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Israel-Based Electreon Wants To Break EV Record With 1,500km Wireless Charging Trip In RAV4 PHEV

24 May 2023 | Synopsis

"Electreon aims to break EV range anxiety by traveling non-stop for 100 hours in the Toyota RAV4 PHEV without depleting its 18 kWh battery... the RAV4 PHEV being driven around an oval-shaped 200-meter track of which 25% has wireless ‘Electric Road’ charging technology..If it runs for 1,500 km, its electric-only range would have increased 20-fold...The Toyota will only make intermittent stops so the drivers can change throughout the test."

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New York State's Proposed E-Bike Incentive Could Reduce Traffic by 30 Minutes

24 May 2023 | Synopsis

"New York [State] Senate Bill S314 will "establish a ride clean rebate program for electric assist bicycles and electric scooters...Incentives would top out at $1,100 of the total purchase cost of a new e-bike or e-scooter.

"According to the bill, 75 percent of auto trips and 55 percent of transit trips in NYC are under five miles and [utilizing] e-bikes for trips under five-miles...could reduce the impact of "congestion, traffic, and harmful emissions while encouraging a shift to renewable modes of transportation."

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A Federal Requirement Is Pushing for EV Charger Uptime of at Least 97%

24 May 2023 | Synopsis

"Joint Office of Energy and Transportation has revealed a new effort, led by the Department of Energy national laboratories, to address charger reliability.

National Charging Experience Consortium...will work with the charging industry and EV makers on a number of issues that require collaboration from everyone in the industry...consortium also aims to create a centralized data platform just for EV charger data reporting..."

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This Plug-and-Play Meter Collar Makes Electrical Panel Upgrades For EVs And Solar Unnecessary

24 May 2023 | Synopsis

ConnectDER makes meter collars...that are installed between the home's meter and the meter socket to create a single access point for distributed energy resources (DER) installation.

"Expensive electrical panel upgrades are frequently needed in homes in order to support the additional energy demand of DER products like EV charging, solar panels, heat pumps, and other smart appliances...adapter platform helps bridge that gap, especially for underserved populations that more frequently live in older, underpowered homes."

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Tesla Plummets 50 Spots In Reputable Brands Survey. It's At 62 - 30 Places Below Ford

24 May 2023 | Synopsis

"Some of the shine has come off Tesla's reputation in the minds of U.S. consumers, according to a new survey ranking of the most reputable brands...Respondents to [Axios Harris 100] survey chose Patagonia and Costco as the U.S.'s No. 1 and No. 2 most reputable brands.

"Tesla has faced multiple issues recently...also faced criticism from customers who were upset about the company slashing prices for some of its models"

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A Belgian Lesson in Taming the Automobile

23 May 2023 | Synopsis

"...the Belgian capital of 1.2 million has instead earned a reputation for being painfully gridlocked..

"Brussels' transportation network has been reconfigured, shifting trips away from cars and toward bikes, transit and walking. The share of bike commuters has tripled in just four years...With most residents housebound [by COVID lockdown] the sudden appearance of so many bike lanes grabbed popular attention.

"In 2017, cars accounted for 64% of travel kilometers within the Brussels region; by 2022 that share had fallen to 49%..."

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Meet Fokker's Next Gen Hydrogen Plane: The Future of Dutch Aerospace?

23 May 2023 | Synopsis

"With €25 million in funding from the Dutch government, and an additional EU Clean Aviation grant of undisclosed amount, Fokker is aiming at a 2035 entry into service of a clean-sheet aircraft design operating on liquid hydrogen. The plane's intended range is 2,500 km, meaning it could fly across Europe from London to Kyiv

Fokker has opted for liquid hydrogen and direct combustion...the plane to also be able to fly on both good old kerosene and sustainable aviation fuel."

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Italian Coachbuilder Builds One-Off Electric Citroen Ami Inspired By Aston Martin DBS

23 May 2023 | Synopsis

"The one-off tiny Ami is finished in a specification similar to the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera...Corriere Motori...designed more than 60 custom parts for the car, and only 40 were used for this particular model...Ami costs roughly £8,000 in the UK, approximately $9,900.

"...the Ami has a sizeable (sarcasm alert) 5.5-kilowatt-hour battery, enough for a 43-mile range. Monaco is less than one square mile, so an entire day of driving is more than possible."

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Where in the U.S. is Climate Change Striking the Hardest?

23 May 2023 | Synopsis

"...you might want to know which U.S. cities or states could hold up best in a warmer world...In a world where climate change escalates, there are no winners...Climate change is a domino effect, and we all stand to lose if one piece falls

"States already experiencing the fallout of climate change are evident in NOAA's billion-dollar disaster list. Texas leads with an average of 5.3 such events per year, double the number experienced in the pre

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Will Autonomous Bus Captains Replace Bus Drivers?

23 May 2023 | Synopsis

"Scotland launches autonomous bus fleet near Edinburgh, but it's actually creating jobs instead of losing them to automation.

"...a preview of a future, whether distant or close, when Level 4 tech will be scaled enough to possibly be more cost effective than paying a driver. Bus fleets will still have plenty of maintenance personnel and perhaps a remote driver monitoring the progress of 10 buses at once with the help of AI..."

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