What do you think about Electric Cars?

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Will your next car be electric?

  1. My next car will be electric

  2. I’ll wait several years for prices to drop

  3. I’m not convinced by them, I’ll buy conventional

  4. I am undecided, far more info is required

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  1. case-sensitive

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    JFC !!! ...... Poor people are twice as likely to experience mental health problems than rich people !!! :)
     
  2. gorski

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    Hmmm... Not sure about underdeveloped charging stations, as I already wrote about it here.... And it has been improved upon since then...

    As for prices - they are falling quite significantly, since battery production prices have fallen... They are also moving away from rare minerals...

    And new tech is on the way, which will make it much cheaper, faster to recharge and last longer, plus be highly recyclable...

    Read back a bit and you'll find... ;)
     
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  3. case-sensitive

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    >Another advantage is that the car is very quiet

    Thats a problem not an advantage ......... if i cant hear maniacs driving at 200 kmph how can i get out of the way ?

    >and does not require large maintenance costs.

    LOL ....... someone swallowed the bait , the hook , line and sinker :) ............. You forgot the parasites ? .......... Cackpitalism ............ = If the cackpitalists had built my petrol car properly it would have a lot less maintainancew costs , less production cost and cause less polution . Remember when they built real cars ? That didnt deliberately fall apart after 2 years ....... that just drove for ever and a day ......... that everyone could repair themselves . ........ that werent made of tin foil as cars are today .

    You dont seriously think that electric cars will stop cackpitalism ?
     
  4. gorski

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    God, you're all over the place...

    ICE has many more moving parts and they are way more expensive than EVs to maintain. The fuel is also much cheaper! There is evidence already (via taxi drivers) that well made EVs last a very long time! That is ABC, FCOL, search a bit even this thread only, it's all here, all the relevant information... Ignorance is no excuse...

    Who said anything about demolishing capitalism via EVs? Just reducing pollution! Start talking about the issues and don't throw Revolution into technical discussion, Jesus Marx wept!

    Control yourself and stick to the issues! Don't muddy the waters all the time!
     
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    Or maybe you havent got the intelect to understand ?

    The markets are controled by cackpitaslism . The products we buy are deliberately made to fall apart after a few years . When a new product come onto the market its offered for a price . Cackpitalism forces that price to go up , the profit to increase and the quality to go down . The things were hearing about electric cars are to a large extent commercial adverts .

    If you want to adress posts at me at least try to answer to what i write and stop the atempts at personal insults please .
     
  6. gorski

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    Definitively, you haven't got the intellect to understand it, we agree...
     
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  7. gorski

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    This is interesting, if....

    https://www.offgridenergyindependen.../clear-route-to-all-land-vehicles-being-solar

    Clear Route to All Land Vehicles Being Solar
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    The good news keeps coming. The IDTechEx report, "Solar Vehicles 2021-2041" explains and forecasts. In October 2020, University of York in the UK, working with NOVA University Lisbon, increased the ability of solar panels to absorb light by a stunning 125% by 3D geometry like a square block maze. This increases diffraction rate meaning probability of light being absorbed. They promise lighter, thinner, cheaper, more flexible solar panels. Non-slip for walkways, plazas and driveways, will boost success of Platio of Hungary.

    Dr. Christian Schuster from the University's Department of Physics, enthuses, "In principle, we could deploy ten times more solar power for the same amount of absorber material: ten times thinner solar cells could enable a rapid expansion of photovoltaics, increase solar electricity production, and greatly reduce our carbon footprint," (Journal Optica).

    Progress with solar-powered and solar-assisted land vehicles is now so clear and compelling that it is certain that most land vehicles will incorporate this technology as an essential part of their battery electric powertrains.

    Sono Motors and Lightyear cars where it is even possible to propel some entirely in this way if you are gentle. Lightyear One family car gets 750 km with half the battery.


    This has led Hyundai to put a solar roof on its Sonata hybrid car procuring up to 10% of its power and soon solar on its battery electric cars. Land vehicles follow static solar with progress on many fronts. Agrivoltaics boosts rather than wrecks farming. Fraunhofer bifacial vertical panels work from both sides leaving ground open for agriculture. Soliculture translucent greenhouses make electricity while optimally filtering light for plant growth. Now translucent solar panels are promised on some Hyundai battery cars. Solar panels that open up when the vehicle stops have been demonstrated as has sun-tracking solar on vehicles. ARC solar car chargers and large area land solar track the sun in one direction, increasing electricity produced by 30%. You can buy "flowers" that open their petals then follow the sun on land like a sunflower. Expect that on some vehicles.

    organic photovoltaic film on trucks to avoid the problem. Much solar uses infrared so that can even go on the underside of some vehicles travelling on hot roads as costs continue to plummet.


    The efficiency improvement is going much further as vehicles mimic wristwatches and satellites using lll-V compounds making even more electricity. Indeed, Toyota is trialling triple junction lll-V flexible solar on a car that will generate one kilowatt. Make that 10kW on a truck. Delightfully, the advances can be used together for even more power such as 3D geometry, multi-technology film grabbing all frequencies, sun-tracking and expanding.

    Bottom line is that robot shuttles, cars and smaller vehicles will easily become energy independent. Indeed a spin-off of Eindhoven University in the Netherlands is preparing a commercial energy-positive family car Stella Vie. Audi has joined as a partner. They even promise sensing robotics that takes it to the optimal part of a parking lot to charge.

    Solar Vehicles 2021-2041" explains.
     
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  8. gorski

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    Not three bad....

    https://insideevs.com/news/455219/epa-range-efficiency-2021-tesla-model-s/

    New EPA Range/Efficiency Ratings For 2021 Tesla Model S Performance

    Nov 18, 2020 12h ago

    By: Mark Kane

    The new Tesla Model S Performance can go over 11% further than before, according to the latest EPA numbers.
    The top of the line, Performance version of the new 2021 Tesla Model S finally received an official range and efficiency ratings on EPA's website.

    The numbers are exactly as estimated by Tesla in October. The car on 19" wheels has a range of 387 miles (623 km), which is 39 miles (63 km) or 11.2% more than previously - 348 miles (560 km).

    The flashy 21" wheels affect the range noticeably, by 13.7%, so the range is 334 miles (537 km).

    The combined energy consumption is respectively 110 MPGe - 306 Wh/mi (190 Wh/km) and 96 MPGe - 351 Wh/mi (218 Wh/km).

    2021 Tesla Model S Perf. LM
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    2021 Tesla Model S Perf. LM 19" EPA rating:
    • range of 387 miles (623 km)
    • energy consumption (including charging losses):
      • combined: 110 MPGe - 306 Wh/mi (190 Wh/km)
      • city: 114 MPGe - 296 Wh/mi (184 Wh/km)
      • highway: 106 MPGe - 318 Wh/mi (198 Wh/km)
    2021 Tesla Model S Perf. LM 21" EPA rating:
    • range of 334 miles (537 km)
    • energy consumption (including charging losses):
      • combined: 96 MPGe - 351 Wh/mi (218 Wh/km)
      • city: 98 MPGe - 344 Wh/mi (214 Wh/km)
      • highway: 93 MPGe - 362 Wh/mi (225 Wh/km)
    The numbers for the Long Range Plus version, which can go up to 402 miles (647 km), were announced in June.

    The range of the Performance version is lower compared to the base Long Range Plus by 3.7% (19") or 16.9% (21").
     

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    Arte reveals "the hidden face of green energies" in a documentary

    24/11/2020, 10:51:32

    This documentary will probably get people talking. Tuesday evening, on Arte, is broadcast `` The hidden face of green energies '', a long investigation which denounces an ecological transition about which we do not know much. Electric cars and wind turbines may not be as good for the environment as you think.

    This documentary will probably get people talking.

    Tuesday evening, on Arte, is broadcast "The hidden face of green energies", a long investigation which denounces an ecological transition about which we do not know much.

    Electric cars and wind turbines may not be as good for the environment as you think.

    What if the promise of green energies was just a lure?

    This is the question posed by the documentary

    The Hidden Face of Green Energies

    , broadcast Tuesday evening at 8:50 p.m. on Arte.

    Wind turbines and electric cars have always been presented as solutions to limit the pollution of city centers and the production of greenhouse gases.

    But to produce them, rare metals are needed, and their extraction negatively impacts other regions of the globe.

    It would therefore be an ecological mirage that this documentary demonstrates.

    "We have multiple forms of pollution which means that entire areas of the planet are polluted and since, anyway, we all live on the same planet, if we clean up the city center with electric cars but the we pollute the rest of the planet, in the end, greenhouse gases do not decrease. This is indeed the paradox of this energy transition ", explains the co-director of the film, Jean-Louis Perez.

    The project is based on the book

    The War of Rare Metals,

    written by Guillaume Pitron, who also co-directed the film.

    It took no less than two years to box the film.

    Long investigations were necessary and it was complicated to shoot in some parts of the world, especially in China.

    "The purpose of a documentary is to provoke debate. And that of a journalist's job is to say things, to go against received ideas. It's pessimistic and, at the same time, we We are not against the energy transition. We just say to be careful, that it is necessary to know where we are setting foot. It is industrialists who are selling us this energy transition. Perhaps we should also look at this energy transition in its entirety, and perhaps, think differently ", adds Jean-Louis Perez.

    The documentary is already available on Arte.tv and will be available until January 22.

    https://www.tellerreport.com/life/2...n-energies"-in-a-documentary-.HJx6ov855w.html

    https://www.europe1.fr/medias-tele/...ur-la-transition-energetique-sur-arte-4007725
     
  11. gorski

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    They are very, very late - just regurgitating arguments, some of which have already been dumped into the dustbin of history...

    https://themobilist.medium.com/a-warning-shot-for-cobalt-sellers-51c7807bf276

    "The overarching idea is to create something of a closed loop, in which batteries are continuously recycled, and the materials are fed back to battery manufacturers, then back to recyclers, and so on, said Andrew Miller, an analyst at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence."

    https://www.pocket-lint.com/gadgets...in-seconds-last-months-and-power-over-the-air

    Just read the above article!!!!

    On top of all that one must say the following: if only they saw the subsidies the fossil fuel industry is getting and pollution it is creating, knowing full well what they are doing and yet sitting, criminally, on those reports their own scientists produced! So, really, really LAME!!!

    We must get away from using fossilised deposit as energy, ASAP! It's too precious, I suppose, to be wasted like that....

    https://electrek.co/2020/11/20/arcimoto-fuv-american-made-electric-vehicle-stock/

    Electrek received an early test ride in an FUV prototype in 2017, where we experienced the unique ride of the three-wheeled electric vehicle. With two front wheels, the FUV is more stable than a typical tricycle, and its low-slung batteries further improve the stability.

    The semi-enclosed design gives it more of a vehicle feel, while its handling and performance retain the thrill of a motorcycle-style ride.

    The FUV reaches a top speed of 75 mph (121 km/h) and carries an estimated city range of 102.5 miles (165 km). Arcimoto claims that the FUV achieves an efficiency of 173.7 MPGe.

    The American-made FUVs are built at the company’s Oregon factory and come with an MSRP of $19,990, though Arcimoto is aiming to bring that price down to just $12,000 once production ramps up to sufficient volume.

    Also: https://www.carandbike.com/news/world-ev-day-2020-top-electric-two-wheelers-in-india-2292686
     
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  12. gorski

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    https://electrek.co/2020/11/30/did-aston-martin-publish-fake-emission-numbers-about-evs/

    "Carbon Brief published a fact check on EVs in 2019 (which was updated on July 2, 2020), which shows that a Nissan Leaf pays back the emissions from battery production after less than two years of driving — and emits three times less CO2 in its lifetime than the average new ICE car. The Union of concerned Scientists does a quarterly update showing how much better EVs are for CO2 usage even with a dirty grid.

    Debunking research
    Now, here’s where the “Decarbonising Road Transport” report gets sticky. Michael Liebreich, who is chairman and CEO of clean energy and transport consultancy Liebreich Associates, the founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and an official adviser to the UK’s Board of Trade, did some research — and tweeting about his findings — along with Auke Hoekstra, who researches EVs at Eindhoven University of Technology and is a director at NEON research in the Netherlands that looks at climate action, renewable energy, and smart and sustainable transport.

    Hoekstra asserts on Twitter:

    There were no 'researchers' involved in this 'study' as far as I can see and there are no original 'recorded results'.https://t.co/8snUcbe6VK

    It looks like some lobbyists and a PR firm produced a brochure for their list of sponsors: a who's who of anti-EV organisations. pic.twitter.com/Qkd3UF2XZN

    — AukeHoekstra (@AukeHoekstra) November 27, 2020

    Hoekstra’s and Liebreich’s goal? In Liebreich’s words on an article on LinkedIn published yesterday, “getting the truth out [about] EV carbon emissions, and how much lower they are than internal combustion cars.”

    Hoekstra then debunked the study:
    New 'study' claims it takes 48k miles for electric vehicles to emit less CO2 than gasoline cars.

    But it's just a misleading brochure.
    Reality is closer 16k miles.

    UK media including @thetimes where mislead by this carmaker-paid attack on @BorisJohnson's green plans. (thread) pic.twitter.com/ozuhbX8NXU

    — AukeHoekstra (@AukeHoekstra) November 27, 2020

    If you look at Hoekstra’s Twitter thread, he clearly explains why the study has no legs. But Liebreich summarizes Hoekstra’s findings neatly:

    The report compared the emissions of a petrol Volvo XC40 and a Volvo Polestar 2, the nearest pure-electric equivalent. The biggest errors Auke identified were as follows: 1) the report used fuel consumption figures based on the WLTP test cycle, but these are well-known to under-estimate real-world figures by a wide margin; 2) the report failed to account for upstream emissions in the production of petrol; 3) the report failed to account for the fact that electricity in the UK (as in every single market of the world) will become cleaner over the lifetime of a car bought today; and 4) there appeared to be anomalies in the CO2 footprint associated with the manufacture of the rest of the car, excluding the drive train.

    Marriage of convenience?

    On the last page of the report, the “contact” is a company called Clarendon Communications (which has eight followers on Twitter, and follows a lot of Tory Party government officials and auto companies. Oh, and Donald Trump, which they blocked.). A screen grab of Clarendon’s website (you can see it on Liebreich’s LinkedIn article) has a section called “Clients,” which lists Bosch and Aston Martin. But that section has now been deleted from Clarendon’s website. On the Companies House website, the UK’s registrar of companies, the company’s single director is a person named Rebecca Caroline Stephens. No other employees are named, and there is no phone number of the company’s website, just a contact form.

    So Liebreich checked Clarendon House on Her Majesty’s Land Registry (it tells you who owns what property and land). Rebecca Caroline Stephens owns Clarendon House, a residence — with James Michael Stephens, who is the director of government and external affairs at Aston Martin.
    OMG. It's Sat afternoon, nothing good on Netflix. So for £3, I ask the Land Registry who owns the registered address of @ClarendonComms's only director (redacted so I can't be accused of doxing). It's @jamesvsjaws Director of Government and External Affairs at @AstonMartin! pic.twitter.com/ncYoUhgZOy

    — Michael Liebreich (@MLiebreich) November 28, 2020

    Liebreich refers to Clarendon as a “sock puppet” public relations company.

    Electrek’s Take

    Liebreich asked some final questions that really ought to be answered.

    Western is a Labour MP for Gaydon, the site of Aston Martin’s HQ and its largest plant. He will fight for his largest employer of course, but is it ethical to put your name to a misleading report as a member of Parliament? Does this act on Western’s part reflect conflict with Boris Johnson’s “Green Industrial Revolution”?

    What was the role of all the other companies listed on the report? And did Aston Martin’s senior management know about this report, which appears to be issued by a communications company in James Stephens’ wife’s name?

    Electrek contacted Aston Martin and asked who the researchers were on this report, and what the relationship is between Aston Martin and Clarendon Communications. We are waiting for a reply, and will update this story if we hear back from them.

    And finally, will the UK media outlets who ran this story, which Hoekstra calls a “misleading brochure,” issue corrections? They really should — this report should have been fact checked. We’ll have to wait and see."
     
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  13. Mincemeat

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    Meh, im not into waiting at gas stations and hunting chargers :)

    And this green energy burning wood, coal? We need more nuclear and maybe those upcoming fusion power plants if they work. Not waste money on wind. It all revolves around money and influence from it :\

    Nothing against electric cars, they seem cool. Fast-silent.
     
  14. gorski

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    No, it doesn't!

    It all revolves around ability to live and let live and if we make the planet unlivable - f&^% money, f&^% capitalism!

    Everyday charging is done at home or at work, so no hunting chargers, no waiting at petrol stations (that's for ICE drivers only!)
     
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    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a35044132/plug-and-charge-ev-charging-mustang-mach-e/

    Simplicity to Other Brands

    The same ease of charging Tesla has had for nearly a decade is coming to other EV networks near you, and we were among the first to try it while testing the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E.

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    Suppose every time you went to buy gas, you needed a phone app or an RFID fob—and you had to be pre-enrolled with the brand. Drive in, validate the pump, and then learn how much you'd pay for your gasoline. No fob or app? You’d have to call a toll-free number to provide credit-card info over the phone.

    That's pretty much how electric-car charging works today, for everyone but Tesla drivers. Some EV drivers carry up to six swipe cards, fobs, or phone apps for different networks along their travel routes.

    There's a better way—and as early as 2012, Tesla showed the U.S. how to do it. You just drive in, plug in to charge, and any billing happens on the back end. That's how it should be, and the company's high-speed Supercharger network now lets you drive a Tesla almost anywhere in the lower 48 states.

    Like Apple, though, Tesla has the advantage of a closed ecosystem: Only Teslas can charge at Tesla Supercharger sites. The company controls both sides of the transaction. Eight years later, the rest of the EV world—dozens of separate EVs, all of which may charge on dozens of different networks—has started to catch up.

    Accidental Pioneer

    Entirely by accident, I may have been the first civilian in the U.S. to experience the future of EV charging. Earlier in December, I drove 480 miles in four days showing a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E test car to friends and EV drivers. On one trip, I stopped at an Electrify America DC fast-charging station. The machine told me to plug in first, so I inserted its 150-kW–capable connector into the charge port on the Mach-E's left front fender.

    Lo and behold: I watched the machine quickly identify the car, validate the charge, and start the current flowing. No fob, no app, no toll-free number to call.

    The magic behind this mundane transaction is the Plug and Charge protocol, which identifies an EV to a charging station. The charging network then validates the car with its maker, which provides billing information that starts the charging.

    The system I used, all software invisible to me, is similar (but not identical) to a European Plug and Charge protocol already in use by drivers of several EVs on the pan-European Ionity network and others. Half a dozen car brands funded Ionity to make long-distance EV travel practical and seamless through more than a dozen European countries.

    Plugging in a car and having it charge automatically doesn't sound like much, but the software integration and validation to make it happen are surprisingly complex. Electrify America, for instance, tests dozens of charging stations for compatibility with dozens of the latest electric cars—including prototype EVs in camouflage brought in closed trailers to its test labs in Vienna, Virginia.

    Plug and Charge is rolling out in the newest generations of EVs sold in the U.S. The Mustang Mach-E and the 2021 Porsche Taycan both started shipping to dealers during December. I guess it's possible some Taycan owner beat me by a day or two, and, if so, I bet that person was just as pleased with the newfound simplicity as I am.
     
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    (Translated from Serbo-Croat using an online translating engine...)

    TESLA MOTOR CLUB, Croatia

    HELP - We are considering replacing our electric car with a petrol one.

    Before I decide, we have a few questions to assess if this is the right path:

    1. We have heard that petrol cars cannot be refuelled at home. Is that correct? How often do I have to refuel elsewhere? Is it more often a year? Will it be possible to refuel at home in the future? Do I have to pay immediately where I top up or can I just plug it in and it will be charged to me automatically? Do I get free miles? What is the range, is it over 1000km? Can gasoline be refilled for free from solar panels, if not, why not?

    2. Which parts need to be repaired and how often? The salesman told us something about the gearbox. What is a gearbox? Does the petrol engine provide information on when to change the transmission? Why should it be changed so regularly, EGR, DPF, NOZZLES, VT PUMP, SENSORS, VALVES, CHAINS, GEARS, CAMS, CRANKSHAFT...

    3. Can I accelerate and brake with the gasoline engine pedal, as with the electric one? Is the petrol then returned to the tank? I think he can, but we just wanted to ask...

    4. I tested the petrol engine and noticed that it took a long time for the car to really start moving after I pressed the pedal. Is this normal with gasoline engines? The acceleration was not so impressive. Maybe there was a problem with the gasoline engine I tested ...

    5. For now, I pay 1.3 lipa per km for electricity. With a gasoline engine they said it would cost about 10 times more so at first so I expect a loss. We drive about 50,000 km a year. I hope more people will drive gasoline to lower the price. Is there a downward trend in prices given that we are all on electricity? Is gasoline cheaper at night, if not, why?

    6. Is it true that gasoline is flammable? And if so, should I leave the gas in the tank overnight when the car is parked in the garage, or take it out beforehand or park it somewhere else? Is there an automatic function that prevents an explosion in an accident, because gasoline is not only flammable but also explosive as the seller told us?

    7. I heard that such a gasoline engine should have an exhaust pipe. Supposedly, exhaust fumes come out of someone else's back while driving, so that I don't have to inhale and they harm the environment and people. I'm sure I can do it without it, like with my streamer? Or do I have to pay extra for such a feature in a gasoline engine?

    8. I have heard that about 2,000 people die prematurely every year in Switzerland due to air pollution from the transport sector. Will there be a possibility of storing exhaust gases and destroying them later in the future, and how much does this function have to pay for?

    9. I read on the internet that gasoline is made from oil. Is it true that oil extraction and refining are linked to local and global environmental problems? Is it true that oil has caused major conflicts and wars with millions of deaths in the last 100 years? Is there a solution to solve these problems?

    10. Do I also support oil sheikhs and isn’t that good? It is said that they have practically no money and use it very responsibly. Also they want to drive only streams.

    11. I heard that gasoline is not pumped from the ground simply directly into the filling station and then from the filling station into the car. Is that so and if so, why? If so, what distance does he have to travel to get to me and how is it done? And is it true that they use about 10kWh of electricity for oil to make 3.5 litres of gasoline and about 100 grams of cobalt? If so, why?

    12. How about a regular oil change? Do they have to be? How much do they cost? And does it really change every time after a few kilometres and that 1 litre of oil has to be added regularly? Where does the old oil go, who stores and recycles.

    13. I was also told that the “oil level” must always be checked and topped up. Will it be less? Where does the oil go? Can the engine leak oil over time and release it onto the road? What does it do in contact with water? And who pays to get away again?

    14. How many resources does it take to produce a gasoline engine? I have heard that such an engine has an extremely large number of small parts. Where is aluminium and metal mined for this? There is a lot of cobalt and other heavy metals there, too! Doesn’t that come from child labour?!

    15. Do I really always have to turn off the gasoline engine and start it again in a crowd or at traffic lights? Can't I just do it? That the engine just spins idle without consuming fuel, right? And a gasoline engine doesn’t emit pollutants like electric when it’s at a traffic light, does it?

    I may have more questions, but these are the most important. Thanks in advance for the feedback before the final decision.
     
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    Recently I was buying a Toyota Prius 2015 model This hybrid system of this model feel weak under hard acceleration or when climbing hills.
     
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  20. gorski

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    Short on details but rather interesting... Even tankers are now on the cards....

    https://cleantechnica.com/2021/02/1...ct-will-use-corvus-energy-storage-system/amp/

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    World’s 1st Zero-Emission Tanker Project Will Use Corvus Energy Storage System

    Corvus Energy was selected to provide an energy storage system (ESS) to Kawasaki Heavy Industries for the zero-emissions electric e5 tanker it is building, the world’s first zero-emissions tanker. The electric tanker is under construction for Tokyo’s Asahi Tanker Co.

    The battery-powered vessel was designed by e5 Lab Inc., which is a consortium of leading Japanese shipping and maritime services companies. One of those companies is Asahi Tanker Co. which focuses on building infrastructure services that focus on electrically powered vessels. The new vessel for Asahi Tanker is the first of two all-electric vessels that will be built from e5 Lab. It should be in service in bunkering operations in Tokyo Bay by 2022. The ships will be built by two companies — KOA Industry Co. and Imura Shipyard Co.
     
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