First Tesla Model 3 spotted in Europe a year ahead of official launch

While Tesla started production of the Model 3 in Fremont, California and started deliveries to employees with reservations, the new all-electric vehicle is not expected to make it to other countries until the second half of next year.

But still, the first Model 3 has now already been spotted in Europe. more…

2018 Leaf sales goal, advertising electric cars, Uber bans diesels, Lexus NX hybrid: Today’s Car News

Today, we’ve got clever new ads that highlight how electric cars should be sold, an Uber ban on diesels in London, a sales goal for the 2018 Nissan Leaf, and more about next week’s Frankfurt auto show. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Mercedes-B…

Tesla ride service Tesloop and Goodyear partner on tire data technology

Goodyear is partnering with Tesloop, a city-to-city Tesla ride service, by providing “intelligent tires” for data gathering on the company’s fleet of semi-autonomous vehicles. The information on tire pressure and temperature will be added to Goodyear’s cloud-based algorithms to better predict when tire replacement and repair is needed. The data gathering from the wireless sensors […]

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Norway is near electric car sale record again as VW delivers almost 1,000 e-Golfs

Norway has been a leader in electric car adoption for years now, but this year brought them to a new level as they keep beating new records with electric cars reaching a record 42% of Norway’s total new car sales in June.

The electric car market was also interesting last month with Volkswagen delivering a record 996 all-electric VW e-Golfs in the country. more…

New ‘EVs are better’ ads: how electric-car marketing should be done (exclusive)

People buy electric cars for many different reasons, only one of which is the environment. Others include their quieter, smoother performance; the immediate torque; the desire to have the very newest and most advanced technology; and the lifetime cost …

EGEB: Amish solar phone booths; Energy storage record quarter; EU still taxing solar panels; more

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Amish phone booths – McKenna trained a local high-school physics teacher to do installations. About 50 of them are off the grid. One lights up the gazebo in the local cemetery; others are phone booths meant especially for the Amish. Since religious principle dictates no electricity at home, they rely on the booths as a crucial link to the outside world.  The article is really about solar power in Trump voting areas, but the Amish piece caught my attention. Solving problems with solar.

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Uber to go all electric or hybrid in London by 2020, ban diesels, add clean-air fee to rides

Uber has announced it will require its 40,000 drivers in London to switch to hybrid or fully electric cars, and ban diesel vehicles from its fleet, by the end of 2019. By the end of 2021, it will extend that policy throughout the United Kingdom, where …