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The Ford Mach E Rollout Is Not Going As Planned

The 2021 Ford Mach E is taking so long to get to customers that Ford is kicking payments back to some early adopters and free charging to others. All that and more in The Morning Shift for March 4, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Ford Mach E Rollout Is Not Going As Planned

The 2021 Ford Mach E is taking so long to get to customers that Ford is kicking payments back to some early adopters and free charging to others. All that and more in The Morning Shift for March 4, 2021. Read more…

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California City Becomes First in the U.S. to Ban New Gas Stations

Officials from Petaluma, California have decided their city has enough places to fill up gas-powered cars. Last week, the local city council unanimously voted to ban new gas stations, building on a two-year moratorium passed in early 2019. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Washington State Legislative Committee Aims For Ambitious EV Adoption Mandate In Nine Years

Every one of us stood back mouth agape in awe of California’s Governor stepping up and committing to a statewide mandate for all new light vehicle sales to be electric by 2035. Fifteen years is not a very long time, and this seemed like an incredible power to wield from a gubernatorial executive order, especially…Read […]

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This Is The Next USPS Mail Truck

The United States Postal Service said Tuesday that it had given Oshkosh Defense a contract to build its next mail truck. The new truck is significantly bigger than the one we’ve all seen on the road for decades, and it looks significantly different from the one we saw tested a couple of years ago. Read […]

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EV’s Or Alternative Fuel? You Decided

As we head into a future that’s sure to be full of electric vehicles, some have started to wonder if EVs are actually the way forward. Many automakers seem to be diving head first into EVs and nothing else. So we asked readers if we should continue on with EVs or invest in alternative fuel sources. […]

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Should We Bother With Alternative Fuels Or Just Fully Commit To EVs?

Over the weekend we read Liz’s post on Porsche’s work on a clean-burning synthetic fuel. The stuff sounds way too good to be true. But it does make me think: Should we be exploring every alternative fuel option?Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Porsche Claims Its Synthetic Fuel Could Make Combustion Engines As Clean As EVs

When you’re facing a world that seems to be moving away from the internal combustion engines that we’ve always known and loved to electrification, it’s time to maybe reconsider your options. But instead of making some cool electric cars, Porsche is considering a different option: clean-burning synthetic fuel.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Small Cars Could Start Disappearing Even From Europe

As a jealous American who tends toward small hatchbacks, I have this perception that Europe is a promised land of fun cars I’d much rather drive than the oversized appliances dotting the streets here. And while that might be the case for the moment, it doesn’t seem it’ll stand true a decade from now. Little […]

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Electric Vehicles Are Improving So Fast, Data on Using Them May Be Obsolete

This week, group of economists released an analysis that attempts to answer how much the average American drives their electric vehicle. While it shows people drove electric cars fewer miles than gas-powered ones, the results might not reflect the rapidly changing electric vehicle landscape.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Is Going In On Crypto

Welcome to the most Tesla story imaginable: The EV company is investing $1.5 billion into Bitcoin and plans to accept the cryptocurrency for its cars, as Bloomberg reports. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, February 8, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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I Think The Shanghai Daily Just Called Me A ‘Happy Grandpa’ For Changli Reasons But It Looks Like A Crackdown Is Coming

This isn’t the first time Chinese media has looked at me with a mixture of amusement, pity and confusion, all stemming from the fact that I bought the cheapest electric car in the world and kind of love it. This is, however, the most I’ve felt like I’ve been associated with the “happy grandpa” nickname […]

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I Think The Shanghai Daily Just Called Me A ‘Happy Grandpa’ For Changli Reasons But It Looks Like A Crackdown Is Coming

This isn’t the first time Chinese media has looked at me with a mixture of amusement, pity and confusion, all stemming from the fact that I bought the cheapest electric car in the world and kind of love it. This is, however, the most I’ve felt like I’ve been associated with the “happy grandpa” nickname […]

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Ford Has Seen GM’s Giant Electric Car Gamble And Would Like To Offer A Raise

GM has said that it will spend $27 billion over the next five years on electric autonomous car development, which sure sounded like a lot until today, when Ford said it would be investing $29 billion. That’s $2 billion more! Also Ford had its first full-year loss in more a decade. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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GM Says It Plans To Be All Electric By 2035

GM said today that it planned to be carbon neutral by 2040 and that it also planned for all of its light-duty vehicles to be all-electric by 2035. GM’s big electric push is only picking up speed.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Figure Out Your Next Car’s Emissions and Monthly Costs with ‘Carboncounter’

If you want to prioritize environmental friendliness with the next car you buy, a handy website called Carboncounter has done the hard work for you. With its interactive charts and graphs, you can see how more than 600 cars stack up in two key areas: greenhouse gas emissions and expected monthly charges.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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