Is China now the EV superpower?

Is China now the EV superpower?

A recent report cast an interesting light on the worldwide electric vehicle market amid suggestions that China is now the EV superpower ahead of the USA. By the end of 2016, China accounted for more than 645,000 light duty plug-in vehicle sales since 2010. This is 30,000 more than Europe and an impressive 70,000 more than the USA amid concerns that political wrangling within America could hurt the industry going forward.

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You CANNOT Drill for Electricity!

You CANNOT Drill for Electricity!

So at the heart of the answer is this reality: It is not entirely true that replacing gas vehicles with electric vehicles reduces our demand or dependency on fossil fuels. You cannot drill for electricity. Electricity is "secondary" energy source powered, in large part, by fossil fuels. Now, as battery technology improves and energy STORAGE technology is improved, then solar and wind energy could displace our need for fossil fuels. But that technology is a long ways away. And Tesla's Powerwall is a solid step in the right direction. Fossil fuels, at the moment, are too cheap and too plentiful to be replaced by any other technology.

 

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Charging Lanes & Charging Pads

Charging Lanes & Charging Pads

It would appear that the more developed wireless charging systems revolve around parking bays and charging pads, but there are talks of wireless charging systems covering specific lengths of a motorway. You heard me right, entire lanes and pieces of a highway as one big charging pad. Now this, "charge as you drive" idea, if possible, is the holly grail in charging station technology. Let’s not forget the home charging market which has the potential to grow significantly in the short, medium and longer term. How easy would it be to park up your car and recharge via a built-in wireless charging pad?

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The Truth About Drones

The Truth About Drones

This talk about drones, making deliveries, is absurd. Below is our opinion as to why we think these claims are purely propaganda. We are sure that drone delivery talks - with the current state of the union -  are nothing more than a marketing trick, at best. There are serious impediments keeping these hopes grounded. Below we'll discuss the top three:

  1. Noise
  2. Range
  3. Navigation
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