Sat.Jun 12, 2021

Study from Thuringia shows 50% of harmful soot comes from local sources, 50% from long-distance transport

Green Car Congress

Soot particles from oil and wood heating systems as well as road traffic can pollute the air in Europe on a much larger scale than previously assumed.

Tesla delivers first Model S Plaid models without a steering wheel

Green Car Reports

The yoke is most definitely no joke. Some or all of Tesla’s first 25 deliveries of 2021 Model S Plaid sedans on Thursday evening featured one of the automaker's most controversial details: the yoke-style steering wheel.

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Lexus introduces its first PHEV with new 2nd-generation NX

Green Car Congress

Lexus announced the world premiere of the all-new NX, the first model of Lexus’ next-generation range.

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Tesla fan Jay Leno takes the Model S Plaid for a record-breaking spin

Teslarati

Tesla fan and automotive enthusiast Jay Leno went from talking about the 1/4-mile record performance of the Model S Plaid to driving it on a dragstrip, a new interview from CNBC reveals.

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EPA to reconsider particulate matter NAAQS

Green Car Congress

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will reconsider the previous administration’s decision to retain the particulate matter (PM) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) ( earlier post ), which were last strengthened in 2012.

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BMW patent reveals upcoming electric motorcycle could make history as an industry first

Electrek

BMW Motorrad may not have arrived very early to the electric motorcycle party, but the company is making up for it now with what could become an industry first electric motorcycle with a driveshaft.

FREYR in negotiations for building battery production facilities in the US; at least 50 GWh

Green Car Congress

Norway-based battery cell maker FREYR AS and Alussa Energy Acquisition Corp., disclosed that FREYR is in negotiations with a major multinational industrial conglomerate (the JV Partner) potentially to develop battery production facilities in North America. This development was noted by FREYR Battery in its 9 June 2021 filing of a third amendment to the registration statement on Form S-4 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Tesla ironically faces pushback at Giga Berlin from environmental groups

Teslarati

Tesla is ironically facing pushback from environmental groups in Germany who claim that the automaker’s Giga Berlin production facility, which has not started manufacturing cars yet, will produce poisonous gases that will escape from the plant.

Tesla downgrades range of brand new Model S Long Range

Electrek

Tesla has downgraded the range of its brand new Model S Long Range, which also happens to be Tesla’s longest-range electric car, just a few days after launching the vehicle. more… The post Tesla downgrades range of brand new Model S Long Range appeared first on Electrek.

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NIO ES8 Is Officially Approved For Sale In Europe

InsideEVs

At first it will be available in Norway, starting in September

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Radio Flyer (yes, your childhood wagon) launches two fat tire electric bikes

Electrek

While the name Radio Flyer may bring up nostalgic images of a little red wagon for some ( or little red Teslas for the youngest generation ), the company is now branching out into electric two-wheelers with a pair of new fat tire electric bicycles for adults.

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Jay Leno Shares His Thoughts On Tesla Model S Plaid Record

InsideEVs

It's the quickest production car with a quarter-mile time of 9.247 seconds

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Oshkosh Corporation Unveils Volterra Platform of Electric Fire & Emergency Vehicles

EV Obssesion

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Tesla Model S Will Have Less Range, But Remains Above 400 Miles

InsideEVs

The refreshed version will get several miles less than the 412 miles (EPA) initially anticipated

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Five Things to Do While Charging Your ID.4 EV

EV Obssesion

Across the United States, public fast-charging stations are rapidly appearing at shopping malls, grocery stores and gas stations – making it easier, quicker and more convenient than ever to charge your electric vehicle on the go.

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Tesla Model 3 Is Now The 16th Best-Selling Car In The World

InsideEVs

The Model 3 is also the best-selling EV of all time

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Mission Motorsport Sets EV Hypermile Record with ENSO’s Range Extending EV Tyres

EV Obssesion

UK team, running on ENSO’s EV tyres, breaks Renault ZOE hypermiling record Longest distance of 475.4

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New Tesla Model S: There Is An Alternative Way To Select Gears

InsideEVs

Auto Shift and touchscreen are not the only options

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Quick Charge Podcast: June 12, 2021

Electrek

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: June 12, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

InterBattery: SK Innovation Displays F-150 Lightning And Ioniq 5

InsideEVs

SK Innovation’s three main themes: Safer than EVer, Faster than EVer, Longer than EVer

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Top 5 electric vehicles books you must read

Electric Vehicles India

Top 5 electric vehicles books you must read. Electric vehicles are growing in a tremendous way and this is the time when everyone must be aware of electric vehicles and their technology. As we already know how the ICE vehicles are impacting the environment mostly the air.

Feature: Why You’ll Have to Wait for Self-Driving Cars

Clean Fleet Report

Story by Andy Jensen. You’ve seen the headlines about self-driving cars. Most experts agree they’ll be a huge game-changer. Not only will you be able to kick back and relax on your commute and let your car do the work, but they could cut car accidents, end drunk driving and prevent traffic jams.

Electric two-wheelers become cheaper in India-FAME II incentives 

Electric Vehicles India

Electric two-wheelers become cheaper in India-FAME II incentives . The Department of Heavy Industries has announced incentives for electric two-wheelers in India. The Center in its notification had announced the amendments made in the FAME-II (faster adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles).

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Oregon On Verge Of Requiring 100% Clean Electricity By 2040

CleanTechnica

Electric grids do not change overnight. Power plants and other infrastructure are multi-decade investments, and it’s rare to retire them early. So, it’s a bit painful to watch how slowly they have been getting cleaned up.

Europe Risks Wasting €27 Billion Battery Opportunity with Weak CO2 Targets — Study

CleanTechnica

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Paul Bell The EU and the UK risk wasting €27bn in battery investments if they fail to strengthen car and van CO2 emission standards, analysis from Transport & Environment (T&E) shows.

Tesla’s Model 3 Reaches #16 on the World’s Best-Selling Cars List

CleanTechnica

Originally posted on EVANNEX. by Charles Morris Tesla’s Model 3 is the best-selling EV of all time — it has now sold over 800,000 units, surpassing the Nissan LEAF, which passed the 500,000 milestone in 2020.

Electric Ferrari Drag Race: Tesla Power vs. 12 Mighty Cylinders

CleanTechnica

For those of you too young to remember the fact for yourselves, I’m about to drop a truth-bomb: the 1980s were an absolutely magical time to love cars.

Driving Electric Is Much Better For Climate & Air Quality Than Gas-Powered Vehicles

CleanTechnica

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists.

Attending The Tesla Model S Plaid Event — Model S Plaid Is Like A Spaceship!

CleanTechnica

I went to the Tesla Model S Plaid delivery event this week, and it was thrilling. I wasn’t planning on actually coming to the event, but when things are meant to be, they happen — and it happened for me.

Tesla Promised FSD Updates Every Few Days, But Today It’s Been 100 Days Since The Last Update

CleanTechnica

It all started when I came to the realization that I haven’t been seeing any new FSD Beta test drive videos in the news any more, and I started wondering why. The answer is because Tesla hasn’t updated the FSD Beta since FSD Beta 8.2 came out on March 4th, 2021. For Tesla owners and […].