Ultra-yacht launches all-electric Duffy boat with solar charging at St. Petersburg show

Today Ultra-Yacht announced its first-ever All-Electric Duffy Boat featuring a solar charging option at the St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show in Florida. The Duffy Bayshore 18 is a zero-emission, low-maintenance boat that offers up to 12 hours of fun on the water.

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Quick Charge Podcast: January 20, 2022

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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Tesla starts construction on giant new Santa Monica Supercharger, but where’s the 1950s diner?

Tesla has started construction on a new, much-needed giant Supercharger station in Santa Monica. The station was also supposed to include the automaker’s 1950s restaurant, but now it’s not clear if the diner is still in the plans.

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Tesla Insurance expands to Arizona and Ohio, now available in five states

Tesla announced the expansion of its new insurance business to Arizona and Ohio – making it now available in five states.

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GM scores huge tax break on $1.3 billion plan to build new EVs in Orion

Officials from Orion Township, Michigan approved a 12-year tax abatement for a proposed $1.3 billion investment by General Motors Co. (GM) to build out the Orion Assembly plant in Lake Orion to build the coming wave of electric GM cars.

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Honda CEO says Toyota’s strategy to pursue hydrogen cars ‘doesn’t seem feasible’

Honda CEO Toshihiro Mibe recently spoke to proposals of hydrogen combustion cars by rivals like Toyota, stating his company studied hydrogen’s potential ten years ago. Mibe went on to say that unlike Toyota, Honda doesn’t see hydrogen combustion as feasible for cars. That doesn’t mean the Japanese automaker is abandoning the chemical element, however.

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Tesla Roadster and Cybertruck are most popular EVs by search despite delays

A new survey of searches shows that the Tesla Roadster and Cybertruck are the most popular upcoming electric vehicles despite the delays. You have to go down to fourth place for a vehicle available on the market this year.

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Canadian Pacific railroad expands hydrogen train program with fuel cell purchase

Canadian Pacific railroad and Ballard Power Systems, a maker of hydrogen fuel cells, announced plans to significantly expand CP’s Hydrogen Locomotive Program, adding eight additional 200 kW fuel cell modules to their initial order.

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