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Alex Allegro

@allegrotechie

Alex is a Brooklyn-based editor and reporter for the entire 9to5 network. Primarily focused on all things Apple, you can read his other work on Electrek or 9to5Google as well.

A former 9to5 team intern in 2012, he made his return to tech and cars after a trip to college and a stint in politics. Send tips, PRs & all other information to: alex@9to5mac.com

December 17, 2018

Solar race spawned Lightyear plans to partner with Dutch-based car leasing service LeasePlan to release the first consumer solar-based vehicle by 2020. Lightyear has been aiming to create a consumer version of an energy positive solar vehicle for years now, effectively meaning they produce more energy than they consume.

Further, today’s press release also details that Lightyear this week will open its primary production factory at the Automotive Campus in Helmond, Netherlands.

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Audi e-tron GT Concept: test drive video roundup

Last week, Audi flew us to Abu Dhabi to test drive their e-tron SUVElectrek’s Fred Lambert wasn’t shy in expressing his favorable first impressions he had with the vehicle. Dubbing it “the best looking SUV they could make which just happens to be electric”, Audi looks to have a promising future in the EV space.

November 5, 2018

As electric airplanes seem riper than ever for takeoff, Air Race E is seeking to accelerate the adoption and acceptance of electric aviation with a (hopefully) highly-entertaining, high-speed, all-electric airplane race. expand full story

October 30, 2018

Waymo can now test driverless cars in California, planing ‘opportunities’ for the public

Earlier this month, Waymo announced that its autonomous vehicles have driven 10 million miles since 2009 across 25 cities in the United States. Now, California has just authorized the Alphabet division to begin driverless testing on public roads.

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