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Fuel-Cell Train Travels More Than 1,700 Miles On One Tank Of Hydrogen

27 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

"A hydrogen fuel-cell passenger train developed by Swiss rail vehicle maker Stadler Rail has achieved a new Guinness World Record, traveling for almost two days around the clock for a distance of 1,741.7 miles.

"Engineers then took it in turns to man the controls for more than 46 hours, after which the train came to a stop having clocked up 2,803 km (1741.7 miles) on a single tank of hydrogen."

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New Study Reveals EV Owners Are Staying Loyal To Tesla: "It's A Big Reason Many Will Not Switch'

27 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

"The study, which examined 12.6 million new vehicle registrations in the United States, showed that Tesla leads the pack regarding car brand loyalty...

"The popularity of both the Model 3 and Model Y among current owners, along with the brand's ability to attract many ICE customers to the BEV space...Tesla's success in the U.S. and worldwide bodes well for the EV market, which in turn is a good sign for the planet."

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There Are Now Visibly More Electric Motorcycles In Nairobi, Kenya

27 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

"The largest addressable market for motorcycles in Kenya is, of course, the motorcycle taxi industry, known as boda bodas

"The largest addressable market for motorcycles in Kenya is, of course, the motorcycle taxi industry, known as boda bodas...Electric motorcycles are even on the Uber app, and usually when you try to hail one, one is normally a minute or two away.."

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The Problem With Plug-In Hybrids? Their Drivers

27 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

"According to new real-world driving data from the European Commission, plug-in hybrids produce roughly 3.5 times the emissions official estimates suggest. The difference is largely linked to driver habits: people tend to charge plug-in hybrids and drive them in electric mode less than expected...drivers in plug-in hybrid vehicles produce about 139.4 grams of carbon dioxide for every kilometer driven...

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Anti-Electrification Trucking Lobby Buys Consulting Study That Finds EV Trucking Expensive

27 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

"...there's almost nothing in this report that stands up to scrutiny...full of deep degrees of nonsense and designed to make only the customer happy...one of its executives went before Congress and said an awful lot of things which didn't bear the slightest resemblance to reality.

"The US trucking industry's owners really just want to keep burning diesel and don’t want to be forced to spend money on new trucks or slight operational changes."

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Fancy A Chinese Electric Car For The Equivalent Of £4,200?

26 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

"...the Changan Lumin, a three-door city car with four seats. It is based on Changan's Epa0 platform...the basic version with a 41 PS motor and a 12.92 kWh battery...two fast-charging models: the Fragrant version with a range of 127 miles and the Honey version with a range of 187 mile...The Lumin has a front synchronous electric motor with permanent magnets powered by a lithium iron phosphate battery and has a top speed of 63 mph in all versions

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Car Wars: Hydrocarbons, Lithium, and the Greening Grid

26 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

"New battlelines are being drawn in today’s revamped auto world...Now it's the engine itself and whether electric vehicles are worse for the environment than "gasmobiles" as is dubiously being claimed by some

"...it is not the meter that scares government policy makers who tax measurable consumption, it is no meter.

"Change is never easy, especially an energy transition that upends an entire economy, but once an EV can do the same (or more) than a gasmobile at the same (or cheaper) price and everyone can buy one, no one will want yesterday's goods."

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Hong Kong Researchers Produce Green Hydrogen 14-Times Faster Than Standard With Wastewater Extraction Technology

26 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

"...team's research demonstrated the system was capable of generating high-purity hydrogen directly from wastewater at a rate 14-times faster than state-of-the-art electrolysis

"One of the core logistical challenges of green hydrogen production is the vast amount of clean water required to achieve it - one kilogram of hydrogen requires about 9 kilograms of water to produce...Using wastewater effluent is crucial for sustainable H2 production.."

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How Capitalism Beat Communism in Vietnam

26 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

"As late as 1993, 79.7 percent of the Vietnamese population was living in poverty. By 2020, the poverty rate had fallen to 5 percent. Vietnam is now one of the most dynamic countries in the world, with a vibrant economy that creates great opportunities for hardworking people and entrepreneurs.

"Changes to policy began at the local level...provinces in the Mekong Delta, for example, moved from the rationing subsidy system to a market-based system as early as the 1980s."

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Level 1 & Level 2 EV Charging Is Expected To Account For 80% Of All EV Charging In 2030

26 Mar 2024 | Synopsis

National Renewable Energy Laboratory expects "sufficient energy from the electric grid may be needed to support 33 million EVs on the road by 2030. The majority (64%) of EV charging is estimated to take place at single family homes using L1 and L2 charging, which is typically the most cost-effective and convenient type of charging.

"DC fast charging infrastructure is expected to support 20% of EV charging needs."

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