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Blake Shaffer of the University of Calgary writes in Nature: “Electric vehicles are here, and they are essential for decarbonizing transport…. Major investments in electric vehicles are welcome news.” But he and co-authors Maximilian Auffhammer and Constantine Samaras have some caveats: “One issue that has received too little attention, in our view, is the increasing weight of
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There’s a new electric vehicle startup breaking cover in California, making bold claims and teasing pie-in-the-sky ideas while remaining guarded about its founder and origin story. If that sounds familiar, it’s because it’s a story that’s been playing out on repeat the last half-decade. This time, it’s a company called IndiEV, which emerged from stealth
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Rising costs of charging electric vehicles. Image: Pixabay The costs of charging electric vehicles are rising significantly One of the advantages of electric cars compared to fossil fuel cars is the saving capacity they generate by avoiding refuelling, replacing them with charging by an electric current. This economic benefit is also compounded by the need
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Today’s best 2022 Nissan Leaf deals 2022 Nissan Leaf: Specs Release date: Out nowPrice: Starting at $27,400 (MSRP); as tested $37,400Power: Single motor front-wheel driveHorsepower: 147hpBattery range: 149 to 226Top speed: 90 mphSmarts: ProPilot Assist. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto The 2022 Nissan Leaf is often overlooked in EV discussions. The Leaf, first introduced
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With the automotive industry undergoing a fundamental shift in its engineering where environmental consciousness is concerned, the prevailing direction is towards battery-electric powertrains for passenger vehicles. This is because zero exhaust emissions is generally seen as the ideal goal in the drive towards achieving carbon neutrality. Toyota held a press briefing on the current state
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MILAN — The impact from a global semiconductor shortage on Stellantis’ Italian production this year will be worse and longer-lasting than the damage to output caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Italy’s FIM-CISL union said. A global microchip shortage is pushing automakers to slow down production, with Stellantis halting operations at several facilities across
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A Honda auto dealership in, Lewiston, Idaho. Don and Melinda Crawford/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images In a few years, the manufacturer of the Honda Civic and CR-V may be operating air taxis above cities and launching reusable rockets into Earth’s orbit like SpaceX and Rocket Lab. Last week, Japanese auto giant Honda announced a
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General Motors continues to lay out its plans for investors, showing them how the auto giant intends to increase its revenues while converting more of its production to electric vehicles. GM plans to monetize several of its important assets like OnStar and its Ultium configurable battery platform while also commercializing its Autonomous Vehicles. GM confirmed
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