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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

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

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

EVs and the Grid Summit – Improving the electrification of the US transportation system

The EVs & the Grid Summit* will bring together regulators, utilities, city planners, OEMs, charging station hosts, and others to discuss vehicle-grid integration (VGI) and the electrification of America’s transportation system. You should be there! (Sponsored content) Infocast’s EVs & the Grid Summit, set for October 17–19, 2017, in San Francisco, California, will create partnership […]

August 29th

Tesla Model 3 vs its Electric Vehicle competition

I recently compared the specs of the Tesla Model 3 to the specs of 22 gas-powered competitors that are more or less “in the Model 3’s class.” Naturally, readers also requested that we compare the Model 3 to other electric cars in such a detailed way. So here we are! By Zachary Shahan  However, the whole discussion of […]

August 22nd

Tesla Shuttle to attempt world driving distance record for an electric vehicle

This coming weekend, Tomasz Gać, Jakub Stechly, and I are going to attempt to break the world record for miles driven in an electric car on a single charge. This attempt was planned before a group of Italians recently crushed the previous record, so they’ve certainly made our task more difficult, but we’re still hopeful. By Zachary Shahan  Weather permitting, […]

August 17th

Electric vehicles: It’s time for Ford to make an all-electric Mustang

One disappointing announcement from a major auto executive in recent years (among many) came in January 2017, when Ford’s then-CEO, Mark Fields, promised hybrid versions of the company’s iconic Mustang and F-150 pickup — by 2022. Yes, regular hybrids. And yes, roughly 5 years from the announcement. Was he serious? By Loren McDonald   Fields was replaced several months later, […]

August 15th

Rick Perry’s latest: $5.7 million from the Energy Dept for cutting-edge batteries

Rick Perry’s Energy Department has been steadily pushing the Trump Administration deeper into clean tech territory, regardless of President* Trump’s pro-coal rhetoric. In the latest development, the Energy Department’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory announced a new round of $5.7 million in funding for next-generation energy storage technology, aimed squarely at driving down the cost of […]

August 9th

Tesla Model 3: Full specs revealed (and it’s a beauty)

At the Tesla Model 3 production vehicle reveal tonight, Tesla shared the official pricing and range of the two versions of the Model 3 initially available to customers. It will come in “Standard” at the base $35,000 price tag, which will feature 220 miles of range. The Standard trim is no slouch and will speed […]

July 29th

China calls for 20% EVs by 2025. Car makers HOWL.

China’s plans for relatively aggressive electric vehicle sales quotas are unnerving some prominent foreign auto manufacturers. After selling a record 507,000 EVs in 2016, China wants to see 7 million on the roads by 2025. By James Ayre  In a letter addressed to China’s Minister of Industry and Information Technology, Miao Wei, a coalition of large […]

July 15th