Daily Archives: October 13, 2018

Zoe, Leaf, i3 = #1, #2, #3 In France — September EV Sales Report

By Jose Pontes The French plug-in passenger car market had 3,799 registrations in September, with all-electric models continuing to grow (+10%) while plug-in hybrids were in a post-NEDC hangover (down 9%), something that was expected. For the year through September, the country had 43% year over year (YoY) growth Read Full Article Here For more…

EV Exponential Growth Just Beginning

By Matt Pressman Electric vehicle naysayers often seem to visualize technological change proceeding at a slow and stately pace, ignoring the accelerating trends that are driving EV adoption. But as any mathematician will tell you, exponential growth is a powerful thing, and there are several reasons to believe that electrification is nearing the upward curve…

Conflicted German Automakers Struggle With EV Transition

By Guest Contributor It’s no secret that legacy automakers are making the transition to electric vehicles only reluctantly, in response to regulatory pressure from governments and to competitive pressure from Tesla. Contrary to what many seem to believe, Big Auto’s reluctance to embrace EVs is not merely the usual corporate fear of the future, nor…

BMW Plug-Ins Shine In Germany — September EV Sales Report

By Jose Pontes The German plug-in electric passenger car market was down 12% in September, to 4,626 registrations, with PHEVs stumbling 24% year over year (YoY). This was no doubt due to the pre-WLTP summer sales rush. Nonetheless, fully electric cars (BEVs) kept on growing (+5%), allowing full electrics to sell at the same level…

Jaguar I-Pace gets new pedestrian warning sound

By Blagojce Krivevski With no engine sound, the electric Jaguar I-PACE required a new way to warn blind, visually impaired and other vulnerable road users it is approaching at low speed. Jaguar’s engineers have developed a sound that can be heard at speeds up to 20km/h (12.4 mph) and exceeds the 56dB(A) minimum required by…

Behavioral Efficiency Makes Sense

By Bob Borsh When you review your monthly electric bill from the utility, do you ever wonder how the electrical usage all breaks down to individual loads? Sure, you know that conventional air conditioners and kitchen appliances are the largest offenders in gobbling up kWh, but what if you could tell what various electrical devices…

Anti-wind ordinance idea gaining speed #IN

By National Wind Watch From Sulphur Springs east to Mount Summit and Mooreland as well as other small towns throughout the county, wheels are turning to ensure future wind turbines won’t be. Tuesday night, patrons again spoke out against proposed wind turbines at the Sulphur Springs Town Board meeting. While a family emergency of one…

Agency changes tone on large-scale renewable siting #NY

By National Wind Watch ALBANY – A top Department of Public Service official told renewable developers on Wednesday that the agency is working to make the state’s permitting process for utility scale wind, solar and fossil fuel projects “frictionless.” Sarah Osgood, the agency’s director of policy implementation, has been tasked with addressing challenges with Article…

Lordy, MSNBC & POLITICO Miss The Tesla Elephant Again

By Zachary Shahan Stephanie Ruhle does an excellent job covering macroeconomics and the political matters she covers. Ruhle is one of the most pointed, insightful, and, dare I say, electrifying political commentators on TV. But my goodness, she and the crew at Velshi & Ruhle need to get a clue on the 21st century auto…

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