WednesdayNov 23, 2022 10:18 am

In-Wheel Motors Look Set to Dominate EV Industry

In-wheel motors are not a new technology. More than a century ago, Ferdinand Porsche and Ludwig Lohner came up with battery-operated electric vehicles whose front wheels had motors mounted to them. Despite creating a stir, this technology never materialized, leading to the dominance of gasoline vehicles in the transport sector. More than 100 years later, in-wheel motors are returning. The motors and everything else are well packaged inside the wheel rims of the vehicles, making them more effective at supplying power to the most critical components of the vehicle. While speaking to CNN Business, Luca Ambrozic stated that by consolidating…

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TuesdayNov 22, 2022 12:32 pm

Electric Vehicle Makers Eye More Affordable Battery Chemistries to Cut Costs

There should be a far less expensive battery to support an electric vehicle that is cost effective. In this regard, a number of auto manufacturers are planning to adopt Lithium-iron-phosphate batteries, also referred to as LFP, a battery that China uses largely and whose battery cells are less expensive than those made of nickel and cobalt. Ford Motor Co. and other EV manufacturers, including Tesla, agree that the use of lithium iron phosphate batteries, which have a lower energy density, might actually reduce the cost of EVs by avoiding the use of nickel and cobalt, which are expensive and in…

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MondayNov 21, 2022 2:03 pm

How Ballot Measure to Fund EV Transition in California Failed

One of the states where residents advocate for climate change through municipal officials is California — a state that is known for backing climate-related tax legislation. In June, a tax on California's super-rich was proposed in order to raise money for electric vehicles and bush fire prevention, but the ballot measure was defeated by 59% of voters casting ballots against it, leaving many to wonder how such a widely supported initiative could lose in a state that highly advocates for climate change. At a glance, the initiative appeared to be winning due to the overwhelming support received from the American Lung…

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FridayNov 18, 2022 11:22 am

EV Makers Go Directly to Mining Firms to Secure Battery Minerals

The market for electric vehicles is booming; however, the shortage of battery-related materials such as lithium, nickel and cobalt could jeopardize the adoption of these vehicles. If this issue persists, factories may close and automakers may face financial penalties for failing to meet emission standards. The rising EV battery demand is expected to necessitate 50 new lithium projects, 60 nickel mines, and 17 cobalt developments as we approach 2030, according to the International Energy Agency. This poses a serious danger for a mining sector that takes a long period of time (15 years in some cases) to come up with…

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ThursdayNov 17, 2022 1:48 pm

Ford Claims Number 2 EV Top Seller Spot in the US

Ford has recently inched closer to Tesla, which had long held the largest market share for electric vehicles, to become the second-leading electric car manufacturer in the United States. Despite the fact that many other automakers are developing a variety of attractive and entertaining vehicles, Ford is surprisingly outperforming many of those legacy automakers to rank as the second-best-selling EV company in the country. Right now, Ford is having a good ride on the U.S. electric vehicle market and has introduced several new brands. The Mustang Mach E, which has been fully available on the market for a year, is…

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WednesdayNov 16, 2022 3:14 pm

Seattle Auto Show Showcases How Far EVs Have Come

The Lumen Field Events Center hosted the return of the Seattle International Auto Show. This weekend's vehicles included GMC's huge Hummer EV pickup. With numerous cars, trucks, SUVs, hybrids and other vehicles on display, electric vehicles (EVs) became the topic of conversation at the show. This proves that many car dealers are increasing their involvement in matters having to do with electric vehicles. According to Tom Voelk, there is a paradigm shift in the EV industry, and these cars are needed by drivers. Voelk said this in reference to Chevrolet's new Blazer and Equinox EVs. Voelk showed the media a…

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TuesdayNov 15, 2022 2:42 pm

Greenpeace Says EV Transition Happening Too Slowly to Avert Climate-Change Catastrophe

The EV industry has sworn that electric vehicles will rule the road in the future. According to scientists, vehicles fueled by gasoline and diesel must be discontinued if there is any chance of preventing the worst effects of a climate disaster, as transport accounts for about 25% of all carbon pollution produced by humans. According to a report issued this week by Greenpeace, the transition to electric cars is progressing slowly to avoid dangerous climate change. The report went on to say that the industry's leading manufacturers, Toyota and Volkswagen (VW), are moving too slowly toward electric vehicles, which would…

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MondayNov 14, 2022 10:38 am

Italian Electric Vehicle Startup Looks to Upstage Rivals by Leveraging Superior Design

Almost 20 years ago, Tesla proved that electric vehicles could be manufactured for the mass market, and the company has enjoyed the benefits that come with being the first in an industry. Fast forward to today, the United States alone has recorded more than 400 companies looking to make and sell electric vehicles, and the competition is becoming stiff. In Italy, AEHRA, an EV startup isn’t fazed by all the existing and upcoming players in the electric vehicle space because it has an ace up its sleeve. According to AEHRA CEO Hazim Nada, the company will bring freshness to EV…

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FridayNov 11, 2022 1:28 pm

Unprecedented Chip Shortage Lengthens Wait Times for EV Buyers

As more people become interested in electric vehicles because of the high costs of gasoline and the government rebates as well as a growing awareness about climate change, potential buyers are being told they have to wait for months and even years before their preferred EV can be available. The worldwide shortage of microchips is one key bottleneck preventing manufacturers from ramping up their production to meet growing demand. Microchips control nearly every function in electric vehicles from monitoring the state of charge in the battery to the driver assist function and how the touchscreen on the dash operates. When…

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ThursdayNov 10, 2022 10:28 am

Australian Company Innovates Airbnb Model to Facilitate Electric Vehicle Charging

As more people opt for electric vehicles in a bid to cut the running costs of their vehicles and heed calls to tame runaway climate change, entrepreneurs are seeing opportunities in the challenges faced by the early adopters to EV technology. One big complaint has been a shortage of charging facilities, and an Australian company is showing how this problem can be resolved creatively through reimagining the Airbnb business model. Chargehound, an offshoot of Parkhound, is the company looking to give homeowners with a charging station the chance to make some money while helping EV owners find a place to…

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