Energy Infrastructure for All Electric Cars

Assuming each EV travels 12,000 miles annually, consuming approximately 300 Wh/mi of AC energy and assuming 4.9 % system losses for transmission and distribution, then each EV will require 3.8 MWh/year of energy generation. If there were 10 million EVs in California then they would need 28 TWh/year. The US has added up to 100 …

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Rivian Will Make Electric Amazon Delivery Trucks

Amazon has led a $700 million investment in electric truck and electric SUV company, Rivian. Amazon and Rivian will develop Amazon delivery vehicles and build out its logistics network. General Motors might also invest in Rivian. Rivian’s CEO R.J. Scaringe told Greentechmedia that they will have a 400-mile range truck with 185 kwh of cattery …

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Flying between small airports will be faster, cleaner and cheaper with hybrid electric planes

Zunum Aero is a startup backed by Boeing and Jet Blue who is developing hybrid electric and all-electric aircraft of varying sizes. The planes would fly between the thousands of small airports around the USA. Southern California-based charter air services, JetSuite and JetSuite X, announced a deal where they would buy up to 100 of …

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US is not buying regular cars so Ford will stop making them and shift to more SUV, trucks, SUV and new electric vehicles

By 2020, almost 90 percent of the Ford Motor company portfolio in North America will be trucks, utilities and commercial vehicles. Given declining consumer demand and product profitability, the company will not invest in next generations of traditional Ford sedans for North America. Over the next few years, the Ford car portfolio in North America …

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General Motors will self driving ride sharing service with electric cars in 2019

General Motors plans to introduce an autonomous ride-sharing service to several big cities in 2019. GM outlined its vision to reinvent itself. GM wants a future with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion. GM sells 2.7 million cars a year and sodl 150,000 electric vehicles. GM has the Bolt electric car. GM bought self-driving …

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First self-assembled 3D superconductor structure created

Prof. Ulrich Wiesner, material science and engineering, created the first ever self-assembled, three-dimensional superconductor with a research group of graduate students and professors of different disciplines. This is the first time a superconductor has self-assembled into a porous, three-dimensional gyroidal structure. After years of collaboration with co-author Prof. Sol Gruner, physics, Wiesner developed the idea …

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