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  • There’s a lesson to take from China’s abandoned electric cars

    09/29/2023 12:45:54 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 26 replies
    elektrek ^ | 9/22/23 | Pred Lambert
    There’s a lesson to take from China’s abandoned electric cars that are going viral right now, and it’s not that EVs won’t work. Over the last month or so, you might have seen many videos and articles about “thousands of abandoned electric vehicles in China.” EV naysayers have used those stories to argue that electric vehicles will fail. However, that’s not really the lesson to take away from this unfortunate situation. First off, it’s true that there are thousands of electric vehicles abandoned in fields around cities in China – possibly tens of thousands. However, almost all of them...
  • UPDATE 2-Automakers say they face $14 billion in fines from Biden's 'unfeasible' fuel rules

    09/29/2023 3:55:37 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 29 Sept 2023 | David Shepardson
    The Biden administration proposal to hike fuel economy standards through 2032 is not feasible and could cost automakers a total of more than $14 billion in fines, an automotive group said Friday. ...The record-setting penalties include $235.5 million for Stellantis for the 2018 and 2019 model years and $128.2 million for GM covering 2016 and 2017.
  • Jackson Buys 8 Electric Buses For Transit System, But None Are Working

    09/28/2023 9:56:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 43 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | September 26, 2023 | Kevin Killough
    A transit system run by the town of Jackson and Teton County set out to replace its diesel buses with electric, but none of the eight electric buses in its fleet are running, and the company that made them went bankrupt. Teton County and the town of Jackson had set its sights on a low-emission transit system for the county. The Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit (START) system, a joint operation between Jackson and Teton County, bought eight electric buses to complement its fleet of 31.
  • Trump calls for reversal of Biden's 'draconian and indefensible Electric Vehicle mandate' to help striking UAW workers

    09/28/2023 12:09:59 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | Sep 26, 2023 | Libby Emmons
    Donald Trump slammed Joe Biden on Tuesday, saying that the UAW strike, which has seen workers halt production and parts distribution at dozens of factories across the midwest, is a result of his electric vehicle policies and requirements. Trump will be visiting workers on the picket line on Wednesday. "Joe Biden's draconian and indefensible Electric Vehicle mandate will annihilate the U.S. auto industry," Trump said, "and cost countless thousands of autoworkers their jobs. The only thing Biden could say today that would help the striking autoworkers is to announce the immediate termination of his ridiculous mandate." "Anything else is...
  • E-Buses Bought From Now-Bankrupt Manufacturer By Blue Enclave Are Now All Out Of Commission

    09/27/2023 5:12:24 PM PDT · by CFW · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/23 | Nick Pope
    A Democratic enclave in Wyoming purchased electric buses to reduce emissions, but the buses are indefinitely inoperable after their manufacturer went bankrupt earlier this summer, the Cowboy State Daily reported. Jackson, Wyoming, and Teton County formed the Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit (START) system, which bought eight electric buses from Proterra to add to its fleet of 31 diesel buses, the Cowboy State Daily reported. Proterra, which itself was at the center of a conflict of interest controversy including Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, went bankrupt in August, and START’s eight e-buses are now out of commission given that the manufacturer...
  • Virginia Gov. Youngkin moves to repeal state electric vehicle mandate

    09/26/2023 6:52:07 PM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    justthenews ^ | 9/25/2023 | BEN WHEDON
    Republicans currently maintain control of the lower chamber and the governorship, but Senate Democrats have thus far blocked efforts to upend the current environmental regulation. Virginia Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin is reportedly looking to an electric vehicle mandate tied to California's own environmental regulations should his party secure enough support in the upcoming legislative elections. The Old Dominion, which was something of a Democratic bastion in recent years, is legally obligated to embrace the automobile standards created by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) due to a law passed while Democrats ran the state. Youngkin spokeswoman Macaulay Porter told the...
  • Ford suddenly pauses massive EV battery project that Republicans are probing over CCP ties

    09/25/2023 9:49:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    FOX Business ^ | September 25, 2023 | Thomas Catenacci
    Ford repeatedly defended the proposed billion-dollar factory despite its reliance on Chinese company for key technology ... Ford Motor Company announced Monday that it would pause construction of a billion-dollar plant in Michigan involving a Chinese electric vehicle battery company. ... national security experts have blasted the company for teaming up with a Chinese firm with ties to the Chinese Communist Party on such a major investment. The plan had been considered for Virginia, though it never reached a final discussion stage. Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin opposed the plant over China's potential influence in the plan and argued that "CATL...
  • UK-- 'Electric car' EXPLODES on driveway and sets fire to Merseyside family home after 'battery malfunctions'

    09/24/2023 11:16:07 PM PDT · by dennisw · 32 replies
    Mail on line ^ | 24 September 2023 | By PERKIN AMALARAJ
    A family home was lit on fire after their 'electric car' reportedly exploded while sitting in their driveway. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service rushed to a family home in Bromborough, Wirral at around 10pm on Saturday night after receiving reports that a car was on fire. The blaze was put out in just ten minutes. The Liverpool Echo reported that the façade of the two-storey family home was blackened by the fire and that the garage was also previously on fire as well. One man told the Echo that after speaking to the owners of the car this morning they...
  • Values Of Used EVs Plummet, As Dealers Stuck With Unsold Cars

    09/24/2023 10:21:05 PM PDT · by fireman15 · 120 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 9/24/2023 | Paul Homewood
    The average cost of second hand electric cars is plummeting by a “phenomenal amount” as they sit for “months on end” without any buyers. Research by online motor marketplace, AutoTrader, revealed the average price for a used EV has dropped by 21.4 per cent this month, compared to a year ago. Marc Palmer, the head of strategy and insights at AutoTrader, told MailOnline: “The used market will now be slower to mature. There will be fewer new EVs registered and fewer used cars coming to market. “There will be sections of the public, especially those who are sceptical, who will...
  • What You Need To Know About EV Battery Fraud

    09/23/2023 7:07:31 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 32 replies ^ | Oct 13, 2021 | William Clavey
    Interested in an electric car, but finding current prices are a bit too high for your budget? Worry not, as the second-hand EV market is well garnished with a wide variety of appealing zero emission alternatives. But while it’s true that an electric vehicle requires less maintenance than a gasoline one, resulting in second-hand models that are in great mechanical shape, consumers must stay on the lookout for a rapidly spreading problem in the second-hand EV market: battery fraud.
  • Growing electric vehicle sales bring concerns over safety hazards, toxicity, infrastructure costs

    09/23/2023 10:26:58 AM PDT · by Signalman · 57 replies
    Just the News ^ | 9/22/2023 | Steven Richards
    Electric vehicle (EV) sales are up, but that may come with unintended—if not lethal—consequences. EVs pose many problems that are not well-known including potentially dangerous conditions in commercial parking garages and the fire risks associated with lithium-ion batteries used by EV's. Electric vehicles are becoming more prevalent, and being scrutinized for their potential dangers, even when they are not being driven. In July of this year a cargo ship caught fire off the Netherlands' coast after 3,500 new vehicles caught fire while in transport. One crew member was killed, and investigators said "the fire started in the battery of an...
  • EV Battery Factory Will Require So Much Energy It Needs A Coal Plant To Power It

    09/23/2023 9:27:42 AM PDT · by CFW · 53 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | 9/22/23 | Kevin Killough
    A $4 billion Panasonic electric vehicle battery factory in De Soto, Kansas, will help satisfy the Biden administration’s efforts to get everyone into an EV. It also will help extend the life of a coal-fired power plant. Resource Adequacy Panasonic broke ground on the facility last year. The Japanese company was slated to receive $6.8 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act, which has been pouring billions into electric vehicles and battery factories as part of its effort to transition America away from fossil fuels. The Kansas City Star reports that the factory will require between 200 and 250 megawatts of...
  • US Electric Car Sales Up 147% Since 2021

    09/22/2023 11:02:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    Clean Technica ^ | September 22, 2023 | Zachary Shahan
    The US electric car market continues to grow strongly. Yes, Tesla still dominates (that’s not changing anytime soon), but several other automakers are also seeing fast-growing full electric vehicle (BEV) sales, and the number of BEV options on the market has exploded in recent quarters. Overall (lacking just a little bit of data from automakers who are stingy with their stats), the US electric vehicle market grew 147% from Q2 2021 to Q2 2023. It grew 57% from Q2 2022 to Q2 2023. Let’s dig into the details a bit. As you can see in the chart just above, the...
  • Dems Are Freaking Out Over Trump’s Plan To Visit Striking Auto Workers: REPORT

    09/20/2023 1:21:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 20, 2023 1:59 PM ET | REAGAN REESE, WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT
    Former President Donald Trump’s plan to visit United Auto Workers (UAW) members who are striking in Detroit, Michigan, is causing some Democrats close to the White House to freak out and think that the Biden campaign needs to “step up,” according to a Politico report. Trump is expected to skip the second GOP Presidential debate on Sept. 27, instead planning to speak with current and former UAW members in Detroit. The move has caused Democrats close to the White House to worry that the former president’s 2024 campaign strategy may be more sophisticated than in the past, according to a...
  • Car Bans Could Be a Deciding Factor in 2024 - Urban Democrats love them, everyone else hates them.

    09/19/2023 5:15:11 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 61 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 19 Sep, 2023 | Daniel Greenfield
    9 Democrat-run states, California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington, have moved to ban cars by 2035. The Biden administration has exploited EPA emissions standards to accomplish the same thing. The green push to ban cars and force everyone to buy electric vehicles is a core part of the program and also highly unpopular with families struggling with high prices and inflation. Electric vehicles are far more expensive and much less reliable than cars and most can’t afford them. 59% of Americans oppose a ban on cars while only 40% support it. But, in...
  • Toyota gigacasting prototype cuts production from hours to minutes

    09/18/2023 8:23:08 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 30 replies
    NAGOYA, Japan -- Toyota Motor showed off a prototype of its new gigacasting equipment that can make a third of a car body in about three minutes, a development that will be key to its plans to ramp up electric-vehicle production profitably in the coming years. The machine at the Japanese automaker's Myochi plant released a plume of white smoke as it ran during a recent demonstration for journalists. Molten aluminum poured in was rapidly cooled from 700 C to 250 C, solidifying into a single die-cast piece making up the entire rear third of the vehicle chassis. This is...
  • Ford Plans to Make 6×6 F-150 Bolt-On Conversions

    09/18/2023 1:50:21 PM PDT · by central_va · 42 replies
    Motorbiscuit ^ | September 18, 2023 | THOM TAYLOR
    Bolt-on components and conversions are a great way to modify just about any vehicle. They’re virtually all made by aftermarket manufacturers, but Ford has a plan to change that. Ford has patented a bolt-on conversion kit to turn an F-150 into a 6×6 off-roader.
  • 20 Ways Oldsmobile Revolutionized the Car Industry

    09/18/2023 11:58:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies ^ | 17 Sep 2023, 08:02 UTC | • By: Ciprian Florea
    Originally established as Olds Motor Vehicle Company by Ransom E. Olds in 1897, Oldsmobile was, for most of its existence, GM's entry-level premium brand. Purchased by General Motors in 1908, Oldsmobile slotted above Chevrolet and Pontiac and below Buick and Cadillac. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The division was noted for several innovative technologies and designs. It was the first automaker to offer a fully automatic transmission, it produced the fastest cars of the early 1950s thanks to the Rocket V8 engine and built the world's first turbocharged production car in the 1960s. Oldsmobile became one of America's best-selling brands in the 1970s...
  • Biden is destroying the auto industry: Ex-Chrysler, Home Depot CEO

    09/18/2023 11:32:02 AM PDT · by Paul R. · 39 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/18/2023 | Fox Business
    Former Chrysler and Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli explains why he thinks the UAW strikes will 'go on for a while.'
  • The organized gangs running a billion-dollar industry stealing cars from the US to ship to Africa - with hundreds found stashed in containers on the East Coast and a theft EVERY SIX MINUTES threatening a 'national crisis' in Canada

    09/17/2023 7:59:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/17/23 | Mackenzie Tatananni
    Cars with foreign plates have been showing up in Africa in staggering numbers, with the majority hailing from Canada and the United States. A whopping 80 percent of stolen vehicles in Canada are said to leave the country's ports and most end up in countries like Ghana. Authorities have also noticed an increase in the number of stolen cars departing the United States for West Africa. An ongoing investigation has seized cars at major shipping ports like New Jersey and Baltimore. In August, Homeland Security said it had already seized about 300 stolen vehicles at the Port of Newark this...