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Battery recycling is key to making electric vehicles sustainable, and Redwood Materials, a company founded by Tesla co-founder JB Straubel, is a leader in the space.

Today, the company announced a $700 million capital raise to accelerate its effort.

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Tesla (TSLA) has been trading sideways despite beating expectations with its Q2 2021 earnings.

The market is digesting the results, but Tesla has created questions about its short-term growth due to supply chain issues.

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Chinese EV manufacturer GAC Aion showcased its new charging technologies while claiming charge speeds closer to filling up a tank of gas than charging up an EV. With 3C and 6C versions showcased during its Technology Da,y GAC Aion’s upcoming Aion V EV could charge at lightning fast rates without damage to the battery.

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Solar manufacturer Maxeon Solar Technologies, a spin-off from US-based SunPower Corporation that’s controlled by French energy giant TotalEnergies, is getting EU funds to manufacture its stick-on Maxeon Air solar panels.

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Westinghouse’s 3-tool electric tool kit falls to $99 (Save 33%), more in New Green Deals

Are you still using gas-powered lawn gear? Well, it’s time to change. Today, in our New Green Deals, we’re taking a look at Westinghouse’s 3-tool yard care kit at $99, which helps you kick gas and oil to the curb in favor of battery-powered alternatives. Plus, you’ll 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 deals today, 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.

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

  • In 2020, clean energy sources generated 21% of all US electricity.
  • A judge rules that the largest known lithium resource in the US can be excavated.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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The Chevy Bolt EV has been recalled twice for the risk of battery fire after a dozen fires in a little more than a year. The first recall was in November, with a fix provided in May, which did not fully work. GM then recalled them again in July after another fire on July 1 and a second on July 2. This recall has restricted vehicles to about 60% of the battery capacity, and vehicles should not be charged unattended or parked indoors. No fix is currently available. Based on information that is publicly available, here is a list of Chevy Bolt EV fires that we have found.

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You may have heard of the Revolt RV400, which has been in hot demand since its debut. Now it’s getting a new member of the family with a lower sticker price.

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Tesla (TSLA) is currently implementing a major shift in its retail strategy, according to sources familiar with the matter.

The automaker will move away from showrooms in fancy malls, and instead it will focus on cheaper locations, remote managing of test drive fleet, and delivery centers.

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July 27

A battle is emerging in the world of transportation – the electric vehicle (EV) vs. the internal combustion engine (ICE). Soon you’ll have to choose sides, so it’s vital that you’re fully informed.

We’re here to help with that decision by offering context to consumers, whether you’ve never been near an EV or if you’re an expert. Below is breakdown of how far you can travel in each state on $100 in an EV vs. an ICE vehicle.

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