About the Author

Fred Lambert

@FredericLambert

Fred is the Editor-in-Chief and the main writer at Electrek. He mainly covers electric vehicles, autonomous cars and ride-sharing platforms.

You can read his work on Electrek, 9to5mac.com and 9to5google.com

You can contact him by email at fred@9to5mac.com or on Twitter @fredericLambert

If you want to help Fred and Electrek, you can contribute to our Patreon

Fred Lambert's Favorite Gear

Today

Ever since Tesla built the first battery ‘gigafactory’, a factory able to produce battery cells at the gigawatt-hour level, many other companies have announced similar ambitions.

Now, India is apparently going to get one as a consortium of companies are getting together. expand full story

VW’s I.D. R fully-electric sports car, which has broken several records at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, is coming back with some updates to go after the Nürburgring electric record. expand full story

Petro Canada, formerly a state-owned oil company in Canada but now part of Suncor, becomes the latest oil company to get involved in electric vehicle charging.

They are starting to deploy their own electric vehicle chargers at gas stations – and they are not kidding around when it comes to the charge rate. expand full story

Porsche is reportedly doubling the planned production capacity for the Taycan, its first all-electric vehicle, to a massive 40,000 units per year, according to a German report. expand full story

Tesla has now received European homologation for Model 3 – enabling the automaker to deliver the new electric car in European markets as the first batch of vehicles is on its way. expand full story

Panasonic, Tesla’s battery cell partner, is reportedly teaming up with Toyota to create an important electric vehicle battery cell venture in China and Japan. expand full story

January 20

We got a Jaguar I-Pace for a few days last week and we were able to take the electric vehicle on a decent road trip in California. Last year we took it on a drive through Portugal but that was a heavily regulated and scripted ride by Jaguar. How does the I-Pace work in a real world, unscripted use case?

Here I give my thoughts on the I-Pace, which I think is a stunning electric vehicle and a first great EV for Jaguar, but it has some issues. expand full story

January 19

Tesla has been betting on word of mouth to promote most of its products and solar has been no exception since it has acquired SolarCity

Here’s how Tesla has been taking over neighborhoods with solar energy thanks to the help satisfied customers. expand full story

A Tesla Model S driver in Southern California was caught on camera seemingly asleep at the wheel while driving on Autopilot. expand full story

January 18

As Tesla is officially ending any type of free Supercharging program, the automaker is surprising owners with a drastic increase of Supercharging prices around the world. expand full story

It looks like Tesla Semi is being used to move some cargo again and some interesting one this time: an actual Tesla Model X. expand full story

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla announcing a round of layoffs, the end of the referral program, a few new electric vehicles are announced and unveiled, and more.

Support our show!

expand full story

The Volvo Group announced that it is investing in Momentum Dynamics, “a Philadelphia-based company developing and commercializing high power inductive charging for the automotive and transportation industries, especially suitable for commercial electric, autonomous and connected vehicles.” expand full story

When asked about doing an electric pickup truck to compete with Tesla’s upcoming pickup, GM CEO Mary Barra gave a great non-answer that would make politicians proud, but she did tease us with a ‘stay tuned’. expand full story

Tesla is starting to recall over 14,000 Model S vehicles exported to China as part of the worldwide Takata airbag issue. expand full story

Tesla is partnering with PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay to design a new “near zero-emission” distribution facility that will involve a whole fleet of Tesla Semi electric trucks, along with a few other electric vehicles, a charging system, some Tesla energy storage systems and a solar array. expand full story

January 17

Tesla is launching a new version of its HEPA air filtration with Bioweapon Defense Mode as an aftermarket upgrade for older Model S and Model X vehicles. expand full story

Elon Musk announced that Tesla is killing its referral program due to cost concerns and new information about the latest prizes show that they are going to have to give away over 80 new Roadsters for free.

The program might have gotten away from them. expand full story

Tesla’s Model 3 is stealing away sales from a surprising range of vehicles and Toyota is admitting to seeing an impact on Prius sales.

As a premium car, you would think that it would more likely affect Lexus sales, but Toyota says “Tesla is creating an entirely new segment of vehicles.” expand full story

Volvo CE, the Volvo Group’s construction equipment subsidiary, announced that it will stop development of diesel engine-based compact wheel loaders and compact excavators in order to sell electric versions instead. expand full story

Powered by WordPress.com VIP