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Can the Automotive Industry Adapt Fast Enough for an Electric Future?

By Sarah Watts

Twenty years ago, you had a better chance of seeing an electric car on an episode of The Jetsons than you did in real life.

Today, however, electric cars are inching closer to the mainstream, with 5.4 million hybrid vehicles sold since the Honda Insight debuted in 1999 and over 1.4 million plug-in electric cars sold since 2010. Electric vehicles are poised to explode in the next several years: General Motors, Mercedes, Mazda, Nissan, BMW, Ford, and several other carmakers have pledged to either invest billions in manufacturing electric vehicles (EV) or to roll out multiple all-electric models of their own. And in response to the burgeoning climate change crisis, California Governor Gavin Newsom recently issued an executive order to phase out gasoline-powered cars by 2035.

“The transition to electric has already started, and it will accelerate in the next fifteen years due to a number of

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What you need to know about electric vehicles as President Biden, automakers announce EV goals

Gas will be out of gas if President Biden has his way.

The White House on Thursday announced a goal of making half of all new cars, trucks and SUVs sold in the U.S. zero-emission vehicles by 2030, including battery-powered electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell cars.

The goal drew support from the automotive industry’s largest players, including General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen and Stellantis, the company formerly known as Fiat Chrysler. Supporters of Biden’s electric vehicle plan manufacture and sell the world’s most popular gas-powered vehicles, from the Ford F-150 pickup to the Toyota RAV4 SUV and the Honda Accord sedan.

Biden promoted the transition from gas to electric vehicles as crucial to combating climate change, which is worsened by emissions from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.

But getting from here to there will take years and involves numerous challenges.

► Charging access poses hurdle: More electric

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China’s Electric Automotive Technique Is Beginning To Go Global And The U.S. Is Lagging Behind

Transport infrastructure consists of the mounted installations, including roads , railways , airways , waterways , canals and pipelines and terminals corresponding to airports , railway stations , bus stations , warehouses , trucking terminals, refueling depots (together with fueling docks and gas stations ) and seaports Terminals may be used both for interchange of passengers and cargo and for maintenance. China’s push into electrical autos began simply over a decade in the past, spearheaded by a former engineer for Audi named Wan Gang. Whereas greater than 30 billion yuan ($four.fifty four billion) in subsidies attracted many worthless start-ups, a handful survived. Nio listed in New York in 2018 and has climbed more than 340% since. Li Auto and Xpeng went public in the U.S. this year and their shares are up more than sixty five% and 35%, respectively.

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More than 1,600 jobs created as Nissan to build new electric model and huge battery plant in UK

Employment boost welcomed as Nissan announces plans for a huge new plant in Sunderland (Phil Noble/Reuters)

Employment boost welcomed as Nissan announces plans for a huge new plant in Sunderland (Phil Noble/Reuters)

Nissan is to build a new electric model and battery “gigafactory” in the UK in a massive jobs boost to the automotive industry.

Over 1,600 jobs will be created in Sunderland and an estimated 4,500 in supply companies under an investment of £1bn – an announcement welcomed by the government and unions.

More than £420m will be invested in building a new-generation all-electric vehicle, and Nissan said its Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub will be a world-first EV manufacturing ecosystem.

The Japanese car giant will partner with Envision AESC, a global battery technology company, and Sunderland City Council.

There will be three interconnected initiatives bringing together electric vehicles, renewable energy and battery production, which Nissan said sets a blueprint for the future of the automotive industry.

Nissan president and chief executive Makoto Uchida said: “This

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