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Jun 30, 2022 21:10:39 UTC


Chinese agents impersonated Texans on social media to sabotage critical rare-earth mineral plant in US

June 30, 2022 | Excerpt from US Military News

“Chinese operatives pretending to be concerned about Texans have launched an online disinformation campaign against a company building a rare earth mineral facility in Texas for the Department of Defense…The Pentagon then issued a statement confirming… the conclusions.

“…the pro-China disinformation campaign used fake social media accounts to cast doubt on Lynas Rare Earth Ltd. and other mining companies in an effort to weaken the supply of rare earth minerals …”

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Texas Bullet Train gets a nod of approval – but there’s a catch

June 30, 2022 | Excerpt from iHeart

“The Texas Supreme Court ruled Monday (June 27) in favor (5-3) of Texas Central’s $30 billion plan to bring high-speed rail to the area…The company is now entitled to private land between Dallas and Houston where the trail will be built on “eminent domain…as long as they pay the price” In this case, Texas Central would pay “fair rates” to get the land it needs to build the 240-mile railroad between Dallas and Houston.”

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Stellantis Exec: Auto market could crash if EVs don’t get cheaper

June 30, 2022 | Excerpt from the interior of electric vehicles

“Manufacturing director Arnaud Deboeuf…has warned that after the EU’s agreement to phase out new internal combustion engine cars by 2035, the auto industry is ‘doomed’. unless electric cars become cheaper.

“Stellantis aims to reduce BEV production costs by 40% by 2030.”

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China has announced plans to replace 40% of new vehicles with electric vehicles by 2030 as the government continues a tech crackdown

June 30, 2022 | Excerpt from Tech Times

“China has announced that it wants electric vehicles to account for 40% of new vehicles sold by 2030. However, the local government must find a way to keep all electric vehicles charged.

“In January, Chinese government guidelines required that every parking space in new residential buildings be equipped with electric vehicle charging stations.”

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U.S. Electric Vehicle Jobs Soared in 2021…and Fossil Fuel Jobs Shrink

June 29, 2022 | Extract from Electrek

“The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released the 2022 U.S. Energy and Jobs Report (USEER), which reveals that in 2021, electric vehicle jobs increased by 26.2%, or 21,961 new jobs.

“Fossil fuel jobs accounted for most of the fuel jobs lost…Oil…a decline of 6.4%, with the loss of 31,593 jobs. Coal jobs fell by the percentage the higher, at 11.8%, losing 7,125 jobs. Jobs in fuel extraction overall fell by 12%.

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Hyundai embraces ultra-low drag with new Ioniq 6 electric Streamliner sedan

June 29, 2022 | Extract from the New Atlas

“Built on the same E-GMP battery-electric architecture as the 5, the 6 is designed as an ‘aerodynamically electrified’ four-door sedan, and its Porsche-adjacent bubble-car look is certainly a departure from the sharp angles on the SUV. .

“It’s there for a reason; the Ioniq 6’s single-curve airfoil contributes to a drag coefficient of 0.21…”

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EU approves end of combustion engine sales by 2035

June 29, 2022 | Excerpt from Barrons

:..first proposal in July 2021, [the measure] will mean a de facto halt in sales of petrol and diesel cars as well as light commercial vehicles and a complete switch to electric motors in the European Union from 2035.

“At the request of countries like Germany and Italy, the EU-27 has also agreed to consider a future green light for the use of alternative technologies such as synthetic fuels or plug-in hybrids.”

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Company cars in the Netherlands will become fully electric from 2025 if Ministry of Transport proposals are approved

June 29, 2022 | Excerpt from Dutch News

“At the beginning of last year, there were 273,000 electric cars on Dutch roads, but they still represent only 3% of the total Dutch fleet.

“Almost two-thirds of them are company cars, but more private owners bought a fully electric car last year, thanks to additional government subsidies.”

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Australia prioritizes lower emissions and cheaper electric vehicles

June 29, 2022 | Excerpt from AP News

“Australia’s new government is putting climate change at the top of its legislative agenda…”

“Bill will be introduced to commit Australia to reducing emissions by 43% below 2005 levels by 2030…”

“Another bill would abolish customs duties and import taxes for electric vehicles that are cheaper than the luxury car threshold of $77,565[AUD]/($53,580USD).

“The government fleet will be converted to 75% emission-free vehicles…”

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China is racing to electrify its future

June 29, 2022 | Excerpt from Wired

“Today, China not only produces the majority of electric vehicle batteries in the world, but also forges ahead with the development and manufacture of electric vehicles and sells them to the world. These efforts to develop the electric vehicle industry are already bearing fruit at the national level: at the end of 2021, electric vehicles accounted for only 3% of the total passenger fleet in China, a figure which is expected to reach 32% by 2030 and 77% by 2040…”

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