28 May 2023 | Synopsis"Ford will aim to keep battery packs as small as possible to save costs...the company won't be chasing ranges of over 500 miles...
"Instead of mega battery packs, Ford's next generation of EVs will be designed to focus on saving weight, limiting production complexity, and slippery aerodynamics. By so doing, Ford can fit smaller batteries and keep costs down.
"No customer will complain about having more range to work with, but a greater emphasis on efficiency seems like a more intelligent move."
28 May 2023 | Synopsis"The U.S. Embassy in Havana has been forced to rent 'numerous' electric cars, made in China, from the Cuban Government due to the fuel shortage on the Island. U.S. official explained to the Miami Herald that they simply use the Chinese vehicles because 'there are no electric cars made in the United States in Cuba available for rent"
Maryland-based Premier Automotive Export "have not been able to export a single vehicle to private companies because the requirements of the Cuban government have delayed the process."
28 May 2023 | Synopsis"The founder of Edison Aerospace, [Gene] Avakyan initially focused on creating robotic aircraft for agricultural purposes but now aspires to employ his creations in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
"Avakyan's electric planes, controlled remotely from the ground or capable of autonomous flight, are powered by batteries similar in size to those found in a Tesla Model 3. With a wingspan of 40 feet and a payload capacity of 200 gallons, the aircraft can fly for approximately an hour."
28 May 2023 | Synopsis"Korean manufacturing company Seoyon E-Hwa has received orders for several parts featured in the Cybertruck’s interior. The company reported that the contract period would last until 2028 and cover an expected $230 million worth of parts...reported by Electrek that the company will start Cybertruck production this summer and begin deliveries soon after...some Tesla customers may be able to enjoy their new Cybertrucks by the end of the year."
28 May 2023 | Synopsis"Inspired by electric-truck startups like Rivian and the buzz around Tesla's planned pickup, the European car giant is about to relaunch the defunct Scout brand as an off-road electric vehicle made to Americans' tastes.
"Made in America by Americans, an American brand is a powerful thing, and we're excited about it," Scout Chief Executive Officer Scott Keogh told The Wall Street Journal."
27 May 2023 | Synopsis"Caterham says the electric concept weights less than 1,543 pounds (700 kg,) which is only a paltry 150 pounds more than their Seven 485...It uses a modest battery with 40 kWh of usable capacity...Factoring in weight and capability, [the] guess is the EV Seven could see range in the high-200's...The battery cells are submerged directly in a dielectric solution...aim is to provide 20 minutes of full-speed on the track, 15 minutes of charging..."
27 May 2023 | Synopsis"Kia and Hyundai's latest EVs have some interesting ways to use their batteries’ power for things, but they're trying to take this to the next level with some new apps that present a collection of innovative solutions designed to enhance the convenience, accessibility, and efficiency of electric vehicle (EV) mobility.
"The Kia Charge app allows customers to access an extensive charging network from a single point. The European network comprises over half a million charging points across 28 countries..."
27 May 2023 | Synopsis"Norway's $1.4T sovereign wealth fund...will support shareholder climate proposals...offered by the Follow This activist group seeks targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the use of petroleum products..
"Exxon don't really believe in the value of setting Scope 3 targets. We think the company should do so. Chevron, we don't think they are ambitious enough in their transition plans."
27 May 2023 | Synopsis"European start-up seeks to produce a full-scale prototype of the LA-44 SkyBus, intended to carry up to 40 passengers, within the next 24 months...the SkyBus will have a range of 1,000 kilometers (625 miles) and a maximum speed of 300 km/h (187 mph). She said it could take until 2030 to bring the tandem tilt-wing design to market...Lyte's ultimate objective is to rework the aircraft with all-hydrogen propulsion..."
27 May 2023 | Synopsis...the [Kenyan] company introduced the ROAM Hub - a multi-purpose electric motorcycle charging station that offers battery swaps, fast chargers, maintenance, and more.
"The hubs offer a relatively small footprint to serve Air electric motorcycle owners with their charging needs, whether it’s a fast charge or a battery rental swap. They are also partially powered using solar energy, adding further sustainability to the electric mobility
Quebec-based mining company wins contract with Ford Motor Company: It was a long time coming.
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