Quickly Robin, To The Batt Mobile!

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 14:00:14 +0000

Holy guacamole, it’s the Modern Mining Initiative. The recalcitrant Australian federal government is supporting electric vehicles by issuing grants to companies electrifying diesel vehicles in the mining industry. They have granted almost $10 million to Batt Mobile of Newcastle NSW and Elphinstone of Tasmania to develop electric mining equipment for underground hard rock mines. This […]

Read more

The Great Toyota Zero-Emissions Summer Olympics Debacle

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 19:30:31 +0000

Toyota’s dream of zero emissions vehicles powered by hydrogen and solid state batteries at the Summer Olympics has been a miserable failure.

Read more

Help Me Develop Ideas For An Electric Or Hybrid RV

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 15:05:53 +0000

In a previous article, I discussed the economic and practical challenges a future electric RV faces. Unlike commercial vehicles (especially semi-trucks), which bring in a lot of money transporting goods, it’s pretty rare for someone to pay someone else to drive an RV around. On top of that, their large sizes, weights, and aerodynamic inefficiency […]

Read more

Toyota & Panasonic Joint Venture Plans To Cut Battery Costs By 50%

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 16:05:03 +0000

The joint venture between Toyota and Panasonic will soon be able of producing enough batteries for 80,000 electric cars. That’s not nearly enough.

Read more

US Auto Sales: Tesla Had Highest % Increase from Q2 2019 to Q2 2021, 5th Highest Volume Increase

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2021 10:57:06 +0000

Another quarter has wrapped up and we have more grand trends in the US auto industry. In the charts and text below, I’m comparing Q2 2021 (the second quarter of 2021) with Q2 2020 and also with Q2 2019. Naturally, year-over-year changes are interesting, but given how unique last year was, I think it’s more […]

Read more

Tesla & Chinese Startups Outshining Legacy Automakers In World’s Largest EV Market

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2021 13:38:21 +0000

Tesla and some Chinese EV startups are outshining legacy automakers such as Toyota, Volkswagen, and others in the world’s largest EV market, The South China Morning Post has reported. The article noted that buyers are focusing more on cutting-edge technology and compared the sales numbers of Volkswagen, Toyota, and Tesla. Volkswagen sold 1,267 ID.4 vehicles […]

Read more

Will UK’s Share of European Electric Vehicle Production Drop from 25% to 4%?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2021 00:02:02 +0000

Our friends over at Transport & Environment (T&E) are concerned that the UK is taking its electric vehicle production sector for granted and not doing enough to retain its EV production leadership. According to the organization, 25% of the EVs produced in Europe were produced in the UK in 2018. That’s quite a percentage, and […]

Read more

Will UK’s Share of European Electric Vehicle Production Drop from 50% to 4%?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2021 00:02:02 +0000

Our friends over at Transport & Environment (T&E) are concerned that the UK is taking its electric vehicle production sector for granted and not doing enough to retain its EV production leadership. According to the organization, 50% of the EVs produced in Europe were produced in the UK in 2018. That’s quite a percentage, and […]

Read more

Volvo & Volkswagen the Only European Carmakers on Track to Electrify on Time — New Study

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 14:52:15 +0000

Volvo Cars and Volkswagen are the only major carmakers ready to switch to electric in line with Europe’s net zero climate target, according to new analysis by Transport & Environment (T&E).

Read more

Toyota AI Ventures Rebrands As Toyota Ventures, Announces $300M In Additional Funding, Including New Climate Fund

Credit to Author: Jonny Tiernan| Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 16:02:45 +0000

Toyota’s early-stage venture capital firm, Toyota AI Ventures, has been rebranded as Toyota Ventures and increased the total assets under its management to over $500 million. The increase comes from the creation of two new early-stage funds, both with $150 million each, named the Toyota Ventures Frontier Fund and the Toyota Ventures Climate Fund. Toyota […]

Read more