Friday, September 30

Tag: Electric Vehicle

Aspark Owl price: Japanese company is selling world’s “fastest accelerating car” for a price of $3.2 million
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Aspark Owl price: Japanese company is selling world’s “fastest accelerating car” for a price of $3.2 million

An electric car boasting to be the "fastest accelerating car in the world" debuted this week at the Dubai International Motor Show. Japanese manufacturing company Aspark unveiled the Owl, a full-electric hypercar that can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph with remarkable speed. According to Aspark, the Owl – priced at $3.2 million – can reach 60 mph in 1.69 seconds. Comparatively, the Rimac Concept Two and Tesla Roadster take 1.85 and 1.9 seconds, respectively, to attain that speed, according to Road Show. Japanese company Aspark claims its Owl can go from 0 to 60 mph in 1.69 seconds. Aspark At a height of 39 inches, the Owl has a unique battery pack for a range of about 280 miles a...
Electric vehicles are essential in limiting global warming. Experts say they need a clean power grid to maximize their potential.
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Electric vehicles are essential in limiting global warming. Experts say they need a clean power grid to maximize their potential.

Electric vehicles are growing in political popularity, with President Biden's signing of the Inflation Reduction Act that invests $400 billion in energy security and fighting climate change and California's push to eliminate new sales of gas-powered cars. Just a simple switch to electric vehicles is crucial and significant in limiting fossil fuels and global warming, but without a clean power grid to back them up, they can't reach their full planet-saving potential. Sam Houston, a senior vehicles analyst for the clean transportation program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, told CBS News just how effective EVs can be.  Passenger vehicles are one of the biggest sources of global warming emissions in the U.S., according to a July report from the Union of Concerned Scientists. The...
Robotaxis are taking over China’s roads. Here’s how they stack up to the old-fashioned version.
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Robotaxis are taking over China’s roads. Here’s how they stack up to the old-fashioned version.

Beijing — So-called robotaxis are popping up all over China. Tech giant Baidu, better known for its search engine and sometimes referred to as China's Google, is among the companies testing the self-driving taxi service. A view from the back seat as a Baidu robotaxi carries passengers in Beijing, China.  CBS News Baidu is currently testing its self-driving taxis in 10 cities across the country, and it just got approval to roll out fully driverless vehicles in the major metropolises of Wuhan and Chongqing. In the capital, Beijing, where the company is based, a human is still required by law to sit in the front passenger's seat — but they haven't got much to do. ...