Transportation

Another Senseless Trump Administration Rollback

Another Senseless Trump Administration Rollback

You may be aware that several of the Detroit auto manufacturers have lobbied the Trump Administration to revisit the fuel economy standards that were put in place by the Obama Administration. While these regulations are a bit complicated due to there being a couple of different standards, generally the regs require substantial and continued fleet average increases in fuel economy for…

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GM’s Push into Ride Sharing

GM’s Push into Ride Sharing

Experimentation continues to evolve in the evolution of car sharing programs.  GM owns Maven and is trying new ways to fully utilize vehicle assets in ways that shares ownership and revenue streams to maximize utilization and income.  The following article provides insight into what General Motors is trying in this regard.  It is quite innovative and cutting edge.   “dealerships…

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EV’s Are Speeding Up

EV’s Are Speeding Up

Those of you who have been following my messages know that I am exceptionally more optimistic about how quickly the auto market will transition from ICEs (internal combustion engines) to electric.  I have said for a long time that conventional wisdom is way to conservative.  I am not sure what criteria that is being used but I have a different…

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Environmental Red Line – What Does That Mean to Wild Lands?

Environmental Red Line – What Does That Mean to Wild Lands?

Surveys continually show that the American population is becoming increasingly convinced of and concerned about the changing climate and global warming.  The principal cause being the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere along with methane.  The two primary sources comprising about 80% of these emissions are from the production of electricity from coal and natural gas and burning oil in the…

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What Does It Mean to "RESIST"

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 Administration?”  The simple answer is to RESIST.  We simply cannot allow this new reality become acceptable.…

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

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 us. “Customers see this type of vehicle as cool and sexy, especially younger customers” As a former…

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Here Come the Fully Electric Cars

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 that I own and drive a Chevy Volt and Debbie has a Tesla S.  And now, the…

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