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Make way for the Eco-Beast

February 7th, 2020 at 12:33 pm » Comments Off

  Electric Hummers and Cybertrucks are just the beginning when it comes to sustainable trucks and S.U.V.s.  What would it take to unite this divided country? At this point, we seem to be down to one option: electric pickup trucks. Our future was teased in a 30-second General Motors ad featuring Lebron James during the […]



Electric cars will challenge state power grids

February 1st, 2020 at 1:53 pm » Comments Off

A Chevrolet Volt hybrid car connected to a charging station at a parking garage in Los Angeles. SEATTLE — When Seattle City Light unveiled five new electric vehicle charging stations last month in an industrial neighborhood south of downtown, the electric utility wasn’t just offering a new spot for drivers to fuel up. It also […]



Shanghai-built Tesla popular in China after new tax break

January 23rd, 2020 at 1:19 pm » Comments Off

Tesla stores across Shanghai have been crowded with customers after a new tax break earlier this month, with most orders coming for the most affordable electric vehicle, the Model 3 sedan built at the city’s Gigafactory. The Model 3 orders spiked amid a cooling electric vehicle market in China after authorities gave dozens of electric […]



VW unveils charging butler robot concept for electric cars

January 11th, 2020 at 2:12 am » Comments Off

Volkswagen has unveiled a new concept for a charging butler robot that can charge electric vehicles in a parking garage using mobile battery packs. The German automaker says that “mobile robots will charge electric vehicles completely autonomously in the future.” Mark Möller, Head of Development at Volkswagen Group Components, commented: “The mobile charging robot will […]



Electric-car battery prices dropped 13% in 2019, will reach $100/kwh in 2023

December 10th, 2019 at 4:06 pm » Comments Off

Tesla Model S lithium-ion battery pack in rolling chassis Although electric cars haven’t quite taken off in the 2010s the way some had anticipated, sheer economics are pointing to the 2020s as the time when EVs will find that market fever pitch. From 2010 to 2019, lithium-ion battery prices (when looking at the battery pack […]



Ford announces launch of largest electric vehicle charging network in the US

October 29th, 2019 at 2:42 pm » Comments Off

New York (CNN Business)Ford doesn’t currently offer any electric vehicles, but it announced Thursday that, once it does, it will offer the largest North American network of electric vehicle chargers of any automaker — including Tesla. Unlike Tesla, though, Ford didn’t build this charging network on its own. Working with EV charging companies Greenlots and […]



Motorway speed limits could rise to 80mph across the country – and it’s all thanks to electric cars

October 7th, 2019 at 12:44 pm » Comments Off

    SPEED limits on motorways across the country could be increased to 80mph, according to the transport secretary. Grant Shapps said he was “thinking about” increasing the speed limit following a surge in the number of eco-friendly vehicles on the road. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said he is considering raising the motorway speed limit […]



Tesla battery researcher unveils new cell that could last 1 million miles in ‘robot taxis’

September 15th, 2019 at 12:35 pm » Comments Off

Tesla’s battery research partner has released a new paper on a battery cell that could last over 1 million miles, which they say is going to be particularly useful in ‘robot taxis’ — something that Tesla wants to bring to market. When talking about the economics of Tesla’s future fleet of robotaxis at the Tesla […]



Lamborghini Sián: The world’s first supercapacitor-hybrid supercar

September 13th, 2019 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

Sensual curves meet jagged angles in the remarkable Sian, Lamborghini’s first hybrid and the first car in production history to use a supercapacitor hybrid system Lamborghini has chosen a radically different way of dipping its toe in the waters of hybridization with the announcement of its new Sián, which couples a screaming, naturally aspirated V12 […]



Chinese shadow growing longer over India’s electric-vehicle dream

August 19th, 2019 at 2:01 pm » Comments Off

India’s dream of getting more and more middle-class families to use electric vehicles (EVs) seems to be hinging to Beijing, which controls the supply of some key battery components. And this might well become another flashpoint in the volatile relations between India and China. With nations placing a strategic interest in controlling the supply chain, […]



Automakers run into collision with Centre’s electric vehicle plan

August 15th, 2019 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

Two- and three-wheeler manufacturers are stoutly resisting the government’s e-mobility plan. The government wants to ban internal combustion engine (ICE)-powered three- and two-wheelers (with an engine capacity of less than 150cc) by 2023 and 2025, respectively, and replace them with electric vehicles (EVs). With the meeting between the NITI Aayog and auto industry executives ending […]



Tesla pickup truck to be priced below $50,000, makes Ram seem puny

June 19th, 2019 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

  The target starting price is even lower. This is a real shocker. In fact, it’s a bit hard to believe. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the upcoming Tesla truck will have a target price of under $50,000. This seems an impossible figure given the fact that other Tesla products (aside from the Model […]



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