NHTSA, EPA hearing on easing pollution limits

It's a juxtaposition that NHTSA/EPA has picked Fresno, CA to have their first meeting on easing the pollution limits that were set in 2012. Instead of having it at the Capitol in Sacramento, CA, on California Air Resources Board (CARB) territory they have picked the dirtiest county in California, Fresno. The first thought is that [...]

California Electric Vehicle Sales Increase

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California green vehicle market continues to experience growth throughout the state, especially with increasing electric vehicles sales which now make up 3.1 percent of total new vehicle sales year to date, an increase from 2.4 percent this time last year. However, according to the California Green Vehicle Report, the overall California [...]

Mercedes-Benz EQ electric concept rebirth of a legend

Dietmar Exler, President, and CEO Of Mercedes-Benz USA told us the Inspiration behind the EQ Silver Arrow and introduced the talented Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer at Daimler AG. The World Record-Breaking Vehicle from 1937 The role model for the EQ Silver Arrow is the record-breaking car built by Mercedes-Benz W 125 twelve-cylinder [...]

Nine States plan the future of electric cars

The Trump Administration continues to try to weaken federal greenhouse gas (GHG) and corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for the nation’s light-duty vehicle fleet. In the face of adversity from the government, nine States have reaffirmed that they support the implementation of the Multi-State Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan for 2018-2021. “These nine [...]

Bosch ~ Private, Profitable, and electrified

"We are in an era of transformation. I would argue that transformation is impacting the auto industry more than any other (industry). The automotive industry is currently the epicenter of innovation. Autonomous vehicles, electrified mobility, and ubiquitous connectivity are expected to transform the entire concept of transportation." Mike Mansuetti, president of Robert Bosch LLC There [...]

Batchelor radio show ~ top ten reasons to buy an EV

What are the reasons to buy an electrified vehicle and what are the reasons not to buy electric vehicles? John Batchelor and Lou Ann Hammond go through the top ten reasons you would buy a plug-in hybrid or battery electric vehicle. There are so many incentives, including utility companies giving better electric rates at night. [...]

2018 list of Plug-in hybrids, EVs, FCEVs

Electrify America 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 less than projected. EV sales are increasing, up over 37% in 2016. This year there will be more PHEV and EV SUVs on the market, than ever before. [...]

Top ten reasons to buy electric or plug-in vehicles

At the 2018 New York International Auto Show, there was a variant of an electrified vehicle on every manufacturer's stage. Some have been around for years, some we got to see for the first time. Thanks to Toyota (the company with the longest running hybrid), Tesla (the only all-electric car company in the United States), [...]

Why Tesla has already succeeded

I had dinner the other night with a wealthy car collector. Whether this person talks about cars or politics, it is done with passion. At one point in the dinner, the conversation turned from politics to cars. He told me he owned a Tesla, an all-electric car initially owned by very wealthy people, now trickling [...]

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