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Elon's Custom Tesla Kicks: How To Buy Your Own Pair Today There's been some pretty famous footwear throughout history. There's Cinderella's glass slippers. Elvis' blue suede shoes. And who could forget Dorothy's ruby red shoes in the Wizard of Oz? Well, we now have another celebrated shoe to add to the list.

National flood insurance changes praised by climate advocates President Donald Trump is a notable climate change skeptic, but his administration is making changes to national flood insurance through FEMA that reflect the reality of rising seas and devastating natural disasters. And climate advocates are praising the move.

Clean hydrogen not dead end yet, as new green method creates fuel from seawater Scientists have found a new way to create hydrogen fuel using seawater, which could open up a new array of exciting possibilities in energy production. Researchers at Stanford University revealed they were able to generate the fuel using solar power, electrodes, and saltwater that they took right from San Francisco Bay.

Pirelli Showcases Performance Tires Built for Electric Cars An EV tire is designed for high torque, greater weight, long range, and minimal noise. A tire maker like Pirelli can even tune the noise for a preferred type of sound.

New Renault Clio Previews Interior Of New Electric ZOE Renault Captur and Renault Megane are expected to get E-Tech Plug-In systems with 9.8 kWh battery for up to 50 km of all-electric range. Press blast:. Renault is presenting the All-New Clio, the fifth generation of the automotive icon having sold some 15 million units.

VW threatens to exit important automaker lobbying group over electric vehicle policies I've often highlighted this issue and I was surprised that some automakers didn't see the hypocrisy of it.

Audi TT Faces Death By Battery Still, we like a topless sports coupe as much as the next person, so here's a suggestion: shelve the current car for a couple of years, then bring it back as an all-electric based on the MEB platform. The Volkswagen I.D. Buggy concept appears to demonstrate these underpinnings can be used for a convertible.

Curbside electric car charging stations are coming. Comments, please? The city's plan to wipe out 120 parking spots across the city in order to create dedicated charging stations for electric vehicles is now up for discussion, with public comments being accepted online.

Piquet Says Jaguar Too Slow In Formula E Hong Kong Race Jaguar's Nelson Piquet believes his ABB FIA Formula E team was one second slower than its rivals in the Hong Kong E-Prix.

The Nio EP9 is the Fastest Electric Car You've Never Heard Of It's a 1,300+ horsepower electric track car. One that can run well under seven-minutes at the Nurburgring. But you probably haven't heard of it. It comes from China and it's called the Nio EP9. Nio was founded in 2014 and is based in Shanghai.

Energica Vows To Recover From Fire For 2019 MotoE Season Just a couple of days ago Energica Motorcycles' entire MotoE fleet of Ego race bikes was destroyed in a fire at the Jerez circuit. The entire community was, and remains, heartbroken for the company who lost so much equipment and research. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the fire.

Tesla updates new 200+ kW Model S/X charge rate before reverting it to normal Tesla has updated its website to show a new 200+ kW charger for Model S and Model X, but the automaker removed it after we pointed out the update.

Renault Electric Car Sales Increased In February 2019 By 27% Renault electric car sales in February increased by 27% to 3,861, which is the best February ever. This time both the ZOE and Kangoo Z.E. generated similar growth rate, while the Master Z.E. reached its peak of 55. Electric cars currently account for 2.2% of passenger car sales and 2.4% of commercial car sales.

Almost Half Of Drivers Have Electric Cars Fears Due To 'Range Anxiety' A survey of 3,000 motorists by the AA has found that almost half - 48pc - were concerned about the driving range of electric vehicles. However, the AA's director of consumer Affairs, Conor Faughnan, said that despite these fears, advances in electric cars means they have enough power to meet the driving needs of most Irish drivers.

Hyundai Kona Electric Buries Chevy Bolt, Leaves Nissan Leaf If you're in the market for an "affordable" electric vehicle, we highly suggest watching this review of Hyundai's battery-powered crossover.

NYC reveals massive maintenance savings from electric cars in its fleet New York City has released maintenance costs for its city fleet in 2018, and the city refers to the cost difference between its electric cars and gas-powered cars as “dramatic.”.

First Ride: Yamaha Wabash electric gravel bike could be the only bike you need Gravel bikes are a category of bicycles growing nearly as quickly as electric bicycles. While sales are stagnant or dropping in pretty much every other category, both gravel bikes and e-bikes are seeing impressive growth. So it only makes sense that the two should blend into an e-bike that is just as comfortable on asphalt as on the trail.

Tesla Model X Is By Far The Best Luxury SUV: 5 Reasons Why: Video 5 Reasons The Tesla Model X Is The Best Luxury SUV. The Tesla Model X P100D is the fastest accelerating SUV, the safest SUV, the most aerodynamic SUV, and has the cleanest interior air of any vehicle, all according to Tesla.

2020 Tesla Model Y: Latest price, range, specs for new crossover SUV The 2020 Tesla Model Y borrows some of the same underpinnings of the Model 3 sedan, and marries it to what so many American families today want: a crossover utility vehicle shape. As such, the Model Y has the potential to amount to an even greater sales success than the Model 3.

Vancouver Auto Show has it all: Supercars, electric cars, and the Terry Fox fan The Vancouver International Auto Show is where car and truck lovers go to be dazzled by the latest vehicles, classics, modified supercars, and specialty one-off creations.

2020 Tesla Model Y competitors, no more Mid Range Model 3, new Fisker SUV: Today's Car News Today, we run down all the current and near-term competitors to the upcoming Tesla Model Y, and look at everything we know about the car to this point. In the meantime, Tesla dropped the Mid Range Model 3 this weekend.

NIU posts strong 2018 earnings, nearly doubles sales on electric scooters, coming to USA soon NIU's Q4 2018 and end of year earnings reports were just released. They provide an excellent view into the financial stability of the company as well as its impressive growth.

Tesla's Chinese rival NIO scraps factory plan after losses Chinese electric vehicle start-up NIO has abandoned plans to build a manufacturing plant in Shanghai after net losses doubled to $1.4 billion last year. US-listed NIO has been working with state-owned automaker JAC Motors in eastern Anhui province to make its ES8 model but wanted to add its own factory in Shanghai.

Hyundai Plug-In Electric Car Sales Increase, But Still Below Expectations Categories: Hyundai, Sales. Tags: Hyundai Kona Electric, Hyundai sales, sales February 2019. Hyundai reports sales of 3,302 plug-in electric cars in February, which is 26% more than one year ago. However, after the previous rapid pace of growth, it feels a little disappointing.

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