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Introducing the World’s Largest All-Electric Vehicle, the e-Dumper

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:26:28 +0000

A Komatsu quarry mining truck in Switzerland is now the largest all-electric vehicle in the world. According to Green Matters, the Komatsu truck coined the “e-Dumper” weighs in at almost 50 tons with wheels 6.5 feet in diameter, capable of holding up to 65 tons of stone. Its 700-kWh battery pack weighs 4.5 tons and […]

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Aston Martin CEO Thinks Legislators Are Off Track With Fossil-Fuel Bans

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:40:18 +0000

Aston Martin’s chief is taking lawmakers to task for an upcoming ban on gasoline and diesel vehicles for being unrealistic about how automotive technology really works. Great Britain’s announcement in July about banning the sale of new vehicles running on “petrol” and diesel by 2040 is “meaningless,” according to CEO Andy Palmer. The regulation is […]

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Volkswagen Stockpiling Cobalt in its Move Toward Electric Cars

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:37:04 +0000

As part of Volkswagen’s ambitious efforts to reorient itself toward vehicle electrification, the brand has started to solicit proposals from cobalt producers for ten year’s worth of supply starting in 2019. According to cobalt industry sources, Reuters reports the deadline to submit proposals is by the end of September with finalized contracts due by the […]

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Tesla Model S Will Cost More As Of Next Week

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:16:35 +0000

The current base model Tesla Model S will soon be discontinued. The move has been expected with the introduction of the Model 3, but now Tesla has confirmed to Electrek the rear-wheel-drive Model S 75 will be axed Sept. 24. Currently, the entry-level Model S starts from $70,700 including destination, but once it’s gone that […]

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Mercedes Spending $1 Billion to Make EVs in Alabama

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:02:56 +0000

Mercedes is spending $1 billion on its U.S. factory to build EQ EVs and battery packs. The announcement was made yesterday, during the 20th anniversary of the Tuscaloosa, Ala., plant. The expansion will include a new battery plant, the company’s fifth battery production facility globally. The Tuscaloosa plant currently builds the GLE, GLS, and GLE […]

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Infiniti to Unveil Its First Electric Model in January 2018

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:23:25 +0000

Infiniti is set to debut its first electric model at the North American International Auto Show in January 2018. Very little details have been revealed so far. According to Autocar, the new concept will be introduced as a new electric-only model on its platform, not one shared by the Nissan Leaf, according to senior VP […]

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Audi to Reveal its Super-Hybrid SUV SQ8 at the North American Auto Show

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:22:27 +0000

Audi is set to debut its all-new sporty super-hybrid SUV, the SQ8, in January’s North American Auto Show in Detroit, Mich. To compete directly with the BMW X6 M, the Audi SQ8 may be inspired by the Q8 Sport Concept, which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show last March. It featured a 3.0-liter V6 engine for 444 […]

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Eight Global Companies Join EV100 Campaign To Convert Their Vehicles To Electric DriveEVs

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:48:59 +0000

Eight multi-national corporations, a major airport, and a European utility have committed to converting their fleets over to electric vehicles by 2030. Announced Tuesday in New York by The Climate Group during Climate Week NYC, the 10 members of “EV100” seek to cut millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year and to curb […]

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Ex-Tesla Worker Says Timing of Firing Cost Him Shares

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:33:20 +0000

A former Telsa employee is suing the company, saying that it fired him just one day before he would have been entitled to almost a quarter million dollars in stock options. Stephen Platt was a machinist working at Tesla’s Fremont factory. According to Platt, he was hired on Aug. 27, 2012, and fired on Aug. […]

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India Aiming To Go All Electric By 2030

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:13:02 +0000

India, the world’s fifth-biggest auto market with a population of 1.3 billion people, is looking to solidify its standing as an electric vehicle superpower with a governmental mandate to sell only electric cars by 2030. The reasons for transitioning to all-electric sales by 2030 are numerous. Indian’s air pollution is worsening at alarming rates, contributing […]

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