There’s no regenerative braking ability, which means a lot charging. Riders have to charge the Eeyo 1 using a cord with a U-shaped connector that snaps to the hub of the Smartwheel. Gogoro will sell an optional charging stand to Eeyo 1 customers that removes the need for the cable, and the stand will also be included with a purchase of the Eeyo 1S. It won’t be as easy to charge as an e-bike with a removable battery. But Luke says the open frame and the reasonable weight should make it easier to throw an Eeyo bike over the shoulder to carry up a flight or two of stairs if need be. … [Read more...] about Gogoro’s Eeyo 1 is the ‘sports car’ of e-bikes
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All these true-to-life details combine to make this kit even more desirable than the actual car, especially since all 63 units of the hugely expensive $3.6 million supercar had already sold out even before it made its Frankfurt Motor show debut in September last year. … [Read more...] about Lego’s 1:8 scale model kit of the Lamborghini Sian might actually be more desirable than the real car
The first quarter of 2020 was “pacing to be the strongest quarter of deliveries until our operations were interrupted in March,” the company said in its quarterly results. Price cuts will lower Tesla’s profit margin, but if the goal is demonstrating that Tesla can meet its goals for deliveries, that may not matter. Historically, Tesla investors don’t seem to care much about profits — the first quarter profit in 2020 was just its fifth in the last three years. It’s also possible that Model Y sales are strong enough that they’ll make up for whatever money is lost on the older cars. … [Read more...] about What does Tesla slashing car prices really mean for the company?
Volkswagen is spending 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) to expand its presence in China's electric car industry in the biggest foreign investment announced since the country's economy began to reopen following the coronavirus pandemic. Volkswagen AG said Friday it will buy control of its electric vehicle venture with a Chinese partner in a 1 billion euro ($1.1 billion) deal. The German automaker said it would spend another 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) to become the biggest shareholder in a battery producer. The ruling Communist Party scrapped limits on foreign ownership of electric vehicle makers in 2018 to promote industry development. Beijing sees electric cars as a profitable technology where China can become a global leader. China accounts for about half of global electric car sales but demand has slumped as Beijing wound down multibillion-dollar subsidies and shifted the burden to automakers by imposing sales quotas. Sales of pure-electric and gasoline-electric hybrid models … [Read more...] about Volkswagen spending $2.2 billion to expand in China’s electric car market
The House of Representatives dropped consideration of legislation that would have extended U.S. surveillance tools, after President Donald Trump threatened a veto and his fellow Republicans withdrew their support. "The two-thirds of the Republican Party that voted for this bill in March have indicated they are going to vote against it now," Representative Steny Hoyer said in a statement on Thursday, after a vote on the measure was unexpectedly postponed late on Wednesday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Democrats saying she intended to hold negotiations with the Senate on a possible compromise bill that could pass and go to Trump. The House approved that plan later on Thursday. The Justice Department said it opposed the bill - originally written by Attorney General William Barr and members of Congress - because it had been changed in ways that would make it more difficult "to identify and track terrorists and spies." The House passed the bill in March, but it was … [Read more...] about Government surveillance bill withdrawn in the House of Representatives