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In this week’s edition, we meet with EP Tender, a French company whose goal is to contribute positively to the environment by manufacturing compact energy modules for electric vehicles. https://community-smei.easme-web.eu/articles/eic-ghg-programme-green-case-ep-tender ...

EP Tender est fier d'intégrer le French Business Climate Pledge Né en 2015, à la veille de la COP 21 et porté par le MEDEF, le French Business Climate Pledge est un engagement volontaire d’entreprises implantées en France qui agissent concrètement pour réussir la transition vers une économie bas carbone, l’innovation et le développement de solutions, technologies, produits et services bas carbone. Par cette mobilisation collective, il s’agit de montrer que l’initiative volontaire a un rôle clé à jouer pour réussir la transition écologique et...

"Ford understood that mass production would mean the end of cars as a luxury item. 10 years on, motor cars had become accessible to most working people in the US" Julia Poliscanova. But today, mass producing ever larger batteries is self defeating: it leads to the gentrification of new cars and reversing the accessibility to most working people, not to mention the large carbon footprint of large batteries stranded into cars and mostly useless. The next Ford moment is to share these...

"Zero-emissions vehicles must be affordable and convenient for everyone" (Eric-Mark Huitema, CEO European Automobile Manufacturers'​ Association (ACEA) )Yes: obviously the condition to decarbonize transports! (and keep automotive industry striving)How do you do that: subsidizing large batteries in every car??There is a better option: shared batteries by renting on demand a smart powerbank trailer.Convenient and affordable EVs, profitable, convenient and tax neutral.Let's go for it ! ...

Nature's editorial: "Batteries are crucial for Earth’s low-carbon future. It’s in everyone’s interests to make sure they are clean, safe and sustainable."I'm adding: it's also key to use them wisely, with the highest utilisation rate, rather than having very large batteries stranded into large (and heavy) EVs!An EV is used 5% of the time and long distance trips is 10% of that. The long range part of an EV's battery is thus used 0.5% (!) of the time...

🥁 Le 1er mapping des startups françaises à #impact social, environnemental et économique a été dévoilé ce matin par @BpifranceHub et @FRdigitale.⚡ Nous sommes fiers d'apparaître aux côtés des 727 startups qui font grandir la #TechForGood française.Quelques chiffres :727 startups françaises à impact🐣 5 ans en moyenne💼 17.802 emplois en CDI💸 9M€ levés en moyenne (sur les 66% qui ont déjà levé des fonds), soit 4,4Mds€ au total !Découvrez la cartographie des startups qui font bouger les lignes: FD 👉https://bit.ly/fd-impactBPI 👉https://bit.ly/bpi-impact ...

Carlos Tavares: "Si nous faisons une mobilité future seulement abordable pour les gens riches, nous aurons une flotte de vieilles voitures continuant à émettre. Il faut des gens qui veuillent acheter des voitures électriques et puissent se le permettre. Si on ne conserve pas le côté abordable, on impactera la liberté de mobilité. Ce sera un gros problème pour les démocraties modernes . Il sera difficile de vendre une voiture électrique à 30 000 euros si les gens peuvent acheter le...

Here is an interesting piece of research from Castrol to identify the critical EV Challenges and conditions to be met in conjunction for mass EV adoption:1) price : <30 k€2) net charge time: <31 minutes3) effective range: > 469 kmLet's translate this in battery terms. Assuming 20 kWh/100km average consumption on motorways, 10% to 80% charging, 160 Wh/kg (at pack level) and 130 €/kwh (at pack level):a) battery capacity (net) = 469/100*20/70% = 134 kWh (!)b) net average charging power...

Skeuomorphism ? A very good paper on the pitfalls (and benefits) of trying to replicate the previous paradigms with new technology.Battery swapping is a reinvention of filling a tank: much better than swapping a tank or "fast" filling a battery ;-)Manual handling of battery swap for scooters is just great.For EVs the jury is out between Nio/Tesla/Better Place, Ample and EP Tender versions ! Let's compare technicalities, costing, business model, scalability, ramp-up and client value according to the criterions set...