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Polestar: Most EV Buyers In It for the Tech, Not the Environment

03 Aug 2022 | Synopsis

"The company commissioned a survey of 5,086 American drivers who own electric or gasoline-powered cars to find out 'the state of electric car acceptance..."

"55% of those who had switched to electric cars did not list environmental concerns as their top reason for the switch.

"Younger drivers have more confidence in new EV-only brands, the survey found."

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Solar Electric Tricycle Gives Zimbabwean Women a Lift

03 Aug 2022 | Synopsis

"Assembled by Harare-based social enterprise Mobility for Africa, the off-road three-wheelers were first introduced in Zimbabwe in 2019 to help women develop their businesses...

"...a single trip to buy chicken feed from a local business centre used to cost her $12. But charging her new solar-powered vehicle sets her back only $2.50 every two weeks, and the mother of two is now making a profit."

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The Future of America's EV Charging Network Takes Shape

03 Aug 2022 | Synopsis

"The plan, which calls for installing up to 500,000 direct-current 'fast chargers' along the nation's most heavily traveled highways, could boost drivers' confidence...

"...all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, have submitted plans for their share of the $5 billion EV charger money, which comes by way of last year's bipartisan infrastructure bill."

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Stellantis Overtakes Tesla In Europe EV Sales, Targets Top Spot

03 Aug 2022 | Synopsis

"In the first half of 2022, Stellantis sold 105,413 fully electric cars in Europe compared to Tesla's 78,277 sales, and was just behind Volkswagen Group's 116,307...

"Fiat's New 500 was also the best-selling EV in Italy and Germany in the second quarter...Stellantis' sales also included several thousand full-electric passenger vans, including the Citroen e-Berlingo compact van (956 sales) and its Opel Combo-e sibling (866)."

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Africa's Own Electric Motorcycle, the $1,500 Roam Air

03 Aug 2022 | Synopsis

"The Roam Air is cheap, lightweight, practically focused, and capable of riding up to 180 km (111 miles) on a pair of removable batteries. It's been designed, developed and built in Kenya, to suit the needs of African riders in rural and urban areas.

"Air is immediately cheaper per day than an equivalent petrol-powered 150cc scoot...prices impressively low...at US$1,500 single-battery bike...and $2,050 for a dual-battery."

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Porsche Also Accelerates On Two Wheels

02 Aug 2022 | Synopsis

"Porsche eBike Performance GmbH, based in Ottobrunn near Munich, will develop electric drive systems for two-wheelers. These include motors, batteries and the necessary software architecture for connectivity solutions....

"In addition to compact drive systems from Fazua, Porsche eBike Performance GmbH will develop and produce particularly powerful eBike drive systems under the Porsche brand name."

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Ad Revenue Might Be the Secret to Lowering EV Charging Barriers

02 Aug 2022 | Synopsis

Volta Charging will install about 25 public chargers on curbsides in Hoboken, a small, dense city just across the Hudson River from Manhattan. The project will not only be at no cost to the city...charging will be free when using a medium-speed Level 2 charger.

"Volta will cover the cost of installation, maintenance and electricity for the charging stations, as well as pay the city a rental fee for using the public right of way..."

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BYD Continues Global Expansion, Announcing EV Deliveries Coming to Germany and Sweden in Q4

02 Aug 2022 | Synopsis

"BYD has followed up with plans to sell passenger EVs in Germany and Sweden...As part of a new partnership with European dealer group Hedin Mobility, BYD expects to begin delivering EVs in the new EU countries before year's end.

"Hedin's dealer model will include "BYD pioneering stores" in both EU markets, where consumers can experience the EVs up close."

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Adding an EV Charger to Your Home Is About to Get Easier

02 Aug 2022 | Synopsis

"Siemens and ConnectDER have partnered up to provide an inexpensive alternative to an upgraded electrical panel that still allows owners to connect their Level 2 Chargers...

With the ConnectDER meter collar attachment, not only does this allow for a direct connection to a 240 volt line necessary for a Level 2 AC charger, but also takes out the need for an expensive 240 volt, 40-60 amp capable electrical panel setup."

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Elon Musk's Antics Turn Owners and Would-Be Buyers Against Tesla

02 Aug 2022 | Synopsis

"Creative Strategies, a...customer-experience measurer, mentioned owner frustration with Musk in a study it published in April. A year earlier, research firm Escalent found Musk was the most negative aspect of the Tesla brand among electric-vehicle owners surveyed.

"Tesla has so far had no trouble growing its way through Musk’s many controversies...Competitors that have been chasing the company for a decade may still be years away."

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MY PERSPECTIVE

To Tax or Not to Tax, That Is the Question?

Gasoline excise taxes are extortion and pay-by-the-miles fees open the door to limiting your freedom

Published: 2022-07-22




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