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Watch an electric “fan car” beat every car ever at Goodwood Hill Climb

A fully electric car has beaten every car ever at the Goodwood Hillclimb track at the Festival of Speed, an annual gathering and demonstration of racing vehicles in England. The McMurtry Speirling fan car driven by Indycar and ex-F1 driver Max Chilton set a record of 39.08 seconds on the 1.86km (1.16 mile) course, almost a second better than the previous...

Is it better to buy or lease an electric vehicle?

Electrek is brought to you by Autonomy.com, the cheapest, fastest, easiest way to get a Tesla Model 3. If you have a credit card, you can reserve a Tesla now. Learn more and get $500 off for a limited time (See Terms).   So you’ve made the wise decision to go all-electric and get yourself your first EV. Nice. With plenty of options hitting roads in...

Exxon CEO says no new gas cars globally by 2040, goes wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing about CO2

Every new passenger car sold in the world will be electric by 2040, according to Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods, in an interview aired this weekend by CNBC. The interview also covered the company’s climate ambitions, putting a flashy coat of paint on an organization that is the world’s 5th largest historical polluter and has pushed climate denial at...

Moke America’s street-legal open-top mini electric cars want to trade high speed for high fun

Remember that fun little Jeep-lookin’ Mini Moke from a post WWII British military vehicle development program? It’s been rehashed in several incarnations since, but the most recent (and most stateside) is Moke America, which wants to get Americans to switch from big gas guzzlers to fun little open-top electric cars. more… The post Moke America’s...

First $5,000 SONDORS Metacycle electric motorcycles begin shipping this month

When the SONDORS Metacycle was unveiled in Los Angeles in early 2021, its highway-ready performance and low initial price of US $5,000 sent shockwaves around the internet. After navigating a rollercoaster of design changes, production delays and price hikes, the bike is finally preparing to ship to the first reservation holders this month. more… The...

Quick Charge Podcast: June 25, 2022

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 25, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: $4,500 Flatbed Electric Truck

When it comes to fun and wacky electric vehicles, the undisputed titans of the industry are those wild EV engineers that must surely be keeping Alibaba in business. Despite a global supply chain crunch, there’s no shortage of fun and fascinating options in the endlessly scrolling EV pages on the site. This week’s entry in the Awesomely Weird Alibaba...

Podcast: Tesla Cybertruck update, Enhanced Autopilot, Tesla VPP, Cadillac Lyriq preview, more

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discuss a Tesla Cybertruck update, bringing back Enhanced Autopilot, Tesla’s first full-scale virtual power plant in the US, and more. more… The post Podcast: Tesla Cybertruck update, Enhanced Autopilot, Tesla VPP,...

First discount of ONYX CTY2 e-bike with 60-mile range takes $200 off, more in New Green Deals

Are you tired of driving everywhere and paying the high price of gas just to get to or from work? Well, the ONYX CTY2 e-bike is the perfect resolution to that problem, delivering the ability to get around town without a single drop of gas or oil. It’s powered by a battery, can ride up to 60 miles on a single charge, and reaches speeds of up to 40 MPH....

The world’s most powerful wind turbine will make its debut in Scotland

Spanish-German wind giant Siemens Gamesa has been awarded a firm order for 60 of its SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines, which will be installed at the 882-MW Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. It will be the first installation of the world’s most powerful wind turbine, which has 14.7 megawatts (MW) of capacity. more… The post The world’s...

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