Category: ‘ Automotive ’

 

“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 ...

Study: Flying Outpaces Driving in Fuel Efficiency

Driving is more energy-intense than flying, a University of Michigan study concluded last week, revealing surprising trends about energy consumption in the United States. Lead researcher Michael Sivak of the University’s Tra...

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...

Tesla’s Answer to Range Anxiety

Tesla Motors has drawn significant attention recently with the gradual launch of its “Autopilot” suite of autonomous driving tools for its Model S sedan, designed to relieve owners of some of the tedium of highway driving. In ...

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...

Study Shows the Unexpected Benefits of Autonomous Vehicles

It’s Monday morning, and you’ve just arrived at work. You step out of your car and tell it to “Go home.” It follows the instruction, then takes your children to school, picks them up at the end of the school day, brings th...

2015: A “Game Changing” Year for EVs?

Last month, General Motors did something big. Following the success of its popular Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the Detroit automaker announced plans to release its first mass market battery electric vehicle (...

Sluggish Gasoline Demand? Don’t Believe the Hype

It’s not unusual for the media to miss the mark on a variety of energy security issues; look no further than the relentless references to “energy independence” for proof. But while the headlines may frequently miss the nuanc...
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