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Electric vehicles break another record in China

The rise and rise of the Chinese market for plug-in electric vehicles seems unstoppable, with another record performance in September. In total, 59,000 new passenger plug-in electric vehicles were registered last month in China, growing 80% over the same month last year, pulling the year to date (YTD) count to over 338,000 units, up 48% […]

October 19th

10 myths about electric vehicles. What’s the real deal?

New ideas always make us nervous at first. Airplanes and automobiles were once considered dangerous but now are part of every day life. Electric vehicles are a relatively new idea. Some early adopters can’t wait to own one, but most people are still skeptical. By Steve Hanley If electric vehicles suddenly went mainstream, traditional auto makers […]

October 18th

Autonomous Vehicles: The future looks smart

A new report from PA Consulting with the title How Long Is The Road To Driverless Vehicles? Assessing how close the Nordics are to autonomous vehicles explores what roadblocks lie ahead before the world embraces driverless and fully autonomous vehicles that provide Mobility as a Service (MaaS) to us humans. By Jesper Berggreen  Asking The Experts The report is […]

October 16th

EV report part 4: Imagine if your Tesla didn’t just drive itself, it PAID for itself

The following is an excerpt of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Choosing the Electric Avenue: Unlocking Savings, Emissions Reductions, and Community Benefits of Electric Vehicles report. We’ll be republishing the full report in order to bring more attention to the changing landscape of electric vehicles. Read parts one, two and three. By John Farrell  An Eye Toward Autonomy Autonomous vehicles, typically using […]

October 13th

EV Report part 3 – Making charging stations as ubiquitious as gas stations

The following is an excerpt of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Choosing the Electric Avenue: Unlocking Savings, Emissions Reductions, and Community Benefits of Electric Vehicles report. We’ll be republishing the full report in order to bring more attention to the changing landscape of electric vehicles. Read parts one & two. By John Farrell  With a virtuous cycle of falling battery costs […]

October 12th

Electric vehicles: 8 states band together to build EV charging network

Eight US governors are poised to significantly expand the EV charging infrastructure in their states. Colorado governor John Hickenlooper told the National Governors Association at its annual Energy Innovation Summit in Denver recently that Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and New Mexico will band together to build EV charging stations along 11 major transportation corridors […]

October 12th

EV Report (part 2) – Electric Vehicles will revolutionize the grid (and save you money)

The following is an excerpt of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Choosing the Electric Avenue: Unlocking Savings, Emissions Reductions, and Community Benefits of Electric Vehicles report. We’ll be republishing the full report in order to bring more attention to the changing landscape of electric vehicles. Read part one here. By John Farrell  Impact: Improving the Grid Electric vehicles boost […]

October 10th

EV Report (part 1) – Electric vehicles go mainstream

Electric cars aren’t new. At the dawn of the US auto industry in the late 1800s, electric vehicles outsold all other types of cars. By 1900, electric autos accounted for one-third of all vehicles on US roadways. Of the 4,192 vehicles produced in the US and tallied in the 1900 census, 1,575 were electric. By John Farrell Electric vehicle sales remained […]

October 9th

Audi and Tesla top list of trusted car brands in Germany (VW sinks)

How much does loyalty to a major brand — or at least the status of various brands — limit the transition to electric vehicles from Tesla, Dyson, e.Go, etc.? On the other hand, how much does dissatisfaction with conventional automakers drive customers to such automotive newcomers? How much do legacy automotive brands keep the door shut to newcomers like Tesla versus […]

October 2nd