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Electric vehicles are finding an increasing foothold in the global automobile market. With increased pricing of fossil fuels, higher level of awareness about vehicular emission and global warming, imposition of stricter emission norms and several governments imposing deadlines on fossil fuel vehicles are fuelling demands for electric vehicles. However, there are many consumers who are
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The University of Queensland has launched a world-first study to track when electric car owners drive and charge their vehicles in the hope they can one day help power the grid. “We are effectively looking at a vehicle as a battery on wheels. The only difference is it can move around,” UQ researcher Dr Jake
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Wireless charging firm WiTricity is making the case that its tech will help sell more electric cars. The company on Wednesday released results of a study it commissioned showing that availability of wireless charging could nudge consumers into taking the plunge. “EV considerers” who haven’t committed to purchasing an EV indicated that their intent to
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Oct 30th 2021 “ALL IS ROTARY, beautifully perfect and wonderfully efficient,” said one evangelist for electric vehicles (EVs). “There is not that almost terrifying uncertain throb and whirr of the powerful combustion engine…no dangerous and evil smelling gasoline and no noise. Perfect freedom from vibration assures both comfort and peace of mind.” Translated into Twitter-ese,
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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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A new study by the UK-based Zemo Partnership recommends that UK Government policy should increase its focus on the well-to-wheel (WTW) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and overall energy efficiency performance of new fuels for transport. While hydrogen, electric and renewable fuels (produced from waste-based feedstocks) can all radically cut emissions compared with their diesel-powered counterparts,
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