Today

Volkswagen announced that the ID.3, its newest electric car, will also be assembled at their Gläserne Manufaktur factory in Dresden – its second factory in Germany to produce the vehicle. expand full story

While we’ve tested a pile of electric scooters here at Electrek, we rarely see any with removable batteries. But that’s exactly what the Turboant X7 electric scooter offers, along with some nice features and specs too. And it packages it all together for an affordable price of $399 (currently marked down from $599 for their November sale).

What’s not to like?!

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Tesla has slowly started its massive retrofit program to install its new Full Self-Driving (FSD) Computer in older vehicles, and an owner made a video about the process. expand full story

I’m relatively new to the skateboard world, and I am indeed new to the electric skateboard world. A week or so ago, I got an advanced look at the Onpark Find 3. It includes dual brushless hub motors and can get up to 31 mph with 23 miles range on a single battery. It’s currently on Kickstarter, but I can confirm that it’s a real product, so I am excited to recap my experience. expand full story

Tesla and other EV companies have joined the fight against the Trump administration’s effort to prevent California from implementing its own clean air program. expand full story

Tesla’s battery project in Australia with Neoen became “the world’s largest battery” when it was completed two years ago.

Now it has been so successful that they are expanding it by 50%. expand full story

Pininfarina has announced plans for a future electric vehicle platform through a collaboration with Bosch, who make EV motors and charging equipment, and Benteler, a German holding company.

They’ve also stated intent to debut a new electric design concept, which they’re dubbing the “PURA Vision,” sometime next year.

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Yesterday

Tesla radically transformed the auto industry by showing that EVs can be cool cars. But that notion is so 2012. While legacy automakers are just catching up to that idea (see: Mach-E), the next great innovation in electric mobility acknowledges that many urban dwellers don’t give a damn about owning a car at all. They want access without the hassle and expense of ownership. Canoo is the first EV company that fully understands the change.

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BYTON, the Chinese EV maker, today announced that it has received a distributor license from the state of California. That means Byton will be a retail entity.

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VW’s next-generation MEB electric platform is apparently delivering some significant cost reductions. VW CEO Herbert Diess says the first vehicle on the platform, the ID.3 electric car is 40% cheaper to build than the e-Golf. expand full story

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