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A few months after starting to sell its long-promised ~$35,000 base Model 3, Tesla had yet to actually deliver the vehicles with the listed configuration.

Now it looks like Tesla is starting to deliver the ‘Standard Range’ (SR) Model 3 with software-locked features. expand full story

The e-JOE KODA 3.0 electric bike looks a bit like a standard hardtail mount bike. However, it’s really an all-terrain commuter with plenty of battery to spare. And for well under $2k, you’ll want to check this e-bike out.

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May 25

The Tesla Model 3 has been put through the “moose test” in order to test its handling capabilities. expand full story

In this edition of Climate Crisis Weekly:

  • Sea level rise could be even worse than feared.
  • The US is a “hotbed” of climate change denial.
  • The GOP touts innovation as a climate solution, then votes against energy research bill.
  • An extensive look at how the Midwest is confronting the climate crisis.
  • The recent landmark report on nature’s decline didn’t get much love from TV news.
  • And more…

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As an increasing number of car companies have gotten into the electric scooter market lately, we’ve seen some interesting designs. And now BMW has stepped up to the plate with their electric scooter. Unfortunately it was a swing and a miss.

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May 24

Nissan claims the batteries in its Leaf electric cars will last 22 years, an estimated 10-12 years longer than the average life of the car itself.

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Electric bus maker BYD has to install and pay for a wireless charging infrastructure upgrade in Indianapolis after its buses experienced “lower-than-expected distances on one charge” during testing. expand full story

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including more Tesla price changes, a Supercharger update, Tesla’s stock (TSLA) in focus, and more.

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Tesla is updating some of its Supercharger stations today to limit the top State of Charge (SOC) to 80% at busy stations in order to reduce wait times. expand full story

A promising electric car-sharing program in a UK town only lasted a few months, as the EVs quickly became a target for vandals who caused “exceptional levels of damage” to the cars.

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