Closer look: A single piece of aluminum makes up SONDORS Metacycle electric motorcycle frame

When SONDORS first unveiled its 80 mph (130 km/h) electric motorcycle known as the Metacycle, the unique design was seriously eye-catching. Now, we’re getting an up-close look at just what goes into that innovative frame.

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Get outside with this Woot electric scooter sale from $175, more in New Green Deals

After a successful Prime Day deal extravaganza, we’re back with the best New Green Deals for you to browse. Today, we’re going to take a look at a selection of hoverboard and electric scooter deals priced from $175. Plus, there’s discounts on smart thermostats and much more. We also have a wide selection of Tesla and other e-bike deals today, so you won’t want to miss that either.

Head below for other New Green Deals that we’ve found today, more on why going electric for your yard tools like a mower or edger is important, 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.

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Fleet of 50 Tesla taxis gets shut down in NYC for some sketchy reasons

Revel’s planned fleet of 50 Tesla Model Y taxis in New York City was shut down by the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), and the reasons they gave are sketchy, to say the least.

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Con Edison to combine battery storage and EV chargers at same site in New York

One of the US’s largest energy companies, Con Edison, has announced a contract with Centrica Business Solutions to transform a lot in Brooklyn, New York, into an energy hub complete with 18 350kW EV chargers and a battery energy storage system (ESS). Con Edison claims this will be the first hub in New York City that combines both energy storage and EV charging.

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Canoo will locate its US mega microfactory in Oklahoma

Every company, in or out of the EV industry, seems to be want to build Gigafactories these days. Aspiring EV manufacturer Canoo is pursuing a different strategy, or at least a different terminology. The company plans to rely on several “mega microfactories,” and has now announced that the first will be built near Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The company says it will establish a 400-acre campus at an industrial complex strategically located near some of the region’s busiest thoroughfares. The facility will include “a full commercialization facility” with a paint shop, body shop and general assembly plant, as well as “a low-volume industrialization facility.” It is scheduled to open in 2023, and is expected to create some 2,000 local jobs.

Canoo hopes to bring its first vehicle to market in Q4 2022. The company will partner with VDL Nedcar while the Oklahoma facility is under construction.

Governor Kevin Stitt and other dignitaries came out to Texas Motor Speedway for the announcement ceremony. “Oklahoma has always been a pioneer in the energy industry, and this partnership with Canoo shows that our state is an innovation leader in electric vehicle technology,” said Governor Stitt.

“We ran a multi-state competition and invested millions of dollars to find the right manufacturing facility,” said Canoo Chairman and CEO Tony Aquila. “Oklahoma was a head and shoulders above the other contenders. Our investment in this manufacturing and technology center means we will deliver vehicles faster at scale—and fulfill our mission to bring affordable, purpose-built EVs to Everyone.”