EV buyer’s beware – fires, scarce charging times, and parking restrictions

The many items for potential EV buyer’s to be aware of such as potential fires, reductions in available changing times, and parking restrictions, may not bode well for the optimistic…

GM Warns Chevy Bolt Owners Not to Park Within 50ft of Anything You Care About

In the wake of a series of severe battery fires, General Motors has just issued a safety recommendation not to park your Chevy Bolt within 50ft of other vehicles, in…

UK: E-car chargers will turn off to prevent blackouts

This new regulation is a clear admission that government is now seriously concerned about grid capacity and blackouts. I suspect there will be many more measures to come designed to…

EV Battery Fires do not bode well for projected sales

Germany was the first country to go “green”, and now they, not California, are setting the trend of not allowing EV’s to park in confined spaces.

Electric vehicle fire catastrophe: It is not a matter of if, but when

We should be forward-thinking in the prevention of a looming tragedy and consider doing what two towns in Bavaria did after the horrific German bus station inferno: completely ban all-electric vehicles from…

GM recall of Chevy Bolts will cost $1.8bn

The latest recall will cost the company about $1 billion, bringing the total cost of the Bolt battery recalls to $1.8 billion.

Using Your EV Charge Card

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach People keep talking about how as electric cars become cheaper, more people will use them. But what they keep ignoring is that they are totally…

UK MPs Condemn Government’s 2030 Ban on New Fossil Fueled Car Sales and The Ill-Informed Push for Us All to Drive Electric

In producing probably one of the most authoritative reports on the subject ever written, we have listened to thousands of road users, from cyclists, bikers, motorists, through to our vital…

171 Scientists: CO2 Budget Of Electric Mobility “Twice As Big As Assumed” By European Leaders

Co-signatory Thomas Koch of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology told Germany’s BILD: “We stand by the Green Deal, the CO2 reduction. But we appeal to the EU Commission to acknowledge…

Electric-Bus Inferno In Hanover-Germany…Explosive Fire Causes “Millions In Damages”

Although fires can happen anywhere, they become critical and dangerous when e-vehicles are involved. An affected battery acts as a powerful fire accelerant due to a chain reaction and must…

EV Growth Projections May Go Bust

With a simple stroke of the pen, Governor Newsom believes he has the power to change the lifestyles of all California residents, and control the supply-demand balance for societies and…

Get Ready for the Ride of Your Life – Waymo Autonomous Taxi Escapes Handlers

Citizen reporter Joel Johnson documenting some of his hair raising experiences in San Francisco robot taxicabs. Includes video.

Bitcoiner Weighs in on Electric Cars Saving the Planet

It is interesting to see views on mitigation policies from outside our community. And by community we mean both sides arguing over the topic of AGW for years.

EV’s not family workhorses, but short range second cars

In a recent Los Angeles Times article, citing Edmunds data, The number of battery-electric models available more than doubled from 2018 to 2019, but EV sales budged in the wrong…

The Dawn Of The E-Vehicle Battery Environmental Disaster …Discarded Even Sooner Than Expected

“We would never have imagined the quantities that would accumulate after such a short time,” says Schmidt. His company alone and competitor Duesenfeld, both of which specialize in recycling car…

EV subsidies, fantasies and realities

Tesla may be synonymous with electric vehicles right now. But within a few years, GM, Volvo and many other manufacturers will be making mostly or only EVs, because they’re emission-free,…

Weakest link to EV growth is the material supply chain

The worldwide plans for EV domination of the vehicle population are like having the plans to build a large house without sufficient materials being available to ever finish the house.

6 Things to Know About NASA’s Mars Helicopter on Its Way to Mars

From NASA Jan. 21, 2021 Ingenuity, a technology experiment, is preparing to attempt the first powered, controlled flight on the Red Planet. When NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars on…

Army scientists pick top 10 coolest advances of 2020

The lab’s leading scientists picked the coolest advances to showcase how Army scientists and researchers are supporting the Soldier of the future with a top 10 list from 2020.

Looking forward: new technologies in the 2020’s

The basis for this post is an article by Eli Dourado that I spotted on twitter: Notes on technology for the 2020’s. Will the new decade be the roaring 20’s…

World’s first wooden satellite to be launched by Japan in 2023

TOKYO — Japanese logging company Sumitomo Forestry and Kyoto University are planting the seeds for a 2023 launch of the world’s first satellite made out of wood.

Battery Basics for Climate Warriors

There are basically only three non-kinetic electrical storage mechanisms: electrochemical, pseudocapacitive, and capacitive. We deliberately exclude indirectly kinetic pumped hydro, for which there are two big expansion problems: insufficient remaining…

Novel cathode design significantly improves performance of next-generation battery

Li-S batteries can potentially offer an energy density of over 500 Wh/kg, significantly better than Li-ion batteries that reach their limit at 300 Wh/kg. The higher energy density means that…

Electric vehicle shock treatment

Joe Biden, his fellow Democrats, and apparently big U.S. automakers, have joined the rush to transform America’s transportation to 100% electric vehicles (EV) whether We the People want it or…