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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Today

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s secret Roadrunner project, Model Y delivery confirmations, the Chevy Menlo EV, and more. expand full story

Geneva Motor Show decided to cancel this year’s event because of the coronavirus, but we are still going to see a few of the electric cars that were going to be unveiled at the show. expand full story

Audi is unveiling its new e-tron S models and the company claims that they will be “the first electric cars worldwide with three motors in mass production.” expand full story

Citroën is launching the Ami, a new ~$6,000 mini electric car that can cost just $20 per month and it can be legally driven by a 14-year-old can in France. expand full story

Ron Baron, a billionaire stock investor and Tesla shareholder, says that Tesla could be worth $1.5 trillion by the end of the decade. expand full story

Yesterday

The Tesla Cybertruck versus Ford F-150 tug-of-war rematch finally happened, but neither Tesla nor Ford were actually involved. Instead, a bunch of engineers put a half-scale Cybertruck versus the best-selling pickup. expand full story

BMW is showing an iNEXT electric car prototype going through extreme heat tests ahead of the launch of the production version. expand full story

Tesla’s sales in China have dropped significantly in the first month of the year despite Tesla starting local production and deliveries. The drop also happened before the ramp-up in fear over the coronavirus and now Tesla’s stock is taking a major hit. expand full story

Tesla has reported some fully autonomous test miles for the first time in years in the California DMV disengagement report, but it’s nothing to get too excited about. expand full story

Tesla’s massive project to deploy 1GWh of Megapacks to create a giant energy storage system in California with PG&E has received approval from the local authorities. expand full story

Tesla is starting to tell people who pre-ordered the Model Y Long Range RWD, a version not yet available to order, to “prepare for delivery” just a few days after confirming deliveries of the higher-end versions of the electric SUV. expand full story

February 26

Electrek has learned more about Tesla’s secret project “Roadrunner”: applying “the machine that builds the machine” strategy to produce cheaper battery cells on a massive scale. expand full story

Tesla has started asking some Model Y buyers to change their configuration in order to get their car delivery sooner — hinting at production volume being higher than the current demand for the configuration going into production. expand full story

Tesla Sentry Mode doesn’t only help Tesla owners. The surveillance system has helped police solve a hit and run on another driver’s car near Denver. expand full story

Mercedes-Benz has shared new pictures of the EQA electric crossover in winter testing after transitioning it from a hatchback. expand full story

Several reports coming from Japan are announcing that Tesla and Panasonic are ending their solar cell production deal at Gigafactory New York ahead of Elon Musk holding an event at the factory. expand full story

February 25

Tesla, and even Apple, are receiving some harsh criticism from the NTSB regarding a fatal crash on Autopilot in 2018. expand full story

Electrek had the opportunity to be amongst the first to get a ride and a walkaround of the Drako GTE, a new $1.25 million electric supercar coming out of Silicon Valley.

Here is our report and video about this new EV: expand full story

BMW is about to unveil its next electric vehicle, the BMW i4, at the Geneva Motor Show next month and it is releasing today the first teaser image for the car. expand full story

Polestar, Volvo’s performance brand revived as an all-electric brand, has released pictures and a few details of a new electric sedan concept: the Polestar Precept. expand full story

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