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Green Deals: Home Depot 1-day solar sale starts at $16, more

April 16, 2021 - 4:37 pm

Today only, as part of its Special Buy of the Day, Home Depot is offering a selection of solar-powered gear on sale from $16. Free shipping is available on orders of $45 or more, or you can opt for in-store pickup to side-step the delivery fee. Our favorite deal here is the Nature Power 110W Solar Panel with 11A Charge Controller at $87.88 from its normal rate of up to $190. This saves over 50% and marks one of the best prices that we’ve tracked all time. This kit includes everything you need to get started with running your gear with solar power. That means all of the wiring, brackets, panels, and even an 11A charge controller are bundled together in one simple package. This will let you power 12V batteries and run your stuff at the same time, providing electricity for your camper or shed day and night. Rated 4.2/5 stars. Looking for other products? Well, Home Depot has a landing page featuring all of its solar-powered accessories on sale right now from $16, so be sure to give it a look.

Head below for more deals on solar LED lights, electric lawn tools, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best Tesla accessories.

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GM confirms $2.3 billion investment with LG in battery cell gigafactory in Tennessee

April 16, 2021 - 3:49 pm

GM has confirmed a $2.3 billion investment in partnership with LG Energy Solutions to build a new battery cell gigafactory in Tennessee.

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Here’s why AI will be crucial for future US electrical grid reliability

April 16, 2021 - 3:41 pm

When most Americans think of the infrastructure projects the Biden administration is proposing in the American Jobs Plan, they think of concrete, steel, and labor. But what if the biggest predictor of the success of the infrastructure plan is not in the materials but in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)?

Electrek spoke with Monte Zweben, CEO of Splice Machine, a database company that helps utilities and industrial companies implement data, about how AI/ML technologies could determine whether the American Jobs Plan succeeds as the US transitions to clean energy.

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Tesla Semi prototype and new refreshed Model X spotted on test track

April 16, 2021 - 2:55 pm

A new Tesla Semi prototype and a new refreshed Model X were spotted on the test track at the Fremont factory in California ahead of the start of production.

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X Mobility launches electric lineup including low cost e-bikes, e-scooters, and e-motorcycles

April 16, 2021 - 1:55 pm

A new personal electric vehicle company has just debuted, joining a segment that has seen impressive growth lately. The aptly named X Mobility startup is already showing off a wide range of light electric vehicles.

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EGEB: This tech repels dust from solar panels, saving up to 98% of energy

April 16, 2021 - 1:49 pm

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Award-winning Superclean Glass makes a transparent electrodynamic shield that repels dust from solar panels.
  • Facebook has procured enough clean energy projects to meet 100% of its energy needs.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Tesla settles lawsuit against engineer who it claims stole Autopilot source code for Chinese competitor

April 16, 2021 - 9:56 am

Tesla has settled a lawsuit against a former engineer who the company claims stole its Autopilot source code before going to Xpeng, a Chinese competitor.

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BMW opens Australian pre-orders for all-electric i4 Gran Coupé

April 16, 2021 - 3:44 am

THe new BMW i4. Source: BMW

BMW launches Australian pre-orders for its i4 all-electric Gran Coupé, with local deliveries to start next year.

The post BMW opens Australian pre-orders for all-electric i4 Gran Coupé appeared first on The Driven.

Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted at its upcoming home of Gigafactory Texas

April 16, 2021 - 3:26 am

We are getting our first new sighting of a Tesla Cybertruck prototype in a long time as the electric pickup has just been spotted at its upcoming home of Gigafactory Texas.

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Mercedes EQS electric sedan to arrive in late 2021 to take on Model S

April 16, 2021 - 2:53 am

The EQS all-electric luxury sedan. Source: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes unveils its all-electric luxury sedan, the EQS, that will challenge high-end electric models such as the Tesla Model S, and its own S-class.

The post Mercedes EQS electric sedan to arrive in late 2021 to take on Model S appeared first on The Driven.

EVs may face production delays from 2027 as lithium mining lags

April 16, 2021 - 1:54 am

Battery manufacturers may fail to meet production requirements for EV rollout as lithium mining capacity lags well behind demand.

The post EVs may face production delays from 2027 as lithium mining lags appeared first on The Driven.

Electric Hummer SUV to be built at GM’s Factory Zero

April 16, 2021 - 1:50 am

The Hummer EV. Source: GM

GM to build its second electric Hummer “supertruck”, the Hummer EV SUV, at Factory Zero, the company’s first fully dedicated EV assembly plant.

The post Electric Hummer SUV to be built at GM’s Factory Zero appeared first on The Driven.

Entry-level VW electric ID.3 now available in UK for under £30,000

April 16, 2021 - 1:47 am

Volkswagen ID.3 electric car is now available in UK in an entry-level model starting at under £30,000, which currently converts to around $AU53,000.

The post Entry-level VW electric ID.3 now available in UK for under £30,000 appeared first on The Driven.

MG becomes first electric car available for rent in Australia through major company

April 16, 2021 - 1:41 am

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The all-electric MG ZS EV compact SUV become first fully electric car to join a major car hire company fleet in Australia in significant "first step".

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Tesla drops price of Model 3 by up to $4,000 in Australia

April 16, 2021 - 1:36 am

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Tesla drops price of all variants of Model 3 by up to 6% in Australia.

The post Tesla drops price of Model 3 by up to $4,000 in Australia appeared first on The Driven.

Quick Charge Podcast: April 15, 2021

April 16, 2021 - 1:17 am

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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Is this Australia’s most popular EV charging station?

April 15, 2021 - 8:52 am

An electric vehicle charging hub installed in the inner Melbourne suburb of Brunswick less than one year ago has been declared the busiest in Australia.

The post Is this Australia’s most popular EV charging station? appeared first on The Driven.

Victoria’s faulty numbers mean EVs will pay more tax than petrol cars

April 15, 2021 - 4:30 am

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Controversial plan to charge EV drivers 2.5 cents per km means they will often pay more tax than drivers of new petrol cars.

The post Victoria’s faulty numbers mean EVs will pay more tax than petrol cars appeared first on The Driven.