January 31

Nouveau Monde Graphite, a junior mining company based in Quebec, is developing a new graphite mine to be operated only with all-electric equipment in the hope to bring carbon-neutral materials in the electric vehicle supply chain. expand full story

December 14, 2019

For those looking to do any last minute holiday shopping, our friends over at EV Items have extended its holiday sale for Electrek readers with a special last minute 20% off all of its Tesla accessories using coupon code electrek. EV Items is also throwing in a free Starman Elon Musk air freshener with all orders and free shipping in North America for orders over $50 (if you hurry, you’ll still be able to get your order in time for Christmas).

Get 20% off at EV Items now for a limited time with code electrek

Head below for a look at some items from the holiday sale including the company’s interior LED light upgrade kit and its Qi charger inserts for your Model S, X, or Model 3.

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November 30, 2019

Our friends at EV Items have officially extended its Black Friday sale for Electrek readers with 25% off all Tesla accessories plus free shipping over $50 and a free Starman Elon Musk air freshener with every order. That includes the popular EV Items’ Model 3/S/X storage cubbies, Qi chargers, lighting upgrades & much more.

Get 25% off at EV Items now for a limited time (automatically applied at checkout)

Head below for our a few of our picks from the sale including a new limited edition red cubby for Model S and X, all ready for delivery a couple weeks before Christmas.

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November 23, 2019

EV Items is launching its Black Friday sale early for Electrek readers with an exclusive 25% off all of its accessories starting today with code Electrek. You’ll also get a free Starman Elon Musk air freshener with all orders and free shipping in North America for orders over $50.

Get 25% off at EV Items with promo code Electrek

This is the perfect opportunity to get your holiday shopping done for yourself or a fellow Tesla owner. We recommend picking up an EV Items interior LED light upgrade kit for your Model S, X, or Model 3, and also, there are a bunch of other great accessories available.

Head below for a look at a few our picks:

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November 9, 2019

Thanks to our sponsor EV Items, you can get an exclusive 20% off any of its premium Tesla accessories now for a limited time with code Electrek at checkout (+ free shipping for orders over $50). You’ll also get a free Elon Musk Starman Air Freshener with every purchase. Some of our picks from the sale:

Head below for a look at what’s included:

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June 15, 2019

Thanks to our sponsor EV Items, electrek readers can get an exclusive 20% off the company’s Vegan Tesla Model 3 Center Console Storage Cubby and other Tesla accessories for a limited time. You’ll also get free shipping in North America on orders over $50 and a free Starman or Elon Musk Air Freshener with every order:

Get 20% off all Tesla accessories at EV Items with code electrek

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April 25, 2019

Thanks to Dandelion Energy for sponsoring Electrek. See if your home qualifies for its geothermal heating system.

Our sponsor Dandelion Energy has announced an exclusive partnership with Con Edison to offer an additional $5000 credit on its geothermal heating system starting with customers in Westchester, New York. The move comes just as Con Ed plans to stop new installations of natural gas pipelines in the area.

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March 17, 2019

Thanks to Dandelion Energy geothermal heating for sponsoring Electrek. See if your home qualifies.

With over 7M households in the Northeast alone currently heating with fuel oil and propane, New York-based Dandelion Energy will expand its presence as it looks to complete more installs of its affordable geothermal heating system this year. That will come following a new $16 million investment round in the geothermal-based home heating and cooling solution from Google Ventures and Comcast Ventures.

While geothermal solutions have been around for quite awhile, Dandelion’s system makes it cost effective for residential customers after taking advantage of tax credits. For customers looking to install a new heating and air conditioning system, financing a Dandelion Geothermal instead will on average offer savings of around $2250/year. The company hopes the system can eventually help combat the roughly 11% of carbon emissions that are estimated to be caused by home heating and cooling solutions.

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March 16, 2018

Thanks to our sponsor Wunder Capital for sponsoring The Electrek Podcast this month. 

The best way to invest in solar is generally having your own rooftop solar array. Of course that may not work for everyone for a number of reasons. Perhaps you are renting rather than a homeowner, have an inadequate roof location/configuration, or your grid electricity is cheap enough that it doesn’t make sense financially. But you might also want to invest in even more than just your own electricity savings.

Colorado-based Wunder Capital enables you to do so by directly investing in other solar projects across the U.S. while providing great returns for investors. The company’s portfolio of solar projects in the U.S. has grown rapidly in recent months and it shared some updated data below. Here’s how it works:

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September 12, 2017

When discussing an investment in solar energy most people immediately think of a solar installation for their home, which can often be a good investment by reducing your electricity bill, but what about when that’s not a feasible or smart investment?

Small and mid sized businesses need capital and assistance with solar, and one service is enabling anyone to get involved as easily as supporting a crowdfunding campaign – but with much better, rock solid returns all while simultaneously helping the U.S. catch up in solar and fight climate change.

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