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This week, in the good news category, electric cars just got a lot sexier — Ford unveiled its Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric SUV at a starting price of less than $50,000, and Ford’s CEO expects it will be profitable from the starting line, as well as zero-emission. And for auto racing fans, CNN reported that the Formula One racing circuit has announced a new 10-year plan to “change the face of the sport” and become carbon neutral by 2030.
As “gearheads” know and the popular movie Ford v. Ferrari demonstrates, auto racing advances often lead to passenger car improvements.
If Ford and Formula One Racing are working to make electric vehicles that are fast and affordable, the electric vehicles market will soon take off, despite the Trump Administration’s efforts to slash its tires.
Its starting price — excluding federal tax incentives of up to $7,500 — will range from about $43,895 for the base “Select” model to $60,500 for the GT.
Bill Ford the company’s Executive Chairman and great-grandson of company founder Henry Ford told CNBC, “I said if any car is going to wear the pony, it can’t just look like a Mustang,” said Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, great-grandson of company founder Henry Ford. “It’s got to drive like one, it’s got to feel like one, and it has to have the soul of one. I’ve driven it, and it’s a rocket ship.”
As we expand our understanding of climate change, scientists have begun to focus on the growing role warming temperatures are playing as a potent driver of greater aridity–which is different than drought. As NOAA describes it, drought is “a period of abnormally dry weather sufficiently long enough to cause a serious hydrological imbalance”. Aridity is […]
For many who live near refineries, incinerators, and other heavy industry, lockdowns and shelter in place orders like we have all experienced lately are a far too common occurrence. The New York Times took a closer look at these communities to show why the residents are so vulnerable to the disease.
Why This Matters:Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali explained to put the COVID deaths into context, “we know more than 100,000 people die prematurely in the U.S. every year because of air pollution.”
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