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June 22

First drive in the Lightyear 0: A genuine solar EV is closer than ever to becoming reality

For the last decade, the cofounders at Lightyear have been working to defy one single, formidable statement – a solar EV cannot be done. Although Lightyear has work to do before its newly rebranded Lightyear 0 solar EV begins production this year, its latest production intent prototype is quite close to becoming the real deal […]

June 9

Elon Musk reveals what Tesla’s Master Plan Part 3 is about

Elon Musk revealed more details about what his Tesla Master Plan Part 3 will be about during a new companywide meeting with employees last night.

May 28

Tesla quietly slashes referral program reward for solar roof

Tesla has updated its referral program reward for solar roof installations by reducing the reward from $500 to $300 per referred installation.

June 4

Awesomely Weird Alibaba EV of the Week: Chinese electric car without a rear end

When it comes to electric cars on China’s largest online shopping site Alibaba, you can find just about anything. And that variety has kept me in business, so to speak, by finding the weirdest and most fun ones out there for my weekly Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week column. That often means […]

May 28

Quick Charge Podcast: May 28, 2022

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

May 31

Sono Motors and CHEREAU to codevelop solar refrigerated trailer to be unveiled at IAA 2022

Solar electric vehicle startup Sono Motors has announced a purchase contract with European refrigerated trailer expert CHEREAU to codevelop a solar-powered version for fleet trucks and trailers. Together, the companies hope to leverage Sono’s solar technology to reduce both fuel costs and CO2 emissions. The new solar-powered refrigerated vehicle is expected to debut at IAA Transportation […]

June 8

Fisker announces 50k Ocean reservations alongside new details and image of the PEAR

Fresh off a promising annual call with shareholders yesterday, Fisker Inc. is back with additional news pertaining to its first two EV models. In addition to confirming 50,000 reservations for its flagship Ocean SUV, Fisker has shared a second image of the upcoming PEAR along with additional details.

May 23

Florida’s Climate First Bank launches online solar lending with no fees

St. Petersburg, Florida-based Climate First Bank, which claims to be the world’s first FDIC-insured community bank founded to fight the climate crisis, today launched an online solar lending platform for Florida residents.

May 26

Amazon Renogy Gold Box from $102 has flexible solar panels at $111, more in New Green Deals

Are you ready to finally start building or overhauling your solar setup? Well, Amazon is helping you out with a number of Renogy discounts today in its Gold Box that has items starting at just $102. Our favorite deal here is the flexible solar panel that’s down to $111, which is both a new all-time low and $69 below its normal going rate. We also have a wide selection of Tesla, Greenworks, and other e-bike discounts in today’s New Green Deals, 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 deals on Tesla accessories.

May 23

Tesla lobbies for anyone with solar and batteries to participate in Texas’ energy market

Tesla has filed to change rules for grid operators in Texas in order to enable anyone with solar and batteries, including residential homeowners, to participate in the state’s energy market.

June 16

Ninebot S-Max self-balancing scooter falls to 2022 low at $1,002, more in New Green Deals

While e-bikes are the go-to for traversing the city in the summer, using an electric scooter is a great alternative that doesn’t take up nearly as much room. The Segway Ninebot S-max self-balancing electric scooter has a range of over 23 miles and doesn’t use a single drop of gas or oil to function. It’s on sale at a 2022 low of $1,002 right now on Amazon, making today a great time to pick one up. We also have a wide selection of Tesla, Greenworks, and other e-bike discounts in today’s New Green Deals, 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 deals on Tesla accessories.

May 16

Squad Mobility officially launches its Solar City Car optimized for private and shared EV use

Following three years of development, Squad Mobility has officially launched the SQUAD Solar City Car – a two-seater solar electric vehicle (SEV) that can be driven in several EU countries without a driver’s license. Designed for both private ownership and shared mobility, the compact SQUAD Solar City Car will soon be able to bridge the […]

May 12

Here’s how Americans feel about rooftop solar and how it affects their house values

In order to understand the impacts of adopting rooftop solar in the United States, customer review and consumer news platform ConsumerAffairs polled 1,000 US homeowners about their views on and overall experience with solar panels. Here’s what the homeowners said.

May 14

Tesla tries to help Texas electric grid amid heat wave with in-car alert

Tesla is trying to help the grid in its new home state of Texas as rising temperatures cause record electricity demand in the state. The automaker is pushing a new in-car alert to encourage off-peak charging.

May 16

Check out ArkHAUS – A modular, floating, solar-electric social club for members only

If you thought Soho House was exclusive, wait until you see this. ArkHAUS is an upcoming members-only social club that is as innovative as it is stylish, offering multiple solar-powered, electrically propelled vessels than can be connected to create large floating spaces to work, socialize, and enjoy the views – all while supporting local marine […]