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If you’ve been eyeing a new Kia electric vehicle, now may be the perfect time to start shopping. Kia is offering up to $12,000 off 2024 EV6 and EV9 models with some of its biggest discounts yet.

The EV6 was introduced in March 2021 as Kia’s first dedicated electric car based on Hyundai’s E-GMP platform (the same one underpinning the IONIQ 5).

After launching in August 2021, Kia has sold over 210,000 EV6 models globally. Earlier this week, Kia unveiled the new EV6 with a bigger battery for more range, new features, and a sleek design upgrade.

Kia launched its first three-row electric SUV, the EV9, at the end of last year. The large electric SUV has helped revamp the brand, with Kia posting its best-ever EV sales in the US last month.

The EV9 had a record US sales month, with 1,572 models sold in April for 5,579 through the first four months of 2024. Meanwhile, Kia has sold 6,110 EV6 models, up 31% from the 4,633 sold through April 2023.

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2024 Kia EV9 (Source: Kia)

Kia is offering massive EV6 and EV9 discounts

To clear inventory and prepare for new models, Kia is offering huge discounts on select 2024 EV6 and EV9 models.

According to an analysis from online auto research firm CarsDirect, the 2024 EV6 has stackable discounts offering up to $12,800 off select models. A memo sent to dealers last week confirmed the 2024 EV6 is now eligible for a $1,500 VIN-specific incentive.

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2024 Kia EV6 GT (Source: Kia)

Earlier this month, Kia introduced the Select VIN Summer Sticker Sales event with savings from $500 to $1,500. The 2024 EV6 has received the maximum discount.

Kia is offering $7,500 in Customer Cash for those who are buying. You can also score a $500 loyalty discount. Or, rather than the cash offer, you can opt for 0% financing for 60 months.

2024 Kia EV6 trim Starting Price Range (EPA)
Light RWD $42,600 232 mi
Light Long Range RWD $45,950 310 mi
Light Long Range AWD $49,850 282 mi
Wind RWD $48,700 310 mi
Wind AWD $52,600 282 mi
GT-Line RWD $52,900 310 mi
GT-Line AWD $57,600 252 mi
GT AWD $61,600 218 mi
2024 Kia EV6 prices and range by trim

For leases, you can save up to $12,800 (on the AWD GT-Line) in select states, including the Sticker bonus and Loyalty discount. Kia plans to add more models to the VIN program, which ends July 8, 2024.

The 2024 EV9 is also eligible for the maximum $1,500 VIN savings deal. Stackable savings can amount to up to $12,400 off MSRP.

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2024 Kia EV9 GT-Line (Source: Kia)

EV9 buyers also have the choice of $7,500 Customer Cash or 0% APR for 48 months. In some states (California, Oregon, and Washington), the EV9 Land is eligible for $10,400 in lease cash.

Lease incentives vary by trim, with $9,000 off the base Light Standard Range and $9,800 off the Long Range model. Other incentives include $8,600 for the Wind, $10,100 for the GT-Line, and $11,900 off the EV9 Land. With a $500 loyalty bonus, you can score up to $12,400 off the 2024 EV9.


Kia EV9 Trim
MSRP
(including $1,495
destination fee)
EPA Est. Range
(miles)
Light RWD $56,395 230
Light Long
Range RWD
$60,695 304
Wind e-AWD $65,395 280
Land e-AWD $71,395 280
GT-Line e-AWD $73,900 270
2024 Kia EV9 trim prices and range

If you’re ready to take advantage of some of the biggest savings yet, we can help you get started. You can use our links below to find deals on 2024 EV6 and EV9 models at a dealer near you.

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The Invanti Tornado is the Swiss Army knife of e-bikes [Video]

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Want your electric bike to have utility as well as comfort and style? Then, the Invanti Tornado, with its impressive array of optional accessories, could be your ideal ride.

Invanti is developing multi-functional e-bikes to reinvent the e-bike industry. It will launch an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign on May 22 for its first product, the versatile Tornado e-bike series. Early backers can purchase the Tornado for a super early bird price of $1,299, significant savings vs. gas bikes.

Invanti makes it easy to protect your e-bike from theft with its “invantimobility” app. The smart version Tornado Pro has a smart front hub lock feature that, once activated, can only be unlocked using the app.

This zippy and efficient utility e-bike has a 750W rear hub motor, 1,000 peak power, and a 48V 14.7Ah battery with Samsung cells that give a top speed of up to 25 mph. The Shimano 7-speed transmission, 80 mm travel suspension, 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes, and torque sensor means riding is smooth. It also sports a pair of 20-by-3-inch puncture-resistant tires.

The Tornado provides a range of 60 miles on pedal assist and 25 miles on throttle only. You can additionally install an extra 48V, 10.4Ah battery that you take with you, giving a cumulative total of 100 miles on pedal assist and 43.5 miles on throttle only. Plus, you can use the extra battery as a portable powerbank for your phone.

What makes the Invanti Tornado stand out is the cool accessories it comes with. Your e-bike arrives with a front rack, a rear cargo rack, a rear fork storage bag with lockout, and rear wheel mudguards. It also features front and rear lights with integrated turn signals.

Plus, it offers a choice of nine upgrade accessories, which give this bike an almost modular feel. This means you can make your e-bike bespoke:

If you want to cart around passengers, you can make it happen with the Invanti Tornado’s optional rear seat pad and passenger foot rest, and there’s also a child safety handrail. Its dual-tube aluminum alloy frame can handle payloads of up to 440 pounds.

Invanti’s super early bird price on the Tornado is $1,299, and the official crowdfunding price is $1,499.

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This startup is about to install bladeless rooftop wind turbines on box buildings

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This startup is about to install bladeless rooftop wind turbines on box buildings

Aeromine Technologies just closed a $9 million funding round, and it’s ready to scale up production of its bladeless rooftop wind turbines.

Energy research, investing, and strategy firm Veriten is the lead investor in Aeromine Technologies’ Series A funding round.

Aeromine, launched in 2022, makes compact 50 kW or larger “wind harvesting platforms” that it mounts on the edge of a building’s roof. The rooftop wind units, which have no external moving parts or blades, capture wind flowing up and over the building and convert it into onsite electricity. Its generator system is a rotor-stator system with a highly efficient 5 kW permanent magnet generator. (Specs are here.)

The noiseless technology leverages aerodynamics like airfoils on a race car to capture and amplify each building’s airflow to generate energy. Aeromine says its systems typically consist of 20-40 units installed on the edge of a building facing the predominant wind direction.

Each 1,000-pound unit can withstand winds of between 120 and 158 mph depending on specification.

Aeromine’s units can operate independently or be integrated with existing rooftop solar arrays. Onsite power generation eliminates grid supply disruptions.

Maynard Holt, founder & CEO of Veriten, said:

We believe that distributed power innovation will play a vital role in helping companies fulfill their need for reliable, reasonably priced electricity and desire for low-impact power. We’re excited to partner with Aeromine, as its ability to quickly and affordably help a wide variety of companies meet their energy needs with wind resources is unique among distributed energy solutions.

The bladeless wind turbines are designed to power apartment buildings, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, offices, hospitals, retail centers – basically any big box building with a flat, unobstructed roof.

The company says it has 400 qualified projects in its pipeline and expects to roll out commercially in Europe and North America in 2025. 

Read more: How renewables could beat natural gas in US generating capacity within 3 years – in numbers


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Ford likely to enable all dealers to sell EVs amid shifting plans

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With changes expected to Ford’s electric vehicle certification program, all Ford dealers will likely be able to sell EVs. Ford is reportedly preparing to open the program amid feedback from its dealers.

Ford poised to open dealers network to sell EVs

After asking dealers to pause EV investments this week, Ford is finalizing changes to the program. Ford already eased requirements last year due to “changes in the market.”

Ford spokesperson Marty Gunsberg confirmed that several dealers opted out of the program this past December. Gunsberg said, “Enrollments for 2024 are just over 50% of the network.” That’s down from about two-thirds confirmed by CEO Jim Farley a year prior.

According to Automotive News, after a series of meetings between dealers and executives, Ford is now preparing to allow all dealers to sell EVs.

Ford is expected to update the financial requirements needed to qualify. Previously, dealers were required to invest at least $500,000 to enroll in the program. For $1.2 million, dealers could be eligible for the “Elite” tier, which included additional chargers, demo units, and a presence on Ford.com.

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Ford Mustang Mach E at a Tesla Supercharger (Source: Ford)

If dealers didn’t want to invest, they couldn’t sell Ford EVs. Ford’s vice president of EV programs, Lisa Drake, said the company no longer believes having select dealers sell EVs is the right plan.

More dealers want in but with less financial commitment

“What we’re finding is more dealers want to be involved in it and we don’t want to be exclusive to just a handful,” Drake said. “And so we’re making a change where we’re opening up that and not requiring as many certifications or investments for a dealer to participate in the EV revolution.”

Meanwhile, the changes will not be finalized until early June, when Ford meets with its dealer council.

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2024 Ford F-150 Lightning lineup (Source: Ford)

It’s unclear how much Ford will reduce financial requirements to sell EVs, but many believe it will be drastically relaxed to promote participation.

Drake said Ford will be “more ubiquitous with our training and make sure essentially all of our dealers are equipped to sell them” going forward. Ford will need to figure out how to deal with those who have already made investments at the upcoming dealer council meeting.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Bronze edition (Source: Ford)

Ford slashed prices on its popular Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning in recent months to boost sales.

After cutting Mach-E prices by up to $8,100 earlier this year, Ford introduced a new 0% APR offer on 2024 models this week.

2024 Mustang Mach-E trim Range Starting Price
Mustang Mach-E Select 250 mi $39,995
Mustang Mach-E Premium 320 mi $43,995
Mustang Mach-E GT 280 mi $53,995
Mustang Mach-E Rally 265 mi $59,995
2024 Mustang Mach-E price and range by trim

Ford also introduced new discounts on the 2023 F-150 Lightning this week, offering up to $15,000 off MSRP. F-150 Lightning lease prices were cut by over $400 a month.

If you’re in the market for a new EV, now’s the time to start shopping. You can use our links below to find deals on Ford’s electric vehicles at a dealer near you.

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