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October 16

In this episode of Cariosity, we address some of the major concerns many buyers have when considering an all-electric vehicle, and demonstrate the distinct advantages an EV like the new Volkswagen ID.4 EV offers.

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Electric cars come with intelligent charge management designed to protect batteries from over-heating and excessive wear. Chargie is a smart device which brings that same intelligence to your overnight phone charging – and best of all, it works with all of your existing chargers.

Using Chargie protects your battery, and can delay significant degradation from just one year to around five years …

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October 9

As someone who’s owned and operated their fair share of EVs, I was looking forward to experiencing Volkswagen’s first truly mainstream electric vehicle, the VW ID.4 SUV. As a part of a #vwpartner collaboration with Volkswagen, I got the opportunity to drive the VW ID.4 for a few days. What I found was an SUV for the masses that is easy to adapt to if you’re coming from a traditional gas-powered vehicle.

The VW ID.4 also features plenty of tech, including wireless CarPlay on a large available 12-inch display, and available wireless charging. Watch our hands-on video for the details.

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September 28

Portable Power and Renewable Energy Solutions company EcoFlow has shared details of the newest member of its DELTA product line, complete with modular expandable storage capacity and other new features. EcoFlow’s arsenal of power stations and solar panels has already established the brand as a major player in energy on the go, and its new EcoFlow DELTA Max will push customer’s capabilities when it becomes available for order in late September.

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September 20

EcoFlow launches the new DELTA mini a new entry in the family of the DELTA and DELTA Pro. The DELTA raised over $2.5 million and the Pro raised over $10 million, launching EcoFlow itself into the forefront of battery backup technology. Theses wildly successful systems can single handedly power anything in the home, charge at an exceptionally fast rate, and easily pack in the camper to enable power tools or nearly any outdoor adventure. Despite the name, the mini packs a powerful punch.

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September 18

Today we are taking look at some solid price drops on the EcoFlow portable power stations. If you’re looking to power your off-grid adventures and trips out in the wild, for a limited time you can get up to $350 in savings on a range of EcoFlow power gear from its weekender power station all the way up to its flagship DELTA Solar Generator bundle. EcoFlow’s power gear is highlighted by X-Stream fast charging, USB-C connectivity, and the ability to charge between 10 and as many as 13 devices at once while staying completely off-grid. Head below for a closer look at today’s EcoFlow price drops. 

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August 21

Bluetti, makers of battery backup systems both large and small, have announced its modular take on the home battery backup. With the Tesla Powerwall only available to solar roof customers (and backorders up the wazoo), many are dipping their toes into vehicle or home backup systems from the likes of Bluetti.

Bluetti has announced its flagship AC300 modular backup system, the B300 modular battery, the Fusion Box Pro to connect staggering power, and also the upgraded AC200 MAX all-in-one unit.

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July 22

Electric bicycles have exploded in popularity in the US and around the world. 

They provide the same personal mobility convenience as a bicycle, yet use an electric motor to help riders travel faster, farther, up steep hills and without the same level of exhaustion. 

While some low-cost electric bikes have sacrificed quality and longevity for affordability, FUELL has focused instead on creating a premium offering designed for longevity. The higher build quality and more rugged components have a significant impact on the riding experience as well. 

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June 7

Jeda, well-known manufacturer of accessories for Tesla vehicles, is launches a new 4-in-1 USB hub and console organizer designed for the latest Model 3 and Model Y vehicles. You can reserve one today and receive an exclusive discount.

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April 7

Today Electrek turns its spotlight to the up-and-coming EV company, Electric Last Mile (ELMS), which is targeting one of the hottest EV markets: commercial fleets. While most new EV companies are years away from production, ELMS, headquartered in the suburbs of Detroit and solely focused on the commercial space, plans to launch the first Class 1 EV later this year at a price point of $25,000 after federal tax credits. With an experienced management team, expected deliveries this year, and more than 45,000 non-binding pre-orders, ELMS is certainly an EV company to watch.

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March 23

With more eyes turning to emergency preparedness, there are great options appearing in the clean energy sector. While gas generators can help to keep the lights on when the power goes out, sound, fumes, and fossil fuels aren’t favorable to many people. Enter the Bluetti EP500. Launching on Kickstarter, we got to take a hands-on look at the massive new 5100Wh power station. With a 2000W rating, a UPS battery backup mode, and app or touchscreen control, the latest from Bluetti is shaping up to be a great addition to a home, workshop, or campsite. Be sure to hit the video below to see more.

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March 6

We put a big focus on pushing news with clean cars, but what about financial institutions that are investing in the fossil fuels that we try to avoid? With all of the convenience of standard banking, Aspiration is one way to ensure that your hard-earned and hard-saved money isn’t going to be invested in fossil fuel companies, but rather will be helping to plant trees all around the world and offset carbon emissions. 100% committed to clean finance, Aspiration is one way to make saving and spending money a little more eco-friendly. Head below to check out the video.

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November 28, 2020

A salvaged Tesla powertrain is now powering a classic 1966 VW Microbus for people who want to combine nostalgia with their electric van life.

The electric van is up for grabs in this sweepstakes on Omaze.

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October 18, 2020

Although it’s been an uncertain year for Tesla’s production schedule and everyone’s personal finances, that likely hasn’t stopped anyone who wants one of their cars from thinking about it constantly.

The 2021 Model 3 is finally rolling off the line, but the first vehicles are destined for overseas owners, and now might be a good time to hold off on major purchases with so many potentially world-changing events in the mix. Enter the 2021 Tesla Model 3 giveaway event.

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August 18, 2020

The Tesla Model 3’s front trunk, commonly referred to as the frunk, gives drivers additional storage space for road trips. Premium Tesla accessory maker Tesloid has debuted a new product designed specifically for the Model 3’s frunk storage space: the Tesloid Model 3 Frunk Cooler Food Bag.

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July 11, 2020

Below we go hands-on with the Bluetti AC200 – a new 1700Wh capacity power station with continuous AC output up to 2000w, a solar charging input, and much more. You can order the AC200 for a special preorder price this month ahead of its retail launch in the coming months. Head below to check out the video.

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June 23, 2020

50% off Tesla Model 3 wireless phone charger — use code ELECTREK50

All Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles now come standard with a wireless phone charger, but if you bought your Model 3 before it became standard (before June 2020), we have a 50% discount for a great Tesla Model 3 wireless phone charger for you.

May 29, 2020

A Porsche Taycan Turbo electric car is being offered in a sweepstakes for a fund benefiting cancer patients and survivors. expand full story

May 17, 2020

It can be hard to get a Tesla Model Y electric SUV these days with the automaker just now starting production, but you could win one in a new sweepstake for a good cause. expand full story

April 13, 2020

Thank you to Omaze for sponsoring Electrek this week

A Classic Electric Ford Bronco powered by Tesla batteries and apparently worth $300,000 is going to go to a lucky winner as part of a new sweepstakes. expand full story

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