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Electric vehicle infrastructure gets $15 billion in new US bipartisan proposal, new EV rebate to come later

Electric vehicle infrastructure is getting $15 billion in US government funding in a new bipartisan proposal. It’s less than originally planned, but it’s still a decent amount. Some EV detractors are already suggesting that the proposed $10,000 EV rebate is being left behind, but it is apparently still in play.

June 10

EGEB: NanoGraf achieves 28% longer run time in a 18650 Li-ion cell

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): NanoGraf claims it has enabled the highest-energy density 18650 cylindrical lithium-ion cell in the world. The US clean energy transition could create up to 600,000 jobs for American workers by 2030. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized […]

May 20

Tesla is updating Roadster design, 0-60 mph in mind-boggling 1.1 sec with SpaceX package?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla is updating the new Roadster design, and it looks like it’s going to achieve a 0-60 mph acceleration in a mind-boggling 1.1 seconds with the SpaceX package.

June 7

Europe gets more Chinese electric motorcycle options, and they’re looking nicer, too

Just before the world changed a year and a half ago, we noted that a wave of low-cost Chinese electric motorcycles was soon headed for Western shores. That wave unfortunately hit a pandemic-sized speed bump but now appears to be getting back on track. The newest addition to the Asian lineup headed to the European […]

June 4

EGEB: Battery recycling is in Biden’s electric vehicle plan

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): US president Joe Biden’s electric vehicles plan includes boosting battery recycling in the US. Germany is upping its wind and solar 2030 targets, according to a draft law seen by Reuters. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized […]

May 13

Hyundai to invest $7.4 billion by 2025 to expand US footprint

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) just announced plans to invest $7.4 billion in the US to produce future EVs, grow its production facilities, and develop new mobility solutions. HMG is the umbrella over both Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation and plans to invest this entire sum in the US by 2025.

June 3

Tesla gives over $3 million to Canadian researchers to develop cheaper, longer-lasting battery cells

Tesla has donated over $3 million to a Canadian battery research team that it has been working with to develop cheaper, longer-lasting battery cells for its electric vehicles.

June 18

Tesla built its own Model 3-based police car to test the UK emergency vehicle market

Tesla has reportedly built its own police car based on the Model 3 electric sedan in the United Kingdom, and it plans to use it to test the UK emergency vehicle market.

May 25

EGEB: Korean companies to spend nearly $40 billion to build EV tech in the US

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): South Korea has committed nearly $40 billion to build EV tech factories and expand R&D in the US. The UK will install 3,550 “ultra-rapid charging points” on motorways and in towns over two years. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your […]

June 7

Green Deals: Hover-1 Origin Hoverboard has a built-in Bluetooth speaker at low of $130, more

Amazon is offering the Hover-1 Origin Electric Hoverboard for $129.99 shipped in select colors. Matched at Best Buy as part of its Deals of the Day. Today’s discount is $60 below its normal $200 going rate and marks a new all-time low that we’ve tracked. This unique hoverboard lets you cruise around the neighborhood at up to 7 MPH for 6 miles before it’s time to recharge. There’s a built-in Bluetooth speaker so you can enjoy some tunes on your ride, and it only takes five hours to reach a full charge. It can handle up to 220-pound riders, making it a great option for people of all ages to enjoy. You’ll even find a built-in ultra-bright LED headlight to help you see at night. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Head below for more deals on Nest smart thermostats, electric chain saws, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best Tesla accessories.

June 2

Green Deals: Greenworks 1700PSI electric pressure washer cleans your outdoor space from $75, more

Lowe’s is offering the Greenworks 1700PSI 1.2-GPM Electric Pressure Washer for $79 shipped. Those with a Lowe’s Advantage Credit Card (free to sign up) will save an additional 5%, dropping the price to $75.05 shipped. Down from its $99 normal going rate, this saves as much as 25% and is the best available. If you’re wanting to give your home a facelift this summer, a pressure washer is a key ingredient in that process. This model is electric, meaning no gas or oil are required for it to function. Greenworks includes a 35-foot power cord and 20-foot high-pressure hose in the box, alongside multiple quick-connect wand tips that make it easy to clean a variety of surfaces. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

Head below for more deals on Wi-Fi smart switches, Sun Joe’s electric tiller, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best Tesla accessories.

June 1

Rimac announces Nevera, the $2 million next evolution of the Concept_Two electric hypercar

Rimac is today announcing the Nevera, the next evolution and production version of its Concept_Two electric hypercar.

June 17

Cut fossil fuels – electric lawn tools from $100 + Tesla gear/ebike sales in new Green Deals

We’ve got quite a few new green deals for you to browse through today. From deals on budget-focused electric lawn tools to LED light bulbs, smart thermostats, and much more, there’s plenty of ways to save. Plus, we’ll take a deeper dive into how switching out your old incandescent or CFL bulbs for newer LEDs can save in more ways than one. We also have a wide selection of Tesla and ebike deals today, so you won’t want to miss that either.

Head below for other new green deals that we’ve found today, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best Tesla accessories.

June 23

Get outside with this Woot electric scooter sale from $175, more in New Green Deals

After a successful Prime Day deal extravaganza, we’re back with the best New Green Deals for you to browse. Today, we’re going to take a look at a selection of hoverboard and electric scooter deals priced from $175. Plus, there’s discounts on smart thermostats and much more. We also have a wide selection of Tesla 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 a mower or edger 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.

June 11

South America’s largest wind farm starts commercial operations

The Rome-headquartered Enel Group’s Brazilian renewable energy subsidiary, Enel Green Power Brasil Participações Ltda, has started commercial operations of the 716 MW Lagoa dos Ventos I and II wind farm in Brazil. It’s South America’s largest wind farm currently in operation and Enel Green Power’s largest wind farm worldwide. 

June 8

Green Deals: Clean your driveway with a 3,000PSI electric pressure washer from $100, more

Today only, Woot is offering a selection of PRYMAX 3,000PSI Electric Pressure Washers priced from $100 Prime shipped. Non-Prime members will be charged a $6 delivery fee. Our favorite is the orange colorway at $99.99, which fetches $140 at Amazon right now. Now that summer is just around the corner, the weather by you is likely warm enough to start pressure washing. Today’s deal can easily tackle dirty driveways, siding, and decks. With an 1800W motor, it delivers up to 3,000PSI and 1.85GPM of output, which is great for a multitude of uses. You’ll get 0º, 15º, 25º, and 40º nozzles as well as a foam cannon in the package to jumpstart your cleaning setup. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Head below for more deals on Greenworks outdoor electric tools, WORX lawn gear, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best Tesla accessories.

May 28

Green Deals: Greenworks 48V 20-inch Electric Lawn Mower $353, more

Amazon currently offers the Greenworks 40V 20-inch Twin Force Electric Mower for $352.95 shipped when clipping the on-page coupon. Normally fetching $399, today’s offer amounts to only the second notable price cut of the year, is the best price in months, and the second-best discount since the holiday season. Sporting a 20-inch cutting deck, this Greenworks mower ditches the usual gas and oil this spring for keeping your lawn looking its best. Its 2-in-1 design can handle both mulching and rear bagging and sports up to 60 minutes of runtime thanks to the two included batteries. Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 5,000 customers.

Head below for more deals on folding e-bikes, smart in-wall dimmer switches, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best Tesla accessories.

May 31

Tesla Powerpacks to help power critical hospital in Haiti having issues with its solar system

Tesla Powerpacks are currently being deployed at a critical hospital in Haiti where it is having issues maintaining sustainable power.

June 2

Duke Energy will install 1,000 EV charging ports in North Carolina

Duke Energy has filed a $56 million proposal of Phase II programs to continue the advancement of transportation electrification in North Carolina.

Best SSD/USB storage for Tesla Model 3, Model S, and more

You might not realize it at first, but there are a couple main features your Tesla has that actually require external accessories. These two features — Tesla’s dash cam, and Sentry Mode — both require that you plug in some form of external storage into your car’s USB port to take advantage of them. Here are Electrek’s […]

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