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...
10
JUL
2016

Nissan Develops e-bio Fuel Cells for 2020

Hello to all my transportation friends.  Hope your summer is going well.  I thought this news would be of some interest. Nissan develops e-bio fuel cells for 2020 Tech is safer, cheaper, automaker says June 20, 2016 Hans GreimelTwitter   YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan Motor...
10
JUN
2016

This Should Get Your Attention

  This Might Get the World to Finally Pay Attention to Climate Change Alissa Walker Yesterday 7:20pm The Royal Navy’s HMS Defender, one of six Type 45 Defenders. (Image: Getty Images News) Six British warships stationed in the Persian Gulf are breaking down because the water...
04
FEB
2016

Will Current Auto Companies Be Able to Transition to the Future of Mobility???

Many of you are most likely not aware that I have another blog that focuses strictly on transportation issues.  If you are interested in being on that list simply email me and let me know.  That said, I considered posting this message there but felt that this topic would be of a...
19
JAN
2016

The Next Generation of Affordable EV’s

This week’s Automotive News featured an article about the Chevy Bolt and other EV’s that are about to hit the market that, like the Tesla, are designed from scratch and are changing the paradigm for electric vehicles and all vehicles.  There are some interesting data...