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Car-Free Living Can Significantly Boost Your Health And Well-Being, Study Finds

15 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

"Participating in a three-week car-free challenge has significantly boosted the health and well-being of Oxford residents...The study revealed that 10 out of the 12 participants who gave up their cars for three weeks plan to continue reducing their car use...By embracing alternative modes of transport, individuals can experience numerous benefits, from personal health to community engagement..."

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Dutch Study Reveals Disturbing Discover: Children Living Near Major Airports Suffer Substantially More Respiratory Symptoms

15 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

"Dutch researchers installed air pollution equipment in three different grade schools, each less than a mile from the airport border... days with higher aviation-related ultrafine particles (UFPs) resulted in more respiratory distress. Symptoms included coughing, wheezing, and phlegm..Each cubic centimeter of air breathed near a large airport contains tens of thousands of UFPs...The National Cancer Institute has linked UFP to lung cancer."

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Why The Slowest EV Chargers May Be The Fastest Way To Get People Into EVs

15 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

"Apartments need EV charging. Supporters of trickle-slow 'Level 1' chargers argue that access is more important than speed.

"Peninsula Clean Energy, or PCE, aimed at getting apartment building owners to adopt a commonly dismissed method of EV fueling: Level 1 charging...uses a 120-volt outlet, like a TV would, and batteries fill at a rate of about five miles every hour. But it’s also relatively cheap and simple."

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What Project 2025 Would Mean For The Fight Against Climate Change

15 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

"Policies promoted under the plan would place political personnel in positions to oversee science at major federal agencies and reduce such agencies' limitations on polluting industries...The plan would also eliminate offices within the Energy Department that focus on renewable energy, climate technology and energy technology research.

"...They're coming in with sledgehammers and scalpels to try and dismantle any barriers to the fossil fuel industries."

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NY Governor Signs Into Law Lithium-Ion Battery Safety Legislation

15 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

"...legislative package to enhance lithium-ion battery safety standards that includes recognizing EN and UL testing standards...Legislation S.7503-B/A.01910-B requires retailers of micromobility devices...to provide customers with an operating manual...requires micromobility devices, mopeds, and bicycles with electric assist to have a red tag attached to the charging cord which states to unplug when not in use...affix a notice on any bicycles with electric assist and micromobility devices that states to always yield to pedestrians and follow traffic laws."

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This Air Taxi Took a 500-Mile, Hydrogen-Powered Flight in a 'Seminal Moment for Aviation'

12 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

"Joby's core product is a battery-electric eVTOL that can carry four passengers plus a pilot at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour. The aircraft Joby used for its recent test flight consisted of '90 percent of the systems and components' of the company's existing eVTOL aircraft...the first forward flight of a liquid-hydrogen-powered eVTOL...liquid hydrogen enters the fuel cell, it is combined with compressed air to create electricity, water, heat. That electricity is used to power the vehicle's six motors and propellers, as well as recharge the eVTOL's batteries."

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Eight Out of 10 of China's NEV Brands Will Disappear by 2030 as Market Consolidates, Report Predicts

12 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

"The number of Chinese NEV brands will fall from the 137 that exist now to only 19 in just seven years, according to AlixPartners' annual Global Automotive Market Outlook...To survive, an NEV brand needs minimum annual sales of 400,000 pure electric vehicles or 200,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. In 2023, the average annual sales of China's NEV brands stood at only 156,000 units." [NOTE: Limited Access].

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"The Grid Can't Handle EVs," They Say. Let's Put This Myth Out To Pasture.

12 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

"The argument is sticky not because it's a good argument, but because it depends on half-truths...This idea that the grid will collapse if too many people get EVs means that a country [like Norway] with, say, half of the cars already EVs, would have already run into serious problems. But, it didn't happen. Showing that this 'real world problem' doesn't actually exist in the real world goes a long way toward debunking the myth."

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Toyota Unveils Investment Plan in EV Charging Network Ionna

12 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

"Toyota has partnered with seven other automotive manufacturers to invest in Ionna, supporting the development of its advanced charging infrastructure for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) across North America.

"Ionna aims to launch a minimum of 30,000 charging ports across North America by 2030, incorporating both NACS and CCS connectors to accommodate all types of BEVs."

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No, Extreme Heat Doesn't Cause People To Get Stuck In EVs

12 Jul 2024 | Synopsis

"How hot is too hot for EVs? Will the next heat wave brick it, leaving you stranded?...The answer isn't nearly as sensational as the headlines...written already this summer...Just as hot weather puts a range of components for gasoline vehicles under additional stress, heat waves can wear more on EV batteries...

"Based on Recurrent's data from 20,000 EVs, there's no red-line temperature at which EV batteries "brick," or at which the damage to batteries suddenly accelerates."

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