January 19

January 18

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has forecast in its January Short-Term Energy Outlook that rising electricity generation from clean energy such as solar and wind will reduce generation from fossil fuel-fired power plants over the next two years. 

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Blink Charging Co. announced it will be supplying its IQ 200 Level 2 EV chargers to participating GM dealerships across the US and Canada. Together with the help of facility services provider ABM, Blink will implement its EV chargers in the backs and fronts of GM dealerships, depending on their orders.

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Following confirmation of a new brand catered to battery swaps, CATL subsidiary CAES officially unveiled its EVOGO swap solution. In addition to implementing swap stations across ten Chinese cities to begin, CAES and EVOGO have also introduced modular battery blocks inspired by chocolate bars, and a coinciding app.

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EV technology company Proterra continues to expand its rolodex of commercial EV customers, as Nikola Corporation has recently joined the fold. As part of a new multi-year supply agreement, Proterra will provide its proprietary battery technology to power Nikola’s Tre BEVs and FCEVs.

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SnapFresh 20V cordless electric leaf blower returns to $68 (Reg. $85), more in New Green Deals

Whether you’re ready to convert your existing lawn care routine to electric or just need to have a spare on hand, the 20V cordless leaf blower on sale today is the perfect choice. It ships with a 20V battery and charge, with Amazon offering it discounted to $68 right now. That’s down from $85 and allows you to stop using gas and oil in part of your lawn care routine. You’ll also find discounts on electric lawn mowers and much more below, as well. 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, more on why going electric for your yard tools like the mower on sale 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.

A Tesla driver has been charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter after running a red light on Autopilot – this is likely the first time that a driver is charged with a felony for something that happened while using semi-autonomous driving features available to customers.

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Chinese eVTOL developer AutoFlight is showcasing its global expansion by officially entering Europe. The company has set up shop at Augsburg Airport in Germany, as it now seeks to to achieve certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its “Prosperity I” eVTOL taxi. The certification program will begin this year and is expected to be completed by 2025.

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In a response to the AdBlue shortage that’s sidelined scores of diesel delivery trucks, the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has joined up with the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) to urge rapid policy reforms that would accelerate the nation’s transition to a zero-emissions trucking future.

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Sold-out Swedish Jetson ONE personal eVTOL set for delivery in 2022

Though still young, 2022 is shaping up to be monumental for Swedish flying car developer Jetson, which plans to deliver the first series of its one-passenger personal electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle later this year, then turn to outside investors to help scale activity.

Late last year, it was announced that the battery-swapping Goliath known as Gogoro is going public on the Nasdaq stock exchange in a monumental deal that was set to value the company at around US $2.3 billion. Now we are learning that the company is raising millions more than initially expected as part of the deal.

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January 17

Infant eVTOL racing league, Airspeeder, has publicly announced its first three pilots ahead of its remotely operated EXA Series of Grand Prix taking place in 2022, followed by a crewed racing series in 2023. The first three eVTOL pilots come from different racing backgrounds and represent a new future of “flying car” racing.

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Electric boat designer and manufacturer Magonis is celebrating its flagship Wave e-550 boat and most powerful electric motor hitting 22 knots at open sea off the coast of Italy. According to Magonis, the trials exemplify the Wave e-550’s quality of design and hull lines, opening the door for expanded possibilities of use for its electric boat customers.

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OKAI, global manufacturer of electric mobility products both large and small, hits the streets with their new electric kick scooter; the Neon. It’s not unheard of for Electrek to feature electric scooters with monstrous capabilities, but OKAI has cleaned up the look of a feature-rich scooter, offering stellar connectivity features and hiding the rest in an ultra clean product.

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Kick gas and oil to the curb with GOTRAX’s electric scooter at $250, more in New Green Deals

Finally get rid of gas and oil in your daily commute when you pick up the GOTRAX Commuting Electric Scooter that’s on sale for $250 at Amazon right now. Delivering the ability to ride for 15 miles on a single charge, you’ll be able to easily make it from home to the office or corner store and back before it’s time to plug in. Plus, the $150 discount makes the deal even sweeter. You’ll also find discounts on electric lawn mowers and much more below, as well. 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, more on why going electric for your yard tools like the mower on sale 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.

China’s leading battery manufacturer CATL recently shared news it is entering the market of battery swap technology for EVs, with a new brand called EVOGO, set to launch Tuesday. CATL has been teasing the new battery swap brand on its social media, ahead of the upcoming launch event in China.

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Range Rover was the original high-roller SUV. Without it, there would never have been a BMW, Mercedes-Benz, or – heck, even a Porsche SUV. And, yes, there is a 2022 Range Rover that sort of looks the part, but if you’re the type of person who feels like the simple elegance of its in-vogue ancestors has somehow eluded the 22’s designers, then keep reading. The guys at EVolution Australia may have just what you’re looking for.

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Elon Musk announced that Tesla is starting to roll out a new over-the-air software update that includes a ‘fix’ to a heat pump issue that has been plaguing Tesla vehicles in cold-weather regions.

However, some are worried that it might need more than a software fix, as Tesla service centers have indicated to owners that it might be more of a hardware problem.

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January 16

January 15

It’s been a big week for Taco Bell fans who don’t want to admit they’re Taco Bell fans. Just days after the restaurant chain announced a first-of-its-kind taco subscription service, EV charging startup ChargeNet announced plans to bring a comprehensive charging solution to one of the restaurant’s south San Francisco locations later this month.

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This week on Electrek’s new Wheel-E podcast, we discuss the most popular news stories from the world of electric bikes and other nontraditional electric vehicles. This week that includes NIU’s new e-bike, a Race between a Harley Livewire and a Tesla ad the Bitrix Moto e-moped and lots more…

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When I set out each week to find the wildest electric vehicles for my regular Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week column, they are usually at least classifiable into categories like “bikes”, “cars” and “scooters”. But every now and again, I find something so wacky that it simply defies classification.

The latest example of Lamarckian evolution run amok on the most infamous Chinese shopping site of all is this funky “Spider Bike”.

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January 14

Volvo Trucks Corporation has announced the next generation of its all-electric, Class 8 VNR trucks for the North American market, including upgrades to battery size, range, and charging speeds. Furthermore, Volvo Trucks has introduced two additional configurations for its commercial fleets customers to choose from.

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