28 Nov 2022 | Synopsis"...western European philosophy, from ancient Greece to the present, has gone catastrophically wrong, pushing a worldview that justifies practices that will be seen in the future as unthinkably evil.
"Now we ask all people of conscience and imagination - including other philosophers - to join in the search for a better understanding of the relation of humans to the wild world and to one another."
28 Nov 2022 | Synopsis"...new research [in the UK] that dives into how EV owners charge their vehicles suggests that the lack of available chargers shouldn't be a core factor when deciding to purchase an EV.
"...70% of charging sessions utilize less than 10 kWh per plug-in...second explanation is that owners overestimate how much range they'll need from their EV for daily drives, while the last hints toward the reliance on at-home charging stations."
27 Nov 2022 | SynopsisRails-to-trails "counters showed an average increase in trail use of 51 percent for 2021 compared to 2019...number continues to expand.
"Cars and city streets are making room for more cyclists, and e-bikes could help reduce emissions and smog while offering benefits for riders.
"...e-bikes may be a considerable investment. But for those living in crowded urban areas with limited parking, it could still be a smart one."
27 Nov 2022 | Synopsis"...all that computing power needed to provide the complex calculations of the raw input coming from its sensory sidekicks will turn electric cars into 'the biggest data collection device there is'...might sound scary for the privacy-minded, Germany has one of the strictest security safeguards.
"Volkswagen [will] bet on a pay-as-you-go system where the self-driving service is only charged when needed and used, rather than Tesla's [model]."
27 Nov 2022 | Synopsis"Jetti's technology inserts a catalyst into a company's normal processing flow to extract copper from low-grade primary sulfides, such as chalcopyrite, which are abundant but not economical to process and often disposed of as waste.
"Jetti's technology could tap into a total addressable market of roughly 234 million tonnes of copper worth an estimated $2.4 trillion.
26 Nov 2022 | Synopsis"VinFast held a ceremony to mark its first batch of exports of smart electric vehicles including 999 VF 8s to international markets.
"The first VinFast customers in the US can expect their cars by the end of December 2022.
"The export of the first 999 VF 8s is a significant event for VinFast and Vingroup and a proud historical milestone for the Vietnamese automotive industry...new order signed with Autonomy, largest car subscription service."
26 Nov 2022 | Synopsis"..the Italian marque has taken the standard 500e and improved not just its electric architecture, but also the weight distribution, wheelbase, and torque range for an all-round sportier driving experience conducive to better handling and performance.
"alongside the “Sound Generator” feature that makes the EV sound like it has an engine...motors that push out 155 HP, 235Nm of torque and a 0-62 MPH time of seven seconds."
26 Nov 2022 | Synopsis"The Peugeot e-Rifter starts at £32,300 making it a relatively cheap EV
"It's essentially a Peugeot Partner van...comes in two lengths, with five or seven seats.
"All e-Rifters have a 50kWh battery and a single electric motor at the front, which means a modest official range of around 170 miles.
"Charging with a public 100kW charger will get you from 0-100% in 73 minutes. At home on a 7kW, probably overnight, it's 7.5 hours."
26 Nov 2022 | SynopsisDaily Mail "attempts seven tasks in seven days in the £7,695 tiny electric car that has no boot, a 28mph top speed and range of just 46 miles.
"... week-long test is proof that it is possible to live with the Citroen Ami within its own parameters - though it won't always be comfortable or practical...this isn't a car you buy expecting to trot up and down the country - it's a daily driver for those mundane, short-distance chores."
26 Nov 2022 | Synopsis"Pravaig launched two electric SUV in India, Defy caters to the commercial segment, while the Veer is a combat-themed car.
"...introductory price of Rupee39.50 lakh on Defy SUV which has nine months waiting period. Defy can be pre-booked at Rupee 51,000.
"The electric SUV has a top speed of 210 kmph. Defy SUV comes with 402 bhp power and can go over 500 kilometres in a single charge."
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