Everything you ever wanted to know about EVs

VW starts its electric strategy The electric revolution will be coming soon to a street near you. In a matter of weeks, Volkswagen will reveal the production version of the ID.4 electric SUV, part of a global strategy to deliver millions of electric vehicles to help combat global climate change. Electric vehicle owners know the [...]

Car survivors and thrivers of 1st half of 2020

Can 2020 get any worse? Yes, but... Pickup share has been resilient in the wake of COVID-19 CUVs are gaining slightly, with increased share year-over-year Car segment shares continue to decline EVs gaining slightly, while plug-ins are declining Improvements underway across the luxury segments Looking ahead to the balance of the year, the IHS Markit [...]

By |2020-08-19T21:17:28-07:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Auto industry news, electric vehicles (EV), Luxury vehicles|0 Comments

Fifteen states go after trucks for emissions

Action plan to eradicate toxic diesel emissions by 2050 If trucks and buses only account for 4 percent of vehicles on the road, why are fifteen states going after them? Because trucks are responsible for nearly 25 percent of total transportation sector greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, emissions from trucks are the fastest-growing source of [...]

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 [...]

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