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2 million EVs equate to 20,000 fewer deaths from climate change.
Calculating the positive impact of electric car adoption | Ars Technica
BMW has ended the production of the i3, 8 1/2 years after it was launched.
The electric pioneer on the home stretch: Production of the BMW i3 comes to a close with an anniversary and the exclusive HomeRun Edition.
A unique car that I thought was cool.
"Ford Motor Co. will be suspending end-of-lease buyout options for customers driving all-electric vehicles, provided they took possession of the model after June 15, 2022."
Buyout Begone: Ford Says You Can Never Own Leased EVs
Volkswagen ID.Aero concept proves VW still believes in sedans
Volkswagen's new ID. AERO previews production fully electric vehicle | Driving
VW ID.Aero Concept Previews an EV Sedan, and It's Coming to the U.S.
Official press release:
- Production begins in 2023
- 620km (389 miles) WLTP target (probably closer to 300 mi/480km here)
- Cd of 0.23
- 77kWh net battery capacity
- It's a large car...
U.S. President Joe Biden is calling Wednesday for Congress to suspend the nation’s federal gas tax to help consumers cope with a rise in prices linked in part to Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Ahead of Biden’s planned remarks about gas prices, the White House said in a statement the president is supporting suspending the tax of 18.4 cents per gallon until the end of September.
“President Biden understands that a gas tax holiday alone will not, on its own, relieve the run up in costs that we’ve seen,” the White House said. “But the President believes that at this unique moment when the war in Ukraine is imposing costs on American families, Congress should do what it can to provide working families breathing room.”
Replacing the gas taxes with an annual vehicle tax...
The good news is that it's in Maine The bad news is that it's it in Maine, as they have an anti-mining law.
Staggering $1.5 billion lithium deposit discovered near Newry; excavating it poses a challenge (msn.com)
Toyota to Collaborate with Redwood Materials on a Sustainable, Closed-Loop Electrified Vehicle Battery Ecosystem - Toyota USA Newsroom
Toyota is promoting a closed loop system with their new TBMNC (Toyota Battery Manufacturing North Carolina) manufacturing plant so even the anode and cathode materials are recoverable from spend battery cells.
Smart considering most of the materials are expensive and some are even ethically challenging. I’d wager that most new batteries will be manufactured with increasing amounts of recycled materials. Redwood Materials recycles about 6 GWh of spent battery cells annually.
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So $38K for 226 mile range top of the line Leaf
$51k for BZ4x. I know one is a mid sized SUB and one is a hatchback…. So depending on creature comforts and cargo area….oh and the leaf is Not off road. BZ4x is….. $12k price difference will go a long way….. towards a model Y 7 passenger for the wife…. what do you all think?
Toyota Statement on Customer Tax Credits for Battery Electric Vehicles - Toyota USA Newsroom
Nothing else needs to be said.
And from the depths of the Toyota Europe Design Development center (in Nice, France no less) comes a 4runner/FJ Cruiser inspired small SUV style EV. Looks kind of practical to boot.
Toyota wins 2022 Car Design Award for Concept Vehicles with Compact Cruiser EV
Won the Car Design Award for Concept Vehicles, but did it win any consideration from upper brass?
Announcement from The white house - They want to build out half a million public car charging stations.
A couple of things
A: That 300 mile range might be NEDC which is really optimistic (think pre-2006 EPA).
B: It's pronouced "Chi-Anne Tu". I know we tend to have issues with Q and Z sounding Chinese words. (which Google Translate says it means "Future")
Just when you thought it was safe to look at Toyota news without hydrogen headlines comes this:
Toyota and Woven Planet Have Developed a New Portable Hydrogen Cartridge Prototype | Corporate | Global Newsroom | Toyota Motor Corporation Official Global Website
They are making a portable 5 kg container for storing hydrogen, like a gas can. Fear not they still haven’t solved the CSD (compression/storage/dispensing at the point-of-sale) costs/complexity issues so hydrogen will still be a niche fuel.
Cool idea though. Imagine throwing one of these in your Mirai for emergency fuel. Or for an emergency generator source as well as maybe even a heat source. I’m sure they are trying to make hydrogen a (more) popular fuel for everything.
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