Browsing the "op-ed" Tag

Who Cares If Electric Cars Go Fast? A Lot Of People, Actually

July 11th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

While nobody, including myself, is unbiased, I generally try to approach every argument from both sides. But sometimes, a man must take a stand on his principles, and a recent piece from Plug-In Cars entitled “Who Cares If Electric Racecars Are Not As Fast As Gas Cars?” is too backwards for me to even comprehend


Op-Ed: Elio Motors Thinks it Can Sell This 3-wheeler. It Can't.

May 13th, 2013 | by Jo Borras

Earlier this week, Troy-based manufacturer Elio Motors introduced more than 20 key suppliers who will be key contributors to the production of the three-wheeled vehicle we featured back in January. Despite industry heavyweights including Altair Engineering, IAV, and NEWTECH 3 involve, a claimed 84 MPG fuel economy rating, a (dubiously anticipated) 5-star safety rating, and a starting price of just $6,800, I think Paul Elio's little endeavor will fail


Texas Car Dealer Argues For Tesla’s Direct Sales Model

May 2nd, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

You would think that states would welcome a new car company and the jobs it brings with open arms. But well-established car dealership lobbying groups have been fighting to keep Tesla’s direct sales model out of their states, including Texas. But one former Texas car dealer took to the pages of his local newspaper to argue that Tesla should be allowed to sell their cars directly to customers



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