Superfast Wireless Charging in Japan, a “Tesla Cybervan,” & Gavin Newsom Courts BYD in China

From CleanTechnica.

This may have been one of our more wide-ranging discussions on EV Obsession. It was certainly a fun one. Listen in to Jo and Zach discuss the following stories (links down at the bottom):

0:00 — Intro
0:30 — Superfast wireless EV charging for Japan!
14:22 — Li Auto’s ridiculous Mega MPV (looks like a "Tesla Cybervan") and its super-duper-fast charging rates
25:32 — Iontra’s "outside the battery" solutions to grow charging speed and extend battery life
30:43 — California Governor Gavin Newsom’s trip to China to test drive the BYD YangWang U8 and his potential presidential aspirations (warning: this segment gets truly political!)
39:18 — Electric school buses from Indigenous students in the Red Lake School District
41:19 — Volkswagen bringing the ID.4 and ID.Buzz Cargo to South Africa
42:35 — The Rivian R1T winning the Rebelle Rally in Nevada and California
45:05 — Subscriber Pitch

https://www.motorpasion.com/futuro-movimiento/japon-quiere-desterrar-ansiedad-autonomia-su-nueva-arma-semaforos-rojo

https://carnewschina.com/2023/10/24/li-mega-showed-a-552-kw-peak-charging-capacity-thanks-to-catls-5c-battery/

https://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/23/thinking-outside-the-battery-to-dramatically-improve-battery-performance/

https://carnewschina.com/2023/10/24/california-governor-gavin-newsom-test-drove-byds-yangwang-u8-in-china/

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/red-lake-school-district-becomes-one-of-the-first-school-districts-serving-indigenous-students-to-electrify-its-school-bus-fleet-301964939.html

https://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/24/volkswagen-south-africa-showcases-id-4-id-buzz-cargo-at-sa-auto-week/

https://carbuzz.com/news/rivian-r1t-becomes-the-first-ev-to-win-the-rebelle-rally

https://twitter.com/Rivian/status/1715807064034054219

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