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Forget range worries, charging anxiety is the new problem for electric car users in the UK

June 18, 2022 | Taken from Metro UK

“Electric car sales are booming but access to public chargers is shrinking…Twelve months ago there was one charger for every 16 plug-in cars…but now there’s only one for 32 cars.”

“It’s easy to see how the problem was created. There are now 140 EV models, with another 55 coming this year…

The number of public chargers grew by 37% in the UK last year, with around 600 added every month…”

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UAE President urges international community to unite for sustainable economic and social development

June 18, 2022 | Excerpt from Khaleej Times

“Sheikh Mohamed stressed that the UAE, as an active partner of the global community, is determined to organize a COP28 in 2023 that is up to the challenge, adopting an approach that ensures that the concerns and needs of all stakeholders are heard.

“The UAE has invested over $50 billion in renewable energy projects in 40 countries and plans to invest another $50 billion over the next decade.”

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The EV revolution could trigger a used-car disaster overseas

June 17, 2022 | Extract from the Protocol

“..something is missing: what to do with the diesel and fuel-guzzling vehicles being exported in greater numbers to low-income countries…

“…the truth is a little more complicated: many are shipped overseas. The United States exported $8 billion worth of used passenger vehicles in 2021…The electric vehicle revolution could worsen things.”

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Faraday Future: SEC subpoena, no income and almost no money

June 17, 2022 | Excerpt from Seeking Alpha

“The company provided booking numbers of approximately 14,000 and initial financial guidance for revenue of at least $504 million in fiscal year 2022…Actual bookings are 97% smaller at 401 The higher figure included the freedom to make Expressions of Interest while actual reservations required a $5,000 Reimbursable Fee.

“Competition will intensify and Faraday faces an uphill battle to gain market share…”

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Volkswagen is poised to overtake Tesla as the world’s top electric vehicle company

June 17, 2022 | Excerpt from Observe

“In less than two years, Tesla will likely lose the crown of the world’s largest electric vehicle company, according to a Bloomberg Intelligence study released on June 14.”

“Last year, Volkswagen sold around 450,000 electric cars worldwide. That’s less than half of what Tesla delivered. However, if you exclude the US – where Tesla is the clear winner – the two companies are fairly close rivals…”

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Poll: Many Electric Truck Buyers Book More Than One

June 17, 2022 | Excerpt from Kelly Blue Book

“Eighty-nine percent of survey respondents who reserved a Tesla Cybertruck also reserved another electric pickup. In comparison, every buyer who reserved a Ford F-150 Lightning or Chevy Silverado EV also booked another electric truck.

“Chevy is taking reservations for the Silverado EV now with hopes of delivering it by 2024, for example. Only 20% of those who have reserved a Silverado EV told Recurrent they expect to buy it .”

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This compact electric vehicle wants to combine a scooter and a car

June 16, 2022 | Excerpt from Free Thought

“Because it’s designed for urban transport, it tops out at 80 km/h, with an expected range of 93 km in the city…on a 9 kilowatt-hour battery, which the company says can be recharge to 95% in just under five and a half hours…on 120V.

“Pre-orders for the Nimbus One have begun with the company asking for $100 deposits…and a list price of $9,980; they also intend to offer the vehicles as a subscription…”

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The DLR U-Shift Concept is the smart mobility we can’t wait to have

June 16, 2022 | Excerpt from Hot Cars

Led by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt; DLR), U-SHIFT is essentially a smarter, cleaner and more versatile way to “move” people and goods.

“The innovative plug-and-play design incorporates a new modularity delineating the drive module (or drive board) from the transport module.

“DLR says a fully self-driving example with a top speed closer to 38mph should be available as soon as 2024.”

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Why investors suddenly care about saving the environment

June 16, 2022 | Excerpt from Vox

“Here’s a big number: $44 trillion.

The share of total global economic output that depends on animals and ecosystems, according to the World Economic Forum…[which] ranks “biodiversity loss” as the third most serious risk to the economy over the next decade, after failure to act on climate change and extreme weather. »

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These Eco-Zeppelins Could Help Clean Up The Aviation Industry

June 16, 2022 | Excerpt from Thred

“Each of these hybrid air vehicles – currently 100 in number – would have a carbon footprint per passenger of around 4.5kg, compared to 53kg for a regular jet…”

“In terms of other practical benefits, each zeppelin, impressively, can stay in the air for five days at a time. It can also travel at top speeds of 130 km (80 mph) with a single flight range of over 7,000 km.”

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