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  • Electric vehicle battery causes fire at Sydney Airport, destroys five cars

    09/12/2023 3:19:55 AM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 31 replies
    ABC Australia ^ | September 12, 2023 | Maryanne Taouk
    Five cars have been destroyed after a lithium-ion battery exploded at Sydney Airport on Monday night. Key points: A detached EV battery has been confirmed as the source of the fire Fire and rescue crews attended the scene under the control tower at Sydney Airport Authorities have monitored the battery overnight in case of a spark-up Fire and Rescue NSW and the Aviation Rescue Firefighting Service battled the blaze which broke out under the control tower on the southern end of Airport Drive in Mascot. Firefighters confirmed sparks spread from a detached lithium-ion battery from a luxury car to four...
  • Hyundai electric vehicles hit Vietnam showrooms

    08/17/2023 11:35:39 PM PDT · by cba123 · 14 replies
    Saigon Times ^ | August 1, 2023 | By Le Hoang
    HCMC – Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric cars, assembled by Hyundai Thanh Cong Vietnam Auto Joint Venture JSC (HTV) in Ninh Binh Province, are now available at showrooms in Vietnam with a starting price of VND1.3 billion per unit. HTV announced yesterday, July 31, that the joint venture officially rolled out the first batch of Hyundai IONIQ 5 vehicles for distribution in Vietnam. This is the first time that a high-tech electric vehicle model from Hyundai Motor has been assembled in Vietnam. Hyundai IONIQ 5 vehicles are assembled at Hyundai Thanh Cong 2 plant (HTMV2) in the northern province of Ninh...
  • A car-carrying ship that burned for a week on the North Sea is towed to a Dutch port for salvaging

    08/07/2023 2:14:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    ap ^ | August 3, 2023 | PETER DEJONG
    EEMSHAVEN, Netherlands — Tugboats towed a freight ship that burned for a week on the North Sea while carrying thousands of cars into a Dutch port on Thursday for salvaging, laying to rest fears that it could sink close to shipping lanes and a protected habitat for birds. The Fremantle Highway was taken to the northern port of Eemshaven, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management said. A boat that has special booms to clean up oil spills accompanied the nearly 200-meter-long (around 650-foot-long) vessel as a precaution. The ship with 3,784 new vehicles, including 498 electric ones, on...
  • EPA is ignoring the glaring problem with dang dirty electric vehicles

    08/07/2023 6:49:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    The HIll ^ | 08/07/2023 | BENJAMIN ZYCHER
    The Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) has launched a new regulatory effort to force a massive transportation shift to electric vehicles (EVs) with its proposed “multi-pollutant emissions standards” for light- and medium-duty vehicles beginning with model year 2027. The reality, however, is that the proposed rule has little to do with “pollutants.” Instead, it is an attempt by the Biden administration to force an economy-wide transformation away from conventional cars and trucks in favor of EVs. This is a complex policy nostrum, poorly thought through and replete with adverse consequences that proponents are determined to ignore.
  • ‘Americans Had Better Wake Up’: Biden Admin Fires Next Regulatory Salvo In Its Push For EVs

    07/29/2023 10:19:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/28/23 | Nick Pope
    The Biden administration proposed a new and ambitious set of fuel economy standards for cars and light-duty trucks Friday, its latest move to prod American consumers towards adopting electric vehicles (EVs). The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a subagency of the Department of Transportation (DOT), unveiled the updated Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, which would require cars and lighter trucks to improve their respective fuel efficiencies by 2% and 4% starting in 2027, according to a DOT press release announcing the proposal. The rule would also mandate work vans and pickup trucks to increase their fuel efficiencies by...
  • 500 EVs Among The 3000 Cars On Burning Ship Off Dutch Coast

    07/28/2023 11:22:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    Oil price ^ | Jul 28, 2023
    The massive roll-on, roll-off ship ablaze off the Dutch coast is transporting 500 electric vehicles. The ship's total cargo is around 3,800 vehicles, some of which are BMWs and Mercedes. Shipping blog TradeWinds reported Japan's K Line is the operator of "Fremantle Highway." According to K Line's figures, there are 3,783 vehicles, of which 489 are EVs. Earlier estimates had the number of EVs at 25. "The figure is far higher than first estimated and appears to raise the likelihood that a lithium-ion battery in an EV either caused the blaze in the 6,210-ceu Fremantle Highway (built 2013) or added...
  • Ford Keeps Losing More Money Making Electric Cars No One Wants

    07/28/2023 9:25:24 AM PDT · by CFW · 134 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 7/28/23 | Daniel Greenfield
    When will shareholders ask Ford to choose between Klaus Schwab and their money? No one except the state wants them. And who cares what consumers or shareholders want? Not Ford. Back in March, I wrote that, “Ford reported that it’s going to lose $3 billion on electric cars in 2023. Unlike most automakers, Ford reports its electric vehicle numbers separately, but experts estimate that most car companies are losing similar amounts on the dead end business.” “Ford plans to make 2 million electric cars every year by 2025. That would be impressive considering that Ford only sold 61,575 of them...
  • PERSPECTIVE: Biden’s energy policy — American Indians’ loss

    07/24/2023 10:53:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazettec ^ | Jul 23, 2023 | William Perry Pendley
    The Biden administration’s war on the ability of American Indians and tribal nations to develop their energy resources is finally receiving the probing attention it deserves, resulting in an aggressive pushback from American Indians and tribal leaders. The tipping point came last month when Biden’s Department of the Interior announced a 20-year moratorium on new oil and gas leases on 350,000 acres of federal land within 10 miles of Chaco Culture National Historic Park in northwestern New Mexico. Navajo Nation, which earlier withdrew its support for a 5-mile park buffer due to the economic cost to tribal members, had lobbied...
  • Texas dad smashes windshield to rescue crying baby from car in the searing summer heat

    07/23/2023 7:34:46 PM PDT · by CFW · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/23/23 | Bradford Betz
    A baby was rescued from a searing hot car in southern Texas earlier this week after the kid’s family accidentally left the keys in the vehicle. Footage of the rescue taken by a bystander shows the scene unfolding in the parking lot of an HEB in Harlingen, which is at the southernmost tip of Texas. [snip] The bystander who filmed the scene told outlets that what was not recorded was a woman who climbed through the broken front windshield to reach the baby and hand the child out. The heat index for that day was more than 100 degrees.
  • KAMALA: “When we invest in clean energy and electric vehicles and REDUCE POPULATION, more of our children can breath clean air and drink clean water.”

    07/15/2023 6:03:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Not the Bee ^ | Jul 14, 2023 | Joel Abbott
    WHAT DID THE VP JUST SAY? KAMALA HARRIS: “When we invest in clean energy and electric vehicles and reduce population, more of our children can breath clean air and drink clean water.” Did she mean "reduce pollution"?? If so, what a Freudian slip!! ... The way to destroy everything is through Malthusian population control. More people mean more solutions and innovation. But apparently your leaders want another Dark Age. Hide yo kids! ... White House doing damage control after Kamala Harris says the quiet part out loud
  • Broken electric vehicles need 'quarantining' under government guidelines, driving up the costs for mechanics and insurers

    07/07/2023 1:10:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/06/23 | Sam Merriman
    Electric car owners face soaring insurance and repair costs over fears the vehicles could explode after being in even minor collisions. Damaged EVs must be 'quarantined' 15 metres apart from other cars in repair shops due to the risk of battery fires under government guidelines – driving up the price for mechanics and insurers. A lack of suitable repair shops and EV trained mechanics risks increasing costs to the insurance industry by more than £600million, which could be passed on to drivers. As more battery-powered vehicles take to the road insurers will need to spend an additional £900million per year,...
  • Taxpayers Shelled Out Millions To Boost Electric Vehicle Maker That Just Went Belly Up

    06/28/2023 3:10:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | June 27, 2023 | Will Kessler
    Electric Vehicle maker Lordstown Motors Corp. (LMC) announced it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday despite receiving millions in taxpayer funding through tax breaks and grants. LMC received $4.5 million from JobsOhio, a private nonprofit that collects funds through a government-mandated monopoly on spirituous liquor sales, according to, and $20 million in tax credits to be paid out over 15 years by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority, according to Business Journal Daily. LMC also received a $40 million loan from the previous owner of the plant, General Motors, who received $60 million in subsidies from the state of...
  • (Democrat Run) City Impounds Untagged OR Inoperable Vehicles from PRIVATE PROPERTY

    06/16/2023 4:01:30 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 26 replies
    youtube ^ | 6/14/23 | Steve Lehto
    City Impounds Untagged OR Inoperable Vehicles from PRIVATE PROPERTY
  • Fixing instead of replacing: Average age of vehicles on US roads hits a record high

    05/15/2023 5:42:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 114 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2023 | By TOM KRISHER
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — With new and used cars still painfully expensive, Ryan Holdsworth says he plans to keep his 9-year-old Chevy Cruze for at least four more years. Limiting his car payments and his overall debt is a bigger priority for him than having a new vehicle. A 35-year-old grocery store worker from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Holdsworth would probably be in the market for a vehicle within a few years — if not for the high cost. For now, it’s out of the question. “You’re not going to get one for a price you can afford,” he said....
  • Fatal Shooting at Tesla Supercharger Station in Denver Had Nothing To Do With the Charging Spot

    05/04/2023 10:52:15 AM PDT · by dennisw · 45 replies
    Auto Evolution ^ | 4 May 2023 | Cristian Agatie
    Two Tesla drivers started a fight while waiting to charge at a Supercharger station in Denver, Colorado. One of them drew a gun and fatally shot the other in what many believed to be an argument over the charging spot. Police investigation revealed that this was not the case without yet revealing what led to the tragic incident. Two Tesla owners started a fight at a Supercharger station in Denver, Colorado. It ended with one of them fatally shooting the other one. Because the station had all eight charging poles occupied at the time of the shooting, the Police thought...
  • Heavy electric vehicles could put pressure on parking garages, experts warn

    04/19/2023 1:01:52 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/19/2023 | Ronny Reyes
    Parking garages across the US could be at risk of collapse over the weight of heavier electric vehicles, experts warned, as one such garage fell in Lower Manhattan, killing one person and injuring five. Chris Whapples, a structural engineer and consultant working on new regulations for multi-story garages in the UK, said officials need to understand how the rise in EVs will affect current car parks. “I don’t want to be too alarmist, but there definitely is the potential for some of the early car parks in poor condition to collapse,” Whapples told The Telegraph. “Operators need to be aware...
  • Electric Cars Are Bankrupting the Auto Industry...Only a government ban on cars can save them.

    03/28/2023 5:40:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 111 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 28, 2023 by Daniel Greenfield
    Ford reported that it’s going to lose $3 billion on electric cars in 2023. Unlike most automakers, Ford reports its electric vehicle numbers separately, but experts estimate that most car companies are losing similar amounts on the dead end business. Ford’s investment in Rivian’s electric cars can’t be helping. Last year the startup electric pickup truck maker was spending $220,000 to make the electric vehicles that it sells for $81,000. That’s bad news for George Soros and for CalPERS: California’s massive public employees retirement fund and a ticking time bomb which owns hundreds of thousands of shares in Rivian. GM...
  • EV Fail: Rivian Electric Truck Owner’s ‘Honeymoon Phase’ Ends When It Gets Stuck in Snow

    03/25/2023 2:22:56 PM PDT · by CFW · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/25/23 | Lucas Nolan
    The owner of a Rivian R1S electric SUV was overjoyed to have his dream electric vehicle after waiting for years. But after owning the car for just days, it got stuck in the snow and immobilized by a safety feature, leading to a $2,100 bill to transport it to a repair facility. Business Insider reports that a recent incident involving an owner of a Rivian R1S has forced the maker of the electric vehicles to examine its customer service more carefully and think about making changes to improve the user experience. The owner of an R1S truck, Chase Merrill, encountered...
  • Scratched EV battery? Your insurer may have to junk the whole car

    03/20/2023 10:19:59 AM PDT · by McGruff · 61 replies
    REUTERS ^ | March 20, 2023 | Nick Carey , Paul Lienert and Sarah Mcfarlane
    For many electric vehicles, there is no way to repair or assess even slightly damaged battery packs after accidents, forcing insurance companies to write off cars with few miles - leading to higher premiums and undercutting gains from going electric. And now those battery packs are piling up in scrapyards in some countries, a previously unreported and expensive gap in what was supposed to be a "circular economy." "We're buying electric cars for sustainability reasons," said Matthew Avery, research director at automotive risk intelligence company Thatcham Research. "But an EV isn't very sustainable if you've got to throw the battery...
  • EV batteries lack reparability leading some insurers to junk whole cars after even minor collisions

    03/20/2023 5:55:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    FOX Business ^ | March 20, 2023 | By Lawrence Richard
    A scratched or slightly damaged electric battery might be enough for some insurers to write off entire cars, as for many electric vehicles there is no way to repair battery packs after collisions. As a result, the consumer — who likely acquired an electric vehicle wanting to reduce monthly costs — faces higher premiums and some countries are starting to see electric vehicle batteries piling up in scrapyards, according to Reuters. Matthew Avery, research director at automotive risk intelligence company Thatcham Research, said the goal of electric vehicles was sustainability, but a lack of reparability is creating a whole new...