Porsche unveils the interior of Taycan electric car

Porsche has unveiled almost the entire interior of the Taycan electric car ahead of the vehicle’s unveiling planned for next month. more…


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Tesla app disappears from the Google Play Store, will be back soon

A key part of owning a Tesla is managing your car and browsing for upgrades through the powerful Tesla apps on Android and iOS. Drivers with Android phones are currently unable to download the Tesla app, as it has been temporarily removed from the Google Play Store.

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Tesla gets stolen with keyfob hack on camera in seconds — here’s how to prevent it

A Tesla got stolen on camera in seconds with a keyfob hack, but it’s preventable. Here’s how you can help prevent your Tesla from getting stolen. more…


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EGEB: Jay Inslee out of US presidential race, Danish PM opens largest offshore wind farm, more

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Clean energy advocate Jay Inslee (pictured) drops out of the US presidential race.
  • Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen officially opens the country’s largest offshore wind farm.
  • Germany-headquartered energy giant E.ON raises €1.5 billion of green bonds.
  • Residential customers are increasingly willing to pay more for zero net energy homes.

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Sun Joe’s 1440W Battery-powered Generator is $499 (Reg. $800), more in today’s Green Deals

Home Depot has a number of notable deals on electric outdoor tools. One of our favorite price drop is on the Sun Joe 1440W Battery-powered Generator for for $499 shipped. It typically goes for over $800 at Amazon and other online retailers. This is the best price we’ve tracked all-time. With a mobile design and huge 1440W battery, this fuel-free portable battery can be used to jump-start engines, power up a fridge, and more. It has dual USB ports, outlets, and a weatherproof design for outdoor use. Sun Joe’s lineup is well-rated across the board. More Green Deals can be found below.

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Chevy Bolt EV 2020 gets a range increase to 259 miles, EPA says

The Chevy Bolt EV 2020 is getting a slight range upgrade from 238 miles to 259 miles of range, according to an update from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). more…


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Madrid private car ban is here to stay

Several countries, including the UK, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, have announced plans to eliminate ICE vehicles, and a few cities are proposing to ban them from city centers. Paris and Amsterdam have ambitious plans to banish dinosaur burners by 2030. Obviously, such plans have opponents, and they aren’t likely to become law without political battles.

Recent events in Madrid indicate that, for now, the tide is
running in favor of limiting cars in city centers. In 2018, the Spanish capital
banned all non-resident cars from the center. The only vehicles allowed in the
central zone are cars belonging to residents, delivery vehicles, taxis and
public transport.

In May, a new, more right-leaning city government was
elected, and began dismantling the ban. Some saw the beginning of a brown
backlash that would strike down proposed car bans across Europe. However, thousands
protested the repeal, and finally a judge forced the city council to reinstate
the ban.

Unlike the ICE bans proposed in Paris and Amsterdam, the Madrid measure isn’t aimed at gas-burning vehicles, but rather at reducing traffic in general (however, the city has long regulated emissions – most of the city’s taxis are hybrids, and a growing number are electric). However, as CityLab puts it, the popular opposition to the repeal of the ban indicates that there is “widespread support for green urban policies even when the political pendulum swings right.”

Repealing the car ban was a priority for Madrid’s newly elected mayor, and the new president of the Madrid region waxed nostalgic for traffic jams, saying they were part of the city’s character. However, at the end of June, when the city suspended fines for driving in the car-free zone, thousands took to the streets, and international media, including the New York Times, picked up the story.

Locals were especially incensed by amateur video footage that
showed the city dismantling planters filled with flowers in order to reclaim
the space for parking. Finally, a local court forced the city to reinstate the
ban, saying that it was necessary “to improve the quality of the air that the
citizens of Madrid breathe, which has a direct impact on health.”