Electric Cars

US Vice President Kamala Harris and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan are today launching the Clean School Bus program, a part of President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, from a high school in Falls Church, Virginia. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021 authorizes the EPA to offer rebates to replace diesel school buses with what
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Tesla (TSLA) stock has fallen by as much as 10% today after the allegation of sexual misconduct against CEO Elon Musk came out, which is now being called the ‘Elongate’ scandal. Musk has now denied the claim and even challenged the alleged victim’s friend who shared the story. As we reported yesterday, a publication released
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Elon Musk announced today that Tesla is building a “hardcore litigation department” to “directly initiate and execute lawsuits.” The timing of the effort is strange since it comes right after an allegation of sexual misconduct against the CEO. Musk made the announcement on Twitter: Tesla is building a hardcore litigation department where we directly initiate
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Following rumors circulating earlier this month, Hyundai Motor Group has officially signed an agreement with the state of Georgia to invest $5.5 billion in new facilities dedicated to EV and battery manufacturing. When complete, these new facilities will be Hyundai’s first EV-specific manufacturing on US soil and will produce a wide range of upcoming electric
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This week on Electrek’s Wheel-E podcast, we discuss the most popular news stories from the world of electric bikes and other nontraditional electric vehicles. This week that includes reviewing Juiced Bike’s new fun-sized RipRacer e-bike, exploring how NYC wants to take 25% of its streets away from cars, new more affordable utility e-bikes from Specialized, Ukraine’s use
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Milwaukee-based motorcycle company Harley-Davidson is feeling the sting of supply-chain issues that have plagued major manufacturers for years. Now the company has been forced to pause production across all of its various motorcycles, with the exception of its LiveWire electric motorcycles. And it’s not just production that is pausing. Shipments are also halted. As the
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Just yesterday, our own Tom Moloughney shared some breaking news with you. Rivian is launching new dual-motor configurations and smaller battery options. However, those EVs aren’t coming until 2024, and they’ll carry the same starting prices as Rivian’s current lineup. Meanwhile, the original R1T that people reserved from Rivian is seeing a notable price increase. According to the
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Ford today revealed pricing for its Charge Station Pro, an 80-amp bidirectional charging station that is required for F-150 Lightning owners to utilize Ford’s Intelligent Backup Power option.  The Ford Charge Station Pro, which was co-developed with Siemens eMobility, is now available from Ford’s website for $1,310.00. While that may sound like a lot of money,
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The original Tesla Roadster is quickly becoming a collector’s item. It’s estimated that, after several fires and accidents, only around 2,000 are still in existence. Given Tesla’s dramatic rise to the top of the automotive industry, prices for its first production car are now soaring. Gruber Motors, an independent service and sales company that specializes in
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By Joey Klender Posted on February 25, 2022 Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) plans to expand its production capacity, along with other factors like surging oil prices that could sway consumers to electric vehicles, have contributed to Daiwa Securities analysts upgrading their outlook on the automaker’s stock. Daiwa analyst Jairam Nathan said Tesla is “best positioned” to
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By Simon Alvarez Posted on February 25, 2022 It appears that it’s not just Tesla’s Supercharger Network that is well appreciated by electric vehicle owners. As per the results of the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Home Charging Study, Tesla’s Level 2 home charging solutions have the highest customer satisfaction score in
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The Wall Street Journal is out with a new report that Elon Musk’s lawyer warned about and reveals that the SEC probe into Musk and Tesla is reportedly about a suspected insider trading violation involving Musk’s brother. As we reported yesterday, things are escalating quickly between Musk and the SEC since a lawyer for the
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By Joey Klender Posted on February 23, 2022 Ford Motor Company and Universal Technical Insititute (UTI) are collaborating to roll out a new curriculum responsible for training students to maintain and work on electric vehicles. UTI is rolling out a new curriculum in its Ford Accelerated Credential Training (FACT) program. With substantial increases in electric
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By Monica Pappas Posted on February 21, 2022 While the rocket startup he is responsible for resurrecting is preparing for a second orbital launch attempt, a Ukrainian multimillionaire – an entrepreneur, businessman, and the founder of Firefly Aerospace – has once again been forced to take extreme actions by the US government. Resurrected in 2017
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