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Electric Island: See First Charging Site Designed For Big Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and Portland General Electric (PGE) officially opened to the public the “Electric Island” – the first-of-its-kind heavy-duty electric truck charging site, announced in December. The station is located across the street from DTNA headquarters (on Swan Island in Portland,) less than one mile from I-5 and it will be open to …

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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

The 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge is one of the safest cars available on the market, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which awarded the first all-electric Volvo with the Top Safety Pick+ award. The XC40 Recharge is considered “Good” in all crash tests and also performs great in crash avoidance and mitigation tests. …

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BYD next-generation EV platform: Up to 600 miles, 800V charging, optimized efficiency

Chinese automaker BYD has already built more electric cars than many established automakers, and now it’s launching a new dedicated platform for its next generation of EVs. The BYD e-platform 3.0 debuted at the 2021 Shanghai auto show with some impressive performance figures including, according to the company, up to 600 miles of range (likely …

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Zero launches limited-edition dual sport DSR electric motorcycles

California-based Zero Motorcycles is celebrating 15 years of building electric motorcycles – an industry that many don’t even realize has been around for over a decade and a half. And to mark the occasion, the company has teamed up with the National Forest Foundation to release a special-edition DSR dual sport electric motorcycle. The Zero …

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3 countries to watch at the Leaders Summit on Climate – Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The US-hosted Leaders Summit on Climate kicks off today. Keep an eye on these three countries. Los Angeles City Council unanimously approves a Global Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla …

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Exclusive: Bridgestone partners with Lightyear for custom tires on Lightyear One SEV – Electrek

During a virtual event held earlier today, EV automaker Lightyear and Bridgestone have announced a partnership focused on sustainability that has resulted in a tire engineered specifically for the Lightyear One SEV. The companies consider today’s announcement a world premiere for this unique and efficient tire that can maximize range and sustainability for EVs moving …

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