Today

Elon Musk made new comments on the Tesla Cybertruck – saying that “the goal is to kick the most amount of ass possible with this truck.”

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When it comes to electric vehicles, Yamaha’s electric bicycle division has been charging into the future while its electric motorcycle division has been oddly quiet and unproductive – at least outwardly.

But now we’re getting a new look at a series of electric motors that Yamaha has been developing – motors that could rapidly progress Yamaha’s EV efforts.

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Yesterday

This is an ongoing journal of my first few weeks with Model Y. Check Day 1,  Day 2, Day 3

One of the most important jobs for our Model Y is getting the whole family up to our summer/ski condo in Vermont from our home outside of NYC. The trip is around 180 miles. Our Model X 90D would get such poor range that we’d almost always have to make a Supercharger stop along the way, to make it with confidence. I should note that the route is quite curvey and hilly, and the last leg is climbing a mountain, so it isn’t a straight shot by any means.

So one of the things I’m hoping to get from the Model Y is the ability to make it the whole way comfortably, without charging. To make it more interesting, we added bikes to the back, using our freshly installed tow hitch. Would the Model Y be able to make it?

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August 1

Tesla has started trial production of the Model Y Long Range Rear-Wheel-Drive ahead of an imminent launch, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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  • Two new groundbreaking, comprehensive studies prove that reducing air pollution saves lives.
  • UN Secretary-General António Guterres has new youth leaders to advise him on climate action.
  • July 29 was International Tiger Day, which highlights the importance of protecting the species.
  • And more…

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Ducati seems to be doing everything it can to elbow its way into the electric bicycle market, now unveiling three new designs for folding electric bicycles.

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July 31

CEO Elon Musk insists that Tesla is seeing “strong” demand throughout the whole pandemic and the CEO attributes this success to Tesla’s online orders.

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This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Seth’s Tesla Model Y dairy, the size of Gigafactory Texas, Kandi’s cheap electric cars, and more.

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Tesla has released its Q2 2020 safety report showing a strong year-over-year improvement in Autopilot accidents, but a small regression quarter-over-quarter.

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