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Now is the time for car manufacturers to step up and help California mitigate the effects of wildfires and earthquakes (Part 3)

The Energy Resilient Vehicle (Part 3) This is the 3rd of a series of blogs that explains the concept of the Energy Resilient Vehicle. This blog goes into some details about what the ERV is and how the EV manufacturers can make ERVs. The next blog will take a view of the advantages to the …

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Now is the time for car manufacturers to step up and help California mitigate the effects of wildfires and earthquakes.

The Energy Resilient Vehicle (Part 2) California has always been on the forefront of helping car manufacturers to introduce climate friendly technology in their vehicles. A. The Story of smog and the Catalytic Converter in California  The first episodes of ‘smog’ occurred in Los Angeles in the summer of 1943. It got worse the following …

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It’s time to get serious about recycling lithium-ion batteries

A projected surge in electric-vehicle sales means that researchers must think about conserving natural resources and addressing battery end-of-life issues. As the popularity of electric vehicles starts to grow explosively, so does the pile of spent lithium-ion batteries that once powered those cars. Industry analysts predict that by 2020, China alone will generate some 500,000 …

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BYD and Toyota join forces to develop electric cars and batteries

Asian carmakers BYD and Toyota are teaming up to develop electric cars – and the batteries to power them – with a view to bringing the jointly developed vehicles to market by 2020 (Article). Announced on Friday, the deal will see electric sedans and “low-floor” SUVs developed by the two companies, which will then be …

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Electric car models to triple in Europe by 2021 – market data

The number of electric car models on the European market will more than triple within the next three years, new analysis shows. After several years of timid growth, EU carmakers will be offering 214 electric models in 2021 – up from the 60 available at the end of 2018. Transport & Environment (T&E), which publishes the analysis …

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