What If Tesla Buys (Insert Automaker Name Here)?

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 04:06:02 +0000

Before I started writing for CleanTechnica, it was always “(insert automaker name here) will crush Tesla.” Mercedes, BMW, Ford, GM, or whoever. It was the age of concept EVs that were “better” than a Tesla — the age of the “Tesla Killer.”

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These Kinds Of Opportunities Don’t Come Along Very Often: Interview With QuantumScape CEO Jagdeep Singh

Credit to Author: Benjamin Schulz| Date: Sat, 19 Dec 2020 19:45:58 +0000

QuantumScape is one of the world’s leading solid state battery companies, and it went public on November 27th (NYSE: QS). The company worked in “stealth mode” for a long time, and received considerable investment by some of the world’s most established cleantech investors, among them Capricorn Investment Group, Breakthrough Enegy Ventures, and notably from a car manufacturer, Volkswagen. We spoke to Quantum Scape CEO and Founder Jagdeep Singh

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Regenerative Braking vs. Coasting: Volkswagen ID.4 Gets It Right

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2020 18:30:22 +0000

A few days ago, Volkswagen let us know how the braking system operates on its upcoming ID.4 crossover. Unlike many EVs, the company optimizes for coasting instead of regenerative braking. When used properly by the driver, this maximizes range. Of course, the system also allows the driver to choose more regenerative braking if they want it

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VW ID.3 Is Car Of The Year In Denmark 2021: For The 2nd Year In A Row, The Title Goes To An EV!

Credit to Author: Jesper Berggreen| Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 22:37:12 +0000

Back in 2017 when I saw the prototype of the VW ID.3 at the international auto show IAA in Frankfurt, I wondered if this would be the success that VW was hoping for

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You May Be Surprised: Real-Life EV Range Test Compilation By Danish Motorist Association

Credit to Author: Jesper Berggreen| Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2020 16:10:52 +0000

Danish Motorist Association (FDM) — through its magazine Motor — thought it would be useful for potential EV buyers to compare real-life range of EVs on the market

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Fisker Ocean Gets Real With Help From Magna

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2020 06:02:02 +0000

This past week, Fisker announced that its upcoming Ocean electric SUV would be built by none other than Magna — a move that offers Fisker access to Magna’s global supply chain and gives the latest iteration of the Danish-born designer’s eponymous car brand real, instant street cred

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AAA Adds 55 Electric Vehicles As Part Of Sacramento’s Green City Initiative

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:29:28 +0000

AAA is adding 55 VW eGolf electric vehicles to its vehicle subscription service in Sacramento, California this week, in support of Electrify America’s Green City Initiative

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VW’s Accra Factory Starts Production, & Toyota & Nissan Also Set To Open Plants This Year. We Hope They Add EVs Soon!

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 16:25:59 +0000

Ghana’s new Automotive Development Policy has encouraged VW, Toyota, and Nissan to look into opening assembly plants in the country. The Ghana Automotive Development Policy provides the necessary framework to establish assembly and manufacturing capacity in Ghana. The initial focus will be on new passenger cars, SUVs, and light commercial vehicles which would include pickups, minibuses, and cargo vans. VW Ghana’s new vehicle assembly plant has already started production in Accra’s North Industrial Area

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New Nissan Ariya EV — Promoted From Concept To Promise

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 04:08:04 +0000

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Yokohama, Japan, the first big EV news from Nissan in about 10 years was shared with the world. Am I over the top with this statement? Probably, but I have forgotten how many years we have waited for this companion to the Nissan Leaf

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