Some Texas customers are seeing the eye-popping, five-figure power bills because their plans are tied to the wholesale market rate for electricity.
Millions of Texans lost power this week as extreme winter weather shut down power plants. The event was not unprecedented, as Texas power plants have been disrupted by cold weather before. Following disruptions in 2011, federal regulators again warned Texas to winterize its power plants. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
Tesla has cut the prices of its base Model 3 and Model Y cars. The Model 3 standard range plus dropped by $US1,000, to $US36,990, and the Model Y standard range by $US2,000, to $US39,990. The prices of Tesla’s Model 3 and Model Y upgraded performance vehicles rose, to $US55,990 […]
The price cut takes Tesla's Model 3 standard range to just under $37,000. The price of a base Model Y is now under $40,000.
The air taxi startup Lilium announced a deal with Spanish infrastructure company Ferrovial to build over 10 landing locations in Florida. Most Florida residents will live within 30 minutes of one of the flying-taxi hubs. The state’s first commercial flight could be announced as soon as this spring. Visit Business […]
Solectrac – the first electric tractor producer in North America, according to the company – created the eUtility, a zero emission electric tractor. The $US45,000 tractor is powered by a 28-kilowatt-hour battery that gives it four to eight hours of operational time. The eUtility and its maker joins a growing […]
Arrival has unveiled a zero-emissions public transit bus with configurable seating arrangements to promote social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. The bus’s price is comparable to that of a traditional fuel-burning bus, allowing its purchaser to save money long term, according to its maker. Arrival plans to ship 1,000 “microfactories” […]
Goodyear has unveiled its reCharge Concept tires that are self-regenerating and self-charging with artificial intelligence features. The tires can change its treads according to the climate and terrain. Goodyear claims its concept tires keep in line with the trending needs of electric and sustainable mobility. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
Tesla unveiled its newest offering, the Cybertruck, an all-electric pickup truck. The Cybertruck is not the only electric truck due for production; Amazon-backed American car manufacturer Rivian‘s R1T is slated for production in late 2020. As neither car is in production yet, it’s a little too early to tell which […]
Chevrolet has unveiled the E-10, a concept electric pickup truck based on the automaker’s 1962 C-10 pickup. The truck was unveiled at this week’s 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA). Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Chevrolet has unveiled what it calls the “future of hot-rodding”: the E-10 […]
E-scooters are a form of shared transportation designed to tackle transportation and congestion issues. Companies like Bird, Lime, and Ojo have placed e-scooters in over 100 cities and towns around the world. In the US, e-scooters are more popular than bike-sharing programs. But they also come with their own set […]
Jarrett Carter is a master technician at BMW, but in his free time, he builds elaborate custom e-bikes. They’re a hit on Instagram and even more fun to ride. Each bike is unique and has features ranging from air suspension to speakers. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following […]
Qiantu aims to bring the first Chinese supercar to the American market in 2020. It debuted its electric supercar, the K50, at the 2019 New York Auto Show. It will be assembled by California-based electric vehicle manufacturer Mullen Technologies.
Labor plans to introduce targets for 50% of vehicles being electric in government fleets if it wins government. Research shows that with simple changes Australasia can support up to 60% of vehicles nationwide being electric. Expert says the grid will not be overwhelmed if demand management tech is used. A […]
Labor has come under attack from the Coalition government with targeted Facebook ads claiming Labor leader Bill Shorten wants to tax popular car brands like Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux, and other four wheel drives and sports utilities. The onslaught of the ads follows Labor’s announcement of new vehicle emissions standards […]
Christmas lights are made from a simple string of miniature light bulbs with some wiring inside that connects everything together. Taizhou Haoran Machinery sells machines that create LED holiday light strings – it’s all in the manufacturing and how the lights are wired at the factory. Here’s how those massive […]
As 100,000 people descend on the MCG this weekend, spare a little thought for those behind the scenes. These are the people responsible for serving up more than 40,000 pies and sausage rolls sold on the day, the ones who make sure that 60,000 litres of beer keep flowing and […]