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Lyft adds 200 electric vehicles to its fleet in Denver

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Lyft Lyft has deployed 200 long-range electric vehicles in Denver, where they’ll be part of its Express Drive rental program for drivers. The ride-sharing giant says it’s the company’s single largest deployment of EVs to date, and it’s also the largest EV deployment in Colorado’s history. Lyft has been taking […]

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This ‘O-29’ hum is the sound of Ford’s new hybrid SUVs

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Ford Add Ford to the ranks of automakers adding sounds to notify pedestrians of oncoming electrified cars. The 2020 Escape Hybrid and Explorer Hybrid will both include a custom sound, O-29 (listen to it below) that plays when they’re moving at speeds up to 19MPH. We wouldn’t quite call it […]

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Chevy’s electric hot rod truck mimics the sound of a V8

Engadget RSS Feed Ford isn’t the only automaker who rolled into SEMA with an electrified version of a familiar car. Chevy has unveiled an E-10 Concept hot rod that looks like a slammed vintage pickup truck (the 1962 C-10), but packs thoroughly modern EV tech. It’s powered by a double stack of concept electric crate […]

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Volkswagen begins pre-production of its ID.3 EV in China

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Just days after Volkswagen showed off the first all-electric ID.3 produced at its Zwickau plant in Germany, the company announced that it has entered pre-production in China, too. Like the Zwickau factory, the new plant in Anti, Shanghai, will produce all-electric vehicles on Volkswagen’s MEB platform, a modular design that’s […]

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Berkeley scientists develop better batteries for storing renewable energy

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Petmal via Getty Images Switching to renewable energy sources is key for lessening our dependence on fossil fuels and protecting the environment, but there’s a catch with deploying greener solutions at scale. When the wind drops or the sun sets for the night, we need a way to store energy […]

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EVs outsold manual transmission cars in the US last quarter

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Prostock-Studio via Getty Images While electric vehicles have some way to go before they are as ubiquitous as gas-powered cars, demand is on the rise. So much so, that they outsold manual transmission vehicles in the US last quarter, according to data from research group J.D. Power. Around 1.1 percent […]

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Kanye West’s sustainable Yeezy concept uses algae foam

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Daisy Korpics for Fast Company The next sneaker in Kanye West’s Yeezy line could be made from algae foam. West offered a glimpse of the shoe at Fast Company‘s Innovation Festival today. He also shared that Yeezy is planning to move its headquarters to a 4,000-acre ranch in Wyoming, where […]

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Volvo will use blockchain to prove its cobalt wasn’t mined by children

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Engadget The dark side of electric vehicle production is that the lithium ion batteries most EVs run on require raw materials like cobalt, and cobalt mines have become notorious for using child labor. Now that Volvo has revealed its first fully-electric car, the XC40 Recharge, the automaker wants to ensure […]

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Ford’s electric Mustang project car packs a manual transmission

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Ford Sports car enthusiasts will sometimes balk at electric cars due to their usual lack of manual transmissions (there’s no need for a gearbox, after all), but Ford has hinted that stick shifting might not be completely dead. The automaker has partnered with Webasto on a Mustang Lithium project car […]

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Tesla and Walmart settle lawsuit over solar panel fires

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar Tesla and Walmart clearly weren’t ready for a knock-down-drag-out fight over solar panel fires. The two companies have settled a lawsuit that accused Tesla of neglecting and botching installations for solar panels that caught fire on the roofs of seven Walmart stores. In a joint statement […]

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