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May 14, 2024 5:36:27 PM UTC

JW Moor EDITOR’S CHOICE

Tariffs on China are not the way to win the EV arms race – getting serious about EVs is

May 13, 2024 | Short content

“…rather than de facto banning competitors from giving Americans access to affordable new electric cars, the US should instead try to make affordable new electric cars itself.

“…allegations that China is ‘dumping’ electric cars on overseas markets, along with Europe – which also subsidizes its own EV industry… The irony is that if Chinese taxpayers subsidize production before sending those cars abroad , which represents a transfer of wealth from Chinese taxpayers to American taxpayers.”

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Ultra-high-density battery vests give next-generation soldiers twice the energy

May 13, 2024 | Short content

Amprius claims its ultra-dense batteries will double the runtime of existing solutions, allowing soldiers to stay outside longer without having to stop to charge…SiMaxx cells offer energy densities of up to 500 Wh/kg per weight and 1,300 Wh/kg on a volume basis

“In addition to high-performance wearables, Amprius’ battery technology has attracted interest from the electric aviation, satellite and drone industries and featured prominently in the Solar Car Challenge, capturing the top four at last year’s event.”

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Ethiopia shows us how quickly the transition to electric mobility can happen in Africa

May 13, 2024 | Short content

“Ethiopia has a population of 126 million, but the total number of registered vehicles in Ethiopia is approximately 1.2 million. Most of these vehicles are older than 20 years.

“…The Ministry of Transport and Logistics recently said that this goal of more than 100,000 electric vehicles has already been achieved in the first two years of this plan!

“…in just two years, locally assembled EVs and imported EVs have added almost 10% of the current total ICE vehicle registrations in Ethiopia!”

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The infrastructure needed to support flying car travel

May 13, 2024 | Short content

Just like with airplanes, we need an extensive network of air traffic management authorities in every country. There is also one important thing: the sky is not empty. Air traffic control for such cars will require extensive communication with that of aircraft.

“As fun and futuristic as the newer eVTOLS may seem, companies that make flying cars will also have to consider safety and noise regulations.”

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Ramit Sethi Says Car Payments Are a ‘Wealth Killer’ – Here’s Why

May 13, 2024 | Short content

“…more than 100 million Americans have taken out car loans…taking out car loans also means that these same Americans are now stuck in debt and paying high interest rates. The money spent on paying off an expensive car is no longer available to spend on building wealth.

“Rather than looking at the monthly payment, Sethi recommends using ratios instead… start by choosing a car you can afford and not the car you think you should have.”

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BYD provides first look at Shark pickup ahead of upcoming debut

May 11, 2024 | Short content

“BYD hasn’t released much information about the Shark, but describes its off-road capabilities as ‘rugged’ and notes that it will feature DMO technology. This Dual Mode Off-road Super Hybrid technology delivers superior range and impressive performance… Shark will use a hybrid setup (presumably plug-in) better suited to a workhorse… A combined range of around 750 miles is expected.

BYD has no plans to enter the US market.”

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If Western automakers aren’t already terrified of Chinese EVs, they probably should be

May 11, 2024 | Short content

A trip to China for the Beijing auto show shows just how far Chinese electric cars have come.

“…the auto show featured more than 100 new models and concepts. That’s a far cry from the Detroit Auto Show last September…while Western automakers are still focused on things like range and charging speed when it comes to selling electric cars, these problems have already been addressed in China…”

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Physicists are trying to power batteries with micro black holes

May 11, 2024 | Short content

“While the concept is mind-boggling, it is not entirely beyond the realms of possibility. However, manipulating these microscopic phenomena for energy storage remains purely hypothetical.

“The real value of this exploration lies in highlighting the enormous potential for future battery technology… a single kilogram of a micro black hole battery could theoretically power a family for generations, providing 470 million times the energy of our most efficient 200 kilogram battery.” lithium batteries.”

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How ’15-minute cities’ can save time, reduce emissions and build community

May 11, 2024 | Short content

“…the average American lost nearly an hour per week due to traffic congestion by 2022. Drivers will lose another 17 hours per year looking for a parking spot…

“Rather than expecting residents to get in their cars and drive long distances to work, shop for groceries and participate in social activities, cities should be designed to provide these types of opportunities in close proximity to where people live, increasing the excessive dependence on cars is reduced. …”

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Their batteries are harmful to the environment, but EVs still beat gasoline cars. This is why

May 11, 2024 | Short content

“…building an electric vehicle causes more damage to the climate than building a gasoline car.

“When you look at the climate impact of building and using a vehicle – something called a ‘life cycle assessment’ – study after study has found a clear advantage for electric vehicles.

“A traditional car needs mining every day, every time it’s used. It needs the entire fossil fuel extraction complex to power it…”

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