AltCar Expo Defies Carmaggedon!

The Annual AltCar Expo was a huge success, considering it was held on Carmaggedon II weekend, when all of Los Angeles was warned to “Stay Inside!!! Don’t Go ANYWHERE!!!”. Also shocking was how empty the bike valet was. As industry representatives often say- “It’s all about getting butts into seats.” Essentially, the manufacturers know that the best way to help people overcome the sticker shock of electric cars is to show them not only how fun they are to drive, but also how cheap they are to own.

Read more

Plug In Day | A Moment of Silence for the Oil Industry

On a typically gorgeous day in Los Angeles, I awoke at “racin’ time” (6am) to meet Harlan Flagg and some of his customers for a Sunday ride. We had a blast tearing through Beverly Hills then past the Tesla dealership and the incoming Fisker dealership en route to Plug In America’s parade in Santa Monica. Once there, I met with EV industry luminaries such as Chelsea Sexton and Ed Begley Jr.

Read more