26 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"Electric two-wheelers are fundamentally altering the way urban residents perceive and engage with transportation in India and abroad."
"According to data from the International Energy Agency (IEA), e-bike sales have soared, with over 30 million units sold worldwide in 2022 alone...A study by the European Cyclists' Federation found that e-bikes produce only a fraction of the emissions generated by cars, making them a vital tool in achieving sustainable urban mobility targets."
26 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed the Electric Vehicle Charging Act into law, giving residents of certain homes [essentially condos] the right to install charging equipment for EVs in their designated parking spaces.
The unit owner requesting to install the charger also must be responsible for all costs related to installation of the EV charging system...they're responsible for electricity usage.
"Associations that willfully violate the Act are liable to the unit owner for actual damages as well as a civil penalty not to exceed $500."
26 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"...research by Ember, a London-based energy think tank, which discovered that solar and wind power surged forward by 5 percent in Europe last year, accounting for a record 22 percent of electricity generation...Record growth in solar power installations and electric cars is now 'in line with a pathway towards net zero emissions globally by mid-century'...
26 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"...the observation that the primary obstacle to action on climate change no longer seems to be denial; it's the idea that we lack agency, doomism...There are a lot of people who think that the science supports this view, but it doesn't.
"I think is the right framing for the problem that we face today: the pairing of urgency and agency. That it's not too late...There’s no point beyond which we shouldn’t keep trying to limit warming."
26 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"The announcement is part of a broader government strategy to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 5% annually, with the aim of a 55% reduction by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
The scheme is aimed to help poorer households, in an effort to shift mobility habits from combustion cars to electric models...This new EV leasing announcement is part of a 'social ecology plan,' to make EU-made EVs cheaper, French Transport Minister..."
25 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"...GRIDSERVE pulled together a database of the most searched-for electric vehicles by country in 2022...Using Google Keyword Planner, they gathered the volume of online searches for 317 EVs across more than 200 countries and mapped the most popular results in each location.
"Lexus RZ, was the most searched-for model in a whopping 47 countries, more than one-fifth of the entire dataset...Tesla Model 3 came in strong at second place..."
25 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"New Brexit trade rules covering electric vehicles could cost European manufacturers £3.75bn over the next three years
"The main problem lies in so-called "rules of origin"...They apply to shipments of cars across the Channel under the terms of the Brexit deal.. ensure that electric vehicles will need to have batteries produced in either the UK or the EU....Cars that do not meet the criteria will face 10% tariffs."
25 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"So Tesla's "revolutionary battery pack" is far from what Musk indicated. In fact, it seems like this project is going nowhere fast...recent teardown by Sandy Munro...found that the 4680 cells had a 100% graphite anode, a high cobalt concentration, and an energy density of only 244 Wh/kg...this lower energy density has a knock-on effect...it is still miles off Tesla's goal of $60 per kWh."
25 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"Nissan revealed Monday it will phase out ICE vehicle production with plans to release only all-electric models by 2030...Nissan reached one million global electric vehicle sales in July, over a decade since releasing its first EV, the Nissan LEAF
"Under its Ambition 2030 strategy, Nissan plans to launch 19 fully electric vehicles by 2030...Nissan unveiled a sleek new sporty urban “Concept 20-23” EV to propel its all-electric future plans."
25 Sep 2023 | Synopsis"The production and disposal of wind turbine blades...need to be revised...The average wind turbine blade is 418 feet long and has a lifespan of about 20 years...Once retired, there are few recycling options...By 2050, it's projected that over two million tons of retired wind turbine blades...Globally, that number may be as high as 47 million tons
"...team of students and researchers are developing wind turbine blades woven from bamboo and mycelium..."
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