30 Jan 2023 | Synopsis"Electric cars are usually as safe or safer than internal combustion vehicles, and even the IIHS President agrees.
"In 2022, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) chose 101 vehicles as their Top Safety Picks. In 2021, there were just 90 picks.
". The 2022 Tesla Model 3 is rated Superior in both categories....The fantastically-styled 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge is among the safest electric SUVs..,"
30 Jan 2023 | SynopsisChina is poised to become the No. 2 exporter of passenger vehicles, surpassing the US and South Korea and risking new tensions with trading partners and rival...Overseas shipments of cars made in China have tripled since 2020 to reach more than 2.5 million last year...China's numbers, behind Japan but ahead of the US and South Korea, herald the emergence of a formidable rival to the established auto giants."
30 Jan 2023 | Synopsis"Starting in 2023, buyers of certain used electric cars can receive a $4,000 tax credit...before going ahead and purchasing a used EV, it's essential to understand how the credit works.
"The tax credit will be available at dealerships starting on January 1, 2024...Individuals must make under $75,000 annually to claim the credit...The car must be at least two years old....vehicle can be a plug-in hybrid, though the battery...7kWh"
30 Jan 2023 | Synopsis"Grassroots protests and lawsuits against lithium mining are on the rise from the US and Chile to Serbia and Tibet, amid rising concern about the socio-environmental impacts and increasingly tense geopolitics around supply.
"...report finds that the United States can achieve zero-emissions transportation while limiting the amount of lithium mining necessary by reducing the car dependence of the transportation system, decreasing the size of (electric vehicle) batteries, and maximising lithium recycling..."
30 Jan 2023 | Synopsis"While there are key areas where hydrogen vehicles may outperform electric vehicles, carmakers have gravitated more to EVs than to hydrogen fuel cell ones.
"...electric vehicles are more efficient per unit than hydrogen vehicles... BMW claims that the overall efficiency of a hydrogen vehicle is only about half of that of an electric vehicle, however, in times when an excess of electricity is being created, hydrogen production for vehicle could make a lot of sense."
29 Jan 2023 | Synopsis"Front-mounted non-drive generator can make 469 hp, weighs 70.5 pounds"
"Despite the use of the word "drive," the unit won't drive the front wheels - it's used as a generator feeding up to 250 kW of regen braking energy to the system. Combined with a rear drive unit upgraded to 350 kW, the Gen 3 cars boast 600 kW of power potential.
"...its compact case containing the motor, inverter, differential and transmission."
29 Jan 2023 | Synopsis"Beryl Bikes are already in place in Penzance, Falmouth and Penryn, with plans to launch them in Truro, St Austell and Newquay in the coming months. The scheme is funded by Cornwall Council which has a five-year contract with Beryl Bikes worth £584,000.
"Having not been cycling for a number of years I was delighted to get out on two wheels again and it has certainly given me a hunger to go again or even invest in my own e-bike."
29 Jan 2023 | Synopsis"Unless people change their behaviors, we won't hit 2050 net zero emissions targets
"Electric cars will not save the climate. It is completely wrong,” Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency
"U.S. must have 90 percent of its vehicles, or some 350 million EVs, on the road by 2050 in order to hit its emission targets. The likelihood of this occurring is infinitesimal.
"...40 percent of vehicles on US roads will be ICE vehicles in 2050."
29 Jan 2023 | Synopsis"Over the last few years, the number of cars per inhabitant has decreased - in 2010 there were 54.16 cars per hundred inhabitants; in 2020 we reached 49.42 - but we must continue to work to reduce the presence of cars on the road.
"The bike plan calls for a dense network of cycleways organized around four rings rippling out from the city center...With fewer cars, Milan is already a more pleasant city."
29 Jan 2023 | Synopsis"...researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign were able to make use of the deep subsurface structure, despite the fact that it doesn't actually produce geothermal energy...same properties that make a subsurface rock formation ideal for oil and gas extraction also make it ideal for geothermal storage.
"...it would even be an economically viable and even profitable system, producing electricity at a competitive $0.138 kWh."
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