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Chinese EV maker Xpeng starts shipping its hotly anticipated Tesla Model 3 rival

Chinese EV maker, Xpeng, will start delivering its cheaper and rangier rival to Tesla‘s Model 3, the P7. According to a company announcement made last Sunday, Xpeng has started delivering the vehicle across China, South China Morning Post reports. If you don’t know the P7, it costs just $32,470 compared to the Model 3’s $38,350 (after subsidies), it also has 38 km more range than the Tesla. Understandably people are excited about getting a comparable vehicle for a decent discount. [Read: Don’t g...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tesla, Shift, Xpeng, China South China Morning Post


McDonald’s will add EV chargers to hundreds of its UK restaurants — and I’m lovin’ it

As Burger King in the US is giving away free burgers to irresponsible Tesla drivers, on the other side of the Atlantic, McDonald’s UK is rolling out EV fast-chargers at its restaurants. The UK arm of the fast-food chain is reportedly installing hundreds of EV chargers at its locations around the country after agreeing a partnership with infrastructure provider, InstaVolt, the Independent reports. While the burger chain hasn’t given a specific number of restaurants that will get the chargers, it ...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, UK, Cars, US, Tesla, Shift, McDonald, EV Chargers, Atlantic McDonald 's UK, InstaVolt the Independent


California requires all vans and trucks to drop diesel by 2045

Lawmakers in California have passed a new rule which requires all commercial trucks and vans to be zero-emission by 2045. The rule is being enforced to push some of the worst polluting methods of transport away from dirty diesel engines and toward cleaner alternatives such as electricity and hydrogen power. The rule is just the latest in a series of conditions that will need to be met before 2045. [Read: Will the Lordstown Endurance electric truck beat the Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T to mark...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, California, Cars, World, Shift, California Air Resources Board CARB, Tesla Cybertruck, Lordstown Endurance


Volkswagen now officially runs Europe’s biggest electric car plant

One of the world’s biggest carmakers is calling time on producing internal combustion vehicles at one of its biggest factories in Germany. From now on, that factory will only produce electric cars — and it’ll claim the title of Europe’s largest electric vehicle plant. Last Friday, Volkswagen announced that its Zwickau plant has produced its last combustion engined vehicle. The last car to roll off the Zwickau production line was a Golf R station wagon with a 2.0 liter petrol engine in case you w...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Europe, Germany, Cars, Volkswagen, Shift, Zwickau, Tesla Cybertruck, Lordstown Endurance


Study: Tesla likely the US’ worst carmaker for reliability and build quality

When it comes to vehicle reliability, it’s not been a good week for Tesla. There’s been reports that the electric vehicle maker knowingly sold cars with faulty battery packs, and in a recent industry survey the marque ranked very poorly for build quality. Let’s start with the battery packs. According to a Business Insider exclusive, Tesla reportedly shipped 2012 edition Model S’ with battery packs that had leaky cooling systems, which could in some extreme cases lead to fires. The report chronic...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, US, Tesla, Shift


Lyft gives itself a comfortable 10-year deadline to make all its vehicles electric

Last night, ride-sharing company Lyft announced that all its vehicles will be powered by electricity within the next 10 years. The details remain thin and nebulous, but ultimately it could be a good thing. The statement of intent is positive. There’s a growing body of research that suggests ride-share trips are more polluting than conventional car journeys, because of how many miles ride-share cars drive between passenger journeys. All things considered, ride-share journeys end up being more pol...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Lyft, Cars, Shift


Dutch political party lobbies to electrify more than half of Amsterdam’s gas stations

The Democrats 66, a Dutch social-liberal political party, has submitted a motion to convert many of Amsterdam‘s petrol filling stations into charging points for electric vehicles. According to Dutch news outlet Trouw.nl, D66 wants to turn 35 of the city’s 55 petrol stations into fast-chargers, over the next five years. [Read: Danes fish out 181 bicycles, 140 e-scooters, and a dildo from city harbor] Like the UK, the city of Amsterdam is banning all non-electric vehicles from 2030 onwards. The D6...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, UK, Cars, World, Amsterdam, Shift, Danes, Trouw nl D66


Volkswagen launches home EV charging system sales ahead of ID.3 vehicle deliveries

Volkswagen has started to sell a home-charging device as the automaker prepares to bring its new ID family of electric vehicles to market. The ID.3 is the first electric vehicle under the ID label and will only be sold in Europe. Customers who made reservations for the launch edition, known as ID.3 1st, will be able to order their vehicle starting June 17. Volkswagen said this week that the deliveries for the ID.3 1st will begin in September. And that means that, at least for now, the home-charg...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Europe, Tech, Tesla, Smartphone, Automotive, Vw, Automotive Industry, Volkswagen, North America, GreenTech, Charging Stations, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, Inductive Charging, Wallbox


The Station: Amazon eyes Zoox, Aurora goes back to school and Cabana hits the road

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. The mobility world got busy this week. Really. busy. This is gonna be a long one, buckle up. Take a look at the most r...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Facebook, Europe, Elon Musk, Youtube, China, Germany, Boston, India, Africa, Tech, Tesla


Canceled Dyson electric vehicle boasted 600-mile range per charge

The electric SUV would have used solid-state batteries
Tags: Electric Vehicle, News, Cars, Trends, Dyson


Tesla’s new million-mile battery could finally make electric cars affordable

Tesla cars would be the same price — or even less — than a car run by gasoline 
Tags: Electric Vehicle, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Car battery, Tesla Battery, Electric Car Battery, Tech For Change


Tesla said to be readying new long-lasting, low-cost batteries to put EVs at price parity with gas cars

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been touting forthcoming battery technology improvements, going so far as to dub a forthcoming company talk “battery day” in prior public comments. Now Reuters is reporting that the automaker plans to unveil new advanced in battery technology it has developed that can produce power sources for its EVs which last for “millions of miles” and can be produced at low costs – allowing the automaker to sell cars at or below the market cost of equivalent gas-guzzling intern...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Science, China, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Nevada, Chemicals, Driver, Electric Cars, Musk


Tesla turns Q1 profit on cost reductions, rising car margins, credits

Tesla reported Wednesday that it earned $16 million and generated $5.985 billion in revenue in the first quarter, results buoyed by improved automotive margins and reductions in operating expenses. Tesla’s first quarter earnings were lower than the previous period as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted operations and dampened sales. But the company still managed to squeeze in a profit, its third consecutive quarter of profitability, despite the COVID-19 related disruption. Its automotive gross ma...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, US, Tech, Tesla, Palo Alto, Automotive, Shanghai, Automotive Industry, Tesla Model 3, Bay Area, Buffalo New York, Fremont Calif, Sparks Nevada, Model Y Tesla


Ford cancels Lincoln electric vehicle program with Rivian

Lincoln Motor, the luxury brand under Ford, has canceled plans to build an all new electric vehicle based on Rivian’s skateboard platform. Crain’s Detroit reported that dealers were informed Tuesday. Rivian and Ford said in a statement sent to TechCrunch that this was a mutual decision based on the current environment, which was meant to imply that the COVID-19 pandemic was the primary cause. The companies still plan to co-develop a vehicle in the future. “Given the current environment, Li...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Michigan, Lincoln, La Auto Show, Detroit, Plug-in Hybrid, Crain, Lincoln Motor, Hybrid Vehicle, Aviator, Rivian


Ford’s plan for Rivian-powered, electric Lincoln SUV canceled due to coronavirus

The electric SUV was supposed to be ready for release by 2022
Tags: Electric Vehicle, News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Lincoln, Ev, Lincoln SUV, Rivian


Ford and Lincoln cancel Rivian electric SUV over coronavirus pandemic

The electric SUV was supposed to be ready to release by 2022
Tags: Electric Vehicle, News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Lincoln, Ev, Rivian


Porsche to produce a cheaper version of its all-electric Taycan

Porsche is producing three variants of its all-electric Taycan sports sedan with base prices that range from a skosh over $105,000 to $185,000. Now, it seems the automaker is preparing to introduce a cheaper rear-wheel-drive version, according to an interview in Car Magazine with Porsche R&D chief Michael Steiner. This newer version, which will join the Taycan Turbo S, Taycan Turbo and 4S, will have a smaller battery and be sold in markets like China that don’t need all-wheel drive, Steiner s...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, China, Cars, Tech, Automotive, Porsche, Sports Cars, Steiner, Michael Steiner, Porsche Taycan, Taycan Turbo, Porsche R D, Taycan Turbo S Taycan Turbo


Volkswagen Explains Its Complicated Relationship With Electricity and Fuel

Like most legacy automakers, Volkswagen is casually walking back promises of electrification. As with self-driving cars, the technology behind new-energy vehicles is taking longer to mature than the industry would like. Meanwhile, the market — skewed as it is toward larger models — has been about as cooperative as a sugared-up child come bedtime. Despite governments […] The post Volkswagen Explains Its Complicated Relationship With Electricity and Fuel appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Corporate Strategy, Green, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, Audi, EVs, Electrification, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen AG, News Blog, Product Planning, E-fuels, Volkswagn


GM and Honda are co-developing two new electric vehicles due to arrive in 2024

GM and Honda will jointly develop two new electric vehicles slated for 2024, the latest move by the two automakers to deepen their existing partnership. Under the plan, the automakers will focus on their respective areas of expertise. Honda will design the exterior and interiors of the new electric vehicles; GM will contribute its new electric vehicle architecture and Ultium batteries. This new architecture, which GM unveiled last month to showcase its own EV plans, is capable of 19 different ba...
Tags: Energy, TC, Electric Vehicle, Tech, Cruise, Automotive, United States, Gm, Fuel Cell, Honda, North America, Driver, Onstar, General-motors, Fuel Cells, Isuzu


GM reveals an EV for (almost) every purse and purpose

Ed Niedermeyer Contributor Share on Twitter Ed Niedermeyer is an author, columnist and co-host of The Autonocast. His book, Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors, was released in August 2019. More posts by this contributor GM reveals ‘Ultium,’ the heart of its EV strategy Waymo’s UX challenge is getting people to enjoy the ride General Motors’ EV day didn’t just mark the launch of ...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Column, America, Tech, General-motors, Tesla, Automotive, Mary Barra, Gm, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Volkswagen, Rolls-royce, Chevrolet, Nissan, Detroit


Electric vehicles are changing the future of auto maintenance

Reilly Brennan Contributor Share on Twitter Reilly Brennan is a general partner at Trucks Venture Capital and a lecturer at Stanford. Moving from internal combustion to electric power does more than reduce tailpipe emissions: it will fundamentally shatter today’s auto maintenance and service sector. The decline is mathematical. With one-fifth the number of powertrain parts and an almost total elimination of oil (a), the typica...
Tags: Energy, Electric Vehicle, Column, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Transport, Tires, Electric, Costco, SAN JOSE Calif, Valeo, California Theater, AlixPartners, Reilly Brennan, Car Ownership


Ford is building an all-electric Transit cargo van for the U.S. market

Ford said it will produce and sell an all-electric version of its popular Ford Transit cargo van for the North American market starting with the 2022 model year as part of the automaker’s broader bet on electrification. The all-electric Transit, which will be assembled in the U.S., is part of Ford’s more than $11.5 billion investment in electrification through 2022. Ford’s EV plan includes an all-electric Transit for the European market that it announced in April 2019, the Mustang Mach-E SUV and...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Wi-fi, Tech, E-commerce, Automotive, United States, Vehicles, Ford, Transport, Driver, Mustang, Henry Ford, Ford Transit, Farley, Jim Farley, Chief Operating Officer


Ford is building an all-electric Transit cargo van for the US market

Ford said it will produce and sell an all-electric version of its popular Ford Transit cargo van for the North American market starting with the 2022 model year as part of the automaker’s broader bet on electrification. The all-electric Transit, which will be assembled in the U.S., is part of Ford’s more than $11.5 billion investment in electrification through 2022. Ford’s EV plan includes an all-electric Transit for the European market that it announced in April 2019, the Mustang Mach-E SUV and...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, US, Tech, E-commerce, Automotive, United States, Vehicles, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Mustang, Ford Transit, Farley, Jim Farley


GM reveals ‘Ultium,’ the heart of its EV strategy

Ed Niedermeyer Contributor Share on Twitter Ed Niedermeyer is an author, columnist and co-host of The Autonocast. His book, Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors, was released in August 2019. More posts by this contributor Waymo’s UX challenge is getting people to enjoy the ride GM revealed Wednesday a new electric architecture that will be the foundation of the automaker’s future EV pla...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Column, Cars, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Lg, Dc, Chevrolet, Detroit, Electric Car, Tesla Motors, Cadillac


Tesla calls claims of unintended acceleration in NHTSA petition “completely false”

Tesla pushed back Monday against claims that its electric vehicles may suddenly accelerate on their own, calling a petition filed with federal safety regulators “completely false.” Tesla also questions the validity of the petition, noting that it was submitted by a Tesla short-seller. Last week, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration said it would review a defect petition that cited 127 consumer complaints of alleged unintended acceleration of Tesla electric vehicles that may hav...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Driver, Cnbc, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Sparks, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic And Safety Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Brian Sparks


Tesla surpasses 2019 goal and delivers 367,500 electric vehicles

Tesla said Friday that it delivered 367,500 electric vehicles in 2019 — 50% more than the previous year — a record-breaking figure largely supported by sales of the cheaper Model 3. More than one-third of those deliveries — about 112,000 vehicles — occurred in the fourth quarter. The electric automaker reported production also grew 10% from the previous quarter to 105,000 vehicles. The results pushed shares up 3.8% in trading Friday morning. The fourth quarter caps a year that started poorly for...
Tags: Travel, Electric Vehicle, China, Cars, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, China Earlier


This Tesla-powered electric go-kart has an insane 600 horsepower

We had already seen an electric pickup truck with Tesla’s Cybertruck debut last year, but now, we are getting a glimpse into the possibilities of a Tesla-powered all-electric race car.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Tesla car, Tesla Battery


Rumor has it that Ford will build a tuned Shelby edition of the new Mach-E

Ed Krenz, Ford Performance chief engineer, is rumored to have said he was looking forward to applying Shelby characteristics to the upcoming Mach-E. Ford is neither confirming or denying the rumor.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Ev, Shelby, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Mach E. Ed Krenz Ford Performance


Volkswagen’s new all-electric concept wagon could be coming to the U.S. by 2022

Volkswagen revealed Tuesday evening a new concept vehicle called the ID Space Vizzion, and despite the crazy Frank Zappaesque name, this one might actually make it into production in Europe and North America. The ID Space Vizzion is the seventh concept that VW has introduced since 2016 that uses its MEB platform, a flexible modular system — really a matrix of common parts — for producing electric vehicles that VW says make it more efficient and cost-effective. The first vehicles to use this MEB ...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, Europe, Cars, Los Angeles, Tech, Eu, European Union, Automotive, Vw, Transport, Automotive Industry, Volkswagen, La Auto Show, North America, Skoda


New battery design could mean EVs charge in only 10 minutes

Penn State University researchers have had a breakthrough in reducing vehicle lithium-ion battery charging times to just 10 minutes.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, News, Cars, Trends, Lithium Ion Battery, Ev, Automotive News, Penn State University



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