08 Aug 2022 | Abstracted from Pandaily"In 2023, the company plans to launch its first two-wheeled electric vehicle equipped with sodium-ion batteries...heavier than lithium batteries, but they bring cost advantages.
"Simultaneously, the company has made certain adjustments to the battery products' structure...continuous breakthroughs in the lead-acid battery technology...products equipped with lead-acid batteries account for a larger proportion [of sales]."
08 Aug 2022 | Abstracted from Gizmodo"With five BYD vehicles planned for release in Australia over the next two years, including the Atto 3 (an SUV), the Dolphin (a hatchback), the Seal (a sedan) and two as of yet not revealed models (including another SUV and a ute), [9K/mo] quite the goal...BYD has the capacity to achieve this, with battery creation and dedicated vehicle manufacturing plants in China."
08 Aug 2022 | Abstracted from SCMP"Tesla...overtaken by Chinese rival BYD for sales. That should come as no surprise given China's booming demand for clean-energy vehicles and surging exports...The nation accounts for almost 60 per cent of global production and is emerging as the world's factory for EVs.
"Half of China's almost 500,000 EV exports last year were sold to Europe, where demand increased fivefold..."
08 Aug 2022 | Abstracted from Green Car Reports"In its current form, legislation would add price caps of $55,000 for cars and $80,000 for pickup trucks and SUVs...Along with income caps, these rules are meant to ensure credits go to consumers who really need them...
"...base versions of the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y - the two most popular EVs in the United States - would still qualify despite recent price increases..."
08 Aug 2022 | Abstracted from Car Buzz"It's a compact hatchback that doesn't look too distant from the Chevrolet Bolt. Of course, it won't be sold in the United States..."
"MG4 is available with two small battery packs, 51 kWh and 64 kWh. The former enables a 217-mile range (WLTP-rated) while the latter can travel approximately 280 miles..."
In the UK, the SE Standard Range starts at £25,995, the SE Long Range is £28,495..
07 Aug 2022 | Abstracted from Slash Gear"In 2016, the Alta Motors Redshift MX made history by becoming the first electric motorcycle to earn the number one spot at the AMA EnduroCross racing event...
"But a wave of dark clouds was forming on the horizon, and shortly after Alta Motors gained some traction in the motocross world, it packed its bags and closed up shop.
"Like most startups, Alta Motors failed to secure enough funding to sustain its manufacturing operations..."
07 Aug 2022 | Abstracted from CBCAward-winning St. John's fiction author's electronic bicycle is much more than just a bicycle...it's a way to get around, come up with new story ideas and explore the nuances of disability.
"Butler Hallett lives with a disease called ankylosing spondylitis...her rides have also served as a way to develop plots and characters in her writing, something she used to do on long walks before her condition declined."
07 Aug 2022 | Abstracted from CBS NewsThe ComEd EV Rally was held at the Museum of Science and Industry, and 30 very serious science students had a ton of fun showing of the six electric powered go-karts they built this summer.
"...known for years as The Ice-Box Derby..the goal is to encourage young women to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math, giving them the drive to pursue careers they will love."
07 Aug 2022 | Abstracted from Express"Cars registered before January 1997 and motorbikes and scooters registered before June 2000 are ineligible, and cannot be driven at all where restrictions apply. Restrictions are also in place for trucks and buses registered before 2001.
"All eligible vehicles need to display a Crit'Air vignette on their windscreen to be able to drive and park in restricted traffic zones."
07 Aug 2022 | Abstracted from Spy"Biking to work has plenty of benefits. For one, you're reducing traffic congestion and lessening your impact on the environment. In addition to helping the environment, not using gas helps your wallet, too...plenty of people live within a few miles of their office, and these trips are ideal for replacing a car with a bike.
"E-bikes make short commutes more manageable and longer ones viable."
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