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Hi again,
Welcome to a new edition of the State of Charge newsletter, a concise monthly overview of the ongoing transition to renewable energy and e-mobility. This month we'll take a look at Alaska's electrification efforts and Germany's hidden lithium reserves. Also, don't miss Nicki Shields talking about Formula E in our podcast of the month. 

🎄 Wishing you and your loved ones a healthy and happy holiday season!

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SoC Big Story

As the world slowly electrifies, snowy, remote and beautiful Alaska installs its first chargers. The Anchorage Daily News reports that by the summer of 2022, the state-run Alaska Energy Authority plans to install DC fast-charging stations on the state's main highway corridor. The corridor runs along the entire coast with an approximate distance of 160 km between chargers. 

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The State of Charge October 2021 

Every month we include an exclusive overview of the latest EV sales statistics from around the world.
State of Charge - Stats

These statistics only include 100% Electric Vehicles, no hybrids. Statistics are provided by our partner The Electric Vehicle World Sales Database.

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SoC Must Read 

Just three kilometres deep beneath the beautiful Black Forest lies enough lithium to power a million electric vehicles per year. Mining this resource could be essential to reach Europe's climate goals however, the opposition is growing.
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SoC Good Read

Almost all countries are committed to reaching stringent climate goals by 2035, according to the Climate Change Conference. Here’s how 2022 will become the year of great change for the automotive world.

India stated that it wants to be at the same level as Europe when it comes to EV usage. A number of African countries are also getting on board: 
  • Kenya has taken the proactive step of having electric charging stations installed.
  • Nigeria has spoken of its desire to be the first country in Africa to have a solid EV infrastructure.
  • And Tesla has already installed electric chargers in Morocco.
We're going in the right direction. 🚘 Let's keep moving! 🚘

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SoC Deep Dive 

One prominent EV driver concern besides range anxiety is how batteries perform at low temperatures. During the colder winter months, batteries last on average 20% less and take longer to charge.

For our deep dive, we have selected a winter study done by The Norwegian Automobile Federation with twenty different electric cars. This test was focused on consumption, range, and charging time. All vehicles were driven until they shut down.

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SoC Listen to this

This month's podcast is a fascinating interview with Nicki Shields. She is the face of BBC's FIA Formula E. For those who don't know, Formula E is an electric car motor racing championship. And yes, it's as exciting as it sounds. 

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