Energy investment to drop 20% in 2020: A turning point toward greening the grid?

Artist's rendering of Tesla Megapack grid storage installationGlobal energy investment was predicted to be at its highest in six years, according to the International Energy Agency. But in its annual World Energy Investment report out last Friday, the energy authority has dramatically changed its trendlines. The IEA anticipates that total energy investment is anticipated to drop by 20%—nearly $400…

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2019-2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid recalled for suspension issue

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid - Best Car To Buy 2020Toyota is recalling some RAV4 Hybrid and RAV4 models to fix a possible manufacturing flaw in the front suspension. The issue tracks back to “improper production conditions” from a supplier, such that the rigors of heavy acceleration and braking might eventually cause cracks in a lower control arm. If part were to break, it might result…

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Report: 2024 BMW M5 electric car to rival Porsche Taycan Turbo S, Tesla Model S Plaid

2018 BMW M5The BMW M5—one of the most recognizable sport-sedan nameplates, could become an electric car as part of an upcoming redesign, reports Car magazine. The M5 is a high-performance version of the BMW 5-Series, and the next generation of that model—codenamed G60—is due in 2023, according to the report. The electric M5 will reportedly…

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In California, Tesla Model 3 outsells Civic, Corolla, Accord, Camry

2020 Tesla Model 3The top-selling car in California is now an electric car, and it’s one that was designed, engineered, and built there: the Tesla Model 3. According to the quarterly update released on Thursday by the California New Car Dealers Association, the Model 3 outsold the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla in the state from the start of the year through…

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Vandoorne scores maiden Formula E Race at Home victory

Mercedes’ Vandoorne took his fourth pole position of the season at the Brooklyn Street Circuit and finally converted pole into a race win, to end his victory drought following a run of three consecutive second-place finishes.
Vandoorne dominated the race after his rivals collided at the opening turn on the first lap at the New York E-Prix venue – host of the latest round of the …Keep reading

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: 42-mile plug-in could cost less than RAV4 Hybrid

2021 Toyota RAV4 PrimeThe Toyota RAV4 Prime starts with the top-selling full-hybrid vehicle in the U.S. market, and adds plug-in hybrid capability for an anticipated 42 miles—3 miles more than previously estimated—of all-electric driving. And then there’s the punchline: With a higher power output from the hybrid system—302…

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Wehrlein leads Vandoorne as FE visits virtual New York circuit

Mahindra driver Pascal Wehrlein holds a slender eight-point lead over Stoffel Vandoorne in the championship, which runs in partnership with Motorsport Games to support the UNICEF coronavirus relief effort.
Nyck de Vries – Vandoorne’s Mercedes teammate – guides Autosport around a lap of the 1.4-mile and 14-corner configuration.
Turns 1, 2 and 3.
The New York circuit presents several …Keep reading

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Ford isn’t worried about low gas prices fueling EV avoidance

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-EFord could be seen as giving mixed signals about its dedication to fully electric vehicles in the next decade. On one hand, it’s definitely invested. Ford was among just a few automakers to side with California and 22 other states to oppose federal efforts to quash the Golden State’s right to set its own emissions rules. And it’s…

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Pasadena claims to have the largest public EV fast-charging station in the US

Marengo Charging Plaza, Pasadena, CaliforniaMost places in the United States are lucky to have just one EV fast-charging outlet. Pasadena, California, isn’t like most places. Located in the state with more electric cars than any other, Pasadena now claims to have the largest fast-charging station in the U.S. The Marengo Charging Plaza, in a downtown parking garage, boasts 44 charging plugs…

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Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV: 5 geeky details show Ford’s commitment to EVs

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-EA special group within Ford, called Team Edison, has been navigating a daunting challenge—to thread the needle between performance enthusiasts and tech-savvy electric-car fans, assuring that the inner workings of a mammoth company wouldn’t stifle the project along the way. That project, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, remains due for…

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