Editor Blogs

January 2024
Porsche's Electric SUV isn't for the Common Man

Porsche's Electric SUV isn't for the Common Man

­While it’s never been cheaper to electrify your transportation, Porsche’s new EV is unequivocally for wealthy patrons who want to go green. With a starting price of $78,800 (and $100K+ for the Turbo variant), Porsche’s Macan electric SUV won’t help normalize renewable energy, but it will leave a lasting i
Date:
01/29/2024
Second Life Batteries to Power Remote African Locations
AceOn

AceOn’s portable power generators and mini-grid systems

One of the biggest problems with electric vehicles is that their batteries degrade over time and performance drops off, until the batteries have to be replaced. The lowered performance could be due to several things, for example, temperature, cycles, or just time. In under a decade the battery could need replac
Date:
01/25/2024
Snow Reminds EV Owners that Batteries Hate Cold Weather

Snow Reminds EV Owners that Batteries Hate Cold Weather

­With blizzards blanketing the country, thousands of motorists are getting a crash course on why EVs and cold weather don’t mix. Reports are coming in from Chicago-area recharging stations of “car graveyards” – an Oak Brook Tesla supercharging station has seen desperate consumers spending hours, even days
Date:
01/22/2024
CES Posits AI as the Next Big Thing

CES Posits AI as the Next Big Thing

­AI will be a crucial component of the Internet of Things and industrial applications, but if CES 2024 is any indication, the consumer world will be clamoring for a piece of the artificially intelligent pie. When any consumer technology is ready for the big leagues (or when there’s enough chatter about it and
Date:
01/16/2024
New Report Investigates Na-ion Batteries
IDTechEx

A comparison of different battery chemistries

A new report looking at the opportunities for sodium ion (Na-ion) batteries in the market has just been published by IDTechEx. “Sodium-ion Batteries 2024-2034: Technology, Players, Markets, and Forecasts”, provides in-depth coverage of the industry including coverage of the largest players, granular 10-year fore
Date:
01/16/2024
Application Blockage Slows the UK Green Energy Transition
adobe

The UK needs to overhaul its energy grid application process to help with its energy transition.

  The move from fossil fuels to renewable energy is proving anything but easy. At least in the UK, lack of investment from previous governments that have failed to prepare for the transition means that there is a tremendous amount of work to do. The fossil fuel energy grid has always relied upon relatively
Date:
01/10/2024
UK EV Sales Surge to Record Highs

UK EV Sales Surge to Record Highs

­While the overall UK new car market is still recovering from COVID-19, EVs are surging, with record high deliveries in 2020. The global vehicular market took a fiscal sledgehammer courtesy of the global market, and the UK was no exception. As lockdowns went into place, the UK recorded a mere 1.63 million
Date:
01/08/2024
CES to Witness a

CES to Bear Witness to an "Avalanche" of AI

­CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, loves latching into themes. A consistent message is a more easily-digestible one. When I went to CES in the late 2000s/early 2010s, the message was 3D. In 2024, the topic du jour will be AI. This probably shouldn’t come as a surprise. We’ve all seen the AI chatbots, and the AI-generated imag
Date:
01/02/2024

 

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