Today

Japanese motorcycle manufacturers have spent years lagging behind their American counterparts when it comes to electric motorcycles. But that seems to be changing over the past few months as major players like Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki have begun showing EV progress. Now Yamaha is the latest to join the fray, as revealed in a series of new patent applications.

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Tesla brought the Roadster prototype to its Autonomy day and it even allowed attendees to get inside the vehicle, which is extremely rare.

It gave us our first look at the Tesla next-gen Roadster back seats and door system. expand full story

Xiaomi is probably best known for its range of cell phones and other handheld electronics. But the company has made significant progress in the electric bicycle market as well. Xiaomi’s newest offering is a long-range electric moped. The Xiaomi Himo T1 e-moped also comes with an unbelievably low price tag of just $450.

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Nevada and Washington have both passed legislation aiming for 100% carbon-free electricity in the future, becoming the fourth and fifth states to pass such bills.

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Google Maps now shows real-time availability of nearby EV charging stations in US, UK

Google Maps is now able to show you the real-time availability of nearby EV charging stations when you use the map search feature.

In today’s EGEB:

  • The largest sun-tracking solar archipelago is coming to the Netherlands.
  • China can pursue new coal plants, but there’s little reason to do so.
  • Britain broke its own record for continuous coal-free power.
  • South Korea ups its renewable targets.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the automaker will deliver a car without a steering wheel within 2 years – an important change in Tesla’s self-driving strategy. expand full story

Yesterday

Tesla has released new self-driving demo video based on its latest software working on its new Full Self-Driving (FSD) computer. expand full story

As part of Tesla’s presentations about their progress toward full self-driving, the automaker unveiled its ‘Robotaxi’ plan for a self-driving ride-sharing network with its electric cars to be activated as soon as next year with an over-the-air software update. expand full story

At the ‘Tesla Autonomy Day’ today, Tesla unveiled all the details about its new Full Self-Driving computer, which CEO Elon Musk claims is ‘objectively the best chip in the world’. expand full story

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