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This Air Taxi Took a 500-Mile, Hydrogen-Powered Flight in a 'Seminal Moment for Aviation'

12 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

"Joby's core product is a battery-electric eVTOL that can carry four passengers plus a pilot at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour. The aircraft Joby used for its recent test flight consisted of '90 percent of the systems and components' of the company's existing eVTOL aircraft...the first forward flight of a liquid-hydrogen-powered eVTOL...liquid hydrogen enters the fuel cell, it is combined with compressed air to create electricity, water, heat. That electricity is used to power the vehicle's six motors and propellers, as well as recharge the eVTOL's batteries."

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Eight Out of 10 of China's NEV Brands Will Disappear by 2030 as Market Consolidates, Report Predicts

12 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

"The number of Chinese NEV brands will fall from the 137 that exist now to only 19 in just seven years, according to AlixPartners' annual Global Automotive Market Outlook...To survive, an NEV brand needs minimum annual sales of 400,000 pure electric vehicles or 200,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. In 2023, the average annual sales of China's NEV brands stood at only 156,000 units." [NOTE: Limited Access].

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"The Grid Can't Handle EVs," They Say. Let's Put This Myth Out To Pasture.

12 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

"The argument is sticky not because it's a good argument, but because it depends on half-truths...This idea that the grid will collapse if too many people get EVs means that a country [like Norway] with, say, half of the cars already EVs, would have already run into serious problems. But, it didn't happen. Showing that this 'real world problem' doesn't actually exist in the real world goes a long way toward debunking the myth."

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Toyota Unveils Investment Plan in EV Charging Network Ionna

12 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

"Toyota has partnered with seven other automotive manufacturers to invest in Ionna, supporting the development of its advanced charging infrastructure for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) across North America.

"Ionna aims to launch a minimum of 30,000 charging ports across North America by 2030, incorporating both NACS and CCS connectors to accommodate all types of BEVs."

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No, Extreme Heat Doesn't Cause People To Get Stuck In EVs

12 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

"How hot is too hot for EVs? Will the next heat wave brick it, leaving you stranded?...The answer isn't nearly as sensational as the headlines...written already this summer...Just as hot weather puts a range of components for gasoline vehicles under additional stress, heat waves can wear more on EV batteries...

"Based on Recurrent's data from 20,000 EVs, there's no red-line temperature at which EV batteries "brick," or at which the damage to batteries suddenly accelerates."

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Ford's Beloved Capri Returns, But This Boxy Electric SUV Bears Little Resemblance To The Muscular Original

11 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

"...model that is due to go on sale almost 40 years after the original badge was discontinued shirks the swooping fastback styling and British 'muscle car' characteristics for altogether more reserved electric SUV proportions...the Capri has opted to do battle with the likes of Polestar's 2...as well as Volvo’s EX30, Peugeot’s e-3008 and the Volkswagen ID 5...the modern Capri is based on the same underpinnings as VW's ID 5, seeing as it share the very same MEB EV platform..."

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What 3 Years Of Driving An Electric Car In Europe Taught Me About Range 'Serenity' And Energy Consumption

11 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

"In a few weeks, I'll return my vehicle to the dealer as it's the end of the 3-year lease period...So, how was it? In short, pretty uneventful. I never suffered from range anxiety...I'd describe my experience as one of range serenity instead of range anxiety.

"ICCT study...found that a car with a battery on the smaller end of the range of capacities on the market is sufficient for the vast majority of urban and rural car drivers."

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Electrify America Demands Customers Leave After Charging to 85% In Controversial Anti-Congestion Pilot Program

11 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

"Electrify America will enforce a State of Charge limit of 85% at certain stations as part of a new pilot program. At these locations, customers will not be able to fully charge their EV to 100%. Instead, charging will halt at 85%,. The owner will then be given ten minutes grace to move their vehicle before they start racking up idle fees.

"All ten stations in the pilot are located in California, though the measure could easily be rolled out further..."

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Tesla's Share of the EV Market Shrinking

11 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

"Tesla;;s control over the market is starting to seriously wane, slipping below 50 percent in the second quarter of this year...down from 59.3 percent in Q2 of last year...demand for electric vehicles is still growing, with sales increasing 11.3 percent year over year

"Tesla's domestic competition is really starting to heat up... Chevrolet is expected to put out an Equinox SUV that costs just $35,000 before a federal tax credit..."

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Are Chinese Electric Cars Reliable? Here's What New Data Says

11 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

The 2024 China New Energy Vehicle Initial Quality Study from JD Power found that quality problems in Chinese-made electric and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) cars have increased since 2023...The report captured data from almost 10,000 EV and PHEV owners across 81 cities in China...cars manufactured in China by Chinese companies were found to have fewer quality issues overall than cars manufactured in China by international brands..."

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