38% Of American Cars Were Electric In 1900 – What about in the future?

In our modern era, we may assume that electric cars are new technology.  But there was a period in America a long time ago when about 30% of all cars were electric.  Starting point of Electric Vehicle history In 1898, Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, when 23 years old, built his first car, and it was the Lohner Electric Chaise. Also in 1898, Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat of Paris set a world speed record in a car, which happened to be in his electric Jeantaud. The speed record was 39.245 mph (62.8 km/h), but that was crushed a few days later by another electric car that went 65.79 mph (105.88 km/h). First electric cars  (1830-1880) By 1900, in the United States, 38% of US automobiles, 33,842 cars, were powered by electricity (40% were powered by steam, and 22% by gasoline). This information might sound like some crackpot Internet hoax, but if you look at the sources, you can easily see they are credible. The US Dept. of Energy’s page on the history of the electric car states, “By 1900, electric cars were at their heyday, accounting for around a third of all vehicles on the road. During the next 10 years, they…

NASA technology helps fully charge electric vehicles in 5 minutes

Experimental technology NASA uses to cool equipment in space could cut electric vehicle (EV) charging times to less than five minutes. This news comes in the context that electric vehicle sales are on the rise and have reached their highest level ever.  The experimental technology was initially developed by scientists to support “nuclear fission power systems for missions to the Moon, Mars, and other more distant planets.” Specifically, this technology provides fuel for “vapor compression heat pumps to operate. From there, EV engines help maintain habitats on the Moon and Mars, while controlling heat and supporting life inside spacecraft.”  Thanks to the “subcooled flow boiling” technique, NASA technology can increase the current through improved heat transfer through the charging cable. This will significantly reduce the time needed to fully charge a vehicle.  NASA explains that an electric current with a minimum strength of 1,400 amps can fully charge an electric car within 5 minutes. Meanwhile, the fastest chargers used in science and industry today only produce a maximum of 520 amps, and most chargers on the market only support less than 150 amps.  A research team from Purdue University, led by mechanical engineering professor Issam Mudawar, said their experiment successfully…

Increasing Access to Zero-Emission Vehicles for all Californians

As the leading state in eliminating fossil fuels in the US, the California state government has announced a plan to reduce carbon emissions that cause environmental pollution, with the goal that by 2035 all new cars sold will be emission-free. This goal was set by state governor Gavin Newsom in his roadmap to gradually reduce the number of new vehicles sold without emissions.   If approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), this will become a “guideline” for all states’ efforts to reduce emissions, because California is currently the largest car consumption market in the United States with more than 40 million consumers. The specific roadmap is that the state of California will increase the number of new cars sold without emissions by 1/3 by 2026 and by 2/3 by 2030.  Governor Newsom proposed, and the Legislature has approved, $2.7 billion in fiscal year 2022-23, and $3.9 billion over three years, for investment in ZEV adoption, as well as clean mobility options for California’s most environmentally and economically burdened communities. These programs support the new regulation by increasing access to ZEVs for all Californians, including moderate- and low-income consumers. They include:  Clean Cars 4 All provides up to $9,500 to…

VinFast and Green Vehicle on the journey towards a sustainable future

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air is the cause of nearly 7 million deaths each year.  This situation raises deep concerns about public health as well as a pressing issue: What solutions are there to minimize the burden on the environment? That is why the green living trend is increasingly receiving strong support and the green vehicle trend is also gradually becoming an indispensable part on the path towards the era of sustainable development.   So what is a green car or green vehicle? Green cars or green vehicles are road vehicles that use electric or hybrid engines, causing less harm to the environment than vehicles using traditional internal combustion engines. Not only do they provide a perfect driving experience that is not inferior, electric motorbikes and electric cars also overcome the disadvantages of internal combustion engine vehicles.  The global air pollution situation has caused many countries to plan to “kill” cars using internal combustion engines and encourage the production and use of electric cars. That is one of the reasons leading to the remarkable development of the electric car industry.   According to The California Air Resources Board, California has 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles in use – two years…

VinFast officially launch the “VinFast – For a Green Future” exhibition series in Hanoi

Hanoi, 7 July 2023 The very first exhibition “VinFast – For A Green Future” was officially openned today in Hanoi, kick-started the series of 11 exhibitions to be organized across Vietnam, from July to September. On display are a comprehensive electric mobility ecosystem, including e-buses, e-scooters, e-bikes, and a complete range of electric cars, covering a wide range of segments, from mini cars to the A-B-C-D-E segments VF 3, VF 5 Plus, VF e34, VF 6, VF 7, VF 8 and VF 9.   A part of the factory space with automated production by top-notch robots will simulate the production process of the made-in-Vietnam electric cars.     Most notably, all eyes were on the VF 3 – a mini electric car model which has just been introduced to the market only 01 month after its first announcement. Compact, yet powerful and modern, it is promised to be the “national” model of Vietnamese customers, the pioneers on the “green transition”. At the exhibition, visitors can also directly experience the operation and smart features of VinFast electric cars and motorbikes at the test-drive ground. There were also be many sideline activities for visitors to engage with VinFast’s experts, participate in games…

VinFast’s “For a Green Future” exhibition series to showcase its comprehensive electric mobility ecosystem in Vietnam

Hanoi, June 29, 2023 – VinFast announced the rollout of the exhibition series “VinFast – For a Green Future” to introduce to the public its entire electric mobility ecosystem, as well as the journey of the first global electric vehicle (EV) maker of Vietnam. From July 7 to September 20, 2023, a series of consecutive events will occur in 11 prominent cities and provinces across Vietnam and will offer visitors various interactive activities, test drives, and unique experiences. “VinFast – For a Green Future” is the largest series of electric mobility exhibitions ever held in Vietnam. The first exhibition will be held at the Viet Xo Friendship Labor Cultural Palace, Hanoi, from July 7 to 9, 2023, before being rolled out in 10 other cities and provinces across Vietnam. The exhibition will be divided into different sections, including product showcase – production simulation – “car anatomy” – test drive, and other auxiliary areas such as food, game, socializing, etc. This will be the first time VinFast displays its comprehensive electric mobility ecosystem, including e-buses, e-scooters, e-bikes, and a complete range of electric cars, covering a wide range of segments, from mini cars to the A-B-C-D-E segments (VF 3, VF 5…