AWD Pro electric SUV in the US starting at just $36,175 with incentives

June 18, 2021 - 10:15 am

VW has now launched the ID.4 AWD Pro, the all-wheel-drive version of its new electric SUV, in the US and it is starting at just $36,175 with incentives.

It’s the least expensive all-wheel-drive electric car in the US.

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Super73 launches big update to its lowest cost electric bike with Super73-ZX

June 18, 2021 - 8:14 am

Super73 rolled out a pile of new electric bike models last year with several new high-end models. Now the company is focusing on the other end of its lineup with a big new update to the brands popular entry-level model. The result: the brand-new Super73-ZX electric bike.

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VW ID.4 to land as cheapest electric four-wheel drive SUV in US

June 18, 2021 - 4:44 am

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX. SourcE: VW

Volkswagen releases pricing for all-wheel-drive ID.4 AWD Pro in the US making it now the most affordable dual-motor electric SUV.

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VW leads incumbent switch to EVs, as Toyota lags due to hybrid focus

June 18, 2021 - 2:44 am

VW'a Zwickau factory is the home of the ID.3. Source: Volkswagen

Volvo and Volkswagen are the only carmakers on track to make a successful shift to EVs. Toyota branded a laggard for its focus on hybrids.

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First flight of Airspeeder EXA flying car heralds new future for racing

June 18, 2021 - 1:20 am

airspeeder exa flying car

Flying EXA Series electric racing car takes first publicised flight in South Australian desert ahead of planned racing series that will change the face of the sport.

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Taycan’s electric success rockets Porsche Australia to 50 pct EV sales in 2021

June 18, 2021 - 12:16 am

Porsche Taycan 4S

Porsche Australia boasts 50 per cent electric sales in its passenger car segment since the release of the Taycan. It's not hard to see why.

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Tesla is sticking with yoke steering wheel; Elon Musk says progressive steering is still years away

June 17, 2021 - 9:32 pm

Tesla is really betting on the yoke steering wheel, which is making some nervous with the Cybertruck and Roadster prototypes also featuring a similar wheel.

Elon Musk says that progressive steering, which would fix some of the steering wheel’s issues, is still a few years away.

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Quick Charge Podcast: June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021 - 9:07 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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$4,700 electric car! Would you buy Wuling’s Mini EV?

June 17, 2021 - 9:02 pm

Is the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV the most exciting electric car on the market? Probably not. But what is it about this little box on wheels that has led to it outselling Tesla?

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Formula E races at new Puebla track this weekend after an excellent Monaco ePrix

June 17, 2021 - 8:30 pm

After a few weeks off, Formula E is back with a doubleheader in Mexico. This time, we’ve moved from Mexico City’s Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez to nearby Puebla and the Autodromo Miguel E. Abed.

The race comes after a truly excellent Monaco ePrix, the first time Formula E has raced on the full historic Monaco circuit and one of the better races the track has ever produced.

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Tesla has reduced the energy capacity of the battery pack in the new Model S

June 17, 2021 - 5:21 pm

Tesla has confirmed that it has reduced the energy capacity of the new battery pack in the new Model S.

Still, it has increased range over the previous model. It’s all about the efficiency.

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Cut fossil fuels – electric lawn tools from $100 + Tesla gear/ebike sales in new Green Deals

June 17, 2021 - 5:04 pm

We’ve got quite a few new green deals for you to browse through today. From deals on budget-focused electric lawn tools to LED light bulbs, smart thermostats, and much more, there’s plenty of ways to save. Plus, we’ll take a deeper dive into how switching out your old incandescent or CFL bulbs for newer LEDs can save in more ways than one. We also have a wide selection of Tesla and ebike deals today, 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 Tesla accessories.

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Florida Power & Light blows up its last coal plant, will replace with solar

June 17, 2021 - 4:56 pm

Florida Power & Light (FPL) yesterday demolished its last coal-fired plant, the Indiantown Cogeneration Plant in Martin County, east of the Everglades. And right before the plant imploded, FPL CEO Eric Silagy announced that the utility will build a solar center near the site.

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Ford Acquires Electriphi To Provide Charging, Energy Management

June 17, 2021 - 4:34 pm

The OEM plans to integrate Electriphi’s capabilities with Ford Pro services to develop advanced charging and energy management experiences for commercial customers.

GM to spend massive $US35 billion on EV and autonomous driving by 2025

June 17, 2021 - 6:13 am

The Bolt EV. Source: GM

GM to spend $US35 billion by 2025 boosting its EV and autonomous driving business - probably because it needs to.

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Queensland to add 18 new EV chargers to take ‘electric super highway’ inland

June 17, 2021 - 4:00 am

Cairns charge point launch for the Queensland Electric Super Highway. Source: Tritium

Queensland to extend its 'Electric Super Highway' with the addition of 18 new fast-chargers.

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Jaguar announces hydrogen-powered Land Rover Defender prototype

June 17, 2021 - 2:46 am

Jaguar to develop a hydrogen fuel cell version of its Land Rover Defender.

The post Jaguar announces hydrogen-powered Land Rover Defender prototype appeared first on The Driven.

Polestar gives early reveal of new electric SUV to be manufactured in US

June 17, 2021 - 2:44 am

Polestar give teaser image of new electric SUV which is to be built at the Volvo factory in the US.

The post Polestar gives early reveal of new electric SUV to be manufactured in US appeared first on The Driven.

Electric conversions: Classic Mini can now go electric at a reasonable price

June 17, 2021 - 1:58 am

The classic Mini can now be converted to electric at a reasonable price.

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Battle Motors, PositivEnergy Partner to Install Charging Stations

June 16, 2021 - 7:01 pm

The companies will install charging stations at municipal accounts across North America.

Top Execs At Lordstown Motors Resign

June 14, 2021 - 10:40 pm

The departures follow financial and production challenges in a more competitive and growing market for electric pickup trucks.

Lordstown: Active Conversations to Raise Capital to Continue Operations

June 10, 2021 - 2:27 am

A day after filing an amended 10-K that casts doubt on the electric-truck maker’s survival into 2022, the company said it has “multiple avenues to raise capital."

Consumers Energy Program to Help Michigan Businesses Transition to EVs

June 9, 2021 - 4:37 pm

Through PowerMIFleet, Consumers Energy will provide expertise and consultation services to Michigan businesses, governments, and school systems.

Charging into Medium-Duty Electric Vehicles

June 8, 2021 - 7:46 pm

As more electric trucks emerge, fleet managers need to improve their understanding of what it will take to procure, maintain, and charge them efficiently.

Port of Los Angeles To Test Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks

June 8, 2021 - 7:39 pm

The Port of Los Angeles’ Shore-to-Store pilot demonstration will assess the operational and technical feasibility of hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric trucks in a heavy-duty setting.

TCO Deep Dive: Do Teslas Pencil Out as Police Cruisers?

June 8, 2021 - 6:06 pm

The police department in Westport, Conn. fleeted a Tesla Model 3 fully tricked out for law enforcement. This analysis breaks down costs — including patrol car-specific customizations — compared to the department's mainstay SUV model.

DOE Initiatives Aim to Accelerate Lithium-Battery, Clean-Hydrogen Technologies

June 8, 2021 - 5:51 pm

The U.S. Department of Energy announced initiatives designed to address potential challenges to zero-emissions vehicles – battery materials and technologies, and affordable clean hydrogen.