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Mullen Technologies' road to sell electric sports cars is paved by Tesla's success Is it possible to mimic Tesla's success in the electric vehicle market? One California-based company is betting it can, even as market analysts say it's a risky proposition. Mullen Technologies brought its all-electric sports car - the Qiantu K50 - to Washington, D.C., last month to give policymakers an in-person taste of the technology.

Ford Mustang Mach E specs leaked, $36-53k, 230-300mi, 3-6sec 0-60 What do you think of the specs? Any model pique your interest? Let us know in the comments below. Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the podcast.

Xpeng Announces $400 Million Series C Investment Xpeng Motors continues its strategic growth this week with the signing of a Series C capital funding round of $400 million from a group of strategic and institutional investors. At the same time, Xpeng announced that Xiaomi Corporation is joining as a strategic investor.

Ford Mustang Mach-E Revealed To The World Ahead Of Schedule The Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover. Revealed by Ford ahead of schedule. feast your eyes on this and check out these specs.

Tesla Regains Consumer Reports Recommendation However, Jake Fisher, senior director of auto testing at Consumer Reports, says, "as the production stabilized, we have seen improvements to the reliability." Fewer problems were reported when it came to body hardware issues for the Model 3. There were fewer reports of stuck latches or malfunctioning doors.

Electric vehicle charging station goes live in Jean Two DC fast chargers were added at Terrible's Road House in Jean, about 30 miles south of Las Vegas, marking the fifth such station in the state. The Jean station will allow electric vehicle owners to charge their vehicle at a faster speed, reaching approximately 80 percent charge in 20-30 minutes.

Electric vehicle charging software EV Connect raises $12 million EV Connect, the Los Angeles-based company that sells software to manage electric vehicle charging, has raised $12 million in a Series B round led by investors Mitsui and Co. and Ecosystem Integrity Fund. The company has raised $25 million to date.

EV Connect Raises $12M for Electric Vehicle Charging Software Startup wants to let customers mix and match charging hardware and software controls to suit their needs.

EV Connect hauls in $12M Series B EV Connect, the provider of a cloud-based platform that manages electric-vehicle charging stations, has raised $12 million in a round co-led by Mitsui and the Ecosystem Integrity Fund. Founded in…

Off to the Races: Electric Vehicle Charging Startup EV Connect Nabs $12M This brings the company's total funding to $25 million. EV Connect has designed a cloud-based platform to help site owners monitor and manage their charging stations. The platform is open source, so it can be designed to work with different types of hardware or infrastructure.

European Union to stop fossil-fuel funding by the end of 2021 - Electrek In a groundbreaking triumph for green energy, the European Investment Bank, the European Union's financing department, will cease funding for nearly all fossil-fuel projects by the end of 2021. EU finance ministers last week unanimously backed the phasing out of fossil-fuel project funding in order to help slow the climate crisis.

Chevrolet's finally building an EV crossover - but only for China The snazzy-looking Menlo utility is not expected to see showrooms in Canada for now, but who knows what the future holds?

VW ID.3 Electric Motor Is So Compact That Fits In A Sports Bag Volkswagen recently showed an electric motor, the first in a family, compact enough to fit in a sports bag, despite delivering more than 200 horsepower. That's the beauty of an electric drive.

NCM 811 Almost Account For A Fifth Of EV Li-Ion Deployment In China The new NCM 811 lithium-ion battery chemistry takes the Chinese passenger xEV market like a storm. According to Adamas Intelligence, In September, NCM 811 was responsible for 18% of passenger xEV battery deployment. The NCM 811 is a low cobalt-content cathode.

You can lease a Hyundai Ioniq electric car for under $100 a month The automaker is advertising a 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric lease for $79 a month after a down payment of $999. We spotted the incentive on a few local dealer websites, like this one here for a dealer in North Carolina. The offer applies to select Ioniq Electric models and the offer states an MSRP of $31,245.

Floating electric vehicle aims to provide escape during floods A car that floats on water is expected to go on sale next year in Japan, with the company behind the electric minivehicle hoping it will save lives during floods and other disasters.

Tesla CYBRTRK event invites sent out, look at those lights Just moments after discovering that Tesla trademarked the CYBERTRK name, we now have more Cybertruck news. You know the Tesla CYBRTRK event is real when the invites come out. See if you can determine what those headlights mean, along with some new design clues buried in the invite.

Tesla files for CYBRTRK, Cybertruck trademarks in advance of Nov 21 pickup truck reveal The highly-anticipated Tesla pickup truck will be unveiled on November 21, just a week from now. In advance of this unveiling, Tesla has filed for a trademark with some non-standard spelling. It looks like they will be stylizing the name of the truck as: "CYBRTRK." Update: Tesla has sent out invites to the Cybrtrk event.

Buying a Polestar EV in Oslo happens with fixed prices and tabletop screens - Electrek The main features are fixed pricing and a table-like kiosk for ordering. Product specialists guide you through the process but do not work on commission. RFID technology allows customers to see selections made on the table projected on nearby screens.

Tesla Ending 2019 In Style With EV Pickup And Another Gigafactory, Overtaking Daimler Tesla has been chugging along at full steam for the last couple of years and shows no signs of slowing down.

Burlingame Inaugurates Unique Dual-Axis Solar Carport Burlingame, California Mayor Donna Colson inaugurated a unique six-unit dual axis solar tracker car canopy at the Kahala Tower near the San Francisco Airport, on November 13. The commercial installation is being called the first of its kind in the United States because of the technology involved.

Tesla Model 3 and Model S regain Consumer Reports recommendation for reliability Consumer Reports has been recommending and removing their recommendations for Tesla vehicles for the past four years. Recently, they had removed their recommendation for both Model S and Model 3, citing reliability issues.

Tesla Trademarks Cybertruck And CYBRTRK For Electric Pickup Truck We've just uncovered a Tesla trademark filing for the upcoming Tesla pickup truck. Two names were registered: Cybertruck And CYBRTRK. Which will it be? The reveal of the Tesla truck is set for November 21, which is now just a week away. Ahead of that grand debut, we stumbled upon some trademark filings in Tesla's name:.

EGEB: Kenyan coal project loses big-bank backing, more - Electrek Senior African Development Bank officials told Reuters that the organization "will not fund a coal-fired power plant project in Kenya and has no plans to finance new coal plants in future." The bank said they were getting out of coal at the UN climate talks in September.

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