What are we reading? August 25, 2022

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Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.


Timothy Renshaw, managing editor:

More notes from Electric Avenue, which remains the road less travelled but is promising to attract more drivers as battery technology increases energy storage capacity and reduces road range anxiety. Today, it's aluminum's turn to take a leading role in the high-stakes quest for low-priced, high capacity, fast charging alternatives to lithium. Expect techno-chemical challenges and other plot twists ahead. Clean transportation enthusiasts and the environment are hoping for happy endings in the near future. Here's a summary of the aluminum-sulphur battery story thus far. – Ars Technica 



Meanwhile, at the intersection of Electric Avenue and Road Rage, we have one of the main complaints from drivers already committed to battery-powered transportation: substandard recharging infrastructure. – The Verge



Glen Korstrom, reporter

I haven’t yet seen the new biopic Elvis, but am intrigued to see the movie, and its narrator – the businessman behind Elvis Presley, Colonel Tom Parker. This piece delves into how Andreas Cornelius Van Kuijk left Europe under the cloud of an unsolved murder, and reinvented himself as Colonel Tom Parker despite not being a real colonel.  – 8 News Now



This fascinating read explores Elon Musk’s strategy to become the richest man in the world despite agreeing in 2018 to take no salary at Tesla. – New York Magazine