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Fisker EMotion electric luxury sedan to be shown at CES in January

Henrik Fisker, legendary automotive designer and the man behind the now-defunct Fisker Automotive company, is getting ready for his grand return to the industry. Spearheading the return will be the Fisker EMotion, which will arrive from the designer's new company, Fisker Inc. Although we only have preliminary specifications on the EMotion electric...

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Tesla Model 3 vs Electric Competitors (The Straight Specs)

I recently compared the specs of the Tesla Model 3 and 22 gas-powered competitors that are more or less "in its class." Naturally, readers also requested that we compare the Model 3 with other electric cars in such a detailed way. It's sensible to do, and that's why I'm doing it in this article, but the whole discussion of whether to compare the Model 3 to gas cars in its class or to other electric cars highlights some …

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$0 In Tesla Advertising = 455,000 Model 3 Reservation List

Have you ever wondered why you haven't seen a glitzy TV commercial for Tesla's new Model 3? According to Advertising Age, "Tesla still doesn't need [any] paid advertising to make sales." E.J. Schultz reports that, "even as the Model 3 goes on sale for anticipated delivery starting in the fourth quarter, word-of-mouth and free media coverage seems to be enough to fuel demand for the foreseeable future."

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Top Electric Car Countries (Charts)

Countries worldwide are taking an aggressive stance in order to expedite the transition to electric vehicles. Yet automakers are moving slowly — the Big Three in Detroit are taking a wait-and-see approach with vehicle electrification. And Germany's finest are also dragging their feet. One automaker is leading the way. According to The Telegraph, "Tesla, owned by billionaire Elon Musk, announced that its ‘budget' Model 3 …

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Volkswagen ID Buzz drive: electric VW bus offers unique EV concept

When you see a concept car drive onto the stage at an auto show, don't be fooled into thinking it's what you'll drive out of the dealer a couple of years later. We got to drive the Volkswagen ID Buzz all-electric Microbus concept car Saturday for a couple of miles along the oceanside road outside Monterey, California. Our drive in the ID Buzz...

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Volkswagen to build ID Buzz electric Microbus, cargo vans too, on sale in 2022

The Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, an all-electric reinterpretation of the iconic VW Microbus, generated huge enthusiasm and public crowds when it debuted in January at the Detroit auto show. Today, the company announced its board had officially approved production of the vehicle, a distinctive entry in a growing lineup of electric cars planned for...

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Electric Cars vs Gasmobiles, Technically Speaking (VIDEO)

Considering the far-reaching cascade of change that is about to be unleashed on human society by the transition from the internal combustion engine to the electric motor, there's a good case to be made that everyone should have at least a rudimentary understanding of how these two competing forms of propulsion work (many journalists, to say nothing of political and business leaders, are in dire need of a basic …

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Is this the country’s first Chevrolet Bolt EV police car?

Using electric cars as police vehicles has some distinct advantages. Among them are near-silent operation, maximum acceleration from 0 rpm, and a novelty factor that can lead to friendly, beneficial interactions between officers and citizens. Now, the small Maryland city of Hyattsville, a suburb of Washington, D.C., has a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV...

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Bolt EV vs BMW i3, Karma driven, RIP natural-gas cars, Tesla Model 3 secrets: The Week in Reverse

Which very noticeable plug-in car has been resurrected after five years—and what did we think of it on the road? What secrets does the Tesla Model 3 hold, and do those make it "Car 2.0" as some have suggested? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, August 18...

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Solar Plants Are Cropping Up On Farms

If the United States wants to kick its coal habit, it will need to install a lot more solar power. That raises an important question: Where should all those panels reside? They could always go live on a farm upstate. Solar Plants Are Cropping Up On Farms was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over …

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The Economist Announces The Death Of The ICE (Finally)

The most recent cover story in The Economist announces, "The death of the internal combustion engine... it had a good run. But the end is in sight." In a remarkable account, The Economist reports that the internal combustion engine's "days are numbered. Rapid gains in battery technology favour electric motors instead. ... Today's electric cars, powered by lithium-ion batteries, can do much better."

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Tesla Model S 75 & Model X 75 Get Upgrades, & “1 Second Quicker” To 60 MPH

A recent over the air upgrade has made the Tesla Model S 75 and Model X 75 a full second faster to 60 miles per hour. Tesla Model S 75 & Model X 75 Get Upgrades, & “1 Second Quicker” To 60 MPH was originally published on

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Consumers Buy Performance, Convenience, & Status, Not Environmentalism

Walmart founder Sam Walton once said businesses should focus on what customers want and then deliver it. It may sound obvious, but when it comes to eco-friendly consumer goods, it's taken marketers a while to figure it out. Consumers Buy Performance, Convenience, & Status, …

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West Antarctic Ice Sheet May Hide World’s Largest Volcanic Range

The ice sheets of Antarctica may be hiding the world's largest volcanic range, according to a new study from the University of Edinburgh. The new work discovered around 100 "new" volcanos in the Antarctic region, some of which are as tall as 3,850 meters West Antarctic Ice Sheet May Hide World's …

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The Climate Crisis Is Already Affecting The Mid-Atlantic

The climate crisis is already affecting the Mid-Atlantic region. Read about how you can make a difference here. The Climate Crisis Is Already Affecting The Mid-Atlantic was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Australian Wind Energy Continues To Deliver More Record Low Prices

Just three months after Origin Energy stunned the renewables industry with a record low power off-take deal for the 530MW Stockyard Hill Wind Farm in Victoria, AGL Energy has delivered more of the same, securing an off-take price of below $60/MWh through the sale of its 453MW Coopers Gap Wind Farm, between Kingaroy and Dalby in Queensland's south-east

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How To Write Fake EV Press Releases (Template)

Need to write a press release about some electric vehicle (EV) vaporware? Need to counter another announcement from Tesla? Need to act like you're on the cutting edge of auto tech and the burgeoning car-as-a-service (CaaS) market? Need to fend off the shareholder push to be an electrification leader? Have no fear — an EV press release template is here!

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Darwin Could Be Site Of Australia’s First Battery “Gigafactory”

Darwin is set to play host to Australia's very own – and mostly likely it's first – solar powered battery “giga-factory,” after local renewables outfit Energy Renaissance said it had received support from the Northern Territory government for its proposed 1GWh lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant Darwin Could Be …

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Giant Solar Tower + Storage Facility Will Provide All Government Electricity Needs In South Australia

The South Australia government has contracted the US company SolarReserve to deliver all its power needs, which will be supplied by a 150MW solar tower and molten salt storage facility to be built in the former coal town of Port Augusta.