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As we reported earlier today, Tesla is bringing the Model 3 to a store in Florida, but now the company confirms that it is also expanding its Model 3 display car fleet to stores in the Northeast this week. expand full story

Saule Technologies has signed a distribution agreement, with the Skanska Group, to sell their perovskite based solar panels. The two companies expect to install a project in Poland in 2018 using test cells.

This is the first time I’ve heard of any company signing actual contracts to market and install perovskite. The panels are expected to offer 100W/m2 – an approximately 10% efficient solar panel.

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Recent reservations show that demand for Tesla Semi, the company’s new electric semi truck program, is high and now the automaker needs to deliver.

Tesla has a few prototypes and test mules in its test program and one of them was spotted out in the wild. expand full story

Green Deals: Ryobi 125MPH 8A Electric Leaf Blower $35, more

Home Depot offers the Ryobi 125MPH 8A Electric Blower for $34.97 shipped. Typically around $50+ this is the lowest price that we’ve tracked on this model. Features include two speeds, up to 135MPH flow, 8A of power and a handheld design. Rated 4.6/5 stars by over 280 Home Depot reviewers.

After completing an impressive – and at times bizarre – sale of 50,000 hats, Elon Musk’s Boring Company is now sending out invites to 10 random hat buyers to drive their boring machine and tour their first Los Angeles tunnel.

Guess who won one of the invites? expand full story

As Tesla is attempting to more than double its Model 3 production rate during this quarter, it has been expanding the range of deliveries outside of California.

We now learn of another batch of Model 3 configuration invites as part of the expansion. expand full story

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Top 10 module suppliers in 2017 – Shown also are the seven companies we identified in the past 12-18 months as the companies that we expected to be in the 4GW+ annual shipment level during 2017, forming the exclusive grouping we named as the Silicon Module Super League (SMSL). Their highest volume products aren’t necessarily for consumers (large format utility-scale solar panels) – but some of their ’boutique’ product lines might be just right.

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Norway has been leading the world for electric car adoption for years now. In December, EVs represented over 50% of new car sales – something that no other country can come close to at this point.

But now they have the ambition to also move to electric flight with a new goal to have all short-haul flights be all-electric by 2040. expand full story

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) made a big deal of its announcement that it is leasing 288 electric vehicles, including 160 fully-electric vehicles (mostly BMW i3s) back in 2015.

But now that the fleet has been in operation for over a year, a report shows that the all-electric vehicles are barely being used. expand full story

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As Tesla is working to ramp up Model 3 production after delaying its 5,000 units per week target by ~6 months, we now learn that the company lost two manufacturing engineers, including a 12-year veteran at the company. expand full story

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