One of the coolest electric conversions we have ever seen, an old-school VW Bug powered by Tesla batteries, is being given away for a good cause. expand full story
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Feature April 3
The annual Drive Electric Week celebration, a week of events where the public can see and drive a variety of electric cars and talk to current owners about their experiences, has been expanded this year with an event that covers the whole month of April. Drive Electric Earth Day runs all the way from April 1-30 and has events scheduled throughout the US, and a few in other countries as well.
Most states have at least one event, with coastal high-population areas hosting several. You can find a map of all the events on Drive Electric Earth Day’s website.
Electrek got a first look at Tesla’s highly-anticipated new CCS adapter that should enable Tesla owners to get access to many more charging stations around the world. expand full story
Feature March 25
Following the announcement of its Supercharger V3, Tesla is now also starting to unlock more power in its existing Supercharger stations. expand full story
Feature March 15
Young people around the world are skipping school today to protest a lack of action on climate change. Pictures and videos of the protests are rolling in from across the globe.
Feature March 14
Tesla is unveiling Model Y, its upcoming small electric SUV based on Model 3, later today and here’s what to expect. expand full story
Feature February 28
Tesla is finally launching the long-promised standard Model 3 with a base price of $35,000 – fulfilling Elon Musk’s “secret masterplan” released back in 2006.
The automaker is now making several new versions of the Model 3 available with a shorter range and new interior options. expand full story
Feature February 25
Last week we were invited to San Diego to drive the new Nissan Leaf Plus, the updated version of the Leaf with a new 62kWh battery pack, which will start sales in March. We spent the day driving it all through the county on a variety of roads, and came away impressed if not surprised by this iteration on an already-solid package.
Feature February 22
This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla scaring reservation holders by removing mention of $35,000 base Model 3, Tesla preparing Model 3 leasing, an interesting EV efficiency test, and more.
Feature February 20
Tesla released a full demonstration of its new Sentry Mode car alarm system using none other than Cookie Monster from Sesame Street. expand full story