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Electric Car History, Electric Car Sales, & The Future — Cleantech Revolution Tour

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The initial Cleantech Revolution Tour conference that we held in Berlin was a lot of fun, and the presentations were packed with interesting facts, figures, charts, and jokes. We had a blast, and there’s no way to share all of the conversations, connections, and laughs (which is why I encourage you to […]

June 14th

EV Early Adopters — Who Are You?

In our third article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into who the respondents of the surveys were. Given that our readers were primarily the respondents, this is basically a look at who you are. One of the four surveys was directed only […]

January 25th

BMW i8 Sales Jump 2233% In US*

Via EV Obsession: Well, let’s be honest, August was a lame sales month for electric car lovers. There are clear reasons for this. Historically, the two highest-selling electric cars in the US have been the Nissan LEAF and the Chevy Volt. The 2nd-generation Chevy Volt, much improved and even a little cheaper, is just hitting the […]

September 3rd

IMF: G20 Countries Paying Trillions In Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Ah, society — takes us decades to turn a simple, life-saving corner. Subsidizing fossil fuels in the 21st century has got to be one of the dumbest things society has ever done… (and we’ve done a lot of dumb things). We have cheaper alternatives that don’t kill us and cause all kinds of health problems […]

August 6th

Tesla Model S #1, Chevy Volt #2, Nissan LEAF #3 In July US Electric Car Sales

Originally published on EV Obsession. Well, that was a crappy month… if you’re an electric car fan. Almost across the board, US electric car sales were down in July 2015 compared to July 2014. However, three models were up — the Tesla Model S ($75,000), the Mercedes B-Class Electric ($41,450), and the BMW i3 (42,400). […]

August 6th

2014 Tata Nano Debuts, CNG Model Tags Along

From a visual perspective, the 2014 Tata Nano is distinguished by tastefully-applied chrome trim and a new rear bumper with sporty mesh inserts. The new Nano can also be “optioned up” with four personalization kits that add features like a contrasting-color roof, body graphics, alloy wheels, and sporty-looking body kit. Under the hood, a new bi-fuel engine cuts emissions and operating costs … will that be enough?

June 22nd

“Dirty Oil” Imports About To Triple

I know this is an alternative fuels blog, but the fact remains that for the foreseeable future, oil will remain the fuel of choice. And the oil we use is about to get a lot dirtier, because as Canada ramps up production of oil made from tar sands, the U.S. is set to increase our […]

What Economic Downturn? Rolls-Royce Sales Up 64%

Gas 2.0 is about a lot of things.  Alternative fuels, electric vehicles, and – yes – the relevant politics and policies involved.  Gas 2.0 is about cars, too, and the state of the automotive industry is something that directly impacts every attempt to move away from fossil fuels. So, what is the state of the […]

July 10th