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20 November 2022 06:30:36 UTC

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Here’s how New York needs to hackproof our electric vehicle future

November 19, 2022 | summary

“Hackers could steal financial data from the networks serving EV customers, or hold emergency responders, school buses, or utility vehicles hostage in ransomware attacks.

“The power grid of the future will not only affect our lighting and heating at home, but also the ability to move emergency vehicles, transportation systems and more…

“The ‘Internet of Things’ is giving way to the ‘Internet of Auto Parts’, making our cars vulnerable to hacks.”

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The key to fast electric car charging flies 248 miles above our heads

November 19, 2022 | summary

“…to make a faster charging EV you have to somehow deal with those excessive Fahrenheit…the system uses two phases, both liquid and vapor, to transfer heat more efficiently…

“…a charging station that delivers a constant current flow of 1,400 amperes alone could fully charge an electric vehicle in just five minutes. NASA estimates that Purdue’s cooling system could boost this to a whopping 2,400 amps.”

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Obesity from cars: The new industry challenge

November 19, 2022 | summary

“…latest data compiled by JATO shows a 21 percent increase in the average weight of cars sold in Europe between 2001 and 2022… In the United States, where the vehicles are larger, their weight of 3,777 lbs ( 1,713 kg) in 2001 to 4,206 lbs (1,908 kg) today.

“While the obesity problem in cars isn’t just about batteries, the electric vehicle boom has significantly increased the average weight of cars.”

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The US signs a global commitment to 100% zero-emission trucks and buses at COP27

November 19, 2022 | summary

“U.S. Secretary Granholm, joining sixteen nations, added the U.S. as a signatory to the Global Memorandum of Understanding on Zero Emission Medium- and Heavy Duty Vehicles…commits the U.S. to a goal of 100% zero-emission truck and bus sales by 2040.

“By joining the MOU yesterday, the Biden administration recognizes the climate and public health imperative to rapidly deploy zero-emission trucks and buses.”

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Lucid Motors CEO sees an unexpected path to widespread electric vehicle adoption

November 19, 2022 | summary

“…the path to a $50,000 car is unlocked by the advanced technology that Lucid is creating and developing today…miles per kilowatt hour was paramount.

“…wider acceptance of electric cars [will occur] if consumers could buy smaller (and cheaper) cars with smaller battery packs, given the infrastructure for widespread fast charging.’

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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, so they may be able to discharge power to run a home if 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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