November 8

John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo, last week said that its Detroit plant is now in operation. Waymo is busily outfitting fleets of Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrids with self-driving tech. It’s a big step toward realizing traditional automakers’ greatest fear: getting reduced to being just a hardware provider. expand full story

November 2

This week’s announcement of a 50-50 merger between the PSA Groupe and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) could create the world’s fourth-largest automaker. A big winner in the marriage is vehicle electrification.

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September 13

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s upcoming new battery, Tesla Plaid Powertrain, EVs from Frankfurt, and more.

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September 10

At the Frankfurt Motor Show today, Volkswagen teased its next ID vehicle, presumably called ID.4, and it’s a crossover expected on the US market next year. expand full story

Honda has unveiled the production version of its upcoming Honda E electric car and announced the starting price of ~$33,000. expand full story

Audi unveiled a new electric off-roader concept at the Frankfurt Auto Show today, and it looks like it should be a Mars rover. expand full story

September 6

Volkswagen has given a production update on the ID.3, its first electric car based on the new MEB platform, and it confirmed that volume production is going to start in November. expand full story

September 5

Mercedes was kind enough to invite Electrek out to their Stuttgart headquarters in Southern Germany to show off their growing portfolio of electric vehicles. Mercedes currently offers the eActros semi truck, newly announced EQV electric van, and of course their EQC crossover. We learned quite a bit…

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VW becomes the latest automaker to standardize the electric conversion of its classic cars – starting with classic Beetles. They unveiled the first prototype ahead of the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany. expand full story

September 4

Lamborghini has its “most powerful car ever produced,” the Sián, and they did so by creating a novel hybrid powertrain with supercapacitors. expand full story

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