2019

Electric Car Facts and FAQ

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Electric car facts and frequently asked questions from the e-mail bag. There's no such thing as a dumb question

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To Hell With The Grownups. I’m Now With Greta & #FridaysForFuture

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This Is A Generational Battle & This Time The Greatest Generation Is Still In School – But The Climate Strikers Along With The Sunshine Movement & The #GreenNewDeal Are Ready To Kick Your Ass. I’ve had it with so-called “adults.” ” I’ve been trying to motivate them to climate action for a long decade now and I’m fed up with waiting for them to stop up and do the right thing on climate.

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The majority of vehicle buyers are older than 54

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by Michael Sivak. In this analysis, I compare the age composition of buyers of new light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks) in 2007 and 2017. The data for 2007 came from IHS Markit and they apply to the buyers during the calendar year, while the data for 2017 were calculated from the information published by Wards Intelligence and they apply to the buyers of the model-year vehicles. The original source of the latter information was, in part, J.D. Power and Associates.)

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5 phase SRM motors

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Quote: Originally Posted by brian_. I don't think the ambient temperature matters much, because all modern EV motors run high enough power density that they need active (normally liquid, often oil) cooling; their internal operating temperature can get pretty high, even in a temperate climate.

2019 118

VW Project e-Bus electric Microbus builds Buzz with e-Golf transplant

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Haven't gotten your fill of classic cars converted to electric powertrains? You're in luck, thanks to this incredibly clean VW Microbus.

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Electric Car Conversion Kits

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Wondering where the best places are to get electric car conversion kits? Here are a few of my favorites

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This Is Going To Make It Hard To Reconcile

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I am the firstborn child of Mary Brigid O’Connor and Stanley Daniel Galliani. I was born in September of 1957. On New Year’s Day 1982 we parted company in anger with my father yelling at me, “Get out! Get out, and don’t come back!”. I told him then, “Don’t say it if you don’t mean it. You know the history of our family!”. To which he replied, “Get the hell out of my house!” And I did. That was 37 1/2 years ago and to be brutally honest I’ve never missed them or felt a desire to reconnect.

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Youth Climate Strikes Have The $uperpower To Shut This Country Down & Force America To Take Emergency Climate Action

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If Kids Don’t Lead, Adults Will Willingly Sacrifice Them. My friend and mentor, Bill McKibben has an Op Ed about this Friday’s Student Climate Strikes in today’s on-line edition of the LA Times that will be news to LAT readers but not to Creative Greenius devotees.

2019 150

BMW Electric Car: The i3

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The BMW electric car offering from BMW group is called the i3, and wow, it is really a head-turner

2019 148

How One Bad Manny Can P**s Away Your Brand

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I didn’t have an opinion on the Leviton brand until their employee, Manny, made me hate them and drove me to let my friends, colleagues and everyone else know how shitty they treated me. On October 10 I got this voicemail from Manny at Leviton. It turned out to be b t from an employee whose first instinct before this voicemail was to blow me off and offer no help. Manny and Leviton got their failed unit retuned by UPS on October 17, 2019.

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Alphabet Soup: Electric Car Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Wondering about all those strange letters of the electric car world? I'm about to explain them

2019 135

Volkswagen demonstrates first successful real-world use of quantum computing to help optimize traffic routing

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Volkswagen AG has successfully demonstrated the world’s first live use of quantum computing to help optimize traffic routing.

2019 130

Human Cost of Climate Change

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Polar bears aside, what is the human cost of climate change? Do you ever think about how climate change will affect you and me

Truck Cover Expert

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Another Lesson On Brand #FAIL From Leviton

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After hearing nothing about the replacement EV Charger Leviton promised me a week ago – to replace the one I paid them $1300 for which failed while still under warranty – today I got a mystery call from someone claiming to be with Leviton Manufacturing. But whomever left this voicemail for me this morning, never identified who they were, what department they worked in or why they were calling.

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Older Than Your Grandpa’s Edsel

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2019 130

When You See Something, Say Something: Climate Emergency Alarm Bells Ringing While Local Electeds Pretend Not To Hear

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According to the Homeland Security Department the biggest lesson of the 9-11 terrorist attacks was. “ If you see something, say something.”. That became America’s mantra because we missed so many clues, hints and pieces of evidence that should have driven us to the kind of preemptive action that stops disaster – or at least prepares people for it. .

2019 133

Flying first class on a single domestic round trip can contribute more greenhouse gas emissions than a year of driving

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by Michael Sivak. This analysis examined the effect of flight distance on greenhouse gas emissions per passenger, and compared emissions from flying different distances with annual emissions from driving. Greenhouse gas emissions were examined for 17 nonstop flights with round-trip distances ranging from 131 miles to 19,040 miles.

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Hyundai Motor introduces electric double-decker bus

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In Seoul, Hyundai Motor unveiled an electric double-decker bus—a first of its kind for Hyundai, and part of the company’s effort to help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. The all-new electric double-decker bus is being shown at the ‘Land, Infrastructure and Transport Technology Fair’ held in Korea, co-hosted by Hyundai and the national Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, lasting from 29 to 31 May.

2019 132

Northvolt & Mälarenergi partner to deploy battery energy storage for EV charging

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Northvolt and Mälarenergi are partnering to establish a battery energy storage system at an electric vehicle charging station in Västerås, Sweden. The battery system will provide power output up to 220 kW and a usable energy capacity of 320 kWh.

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75% of plug-in vehicles sold in the US in 2018 were made in the US

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For every year except 2011, the United States has produced the majority of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) sold in the United States, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). In 2018, the United States produced 75%, Japan 9%, and Germany 5%, while the remaining eight countries listed produced a combined 11%. In 2011, 55% of the PEVs sold in the United States were produced in Japan, 43% in the United States, and 2% in France. US PEV Sales by Production Location from 2011 to 2018.

2019 130

Great Wall Motor battery offshoot SVOLT premieres Li-ion battery lineup, targeting EVs

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New battery company SVOLT Energy Technology Co. Ltd, whose precursor was the Battery Business Unit of Great Wall Motor Co. Ltd, introduced its cobalt-free lithium-ion battery cell (NMx) and four-element lithium-ion battery cell (NCMA). SVOLT product roadmap.

2019 129

FROM THE HOT TUB TIME MACHINE: FEBRUARY 11, 2015 – Time To Give Burke The Boot at SCAQMD

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We went to the SCAQMD hearing out in Diamond Bar last Friday, February 6, 2015, to testify on the big, new storage tanks Phillips 66 wants to build in Wilmington at its refinery so they can receive more of the super explosive, super dirty crude from the Bakkens.

2019 130

Fuel Cell Technology: Is it really BS or what?

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Is fuel cell technology just an expensive distraction that diverts research and development dollars away from electric car battery research? Or are fuel cells a helpful tool for reducing global carbon emissions

2019 130

Lessons In Losing From Leviton: First Screw Up, Then Blame The Customer, Then Pound Sand

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Hey Mark Richards , Sr. Director, eCommerce & Technical Services, Supply Chain at Leviton – I got the brand new Leviton EV charger I forced you to send me – I also got your dumbass email where you wrote that if your Leviton colleagues hadn’t screwed up I wouldn’t have gotten a replacement and you wouldn’t have honored the warranty. If “ifs” and “buts” we’re raisins and nuts we’d all be eating Waldorf salads, dude.

2019 127

CESifo: EVs not the best option for reduction in on-road CO2 in Germany given power mix

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According to a new study published by the ifo Institue Center for Economic Studies (CESifo) in Germany, EVs will barely help cut CO 2 emissions in the country over the coming years, as the introduction of electric vehicles does not necessarily lead to a reduction in CO 2 emissions from road traffic given the current power generation mix. The researchers carried out their calculations based on a Mercedes-Benz C 220 d diesel and the new Tesla Model 3. Electricity production in Germany, 2018.

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Researchers develop wave-energy-driven CO2 reduction system for production of carbon-based liquid fuels

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A team from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, and Georgia Tech has developed a a wave-energy-driven electrochemical CO 2 reduction system that converts ocean wave energy to chemical energy in the form of formic acid, a liquid fuel.

2019 124

Actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks: 1966-2017

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by Michael Sivak. This is the latest of my occasional updates on retrospective, long-term trends in U.S. vehicle fuel economy. Specifically, this study examines actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans) from 1966 through 2017. Calculated vehicle fuel economy is available going back to 1923.

2019 125

Honda partners with CATL on Li-ion EV batteries; 56 GWh by 2027

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Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., CATL ) signed a cooperation agreement with Honda Motor in Tokyo to cooperate formally to develop electric vehicles for the future market. Under the agreement, CATL will become Honda’s partner in the field of lithium-ion EV batteries. CATL will guarantee the supply to Honda of about 56 GWh of lithium-ion EV batteries before 2027. CATL currently uses NCM as a core material in its automotive cells; energy density is as high as 240 Wh/kg.

2019 128

Sheffield Forgemasters leads $14M project to industrialize electron beam welding for nuclear reactors; SMR application

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UK-based engineering specialist Sheffield Forgemasters is leading a consortium of partners in a £10.5-million (US$14 million) project to explore the industrialization of Electron Beam Welding (EBW) in civil nuclear assemblies.

2019 123

Highview Power and Encore Renewable Energy to co-develop the first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system in US

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Highview Power Storage, Inc., a provider of long duration energy storage solutions, and Encore Renewable Energy, a developer of renewable energy generation and storage projects, jointly announced plans to develop the United States’ first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system.

2019 123

Mercedes-Benz Dusseldorf plant starts of production of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van

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The Mercedes-Benz Dusseldorf plant has started production of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter. Earlier post.) Mercedes-Benz has been building its globally successful vans in Dusseldorf since 1962; more than 4.6 million vehicles have been produced in Dusseldorf to date.

2019 123

New hydrogen storage material could enable smaller, cheaper, more energy dense systems for vehicles; Kubas binding

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An international team of researchers, led by Professor David Antonelli of Lancaster University, has discovered a new material made from manganese hydride that could be used to make molecular sieves within hydrogen fuel tanks. The material—KMH-1 (Kubas Manganese Hydride-1)—demonstrates a reversible excess adsorption performance of 10.5 wt% and 197 kgH 2 m ?3 3 at 120 bar at ambient temperature with no loss of activity after 54 cycles.

2019 126

Simple process for the production of fuel additives from residual forest biomass

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Researchers at the Université de Sherbrooke, Canada, with colleagues at the Université de Toulouse, France, have developed a process for the direct production of levulinates from cheap residual lignocellulosic biomass using an affordable homogeneous catalyst.

2019 122

Jump-Charging Dead Golf Cart Batteries

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Left golf cart over winter inside heated area. Yamaha 48V charger won’t charge. Have automotive 6 & 12V charger—How might I bring up the 6 pack charge

El Segundo’s @LATimes Drops News Coverage & Goes Full On Bread & Circus To Entertain Elderly White Readers With Witches #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Bread & Circus News Truth & Reality white privilege El Segundo Los Angeles Times

2019 122

Japan team evaluates battery-assisted low-cost hydrogen production from solar energy

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Researchers from Japan’s NIMS (National Institute for Materials Science), the University of Tokyo and Hiroshima University have jointly conducted a techno-economic analysis for hydrogen production from photovoltaic power generation (PV) utilizing a battery-assisted electrolyzer.

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