With the early introduction of affordable, long-range EVs like the Chevy Bolt (with 238 miles of range) and the Tesla Model 3 (slated to move into production in July with 200+ miles of range), 2017 is expected to see banner sales of electric vehicles.
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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 […]
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 […]
In a bid to buy back trust from US diesel buyers, Volkswagen is offering a $500 Visa gift card to qualifying 2.0 TDi owners.
Very quietly and without fanfare, Volkswagen has removed the diesel engine option for almost all of its vehicles from its US website. What can it mean?
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 […]
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 […]
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). […]
I’m fairly turned off to infographics these days, as many are simply a lot of colors and squiggly lines with little substance. However, some really good ones come across my desk from time to time. Thanks to a good friend, Amber Archangel, I’ve got a great one to share. The infographic was created for Car Leasing Made […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Following sales reports on June US electric car sales, Europe electric car sales, and China electric car sales, I thought it would be interesting to compare the powerhouses (and throw Canada on top of the US to make it “North America” since it’s all basically one economic region). So, below […]
I’m generally not a fan of infographics — they often pack a little bit of information into a maze of colors. However, I think the one below is super interesting. It uses what us old-schoolers call “charts” and “graphs,” and it uses them to paint a really succinct and interesting picture of the US electric car […]
After decades on the outside looking in, American F1 fans could have 2 local teams to cheer for as early as 2016!
Across the world, consumers are turning to plug-in cars in greater numbers, with the top ten countries now accounting for over 600,000 plug-in vehicle sales
Despite 4% of the world’s oil production being offline, weak demand has kept prices steady. Good news for consumers, but bad news for oil companies.
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?
Over in Europe, more than half of all new cars are powered by diesel motors. Why? Quite simply because automakers are getting better and better efficiency out of these oil-burners. And when gas costs an average of $8 a gallon, like it does across most of Europe, every MPG counts. In America, things are different, […]
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 […]
A study by Deloitte has shown that only 2% – 4% of their responders would buy an electric vehicle (EV). The interesting thing about the study is that the study was conducted to get a sense of potential EV demand around the world through some 13,000 survey respondents. The major take away from the study […]
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 […]
Since the Chevy Volt went on sale late last year, GM has managed to sell about 2,745 of the plug-in hybrids to American consumers. Meanwhile its European cousin, the Opel Ampera, has already sold out of the 5,000 units allocated for 2011.