Today

Porsche says that the facade of its new factory that will build the Taycan, its first all-electric vehicle, is coated with a material able to absorb nitrogen dioxide – a pollutant its cheating diesel cars were actually emitting. expand full story

Green Deals: 2-pack Digital Programmable Outlet Timers $17, more

Deal Republic (95% positive feedback) via Amazon offers a two-pack of Comforday Digital Programmable Outlet Timers for $16.99 shipped when the on-page coupon is clipped. That’s good for nearly 20% off the regular going rate and the lowest that we’ve tracked all-time. Put your lights on a timer, cut down on energy vampires and improve security with these nifty programmable outlets. This model sports a built-in LCD display for easy setup. Rated 4+ stars by over 65% of reviewers.

Tesla is starting to deliver the first official batch of Model 3 vehicles in China and it’s getting us a closer look at the new Performance wheels that are so far only available for the Chinese market. expand full story

Earlier this month, Zero Motorcycles announced that an all-new electric motorcycle was coming. The company revealed that the new model would be known as the SR/F but didn’t offer many other details.

Now Zero has offered up more clues about their upcoming electric motorcycle.

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Waymo planning Michigan factory to retrofit Chrysler Pacifica, Jaguar I-Pace w/ self-driving tech

Late last year, Waymo One launched as Alphabet’s public self-driving car service in Phoenix, thus culminating an almost decade-long research project. Waymo now has to build more cars ahead of future expansion, with the company choosing Michigan to manufacture additional autonomous vehicles.

If you’ve spent any amount of time in large cities in the US recently, you’ve probably seen shared electric scooters. Everyone from flip-flop wearing millennials to loafer-clad businessmen have been spotted scooting around urban centers on the nimble little EVs. And while companies like Lime and Bird have taken the country by storm with their stand-up electric kick scooters, a new scooter sharing company known as OjO is set to provide an alternative sit-down option.

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Mercedes-Benz, through its parent company Daimler, announced today that it will build a new “battery factory” in Poland, but it will not build any battery cells – only battery packs. expand full story

Ever since Tesla’s inception, Panasonic has been the automaker’s only approved battery supplier when it comes to its electric vehicles.

Now Tesla is reportedly looking to approve its second one in order to supply battery cells to Gigafactory 3 in China. expand full story

Last week, we published a report about Tesla drastically increasing Supercharger prices around the world, but now the automaker is reducing the price hike after a backlash from customers. expand full story

Yesterday

Ever since Tesla built the first battery ‘gigafactory’, a factory able to produce battery cells at the gigawatt-hour level, many other companies have announced similar ambitions.

Now, India is apparently going to get one as a consortium of companies are getting together. expand full story

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