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Electric Semi Trailer TruckSource:
- Three Plaid motors
- One motor 24x7
- Two motors mechanically connected as needed
- Full regenerative braking descending hills
- Accelerates up a 6% grade
- Licensed for 82,000 lbs on USA roads
- Liquid cooled, megawatt charger(s)
- Three Plaid motors
EVs and market shareSource: https://www.spglobal.com/mobility/en/research-analysis/new-ev-entries-nibbling-away-at-tesla-ev-share.html
Regardless of brand or price point, early S&P Global Mobility data suggests consumers moving to electric vehicles in 2022 are largely doing so from Toyota and Honda - brands which have been unable to keep their internal combustion owners loyal until their own brands begin to participate more significantly in the EV transition.
While both Japanese companies built a US legacy with phenomenal fuel economy and powertrain technologies - including electrification through hybrids, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell electric vehicles - both have been caught flat-footed in the context of 2022. S&P Global Mobility conquest data for Tesla's Model 3 and Y, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq5, and Chevrolet Bolt show strong captures of buyers from the two...
Corvette to Launch as a Brand in 2025 with a Four-Door and an SUVCorvette to Launch as a Brand in 2025 with a Four-Door and an SUV
The headline covers most of the content. What it doesn't, and why I posted it in this forum, is that those new Vette models will be EVs.
Nov 28 (Reuters) - Tesla (TSLA.O) is developing a revamped version of Model 3, according to four people with knowledge of the effort, as the top EV maker aims to cut production costs and boost the appeal of the five-year-old electric sedan.
One focus of the redesign codenamed "Highland" is to reduce the number of components and complexity in the interior of the Model 3 while focusing on features that Tesla buyers value, including the display, …
Now if it can come with a factory tow package.
Toyota’s New Electric Motors Will Catapult Them To the Top of the EV Market
While it’ll take a a few years, looks like 2027 will see the breakthrough in efficiency and battery technology for Toyota (and 3rd generation e-axle)
We’ll see some improvements as early as 2025 though with the 2nd generation e-axle.
Autoline reports on SAE PHEV conferenceI was of mixed mind about adding this to the Toyota PHEV thread but it is generic to the whole PHEV market:
- Some countries require a 50 mile EV range to get a subsidy
- At 50 mile EV range, the PHEV become cost competitive with a BEV having a 250 mile range
- Many PHEVs are not plugging-in but just using the PHEV label for exclusive travel lanes
- 2014 BMW i3-REx, 72 mi EV, 0.647 L engine - we still have this car originally as backup for our Tesla Model 3 Std Rng Plus. The small engine and battery gives a 140 mile range. However, my wife loves it getting $2.75/100 miles EV yet able to drive in one day over 700 miles using the REx. It has ~75,000 miles and is her daily driver. It charges twice as fast as our former Prius Prime and has 50 kW DC charging.
- 2017 Prius Prime, 25 mi EV, 1.8 L engine - burdened by an oversized...
Is It Time to Give Up on Hydrogen?Another interesting video from Fully Charged, in where they discuss scenarios that hydrogen may or may not work.
Aussi EV SurveyOriginally referenced in a YouTube video, this survey applies to my experience in the USA. One teaser being Tesla owners have almost no range anxiety which given the low density of SuperChargers in Australia goes against the common wisdom.
In total, 741 Tesla owners responded to the survey, from across the country, making up 51% of the total TOCA membership. This is a significant response to a self-reporting survey, and one of the largest surveys of EV owners in Australia.
A wide range of Tesla owners were surveyed, including many that have owned EVs for several years, and have long-term experience in driving and charging their EV.
Respondents to this survey provided information on vehicle owner demographics, charging behaviour, and total cost of ownership, helping to gain a better understanding of EV...
What octane gas are you really putting in your carWhen you pull in for gas , I am wondering the distance between the nozzle you put in your tank and the underground valve that connects the proper underground reservoir, according the octane you choose.
Playing with calculators here is what I observe.
For the purpose of the discussion the pipe is 1 inch inner diameter. So the previous fill up was 87 octane you choose to fill up with 91 octane.
It turns out that the first gallon pumped in your car will be 87 octane even if you choose 91.if these condition are met
1- distance between nozzle and switching valve is 25 feet and piping is one inch inner diametre.
Does someone know the specifics of switching octane at the pump ( piping diameter, the switching octane valve distance. etc
How the new hybrid system in the new Tundra works...It's a one electric motor system with a standard automatic transmission with a torque converter.
A recent Toyota questionaireThis AM got a 10 page online questionnaire from Toyota about what features I'd be interested in and which I'd be willing to pay $10-$25 a month for. Included were ride sharing, would I be interested in fuel cell, hybrid, electric, etc.
Most of the features were ones Tesla already has at no charge.
They didn't ask me how old I was, what I made or when I would buy my next car.
340 mile/547 km EPA Hyundai Ioniq6!2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 revealed in U.S. spec with new details at L.A. Auto Show - Autoblog
AWD drops to 310mi/499km with similar specs as AWD Ioniq5/EV6.
*Hands On* The Toyota bZ Compact SUV is a Stunning EV of the near Future...
The Toyota bZ Compact SUV Concept touched down in Los Angeles, making its North American debut to kick off the exciting opening of the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show at the LA Convention Center. Already a leader in electrification, the company gave a glimpse of what the future could be with the Toyota bZ Compact SUV, extending the vision under the “Toyota bZ” brand umbrella. “We’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of the Beyond Zero moniker,” said Toyota group vice president and general manager David Christ. “With an aerodynamic design coupled with intuitive tech features never before seen in a Toyota model, the bZ Concept showcases another possible vision of the very near future with our battery electric vehicles.” The Toyota bZ Compact SUV Concept is designed as a full battery-electric vehicle, using a clean vital design approach. This approach aims to express what’s special about battery electric vehicles while also offering fun to drive,...
Poised for Performance: 2023 Toyota Prius Prime Revealed | 50% increased EV range, 220 HPOfficial press release from Toyota, then photos at the bottom.
• All-New Sporty Exterior Styling with Flowing, One-Motion Silhouette
• Over 50 Percent Increase in Zero Emission Driving Range from Prior Generation Model
• All New Traffic Jam Assist Feature Standard
• Legacy Prius Name to Carry on Toyota’s Commitment to Carbon Neutrality
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (November 16, 2022) – When the Prius Plug-In concept model was first
revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show back in 2009, few could have seen the important role it
would play in the future of mobility. It offered customers a versatile solution with its pure EV or
hybrid modes, impeccable MPG, and all the tech people expected from a Prius – making it a
perfect addition to the third-generation Prius lineup. Fast forward to now, and the automaker is
ushering in a new era of the Prius legacy—with the reveal of the 2023 Prius Prime at the 2022 Los
Angeles Auto Show.
Now in its tenth year of...
2023 Will Go Plugin Only in EU2023 Toyota Prius Is All New, Gets Optional Solar Roof Panel
Looks like the new Prius will have 220hp and be a plugin only. I guess that will satisfy what owners have been asking for more power, removed centered dash screens and bigger battery!
Hydrogen HUB's coming"Clean hydrogen hubs will create networks of hydrogen producers, consumers, and local connective infrastructure to accelerate the use of hydrogen as a clean energy carrier that can deliver or store tremendous amounts of energy.
The production, processing, delivery, storage, and end-use of clean hydrogen, including innovative uses in the industrial sector, are crucial to DOE’s strategy for achieving President Biden’s goal of a 100 percent clean electrical grid by 2035 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Hydrogen energy has the power to slash emissions from multiple carbon-intensive sectors and open a world of economic opportunity to clean energy businesses and workers across the country. Getting hydrogen right would mean unlocking a new source of clean, dispatchable power, and a new method of energy storage. It would mean another pathway for decarbonizing heavy industry and transportation."
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