21 Jun 2022 | Abstracted from Daily Mail"With one in six new vehicle registered last month fully electric and 480,000 EVs currently in use on UK roads, the Government says it is going to focus on improving the public charging infrastructure..."
"...the report says that the five cities with the most rapid and ultra-rapid chargers are Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Leeds, Birmingham and Coventry.
"Nottingham has most rapid devices that add 100 miles of range in around 20 minutes.."
21 Jun 2022 | Abstracted from Flying Magazine"The scope of the project is not to solve big issues like urban mobility or air taxis or something like that...The Jetson is all about having fun."
"...the fully-electric Jetson One has a top speed of 63 mph (55 knots), and a total flight time of 20 minutes on one charge..
"While Jetson's entire 2022 production is sold out, you may still be able to reserve one for 2023 - at an estimated cost of $92,000."
21 Jun 2022 | Abstracted from Daily Hive"HAV estimates the Airlander 10's travel time from downtown Vancouver to Seattle City Centre is four hours and 12 minutes over the 205-km distance, based on the airship's maximum speed of 130 km/hr...This travel time also includes a 40-minute check-in, security, and loading process at the departure terminal.
"The range of the airship is 350 km on battery-electric and 750 km on hybrid-electric. Its maximum altitude is 20,000 ft."
21 Jun 2022 | Abstracted from Top Gear"So what happens to your old battery? Does it just go into landfill somewhere? Er, not quite. Old EV batteries are already popping up everywhere. BMW's working to power festivals, construction sites and the like without the need for generators. Audi's installing used batteries into Berlin's power grids, putting them to work in its factories and even working with a non-profit that's trying to electrify India's rickshaws."
20 Jun 2022 | Abstracted from Arstechnica"...less focus on a very uncomfortable truth - that solving the climate crisis requires fossil fuel prices for consumers to stay high forever.
"Is it possible to keep fossil fuel prices high without triggering riots? The key is to keep consumer prices high by increasing fuel taxes when international oil and gas prices do eventually fall. Making this politically acceptable requires two things to happen..."
20 Jun 2022 | Abstracted from Texas Tribune"With $408 million in federal funds, the state wants to build enough charging stations to support 1 million electric vehicles.
"The chargers will be high-powered at 150kW, able to bring most electric vehicles from 10% to 80% in about half an hour, according to the report.
"The funding is coming from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed last year..."
20 Jun 2022 | Abstracted from Popular Science"It turns out that when driven gently, like you would on ice, the LMV is perfectly docile and responsive. The main challenge is an artifact of driving in a simulator with a 2D-screen standing in for reality.
"The LMV's top speed is 25 kph...never venture above 12 kph. A crash would be harmlessly virtual, but the time needed to reset the simulator would mean an instant end to my moon-driving fantasy. The Apollo LRV topped out at 13 kph..."
20 Jun 2022 | Abstracted from Inside EVs"The ramp-up is also progressing slower than anticipated...a level of 1,000 units per week should have been achieved in April. The rumored main bottleneck was the paint shop's output.
"Tesla currently produces in Germany only the Tesla Model Y Performance version, powered by 2170-type cylindrical battery cells..."
"...during the first three months... the plant produced some 8,865 Model Y. That's half of what the Tesla Giga Shanghai.."
19 Jun 2022 | Abstracted from CNBCHertz.."boldly announced a $4.2 billion deal to purchase 100,000 Tesla fully electric vehicles (EVs) by the end of 2022."
"While Hertz was first off the starting blocks, its two biggest rivals, Enterprise Holdings and Avis Budget Group, have since joined in...
"..it’s unknown how many Teslas are available in the more than 30 markets currently offering EVs, which now also include the first of the 65,000 Polestar 2s.."
19 Jun 2022 | Abstracted from The Drive"...future electrified cars will continue Lamborghini's tradition of radical styling: "They will always look like spaceships, always be inspiring, always cars that with whatever technology they have will have the sound and the emotion to touch you..."
We aren't likely to see something as wild looking as the Terzo Millennio [pictured here] for awhile, though, as fully-electric Lamborghinis are still pretty far away."
A half dozen privately owned electric cars joined the 75th anniversary parade down Washington Street
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