Today

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • President-elect Joe Biden is now expected to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit on day one in office.
  • French oil giant Total acquires a 20% interest in India’s Adani, the largest solar developer in the world.
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Tesla now has a new head with its Advanced Battery Research group in Canada and renewed the contract with the organization, which has been producing a lot of battery technology for the automaker.

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Electric bicycle riders are often seen as responsible, eco-minded do-gooders making the selfless sacrifice of bike commuting to replace cars on the road and benefit us all, while motorcyclists are more commonly derided as organ-donating daredevils whose mere act of riding a motorcycle is considered an unnecessary risk.

But could things be backward? Could electric bikes actually be more dangerous than motorcycles?

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Tesla has started Model Y deliveries in China and they did it in a big way with deliveries in 10 major cities at once.

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Concept imagines what CarPlay would look like ‘if Apple made the Tesla Model 3’ [Video]

Even though it looks like we’re still more than several years out until Apple Car might reach the world, excitement is building as we learn more details. Now a graphic designer has created a sharp Apple Car concept that imagines what it would look like with a large 15-inch center console screen like Tesla uses with its Model 3 and Model Y.

Tesla has released a new video with new images of its battery cell production in Fremont, California, as it seeks to hire more people to replicate the production lines at new factories in Germany and Texas.

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While high-dollar and high-speed electric sportbikes are great for weekend shenanigans, they often don’t answer the daily commuter needs of many average riders. But the Alrendo TS Bravo may hold the solution, offering commuter-level specs at a much more affordable price.

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Yesterday

Tesla has increased the price of Powerwall, its home battery pack, again – the second time in just a few months.

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A recent patent reveals an interesting and novel type of of electric motorbike that could become Fuell’s next big EV.

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January 16

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