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UK Fusion Team Achieves Major Milestone - Breakthrough Explained

UK Fusion Team Achieves Major Milestone - Breakthrough Explained


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  1 Comments  •  an hour 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  •  an hour 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  •  6 hours 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  •  23 hours 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  •  2 weeks 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  •  2 weeks 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  •  2 weeks 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  •  3 weeks 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  •  3 weeks 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  •  3 weeks 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  •  3 weeks 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  •  one month 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  •  2 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  •  2 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  •  2 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  •  2 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  •  2 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  •  2 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  •  2 months ago

Morgans are cool. I've never even sat in one. But they're cool.
Report: BYD Plotting New EV Factory in Mexico

Report: BYD Plotting New EV Factory in Mexico


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

One way or another, the Chinese are coming. BYD recently sold the most EVs in the world over a year. More than Tesla. They build all sizes. The Atto 3 would work well in the US...
Chevy prices 2024 Equinox EV lineup; $35K model to launch late 2024

Chevy prices 2024 Equinox EV lineup; $35K model to launch late 2024


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  4 Comments  •  2 months ago

I do NOT understand GM. They really seem to be sabotaging their own EV program. Where is their "Trax EV"? That would sell like hotcakes. Instead, they're setting themselves against...
New indoor EV charging station in San Francisco offers a glimpse into the future

New indoor EV charging station in San Francisco offers a glimpse into the future


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  15 Comments  •  2 months ago

My wife and I are homeowners, so we'd have no problem charging at home. I can see a place for this setup... for a while, as we settle into the new tech. But I wonder if they will last.
How much EV range do you really need?

How much EV range do you really need?


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  60 Comments  •  2 months ago

"This is really risky! We could find hay at any stable, but no! We have to find a pharmacy that sells petrol ... "These new-fangled machines give me range anxiety!" Travelers haven't...
The cheapest cars and EVs to own and operate in 2024

The cheapest cars and EVs to own and operate in 2024


By: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  14 Comments  •  2 months ago

It's interesting to compare the two lists. 
2025 Volvo EX30 First Drive: An EV Value That's Worth the Wait

2025 Volvo EX30 First Drive: An EV Value That's Worth the Wait


Via: outis  •  Alternative Energy  •  6 Comments  •  2 months ago

This would be my choice, if I want to stretch my budget a bit. Excellent performance, quality interior. Volvos are kinda expensive, and there's a reason: they're good cars!
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