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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #462 on: November 10, 2022, 06:06:58 PM »
https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/autos-hybrids/does-bmw-actually-hold-the-secrets-to-the-next-step-in-ev-battery-tech/ar-AA13Qj4K?ocid=entnewsntp&cvid=3e20656dddc843d1869702bad4651b70

Future BMW EVs with these new Gen6 battery packs could entice many consumers. These models could offer the benefits of:

Longer driving range
Shorter charging times
Lighter overall weight
Lower price
All four of these qualities are certainly enticing for any vehicle, especially EVs.

Learn more about the new BMW EV battery tech in the video below:



https://youtu.be/nyjU0ePc7IQ
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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #463 on: November 17, 2022, 08:16:44 PM »
General Motors says it expects its portfolio of electric vehicles to turn a profit in North America by 2025 as it boosts battery and assembly plant capacity to build over 1 million EVs per year.

CEO Mary Barra used the pledge to kick off the company’s investor day event Thursday in New York.

The profit figure includes vehicle sales revenue, benefits from emissions tax credits, and revenue from software and parts sales, she said.

Barra said the company’s EV portfolio appeals to a broader range of customers than the competition, in a lineup that includes a small SUV for around $30,000, plus a luxury SUV, pickup trucks, and Hummer SUVs in the next two years.
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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #464 on: November 17, 2022, 08:40:37 PM »
Father in law had his battery replaced in his Bolt today as part of the recall. 

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« Reply #465 on: November 18, 2022, 08:49:07 AM »
money loser for GM
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« Reply #466 on: November 18, 2022, 11:36:09 AM »
It’s not so simple to make faster electric vehicle chargers, because the increased electricity means excess heat, too.
A NASA experiment meant to cool electronics aboard spacecraft could also find its way into EV chargers.
Theoretically, a charging station with this technology could juice up an EV battery in just five minutes.


Today, NASA cools onboard electronics with a single-phase system, a sub-cooled element that stays in a single liquid “phase.” However, the FBCE—designed by Issam Mudawar, a professor of mechanical engineering, and his lab at Purdue University—is a two-phase system. As its name suggests, the system uses two phases, both liquid and vapor, to more efficiently transfer heat.

The experiment’s Flow Boiling Module contains heat-generating devices along a flow channel filled with coolant. As things heat up, water boils near the channel’s wall, forms bubbles, and then “depart the walls at high frequency,” according to NASA. This heated vapor is then replaced by coolant pulled from the interior of the flow channel. The vapor eventually condenses and returns to its liquid form.

After being delivered to the ISS in 2021, the FBCE team conducted tests to see if this cooling technique worked in microgravity, a feature that’s unnecessary for EVs (unless NASA wants to recharge Elon Musk’s space Tesla). While the data gathered from FBCE will improve spacecraft cooling systems on long-duration missions (where more power and improved thermal management are needed), the impact of the underlying technology could be felt much closer to home.

Many modern EV fast-charging stations are rated at 350 amperes due to temperature restrictions. NASA estimates that Purdue’s cooling system could increase that to a whopping 2,400 amperes. To put that into perspective, a charging station supplying a steady flow of electricity at 1,400 amperes alone could fully charge an EV in just five minutes.
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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #467 on: November 23, 2022, 08:03:01 AM »
I drove all three electric pickup trucks on sale in the US.
The Rivian R1T, Ford F-150 Lightning, and GMC Hummer EV are three very different takes on the electric truck.
They all offer more than 300 miles of range and lots of interesting features.


To some, they might all seem about the same. They all have a bed and some electric motors, and none come particularly cheap.

But the Ford F-150 Lightning, GMC Hummer EV, and Rivian R1T couldn't be more different. I drove all three and learned all about their highs, lows, and special features.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/i-ve-driven-all-3-electric-pickup-trucks-on-the-market-here-s-why-i-d-buy-the-rivian-r1t-over-the-f-150-lightning-or-hummer-ev/ar-AA14sg4f?ocid=entnewsntp&pc=U531&cvid=e966f63b8e1548f5937c43b3bf48092c

For me — a weekend adventurer who appreciates modern style and a smaller form factor — the Rivian's friendlier proportions and outdoors-focused features take the cake.
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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #468 on: December 01, 2022, 11:42:11 AM »


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« Reply #469 on: December 01, 2022, 11:43:59 AM »
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« Reply #470 on: December 01, 2022, 09:11:05 PM »
May be an image of car and text that says 'THE GENERAL ELECTRIC 01'
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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #471 on: December 02, 2022, 05:38:16 PM »
The Lightyear 0, a solar-powered EV that can go months between battery charges, has finally entered production.

The Dutch startup recently announced that it had begun building its boundary-pushing debut vehicle, according to Jalopnik. The 0 isn’t the only solar electric car that’s been in the works, but it is the first to go into production.


As automakers rush to release EVs, it can be hard to design one that stands out. That shouldn’t be a problem for the 0, though. The sedan may look like any other premium EV at a glance, but the top of the car, from its hood to its tail lid, is lined with solar panels that help keep its 60-kWh battery pack charged.


The solar cells will have a big impact on how much time you spend charging the vehicle. Lightyear claims the panels can provide up to 44 miles a day. That may not sound like that much, but the brand says that in the Netherlands, drivers who cover roughly that distance per day could easily go two months between charges in the summer. And if you live somewhere even sunnier, like Portugal, the time between charges could be as long as seven months, according to Jalopnik. Range shouldn’t be that much of an issue during the darker months of the year, either. The 0 can travel 388 miles between charges, based on Europe’s WLTP testing cycle.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/the-world-s-first-solar-electric-car-just-went-into-production/ar-AA14PTQk?ocid=entnewsntp&cvid=1e8065202bae41a480ca25a64820f5ce

Unsurprisingly, an EV as unique as the 0 doesn’t come cheap. Lightyear’s sedan starts at €250,000 (about $262,000). If a quarter-million seems a bit steep to you, you’re in luck. The brand plans to introduce a more accessible solar electric car called the 2 by the middle of the decade.

The World’s First Solar-Electric Car Just Went Into Production title=The World’s First Solar-Electric Car Just Went Into Production
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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #472 on: December 02, 2022, 08:20:51 PM »
Worth mentioning in the solar thread…

Here is some of my recent handiwork…

3 panel solar powered submersible pump

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« Reply #473 on: December 02, 2022, 08:24:29 PM »
2 panel system. This one is my top seller.  Makes about 5,000 gallons per day to water cattle. 

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« Reply #474 on: December 02, 2022, 08:35:02 PM »
Longhorn cattle?
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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #475 on: December 06, 2022, 10:55:06 AM »
None around these parts.  Not sure if they are more prevalent anywhere else in the state, but I think the LH cow is mostly myth than reality.  They look cool, but I think they are harder to ranch than other cattle.  But I can't speak for all of Tx, just in my little neck of the woods.  

 

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