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Bicycles shipped in fake flatscreen TV boxes suffer less shipping damage

In 2015, Amsterdam-based e-bike company VanMoof started shipping to the United States but found that a disproportionate number of them were damaged during shipping. So they started putting the bikes in fake flatscreen TV boxes. From VanMoof:

That small tweak had an outsized impact. Overnight our shipping damages dropped by 70-80%. We sell 80% of our ...

Daimler pulls the plug on electric smart car sales in US, Canada

Daimler is ending sales of its diminutive all-electric smart fortwo cars in the U.S. and Canada, officially pulling the plug on a vehicle that has struggled to gain ground in North America as the German automaker prepares to bring the brand to China, TechCrunch has learned. Smart won’t be sold in the U.S. and Canada ...

Sila Nano’s battery tech is now worth over $1 billion with Daimler partnership and $150 million investment

Sila Nanotechnologies and its battery materials manufacturing technology are now worth over $1 billion. The company, which announced a $170 million funding led by Daimler and a partnership with the famed German automaker, started building out its first production lines for its battery materials last year. That first line is capable of producing the material ...

Final Update: November 2018 U.S. Plug-In EV Sales Report Card

12.04.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

November U.S. plug-in EV sales will climb again, but how high? November 2018 will mark the 38th month of consecutive year-over-year monthly sales gains for plug-in vehicles. Each month InsideEVs tracks all plug-in EV sales/deliveries for the United States by automaker. The last four consecutive months are now the top four best-selling months of all time. In addition, March 2018 completes the list, ...

UPDATE 4: November 2018 EV Sales: What To Expect? (Plus Early Sales Reports)

12.03.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Does anybody doubt that November 2018 will be another chart-topping month? November 2018 will mark the 38th month of consecutive year-over-year monthly sales gains for plug-in vehicles. *UPDATE 4: Volkswagen dials it up with 230 e-Golf deliveries in the U.S. this November. In addition, BMW has posted its numbers. The automaker sold a total of 2,314 plug-ins in ...

We Test 6 Electric Cars To Find Out Which Goes Furthest Per Charge

12.03.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

We tested the 6 zero-emissions cars to measure range and efficiency. And we drove them until the battery ran completely out of charge. Take six of the best-selling electric cars in Italy, give each a full charge and go on a long mixed journey between the city, highway and the countryside until the batteries are ...

Which Are The Cheapest EVs To Own?

11.15.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

You have to consider all of an EV’s long-term ownership costs to determine which is the best deal. There’s a distinct difference between what it costs to purchase a given vehicle and what you’ll actually pay to own it over time. Electric vehicles are no exception. To determine which would be the best long-term deal, ...

Jaguar I-Pace Update: October 2018 U.S. Plug-In EV Sales Report Card

11.01.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

October U.S. plug-in EV sales will raise the bar once again. ***Jaguar I-Pace update: According to goodcarbadcar.net, Jaguar has delivered 5 I-Pace vehicles in the U.S. thus far, and apparently all in October. We have no way of validating this data, since the website seemingly uses our Tesla estimates without any link or verification, and ...

October 2018 EV Sales: What To Expect?

10.31.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

How about another record-breaking month? October 2018 will mark the 37th month of consecutive year-over-year monthly sales gains for plug-in vehicles. Each month InsideEVs tracks all the plug-in EV sales/deliveries for the United States by automaker. The 2018 calendar year has been the most fascinating thus far in the history of the segment and it only stands to get better. The ...