• Tesla Semi reservations closed, new details released ahead of launch

    Tesla has stopped taking reservations for the upcoming Tesla Semi, which is slated to release later this year. In addition, it has updated its site with new specs, pictures and video of the electric semi truck. more

  • Quick Charge Podcast: August 18, 2022

    Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee

  • Rivian announces it will soon be delivering its Ocean Coast interiors, but there is a caveat

    We were lucky to receive an update from Rivian today on the new R1 series Ocean Coast interiors. The EV startup is excited to announce a few critical design updates, but there’s a catch. Rivian is giving us a sneak peek at the automaker’s new Ocean Coast interior. The automaker says it will launch the

  • Tesla (TSLA) confirms plan to launch electricity retail business in Texas

    Tesla has confirmed its plan to launch a new electricity retail business in Texas through a new job posting for a role overseeing the new business unit. Last year, Tesla created a new business unit called Tesla Energy Ventures and applied with the Public Utility Commission of Texas to sell electricity on the retail market. The

  • First ride: We tested Bosch's ABS for electric bikes to see if it really works

    Anti-lock braking systems (ABS) have been standard on cars for decades, and motorcycles have also long enjoyed the added safety of the technology, but bicycles have been the last major ABS holdout. Now Bosch wants to change that with its electric bike ABS that it showed off at Eurobike 2022. We had a front row seat to not only witness the new technology in person, but also get some saddle time to test it out on various riding surfaces. more

  • Cut the grass without gas or oil with the WORX 20-inch electric mower at $194 in New Green Deals

    Are you tired of keeping gas in the garage just to mow the yard? Well, it’s time to finally go electric. The is down to $194 right now at Amazon, which marks one of the best prices that we’ve seen all year. Requiring no gas or oil to function, it’s more economical, quieter, and versatile than normal gas mowers, making it a solid choice all around. 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....

  • Acura unveils Acura Precision EV concept, brand's first EV SUV coming in 2024

    Acura is releasing its first EV SUV, the Acura Precision EV Concept. The EV SUV debuted at the Monterey Car Week today, and Acura confirms it will be arriving in 2024. Acura’s parent company, Honda, has been relatively slow to adapt to the changing auto market as consumers transition to electric vehicles. However, the legacy

  • VW will only sell EVs in Norway as of 2024 – but it has to, like everyone else

    Volkswagen says it will only sell EVs in Norway as soon as 2024, which is ahead of regulations forcing the German automaker to do so. But this is likely something that is happening naturally in the market and every automaker is going to have to follow. Today, Norway’s Postsen reported that Volkswagen is planning to

  • Take advantage of Deal of the Day pricing for the Fanttik X8 Apex tire inflator on Amazon

    The best tire inflators are those that just don’t fill tires, but what about one that can fit in your pocket and doubles as a flashlight? The Fanttik X8 Apex tire inflator for example is light, portable, and can serve a multitude of applications quickly and efficiently, all in unit smaller than a bottle of Coca-Cola. Take advantage of $30 off today as it holds a short reign as . more

  • A former West Virginia coal ash landfill is going to be replaced by a solar farm

    Electric utility FirstEnergy Corp., which serves most of northern West Virginia, is going to repurpose a former coal ash landfill for a utility-scale solar farm. more

  • Geely Auto report first half 2022 results, pure EV sales surge 520%

    Chinese automaker Geely Auto released strong first-half 2022 results today, showing a massive surge in EV sales. The automaker continues growing its electric segment, with pure electric vehicle sales surging 520% from 2021. Although Geely Auto is not a fully electric automaker, it’s aggressively expanding its EV market. The company has two electric divisions –

  • Tesla manages to cut delivery times in China after upgrading Gigafactory Shanghai

    Tesla has managed to cut Model 3 and Model Y delivery times in China, an important market for the automaker, after upgrading Gigafactory Shanghai to add more production capacity. Demand has rarely been a problem for Tesla and over the last few years, it has resulted in long delivery times for many variants of most