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2020-09-25 Anaheim Will Get Electric Buses

The electric vehicle revolution is already happening. Hopefully it will occur much quicker that 2035, which is when Gov. Newsom has signed a law mandating all new vehicles sold must be zero polluting. The only problem is people are avoiding mass transit systems because of CoVID19. I’ve read that ridership is down. That should change

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2020-09-21 Hydrogen Fuel Cells V. Battery Electric Vehicles

My take in a comment >> @mfhberg Said, “[Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles] will die…” Right now, it looks like Toyota’s Mirai, Hyundai and Honda all have a sizeable stake in the HFC market future. These are not backyard grease monkeys, these are car companies that have done a lot research and development. Toyota has had

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2020-09-12 Hydrogen Fuel Cells Add Excessive Complexity, Cost

This doesn’t seem to be good for Toyota FCEV, Honda FCX or Hyundai. Toyota has been making FCEVs for more than 2 decades. It would seem they would know what the realities were and are regarding FCEVs. The Honda FCX Concept in 1999 and FCX Clarity from 2008. The future of heavy vehicles, trains airplanes

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2020-09-08 Nikola GM Partnership; Hydrogen

From my comments. From what I’ve seen, Nikola is really trying to get rolling with heavy trucks with hydrogen. That’s where Milton doesn’t have to compete with Tesla. The badger pickup with batteries is kind of a hard sell because it will be competing with Tesla, and that’s nearly an impossibility without some biggie like

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2020-09-06 Tesla Alien Dreadnought Giga Shanghai

Some time lapse videos of the Gigafactory Shanghai, Tesla EVs coming off the production line like crazy! Just turn off the sound – he’s not saying anything new and he’s hard to understand. Watch those robot arms go like crazy! https://youtu.be/MfzxxYxJdDc

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2020-09-05 Tesla Sensors&Self Driving; Truth About Nikola

This YouTube video is about self driving but it shows and tells how the sensors do their jobs. LIDAR is too expensive. https://youtu.be/P8aTDusU7dw **************************** This YouTube video is about Nikola and its business model and about costs of hydrogen vs. batteries. Good. https://youtu.be/7ynupYBLlyA

2020-08-25 Kandi EV for $10,000; Natural Gas Phase Out

This chinese EV maker is selling the first thousand for $9,999 after federal tax credit. Skip to the 36 minute point. https://youtu.be/e-jG5emO_nA ****************************** Natural gas will have less and less use in electricity generation as renewables replace gas turbine plants. That doesn’t mean the demand for gas will drop until its use for heating and

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2020-08-22 Nikola; Tesla, Elon Musk, Thinking Ahead

I watched this video about Nikola company and read some of mostly negative comments about Nikola. I have this to say: Okay, Debbie Downer. You said a lot of bad things about this Nikola company. But you have to remember that people said a lot of bad things about Tesla and Elon got the government

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2020-08-18 Tesla The Future

This YouTube video is a discussion between two Tesla fans. At one time the bald guy was a big Tesla skeptic. At the 30 minute point the other guy says, “Tesla’s goal is to grow at a rate of 50% compounded annually, a year, for the next decade. And I don’t see any reason why

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2020-08-13 Tesla Plans Revealed by “Now You Know”

A 40 minute YouTube video that talks about what Tesla and Elon Musk is planning. Also (skip ahead to the 30 minute point) they talk about the financial aspects of Tesla and that Tesla will be on the S & P 500. The important point they make is about the V2G (vehicle to grid) and

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