Here are all the coolest electric motorcycles coming in 2019

2018 was a big year for electric motorcycle and scooter announcements. That means 2019 is the year that many of these models will first roll out to the public.

Large companies and new startups alike have been getting into the electric two-wheeler game, offering up a wide range of new electric rides. From crazy high powered electric motorcycles to sensible commuter electric scooters, here are the models to watch for next year. Read More

China’s Great Wall Motor unveils $8,680 all-electric ORA R1 urban car with nearly 200-mile range

Great Wall Motor is launching its new flagship vehicle under its new ‘ORA’ electric car brand: the ORA R1.

The small urban car will cost only $8,680 after incentives and it will have almost 200 miles of range, according to the automaker. more…

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California utilities are offering bigger EV rebates for 2019 – SCE $1,000, PG&E $800

Last year, California utilities started offering rebates to EV-owning customers based on a simple application process with few strings attached.  Next year, California is releasing more funds to utilities for these programs, and in response utilities have increased the available incentives – SCE’s rebate has gone from $450 to $1,000, and PG&E has upped theirs from $500 to $800. Read More

Etergo secures €10M to produce 240 km range modular battery swapping electric scooter

Dutch electric scooter company Etergo (formerly Bolt Mobility) just landed a €10M investment. The company is in the final stages of production preparation and will use the funding for production of their high tech, innovative and long range electric scooters.

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Tesla extends referral program with new incentive to buy without a test drive

Just a week after extending the program through the end of the year, Tesla has again lengthened the duration of the program until March 11. The details stay mostly the same as ever – owners can provide a referral code to new buyers, and each party gets a perk for using it.  Buyers get 6 months of free supercharging and owners get escalating rewards based on how many referrals they’ve made. Read More

Green Deals: TP-Link Kasa Dimmable Smart LED Light Bulb $14, more

Amazon offers the TP-Link Kasa LB110 Dimmable Smart LED Light Bulb for $14.39 shipped. Originally $25, we this bulb sell for at least $18 and upwards of $22. These smart LED bulbs are perfect for saving energy and also enjoying voice-controlled features. Create automatic schedules and help eliminate energy vampires along the way. Best of all? No additional hub required. Rated 3.9/5 stars by 1,700 Amazon reviewers. Read More

Electrek review: Voro Motors EMove electric scooter is a 25 MPH and 50 mi range beast

T’was the day before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring – not even a mouse.

So where could Micah be found, was he at his computer? No, he was outside – reviewing the crazy EMove electric scooter!

Alright, that’s enough rhyming. Let’s get down to brass tacks. The EMove electric scooter from Voro Motors is a high-power, high-speed and long-range electric scooter that puts all the little electric scooters to shame. Now let’s talk about why. Read More

Green Deals: Koogeek HomeKit-enabled Smart Plug $20, more

Homesart (99% positive feedback) via Amazon offers the Koogeek HomeKit-enabled Smart Plug for $19.79 shipped when promo code 9TO5KOK1 is applied during checkout. That’s good for 33% off the regular going rate and the best offer currently available. This low-cost smart plug is compatible with HomeKit, Alexa and Google Assistant. No hub required. Create schedules and easily cut-down on energy vampires, saving money along the way. At Amazon, 60% of reviewers have left a 4+ star rating. Read More

Electrek review: Ancheer folding e-bike/scooter makes a decent commuter ride for under $400

I work at home, and it so happens that I live in a one vehicle household at the moment. It’s been a good thing for our current situation for a variety reasons, but it does come with some downsides. There are those occasions where it’d be nice to be able to get around town when I don’t have access to a vehicle, and for that reason, I was excited to check out my first e-bike/e-scooter, the Ancheer “folding electric bike”. Read More

Electra Meccanica says it received over 41,000 orders for all-electric Tofino roadster and 23,000 SOLO EVs

Electra Meccanica, a Canada-based electric vehicle startup, confirmed today that it received over 41,000 orders for its all-electric Tofino roadster and over 23,000 reservations for the SOLO EV as they move production to China. more…

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Green Deals: 3-pack Etekcity Remote Control Outlets $17, more

Etekcity (99% positive feedback from 232,000) via Amazon offers a three-pack of its Remote Control Outlets for $16.98 shipped. Originally $37, this bundle usually sells for $22 or more at Amazon. If you’re looking to cut-down on energy this winter, consider grabbing a three-pack of Etekcity outlets. The included remote makes it easy to control lights, heaters and more. Rated 4.5/5 stars by over 3,700 Amazon reviewers. Read More

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