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Volkswagen expands ID. EV family with GTX performance line

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Volkswagen is expanding the ID. family of electric vehicles with a GTX performance line. Volkswagen will show the new ID.4 GTX on 28 April. Power consumption of the ID.4 GTX is 19.8-18.1 kWh/km (NEDC). By comparison, the combined power consumption of the ID.4 Pro is 16.9–16.2 kWh/km (NEDC).

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Toyota bZ4X Concept looks like a fully electric RAV4, leads lineup of “bZ” EV models

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Toyota has released the bZ4X Concept, the first EV built on the company’s e-TNGA platform for EVs and co-developed with Subaru.


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Toyota announces new BEV series Toyota bZ

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced Toyota bZ, its newly established series of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), in establishment of a full line-up of electrified vehicles. At Auto Shanghai, Toyota unveiled a concept version of the Toyota bZ4X, which will be the first model in the bZ series.

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Mercedes EQB electric SUV revealed, confirmed for 2022 US arrival

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With an introduction held at the 2021 Shanghai auto show, Mercedes-Benz announced a surprised addition to its United States EV lineup. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB is scheduled to go on sale in the U.S. in 2022.

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Audi shows new A6 e-tron concept electric vehicle in Shanghai

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For the first time the presentation of AUDI AG at Auto Shanghai 2021 is taking place with two partners at a shared trade-fair stand.

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Toyota unveils bZ4X electric SUV without specs, coming next year


Toyota has unveiled today the bZ4X, a battery-electric SUV, though it didn’t release any specs despite a production version of the vehicle coming as soon as next year. more… The post Toyota unveils bZ4X electric SUV without specs, coming next year appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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Volvo Cars teams up with DiDi for self-driving test fleet

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Volvo Cars and DiDi Autonomous Driving, the self-driving technology arm of Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading mobility technology platform, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement on autonomous vehicles for DiDi’s self-driving test fleet.

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Genesis premieres first EV model: Electrified G80

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Genesis officially introduced its first EV model, the Electrified G80, to the global market at the 2021 Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2021). The Electrified G80 builds on the heritage of the G80, which sits at the core of the Genesis sedan lineup.

Elon Musk claims Tesla involved in fatal crash with no one in driver’s seat wasn’t on Autopilot


Elon Musk claims that the Tesla Model S involved in a fatal crash with no one in the driver’s seat in Texas this weekend wasn’t on Autopilot. The situation is extremely strange.

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Mercedes introducing EQB compact electric SUV in Shanghai

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The new Mercedes-Benz EQB is making its debut at Auto Shanghai 2021 this week. Following the EQA 250 (combined electrical consumption: 15.7 kWh/100 km) it is the second fully electric compact car from Mercedes-EQ. The market launch in China is scheduled for this year.

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Tesla Gigafactory Nevada gets another batch of rooftop solar panels


Tesla Gigafactory Nevada might not be attracting as much attention as its newer siblings like Giga Texas and Giga Berlin, but the massive battery factory is still undergoing improvements.

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Volkswagen unveils ID.6 EV in China; third ID. model on market

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Volkswagen unveiled the third model in the ID. family, the ID.6, at the Auto Shanghai. The vehicle is the first model of the ID. family developed specifically for a single market. Two versions of the fully electric family SUV are available: The ID.6

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Amazon’s Rivian van begins delivering packages in its third U.S. city


Amazon’s initiative to begin delivering its packages in all-electric vehicles provided by Rivian has made it to its third U.S. The e-commerce giant announced earlier today that it began delivering packages in Tulsa, Oklahoma, joining Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, as the only U.S.

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Three-wheeled EV company ElectraMeccanica brings former Karma COO Pavlov on board

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ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp., the designer and manufacturer of the three-wheeled SOLO electric vehicle ( earlier post ), has appointed Kevin Pavlov as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective 1 May 2021. Pavlov will be responsible for overseeing operational growth as ElectraMeccanica ramps up commercial production with a focus on enhancing profitability and efficiency. Pavlov brings more than two decades of automotive experience to ElectraMeccanica.

A Tesla crash results in two deaths, police believe no one was in the driver’s seat


A Tesla vehicle crashed into a tree and caught on fire in Houston this weekend – resulting in two deaths. The police believe no one was in the driver’s seat, which could mean that this could be the first fatalities as a result of a Tesla driver jokingly getting into the backseat.

ABB makes strategic investment in AFC Energy; partnering on alkaline fuel cells for data centers

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ABB announced a strategic investment and development agreement with AFC Energy to further the advancement of fuel cell technology integration into its high-growth eMobility and data center segments. ABB and AFC Energy will partner on the testing and integration of fuel cells as part of the wider power portfolio for eMobility solutions and now also for data centers.

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Watch beat-up GMC Hummer EV crab walk in traffic


A pretty beat-up GMC Hummer EV prototype was spotted using its “crab walk” feature in traffic to help change lanes. more… The post Watch beat-up GMC Hummer EV crab walk in traffic appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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Tesla’s biggest rival in China: an in-depth look at the $4,200 Wuling HongGuang Mini EV


Tesla’s biggest rival in China is the Wuling HongGuang Mini EV that starts at around $4,200. Information regarding this small but impressive electric car that is a part of an SAIC, General Motors, and Wuling joint venture is vague and usually hard to come by.

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EGEB: This ultrawhite paint could cancel the need for air conditioning


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Researchers produce ultrawhite paint that can cool buildings and reduce the need for air conditioning. Vietnam’s largest wind farm comes online. China and US pledge to cooperate on fighting climate change.

Starlink to power efforts to bring high-speed web access to Australia’s rural students


Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet system is poised to foster some positive change among students in rural Australia.

Audi A6 E-Tron, Mercedes EQB, Toyota EV concept, Alpha Wolf+: Today’s Car News

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A series of electric vehicles rolled out by Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Toyota—all at Shanghai—are all headed to the U.S. The rugged charm of Alpha Motors’ latest electric pickup has some of your attention. And a study suggests the whole U.S. could go electric by 2035. This and more.

Elon Musk roasts WSJ coverage of fatal Tesla crash, defends Autopilot


Tesla CEO Elon Musk roasted the Wall Street Journal for their coverage of the crash that killed two men involving a 2019 Model S. Mainstream media reports claimed that the vehicle was “driverless” in an attempt to cast bad press on Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self-Driving systems.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils EQB: a beautiful new compact electric SUV


Mercedes-Benz has today unveiled the EQB: a beautiful new compact electric SUV, and another addition to the fast-electrifying segment of the auto industry. more… The post Mercedes-Benz unveils EQB: a beautiful new compact electric SUV appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

Tesla registers insurance company at Giga Berlin’s address


Tesla Insurance officially has a branch in Germany, located near Giga Berlin in Grünheide. The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority announced Tesla Insurance Limited (Germany Branch) in its April 2021 Journal. .

Fuell Flluid first ride: Turns out a motorcycle designer can build a very nice e-bike!


I’ve watched in fascination as Erik Buell’s latest two-wheeler company, Fuell, unveiled and then began deliveries on a high-end electric commuter bike. Now that the company let me borrow a Fuell Flluid for a test ride, I can finally tell you what I think of the bike.

Elon Musk was right about Tesla in China, and March registrations prove it


Elon Musk believes China will be Tesla’s biggest advantage in the long term, and new data from a Chinese automotive organization that tracks vehicle registrations proves the CEO is right.

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First drive review: 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid superiority extends beyond gas mileage

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The 38-mpg Tucson Hybrid is the first hybrid SUV in Hyundai’s lineup, and from what I’ve seen it’s the best way you can get the new Tucson—for now.

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Tesla’s Fremont factory workforce is growing and the automaker is preparing for it


Tesla’s Fremont factory workforce is growing, and the automaker is preparing for it by constructing a new employee parking lot on the southern portion of the 370-acre piece of land that the automaker purchased in 2010.

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Up-close look at the Sur Ron Storm Bee 22.5 kW electric motorcycle


Sur Ron’s latest electric motorbike, the high-powered Storm Bee, is now coming up on nearly two years since the initial debut.

SpaceX fires up sooty Falcon booster ahead of historic astronaut launch


SpaceX says it has successfully completed the last major test standing between a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft and the company’s next historic astronaut launch.

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Audi debuts A6 e-tron concept on new EV platform, plans 2022 release


Audi has just shown the future of their electric sedans with the A6 e-tron concept, which debuted at the Shanghai auto show today. The sedan is based on a new platform that Audi is calling “Premium Platform Electric” or “PPE” for short, developed in collaboration with Porsche.

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This mountain project won the DOE’s Solar Decathlon Build Challenge


The US Department of Energy announced the winners of its collegiate competition, the Solar Decathlon , yesterday. The contest, which has been running since 2002, challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative buildings powered by clean energy.

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Genesis’ First EV model, Electrified G80, Premieres at Auto Shanghai 2021

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‘Tesla brake failed me’: Owners protest quality issues at Shanghai Auto Show


A Tesla owner made a scene at the Shanghai Auto Show in China earlier today by jumping onto the roof of a Model 3. Local media reports that the woman was protesting Tesla’s automotive quality after her vehicle’s brakes evidently malfunctioned.

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Electric vehicle spotlight (EVS): Phoenix Motorcars


Our latest EV spotlight shines on Phoenix Motorcars. The Ontario, California-based automaker provides fleet mobility solutions to a quickly growing sector for electrification – light- and medium-duty commercial vehicles.

Tesla alleged “driverless” crash in Texas: What is known so far


This weekend, a tragic crash involving a 2019 Tesla Model S ended up claiming the lives of two individuals, a 59-year-old and a 69-year-old, both of whom are yet to be identified.

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