24 Sep 2023 | SynopsisThe iconic British brand MINI, known for its stylish compact cars, was launched in 1959 by the British Motor Corporation (BMC). Now celebrating that milestone, the new MINI E-Bike 1 will have just 1959 units to be sold. The Electric Bike was designed for MINI by Angell Mobility...MINI Electric BIKE 1 is equipped with a 250W rear hub motor that provides the bike a maximum speed of 25km/h (15.5 MPH)..."
24 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"Unlike most eVTOL developers, Supernal has kept the technical details of its future air taxi under wraps. One of the reasons is that the Korean company is focusing on more than an all-electric aircraft. Supernal envisions a futuristic mobility eco-system where air taxis are interconnected with ground-based autonomous vehicles...Supernal wants to develop electric aircraft and a supporting ground infrastructure as well."
24 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"Why not? The answer is part logistics and part politics...While the number of electric vehicle models has surged in China and Europe, few of those cars have made it to America.
Trump implemented tariffs on about $370 billion of imports from the country each year, including a 27.5% tariff on cars made in China...US auto market a big market, but not a growing market per se. And you have to displace existing manufacturers, existing brand loyalty."
24 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"The plan to develop an electric battery supply chain opens the door for open and transparent investment to build value-added and sustainable industry in Africa and creating a just energy transition for workers and local communities,' a State Department news release said.
"...This would be an important shift in the historical practice by allowing Africans to reap more wealth from their abundant natural resources..."
24 Sep 2023 | Synopsis[Prime Minister's] "announcement that he will delay banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by five years to 2035 in a U-turn on the government's climate commitments has triggered international condemnation and anger from industry...six UK drivers share their reaction to the electric vehicle (EV) policy change and explain how they will be affected.
"I will not buy another petrol car. I'd rather walk. The oil companies can buy politicians but not me or my child's future."
23 Sep 2023 | SynopsisThe word "sustainability" gets thrown around a lot these days. But what does it actually mean for humanity to be sustainable? Environmental data scientist Hannah Ritchie digs into the numbers behind human progress across centuries [in this TED talk video], unpacking why the conventional understanding of sustainability is misleading and showing how we can be the first generation of humans to actually achieve it."
23 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"A proposal by the city's transportation department would enable larger, electric, pedal-assist cargo bicycles to deliver packages. By allowing a wider variety of commercial bicycles to operate, the city hopes to shift more deliveries by major carriers like Amazon and UPS out of trucks and onto bikes...In dense cities, many companies are now making deliveries with e-bikes carting long, 3-wheeled trailers stacked with boxes behind them. But in New York, there are currently legal limits on how wide these bikes can be and how many wheels they can have."
23 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"A new study, modeling the potential of solar-powered vehicles in the urban context in 100 cities across the world, shows that solar energy provides a range between 11 and 29 km per day, reducing charging needs by half.
"The study also finds that the most favorable locations for solar-powered vehicles are cities in Africa, the Middle East, southern Europe and Southeast Asia...Losses associated with shading in the city are around 25%..."
23 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"What makes this charging station unique is its dynamic pricing model. It differs from traditional fixed pricing schemes because it incentivizes EV drivers with lower charging prices when renewable energy is at its peak on the grid. The charging price...follows the Danish energy spot prices...by charging EVs when solar and wind energy production is high, consumers can also increase the probability that they’re using renewable [energy]."
23 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"For starters, we are talking about fewer than 20,000 EVs in a country that has millions of electric vehicles."
"Secondly, this is a story about subpar EVs failing. Most of those vehicles have less than 100 miles of range – many of them have less than 50 miles of range.
Chinese "car-sharing companies thought they could flood cities with these and they would get used, but it wasn't the case."
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