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Electric Classic Mini is London’s coolest new cabin

June 09, 2022 | Excerpt from CityAM

“In place of the traditional A-series motor, Oxford-based electric vehicle conversion specialist Electrogenic have inserted batteries and a Hyper 9 electric motor. Maximum power can reach 120bhp, but has been limited at just 45bhp – similar to a standard Mini 1000 – to meet TfL license requirements.”

“Part of a fleet of seven minis operated by rental company Small Car Big City, it has also been converted to electric.”

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Robert Reich: Why Elon Musk hates Joe Biden (and the feeling is mutual)

June 09, 2022 | Excerpt from Eurasia magazine

“Fiercely anti-union Musk has been livid since pro-union Biden pushed a provision in a bill that would benefit electric car makers who are unionized at the expense of those who are not (namely Tesla).

“Musk may be an innovator, but he’s a lousy boss – with a long history of punishing his workers for exercising their rights under labor law and exposing them to unsafe working conditions.”

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An electric car finally makes financial sense

June 09, 2022 | Excerpt from CNN

“Most of our analysis has shown that, from a financial perspective, if you’re buying a new vehicle, it makes perfect sense for most people to at least strongly consider an electric vehicle if it fits their style. of life…

“The question of eventual resale value remains unresolved. While Teslas hold their value very well, other electric cars with comparable battery range haven’t been on the market for long…”

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United Airlines buys 100 zero-emission electric planes from a Swedish startup

June 08, 2022 | Excerpt from the Robb report

“…using battery-powered aircraft from Heart Aerospace, United [aims to] undertake regional commercial flights with zero operational emissions…the ES-19 aircraft will be larger than competing electric aircraft, seating up to 19 passengers and flying up to 250 miles on a charge.”

“Mesa Airlines, which is partnering with United to bring electric aircraft into commercial service, has also conditionally agreed to add 100 ES-19s…”

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BMW and architectural firm Gensler have a vision for the post-gas and electric future

June 08, 2022 | Excerpt from Fortune

“By 2035, electric vehicles are expected to account for 45% of all new car sales in the United States. This rapid development requires solutions for the approximately 145,000 service stations which together represent more than 3.6 billion square feet of real estate.

“The result is a concept the two companies call the ‘Nth Place’: not an office, not a home, but something in between that fits the new post-pandemic era of hybrid working.”

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Ford dealership doubles the price of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck

June 08, 2022 | Extract from Electrek

“Some Ford dealerships have taken advantage of this demand by charging extremely high ‘market adjustment’ prices on top of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. We’ve already tracked some of these bonuses and seen up to 30,000 $.”

“F-150 Lightning Forum user found a $69,000 markup unit at Gary Smith Ford in Fort Walton Beach, Florida…this markup doubles the price of the F150 Lightning electric pickup.”

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Fiat presents the E-Doblo Transporter Van

June 08, 2022 | Excerpt from Electrive

“The E-Doblo is powered by a combination of a 100 kW electric motor and a 50 kWh battery, a combination familiar to many other models from the Stellantis group, which should enable the E-Doblo to travel more than 280 kilometres.

“…the maximum DC charging power is 100 kW. This means that the battery can be charged to 80% in 30 minutes at suitable charging stations…”

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VW’s CUPRA will launch three electric models in Spain by 2025

June 08, 2022 | Extract from Reuters

“Volkswagen’s Spanish brand CUPRA will launch three electric models by 2025, including what would be its first all-electric vehicle to be manufactured in Spain…

“In 2025, CUPRA will launch its UrbanRebel electric model. Production is planned at SEAT’s Martorell plant in Barcelona… It is the first electric vehicle to be entrusted to Martorell, which aims to manufacture 500,000 electric cars per year.”

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Fisker surpasses 50,000 reservations for Fisker Ocean SUV and reveals additional details about its second vehicle, the Fisker PEAR

June 08, 2022 | Excerpt from Businesswire

“The Fisker Ocean will begin production at a carbon-neutral factory in Austria on November 17, 2022, with the base Sport trim priced at $37,499… The Extreme trim level is priced at $68,999 and offers a range estimated at over 350 miles…

The Fisker PEAR has 3,200 reservations…and an affordable price under $29,900…will be fully revealed in the second half of 2023 and will go into production at a Foxconn-owned facility in 2024.”

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New study finds problems with public electric vehicle chargers in the Bay Area

June 07, 2022 | Excerpt from Jalopnik

“According to a recent study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, approximately 23% of the 657 public DC fast-charging electric vehicle charging stations in the San Francisco Bay Area were found to be non-functional. This is equivalent to 151 terminals.

“According to the researchers, 73% of DC fast chargers were considered functional, while 23% were considered ‘non-functional’.

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