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Infrastruttura di ricarica. Sotto l’aspetto economico, merita un approfondimento l’associazione frequentemente invocata tra E-Mobility e fonti rinnovabili quale la generazione fotovoltaica. Va da sé che l’idea di una mobilità totalmente priva di impatto ambientale - dalla generazione elettrica fino all’uso del veicolo, è affascinante. Va però rimarcato che anche nella situazione attuale italiana, con energia elettrica prodotta in parte da fonti fossili, il veicolo elettrico mantiene comunque lo stesso pregio di totale assenza di inquinamento nel punto di utilizzo, e le sue emissioni di CO2 restano attorno alla metà o meno di quelle dei veicoli endotermici: è un miglioramento che di per sé può considerarsi già radicale e non condiviso da altre tecnologie. Il contributo di una fonte rinnovabile porterebbe ovviamente l’ulteriore beneficio di azzerare anche la quota residua di emissioni climalteranti.

How Tesla Will Change The World. This is Part 2 of a four-part series on Elon Musk’s companies. For an explanation of why this series is happening and how Musk is involved, start with Part 1. PDF and ebook options: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing (see a preview here), and an ebook containing the whole four-part Elon Musk series: A Wait But Why post can be a few different things.

One type of WBW post is the “let’s just take this whole topic and really actually get to the bottom of it so we can all completely get it from here forward.” The ideal topic for that kind of post is one that’s really important to our lives, and that tends to come up a lot, but that’s also hugely complex and confusing, often controversial with differing information coming out of different mouths, and that ends up leaving a lot of people feeling like they don’t totally get it as well as they “should.” I’ve heard people compare knowledge of a topic to a tree.

Two disclaimers before we start: Contents Taming a Dragon. Can electric cars disrupt the car market? Part 1: No. The new Quantino EV with flow-cell battery, presented in Geneva 2016 Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will do well to take more than 10% of global light duty vehicle market share by mid-century, writes research scientist Schalk Cloete.

This is because BEVs with the large battery pack needed for broad consumer acceptance will remain more expensive than internal combustion engine (ICE) cars. According to Cloete, this price premium is unlikely to be accepted by the mass market even under optimistic future BEV integration scenarios. He adds that currently emerging data is starting to support this argument. Electric drive has numerous advantages over the internal combustion engine such as high efficiency over a wide range of power output, regenerative breaking and no tailpipe emissions. However, BEVs will always have to deal with a large competitive disadvantage: the battery pack. Ultimately, pure electric drive should be about 2.5x more efficient than an ICE vehicle.

Cost analysis. Nissan and Foster + Partners reveal ‘Fuel Station of the Future’ concept at Geneva Motor Show. Nissan and Foster + Partners today revealed a fully connected vision of the future of mobility at the 86th International Motor Show in Geneva. The landmark partnership, between the manufacturers of the world’s best-selling 100 percent electric vehicle and the leading international architecture, engineering and design studio, concluded that the Fuel Station of the Future could actually be the car itself.

The need for a sustainable and innovative refuelling network is becoming vital as the market shifts toward alternative sources like electric power. According to the latest World Bank data, today, more than half (54%) of the world’s population lives in cities and by 2050, seven out of every 10 people will live in urban areas, so it is imperative that the infrastructure exists to support this growth. David Nelson, Co-Head of Design, Foster + Partners: “Integrating zero emission technologies into the built environment is vital in creating smarter, more sustainable cities.

Notes editors: Electric cars won't save our cities | Guardian Sustainable Business. You could be forgiven for thinking that electric cars are a magic bullet for transforming the streets of the UK. London mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith has claimed they will soon make buses in the capital redundant, and the city has launched a £100m project to encourage more people to use electric cars. There is, presumably, a clear case for saying London would be transformed for the better by electric vehicles.

Alas, we struggled to find this case written down anywhere. So we sat down with a blank spreadsheet and tried to work it out from first principles. We began by listing the problems that motor vehicles currently bring to cities. Then, we asked what electricity could do to address each of these. Is electric better? Perhaps the most obvious reason people get excited about electric vehicles is pollution. But as well as being cleaner, are electric vehicles also greener? This heavy use of fossil fuels means the electric car is not as eco-friendly as it might initially appear.

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Publications Access dozens of industry publications managed by EIN News. Events & Conferences EIN Newsdesk is a “Go-To” destination for journalists and other professionals world-wide who are deeply involved in very specific topics. Electric cars will become as ubiquitous as the internet, says transport minister. “The internet started small, as a niche interest, but then it snowballed, and now it’s hard to imagine being without it.

“I think we are seeing a similar picture emerging for ultra-low emission vehicles in Britain today. “ULEV sales are not just growing rapidly, they are rocketing.” In 1998, just 9 per cent of households had home access to the internet – but by 2004 that had increased to more than half of all homes, ONS data suggest. Some 85 per cent of households now have home internet access, the vast majority of them with broadband connections. Mr Jones added: “The internet only really snowballed when internet users, providers, website retailers and investors came together in sufficient numbers to create a tipping point. “We’re reaching that tipping point with the ULEV market.” • Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: Opec faces a mortal threat from electric cars Sales of fully electric vehicles increased by 48 per cent, with 9,934 registrations last year.

Tesla Supercharger, la ricarica rapida è l’assicurazione sul futuro di Elon Musk. Il Salone di Ginevra vedrà il grande debutto europeo della Tesla Model X, il primo Suv elettrico della Casa di Palo Alto che andrà ad affiancarsi alla Roadster e alla Model S, in attesa della più popolare Model 3, l’auto che secondo il fondatore Elon Musk dovrebbe rivoluzionare il mercato delle elettriche.

Ma di rivoluzione il vulcanico imprenditore californiano ne ha già iniziata una, quella dell’elettricità gratis, attraverso le sue colonnine di ricarica: i famosi Supercharger Tesla da 120 kW di potenza. In Italia vederne uno è una rarità, perché ci sono solo dodici stazioni (tutte localizzate nel centro-nord) e ognuna non un numero di “bocchettoni” compreso tra due e otto.

Nel resto del mondo esistono oltre 600 stazioni, concentrate negli Stati Uniti, in Europa, in Cina e in Giappone, con più di 3.600 stalli utilizzabili. Alcuni diritti riservati. Auto elettriche, Nissan: anche con corrente “sporca”, inquinano metà delle tradizionali. “Anche se la corrente provenisse tutta da fonti di origine fossile, le emissioni totali di un’auto elettrica sarebbero comunque la metà di quelle di un’auto tradizionale che brucia direttamente benzina o gasolio nel suo motore”. Parola di Gareth Dunsmore, responsabile globale della divisione veicoli elettrici della Nissan, che durante un’intervista con La Stampa.it cerca di ridimensionare la teoria secondo cui ’alla fine anche le elettriche inquinano’. “Diciamo che con un’auto a combustione interna moderna ed efficiente emettiamo 100 grammi al chilometro di CO2 allo scarico, con un’elettrica, nel peggiore dei casi, immettiamo in atmosfera, nell’intero processo di produzione della corrente, 50 grammi al chilometro”.

E per fortuna oggi un terzo dell’elettricità prodotta in Europa proviene da fonti rinnovabili. “Il 96% dei nostri clienti è soddisfatto dell’autonomia della precedente Leaf, perché in media gli automobilisti percorrono una sessantina di chilometro al giorno.