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EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
26 May | Lucid Air Sets New Hypermiling Record Of 687 Miles

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 20:44


Show #1479…(headline story). Stick around and we'll get you up to speed! Well…Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, your trusted source of EV information. It's Thursday 26th May, my penultimate day of hosting the show. I'm Blake Boland, and I've gone through every EV story today so that you don't have to! Watch Lucid Air Set New Hypermiling Record Of 687 Miles - The Lucid Air Dream Edition Range remains the world's longest-range production car, with an EPA rating of 520 miles (836 kilometers). - Tom Moloughney got remarkably close to that in the real world by covering 500 miles in the Lucid Air in InsideEVs' 70 mph range test. But how far can the electric luxury sedan go if the driver's only concern is range? - The plan was to drive the car at a constant 27 mph (43 km/h), switching drivers roughly every three hours. Any time the Lucid Air needed to stop or turn around, the driver would switch into neutral and coast before accelerating slowly back to 27 mph. - However, the vehicle did not manage to break the 700-mile threshold, with the 118-kWh battery running completely out of juice after 687.4 miles (1,106.2 kilometers). That was still good enough to qualify as a world record for the longest range achieved by production electric vehicle on public roads, but still a long way from the 999-mile Guinness World Record that includes prototypes on private tracks. Original Source : Watch Lucid Air Set New Hypermiling Record Of 687 Miles (insideevs.com) Harley-Davidson selling out its newest electric motorcycle in 18 minutes - When Harley-Davidson first unveiled its original LiveWire electric motorcycle and began taking orders nearly four years ago, the industry was largely in consensus about the bike itself. It scored impressive marks and high acclaim for performance and style, but its sales suffered due to the original lofty price of nearly $30,000 (though the price did drop to $22,000 after entering the LiveWire sub-brand). And so it's no surprise that ever since the original launch, significant hype has been building for Harley-Davidson's next lower-cost electric motorcycle. Original Source : Harley-Davidson LiveWire Del Mar electric motorcycle sold out in 18 mins (electrek.co) CATL partners with European electric bus maker Solaris on battery supply - Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL, SHE: 300750) recently entered into a partnership with European electric bus maker Solaris to help drive the transition to electric urban mobility in Europe, the largest Chinese power battery maker announced today. - CATL will provide Solaris' buses with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries using CTP (cell to pack) technology to drive the electrification of buses, the company said. - Thanks to the long life and high thermal stability of CATL's LFP system, Solaris' electric buses will demonstrate significant advantages in safety and temperature resilience, CATL said. - Solaris, based in Poland, is one of Europe's leading bus and trolleybus manufacturers, having built more than 22,000 vehicles in the past 25 years. Original Source : CATL partners with European electric bus maker Solaris on battery supply - CnEVPost ADS-TEC Energy Extends Battery-Buffered Ultra-Fast EV Charging - ADS-TEC Energy plc is extending its battery-buffered, ultra-fast EV charging portfolio in Europe, despite global supply chain and other market challenges, with the addition of ChargePost later this year. Unlike the currently-available, battery-buffered ChargeBox, which consists of a separate battery-booster module and two charging dispensers, the ChargePost consolidates battery-buffering and dispensers into a single "all-in-one" system with a large display that provides revenue-generating advertising opportunities. Original Source : ADS-TEC Energy Extends Battery-Buffered Ultra-Fast EV Charging | Green Technology Progress (greentechprogress.com) Tesla releases new software update with better range calculation - Tesla has started to release a new software update (2022.16.0.2) with a better range calculation incorporating more environmental factors and the ability for media accounts to be linked to driver profiles. “Energy prediction for your route has been improved by incorporating forecasted crosswind, headwind, humidity and ambient temperature when using online navigation.” Original Source : Tesla releases new software update with better range calculation and media accounts linked to driver profiles - Electrek Battery startup Sparkz, United Mine Workers of America announce labor-management agreement for W Va Gigafactory - Sparkz, a battery startup with exclusive licenses from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to produce domestic cobalt-free lithium batteries (earlier post), and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a labor-management agreement that would mark one of the largest climate-tech union workforce partnerships in the United States. - Sparkz announced in March it will begin construction in 2022 of a Gigafactory in West Virginia to commercialize their zero-cobalt battery which will initially employ 350 workers and could grow to as many as 3,000. Original Source : Battery startup Sparkz, United Mine Workers of America announce labor-management agreement for W Va Gigafactory - Green Car Congress Over 300 battery gigafactories in the global pipeline - As EV demand steadily grows, automakers and their suppliers are wisely hustling to increase battery production capacity—preferably close to their auto plants and markets. Benchmark Mineral Intelligence reports that there are currently over 300 battery gigafactories in the construction or planning stages around the world. - This represents some 6,388 GWh worth of battery capacity, a 68% increase compared to the figure a year ago. Original Source : Charged EVs | Over 300 battery gigafactories in the global pipeline - Charged EVs Micro presents variants for the compact Microlino - ‘'In total, however, the Microlino will be available in four variants, all of which will be powered by an electric motor with an output of 12.5 kW. The top speed of the electric two-seater is 90 km/h. In addition, the Microlino will be available with three battery sizes (6, 10.5 or 14 kWh), which should enable ranges of 91, 177 and 230 kilometres respectively. The respective chemical storage can be recharged via type 2. With a maximum charging power of 1.35 kW, the small battery needs four hours, the medium battery with 2.6 kW three hours and the largest battery (also 2.6 kW) four hours.'' Original Source : Micro presents variants for the compact Microlino - electrive.com Volkswagen rumoured to name their estate car ID.7 Tourer - It is no secret that Volkswagen is planning an all-electric estate car. Now it has been revealed that the electric counterparts to the Passat series, previously announced by VW as Aero A and Aero B, could come onto the market as the ID.7. Original Source: Volkswagen rumoured to name their estate car ID.7 Tourer - electrive.com Buick Electra-X Teased As Brand's First Ultium-Based SUV Concept - Buick China has dropped two teaser photos of an upcoming all-electric concept vehicle named Electra-X, the brand's first electric SUV concept developed on GM's Ultium platform. - The new design study could be a more production-ready follow-up to the Buick Electra Concept from 2020, at least judging by the name and the fact it's an electric SUV. Set to debut at the upcoming Buick China Brand Day in early June, the Electra-X is said to offer "a sneak peek at future Ultium-based EVs for Buick in China." Original Source: Buick Electra-X Teased As Brand's First Ultium-Based SUV Concept (insideevs.com) The commodities giant Glencore will pay $1.1 billion to settle bribery and price-fixing charges. - The settlement was not a surprise. In February, the company set aside $1.5 billion in reserves to pay for fines and clawbacks that might result from international investigations into its operations in a handful of resource-rich countries in Africa and South America. Original Source: Glencore Will Pay $1.1 Billion to Settle Bribery and Price-Fixing Charges - The New York Times (nytimes.com) Tesla, GM supplier Glencore pleads guilty to $1.1bn penalty for FCPA violations - Glencore admitted that, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it offered to pay $27.5 million to third parties to secure improper business advantages. In Venezuela, Glencore paid $1.2 million to an intermediary company that made corrupt payments that benefitted a Venezuelan official. - Tesla receives Cobalt from Glencore's Kamoto Copper mine in the DRC and Nickel from the company's Murrin Murrin mine in Australia, it said in its 2021 Impact Report. GM receives Cobalt from the Murrin Murrin mine as well. Original Source: Tesla, GM supplier Glencore pleads guilty to $1.1bn penalty for FCPA violations (teslarati.com) New Smart #1 SUV available to order in December 2022 - Customers will be able to reserve the all-new Smart #1 towards the end of this year, with the first 100 cars arriving in Launch Edition guise. - The new Smart #1 is based on an all-new electric architecture from Geely, called SEA. This will underpin Smart's forthcoming new range. - From launch the #1 is installed with a 66kWh battery, for a claimed headline range of up to 440km (273 miles). It's likely that more affordable, smaller battery options will be available in time, too.  Original Source:  New Smart #1 SUV available to order in December 2022 | Auto Express QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What's your dream driveway?  But there are some rules: 2 or 3 vehicles, budget is $150,000 USD or equivalent wherever you are.  Email your answers to Martyn: hello@evnewsdaily.com For the week that's in it…catch me on Twitter @evlifeireland It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP MILLBROOKCOTTAGES.CO.UK – 5* LUXURY COTTAGES IN DEVON, JUMP IN THE HOT TUB WHILST YOUR EV CHARGES

Quick Charge
Quick Charge Podcast: May 25, 2022

Quick Charge

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 4:23


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Stories we discuss in this episode (with links): Tesla is preparing to enter Thailand market with its EVs, batteries, and solar Tesla releases new software update with better range calculation and media accounts linked to driver profiles Lucid Motors issues recall affecting the instrument panel of over 1,100 Air EVs JIDU teases production prep for ‘Robocar' concept ahead of ROBODAY debut in June Nano One buys one of the only LFP battery production facilities in North America https://youtu.be/Fgdo0vrvV2U var postYoutubePlayer;function onYouTubeIframeAPIReady() { postYoutubePlayer = new YT.Player( "post-youtube-video" ); } Subscribe to the Electrek Daily Channel on Youtube so you never miss a day of news Follow Mikey: Twitter @Mikey_Electric Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify TuneIn Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
25 May 2022 | Modified Nissan Ariya To Drive From North To South Pole

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 15:53


Show #1478 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, your trusted source of EV information. It's Wednesday 25th May, and in case you missed it, Martyn is off on his holidays. I'm Blake Boland, and I've gone through every EV story today so that you don't have to! First up, let's look at our headline story for the day. Modified Nissan Ariya To Drive From North To South Pole In 2023 - British adventurer and Guinness World Record holder Chris Ramsey will become the first person in automotive history to drive Pole to Pole in an all electric vehicle in a bid to raise awareness of the climate crisis and the role that electric cars can play in reducing our carbon footprint. - This will be the first time that any vehicle has driven from the Magnetic North Pole to the South Pole, and Ramsey believes it is the ideal way to highlight just what electric vehicles are capable of – even in the most extreme climates. - After nearly four years of planning, the Pole to Pole Expedition is scheduled to start in March 2023, covering 17,000 miles across 14 countries as the team make their way from the Magnetic North to the finish line at the South Pole. - In preparation for the brutal Arctic and Antarctic conditions, Ramsey's expedition Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE will be modified and equipped by Arctic Trucks, a renowned specialist in polar vehicles. They will also provide logistical support and expertise to help plan a safe and accessible route through the most remote and hostile environments on Earth. Original Source : The Expedition – Pole to Pole EV 2022 report rates the US on EV readiness - The transportation sector accounts for approximately 30% of carbon dioxide emissions in the US alone. As the United States and the rest of the world for that matter, continue to lean into the paradigm shift of BEV transportation, more and more countries, states, and their consumers must prepare. A new 2022 report from LeasePlan USA has measured a number of data factors and scored an EV readiness index for all of the US. - The index was based upon five factors: Favorable state legislation and incentives Percentage of EVs on the road Charger to vehicle ratio Charger availability Climate suitability for EVs  Original Source : 2022 report rates the US on EV readiness: How prepared is your state? - Electrek Polestar invests in extreme fast charging battery company StoreDot -Polestar makes first financial investment in another company; becomes shareholder in Israel-based extreme fast charging pioneer StoreDot - StoreDot is pioneering the development of silicon-dominant extreme fast charging batteries for electric vehicles. The Israel-based company aims to produce batteries for EVs capable of charging up to 160 km of range in just five minutes, by 2024. - As part of the strategic deal, Polestar is collaborating with StoreDot to explore adapting and applying their technology to proof-of-concept Polestar cars. Test cases already being  explored include customising StoreDot's cell technology for Polestar cars, to enable faster charging and improved circularity. - The new funding comes as part of StoreDot's Series D investment round. Polestar is joining an impressive list of the company's global investors and partners, including Daimler, BP, VinFast, Volvo, Ola Electric, Samsung, TDK and EVE Energy. Original Source : Polestar invests in extreme fast charging battery company StoreDot (electriccarsreport.com) Vancouver Requires Gas Stations & Parking Lots Without EV Chargers To Pay $10,000 Per Year - The Vancouver city council has approved a new $10,000 annual fee for gas stations and commercial parking lots that don't install EV chargers by January 2025. - In order to comply with the new rule, gas stations will have to install at least one DC fast charger with a minimum charging speed of 50kW. Parking lots will need to install four Level 2 chargers in order to meet the guidelines. Lots with fewer than 60 parking spaces will be exempt from the new fees. - In a report to the city council, the city staff said, “There would be an incentive to invest in EV charging to avoid the higher annual license fees.” That report estimated it would take gas station and parking lot owners about 8 years to recoup their investment in EV charging equipment. Business owners cited lack of space, lack of available electricity supply, and limited demand for EV chargers as concerns. - According to a city staff report supporting the initiative, it will cost about $135,000 for a gas station to install a DC fast charger. The report also estimates it will cost an average of $100,000 to install four Level 2 EV chargers. Once they are in compliance, the normal yearly business license fee will remain at $163 for parking lots and $263 for gas stations. Original Source : Vancouver Requires Gas Stations & Parking Lots Without EV Chargers To Pay $10,000 Per Year - CleanTechnica VW CEO Follows GM's Lead, Reiterating Goal To Overtake Tesla By 2025 - CNBC asked Diess why Tesla is so highly valued. More specifically, why are investors so willing to pay a massive premium for Tesla over other automakers. Diess explained that markets are "always about the future.” He added: “Tesla currently is in the lead when it comes to EVs, probably also it is the most digital car company already and they have some advantages. We are still aiming at keeping up and probably overtaking by 2025 when it comes to sales.” Original Source : VW CEO Follows GM's Lead, Reiterating Goal To Overtake Tesla By 2025 (insideevs.com)  Tesla Research Partner Publishes Details About 100-Year Battery - If you follow Tesla, you're probably aware of Jeff Dahn and his team of researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Dahn is the man responsible for the talk about a "million-mile" EV battery, which sounds fascinating, though perhaps not that out of reach. However, more recently, the team with ties to Tesla published a new paper about an energy-dense EV battery that could last 100 years. - Abstract or paper: ‘'NMC cells, particularly those balanced and charged to 3.8 V, show better coulombic efficiency, less capacity fade and higher energy density compared to LFP cells and are projected to yield lifetimes approaching a century at 25 °C.'' Original Source : Tesla Research Partner Publishes Details About 100-Year Battery (insideevs.com) Swiss E-Bike Startup OPIUM To Launch Two Long-Range E-Bikes Soon - Swiss e-bike startup OPIUM is capitalizing on these technological advancements, and is set to release two new long-range electric bicycles this summer. Dubbed the 6.0 and 4.0, both e-bikes will have an impressive range of 340 kilometers, or around 211 miles. - The e-bikes are expected to be open for pre-order this summer, with deliveries expected to commence come 2023. As for battery tech, both the 6.0 and 4.0 will come with a 1,670 Wh battery. The buyer will have the option to purchase a 470 Wh extender, which will be necessary in order to achieve the claimed 211-mile range. As for power, it's stronger than most off-the-shelf e-bikes, too, with an 850W brushless electric motor as standard.  - To help riders keep tabs of their journeys, the OPIUM's e-bikes will come equipped with a digital display that shows trip data, route information, and other pertinent info such as battery charge. Original Source : Swiss E-Bike Startup OPIUM To Launch Two Long-Range E-Bikes Soon (insideevs.com) Stellantis and Samsung SDI to Invest Over $2.5 Billion in Joint Venture for EV Battery Production Plant in United States - Joint venture to build electric-vehicle battery plant in Kokomo, Indiana, U.S. to support Stellantis' North America electrification ambitions outlined in Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan. - Targeted to start in 2025, the plant aims to have an initial annual production capacity of 23 gigawatt-hours (GWh), with an aim to increase to 33 GWh in the next few years. The total capacity would increase further as demand for Stellantis electric vehicles is expected to rise. - At the Indiana factory, Samsung SDI will be apply its cutting-edge technology PRiMX to produce EV battery cells and modules for the North America market. Last year, Samsung launched its premium battery technology brand PRiMX as an industry first and unveiled the brand at CES 2022 in January. Original Source : Stellantis and Samsung SDI to Invest Over $2.5 Billion in Joint Venture for EV Battery Production Plant in United States (electriccarsreport.com) Audi launches pre-sales of the Q4 e-tron in China - The electric SUV, based on the Volkswagen Group's MEB platform, will be offered in China at prices between 300,000 and 380,000 yuan (the equivalent of around 42,000 to 53,000 euros). Audi is also offering a special model limited to 520 for the market launch. - The Ingolstadt company will only offer the Q4 in China in the Q4 40 e-tron and Q4 50 e-tron quattro variants. The 40 e-tron is powered by an electric motor in the rear with an output of 150 kW. The 50 e-tron quattro is a four-wheel drive with a maximum output of 220 kW. The top speed is also 160 km/h, just like in this country. - However, there is a difference with the battery. In Europe, the chemical storage unit has a usable energy content of 76.6 kWh. For the Chinese market, on the other hand, it has a capacity of 79.7 kWh, which, according to Chinese standards, should allow a range of up to 605 kilometres. The battery cells with the NCM 811 chemistry come from CATL. There are also differences in the charging time from 5 to 80 per cent: the Q4 40 e-tron takes 29 minutes and the Q4 50 e-tron quattro 36 minutes for the European versions. In China, however, both variants need a full 41 minutes for the charging process. Original Source: Audi launches pre-sales of the Q4 e-tron in China - electrive.com QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What's your dream driveway?  But there are some rules: 2 or 3 vehicles, budget is $150,000 USD or equivalent wherever you are.  Email your answers to Martyn: hello@evnewsdaily.com For the week that's in it…catch me on Twitter @evlifeireland It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP MILLBROOKCOTTAGES.CO.UK – 5* LUXURY COTTAGES IN DEVON, JUMP IN THE HOT TUB WHILST YOUR EV CHARGES

Climate Positive
Joe Britton | Supercharging federal climate policy

Climate Positive

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 41:19


Joe Britton is the Executive Director of the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA), a federal coalition focused on advocating for 100% electric vehicle (EV) sales by 2030. ZETA is committed to enacting policies that drive EV adoption, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs, securing American global EV manufacturing dominance, dramatically improve public health, and significantly reducing carbon pollution. In this episode, Gil Jenkins speaks with Joe about his experience working on climate policy on Capitol Hill, how the politics around the environment and energy have changed, and what that might mean for passing a massive clean energy incentives package that deals with emissions. Joe also talks about the future of transportation (hint: it's electric), the top policy priorities at ZETA, the key consumer selling points for EVs and charging, and how to overcome common misperceptions in the marketplace.Links:ZETA WebsiteZETA TwitterJoe Britton TwitterHouse Oversight Hearing USPS Electrification Written Testimony, It's Electric: Developing the Postal Service Fleet of the Future, Joe Britton, April 5, 2022Note: Joe Britton (via Pioneer Public Affairs) is a registered climate policy lobbyist for Hannon Armstrong.Episode recorded May 3, 2022Email your feedback to Chad, Gil, and Hilary at climatepositive@hannonarmstrong.comor tweet them to @ClimatePosiPod.

Winning In Asia: A ZoZo Go Podcast
Audi e-tron: German Engineering Meets Batteries and Software. Audi e-tron Owners Ruth & Ken Wilcox Tell All.

Winning In Asia: A ZoZo Go Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 47:01


San Francisco resident Ruth Wilcox decided to buy her first pure electric vehicle in 2020. She looked at a few different brands, including Tesla, but eventually decided to purchase an Audi e-tron. What made her elect the Audi over the others? And two years later, what have been the highs and lows of ownership? What about charging? And what are some of the quality issues Audi engineers need to address? Joining the conversation is Ken Wilcox, Ruth's husband. Ken loves his gasoline-powered Audi TTs. Ken finds that electric cars are lacking when it comes to the emotional joys of driving and shifting gears in a car powered by an engine that you can feel and hear. Ruth confesses to missing her beloved Saab, too. You will really enjoy the point-counterpoint (he-said-she-said) flow of our conversation this week on the Driving With Dunne podcast. #DrivingWithDunne / #ZozoGo https://twitter.com/Dunne_ZoZoGohttps://www.instagram.com/zo.zo.go/?hl=enhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-dunne-a696901a/

Squawk Box Europe Express
SQUAWK BOX, WEDNESDAY 25TH MAY, 2022

Squawk Box Europe Express

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 27:10


Doom and gloom in Davos overnight after billionaire investor George Soros issues dour economic warnings about China's zero-Covid policy and the potential for a civilisation-ending Third World War. We hear from EC President Ursula Von Der Leyen who says the bloc is ready to green-light a Russian oil embargo “within days”. She also urged every nation to help Ukraine with its reconstruction efforts, including the use of Russian assets. U.S. retailers, led by an outlook hike from Nordstrom, rebound, lifting Wall Street back into positive territory. Treasury yields are also down to their lowest level since April ahead of Fed minutes due today. Swiss miner Glencore is slapped with $1.5bn bill to settle bribery charges in three countries. And in autos news, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares has warned policy makers that car companies will struggle to meet demand for EVs due to continuing raw material shortages.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
24 May 2022 | Foxconn-Fisker Vehicle Confirmed

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 13:28


Show #1477 Well…Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, your trusted source of EV information. It's Tuesday 24th May, and Martyn is off on his holidays for the week. I'm Blake Boland, and I've gone through every EV story today so that you don't have to! The “Stealth Bomber” Drops A Bomb: Foxconn-Fisker Vehicle Confirmed - Author of article, Jennifer Sensiba - ‘In a previous series of articles, I explained that Taiwan-based Foxconn (aka Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.) is going to be a serious player in the EV industry, but that you probably won't hear much about it. Why? Because it is going to be the “stealth bomber” of manufacturers.' - A few days ago, Fisker announced solid plans to build the PEAR, and it is working with Foxconn to build it in Ohio. This is supposed to happen in 2024, and the starting price is supposed to be below $29,900. - Whatever the PEAR is going to actually be, Fisker and Foxconn tell us that they expect to sell a whole bunch of them. After a ramp-up period, they want to make at least 250,000 units per year, and that they have high hopes to make many more.   Original Source : The "Stealth Bomber" Drops A Bomb: Foxconn-Fisker Vehicle Confirmed - CleanTechnica Tesla Giga Shanghai output will return to pre-lockdown levels by Tuesday -An internal memo sent to Tesla employees said the automaker plans to have production levels at its Gigafactory Shanghai production facility return to pre-lockdown levels by Tuesday. The plant faced a three-week hiatus in production in April after a surge of COVID-19 cases in the city caused government officials to determine a shutdown was appropriate. - Tesla's daily output will return to 2,600 on Tuesday, according to the memo, which was seen by Reuters. The document said there were around 1,000 electric units produced on Monday, and the weekly output would move closer to 16,000 cars every seven days. - Additionally, this has made a substantial impact on workforces in the area. Tesla, along with other companies in the Shanghai region, has been short on workers, as well as restricted with parts due to supply chain issues in scaled back production due to the shutdowns. Original Source : Tesla Giga Shanghai output will return to pre-lockdown levels by Tuesday (teslarati.com) Tesla Giga Shanghai May Remain In Closed-Loop System Until Mid-June - Tesla's Giga Shanghai factory will reportedly continue operating in a closed-loop system until mid-June, people familiar with the matter who wished to remain anonymous told Bloomberg. - Company reportedly wants to move workers into dormitories and keep them in a form of closed loop until June 13. - With two shifts running 24 hours a day, Tesla's Shanghai factory may be able to return to the pre-lockdown daily production of around 2,100 vehicles a day. Currently, the facility is running at about 45% of capacity and auto parts suppliers are also at around that level, a local government official said at a briefing last week. This contradicts a statement from another local government official who said in early May that Giga Shanghai production was back at over 80% of capacity. Original Source : Tesla Giga Shanghai May Remain In Closed-Loop System Until Mid-June (insideevs.com) Einride Trailer Comes With 350kWh Battery To Add 400 Miles Of Range - The electric semi-trailer will be compatible with both Einride's electric autonomous trucks and conventional electric semi-trucks. - The big news is that the Einride Trailer will also be compatible with conventional electric semi-trucks, which should unlock a far greater market for the product. The Einride Trailer is said to extend the range of the aforementioned tractor units by up to 650 kilometers (404 miles) on a single charge thanks to integrated 320 kWh batteries. - The Einride Trailer is not finalized, with further design iterations expected later on. However, the company plans to have production for initial piloting ready in 2023. -In total, 200 Class 8 BYD 8TT battery-electric day cab trucks to be deployed over the course of the coming twelve months starting in February. - According to the press release, the BYD 8TT will be equipped with a 563 kWh battery (LFP) and offer a range of up to 200 miles. Fast charging power peaks at 185 kW (CCS1 connector). Original Source : Einride Trailer Comes With 350kWh Battery To Add 400 Miles Of Range (insideevs.com) and BYD Receives US' Largest Electric Truck Order From Einride (insideevs.com) EPA announces $500 million in funding for electric school buses - The EPA has announced $500 million in new funding for school districts and other eligible bus operators to begin replacing the nation's fleet of school buses with American-made zero-emission buses. This 500 big ones represents the first round of funding from the $5-billion investment authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.  - Portions of the rebates can also be used to install charging infrastructure for the new buses. The rebate program will select awardees through a lottery system. Original Source : Charged EVs | EPA announces $500 million in funding for electric school buses - Charged EVs Leno Tells Ford CEO He's A "Truck Guy" After Driving F-150 Lightning - Jay Leno received a special guest recently at his garage, Ford Motor Company's CEO Jim Farley. The Blue Oval's big boss came around to show Jay the company's most recent electric vehicle, the F-150 Lightning. - The first thing Jay wanted to know was how hard the F-150 Lightning was to sell to the bean counters at Ford and Farley admitted that it was tough convincing them that an electric full-size pickup truck was what the company needed. Original Source : Leno Tells Ford CEO He's A "Truck Guy" After Driving F-150 Lightning (insideevs.com) Volkswagen ID.4 GTX with LGES batteries sets Guinness World Record for EVs - LG Energy Solutions' global communications team informed Teslarati that Rainer Zietlow set a new Guinness World Record with a Volkswagen ID.4 GTX powered by LG Energy Solution batteries.  - In 2021, Zietlow won the title for the longest continuous journey with an electric vehicle in a single country. He drove through the United States in a Volkswagen ID.4. On May 18, 2022, Zietlow and his Challenge4 team set another record.  - The world-record driver drove up the dormant Uturuncu volcano in Bolivia, reaching 5,816 meters in altitude. On May 23, 2022, Zietlow and his team were awarded an official Guinness World Records certificate for the highest altitude achieved in an electric vehicle in La Paz, Bolivia.  Original Source : Volkswagen ID.4 GTX with LGES batteries sets Guinness World Record for EVs (teslarati.com) BMW and Mini could move to 'agency' sales model in Europe, sales chief says - "We are currently talking with our European dealers about a move to a genuine agency model," Nota told Automotive News Europe on the sidelines of the Villa d'Este Concours here. - Autohaus magazine had reported in March that BMW planned to end its authorized dealer system in Europe from 2024 for Mini and from 2026 for the core BMW brand and instead rely on agency sales for new cars. - Premium automakers in Europe generally offer dealer margins of 12 to 16 percent, with amounts varying according to the product line and the market. In the agency model, sales commissions are expected to be roughly halved, to a mid-single digit, but dealers will not incur inventory and promotional costs. Original Source : BMW and Mini could move to 'agency' sales model in Europe, sales chief says | Automotive News Europe (autonews.com) New Citroen Ami confirmed for UK sale: price, specs and release date - New Citroen Ami going on sale in the UK Small electric quadricycle Prices start from £7,695 Cargo version also available Plenty of customisation options 8hp electric motor and 46-miles of range, 5.5kWh Available to reserve now - Ami Pop, Vibe and Cargo (400 litres!) New Citroen Ami confirmed for UK sale: price, specs and release date | carwow QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What's your dream driveway?  But there are some rules: 2 or 3 vehicles, budget is $150,000 USD or equivalent wherever you are.  Email your answers to Martyn: hello@evnewsdaily.com For the week that's in it…catch me on Twitter @evlifeireland It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP MILLBROOKCOTTAGES.CO.UK – 5* LUXURY COTTAGES IN DEVON, JUMP IN THE HOT TUB WHILST YOUR EV CHARGES

The Curbside Podcast
Ep. 75 - Season 3 is Finally Here and Parth is Famous?!

The Curbside Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 57:06


Sorry... We know we've been gone a long time again. All our schedules are a mess, but hey we're finally back! (We hope...) To all the loyal listeners who will listen to this episode even after all this time: Thank you so much! We can't express how much we appreciate you! In this week's show we give you some life updates and excuses for why we haven't been recording. In the news the Grand Wagoneer gets even Grander, the Hummer EV is definitely the Hummer of EVs, Florida Man does Florida Man things, Lotus is not being Lotus, and Ford Broncos the Raptor. Here's the Link to the VasAviation video: https://youtu.be/nrsJ1lhQ9Pc --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecurbsidepodcast/support

Everyday Driver Car Debate
704: Chasing Public Transit, Hellcats Roam Northern Nebraska, Marketing Pressure

Everyday Driver Car Debate

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 64:35


For Topic Tuesday, the guys discuss thoughts from an anonymous listener ‘Pete,' who says enthusiasts should support non-car infrastructure and EVs won't save us. They also debate alternatives for Mustang enthusiast Brian C. in Virginia Beach, VA. Social media questions ask if you should own a car from VAG, is it a bad idea to buy a car from a US state that salts its roads, and how should you attempt road trips in older sports cars? Seasons 1-10 are available on Amazon Prime and Vimeo worldwide. Please rate and review us on iTunes, and the TV show on IMDB and Amazon. Write to us with your Car Debates, Car Conclusions, and Topic Tuesdays at everydaydrivertv@gmail.com or everydaydriver.com. Share the podcast with your car enthusiast friends!

TFL Talkin' Cars
Ep. 116: The COOLEST EVs On Sale Today!

TFL Talkin' Cars

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 57:35


In this week's podcast, Roman, Tommy, and Jay talk in-depth about the latest EVs on the market and which ones are our favorites. As always, this turns into a lively - and educational - discussion! For questions send us an email: info@tflcar.com

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
23 May 2022 | Hyundai Motor Group to invest $5.5b in Georgia factory

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 16:15


Show #1476 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, your trusted source of EV information. It's Monday 23rd May. I'm Blake Boland, and I've gone through every EV story today so that you don't have to! Lithium giant Tianqi to form JV with NIO's semi-solid-state battery supplier WeLion -Tianqi is one of China's largest lithium producers, with a battery-grade lithium metal capacity of about 2,900 tons in 2020, accounting for almost half of China's total lithium metal capacity. - Lithium metal has a very small density of 0.534 g/cm3 and a capacity of up to 3,860 mA-h/g, ten times that of the current graphite cathode material (372 mA-h/g), with a higher energy density, WeLion said. -Nio unveiled plans to offer 150 kWh semi-solid-state batteries when it unveiled its flagship sedan, the ET7, at the NIO Day 2020 event on January 9, 2021, generating much attention for this new battery. -NIO never disclosed the supplier of the battery, however, on March 27, WeLion chief scientist and founder Li Hong that the company is the supplier of the electric vehicle maker's solid-state battery. Original Source : Lithium giant Tianqi to form JV with NIO's semi-solid-state battery supplier WeLion - CnEVPost BYD Seal gets 22,637 orders in 7 hours of pre-sale - As of 10 pm on May 20, pre-sale orders for the Seal reached 22,637 units, just seven hours after pre-sale officially began at 3 pm, according to information shared by BYD today. - At a time when Chinese car company sales generally plunged in April, BYD saw its NEV sales reach 106,042 units, the second consecutive month of more than 100,000 units. - In a conservative scenario, BYD expects it to sell 1.5 million units in 2022, with sales expected to reach 2 million if supply chain conditions improve, according to the minutes of a previous meeting. Original Source : BYD Seal gets 22,637 orders in 7 hours of pre-sale - CnEVPost Hyundai Motor Group to build $5.54B EV plant and battery factory in Georgia - Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) entered into an agreement with the State of Georgia to build its first dedicated full electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facilities in the US. The new EV plant and battery manufacturing facilities represent an investment of approximately US$5.54 billion. Non-affiliated Hyundai Motor Group suppliers will invest approximately another $1 billion in the project. - The new facility will break ground in early 2023 and is expected to begin commercial production in the first half of 2025 with an annual capacity of 300,000 units. The battery manufacturing facility will be established through a strategic partnership, the details of which will be disclosed later.  - The EV and battery manufacturing plant will be located on a dedicated 2,923-acre site in Bryan County, Georgia (the Bryan County Megasite), with immediate access to I-95 and I-16 highways which creates easy access to 250 major metro areas. It is less than 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the Port of Savannah, the single-largest and fastest-growing container terminal in the US with two Class I rail facilities on-site. Rail service to the site is provided by Georgia Central Railway, a short line railway that connects to CSX in Savannah and Norfolk Southern near Macon in Middle Georgia. Original Source : Hyundai Motor Group to build $5.54B EV plant and battery factory in Georgia - Green Car Congress Nissan & Mitsubishi present compact EV for Japan - Nissan and Mitsubishi have presented a jointly developed electric small car for the Japanese market. It is marketed by Nissan under the name ‘Sakura' and by Mitsubishi as ‘eK X EV' and offers a range of 180 kilometres, according to Japanese WLTP standards.  - The Sakura runs on an electric drive system producing 47 kW and 195 Nm of torque. A 20 kWh Lithium-ion battery allows for the previously mentioned up to 180 km range, while the top speed is set at 130 km/h. Charging takes about 8 hours with a “standard” AC charge, and can be done as quickly as 40 minutes for a “warning light to 80 per cent” charge on a fast charger. A V2H reverse charging capability is also included.  - Kei-cars are popular in Japan, accounting for about 40% of the car market, and are limited to 3.4 meters in length, 1.48 meters in width and 2.0 meters in height.  Original Source : Nissan & Mitsubishi present compact EV for Japan - electrive.com Tesla Is Building a 'hardcore' Litigation Department to Seek Justice - Tesla is building a hardcore litigation department whose main goal will be to seek justice, not victory at any cost. Elon Musk said the department will never seek victory if a company is justly sued, but will never give up if the case is unfair.    - Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company is building a hardcore litigation department that will directly initiate and execute lawsuits. He said the team would report directly to him. The head of the company made two commitments about how the department would work: The department will never seek victory in a just case against the company, even if it will probably win. The department will never surrender/settle an unjust case against the company, even if it will probably lose. - Those wishing to apply should send their CV to justice@tesla.com. A CV should contain 3 to 5 bullet points describing evidence of exceptional ability. In addition, Musk asked to include links to cases that the candidates tried. He is looking for real fighters who are ready to fight in the battles for justice in the courtroom. - ‘There will be blood' Original Source : Tesla Is Building a 'hardcore' Litigation Department to Seek Justice, (tesmanian.com) Sysco Intends To Buy Up To 800 Freightliner eCascadia - According to the Letter of Intent (LOI), the fleet would be deployed gradually between 2022 and 2026, with the first eCascadia delivery expected to arrive at Sysco's Riverside, California site later this year.  - In the case of Sysco, the vehicles will be combined with refrigerated trailers, but the press release does not clarify whether the trailer will be powered from the main battery to fully utilize the EV potential. - In the long-term, Sysco intends to electrify 35% of its fleet by 2030. The site at Riverside, California already is in a process of expansion of charging infrastructure and additional solar capacity installations. Freightliner eCascadia (Class 8 tractor) specs: -          up to 230 miles (370 km) of range -          Tandem drive and 438 kWh battery: typically 220 miles (354 km) -          Single drive and 438 kWh battery: typically 230 miles (370 km) -          Single drive and 291 kWh battery: typically 155 miles (249 km) Original Source : Sysco Intends To Buy Up To 800 Freightliner eCascadia (insideevs.com) EV Surge Likely After Labor Wins In Australia - ‘'Yesterday (Saturday, May 21) witnessed a historic Labor Party win in Australian federal politics. For 10 years, the Liberal federal government has denied climate change science and slow-walked the transition to renewable energy. Yesterday's historic defeat for this coalition will change all that and likely lead to an EV surge.''  - They are not hanging about — Labor's Electric Car Discount will begin on 1 July 2022, the beginning of the new financial year, and only 5 weeks away! - ‘'Australians love their cars. Multiple car ownership is common (I used to own three — one for me, one for the wife, and one as a toy). Because of this, passenger cars make up almost 10 per cent of Australia's CO2 emissions. To move Australians from fossil fuel burning cars to electric vehicles powered by renewable energy, Labor proposes exempting EVs from the 5% import tax and the 47% fringe benefits tax (a similar move to the UK government, which led to a spectacular increase in uptake).'' Original Source : EV Surge Likely After Labor Wins In Australia - CleanTechnica EVs are avoiding about 3% of global oil demand - ‘Plug-in vehicles avoided roughly 1.5 million barrels of oil per day last year, according to new analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. That's about one-fifth of Russia's pre-invasion oil exports, Bloomberg NEF said.' - ‘The oil use avoided by EVs has also doubled since 2015, to about 3% of global demand, according to the analysis.' - While electric cars tend to get most of the attention, the analysis found that other vehicle types accounted for the most oil avoidance. Electric two- and three-wheeled vehicles—which tend to be popular in Asia—accounted for 67% of the oil demand avoided in 2021, according to Bloomberg NEF. - Those vehicles had an outsized impact on oil demand. Next in rank were electric buses, which accounted for 16% of avoided oil demand, followed by passenger vehicles at 13%. The latter were the fastest-growing segment, Bloomberg NEF noted. Original Source : EVs are avoiding about 3% of global oil demand—a fifth of Russia's total exports (greencarreports.com) QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What is your dream driveway?  But there are some rules: 2 or 3 vehicles, budget is $150,000 USD or equivalent wherever you are.  Email your answers to Martyn: hello@evnewsdaily.com    It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP MILLBROOKCOTTAGES.CO.UK – 5* LUXURY COTTAGES IN DEVON, JUMP IN THE HOT TUB WHILST YOUR EV CHARGES

Driven Car Reviews
2022 Volvo C40 Recharge EV Lets You Go All Electric. Safely.

Driven Car Reviews

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 16:35


Nealy every automaker offers an electric car nowadays. Volvo's second full EV is the C40 Recharge. Similar to the XC40 Recharge, it drops the X and the squared-off back end. C30 has more of a coupe silhouette. The interior is rich in recycled materials and it's packed with the newest interface that runs the Android Automotive user interface. How does its range and charge speed compare to other modern EVs? Tom Voelk travels to Palm Springs, CA to check one out in Fjord Blu . And true to Volvo's safety reputation, there's a section on what the company does to keep people from harm, and the companies commitment to sustainability and recycling.    

Automotive News Weekend Drive
Today's headlines and GM's deep dive into EVs (05 23 22)

Automotive News Weekend Drive

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 17:14


Today's headlines and GM's deep dive into EVs (05 23 22) by Automotive News

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
22 May 2022 | Question of the Week + Patreon Thanks

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 16:23


Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Sunday 22nd May, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. RAJEEV NARAYAN I think the best way to educate people about EVs depends on where you are. Here in Texas I find that EVs have unfortunately become political, and so the amount of "EV Hate" I see has only gotten worse. A friend of mine had his Model S run off the road by a pickup truck. People decide what your political affiliations might be based on all sorts of things, what car you drive, even if you are seen wearing a mask. Back in 2017, it was easier, and people were more receptive, now not so much. So now, at least for where I live, I think the best way is to invite them for a ride in my Model Y. The acceleration, and quiet smooth ride, goes a long way towards changing minds. I also have to be tactful in what arguments to use. For example, for me, climate change, deaths from fossil fuel particulate matter, expensive fossil fuel subsidies and supporting certain petrostates are all big reasons for EVs, but for some of my more right wing colleagues, I might tout the lower operating costs and ability to charge at home. I am hoping things are different in England and the rest of Europe.  CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE Of course one way to get others, especially family members, into the EV fold is with duct tape.  First catch a family member - usually with food or beverage; then restrain them (remember we started with duct tape); attache a small rechargeable (so you don't need a bunch of batteries - that would be bad for the environment and deprive EV batteries of space in the landfill) speaker to their head (duct tape is a common theme here); connect them to the EV News Daily podcast and off you go.  After fourteen hundred and seventy-one odd episodes feel free to release the family member back into the wild, it's as simple as that.  This method has a nifty side benefit of knowing you will not need to worry about exchanging those quirky holiday cards. Or if for some reason you feel compelled to hoard your precious duct tape then simply let them drive your EV.  It worked for my wife and I.  Back in June of 2021 we were able to enjoy a weekend test drive of a Ford Mach-E.  What a fascinating experience.  By October, after driving an ID4 and a Model Y, we ordered a Model Y to replace our 2013 Ford Escape . . .  and we are s t i l l  w a i t i n g . .   JODI IN ARIZONA The best way to educate people is to let them drive the cars themselves. I don't think there' any better way of showing how awesome the experince is Dorothy in Oregon Thank you for your podcast. The best way is to be respectful that many people don't like their beliefs questioned. Lots of us have grown up with gas cars and don't want to be TOLD what we're driving next. But like myeslf, when everyone finds out at their own pace, there's no reason to have an issue with EVs. DOUG in Port Zetta, Mississippi The benefits of driving electric cars are clear. We need to start and end with the benefits. Anything else is just noise for most people. They need to know the benefit to their life or bank balance. Harriet from Delaware OUt of date perceptions are something which we really must challenge. EVs go farther, and cost less money, that I think many fellow americans realise. Because researching a car is not their priority people either think the technology hasn't moved on since the last EV they saw, like a Leaf, or head about Tesla selling hundred grand cars. Morgan from West Kasey / New Hampshire Charging and range are surely the biggest issues? People think they need a car which does more miles than they really need. And most people I talk to are intimidated by the electrical work required at their house.  Filip / Netherlands I think we need to tell people there's more than just Tesla. Elon Musk this week has gone on a total meltdown on Twitter and that means all the news articles are about what he said. But whenever that happens, they always mention Tesla and electric cars, which further reinforces them as the only name people hear about with EVs. Dealers and established car makers should do more to push EVs. QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Back tomorrow with Blake! Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP MILLBROOKCOTTAGES.CO.UK – 5* LUXURY COTTAGES IN DEVON, JUMP IN THE HOT TUB WHILST YOUR EV CHARGES

Smart Mobility Today Podcast
20 May 2022: Smart Mobility Today

Smart Mobility Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 9:51


Previously on Smart Mobility Today, we focused on ways people are using drones, how robots are helping and interacting with humans, and super-fast mobile storage. This week's news includes advances in EVs and EV charging, waiting to even buy an EV, AV safety, 6G and Privacy, and news about advancements in 3D printing, robots, drones, and AI

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
21 May 2022 | Briefly

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 4:16


➤ Volkswagen's global production network for electric vehicles grows ➤ BYD's Seal Model to Utilize Innovative Cell-to-Body Technology ➤ GM patent: Electric trucks could charge other EVs during fast-charging, with dual ports ➤ Hong Kong to begin six-month trial on e-mobility devices next week ➤ PEUGEOT 308 AND 308 SW Hybrids LAUNCH IN THE UK ➤ ‘Elon Musk's Crash Course': 3 key arguments from the Tesla documentary ➤ Tesla structural battery pack is removable, but it's quite an ordeal ➤ Tesla Model X Sees 71 Percent of Range While Towing a Luxury Travel Trailer ➤ Tesla Wants Staff to Stay in China Factory Until Mid-June

GT Power Hour
The GT Power Hour: Episode 33 (All Eyez on Md.: MD PSC Chair Jason Stanek's big task)

GT Power Hour

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 1:01


MOPRs, ROFRs and NOPRs, oy vey! In which we welcome back Jason Stanek, who chairs Maryland's Public Service Commission, to discuss the tensions and challenges presented by Maryland's Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022. Becoming effective on June 1 this year, the legislation is considered arguably the most ambitious climate-change law adopted by any state in the country, and Stanek's commission will be tasked with getting the state on the right path to accomplish it — all without hiring any additional staff. It's probably fair to think of Maryland over the next nine years as a bellwether for how feasible, given local objections to the necessary infrastructure development, rapid decarbonization in the power industry is. They're the “canary in the coal mine,” as Chair Stanek notes, so “keep an eye on Maryland…”Other topics include PJM's recently released Grid of the Future study, the FERC/NARUC Joint Federal-State Task Force on Transmission, FERC's NOPR on transmission, New Jersey's evaluation agreement with PJM on offshore wind, food recommendations at the diner by the Buffalo airport, hot takes on college mascots, criticizing the U.S. Postal Service's decision to not purchase EVs for its fleet, New Jersey officials for subsidizing nuclear plants and every overly-confident clean-energy activist on the Internet, thoughts about Maryland politics, its capital city and that big horse race it holds each year.

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
Agree to Disagree: Does Your Electric Vehicle Help The Planet?

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 53:16


Tesla vehicle sales are, well … electric. The company posted $5.5 billion in 2021 profits, roughly six times its previous year earnings. Globally, the electric car industry is anything but static, soaring to 7 million units in 2021. EV advocates argue that while the technology and resources aren't perfect, they are ultimately better for the environment long term as the tech improves. Opponents say the kinds of infrastructure EVs require still require huge investments that would be better suited for more ecologically-friendly mass transit systems. So, does your electric vehicle help the planet?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Smart Energy Voices
Best Practices in Vehicle Fleet Electrification with Ryan Martin and Gary Glasscock Ep #65

Smart Energy Voices

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 23:13


In this episode of Smart Energy Voices, host John Failla introduces Gary Glasscock and Ryan Martin from Smart Energy Decision's recent Innovation Summit. Gary is the Director of Fleet Management for the City of Houston. Ryan is the Interim President and Managing Partner at Evolve Houston. This panel conversation, moderated by SED's Director of Research and Content Debra Chanil, highlights the innovative public-private partnership between the City of Houston and Evolve Houston. You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... Houston's Climate Action Plan [05:20] Public-private partnership [08:14] The fleet study program [09:46] EVolve Houston's role as a facilitator [15:34] Gary's experience in San Antonio [20:10] Houston's climate action plan The City of Houston adopted its Climate Action Plan in 2020 as a strategy to reduce greenhouse emissions and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. One aspect of that plan regards fleet management and converting all the city's nonemergency, light-duty vehicles to EVs by 2030. In addition, the city is looking for any alternatives to implement that will reduce emissions for emergency and heavy-duty vehicles. A typical obstacle with any change is bringing multiple departments together. Generally, city departments are focused on their particular function and are risk-averse concerning the equipment they need to function. Making a case for EVs isn't always easy, especially with the associated cost premium compared to conventional vehicles. Recently, there was a recall of the EVs the City of Houston currently operates, which gave rise to some caution on the side of the departments. EVolve and the City of Houston The City of Houston determined that because EVs are so complex, a public-private partnership would benefit the region to support its environmental policy goal. A passionate team of people responded to take on that charge. The City of Houston was joined by academics from the University of Houston. Retail energy providers from NRG, Shell, and the transmission line utility for the region, Centerpoint, decided to take on this problem collectively. As a product of that collaboration, EVolve was created as a public-private partnership focused on advancing clean air and climate change initiatives through electrified transportation. The programs they created have led to collaborations with the city and the education of the consumer market. EVolve Houston began a fleet study program under the premise that they could support the market and the Houston area, given the complexities and dynamic factors involving city or corporate departments' fleets. As a baseline, the starting place would be to study the vehicles and make decisions based on that data. EVolve studied thousands of vehicles. This study also involved a three-year look forward on vehicles and internet-connected charging station infrastructure that will be available. This study concluded that about 25% of the City of Houston's vehicles were available to be converted to EVs. These changes would result in about $6.9 million in pro forma economic savings and about 13,500 metric tons of CO2 emissions reduction. Houston's city council recently approved the purchase of 97 EVs to add to their existing 40. The city looks to establish pilot programs in its larger departments with these additional EVs. The data collected from the operation of these pilot vehicles will be used to make an efficient plan for a much broader scale EV program. These pilot programs will also go a long way to ease the fears within the departments. They'll be able to see first-hand how these vehicles can be operated in their specific applications. That experience will help with motivation from within the departments. Encouraging the public's interest For the last couple of years, EVolve Houston has been going to the Houston Auto Show, where it has been bringing electric vehicles. While EVs can be considered controversial in some ways, many people enjoy them. One of the best ways to make that point is to directly engage the public with the cars. In addition to the auto show, EVolve facilitates a ride-and-drive program, similar to a test drive.  EVolve also publishes academic studies, speaks on panels and webinars, and does a lot of academic work on the consumer side. In addition, the organization studies the region to determine the most viable path to curb some of the range anxiety that many people have. Recently EVolve published a regional infrastructure strategy for electrification. This study looked at all the publicly available charging in the Houston region juxtaposed against the growing current demand. The goal is to have half of new vehicle sales be electric by 2030. Keeping up with that growth and excitement will require production to pick up momentum. Resources & People Mentioned Green Houston EVolve Houston eIQ Mobility Houston Auto Show EVOLVE | RISE Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Connect with Ryan Martin On LinkedIn Ryan Martin is the Interim President and Managing Partner at Evolve Houston. Ryan oversees program strategy, partnership development, fundraising, governance, legal, and management activities to further advance EV adoption within the Greater Houston area. Ryan is a member of the Board of Directors for Houston First Corporation, where he co-chairs the Procurement Committee and drives strategic board initiatives. Ryan is also a Board Member and Corporate Secretary of Legacy Community Health, and a Board Member of Houston Botanic Garden, Whitman Controls, and LDR Leadership. Ryan is a graduate of Harvard Law School, Louisiana State University Honors College and the Beijing Language and Culture University. Ryan is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and a licensed attorney in the State of Texas. He is a member of the Houston Committee of Foreign Relations and an interviewer for Harvard University. Ryan resides in Houston with his wife and daughter, Elizabeth and Sasha. Connect with Gary Glasscock On LinkedIn Connect With Smart Energy Decisions https://smartenergydecisions.com Follow them on Facebook Follow them on Twitter Follow them on LinkedIn Subscribe to Smart Energy Voices

The Paul & Jordana Show
Building an EV charging network

The Paul & Jordana Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 10:01


Nadia El Mallakhs from at Xcel Energy talks about how to keep EVs charged into the future. 

Discover CircRes
May 2022 Discover Circ Res

Discover CircRes

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 30:37


This month on Episode 36 of Discover CircRes, host Cynthia St. Hilaire highlights original research articles featured in the April 29 and May 13 issues of Circulation Research. This episode also features a conversation with Dr Patricia Nguyen and Jessica D'Addabbo from Stanford University about their study, Human Coronary Plaque T-cells are Clonal and Cross-React to Virus and Self.   Article highlights:   Zanoli, et al. COVID-19 and Vascular Aging   Wang, et al. JP2NT Gene Therapy in a Mouse Heart Failure Mode   Harraz, et al. Piezo1 Is a Mechanosensor in CNS Capillaries   Zhao, et al. BAT sEVs in Exercise Cardioprotection   Cindy St. Hilaire:        Hi, and welcome to Discover CircRes, the podcast of the American Heart Association's journal, Circulation Research. I'm your host, Dr Cyndy St. Hilaire, from the Vascular Medicine Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. And today, I'll be highlighting the articles from our April 29th and May 13th issues of Circulation Research. I also will speak with Dr Patricia Nguyen and Jessica D'Addabbo from Stanford University about their study, Human Coronary Plaque T-cells are Clonal and Cross-React to Virus and Self.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        The first article I want to share is titled Vascular Dysfunction of COVID 19 Is Partially Reverted in the Long-Term. The first author is Agostino Gaudio and the corresponding author is Luca Zanoli. And they're from the University of Catania. Cardiovascular complications, such as endothelial dysfunction, arterial stiffness, thrombosis and heart disease are common in COVID 19. But how quickly such issues resolve, once the acute phase of the illness has passed, remains unclear. To find out, this group examined aortic and brachial pulse wave velocity, and other measures of arterial stiffness in 90 people who, several months earlier, had been hospitalized with COVID 19. These measurements were compared with data from 180 controls, matched for age, sex, ethnicity and body mass index, whose arterial stiffness had been assessed prior to the pandemic. 41 of the COVID patients were also examined 27 weeks later to assess any changes in arterial stiffness over time. Together, the data showed arterial stiffness was higher in COVID patients than in controls. And though it improved over time, it tended to remain higher than normal for almost a year after COVID.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        This finding could suggest residual structural damage to the arterial walls or possibly, persistent low-grade inflammation in COVID patients. Either way, since arterial stiffness is a predictor of cardiovascular health, its potential longterm effects in COVID patients deserves further longitudinal studies.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        The second article I want to share is titled Gene Therapy with the N-Terminus of Junctophilin-2 Improves Heart Failure in Mice. The first author is Jinxi Wang and the corresponding author is Long-Sheng Song from the University of Iowa. Junctophilin-2 is a protein with a split personality. Normally, it forms part of the heart's excitation contraction coupling machinery. But when the heart is stressed, JP2 literally splits in two, and sends its N-terminal domain, JP2NT, to the nucleus, where it suppresses transcription of genes involved in fibrosis, hypertrophy, inflammation and other heart failure related processes. However, if this stress is severe or sustained, the protective action of JP2NT is insufficient to halt the progressive failure. This group asked. "What if this N-terminal domain could be ramped up using gene therapy to aid a failing mouse heart?"   Cindy St. Hilaire:        To answer this question, they injected adenoviral vectors encoding JP2NT into mice either before or soon after transaortic constriction, or TAC, tack, which is a method of experimentally inducing heart failure. They found, in both cases, that the injected animals fared better than the controls. Animals injected before TAC showed less severe cardiac remodeling than control mice, while those treated soon after TAC exhibited slower loss of heart function with reduced ventricle dilation and fibrosis. These data suggest that supplementing JP2NT, via gene therapy or other means, could be a promising strategy for treating heart failure. And this data provides a basis for future translational studies.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        The third article I want to share is titled Piezo1 Is a Mechanosensor Channel in Central Nervous System Capillaries. The first and corresponding author is Osama Harraz from the University of Vermont. Neurovascular coupling is the process whereby transient activation of neurons leads to an upsurge in local blood flow to accommodate the increased metabolic needs of the cell. It's known that agents released from active neurons trigger changes in local capillaries that prompt vasodilation, but how these hemodynamic changes are sensed and controlled is not entirely clear. This group suspected that the mechanosensory protein Piezo1, a calcium channel that regulates dilation and constriction of other blood vessels, may be involved. But whether Piezo1 is even found in the microcirculation of the CNS was unknown. This group shows that Piezo1 is present in cortical capillaries of the brain and the retina of the mouse, and that it responds to changes in blood pressure and flow.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        Ex vivo preparations of mouse retina showed that experimentally induced changes in hemodynamics caused calcium transients and related currents within capillary endothelial cells, and that these were dependent on the presence of Piezo1. While it is not entirely clear how Piezo1 influences cerebral blood flow, its pressure induced activation of CNS capillary endothelial cells suggest a critical role in neurovascular coupling.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        The last article I want to share is titled Small Extracellular Vesicles from Brown Adipose Tissue Mediate Exercise Cardioprotection. The first authors are Hang Zhao and Xiyao Chen. And the corresponding authors are Fuyang Zhang and Ling Tao from the Fourth Military Medical University. Regular aerobic exercise is good for the heart and it increases the body's proportion of brown adipose tissue relative to white adipose tissue. This link has led to the idea that brown fat, possibly via its endocrinal activity, might somehow contribute to exercise related cardioprotection. Zhao and colleagues now show that, indeed, brown fat produces extracellular vesicles that are key to preserving heart health. While mice subjected to four weeks of aerobic exercise were better protected against subsequent heart injury than their sedentary counterparts, blocking the production of EVs prior to exercise significantly impaired this protection. Furthermore, injection of brown fat derived EVs into the hearts of mice lessened the impact of subsequent cardiac injury.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        The team went on to identify micro RNAs within the vesicles responsible for this protection, showing that the micro RNAs suppressed an apoptosis pathway in cardiomyocytes. In identifying mechanisms and molecules involved in exercise related cardio protection, the work will inform the development of exercise mimicking treatments for people at risk of heart disease or who are intolerant to exercise.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        Lastly, I want to bring up that the April 29th issue of Circulation Research also contains a short Review Series on pulmonary hypertension, with articles on: The Latest in Animal Models of Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Ventricular Failure, by Olivier Boucherat; Harnessing Big Data to Advance Treatment and Understanding of Pulmonary Hypertension, by Christopher Rhodes and colleagues; New Mutations and Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Hypertension: Progress and Puzzles in Disease Pathogenesis, by Christophe Guignabert and colleagues; Group 3 Pulmonary Hypertension From Bench to Bedside, by Corey Ventetuolo and colleagues; and Novel Approaches to Imaging the Pulmonary Vasculature and Right Heart, by Sudarshan Rajagopal and colleagues; and Understanding the Pathobiology of Pulmonary Hypertension Due to Left Heart Disease, by Jessica Huston and colleagues.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        Today, Dr Patricia Nguyen and Jessica D'Addabbo, from Sanford University, are with me to discuss their study, Human Coronary Plaque T-cells are Clonal and Cross-React to Virus and Self. And this article is in our May 13th issue of Circulation Research. So, Trisha and Jessica, thank you so much for joining me today.   Jessica D'Addabbo:    Thank you for having us.   Patricia Nguyen:         Yes. Thank you for inviting us to your podcast. We're very excited to be here.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        Yeah. And I know there's lots of authors involved in this study, so unfortunately we can't have everyone join us, but I appreciate you all taking the time.   Patricia Nguyen:         This is like a humongous effort by many people in the group, including Roshni Roy Chowdhury, and Xianxi Huang, as well as Charles Chan and Mark Davis. So, we thank you.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        So atherosclerosis, it stems from lipid deposition in the vascular wall. And that lipid deposition causes a whole bunch of things to happen that lead to a chronic inflammatory state. And there's many cells that can be inflammatory. And this study, your study, is really focusing on the role of T-cells in the atherosclerotic plaque. So, before we get into the nitty gritty details of your study, can you share with us, what is it that a T-cell does normally and what is it doing in a plaque? Or rather, let me rephrase that as, what did we know a T-cell was doing in a plaque before your study?   Patricia Nguyen:         So, T-cells, as you know, are members of the adaptive immune system. They are the master regulators of the entire immune system, secreting cytokines and other proteins to attract immune cells to a diseased portion of the body, for example. T-cells have been characterized in plaque previously, mainly with immunohisto chemistry. And their characterization has also been recently performed using single cell technologies. Those studies have been restricted to mainly mirroring studies, studies in mice in their aortic walls, in addition to human carotid arteries. So, it is well known that T cells are found in plaque and a lot of attention has been given to the macrophage subset as the innate immune D. But let's not forget the T-cell because they're actually composed about... 50% in the plaque are T-cells.   Patricia Nguyen:         And we were particularly interested in the T-cell population because we have a strong collaboration with Dr Mark Davis, who's actually the pioneer of T-cell biology and was the first to describe the T-cell receptor alpha beta receptor in his lab in the 1970s. So, he has developed many techniques to interrogate T-cell biology. And our collaboration with him has allowed us and enabled us to perform many of these single cell technologies. In addition, his colleague, Dr Chen, also was pivotal in helping us with the interrogation and understanding of the T-cells in plaque.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        And I think one of the really neat strengths of your study is that you used human coronary artery plaques. So, could you walk us through? What was that like? I collect a lot of human tissue in my lab. I get a lot of aortic valves from the clinic. And it's a lot of logistics. And a lot of times, we're just fixing them, but you are not just fixing them. So, can you walk us through? What was that experimental process from the patient to the Petri dish? And also, could you tell us a little bit about your patient population that you sampled from?   Jessica D'Addabbo:    So, these were coronary arteries that we got from patients receiving a heart transplant. So, they were getting a heart transplant for various reasons, and we would receive their old heart, and someone would help us dissect out the coronary arteries from these. And then, we would process each of these coronary arteries separately. And this happened at whatever hour the hearts came out of the patient.   Jessica D'Addabbo:    So sometime, I was coming in at 3:00 AM with Dr Nguyen and we would be working on these hearts then, because we wanted the samples to be as fresh as possible. So, we would get the arteries. We would digest out the tissue. And then, we would have certain staining profiles that we wanted to look at so that we could put the cells on fax to be able to sort the cells, and then do all the downstream sequencing from there.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        So, in terms of, I don't know, the time when you get that phone call that a heart's coming in to actually getting those single cells that you can either send a fax or send a sequencing, how long did that take, on a good day? Let's talk only about good days.   Jessica D'Addabbo:    Yeah. A lot of factors went into that, sometimes depending on availability of things. But usually, we were ready with all of the materials in advance. So, I'd say it could be anywhere from six to 12 hours, it would take, to get everything sorted. Then, everything after that would happen. But that was just that critical period of making sure we got the cells fresh.   Patricia Nguyen:         So we have to credit the CT surgeons at Stanford for setting up the program or the structure, infrastructure, that enables us to obtain this precious tissue. That is Jack Boyd and Joseph Woo of CT surgery. So, they have enabled human research on hearts by making these tissues available. Because as you know, a transplant... They can say the transplant's happening at 12:00 AM, but it actually doesn't happen until 4:00 AM. And I think it's very difficult for a lab to make that happen all the time. And I think having their support in this paper was critical. And this has allowed us, enabled us, to interrogate kind of the spectrum of disease, especially focusing on T-cells, which are... They make a portion of the plaque, but the plaque itself has not like a million cells that are immune. A lot of them are not immune. So, enabling us to get the tissue in a timely fashion where they're not out of the body for more than 30 minutes enables us to interrogate these small populations of cells.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        That's actually the perfect segue to my next question, which is, how many cells in a plaque were you able to investigate with the single cell analysis? And what was the percentage again of the T-cells in those plaques or in... I guess you looked at different phases of plaque. So, what was that spectrum for the percentage of T-cells?   Patricia Nguyen:         So, for 10X, for example, you need a minimum of 10,000 captured cells. You could do less, but the utility of the 10X is maximized with 10,000. So, many times before the ability to multiplex these tissues, we were doing like capturing 5,000 for example. And the number of cells follows kind of the disease progression, in the sense that as a disease is more severe, you have more immune cells, in general. And it kind of decreases as it becomes more fibrotic and scarred, like calcified. So, it was a bit challenging to get very early just lipid-only cells. And a lot of those, we captured like 3000 or something like that. And efficiency is like 80% perhaps. So, you kind of capture…   Cindy St. Hilaire:        And also, how many excised hearts are going to have early athero? So, it's...   Patricia Nguyen:         Well, there are... nonischemics will have...   Cindy St. Hilaire:        Oh, okay. Okay.   Patricia Nguyen:         So, the range was nonischemic to ischemic.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        Oh great.   Patricia Nguyen:         So, about a portion... I would say one third of the total heart transplants were ischemic. And a lot of them were non ischemic. But as you know, the nonischemic can mix with ischemia. And so, they could have mild to moderate disease in the other arteries, for example, but not severe like 70%/90% obstruction.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        Wow. That's so great. That's amazing. Amazing sample size you have. So T-cell, it's kind of an umbrella term, right? There's many different types of T-cells. And when you start to get in the nitty gritty, they really do have distinct functions. So, what types of T-cells did you see and did you focus on in this study?   Jessica D'Addabbo:    So, the two main types of T-cells are CD4 positive T-cells and CD8 positive T-cells. And we looked at both of these T-cells from patients. We usually sorted multiple plates from each. And then, with 10X, we captured both. But our major finding was actually that the CD8 positive t-cell population was more clonally expanded than the CD4 population, which led us to believe that these cells were more important in the coronary artery disease progression and in the study that we were doing because for a cell to be clonally expanded, it means it was previously exposed to an antigen. And so, if we're finding these T-cells that are clonally expanded in our plaques, then we're hypothesizing that they were likely exposed to some sort of antigen, and then expanded, and then settled into the plaque.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        And when you're saying expansion, are you talking about them being exposed to the antigen in the plaque and expanding there? Or do you think they're being triggered in the periphery and then honing in as a more clonal population?   Patricia Nguyen:         So, that's a great question. And unfortunately, I don't have the answer to that. So basically-   Jessica D'Addabbo:    Next paper, next paper.   Patricia Nguyen:         Exactly. So, we... Interesting to expand on Jessica's answer. Predominantly what was found, as you said, was memory T-cells, so memory T-cells expressing specific markers, so memory versus naive. And these were effector T-cells. And memory meaning they were previously expanded by antigen engagement, and just happened to be in the plaque for whatever reason. We do not know why T-cells specifically are attracted to the plaque, but they are obviously there. And they're in a memory state, if you will. And some of them did display activation markers, which suggested that they clonally expanded to an antigen. What that antigen is, is the topic of another paper. But certainly, it is important to understand that these patients that we recruit, because they were transplant patients, they're not actively infected, right? That is a exclusionary criteria for transplants, right?   Patricia Nguyen:         So, that means these T-cells were there for unclear reasons. Why they're there is unclear. Whether they are your resident T-cells also is unclear, because the definition of resident T-cell still remains controversial. And you actually have to do lineage tracking studies to find out, "Okay, where... Did they come from the bone marrow? Did they come from the periphery? How did they get there?" Versus, "Okay. They were already there and they just expanded, for whatever reason, inside the plaque."   Cindy St. Hilaire:        So, your title... It was a great title, with this provocative statement, "T-cells are clonal and cross react to virus and self." So, tell us a little bit more about this react to virus and self bit. What did your data show?   Jessica D'Addabbo:    So, because of the way we sequenced the T-cell receptor, we were able to have paired alpha and beta chains. And because we knew the HLA type of the patients, we were able to put the sequences that we got out after we sequenced these through an algorithm called GLIPH, which allows us to look at the CDR3 region of the T cell receptor, which is the epitope binding region. And there are certain peptide. They're about anywhere from three to four amino acids long. These are mapped to certain binding specificities to known peptides. And so, basically, we were able to look at which epitopes were most common in our plaques. And we found that after comparing these to other epitopes, that these were actually more binding to virus. Patricia Nguyen:         So let me add to what Jessica stated, and kind of emphasize the value of the data set, if you will. So, this is, I believe, the first study that provides the complete TCR repertoire of coronary plaque, and actually any plaque that I know of, which is special because we know that there is specificity of TCR binding. It's more complicated than the antibody that binds directly from B cells to the antigen, because the T-cells bind processed antigen. So, the antigens are processed by antigen presenting cells like Dendritic cells and macrophages. And they have a specific HLA MHC class that they need to present to. And they need both arms, the antigen epitope and the MHC, to activate the T-cell. So unfortunately, it's not very direct to find the antigen that is actually activating the T-cell because we're only given a piece of it. Right?            Patricia Nguyen:         But we have provided a comprehensive map of all the TCRs that we find in the plaque. And these TCRs have a sequence, an immuno acid sequence. And luckily, in the literature, there is a database of all TCR specificities. Okay. So, armed with our TCR repertoire, we can then match our TCR repertoire with an existing database of known TCR specificities. Surprisingly, the matching TCRs are specific to virus, like flu, EBV and CMB. And also, because this was done in the era of COVID, we thought it would be important to look at the coronavirus database. We did find that there were matches to the coronavirus database. Even though our finding is not specific to SARS, it does lend to some potential mechanistic link there as well.   So, because this is all computational, it is important to validate. So, the importance of validation requires us to put the TCR alpha beta chain into a Jurkat cell, which is a T-cell line that does not have alpha beta chains on it, and then expose it to what we think is the cognate antigen epitote, with the corresponding HLA MHC APC. Because you don't have all those pieces, it will not work. Yes. So importantly, we did find that what we predicted to have the specificity of a flu peptide had specificity to a flu peptide.   Patricia Nguyen:         So then, the important question was, "Okay, these patients aren't infected, right? Why are these things here? Is there a potential cross reactivity with self peptides?"   Patricia Nguyen:         So luckily, our collaborator, Dr Charles Chan, was able to connect us with another computational algorithm that he was familiar with, whereby we were able to take the peptide sequences from the flu and match them with peptide sequencing from proteins that are self and ubiquitous. And we demonstrated, again, these T-cells were activated in vitro. That is why we concluded that there's a potential cross reactivity between self and virus that can potentially lead to thrombosis associated with viral infections. Of course, this all needs to be proved in vivo.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        Sure, sure.   Patricia Nguyen:         It's that first step for other things.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        The other big immune cell that we know is in atherosclerotic plaques and that's macrophages. And they can help to present antigens and things like that. And they also help to chew up the necrotic bits. And so, do you think that this T-cell component is an earlier, maybe disease driving, process or an adaptive process that goes awry as a secondary event? Patricia Nguyen:         So, I'm a fan of the T-cell. So... I'm with team T cell. I would like to think that it is playing an active role in pathology in this case and not a reactive role, in the sense of just being there. I think that the T-cell is actively communicating with other cells within the plaque, and promoting pro fibrotic and pro inflammatory reactions, depending on the T-cell. So, a subset of this paper was looking at kind of the interactions between the T-cell and other cells within the plaque, like macrophages and smooth muscle cells. And as we know, T-cells are activated and they produce cytokines. Those cytokines then communicate to other cells. And we found that, computationally, when you look at the transcriptome, there is a pro-inflammatory signature of the T-cell that resides in the more complex stage. And then, there's an anti-inflammatory signature that kind of resides in the transition between lipid and fibro atheroma, if you will.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        So, do you know, or is it known, how dynamic these populations are? Obviously, the hearts that you got, the samples you got, didn't have active infections. But do you know perhaps even how long ago they happened, or even how soon after there might be an infection or an antigen presented that you could get this expansion? And could that be a real driver of rupture or thrombosis?   Patricia Nguyen:         So, in theory, you would suppose that T-cells expanding and dividing and producing more and more cytokines would then lead to more macrophages coming, more of their production of proteinases that destroy the plaque. Right? So yes, in theory, yes. I think it's very difficult to kind of map the progression of T cell clonality in the current model that we have, because we're just collecting tissues. However, in the future, as organoids become more in science and kind of a primary tissue, where we can... For example, Mark Davis is making organoids with spleen, and also introducing skin to that.   Patricia Nguyen:         And certainly, we could think of an organoid involving the vasculature with immune cells introduced. And so, I think, in the next phase, project 2.0, we can investigate what... like over time, if you could model atherosclerosis and the immune system contribution, T-cells as well as macrophages and other immune cells, you can then kind of map how it happens in humans. Because obviously, mice are different. We know that mice... Actually, the models of transgenic mice do not rupture. It's very hard to make them rupture. Right?   Cindy St. Hilaire:        Well, if you stop feeding them high fat diet, the plaque goes away.   Patricia Nguyen:         For sure, for sure. So I think.. I mean, Mark Davis is a huge proponent of human based research, like research on human tissue. And as a physician scientist, obviously I'm more inclined to do human based research. And Jessica's going to be a physician someday soon. And I'm sure she's more inclined to do human based research. And certainly, the mouse model and in vitro models are great because you can manipulate them. But ultimately, we are trying to cure human diseases.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        Mice are not little humans. That's what we say in my lab. I similarly do a lot of human based stuff and it's amazing how great mice are for certain things, but still how much is not there when we need to really fully recapitulate a disease model.   So, my last question is kind of regarding this autoimmune angle of your findings. And that is, women tend to have more autoimmune diseases than men, but due to the fact that you are getting heart transplants, you've got a whole lot more men in your study than women. I think it was like 31 men to four women. But, I mean, what can you do? It's the nature of heart transplants. But I'm wondering, did you happen to notice...Maybe the sample size perhaps is too small, but were there any differences in the populations of these cells between women and men? And do you think there could be any differences regarding this more prevalence of autoimmune like reactions in women?   Patricia Nguyen:         So, that's an interesting question, but you hit it on the nose when you said "Your sample is defined mainly by men." And in addition, the samples that were women tend to have less disease. And they tend to be nonischemic in etiology. So, I think that kind of restricts our analysis. And perhaps, I guess, future studies could model using female tissues, for example, instead of only male. But the limitation of all human studies is sample availability. And perhaps, human organoid research can be less limited by that. And certainly, mouse research has become more evenly distributed of male and female mice.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        Yeah. Suffice it to say, human research is hard, but you managed to do an amazing and really important study. It was really elegant and well done. Congratulations on what is an epic amount of time. 12-hour experiments are no joke, and really beautiful data. So, thank you so much for joining me today, Dr Nguyen and Miss almost Dr D'Addabbo. Congrats and I'm really looking forward to seeing your future work.   Jessica D'Addabbo:    Thank you so much.   Patricia Nguyen:         Thanks so much.   Jessica D'Addabbo:    Thank you for having us. This is wonderful.   Cindy St. Hilaire:        That's it for the highlights from the April 29th and May 13th issues of Circulation Research. Thank you so much for listening. Please check out the Circ Res Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and Instagram with the handle @Circres and #Discover CircRes. Thank you to our guests: Dr Patricia Nguyen, and soon to be Doctor, Jessica D'Addabbo, from Stanford University.   This podcast was produced by Ishara Ratnayaka, edited by Melissa Stoner, and supported by the editorial team of Circulation Research. Copy text for the highlighted articles was provided by Ruth Williams. I'm your host, Dr Cindy St. Haler. And this is Discover CircRes, you're on the go source for the most exciting discoveries in basic cardiovascular research. This program is copyright of the American Heart Association 2022. The opinions expressed by the speakers of this podcast are their own and not necessarily those of the editors or of the American Heart Association. For more information, visit aha journals.org.  

IFS Zooms In: Coronavirus and the Economy
How should the government tax electric cars?

IFS Zooms In: Coronavirus and the Economy

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 36:57


In 2030, motorists in the UK won't be able to buy fossil fuel powered vehicles from showrooms anymore. To incentivise a shift to an all-electric future, the government is giving considerable tax breaks to the owners of electric vehicles (EVs) to stimulate uptake. However, as more and more people move away from fossil fuels, the government stands to lose billions of pounds in tax revenue - unless it decides to tax EVs. In this episode, we speak to Stuart Adam, IFS tax expert and Steve Gooding, Director of the RAC Foundation to discuss how the government could tax EVs in future.Support the IFS: https://ifs.org.uk/donate See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
19 May 2022 | Tesla Privately Offers Texas Model Y's To Customers

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 19:56


Show #1472 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Thursday 19th May, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.  HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP PLANS TO INVEST $16.5 BILLION IN S.KOREA EV BUSINESS - Hyundai Motor Group said on Wednesday it plans to invest a total of 21 trillion won ($16.54 billion) through 2030 for the expansion of its electric vehicle (EV) business in South Korea. The South Korean auto group, which houses Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Corp, plans to annually build 1.44 million units of EVs in South Korea by 2030. The 1.44 million units of EV production volume in South Korea would account for about 45% of a combined global EV production capacity of 3.23 million EV units in 2030, the auto group said in a statement. Original Source : https://www.euronews.com/next/2022/05/18/hyundai-motor-electric-southkorea TESLA MODEL Y STANDARD RANGE WITH 4680 CELLS OFFERED TO CUSTOMERS NEAR GIGA TEXAS - Tesla sent out emails to reservation holders near Giga Texas, giving them the option to change their order to the new Model Y All Wheel Drive. The Model Y AWD variant is the first to feature Tesla's structural battery pack and 4680 cells. - Tesla customer @mmsganesh shared a sample of the email reservation holders are receiving from the company. Tesla shared that deliveries for the latest Model Y configuration are weeks away in the email. - The new Model Y AWD configuration with Tesla's 4680 battery cells can go up to 279 on a single charge and accelerate 0-60 in 5.0 seconds. Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-y-standard-range-4680-cells-giga-texas-delivery/ TESLA CHARGING HUB IN BARSTOW TO HAVE 100 STATIONS, MOST IN US - Electric car manufacturer Tesla Inc. is building the United States' largest electric car charging hub in Barstow, a remote Mojave Desert town at the midpoint between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. - Mayor Paul Courtney revealed the world's most valuable carmaker is already months into construction of Superchargers - during a Barstow City Council meeting Monday while praising the city staff's dealmaking skills. - It will be the largest charging station in the United States, the mayor said. The current largest U.S. charging station is a 70-space location - A fence currently obscures the early-stage Supercharger site confirmed by Courtney. It sits on roughly four acres of desert, which connects to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Barstow, spanning the area between the western end of the hotel's parking lot and the eastern barrier of I-15. - The Daily Press couldn't identify references to the new Supercharger project in any news releases or financial disclosures from Tesla or from Edison, nor in any past public agendas of the Barstow City Council or of the Southern California Association of Governments, or SCAG, a broader entity Courtney cited as having behind-the-scenes involvement on the public-official side of the project. Original Source : https://eu.vvdailypress.com/story/news/2022/05/17/tesla-building-united-states-largest-car-charge-hub-in-barstow-midway-between-los-angeles-las-vegas/9803455002/ BYD SECURES $593 MILLION WORTH OF LITHIUM SUPPLIES FROM LOCAL PRODUCER Original Source : https://cnevpost.com/2022/05/18/byd-secures-593-million-worth-of-lithium-supplies-from-local-producer/ JOLT TO ROLL OUT FREE EV CHARGING IN NEW ZEALAND, STARTING AT MITRE 10 Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2022/05/18/jolt-ev-charging-new-zealand/ VOLVO TRUCKS IS OPENING ITS VERY FIRST BATTERY ASSEMBLY PLANT IN BELGIUM Original Source : https://www.volvotrucks.com/en-en/news-stories/press-releases/2022/may/volvo-trucks-opens-battery-plant-in-belgium.html PRODUCTION IN GRÜNHEIDE STILL BEHIND SCHEDULE - RAMP-UP EXPECTED IN JULY Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/17/production-in-grunheide-still-behind-schedule-ramp-up-expected-in-july/ TOYOTA, NISSAN, HONDA ARE LEAST PREPARED FOR ZERO-EMISSION SHIFT, STUDY SHOWS Original Source : https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/toyota-nissan-honda-are-least-prepared-zero-emission-shift-study-shows EXCLUSIVE CHINA IN TALKS WITH AUTOMAKERS ON EV SUBSIDY EXTENSION Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/exclusive-china-talks-with-automakers-ev-subsidy-extension-sources-2022-05-18/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What's the best way to help educate your friends, family or colleagues about electric cars? Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP MILLBROOKCOTTAGES.CO.UK – 5* LUXURY COTTAGES IN DEVON, JUMP IN THE HOT TUB WHILST YOUR EV CHARGES 

Political Climate
Is EV Adoption Turning a Corner?

Political Climate

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 41:33


Faced with record-high gas prices, more and more American consumers are looking to dump the pump. In the first three months of 2022, electric vehicle registrations shot up 60 percent, even as the overall car market shrunk. EVs have experienced steady sales growth over the past decade but are still far from being mainstream. Could the combination of expensive gasoline and exciting new plug-in models see the U.S. turn a corner on mass EV adoption?On this episode of Political Climate, hosts Julia Pyper, Brandon Hurlbut, and Shane Skelton talk about the policies and innovations unlocking greater transportation electrification – as well as the challenges ahead. From manufacturing bottlenecks and raw material supplies to high up-front costs and political opposition, there are still bumps on the road mainstreaming EVs. Plus, the hosts make a new bet – and need your help!Listen and subscribe to Political Climate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or pretty much wherever you get podcasts! Follow us on Twitter at @Poli_Climate.Recommended reading:Canary Media: EVs can be cheaper on a monthly basis than gas-powered carsCanary Media: Electric heavy-duty trucks are hitting the roads in California and beyondAxios: Ford F-150 Lightning review: A watershed moment for electric vehiclesPolitico: The gasoline price-gouging fight to nowherePolitical Climate: Mineral Security and Implications for the Energy TransitionPolitical Climate is brought to you by FischTank PR. From PR and digital marketing to content writing, the team at FischTank helps you develop a strategy for bringing your work not only to wider audiences, but to the right audience. To learn more about FischTank's approach to cleantech and services, visit fischtankpr.comPolitical Climate is also brought to you by MCE. Today, MCE offers nearly 40 Bay Area communities almost twice as much renewable energy as the state average. The power of MCE is about more than clean energy — it's the power of people over profit. Learn more at mceCleanEnergy.org

The Energy Show
How Much Heat Can A Heat Pump Pump?

The Energy Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 21:48


Copyright 2022 - The Energy Show, Barry Cinnamon How much heat could a heat pump heat if a heat pump could pump heat? Technically, the answer is about 3. “Heat pump.” What a dumb, geeky name for what is arguably the most important climate modification device known to man. Heat pumps are really just refrigerators operating in reverse. Spelling-wise that would be a rotaregirfer. OK, “heat pump” is comparatively a better name. Almost every building in the U.S. has one or more heat pumps — usually in the form of air conditioners or refrigerators. Air conditioning has been tremendously important to society. Could you imagine working in a high rise in Miami, Dallas, Phoenix or Atlanta on a hot summer day without air conditioning? Now this established technology for cooling is now being deployed throughout the world for clean and efficient heating. So why is there so much excitement about heat pumps? Because they generate three times more heat than the electrical energy it takes to run the heat pump. Essentially, they are three times more efficient than an electric heating system or electric hot water heater — and almost always cheaper to operate than a gas furnace or gas hot water heater when the power source is from solar. Most air-to-air heat pumps have an efficiency (actually a coefficient of performance) of 300%. Heat pumps achieve this high efficiency — without getting arrested for breaking the first law of thermodynamics — by moving heat from outdoors on a cool or cold day, to indoors to heat a building or water. Heat is removed from the outdoor air (making the outdoor air even colder), and then transferred to the indoor air (or water). For example, a 2200 sf home in San Jose uses 520 therms of methane (AKA natural gas) for heating. At current PG&E rates heating the home would cost about $1,100. Converting to a heat pump would reduce annual heating costs (under the electric heating rate) to about $1,000. If the home had rooftop solar, heating the home would drop to about $300 per year! Many cities have rebates of up to $4,000 for the installation of a heat pump HVAC system. The hottest type of heat pumps now, figuratively speaking, are heat pump water heaters (HPWH). These HPWH systems are a direct replacement for traditional methane or electric tank water heaters. For example, a 65 gallon methane hot water heater would use about 120 therms or $264 per year. Converting to a HPWH, energy consumption would drop to about 870 kwh or $250 per year. If the home had rooftop solar, heating water would drop to about $70 per year. Many cities have rebates of up to $2,000 for the installation of a heat pump water heater. It is very likely that you will be electrifying your home in the future. EVs, heat pump water heaters and HVAC systems and induction cooktops are better, cleaner, safer and often cheaper than their polluting fossil fuel ancestors. For more practical information about heat pumps, please tune in to this week's Energy Show.

Volts
Volts podcast: Jesse Morris on building an operating system for distributed energy

Volts

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 70:38


Recent years have seen an explosive rise in distributed energy resources (DERs) — energy devices that are located “behind the meter,” on the customer side, like solar panels, batteries, electric vehicles (EVs), and smart appliances.Distributed energy has the potential to change the grid for the better, making it cleaner and more resilient, but as things stand, there’s a problem.Consider an EV. The customer has a relationship to it, a way to see its capacity and behavior; it wants to operate the EV in a way that best serves their own transportation needs. The aggregator — an entity that gathers DERs and treats them as a single entity, to sell their services — has a different relationship with the EV; it wants to operate the EV to meet contractual requirements. The distribution utility has a different relationship; it wants to operate the EV to maintain grid stability. And the market manager (ISO) has yet a different relationship; it wants to operate the EV in the way that best serves the market.All these entities want different things from the EV, but they’ve all built bespoke systems to track it — systems that do not communicate with one another. Consequently, most DERs are wildly underutilized. This can not last. Confusion and crossed wires will only grow with distributed energy. What the world needs is a common, transparent, trusted way to track DERs, their capacity and interaction with the grid. That is what Energy Web, an international nonprofit, aims to provide: “an operating system for DERs” that will assign each DER a record on the blockchain (yes, the blockchain), allowing all interested entities to have a common source of information and tracking.I am a bit of a skeptic of toward blockchain hype, but this seems like an excellent use of it, which could unlock a much more sophisticated and resilient grid. I’m eager to talk to Energy Web CEO Jesse Morris about what the product is, how it can help DERs, and where we might see it adopted next. Get full access to Volts at www.volts.wtf/subscribe

Autoline This Week - Video
Autoline This Week #2612 - Electric Roads Solve EV Range At No Taxpayer Cost

Autoline This Week - Video

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 26:46


Powered roads, where EVs pick up electric power from the road as they drive, is a dream that goes back decades. But now a convergence of technologies could turn it into reality. Prefabricated road sections with embedded sensors and inductive charging are the game changing technologies. By collecting data that can be monetized and by selling electricity, private industry wants to build these roads—at no cost to taxpayers. Tim Sylvester from Integrated Roadways, Jeremy McCool from HEVO and Michele Mueller from the Michigan Department of Transportation, talk about the latest developments.

Autoline This Week
Autoline This Week #2612 - Electric Roads Solve EV Range At No Taxpayer Cost

Autoline This Week

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 26:48


Powered roads, where EVs pick up electric power from the road as they drive, is a dream that goes back decades. But now a convergence of technologies could turn it into reality. Prefabricated road sections with embedded sensors and inductive charging are the game changing technologies. By collecting data that can be monetized and by selling electricity, private industry wants to build these roads—at no cost to taxpayers. Tim Sylvester from Integrated Roadways, Jeremy McCool from HEVO and Michele Mueller from the Michigan Department of Transportation, talk about the latest developments.

Winning In Asia: A ZoZo Go Podcast
Ted Cannis, CEO, Ford Pro: Master Plan for Smart Electric Commercial Vehicles

Winning In Asia: A ZoZo Go Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 46:16


In June, 2021, Ted Cannis was appointed CEO of Ford Pro, the vitally-important division focused on commercial vehicles like the Ford F-Series trucks and Transit vans. Ford sees enormous opportunity to grow this division in terms of revenues and profits in the next three years. In our conversation, Ted Cannis shares examples of how small to medium sized businesses can get a lot more efficient and profitable in a short space of time through connected car software applications. Ford is also rolling out the F-150 Lightning and E-Transiti to commercial customers in the US and European markets in 2022. This will be a gigantic test to see whether battery-powered vehicles can meet or exceed the experience now delivered by gasoline-powered vehicles. Cannis offers a pragmatic view, saying that electric vehicles will be right for some customers while others - for example companies that do a lot of towing - might prefer to stay with gasoline engines and powertrains, at least for the time being. #DrivingWithDunne / #ZozoGo https://twitter.com/Dunne_ZoZoGohttps://www.instagram.com/zo.zo.go/?hl=enhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-dunne-a696901a/

Talking Cars (HQ)
#360 2023 Genesis GV60 EV

Talking Cars (HQ)

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 23:04


This week, we give our first impressions of the all-new GV60, the first fully-electric vehicle from Genesis. We discuss styling, driving dynamics, and interior storage-- and compare the GV60 to the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 which are built on the same platform. We also answer an audience question about the legality of driving with fog lights in everyday situations.        ----------------------------------- Have a question for our experts? Leave a comment on this episode, or reach out to us directly!   From your iOS device, iMessage us at TalkingCars@icloud.com to send a photo, video, or text directly to the Talking Cars team!   We love to feature our viewers on the show, so submit video questions at https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-talking-cars/   Subscribe to Talking Cars on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Jr8wJRJyN9v8T6LC1fQQ6       SHOW NOTES ----------------------------------- 00:00 - Intro 00:16 - First Impressions: 2023 Genesis GV60 14:30 - Question: Is there any danger or law against driving with fog lights on during clear weather?       ----------------------------------   Preview: Electric 2023 Genesis GV60 Charges to Production https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/genesis-gv60-review-a2697188686/   2023 Genesis GV60 https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/genesis/gv60/2023/overview/?pagestop   First Drive: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Can Play in the Big League https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/2022-hyundai-ioniq-5-review-a4449361814/   First Drive: 2022 Kia EV6 Debuts With Plenty of Power and Engaging Handling https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/2022-kia-ev6-review-a1953327658/   Guide to Car Safety https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-guide-to-car-safety/       -----------------------------------Check out http://www.ConsumerReports.org for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1Nlb1Ez    Follow Us on Social: Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1IQ2w5q Twitter: http://bit.ly/1Yf5Fh2 Pinterest: http://bit.ly/1P37mM9 Instagram: http://bit.ly/1I49Bzo Google+: http://bit.ly/1Md3gfQ

Talking Cars (MP3)
#360 2023 Genesis GV60 EV

Talking Cars (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 23:03


This week, we give our first impressions of the all-new GV60, the first fully-electric vehicle from Genesis. We discuss styling, driving dynamics, and interior storage-- and compare the GV60 to the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 which are built on the same platform. We also answer an audience question about the legality of driving with fog lights in everyday situations.        ----------------------------------- Have a question for our experts? Leave a comment on this episode, or reach out to us directly!   From your iOS device, iMessage us at TalkingCars@icloud.com to send a photo, video, or text directly to the Talking Cars team!   We love to feature our viewers on the show, so submit video questions at https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-talking-cars/   Subscribe to Talking Cars on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Jr8wJRJyN9v8T6LC1fQQ6       SHOW NOTES ----------------------------------- 00:00 - Intro 00:16 - First Impressions: 2023 Genesis GV60 14:30 - Question: Is there any danger or law against driving with fog lights on during clear weather?       ----------------------------------   Preview: Electric 2023 Genesis GV60 Charges to Production https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/genesis-gv60-review-a2697188686/   2023 Genesis GV60 https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/genesis/gv60/2023/overview/?pagestop   First Drive: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Can Play in the Big League https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/2022-hyundai-ioniq-5-review-a4449361814/   First Drive: 2022 Kia EV6 Debuts With Plenty of Power and Engaging Handling https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/2022-kia-ev6-review-a1953327658/   Guide to Car Safety https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-guide-to-car-safety/       -----------------------------------Check out http://www.ConsumerReports.org for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1Nlb1Ez    Follow Us on Social: Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1IQ2w5q Twitter: http://bit.ly/1Yf5Fh2 Pinterest: http://bit.ly/1P37mM9 Instagram: http://bit.ly/1I49Bzo Google+: http://bit.ly/1Md3gfQ

RoadWorthy Drive Moments
FROM THE PARTS BIN: VinFast Battery Leasing; All-New Rolls-Royce EV

RoadWorthy Drive Moments

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 11:24


Vietnamese automaker VinFast unveils its battery lease pricing for its VF8 and VF9 SUVs;  British ultra-luxury marque Rolls-Royce introduces the Spectre, the automaker's first battery electric vehicle. 

RoadWorthy Drive Moments
EVs Shift to High Voltage

RoadWorthy Drive Moments

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 9:56


We have been here before.  Only back in the 1950's, it was the move from 6-volt to 12-volt systems.  However even as EVs move from 400 volt to 800 volt systems, much of the reasoning is the same.  In this case,  it is to support a power-hungry vehicle infrastructure designed for performance, entertainment and creature comforts.  Recharging times, range and battery space are also driving the move. 

RoadWorthy Drive Podcast
EVs Shift to High Voltage; Rural Equity & Mobility; Landmine or Goldmine - 100,000 mile car

RoadWorthy Drive Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 39:15


EV manufacturers are moving to high voltage systems to improve vehicle performance; One rural transit agency's efforts to improve rural equity when it comes to mobility; and landmine or goldmine - market conditions are pushing new car dealers to offer high mileage vehicles for sale on their own used car lots. 

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
17 May 2022 | Briefly

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 4:16


➤ Cadillac Lyriq tops 300 miles in range as GM reveals new pricing ➤ Audi to release fully electric A3 ➤ ABB and Shell to launch first nationwide network of world's fastest EV charger in Germany ➤ Electrify America Announces Purchase Agreement for 75 Megawatts Solar Generation ➤ Michigan installing 30 electric vehicle charging stations at state parks this summer ➤ Samsung drops plan to enter electric vehicle market ➤ Help to buy EVs in ‘landmark' New Zealand net zero climate plan ➤ The Next Generation of EV Batteries Arrive ➤ Uber launches new 'Comfort Electric' product to get Tesla and Polestar vehicles ➤ Tesla loses some footing among luxury car shoppers ➤ Rivian Warns Dispute With Seat Supplier Threatens Production of Amazon Delivery Vans ➤ European Commission's phase-out of diesel and petrol cars by 2035

Get Hooked
Tips & Tricks for Towing Electric Vehicles (EVs)

Get Hooked

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 43:45


Check out HONK's Get Hooked podcast, all about electric vehicles (EVs)! There are 2.4 million EVs on the road today, and 39% of people are considering buying one. Is your towing and roadside business prepared to support these new electric vehicles? Listen to this episode to pick up a few tips and tricks for towing EVs from tow truck expert Chris Young of Parkway Consulting and podcast hosts Dennis McGowan and Shelli Hawkins.  Towing and roadside jobs for EVs are not more complex than traditional gas-powered vehicles. Tow professionals just need to follow a slightly different set of procedures for these jobs. As vehicles evolve, so must the towing and roadside procedures we follow. Here are a few things you'll learn during the podcast. 1) Why it's crucial to use 8-point connection points and how to follow the manufacturers' recommendations tow eyelet use. 2) Why you should invest in EV/Hybrid training to keep your tow operators in the know. 3) The benefits of documenting what you're doing to these vehicles and how to protect yourself from unwarranted damage claims. And much more!Do you want to attend EV Training? HONK worked with Wreckmaster to provide the towing and roadside community a $15 discount off their Hybrid/EV Awareness online training course. Listen to the podcast to get your promo code. If you are interested in becoming a HONK Partner, you can sign up for free today at www.joinhonk.com.

Bleav in The Media Guide
CBS PGA Preview: Scheffler, Spieth, Woods, Mickelson, and more

Bleav in The Media Guide

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 20:16


This weekend, CBS Sports will televise its 32nd consecutive PGA Championship and 39th overall. With roughly 140 cameras, 372 record channels of EVS on the ground, 90 more off-site, and 150 microphones throughout the course, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus highlights the storytelling of lead producer Sellers Shy. Anchor Jim Nantz says his NFL on CBS analysts Tony Romo gave him nuggets about Scottie Scheffler during The Masters. Nantz, lead analyst Sir Nick Faldo, and on-course reporter like Scheffler's chances at a second consecutive major with Jordan Spieth having a good shot to complete the career grand slam. Meanwhile, Nantz says reigning PGA Championship winner Phil Mickelson may not be back this week but will return, and lead on-course reporter Dottie Pepper won't count out Tiger Woods this week.

Living Electric
Tesla CCS adapter & recapping ACT Expo!

Living Electric

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 45:27


Alex recaps his show experience at ACT Expo in long beach, we discuss some heavy-duty EVs, and Alex chats about his new Tesla to CCS adapter! Want to hear something on a future episode or be a guest? Shoot us a message on social media! Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivingElectric_ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livingelectricpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LivingElectricPodcast/ Music by Punch Deck: https://www.youtube.com/c/punchdeck --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
James Shaw: This is a five year plan and not everything has been completed

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 6:49


The Government's released its long-awaited plan on how to reduce emissions – but many big decisions have been put in the "for later" basket.  570 million dollars will go towards funding low- and middle-income households to swap their old gas guzzlers for EVs. The Government wants 30% of our cars to be zero emissions by 2035... But hasn't gone as far as banning the import of petrol cars.  A decision on congestion charges has been put off until later in the year and there's no sign of a ban on new gas connections for households and no word on whether public transport costs will continue to be slashed.  Climate Change Minister James Shaw joined Heather du Plessis-Allan. LISTEN ABOVE 

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
Heather du Plessis-Allan: I'm not sure what James Shaw has been doing but it wasn't nailing down a climate plan

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 2:17


I'm not entirely sure what James Shaw has been doing with his time. But whatever it is, it certainly wasn't spent nailing down a climate plan. What he's released today is very short on detail. Very short. This is supposed to be a big day for the Government by the way. The PM's called climate change the nuclear-free moment of our generation. Her government had copped it for doing very little about that for five years but this was going to fix all that. This plan was so big it would make the economic upheaval of Rogernomics look like “a trial period”. It was so complicated, James Shaw had to delay its release by five months to today to finish all the work on it. So, it's fair to say expectations were high. In which case this will be a huge disappointment to the climate crowd. It's more notable for what's missing than what's actually in it. The congestion charge that was expected to be in this announcement isn't. That decision has been delayed until later this year. They need to do some policy work. The expected ban on new gas connections to houses is axed. So, you can go ahead and add that gas stovetop to your house plans. The biggest announcement in this is $569m to pay low-income families, earning below around 90K a year, to scrap their dirty cars and buy new EVs and hybrids. How much to scrap a car? No idea. How many cars to be scrapped? No idea. They're doing a trial before they decide. Even Boris Johnson, who sits on the other side of the political spectrum, is doing more than James Shaw by banning fossil fuel cars by 2030. That's not in James' plan either. It's a proposal to maybe do that but no decision yet. To be frank, climate change is not high on my list of prioritise personally. I'm not a denier, I just don't care terribly. So, I'm not unhappy about this announcement today, because I feel like I've dodged a cost bullet again. But I do wonder what the heck they've been up to if it's taken them this long to pull together a plan that has no plan in it.