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Bill Gates is going nuclear: How his latest project could power U.S. homes and AI

Bill Gates is going nuclear: How his latest project could power U.S. homes and AI


Via: hallux  •  Alternative Energy  •  4 Comments  •  one month ago

German company launches candle wax-powered rocket on test flight into space

German company launches candle wax-powered rocket on test flight into space


Via: hallux  •  Alternative Energy  •  2 Comments  •  2 months ago

Tesla Semi in short supply for PepsiCo; other customers use competing EV trucks

Tesla Semi in short supply for PepsiCo; other customers use competing EV trucks


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  13 Comments  •  3 months ago

Tesla - it wasn't Musk way back then - started manufacturing EV cars before the dams broke. Those first Teslas weren't very good. The engineering was so-so, and the manufacturing was...
Hyundai Changed The Game - An "8-Speed" Electric Car!

Hyundai Changed The Game - An "8-Speed" Electric Car!


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  4 Comments  •  3 months ago

When I was young (a long, long time ago) I had a hot hatch. It was a blast! When I was a bit older I had a sports sedan. Also a blast. I don't know what to think here... Fake sounds...
Would You Consider the $10,000 Chinese BYD Seagull EV?

Would You Consider the $10,000 Chinese BYD Seagull EV?


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  35 Comments  •  3 months ago

Other countries get choices. I don't mean between "big" and "bigger". There may be some way of buying a Hummer EV in Europe... but then again, there may not. For sure you can get...
EV fast-charging comes to condos and apartments

EV fast-charging comes to condos and apartments


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  4 Comments  •  3 months ago

This is already fairly common in Europe, where higher density housing is more common. (In large parts of America, ONLY single-family housing is legal.) Progress is slow... but it's...
UK Fusion Team Achieves Major Milestone - Breakthrough Explained

UK Fusion Team Achieves Major Milestone - Breakthrough Explained


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  1 Comments  •  3 months ago

I am wary - to say the least - of any article about nuclear fusion. We've been serenaded with "Clean nuclear power is just around the corner" for decades.   On the other hand, Ben Miles is...
Haul right now? We hit the road in Mercedes’ AMAZING electric trucks

Haul right now? We hit the road in Mercedes’ AMAZING electric trucks


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  1 Comments  •  3 months ago

While we civilians are more directly interested in cars, the BIG gains from electrification will be in trucks. Here are three that Mercedes is selling in the UK.  I couldn't find anything...
20 best cities to own an electric vehicle

20 best cities to own an electric vehicle


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  232 Comments  •  3 months ago

Not many surprises, here, with San Francisco and Boston near the top. Is Austin really in Texas?
Biden urged to ban China-made electric vehicles

Biden urged to ban China-made electric vehicles


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  8 Comments  •  3 months ago

Sherrod Brown is a fairly liberal Democrat from a now-fairly-red state. There was a time when unions could deliver Ohio, but no more. Brown needs Biden to show Ohio's rust-belt workers...
Detroit went all-in on big, expensive EVs. Here's what the data show we'd rather buy

Detroit went all-in on big, expensive EVs. Here's what the data show we'd rather buy


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  15 Comments  •  4 months ago

This really should be common knowledge, but sadly there's so much disinformation out there. This in from a business site, so it must be true...
Why Can't We Have Nice Things??

Why Can't We Have Nice Things??


By: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  38 Comments  •  4 months ago

Here are some choices that are found in the UK.  You can't have any of them. Not even the Jeep.  So... nah!!
Electric Vehicle Statistics 2024

Electric Vehicle Statistics 2024


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  17 Comments  •  4 months ago

Karma! One day, a couple of conversations go south because of uncertain data. The next day... an article dedicated to data. Of course. Karma.
Battery tech twofer - A video and a text article

Battery tech twofer - A video and a text article


By: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  4 Comments  •  4 months ago

Yesterday I seeded an article about EV battery tech: A Motor Vehicle Battery Price War Is Kicking Off I mentioned that there are battery tech articles every week. So of course......
A motor vehicle battery price war is kicking off

A motor vehicle battery price war is kicking off


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  12 Comments  •  4 months ago

When comparing ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) cars with EVs, we usually forget that we're comparing a technology that has been constantly improving for well over a century, with another...
The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Isn't A "Tesla Fighter"... It's Better...

The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Isn't A "Tesla Fighter"... It's Better...


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  4 Comments  •  4 months ago

Alex Dykes is a car guy. Also a truck guy. He road-tests all kinds of cars and pickup trucks, both ICE and EV. His site is a must for gear-heads. This car, the Ioniq 6, was not at all on...
Pickup Truck Guy: A Brief Psychoanalysis

Pickup Truck Guy: A Brief Psychoanalysis


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  181 Comments  •  4 months ago

I'm not in favor of dictating other people's behavior... because I don't want them dictating mine. If someone wants to behave stupidly, that's their own lookout. But I mind when their...
More nice stuff Americans can't have

More nice stuff Americans can't have


By: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  4 Comments  •  4 months ago

These aren't really on my shopping list. I had a hot hatch many years ago - great fun! We had only a single child, but we had a seven-passenger wagon into which my wife could pack an entire...
Renault Scenic EV takes first place as (European) Car of the Year

Renault Scenic EV takes first place as (European) Car of the Year


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  4 Comments  •  5 months ago

Why can't Americans have the good stuff? (No, Buzz. I didn't get paid for this either....  )
The Renault 5 E-Tech is a retro-electric hatchback with funky style and a nice price

The Renault 5 E-Tech is a retro-electric hatchback with funky style and a nice price


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  5 Comments  •  5 months ago

Great looking little car.  Good price. (Don't forget: Europeans include roughly 20% Value Added Tax in the announced sales price So of course... it will not be sold in America.
The 10 most deeply discounted electric cars right now

The 10 most deeply discounted electric cars right now


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  2 Comments  •  5 months ago

So ummm...... What kind of margin were these companies trying to gouge, before customers simply said "NO!"?
Cheap Chinese cars from Mexico could be 'an extinction-level event,' U.S. trade group says

Cheap Chinese cars from Mexico could be 'an extinction-level event,' U.S. trade group says


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  25 Comments  •  5 months ago

I've been a gearhead for over sixty years. When I was a kid, General Motors was by far the greatest industrial company in the world, controlling well over half of the American automobile...
Transport Evolved News TEN Episode 474 - Don't Slow On EVs, Joe!

Transport Evolved News TEN Episode 474 - Don't Slow On EVs, Joe!


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  1 Comments  •  5 months ago

This is my go-to EV news source. Weekly and wide-ranging. But beware!!!! They're gay!  
Switching to electric vehicles would be fantastic for kids' health

Switching to electric vehicles would be fantastic for kids' health


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  1 Comments  •  5 months ago

Direct health benefits never occurred to me. Which is pretty dumb, since I have COPD.  
That time the Morgan Motor Company designed a modern coupe, the Aeromax

That time the Morgan Motor Company designed a modern coupe, the Aeromax


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  4 Comments  •  5 months ago

Morgans are cool. I've never even sat in one. But they're cool.
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