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Let's be more careful. Most garbage in oceans can be traced to 20+ industrialized countries.
More power, less space at lower cost is very positive for future FCs.
Not surprised, this is another result of the progressive man-made environmental degradation.
With or without DT, the world needs improved (500+ Wh/K) batteries at a much lower cost (below $100/kWh) and lighter weight e-vehicles to match and/or exceed the performance of ICEVs in performance at lower or equivalent price. At the current development rate, that may not happen before 2030/2040. Replacing most of the 2+B ICEVs may take another 15 to 25 years.
As if OILCOS really need this hand-out?
Unfortunately, new and current 2B used ICEVs will be around for many years after 2025. It would take major policy changes to phase them out by 2040/2045.
Since the majority of current sales are for large heavy pick-ups and SUVs, 100+ KWh batteries would be required. That could double requirements to 1,700 GWh? Since most of those mobile storage units would be idle most of the time, they could contribute very positively to the future energy trade market and supply energy to cover peak demands and/or when REs are not producing enough. It could solve a major part of the current problem associated with Solar/Wind REs.
Interesting JV. Batteries suitable for trucks should also fit well with -buses?
Ideal improved access e-vehicle for down town traffic with narrow streets and difficult parking. Steering/drive train assemblies could be mass produced at much lower cost in large centralized factories.
Very interesting JV.. This combo could allow Toyota to quickly catch up with mass produced lower cost BEVs.
Our condo building has 144 interior parking places and 52 external places, all without 115/230 volts access. Our condo administration recently decided to install 6 (Level 2?) grouped charging stations for external parkings only, due lower installation cost and provincial subsidies limitation. Alternatively, the 5 to 6 EV owners/users with internal garage spaces, could have been regrouped to lower initial installation cost, but consent was not reached. It may take another 3 to 5 years to arrival to that level of acceptance.
Q-H installed a new $1B very high voltage power line to better manage Montreal's increasing consumption and to avoid black outs like NYC just had. The current Hydro/Wind combo is working out OK, We have more Wind energy during winter months to deal with increased winter months consumption. Winter months high electricity consumption could be greatly reduced with the use of 3,000,000 very high SEER, cold weather operation heat pumps. Some of the hugh Q-H profits could be used to subsidize heat pumps purchase and installation, much the same as is done for EVs and charge stations. Q-H will progressively increase production from Hydro plants, Wind turbines and high voltage power lines to match increasing consumption during the next 2 or 3 centuries.
Even with the best safety features, one of the Three Miles Island unit came very close to disaster. The Japan units had major problems to handle earth quakes and related high waves. Where they in installed in the wrong place at the wrong time? Fully safe clean production units are not easy to design, build and install, that is why strict controls and standards are required.
Another important steps towards more sales of FCEVs and installation of more clean H2 stations.
HEVs, MHEVs and PHEVs are interim solutions leading to extended range BEVs/FCEVs and will be phased out by 2030 or so. Improved lower cost batteries and FCs will replace most ICEVs and interim solutions by 2040/2050.
Good going for Tesla but others will catch up very soon.
Not enough to make a difference? Is this a joke?
This could become a major step towards higher performance SS batteries?
Isn't the USA car market being Cubanized with more and more older units in operation??
SN: If the West, mainly USA/EU, cannot mass produce SOFC power systems at under $3,000/KW, the world will have to procure those units from Asia, mainly from So-Korea, Japan and China. Technology advancement and mass production of many new technologies have been moving East for the last 20+ years. Currently, our cars, computers, printers, WIFI, modems, smart phones, recorders, TVs, all appliances, digital thermometers, heat pumps, LED lamps, and most of our shoes, clothing were effectively manufactured in ASIA. Our last made in the West vehicle was purchased in 1990.
This is one of the most interesting complementary JV between the major vehicle manufacturer and one of the major EV battery maker. This JV could allow Toyota to catch up with high quality EVs within 3 years or so.
Reducing REs to mostly Wind/Solar is a definition created by USA's fossil fuel energy firms to block importation of clean Hydro energy. Don't thing that SAEP should repeat that falsehood.
Yes a 88% gain in battery performance in 8 years is pretty good. In another 8 years (by 2027), performance may go to 498 Wh/Kg. That would be very close to the essential 500 Wh/Kg for extended range EVs.
Another confirmation that man made pollution is progressively killing humans and most living creatures. Live expectancy hit a ceiling in Canada in 2017 and will probably go down in 2018, 2019 and following years Drug induced deaths (over 11,000 in Canada and 70,000+ in USA in 2018) is another major factor and so is the arrival of contagious diseases from unprotected immigrants and extreme religious groups. EBOLA is probably the next major one to be managed.
Could it be that the US national market for vehicles is flooded and/or more people cannot afford the high cost of new vehicles.