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20 Nov 2022 18:11:54 UTC

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Fisker Ocean officially starts production in Graz, Austria, as planned

November 18, 2022 | summary

“Production will start low, with 300 vehicles planned for Q1 2023, then ramp up to 8,000 units in Q2 and 15,000 units in Q3, and the company hopes to build around 42,400 vehicles by the end of next year.” .

“This first series of [5000] Models sold out within 30 days, and buyers lobbied for one with a $5,000 deposit.

…a 100kWh Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) battery pack should provide a range of 350 miles.”

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How a “carbon cage” blocks climate protection

November 18, 2022 | summary

“We live in a carbon cage built by industrial capitalism, its dependence on fossil fuels and its dogma of limitless growth on a planet with finite resources; if we don’t break this stranglehold, we will continue to be headed for a rapid and catastrophic crisis.

“Current commitments by countries to the Paris Agreement not only fall short of the agreement’s fundamental objective of limiting warming to below 2 degrees C…”

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$2.1million Rimac breaks electric car speed barrier at 258 MPH

November 17, 2022 | summary

“That [Croatian-built] Nevera was faster than the top speeds of other electric vehicles like the Pininfarina Battista at 217 mph and the Aspark Owl at 249 mph… By comparison, the typical Formula 1 race car tops out at approximately 220 mph.

“The Nevera runs an all-electric powertrain with four motors and 1,725 ​​pound-feet of torque.

Rimac Group, an umbrella company that owns 55 percent of Bugatti Rimac and 100 percent of Rimac Technology.”

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5 reasons why you should wait before buying an electric vehicle

November 17, 2022 | summary

“Today’s EV infrastructure is reminiscent of the early days of the automobile.

“Electric vehicles will eventually be equal to or better than gas-powered cars in almost every way…but the longer you can wait, the better electric cars and the infrastructure that supports them will become…excellent arguments for the idea that the best you can do for the.” what the environment can do is only contribute to the construction of another car if you have to.”

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This electric dirt bike from Sweden is on track to be completely fossil free by 2025. That’s how it’s done

November 17, 2022 | summary

“The bike’s current carbon footprint is calculated as 1,186kg CO2e…which is represented in the images above as the size of the cube the bike is suspended in…as much as 80% of its lifetime emissions come from just make bike.

“To become completely fossil-free, all materials and components – from steel to plastic, suspension and battery – must be manufactured and transported without fossil fuels.”

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Converting truck stops into electric vehicle charging stations will require the power of small cities

November 17, 2022 | summary

“Based on current traffic patterns, the [National Grid] Studies have found that many highway charging stations…require 20 or more fast chargers to meet EV demand.

“It’s not hard to imagine how a parking lot full of electric tractors, each hauling around 40 tons, would require an enormous amount of power.

“… the highway landscape will look different – and much more electrified – in 10 and 20 years.”

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Super hot salt could come to a mains storage battery near you

November 17, 2022 | summary

“Ambri is a Boston-area startup that makes calcium and antimony molten salt batteries. The technology could be 30-50% cheaper over its lifetime than an equivalent lithium-ion system. Molten-salt batteries can also achieve over 80% efficiency, meaning that a relatively small amount of energy used to charge the battery is lost to heat.

“In 2017, the company took a new approach to its batteries, using calcium and antimony.”

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Ford boss warns EVs require 40% less labor

November 16, 2022 | summary

According to Ford CEO Jim Farley, “It will take 40 percent fewer workers to manufacture electric vehicles than to build gas-powered cars and trucks… warns “Stormcloud” in the next phase of the electric vehicle transition.

“The transition to electric vehicles is widely expected to reduce auto industry jobs… Potential job losses have been predicted elsewhere…[in Germany] The auto sector could lose 400,000 jobs over the next ten years…”

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Toyota unveils new Prius as hybrids lose luster for battery electric vehicles

November 16, 2022 | summary

“Sales of the pioneering hybrid have fallen from a peak of 500,000 to around 86,000 last year.

“Owning a Prius was cool…it’s the less hip option these days.

“Toyota has sold 4.75 million Priuses to date… no easy feat. Tesla has just surpassed the 3 million mark for the total production of all its vehicles: Roadster, Model S, X, 3 and Y.

“Of the 70.6 million vehicles sold worldwide in 2021, only 4.5 million were battery electric.”

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Consumer reports are finding that electric vehicles are not reliable…yet

November 16, 2022 | summary

“Consumer Reports collected data on more than 300,000 vehicles from model years 2000 through 2022, with some newly introduced models from 2023…

“EVs and hybrids are among the most desirable and in-demand, but their reliability ratings are at the opposite end of the spectrum.

“…the Model 3 has average reliability, and the Models S, Y and X have below average reliability,

The top-performing hybrids in Consumer Reports ratings included the Lexus NX, Ford Maverick, and Toyota Corolla.

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