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22 hours ago, dfelt said:

The following Fiat EV concept could do them very well if it came in at the right price for a subcompact

That is not going to save Fiat.

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On ‎9‎/‎21‎/‎2019 at 5:44 PM, balthazar said:

That is not going to save Fiat.

Nothing will save fiat. they're the next brand to exit the us.  Yes, even before Chrysler does.

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Canoo https://www.canoo.com/ has come out of skunk works mode to show off their low cost people mover EV.

According to electrek with a fresh $1 billion in funding they will do a subscription service only of their vans which look like a modern take on the old VW microbus.

https://electrek.co/2019/09/25/canoo-electric-vehicle-futuristic-subscription/#more-104351

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Tesla seems to be gearing up to start charging for connectivity with a cap at 50GB a month.

https://electrek.co/2019/09/24/tesla-monitoring-data-charge-connectivity/

We finally have a 168 mile rang EV auto for a asking price of $8,700 dollars. Catch is that to buy this Renault K-ZE CUV electric auto you have to go to china.

https://chargedevs.com/newswire/renault-k-ze-ev-goes-on-sale-for-8700/

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5 hours ago, dfelt said:

Tesla seems to be gearing up to start charging for connectivity with a cap at 50GB a month.

https://electrek.co/2019/09/24/tesla-monitoring-data-charge-connectivity/

We finally have a 168 mile rang EV auto for a asking price of $8,700 dollars. Catch is that to buy this Renault K-ZE CUV electric auto you have to go to china.

https://chargedevs.com/newswire/renault-k-ze-ev-goes-on-sale-for-8700/

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That could be a low cost EV Rogue if Nissan wanted to do that.

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12 minutes ago, riviera74 said:

That could be a low cost EV Rogue if Nissan wanted to do that.

I would totally agree, I do not see the need for a Smart or Fiat size, but I think the Rogue EV for inner city would work.

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The first full conversion of a gas station has been done. Interesting it is on the east coast so close to some of you in Maryland.

https://www-cnbc-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/09/26/first-gas-station-to-ditch-oil-for-electric-vehicle-charging-now-open.html

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Bollinger B1 and B2 electric auto's. The original concept was a truck, now Bollinger has shown off their new B1 which is an SUV and the B2 which is a pickup. Big question is how will it pass safety tests as their does not appear to be any airbags in the auto's. Retro look much like the original Land Rover.

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/09/26/bollinger-b1-b2-electric-truck-suv-unveiled/#slide-2172314

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South Korean is pushing Hydrogen as an alternative to electric or petro, yet due to explosions, death and environmental concerns, Koreans are resisting to change over to hydrogen.

To quote this story:Hydrogen stand operator Sung said while refueling itself takes about 5-7 minutes, the next driver must wait another 20 minutes before sufficient pressure builds in the storage tank to supply the hydrogen or the car's tank will not be full.

This is the other problem is that the fueling sites are not allowed to hold much in storage, so there is a 20 min wait between fueling auto's to get a full tank.

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/09/29/hydrogen-stations-south-korea/

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Rivian showed off along with their R1T silver truck a new Blue R1t with a darker interior. One of the reservation holders in Seattle video taped the event and the truck and posted to You Tube. I have to say I really like what I see, just need to get damn access to test fitting myself in the auto before I plunk down a deposit. Have to say I really have more respect from a business stand point for RJ over Musk.

More info was also posted here in the story at Electek web site.

https://electrek.co/2019/09/30/rivian-blue-r1t-electric-pickup-truck-prototype/

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According to this story, JFK airport has installed 38 charge points and is moving to change out the ground equipment used in support of airplane flights. The goal is to save 200,000 gallons of fuel and over 4 million pounds of Green house gas a year.

https://chargedevs.com/newswire/jfk-airport-terminal-5-installs-38-charging-hubs-will-electrify-ground-equipment/

Exxonmobil has come out with a complete product line of EV fluids designed to allow EVs to travel farther on a single charge and reduce wear by extending component life.

https://chargedevs.com/newswire/exxonmobil-launches-new-suite-of-fluids-and-greases-for-electric-vehicles/

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This one is an interesting story, Honda is planning to buy more renewable energy than any other auto company in the US as it pushes to reduce it's CO2 footprint.

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1125226_honda-plans-to-buy-more-renewable-energy-than-any-other-automaker

@Drew Dowdell Drew help me out here as I would like to better understand this. Is Honda just buying and reselling renewable energy with the end result is they get a green house gas exemption due to where their factories are located? It seems to me that Honda is paying for wind and solar power in exchange for a credit against the power they consume that is not renewable and as such the people around these renewable power plants are who really benefits?

These deals always seem a bit confusing. Thank you

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Very cool Conversion, a 1992 E30 BMW cabriolet had been converted to a LS V8 and was one fast road racer, it has since undergone another transformation with having a Tesla P85 power train and Chevrolet Battery packs installed into the E30 BMW and is now allowing you to never miss a yellow light again. Watch the video in the link below.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/29886/a-tesla-swapped-e30-bmw-means-youll-never-miss-a-yellow-light-again

 

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5 minutes ago, dfelt said:

This one is an interesting story, Honda is planning to buy more renewable energy than any other auto company in the US as it pushes to reduce it's CO2 footprint.

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1125226_honda-plans-to-buy-more-renewable-energy-than-any-other-automaker

@Drew Dowdell Drew help me out here as I would like to better understand this. Is Honda just buying and reselling renewable energy with the end result is they get a green house gas exemption due to where their factories are located? It seems to me that Honda is paying for wind and solar power in exchange for a credit against the power they consume that is not renewable and as such the people around these renewable power plants are who really benefits?

These deals always seem a bit confusing. Thank you

Imagine the power grid is a series of really big buckets with pipes (power transmission lines) between them. 

Electricity gets dumped into the bucket and consumers and businesses sip out of the bucket. The electricity that gets dumped into the buckets comes from all sorts of source; wind, solar, coal, nat gas, nuclear, etc.   Electricity can also be transferred from bucked to bucket.

Is the electricity Honda is actually using coming from nat gas, coal, wind, or solar? Hard to tell which electrons are actually being used, but Honda is buying the same amount of energy from renewable sources to dump into those buckets, so that counts for them as buying sustainable energy.

Due to where they are buying, then yes, the people who benefit most from GHG reduction are the people closest to these renewable plants. 

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14 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Imagine the power grid is a series of really big buckets with pipes (power transmission lines) between them. 

Electricity gets dumped into the bucket and consumers and businesses sip out of the bucket. The electricity that gets dumped into the buckets comes from all sorts of source; wind, solar, coal, nat gas, nuclear, etc.   Electricity can also be transferred from bucked to bucket.

Is the electricity Honda is actually using coming from nat gas, coal, wind, or solar? Hard to tell which electrons are actually being used, but Honda is buying the same amount of energy from renewable sources to dump into those buckets, so that counts for them as buying sustainable energy.

Due to where they are buying, then yes, the people who benefit most from GHG reduction are the people closest to these renewable plants. 

Much appreciated Drew, I knew you would put it into layman terms that would make sense to me. Since the PNW does not have alternative power suppliers, all our power which is Hydro, Wind, Solar or Ocean derived is in the same bucket sold by the only power company around PSE.

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1 hour ago, dfelt said:

Much appreciated Drew, I knew you would put it into layman terms that would make sense to me. Since the PNW does not have alternative power suppliers, all our power which is Hydro, Wind, Solar or Ocean derived is in the same bucket sold by the only power company around PSE.

You're probably part of a bigger grid than just PSE, but I haven't looked at a map at work recently to remember.

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20 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

You're probably part of a bigger grid than just PSE, but I haven't looked at a map at work recently to remember.

Thanks Drew, went out to the web site, https://www.pse.com/ but while they have an outage map, does not seem to have a grid map that says this is the areas PSE covers.

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22 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Thanks Drew, went out to the web site, https://www.pse.com/ but while they have an outage map, does not seem to have a grid map that says this is the areas PSE covers.

Of course I could have just googled it..

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Each color is on big bucket. There are smaller buckets inside those which would be localized utilities like PSE. 

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13 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Of course I could have just googled it..

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Each color is on big bucket. There are smaller buckets inside those which would be localized utilities like PSE. 

WOW, never knew, this is very interesting. Makes sense the amount of power we sell to California after seeing this map.

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If you want to read about the 4 platforms that VW, Audi, Porsche will use for EV/hybrid/ice, it is a good read.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/10/audi-is-planning-20-all-electric-models-by-2025-heres-how-it-will-do-it/

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Apparently UPS is using self driving tractor trailers on a fixed route in the southwest. 

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