Electric Vehicle

San Francisco tackles electric scooter issue with permit process

San Francisco tackles electric scooter issue with permit process

San Francisco has announced a new permit process for electric scooters in the city, one that requires companies to temporarily remove their electric scooters until they have their permit. The permit availability was announced by City Attorney Dennis Herrera, San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru, and SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin in a joint statement yesterday.

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UPS modular electric delivery trucks will deploy in London and Paris

UPS modular electric delivery trucks will deploy in London and Paris

UPS and Arrival, a UK-based company, have teamed up to launch 35 modular electric delivery vehicles. As with other electric vehicles, these modular delivery trucks will have zero emissions; Arrival says they'll also feature "advanced safety" and a 150-mile battery range. UPS plans to use the vehicles as a trial in London and Paris.

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Ford GoBike electric bicycle sharing pilot arrives in San Francisco

Ford GoBike electric bicycle sharing pilot arrives in San Francisco

Ford's previously unveiled electric bicycle service GoBike has officially launched in San Francisco. Through it, Ford is offering the public access to 250 electric bicycles as part of an exclusively deal it has in the Bay Area. The e-bike system launchd on Tuesday with 123 bicycle docks located throughout the city. Each bike features an electric motor, battery, and a top speed of 18MPH.

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Audi’s e-tron SUV 95 kWh battery makes a debut Tesla would be proud of

Audi’s e-tron SUV 95 kWh battery makes a debut Tesla would be proud of

Audi gets an A for showmanship, introducing the world’s first 95kWh battery for the upcoming all-electric Audi e-tron SUV in a lighting-filled Faraday cage. Typically, you wouldn't want the sort of high voltages your EV relies on to be visibly dancing around the car, but a big battery deserves a big splash. When it reaches the road, mind, the e-tron's bleeding-edge power tech will be an even bigger deal.

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Walmart electric car chargers coming soon from Electrify America

Walmart electric car chargers coming soon from Electrify America

As the market shifts more and more toward electric vehicles, drivers will naturally need more places where they can charge up their batteries. While there are already thousands of charging stations dotted around the US, there's always room for more, and by the end of next year, you might be heading to Walmart for a top off. Today, Electrify America and Walmart announced a new partnership that will see the installation of fast charging stations at Walmart stores across the country.

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Boosted Board has 4 new models: What you need to know

Boosted Board has 4 new models: What you need to know

Boosted has introduced four new electric skateboard models, each with its own unique features and a common foundation: powered mobility. The new lineup is comprised of Boosted third-generation boards, including the maker's first short board. The models bring a variety of new features and upgrades over previous generations, and there are a handful of things to know before buying.

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Waymo Jaguar I-Pace delivering 20k self-driving vehicles in the next 2 years

Waymo Jaguar I-Pace delivering 20k self-driving vehicles in the next 2 years

Waymo just re-introduced the Jaguar I-Pace SUV, what they call the world's first premium electric self-driving car. Waymo and Jaguar Land Rover are in the mix together on this, bringing this vehicle to the self-driving world of cars - for testing - later this year. With this partnership, in the first 2-years of production, the company will be able to create 20k more vehicles for their self-driving fleet.

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smart EQ fortwo, forfour lead Mercedes-Benz’s electric dreams

smart EQ fortwo, forfour lead Mercedes-Benz’s electric dreams

Electric is the future. smart CEO Annette Winkler already said so last time we talked with her about the smart vision EQ fortwo concept EV. Now Mercedes-Benz is echoing that slogan as well. At the Geneva Motor Show, smart and Mercedes-Benz showed off the power their combined passion for pushing the electric campaign forward. The result is the smart EQ fortwo and forfour. For those in the US, these are the familiar all-electric cars that have been silently rolling in cities. For Europe and for the future, these two are the heralds of Mercedes-Benz’s dreams of an all-electric world.

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Undercutting Tesla, the Jaguar I-PACE takes the EV war mainstream

Undercutting Tesla, the Jaguar I-PACE takes the EV war mainstream

Tesla will need to share the premium EV limelight, a message that has chosen the 2019 Jaguar I-PACE to make its zero-emission arrival on. The new electric SUV not only undercuts the Model X and Model S it does so significantly, coming in $10k cheaper than Elon Musk’s most affordable SUV. For would-be electric car enthusiasts, it’s a sign that the tipping point we’ve long been waiting for is finally near.

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Electric car fears prompt odd Apple investment

Electric car fears prompt odd Apple investment

Apple may be in a bidding war with electric vehicle battery makers for one key metal: cobalt. Apple's been one of the biggest users of cobalt over the past decade due to their ever-increasing production of iPhone, iPad, and other devices with their own rechargeable batteries. Now that electric vehicles are coming into vogue, demand for cobalt is going up so much that Apple may be opting to buy from the source.

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Mercedes enlists Linkin Park to help tune the sound of electric vehicles

Mercedes enlists Linkin Park to help tune the sound of electric vehicles

One of the things that will go away as electric cars and tucks proliferate in the future is the sound of the engine rumbling under the hood. That sound is part of the core experience with a vehicle for many people and Mercedes-AMG wants to keep it that way. To help ensure that EVs of the future sound good, Mercedes-AMG has teamed up with Linkin Park.

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Shell teams with automakers for ultra-fast EV charger deployment in Europe

Shell teams with automakers for ultra-fast EV charger deployment in Europe

Shell clearly sees the writing on the wall, at some point in the future EVs will be the most common type of vehicle on the road and the gas stations that populate highways around the world will be replaced with charging stations. Shell has announced that it is teaming up with top automakers in Europe to roll out a network of ultra-fast chargers. The move will get Shell, and parent company Royal Dutch Shell, ahead of its fossil fuel competition in the EV market in Europe.

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