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Ride in comfort on Segway’s Ninebot E22 e-scooter with seat at $450, more in New Green Deals

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While most electric scooters require you to stand up, the Ninebot E22 offers a built-in seat for a more comfortable experience. Coming in at $450, you’re saving $130 with today’s deal and also getting the best price that we’ve tracked.…

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Automobili Pininfarina expands North American retail presence ahead of Battista hyper GT deliveries this year

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European boutique hypercar manufacturer Automobili Pininfarina has announced a further expansion of its retail presence in North America, adding two new locations. US and worldwide deliveries of the automaker’s all-electric Battista hyper…

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Koenigsegg gets into Tesla tuning through a partnership with Unplugged Performance

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A new collaboration between hypercar company Koenigsegg and Tesla tuner Unplugged Performance will lead to the former manufacturing aftermarket parts for Tesla vehicles.

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Ducati confirms its upcoming racing electric motorcycle to lead to electric Ducati street bikes

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Ducati’s upcoming racing electric motorcycle designed for the FIM MotoE racing series will be used to further develop the company’s street offerings for consumers.

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Elon Musk: Tesla could play a role in Artificial General Intelligence, decentralize Tesla Bot to avoid Terminator scenario

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Elon Musk announced that he is thinking about involving Tesla in the creation of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).

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Yamaha launches striking new electric scooter that uses Gogoro’s swappable batteries

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It’s been a big few days for Gogoro, with Yamaha announcing a new electric scooter using the company’s swappable batteries just hours after a big funding announcement.

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Tesla is beating German automakers on their own turf even without Giga Berlin – Should they be scared?

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German auto data for 2021 shows that Tesla is beating German automakers on their own turf when it comes to electric vehicles. That’s even without Gigafactory Berlin, which has yet to start production. Should they be scared?

Tuesday, Jan 18

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Embraer trademarks Energia name for electric, hybrid aircraft line

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Following an initial refusal by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Brazilian aerospace firm Embraer has filed trademark applications covering its upcoming Energia family of new low-emission and zero-emission electrified aircraft.

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New clean energy is reducing US electricity generation from natural gas, coal

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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…

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Blink to deploy Level 2 EV chargers at GM dealerships across North America

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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…

CATL officially launches EVOGO battery swap brand alongside chocolate-inspired battery blocks

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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…

Proterra announces long-term supply agreement to provide battery tech to Nikola Tre trucks

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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…

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Tesla driver is charged with vehicular manslaughter after running a red light on Autopilot

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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…

AutoFlight establishes first location in Europe and is seeking certification for its 4 passenger eVTOL taxi by 2025

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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…

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Elon Musk to visit Tesla Gigafactory Berlin next month, hinting at start of production

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Elon Musk confirmed that he will be visiting Tesla Gigafactory Berlin in “mid-February” – hinting at the potential start of production, which is still awaiting government approval.

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E-bikes are the latest hot fashion as luxury brands rush to partner with electric bike companies

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It’s a sign of the times (albeit a strange one) that electric bicycles are quickly expanding beyond mere transportation alternatives into fashion gear. Thanks to interest from many luxury brands, e-bikes are quickly becoming hot fashion…

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Tesla increases Full Self-Driving package price to $12,000, but not its monthly subscription service

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Tesla has increased the price of its Full Self-Driving Capability (FSD) package to $12,000 as previously announced last week.

Ahead of Nasdaq listing, Gogoro battery-swapping network raises millions more in SPAC deal

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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…

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First new Tesla Model Ys spotted at Gigafactory Texas – has production started?

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Over half a dozen new Tesla Model Y vehicles were spotted at Gigafactory Texas as production has been expected to start soon.

Monday, Jan 17

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OKAI Neon; Beautiful, connected, clean Electric Scooter [Video]

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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…

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Elon Musk claims zero crashes in Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta over a year into the program

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Elon Musk claims that Tesla has not had a single crash in its Full Self-Driving Beta program since the start over a year ago, but that’s just as much proof that the testers are being careful as a proof that the system is safe.

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

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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…

Next Fiat Panda aims for ‘most affordable EV’ title, will slot below 500e

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What’s the most affordable EV you can buy? If rumors out of Fiat are to be believed, the answer to that question will soon be “the new Fiat Panda” as Stellantis targets the bottom end of the booming electric car market.

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New York State just sealed a deal for 2.5 GW of offshore wind

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that it has finalized contracts with BP and Equinor for the Empire Wind 2 and Beacon Wind 1 offshore wind farms.

CATL confirms entry into battery swap market ahead of a brand launch event in China

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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…

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Polarna M4 review: A folding full-suspension electric bike for fat tire adventures on the go

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The Polarna M4 electric bike may not look fancy, but it hides away a lot more e-bike than you bargain for. This fast and fun off-roader even folds to make it easier than ever to take a full-suspension fat-tire e-bike anywhere.

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Tesla releases new Full Self-Driving Beta 10.9 software update, announces expansion in Canada

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Tesla is starting to push a new version (10.9) of its Full Self-Driving Beta software update with some improvements, and Elon Musk announced an expansion of the test program in Canada.

Tesla is rolling out software ‘fix’ to heat pump issue in cold weather, but some think it’s a hardware problem

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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.

Sunday, Jan 16

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BP claims EV charging stations ‘on the cusp’ of being more profitable than gas pumps

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Oil giant BP claims the use of its BP pulse electric vehicle chargers is “on the cusp” of being more profitable for the company than filling up an internal combustion-powered car with gas. Once that happens, it could mark a major turning…

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Tarform begins delivering its slick-looking US-built electric motorcycles

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Brooklyn, New York-based Tarform Motorcycles began sketching out designs for its slick-looking electric motorcycles almost five years ago. Despite pandemic-related setbacks that delayed production, the company is now beginning deliveries…