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London: More Than 50,000 EV Charging Points By 2025 As early as next year, the City of London aims to install 300-400 fast charge points, and by 2025 the number of rapid chargers is aimed to increase to between 2,300 to 4,100. Another mix of slow to fast EV charging points are aimed to grow from 3,400-4,700 in 2020 to 33,700-47,500 by the year 2025.
Lucid Begins Work On Factory In Arizona Lucid is one company that would be happy to eat the lunch of the major manufacturers who can't be bothered to make electric cars. This week, it finally broke ground on its factory in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Survey Finds Strong Support For Electric Cars In USA A survey conducted by the Union of Concerned Scientists and Consumer Reports finds strong interest from Americans all across the country in electric cars. The EV revolution took another step forward this week as Lucid Motors broke ground on its factory in Arizona.
Electric vehicle owners still waiting for spark in WA "We cannot fathom that the state government isn't setting aside $10 or $20 million to have DC fast chargers installed in every town in WA, setting us up for the next decade of EV growth," he said. "That's like a rounding error on the state's roads budget.
Why Are Traffic Lights Not Synchronized In Many Cities? Why are not all cities invested in synchronizing their traffic lights to save fuel since its an easy lever to pull?
Tesla updates map of upcoming Supercharger stations - showing where it's going next Over the last few years, Tesla has made several grand promises about expanding the Supercharger network, but it has been falling short. The delay appeared to be at least partly related to the deployment of the new generation of the Supercharger technology, Supercharger V3, which itself saw several delays since last summer.
ZF Introduces 2-Speed Drive For EVs To Boost Electric Range ZF presents its new 140 kW 2-speed drive unit for electric cars, which consists of an electric motor, 2-speed transmission and power electronics - all integrated into a compact drive unit. The idea of having two speeds is to make the drive more efficient as well as to offer high torque with a high top speed.
The Lotus Evija Is The World's First Pure Electric British Supercar July 19th, 2019 by Kyle Field. The blast of air was almost imperceptible as the grey streak sped past. A remnant of its silhouette was all that remained as bystanders attempted to reconstruct a complete image of the car, but their efforts were in vain.
EVs Define Oliver Zipse As BMW's New CEO: Catch Up With Tesla Or Else Zipse will become CEO on August 16. He has started his career at BMW as a trainee in 1991 and was the man behind establishing what the carmaker calls "efficient production network" in key plants, such as the ones the company has in Hungary, China and in the US.
European Airlines Brawl Over Carbon Emissions July 19th, 2019 by Steve Hanley. Let's face it. Flying is a dreadful idea if the objective is to lower total global carbon emissions.
What The Heck Is MPGe? And Why Is Electric Car MPGe So High? Electric vehicles offer large cost savings over traditional gasoline-burning vehicles. That's simply because electric vehicles use electricity as fuel instead of gasoline. Electricity is much cheaper than gasoline, making it much cheaper to recharge a car than to refill a car.
Podcast: Tesla updates pricing and options, new Supercharger V3, Tesla Roadster, and more The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.
Tesla Model S Owner's Account Of 213,000 Miles To Date That's a Tesla Model S P85. Next in line is a Model S 90D with 450,000. The 2014 Model S in the video above doesn't have nearly as many miles. Its 212,725 miles would put it at number 26 on the above list. Still, it's not a spring chicken.
World's longest electric road trip ends in New Zealand A Dutch sustainability advocate completed the longest ever journey in an electric vehicle in New Zealand on Friday after a three-year drive that took him through more than 30 countries.
The €37,000 question: would I really buy this eNiro electric car? 65kw battery pack; claimed range 455km. Medium range €33,495; Long-range tested: €37,495; €120 tax.
Toyota Upgrades Prius Plug-in Hybrid In Europe To A 5-Seater The European division of Toyota announced today that the 2019 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid has improved the passenger capacity from 4 to 5 seats. The 5th seat was announced in the U.S. earlier this year. The other changes are improved interior, new exterior color metallic black color' galaxy black' and new 17'' alloy wheels:.
The big obstacle on global auto industry's road to an electric future Cutting the cost of batteries is arguably the industry's most urgent challenge. They account for a huge chunk of the cost of an electric car-between 35% and 45%, according to McKinsey.
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WORX Cordless Electric Leaf Blower is $60, more in today's best Green Deals The official WORX eBay store offers its WG546 certified refurbished 20V Cordless Leaf Blower with a batteries and charger for $59.99 shipped. That's a $23 savings from Amazon in new condition and the best available. Leaves will soon be falling before we know it, so you might as well invest in a new blower.
Audi uses Tesla Supercharger stations to advertise e-tron electric SUV - smart or dumb? After launching the e-tron electric SUV last year, Audi had some difficulties bringing the car to production. They had some software issues that delayed the rollout in Europe and the US. Audi ended up having to recall some e-tron SUVs over a battery pack issue.
Nobe 100 EV Is Literally Climbing The Walls For Support The company has revealed a new system that allows the car to be parked on walls with the help of rails. But there is no information whatsoever on how it works. As there is no info on why Nobe is seeking precisely US$ 100,000 in its crowdfunding campaign.
Breaking: Toyota & BYD To Jointly Develop EVs & Batteries In New Deal BYD and Toyota announced this morning that the two industry powerhouses have entered into an agreement that will see them partnering on the development of electric vehicle batteries.
MINI might revive the Rocketman concept as an electric car One of the best MINI concepts of the last decade was the 2011 MINI Rocketman, a stylish urban-based concept. Over the years, there were several rumors that the Rocketman will enter production, but none of those rumors came to fruition. Until now, or at least that's Autocar UK claims in their latest report.
BYD, Toyota to jointly develop electric vehicles for Chinese market Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD and Japanese car giant Toyota have signed an agreement for the joint development of battery electric vehicles. BYD was founded in 1995 as a battery business and has grown into a total energy solution company, manufacturing not only electrified vehicles but other products such as large-size energy storage cells.
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