10 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"...we came up with a standard fast-charge test from 10 to 90 percent that we perform on every electric car we evaluate...We've put nearly 50 EVs through our charging test since...2021, and only eight of them have managed to complete the 10 to 90 percent charge in under 30 minutes.
"Genesis, Hyundai, and Kia EVs continue to display charging dominance, accounting for the entire top-five list of fastest-charging EVs we've tested."
10 Dec 2023 | SynopsisVW indicates that given a 30-kWh average power consumption by a home, the vehicle-to-home (V2H) function in a 77-kWh vehicle can provide two full days of electricity for the home.
"First, bidirectional charging is offered in all new models equipped with the 77-kWh (82-kWh gross) battery, and it won't dip below 20% state of charge... vehicles will also need Software 3.5 or higher installed."
10 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"...Bloomberg Intelligence...found that range anxiety and the closely related concern over finding a charger were the two biggest fears cited by people across Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the UK...Whether that anxiety is justified is a very different question.
"...the average American household covers 50 miles a day, and only 15% of households do more than 100 miles in a typical day...number of public charge points grew by 55% worldwide in 2022 to 2.7m."
10 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"Air New Zealand's new plane has been built by start-up Beta...based on the firm's ALIA platform...has flown over 480km in one flight in testing...Air New Zealand is looking at routes of only around 150km in length...likely fly...at a lower altitude of 1500-3000 metres.
"Air New Zealand currently has an order for just one aircraft, it has options for an additional two and rights for a further 20 if the pilot programme is...successful..."
10 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"...formed a joint venture (JV) named Clean Bus Solutions, LLC to meet the increasing demand for electric school buses and accelerate the adoption of clean transportation of students in North America.
"This turnkey electrification solution will include Blue Bird’s best-selling and widest range of electric school buses in the industry, financing of both electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, project planning and management as well as
09 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"...world's biggest automakers have committed to an all-electric line-up by 2040, 2035, or if you are Nissan, Kia and Hyundai, as early as 2030.
"Bottom line is, cars are becoming increasingly like your phone, tablet or laptop, whether you agree with that or not... why not entrust the entire thing to an established tech provider?
"...the SU7 looks set to be the first vehicle that is truly seamless with the existing Xiaomi ecosystem."
09 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"In the United States alone, 38 states have legalized their use, and their popularity continues to increase worldwide...legislation surrounding e-scooters is still evolving....E-scooter laws...differ significantly from place to place...while many regions across the globe do not necessitate a license to ride an e-scooter, there are exceptions...the legality of electric scooters, including speed limits and age restrictions, differs worldwide."
09 Dec 2023 | SynopsisFord and Resideo...announced the EV-Home Power Partnership...you could charge your EV when it's cheap, and when temperatures or demand make grid power time-of-use expensive (or pulled from less renewable sources), you could use your truck's battery to power the AC...Having a smart thermostat allows for grid demand response, so the F-150 would be able to more actively use its vehicle-to-home (V2H) abilities."
09 Dec 2023 | SynopsisIn 2021, battery manufacturing in the United States totaled approximately 55 gigawatt-hours’ worth of cells...2030...production is expected to top 1,000GWh... Redwood has been getting the bulk of the buzz... [not] only player in this recycling space, each with a different approach on the same theme: refurbish and reuse where possible and dissect and recycle where necessary.
"Benchmark estimates, $24 billion in recycling investments will be required to meet 2030?s anticipated demand."
09 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"...oil companies are using euphemisms here: first, because a 'phase out' would send a much stronger signal to the market than a simple 'phase down', and would bury their share price...the capture and storage of carbon dioxide, a technology that has proved practically useless, when we have not yet even achieved a serious commitment to reduce methane emissions...is simply a delaying tactic, a whole lot of nothing." [LIMITED ACCESS ARTICLE]
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