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Tesla is sticking with yoke steering wheel; Elon Musk says progressive steering is still years away

Tesla is really betting on the yoke steering wheel, which is making some nervous with the Cybertruck and Roadster prototypes also featuring a similar wheel. Elon Musk says that progressive steering, which would fix some of the steering wheel’s issues, is still a few years away. more… The post Tesla is sticking with yoke steering wheel; Elon Musk...

Quick Charge Podcast: June 17, 2021

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 17, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

$4,700 electric car! Would you buy Wuling’s Mini EV?

Is the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV the most exciting electric car on the market? Probably not. But what is it about this little box on wheels that has led to it outselling Tesla? more… The post $4,700 electric car! Would you buy Wuling’s Mini EV? appeared first on Electrek.

Formula E races at new Puebla track this weekend after an excellent Monaco ePrix

After a few weeks off, Formula E is back with a doubleheader in Mexico. This time, we’ve moved from Mexico City’s Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez to nearby Puebla and the Autodromo Miguel E. Abed. The race comes after a truly excellent Monaco ePrix, the first time Formula E has raced on the full historic Monaco circuit and one of the better races the...

Tesla has reduced the energy capacity of the battery pack in the new Model S

Tesla has confirmed that it has reduced the energy capacity of the new battery pack in the new Model S. Still, it has increased range over the previous model. It’s all about the efficiency. more… The post Tesla has reduced the energy capacity of the battery pack in the new Model S appeared first on Electrek.

Cut fossil fuels – electric lawn tools from $100 + Tesla gear/ebike sales in new Green Deals

We’ve got quite a few new green deals for you to browse through today. From deals on budget-focused electric lawn tools to LED light bulbs, smart thermostats, and much more, there’s plenty of ways to save. Plus, we’ll take a deeper dive into how switching out your old incandescent or CFL bulbs for newer LEDs can save in more ways than one. We also have...

Florida Power & Light blows up its last coal plant, will replace with solar

Florida Power & Light (FPL) yesterday demolished its last coal-fired plant, the Indiantown Cogeneration Plant in Martin County, east of the Everglades. And right before the plant imploded, FPL CEO Eric Silagy announced that the utility will build a solar center near the site. more… The post Florida Power & Light blows up its last coal plant,...

Igogomi e-bike review: Testing a fascinating shaft-drive electric bicycle

As much as I love electric bicycles, I have to admit that we rarely see anything revolutionary anymore. The last few years of e-bike advancements have largely been incremental. Important, but nothing groundbreaking. However, one look at the Igogomi e-bike had my inner child buzzing with excitement – finally something new! more… The post Igogomi e-bike...

Tesla Model S Plaid breaks all the records in first independent test, but 0-60 mph has a caveat

Tesla Model S Plaid has broken several production car records in its first independent tests with MotorTrend, but the insane 0-60 mph in less than 2 seconds needs an asterisk next to it. more… The post Tesla Model S Plaid breaks all the records in first independent test, but 0-60 mph has a caveat appeared first on Electrek.

EGEB: How US utilities are trying to block rooftop solar adoption

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): US special interest groups and utilities are working to stall the growth of rooftop solar. Why Penn State University won the US Department of Energy’s Collegiate Wind Competition. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates....

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