22 Mar 2023 | Synopsis"...safety and affordability could be behind the gender gap between men and women owners.
"..lack of reliability in charging infrastructure and considerations for safety could help explain why women...make up the minority of electric car drivers...Early research and recent surveys point to factors ranging from socioeconomic status, to experiences at car dealerships, to less awareness of how electric cars work."
22 Mar 2023 | Synopsis"... recent reports turn the concept on its head, touting positive climate tipping points as thresholds that will help transition the economy away from fossil fuels...The report identified three areas that have the potential to create ripple effects in other industries...Widespread adoption of passenger EVs - replacing "gray" with "green" ammonia fertilizer...incorporating plant-based proteins into global human diets.
"But technical fixes don?t matter without political will."
22 Mar 2023 | Synopsis"The plant at present builds the Elantra compact sedan, Tucson compact crossover, Santa Fe mid-size crossover, Sonata sedan, and Santa Cruz pickup truck.
"That made Montgomery not only the first non-Korean Genesis plant, but the company's first in the U.S. to build battery-electric vehicles..The passage of the IRA appears to have accelerated [plans to build Hyundai EV plant in Georgia] with a potential expansion to 500,000 units a year and the possibility of Genesis EVs from that plant, too."
22 Mar 2023 | Synopsis"The market welcomed several new relatively affordable electric vehicles in 2023...combination of reshoring and increased production capabilities, along with less expensive battery chemistries like lithium iron phosphate and increased competition across all market players, will combine to make electric vehicles cheaper to purchase and own than their combustion equivalents before the decade is out."
22 Mar 2023 | Synopsis"...Stellantis ended production at the 58-year-old [Belvidere Jeep] plant and laid off roughly 1,200 workers...The decision...shows the dark side of the zero-emissions economy the Biden administration is championing...As it embarks on its biggest retooling in a century, the auto industry has announced more than $70 billion of EV investments in the United States alone.
"Protecting jobs in the EV transition will be a top concern for the United Auto Workers union."
21 Mar 2023 | Synopsis"Ford's newest Explorer is an electric compact crossover designed for Europe...developed on Volkswagen Group's MEB modular platform designed for mainstream electric vehicles.
"...buyers will be able to choose between rear- and all-wheel drive, and experience 10-80% charges in 25 minutes using a DC fast charger. It isn't clear how big the battery is, but the similar ID.4 from Volkswagen comes with 62- and 82-kwh battery..."
21 Mar 2023 | SynopsisThe "carmaker's dominance of the EV market and its efforts to keep costs low have boosted its ability to repay its debts...The rating action reflects Moody's expectation that Tesla will remain one of the foremost manufacturers of battery electric vehicles with an expanding global presence and very high profitability
"Musk has set a goal of cutting the cost of building some Tesla models by 50%...Fitch Ratings...doesn't currently issue a rating for Tesla, meaning its bonds still aren't universally considered to be investment grade."
21 Mar 2023 | Synopsis"...according to industry insights, commercial passengers...will not be the first patrons of the new mode of transport.
"27% of the respondents believed the most significant initial use case will be search and rescue, 20% remote supply, and 15% organ transport. Passenger traffic came in third with 14%. Then followed cargo transport, disaster relief, military missions, and medevac."
21 Mar 2023 | Synopsis"The Kirin Battery is the third generation Cell-to-Pack (CTP) technology released by CATL, that is, it is a modular-less battery pack, a technology that was pioneered by the company in 2019...volume utilization rate has reached 72%, increasing the energy density of the ternary battery system to 255Wh/kg and ferrous lithium phosphate battery system to 160Wh/kg...the Kirin Battery pack can be increased by 13% compared with the 4680 large cylindrical battery system."
21 Mar 2023 | SynopsisBesides Tesla's factory plans for the country "General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co, BMW and Volkswagen's Audi unit also are producing EVs in Mexico, or plan to. And Mexico also has at least one home-grown EV-maker, the unlisted Zacua...the government wants EVs to account for half of all cars sold domestically by 2030.
"Nearly 1.1 million new cars in total were sold in Mexico last year. Just 5,600 of those were EVs..."
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