A drop-in conversion will turn classic Land Rovers into EVs. Let’s see what it’s like to drive an electric school bus. Aptera reveals what will power its 1,000-mile EV — well, out in the sun. And US vehicle standards do not recognize upstream emissions from electric vehicles; Is it a lost opportunity? This and more, here at Green Car Report.
China EVE Energy will provide 2170 . format Cylindrical cells for EVs that “never charge” by Aptera, a tricycle powered by solar energy. The California startup also recently confirmed it will use the Elaphe engine.
Electric school buses are the ideal format for EV adoption, because of their relatively short routes, predictable downtime, and the diesel emissions they help children avoid. Over the weekend, we reviewed How does it feel to drive a big electric bus? from Lion Electric — one of a number of companies looking to transform the big yellow bus experience.
One drop-in EV adapter Electrogenic UK is for hobbyists who want to turn their Land Rover cars into electric SUVs. Versions for Jeeps, Broncos and other classic SUVs could reach a similar position in the US.
And neither electric efficiency nor upstream emissions from power generation for electric vehicles are included in US vehicle emissions standards. Is this a lost opportunitywhen we try to drive all vehicles for greater efficiency?