FridayMar 31, 2023 2:18 pm

US Explores Ways to Extend Subsidies to EU-Made EVs

The Biden government may permit companies in Europe to take part in United States tax subsidies in billions of dollars for electric vehicles if the two sides can reach a trade agreement in the coming weeks. According to a senior government official, this decision could help reduce a significant source of tension between the two continents. The United States and the European Union have had weeks of discussions but haven't yet agreed on ways to include European carmakers in such incentives. However, continuing negotiations might result in a deal that would let cars that contain minerals from Europe be eligible…

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ThursdayMar 30, 2023 1:05 pm

Startup Mode: Ford Expects $3B Loss at Its EV Division This Year

Ford (F) anticipates that the EV sales to customers will result in a $3 billion loss in 2023. Yet it still projects that it will achieve its annual profit target of $9 to $11 billion. According to the company, the total profit and the electric vehicle losses are both before deducting expenses and interest-related costs. On the same basis, it lost money on electric vehicles over the course of the previous two years, which is nearly equal to the lost $3 billion. The company claims that it lost roughly $900 million and $2.1 billion in 2021 and 2022, respectively. Though…

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WednesdayMar 29, 2023 1:34 pm

Why Fewer Women Than Men Are Buying EVs

Although America is investing additional funds in infrastructure and subsidies for electric vehicles, the gender disparity in ownership may be caused by concerns about affordability and security. The unreliable charging stations and security concerns are pointers explaining the fact that fewer women are electric car drivers. However, there are other things causing the gender disparity. Earlier studies and more current polls point to a variety of reasons, including socio-economic level, experiences at vehicle dealerships and a lack of knowledge about how to operate electric cars. While the United States develops a strategy of putting more funds into charging stations throughout…

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TuesdayMar 28, 2023 12:24 pm

How Cities Across the Globe Can Boost EV Adoption

In 2022, sales of electric vehicles increased globally by more than 60%, breaking previous records. More model options, longer-lasting automobile batteries, government incentives and high oil prices are only a few of the many variables that led to this expansion. But besides this rapid development, the percentage of new electric vehicle sales is still a mere 14%. If this trend continues, it will take many decades before we see all vehicles on the roads entirely electric. Governments must take considerably more effort to promote and get ready for the adoption of electric vehicles. According to the most recent Urban Mobility…

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MondayMar 27, 2023 12:02 pm

Scottish Couple to Drive EV from North Pole to South Pole

A married couple in Aberdeen plans to travel in an electric vehicle from the North Pole to the South Pole, an expedition they had been preparing for over the years. In the course of the week, the couple, Julie and Chris Ramsey, are going to embark on a 17,000-mile (27,000-kilometer) journey from the north magnetic pole (Arctic) through the United States and finally to the south magnetic pole (Antarctica). The couple  plan to use wind and solar energy to power their car for the majority of the journey. Their route will take them through Latin American nations. Given that they…

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FridayMar 24, 2023 12:55 pm

Declining Lithium Prices Trigger Reductions, Boost EV Affordability

The cost of lithium, a key element in all EV batteries, has significantly decreased, making electric vehicles relatively affordable. This is great news for consumers. However, experts differ on the duration for how long low costs will persist. Several observers were surprised by the sudden changes because they had assumed that the prices would remain high or even increase, impeding the switch to greener transport methods, a crucial step in the fight against global warming. The decline in material costs has made it simpler for automakers to lower the cost of electric cars. For example, this year saw Tesla reduce…

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ThursdayMar 23, 2023 12:52 pm

Study Shows Strategic EV Charger Location Could Reduce Power Grid Stress

According to MIT researchers, electric vehicles may have a lesser effect on the electricity grid if charging points are strategically placed and technologies are put in place to start auto charging at scheduled times. Plans at the national and international levels to tackle climate change include raising the amount of electricity produced from renewable energy sources and electrifying more automobiles. However, some forecasts suggest that these developments may necessitate the construction of costly new power facilities to handle power demand surges in the evening hours when automobiles are plugged in after work. Meanwhile, excessive solar panel power output during the…

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WednesdayMar 22, 2023 2:02 pm

Volkswagen Unveils Affordable EV Concept Ahead of Tesla

During a German investor presentation, Volkswagen revealed the ID.2all, a prototype car that represents its accessible electric car for the masses. It’s a compact, battery-operated hatchback. Once the new vehicle enters production in the year 2026, it will have an initial price of $26,833 (€25,000) or less. The ID.2all display car is a sneak peek of a real car that may appear later on and could be dubbed the ID.2. Volkswagen presently offers the ID.6, ID.5, ID.4 and ID.3. The new prototype provides a preview of the general style and features we may anticipate from the actual vehicle when it…

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TuesdayMar 21, 2023 2:14 pm

Tesla Announces Switch to 48V System

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) continues to make advancements toward its own electric cars' low-voltage systems, which up until this point have been running at about 12 volts, exactly like the great majority of conventional cars. Representatives of Tesla recently announced the company’s aim to launch a 48-volt system. Although the system has been around a long time, this remains a unique solution in the automobile industry. Tesla's initial stage was the transition from 12-volt lead-acid batteries to all-new li-ion 12-volt auxiliary batteries, a move that was announced in February 2021. These batteries were first introduced in the updated Tesla Model…

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MondayMar 20, 2023 3:37 pm

Report Shows $120B Invested in Manufacturing EVs Within the US

According to a recent report by the Environmental Defense Fund and WSP USA, the IRA and other national measures have stimulated already booming investments in EV production facilities as well as batteries used in powering them in the United States. Investment totaling more than $120 billion and 143,000 newly created jobs in the manufacturing industry in the United States have indeed been reported during the past eight years. More than 40 % of the announcements have occurred in the past six months, after the Inflation Reduction Act's adoption. According to Peter Zalzal, a vehicle manufacturing renaissance in America has begun in…

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