The Friday Five – Our Weekly EV Blog

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Disproven?

The anti-Lithium-Ion argument claiming that CO2 emissions from battery production negates the positive environmental impact of electric vehicles may have been disproven for good. This comes after the IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, one of the firms responsible for the original anti-EV claim, completed a new study that showed a much different result.

Bin Your Diesel

The Netherlands is purchasing another wave of electric buses, thanks to an order from Keolis Nederland BV for 259 new buses from BYD. The order, is the largest single order for electric buses in Europe and reveals just how comfortable transit operators around the world are with the prospect of electric vehicles in their fleets.

Cybertruck Carnage

Still unconvinced about Tesla’s latest release? Get stuck into the ins and outs of the new outrageously-futuristic-looking transformer come pick-up truck with this in-depth article from Clean Technica.

Cargo Bike Invasion

New York will allow Amazon, DHL and UPS to park cargo bikes in commercial loading zones as a way to get some trucks off the city’s gridlocked streets. The measures come as delivery trucks and vans laden with online packages are putting a stranglehold on New York City streets and filling its air with pollutants.

The Noblest of Prizes

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 was awarded jointly to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries.” Now indispensable in our day-to-day lives, be it in cellphones, computers or mobility vehicles, get a behind-the-scenes look into the trio of inventors who claimed this highest of prizes for their work and dedication.