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Electric Vehicles: Updates And New Content.

This page will become the topic introduction page for pages on electric vehicles.

It has been a few weeks since I posted new pages, but I have been busy updating and improving pages posted previously, as can be seen from the updates page.

Recent updates to EV pages on electric vehicles in preparation for some new content, including:

* = Recently Updated as of March 2022.

External Reference data on EVs:

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  1. There is one HUGE problem with EV & ICE vehicles, RESOURCES!
    NO ONE can “produce” a raw material like OIL, it’s EXTRACTED from the earth.

    The resources needed to produce those TECHNOLOGIES are limited & to access those resources ( drill, mine, frack, chop etc) you need OIL & OIL is the keystone of this civilization.
    Not enough oil = no civilization & no 8 BILLION humans.

    I would love to drive an EV but their too expensive & if I did buy one I would be increasing the demand for MORE OIL, COAL, NATURAL GAS, STEEL, COPPER, LITHIUM, LEAD ETC !!

    We cannot, must not, increase the demand for more C022 producing technologies!
    Instead, we must vastly CUT our use of those fossil resources but that will also mean starvation of most humans & no matter what else we do, we are still set for a collapse & a dieoff.

    We are in a trap of our own making, EV’s cannot solve the problem of resource decline & shortages as they are also DEPENDENT UPON DECLINING RESOURCES!
    EV’S & ICE are a dead end as is all of the technology we use that depends upon fossil resources.

    It’s IRRELAVENT how “efficient” they are, how “clean” they are & they still aren’t “green” since they depend upon dirty fossil resources.
    We are headed for collapse, it won’t be gentle, it will be our worse nightmare.
    8 BILLION humans cannot survive without sufficient fossil resources & we can’t go back to how we did it before oil, there are too many of us & our resources are very depleted, most humans will die off.
    A few scientist think we could go extinct.

    I think humans are tough & very adaptable, I think some of us will survive the end of the fossil resource age but it won’t be a “Jetson’s” existance either, it will be more like a hard, pre industrial existance, hard dirty work, & a short life.

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The EV climate change lag problem: Don’t buy an EV just to save the planet.

The bad news is EVs won’t help in time to keep global warming below +2.0oC, or reduce emissions in the critical years up to 2040. The EV transition means things still get worse before they get better, until late as 2050. The problem is not the ‘long tailpipe argument‘, but the challenge of the transition to EVs. EVs do, over their lifetime, result in a reduction in emissions, but the whole process can take decades, does not alone solve immediate climate problem. Emissions can even be worse if too many people buy EVs too soon.

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Solar Electric Vehicles: What you can, and can’t do with solar power.

There are solar boats and even a plane already, yet the EVs we are most familiar with are cars, and despite all the models on sale, none so far is solar powered.

However, that is set to set to change with at least 3 solar powered cars nearing production, and of course the solar does not have to built into the car to enable solar powered travel. I decided to publish a page as a place where I can continue to add updates as progress occurs.

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Battle for No1 Carmaker: Tracking Tesla and BYD.

I have already have a page tracking the fall of current leaders Toyota, VW etc, and this page tracks the rise of the new contenders for the worlds number 1 carmaker: Tesla and BYD.

These two are the current EV market leaders, and as EVs gain market share, these two are on trajectories to become no #1 and no #2 car carmakers world wide. But will either of them ever reach true #1?

I have excluded Tesla and BYD from the ‘new kids on the block’, page tracking the rise of new EV companies as the race between these EV heavyweights warrants its own page.

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EV Battery swapping: Recharge or Refuel?

My keyboard is powered by batteries which convert stored chemical energy to electricity. For more energy, I can either ‘refuel’ by swapping batteries for instant new energy, or ‘recharge’ the batteries which takes longer but is more efficient.

Every car ever produced is also powered by chemical energy, and either combusts the chemicals to release heat, or converts the energy to electricity to power the car.

Why is it that, we rarely get to choose between refuel or recharge?

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Tracking Legacy Car Brands Fall As EVs Rise. (step 3)

Electric vehicles have become viable as “real” cars much sooner than expected. We are in a time of disruption by electrification as planes, trains and automobiles, as well as shipping all move to electric power, but it is the car industry that will be most disrupted. New players such as Tesla, Rivian, Lucid and others, combined with the globalisation of the EV centric Chinese car industry, will take around 50% of the market. So what happens to the existing big brands of the legacy car industry? Either half die out, all halve in size, or some combination of both. that has being producing internal combustion engine vehicles?

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