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EVs, Mobility and Electrification.

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.
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Reference
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.

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.

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.

Should You Buy A Hybrid: ICE, Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, Range Extender, or Electric?

Should You Buy A Hybrid: ICE, Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, Range Extender, or Electric?

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: EVs, Mobility and Electrification.

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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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.

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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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