ThursdayAug 13, 2020 2:15 pm

Your Questions About Charging an EV at Home, Answered

If you have ever thought about going green and switching to an electric car, you must have considered exactly how you would charge and recharge it. Unlike the nascent EV industry, combustion engine vehicles have been around for decades and the infrastructure needed to keep them running is basically sewn into the fabric of civilization. But, if you’re buying a sweet new electric car, there are fewer resources at hand, and you probably have a ton of questions about how you’ll charge it, especially at home. You may also be wondering how long it takes to fully charge an electric…

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ThursdayAug 13, 2020 11:15 am

Australian Government Earmarks $3.5M to Lower EV Charging Costs

Like most developed countries, Australia is planning on phasing out internal combustion-engined vehicles in exchange for environmentally-friendly electric vehicles over the next decade. Back in 2019, the Labor Party revealed an “ambitious” plan to have 50% of all new car sales be EVs by 2030. At the time, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (“FCAI”) said that “anything is possible” provided the required infrastructure and buyer incentives are made available. The Australian government has since committed $21 million in funding to public charging infrastructure through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (“ARENA”). In June, Australian electric charging provider Jet Charge received…

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WednesdayAug 12, 2020 3:30 pm

Tempering Technique Could Allow Tesla Cybertruck Owners to Alter Its Color

We were all surprised when the first images of the Tesla Cybertruck came out. It was new, it was different, and we had never seen anything like it before. Then again, the EV and green energy industry in general is a relatively novel industry filled with pioneers and trailblazers. Since then, the world has waited for the arrival of the controversially designed EV with bated breath, excitedly gobbling any new details about the Cybertruck. It has now emerged that although the Tesla Cybertruck isn't likely to be available in any other color than its natural steel color, the steel can…

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WednesdayAug 12, 2020 11:45 am

Electric Sports Car Manufacturing Coming to Washington State Via Proposed Merger Between Net Element Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) and Mullen Technologies

Mullen Technologies plans to open electric vehicle manufacturing facility in West Plains via proposed merger with NETE Reverse merger will give Mullen stakeholders majority in newly formed company while accelerating process of taking Mullen public Proposed 1.3 million square foot manufacturing facility is expected to create up to 4000 jobs by 2026 Mullen Technologies (“Mullen”) plans to bring electric vehicle (“EV”) manufacturing to West Plains, Washington through a proposed merger with Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE), a global technology group based in Miami that operates electronic payment services. While still in its planning stages, the new EV manufacturing facility will comprise…

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WednesdayAug 12, 2020 11:45 am

Toyota and Subaru to Collaborate on Fully Electric SUV

Electric car enthusiasts are in for a treat after Toyota recently filed a patent for a fully electric Toyota SUV which looks quite similar to a Subaru concept shown earlier this year. Back in April, Japanese auto website Spyder7 revealed the name of a medium-sized crossover SUV that Subaru had co-developed with Toyota, the Subaru Evoltis. Subaru had trademarked the Evoltis moniker in the United States and Spyder7 claimed that the vehicle could make its world debut as early as October 2021. The website claimed at the time that the car would be based on an unnamed concept vehicle Subaru…

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TuesdayAug 11, 2020 3:30 pm

Researchers Use Hot Butter to Understand Battery Structure

Over the years, it has become apparent that fossil fuels, while quite effective, aren't easy on the environment. Although solar and wind-generated energy coupled with battery storage systems have shown great promise as a clean, renewable replacement, we are a long way from full-scale adoption. One thing that stands in the way of widespread adoption of battery storage systems is slower charging and discharging speeds. However, a team of scientists in Switzerland have found an interesting way to image the inside of a battery that could help find new ways of improving them. After pouring liquid butter into a battery…

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TuesdayAug 11, 2020 1:30 pm

Rapid Battery Charging Set to Transform EV Sector

Electric vehicles have grown quite popular over the past few years, especially as the effects of global warming become more apparent. They run on clean energy and produce zero emissions, and most developed governments are planning on phasing out internal combustion-engine vehicles in favor of EVs over the next decade. However, conventional cars have been around for over a century, and replacing them with EVs is not without its challenges. A team of researchers from Pennsylvania State University has found a way to eliminate one of the roadblocks to widespread EV adoption, slower recharging times compared to traditional vehicles. Chao-Yang…

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MondayAug 10, 2020 3:30 pm

AI and IoT Solutions Could Boost EV Customer Experience

The electric vehicle (“EV”) industry represents one of humanity’s greatest attempts at cutting down on carbon emissions and making sure the planet remains habitable for future generations. However, carbon based energy has powered humanity to civilization, and the young electric vehicle industry has a long way before seeing 100% adoption. For that to happen, EVs must become more affordable and efficient than internal combustion engine vehicles. Unlike conventional vehicles, EV makers haven’t had decades to research and perfect their technology. It's still a work in progress, with firms constantly tweaking and improving on the technology to make it more efficient…

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MondayAug 10, 2020 9:15 am

Why EVs Are Safer Than Conventional Cars

Each year, approximately 1.35 million people die as a result of road traffic accidents. On top of that conventional vehicles run on non-renewable fossil fuels, and the impact they have on the environment is massive. Still, roads remain a crucial aspect of most countries’ infrastructure, especially developing nations that don’t have a countrywide railway system. Governments are tackling the issue of carbon emissions and global warming by phasing out internal combustion engine vehicles for electric cars. As electric vehicles (“EVs”) become more mainstream across the world, one question that has crossed the mind of anyone who considered making the switch…

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FridayAug 07, 2020 3:30 pm

Expected Improvements to Lithium-Ion Batteries

Electric cars represent humanity's next phase of automobiles. While very popular, the technology is still young and manufacturers are constantly tweaking it to get the best product. One area that has received quite the attention is the lithium-ion battery which powers electric vehicles. As EV makers and battery manufacturers work on perfecting battery designs, there have been increasing concerns about the future supply of key materials. According to Hans Eric Melon, founder of Circular Energy Storage, a consultancy focused on battery end-of-life management, concerns over cobalt, are especially forcing battery makers to move toward cobalt-light lithium-ion formulations. Cobalt is sourced…

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