The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today held the lease sale for two offshore wind areas in Carolina Long Bay. Up to 16 prequalified bidders competed for lease rights for 110,091 acres off North Carolina’s and South Carolina’s shores. Together, they will result in at least 1.3 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy, enough to power nearly 500,000 homes.   Carolina Long
Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra have been voted through to the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest. It means the band have solidified their position as favourites in the competition. Others countries which also progressed from the first semi-final to Saturday’s final were Switzerland, Armenia, Iceland, Lithuania, Portugal, Norway, Greece, Moldova and the Netherlands. The UK,
Rebekah Vardy has suffered “immense distress” as a result of Coleen Rooney’s now infamous “Wagatha Christie” allegations and “had no choice” but to take her to court “to establish her innocence and vindicate her reputation”, the High Court has been told. Vardy is suing Rooney after being publicly accused of leaking “false stories” to the
Tesla released interesting and rare details about its approach to sourcing lithium, nickel, and cobalt directly from mines instead of through its cell suppliers. This approach is going to be critical as companies fight to secure those minerals for battery production to support electric vehicle growth. While Tesla sources the vast majority of its battery
Tesla has filed a lawsuit against Alexander Yatskov, a recently hired engineer who Tesla claims stole trade secrets related to its Dojo supercomputer project. It’s the latest in a series of lawsuits that Tesla has filed against former employees who have participated in stealing important information, according to the automaker. In this case, first reported
This week on Electrek’s Wheel-E podcast, we discuss the most popular news stories from the world of electric bikes and other nontraditional electric vehicles. This week that includes new electric bikes from the original Mini Cooper maker, FREY launching a fat tire version of the CC commuter e-bike, C3STROM’s motorcycle style e-bike, dueling cannonball runs on electric
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The latest salvo in a battery swapping electric scooter arms race will see Taiwanese scooter giant KYMCO enter Europe via Italy with its Ionex electric scooters. KYMCO’s Ionex battery swap system competes directly with Gogoro’s own battery swap system, though Gogoro outnumbers KYMCO over 10:1 in its domestic market. Japanese motorcycle makers including Honda have