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

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Yesterday

Tesla has reintroduced the ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ option – offering a cheaper alternative to the ‘Full Self-Driving’ package for existing owners.

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September 18

Rivian has released a video of the towing testing for its upcoming R1T electric pickup in some insane 118º F heat.

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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 Tesla Roadrunner battery leak, potential Model 3 updates, Nikola Motors coming to an end, and more.

Sponsored by Electrify America: Discover all the new and innovative ways that Electrify America is providing freedom for electric vehicle drivers at ElectrifyAmerica.com.

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A new project powered by Tesla Megapacks is helping alleviate the United Kingdom’s hundreds of millions of dollars in grid balancing costs that occurred from the pandemic.

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Volkswagen is reportedly considering selling Bugatti to Rimac in a deal to own a bigger stake in the Croatian electric hypercar maker.

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Tesla has taken a partial win in its lawsuit against the Gigafactory ‘saboteur’, Martin Tripp, a former employee who Tesla is accusing of “hacking” information and giving it to the media and others.

However, the whole situation is not really a good look for the company.

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Lucid has reportedly beat the Tesla Model S Plaid prototype’s Laguna Seca racetrack record with its own tri-motor Air test vehicle.

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September 17

VW is hyping the launch of the ID.4 electric SUV coming next week with new releases, and in a new interview with executives today, the automaker said that it plans to sell 500,000 ID.4 vehicles per year.

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A Tesla driver was caught sleeping on Autopilot with their seat “fully reclined” at high speed, according to police who criminally charged the driver.

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Tesla co-founder JB Straubel has received backing from Amazon for his battery material recycling venture: Redwood Materials.

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Ford has released today new footage of its F-150 electric pickup prototype testing — showing the truck’s impressive performance.

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Tesla has deployed Powerpack battery systems at around 60 Electrify America charging stations, and more are coming by the end of the year.

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September 16

Porsche unveiled a mobile charging solution consisting of a 2.1 MWh Megapack-like battery system in a trailer that can charge 10 electric cars at once.

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Tesla’s construction plans for Gigafactory Texas have been revealed — showing massive buildings with an interesting shape.

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Daimler has announced new plans to electrify its truck lineup, and as part of it, they unveiled the Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul, a new long-range electric truck, and concept fuel cell truck.

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GM has unveiled today its lineup of Ultium electric drive units that will power its next-generation electric vehicles — starting with the Cadillac Lyriq.

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Electrify America has announced a significant update to its pricing structure resulting in lower prices — mainly through the introduction of kWh-based pricing.

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Electrek has an exclusive first look at Tesla’s new battery cell produced in-house with its new Roadrunner battery manufacturing system.

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Amazon has made several electric vehicle orders lately to build a fleet of electric delivery vehicles, and today, it is adding trucks from Lion Electric to the list.

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September 15

Tesla is building a new massive Supercharger station that will likely become the new biggest station on Tesla’s network worldwide.

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