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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
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Folding e-bikes certainly offer unique advantages, but they also comprise a series of compromises thanks to their small frames and wheels. Full-size folding bicycle manufacturer Montague is turning that idea on its head though, launching the M-E1 full-size folding electric bicycle designed for city riders. While full-size folding e-bikes aren’t entirely new, most of the
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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
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CleanTechnica has spent many years, and thousands of articles, singing the praises of Tesla’s clean disruption of the auto industry and its much touted sustainable energy mission. It’s therefore uncomfortable to admit that Elon Musk’s recent decision to back energy-intensive bitcoin (instead of alternative liquidity de-risking assets) reveals a massive mistake in logic or analysis,
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A JetBlue Airways plane taxis next to American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines aircraft at Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, on Monday, April 6, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The oil rally is taking jet-fuel along for the ride, posing another headache for airlines still struggling from depressed
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Aptera, a startup aiming to bring to market a solar- and battery-powered electric car with “up to 1,000 miles” of range, received $4 million in backing and more than 7,000 preorders. This is Aptera’s second go. The company was created in 2006 with the aim of bringing to market a super-efficient three-wheeled vehicle. Unfortunately, the
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Texas has had some pretty serious power problems in the last few days. As record winter storms and cold swept into the state, power demand went way up as people needed more power for their heaters. Unfortunately, the power needs spiked just as every type of power plant started experiencing problems. With a major shortfall,
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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks after signing an executive order related to American manufacturing in the South Court Auditorium of the White House complex on January 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran and the U.S. are in a standoff. President Joe Biden’s administration wants to
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It’s been a big start to the year for US-based electric bicycle companies seeking large investments. The latest eight-digit funding deal is heading SUPER73’s way and will help the company build upon the massive growth their moped-style e-bike sales saw in 2020. Orange County, California-based SUPER73 landed the $20-million investment from Volition Capital, a Boston-based
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Among our nation’s most powerful strategies for tackling climate change are electrifying transportation and accelerating clean power generation. Both these strategies have one essential thing in common: their success depends on advancements in battery technologies. Economical and fast-charging batteries are key to spurring adoption of all-electric and plugin-hybrid vehicles, while high-energy-density battery storage is needed
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Electrek spoke with Derya Baran, assistant professor of material science and engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, about solar trends. Baran’s work pushes boundaries in the solar sector, including inventing inkjet-printed solar panels so light they can rest on a soap bubble and the creation of a two-sided,
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Severe weather and associated power outages across the United States in the past year have elevated demand for backup generators, bottlenecking suppliers such as Generac. As millions of Texas residents continue to battle through a dayslong massive power shut-off in response to unprecedented snowfall across the state, Generac CEO Aaron Jagdfeld said requests for alternative
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, third from left, meets with Angolan president Joao Lourenco, third from right, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on Tuesday October 9, 2018 Daisuke Suzuki/Getty Images After Zambia became the first coronavirus-era debt default on the African continent, analysts are questioning whether nations heavily dependent on Chinese
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Skyline of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Simon Dawson | Bloomberg | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia, in a bold and unexpected move, announced late Monday that by 2024 its government would cease doing business with any international companies whose regional headquarters were not based within the kingdom.   The news has investors,
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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