05 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"...cities may seem like the ideal place to own an electric vehicle. But charging an EV can drain your wallet and patience.
"2022 Consumer Reports...found charging logistics, such as where and when they'd be able to charge an EV was the main barrier to purchasing an EV - beating out range anxiety...as cities allow residents to install chargers in public spaces, experts urge that they also need to make more public charging stations available."
05 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"Hype around hydrogen has been building in Australia since at least 2018... Today we know more about where hydrogen might be used to decarbonise the economy... 2020 Grattan Institute report found that rather than exporting hydrogen, Australia had an opportunity to use it to value-add to Australia's largest export - iron ore.
"...three hydrogen uses - ammonia manufacturing, high-temperature alumina processing, and green iron production..."
05 Dec 2023 | SynopsisUK-based "Aerovolt has partnered with EATON, a Swiss-based power management company, and the installations so far have all used their chargers rated at 22kW.
"Aerovolt has its own payment system, called Squadron, but is also about to go live with Octopus Electroverse...Vitally, Aerovolt's installations will always recharge an aircraft regardless of any issues with the payment system... is now looking at a possible 40 aerodromes with charging facilities by the end of 2024."
05 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"While the growth of the EV market is expected to begin helping abate carbon emissions globally, there is concern over environmental and social harm that may result because of other hazards.
"...global market for lithium-ion batteries is expected to reach 3.7 terawatt hours (TWh) by 2030...Planning a sound, socially responsible and sustainable road forward will help automakers meet expected market growth as a valued partner in achieving global climate goals."
05 Dec 2023 | SynopsisGranada-based "INNengine sees the four-cylinder, eight-piston engine serving as a range extender (hence REX) that complements a vehicle's battery-electric...powertrain.
"The 700-cc e-REX is tiny, measuring about 16 inches long and 10 inches in diameter and weighing under 90 pounds. With its compact size and limited mass, it theoretically ought to have little effect on vehicle packaging, allowing for a smaller and lighter battery pack while ensuring plentiful driving range."
04 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"...Toyota brand will offer around 15 different zero-emission vehicles in Europe by 2026, and the company expects to deliver more than 250,000 battery-electric vehicles
"...the company's willingness to publicly float a rough start date for local production carries extra weight. It suggests that, for all the gloom about a slowdown in EV growth, the industry is trending in the right direction."
04 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"The issue was the withdrawal of proposed regulations that would have ended the sale of new gas-powered cars in Connecticut by 2035.
"...in the bigger picture, like a fight that beleaguered conservatives had to wage because they needed a win...why this fight has been necessary. Traditional cars, even with modern technology, contribute heavily to global climate change...opponents are free to celebrate today. But they need to know this is far
04 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"Coastal areas represent only 20% of the earth's surface...around 40% live less than 100 kilometers from a coast..Regent, a US startup, has set out to find an innovative, fast, economical and sustainable way to link territories spread along the coast.
"...glider is '100% electric'.. carry 12 passengers plus two crew members, or approximately 1,600 kilos if the cargo...It flies low over the water to take advantage of numerous aerodynamic and operational efficiencies, allowing a greater payload capacity and greater autonomy than other concepts."
04 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"...BYD has taken strict measures to combat false information regarding the company, including the leakage of commercial secrets, and has even considered legal action against such defamatory rumors.
"BYD sued an auto blogger, Longzhu-Jiche, for defamation. BYD claimed contained a significant amount of false information and malicious slander against the company."
04 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"Northvolt and BYD are pushing ahead with sodium-ion batteries, but U.S. companies probably don't need to.
"BYD is constructing a dedicated sodium-ion battery plant in eastern China...sodium-ion batteries could eliminate the pesky traits of lithium-ion that we detest: there's no risk of thermal runaway...sodium-ion batteries could play a larger role in stationary storage and smaller vehicles where range requirements are lower..."
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