20 Jun 2022 | Synopsis"With $408 million in federal funds, the state wants to build enough charging stations to support 1 million electric vehicles.
"The chargers will be high-powered at 150kW, able to bring most electric vehicles from 10% to 80% in about half an hour, according to the report.
"The funding is coming from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed last year..."
20 Jun 2022 | Synopsis"It turns out that when driven gently, like you would on ice, the LMV is perfectly docile and responsive. The main challenge is an artifact of driving in a simulator with a 2D-screen standing in for reality.
"The LMV's top speed is 25 kph...never venture above 12 kph. A crash would be harmlessly virtual, but the time needed to reset the simulator would mean an instant end to my moon-driving fantasy. The Apollo LRV topped out at 13 kph..."
20 Jun 2022 | Synopsis"The ramp-up is also progressing slower than anticipated...a level of 1,000 units per week should have been achieved in April. The rumored main bottleneck was the paint shop's output.
"Tesla currently produces in Germany only the Tesla Model Y Performance version, powered by 2170-type cylindrical battery cells..."
"...during the first three months... the plant produced some 8,865 Model Y. That's half of what the Tesla Giga Shanghai.."
19 Jun 2022 | SynopsisHertz.."boldly announced a $4.2 billion deal to purchase 100,000 Tesla fully electric vehicles (EVs) by the end of 2022."
"While Hertz was first off the starting blocks, its two biggest rivals, Enterprise Holdings and Avis Budget Group, have since joined in...
"..it’s unknown how many Teslas are available in the more than 30 markets currently offering EVs, which now also include the first of the 65,000 Polestar 2s.."
19 Jun 2022 | Synopsis"...future electrified cars will continue Lamborghini's tradition of radical styling: "They will always look like spaceships, always be inspiring, always cars that with whatever technology they have will have the sound and the emotion to touch you..."
We aren't likely to see something as wild looking as the Terzo Millennio [pictured here] for awhile, though, as fully-electric Lamborghinis are still pretty far away."
19 Jun 2022 | Synopsis"In a once-abandoned Soviet-era truck factory in the central city of Santa Clara, about 100 workers of the company Minerva assemble electric vehicles with parts imported from China or Vietnam.
"The objective for 2022 is to produce 10,000 electric motorbikes...double the factory's previous record - as well as 2,000 three-wheelers."
19 Jun 2022 | Synopsis"...concept of "quantum battery" first proposed...in 2012...theorized that quantum resources, such as entanglement, can be used to vastly speed up the battery charging process by charging all cells within the battery simultaneously in a collective manner. "Employing this quantum charging would lead to a 200 times speedup over classical batteries, which means...at home charging time would be cut from 10 hours to about 3 minutes."
18 Jun 2022 | SynopsisTranscript of interview with Ryan Cornell...at Arizona State University's School of Sustainability on controversial bill seen as intended to discourage people switching to electric cars.
"It really does kind of demonize the electric vehicle and that people are going to look at their receipts...and think, oh, that's not something I like. I don't want to be paying more for someone else's car so they can plug in."
18 Jun 2022 | Synopsis"The total sales of electric vehicles (EV) by 2030 are expected to cross the 10-million-units mark...nearly one in every 10 EVs sold worldwide will be sold in India.
"The transition is expected to be led by two-wheeler and three-wheeler segments...latter...expected to have 95% transition to EVs by 2030...penetration in the former is expected to be around 35%. For passenger vehicles (cars)...10% of sales by 2030."
18 Jun 2022 | Synopsis"Electric car sales are booming but access to public chargers is going backwards...Twelve months ago, there was one charger for every 16 plug-in cars...but now there's just one for every 32 cars."
"It's easy to see how the problem was created. There are now 140 EV models, another 55 are coming this year...
The number of public chargers increased by 37% in the UK last year, with about 600 added each month..."
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