Today

The holiday season is officially among us. A season where we tend to spend more of our time in our homes with friends and family, whether these visits are in person or digitally following another tough year for the world. This season, bring that feeling of home to all of your friends and family by taking advantage of special deals from EcoFlow. With several deals to choose from, you can send an EcoFlow product to anyone in the world to ensure their holiday season stays bright.

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Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares made some interesting comments that amounted to claiming that electric vehicles are being “imposed” on them and that they don’t know how to make them profitably.

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Yesterday

Late on December 1, Tesla launched “Cyberquad for Kids” on its online shop. The Cyberquad for Kids comes with a price tag of $1,900 and a top speed of 10 mph.

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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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Urban Air Mobility (UAM) developer Volocopter announced a joint venture with the sustainable development of NEOM in Saudi Arabia to design, implement, and operate the world’s first bespoke public eVTOL mobility system. The initial order is for 15 Volocopter aircraft that will begin initial operation in the next two to three years.

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A Tesla Model S Plaid was modified to have a minigun in the frunk and night vision system. If you’re asking yourself, “Why?” I don’t really have an answer for you in this article.

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Ex-Tesla VP turned Apple Car engineer poached by electric plane startup in latest staff loss

Apple has lost a senior member of its autonomous electric car team to a startup focused on electric aviation. Michael Schwekutsch, who left Tesla to join Apple as senior director of engineering for Special Projects Group in 2019, has left the company to work for Archer. This is just the latest in a revolving door situation surrounding Apple’s years-long effort to develop an electric vehicle with self-driving features.

Tesla today announced that it has officially moved its headquarters to a location next to Gigafactory Texas in Austin.

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Tesla’s center display is showing a massive performance improvement with its new AMD Ryzen chip. Hopefully, it will make it into more vehicles.

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After a month of safe and cautious driving, I finally achieved a Safety Score of 99 last week, and shortly thereafter, I was granted access to the Full Self-Driving Beta for my 2021 Model Y. The experience with the FSD Beta over the last seven days has made a few things clear: it’s very much a beta, but it’s very, very impressive when it works.

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General Motors announced a joint venture alongside POSCO Chemical to erect a new factory in North America to process Cathode Active Material (CAM). CAM will be vital to GM’s production of its proprietary Ultium EV batteries, as the legacy automaker looks to establish a larger presence in US EV production.

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a wild new luxurious off-road electric vehicle concept: Project MAYBACH.

The German automaker worked with late American fashion designer Virgil Abloh on the project, which they unveiled in his honor.

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Prepare for spring with an electric blower/string trimmer from $75, more in New Green Deals

While it might be expensive to ditch an ICE vehicle for an electric one, you can start removing gas from your daily routine by converting fossil fuel-powered lawn tools for electric alternatives. Today, we found a way for you to pick up both an electric blower as well as string trimmer from $75, with up to 25% in savings available. You’ll also find discounts on electric lawn mowers and much more below, as well. We also have a wide selection of Tesla, Greenworks, and other e-bike discounts in today’s New Green Deals, so you won’t want to miss that either.

Head below for other New Green Deals that we’ve found today, more on why going electric for your yard tools like the mower on sale is important, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best deals on Tesla accessories.

Tesla was again found guilty of throttling its Superchargering speed on early Model S vehicles.

In Norway, the company is asked to pay ~$14,000 to affected owners in a retrial of the process, which Tesla is going to appeal.

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Despite the pandemic, supply chain challenges, and rising costs of materials, 2021 is going to be a record year for clean energy, the International Energy Agency (IEA) announced today in a new report.

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The last time we covered Max Biaggi and his Voxman Wattman electric motorcycle, he had just set a new land speed record for electric motorcycles at 254 mph (408 km/h). But apparently even that wasn’t fast enough for Biaggi.

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Tesla’s head of AI has released new footage of the automaker’s auto labeling tool for its self-driving effort.

It’s expected to be an important accelerator in improving Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta.

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The Polaris RANGER XP Kinetic UTV was just launched this morning, marking the most powerful, highest torque, and quite likely the most capable utility vehicle on the market today. 

Oh, and it just happens to be electric.

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November 30

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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Tesla and Elon Musk mock ‘silly Apple Cloth’ with new $50 Cyberwhistle

The $19 Apple Polishing Cloth turned out to be the star of Apple’s October special event, with orders facing delays until late January. Now, Tesla is naturally looking to cash in on the overpriced accessory hype, with the carmaker introducing a new “Cyberwhistle.”

The cost of electric vehicle battery packs has fallen to $132 per kWh – continuing decades of cost improvements. However, it might go up over the next year as increased material prices are catching up to incremental cost improvements.

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For Electrek‘s first drive of the Grand Turismo Sport (GTS), Porsche brought us out to Willow Springs race track in the high desert, northeast of Los Angeles. The cars it gave us were stock models with nothing you can’t option at a Porsche dealer. Our basic instructions were to try and follow the professional drivers ahead of us and listen for instructions— and that was pretty much it.

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Leading electric scooter manufacturer NIU has taken to the EICMA 2021 Milan Motorcycle Show to showcase several new models of electric two-wheelers, including some big new firsts for the company.

Among the new models on display today at the show are the new MQi GT EVO, RQi Sport, NQi GTS, YQi, and BQi KQi.

Make sure to check out our video below from the show to see the new models up close and personal!

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Classic EV developer Zero Labs Automotive has shared new details of its third-generation EV platform, on which its vehicle conversions will now sit. With close to 2,000 proprietary upgrades compared to its previous platform, Zero Labs has begun to deliver new EV versions of classic ICE vehicles to customers, and has shared further details about its future plans.

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Tesla’s approach to using giant casting machines, nicknamed Giga Press, to make car bodies with just a few massive casted parts is catching on in the auto industry.

A Tesla supplier says that it is working with about half a dozen other automakers taking the same approach.

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I recently drove from St. Petersburg, Florida, to Tallahassee, Florida, and back in my Tesla Model 3. It’s a five-hour drive each way, and it was my first real road trip longer in my EV. Here are three things I learned.

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Ditch gas with Sun Joe’s 48V electric chainsaw at $105, more in New Green Deals

Now that we’re solidly into winter, you might need to fell a few trees on your property to provide warmth to your home. That’s where Sun Joe’s 48V electric chainsaw comes in, with its 16-inch bar and powerful 1200W motor. Currently on sale for $105, today’s deal returns it to the all-time low that we’ve tracked at Amazon. You’ll also find discounts on electric lawn mowers and much more below, as well. We also have a wide selection of Tesla, Greenworks, and other e-bike discounts in today’s New Green Deals, so you won’t want to miss that either.

Head below for other New Green Deals that we’ve found today, more on why going electric for your yard tools like the mower on sale is important, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best deals on Tesla accessories.

Factorial Energy, a US-based solid-state battery developer, has announced not one, but two new investments from automakers Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis. Each looks to jointly develop EV solid-state batteries with Factorial, joining previous investors Hyundai and Kia.

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Hennessey, an American car tuner better known for its gas-guzzlers, announced its first electric vehicle: a $3 million electric hypercar with six wheels powered by motors and a private jet interior.

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Himiway has long offered just two models of e-bikes (or technically three if you count step-over vs. step-through), but times are changing and so is the company’s electric bike lineup. The three new models also swap in several new upgrades, such as better motors and more premium brakes.

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Tesla has started to enable in-car purchases and subscriptions in its latest software updates.

Owners can buy a “Premium Connectivity” straight from their center console inside Tesla vehicles.

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November 29

According to a recent research study by Morgan Stanley, Ford Motor Company is on pace to outsell General Motors (GM) in the EV market for 2021. The research compares Ford’s EV sales through the first 10 months of this year against GM’s, while noting the latter’s halt to Bolt production.

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Elon Musk says SpaceX could face ‘genuine risk of bankruptcy’ from Starship engine production

In an email sent to SpaceX employees, obtained by Space Explored, Elon Musk addressed the ‘crisis’ of Starship Raptor engine production and said the company could face a ‘genuine risk of bankruptcy’ if the company is unable to achieve a Starship flight rate of once every two weeks next year.

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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Elon Musk confirmed that the Tesla Cybertruck will have a yoke steering wheel, and he also said that the electric pickup truck will be a “technology bandwagon.”

It could mean that it will have a better version of the new steering wheel.

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Xiaomi Automotive recently signed a contract with a committee from the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area to establish its entire automotive business in the suburb of Yizhuang. With a goal to put its first EV on roads in 2024, Xiaomi will establish its headquarters, R&D, and manufacturing on the site that will be constructed in two phases.

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55% of registered US voters support a requirement that all new cars sold after 2030 be all-electric, while just 35% oppose, according to a new poll.

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The US Senate is now discussing the Build Back Better Act, which includes a much-needed reform of the federal EV incentive. Tesla fans are furious about the $4,500 additional incentive for electric cars made by unions.

They see it as one more attack by the Biden administration on Tesla, but they should reframe the issue to highlight the fundamental problem with the new policy.

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Gotrax’s unique G Pro 3-wheeled electric scooter sees $100 discount, more in New Green Deals

If your typical electric scooter won’t cut it, the Gotrax G Pro arrives at the best price yet to deliver a unique 3-wheeled design. At $100 off, you’ll be able to cruise around with greater stability over a 2-wheeled counterpart and a 24-mile range. You’ll also find discounts on electric lawn mowers and much more below, as well. We also have a wide selection of Tesla, Greenworks, and other e-bike discounts in today’s New Green Deals, so you won’t want to miss that either.

Head below for other New Green Deals that we’ve found today, more on why going electric for your yard tools like the mower on sale is important, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best deals on Tesla accessories.

Solar boat engineer and designer Silent Yachts has shared new details of the SILENT-60, a 60′ catamaran with 42 solar panels and two electric propelled motors backed by 286 kWh of battery capacity. While Silent Yachts’ solar-powered vessels are all unique, the SILENT-60 will also be fitted with a 9-13 square meter kite wing, generating additional clean power to pull the yacht.

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If you’re looking for a simple, affordable, and versatile off-grid power solution, the Cyber Monday Jackery portable power station deals have you covered. Clocking in with some of the more impressive entry-level and mid-tier portable power solutions on the market, today we are zeroing-in on Jackery’s popular Explorer 300 model that provides more than enough juice to run your camping rig, drone batteries, emergency kit, smartphones, and MacBooks, among many other things. And it’s now doing it at $240 off the going rate, with solar-ready add-ons at 30% off, alongside up to $405 off on some of the brand’s other portable power stations. Read on for more details.

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BMW announced that it delivered the very first BMW i4 electric cars to customers today at an event at its headquarters.

It officially marks the expansion of BMW’s EV lineup that has remained stagnant for almost a decade.

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Renault revamps its classic 1960s 4L car as an eVTOL craft

In wrapping up the 60th anniversary celebration of its iconic old-school 4L car, French automaker Renault has unveiled a redesign of the model as the AIR4 electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle.

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas suffered a ransomware attack on November 19. But the world’s largest wind turbine maker said today that almost all of its IT systems are back online.

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The $5,000 SONDORS Metacycle electric motorcycle received a huge response upon its unveiling, but many reservation holders have been left scratching their heads and looking at an empty space in their garage while they await a delayed delivery. Now we’re getting updated specifics on exactly when SONDORS expects to deliver the first Metacycles to eager riders.

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Tesla is rumored to finally get the green light to start production at Gigafactory Berlin any day now, according to a new report coming out of Germany.

The report even suggests some production numbers for the early ramp-up.

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Nissan has announced a new electrification plan intending to bring the company into the electric age with four new concepts, $17 billion in investment over five years (including solid state batteries), and 15 fully electric models by 2030.

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There are hundreds of models of electric bikes to choose from in the North American market across a vast price range. That can make it confusing to find the right one for you. While fancier, higher-priced e-bikes offer more features and longer-lasting parts, many riders prefer to get started with a more budget-friendly option. After testing countless e-bikes on both the higher and lower-priced end of the market, we’ve compiled the best of the budget-friendly options this year.

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