The German government doesn’t like to see its local automakers rely on battery cells from Asia to build electric vehicles, which is why it announced today a 1 billion euro investment to support local battery cell production. expand full story

Several automakers, including Tesla, GM, and Nissan, have joined forces with other players in the electric vehicle space to launch a “coalition” with the aim to “reform and recharge” the electric vehicle tax credit. expand full story

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance announced today that it invested in Enevate, a battery startup that is claiming breakthroughs including “5-minute fast charging” and “high energy density”. expand full story

Green Deals: Suaoki 150Wh Electric Generator w/ USB + AC $99.50, more

Suaoki (99% positive feedback from 12,200 Amazon reviewers) via Amazon offers its 150Wh Electric QC 3.0 Generator for $99.53 when promo code 7VH5OYT6 is applied during checkout. That’s good for $26 off the regular going rate, a new Amazon all-time low and the best that we can find. This portable generator is capable of doing it all, and thankfully doesn’t require any gas or oil. Features include two AC plug-ins, four USB ports that charge at up to 18W max and a rugged design. Rated 4.2/5 stars by 280 Amazon reviewers.

One of the advantages of electric scooter shares such as Lime and Bird, besides their convenience, is that they introduced the world to how much fun electric scooters can be. But as riders grow frustrated searching for available scooters, sales of consumer electric scooters have skyrocketed, prompting more companies to enter the fold.

Unagi is the latest to join the fray, and their electric scooter definitely stands out among the rest. Read on to see my full review of the Unagi electric scooter. expand full story

Tesla is currently working on an improved battery cell design at Gigafactory 1 in Nevada, according to new President of Automotive, Jerome Guillen. expand full story

Tesla is launching a Model 3 display fleet in Europe this week.

The automaker sent out invitations to Model 3 reservation holders across Europe to come see Model 3 in stores. expand full story

Tesla recently did some clean up in the Model S and Model X online configurator by removing several options and features. Some changes were controversial among Tesla buyers, but now we learn that no option entirely went away and everything is actually still available as ‘off-the-menu items’. expand full story


Tesla has been expanding its presence in Northern California beyond its Fremont Factory.

We’re now learning that Tesla is getting a giant new building in Lathrop, according to local news reports. expand full story

Ever since the ‘Dieselgate’ scandal, Volkswagen has been making a lot of claims about electrification, but it hasn’t much to show for yet.

Now, CEO Herbert Diess makes one of the biggest electrification claims for the company yet: that they can produce 50 million electric cars and will have “much lower” prices than Tesla. expand full story

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