07
APR
2017

What Does It Mean to “RESIST”

Since the election on November 8, I have been asked countless times “what is the Sierra Club going to do to protect our environment?”  And this: “What can I do to prevent our natural resources and climate to be devastated by actions of the Trump...
17
JAN
2017

400,000,000 Reasons That the Auto Market is Shifting

As a follow up to yesterday‘s piece, I am copying Automotive News’ editorial from last week.  This article points out that 2016 was the year of the EV and asks: “What changed? “It’s a move that is driven primarily by the customer,” Speth told...
16
JAN
2017

Here Come the Fully Electric Cars

The onslaught of fully electric cars that are competitively priced, get over 200 miles on a full charge and drive better and have more features than their ICE (internal combustion engine) counterparts continues to gain steam (another outdated form of power).  You probably recall...
11
DEC
2016

What’s Your Excuse Now?

For many years now I’ve been driving electric probably over 90% of the time.  I’ve had my Chevy Volt for over 5 years and in that, I use electric mode for around 80% of my miles.  For two and a half years Debbie has been driving a Tesla S which, of course, is 100%...
23
AUG
2016

Wow! Biodegradable Plastic???

OK.  So this article is kind of wonky and I don’t really get all the science in it.  But, what it says is that at Stanford they have developed an apparently simple and inexpensive way to make all kinds of plastic biodegradable.  This could be an enormous development for the...
20
AUG
2016

“If the Rain Comes They Run and Hide Their Heads”

“If the Rain Comes They Run and Hide Their Heads” said the Beatles 50 years ago in their song Rain.  And now it is coming in much greater quantities over shorter periods of time much more frequently. Unfortunately, our infrastructure has not been constructed with this...
17
AUG
2016

This Defies Logic

Those of you who have been receiving my blogs for some time know that I firmly believe that by 2025 virtually all mass produced new cars that are being sold will be either fully electric or drive 90% or more on electricity.  This report continues to support that concept.  ...
10
AUG
2016

New Research to Reduce EV Charge Times and Increase Range

So many of the incredible technologies and medical breakthroughs we enjoy today and are making our lives better have either been due to basic research done by the our Federal government or funded by it.  Some of this has been done by the DOE (Department of Energy).  The following...
10
AUG
2016

EV and Fuel Economy Developments

In the past there has been discussion amongst our transportation groupies about the use of precious metals and the restraint that it could have on the mass adaptation of electric vehicles and battery power storage.  Therefore, this development sited below from Honda is a...
03
AUG
2016

CAFE Fines to Jump 155%!!!

Out of the blue, this appears to me to be pretty big news.  No one seems to have seen this important development coming.  We’ll have to watch and see how it plays out and the impact it will have on fuel economy and the industry.  It seems like it could be a major driver...