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Porsche going all in on electric

Bloomberg News | November 22, 2019


By 2025 every other car Porsche sells will have a plug, Zellmer predicted. He pushed back against the notion that luxury cars and sustainability are incompatible.


âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“To remain what we are, we have to adapt,âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ he said. âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“If we donâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢t adapt, weâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢re going to be left out.âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ÂÂ


Porscheâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s legendary 911 will be the last in its line to go electric, Zellmer said. Thereâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s been considerable controversy over when and how the brandâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s oldest model will make the transition.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has thrown down the gauntlet on climate change to countries including Australia, urging them to come to a major UN climate conference in Scotland this November with a plan to get their economies carbon-neutral by 2050.


"The UK is calling for us to get to net zero as soon as possible, for every county to announce credible targets to get there, that's what we want from Glasgow," he said in a speech on Tuesday (Wednesday AEDT).


Mr Johnson has significantly upped the ante for the UN conference known as COP 26 âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“ successor to the meetings that crafted the Kyoto and Paris agreements âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“ which Britain and Italy will co-host in Glasgow in November.


"Of course itâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s expensive, of course itâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s difficult, it will require thought and change and action. People will say itâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s impossible and it canâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢t be done; my message to you all this morning is that they are wrong."


Mr Johnson vowed to bring forward by five years a domestic pledge to phase out the sale of new diesel and petrol cars from Britain, including hybrids. He said it could be done by 2035 "or earlier if a faster transition is feasible, subject to consultation".

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Federal Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor said as part of a $3.5 billion climate solutions package, the government was developing a National Electric Vehicle Strategy, to be finalised by the middle of the year.


He said the strategy would ensure a "planned and managed transition" to the new vehicle technology so that Australians who "choose to adopt new technologies are supported in doing so".



big numbers locally (lol)

Electric Vehicle Council show 6718 electric cars, including hybrid plug-ins, were sold nationwide last year, up from 2216 in 2018.


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Yeah, electric cars are the future. Where they're getting the electrons from to power them is still to be explained. At roughly 4kW of electricity needed for each litre of fuel displaced that's an awful lot of solar panels, wind or gas turbines, transmission lines and storage to fill the need.
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At least they say its going to be planned.

Before they roll out of large numbers of electric vehicles, they have to sort out the charging problems first,

Scalability is the big issue, as our distribution networks were never designed for fastcharging of batteries on a macro scale.

If ever there was a primary use for localised solar or wind generators, electric charging stations have got to be the primary goal.

Short run DC generation and charging rather than running massive inverters to convert AC to DC for charging.

The high current draw required to charge vehicles will put a big strain on AC networks.

Households should not be allowed to run EV chargers unless they have solar rooftop systems with battery backup storage would be a good start.


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Yes, agree. My son's now in my house (long story), he's asked if panels can go on the roof specifically for charging his bike batteries.


Sure, I said, just get the ACT govt to let you cut down the neighbour's gum tree that overshadows us.

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Battery Configs:

Teslaâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s China surprise big blow for cobalt, nickel price bulls



...the worldâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s largest electric carmaker is shifting some production of its most popular model away from batteries that contain nickel and cobalt.


In a surprise move, Chinaâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s top battery manufacturer CATL will supply Tesla with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries for its Model 3 production at its newly built $2 billion factory outside Shanghai.


The Model 3 is Teslaâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s most popular, and the US-made version uses the companyâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s nickel-cobalt-aluminum (NCA) cathode chemistry. Most other automakers favour nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) cathode chemistries.


LFP batteries are cheaper than batteries using NCA and NCM chemistries but lack the energy density, reducing driving range. LFP batteries power almost the entire electric bus fleet in China and are popular for smaller city runabout vehicles where range is not an issue,...

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