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VW’s EV Chargers Make Paying for Power Easier Than Ever

January 9, 2019

Via: Wired

DRIVERS OF GASOLINE-POWERED cars have it easy. Gas stations are everywhere. Fill-ups take just a few minutes. Drivers of electric vehicles, not so much. Public charging stations are far from ubiquitous, and boosting a battery means spending at least half […]


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Teslas completed 70% of taxi rides at Amsterdam airport

December 24, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

This is where electric cars really come into their own. There’s a strong case to be made that private car ownership is an inefficient use of resources, even if those cars are electric. But it’s hard to imagine a world […]


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Just being electric doesn’t make a giant pickup or SUV a good thing

December 10, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

In which I try and respond to my critics of a recent post on the Rivian electric truck. In a recent post about a new electric pickup and SUV I asked “is this the future we want?” and expressed some […]


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10% of new cars sold in California are plug-ins

November 13, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

It will be interesting to watch how and if the trend spreads. As I’ve written before, it’s rare for me to leave my house and not see at least a few Teslas, a couple of Nissan Leafs and maybe a […]


Vehicles

Ford begins production on StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery trucks

October 12, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

Given the sheer size of logistics company DHL, it was encouraging when they announced that they were going to start using electric trucks. What was even more encouraging, however, was the fact that they promised to start producing and selling […]


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Europe: 40% of drivers say next car will be electric

October 3, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

Adoption rates for new technology are weird. For the longest time, it felt like the only people with cell phones were yuppies and drug dealers. And then, all of a sudden, your mom starts texting you emoji-filled missives about your […]


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VW promises under $30,000 electric sedan with 200+ mile range

September 28, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

Remember when I wondered about whether to buy the new 150 mile range Nissan Leaf now, or wait for a longer-range, likely more expensive 2019 version? Steve Hanley over at Cleantechnica—extrapolating American numbers from an article in Auto Express—thinks VW […]


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Porsche ditches diesel, embraces electric and hybrid cars instead

September 26, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

While the main focus may have been on Volkswagen, Porsche didn’t escape the diesel emissions cheating scandal unscathed. And much like VW’s fancy new electric efforts, Porsche is trying to follow in the footsteps of its naughty parent company and […]


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Ikea plans 100% electric home delivery in key cities by 2020

September 21, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

Ignore the picture. I’m going to go ahead and assume that Ikea isn’t planning to use Nissan Leafs to achieve this, but the Swedish home furnishings giant is apparently planning a rather incredible feat of 25% electric vehicle home deliveries […]


Vehicles

To Solve Flying Cars’ Battery Problem, Tie Them to Power Lines

September 14, 2018

Via: Wired

Of the many challenges facing the nascent flying car industry, few turn more hairs gray than power. A heavier aircraft needs more power, which requires a bigger battery, which weighs more, thus making a heavier aircraft. You see the dilemma. […]