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US President Biden Pushes for More Stimulus, One Million ‘Plus-up’ Payments Go out This Week

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <b>U.S. politicians are talking about stimulus again in order to bolster American jobs and President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan. At the end of last week, White House press secretary Jen Psaki explained that Biden would meet with bipartisan members of Congress on Monday in order to push his proposal. According to reports, …

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Canada will invest billions to electrify mass transit

Mass transit isn’t getting much use during the pandemic, but Canada wants to be sure it’s eco-friendly when the crisis is over. The Canadian government plans to invest $2.75 billion CAD (about $2.17 billion US) into electrifying mass transit across the country over five years.This will include buying more zero-emissions buses in addition to other …

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Lime’s latest e-bike can borrow batteries from scooters

Lime might have another way to make e-bikes more practical: have them use the same batteries as its scooters. The mobility service is rolling out a new e-bike whose battery is interchangeable with the one in Gen4 scooter models. That saves the company money, of course, but will also help with expansion plans that (with …

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Lordstown Motors’ electric race truck is (mostly) ready for off-roading

Lordstown Motors wants to prove its Endurance electric truck is ready for the wilderness through a familiar strategy: it’s entering a prominent race. Autoblog reports that Lordstown has unveiled a race-ready version of its Endurance Beta truck that will compete in the SCORE World Desert Championship’s San Felipe 250 on April 17th. The upgraded EV …

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‘Next-gen’ USPS vehicles can use gas or electric motors

The US Postal Service plans to have a new mail van on American roads by 2023. A new contract will see Oshkosh Defense manufacture between 50,000 and 165,000 “Next Generation Delivery Vehicles” for the agency over the next 10 years. The vehicle will come in both combustion and electric powertrain variants. According to the Postal …

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Mercedes-Benz won’t sell the EQC in the US ‘for now’

Mercedes-Benz has abandoned plans to release its EQC crossover in the US, at least for the time being. “Following a comprehensive review of market developments, the EQC will not be offered in the United States for now,” a spokesperson for automaker told Autoblog, which was the first to report on the cancellation. While Mercedes delayed …

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Hyundai said to be ‘agonizing’ over Apple’s electric car

Roberto Baldwin/Engadget Hyundai might not be in a rush to make Apple’s electric car despite reports of a tentative deal. Reuters sources claim Hyundai executives are “agonizing” over how the company will cooperate with Apple, or whether or not it’s a wise idea in the first place.The Korean automaker is reportedly hesitant to work with …

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GM plans to exclusively sell electric vehicles by 2035

GMC GM isn’t just planning to electrify many of its cars in the years ahead — it’s ditching combustion engines entirely. As CNBC reports, GM has unveiled plans to completely eliminate tailpipe emissions from new “light-duty vehicles” (read: everyday cars) by 2035. While this technically offers an opening for hydrogen and similar zero-emissions powertrains, the …

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The redesigned Tesla Model S interior swaps in a steering yoke

Tesla Nestled in its latest earnings report, Tesla included images of its upcoming Model S refresh. The renders provide a sneak peek of the vehicle’s interior, showcasing a cockpit that’s more in line with the Model Y and Model 3. Tesla At the front of the car, there’s a larger display and a steering yoke …

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Bloodhound needs another new owner to break the land speed record

Tom McCarthy / Bloodhound LSR Here we go again. The team behind Bloodhound, a British car designed to beat the the world land speed record, is looking for a new benefactor. The current owner, Ian Warhurst, saved the project from financial ruin in December 2018. In a press release, the Bloodhound team explained that the …

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