14 Nov 2023 | Synopsis"Global efforts to reach net-zero carbon emissions are failing in almost every way, with one exception: the boom in electric vehicles...Bezos Earth Fund and other non-profits which assessed 42 different measures key for the world hitting net zero by 2050. They cover electricity, industry, transport and land...The study shows six areas of the economy are going in completely the wrong direction...EV sales are the only area moving at the right speed..."
14 Nov 2023 | Synopsis"The first Volvo minivan EV features over 450 miles (738 km) CTLC range...will compete in an increasingly competitive Chinese auto market.
"The Volvo EM90 is based on the ZEEKR 009, another Geely-owned brand. Although the models look identical, Volvo included its unique design touch. Powered by a 116 kWh battery, it can charge from 10%-80% in less than 30 minutes. With a 200 kW electric motor, the electric minivan can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds."
14 Nov 2023 | Synopsis"A full 60% of the world's population will be living in cities by 2030 and most of them will be in larger ones...The more people who live in a city, the greater the justification for subways, light rail, rapid bus transit and transit right of ways to move them...
"Electrified transit, electric micromobility and electrified urban delivery vehicles mean vastly more people and more goods are moving through our increasingly big and dense cities
14 Nov 2023 | SynopsisJoby Aviation and Volocopter gave the public a vivid glimpse of what the future of aviation...performing brief demonstration flights of their electric aircraft in New York City....the company announced that it would roll out its commercial service in New York and Los Angeles first, as part of a landmark "city-to-airport" service deal with its investor Delta Airlines...Joby estimated that the service could shrink the transit time from Manhattan to JFK.
14 Nov 2023 | Synopsis"NASA has been developing solid-state batteries for use in transport through its Solid-state Architecture Batteries for Enhanced Rechargeability and Safety (SABERS) project...a prototype sulphur selenium battery that produces 500 watt-hours of energy per kilogram of battery, which is around double the energy density of a standard lithium-ion battery...this design eliminate 30 to 40 percent of the battery's weight, it also allows us to double or even triple the energy it can store."
13 Nov 2023 | Synopsis"...a semi-inebriated person sidled up to the reporter [at NADA convention] and said, 'This stuff is crazy, what they're saying. It's crazy. Claiming 10% of the fleet will be electric by 2030? Never gonna happen. Do you sell EVs? They're toys, They're not cars"
"It is clear that many of America's car dealers do not believe in the electric car transition...Many car dealers are putting their greed ahead of the need for a sustainable planet.
13 Nov 2023 | Synopsis"Europe's electric car sales appear to be entering a go-slow zone as drivers wait for better, cheaper models that are two to three years down the road...most new models in the pipeline targeting entry-level consumers will not hit the market before 2025 at the earliest...Demand will remain slow for as long as there are no cheaper EVs available..."
13 Nov 2023 | Synopsis"...preconditioning heats or cools the battery to a more moderate temperature that allows it to charge and deliver electricity more quickly. It can also help to extend the battery's life...a battery itself does not contain electricity; instead, it contains chemicals that create electricity through a chemical reaction. This chemical reaction slows when the battery is very cold or very hot...a very general rule might be that it's beneficial to
13 Nov 2023 | SynopsisThe Kaveya entry-level rear-wheel drive trim can manage 536 horsepower and is slated for deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2025, once production kicks off in 2024...The top-end variant is the one to watch. Touting an all-wheel drive format tied to an impressive 1,180-horsepower output, it promises a range of over 250 miles and a top speed of roughly 180 miles per hour...Karma says the Kaveya can go from zero to 60 in less than three seconds."
13 Nov 2023 | Synopsis"UK's Tory government is rolling back climate legislation and is continuing to fund the expansion of domestic oil and gas reserves...1,911 people that are representative of the UK population in terms of age, gender and ethnicity...Almost two thirds support the most stringent climate policies, while others receive even higher support....In short, people in the UK favour all kinds of policy instruments to tackle climate change, even the most stringent ones."
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