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I guess “EV1” was taken?

Seriously, though, folks, today a big day for Kia, with the unveiling of the new Kia EV6 crossover, the brand’s first-ever dedicated battery electric vehicle. Unlike Kia’s previous EVs that shared fossil-fuel-powered versions, the new EV6 was designed from day one as a purely battery-electric vehicle, allowing the company to shift its innovation into high gear…

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Environmental groups: JPMorgan Chase emissions targets are ‘fig leaf for fossil expansion’

At today’s JPMorgan Chase annual general meeting (AGM), CEO Jamie Dimon faced questions from a number of climate justice activists on Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline and Indigenous sovereignty, the East Africa Crude Oil pipeline (which many banks have refused to finance), the Adani Carmichael coal mine in Australia (which no insurer will cover), deforestation, and the bank’s oil, gas, and coal policies.

According to the Rainforest Action Network, Dimon either dismissed those questions, punted, or demonstrated an apparent misunderstanding of his bank’s policies.

We now have a first look at the Ford F150 Lightning leaks ahead of the unveiling this week, thanks to US President Joe Biden, who test drove the electric pickup truck.

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Lamborghini has been reticent about going into all-electric vehicles, but it’s now finally breaking from its stance and has announced an upcoming all-electric car.

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Green Deals: CRAFTSMAN 20V electric mower + string trimmer combo hits $299 (Save $129), more

Lowe’s is offering the CRAFTSMAN 2x20V 20-inch Electric Mower for $299 shipped bundled with a FREE 20V Electric String Trimmer. Separately, you’d pay $299 for the mower and $129 for the trimmer, coming out to a grand total of $428. With today’s purchase, you’ll score three total 20V batteries (two 5.0Ah and one 4.0Ah) to power both devices at the same time. The mower can run for up to 50-minutes at a time before it needs to be recharged, while the trimmer has two options so you can choose more power or longer runtime. Using these tools will help you kick gas and oil to the curb as today’s purchase replaces two machines at once. Rated 3.9/5 stars.

Head below for more deals on other Greenworks 20-inch corded electric mowers, outdoor smart plugs, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best Tesla accessories.

Tesla has over 10,000 electric cars that came out of Fremont Factory on a “containment hold” and can’t deliver them to customers, according to sources familiar with the matter.

It is likely going to lead to a logistical nightmare at the end of the quarter.

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US President Joe Biden is making the case for his electric vehicle plan today during a visit to a Ford Motor electric vehicle plant in Dearborn, Michigan, this afternoon. It’s ahead of Ford’s big reveal on Wednesday of the all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck. He is also likely to make note of the fact that United Auto Workers will build the F-150 Lightning.

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On Tuesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk urged suppliers to accelerate their efforts in order to deliver the next-gen Model Y at Gigafactory Berlin following a visit of the project site.

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

  • The International Energy Agency’s new report details the global transition to clean energy by 2050.
  • The Bahamas installs a hurricane-resistant solar hybrid microgrid on Highbourne Cay.
  • 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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