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EGEB: World War I shipwrecks are helping green energy, how utilities can keep up with EVs, more

October 16, 2019 - 8:00 pm

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

  • World War I-era shipwrecks are helping green energy.
  • EV sales are exploding. Here’s how utilities can keep up — and why you should care.
  • Google announces it will spend $150 million on green energy projects.
  • Shell’s CEO says it is “entirely legitimate” to invest in oil and gas, and this has environmentalists fuming.

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Peterbilt Delivers First Electric Model 220EV to Frito-Lay

October 16, 2019 - 7:43 pm

Peterbilt has delivered the first Model 220EV. Frito-Lay will deploy six of the battery-electric medium-duty trucks.

Swagtron adds to its ridiculously cheap e-bike lineup with 3 more electric bikes

October 16, 2019 - 7:34 pm

Swagtron has just announced three more full-sized e-bikes and they follow Swagtron’s track record of industry-leading prices.

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Volvo Reveals New EV Lineup

October 16, 2019 - 6:55 pm

Volvo is rolling out battery-electric vehicles over the next five years as part of its new “Recharge” lineup of EV vehicles, which it launched with the introduction of battery electric XC40.

Volvo unveils electric XC40 Recharge: 250 miles of range, dual motors and more

October 16, 2019 - 5:21 pm

After weeks of teasing, Volvo has now unveiled the all-electric version of its XC40 SUV, the Volvo XC40 Recharge.

The electric SUV is equipped with a dual-motor powertrain, a range of ‘over 250 miles (400 km)’, and more. more…


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Holman Parts Distribution Wins Recycling Award

October 16, 2019 - 5:21 pm

Holman Parts Distribution has been named among the 15 winners of the U.S. Department of Energy's Battery Recycling Prize based on a proposal to solve the current challenges associated with collecting, sorting, storing, and transporting discarded lithium-ion batteries for recycling.

WiOn’s 3-outlet Outdoor Smart Plug is $13.50, more in today’s Green Deals

October 16, 2019 - 5:13 pm

Amazon offers the WiOn Outdoor Wi-Fi 3-outlet Plug for $13.56 shipped. That’s good for $20 off the regular price at other retailers, an Amazon all-time low and the best that we’ve seen. If you have existing outdoor lights, this is an easy way to add smartphone control without breaking the bank. Ideal for Christmas lights or even those popular string lights seen in just about every backyard patio across America. Rated 4+ stars by nearly 50% of Amazon reviewers. More Green Deals below.

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[Update: More info] Bird Cruiser electric moped spied in the wild in first photos

October 16, 2019 - 4:46 pm

Bird’s electric moped-style e-scooter seems to be even closer to rolling out than we thought. At least that’s how it appears based on the first photos we’ve received of Bird Cruisers parked outside of Bird’s HQ in Santa Monica, California.

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A fleet of 40 Tesla Model 3s is creating an all-electric taxi service in Madison

October 16, 2019 - 3:36 pm

A fleet of 40 Tesla Model 3 vehicles is being deployed in Madison, Wisconsin to create an all-electric taxi service. more…


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EV sales are exploding. Here’s how utilities can keep up — and why you should care

October 16, 2019 - 3:01 pm

There will be more than 20 million electric vehicles driving on US roads by 2030. The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has released a new report, “Planning for an Electric Vehicle Future: How Utilities Can Succeed,” which details how utilities across the US can — and must — prepare to meet the rapidly growing charging needs of all those EVs.

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Upcoming Ultraviolette F77 electric motorcycle may rival 250-450cc sportbikes

October 16, 2019 - 1:49 pm

There’s a new electric motorcycle debuting next month. And based on early specs it looks like the Ultraviolette F77 may give medium-sized gas sportbikes a run for their money!

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Google to spend $150 million on green energy projects

October 16, 2019 - 1:41 pm

Google announced yesterday that it will spend $150 million on green energy projects in countries where its products are made.

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Rivian scales up factory to make 100,000 EVs for Amazon

October 16, 2019 - 1:52 am

Source: Rivian/Twitter

Preparation for production of 100,000 electric vans for Amazon by Michigan EV maker Rivian is under way at Illinois plant previously owned by Mitsubishi.

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Two solar cars taken out by strong wind gusts in Darwin to Adelaide solar race

October 16, 2019 - 1:42 am

solar team twente crash

Solar Team Twente and Sonnenwagen pull out of Darwin to Adelaide solar car race after strong wind gusts in central Australia cause the two vehicles to crash.

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Tesla Model Y electric SUVs spotted in lead up to early production start in 2020

October 16, 2019 - 12:48 am

Source: Twitter

Sightings of Tesla Model Ys come to light amid reports of production start from early 2020.

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Harley Davidson halts production and delivery of first electric model due to faults

October 16, 2019 - 12:28 am

Harley's first electric bike encounters problems, with deliveries halted while charging faults are investigated

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Jaguar launches its I-PACE as first all-electric Nürburgring eTaxi

October 16, 2019 - 12:25 am

Jaguar offers an electric "taxi-ride" around famous circuit in its performance I-Pace EV.

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The Future of Electric Vehicles in Fleet

October 15, 2019 - 8:04 pm

The automotive industry is amid an electric revolution. While electric vehicles comprise a small percent of the current vehicle market, they’re poised to become the future of transportation.

XL Acquires Quantum Fuel’s Electrification Division

October 15, 2019 - 3:08 pm

The vehicle electrification solutions provider acquired the electrification division of Quantum Fuel Systems and appointed a new CEO.

Dutch team takes the lead in Darwin to Adelaide solar racing challenge

October 15, 2019 - 3:35 am

Solar Team Twente

Dutch teams take lead in both the challenger and the cruiser classes of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge after two days of racing powered solely by the sun.

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Porsche stuns with cheaper and longer range new electric Taycan

October 15, 2019 - 3:05 am

Porsche ups its game, releasing a stunning third Taycan model that will not only be cheaper but also offer longer driving range.

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Uniti’s electric 3-seater will cost just £15,100 in UK

October 15, 2019 - 1:56 am

Uniti One

Swedish Uniti's debut 3-seater to go on sale in the UK from mid-2020, starting from just £15,100 after subsidies are applied.

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Elon Musk hints at wild “cybertruck” electric ute design

October 15, 2019 - 1:14 am

Tesla electric ute renders, L-R: Erwin Meyer, Stephen William Mason, Emre Husman, McHoffa

An all-electric, zero emissions, battle taxi, or just cyber-punk: Auto industry gets ready for unveiling of the Tesla ute.

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Electrify America Opens Sixth Station in New York

October 14, 2019 - 10:52 pm

Electrify America finished construction of a new charging station in New York, marking its sixth station to open along the New York State Thruway in less than a year.

Toyota's 2021 RAV4 Plug-In Hybrid Will Debut at LA Auto Show

October 11, 2019 - 4:40 pm

Toyota will release a plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4, expanding upon its current hybrid variant lineup.

Daimler Trucks & Buses Partners on Electric Truck Batteries

October 11, 2019 - 2:30 pm

Daimler Trucks & Buses and battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) have entered a global battery cell modules supply agreement for electric series trucks.

First Free DC Fast Charging Station to Open in Conn.

October 10, 2019 - 11:22 am

Electric vehicle charge network provider Volta will install the first 150 stations nationwide over the next 12 months. Drivers pay nothing for the first 30 minutes of DC fast charging.