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Watch How Tesla Cybertruck Can Sort Of Fix A Broken iPhone, Samsung If you own an Apple iPhone with a broken screen, there's a way that the Tesla Cybertruck can help you sort of fix that cracked found. Find out how here. Broken smartphone screens look awful, but the Cybertruck can make them look at least a bit better.

Plug-In EV Car Sales In Germany Stay Strong In November 2019 After the significant sales record in October and the milestone of over 4% market share, the German plug-in electric car market remains strong also in November. The number of new passenger plug-in car registrations increased by 75% year-over-year to 10,985, which is close to 3.7% of all passenger cars.

Fully Charged Explains How Home ESS/Solar Prevents Power Outages Fully Charged's Robert Llewellyn shows his home solar and energy storage installation with two Tesla Powerwalls, which can power the home during outages.

Google Maps can now search for electric vehicle charging stations by plug type If you've never had an electric car, you might not know that there are multiple charging connectors used by different makers - Nissan's vehicles use CHAdeMO, BMW and VW use CCS, Tesla uses its own proprietary connector, and so on.

Are You Clamoring for an Electric Car? - Ricochet Is a Tesla or a Chevy Bolt, or a Nissan Leaf on your Christmas list this year? Can you hardly wait to ditch that gas-guzzler in the driveway and replace it with a vehicle that you can "fill up" from an installation in your garage, at a lot less than a tank of Regular?

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 Feels Like A Lower-Budget Porsche Macan The first crossover I ever drove was a mid-2000s Mazda Tribute, a re-badged version of Ford's Escape, in turn based on Mazda's old 626 sedan platform. It was my mother's first new car since 1991, and it was decidedly un-good. Now, if you want proof of how far Mazda has stepped up its game across the last 15 years, just drive the new CX-30.

Opel Tests Corsa-e Rally At Dudenhofen Test Center: Video As promised, Opel developed an all-electric rally car, the Opel Corsa-e Rally, which will be used in all-new ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup. The first two development vehicles currently are undergoing durability testing at Dudenhofen Test Centre in Germany, as Opel would like to be ready within a few months.

Why Are Electric Cars So Bad At Towing? Electric cars are undoubtedly the future of the automotive industry. If a manufacturer doesn't have an EV in its lineup, that manufacturer is behind the times. But EVs also have some hurdles before they are universally accepted, and towing is one of them.

This Renault ZOE Has 186,000 Miles: Find Out How It's Held Up Here Frédéric Richard, one of the very first owners of the Renault ZOE in France, recently reached a bold milestone of 300,000 km covered since April 2013! That's a huge distance for just 6.5 years, especially taking into consideration that the early ZOE Q210 was equipped with just a 22 kWh battery!

Tesla releases giant new home solar power system Over the last few months, Tesla has been trying to revamp its solar business. More recently, Tesla launched a new solar rental service under which homeowners can get a solar panel system for just $50 per month. They have also launched a new commercial solar online ordering platform.

Opinion: Toyota NA CEO Bails Before Oncoming EV Iceberg December 14th, 2019 by Vijay Govindan. This morning, I saw the news that Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota Motor North America, will be retiring as of April 1, 2020. One of the auto industry's iconic auto CEO's will no longer be with us as of next year.

BMW Group Secures Lithium Supplies For Upcoming Next-Gen Plug-Ins BMW Group, as promised, is securing supplies of key elements for its lithium-ion cell supplier directly from mining companies. This week, the German manufacturer announced a €540 deal with Ganfeng Lithium Co., Ltd. based in Jiangxi, which will be responsible for lithium hydroxide supply over five years from its Australian hard-rock deposits.

Mercedes delays electric debut after disappointing Audi, Jaguar SUV sales The decision to delay the EQC's release is likely a precautionary measure by Mercedes after electric SUVs introduced this year by Audi and Jaguar saw lackluster sales. Audi sold 4,623 of its E-Tron crossovers in 2019 through November while Jaguar only sold 2,418 of its I-Pace SUVs over the same time period.

Two Wreaths Across America events honor veterans - Hundreds of holiday wreaths were laid at two different sites Saturday as part of the annual Wreaths Across America celebration that honors those who have served in the military.

EV Items Holiday Sale: 20% off Tesla accessories incl light upgrade kit, Qi charger & more For those looking to do any last minute holiday shopping, our friends over at EV Items have extended its holiday sale for Electrek readers with a special last minute 20% off all of its Tesla accessories using coupon code electrek.

Cedar Falls Adds Downtown Public Electric Vehicle Charger From the City of Cedar Falls:. Posted on December 12, 2019. The City of Cedar Falls and Cedar Falls Utilities have collaborated to bring a public electric vehicle charger to downtown Cedar Falls. The recently installed dual-port Level 2 charger is located on West Second Street across from City Hall.

8 lessons about EV battery health from 6,300 electric cars The average decline in energy storage is 2.3% per year. For a 150-mile EV, you’re likely to lose 17 miles of accessible range after five years.

Mercedes Delays US Sales Of Its First All-Electric Vehicle Until 2021 The first all-electric vehicle from Mercedes, the EQC, was supposed to arrive at U.S. dealerships in a few weeks, but now it seems stateside buyers will be waiting until 2021. "It is a strategic decision to first support the growing customer demand for the EQC in Europe," the automaker said in an email to customers.

Volkswagen Survey Finds Americans Want SUVs & Only SUVs. No ID.3 For You! And I love that we can bring electrified mobility to the masses. SUVs currently account for about half of US new vehicle sales. In a recent survey of 1,000 customers who currently own an SUV, 96% ranked SUVs as the best vehicles for your money. 87% said they do not plan on owning any vehicle other than an SUV in the future.

Electric Vehicles Should Come With Electric Dinghys A trusted companion of any worthwhile waterborne vessel. What is a boat without a dinghy? It is just a dinghy itself, albeit one that is not on another boat. There are many reasons to have a dinghy on your larger boat. Well, only two really.

TeslaCam Saves Model 3 From Getting A Ticket For Lack Of Turn Signal This Model 3 driver escaped a fine for not using the turn signal when he actually was only because the video shot by his Tesla came to rescue him. Have a look at his tweet below:. The video is cleverly edited. It shows and repeats the precise moment in which the turn signal for the left blinks, reflected on the Chevy truck tailgate.

Porsche’s EV Taycan To Hit Indian Roads Soon: This Is How Much It Will Cost However, the third major giant Porsche has decided to grab on to the market with its all-electric car Taycan, which will be launched in July 2020 for a whooping $370,000.

Elon Musk Makes Surprise Appearance At The Game Awards To Support Girlfriend Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk surprised everyone when he was spotted at an award show cheering for his girlfriend Grimes. Elon and Grimes have maintained a low profile previously with minimal appearances together. On Thursday, Elon Musk took everyone by surprise after he attended The Game Awards where his girlfriend was performing live.

Four New Energy Storage Technologies To Power The EV Revolution That's about to change, and the US Energy Department has the lowdown on new energy storage technology that will help vault EVs into the affordable mainstream. To be clear, comparing the cost of energy storage technology with the cost of an empty gas tank does not provide a full picture of the true cost of owning an electric vehicle.

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