Quick Charge Podcast: May 23, 2022

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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Tesla flipped a switch, and its Supercharger network became the ‘largest public 150 kW+ fast-charging network’

After recently expanding its Supercharger pilot program for non-Tesla EV owners, the Supercharger network became the ‘largest 150 kW+ public fast-charging network’ in Europe overnight. It’s quite impressive that Tesla did that basically by just flipping a switch.

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Greenworks 48V 21-inch self-propelled electric mower hits low at $331, more in New Green Deals

Are you tired of having to make trips to the gas station just to mow your lawn? Or maybe it’s the seasonal oil and spark plug changes that you’re growing weary of. Well, Greenworks has you covered with a new all-time low on its that can run for up to 70 minutes per charge at $331. It requires no gas or oil and is even compatible with your existing Greenworks 24V tools, since it uses two of those batteries to function. 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.

Head below for other New Green Deals that we’ve found today and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best deals on Tesla accessories.

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BYD Seal begins pre-orders in China, starting under $32K, as a Tesla Model 3 competitor

Chinese automaker BYD Auto has officially begun taking pre-orders for its long-teased Seal sedan. The new EV model, anticipated by many to become a competitor to the Tesla Model 3, arrives in four different trim models and will be the first from BYD to include its new cell-to-body (CTB) technology.

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Florida’s Climate First Bank launches online solar lending with no fees

St. Petersburg, Florida-based Climate First Bank, which claims to be the world’s first FDIC-insured community bank founded to fight the climate crisis, today launched an online solar lending platform for Florida residents.

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Tackling the peak demand charge problem to cost-effectively scale the EV revolution

Sponsored by ads-tec Energy

EVs are playing an increasingly important role in the transition to a net-zero emissions world and are expected to comprise at least two-thirds of global car sales by 2040. But even as EVs are becoming more widely available and affordable, the demand for fast, convenient charging is nowhere near to being met. The current grid structure and limitations will put the brakes on the EV revolution but there are solutions that turn the current grid challenges into grid assets.

The new ADS-TEC Energy research, conducted in conjunction with engineering services firm SAI Group, looks at how patented, battery-buffered charging technology enables charging operators to cost-effectively scale the charging infrastructure that underpins an all electric-vehicle world.

Download the full whitepaper from ads-tec Energy