The Friday Five – A Weekly EV Blog – Week 25

Five stories. 1 blog. Welcome to Week 25 of the Friday Five blogs. This week, what happens to unused transport sites? How powerful is the world’s largest lithium-ion battery? It’s week 25, let’s explore EV together!

  1. The world’s largest lithium-ion battery
    Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, promised to build a 100-megawatt battery in 100 days in Adelaide, South Australia, capable of charging 30,000 homes for 1 hour. It will likely be used to meet surge demands across Australia rather than for emergency use!

 

  1. India’s electric future
    By 2030, India’s government will have implemented an all-electric policy whereby all vehicles sold must be electric. With lithium-ion batteries becoming cheaper, India are optimistic about sticking to this plan; the next challenge will be installing EV infrastructure.

 

  1. Do government subsidies matter?                                                                                                          If you were to purchase a NIU scooter or EV, you may be entitled to a  government subsidy! This handy website gives an overview of how governments incentivize EV across Europe and the rest of the world.

 

  1. $140 million electric bus project!
    Environmental concerns for traffic pollution have never been higher! Proterra, a US company, specializing in zero emission, battery-powered transit vehicles founded by Tesla veterans and executives.

 

  1. Derelict transport wasteland, or an urban opportunity?                                                             Abandoned, non-functional, and derelict transport networks may be an eyesore to some, but to others, they hold multiple opportunities. Here 360 tells the unique story of unused transport sites including “crumbling tunnels, rusted vehicles, and transit graveyards.”