29 Jun 2022 | Synopsis:..first proposed in July 2021, [the measure] will mean a de facto halt to sales of petrol and diesel cars as well as light commercial vehicles and a complete shift to electric engines in the European Union from 2035.
"At the request of countries including Germany and Italy, the EU-27 also agreed to consider a future green light for the use of alternative technologies such as synthetic fuels or plug-in hybrids."
29 Jun 2022 | Synopsis"By the beginning of last year year, there were 273,000 electric cars on the Dutch roads but they still account for just 3% of the total Dutch fleet.
"Almost two thirds of them are company cars but more private owners bought a fully electric car last year, thanks to additional government subsidies."
29 Jun 2022 | Synopsis"Australia's new government is putting climate change at the top of its legislative agenda..."
"A bill will be introduced to commit Australia to reducing its emissions by 43% below 2005 levels by 2030..."
"Another bill would abolish import tariffs and taxes for electric vehicles that are cheaper than the luxury car threshold of $77,565[AUD]/($53,580USD).
"The government's fleet will be converted to 75% no-emission vehicles..."
29 Jun 2022 | Synopsis"Today, not only does China produce the majority of the world's EV batteries, it's also forging ahead with the development and manufacturing of EVs - and selling them to the world. These efforts to grow the EV industry are already paying off domestically: At the end of 2021, EVs made up just 3 percent of the total passenger fleet in China, a figure that's expected to rise to 32 percent by 2030 and 77 percent by 2040..."
28 Jun 2022 | Synopsis"Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung...reports that the company noted quality problems with the batteries for the ID. Buzz...there are some faulty cells/modules from a new supplier, which forced the stoppage of production...unofficial info says that battery performance falls short of the target, including voltage drops, which affect range.
"Only some 500 Volkswagen ID. Buzz were produced so far, but none have been delivered to customers..."
28 Jun 2022 | Synopsis"The modular architecture of the Thundertruck, which allows it to be altered from a 4x4 to a 6x6 configuration...
"With a 180 kWh battery, the vehicle's 4x4 layout is said to have a 400-mile driving range...The electric vehicle converts into a 6x6 configuration with a stated electric driving range of 560 miles and a battery capacity of 300 kWh once the range extender and second axle are installed."
28 Jun 2022 | Synopsis"The investments include $450 million earmarked by Volkswagen unit Electrify America and more than $250 million by Siemens to expand its Grand Prairie, Texas and Ponoma, California EV charger plants...FLO, an EV charging network operator, is also investing $3 million in its first U.S. assembly plant in Auburn Hills, Michigan."
President Biden "wants to see the U.S. network of EV chargers grow to 500,000 by 2030, up from about 100,000 today."
28 Jun 2022 | Synopsis"In 2019, Deloitte predicted strong growth globally for e-bikes during 2020–2022, as they presented a faster, easier, and healthier option for commuting. Motorized "assistance" also made cycling more accessible for individuals with physical limitations (from disability or age), as batteries reduce or remove the need to pedal.
"The ability to avoid traffic is another huge benefit of e-bikes."
28 Jun 2022 | Synopsis"German industrial giant Siemens AG is investing more than $100 million in Volkswagen AG's Electrify America unit, becoming the first outside investor in the North American network...Electrify America unit would receive a total injection of $450 million.
"...the company still plans to more than double its charging infrastructure to 1,800 charging stations and more than 10,000 fast chargers by 2026."
27 Jun 2022 | SynopsisVW "claims an impressive 385-mile range...and a sumptuously appointed cabin. The automaker hasn't revealed a lot as far as technical details go but notes the concept is equipped with a 77 kWh lithium-ion battery.
"..we know the ID.Aero's USDM version will be revealed in 2023, so expect a market release in early 2024...Volkswagen has said it expects the production version of the European ID.Aero will roll down the production line in 2023."
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