21 Nov 2022 | Synopsis"Tesla's standard has many advantages over CCS1. It can be used for both AC and DC charging potentially at up to 1 MW...and has a very compact package so both the plug and inlet are smaller and lighter...and less costly than CCS1, although no amount was mentioned.
Once most of the infrastructure gradually becomes compatible with both - NACS/CCS1, other EV manufacturers may be will be willing to switch to NACS on the vehicle side."
21 Nov 2022 | Synopsis"Most of the battery-related fires take place in working-class residential neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and The Bronx.
"The number of e-bike-related fires took off during the pandemic, coinciding with the growth in riders using battery-powered devices to deliver takeout...triggered by poorly maintained or damaged lithium-ion batteries, have caused 10 deaths and more than 200 injuries in the five boroughs in just the last two years alone."
21 Nov 2022 | Synopsis"To balance the books, Canadian cities make like Europe where going car-free is easy."
"...there are new glimmers of hope as a growing wave of low-carbon, high-density, tax-efficient, people-friendly city-building shows signs of spreading.
"...urban centres of Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto have done a much better job than U.S. cities, where government funding structures have created downtown "inner city" blight that is unfamiliar in Canada''s vibrant and pricey urban cores."
21 Nov 2022 | SynopsisTip 1: "The best out and out range isn't necessarily the most efficient electric car. Range is convenient (and you tend to get faster overall charging per mile on public chargers), but buy the kind of car that suits your usage profile.
Tip 6: "it's also worth remembering that electric cars aren't overly fond of constant speed on a motorway when it comes to maximum efficiency....a little bit of route planning can go a long way to preserving that range figure."
21 Nov 2022 | SynopsisMercedes "...wants consumers to pay extra for that beyond just a one-time payment, meaning Mercedes now effectively "owns" those adjusted power figures, and you're only renting them.
"... for all a buyer knows, those power figures could be completely different.
"Mercedes-Benz has not yet instituted this subscription service for its EQ vehicles...coming 'soon.'
20 Nov 2022 | Synopsis"The Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) scheme is included in many trade and investment agreements...enables transnational corporations to sue governments in courts outside of the national legal system...
"..an African country can still be sued by a foreign corporation for trying to protect the climate...fear of being sued causes countries to delay or decide against taking vital climate action ...phasing out fossil fuels."
20 Nov 2022 | Synopsis"The COP27 climate conference, in Egypt, was in large part a global search for cash."
"...the countries whose pollution caused your problems also have enough dollars to repair the damage"
Lord Stern:"Climate change is a result of the greatest market failure the world has seen...Simply by shifting some of its standard practices, the World Bank could free up capital for this kind of work..."
20 Nov 2022 | Synopsis"Although a phase-down of coal was agreed at last year's Glasgow conference, other fossil fuels are going to remain immune.
"...what matters is not the words in an international agreement, but whether our carbon emissions are falling fast enough. On that front, the prospects are far better.
"What’s changed is the remarkable rise of renewable technologies that can compete with conventional energy..."
20 Nov 2022 | Synopsis"The abandoning of the petrol engine is an externally imposed obligation and it is met with muted hostility, to varying degrees, by the brands.
"While they celebrate the environmental virtues of the electric car to consumers, they continue to actively lobby the European Union to relax the timetable leading to the ban on combustion engines. This change challenges not only the sector's technical traditions, but also its economic model..."
20 Nov 2022 | Synopsis"Negotiators from 200 countries agreed "to set up a 'loss and damage' fund meant to help vulnerable countries cope with climate disasters and agreed the globe needs to cut greenhouse gas emissions nearly in half by 2030.
"The US and other developed nations have long sought to avoid such provisions...
"The influence of the fossil fuel industry was found across the board..."
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