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 [...]

Tesla Model 3 on John Batchelor radio show

If you sell one share of your Tesla stock, you could buy thirty shares of Ford stock. The only vehicle that Tesla sells are electric vehicles; a segment that makes up less than two percent of the entire Nation's sales. Ford's market share is 15.6%. General Motors market share is 16.6%. Statista reports that Tesla [...]

By |2017-08-14T13:52:35-07:00August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Tesla Motors|Tags: , |0 Comments

Bosch drives electrification and autonomous electromobility

Maria-Belen Aranda Colas, Bosch's senior manager of advanced engineering-future driver assistance, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about electromobility. The future of mobility is electric and autonomous driving. Electromobility is an infrastructure of sensors, lidars, batteries, and radars. Combined with the most technologically advanced vehicles electromobility is projected to be [...]

Auto industry scutify.com car chat

Good Morning Scudifites, Interest is the time value of money. If there is a zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) in play right now then putting your money in a savings account is not giving it the respect over the long-term. It will be safe, but it will not show the time value of money. There [...]

By |2020-05-22T17:29:04-07:00October 29th, 2015|Categories: #carchat, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tesla talks to Google, Audi puts a Vulcan grip on Mercedes with a fascinating self-parking car

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about tesla talking to Google about autonomous vehicles, and Audi's car commercial that star Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy. Google was the first autonomous vehicle to get a license to drive their autonomous vehicles in Nevada, Audi was the [...]

2007 Tesla Roadster – No more gas lines

Unveiling the electric Tesla roadster “We wanted to buy three of them, one for each of us, but Tesla wouldn’t budge off the $100,000. We offered them $150,000 for three, and they said no. By the time we got back to them, they had sold all 100 of them for $100,000 each.” So was the [...]