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The Future of Driving in the U.S. Is Electric - Sort Of

25 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

"The EPA's final rule on car emissions will result in far fewer battery-powered electric vehicles than what the agency envisioned last year

"...final version...still leans on fully electric vehicles, but it makes room for plug-in hybrids and other types of cars that run on gas...Other scenarios outlined by the agency show as few as 35 percent of sales being fully electric cars, along with 36 percent being plug-in hybrids."

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How Colombia's Electric Buses Are Countering Climate Change And Creating Jobs For Women

25 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

Widowed and raising two teenage daughters, "Cely is one of 479 female bus drivers who work for La Rolita, which operates a fleet of 195 buses. The company is considered a pioneer for two reasons: it is one of the world’s few all-electric public transport companies and it has made hiring women a priority."

Latin American "region boasts 5,084 e-buses, constituting about 6 per cent of its bus fleet."

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IM Motors Says Its New L6 Model To Feature Solid-State Batteries With Over 1,000 KM Range

25 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

According to IM Motor CEO, "IM L6 will be built on a quasi-900 V high-voltage platform and will be the industry's first to feature ultra-fast-charging solid-state batteries in a production vehicle..."

"...the IM L6 will be powered by a solid-state battery with a capacity of 130 kWh.

"IM Motors is also planning three generations of solid-state battery products, with specific information to be revealed at the IM L6 technical launch on April 8."

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Dominion Energy's Electric School Bus Program Surpasses 1.5 Million Electric Miles in Virginia with Thomas Built Buses' Jouley

25 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

"...a fleet of more than 135 electric school buses currently operating across 25 districts in Virginia...Dominion Energy..."program has helped school districts overcome technical and financial hurdles of electric school bus adoption while improving air quality, protecting the health of our children and hardening the grid.

"Dominion-supported electric school buses have prevented a total of 1,632 short tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; 2,520 pounds of carbon monoxide (CO); and 4,342 pounds of nitrogen oxide (NOx)..."

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Are Electric Cars Too Heavy For British Roads, Bridges And Car Parks?

25 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

"Academics at the University of Edinburgh...found that any extra [road] wear is 'overwhelmingly caused by large vehicles - buses, heavy goods vehicles'. Road wear from cars and motorcycles is 'so low that this immaterial'

"National Highways, which runs the UK's motorways and A roads, is not concerned. Our bridges are designed to support 44-tonne heavy goods vehicles, so we have no concerns over the increased weight of much lighter EV cars"

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GM Believes 'Production Hell' Is Behind It With Plans To Build 20X More Ultium EVs In 2024

24 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

"The automaker encountered freight delays, software glitches, and other issues that delayed timelines....To make matters worse, GM ended production of its best-selling Chevy Bolt EV at the end of 2023, which accounted for 62,045 or over 81% of EV sales last year...CEO Mary Barra said 2024 is the 'year of execution' as GM looks to get back on track.

"GM sold fewer than 14,000 Ultium-based EVs in 2023, including the Cadillac Lyriq (9,154) and GMC Hummer (3,244)."

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Scooters Are The Most Efficient Way To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Colorado Study Finds

24 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

"Battery-powered e-scooters are the most effective at limiting emissions over the life cycle of all commuting options"

"Electric scooters take relatively few resources to produce and carry residents efficiently over short distances, sharply limiting their greenhouse gas contributions as they get the job done...a commuting journey on a diesel-powered bus one of the least efficient per-passenger-mile methods when greenhouse gases are accounted for..."

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What Investors Should Know About The U.S. Easing Vehicle Emissions Rules

24 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

"The Biden administration's decision to ease its timeline for all-electric vehicle adoption and give automakers more ways to meet new tailpipe emissions standards is expected to be a win for legacy automakers

"The EPA’s new strategy for cutting tailpipe emissions doesn’t focus only on EVs. It took into account more efficient gasoline engines, hybrids and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles."

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Edinburgh's Walking, Wheeling And Cycling Trends Revealed

24 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

"The biannual Walking and Cycling Index, delivered in partnership between Sustrans and the City of Edinburgh Council, draws on independent survey...Among the findings, the report shows that 50 per cent would like to see more spent on cycling while 57 per cent want investment in walking and wheeling and more than two-thirds (68 per cent) support an increase in spend on public transport."

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DoorDash Begins Baconator Deliveries By Drone

24 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

"If you're lucky enough to live near the Wendy's at 2355 N. Franklin Street in Christianburg, Virginia, you can have your square beef sandwiches delivered by drone...drone delivery area covers 'most homes within about 2.5 miles' of the Christianburg Wendy's...Deliveries should arrive between 10 to 30 minutes, carried by drones that travel at around 65mph."

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