Month: August 2020

***The weight comparisons shown are for gross vehicle weight (in kg). [Kerb weight for Renault Zoe ZE50 is 1502kg and for the Peugeot e-208 is 1483 kg.]*** Peugeot’s slogans say Motion & e-Motion, because this all-new 208 is being launched in all types of engines simultaneously; that’s petrol, diesel, and pure EV. Of course, this
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With front-wheel drive and unibody construction, the Citroën Traction Avant helped set the template for modern cars. A 1949-built example of the groundbreaking French sedan was featured on a recent episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. Introduced in 1934, the Traction Avant wasn’t the first car with front-wheel drive, but it was the first to try
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By bringing together some of the world’s brightest researchers and engineers, Candela has redefined what a boat is. The world’s only boat with speed & electric range and an unbeatable comfort in rough seas. Simply the future of boating. Originally published on Candela’s | Electric Performance Craft  [embedded content] TEAM SUBTECH, “We start off in the Candela
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California on Thursday approved a $437 million utility-based program that will add 38,000 new electric-car charging stations over five years. Approval from the California Public Utilities Commission gives Southern California Edison (SCE) the green light to start installing those stations, increasing charging infrastructure in the state that is by far the leader in electric-car adoption.
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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. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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Since the Volkswagen ID.3 soon will reach first customers, let’s take a look at the new point-of-view (POV) video from the driver’s perspective. The ID3. 1ST presentation includes country road and highway driving, as well as a quick look at the exterior and interior (front, rear, trunk and under the hood). Overall, it looks pretty
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Lonestar Specialty Vehicles has partnered with Los Angeles-based In-Charge Energy to offer customers turnkey energy and charging solutions for fleet conversion to EVs. Texas-based Lonestar is a supplier of fully electric remanufactured commercial vehicles. The company has deployed more than 3,000 Class 8 trucks and tractors. Its mission is to provide an alternative to internal
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Chevy Bolt does have some really cool features and let me tell you about 5 most unique and useful ones plus a bonus one at the end. OUR SPONSOR: ❤️ MANSCAPED – Get 20% OFF the Lawn Mower 3.0 + Free Shipping with promo code ELECTRIC20 at https://mnscpd.com/34j77wc Subscribe to Electric Design channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFmu_e-8uySpge609Ma1QCQ
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Standing in a stubble field in Northamptonshire surrounded by a 14.4 megaWatt power station, enough for around 13,000 homes. Wind barely blowing and no noise, smoke or waste products. A wonderful discussion with Charles Haworth who is the Operations Leader for Onshore Wind for General Electric. For more detailed info https://www.gerenewableenergy.com/wind-energy/turbines.html Drone footage by Lewis
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Porsche’s second-generation Panamera came in for its mid-cycle update this week, with some new powertrains on the list and the styling and chassis receiving revisions, too. The Panamera is a seriously quick car for its size. In fact, one variant has lapped the Nürburgring faster than a C8 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. 2023 Porsche 911 GT3
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Climate change is causing warmer waters, and it’s making hurricanes more dangerous. Pop-up “corona cycleways” in European cities could result in health benefits of $3 billion a year. What’s in the US Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis report? And more… Hurricane Laura, which reached land on Thursday and continues to make trouble,
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Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Jilin University have investigated a promising anode material for future high-performance batteries: lithium lanthanum titanate with a perovskite crystal structure (LLTO). As the team reported in Nature Communications, LLTO can improve battery energy density, power density, charging rate, safety and cycle life without requiring a particle
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This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including The Big Tesla Hack, Model 3 frunk change, Model Y taillights, and more. The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our
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