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Hi again,

Welcome to a new edition of the State of Charge newsletter - a concise monthly overview of the renewable energy and e-mobility transition. 
This time, we take a look at the 26th Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, a new air travel revolution, and we listen to a podcast on EV terminology with a rock&roll twist.

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SoC Big Story


Earlier this month, leaders from 196 countries gathered at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Convention. Even though a motion to restrict sales of new ICE cars by 2040 was widely supported the largest car markets (e.g., USA, Germany, and China) and car producers (Toyota and Volkswagen) have not signed the agreement. Again underwriting how fragile and economically sensitive climate consensus still is. 

Find the complete overview of decisions made at COP26 here. For a much shorter summary of some of the more critical decisions, click the read more button.
 

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The State of Charge September 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
 ev-volumes.com. The Electric Vehicle World Sales Database.

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SoC Must Read 


Stella Vital is the name that a group of students from the University of Eindhoven gave to their new innovation project. The world's first solar-powered mobile home.  This September they put their new toy to the test, driving it from Eindhoven to the south of Spain. The results were quite impressive, read more about their trip in the article below. 
 

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SoC Good Read
 

We can't imagine a future without planes, but our changing future demands we rethink how they fly. 


Are we at the beginning of a new era? Time will tell, but we're keeping an eye on it.

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SoC Deep Dive 


Sodium vs. Lithium. Is Sodium a real contender, or just the next battery fab?

Sodium batteries have many advantages, they work better in low temperatures and theoretically have a longer lifespan. Raw material costs are also lower, so the economics are favorable. Sodium batteries would put us ahead of the game in meeting our climate targets.

For electric cars to be more accessible batteries must become cheaper and more efficient across the globe.

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SoC Listen to this


This month the podcast is hosted by Rue Phillips, an EV infrastructure pioneer and the ex-guitarist of Black Sabbath.🤘 The show dives into key topics and components of EV infrastructure and helps listeners get up to speed with the latest and greatest, always with a rock & roll touch.

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