March 27

The season finale of the 2019-2020 all-electric Formula E Championship is scheduled to take place at a unique indoor/outdoor 2.4-kilometer circuit in London. But with several of this year’s venues postponed for at least two months ­— and the future of others uncertain — London’s ExCel center will instead be converted into a makeshift hospital to treat coronavirus patients.

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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’s possible smart home HVAC system, Model Y’s best engineering, Tesla Semi coming back from winter testing, and more.

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Rumors continue to swirl about Volkswagen facing major software problems with its ID.3 electric car. Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper yesterday cited internal sources declaring the situation as an “absolute disaster.” But Volkswagen tells us that the launch schedule for Europe is “fixed” for this summer. And the first units rolling off the production line will be “handed over to Volkswagen plant staff for far-reaching quality assurance.”

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • A wind and solar chairman responds to Trump’s assertion that the Green New Deal is “ridiculous.”
  • EPA suspends environmental law enforcement, citing coronavirus.
  • A judge orders a full environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline.

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