EV trucks save 1.5 times more emissions than electric cars

Ford Eliminator EV Converter Truck

If we are going to get through all the trouble of tearing down every last ounce of lithium on the planet, we can pass Nine-gallon tonne electric pickup trucks Lying on the road in an automatic pilot is good for the environment. That and many more Morning shift For April 11, 2022.

1st gear: New study saves 74 tons of CO2 and 45

If we were going to build gigantic pickup trucks anyway, they might as well be electric. Even compared to EV cars, EV pickups help emit CO2 from the atmosphere, according to a new study. From Bloomberg:

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 Total At 6.6 billion metric tons, the transportation sector is the worst polluting sector. 1.1 billion metric tons of sedans, SUVs and pickups. According to A study From the University of Michigan’s Center for Stable Systems, commissioned by Ford, a battery-powered vehicle will reduce emissions throughout its life:

  • 74 Metric tons for a pickup
  • 56 Metric tons per SUV
  • 45 Metric tons per sedan

I wonder what would happen if all Americans tried the electric pick-up and found it totally boring to drag around half the year and hate these things? Ford seems to be aware of the dangers:

“This vehicle is a test for acceptance of electric vehicles” [Chief Executive Officer Jim] Barley said when the truck was introduced last May. “We all need to look very closely at how this works.”

If the lightning strikes, I do not know exactly what Ford’s contingency plan is. leave it? Do you blame us?

2nd gear: Actually we still need to mine a lot of lithium

All of the stored CO2 does not come from anywhere! If you want high-quality, heavy-donkey electric pickups, you will need gigantic lithium-ion batteries, which are not free. Financial Times Reminds us all:

An Australian lithium maker has warned that battery makers face severe lithium shortages, which underscores the need to challenge China’s dominance in raw material supply chains.

Stuart Crowe, head of Lake Resources, said Western companies and governments had failed to create adequate supply chains for lithium, making the sudden surge in electric vehicle production unbearable.

“There’s not going to be enough lithium on the face of the planet, and regardless of who expands and who provides, it won’t be there,” he said. “Car makers are beginning to realize that batteries cannot be provided by manufacturers.”

Not surprisingly, the news came from Australia, a major lithium mining country.

3rd gear: I think Russia has occupied Ukraine, everyone likes hydrogen

In terms of clean transportation, Europe is suddenly eager to find alternatives to natural gas, while Europe’s other natural gas – producing country commits war crimes and ethnic cleansing. From Bloomberg:

Europe’s drive To laugh at itself Russia’s natural gas triggers billions of dollars in new responsibilities to create a market for low-carbon hydrogen.

According to BloombergNEF, last year’s a nearly 450% increase in European gas prices created a decade-ahead of future cost-competitive green fuels. Now, investment funds are joining governments and utilities in ambitious plans to convert hydrogen into a viable alternative to fossil fuels in production, transportation and heating.

“This is a key point,” said Phil Caldwell, CEO Ceres Power Holdings Plc, UK-based Hydrogen Technology Company. “You are going to see that capital coming in big now. There is no retreating. ”

Just as Germany in the 80s banned leaded petrol and could not drive freely throughout Europe on holiday, as everyone bought diesel cars in the 80s, temporary delays in energy consumption could have a real long-term impact. .

4th gear: GM sales fall 21% in China

Now things are not looking big for GM in China Vehicle News Reports:

GM’s sales in China fell 21 percent to 613,000 in the first quarter. Sales of its top-selling Chevrolet brand fell nearly 20 percent over the same period. Lockdown, one of the biggest tests for China’s “Zero-Govt” strategy, has forced automakers and suppliers to adapt to drastic measures to keep factories afloat. Risk of running or stopping and delayed shipment when demand for vehicles is strong.[…]GM said in March that its manufacturing facilities in Shanghai were operating normally and were not affected by the city’s locking operations.

5th gear: Neo, VW, SAIC still stopped in China due to Govt

GM is not alone in selling cars in China. Hell, a lot of companies are struggling to create anything Reuters Reports. First, there is the EV Upstart Neo:

Neo Inc. said it stopped production on Saturday after China’s actions to curb the recent rise in Govt-19 cases disrupted operations of key suppliers.

“Since March, the company’s supplier partners have stopped production one after another in several locations, including Jilin, Shanghai and Jiangsu, due to epidemics, the company said in its mobile application.

“It simply came to our notice then Neo Had to stop car production. “

But Tesla and VW are based in Shanghai:

Reuters reports that Tesla has stopped production at its Shanghai plant since March 28, after the city began a two-stage lockdown, which has since expanded across the city.Volkswagen Joint venture plant with FAW Team Jill’s provincial capital, Changchun, closed from mid-March, while its plant in Shanghai SAIC Motor Corp. Closed April 1st

Reverse: The metaphor for the moon is set

You know, nobody talks about boring Apollo missions Did not Will go wrong:

Neutral: How are you?

Twice in two weeks I locked my keys in my car. How long will I continue my series? Maybe I can create something record.

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