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Study: Plug-in Hybrid and EV Battery Replacements Rare

May 18, 2024 | Synopsis

“Only 1.5% of electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) have needed their batteries replaced since 2011, according to a new study.

“Batteries have become more reliable in recent years. The Department of Energy explains that “replacement rates due to failure were well below 1%” for cars from model years 2016 and later.

“The battery is the most expensive part of any electric vehicle, and many potential EV buyers have cited fears about battery replacement costs as a reason to hold off.”

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Electric hypercar maker calls Mate Rimac: ‘Sorry buddy, but I’m not coming back!’

May 18, 2024 | Synopsis

Gianfranco Pizzuto’s comments come days after Mate Rimac said Rimac is looking at alternative drivetrain solutions for future models.

“…advocates electric transmissions in hypercars instead of gasoline engines…Pizzuto maintains that electric transmissions are the way forward for hypercars…for us at Automobili Estrema, there is no reason to change the development of the Fulminea all-electric propulsion system.”

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Here’s why so many Republicans won’t buy electric vehicles

May 18, 2024 | Synopsis

“…there is one thing preventing the nation from achieving the dream of an all-electric future: political polarization.

“Last year’s Washington Post-University of Maryland poll found that 46 percent of respondents favored a gasoline car, compared to 19 percent who wanted an all-electric vehicle…61 percent of Democrats reported they were ‘seriously considering’ or ‘may consider’ purchasing an electric vehicle in the future, compared to just 24 percent of Republicans.

“…Republican leaders have injected electric vehicles into the culture wars…”

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$69,000 Chinese electric vehicle investigated for clues to espionage

May 18, 2024 | Synopsis

The ‘Lion Cage Project’ seeks to determine how much data Chinese electric vehicles collect and send to China.

“A single electric vehicle can use between 2,000 and 3,000 chips, about twice as many as a gasoline one… the standard tools used by cybersecurity researchers to extract data from PCs and servers simply do not work on electric vehicles… shelter for the team They did not discover any bombs on the NIO ES8, but they did find some potential areas of concern…”

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How China came to lead the world in electric vehicles and solar panels

May 18, 2024 | Synopsis

“The plan was for China to replace key imports in 10 advanced manufacturing industries by making its own products. The state-controlled banking system directed loans to those key sectors… more than 99% of publicly traded Chinese companies received direct loans from the government. subsidies in 2022…

“China’s top leaders have heavily subsidized research and production of battery electric cars for the past 15 years.”

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13 Ways to Look at Biden’s New China Tariffs

May 16, 2024 | Synopsis

“The United States imports relatively few electric vehicles from China, and the few vehicles we do import – which are made by Chinese brands Volvo and Polestar – may not be affected by these taxes…

“Many of these categories were already facing trade levies imposed by the (previous) administration, and Biden has now raised them…they affect sectors where China now dominates the global industry. The longer timeline suggests the White House is trying not to disrupting the market too much in the short term… giving companies time to diversify their supply chains.”

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A second wave of EV buyers is coming, but current demand remains an issue

May 16, 2024 | Synopsis

“Today’s EV skeptics are on track to become the next EV buyers, Cox Automotive said…in a report…sees a ‘significant second wave’ of EV buyers for the second half of the decade. The same However, a study found that almost half of all people who buy vehicles today are not considering an electric vehicle… within the next 10 years, ‘80% of skeptics of today they will be ready to consider an electric vehicle as more barriers fall…’

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This new app is designed to work like Airbnb for electric vehicle charging

May 16, 2024 | Synopsis

Plug Inn, from Renault and Publicis Sapient, is the winner of Fast Company’s 2024 World Changing Ideas Awards.

“…road drivers can schedule stops at private chargers along their route. Meanwhile, homeowners with electric vehicle chargers can earn a little extra money… Since its launch last year “In the past, more than 75,000 people have downloaded the app, and more than 1,000 charging points are now listed.”

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Michigan Seeks Compensation from Fossil Fuel Giants for Climate Change Damage

May 16, 2024 | Synopsis

“Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has launched a groundbreaking legal challenge against fossil fuel companies, holding them accountable for their role in climate change and its impact on the state.

“…places Michigan alongside a growing list of state, tribal and local governments seeking compensation for climate-related damages…the state is building on its successful history of litigation against other industries, such as manufacturers opioids and chemical companies…”

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Wyoming Coal Production Plummets and More Trouble Looms

May 16, 2024 | Synopsis

“Some Wyoming coal mines likely face extinction-level headwinds even before the prospect of new federal coal pollution reduction rules take effect in 2032…

“A mild winter in the U.S., which coincides with April as the 11th consecutive warmest month on record worldwide, helped reduce demand for Wyoming’s thermal coal… Coal’s share of the U.S. electricity market the US has sunk by less than 15%..”

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