2021 Toyota Sienna Venza hybrid all-wheel-drive

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented moves. Designed, Engineered, and Assembled in the U.S.A. for Americans New Platinum Luxury Model Available Onboard Vacuum and Refrigerator Equipped for all facets of life with a tow rating up to 3,500 pounds 100% hybrid will deliver 33 mpg combined - class-leading the only hybrid-electric model that offers All-wheel-drive Toyota [...]

By |2020-07-03T13:59:50-07:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Hybrids, Toyota|0 Comments

Audi Electrification CAS2020 Cody Thacker

The future of electrification Cody Thacker, head of the electrification unit for Audi of America, was the keynote speaker at the Economic Club of Chicago (ECC) Luncheon during the Media Preview of the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. Thacker noted that in 2001 there was not a market for electric vehicles, “It took five [...]

Where will the electricity come from for electric vehicles?

Electricity from solar PV increased from 88.7 GWh in 1990 to 315.5 TWh in 2018, achieving a 33.9% annually Solar Panels are the fastest of all renewable electricity technologies The United States, the largest producer among OECD countries, increased production from 183 GWh in 2000 to 87.2 TWh in 2018, reflecting a 38.9% average annual [...]

By |2020-01-27T21:55:33-08:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: electric vehicles (EV), electricity|Tags: |0 Comments

EV sales to reach 7.6% US market share in 2026

IHS Markit forecast that in 2026 there will be more than 130 models in the U.S. market that will offer electrified propulsion systems. IHS Markit U.S. perspective Stephanie Brinley, a principal automotive analyst at IHS Markit, reports that the number of E.V.s on offer to U.S. consumers is set to explode in the coming years, [...]

China’s Qiantu K50 electric sports car debuts at NYIAS

There is a theme at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Beautiful, fast, luxurious electric cars. The Qiantu K50 by MULLEN is another group showing off their luxury super electric car to North America at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). I can only wait for the Tesla haters to see this startup [...]

2018 Plug-in hybrids and EVs for sale

There were over 500,000 electrified vehicles on America's roads in 2015. While that is a significant increase from the 70,000 in 2012, it is still fewer than predicted for U.S. cars on the roads. EV sales are increasing, up over 37% in 2016. As more PHEV and EV SUVs come on the market, we will [...]

Sales of electric cars draining CVRP bank in California

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) reports that funding is needed for the five million electric vehicles projected to come online. While that might be a good problem to have, it needs to be addressed. What are the options for balancing the rebate program? Could California offer to pay a dollar rebate or access to [...]

A Reality Check On The Concept Of Electric Cars

Electric cars are a big talking point across the globe right now. All of the major car manufacturers focus on them as the hot topic that they are right now. The subject is significant that it is in Australia’s election debates right now. Frankly, we can all agree that the progress made in this arena [...]

By |2019-04-18T10:42:03-07:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: electric vehicles (EV)|Tags: |0 Comments

Automated vehicles, electric cars, flying into the future

Automated vehicles, electric cars, flying into the future Imagine if you could travel back, say, one hundred years, and you were talking with the people about what life was like in 2019. Can you imagine the look they’d have on their faces when you told them that you could go anywhere you please in your [...]

Cadillac EV flagship of the electric future

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) While the last winter North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) begins with Cadillac’s XT6 Reveal at the Garden Theater in Detroit, Michigan Cadillac is introducing its recent product blitz today with the reveal of the brand’s first Electric Vehicle (EV). This will be the first model derived from General [...]