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Kia Takes a Big EV Position
11 New EV's by 2025
Source: Kia's Concept HABANIRO Electric Car
2021 Dedicated EV
South Korean automotive giant Kia is going electric in a very big way. As part of its "Plan S", it's pouring $25 billion into electrification. Kia will launch 11 new EVs by 2025 and it will launch a "dedicated" marque EV model targeted for usage in 2021. Kia is going globally electric with a smart strategic plan behind its moves.
Kia Plan S
Their plan includes "Purpose Built" EV models that target corporate buyers, car sharing users, among others. Kia says it will find most of the $25 billion investment into electrification by cutting spending on internal combustion engines. Plan S is designed to transition Kia's business while continuously surrounded by two pillars: EVs and mobility solutions.
Kia is focusing on Korea, North America and Europe, which face tougher fuel emissions standards. They'll offer a full EV lineup in those markets by 2025 and expect that EVs will amount to 20% of their global sales by that time. Kia says it will offer both high performance 800 volt models and more reasonably priced 400 volt "derivative" models.
Kia is reassuring investors that it can sell EVs as profitably as gas combustion engine models by 2025. As for the 2021 Kia EV, the company says it will be built on a unique platform "specifically engineered to accommodate the car's world leading powertrain and technologies". The vehicle will offer crossover design that will blur the boundaries between a passenger sedan and SUV. The 2021 EV will fully charge in less than 20 minutes and have a range of 310 miles.
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