Even With Subsidies

Few products have received as many subsidies as the electric car. Subsidies have been given to build battery factories, to install charging stations, to build car factories and given to buyers of BEVs and PHEVs. Yet, BEVs and PHEVs are Continue reading Even With Subsidies

Proponents of EVs and PHEVs are Worried

Last week, Media Matters for America (MMA) published a 6,667-word article, replete with charts and graphs, defending EVs and PHEVs. The article was framed with the headline, Myths And Facts About Electric Cars. The topics, i.e., myths, covered were: Denying That Continue reading Proponents of EVs and PHEVs are Worried

Electric Vehicle Update

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and pure electric vehicles (EVs) are slow out of the starting gate. Through October, total PHEV and EV sales are less than 15,000 vehicles: reportedly 5,003 Volts and 8,048 Leafs. It’s still early, and it’s Continue reading Electric Vehicle Update

Are We Implementing the Right Automotive Strategy? Part III

Another alternative could be CNG. The Pickens plan received wide notice a year ago and prompted some action in Congress to support CNG vehicles. CNG, of course, doesn’t replace the ICE, but merely replaces gasoline with compressed natural gas. Currently Continue reading Are We Implementing the Right Automotive Strategy? Part III

Are We Implementing the Right Automotive Strategy? Part II

Plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs) and pure electric vehicles (EVs) are being pursued at great cost as the current strategy for replacing gasoline and diesel internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. In the previous article, we looked at existing alternatives, other than Continue reading Are We Implementing the Right Automotive Strategy? Part II