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With spring under two months away, it’s time to start thinking of how you’re going to prep the yard for new growth. Today only, Lowe’s is offering a selection of EGO chainsaws and more at up to $50 off. Leading the way is a 14-inch chainsaw with a 2.5Ah battery and charger down to $219, which normally goes for $269. Utilizing a battery-powered brushless electric motor, this chainsaw doesn’t require any gas or tune-ups to function, making it a quieter and more eco-friendly option for your yard care needs. We also have a wide selection of Tesla and 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.

Lowe’s discounts EGO chainsaws and more

Today only, as part of its Daily Deals, Lowe’s is offering a selection of EGO lawn care gear, chainsaws, and more at up to $50 off. Our top pick is the EGO 14-inch Brushless Cordless Electric Chainsaw for $219 shipped. Those with a Lowe’s Advantage Credit Card (free to sign-up) will save an additional 5%, dropping the price to $208.05. Down from $269, today’s deal beats our last mention of $220 from last April by $1 to mark the best price that we’ve tracked at Lowe’s so far. This chainsaw is perfect for prepping your yard for spring growth. Powered by the EGO 56V ARC Lithium battery, this chainsaw ditches the noisy and polluting gas motor for a brushless electric alternative that’s quieter, smoother in operation, and easier to use. The 14-inch bar and chain deliver “smooth cuts” with a “low kickback design.” Plus, there’s a tool-free chain tensioning system that gives you “fast, easy chain adjustments.” Check out Lowe’s for all the other ways you can save.

Segway’s Ninebot E22 electric scooter gets you in the EV game for $452 (Reg. $620), more

Amazon now offers the Segway Ninebot E22 Electric Kick Scooter for $452.59 shipped. Normally fetching $620, you’re looking at the second-best price to date at 27% off. We’ve only seen this model sell for less once before during a limited-time sale back in November, and this $168 discount is still one of the first chances to save some serious cash, period. Equipped with a 300W motor, Segway’s E22 scooter can handle everything from quick trips to the store to slightly longer commutes and even joyrides. It sports a 13.7-mile range on a single charge, and can handle going 12.4 MPH. There’s a dual braking system for some added peace of mind, as well as a lightweight build that only weighs 28 pounds to help making transporting the EV when you’re not riding on it a bit more convenient.

To go alongside the more traditional EV on sale above, Amazon is also marking down two different versions of Segway’s Ninebot self-balancing electric scooters. These ride-on vehicles are powered by electric just the same, but are a bit more high-tech compared to the usual scooter form-factor above.

Jackery Solar Generator 1000 with three 100W solar panels falls to $1,188

Jackery’s official Amazon storefront is offering its Solar Generator 1000 for $1,188 shipped once you clip the on-page coupon. Down from $1,398, today’s deal is just $89 above our last mention, but you get a third solar panel whereas our December sale on the Solar Generator 1000 only included two. Ready to keep your home or campsite going off-grid, this kit delivers everything you need to run. The portable power station is run by rechargeable batteries so you don’t have to use any gas or oil to use it. Its 1,002Wh capacity should be plenty to charge your laptop or smartphone thanks to its dual 100W USB-C PD ports and dual USB-A QuickCharge 3.0 outlets, run small appliances or other gear from the three 1,000W AC plugs, and more. Plus, the three 100W solar panels will allow you to recharge without having to plug back into the wall as well, meaning that for extended power outages or off-grid camping, this power station can stay going for days on end with ease. Check out our hands-on review to learn more.

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New Tesla deals

After checking out the EGO 56V 14-inch electric chainsaw on sale above, if you keep read, you’ll find a selection of new green deals that will make your Tesla experience better in multiple areas. From storage to keep recordings on to phone mounts, car chargers, and anything else we can find, it’ll be listed below. Each day we’ll do our best to find new and exciting deals and ways for you to save on fun accessories for your Tesla, making each trip unique. For more gift ideas and deals, check out the best Tesla shop. Keep reading on for e-bike, Greenworks, and other great deals.

New e-bike deals + electric scooter discounts

If you’re looking to get out and enjoy the sunshine still after using your new electric mower, than we recommend you experience it than on another e-bike or electric scooter you just got at a fantastic price through one of our deals and sale below. You can use it for fun, exercise, or even transportation to and from work or the coffee shop. We have several people here that will regularly commute to coffee shops or offices on their e-bike, as it cuts down on fossil fuel usage as well as allows them to enjoy some time outdoors on nice sunny days. Below, you’ll find a wide selection of new e-bike deals and electric scooter deal in all price ranges, so give it a look if that’s something you’d be interested in picking up. As always, the newest e-bike deal and electric scooter discounts and sales will be at the top, so shop quick as the discounts are bound to go away soon.

Additional New Green Deals

After shopping the EGO 56V 14-inch electric chainsaw on sale above, be sure to check out the other discounts we found today. These new green deals are wide-ranging from outdoor lawn equipment to anything else we find that could save you money in various ways, be that cutting gas and oil out of your life or just enjoying other amenities that energy-saving gear can bring. As always, the newest deals will be at the top, so shop quick as the discounts are bound to go away soon.

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H2FLY to build aviation center at Stuttgart Airport to support hydrogen electric plane testing

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H2FLY to build aviation center at Stuttgart Airport to support hydrogen electric plane testing

Zero emission powertrain developer H2FLY has announced a joint project alongside Stuttgart Airport to develop and erect a Center for Excellence in Hydrogen Aviation. Together, the aviation teams will implement a purpose-built facility at the airport specifically designed to support hydrogen electric plane testing for passenger flights.

H2FLY is a company that specializes in the development of hydrogen electric aviation technology, hoping to be one of the first to deliver a qualified propulsion system to market. We’ve recently covered news of other companies completing their maiden testing flights using hydrogen electric planes, but H2FLY’s first flight was all the way back in 2016.

The HY4 hydrogen electric plane that completed that flight is still going through testing and broke a world record in 2022 when it soared above 7,000 feet in the sky during a 77-mile journey across Germany.

With nearly a decade of experience in zero-emissions aviation, H2FLY says it is continually seeking out ways to support its partnerships and accelerate its technology in Germany and the rest of the EU. As a Stuttgart-based company, H2FLY has found support at its local airport, where it will implement a new facility for hydrogen electric plane testing, research, and development.

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Left to right: Nico Buchholz, CCO, Deutsche Aircraft, Winfried Hermann, Baden-Württemberg’s Minister of Transport, Dr. Anna Christmann, Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy, Winfried Kretschmann, Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg, Prof. Dr. Josef Kallo, co-founder and CEO of H2FLY, Walter Schoefer, CEO of Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH Credit: Flughafen Stuttgart/H2FLY/Maks Richter

Stuttgart to become hub for hydrogen electric plane testing

H2FLY states that the Hydrogen Aviation Center at Stuttgart Airport will be developed and constructed as a joint project between both parties and will be supported by the government of Baden-Württemberg using funding from its Ministry of Transport.

The Center itself will provide a centrally located aviation facility where businesses and scientific institutes alike can perform development and testing of hydrogen electric propulsion with the goal of delivering zero emission passenger planes someday. Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg Winfried Kretschmann spoke:

We’ve been following our own hydrogen roadmap in Baden-Württemberg for two years. With hydrogen set to play a crucial role in tomorrow’s transport and logistics sector, one of our aims is to establish ourselves as a leading region in the transformation of aviation. To achieve this, we need concrete actions – such as the new Center of Excellence for Hydrogen in Aviation at Stuttgart Airport which is being co-financed by the government of Baden-Württemberg to the tune of €5.5 million. Aircraft such as those being developed here point the way to the future of emission-free flight. This project will enable our region to become not just a center of R&D for hydrogen aircraft, but eventually also a manufacturing center, and demonstrate how we are countering climate change with a spirit of innovation.

This footprint in Stuttgart will eventually consist of a dedicated hangar with testing stands, workshops, plus an integration area for hydrogen electric plane conversions or installations. The joint project is also planning an outdoor area for demonstrations.

H2FLY states the testing infrastructure will require mega-watt scale components and subsystems as well as close collaboration with the airport, commercial companies, and scientific institutes. Looking ahead the next few years, H2FLY expects hydrogen electric planes to be able to transport 40 passengers distances of up to 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles), but there is still plenty of testing that will need to take place.

The Hydrogen Aviation Center is expected to open in late 2024 and is expected to become the hub for hydrogen electric plane testing and development and H2FLY welcomes all interested organizations to utilize the facilities.

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Genesis X electric sedan concept will enter production as flagship EV – report

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Genesis X electric sedan concept will enter production as flagship EV – report

Genesis gave us a glimpse into what the brand’s future will behold by revealing the X Convertible EV concept at last year’s LA Auto Show. According to new reports, the luxury electric sedan will go into production as Genesis’s new flagship EV.

After an overwhelmingly positive response to its Genesis X Speedium Coupe Concept EV revealed last April, the automaker completed its concept trilogy by revealing the X Convertible Concept in November.

The X Convertible takes the best features from its first two Concept vehicles, the X (a two-door grand tourer that highlights Genesis athletic design) and the X Speedium (a more progressive representation of the brand’s elegance), materializing it into one.

One of the most distinct features you see when looking at the luxury EV sedan is the front headlight bars that replace the iconic Genesis front grille. Genesis says the look integrates the new EV face and forms an abstract of the Crest Grille.

At the time of its release, executive vice president and chief creative officer Luc Donckerwolke told reports:

At the moment we’re showing the search for an icon for the brand, and this is one of the possibilities.

The company may have found its icon, as a new report from Automotive News suggests the X Convertible concept is headed to production as the brand’s flagship EV.

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Genesis X Convertible concept (Source: Genesis)

Genesis X Convertible EV to enter production

According to Peter Lanzavechia, chairman of the Genesis National Dealer Advisory Council, at Genesis’s annual meeting, Donckerwolke told dealers the X convertible Concept would go into production.

Lanzavechia explained:

When he said that at the dealer meeting — to say it in front of a couple of hundred Genesis dealers — that’s a pretty good sign.

Genesis dealers are requesting an electric performance GT coupe, according to Lanzavechia, as he adds:

I guarantee we’re going see a lot of Bentley Continental convertible trade-ins on that when it comes to our showrooms.

Genesis, Hyundai’s luxury brand, has already released two electric vehicles. Its first, the electrified G80, is a luxury electric sedan adapted from its gas-powered G80. And The Genesis GV60, its first dedicated EV – based on Hyundai’s E-GMP platform – that buyers began receiving in May 2022.

If the Genesis X Convertible concept does enter production, Lanzavechia said, “It would be a true halo flagship for the brand.”

Genesis plans to become an all-electric brand, halting ICE car development in 2025 and selling only electric models from 2030. What do you guys think? Do you want to see the X Convertible go into production?

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TravelCenters (TA) to deploy 1,000 Electrify America DC fast chargers at 200 locations across major highways

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TravelCenters (TA) to deploy 1,000 Electrify America DC fast chargers at 200 locations across major highways

The largest publicly traded full-service truck stop and travel center, TravelCenters of America (TA), is teaming up with Electrify America to deploy DC fast chargers along major highways to meet the growing number of electric vehicles on the road.

People are buying electric vehicles at a record pace as interest in zero-emission EVs has never been higher.

New EV sales volume reached over 800,000 for the first time last year, an increase of 65% compared to 2021, according to Kelley Blue Book.

More electric vehicles on the road mean additional charging infrastructure is needed to accommodate the surge. Although over 80% of charging is done at home, expanding the number of available public chargers can give EV drivers confidence on long trips or on the highway.

Electrify America currently operates one of the largest DC fast-charger networks across the US, with 3,435 fast chargers across 791 stations, according to their website.

Unlike many publicly available EV chargers, EA offers some of the fastest charging speeds. EA’s Ultra-Fast 150 kW and Hyper-Fast 350 kW options make them suitable for public deployment, especially along major highways.

TravelCenters teams up with Electrify America

In a significant partnership, TravelCenters is teaming up with Electrify America to offer EV charging at select TA/Petro locations.

The first stations are expected to roll out this year with a goal of deploying around 1,000 individual EV chargers at 200 locations along major highways over the next five years.

President and CEO of Electrify America praised the company’s new partnership, saying:

Electrify America is pleased to collaborate with an industry leader like TravelCenters of America to provide the critical infrastructure needed for EV drivers of today and tomorrow. Our combined strengths allow us to take bigger steps toward our shared vision of a more sustainable future.

Electrify America will handle the infrastructure deployment process and maintenance. Meanwhile, TravelCenters will gain access to the company’s charging network, allowing the locations to become visible to EV drivers to access via its mobile app.

In addition, the company says the network of charging stations will be available for most EV models.

Electrek’s Take

The partnership is a win all around. Electrify America continues expanding its network with one of the most prominent truck stops and travel centers. TravelCenters will see additional traffic as more and more drivers switch to zero-emissions EVs over the coming years.

And perhaps, most importantly, EV drivers will have more fast charging options along major highways.

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