Featured Threads Archive
Source: https://www.automotive-iq.com/electrics-electronics/reports/the-rise-of-e-mobility?utm_campaign=AUIQ NL 2018 Week 42&utm_medium=email&utm_source=internalemail&MAC=AUIQ1-OKHD0I9|1-E3QCWCD&elqContactId=13876107&disc=&elqCampId=33647
An overwhelming 41 percent of the industry professionals responding to the IQ Automotive survey had the highest expectations - in an industry spending USD 90 billion on EVs - of Elon Musk’s strategy for Tesla Inc.
This from a company with sales of only three models totaling just over 100,000 vehicles in 2017. While Tesla is the most prominent electric car maker, “soon it will be everybody and his brother,” Daimler AG Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche told reporters on Monday at the...
Bloomberg..com has an article out: "The Dirt on Clean Electric Cars
New research shows some drivers might spew out less CO2 with a diesel engine."
The Bloomberg article is based on claims made by Berylls Strategy Advisors, who describe themselves as:
"BERYLLS: MODERN PREMIUM AUTOMOTIVE CONSULTING."
"Over 500 consulting projects in the automotive industry. Highly committed strategy consultants with an average of 15 years of automotive experience. Hidden Champion title in 2015 and again in 2018 as the management consultancy with the highest customer satisfaction. Together with our network of specialist cooperation partners from industry and research, we’ll get you and your company ready for tomorrow’s automotive world. We are Berylls Strategy Advisors.
Under current law, once a manufacturer hits 200,000 EVs sold, the tax credit phases out starting in the following quarter. Heller’s bill lifts the individual manufacturer cap but would phase out the credit for the entire industry in 2022.
U.S. Senate bill could give Tesla, GM electric car tax credit boost | Reuters
Scrapping UK grants for hybrid cars 'astounding', says industry | Environment | The Guardian
Mitsubishi Cries Foul Over End Of Grant In UK: Outlander PHEV Sales?
UK ends PHEV incentive and reduces all-electric vehicle incentive, says it worked too well - Electrek
Electric car grant UK axed for EV and plug-in hybrids by Government | Express.co.uk
Toyota car fault prompts massive recall - BBC News
I can't tell if the Plug Ins are involved.
I see Plug-In America (belatedly) has a petition complaining that EV drivers of older solo-driver BEVs are being forced off the HOV lanes in California.
>This presents a possible opportunity for 2017 Model Year Prime owners (with 2016 HOV stickers pre-applied by the dealers) in Ca. to complain that some Toyota Prime's got treated unfairly in the new rule making.
> I see there is reference to a new Ca. law that apparenty allows lower income plug-in buyers to apply for HOV stickers even if the used plug-in vehicle already had HOV stickers. Does anyone know if this law applies to PiPs or Primes?
Sign the petition: Let EV drivers stay in California's HOV lanes! - Plug In AmericaPlug In America
I tried to help, some months ago writing an email to Assemblyperson Bloom about the Toyota Prime issue. To my knowledge,...
.. and a range of 600 miles.
.. and can pull 3,637-pound maximum towing capacity
Could this be a typo?
"Power hits the road through a much improved all-wheel-drive system. The claimed sprint time to 62 mph is 8.1 seconds, and Toyota says it expects returns of 4.5 l/100km, or around 52.3 mpg US."
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Proves Efficiency Can Look Good At The Paris Motor Show | Top Speed
2019 Toyota RAV4 Chief Engineer: Gas Station Trips Every Two Weeks Are A Waste Of Time - CarBuzz
Volvo Trucks to introduce all-electric Class 8 trucks in North America – TheTrucker.com
"As part of an innovative partnership between the Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure, Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric Class 8 truck demonstrators in California next year, and commercialize them in North America in 2020.
The demonstration units will be based on the technology currently being used in the Volvo FE Electric, which Volvo Trucks presented in May and will begin selling in Europe in 2019."
Class 8 trucks are your classic semis, so Tesla will have competition in that market, hopefully.
I have been contemplating a BEV as my next purchase. But there are pitfalls that I see, including this one:
- A BEV out of fuel (lack of sufficient charge) cannot be restored to running condition as a roadside service. The car would have to be towed. This is not a small problem. Not only is this expensive, but would clog highways with disabled cars for a longer length of time than a gas and go.
Overall a nice town car, it appears to have more traditional car features:
The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV Makes the Electric Car Feel Normal, and That’s the Point
However, adaptive cruise control (the GM version of TSS-P), is not available so I have no interest.
First-of-its-kind hybrid electric ferry boat to take maiden voyage in SF Bay – East Bay Times
On Thursday, one small ferry boat company will make one giant stride for the maritime industry and the environment as the Enhydra, a first-of-its-kind hybrid electric ferry, takes its maiden voyage in the San Francisco Bay.
At 128-feet long, carrying up to 600 passengers, the Enhydra is the largest aluminum-hulled passenger vessel built in the United States to be powered with lithium-ion batteries and plug-in electric technology, according to its operator, Red and White Fleet.
It’s the “Prius” of ferry boats, said Tom Escher, the company’s president.
First-of-its-kind hybrid electric ferry boat to take maiden...
Seems the poor slobs were trying to sue, more than make semi tractors - so the wana-be manufacturing company is pretty much on its very last dying gasp. But - let's still wish them well -
Next . . . . bankruptcy? after all, the Nikola shakedown attempt to get money from Tesla, just to say afloat has failed. Poor guys - hope they didn't pay too much for THAT legal service. @Lucifer will have to find more FUD to troll with - shouldn't be hard though with so many shorters feeding the trolls.
Page 1 of 61