Today

Waymo and Daimler have announced a new partnership to bring the former’s autonomous driving technology to the latter’s semi trucks.

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

  • GM and Ford knew about climate change 50 years ago, E&E News reveals in an exclusive.
  • Bob Murray, who long fought to reduce black lung benefits for coal miners, died of a lung condition.
  • More than half of kids in the UK want their parents to buy electric vehicles, according to Peugeot.
  • Arcadia Power is committed to making clean energy work for the planet and Americans’ bank accounts — all without changing your utility company. Sign up to receive your $20 Amazon Gift Card — *ad.

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This is it. Harley-Davidson has been teasing us with the prospect of their own in-house electric bicycles for over two years. And today the bar-and-shield motorcycle manufacturer has finally announced its new dedicated electric bicycle brand known as Serial 1 Cycle Company.

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Lordstown Motors (RIDE) has officially gone public through a reverse merger and now people are betting on the startup delivering an electric pickup truck with in-wheel hub motors.

It’s a technology that has never been implemented in a passenger electric vehicle for consumers before.

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Where they can get away with it, certain legacy carmakers are still perfectly content to be dragged, kicking and screaming, toward electrification. Curiously though, there are instances in which the self-same car companies that make little effort in their home country can’t resist the revenues on offer in nations with significant EV sales. Numerous of them have fought for Norwegian consumers in recent years, and even electric vehicle laggards, Toyota, now have a pure electric vehicle for the Chinese market, despite aggressively campaigning against “plugging in” in Europe. 

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Tesla (TSLA) has launched its new “Tesla Energy Plan” to offer new low charging tariffs to customers in the UK by creating a virtual power plant with solar and Powerwall.

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Yesterday

Bob Murray, the board chairman of Murray Energy, the largest privately owned — and bankrupt — US coal operator, died on Sunday at age 80. He had announced his retirement less than a week before.

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Tesla has released its latest ‘Vehicle Safety Report’, which looks into the different accident rates per mile of its vehicles on and off Autopilot.

The latest data shows a slight improvement.

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Green Deals: Sylvania 24-pack LED Light Bulbs $22, more

Amazon offers its Prime members a 24-pack of Sylvania A19 Non-dimmable LED Light Bulbs for $22.21 Prime shipped shipped. As a comparison, this bundle originally had a $40 value but it’s trended around $30 at various retailers recently. The big news here is that today’s offer equates to under $1 per bulb, which is amongst the best offers we’ve ever seen. Switching to LED light bulbs has a number of perks, including lower costs per month and longer lifespans. In fact, you can expect up to 11,000 hours of use per bulb. This bundle is a #1 best-seller at Amazon with over 20,000 reviewers leaving a 4.7/5 star rating.

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