Asian cities are switching to electric vehicles in a bid to tackle worsening air quality, cut climate changing emissions, and expand their public transport networks, climate experts said on Friday.
Tesla has started delivering Model 3 electric cars built at its Shanghai factory in just under a year since it began work on the $2 billion plant, a record for global automakers in China, and said it would ramp up deliveries from next month.
Electric vehicle startup Rivian closed a $1.3 billion investment round, led by fund manager T. Rowe Price but also including existing investors online retailer Amazon.com and No. 2 US automaker Ford Motor Company.
Tesla has unveiled its first electric pickup truck that looked like a futuristic angular armored vehicle in gunmetal gray, as the California company took aim at the heart of Detroit automakers’ profits.
The extension allows non-commercial users registered in the EV Green Charger Initiative to charge their vehicles for free at DEWA public charging stations
Musk also said, “Franz throws steel ball at Cybertruck window right before launch. Guess we have some improvements to make before production haha.”
The Mustang Mach-E, which will become available in late 2020, will be priced at around $45,000, but US tax credits for electric cars will trim that figure to around $35,000.
The Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority (SRTA) has launched its first electric bus in the emirate in a trial operation, following an agreement signed with Reliance Motors, the official agent of the China Changan Bus.
Germany has become the second major European Union (EU) economy to use a multi-billion-euro recovery plan to spur clean driving, with incentives for electric cars that should boost Volkswagen (VW) and Tesla, while polluting sport utility vehicles (SUVs) face higher taxes.
General Motors (GM) is developing an electric van aimed at business users, joining a growing list of carmakers planning EVs for the same segment which includes customers such as Amazon.com and United Parcel Service, five people familiar with the plans told Reuters.