22 Nov 2022 | Synopsis"..drag accounts for 30% to 40% of losses in electric cars on the WLTP drive cycle, possibly rising to 50% in the real world. In comparison, losses due to drag account for just 10%" in ICE cars.
"The Porsche Taycan and Mercedes EQS are achieving drag coefficients of 0.22 and 0.20 respectively, and the Mercedes EQXX concept drives that down to an almost unbelievable 0.17...figures translate to energy consumption of 15kWh per 62 miles for the EQS, , but that drops significantly to 10kWh for the EQXX."
22 Nov 2022 | SynopsisNew York State "is moving forward with a regulation that would speed the transition from high-emissions, gas-powered cars to pollution-free electric cars."
"As a doctor who works in downtown Buffalo with primarily low-income communities, I know firsthand how environment directly affects health.
ACC II would require automakers, beginning in 2026, to offer a gradually increasing percentage of zero-emission vehicles within the state."
22 Nov 2022 | SynopsisLocated at Legacy West "...the 29th Lucid Studio and service center location in North America and the 32nd in the world...
"Texas' non-business-friendly laws, specifically laws that favor dealerships, do not allow companies like Lucid to sell directly to consumers, and Lucid Group has filed a lawsuit in Texas.
"...customers to experience the brand and obtain information about its products with a Virtual Reality Experience."
22 Nov 2022 | Synopsis"An estimated 11% of global greenhouse gas emissions are due to tourism...predicted to double by 2050.
"So how can tourism fix its emissions problem? It just needs 100% sustainable aviation fuels by 2050 to power air travel.
"The longest-distance flights are defined as round trips of more than 16,000km…are the hardest to decarbonise...they must remain static at 2019 levels for the next 27 years in order for tourism to reach net zero."
22 Nov 2022 | Synopsis"United States EV adoption remains sluggish in the middle portion of the nation. But a change could be underway, according to a recent report from S&P Global Mobility.
"...the lack of charger availability is an influence in Midwestern states, but it is not the factor...An equally strong factor is the availability of product in form factors that customers are willing to purchase.
Charging network also seen " catalyzing growth and interest."
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.'
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