Norway is losing cash because it can’t tax electric cars

Surprise surprise, Norway is bleeding tax money because people aren’t buying petrol and diesel cars anymore, which are heavily taxed, and are only buying EVs, which are not. In October 2021, nearly 96% of all new cars sold were electric. In terms of the circulating fleet, 7 out of 10 cars on the road are … More Norway is losing cash because it can’t tax electric cars

The VW ID.5 is available for preorder (and it ain’t cheap!)

Guess what, you can now buy yet another electric SUV with a hefty price tag. It’s the brand-new ID.5 – the latest (and largest) addition to the available range of electric VWs (all of which are built on the same modular platform, btw). The car is available for preorder as we speak, with three engine … More The VW ID.5 is available for preorder (and it ain’t cheap!)

Designed by Pininfarina, built by Gaussin, powered by hydrogen

The one thing you can say about an electric truck is that it is faster than a petrol- or diesel-powered truck. This is the H2 RACING TRUCK, developed by Gaussin and designed by Pininfarina. And it looks good, imho. Gaussin says this is “the most powerful 100% hydrogen and electric racing truck ever built”, set … More Designed by Pininfarina, built by Gaussin, powered by hydrogen

A massive, solar-powered truck named after Edison

A discussion involving the names ‘Tesla’ and ‘Edison’ would definitely end up in a fight so we’ll just gloss over that and focus on the fact that this truck is indeed named after Nikola Tesla’s rival: Edison. Well, technically the name of the company is EdisonFuture. They call it the ’EF1-T’ – the T stands … More A massive, solar-powered truck named after Edison

Volvo’s RECHARGE concept is made from recycled stuff, and that’s pretty cool

Having spent the last 10-odd years obsessing over what powers the car, automakers are finally investing time, energy and money into something a little less disruptive and just as ‘green’: they want to use recycled stuff to build cars. Volvo says it wants to reduce the carbon footprint for every car they build by 80% … More Volvo’s RECHARGE concept is made from recycled stuff, and that’s pretty cool

Will Hyundai power your house as well as your Ioniq 5…?

This is a huge conversation, likely to get HUGERERER in the next few years: where are we going to get the energy to power our cars? Among other things, automakers are working on solar panels to power your car. And your home appliances. Hyundai is working on a similar type of technology and it has … More Will Hyundai power your house as well as your Ioniq 5…?

Tesla will now sell electricity, not just cars

The Public Utility Commission in Texas has given Tesla Energy Ventures’ – a subsidiary of Tesla – permission to operate in the Lone Star state as a REP, which stands for Retail Electric Provider. The Automaker wants to build 100 megawatt batteries to supplement the power grid in Texas through another one of its subsidiary, … More Tesla will now sell electricity, not just cars