Transportation

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Prognosis for the EV revolution, 2017-2030

Most of you reading this are in agreement: electric vehicles will upend the conventional vehicle industry within the next 50 10–20 years. The pollution industry in the world of transport will be destroyed. Gasmobiles stinking up cities, garages, lungs, hearts, and minds will be retiring to scrapyards and history books. But the endgame is sort of boring […]

September 25th

Climate Week NYC: EV100 launches global business group to fast-track electric vehicles

A new business campaign designed to fast-track the uptake of electric vehicles (EV) and infrastructure has been launched by The Climate Group at a unique event in New York today, as business and government leaders gather at Climate Week NYC. Baidu, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Heathrow Airport, HP Inc., IKEA Group, LeasePlan, METRO AG, PG&E, Unilever, Vattenfall are the […]

September 19th

Car dealers continue to try to screw Tesla (and Tesla customers)

The California New Car Dealers Association has expanded its complaint against Tesla over the modern electric car pioneer’s use of customer referral programs. The California New Car Dealers Association has sent yet another letter to the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles explaining how cruel and unfair Tesla’s approach is. By James Ayre The new complaint specifically […]

September 18th

Nathan Fillion gets his spaceship, as Arcimoto’s revolutionary EV “Fun Utility Vehicle” wraps up a successful IPO

With just days to go in their Initial Public Stock Offering, we caught up with Arcimoto founder Mark Frohnmayer to talk about the IPO, the future of electric and autonomous vehicles, and how he is trying to revolutionize transportation with a fundamentally more efficient platform. And also a more fun platform. When TV actor Nathan […]

September 14th

Electric Vehicles: Drive Electric Week kicks off across the US

This weekend kicked off the 7th annual National Drive Electric Week, which sees electric vehicle advocates taking to the streets en masse with creative new ways to spread the word about electric vehicles. The week runs September 9–17 this year, which means two fun-filled weekends packed with events. By Kyle Field  National Drive Electric Week events vary […]

September 11th

US sale of fully electric vehicles up 82% in 2017

The US market for electric vehicles has continued to grow at a rapid pace in the past year — led by California’s particularly strong electric vehicles market, of course. From January through August, national sales of 8 fully electric vehicles* grew 82%. Sales of 6 plug-in hybrid cars were up 28%. Overall, that meant sales […]

September 9th

Electric vehicles: Toyota Chairman is asleep at the wheel. Will he wake up, or drive into the ditch?

Earlier this week, Takeshi Uchiyamada, the chairman of top-selling automaker Toyota, explained why he didn’t understand the quick transition to electric vehicles that many of us see on the horizon. Or, if most of you reading this and I are absolutely off our rockers, he explained what we are ignorantly ignoring. By Zachary Shahan  Mr Uchiyamada made […]

September 8th

Amendment to ELIMINATE Amtrak voted down in US House

Why does the GOP hate Amtrak? Maybe because in small talls across rural America – the deep red American heartland – Amtrak is the most visible government program (well, after farm subsidies). But unlike farm subsidies (and highway subsidies, and oil subsidies), Republicans hate rail subsidies. But when push came to shove in Congress late last […]

September 7th