GM-backed electric truck startup Lordstown Motors is going public

Good News Notes: “One-year-old Lordstown Motors will become a publicly traded company in an effort to bring its commercial electric pickup truck, the Endurance, to market. And it will do this with more support from General Motors than was previously known, according to financial filings. The startup plans to list on the Nasdaq stock exchange…

Tesla’s Newest Model S Can Go Farther Than Any Electric Car Before

Good News Notes: “It’s a big moment for electric cars. Tesla announced yesterday that it has cracked the 400-mile barrier, a first for a production electric vehicle sold to the public. The company says the EPA will officially rate the new Long Range Plus version of the Model S for a 402-mile range. Elon Musk had accused the EPA of…

Elon Musk says Tesla has now produced 1 million electric vehicles

Good News Notes: “Tesla has produced 1 million electric vehicles, according to the firm’s CEO Elon Musk, who congratulated the ‘Tesla team’ on the milestone via a tweet.” “Currently, Tesla offers four models of electric vehicle: the Model 3 and Model S, which are sedans, and the Model Y and Model X, which are types…

Tesla owner says Model X saved his life after crash down a hill

Good News Notes: “A Tesla Model X owner says that his electric SUV saved his life after he veered off the road and the car automatically applied the brakes as he was going down a hill. In 2017, the Tesla Model X officially became the highest safety-rated SUV by a significant margin with 5-star ratings in…

“Volkswagen Praises Tesla, Commits To More Renewable Energy”

 Good News Notes: “Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess went to Germany last week to participate in the annual World Economic Forum event. While there, he took the opportunity to sing the praises of Tesla. “I think it’s great to have good competition. We think that Tesla plays a very important role in the transition because they…

Elon Musk donates $1 million to plant trees after testifying that he’s cash-poor

Good News Notes: “Elon Musk has donated $1 million worth of trees ($1 per tree) to YouTuber Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson, who’s currently campaigning to raise $20 million from fellow YouTube celebrities for a climate change fundraising effort.” “The fundraising program has been successful even without a Musk donation; MrBeast has raised more than $6 million. The…