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Hyundai Home V2G Energy Ecosystem will be rolled out in 16 states

November 18, 2022 | summary

“Hyundai Home is now available through its dealerships in 16 states… a partnership with Electrum to create a ‘one-stop online marketplace’ where customers can source home charging stations, solar panels and energy storage systems…

“…the automaker’s E-GMP platform, including the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6, are also equipped for bi-directional charging, potentially allowing them to discharge power to run a household when needed…”

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Swiss tech company claims ability to charge an EV battery to 80% in just 72 seconds

November 18, 2022 | summary

“eTech uses hybrid ultracapacitor cells…combined with advanced controllers to safely achieve high battery performance. Independent testing by Geo Technology has shown the eTech to charge a 7.2-kilowatt-hour test device to 98% capacity can 120 seconds at up to 900A/360kW.

“…this technology uses far fewer precious metals like lithium and cobalt. It’s mostly aluminum, graphene and carbon.”

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Energy Matters: Battle against the Battery Bashers

November 18, 2022 | summary

“As consumers and voters, how do we filter out industry propaganda and analyze scientific data so that we can help reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere?

“This fight is marked by the slander of renewables and all related technologies.

“…the CO2 benefits of switching to renewable electricity-powered transportation far outweigh the CO2 costs of batteries!”

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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 goal 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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