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Starting off this week’s best deals at the lead is the GOTRAX CTI Step-Over e-bike at $699. It is joined by a collection of Anker power stations that are seeing discounts up to 42% off, with the biggest deal in the bunch being the Anker SOLIX C1000 with a 200W Solar Panel for $899. Greenworks is also offering another multi-day sale, this time taking 20% off a selection of electric pressure washers, with one model in particular seeing a combined 40% discount. Plus, all of today’s other best new Green Deals.

Head below for other New Green Deals 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.

GOTRAX CTI Step Over e-bike now $699

Through the end of the day, Best Buy is offering the GOTRAX CTI Step-Over e-bike for $699 shipped. Down from a $999 price tag, it saw a few discounts over 2023, often falling between its MSRP and the $699 low. Today’s deal comes in as a 30% markdown, giving you $300 in savings and returning costs to the all-time low. It even currently beats GOTRAX’s website where it is listed at a higher discounted rate of $799.

The original CTI e-bike comes equipped with a 350W rear-hub motor alongside a 36V removable battery that propels the bike up to 20 MPH for up to 40.5 miles on a single charge. You’ll have the choice between 5 levels of pedal assistance speed settings or the throttle to skip pedaling entirely, as well as a 7-gear shifter for adjusting the basic pedaling resistance levels like a more standard bike. It also features 27.5-inch pneumatic tires, an IPX4 waterproof rating, and a digital display that provides real-time speed, battery levels, pedal assist settings, and travelled distance.

Anker SOLIX C1000 with 200W Solar Panel now $899

The official Anker Amazon storefront is offering its SOLIX C1000 Portable Power Station with a 200W solar panel for $899 shipped. Down from a $1,548 price tag, this particular bundle package only saw three discounts in 2023 since the power station’s release back in September, with each of them coming in once a month to bring costs down to the lowest price we have tracked. This trend followed into the new year, with a similar discount occurring in the first weeks of last month and today’s deal coming in to repeat things as a 42% markdown off the going rate. You’ll be getting $649 off your total order, returning the price to the all-time low.

Featuring a compact design that is “15% smaller than the industry average,” this power station offers you a 1,056Wh capacity and a max power output of 2,400W, which also comes surge-protected. It can be fully charged via a wall outlet in up to 58 minutes and can recharge in up to 1.8 hours with a 600W solar input. Through the Anker app, you’ll be able to get real-time status updates, view your battery level, and set AC charging speeds. It also boasts 11 different ports: one carport, two USB-A ports, two USB-C ports, and six AC outlets.

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Greenworks Electric Pressure Washers up to 40% off

Greenworks has launched a ten-day sale promotion, taking 20% off a selection of electric pressure washers by using the promo code GWDOTW at checkout. You’ll find some of the lowest prices on these tools – some of which have gone untouched by major discounts for many months with others having been stuck at their MSRP for most of 2023. The biggest deal of the bunch is on the 40V 800 PSI Cold Water Bucket Pressure Washer for $167.99 shippedafter using the promo code. Already 26% down from its $280 price tag, it saw a few trickling discounts at the start of 2023 that dropped costs to $238 at the lowest, as well as one big discount over the summer that brought it to a further $210 low. Today’s deal comes in as a combined 40% markdown off the going rate, giving you $112 in savings and landing as a new all-time low.

This pressure washer offers 800 PSI and a 1.0 GPM flow rate for your more routine cleaning efforts for your boat, ATV, RV, and more. With a simple drop of the washer’s hose into a fresh water source of your choosing or by connecting the hose directly to a standard garden hose, you’ll be good to go. It has three different nozzles to tackle the job at hand: 25 degrees, 40-degrees, and a soap applicator that hooks onto the wand. It includes a charger and a 4.0Ah battery that also doubles as a small power bank through its USB port that can charge up your personal devices like phones and tablets.

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Winter e-bike deals!

VOLTORB’s 32A Level 2 Portable EV charger

Other new Green Deals landing this week

The savings this week are also continuing to a collection of other markdowns. To the same tune as the offers above, these all help you take a more energy-conscious approach to your routine. Winter means you can lock in even better off-season price cuts on electric tools for the lawn while saving on EVs and tons of other gear.

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Italy is putting a big hybrid floating solar–floating wind farm in the sea

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Italy is putting a big hybrid floating solar–floating wind farm in the sea

A 540-megawatt (MW) hybrid floating solar–floating wind farm is going to be developed off Italy’s southern coast, in the Ionian Sea.

Dutch-Norwegian offshore solar company SolarDuck, Italian investment fund Arrow Capital, and Italian developer New Developments are jointly developing the Corigliano project, which will be in the Gulf of Taranto off the Calabrian coast of Corigliano-Rossano:

SolarDuck is a spin-off of Damen Shipyards, a major shipbuilder in the Netherlands. It’s tapped into that knowledge to design elevated solar platforms made of offshore-grade aluminum that sit 10 feet (3 meters) off the water to withstand rough waters. The elevation also reduces salt deposits on the solar panels. (Floating solar farms on lakes and ponds tend to sit directly on the water.)

The triangular floating platforms are modular, so they can be connected to form large plants. Plus, the platforms have slip-resistant walkways and fences for access and maintenance.

The hybrid floating solar–floating wind farm will feature 420 MW of offshore wind and 120 MW of floating solar. It will have 28 floating wind turbines, but SolarDuck’s announcement doesn’t indicate who is developing them. We’ve reached out to SolarDuck for details and will update when we hear back.

The Corigliano hybrid floating project is expected to come online in 2028.

SolarDuck is running an up to three-year 5 MW pilot with multinational energy company RWE in the North Sea, 7.5 miles (12 km) from The Hague’s Dutch coast. In December, it secured €15 million in funding, and it’s going to install Japan’s first offshore floating wind farm.  

Read more: World’s first semi-submersible floating offshore wind farm beats expectations in the face of extreme storms


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Doroni unveils production-intent H1-X eVTOL, offering personal air travel up to 120 mph [Video]

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Doroni unveils production-intent H1-X eVTOL, offering personal air travel up to 120 mph [Video]

Young urban air mobility (UAM) developer Doroni Aerospace is stepping out of the shadows and into the eVTOL startup with the official reveal of its flagship aircraft – the H1-X. The two-seat eVTOL was showcased during a livestream event today and is damn close to being market-ready, touting some impressive specs.

Doroni Aerospace was founded in 2016 by Doron Merdinger – a lifelong entrepreneur with 25 years of design, manufacturing, and firm management expertise.

To bring his dreams of sustainable aviation transportation to life, Merdinger assembled a team of engineers and technicians working together to democratize flight in a growing eVTOL segment.

The result of those efforts is the HX-1, Doroni’s flagship “flying car,” better known as an electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) vehicle. After years of development behind the scenes, which we at Electrek have kept close tabs on, Doroni has finally revealed the H1-X to the public, which looks pretty cool. Have a look for yourself.

  • Doroni eVTOL

Doroni hard launches with production-intent eVTOL

The eVTOL startup shared many details of the H1-X earlier today during a livestream event you can view below. While Doroni’s flagship aircraft is an eVTOL through and through, its design and use vary from several of its competitors in development.

For instance, Doroni designed the H1-X as a two-seat personal aircraft rather than the larger cabins designed for air taxi services many other companies are working on. The H1-X also features a unique tandem wing configuration, with propellers built in (less risk of decapitation!)

The company says this design feature enhances the eVTOL’s lift and efficiency compared to traditional designs, and its wing fences can better manage airflow. The ducted fans are also quieter, even when the eVTOL’s eight electric motors are revving. Doroni’s CEO spoke during the eVTOL launch event:

The H1-X is not just a vehicle; it’s a leap toward a future where freedom of movement and sustainability coexist. Our dedication to innovation, safety, and the environment is embodied in every aspect of the H1-X, marking a new chapter in transportation.

Doroni shared that the H1-X weighs 1,850 pounds, can haul a payload capacity of 500 pounds, and can fly for 40 minutes on a single charge. What’s most interesting is that the incoming eVTOL can reach a top speed of 120 mph! Hopefully, Doroni will aid in training and certifying its future owners because that’s a lot of speed for the average person.

Representatives for Doroni Aerospace told Electrek that the first several examples of the H1-X eVTOLs are currently being built and will be used for extensive test flights at the end of the year. That being said, we were told the aircraft you see below is the go-to-market product, although there may be some minor tweaks before scaled production.

The H1-X has already received FAA certification for flightworthiness in the US and is expected to enter mass production in 2026. Each eVTOL is expected to cost between $300,000 and $400,000. You can learn more from the replay of the entire reveal event below:

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Fisker is talking to Nissan for a lifeline and electric pickup partnership

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Fisker is talking to Nissan for a lifeline and electric pickup partnership

Nissan has been revealed as the potential savior of Fisker. The Japanese automaker is reportedly talking with Fisker to invest in the company and partner on electric pickup trucks.

Earlier today, we reported on Fisker’s disastrous fourth-quarter results showing that the electric vehicle startup lost $400 million in 2023 and it now has less than $400 million of cash on hands.

The automaker had to admit that it wouldn’t be able to continue operations past next year without a big cash injection.

It did reveal that it was talking to a “large automaker” about an investment that could save the company.

Now, Reuters reported that the automaker in question is Nissan:

Nissan is in advanced talks to invest in electric vehicle maker Fisker (FSR.N), in a deal that could provide the Japanese automaker with access to an electric pickup truck while giving the struggling startup a financial lifeline, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.

The deal would reportedly involve Nissan investing $400 million in Fisker. It would also involve Nissan building the Alaska pickup truck unveiled by Fisker last year at one of its US plants.

On top of it, Nissan could use the Alaska platform to build its own electric pickup truck.

Neither Nissan nor Fisker commented on the report.

Fisker’s stock dropped by more than 50% today after the release of its earnings, but the stock recovered a bit after the report that Nissan is considering investing.

The stock currently trades at a valuation of $295 million.

Electrek’s Take

I’m not sure what to think about it. I’ve never been a big fan of Fisker, and I’ve warned people about investing in the company before.

If the report is true, I don’t know what Nissan sees in this. If they are behind on developing electric pickup trucks, it might be worth it for them, but I think that any significant investment would be a takeover the company.

It is now worth less than $300 million and that might be an attractive investment as a company that had $200 million in revenue last quarter in the growing EV market, but the looks are deceiving.

As I’ve highlighted before, Fisker was desperate in its previous fundraising efforts and took big convertible notes, which now add up to $1.2 billion, according to its last SEC filing.

Currently, there’s just no way Fisker can manage to pay that back and therefore, they will convert to stock and drastically dilute it for current shareholders.

So I don’t see a good outcome here other than Nissan picking the whole company up for cheap and accelerating its EV programs with it.

What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.

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