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Modified Cessna is the ‘largest’ electric aircraft to take flight

Electric aircraft are ever so slightly closer to becoming a practical reality for travel. Magnix and AeroTEC have flown what they say is the world’s largest all-electric aircraft. Their modified Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, the “eCaravan,” flew for 30…
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The Morning After: A look at Dyson’s canceled electric car

The hopes and dreams of companies don’t always come true. The Nintendo PlayStation, that undersea electric railway, sometimes things just don’t work out. It’s always intriguing to see how far companies take research and prototypes before canning thei…
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Lotus has already sold out of its electric hypercar for 2020

Did you stare at the Lotus Evija and wonder how anyone could justify an electric hypercar costing over $ 2.6 million, especially from a brand best known for far lighter and cheaper gas vehicles? Apparently, you had no reason to doubt. Lotus told Aut…
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Mercedes-Benz will build an electric G-Class SUV

Two years ago, then-head of Mercedes Dieter Zetsche said the brand planned to have electric versions for all of its models by 2022. One year ago Mercedes unveiled its first electric SUV. Now, per a tweet by Head of Digital Transformation at Daimler A…
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Tesla hopes to unveil its electric pickup truck in November

Tesla missed its goal of unveiling its electric pickup truck this summer, but it does have some idea of when to expect its smaller cargo hauler. Elon Musk told Twitter followers that the electric pickup's reveal will "most likely" take place in Nove…
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Bosch’s electric stroller tech helps carry your baby uphill

It's not just grown-ups that might appreciate electrified transport. Bosch has unveiled an "eStroller" system that uses dual electric motors and sensors to not only reduce the effort involved in carting your young one around, but prevent the stroller…
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Harley-Davidson offers free charging for its electric motorcycle

Harley-Davidson's first electric motorcycle will soon hit the roads, and while the LiveWire will have a longer range than first expected, at 140 miles of city driving on a single charge, you'll still need to hook it up to a charger once in a while. T…
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Jaguar confirms that the I-Pace team is building an electric XJ

While announcing plans to build a "range" of electrified vehicles at its Castle Bromwich, UK plant, Jaguar confirmed that the first new EV to roll off the line there will be an all-electric version of its flaship sedan, the XJ. Development of the new…
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Germany tests its first ‘electric highway’ for trucks

Germany is joining the ranks of those countries betting on "electric highways" to foster eco-friendly trucking. The country has started real-world tests of an eHighway system on a 3.1-mile stretch of the Autobahn between Frankfurt and Darmstadt, wit…
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Nissan Leaf is the first electric car to top 400,000 sales

Nissan just reached an important milestone in electric car history — though it likely won't be alone for long. The Leaf has become the first EV to top 400,000 sales, crossing that mark slightly over eight years since its December 2010 debut. Deman…
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Nikola will unveil electric versions of two semi-trucks in April

Nikola seems to have cracked the nut on how to build fully electric semi-trucks. It revealed its Nikola Two and Nikola Tre will be available in electric configurations as well as hydrogen. Nikola does plan to keep working on hydrogen trucks, so it's…
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Infiniti unveils its electric QX Inspiration concept

Infiniti is surprisingly late to the EV game, considering what its rivals are doing and the fact that parent Nissan has been making the Leaf since 2010. It just unveiled the QX Inspiration, a concept rather than a production car, that it will show of…
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Automotive startup Rivian unveils an electric truck and SUV

Electrified SUVs are popping up everywhere. So it's no surprise that automotive startup Rivian has unveiled one of its own, the R1S. More exciting is the company's electron-powered pickup truck, the R1T.
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GM wants a national tax credit program for electric vehicles

A year since its pledge to go all-electric, General Motors wants its counterparts to follow suit. The automaker is calling on the US government to start a nationwide zero emissions vehicle (NZEV) program. Its ambitious plan — submitted to the the En…
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VW’s electric Pikes Peak racer accelerates faster than an F1 car

After months of promises and teases, VW has formally unveiled its electric Pikes Peak race car… and its performance might be surprising even in light of earlier hype. The I.D. R Pikes Peak is built to smash Pikes Peak's EV record of 8 minutes and 5…
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Nissan’s electric SUV concept will enter production

Nissan's current electric car lineup revolves almost exclusively around the Leaf, but it's ready to diversify its selection. The company's European design chief Mamoru Aoki has revealed to Autocar that a production version of the IMx concept SUV (abo…
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Mercedes will build an electric version of its popular Sprinter van

It's all well and good to drive your own electric car, but what about the companies delivering your mail or fixing your water heater? They could stand to benefit from EVs, too — and Mercedes-Benz is happy to help out. It's launching a refreshed Spri…
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Cummins unveils an electric big rig weeks before Tesla

Sorry, Tesla, but someone just stole the thunder from the electric big rig you were planning to unveil this fall. The engine giant Cummins has unveiled a concept semi truck, the AEOS, that runs entirely on the power of an electric motor and a 140kWh…
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Electric Jukebox has a new music streaming karaoke machine

You might recall the Electric Jukebox, a wand-style microphone and streaming stick that let you sing along to a Spotify-style music catalog at home. The company is still around — in fact, according to Music Ally, its first device sold out five…
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BMW video teases the i8 electric roadster

Last week brought news that BMW has spent $ 5.8 billion developing electric vehicles and is streamlining its products to pay for it (getting by with fewer than the current 100 different steering wheels, for example). As part of that enormous shift in…
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Mercedes steps up its electric car production plans

When Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler unveiled plans to have at least six electric cars on the market within a decade, it was clearly being conservative. The automaker has announced that it's accelerating those plans, with over 10 EVs on the road by 202…
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Electric shock risk forces Barnes & Noble to recall faulty Nook Tablet 7 adapters

Barnes & Noble is recalling nearly 150,000 adapters that have been sold with its latest tablet, the $ 50 Nook Tablet 7. The company told owners last month to stop using the adapter, with the CPSC confirming it poses a shock risk.

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Mophie co-founder launches an electric scooter

Daniel Huang, co-founder of Mophie*, wants to change the way that we think about transport. That's why he quit the company that made him famous to start Immotor in April of 2016. Now, Huang is on a mission to "define the future of personal transporta…
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Victory Motorcycles electric Empulse RR takes first overall at Pike’s Peak

Victory Motorcycles took two stop spots at the 2016 Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb. Victory Racing’s electric Empluse RR, ridden by Cycle World’s Road Test Editor Don Canet, and the gas powered Project 156, piloted by Jeremy Toye, both finished first in their respective classes.

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Weekly Rewind: iPhone sales slow, Google beats Go, Bill Nye wants electric NASCAR

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories.

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This ingenious new lighter ignites things with an electric arc, recharges with a few shakes

The Tesla lighter uses electromagnetic induction to create an electric arc that can be used to spark a fire, instead of an open-flame lighter. Thanks to diametrical magnetization, the Tesla lighter increases the energy output compared to other arc lighters.

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City of LA’s electric vehicle fleet includes a Tesla Model S

For anyone who thought that Los Angeles' efforts to turn its traffic problems green would end after a partnership with Waze, think again. The City of Angels has committed to leasing 160 battery-powered electric vehicles and 128 plug-in hybrids for…
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