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Rivian partners with Under Canvas to bring EV charging to most beautiful camping sites in the US

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Rivian announced a new partnership with Under Canvas to bring EV charging to some of the most beautiful campgrounds in the US.

Skyportz signs agreement with airport parking company to build 400 eVTOL vertiports

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The air-taxi infrastructure hopefuls at Skyportz have expanded their plans to provide eVTOL takeoff and landing sites throughout Australia by partnering an with airport and parking garage that’s looking for a new lifeline.

Automobili Pininfarina expands North American retail presence ahead of Battista hyper GT deliveries this year

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European boutique hypercar manufacturer Automobili Pininfarina has announced a further expansion of its retail presence in North America, adding two new locations. US and worldwide deliveries of the automaker’s all-electric Battista hyper…

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Opibus unveils the first electric bus designed and manufactured in Africa

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EV developer Opibus is once again paving the way for zero-emission transportation in Africa, by unveiling its first electric bus designed and developed upon its own modular EV platform. Alongside other Opibus EVs, the company is one step…

Koenigsegg gets into Tesla tuning through a partnership with Unplugged Performance

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A new collaboration between hypercar company Koenigsegg and Tesla tuner Unplugged Performance will lead to the former manufacturing aftermarket parts for Tesla vehicles.

Electric tundra buggy makes Canadian eco-tourism that much greener

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Thousands of eco-tourists travel to the community of Churchill, Manitoba every year to catch a glimpse of the vulnerable polar bears that convene along the shallow waters of Hudson Bay. Perhaps surprisingly, the “Tundra Buggy” that takes…

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Winnebago e-RV electric motorhome concept kicks off a new era of RVing

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As promised, Winnebago took the wraps off an all-new electric RV concept at the Florida RV Super Show in Tampa, this week – and it is significantly more advanced and capable than their first attempt, from back in 2018. And, while Winnebago…

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Ducati confirms its upcoming racing electric motorcycle to lead to electric Ducati street bikes

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Ducati’s upcoming racing electric motorcycle designed for the FIM MotoE racing series will be used to further develop the company’s street offerings for consumers.

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Elon Musk: Tesla could play a role in Artificial General Intelligence, decentralize Tesla Bot to avoid Terminator scenario

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Elon Musk announced that he is thinking about involving Tesla in the creation of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).

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Yamaha launches striking new electric scooter that uses Gogoro’s swappable batteries

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It’s been a big few days for Gogoro, with Yamaha announcing a new electric scooter using the company’s swappable batteries just hours after a big funding announcement.

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Quick Charge Podcast: January 18, 2022

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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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Tesla is beating German automakers on their own turf even without Giga Berlin – Should they be scared?

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German auto data for 2021 shows that Tesla is beating German automakers on their own turf when it comes to electric vehicles. That’s even without Gigafactory Berlin, which has yet to start production. Should they be scared?

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Embraer trademarks Energia name for electric, hybrid aircraft line

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Following an initial refusal by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Brazilian aerospace firm Embraer has filed trademark applications covering its upcoming Energia family of new low-emission and zero-emission electrified aircraft.

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New clean energy is reducing US electricity generation from natural gas, coal

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The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has forecast in its January Short-Term Energy Outlook that rising electricity generation from clean energy such as solar and wind will reduce generation from fossil fuel-fired power plants…

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Blink to deploy Level 2 EV chargers at GM dealerships across North America

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Blink Charging Co. announced it will be supplying its IQ 200 Level 2 EV chargers to participating GM dealerships across the US and Canada. Together with the help of facility services provider ABM, Blink will implement its EV chargers in…

CATL officially launches EVOGO battery swap brand alongside chocolate-inspired battery blocks

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Following confirmation of a new brand catered to battery swaps, CATL subsidiary CAES officially unveiled its EVOGO swap solution. In addition to implementing swap stations across ten Chinese cities to begin, CAES and EVOGO have also…

Proterra announces long-term supply agreement to provide battery tech to Nikola Tre trucks

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EV technology company Proterra continues to expand its rolodex of commercial EV customers, as Nikola Corporation has recently joined the fold. As part of a new multi-year supply agreement, Proterra will provide its proprietary battery…

SnapFresh 20V cordless electric leaf blower returns to $68 (Reg. $85), more in New Green Deals

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Whether you’re ready to convert your existing lawn care routine to electric or just need to have a spare on hand, the 20V cordless leaf blower on sale today is the perfect choice. It ships with a 20V battery and charge, with Amazon…

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Tesla driver is charged with vehicular manslaughter after running a red light on Autopilot

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A Tesla driver has been charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter after running a red light on Autopilot – this is likely the first time that a driver is charged with a felony for something that happened while using semi-autonomous…

AutoFlight establishes first location in Europe and is seeking certification for its 4 passenger eVTOL taxi by 2025

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Chinese eVTOL developer AutoFlight is showcasing its global expansion by officially entering Europe. The company has set up shop at Augsburg Airport in Germany, as it now seeks to to achieve certification from the European Aviation Safety…

Mopar launches new at-home level 2 charger for Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee 4xe

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Stellantis’ Mopar parts brand just announced a pair of new, branded, weatherproof indoor/outdoor wall charger units to help owners charge up their Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee 4xe hybrid models.

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Elon Musk to visit Tesla Gigafactory Berlin next month, hinting at start of production

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Elon Musk confirmed that he will be visiting Tesla Gigafactory Berlin in “mid-February” – hinting at the potential start of production, which is still awaiting government approval.

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Aussie truckers facing AdBlue crisis are latest unexpected EV advocates

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In a response to the AdBlue shortage that’s sidelined scores of diesel delivery trucks, the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has joined up with the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) to urge rapid policy reforms that would accelerate the…

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Porsche Taycan selected as Formula E safety car for season 8

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The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship has selected the all-electric Porsche Taycan as its official Safety Car for season 8. The new SC is set to make its formal debut at the opening round of the Formula E season later this month in…

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E-bikes are the latest hot fashion as luxury brands rush to partner with electric bike companies

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It’s a sign of the times (albeit a strange one) that electric bicycles are quickly expanding beyond mere transportation alternatives into fashion gear. Thanks to interest from many luxury brands, e-bikes are quickly becoming hot fashion…

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Tesla increases Full Self-Driving package price to $12,000, but not its monthly subscription service

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Tesla has increased the price of its Full Self-Driving Capability (FSD) package to $12,000 as previously announced last week.

Ahead of Nasdaq listing, Gogoro battery-swapping network raises millions more in SPAC deal

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Late last year, it was announced that the battery-swapping Goliath known as Gogoro is going public on the Nasdaq stock exchange in a monumental deal that was set to value the company at around US $2.3 billion. Now we are learning that the…

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First new Tesla Model Ys spotted at Gigafactory Texas – has production started?

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Over half a dozen new Tesla Model Y vehicles were spotted at Gigafactory Texas as production has been expected to start soon.

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Quick Charge Podcast: January 17, 2022

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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

Airspeeder announces the first-ever eVTOL racing pilots for its upcoming EXA Series

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Infant eVTOL racing league, Airspeeder, has publicly announced its first three pilots ahead of its remotely operated EXA Series of Grand Prix taking place in 2022, followed by a crewed racing series in 2023. The first three eVTOL pilots…