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Tesla drops Model Y price by $3,000

Tesla Tesla just gave would-be Model Y buyers an unexpected treat: a sudden price drop. Electrek has discovered that Tesla lowered the cost of a Long Range AWD variant by $3,000 to $49,990 before taxes and incentives. The electric crossover still isn’t a trivial purchase at that price, but it might be easier to justify …

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California push for zero-emissions heavy trucks starts in 2024

Nikola The state of California is requiring all trucks to be zero-emission beginning in 2024, thanks to a new mandate from the California Air Resources Board. The regulation, which CARB calls the “first in the world,”is meant to be a step towards California meeting its long-term emissions goals. The rule would apply specifically to medium- …

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Lucid Motors will finally reveal its luxury electric sedan in September

Lucid Motors Once again, Lucid Motors is ready to unveil a production version of its electric sedan, the Lucid Air. The company originally planned to debut the luxury EV in April at the New York Auto Show, but due to the pandemic, those plans were put on hold. Now, Lucid Motors says it will host …

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UK EVs will get special ‘green’ licence plates later this year

Department for Transport It can be difficult to hear a whisper-quiet electric vehicle. But, starting this fall, it should be easier to spot eco-friendly cars prowling the streets of Britain. Grant Shapps, the UK’s transport secretary, has confirmed that “green number plates” will be offered to EV drivers later this year. They won’t be completely …

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Tesla’s US-made Model 3 now has standard wireless phone charging

Tesla Tesla hasn’t changed many visible features on the Model 3 since its debut, but it just made one that you’re bound to notice if you like to keep your phone topped up while you drive. An Electrek reader has confirmed that US-made versions of the Model 3 now come standard with wireless phone charging …

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Germany will require electric vehicle charging at every gas station

Sponsored Links Michael Dalder / Reuters As part of a 130 billion euro stimulus plan, Germany will require every gas station in the country to install electric vehicle charging stations. As reported by Reuters, this stimulus package includes subsidies for electric vehicle purchasers and taxes to penalize owning large, pollution-generating SUVs. According to Germany’s Motor …

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Tesla delays Semi electric truck to 2021

Sponsored Links Roberto Baldwin/Engadget You’ll have to wait a while longer before you see Tesla’s Semi hauling cargo. As part of a presentation discussing earnings, Tesla said it was “shifting” (read: delaying) deliveries of its electric big rig to 2021, or two years past its original 2019 target. The company didn’t elaborate on what prompted …

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