What is the Media saying About Electric Vehicles?

Vancouver EV maker wins innovation award at CES. Retrieved on January 18th, 2018.

 Check out the amazing work of our Canadian automobile manufacturer Electra Meccanica. This year they won the Automotive Innovation Award for the Consumer Electronics Show. The single seater Solo is the de facto all electric car, which accommodates nearly 80 per cent of Americans’ commute to work sitting at a full-charge range of 160 kilometers and a top speed of 220 km/h. Here is a short video.

 Electric vehicle battery debate heats up as Nissan home battery debuts.

Retrieved on January 26th, 2018.

In the UK, Nissan is introducing Nissan Energy Solar, a trial home battery storage system that enhances the sales of electric vehicles. After charging these batteries through the solar power system, electric vehicle owners can use these batteries to fuel their vehicles. The push towards solar storage speaks to a larger narrative focused on reducing carbon emissions and a part of the green network of transportation. Nissan is not the only player in this game. Luxury car makers such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi produce battery storage solutions based on their electric vehicle technology and often these batteries are recycled from electric vehicles.

 A Ford Mach 1 Battery Electric Performance Car Is Coming In 2020.

Retrieved on January 17th, 2018.

For 2020, Ford is committed to launching a Ford F – 150 denoted as “Mach 1” Hybrid and a battery electric performance vehicle. The details of the vehicle are yet to come, but check out this link to see what is out there. Stay tuned to see new developments in this sphere.

 Electric Vehicle Data Analysis with Machine Learning & Business Intelligence.

Retrieved on January 20th, 2018.

Machine learning is making its way to the electric vehicle sphere in a number of areas. The example is drawn from the City of Jose and the concept is simple.

 Microsoft Azure and Prospect Silicon Valley (ProspectsSV) collaborated to examine how the cloud-based platform can be useful to retrieve, restore, visualize and predict trends based on data from multiple sources. One of the objectives of this project is vehicle accident analysis by analyzing vehicle accident data provided by San Jose’s police department and correlate it with recorded weather conditions. Secondly, the project determines the utilization of vehicle charging stations managed by ProspectsSV throughout the State of California using Microsoft’s Power BI business analysis tools to identify which stations are over used or under used to inform policy processes around building new charging stations. Finally, the project assists motorists in locating electric vehicle stations to identify those currently in use and helps predict whether stations will be in use at a specified arrival time.

What does the Province of Ontario Legislation Says About Electric Vehicles?

End-of-life vehicles are starting to become a part of the discussion around resource recovery, but that is still in infancy stages. In the interim, check out Bill 151, Waste-Free Ontario Act, 2016.

An Act to enact the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 and the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016 and to repeal the Waste Diversion Act, 2002

The rules and regulations guiding the Province of Ontario’s resource recovery include the following:

Check out the News Release as the Province of Ontario is making it easy for Ontarian's to access electric vehicle charging stations in workplaces.

What Are EVs?

As the name suggests, electric cars and vehicles use electric motor that is powered by electricity from batteries or fuel cells. However, not all electric vehicles work in the same fashion. For instance, plug-in hybrids offer gasoline or diesel engine in addition to an electric motor (that is powered by a chargeable battery when plugging in). battery electric vehicles operate exclusively on electricity, while others power an electric motor by converting hydrogen gas into electricity (hydrogen fuel cell vehicles).

Some of the prospects of using electric vehicles include their efficiency compared to the most efficient conventional vehicles. Further, using the cleanest electricity grids to power EV batteries ensures that there is zero emissions, which serves to achieve various sustainability goals. Even with the use of efficient vehicles, the cost to refuel EVs can be a fraction of gasoline cost leading to saving hundreds of dollars a year.

Read More: What Are Electric Cars?

Retrieved on February 1st, 2018.

What are the types of EVs?

  • Plug-in hybrids are rechargeable from an outlet, they replace miles that would have been driven on gasoline with electricity using gasoline engine on longer trips. To learn more about how plug-in vehicles work, click here.
  • Battery-electric cars use electricity as means of fuel. With the rise of charging stations in the public domain and in workplaces, charging EVs is easier than before. They are known as the most environmentally friendly cars for the absence of emissions. Here is how they work.

  • Fuel cell vehicles are smaller but growing sector of EVs as they go through quick refueling techniques and have long driving ranges. They also require hydrogen refueling stations. Here is how they work.
  • Conventional hybrid vehicles retain the range and convenience of conventional vehicles. They are also feasible when electric drivers do not match drivers’ needs. Here is how they work.

What Are Types of Electric Vehicle Batteries?

Becoming familiar with different types of electric vehicle batteries is necessary to understand the value proposition of EVs. For instance, lithium-ion is named for its active materials. This article includes six of the most common Li-ions, but the two most common types of batteries electric vehicles are concerned with include Lithium Manganese Oxide (LiMn2O4). This compound is known for its thermal stability and safety and best known for its use in hybrid and electric vehicles. Most Li-manganese batteries blend well with lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide (NMC) to enhance energy and prolong the life span. This blend essentially makes good result and Li-manganese NMC is the most popular for electric cars including Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt and BMW i3. Specifically, Li-manganese provides the long driving range while LMO (that can be near 30 percent) provides high current boost on acceleration.

Read More: BU-205: Types of Lithium-ion  

Retrieved on January 21st, 2018.