US coal-powered electricity will grow in 2021, but don’t panic. Here’s why

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) is projecting that there will be 22% more coal-fired electricity generation in the US in 2021 than in 2020 due to higher natural gas prices – but the coal spike won’t last.

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XPeng’s HT Aero raises $500 million in funding, hints at actual flying car coming in 2024

HT Aero, an urban air mobility (UAM) company affiliated with XPeng Motors, announced that it has received $500 million in Series A capital funding for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles. According to the companies involved, this will be the largest single sum of fundraising in Asia’s low-altitude flying vehicle sector to date. Furthermore, HT Aero might also soon a deliver a vehicle that can actually fly and drive.

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Daymak Spiritus prototype unveiled as $19,995 electric ‘car’ with 180 mile range

Toronto-based Daymak is showing off its initial prototype of the Daymak Spiritus today. The three-wheeled electric vehicle is one of the first models in the company’s premium Avvenire EV line.

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A Chinese smartphone giant will launch its first electric car in 2024

Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi today announced that it plans to launch its first electric car in the first half of 2024, and then a new car in each of the following three years. It’s aiming for total sales of 900,000 electric cars in those three years.

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Tackling The Hidden Weakness Of Hybrid Powertrains With Liqui Moly

While many voices in the automotive world may be screaming that the future of motoring and motorsport lies with electric cars, there’s a counter argument that hybrids could well be the way forward.
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Jetson’s Bolt Folding E-Bike features a compact frame at $339, more in New Green Deals

A major problem with most e-bikes is that they take up a lot of room, especially once you arrive at a destination. Well, the Jetson Bolt Folding E-Bike negates that problem since it collapses upon arrival, storing away easily for $339. Plus, you’ll find discounts on electric lawn mowers and much more below, as well. 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, more on why going electric for your yard tools like the mower on sale is important, 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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Watch the latest Lightyear One prototype endure durability testing

EV startup Lightyear has shared the progress of its upcoming Lightyear One solar electric vehicle (SEV) in the form of durability testing with its latest prototype. The video footage shows the Lightyear One prototype navigating a proving grounds track and taxing terrain to ensure the SEV is top quality when it reaches its limited series production next year.

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New Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted with mirrors, possible rear wheel steering

A new video of a Tesla Cybertruck prototype has surfaced, and it appears to show a new prototype with side mirrors.

Tesla seemed to be testing the electric pickup truck’s turn radius, possibly with rear-wheel steering.

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