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Affordable, High-Power Zapp Electric City Scooter Makes Goodwood Debut

23 Jun 2022 | Synopsis

"Zapp has focused the i300 squarely on getting you around town with zero emissions, adequate range, acceleration levels that'll give you a giggle instead of a yawn..."

"...with a total of just 1.44 kWh of battery storage, it ain't a lot. You can get somewhere around 37 miles (60 km) out of this thing if you whack it in Eco mode and ride it like a no-fun machine.

...prices starting at UK£5,750 (~US$7,000)..."

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The Citroen My Ami Buggy Sold Out In Under 18 Minutes

23 Jun 2022 | Synopsis

"The Citroen My Ami Buggy has sold out, and it only took 17 minutes and 28 seconds. Every single reservation for the tiny Citroen EV was spoken for within minutes, with a limited production run of 50 electric cars."

Ami...electric motor [rated] 8 horsepower (6 kilowatts)...a 5.5-kilowatt-hour battery pack. The top speed is just 28 miles per hour (45 kilometers per hour). It has a range of up to 43.5 miles (70 kilometers).

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Danish Electric Ferry Breaks Record for Longest Trip on Single Battery Charge

23 Jun 2022 | Synopsis

"The pioneering Danish e-ferry Ellen has racked up another record, becoming the world's longest-range fully-electric ferry by sailing 50 nautical miles (92 kilometers) on a single battery charge.

"With a 4.3 MWh capacity battery pack, it is the first electric ferry to have no emergency back-up generator on board...just under 60 meters long... carrying 198 passengers in summer months..."

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Here's Where US Electric School Bus Adoption Currently Stands

23 Jun 2022 | Synopsis

"As of this month, US school districts and fleet operators have committed to 12,275 electric school buses in 38 states...

"The number of electric school buses jumped by more than 10,000 since the release of WRI’s January 2022 dataset, and there has been almost a 10-fold increase since WRI began tracking adoption in August 2021...

"Only about 5% of these buses are currently delivered or operational."

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VW Truck Unit MAN Gets Ready for Electric Semis for 2024

22 Jun 2022 | Synopsis

In addition to building 20 prototypes, MAN "also spent the last year building up its expertise in assembling battery packs, which will give the trucks a range between 600 and 800 kilometers (372 to 497 miles).

"MAN faces a number of challenges in Europe including a rising cost of raw materials, as well as the omnipresent issue of charging infrastructure for trucks serving somewhat irregular routes."

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Ford Scrapped Early Electric SUV Designs after CEO Jim Farley Saw It: 'It Looks Like a Prius. That's a Joke.'

22 Jun 2022 | Synopsis

"Eager to make a splash with Ford's first modern electric car, Farley and other Ford executives decided to scrap the initial design and come up with something more exciting...back to the drawing board postponed the Mach-E's debut by several months..

"Farley pushed hard to make Ford's first electric SUV a Mustang, a controversial decision that has paid off...The Detroit automaker sold out of 2022 Mach-Es in April."

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78% of Adults in US Report Being Affected By Severe Weather Caused by Climate Change: Report

22 Jun 2022 | Synopsis

"Of the more than 2,600 Americans polled earlier this year, 78% reported experiencing severe events -- such as heat waves, freezing cold temperatures, hurricanes, major flooding and wildfires -- in the past five years.

"24% reported experiencing serious health problems as a result of those extreme weather events, with 51% being of Native American descent, 31% Latino, 30% Asian, 29% Black and 18% white, according to the report."

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Seattle Installs EV Chargers on Utility Poles for City Residents Without Home Chargers

22 Jun 2022 | Synopsis

"The new Curbside Level 2 EV Charging program provides EV chargers to Seattle residents who don’t have chargers at their own residence, although the service will be publicly available to anyone and will operate on a first-come, first-served basis."

"...each charger services one car at a time, providing up to 9.6 kilowatts. EVs will gain about 30 miles of range per hour plugged into the charger...EV owners will be expected to pay about $0.20/kWh."

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The Big Myth About Electric Cars You Need To Stop Believing

21 Jun 2022 | Synopsis

"When it comes to getting your electric vehicle repaired, it must be remembered that most service centers are still new to the process. This means that it typically takes longer to do even simple repairs... According to research from We Predict, getting an electric vehicle serviced costs about 2.3 times the bill of a car with an internal combustion engine."

Not asked: comparative frequency of EV repairs and what is warranty coverage?

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Top Twenty British Cities Where You Can Charge An Electric Car Fastest

21 Jun 2022 | Synopsis

"With one in six new vehicle registered last month fully electric and 480,000 EVs currently in use on UK roads, the Government says it is going to focus on improving the public charging infrastructure..."

"...the report says that the five cities with the most rapid and ultra-rapid chargers are Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Leeds, Birmingham and Coventry.

"Nottingham has most rapid devices that add 100 miles of range in around 20 minutes.."

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MY PERSPECTIVE

An Airline Professional's Perspective On the Prospects of Electric Airliners

Musings over pineapple upside-down cake on Mesa and United Airline's move to introduce electric aircraft

Published: 2022-09-25




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