Tesla Q2 earnings report: record billion-dollar income, delays for Semi and Cybertruck


The headline figure of Tesla’s second-quarter 2021 earnings report was a blockbuster: $1.1 billion in GAAP net income, a new record for the company and an astounding success for a young automaker. The milestone was reached thanks to the soaring sales of Models 3 and Y—the former is now outselling many gas burners in several… Read more »

Will the game-changing Tesla Semi really go into production this year?


A viable electric Class 8 truck would be a massive disruptor of the global transport system, and since the unveiling of the Tesla Semi in 2017, we’ve been on the edge of our ergonomic bucket seats, waiting for it to appear on highways. Alas, Tesla’s production schedule has suffered more delays than the LA Freeway…. Read more »

Rheinland Air Service orders five Bye Aerospace eFlyer 800s


Rheinland Air Service (RAS), a European provider of aircraft maintenance and repair services, has ordered five all-electric eFlyer 800 aircraft from Bye Aerospace. RAS will provide service to eFlyer800 aircraft in Central Europe through its service and support facilities in Germany, and will be a designated reseller of the eFlyer800 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland…. Read more »

Recurrent’s new battery guides analyze range of pre-owned Tesla Model 3s and Chevy Bolts


Recurrent, a Seattle-based startup that provides independent reports on the condition of used EV batteries, has released the first two in a planned series of EV battery guides for consumers. The two public guides offer an analysis of overall battery performance over time in the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt. Buyers of used… Read more »

New CEO confirms Honda will go all-electric by 2040


Honda has become the first major Japanese automaker to set an official date for phasing out sales of fossil-powered vehicles. New CEO Toshihiro Mibe has announced that his company hopes to go all-electric by 2040. Mibe’s announcement confirms a shift that Honda has been hinting at for some months. In 2020, the company partnered with… Read more »

Merchants Fleet introduces turnkey fleet electrification adoption tool


Fleet management company Merchants Fleet has launched a new tool designed to educate and assist clients as they make the transition to EVs. Merchants Fleet has been providing fleet management and leasing solutions for over 50 years. The company’s new AdoptEV service provides a personalized plan to guide current and potential clients through the process… Read more »

An EV laggard reverses course—Australian’s New South Wales announces promising pro-EV policy package


Australia is one of the least charged of the world’s wealthy countries. During the 2019 elections, Prime Minister Scott Morrison characterized EVs as a threat to Australians’ way of life, and that seems to have set the tone for Australia’s EV policy, or lack thereof, ever since. Until now, there has been little or no… Read more »

Heart Aerospace secures $35 million for electric planes, purchase order from United Airlines


Gothenburg, Sweden-based Heart Aerospace has raised $35 million in a Series A financing round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, United Airlines Ventures and Mesa Air Group. Heart Aerospace’s first aircraft will be the ES-19, a battery-electric 19-passenger regional airplane. Heart expects to begin deliveries for commercial use by 2026. The first-generation aircraft will have a… Read more »

Jet It and JetClub order eFlyer 800 electric planes from Bye Aerospace


Electric aircraft manufacturer Bye Aerospace has secured a pair of launch customers for its eFlyer 800, an 8-seat all-electric twin turboprop-class airplane. Jet It and JetClub, North American and European sister companies that provide fractional aircraft ownership, have agreed to purchase a fleet of eFlyer 800 aircraft. Bye Aerospace expects the eFlyer 800 to deliver… Read more »

Atlanta receives $5.4-million federal grant to buy electric commuter coaches


The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) has secured a $5.4-million grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s Low-No Program to purchase electric buses. “We have secured this funding because electrification of Georgia’s public bus fleet is an economic and environmental imperative,” said US Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA). “These new buses will reduce air pollution and increase… Read more »