Sat.Sep 18, 2021

Ford submits all-electric police pilot vehicle for Michigan State Police testing

Green Car Congress

As part of its more than $30-billion investment in electrification through 2025, Ford is exploring all-electric, purpose-built law enforcement vehicles.

Elon Musk donates $50M to bring Inspiration4’s total St. Jude donation to $210M


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk noted on Saturday night that he would be donating $50 million towards Inspiration4’s $200 million fundraising goal for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.


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Mitsubishi Fuso to deliver 20 eCanter trucks to Australia Post

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation will deliver 20 units of the all-electric eCanter truck to the Australia Post fleet. In October, Australia Post will become the first local customer to integrate the electric light-duty truck into its daily operations.

Cadillac Lyriq sells out in 19 minutes – automakers still underestimating EV demand


Cadillac opened reservations for their upcoming 2023 Lyriq electric vehicle at 1pm today, and, in a completely unsurprising turn for our readers , the car sold out almost immediately. By 1:19pm, Cadillac stated that all 2023 Lyriq “ Debut Edition ” vehicles had been reserved.

Benchmark: lithium's price rally accelerates

Green Car Congress

Lithium price rises accelerated in the first half of September as surging demand and raw material supply concerns combined to push Chinese domestic prices up to their highest levels since mid-2018 according to data from Benchmark’s Lithium Price Assessment.

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: Tiny One-Seater Electric Car


Despite mainly covering electric two-wheelers and other non-car electric vehicles, I’m still pretty pro electric car. The problem is that even though they are greener than gas cars, those 4,000 lb tanks all seem like so much more vehicle than I need for my typical urban lifestyle.

Stellantis tests two new connected safety notification technologies in North America

Green Car Congress

Stellantis is exploring two new connected safety notification technologies—Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) and Safety Cloud—in North America, giving drivers advanced notification warnings of potential hazards in their path. Greater connectivity speeds, improved hardware and expanded software expertise have opened new opportunities for Stellantis with safety systems being one of the many areas we focus on.

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Lucid Air range, RAV4 Prime EV mode off-road, Rivian and Ford electric trucks: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Why did Tesla push back about an expansion of the federal EV tax credit? Which company's electric trucks are ready for delivery? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending September 17, 2021.

Mitsubishi Fuso to Deliver 20 eCanter Trucks to Australia Post

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EcoFlow off-grid portable power stations and solar panels up to $350 off, deals from $299


Today we are taking look at some solid price drops on the EcoFlow portable power stations.

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Tesla Solar price hikes to be reversed, court documents state


Tesla Solar customers who were subjected to price hikes will have them reversed, according to new court documents.

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Quick Charge Podcast: September 18, 2021


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. more… The post Quick Charge Podcast: September 18, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

In Pursuit of 0 Emissions, Ford Submits All-Electric Police Pilot Vehicle for Michigan State Police testing

EV Obssesion

DEARBORN, Mich., 17, 2021 – Ford is paving the way for electric police fleets in America. As part of its more than $30 billion investment in electrification through 2025, Ford is exploring all-electric, purpose-built law enforcement vehicles.

Harley-Davidson’s stunning first electric bike broke the internet – and now they’re actually selling them


Serial 1, the electric bicycle company that was spun-off from Harley-Davidson’s original electric bicycle program , has revealed that it will sell a limited number of S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE e-bikes.

Cadillac Lyriq Reservation Books Open Today, September 18


If you order it now, you can expect it to be delivered sometime in the first half of next year

News: Range Milestones Hit by Lucid and Rivian

Clean Fleet Report

Lucid Air Tops Out with 520-mile range; Rivian Bests 300 with Pickup & SUV. Story by Michael Coates; photos from the manufacturers. The numbers tell the story—we’ve entered a new stage of long-range electric vehicles.

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Report Expects Tesla To Reach 1.3 Million Deliveries In 2022


Wedbush Securities, an LA-based investment firm, believes Tesla will deliver 1.3 million vehicles next year

That was Fast.?? Every All-Electric 2023 #LYRIQ Debut Edition has now been Reserved.

EV Obssesion

That was fast.?? Every all-electric 2023 #LYRIQ Debut Edition has now been reserved.

Volkswagen ID.3 Battery Degradation After 1 Year Appears High


The earliest cars have had about one year in customers' hands

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Tesla Owners Club of Austin’s Gail Alfar Shares Her Experience Driving Plaid Model S For The 1st Time?

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The other night, my friend Gail from Tesla Owners Club of Austin, who owns a Tesla Model X, called me and we got into an awesome conversation about Tesla, among other things. She told me that she’s been wanting to drive a Plaid Model S and that she had Plaid fever. I told her to […].

Norway: Tesla Model Y Already At 2,500 Registrations In September


It might be a record month for all-electric car registrations, with Model Y and Model 3 on the top

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Ford Begins Pre-Production Of All-Electric F-150 Lightning Truck, Boosts Investment, Adds Jobs In Michigan

EV Obssesion

One year after Ford confirmed construction of the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Mich.,

Tesla FSD V10.0 First Impressions: No, My Mind Wasn't Blown


We take a ride in a Model Y equipped with FSD V10.0 and leave with our brains fully intact

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Tata Tigor EV Zipron : Range Test

Plug In India

By Atul Gopal The PluginIndia team was invited by Tata Motors to test the all new Tata Tigor EV electric car which had an upgrade Ziptron powertrain. The new Tigor EV with Ziptron technology, comes with GNCAP 4-star rating.

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Tesla Cancels Referral Program


No more Referral awards from September 18, 2021 on, except for Solar Roof

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Tesla’s Autopilot Saves More Lives: Suspected DUI Driver Passed Out While Driving & Was Safely Stopped


Tesla’s Autopilot feature is not perfect, but it has already saved countless lives. Yesterday, the life of a woman who passed out while driving and the lives of the police who attempted to stop the car were potentially saved.

Tesla Model 3 With A Grill? Tuning Firm Manhart Has Done It


The German firm, famed for modding BMWs and Audis, has now gotten their hands on a Model 3

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GM Tells Bolt Owners To Park 50 Feet Away From Other Cars, Extends EV Production Halt


General Motors (GM) has told some of its Chevy Bolt owners to park 50 feet away from other cars so they won’t be at risk if a spontaneous fire breaks out, Bloomberg has reported. The automaker has recalled around 142,000 Bolts sold since 2016 because the batteries could catch on fire.

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Watch How Police Stop A Tesla Reportedly On Autopilot


According to reports, the driver was unconscious, while the car continued to drive on its own

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NIO ES8 Video Review — Seeing Is Believing


Right at the beginning to September, NIO invited some journalists and potential customers to get a first look at and experience the European version of the company’s flagship vehicle, the ES8. Personally, before “experiencing” the car, I did not expect it to be so good.

Can Other Automakers Team Up To Tackle Tesla?


Will legacy automaker EV collaborations work to top Tesla

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Rolls-Royce Electric Airplane Takes Flight


Rolls Royce has completed a 15 minute test flight of its battery powered airplane. Aviation Clean Transport Electric Vehicles electric airplanes Heart Aerospace rolls royce Rolls-Royce Aerospace Tecnam United Airlines

Caution: Electric Vehicle Evangelist at Work


After my first test drive of a Nissan Leaf in 2014, I became a believer. The car had me at hello! Total silence at slow speeds, rocket-like smooth-as-silk acceleration, and the feeling that I had just entered the twenty-first century had me hooked.

CarMax Survey Finds 56% Of Car Owners Likely To Buy An EV Or Hybrid Next


CarMax is one of the largest sellers of automobiles in America. In fiscal year 2021, it found buyers for 750,000 cars.

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Tesla Cancels Referral Program Except for $500 Bonus on Solar Roof


Today it appears that the rumors about Tesla revising its referral program were true: As of September 18, 2021, Tesla is no longer offering any referral incentives on the purchase of Tesla cars or traditional solar panel systems.

Can Automakers Team Up To Catch Tesla?


Originally posted on EVANNEX. By Charles Morris If you can’t beat ‘em on your own, maybe you can join up with someone else to beat ‘em. As legacy automakers struggle to catch up to Tesla, many are exploring new collaborations to spread out the costs of developing new technology.

Tesla Model 3 SR+ Road Trip Around Queensland — Part 7


For those of you who have just joined us, this is the middle of a saga about driving from Brisbane on the coast of Queensland 1500 km to the inland town of Winton in a Tesla Model 3 SR+. Earlier articles are available in my author archives.