Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: $750 3-passenger electric bike

Nat King Cole may have wooed Daisy with a tandem ride in On a Bicycle Built for Two, but I wonder if he would have won her over quite as easily if he had propositioned her with this funny little three-seater electric bike.

It may be odd-looking, but I love the weird combination of utility and style that makes this thing so awesome. That’s why it’s perfect for this week’s edition of the Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week series!

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First drive review: 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS fuses electric-car wizardry with S-Class serenity

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS first drive (EQS 580)The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS pitches the luxury nameplate out of its comfort zone and into an all-electric future it had slow-tracked over the past decade. Even with its remarkably rapid development, Mercedes is in the unenviable position of playing catch-up with the 2022 EQS. The Tesla Model S emerged nine years ago and has locked up its loyalists…
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Rivian raises $2.5B, confirms it’s looking for second US EV factory location

Rivian announced that it closed a $2.5 billion investment round with investments from Amazon, Ford, and others.

The automaker also confirmed that it’s looking for a location for a second electric vehicle factory in the US after the media reported on the project.

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Podcast: Tesla FSD Subscription, opening Supercharger network, Tesla Virtual Power Plant, and more

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the launch of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Subscription, opening the Supercharger network to other automakers, the launch of Tesla’s new virtual power plant in California, and more.

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AC Cars’ electric Series 1 Cobra bridges the past and future

AC Cars, one of the oldest independent automakers out of the UK, is on the verge of delivering the first electric version of its classic Series 1 Cobra to customers. The AC Cobra was a legendary two-seater sports car in the 1960s that has found new life with an electric powertrain. AC Cars has now combined its famed history with its future, as the next chapter goes electric for the renowned marque.

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