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California approves largest ever utility program to expand EV charging

September 22nd, 2020 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

 A charging station for electric vehicles is pictured in Pasadena, California California on Thursday approved a $437 million effort to build thousands of electric vehicle chargers, its utility regulator said, calling it the nation’s largest ever utility program to expand charging infrastructure. The money will go to utility Southern California Edison SCE_pe.A to fund the […]

Tesla Model 3 bucks trend of electric vehicles depreciating rapidly

September 21st, 2020 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

The average vehicle coming off a three-year lease has lost 52 percent of its value, but a Model 3 only loses about 10 percent, one study finds. On average, your average new sedan depreciates 39 percent in its first three years. Trucks go down 34 percent. But electric vehicles drop an astonishing 52 percent, according […]

Study finds global tipping points for EVs: 31-minute charging, 291 miles of range, $36,000

September 14th, 2020 at 12:09 pm » Comments Off

To achieve mass adoption, the average electric car will need to offer 31-minute charging, 291 miles of range, and a base price of $36,000. Those three factors comprise a global tipping point for EVs, according to a new study commissioned by oil company Castrol, which is looking to sell so-called “e-fluid” lubricants for EVs. Findings […]

What Coronavirus mean for the future of self-driving cars

September 13th, 2020 at 1:20 pm » Comments Off

It’s 2025 and driverless cars still aren’t zooming around everywhere. Where are the chilled out passengers on their phones, or napping, as an invisible “driver” navigates a crowded intersection?  They’re still mostly stuck in the backseat as a human driver shuttles them around. They’re likely in a highly automated and autonomous-capable vehicle, but a human […]

Volta Zero is an electric delivery truck built just for cities

September 11th, 2020 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

DPD will start using the EV to deliver parcels in London next year.  Volta Trucks A Swedish startup named Volta Trucks has unveiled its first vehicle: an electric truck designed specifically for city parcel and freight deliveries. The Volta Zero is scheduled to start production in the UK in 2022, and the company is aiming […]

Japan’s Sky Drive ‘flying car’ successfully carries out test flight with a person aboard

September 5th, 2020 at 2:22 am » Comments Off

A contraption that looked like a slick motorcycle with propellers lifted several feet off the ground  The vehicle hovered in the air, over a netted area, for four minutes. The decades-old dream of zipping around in the sky as simply as driving on highways may be becoming less illusory. Japan’s SkyDrive, among the myriads of […]

Sometime soon, your car will park itself in urban garages

September 2nd, 2020 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

A Ford Escape automatically stops as a pedestrian crosses in front during a self park demonstration, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 in Detroit. Ford, Bosch and real estate company Bedrock are teaming up to test technology that will let vehicles park by themselves in parking decks. The companies are testing the technology using floor-mounted sensors and […]

Electric Brand’s eBussy modular electric van can turn into 10 different vehicles

August 28th, 2020 at 3:14 pm » Comments Off

Sucks to suck, Optimus Prime. When it comes time to buy a new vehicle, you usually need to make some choices. Are you looking for a sedan, an SUV, a minivan? If you’ve committed to a pickup truck, you can’t later turn it into a sports car. Which sucks, because most of us use our […]

Welcome to the age of the all-electric hypercar

August 27th, 2020 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

Boasting up to 2,000bhp with no fuel cap, a trio of new releases from Lotus, Pininfarina and Rimac are here for when your Ferrari just isn’t fast enough Same old story. You wait ages for one 2,000bhp, all-electric hypercar to arrive, and then three come along at once. Three underdog brands with very different backstories, […]

Why wireless vehicle charging makes sense for smart cities

August 20th, 2020 at 10:01 am » Comments Off

Image of proposed wireless charging stations Investments we make today in urban EV infrastructure must take into account future requirements for ride sharing, transit and utilities   As the world’s population grows increasingly urban — it’s expected that by 2050, 70 per cent of individuals will live in urban areas — it’s critical for these […]

New Hampshire is first state to allow flying cars on the road

August 19th, 2020 at 12:26 pm » Comments Off

Will New Hampshire suddenly look like GTA 5? No, but the state’s ready to let them hit the road legally. This is the Switchblade, which was supposed to arrive last year. We’ve been promised flying cars for seemingly decades, and although we still don’t have one ready for production, New Hampshire has gone ahead and […]

24 million EVs is the limit for current U.S. power grid until 2028

August 19th, 2020 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

This PNNL study could help the U.S. power system keep ahead of the EV adoption curve.  Getting the world to work without oil will not be easy. Apart from increasing EV adoption, we have to make sure the world can cope with them. Think about it: would the power grid stand too many electric cars […]

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