Why Automakers Try To Slow & Stifle The EV Revolution, Meanwhile, Tesla Takes Off

November 11th, 2018 by Zachary Shahan This is a repost from two years ago. The story is more or less the same today. The original title was, “What goes on in the minds of auto execs?” I’ve had a lot of fun recently while highlighting 50 “tips” for slowing the electric car revolution and writing about what the end of gasmobiles could look like, but the discussions left some …

Low cost, low speed LSEVs disrupting the market in China

There’s no denying that low-speed electric vehicles are widely sold and used in mostly rural areas of China. They are outstripping traditional EVs by volume. This has been widely reported in multiple outlets, although most EV outlets tend to focus on the much more expensive 3D-printed or GM-affiliated SAIC version. A quick visual primer on disruptive innovation to see what the question is …

Carbon fiber small car on the road in Singapore

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/11/09/biomega-introduces-sin-electric-car-designed-for-urban-environments/ Again today’s bicycle makers are trying their hand at making automobiles. The difference is, 100 years ago those early cars all had gasoline engines. Today’s inventors are focused on the electric car revolution. Biomega is a Danish bicycle maker that began operations in 1998. Last year it introduced its first electric bike. This week, it introduced its new SIN 4-passenger …

Ban new gas cars by 2030 says thinktank. The air will never meet even the lowest World Health Organisation standards until governments accept that cars must be removed from the street altogether, and major investments be made in walking, cycling and public transport

Adam Vaughan in The Guardian, Green Alliance says ending UK sales earlier would close climate target gap and halve oil imports, Sun 18 Mar 2018   A Nissan Leaf electric car on the production line in Sunderland. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Ministers have been urged to bring forward their 2040 ban on new diesel and petrol car sales by a decade, a move which an environmental …

Want To Buy A New Car For Free In 10 Years? Buy An Electric Car Today

September 30th, 2018 by Michael Barnard on Clean Technica  In Canada, buying an electric car means your next car is “free.” Or at least, that’s what a just released report from the 2 Degrees Institute (2DI) of Canada indicates. 2DI has been around for 14 years, although it rebranded in 2015 to align with its focus on helping individuals and families make better decisions to shrink their carbon …

Battery electric cars

Efficiency Compared: Battery-Electric 73%, Hydrogen 22%, ICE 13%, Transport & Environment OCT 2 2017BYMARK KANE17 Transport & Environment (which bills itself as Europe’s leading NGO campaigning for cleaner transport) has released an interesting graphical comparison of the energy efficiency of three types of power-trains (from production through use): all-electric, hydrogen fuel cell and conventional internal combustion engine. Toyota Fuel Cell Mirai gets a refueling …

A Big Week For Reshaping the Electric Grid with EVs

September 14, 2018 by Lisa Cohn on Microgrid Knowledge EV programs may soon come to a grid near you as states continue to expand and refine charging efforts. Here’s a look at some big moves this week in California, Massachusetts and New York. Massachusetts okays one of largest EV programs In Massachusetts, the state Department of Public Utilities on September 10 okayed a $25 …

GCAS results

#ZEVChallenge: 24 cities, regions, and states—from the Australian Capital Territory to Oxford to Québec to Santa Monica—have joined the #ZEVChallenge. This consortium aims to reach 100% zero emissions passenger transportation by 2050. Given the size of the economies involved, the adoption of the pledge is sure to send a powerful signal to the market. Deadline 2020: In partnership with C40’s Deadline 2020 program, …

Xcel eMotorWerks pilot provides Vehicle to Grid support for peak demand

By Peter Maloney, “EMotorWerks provides CAISO with 30 MW of DR through smart EV charging,” on Utility Dive, Sept 12, 2018 https://www.utilitydive.com/news/emotorwerks-provides-caiso-with-30-mw-of-dr-through-smart-ev-charging/532110/ Enel X’s eMotorWerks subsidiary is rolling out its smart grid electric vehicle (EV) charger as a virtual battery that can participate as a demand response resource in the California wholesale power market. Over the last year or so, Enel X …