Tag: Electric Vehicles


Originally published on EV Obsession. As noted in this article, I recently interviewed the CEO and founder of POD Point, Erik Fairbairn. POD Point is the top supplier of EV charging equipment in the UK, so it has quite a bit Read more…


Denmark has just one-upped its status as the most cutting edge sustainable country in the world. They have committed to a goal of 100% renewable energy by the year 2050. That goal is not just limited to electric generation as Read more…


Ever wonder where the 100+ electric vehicles that Coda delivered ended up? Well, I found five of them in a warehouse in Davis, California. Efficient Drivetrains Inc., a company with plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and continuously variable transmission technology bought Read more…


I was in Chongqing a few weeks ago. Boy has that city changed since I first visited it in 2003. But that’s not what I want to talk about. I was on an EV panel at the 2014 China Auto Read more…


In the early stage of an industry, the long term may seem like it’s too far away.  Penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) has not yet reached levels where it is displacing significant market share from conventional gas-powered automobiles, in spite Read more…


Will the requirement that 30% of municipal government purchases of new energy vehicles in the most recent Chinese government’s policy result in a mismanagement of resources? It will if automakers adopt BYD’s strategy. The Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer is building Read more…


Andrew (Drew) Johnston is the first person to win the Austin Under 40 (AU40) award in Energy & Clean Technology. Drew is Project Manager at Austin Energy’s Central Texas Fuel Independence Project (CTFIP), a public-private partnership supporting market adoption of plug-in Read more…


By now, many of you may be aware of license plate quotas as a means to reduce the growth of the number of vehicles on the road as well as pollution. In China, major cities like Beijing and Shanghai have Read more…


Suppliers and automakers are being forced by the Chinese government to take a leap of faith where electric vehicles are concerned. That is what I came away from Auto China thinking. The companies are investing millions of dollars to supply Read more…


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Is an Electric Car Right for You? Operating a car without needing to visit a gas station is intriguing idea to many American drivers.  After all, the pumps can be a painful place—gas prices have been on a roller coaster Read more…


Sales of electric vehicles are gradually growing in the US.  In 2012, 52,000 EV’s and plug-in hybrids were sold.  That number grew to over 95,000 in 2013 and sales during the first quarter of 2014 have outpaced the same period Read more…


Being a China watcher always involves parsing official statements to figure out who has the upper hand in Beijing and, if someone has some clout, what that person’s stand on an issue is. So I have been watching statements by Read more…


Disruptive technologies tend to follow a certain trajectory. First, they are outliers, often ignored, and typically on the cusp of never entering the market. But, for the successful ones, a tipping point is ultimately reached, after which the technology goes Read more…


I wrote the piece below for Automobile and Parts, a Chinese publication.  Since I wrote it news came out that the State Grid will allow private investment in charging networks.  But no timeline was mentioned.  And no news regarding whether Read more…

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