- “Aptera Announces First ‘Never Charge’ Electric Vehicle” • Aptera announced a solar electric vehicle that will not need to be plugged in for most regular uses, and has a 1,000 mile range on a full charge. “Our built-in solar array keeps your battery pack topped off and anywhere you want to go, you just go,” says co-founder Chris Anthony. [CleanTechnica]
- “Breaking News! Oakland And Seattle Ban Natural Gas as Cities Continue to Lead on Electrification” • In mid November, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to ban natural gas in new buildings. On December 2, Oakland’s city council did the same. Now, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced a proposal do the same thing there. [CleanTechnica]
- “Gayam Motor Works And Sokowatch Launch East Africa’s First Commercial Electric Tuk-Tuks” • B2B startup Sokowatch has partnered with Indian electric tuk-tuk manufacturer Gayam Motor Works on a first in Africa, in the commercial electric tuk-tuk sector for hyperlocal deliveries. The service offers much more than just deliveries. [CleanTechnica]
- California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Is Accelerating Transportation Electrification”” • California utilities launched a statewide point-of-sale EV rebate program worth up to $1,500 per vehicle. These incentives are different than past state and local efforts because they are funded by producers of carbon-intensive fuels. [CleanTechnica]
- “Mississippi Power Smart Neighborhood Will Feature Tesla Solar Roof And Powerwall” • Mississippi Power announced plans to build a so-called smart neighborhood in Lauderdale County. The community will be the first in the world to feature a Tesla Solar Roof and a Tesla Powerwall residential storage battery for every home. [CleanTechnica]
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