02
FEB
2015

Solar Power Energy Storage Coming on Quickly

Cost and reliability are the two major objections I regularly hear as to why people don’t believe we will ever get off of fossil fuels, and certainly, not any time soon.  The following article addresses both issues as it relates to the cost and availability of solar energy...
18
JAN
2015

Status Report on EV Development

The following article is a good summary on where things stand on EV development as we head into 2015.   Industry ‘can’t give up on EVs’ Despite cheap gas, developers press on Automakers remain under regulatory pressure to make giant gains in the average fuel...
11
DEC
2014

We Can Do This

One of the push backs I occasionally receive when predicting mass adaptation of EV’s is how charging will work in multi family buildings and where people use street parking. And being the eternal optimist that I am, I’ve voiced my faith that we will find solutions. And here they...
06
DEC
2014

Tesla Sales Growing Not Shrinking

Here’s some current news: Tesla expects 50% jump in deliveries this year But crossover delayed until Q3 next year “There are a whole bunch of things we could do to stimulate demand if that were our problem.” — Elon Musk Automotive News November 10, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO...
30
NOV
2014

The Road to 54.5 MPG on Schedule

It has been a while since I wrote about automotive news and how we are going to move Beyond Oil (the name of the Sierra Club Campaign to get the U.S. off of oil by 2050).  In fact, the Sierra Club Board of Directors, of which I am one, voted last week at our November Board...
29
NOV
2014

Yes, The U.S. Can Reduce Emissions 80% by 2050 – In 6 Graphs

Finally, there are an increasing number of well documented research papers being published that are validating what I have been saying for a long, long time: SOLVING THE CLIMATE CRISIS IS TECHNOLOGICALLY POSSIBLE AND WILL NOT DESTROY OUR ECONOMY.  IN FACT, IT WILL ACTUALLY BE...
28
OCT
2014

Tesla’s Drive to Reduce Battery Cost to a Competitive Level

It’s now several months later since the following article was written and we know that the Tesla Battery Gigafactory will be built in Nevada.  The following article details what the intent of this factory will be and how Tesla plans to make battery powered vehicles price...
11
OCT
2014

Internet’s Down. Let’s use the Volt!

Internet’s down. Let’s use the Volt! Automotive News September 29, 2014 Things ground to a halt one morning this month at Buff Whelan Chevrolet in suburban Detroit after the dealership’s Internet connection went dead. Staffers couldn’t run lease payments,...
17
SEP
2014

Revolution in Cars and Trucks on the Way

This is not a normal time in the auto business.  While many are thinking that ICEs (internal combustion engines) will be with us for a long time, I believe that they are dead wrong.  Why would anyone buy anything BUT an electric vehicle when the price is competitive, performance...
12
SEP
2014

The Changing World of Personal Transportation

It’s been a while since I posted anything regarding the transportation industry. There’s a lot to catch up upon from over the summer and I’ll try not to inundate you too quickly but there’s a great deal of information to share with you in this dynamic...