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There was time when mobile phones where just rich man's toys. The BYD 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 EV as rich man's toy. It is being released in several countries in early 2022, mainly left traffic countries (wheel on the right) including Australia, but will go global. The Atto 3 competes on price, size and features with affordable gasoline/petrol compact SUVs. The Atto 3 is not a car priced as a BYD competitor for the regular Toyota Corolla, as that car, the Atto 2 will follow in Australia late 2022 or early 2023.

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?

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?

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.

(see the mystery below). Way back in 2001, Dean Kamen launched the Segway, heralding a new era in personal mobility. Although the Segway did not deliver that new era, it is possible he was onto something that is gradually becoming a reality. This is a look at how far the Unagi E500 model one electric scooter advances personal mobility, and what broader steps technology has made towards personal mobility.

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By the end of 2022, Electric Vehicles (EVs) will be the choice for the majority of all new car buyers worldwide. In practice, while Asia and Europe will see EVs at over 50% market share, delivery in some key markets where EVs currently have around 5% market share to around 20% by year end, but the end of the internal combustion engine will clearly be looming. The motor vehicle industry, sales and servicing, will see upheaval with the majority of current players headed forced close or sell out.
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BYD Atto 3 / Yuan Plus: Affordable EV, not just a rich man’s toy.

There was time when mobile phones where just rich man’s toys. The BYD 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 EV as rich man’s toy. It is being released in several countries in early 2022, mainly left traffic countries (wheel on the right) including Australia, but will go global. The Atto 3 competes on price, size and features with affordable gasoline/petrol compact SUVs. The Atto 3 is not a car priced as a BYD competitor for the regular Toyota Corolla, as that car, the Atto 2 will follow in Australia late 2022 or early 2023.

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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?

Read More »

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?

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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

(see the mystery below). Way back in 2001, Dean Kamen launched the Segway, heralding a new era in personal mobility. Although the Segway did not deliver that new era, it is possible he was onto something that is gradually becoming a reality. This is a look at how far the Unagi E500 model one electric scooter advances personal mobility, and what broader steps technology has made towards personal mobility.

Read More »

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

By the end of 2022, Electric Vehicles (EVs) will be the choice for the majority of all new car buyers worldwide. In practice, while Asia and Europe will see EVs at over 50% market share, delivery in some key markets where EVs currently have around 5% market share to around 20% by year end, but the end of the internal combustion engine will clearly be looming. The motor vehicle industry, sales and servicing, will see upheaval with the majority of current players headed forced close or sell out.

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

Something completely different. A discussion on how this site is hosted: on wordpress.com.

Anyone who has started a “blog” or other site on wordpress.com, may get to wonder, what are the options for upgrading the website? What is the value of the free, personal or premium plans and beyond? What real world benefits are there, and, alternatively, what would you lose and/or gain from moving away from wordpress.com. This is a page discussing being in that situation. If you are not considering having a website, it may be of little interest.

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