Tag: Electric Vehicle

Should Canada ban gasoline-powered vehicles?

Should Canada ban gasoline-powered vehicles?

Little to be gained by imitating other nations, but costs to taxpayers could be substantial The list is growing of governments thinking about banning gasoline-powered vehicles: China, California, France, Germany, Norway, India. Most say they’re shooting for a ban by 2040, some as early as 2030. Should Canada follow suit? This my sound like a […]

Kootenays to go big on fast charging system for electric vehicles

Kootenays to go big on fast charging system for electric vehicles

13 DC fast charge stations included in rollout through December 2018 In recent years, there’s been a smattering of electric vehicle and hybrid-electric cars showing up in the southeast corner of B.C. A Chevy Volt in Kimberley, a couple more in Fernie. Four Nissan Leafs and a couple Volts in Nelson, and a few Teslas […]

Solar-powered Lightyear car able to drive for months without charging, startup claims

Solar-powered Lightyear car able to drive for months without charging, startup claims

Company claims Lightyear One can handle almost any terrain The Dutch startup Lightyear announced their plans to bring a commercial solar car to the market in 2019 with a battery range of 800 kilometers, charged by the sun, according to a press release. The first vehicle, the Lightyear One, is an electric four-wheel drive car that […]

VW EV van unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

VW EV van unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

VW EV van called the VW ID Buzz Over the weekend, Volkswagen unveiled its electric microbus at the Detroit Auto Show. The VW EV van concept vehicle, dubbed the VW ID Buzz, is part of the automaker’s “big electric offensive”. While the company said it is not sure if it will produce the vehicle for sale, […]

EVs approaching ‘iPhone moment’ and that changes everything – Tony Seba

EVs approaching ‘iPhone moment’ and that changes everything – Tony Seba

Transportation as a Service (TaaS) raises value to consumers by 10x or more – the iPhone moment For a long time now I have argued that electric vehicles (EVs) would take 50-plus years to gain global market dominance (70% marketshare or more). Then, along came Tony Seba, who blew up my argument. Why? Because Seba […]

Electric vehicles facing same obstacles in China as in US, Canada

Electric vehicles facing same obstacles in China as in US, Canada

High cost major constraint to adoption in China, followed by low range – just like every other market Boosters often point to the China market as evidence that widespread adoption of electric vehicles is right around the corner. But a peek behind the curtain shows that the vaunted Chinese EV miracle suffers from the same […]

Solid-state EV battery breakthrough from Li-ion battery inventor John Goodenough

Solid-state EV battery breakthrough from Li-ion battery inventor John Goodenough

Analysts warn that innovation in the lab could take 15 years to become a viable commercial EV battery John Goodenough may have done it again. Thirty-seven years after co-inventing the technical breakthrough that made lithium-ion batteries commercially viable, the 94-year old engineering professor has developed a solid-state battery he thinks will solve the high cost and […]

Tesla targets Middle East drive with Dubai debut

Tesla targets Middle East drive with Dubai debut

Tesla targets Middle East drive with Dubai debut By Shane McGinley and Alexander Cornwell DUBAI, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc has started selling its luxury electric cars in Dubai, marking its first foray into the Middle East. Sales of luxury cars in the Gulf states are among the highest in the world per capita, […]

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EV adoption will be slow, unlikely to reduce oil demand for 50 years or more

EV adoption will be slow, unlikely to reduce oil demand for 50 years or more

Earliest new EV battery chemistry available likely to be 2035 or 2040 Q. Why build North American pipelines, expand Texas shale production and the Alberta oil sands, if electric vehicles will replace internal combustion engine cars in a decade or two? A. Because EVs will only make minor inroads into global auto markets by the 2040s or 2050s, […]

Tesla Motors posts 9.4 per cent fall in quarterly deliveries

Tesla Motors posts 9.4 per cent fall in quarterly deliveries

Tesla Motors blames short-term production hurdles Jan 3 (Reuters) – Tesla Motors Inc said on Tuesday fourth-quarter deliveries fell 9.4 per cent due to short-term production hurdles from the transition to a new autopilot hardware. Deliveries fell to about 22,200 vehicles in the fourth quarter from 24,500 vehicles in the preceding quarter. Total deliveries for 2016 […]

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