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China’s Kandi says it has received approval from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to import two of its electric cars to the U.S.

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Tesla’s general counsel, Dane Butswinkas, confirmed that he is leaving the automaker two months after taking his position.

A longtime legal executive at Tesla is taking over – becoming the third general counsel at Tesla in a year. expand full story

California state senators formally introduced a Solar Bill of Rights on Tuesday. The bill aims to defend the rights of home and business owners who wish to generate and store their own electricity.

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Green Deals: Sun Joe 14-inch 12A Electric Lawn Mower $69, more

Amazon offers the Sun Joe 14-inch 12A Electric Lawn Mower with Grass Bag for $69 shipped. Also at Home Depot. That’s good for $30 off the regular going rate and the second best price we’ve tracked at Amazon. Enjoy offseason savings on one of the most popular electric lawn mowers on the market today. This model sports a 14-inch cutting deck, 12A motor and an included grass clipping bag. Rated 4.1/5 stars. Be sure to grab an extra extension cord to complete your new setup.

Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire electric motorcycle has been making waves ever since the production version was unveiled last November. Despite its high $29,799 price tag, Harley-Davidson deserves props for its early embrace of EVs, beating many other major motorcycle manufacturers to the market.

But would you believe that a group of engineers actually built the first electric Harley-Davidson over 40 years ago? Check out their impressive effort below. expand full story

Tesla released a full demonstration of its new Sentry Mode car alarm system using none other than Cookie Monster from Sesame Street. expand full story

The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R EV is expected to launch next year in India, and the car has been spotted road testing. It could be one of the most important vehicle/platforms in the ongoing battle against climate change and pollution in the world’s most air-polluted country.

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Over the past few months, Elon Musk has been saying that Tesla is aiming to release its self-driving system by the end of 2019, but now the CEO adds that it will require driver oversight. expand full story

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today in EGEB, a progress update on EU members hitting 2020 renewable targets. A Texas doctor aims high with his solar projects. Chinese regulators consider changes to solar subsidy policy. And a climate change prophet dies.

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Leviton launches smart Load Center with iOS app control for circuit breakers, detailed consumption monitoring, more

Leviton has unveiled its next generation electrical Load Center. The new breaker panel works with an integrated Wi-Fi or Ethernet hub to offer remote circuit control, monitor electrical consumption, set up smart alerts, and more with its iOS and Android app.

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