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BMW i Ventures invests in Natural Fiber Welding; plant-based leathers, yarns and foams

Green Car Congress

BMW i Ventures has invested in Natural Fiber Welding , Inc. NFW), a creator of all-natural, plastic-free alternatives to animal- or petrochemical-based materials such as leathers, foams, and textiles.

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Can today's grid handle electric delivery fleets? Mostly, find NREL researchers

Green Car Reports

Existing grid infrastructure appears ready to handle an influx of electric commercial trucks, according to a new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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Flemish public transport operator orders 44 new articulated plug-in e-hybrid buses, upgrades 280 hybrids into e-hybrids

Green Car Congress

De Lijn, the public transport operator (PTO) in the Flemish part of Belgium, is ordering 44 new articulated plug-in e-hybrid buses; further, the operator confirmed the upgrade of 280 if its current hybrid buses into e-hybrids.

Tesla Model S Plaid achieves 1.99-second 0-60 mph time with no prep on the street

Teslarati

Since the Tesla Model S Plaid deliveries began, there has been much discussion about the vehicle’s actual 0-60 mph performance. Tesla lists the vehicle with a 1.99-second 0-60 mph time, but this has been met with some pushback from both reviewers and motoring publications alike.

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Wallbox introduces a 48 Amp version of its best-selling home charger to North American product line

Green Car Congress

Wallbox has introduced the 48 Amp Pulsar Plus, designed to give drivers of next generation 48 Amp-compatible EVs, such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the VW ID.4, the option of a more powerful home charger.

Tesla is charging owners $1,500 for hardware they already paid for

Electrek

This weekend, Tesla started offering their long-awaited Full Self-Driving subscription package for $199/month. Along with the package, Tesla is offering a $1,500 hardware upgrade for early owners who have old hardware that is not capable of full self-driving tasks.

Tesla Cybertruck and new Roadster star in absolutely insane game trailer

Teslarati

Tesla does not advertise in the traditional sense, but the company’s vehicles sure have no problem inspiring some amazing projects.

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Tesla’s sustainability focus is evident down to the Model Y’s thermal system

Teslarati

It is no secret that Tesla’s main focus revolves around sustainability. Its mission is to accelerate the advent of sustainable energy, which is one of the reasons why every vehicle the company releases is designed to be a preferable alternative to cars powered by the internal combustion engine.

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Linfox & VB Start Electric Truck Deliveries as Transport Revolution Accelerates

EV Obssesion

Victoria Bitter is going green, with the Big Cold Beer to be delivered across Melbourne via electric vehicle from today. The historic first will see Australia’s most iconic beer transported in a new Volvo FL all-electric truck, the first-ever electric vehicle in the Linfox fleet.

Tesla enables free Supercharging for sites affected by the floods in Europe

Teslarati

Tesla has temporarily enabled free Supercharging for owners in select areas in the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium to help them get to safer locations after the floods in Europe. . The floods in Europe hit parts of western Germany before moving to Belgium and the Netherlands.

Electric Cars Reach 40 Percent Market Share In Switzerland

InsideEVs

Switzerland has seen its EV adoption rate soar in the last few years

Wild pack of Rivians spotted in Pikes Peak

Teslarati

Rivian vehicles were spotted at Pikes Peak recently. Rivian R1T deliveries are expected to start later this Fall. Nathan Schenk saw a pack of three Rivian electric vehicles near Pikes Peak’s toll booths on Sunday.

Honda Is Open For A New Alliance To Slash EV Costs

InsideEVs

The company already partnered with General Motors on two Ultium-based models

Goa draft EV policy 2021 subsidising 11,000 EVs for 5 years 

Electric Vehicles India

Goa draft EV policy 2021 subsidising 11,000 EVs for 5 years . The government of Goa has issued the draft ‘Goa Electric Mobility Promotion Policy, 2021’ for the adoption of electric vehicles and to cut down the carbon emissions making the state greener.

2021 Nissan Leaf Features New Tune To Prevent Accidents

InsideEVs

The Canto sound is designed to ensure people can hear the Leaf coming

Marques Brownlee Experienced The Tesla Model S Plaid — Video Review Coming Soon? ??

EV Obssesion

Popular web video producer whose videos center around technology, Marques Brownlee, got to experience the Tesla Model S Plaid, and David Imel, a writer and researcher for Marques, helped Marques document and share the experience. Imel also rode with Marques.

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France: Plug-In Car Sales Reach New Record In June 2021

InsideEVs

The Tesla Model 3 with over 5,000 units was the eight best selling car in the country

New EV Rate Design – Final Adjudication from PURA

EV Club of CT

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has released the final version of the EV Rate Design This program provides incentives for off-peak and managed charging, subsidies for EV chargers, and make-ready (bringing the electricity to where. Read more.

Tesla's First Supercharger Soon Will Be Closed To The Public

InsideEVs

It was one of the first six stations, launched in September 2012

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Migrating to a New EV Charging Management Platform? A Few Factors to Consider.

Driivz

Selecting an EV charging and energy management platform goes beyond just considering the capabilities and benefits of a specific solution. An efficient migration process to a new platform and the ability to integrate it with the existing IT ecosystem are important considerations.

Tesla Repair Cost $16K, We Did It For $700: We'll Show You How

InsideEVs

Electrified Garage is offering in-house training to teach people how to fix their Teslas

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500,000 EV Chargers Under Joe Biden: How, When, and Where

CleanTechnica

In this episode of CleanTech Talk, Travis Allan, Vice President of Public Affairs and General Counsel at FLO, and Zach Shahan, CEO of CleanTechnica, talk about the how, the when, and the where of US President Joe Biden’s target to get 500,000 EV chargers installed by 2030.

BBC: Electric Cars Will Be “Biggest Revolution In Motoring” Since 1913

CleanTechnica

Originally published on EVANNEX. Many observers are forecasting that the world’s transition to electric cars will take place much sooner than expected. Now, BBC is also joining the fray. “What makes the end of the internal combustion engine inevitable is a technological revolution.

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Tesla Patent Application = Process To Extract Lithium From Clay Minerals

CleanTechnica

The patent is related to the acid-free saline lithium extraction process, which Elon Musk talked about during Battery Day in September, 2020.

A Million Dollars Worth of Cars

CleanTechnica

With the current exchange rate and the taxes, delivery charges and on-road costs, a Tesla can cost a lot of money in Australia. The Tesla stretch in Australia is a big one. Recently, I went on a drive with the local Brisbane Tesla club and took the photo included above.

Tesla Model 3 Is #1 Electric Car In Germany In June, VW e-Up Remains 2021 Leader

CleanTechnica

The German plugin vehicle market scored over 64,000 registrations last month, with both plugin powertrains rising fast (+312% year over year for BEVs and +191% year over year for PHEVs).

Elon Musk Admits Tesla Cybertruck Could Be A Flop. Says He Doesn’t Care.

CleanTechnica

The Truth About Cars says the Tesla Cybertruck will be a flop. What do you think? Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Vehicles electric pickup trucks electric trucks Elon Musk Tesla Tesla Cybertruck

You Can Now Buy Or Get Subscription For Volvo XC40 Recharge In UK

CleanTechnica

The Volvo XC40 Recharge is the 2021 CleanTechnica Car of the Year finalist that gets no love — well, not enough love. While the Volkswagen ID.4

Rolls-Royce Attempting 100% Electric Aircraft Speed Record, Jaguar I-PACE Offering Ground Support

CleanTechnica

Rolls-Royce has been one of the familiar names in the very early electric aircraft market. Its fully electric aircraft “Spirit of Innovation” is on the verge of attempting a new top speed record for an electric aircraft. It is aiming to fly 300+ mph (480+ km/h).

Making Electric Cars “Normal” in Australia

CleanTechnica

By David Waterworth The state government of New South Wales is budgeting half a billion dollars to normalise battery electric vehicles (BEVs). As well as generous incentives for the public and businesses to purchase BEVs, they are now planning “driving experience days.”