2018 Plug-in hybrids and EVs for sale

By | 2019-04-08T13:46:15+00:00 April 4th, 2019|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, electric vehicles (EV), Plugin-electric vehicles, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , |

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

By | 2019-03-27T11:16:37+00:00 March 27th, 2019|Categories: Audi, Auto industry news, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), BMW, Cadillac, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Chevy, Chrysler, Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electric vehicles (EV), Ford, Fuel cells, GM, Green cars, Honda, Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Hybrids, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Plugin-electric vehicles, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Hyundai remotely changes parking places when EV is finished charging

By | 2019-01-03T11:14:57+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles (EV), electricity, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , |

It's the ultimate in EV charging to relocate to another parking space so that the charging unit is available to another EV user that needs to charge their vehicle. But sometimes work gets in the way of gentility. Hyundai is bringing civility back to the world of charging. The System won't be available until 2025 [...]

The argument for ZEV vehicles in California

By | 2018-12-03T20:16:49+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Categories: #climatechange, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Fuel cells, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , , |

I was having a discussion with an acquaintance recently about zero emission vehicles and the how dirty the Fresno/Bakersfield area is. He rightly noted that transportation is light-duty vehicles are just a fraction of the emissions in those counties. He said he was not making a case for either Electric Vehicles nor hydrogen, and said [...]