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Coverage of electric cars since December 14, 2021.

Musk says Tesla to accept Dogecoin for merchandise

"...Tesla Inc will accept meme-based cryptocurrency Dogecoin as payment for its merchandise such as the "Giga Texas" belt buckle and mini models of electric vehicles, chief executive officer Elon Musk said in a tweet on Friday..."

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Funding helps promote electric vehicle uptake in B.C. BC Gov News

"...Community groups and local governments throughout the province can receive funding through the Community Outreach Incentive Program (COIP) to educate and encourage people to switch to electric vehicles (EVs). “We’re helping to raise awareness about the many benefits of EVs in communities across B. C..."

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Solar-topped Mercedes EQV electric camper van ignites e-RV market

"...Not a full week into 2022, Mercedes-Benz continues swinging for the fences on automotive electrification. The cutting-edge Vision EQXX concept foreshadows how the brand plans to take a lead on the electric passenger car side, and now Mercedes becomes one of the first auto brands to introduce an all-electric camper van. Based on the 225-mile EQV electric passenger van, the new four-sleeper e-camper features a tailgate kitchen, fold-out bed and solarized pop-up roof..."

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Lithium for EV Batteries Is in High Demand, but Protesters Push Back | WSJ

"...Lithium prices are rising as demand for the key ingredient in electric car batteries grows, amid a broader push to move away from oil and gas..."

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Solar-roofed Mercedes Vision EQXX hypermiles toward Tesla overthrow

"..."The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX is how we imagine the future of electric cars," Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, said in introducing the forward-looking concept on Monday. "Just one and a half years ago, we started this project leading to the most efficient Mercedes-Benz ever built, with an outstanding energy consumption of less than 10 kWh per 100 kilometers. It has a range of more than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) on a single charge using a battery that would fit even into a compact vehicle..."

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Southport Aerospace Centre looks ahead to new developments in 2022

"...CEO Peggy May says, continuing their greening efforts will be a big deal for them going forward, as they’re going to be adding electric cars to their fleet. She also mentions the demolition of a building in Southport, which will make way for some new buildings on site..."

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Southport Aerospace Centre makes strides despite challenges

"..."We did a rehabilitation of runway 13 left 31 right," continues May. "We completed it in the fall on time and on budget thanks to lots of hard work from our team. We completed a 20-year master plan this year looking at our infrastructure and improvements that we're going to undertake in the future, as well..."

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B.C.'s climate plans battered by extreme weather as 2022 begins

"...Premier John Horgan’s CleanBC plan has far-reaching goals, including 10,000 public electric vehicle charging stations by 2030, the same year as 90 per cent of all new vehicles sold in B. C. would have to be zero-emission..."

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The most creative battery breakthroughs of 2021

"...One of the reasons scientists see so much potential in lithium-metal batteries is because lithium metal has a far higher capacity and energy density than the graphite and copper used for the anodes in today's batteries. This positions it as a "holy grail" in the eyes of Harvard material scientist Xin Li, who back in May presented a new sandwich-style battery that could overcome some of the stability issues to plague lithium-metal designs so far. These stability issues stem from needle-like protrusions called dendrites that form on the lithium-metal anode during charging, causing the battery's performance to decline, and it to fail or even catch fire..."

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Nio EP5 promises colossal 620-mile range – but miles ain't miles

"...But range figures ain't range figures. Nio's 1,000 km is claimed on the Chinese CLTC standard, rather than the WLTP standard generally used in Europe and the USA. The CLTC test is designed to reflect typical Chinese driving conditions, and as such it's a very different looking test..."

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Arrival reveals first prototype of electric car developed with Uber

"...Back in May, UK electric mobility company Arrival partnered with US mobility-as-a-service provider Uber to work on an electric vehicle built for ride-hailing drivers and passengers. Now the first working prototype of the Arrival Car has been revealed. The Arrival Car is being developed as part of an effort to move the estimated 30 million ride-hailing drivers across the globe to zero tailpipe emissions vehicles..."

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Opinion: Electric car batteries, we’re at a crossroads

"...But there’s a storm brewing on the horizon: once the first generations of electric cars are retired from our roads, what will be done with the massive amount of used batteries?..."

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Podcasts

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E065: Lithium Age is Here: Are you Ready?

Duration: 45:14

"...Jukka Jarvinen, a matrix entrepreneur of batteries, talks about the dawn of a new era, where energy storage brings the biggest paradigm shift in the energy sector..."

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E064: A New Electric Vehicle for Asia

Duration: 48:00

"...Freddie Tinga, President at Global Electric Transportation, is building new electric vehicles for Asia and Europe..."

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E059: PCs to EVs - A Serial Entrepreneur's Vision for Public Utility Vehicles

Duration: 49:08

"...You need to have a purpose as an entrepreneur and the purpose can't be making money..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about electric cars.

Electric Cars 'Cleaner'; Recyclable Blades & Russian Buses

"...'Almost Breaking News' is BACK! This month our roving 'Roberter' looks at electric buses in Russia, shocking news that electric cars are cleaner, a PV factory running on clean energy and the rise of driverless cars in the UK..."

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The innovations we need to avoid a climate disaster | Bill Gates

"...Introducing the concept of the "green premium" -- the higher price of zero-emission products like electric cars, artificial meat or sustainable aviation fuel -- Gates identifies the breakthroughs and investments we need to reduce the cost of clean tech, decarbonize the economy and create a pathway to a clean and prosperous future for all..."

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Green energy: Which sources are the most sustainable? | The Economist

"...How can energy be produced and used more sustainably to meet climate targets? We answer your questions..."

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COBALT IN EV BATTERIES? The Story of Cobalt & its importance to Batteries & Electric Cars

"...#CleanEnergy #ElectricVehicles #Batteries #Cobalt #CobaltBatteries #BatteryRecycling #CobaltMining #LithiumIonBatteries #EVs #ElectricCars ..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about electric cars relevant to the latest news.

Environmental Impact of Electric Vehicles

"...Studies have shown that electric vehicles are better for the environment and have lower emissions of gases and pollutants than gasoline or diesel vehicles, even if they make cars and generate the electricity needed to drive them..."

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A Macroeconomic Contribution: Extended Environmental Input?Output Analysis

"...An environmentally extended Input?Output (IO) model is used to estimate the impact of the increased use of electric cars (EV) on production, Gross Value Added, employment, and greenhouse gas emissions..."

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"...Energy consumption and pollutant emission aspects were ascertained for cars under traffic conditions: in cities, outside cities, on motorways and expressways, with the use of data from the inventory of emissions from road transport in Poland in 2018..."

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Assessing energy and emissions savings for space conditioning, materials and transportation for a high-density mixed-use buildin

"...The transportation analysis estimates emissions reductions from eliminating personal vehicle trips through the mixed-use nature of the building, provision of an electric vehicle car sharing fleet, and a public transit hub with a rapid transit line..."

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Optimizing Qatar?s energy system for a post-carbon future

"...The government is focused on diversifying the national economy away from hydrocarbons, encouraging sustainable use of resources, and ensuring the security of food, energy, and water systems..."

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Logistic Aspects of the Distribution of Electric Charging Stations on the Urban Road Network

"...Modern approaches to organization and management of an urban energy system deal with the optimal placement of charging stations for electric cars and other vehicles, that have dynamic charging while driving..."

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Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)

"...It is as energy conserving as the electric vehicles and as efficient as the conventional vehicles..."

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The energetic water cycle: nature ? electrolysis ? machine ? nature

"...It is fascinating! The water will quench all the energy hunger of this world, or rather, the thirst for energy! Hydrogen can be obtained from the water..."

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Transport scenarios for China and the role of electric vehicles under global 2 °C/1.5 °C targets

"...To be such kind of deep cut of CO2 emission by 2050, electric car and other electric vehicles have to play crucial role..."

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Dynamic failure and crash simulation of carbon fiber sheet moulding compound (CF-SMC)

"...In this paper, we investigate the use of CF-SMC materials for the realization of a lightweight battery case for electric cars..."

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Drivers’ preferences for electric cars in Italy. Evidence from a country with limited but growing electric car uptake

"...So far, Italy has shown a much lower electric vehicle (EV) adoption rate than other European countries..."

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Impacts of life cycle inventory databases on life cycle assessments: A review by means of a drivetrain case study

"...Since the beginning of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), practitioners were discussing the standards and the interoperability of life cycle inventory databases because such databases suffer from different data formats making cross-database applications difficult..."

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