22 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"Mining minerals for the clean-energy economy is measured in millions of tons per year. For fossil fuel extraction, that’s a rounding error...In 2020, building the world’s wind turbines, solar panels, EVs and other clean-energy infrastructure demanded 7 million tons of minerals
"The oil, gas and coal industry, by contrast, extracted the equivalent of 15 billion metric tons in 2019...mining minerals for the clean-energy economy amounts to extracting about five times less matter than what's extracted by the fossil fuel industry."
22 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"Tesla, the pure-play icon, employs 130,000 people and produced nearly 1.5 million cars last year...That works out to about 90 employees for every 1,000 cars produced annually...total annual U.S. car production...and all U.S. automotive employment...at both auto companies and the array of domestic parts suppliers. That yields roughly 80 people per 1,000 cars produced annually, somewhat less than Tesla."
22 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"The California Bicycle Coalition (Calbike) recently compiled a list of reasons why we should all support e-bikes. They cited studies that have shown that more bikes of all kinds on streets leads to safer biking...E-bikes enable all kinds of people to get on bikes.
" A recent study assessed the economics of e-bike purchase incentives, and found that e-bikes are the best investment for the climate."
22 Sep 2023 | SynopsisDesantis' "...appeal to a party base that's been conditioned to believe that the climate crisis is an elaborate hoax.
"It appears...that a variety of prominent Republican leaders don't just reject climate science, they've also convinced themselves that reality-based observers are secret totalitarians, hellbent on micromanaging Americans' daily lives for nefarious purposes...This might surprise Republicans, but people on the left don't think this way. We have no reason to think this way."
22 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"Sustainability 101 says only buy what you need. But when it comes to electric cars, that rule doesn't always apply."
"...a tipping point in the life of an electric car where the emissions savings pays off the manufacturing footprint.” That typically happens at around 13,500 miles...You might think an EV is out of your price range. But the landscape has changed recently: price drops, incentives, and a growing used market."
21 Sep 2023 | SynopsisWith its first all-electric car, the Avenger [is] more of a compact family hatchback with an electric motor [with] front-wheel-drive...is based on Stellantis's E-CMP2 platform, an evolution of the E-CMP used in its first all-electric vehicles such as the Vauxhall Corsa-e and Peugeot e-208...with a 51kWh usable battery you'll be hard pressed to get much more than 200 miles...100kW DC charging means it only takes 24 minutes to replenish to 80% to 20%."
21 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"Fisker's approach to building electric vehicles is deeply intertwined with its overall business philosophy: use less, use better, and use again.
"Due to production commitments with various manufacturing partners, Fisker had limited flexibility in its timeline..embracing a phased "waterfall" approach to technology upgrades, , where new features were added or implemented every two weeks following the initial go-live."
21 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"The Japanese manufacturer is aiming for 2026 as the year it will begin shipping its next generation of electric products with a range of over 600 miles of range per charge.
"...looking at its next-generation liquid battery, Toyota is projecting that it can achieve around 500 miles of peak range when it is introduced in 2026..These improvements go hand-in-hand with a further 10% reduction in cost. This results in a battery that costs around 30%
21 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"We must make up time lost to foot-dragging, arm-twisting, and the naked greed of entrenched interests raking in billions from fossil fuels."
"Guterres urged governments to push the global financial system toward supporting climate action, including by overhauling the business models of multilateral development banks to better help developing countries...Climate action is dwarfed by the scale of the challenge.."
21 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"Most Britons oppose the rapid transition from petrol to electricity. A poll taken this past May of readers of the Daily Express newspaper found a whopping 88% would not switch to an electric vehicle.
"Britain's infrastructure is far from ready for this abrupt transition...Bloomberg calculates lowering global temperatures will cost $200 trillion. Morgan Stanley says the cost will be $50 trillion."
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