• News aggregator on electric cars and electric vehicles (cars, motorcycles, boats, planes).

Wheel-E Podcast: E-bike licenses, electric bike insurance, more

This week on Electrek’s Wheel-E podcast, we discuss the most popular news stories from the world of electric bikes and other nontraditional electric vehicles. This time, that includes the prospect of electric bike licenses in California and e-bike insurance in New Jersey, Dutch police doing roadside compliance checks, new e-bike from Tern, new battery from JackRabbit, battery-swapping for electric motorcycles from Africa, and more. Read more…

INEOS Automotive unveils its first 4×4 EV, but also uses the moment to romanticize gas cars

During a livestream held from the Grenadier Pub in London today, young UK Automaker INEOS publicly unveiled its third model and first EV – the Fusilier. As a smaller version of its Grenadier sibling, the Fusilier will arrive with BEV and range extender options. Despite being all-electric, the Fusilier’s makers couldn’t stop talking about the potential of every other option besides electric. Read more…

Mercedes delays EV targets, ICE models staying “well into the 2030s”

Green Car Reports
Mercedes-Benz is delaying an EV sales target that would have seen the automaker go all-electric in at least some markets by 2030, Reuters reports. The automaker told investors Thursday that it now expects EVs and hybrids to account for up to 50% of its sales by 2030. In 2021 Mercedes said it aimed to hit the 50% sales target in 2025, and sell only… Read more…

Here’s why in a few years EVs may not cost more than gas models

Green Car Reports
Lithium supply may soon exceed demand for use in EV batteries, potentially bringing price parity with internal-combustion vehicles later this decade, according to a new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). New emissions rules proposed by the EPA are expected to boost EV sales to 67% of total U.S. new-car sales by… Read more…

EST-Floattech delivers Octopus Series battery system for SFK’s ferry Laboe


Dutch battery manufacturer EST-Floattech has supplied its Octopus Series battery system to German ferry operator SFK for its ferry Laboe, which was recently delivered to SFK by Holland Shipyards Group. The Laboe will transport commuters around the city of Kiel. It is capable of switching between use of generators and EST-Floattech’s 560 kWh Octopus High… Read more…