Today

Damon Motorcycles has developed some impressive technology in its first electric motorcycle, the Damon Hypersport. And now we’re learning that the bike’s innovations might make their way into other brand’s upcoming electric motorcycles, including Japanese sport bikes.

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Yesterday

The Ford Mustang Mach-E‘s signature tri-bar sequential LED taillights have been spotted in the wild for the first time.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company is currently building its first commercial project, a “loop” underground electric transport system in Las Vegas, and the first 0.8-mile-long tunnel is almost halfway done already. expand full story

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Tesla sales employees have launched a petition to increase their salary following a restructuring of their compensation that involved cutting commission last year. expand full story

Today’s Green Deals include a 16-pack of AA rechargeable batteries for $20, more

Amazon offers a 16-pack of its AmazonBasics AA Rechargeable Batteries for $20.39 Prime shipped. As a comparison, today’s deal is nearly 20% off and the second-best price we’ve tracked all-time. Going the rechargeable battery route is a great way to cut down on your own waste while also not having to worry about running out to the store for more periodically. I’ve been using these for years, whether it’s for remotes or gaming controllers, or various other pieces of tech around the house, and can certainly say they are worth the investment. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 40,500 Amazon reviewers.

Tesla crashes while driving on Autopilot increased a lot quarter-to-quarter, according to Tesla’s own Vehicle Safety Report, but it was to be expected with the tougher driving conditions in the winter and crashes are still less frequent than without Autopilot. expand full story

Volkswagen has one of the industry’s most ambitious EV plans. The company is targeting cumulative production and sales of 22 million electric vehicles by 2028. By that time, the group said it could offer as many as 70 electric models. That’s still not soon enough, according to CEO Herbert Diess. To accelerate its electric-car and self-driving programs, VW will cut resources devoted to fuel cells. Will it be enough?

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

  • Natural gas growth is predicted to slow in 2020 while green energy is predicted to grow.
  • Investment giant BlackRock pulls out of financing thermal coal.
  • Indonesia is to get its first floating solar plant.

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BlackRock, world’s largest investment manager, drops thermal coal

BlackRock, the world’s largest investment manager, announced that it will no longer invest in thermal coal. It also said it will drop company directors who fail to act on financial risks from climate change.

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