Technological processes that will move us closer to emission reductions sparked our readers’ interests this week on Gas2. One of the most compelling stories discussed Havelaar Canada’s reveal of its Bison electric pickup truck with #nextgen connectivity. Then, too, climate change activists and deniers alike spoke with passion regarding Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris agreement.
The Texas state legislature has again denied the most prominent electric car innovator of our times permission to sell its cars directly to customers. Yes, in case you missed it, Texas shot down Tesla’s legal petition to circumvent traditional car selling in the Lone Star State. So our readers turned to a story about the other economic end of the EV spectrum: the cheapest electric cars available today and the various technological processes that promote lightweighting. That story allowed our readers to build in some additional prior knowledge as they commented, especially when the topic of extensive computational analysis arose. Many promising results are being revealed in the lightweighting laboratory and implemented on the assembly line, especially with batteries.
Here are those stories and more on this week’s edition of the “Gas2 Week in Review.”
What Canadian citizen wouldn’t like a sophisticated #nextgen pickup truck with instant connectivity, touch screen display, and driver assistive technology calibrated to meet both the day-to-day work demands and active lifestyle needs of adventurers? That’s the description provided by Havelaar Canada at the EV/VE Conference and Trade Show in Ontario as it revealed its new Bison electric pickup truck. Inspired by nature, designed in cooperation with the University of Toronto, the Bison will join the upcoming competition with Tesla and other EV makers as they attempt to corner the popular pickup truck market.