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  • Environmentalists demand that Michael Moore’s anti-EV film be retracted

    04/25/2020 3:02:45 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 17 replies
    Electrek ^ | 24 April 2020 | Bradly Berman
    In fact, we’re talking about charging these up at night, so there won’t be any solar at that time. So we’re down to wind, and very often at night, the wind does fall off. GM’s Zimmerman then says: I don’t think coal is bad. It’s got lovely BTUs. It’s got lovely energy value. ...Similarly, the film explains that the Koch Brothers build the mirrors used in solar panels. Josh Fox, the director of Gasland, led a campaign to have the film taken down and for Michael Moore to issue an apology:
  • Bloomberg could kill America’s car culture if elected president

    02/15/2020 1:02:57 PM PST · by karpov · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 15, 2020 | Steve Cuozzo
    Forget “economic justice,” climate change and foreign policy. The big issue for America if Michael Bloomberg wins the presidency is: Will he install bike lanes on Interstate highways? Maybe you scoff. Of course our former mayor and his transportation sidekick Janette Sadik-Khan couldn’t possibly inflict their cycling mania from sea to shining sea. But back when Bloomberg took office in 2002, the idea that the Big Apple might one day be crisscrossed with space-hogging bike lanes seemed ridiculous. Today, the city has 1,260 traffic-snarling miles of them. They’re a barrel of fun for cycling enthusiasts, a tiny minority of New...
  • 20 "Supercharging" Tesla Stations Soon To Open on I-95 in Madison

    01/22/2020 9:04:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Madison, CT Patch ^ | December 30, 2019 | Jack Kramer, Patch Staff
    MADISON, CT - So-called "Supercharging" Tesla stations will soon be open on both sides of Interstate 95 in Madison. Superchargers are under construction at the 95 Madison rest areas, both northbound and southbound, between exits 61 and 62. Both are 10 stalls. Currently the nearest Superchargers are located in Milford. Tesla supercharging stations charge support peak rates of up to 250kW per car. AModel 3 Long Range operating at peak efficiency can recover up to 75 miles of charge in 5 minutes and charge at rates of up to 1,000 miles per hour. V3 Supercharging will ultimately cut the amount...
  • LI-Ion Supply Chain vs China's dominance & the current trade impasse, are they related?

    05/06/2019 7:52:37 AM PDT · by taildragger · 12 replies
    5/6/2019 | taildragger
    Two Stories that I will post links to given the amount of Websites that have Shunned FR. Futher comments in the Body section, here are the links:https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/02/us-legislation-aims-to-thwart-chinas-electric-vehicle-dominance.htmlhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lithium-electric-exclusive/exclusive-us-seeks-to-challenge-chinas-electric-vehicle-supply-chain-dominance-idUSKCN1S81EO
  • Steve Forbes: Rich people don't need your money to buy electric cars -- Let's get real about EV...

    04/27/2019 9:27:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 27, 2019 | Steve Forbes
    Full title: Steve Forbes: Rich people don't need your money to buy electric cars -- Let's get real about EV tax creditsAmericans who want to drive electric vehicles should absolutely be free to do so. But the rest of us should not be forced to subsidize their expensive, environmentally questionable choice of cars. Liberal environmentalists have long touted electric vehicles (EVs) as an affordable, low-emission option for middle-class American families, even though the electricity used to power them is most often generated by fossil fuels and the buyers are rarely middle class. The soon-to-expire tax breaks that EV owners receive...
  • Electric vehicles emit more CO2 than diesel ones, German study shows

    04/22/2019 1:44:46 AM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 62 replies
    Brussels Times ^ | April 17, 2019 | Oscal Schneider
    When CO2 emissions linked to the production of batteries and the German energy mix - in which coal still plays an important role - are taken into consideration, electric vehicles emit 11% to 28% more than their diesel counterparts, according to the study, presented on Wednesday at the Ifo Institute in Munich. Mining and processing the lithium, cobalt and manganese used for batteries consume a great deal of energy. A Tesla Model 3 battery, for example, represents between 11 and 15 tonnes of CO2. Given a lifetime of 10 years and an annual travel distance of 15,000 kilometres, this translates...
  • Dem to offer bill to expand electric vehicle tax credit

    04/01/2019 12:20:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 1, 2019 | Naomi Jagoda
    Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) said Monday that he's planning to introduce legislation in the coming weeks to expand the electric vehicle tax credit and link it to domestic manufacturing, calling the bill a way to help both the environment and the economy. "That's a pretty concrete application of how the Green New Deal can create jobs in the United States," Khanna, the first vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told reporters. Under current law, people who purchase new electric vehicles can receive a tax credit of up to $7,500. The amount of the credit phases out after a manufacturer...
  • New refillable batteries could fuel an electric car revolution

    02/23/2019 10:11:35 PM PST · by blueplum · 40 replies
    NBC News dot com ^ | 23 Feb 2019 | Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky
    (snip) ...Scientists are working to develop refillable, or so-called flow, batteries that can be refueled in minutes at a vast network of converted gas stations. It’s a shift that could make electric vehicles (EVs) more attractive to drivers who are wary of long charging times. “You drive 300 miles, drain your tank and pump in new [liquid] — as long as it would take to fill your car with gasoline — and drive off,” says John Cushman, a professor of earth and atmospheric sciences and mathematics at Purdue and a leading researcher on liquid battery technology.
  • Illinois Tollway looks at embedding charging equipment in parts of I-294

    01/27/2019 10:12:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Herald & Review ^ | September 26, 2018 | Mary Wisniewski, Chicago Tribune
    CHICAGO — The Illinois Tollway is examining the possibility of embedding equipment into I-294 that would charge electric vehicles as they drive along the road. The agency is at the start of a $4 billion project to rebuild and widen a 22-mile stretch of I-294, also known as the Tri-State. As part of the project, the Tollway wants to add infrastructure to charge electric vehicles. Off the highway, that could include both conventional charging stations and "super-charger" stations that power up electric cars and trucks more quickly. The agency also is studying "smart-powered lanes," a type of technology being tried...
  • How America Broke OPEC

    12/15/2018 10:35:09 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 37 replies
    WSJ ^ | 15 Dec 2018 | The Editorial Board
    Many U.S. producers say they can turn a profit at $50 a barrel and even as low as $30 in the Permian’s most productive regions. Yet most OPEC members need prices ranging between $70 and $90 per barrel to balance their budgets. The cartel scaled back output in 2016, but shale producers roared back as prices recovered. *** Barack Obama, hilariously, is now claiming credit for the shale boom. “You know that whole suddenly America’s like the biggest oil producer . . . that was me, people,” he said last month at Rice University. But drilling leases on federal land...
  • Saudi Arabia Calls The End Of Russia’s Oil Prowess

    10/16/2018 3:53:30 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 7 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-16-2018 | Julianne
    Saudi Arabia has not only called the end of Russia’s prominence as a global oil behemoth, but anticipates that Russia’s oil exports “will have declined heavily if not disappeared” within the next 19 years, Mohammed bin Salman said in a recent interview with Bloomberg. When asked whether Russia and Saudi Arabia had made a backroom deal to increase oil production, MbS was more tight-lipped, saying only that Saudi Arabia was “ready to supply any demand and any disappearing from Iran.” With Russia out of the game, Saudi Arabia would have plenty of oil demand to service, according to MbS. MbS...
  • Congress must not extend the electric car gravy train

    11/21/2018 3:37:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2018 | Matt Mackowiak
    Beware of the lame-duck Congress. With the midterm election behind us, the 115th Congress only has a few legislative days remaining before the new Congress is sworn in. Must-pass items are often left to the lame-duck period, when members are freer to vote as leadership needs, absent the pressure of representing their constituency and defending their votes. Recently, another legislative boondoggle has appeared on the radar. Retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican and outgoing chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has an expensive idea. Bloomberg News reported on November 13 that Mr. Hatch said in an interview that “an...
  • Tesla rival Lucid Motors gets $1 billion investment from Saudi Arabia goes on massive hiring spree

    10/22/2018 4:35:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Thinknum ^ | October 22, 2018 | James Mattone
    Earlier this month, California-based electric car startup Lucid Motors ($LUCIDMOTORS) locked in a billion-dollar infusion from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. Through this deal, the official sovereign wealth fund of the Saudi government is helping to put Lucid on track to produce its first commercially available electric vehicle, the Lucid Air, on the market in 2020, thus putting it in direct competition with Tesla ($NASDAQ:TSLA). Since announcing its deal on September 17, Lucid listed more than double the amount of job openings month-over-month, which is understandable given a billion-dollar influx in capital....
  • An electric Tri-State? Illinois Tollway looks at embedding charging equipment in parts of I-294

    10/04/2018 10:56:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 26, 2018 | Mary Wisniewski
    The Illinois Tollway is examining the possibility of embedding equipment into I-294 that would charge electric vehicles as they drive along the road. The agency is at the start of a $4 billion project to rebuild and widen a 22-mile stretch of I-294, also known as the Tri-State. As part of the project, the Tollway wants to add infrastructure to charge electric vehicles. Off the highway, that could include both conventional charging stations and “super-charger” stations that power up electric cars and trucks more quickly. The agency also is studying “smart-powered lanes,” a type of technology being tried in Sweden...
  • Japanese hypercar that hits 0-60mph in UNDER two seconds, has 430 horsepower [tr]

    10/01/2018 9:53:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2018 | Tim Stickings
    Pre-orders have begun for the first models of a £3.1million electric car which its makers claim can accelerate from 0 to 60 in less than two seconds. The futuristic Aspark Owl, manufactured by a Japanese company, is going on display at the Paris Motor Show this week. At the launch the car's creators said it would have 430 horsepower, weigh less than 1,900 pounds - similar to an average dairy cow and less than half a typical white rhino - and accelerate to sixty in just two seconds. Customers will be able to put down their first £890,000 (€1 million)...
  • Electric vehicle $7,500 tax credit expected to go away with new House tax bill [Confirmed]

    11/03/2017 7:18:11 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 33 replies
    Electrek.co ^ | 11/2/17 | Fred Lambert
    Ever since the election of Donald Trump, electric vehicle enthusiasts feared the possibility of the federal government slashing the $7,500 federal tax credit given at the purchase of a new battery-powered car. Now those fears are coming closer to reality as reports suggest that the program has been removed as part of the new House tax bill.
  • Media Ignores Virginia Gov. McAuliffe’s Role in Green Car Scandal that Fleeced Taxpayers out of...

    07/07/2017 2:19:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 7, 2017
    Full title: Media Ignores Virginia Gov. McAuliffe’s Role in Green Car Scandal that Fleeced Taxpayers out of Millions An electric car company that folded after taking millions of taxpayer dollars was founded by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair, but the mainstream media is ignoring this pertinent fact. The Mississippi-based company, GreenTech, shut down in January but is back in the spotlight because this week the state’s auditor demanded the firm repay $6.4 million in public funds. Only a small Richmond, Virginia newspaper prominently reported McAuliffe’s ties...
  • Brit Investment Company Gives Up on US Electric Truck Maker

    07/13/2016 5:10:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    National Legal and Policy Center ^ | Mon, 07/11/2016 - 07:46 | Paul Chesser
    A British investment company has thrown in the towel on an electric delivery truck manufacturer that it once wholly owned, saw fail, then spun off in the United States at the height of President Obama’s green energy stimulus subsidy mania. U.K.-based Tanfield Group announced at the end of June that it wrote down the value of the last 5.76 percent ownership stake it held in Smith Electric Vehicles, which received $32 million in U.S. taxpayer funds as a formerly British entity that reconstituted and relocated in Kansas City in 2009. The move by Tanfield followed Smith’s legal action filed against...
  • Hot Tesla Model 3 to Get Unneeded $1.5 Billion Tax Subsidy

    04/28/2016 11:47:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    NLPC ^ | April 28, 2016 | Mark Modica
    Tesla Motors recently reported that it has received close to 400,000 orders for its yet to be released, $35,000 Model 3. Most of the pre-ordered vehicles are not even expected to be delivered until after 2018. While congratulations may be in order to Tesla for seemingly developing a mainstream electric vehicle (EV) that has so much consumer interest that demand is far outpacing supply, one question must be asked. Why the hell is the vehicle being subsidized to the tune of $1.5 billion in future tax credits? If Tesla has proven that EVs can be profitably manufactured, it is...
  • More Woes for Tesla from Consumer Reports

    04/21/2016 11:06:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    NLPC ^ | April 21, 2016 | Paul Chesser
    As it continues to defy common sense and the laws of economics with its lofty stock price, Tesla has again shown it has little corporate competence in the ability to deliver a consistently functional product that satisfies customers. The latest evidence comes in the recently rolled out Model X, which is allegedly an SUV, but looks like just another car. Retailing at a price only the extremely wealthy can afford ($138,000), the all-electric follow-up to the similarly troubled Model S automobile has stumbled out of the gate. The problems were outlined in a Consumer Reports article posted online Tuesday,...