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London’s Formula-E shows the best of electric vehicles – but investment in electric vehicle charging needs to increase

Jul 30, 2022 | Excerpt from the standard

“…the growing popularity of Formula-E coincides with…the rise in the adoption of electric vehicles around the world. Sales of electric vehicles have doubled to a new record high of 6.6 million in 2021 in the world.

“Electrifying our roads is a key part of the future and achieving net zero targets, and events like the London E-Prix help bring attention and excitement to the industry. ” The UK government has announced… that it will invest an additional £450m to increase public charging stations.”

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The most important provisions of the new US climate bill

Jul 29, 2022 | Excerpt from Axios

“The bill would reduce U.S. emissions of CO2…methane…significantly accelerate the development…deployment of new technologies.

“Specifically, the bill provides up to a $7,500 clean vehicle tax credit for electric vehicles…built in North America…also provides tax incentives of $4,000 for the purchase of clean second-hand vehicles.

Incentives for electric vehicles…subject to annual gross revenue limits…directly benefit mass-market customers, not just the wealthy.”

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Kodak Announces Manufacturing of Electric Vehicle and Storage Batteries Using Film Production Equipment

Jul 29, 2022 | Excerpt from Mashable

“According to Kodak, Wildcat supercell batteries require the same coating and technical inputs as their 35mm film. As a result, very minor retooling is required for it to enter the EV battery production market.

“Kodak-owned photographic film production equipment is worth $70-80 million.”

“The implications extend beyond the electric vehicle sector, with Kodak saying household storage batteries use a similar coating method.”

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Volkswagen Group China unveils flying taxi prototype

Jul 29, 2022 | Excerpt from Motor Authority

“The brands of the VW group Audi and Porsche…[also] showed concepts for flying taxis… the parent company took responsibility. [VW] in 2020 has set up a vertical mobility project as part of an overall strategy to explore new concepts of fully electric and sustainable mobility.”

“The vehicle features eight rotors for vertical lift and two for horizontal flight. The targeted range is up to 124 miles, when carrying 4 passengers and luggage.”

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The VW ID.4 is now more American than the Mustang Mach-E

Jul 29, 2022 | Excerpt from Car Buzz

“VW is proud to say that the ID.4 is now an American-made product, and not just because of its final assembly location. Materials and components are sourced from 11 U.S. states…

“Compare that to the Ford Mustang Mach-E, which is built in Mexico and has only 15% US/Canadian parts.”

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‘Ridiculously low’: Only 33 public EV charging points in 3 counties approved under Irish government scheme

Jul 29, 2022 | Excerpt from the Journal

“Dublin City Council with nine charging points and Tipperary County Council with four were the other two counties that applied for the scheme.

“There are currently over 41,000 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on the road in Ireland, [according to] Irish Sustainable Energy Authority…

The Public Points Charging System was first introduced…in August 2019…with the aim of providing up to 1,000 additional charging points over five years…

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1,900 horsepower Pininfarina Battista EV enters limited series production

Jul 28, 2022 | Excerpt from Porhomme

“The all-electric hypercar will have 150 parts built by hand in Cambiano, Italy…It is assembled by a team of ten men, each investing more than 1,250 hours of work…requires ten weeks of production.

“Pricing starts at $2.5 million and deliveries for the Battista will begin in the summer of 2022.”

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U.S. Senate Democratic Deal Would Expand Electric Vehicle Tax Credits, Much More

Jul 28, 2022 | Extract from the investment

“…the agreement includes a new $4,000 used electric vehicle tax credit…an extension of the existing $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit as well as…a new $10 billion investment tax credit to build clean technology manufacturing facilities…

“…it will additionally provide up to $20 billion in loans to build new clean vehicle manufacturing facilities…$30 billion for additional production tax credits…”

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More than 100 e-bikes have caught fire in New York this year

Jul 28, 2022 | Excerpt from the Daily Mail

“New York City has become the epicenter of the e-bike fires and it’s due to a massive influx of delivery people using the battery-powered bikes to get from depot to depot. There are at least 65,000 delivery riders in the city.

“…at least 166 lithium battery fires have been reported in the past seven months in New York City – four have occurred in just 24 hours – killing two and injuring 61.”

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Tesla has a new product called “virtual machine mode” coming to its “big battery”

Jul 28, 2022 | Extract from Electrek

“Tesla’s Virtual Machine Mode is designed to address these stability challenges by virtually emulating mechanical inertia. Megapack’s integrated inverters with Virtual Machine Mode create grid-forming dynamics that provide grid strength, respond to loads added and rejected and maintains a quality voltage at the point of interconnection.

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