Editor Blogs

October 2023
Honda, GM Cancel Joint Project for Low-Cost EVs

The cancelled Honda/GM project would’ve used the Ultium battery platform, seen here.

­Well, so much for that. After much ado, Honda and GM have abruptly canceled their plans to release a joint platform for use in low-cost EVs. Last year, Honda and GM declared their intention to use General Motors’ new Ultium battery platform to create an architecture for affordable electric vehicles in North Ame
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10/30/2023
Corvette E-Ray Hybrid Achieves High Performance, High Price Tag

Corvette E-Ray Hybrid Achieves High Performance, High Price Tag

­We’ve spoken before about luxury EVs clearly not aimed at the average consumer – the EV Cadillac Escalade and the EV Ferrari, amongst others – and the 2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray is set to follow in their gold-encrusted footsteps. The good news – the E-Ray runs about the same damage as the track-focused Z06. The bad news – the E-Ray is about 40K more than the
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10/23/2023
Infineon Teams up with Adidas for Shoe that

Infineon Teams up with Adidas for Shoe that "Hears" Music

­It’s not often that we get to utter a world-renowned athletic apparel brand like Adidas in the same breath as anyone or anything in our industry…which makes this collaboration all the cooler. In a joint project – the likes of which could easily grab eyeballs at the Consumer Electronics Show – Infi
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10/16/2023
New Model Makes Industrial Renewables Decision Making Easier
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A solar thermal installation

The majority of manufacturers would like to become more sustainable. It often benefits the business by using power that they have generated themselves. However, green technology often has a cost attached, usually a large upfront one to buy and install the technology. There is also a question of which type of renew
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10/10/2023
Governor Newsom Signs Wave Energy Legislation into Law
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Wave energy converter harnessing the power of ocean waves to generate renewable electricity.

Renewable energy currently relies on solar energy and wind energy to do most of the hard graft. However, those two energy sources supply intermittent power – there is no solar power at night, and wind power can’t be generated when the weather is calm. There’s been a huge amount of work done to try make the
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10/10/2023
Tesla Drops the Price on its Best-Selling Models - Again

Tesla Drops the Price on its Best-Selling Models - Again

­Tesla is aggressively pricing its workhorse vehicles, though probably not for the reason you think. To wit – the EV company is dropping the price of the Model Y and Model 3 vehicles by as much as $2,250. The Model Y Long Range and Model Y Performance are going down by $2K apiece, while the Model 3 (Teslas
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10/09/2023
UK Auto Industry Needs More Support for Electric Transition
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  Just over a week ago, UK PM Rishi Sunak put back the date for the UK transition to new EV only sales from 2030 to 2035. He insisted that the move was in line with most of the UK’s main competitors, and that moving the date back would lessen any economic harm from the move – levelling the playing field. H
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10/08/2023
California to Force Bigger Companies to Disclose Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Operations and Supply Chain

California Senator and bill author Scott Wiener

­Believe it or not, but companies aren’t currently required to report their greenhouse gas emissions (for better or worse)…which makes a recently-passed California bill all the more pertinent. SB 253 would force companies with annual revenues over $1 billion to disclose emissions from their operations, e
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10/02/2023

 


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