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Top 3 Advantages of EVs Those advantages are that they are energy efficient, reduce air pollution, and help prevent climate change. Driving an EV has others advantages for sure - potentially no cost for fuel, quicker acceleration, newer tech, a smooth drive quality, potentially easy home or workplace charging.
The White House Killing Green Energy & EV Tax Credits Isn't Surprising The White House recently killed green energy tax credits, which really isn't surprising in light of its track record on clean energy. At the end of 2019, the White House decided to cut tax credits for solar energy and electric vehicles out of a $1.37 trillion spending deal.
All-Electric Mercedes-Benz eEconic Is Coming Mercedes-Benz announced a new all-electric truck model - the Mercedes-Benz eEconic, which will be based on the Mercedes-Benz eActros. The Econic is well suited especially for waste-collection but it might be used also in other inner-city traffic applications.
Renault Zoe Wins 2019 EV Model Trophy In Germany, BMW Wins Manufacturer Trophy The German plug-in electric passenger vehicle market ended the year on fire, with registrations more than doubling in December, to 11,328 registrations. Plug-in hybrids were up 198% year over year, pulling the market up significantly and balancing the 2019 BEV/PHEV share to 58% BEV vs 42% PHEV.
Watch Tesla Autopilot Stop For Pedestrian Walking Across The Highway Due to an accident on the expressway, a pedestrian is seemingly forced out of his car and crosses several lanes of rather heavy traffic. Tesla Autopilot sees the man and stops the Tesla. Watch video of the event right here. The Tesla in the video is a Model 3.
Tesla Model 3 Auto Park Not Up To The Task: Watch Failed Attempts One neat feature on the Tesla Model 3 is its ability to park itself. However, as these tests show, the car doesn't always do a very good job at parking. In fact, it seems the Tesla fails to correctly park more often than it succeeds at the task.
Why the pub could become the new refuelling station for electric vehicles Have a drink, have a drive. Not of the alcoholic variety, of course, and please consider buying a meal before you set off, but nevertheless that's the message from Marston's, the listed brewer and pub chain, the first in its industry to announce the installation of rapid charging points for electric vehicles across its estate.
Plug-In Vehicles = 5.7% of Portugal's Auto Sales The Netherlands got most of the press from EV fans in recent weeks and months thanks to a stunning 54% plug-in vehicle market share at the end of 2019 and the Tesla Model 3 bagging approximately twice as many 2019 sales as the #2 Volkswagen Polo. However, a few other markets are really starting to rise up as well.
In 2019, Nissan LEAF Sales Beat Tesla Model 3 In Portugal Portugal nearly set a new, monthly plug-in electric car sales record in December, as the 1,354 units at 7.5% market share were just 4 below October's result. After the full 12-months of 2019, sales in Portugal increased by 54% year-over-year to 12,703.
Watch This Car Cut Off And Purposely Brake Check A Tesla Once again we have a video of a reckless driver that purposely cuts off a Tesla and then attempts to brake check it. Why does it seem like Teslas are targeted so much? Is it Tesla hate? Or is it simply due to the fact that these TeslaCam videos are published more so than dashcam videos from other cars?
Amid protest, Tesla signs Gigafactory 4 contract; access road starts construction Tesla is gearing up to build their next factory, Gigafactory 4, on the outskirts of Berlin, Germany. Here's a rundown of the latest news on the company's next big project. Last week, Brandenburg parliament approved the plan to sell land to Tesla at the planned site of Gigafactory 4.
New Jersey Passes Landmark EV Legislation Including $5,000 Rebate On January 17, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law sweeping legislation that has the potential to dramatically accelerate the sale of electric vehicles within the state. New Jersey residents will now get up to $5,000 off the purchase of an electric vehicle, the most aggressive state EV incentive in the nation.
Watch GMC Pickup Truck Smash Into Rear Of Tesla Model 3 Then Flee This TeslaCam video captures a GMC pickup truck slamming into the rear of a stopped Tesla Model 3. The truck driver then flees the scene. Police were later involved too, but the cops don't think it's worth filing a report. Flip forward to about 50 seconds in the video above and you'll see the point of impact.
Tesla Model 3 = #4 Auto in Switzerland, EVs = 5.5% of Sales One of those is Switzerland. The rather wealthy European country ended the year with a 5.5% PEV market share, according to EV Volumes. Far and away, the Swiss plug-in vehicle leader was the Model 3, which had 29% of PEV market share.
Is Tesla Being Investigated For Unintended Acceleration? No, Not Yet Not in Berkeley: there is no Brian Sparks registered at the State Bar of California. Considering what he reports there, he is not a Tesla owner. If this person is not directly involved nor an attorney to someone that is, what is in there for him or her?
Jeep Confirms All-Electric Rock Crawlers Are Coming Customers will soon enjoy a plethora of electrified Jeeps as the brand moves into hybrids and fully electric vehicles for the Chinese market.
Top 5 Facelifted Cars That Will Be Showcased At Auto Expo 2020 Spotted undisguised in India, the facelifted Ignis is all set for a launch at the Auto Expo 2020. As with every facelift, it gets a cosmetic makeover, which we are not fans of. The new chrome clad grille doesn't help either. Only the front-end sees changes as the side profile and rear end remains the same.
All-electric cars vie for Wheels award Two all-electric cars are in the running to take out the coveted Wheels Car of the Year award in 2020. The magazine has chosen its five finalists with the win…
Electric vehicle charger unit removal An Electrical Installation Certificate would normally be issued where electrical installation work takes place. It is not typical to issue a certificate for the removal of fixed wiring or equipment from an electrical installation.
Owners of electric cars get a break on the gas tax. It's costing California $32 million As most Californians reach deeper into their pockets to pay higher gas taxes for road repairs, electric vehicle owners have been getting a free pass.
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Doncaster named second best place in country for electric car users as demand rockets Demand for electric cars in Doncaster is rocketing – with the town named the second best place in the country for the vehicles in the last few years.
I drove Nissan's e-4ORCE electric car prototype and it was a blast And though it's technically in its second generation now, under the sheet metal, Nissan's electric vehicle hasn't changed a whole lot over the last decade. The Leaf is long overdue for a big upgrade and thankfully, one looks to be on the horizon.
Tesla Model 3 = #1 Best Selling Auto In Netherlands & Norway In 2019 In Norway and the Netherlands, the Model 3 was the #1 best selling automobile of any kind in any class in 2019. And it wasn't even close. In the Netherlands, the Model 3 had approximately twice as many sales as the #2 Volkswagen Polo. In Norway, the Model 3 had 1.7× the sales of the #3 Volkswagen e-Golf.
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