Get subscribed to our newsletter
Get interesting updates to your email inbox.
- The distribution of public charging stations is wildly uneven around the globe
- European Countries Aim to be all-electric by 2040
- Due to lack of charging stations, electric vehicles make up less than 1 percent of cars on the road
New Delhi, August 13, 2017: Around the world, support is growing for electric cars. Automakers are delivering more electric models with longer range and lower prices, such as the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. China has set aggressive targets for electric vehicle sales to curb pollution; some European countries aim to be all-electric by 2040 or sooner.
Those lofty ambitions face numerous challenges, including one practical consideration for consumers: If they buy electric cars, where will they charge them?
The distribution of public charging stations is wildly uneven around the globe. Places with lots of support from governments or utilities, like China, the Netherlands and California, have thousands of public charging outlets. Buyers of Tesla’s luxury models have access to a company-funded Supercharger network.
Charging stations scarce
But in many places, public charging remains scarce. That’s a problem for people who need to drive further than the 200 miles or so that most electric cars can travel. It’s also a barrier for the millions of people who don’t have a garage to plug in their cars overnight.
“Do we have what we need? The answer at the moment is, ‘No,’” said Graham Evans, an analyst with IHS Markit.
Take Norway, which has publicly funded charging and generous incentives for electric car buyers. Architect Nils Henningstad drives past 20 to 30 charging stations each day on his 22-mile (35-kilometer) commute to Oslo. He works for the city and can charge his Nissan Leaf at work; his fiancee charges her Tesla SUV at home or at one of the world’s largest Tesla Supercharger stations, 20 miles away.
It’s a very different landscape in New Berlin, Wisconsin, where Jeff Solie relies on the charging system he rigged up in his garage to charge two Tesla sedans and a Volt. Solie and his wife don’t have chargers at their offices, and the nearest Tesla Superchargers are 45 miles (72 kilometers) away.
“If I can’t charge at home, there’s no way for me to have electric cars as my primary source of transportation,” said Solie, who works for the media company E.W. Scripps.
Small percentage of electric vehicles
The uneven distribution of chargers worries many potential electric vehicle owners. It’s one reason electric vehicles make up less than 1 percent of cars on the road.
“Humans worst-case their purchases of automobiles. You have to prove to the consumer that they can drive across the country, even though they probably won’t,” said Pasquale Romano, the CEO of ChargePoint, one of the largest charging station providers in North America and Europe.
Romano says there’s no exact ratio of the number of chargers needed per car. But he says workplaces should have one charger for every 2.5 electric cars and retail stores need one for every 20 electric cars. Highways need one every 50 to 75 miles, he says. That suggests a lot of gaps still need to be filled.
Filling the charging gap
Automakers and governments are pushing to fill them. The number of publicly available, global charging spots grew 72 percent to more than 322,000 last year, the International Energy Agency said. Navigant Research expects that to grow to more than 2.2 million by 2026; more than one-third of those will be in China.
Tesla Inc., which figured out years ago that people wouldn’t buy its cars without roadside charging, is doubling its global network of Supercharger stations to 10,000 this year. BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen and Ford are building 400 fast-charging stations in Europe. Volkswagen is building hundreds of stations across the U.S. as part of its settlement for selling polluting diesel engines. Even oil-rich Dubai, which just got its first Tesla showroom, has more than 50 locations to charge electric cars.
But there are pitfalls. There are different types of charging stations, and no one knows the exact mix drivers will eventually need. A grocery store might spend $5,000 for an AC charge point, which provides a car with 5 to 15 miles of range in 30 minutes. But once most cars get 200 or 300 miles per charge, slow chargers are less necessary. Electric cars with longer range need fast-charging DC chargers along highways, but DC chargers cost $35,000 or more.
That uncertainty makes it difficult to make money setting up chargers, says Lisa Jerram, an associate director with Navigant Research. For at least the next three to five years, she says, deep-pocketed automakers, governments and utilities will be primarily responsible for building charging infrastructure.
There’s also the question of who will meet the needs of apartment dwellers. San Francisco, Shanghai and Vancouver, Canada, are now requiring new homes and apartment buildings to be wired for EV charging.
But without government support, plans for charging stations can falter. In Michigan, a utility’s $15 million plan to install 800 public charging stations was scrapped in April after state officials and ChargePoint objected.
Solie, the electric car owner in Wisconsin, likes Europe’s approach: Governments should set bold targets for electric car sales and let the private sector meet the need.
“If the U.S. were to send up a flare that policy was going to change … investments would become very attractive,” he said. (VOA)
Investing in the cryptocurrency business is one of the most intelligent choices one can make in the modern-day. In 2021, the sector exhibited its promise, with cryptocurrencies like Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC) and Shiba Inu (SHIB) seeing optimistic growth and creating numerous billionaire investors. The market is still in its infancy, and there is an impossible number of exciting cryptocurrencies available for investment. HUH Token, for instance, is one of these, and it is releasing today!
Comprehending a cryptocurrency’s most recent release helps to compare it to previous accomplishments. HUH Token (HUH), Cardano (ADA) and Solana (SOL) are three cryptocurrencies that every crypto trader should be familiar with. These are coins with high usefulness and a robust growth plan. Cardano and Solana are two growing blockchain technologies in the crypto world.
Follow NewsGram on Facebook to stay updated.
The two blockchains address Ethereum’s and Bitcoin’s scalability, security, and transaction costs problems. At present, Cardano and Solana both have higher throughput than Ethereum.
Cardano is more experienced than Solana, having launched in 2017 and doing tremendous things. This is one of the reasons why ADA has done so well. Similarly, to Solana, the Cardano platform circumvents the constraints mentioned earlier with a proof-of-Stake consensus method instead of proof-of-work. The success of the Cardano and Solana blockchains contributes to the ever-increasing demand for their respective coins.
Cardano and Solana have already released their 2022 roadmaps, sparking the crypto community’s curiosity. Demand for Cardano and Solana will increase significantly in 2022 due to substantial advancements.
Investors should, however, put a more considerable premium on HUH Token. When the HUH Token is released, it will go to the moon. It is a token designed to reward investors by just holding tokens. HUH Token is based on a multi-chain system that has already made great efforts to develop a decentralised financial system via a proprietary referral system.
Soon to be published for the HUH Tokens ecosystem are significant projects such as metHUH, a social network that will revolutionise social media’s world via tokenised sentiment analysis. HUH Token is an excellent gift for Christmas due to its incentive structure, which benefits holders based on the percentage of their holdings. For example, if a holder owns 0.1% of the supply, they will get 0.1% of the HUH prize holdings.
This ensures that all HUH token holders are fairly compensated for their investment in the social network MetHUH. The number of HUH tokens that will be displayed is determined by the sum of all HUH network buy and sell transactions.
HUH has given Elon Musk’s Foundation 20% of its total token supply to utilise for its primary goals of the Development of safe artificial intelligence to assist mankind, science and engineering education, paediatric research, human space exploration research and advocacy and, the development of safe artificial intelligence to assist mankind, and renewable energy research and advocacy.
HUH is aware that this is a marketing strategy; they are open about it; nonetheless, regardless of the outcome, the ultimate purpose is to serve society and individuals on a deeply altruistic level. HUH anticipates Elon’s reaction with bated breath.
Crypto investors looking to kick off 2022 positively would be wise to choose HUH Token as a holiday present. This cryptocurrency has immense potential because of its usability and well-thought-out growth plan, as described in their newly published white paper.
Follow HUH Token on their Socials
(Disclaimer: This article is sponsored and includes some commercial links.)
The US was the world's "top generator of plastic waste" in 2016, exceeding all European nations combined, The Hill reported recently.
An article, entitled "US must cut plastic production to save oceans," was published on Wednesday, citing a new study by the National Academy of Sciences.
Follow NewsGram on Facebook to stay updated.
With a population of about 330 million, accounting for only 4.3 per cent of earth's population, the US generates a total of 42 million metric tons of such waste in 2016, the report said.
"The waste is devastating the ocean's health and marine wildlife," it reported.
"Plastic waste is an environmental and social crisis that the US needs to affirmatively address from source to sea," Margaret Spring, chair of the committee behind the report was quoted as saying in The Hill's article.
Plastic is a valuable resource that should be kept in our economy and out of our environment.Unsplash
Also read: Humans are covering Earth with Plastic
However, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) - a trade group that represents 28 companies, including oil giants, major chemical manufacturers and plastic makers - slammed the study's recommendation that plastic production should be limited, Xinhua news agency reported.
Joshua Baca, Vice President of plastics at the ACC, was quoted by the report as saying that "plastic is a valuable resource that should be kept in our economy and out of our environment."(IANS/PR)
(Keywords: US, Largest Plastic generator, Waste)
Last Thursday, the Dogs of Elon (DOE) currency surged by more than 25% before plunging later that day. Dogs of Elon is a collection of Ethereum-based non-fungible tokens (NFTs) featuring a variety of everyone's favorite crypto dog, as well as a few strange Elons and zombie Doges.
The collection is available on Opensea, while the DOE token is available on Uniswap and a few other exchanges. Because DOE is a proof-of-stake token, users may stake their tokens and immediately get rewards.
The Dogs of Elon team indicated that on December 1, they will hold a draw for a Tesla Model 3 worth $50,000 in Ethereum (ETH), with winners chosen at random and publicized that day. You must either own a Dogs of Elon NFT or have at least 500 DOE tokens to participate.
Follow NewsGram on Twitter to stay updated about the World news.
Additionally, the team is developing a play-to-earn DOE game. This game, like Atari's renowned Spaceship game, requires players to shoot enemy Spaceships in order to progress through the levels. The development of a blockchain-based play-to-earn game has the potential to boost Dogs of Elon's value to an all-time high.
Gamified crypto projects have garnered considerable interest in the cryptosphere. At the moment, Axie Infinity, Crypto blades, and Mist are among the finest. They all have one feature, however: they are much too sophisticated for the average player to handle. That is when Doge Dash attempts to grasp the moment. Doge Dash is a tribute to the original Mario sidescroller.
Also Read: Use These Tools to Calculate Your Crypto Tax
Players may earn coins at each of the game's 10 levels by demonstrating their gaming ability or by contributing to the environment. If a player successfully completes all levels, all coins earned will be credited to their connected wallet.
Doge Dash's difficulty level grows as you go through the game's several levels. To complete the game, you must navigate a metropolis invaded by zombies and other creatures.
Doge Dash's mission is to build a library of NFT skins for usage in the game. Additionally, their team will endeavor to expand the NFT collection, recruit new influencers, and promote the asset's adoption. HUH Token is another Token that is successfully using a similar strategy.
The HUH Token white paper has been released.
HUH Token seems to be aiming to be the most transparent and open blockchain project possible. Members of the community are having a significant influence via social media and Telegram. The project is also progressing well, and the token will be released on Monday!
The HUH Token is a "Utimeme" that aims to combine the incredible potential of social cultivation with the functionality of NFT platforms and the scalability of a smart contract in order to produce a genuinely innovative product.
The HUH Token white paper has been released, which it aids in the construction of the brand's objectives and functions. The presale for the HUH Token is over and the token is now available. The project has already received a record-breaking amount of deposits.
Additionally, it has an innovative, intelligent chain-based recommendation engine, in addition to a sizable social following. Through the use of a code issued at the time of purchase, the purchaser of the HUH Token may recommend an unlimited number of persons who do not currently own a HUH Token to buy one. More information on these tokenomics can be found in the whitepaper and on HUH Tokens website.
Follow HUH Token on their Socials:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HuhTokenInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/huhToken/
(Disclaimer: This article is sponsored and includes some commercial links.)
- 4 Reasons To Invest In Cryptocurrency - NewsGram - Lens to India ... ›
- Indian Dilemma About The Cryptocurrency - NewsGram - Lens to ... ›