Tesla is now reportedly seeking a ridiculous amount of damages from Martin Tripp in the form of $167 million, the self-proclaimed Tesla whistleblower who Tesla CEO Elon Musk has described as a “saboteur”. expand full story

Tesla is now in full end-of-the-year/end-of-the-quarter push with several initiatives to finish strong, including a referral program extension, a cancellation waitlist, and more. expand full story

Green Deals: 2-pack LED Solar Outdoor Lights $21 (Reg. up to $30), more

Neon Mart (99% positive feedback) via Amazon offers a two-pack of LE 44 LED Outdoor Solar Lights for $21.27 shipped when promo code 5YLIXSEM is applied during checkout. That’s good for $6 off the regular going rate and the best price that we can find. These simple LED lights are perfect for illuminating outdoor spaces. Equipped with 44 LEDs and best of all, no batteries to fool around with. These solar LED lights are generally well-rated at Amazon. 

Electric scooter sharing may feel like a fairly new fad, especially if your city was only recently invaded by the convenient little EVs. But believe it or not, it’s been over a year since Santa Monica-based Bird first launched its rentable electric scooters in the US and started the e-scooter craze. While Bird might have seemed original at the time, there have since been over a dozen other companies that have attempted to join the nascent electric scooter sharing industry.

By all accounts, none of these companies are anywhere near profitability. Many experts claim the businesses aren’t even sustainable. So what will happen to these electric scooters and the companies renting them out in the next few years? Here are four possible scenarios.

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Mercedes-Benz is preparing to launch its first next-generation electric vehicle, the EQC electric SUV, and it is already releasing some internal crash test results. expand full story

Elon Musk has taken issue with what he says was a ‘misleading edit’ of an interview he did about Tesla on 60 Minutes this weekend.

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After much talk about shifting priorities to making a Tesla pickup truck, CEO Elon Musk now says that Tesla ‘might’ unveil an electric pickup truck prototype as soon as next year. expand full story

Securing battery cell supply is one of the first steps in achieving volume production of electric vehicles and now Daimler is getting onboard.

The German automaker has announced that it is issuing over $20 billion worth of battery cell supply contracts to support its electric vehicle plans. expand full story

Tesla, who previously ran Google Glass trials in its Fremont factory, is applying to patent an augmented reality application built to make the work of factory workers easier. expand full story

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Tesla is significantly expanding its retail presence this week with 11 new stores in the US and it’s focusing on locations inside malls with foot traffic. expand full story

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