All posts from James Ayre

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e-Tron SUV Will Represent “First Real Premium Manufacturer Doing A Premium Electric SUV,” Claims Audi Exec

While discussing the release next year of the company’s all-electric e-Tron SUV, a top Audi exec (Dietmar Voggenreiter, sales and marketing boss) commented that the model will represent “the first real premium manufacturer doing a premium electric SUV.” I guess that the Tesla Model X doesn’t count? Or is just that Tesla isn’t a “real premium manufacturer?”

February 28th

US Maritime Administration: San Francisco Bay Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Ferry Feasible, But Expensive

A newly released feasibility study from the US Maritime Administration on the subject of a potential high-speed, hydrogen fuel-cell passenger ferry deployment in the San Francisco Bay, as well as on the associated hydrogen fueling infrastructure, has provided some interesting new findings. The study — conducted by Sandia National Laboratories, and which examined the technical, regulatory, […]

November 7th

Top Investment Evaluator Recommends Tesla–SolarCity Merger

Originally published on EV Obsession. The prominent advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has given its recommendation to support Tesla’s $2.3 billion SolarCity acquisition/merger, telling shareholders that Tesla would be able to bridge the funding gap with SolarCity, and also that the acquisition was an important step in the firm’s path to becoming an integrated sustainable […]

November 7th