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GM Says EV Hurdles Are 'Not An Issue Now' As New Models roll Out

23 May 2024 | Synopsis

"Barra confirmed the (battery cell) issues are 'behind us now.'

"The company aims to build 200,000 to 300,000 EVs this year, about 20 times more than GM did in 2024...Despite recent plans to boost its hybrid lineup, GM has several important all-electric models rolling out this year...With the $7,500 EV tax credit included, the electric Blazer can be bought for as low as $42,695. That’s for the base 2LT AWD model with up to 279 miles range.

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'EV Health Checker' Creator ClearWatt Reaches £200,000 Fundraising Target With Latest Investment From Prova

23 May 2024 | Synopsis

EV Health Checker app provides consumers and dealers with critical information needed to make more informed purchase decisions...by measuring and certifying EV battery health

"By using mobile telematics to collect driving data and measure key battery indicators, our self-service mobile app measures and certifies EV battery health..on a mission to revolutionise the second-hand EV marketplace by providing clarity, reassurance and certainty..."

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Kia Targets Mid-$40,000 Range For Smaller EV3 To 'Extend EV Ownership'

23 May 2024 | Synopsis

"The EV3 will have a choice of either a 58.3 or an 81.4-kilowatt-hour battery, using the fourth generation of Kia’s battery technology... Kia wants to tell Americans that the EV3 will have a range of more than 300 miles.

"The EV3 marks the next step in Kia's strategic journey of transformation to be a sustainable mobile solutions provider, and underscores our determination to create world-leading electric vehicles that are accessible to all."

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Global Warming Price Tag Hits $215 Trillion

23 May 2024 | Synopsis

"...new New Energy Outlook...shows that between now and 2050 [that] it will require a $215 trillion investment to keep rising temperatures at 1.75 degrees C above preindustrial levels.

"Bloomberg number is ten times the current US GDP, meaning the $215 trillion may not be available...Bloomberg number is ten times the current US GDP, meaning the $215 trillion may not be available.

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"Climate Arsonists": 8 Major Oil Companies Fail to Align With Paris Agreement

23 May 2024 | Synopsis

"Oil Change International's Big Oil Reality Check report, released Tuesday, concludes that the plans of BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Eni, Equinor, ExxonMobil, Shell, and TotalEnergies would actually put the world on track for more than 2.4°C of warming...American fossil fuel corporations are the worst of the worst..Oil Change found that six out of the eight companies have official plans to increase oil and gas production..."

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We Get More Useful Energy Out Of Renewables Than Fossil Fuels

22 May 2024 | Synopsis

"It costs less energy to get fossil fuels, but we can't use them as efficiently

"...the researchers propose an alternate form of the energy return on investment (EROI) -something they call useful-stage EROI...oil products are at only 2, meaning we only get about twice as much energy out of gasoline as we put into producing and using it.

"Renewable energy...like wind and solar...can be used for things like heating, rail and road transit..."

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Study: Dip In Demand For Electric Cars Will Soon Be Over

22 May 2024 | Synopsis

"...market researchers are already forecasting rising market shares for 2025 in their EU Passenger Car Report 2024. Last year, 16 per cent of new vehicles sold in Europe were purely electric cars...the figure is expected to rise to 23 per cent as early as 2025, then to 33 per cent two years later and to 48 per cent in 2029.

"...research team...argues that technical progress, economies of scale and new competitors (presumably from China) will lead to price reductions for electric cars."

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10 Signs You Bought the Wrong Hybrid Vehicle

22 May 2024 | Synopsis

"...not all hybrids are created equal, and sometimes, you might find that the hybrid you purchased isn't meeting your expectations...it's essential to choose one that fits your needs and expectations. If you recognize any of these signs in your current hybrid vehicle, it might be time to reevaluate your decision and consider other options. (Original source document was AI-generated: editorially 'fine-tuned').

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On Self-Driving, Waymo Is Playing Chess While Tesla Plays Checkers

22 May 2024 | Synopsis

"We'll know Tesla is serious about robotaxis when it starts hiring remote operators.

" Waymo's impressive performance comes with an asterisk. While no one was behind the wheel during my rides, Waymo has remote operators that sometimes provide guidance to its vehicles.

"Waymo launched its driverless service in 2020 in the easiest environment it could find - residential streets in the Phoenix suburbs."

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Is There Really "Structural Overcapacity" Of EVs & Solar That "The World Cannot Absorb"?

22 May 2024 | Synopsis

"...China's new energy industry has made great progress in an open and competitive environment and represents advanced production capacity...there is a big opportunity for any capacity in China that may been deemed 'spare capacity' to be aggressively redirected to make a real impact in other parts of the world, such as Asia, Central and South America, as well as Africa....nice range of more affordable brand new EVs...could essentially create a whole new market for brand new vehicles in Africa..."

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