Transcript Welcome to R&D Market Pulse, a weekly report on the top spenders in research and development. I’m R&D Magazine Editor Laura Panjwani GM Calls for National Electric Vehicle Initiative General Motors has proposed the establishment of a National Zero Emissions Vehicle program to be adopted across all 50 states. The company wants to see framework introduced starting in 2021 to ensure the U.S. is a world leader in electric vehicle use and development. GM called for the program to, among other things, establish Zero Emissions Vehicle requirements by credits each year, starting at 7 percent in 2021 and increasing 2 percent each year to 15 percent by 2025, then 25 percent by 2030. GM representatives said they anticipate that a National Zero Emissions Vehicle program, as recommended, has the potential to place more than 7 million long-range EVs on the road by 2030, yielding a cumulative incremental reduction of 375 million tons of CO2 emissions between 2021 and 2030 … [Read more...] about R&D Market Pulse: GM Calls for National Electric Vehicle Initiative
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Friday it wants the Trump administration to back a nationwide program to boost sales of zero emission vehicles like electric cars, even as the government has proposed ending California’s ability to require more clean vehicles. FILE PHOTO: The GM logo is seen at the General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo GM says a nationwide program modeled on California’s effort could result in 7 million electric vehicles, or EVs, on U.S. roads by 2030. The largest U.S. automaker said the requirements would not apply if “battery cost or infrastructure targets are not practicable within the time frame.” GM product chief Mark Reuss told reporters that governments and industries in Asia and Europe “are working together to enact policies now to hasten the shift to an all-electric future. It’s very simple: America has the opportunity … [Read more...] about GM wants Trump administration to back national electric vehicle…
Oct 26, 2:36 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By David Shepardson 10/26/18 AT 1:00 AM General Motors Co (GM.N) said on Friday it wants the Trump administration to back a nationwide program to boost the sale of zero emission vehicles like electric cars, even as the government has proposed ending California's ability to require more clean vehicles.GM says a nationwide program modeled on California's effort could result in 7 million electric vehicles, or EVs, on U.S. roads by 2030. The largest U.S. automaker said the requirements would not apply if "battery cost or infrastructure targets are not practicable within the time frame."GM product chief Mark Reuss told reporters that governments and industries in Asia and Europe "are working together to enact policies now to hasten the shift to an all-electric future. It's very simple: America has the opportunity to lead in the technologies of the future."A … [Read more...] about GM Wants Trump Administration To Back National Electric Vehicle Program
Paul F. P. Pogue Tribune News Service Published 10:02 p.m. UTC Aug 16, 2018 We often treat the electrical systems of our homes as if they’re invisible, reliably delivering power day and night. That is, right up until the moment they don’t. Just like your car, electrical systems can develop a host of problems that are best fixed sooner rather than later. Don’t underestimate the complexity and importance of your electrical system. Your home’s power grid involves hundreds, if not thousands, of connections. And that many parts creates numerous potential points of failure. The U.S. Fire Administration estimates electrical malfunctions caused 23,500 residential fires in 2016. You can hire a licensed electrician for an inspection to check your home’s safety. Prices vary based on location and the size of your house. But on average, be prepared to spend a few hundred dollars on this vital checkup. Your electrician should submit a detailed written report of … [Read more...] about Ask Angie’s List: What should I expect from an electrical inspection?
(Reuters) - China’s BYD (1211.HK) (002594.SZ) is looking at launching battery production in Europe, the latest Asian battery maker aiming to make inroads in Europe as Brussels seek to build a home-grown industry to fuel a surge in electric car production. Europe has only one operating factory producing battery cells for electric cars - a plant in Britain that produces batteries for Nissan (7201.T) vehicles such as the LEAF. Below are details of plans to establish electric vehicle (EV) battery plants in Europe: NORTHVOLT northvolt.com The Swedish company, headed by a former Tesla (TSLA.O) executive, aims to build Europe’s biggest lithium-ion battery factory, producing 32 gigawatt hours (GWh) of battery cells a year by 2023, rivalling Tesla’s U.S. “gigafactory”. It has partnered with Siemens (SIEGn.DE), ABB (ABBN.S) and Volkswagen-owned (VOWG_p.DE) truckmaker Scania to build the 4 billion euro ($4.7 billion)plant while the European Investment Bank has … [Read more...] about Factbox: Plans for electric car battery production in Europe