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Telsa’s idea of a ‘cheaper’ Model Y is a long range single motor version

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter earlier today to let the world know that there is not going to be a cheaper version of the Model Y. Prior to the launch of the Model Y, Tesla said that it would effectively mirror the pricing structure of its Model 3 sedan. The only difference would be a price bump of around $5,000 at each spec level. However, that’s not going to be the case as Musk says the range of a more affordable “standard range” Model Y would be “too low,” Electrek reports. [Read: Honda ...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Twitter, Elon Musk, Cars, Tesla, Honda, Musk, Shift, Telsa


Tesla’s idea of a ‘cheaper’ Model Y is a long range single motor version

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter earlier today to let the world know that there is not going to be a cheaper version of the Model Y. Prior to the launch of the Model Y, Tesla said that it would effectively mirror the pricing structure of its Model 3 sedan. The only difference would be a price bump of around $5,000 at each spec level. However, that’s not going to be the case as Musk says the range of a more affordable “standard range” Model Y would be “too low,” Electrek reports. [Read: Honda ...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Twitter, Elon Musk, Cars, Tesla, Honda, Musk, Shift


Honda to buy a tiny stake in EV battery company that also supplies Tesla

Japanese auto marque Honda is reportedly buying a stake in a Chinese battery maker that’s a big supplier to the electric vehicle market. Reuters reports that Honda will purchase a 1% stake in Chinese electric vehicle (EV) battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology, better known as CATL. The two are reported to be working together to develop EV batteries. [Read: How you can watch BMW unveil its hotly anticipated iX3 EV next week] You might not know the CATL name, but you’ll probably know many ...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tesla, Bmw, Honda, Shift, Reuters, Hard Fork, Contemporary Amperex Technology


How you can watch BMW unveil its hotly anticipated iX3 EV next week

The hotly anticipated BMW iX3, the company’s first electric vehicle that’s part of its core product line up, will be officially unveiled next week. On July 14 at 10AM CEST, the German automaker will take the covers off the EV and it’ll be the first time the public or press has seen it for real, CarScoops reports. While vehicle unveilings are typically reserved for the press, it seems BMW is letting anyone watch the livestreamed event. All you have to do is go to this link: CLICK HERE on July 14,...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Munich, Bmw, Shift


EV fans deplete Dutch gov’s €10M electric vehicle grant in just 8 days

In just eight days, the Dutch have managed to use up €10 million ($11.3M USD) worth of subsidies to support the purchase of new electric vehicles, Dutch outlet NOS reported earlier today. In the Netherlands, buyers of new electric vehicles can register to receive a €4,000 ($4,400 USD) subsidy to put towards the purchase of the vehicle. But now, all those that register for the free money will have to wait until next year, when the next budget is announced. The subsidy was announced back in Februa...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Netherlands, Shift, Nos, Charging Network, 3M USD


Elon Musk brags Tesla has ‘figured out’ Level 5 autonomous driving — it hasn’t

In a pre-recorded message to attendees of World AI Conference in Shanghai, Tesla’s flamboyant CEO Elon Musk bragged that the company has pretty much figured out self-driving. The company is “very close” to having a fully autonomous, no-driver required vehicle. According to a Bloomberg report, Musk claimed that the company has resolved many of the fundamental challenges associated with building a Level 5 self-driving vehicle: I’m confident that we will have the basic functionality of L5 autonomou...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Cars, US, Tesla, Bloomberg, Ford, Self-driving, Musk, Shift, Shanghai Tesla


Watch: Jay Leno drives the subscription-only ‘car of the future’

The future of motoring is promising a lot: e-scooters everywhere, more environmentally friendly drivetrains, autonomous features, and now, vehicles that you “own” by paying a monthly subscription fee. In general tech, this isn’t a new idea at all. Netflix, Strava, Amazon Prime, Spotify and many others all sell their products on subscription models. But it is kind of a new thing when it comes to owning a car. While some companies have offered subscription services before — Jaguar Land Rover annou...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, UK, Jay Leno, Cars, Tech, Jaguar Land Rover, Shift, Netflix Strava Amazon Prime Spotify


UK’s Royal Mail has a new ‘green’ delivery van — but it’s really an ‘electric’ London taxi

What’s the difference between taxi drivers and mail delivery people? According to the UK’s Royal Mail service, not a lot it would seem. The United Kingdom’s Royal Mail is set to trial an electric delivery vehicle based on the London Electric Vehicle Company‘s (LEVC) electric black cabs. In an announcement made earlier today, the postal service said that it will test one of the vehicles in urban locations including: Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Edinburgh, and Bristol. Hockley, in the Birmingham subu...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, UK, London, Cars, United Kingdom, Royal Mail, Birmingham, Shift, LEVC, London Electric Vehicle Company, Birmingham Derby Leeds Edinburgh, Bristol Hockley


OOOF, pinch me! Jaguar trademark adds fuel to all-electric F-Type successor speculation

Jaguar’s all-electric i-Pace is proving quite popular at the moment, even famed car designer Henrik Fisker drives one, but let’s be honest, it doesn’t get our motor running in the way the F-Type does. But lucky for us, Jaguar could have an electric sports car on the way. According to a filing made in the last few months, spotted by Autocar, the British automaker is attempting to trademark the name “Jaguar EV-Type,” suggesting that an all-electric sports car could be on the horizon. [Read: ‘Cold-...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Jaguar, Henrik Fisker, Shift


‘Cold-hearted’ Tesla threatened to close its dealerships without telling employees first

Since early last year, Tesla reportedly assessed the viability of its dealerships and stores, and with little regard for people who might be most affected by it. According to Business Insider, which spoke with 27 Tesla dealership employees, the company made a series of slapdash announcements in February last year, which said that the company would be “winding down many of [its] stores.” Despite the gravity of the initial announcement, it mentioned casually in a blog post about a new upcoming Mod...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tesla, Shift


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


The Segway is no more. Bachelor parties of the world, pour one out

You might know it as the transportation device that drove its company’s philanthropic owner off a cliff to his unfortunate death. Bachelor party attendees know it as the best way to get around eastern European cities. Paul Blart knows it as his daily tool of choice when policing shopping malls. Everyone else will know it as the Segway, and it will be no more as the company ceases its production next month. According to an exclusive report by Fast Company, Segway is closing the production line fo...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Tech, Shift, Paul Blart, E-scooters, Fast Company Segway


Apple supercharges its maps with EV and bicycle routing options in select cities

At Apple’s WWDC last night, the iPhone maker announced that it would finally be adding cycling directions to its default Maps app in iOS 14. It’s also adding a routing feature to help electric vehicle drivers plan trips around charging locations. Considering this feature has been in other map apps for a while, it’s good that Apple has finally got on board with making navigating by bicycle simpler and more practical. [Read: It’s official: Apple CarKey exists — and the BMW 5 Series gets first dibs...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Electric Vehicle, Bicycles, Bmw, Shift, Plugged


Despite pandemic setbacks, the clean energy future is underway

Roger Duncan Contributor Roger Duncan is a former Research Fellow at the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin and the former General Manager of Austin Energy. He is the co-author of the upcoming book, "The Future of Buildings, Transportation and Power." The economic lockdown resulting from the coronavirus pandemic has had an immediate negative impact on renewable energy projects and electric vehicles sales, but the sustainable trends are still i...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Column, Opinion, China, Africa, Supply Chain, Tech, Renewable Energy, Spain, Italy, Energy Efficiency, Electricity, Electric, Morgan Stanley


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


This tiny electric plane from a company you’ve never heard of is actually a BIG deal for aviation

A light aircraft company, that you’ve probably never heard or, has just been given special certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) for one of its electric winged vehicles. Earlier this month, Slovenian small plane maker Pipistrel received the world’s first “Type Certificate” for its two-seater electric plane, the Velis Electro, Wings magazine reports. So what does that actually mean? [Read: Tesla Model S can finally drive 400 miles between charges — but only in Nor...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Planes, Tech, North America, Shift, EASA, Pipistrel, European Union Aviation Safety Authority EASA, Velis Electro Wings


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


Danes fish out 181 bicycles, 140 e-scooters, and a dildo from city harbor

People chucking e-scooters in rivers and harbors is nothing new, but Copenhagen seems to be the latest victim of this trend. The mayor of the city is now asking e-scooter companies to take responsibility after more than 100 of them were found discarded in the city’s harbor. As part of the city’s annual two-week harbor cleanup, divers fished out more than 140 e-scooters, 180 bicycles, 47 café chairs, mobile phones, a ladder, an advertising hoarding, and a dildo, Danish outlet CPH Post reports. Fr...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Copenhagen, Shift, eBikes, E-scooters, CPH Post, Frank Jensen


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


Vaya Africa launches electric ride-hail taxi network

Vaya Africa, a ride-hail mobility venture founded by Zimbabwean mogul Strive Masiyiwa, has launched an electric taxi service and charging network in Zimbabwe with plans to expand across the continent. The South Africa headquartered company has acquired a fleet of Nissan Leaf EVs and developed its own solar powered charging stations. The program goes live in Zimbabwe this week, as Vaya finalizes partnerships to begin on-demand electric taxi and delivery services in markets that could include Keny...
Tags: Energy, TC, Electric Vehicle, Uber, Obama, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Ceo, South Africa, Electric Vehicles, President, Transport, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Kenya


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