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Tools, Toys and Superpowers

Toys, Tools, Enhancements and Superpowers: Technology Driven Evolution.

Toys, Tools, Enhancements and Superpowers: Technology Driven Evolution.

In the spirit of Batman and Ironman, 'tools' provide humans with abilities far beyond those we posses physically. Genetically we may be similar to a human of 100,000 years ago, but our knowledge and tools make us so different.
Sub topics
Electric Vehicles and Electrification: Another perspective.

Electric Vehicles and Electrification: Another perspective.

This topic contains subtopics on living with EVs, reference pages, and analysis of the impact of EVs and electrification on the world. As this is not a news site, the focus is on analysing the implications of news for these topics, rather reporting all EV or electrification news, for which I recommend Cleantechnica, InsideEVs and CNEVPOST. The focus of these pages is on how EVs and electrification will change our lives, and change the planet. As a species, we are currently transforming from combustion as our primary energy source, to an electronic age, where electricity is our energy source. Just how much of our lives are changed by this can be easy to overlook from the inside experiencing the steps as the occur.
Updates, The Web Tools Topic, and 2D Animation.

Updates, The Web Tools Topic, and 2D Animation.

The Web Tools discussed here are those used to create this website: Wordpress, Elementor, Wordpress.com,. Synfig, Inkscape and Gimp.
Reference
EV transition: Not fully green and taking until at least 2045.

EV transition: Not fully green and taking until at least 2045.

Battery Electric Cars? Or Is Hydrogen The Future For Cars?

Battery Electric Cars? Or Is Hydrogen The Future For Cars?

EV Recharging Reference: Not the new Refuelling. (3rd Edition).

EV Recharging Reference: Not the new Refuelling. (3rd Edition).

BYD Atto 3 / Yuan Plus: An Affordable EV, not just a rich man’s toy.

BYD Atto 3 / Yuan Plus: An Affordable EV, not just a rich man’s toy.

EV Batteries Reference: Benefits & Battery Technologies.

EV Batteries Reference: Benefits & Battery Technologies.

EV Battery swapping: Recharge or Refuel?

EV Battery swapping: Recharge or Refuel?

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

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

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

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

Battle for No1 Carmaker: Tracking Tesla and BYD.

Battle for No1 Carmaker: Tracking Tesla and BYD.

Toyota and EVs: An Electric Vehicles Enigma.

Toyota and EVs: An Electric Vehicles Enigma.

Hydrogen Future: Often Scams, Even If Not Intended, So Always Ask “Where does the hydrogen come from?”

Hydrogen Future: Often Scams, Even If Not Intended, So Always Ask “Where does the hydrogen come from?”

EV range: Anxieties vs realities & needs.

EV range: Anxieties vs realities & needs.

EV Range & Economy: Decoding the Numbers.

EV Range & Economy: Decoding the Numbers.

Robots & Job Terminations

WordPress.com to the Next Level: Plugins, Elementor, CoBlocks?

WordPress.com to the Next Level: Plugins, Elementor, CoBlocks?

Headphones, Earphones Revolution, plus  B&O Beoplay H95, H9i, H9, Apple AirPods Max  ETC.

Headphones, Earphones Revolution, plus B&O Beoplay H95, H9i, H9, Apple AirPods Max ETC.

Home Charging: The Challenge To A Green Equitable EV Transition

Home Charging: The Challenge To A Green Equitable EV Transition

Personal Mobility Advance: Unagi Model One Electric Scooter. Unagi Model 11 Mystery.

Personal Mobility Advance: Unagi Model One Electric Scooter. Unagi Model 11 Mystery.

Making Animated GIFs: Solving colour problems.

Making Animated GIFs: Solving colour problems.

Vehicles And Mobility: Road Trips and Other Superpowers.

Vehicles And Mobility: Road Trips and Other Superpowers.

Hydrogen: Facts vs Myths, blue vs green.

Hydrogen: Facts vs Myths, blue vs green.

Home Automation: Are we there yet?

Gas/Petrol/Diesel (ICEV), Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, Range Extender, or Electric?

Gas/Petrol/Diesel (ICEV), Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, Range Extender, or Electric?

The ‘Blook’: An Evolution of a book.

The ‘Blook’: An Evolution of a book.

Digital Cameras: Crop vs ‘Full Frame’

Digital Cameras: Crop vs ‘Full Frame’

Peak Design: design flaws?

Why Car Makers are Lying about the storm.

The Electric Vehicle Road Trip Problem.

Lidar/Radar & Maps: Fools-gold for Autonomous Cars

EV Charging Systems: Reference

EV Charging Systems: Reference

Timeline
ScoMo Ingenious EV Plan: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, leading climate action blocker, stretching the truth again?

ScoMo Ingenious EV Plan: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, leading climate action blocker, stretching the truth again?

Electric Cars 2025: ‘adding up’ will create a revolution. Who wins, who loses? China? Japan?

2022: Year Of The EV take over, and beginning of the end for the ‘Legacy’ Industry.

2022: Year Of The EV take over, and beginning of the end for the ‘Legacy’ Industry.

Electric Cars: 2021, It Just Doesn’t add up (yet).

Electric Vehicle Tipping Point in 2022: An end to EV subsidies?

Topics and Subtopics.
All: Tools, Toys and Superpowers

Page Updates: OFP Posts plugin, and why updates matter, and how to find them.

I am an analyst, not a journalist, which means the focus of this site is analysis. Journalists, with the word ‘jour’ at the start of their title, present pages which will normally be in their final correct form from day one.

Analysis is very different. Many topics analyses continue to evolve, and while a report on what happened at a point in time should remain intact, analysis should continually be updated to reflect current, rather than now outdated conclusions. Updates are essential for information to remain relevant.

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EV transition: Not fully green and taking until at least 2045.

Its 2022, and only 1 in 8 new car purchases globally is an EV, and as only 1 in 4 car purchases is a new car, so only 1 in 32, or 3% of all car purchases are an EV purchase. While the EV percentage is rising, there will be gas/petrol/diesel cars until at least 2045, and little reduction in emissions prior to at least 2040.

As demand for EVs will continue to outstrip supply, no one will need to choose an EV to save the planet, or run out of other choices any time soon. Bans are to pressure manufacturers, to get them to produce enough EVs to meet demand, rather than force people wanting EVs into ICEVs so makers can leverage their existing assets.

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

There are solar boats and even a solar plane already, yet the solar vehicles we hear most about, solar cars, are as of early 2022, not yet on sale.

However, that is about to change with at least 3 solar powered cars nearing production. The situation with solar cars is almost identical to the early days of EVs.

Plus, the solar does not have to be built into the vehicle to enable solar powered travel. This page will be updated as solar vehicles come to market.

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BYD Atto 3 / Yuan Plus: An Affordable EV, not just a rich man’s toy.

The car named Atto 3 or Yuan Plus depending on the market, is not only BYDs first global car, but also what I would call the first mainstream, affordable EV for the west, ending the era of EVs as being called just rich man’s toys, and the dominance of Tesla.

The Atto 3, together with BYD Ocean series models, is being released in several countries in during 2022, mainly initially left traffic countries (wheel on the right) including Australia, and bring EVs to new price points, and into price parity with ICEVs in new market segments.

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Battle for No1 Carmaker: Tracking Tesla and BYD.

Has BYD overtaken Tesla as the leading EV maker? Yes and Not yet.

It depends on how you count EVs, and there are strengths to both positions. So no undisputed world number 1, but by year end it is quite possible BYD will be clear number 1, at least for a while.

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 when EVs take over, if no legacy brand passes them. But will either of them ever reach true #1 before the chasing pack catches them?

This page is to report and track progress.

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Electric Vehicles and Electrification: Another perspective.

This topic contains subtopics on living with EVs, reference pages, and analysis of the impact of EVs and electrification on the world.

As this is not a news site, the focus is on analysing the implications of news for these topics, rather reporting all EV or electrification news, for which I recommend Cleantechnica, InsideEVs and CNEVPOST.

The focus of these pages is on how EVs and electrification will change our lives, and change the planet. As a species, we are currently transforming from combustion as our primary energy source, to an electronic age, where electricity is our energy source. Just how much of our lives are changed by this can be easy to overlook from the inside experiencing the steps as the occur.

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EV Battery swapping: Recharge or Refuel?

There is a full exploration of recharging electric vehicles on another page, but there is an a “refuelling” alternative to recharging: battery swapping.

With electrical appliances in the past, when the batteries went flat, we swapped them. Then rechargeable batteries became popular so we could avoid throwing out the old batteries, but I swap first and then recharge. It turns out, we can also do that with cars, and it is happening already.

Battery swapping, take only around 5 minutes, but so does recharging the latest batteries. Battery swapping will likely play a key role in the future, but not necessarily the role many expect.

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

Electric vehicles have become desirable “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.

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Home Charging: The Challenge To A Green Equitable EV Transition

Moving to EVs is going to increase electricity requirements, and at a time when there is already a technical challenge to more the electricity supply to “green” source. But what it electric vehicles could solve the “green power grid” problem, provide energy security, and avert a threat of increasing inequality? It turns out dream scenario is definitely possible, but can be fully realised only if the home charging problem be solved.

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