TuesdayNov 30, 2021 9:30 am

EV Economy to Create Jobs, Contrary to Existing Fears

Although the electric vehicle (“EV’) sector currently makes up a small percentage of total vehicle sales, it is poised to experience exponential growth over the next couple of decades. Several countries around the world have pledged to cut emissions from vehicular transport by steadily replacing the internal combustion engine (“ICE”) vehicles on their roads with zero-emission electric cars. But as EV startup companies and established automakers prepare their facilities in readiness for ramped-up EV production, there have been increasing fears about low-skilled factory workers losing their jobs. After all, electric vehicles have fewer components compared to conventional vehicles, and as…

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MondayNov 29, 2021 9:30 am

High-Speed EV Racing Helping to Advance Technology

Electric vehicle (“EV”) technology is constantly evolving. With the EV industry being only a decade old, the technology used to power EVs is still in its infancy. Researchers are constantly working to increase battery capacity and charging speed, make EVs more aerodynamic and optimize software. High-speed EV racing competitions have emerged as quite an effective means of showcasing electric vehicles and advancing EV technology. These events allow developers to put new tech to the test under extreme conditions to find out their limits and how they can be improved. Formula E, for instance, is an international championship for battery electric…

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WednesdayNov 24, 2021 9:30 am

BBB Offers Buyers Tips on Choosing an EV

If you’re thinking about ditching your internal combustion engine (“ICE”) vehicle for an electric vehicle (“EV”), you probably aren’t the only one wrestling with the decision. As the effects of more than a century of industrialization become clearer, countries around the world are pledging to cut their carbon emissions to help mitigate the fallout of human-caused climate change. Zero-emission EVs are poised to play a significant role in global efforts to clean up the transportation industry and reduce the environmental pollution the sector causes. For a lot of consumers, especially those without significant amounts of disposable cash, deciding to buy…

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TuesdayNov 23, 2021 9:30 am

Better Grid Management Needed to Remove EV Charging Capacity Fears

Electric vehicles (“EVs”) are poised to play a significant role in transportation as several countries across the world pledge to cut their carbon emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change. Unlike internal combustion engine (“ICE”) cars, EVs are powered by a rechargeable battery coupled with electric motors and produce zero emissions at the tailpipe. However, as automakers ramp up the development of electric cars, there have been claims about electric grids being unable to handle an influx of EVs. Electric car batteries can store significant amounts of energy, and some are worried that as more people switch to EVs,…

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MondayNov 22, 2021 9:30 am

Rivian Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ: RIVN) Cruises to $100B Valuation after IPO

Rivian Automotive (NASDAQ: RIVN), an electric vehicle (“EV”) startup that has been compared to Tesla, recently went public in an IPO that is said to be the biggest for an American company since Facebook — and the biggest in the world this year. The California-based electric truck maker went public on Wednesday with its shares trading at $78 each, but by the end of its first day as a publicly traded company, Rivian shares were trading at more than $100, giving the company a valuation of $88 billion. On Thursday, Rivian’s shares went up by 30%, pushing the company’s valuation to…

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FridayNov 19, 2021 9:30 am

Researchers Explore How EV Batteries Can Power Homes

Electric vehicles (“EVs”) are poised to play a significant role in global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As several governments around the world pledge to work toward carbon neutrality and issue increasingly strict emission standards, EV start-ups and established automakers have been busy developing new EV lines. Since EVs rely on lithium-ion batteries and electric motors to run, the vehicles produce zero emissions at the tailpipe, making them the perfect choice for a carbon-neutral economy. For the past couple of years, some companies in the EV space have been evaluating a bi-directional battery technology that would allow electric cars…

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ThursdayNov 18, 2021 9:57 am

Electric Vehicle Battery Rocks on Seabed Sufficient for a Billion EVs

Battery electric vehicles (“EVs”) have been touted as one of the best ways to reduce emissions from the transportation sector and help put a stop to the effects of climate change. But while the EVs themselves produce zero emissions at the tailpipe, manufacturing EVs is anything but clean. For starters, mining the metals used to make EV batteries has a massive toll on the environment, burning plenty of fossil fuels, destroying the environment and producing billions of tons of waste. Now a company operating on the coast of San Diego may have found the answer battery and EV makers have…

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WednesdayNov 17, 2021 1:27 pm

Toyota Announces Its First Mass-Produced EV

Japanese automaker Toyota has made the first major step toward electrifying its lineup. While Toyota pioneered the hybrid engine more than two decades ago with the Prius, it still hasn’t made a significant investment in battery electric vehicles (“EVs”) compared to other established automakers. That may soon change now that Toyota has unveiled details about its first mass-produced all-electric car, the bZ4X. The electric SUV will come with a 71.4kWh battery with around 310 miles of range. According to Toyota, the accompanying 150kW DC charger will be able to recharge the EV to 80% in only 30 minutes. There will…

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TuesdayNov 16, 2021 9:35 am

Congress Passes Biden’s Infrastructure Bill

President Joe Biden recently scored his first major win in the White House after the U.S. House of Representatives passed his gargantuan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. The historic bill, which allocates billions of dollars to electric vehicles (“EVs”) and public charging infrastructure, passed the Senate in August and is now headed to Biden’s desk for his signature. The nascent electric vehicle industry and ancillary sectors will be major beneficiaries, with the bill earmarking $7.5 billion for the development of a nationwide network of charging stations. Furthermore, $65 billion will be invested in clean energy and renewables to reduce the electricity…

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MondayNov 15, 2021 9:30 am

Lyft, Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT) and Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) Could Be Hit by Switch to EVs

Before Uber (NYSE: UBER) and then Lyft (NASDAQ: LYFT) came onto the scene, traditional taxi cabs reigned supreme on the roads. However, the ride-hailing apps quickly edged out taxi cabs as they allowed for speed and flexibility that taxis just couldn’t match. As long as you had the Uber or Lyft app, you could order a ride and have it there within just a couple of minutes. After nearly a decade in the game, ride-hailing apps are now facing mounting competition from electric vehicles. With the country on track to electrify its transportation sector as part of its environmental conservation…

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