GM threatens action against any dealerships attempting markups on upcoming EVs

General Motors is looking to nip the any dealership issues in the bud before its influx of EVs hit the market. In a recent letter to its dealerships, GM has warned against markups above MSRPs and reservation amounts, threatening to redirect vehicles away from offenders.

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EV hype helped Stellantis stock beat TSLA in 2021 – Here’s how it can deliver in 2022 (part 1)

Built up on the hype of its new European brand alliances, a few EV reveals, and the promise of profitability that always comes with economies of scale, shares in Stellantis (STLA) rose more than 60 percent in 2021, out-performing shares of Tesla stock (TSLA), which were up 27 percent over the same period. For that growth to continue in 2022, Stellantis has to deliver on product. Here’s how each brand can get it right.

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Tesla aims for a few Model Y deliveries from Gigafactory Texas by the end of the quarter

Sources familiar with the matter told Electrek that Tesla aims to deliver a few Model Y vehicles from Gigafactory Texas by the end of the quarter.

It would be an important milestone for the automaker and its new factory in Austin.

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GM is investing over $150 million to produce electric motor components in New York

General Motors (GM) shared plans to invest nearly $154 million to renovate its Lockport Components plant in western New York to support stator module production. These key components for electric motors will eventually serve GM brand electric trucks and SUVs built upon the company’s Ultium Platform.

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Podcast: Tesla headphones?, Model Y at Giga Texas, electric airstream, and more

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including potential Tesla headphones, Model Y at Gigafactory Texas, a new electric airstream, and more.

Remember to also subscribe to Electrek Quick Charge Podcast hosted by Mikey G and Electrek’s new Wheel-E 2-wheel podcast with Micah and Seth.

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Sun Joe’s blower/mulcher/vac sees off-season refurb. sale to $45, more in New Green Deals

If you’re still trying to convert from gas-powered lawn tools to electric, then we recommend picking up this deal Sun Joe 3-in-1 corded electric blower. Normally $59 or more, you’ll pay just $45 today. While it’s refurbished, it also comes with a 2-year warranty to give peace of mind that it’ll last for many seasons to come. We also have a wide selection of Tesla, Greenworks, and other 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, more on why going electric for your yard tools like the mower on sale 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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Honda e goes full thicc boi with touring car widebody kit (lots of pictures)

The guys at UK-based Old School Engineering have been working on their touring car-inspired, carbon fiber, widebody Honda e hot hatch for months. Earlier today, they finally released these pictures of the finished product. Meet the Red Bull Racing Honda e – will this be the car that sets off a second wave of tuner Hondas?

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Watch Tesla Model X Plaid do 0-60 mph launch in 2.3 seconds – faster than advertised

Tesla has started deliveries of the Model X Plaid with tri-motor powertrain, and the first reviews are coming in. They show the electric vehicle, which is now the fastest SUV in the world, doing a 0-60 mph launch in 2.3 seconds – faster than advertised by Tesla.

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