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Green Deals: 3-pack 60W E26 Candelabra LED Light Bulbs $10, more

Lohas (99% positive feedback from nearly 11,000) via Amazon offers a 3-pack of its 60W E26 Candelabra LED Light Bulbs for $9.74 Prime shipped when promo code ZYYGGYSQ is applied during checkout. That’s a 50% savings from the regular price and the lowest that we’ve ever tracked at Amazon. These bulbs feature an E26 design, daylight white coloring and an estimated life span of 30,000 hours. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

Last year, Apple was rumored to be working on an autonomous all-electric car codenamed ‘Project Titan’. The company later confirmed development work on an autonomous driving platform and CEO Tim Cook even referred to it as “a core technology” for the company, but it showed signs of giving up on developing an actual car.

But now Apple is reportedly working on electric car batteries with China’s biggest battery maker. expand full story

Elon Musk just casually announced on Twitter that he received “verbal government approval” for The Boring Company, his new tunnel boring startup, to build an underground Hyperloop system connecting New York city, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC.

The system would be fast enough to travel “city center to city center” between New York City and Washington DC in just 29 minutes, according to Musk. expand full story

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GM is trying to get some traction behind its Chevy Bolt EV as sales have been mostly flat for the first half of the year and now inventories are piling up.

In a bizarre press release about the vehicle today, GM pitches the Chevy Bolt EV by favorably comparing it to a 45-year-old lunar rover. expand full story

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South Miami Approves Solar Roof Rules, Inspired by a Teenager – Reynolds had already devoted years to raising awareness about climate change and sea level rise before starting her campaign for solar ordinances. She founded a nonprofit called The Sink or Swim Project, which highlights the climate challenges facing South Florida. Show this to your kids – motivate them. They’re the ones who inherit our world.

Related: Miami Mayor Wants To Spend $192 Million On Sea Rise & Flood Prevention

Analysis: Ratepayers foot the bill for utilities’ push against rooftop solar – We’ve talked about it here before, but I just wanted to remind you – when the electricity utilities pay politicians to change legislation in their favor – they’re using your money. You fund the war against you.

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On the new electric vehicle front, BMW had nothing to offer since launching the i3 and i8 almost 5 years ago and they are not expected to have a new EV built from the ground up to be electric until the end of the decade.

But they could be releasing updated versions of their current EVs in order to compete with new longer range electric cars coming to market. expand full story

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We are just a week away from the Tesla Model 3 delivery event and the sightings of Model 3 units have been increasing with the hype.

Now it allows us to get a rare look at the Model 3’s backseat. expand full story

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Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas has long been warning of the impact of Tesla’s fast pace of innovation in the auto industry. He even warned that Tesla’s Autopilot machine learning could potentially render all other cars obsolete.

Now Jonas suggests that the auto industry’s inability to match Tesla’s over-the-air software update capability could make them “highly vulnerable to obsolescence”. expand full story

Green Deals: Insteon Smart Control Switch w/ Alexa support $32, more

Amazon offers the Insteon SwitchLincRemote Control Switch for $31.28 shipped when the on-page coupon is applied. That’s good for over $18 off the original MSRP, down $10 from B&H and within $2 of Amazon’s all-time low. These smart switches are perfect for saving energy and adding smart functionality to your home. Features include Alexa-compatibility and built-in LED status lights. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

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Tesla launched in South Korea earlier this year despite being at a disadvantage against other electric vehicles. Tesla buyers don’t have access to the very generous electric vehicle incentive of up to 26 million won (~$23,000) offered by the government.

Now they have announced that they are removing the restriction that made Tesla’s vehicles ineligible. expand full story

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