By Joey Klender Posted on July 24, 2020 The Tesla Model 3 Performance has turned many people who are skeptical over electric vehicles into true believers of the sustainable transportation movement. The unique design, coupled with world-class performance specifications, instant torque, and Autopilot capability changes the minds of skeptics almost instantly. Actor, comedian, and songwriter
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By Dacia J. Ferris Posted on July 24, 2020 Lucid Motors, a luxury electric car startup based out of Silicon Valley, California, recently announced an independently-confirmed .21 drag coefficient (Cd) for its flagship sedan, the Air, making it the most aerodynamic electric vehicle in line for mass-market sale if true. Now, CEO Peter Rawlinson has
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By Joey Klender Posted on July 24, 2020 Rivian has revealed the delivery dates for its R1T pickup truck and R1S Sport Utility Vehicle. Both of its all-electric vehicles will debut in Summer 2021, but the R1T truck will make its way to customers before the R1S SUV will. Rivian announced that the R1T would
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By Dacia J. Ferris Posted on July 24, 2020 NASA’s Perseverance rover destined for Mars next week has completed another step in preparation for launch – installation, and activation of its nuclear power source. “The #MarsPerseverance MMRTG [multi-mission radioisotope thermoelectric generator] is installed and doing well. This Red Planet dune buggy is fueled and ready
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Tesla has been selected as the battery supplier for a massive new solar and energy storage project for Switch’s datacenter in Nevada. Switch is a neighbor of Tesla’s Gigafactory Nevada where the company produces their stationary energy storage products, like the Powerwall, Powerpack, and Megapack. Therefore, it’s not too surprising that the data infrastructure giant
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Electric vehicle (EV) batteries have potential projected life spans of over 20 years! This means, after many years, the car can provide an acceptable driving experience and continue to deliver 70-80% of the range it had when it was new. As with all batteries, including smartphones and laptops, EV batteries do slowly degrade over time.
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While we’re in this pandemic pause—as electric and other car sales stall—Paul and I thought we’d take a brief look back at the EV/renewable energy activism we and others have undertaken over the past couple of decades because we want to make a simple but critical point: individual choices and lifestyle changes to fight climate
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For the second year, Plug In America supporters roamed their neighborhoods on July 4 to count how many all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles they could spot as part of the Independence Day EV Count. Across the United States, we counted 12,036 vehicles, of which 638 (5.30%) were electric. All-electric vehicles accounted for 3.34% and plug-in
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