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Electric Vehicles Driving into 2020
Tesla Gets a Run for its Money
Source: Volvo Polestar 2 Electric Sedan
Big E-Competition from Volvo and BMW
The 2020's are expected to be the decade of electric vehicles. Every major automaker is planning to electrify its vehicle lineups. For the first time, some global automakers will offer more electric and hybrid than conventional, gas and diesel powered vehicles. There are projections that by 2030 electric cars will amount to more than 20% of new cars sold in the US.
Mass Market Electric Vehicles
Two electric cars expected to be important to a wide consumer audience are coming out during 2020 from BMW and Volvo. These cars are designed and priced to give Tesla a run for its electric vehicle money.
The 2020 BMW i4, 4 door, fastback styled electric vehicle is expected to hit the market in 2020 and be an important factor. Entry level models will be priced at less than $40,000. Reports indicate this vehicle can get 340 to 435 miles on a single charge, which offers Tesla significant competition. More details will come out on the BMW i4 from upcoming auto shows in 2020 during which BMW will provide more information.
Volvo's Polestar 2
Volvo also has a big ace up its sleeve in the all-electric Polestar 2 priced at $40,000. The compact, all-electric sedan packs 400 horsepower and a 311 mile range on a charge. The final product will roll out in 2020 and is expected to be a major player in the EV global market. For free listens, borrows and browsing of my books, co-authored with fellow journalist Ed Kane, on travel and other innovations, go to amazon.com/author/ekane
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
Amazon Book Promotion Source: Amazon Special Deep Discount for a Limited Time I'm pleased to announce that Kindle and Amazon are beginning a promotion on journalist Edward Kane's book "SPACE 2020's: WHAT'S UP THERE?". Starting May 27 through May 30, the book goes on sale for $3.99. That is a deep discount off the regular price of $6.99. And, on May 31 through June 2 8AM PDT, it will be selling for $4.99. It then returns to its regular price of $6.99 Great Deals on a Great Resource If you enjoy learning about WHAT'S UP THERE? in space, you'll love the book and find it a great resource on the top space missions and very recent space discoveries of the 2020's. Here's a link for access to the book ASIN: B087DV4DZ6 And for access to Ed's Amazon Author's Page, click here amazon.com/author/ekane I co-authored the books with Ed. ... ...
New Invention: Tablet Toothpaste "Change Toothpaste" Source: Change Toothpaste Potentially Cuts 900 Million Plastic Toothpaste Tube Throwaways Per Year Tubes of toothpaste aren't something you think about but their impact on the global environment is hugely negative. 900 million toothpaste tubes are discarded into oceans and landfills globally every year. Importantly, it takes 500 years for them to breakdown, which means virtually every toothpaste tube created is still discarded someplace in the world. And, the tubes, which contain multiple layers of plastic, polymers and resins, can't be recycled. A company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada just came up with a solution in the form of tablet toothpaste. "Paste with No Waste" Entrepreneurs Mike Medicoff and Damien Vince are the inventors and founders of CHANGE Toothpaste. Their tablet toothpaste is an all natural vegan substance that works just like toothpaste but has no harsh chemic