Research tip: Cold climate does not favour EVs, that much we knew, but researchers from Carnegie Mellon University now put data behind the assumption. They analysed 7,000 trips taken in a Nissan Leaf in different states of North America and could thus pin down regional differences.
Reading tip: The biggest obstacle to EV adoption in South Africa might not be hesitant consumers but the country’s often brittle grid. Furthermore, electricity is expensive and infrastructure scarce at best.
Events for the upcoming week: International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Expo & Battery Japan (Feb 25-27; Tokyo, Japan) ++ Green eMotion Stakeholder Forum (Feb 26-27; Brussels, Belgium) ++ Shell Eco-marathon Asia (Feb 26-Mar 01; Manila, Philippines)
You can find a complete list of upcoming industry events at electrive.com/calendar
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