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Workhorse Isn’t Happy It Missed Out On $6 Billion USPS Contract, Files Legal Challenge

Workhorse is apparently frustrated that the U.S. Postal Service didn’t award it a $6 billion contract to modernize the postal delivery fleet. Earlier this year, the USPS announced that it had selected a bid from Oshkosh Defense to produce as many as 165,000 mail trucks for $6 billion over the coming decade. Workhorse was thought to be a frontrunner in getting the contract and is now suing the USPS in an attempt to block its deal with Oshkosh.
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Ford Maverick reaches 36,000 reservations in first week

June 18 (UPI) -- The new compact Ford Maverick created a buying spur with 36,000 customer reservations during its first week, Ford Motor Co.'s CEO Jim Farley said Thursday. Farley revealed the numbers about the buzzy hybrid at the company's Deutsche Bank "fireside chat." "The appeal of Ford and its...
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Rimac Could Be The Latest Electric Automaker To Go Public

Rimac is said to be pondering an initial public offering (IPO) as early as next year. The Croatian car manufacturing and engineering company has gone from strength to strength in recent years and unveiled the production-ready Nevera hypercar a couple of weeks ago. Now, according to Germany’s Manager Magazin, the company is said to be planning an IPO in 2022 at a valuation of €5 billion ($6.1 billion).
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Canoo electric vehicles will be built at new plant in Oklahoma

DETROIT — U.S. electric vehicle startup Canoo said on Thursday it plans to build a plant in Oklahoma to assemble the pod-shaped vans it calls "lifestyle vehicles" beginning in 2023. The company also said it has a deal to contract out near-term manufacturing to VDL Nedcar in Netherlands until the...
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NASCAR is exploring the idea of an all-electric racing series, per report

From the time people began racing automobiles against one another, the very crux of auto racing has been the internal combustion engine and the fuels it runs on. But as automotive technology has advanced to the point where cars no longer rely solely on finite natural resources, auto racing has slowly begun to follow suit. And NASCAR is no exception.
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France’s Electricity Operator Says EVs Won’t Upset Grid

While the ongoing shift to electric vehicles continues at a rapid pace, switching to electrics still has plenty of critics; all with various opinions. One such claim is that electricity systems will buckle under the stress of entire populations charging their cars at the same time, with widespread power outages being a potential occurrence.
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The Emira Marks the End of an Era For Lotus

We are just weeks away from the launch of Lotus’ all new sports car. The one that we already know is dubbed the Emira. So what makes the Emira so special? Well, the fact that it is an all-new gas-powered sports car in an era where every other automaker is switching to some form of hybrid or electric drivetrain. But is there more?
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Take A Look Inside The New BMW 7 Series

Since the new Mercedes S-Class arrived, we've been eagerly waiting to see how BMW will respond. Development of the next-generation BMW 7 Series is underway, and for the first time, the flagship luxury sedan will be sold with a combustion engine, a plugin-hybrid, and a fully electric powertrain. We've already...

Travel sustainably with an Amazon #1 best-selling e-bike at a new low, more in our New Green Deals

We’ve got quite a few new green deals for you to browse through today. We’re going to take a look at a new low on METAKOO’s e-bike and how it can save in more ways than one, including how it keeps extra cash in your pocket. Plus, there’s discounts on smart sprinkler controllers to keep your watering under control. We also have a wide selection of Tesla and e-bike deals today, so you won’t want to miss that either.

Are e-cargo bikes the answer to all our traffic woes?

Year on year, our urban roads become increasingly clogged up by traffic and a significant proportion of that traffic is local delivery, usually by van. According to the Department for Transport’s latest 2019 analysis, van traffic accounts for around 16% of all vehicle miles driven on UK roads and it’s the fastest growing segment, increasing almost 40% in the last ten years, It’s up 50% on urban minor roads in the last 10 years while 23% of van miles are for delivery and collection.
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Rivian’s R1T Adventure Package sets the standard for electric off road luxury

The forecoming Rivian R1T is admittedly a beautiful beast, and now we can get a closer look at the interior of its Adventure Package, coming up in January 2022. Yesterday, Rivian shared details on the electric truck‘s cabin, and boy, does it look gorgeous. Taking into consideration how drivers use the space inside their vehicles, the company created a design that aims for practicality, comfort, and elegance.

The Everrati Signature Takes the Air-Cooled Porsche 911 Electric

Poll the owners of 964-generation Porsche 911s about how they would improve their cars and answers would likely include fewer oil leaks on their driveways and HVAC systems able to add actual heat or chill. We suspect very few would choose to rip out their car's air-cooled flat-six engine and replace it with a pair of electric motors.
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Everything You Need To Know About The Solterra: Subaru's First EV

Subaru is on the verge of introducing its first-ever electric car named the Solterra. Aside from the BRZ, Subaru has a long history of cars with great names. Its current range consists of cars with names that summon a sense of wanderlust: Crosstrek, Ascent, Forester, and Outback. Solterra also sounds...
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Toyota Won't Bet The House On Electric Cars

Toyota is working on cleaning up its act to reduce carbon emissions, like the rest of the major auto manufacturers. To that end, the Japanese carmaker has revealed plans for its own electric truck and is working on an electric SUV too. However, Toyota's CEO hasn't always had the kindest things to say about EVs.