Category: ‘ Alternatives ’

 

“Is Cheap Gas Pulling The Plug On Electric Cars?” A Response

This letter by Tony Posawatz, President and CEO of Invictus iCAR LLC and GM veteran of 30 years, is cross-posted from CleanTechnica. While gas prices may have some short-term impact on electric vehicle (EV) sales, the April 22 ...

Going Local with Energy Security: Indianapolis

“The politics of energy is warping diplomacy around the world,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, quoting former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in a presentation he gave today at the 2015 Alternative Clean Transpo...

Cross Post: Self-driving cars put the ‘auto’ in automobile

This piece originally appeared in The Detroit News on Friday, April 10, 2015. Recent life-changing innovations have conditioned us to rapid change. But one universal element of daily life has remained stubbornly stagnant: revol...

So Far, 2015 EV Sales Flat over 2014

Following three years of sustained year-over-year growth, the first quarter of 2015 has been somewhat of a disappointment for electric vehicle advocates—sales are almost exactly flat, or even slightly below 2014 levels from Q1 2...

Cross Post: USPS can lead fleet vehicle revolution

By USAF Gen. Duncan McNabb (ret.) and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard (R) This entry originally appeared in The Hill on April 2, 2015 In July 1899, the United States Postal Service put into service its first electric-powered...

The Cost of Driving

Since oil prices began falling in mid-2014, there has been widespread observation of an apparent shift in consumer purchasing habits away from efficient and alternative fuel vehicles and back to gas guzzlers. According to the Wall...

Low Gasoline Prices Undermine Efficiency and Alternatives

Gasoline prices have fallen to their lowest levels in years. This is good news for consumers spending, but bad news for efficiency and alternatives, and likely leaves consumers vulnerable once high prices return. In thi...

Automakers Remain Determined on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

The hydrogen car is back. This week, Toyota Motor Corporation unveiled its brand new Mirai fuel cell vehicle (FCV) to go on sale next fall in California. Toyota’s new FCV will retail for $57,500 before government incentives, a...

A Look at the Next Generation of Electric Vehicles

People began filling the main atrium of the National Building Museum early on a chilly Wednesday morning, greeted by the welcome sight of a table full of DC’s famous Astro Doughnuts and hot coffee. While tasty creations are the ...

Fmr. Head of USTRANSCOM Talks Fuel Diversification, Energy Security

This Friday, General Duncan McNabb (ret.), former commander of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), the logistics behemoth of the American military, spoke before a morning session at the Southeast Alternative Fuels Confer...
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