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Electric vehicles news brief July 10:  Nissan hopes to lead in Autonomous EV technology

Electric vehicles news brief July 10: Nissan hopes to lead in Autonomous EV technology

Nissan sees autonomous driving as long-term process that begins with enhanced safety technology, but will one day end in true self-driving cars Self driving electric cars are the Next Big Thing in the automotive industry and no automaker wants to be left behind. Manufacturers – see Volvo’s recent announcement that by 2019 all its cars […]

Why aren’t Americans buying electric vehicles? The answer is pretty simple

Why aren’t Americans buying electric vehicles? The answer is pretty simple

Price premium alone for electric vehicles¬†like Volt, Leaf is 26 to 37% – making it too expensive for Early Adopters New auto sales figures show Americans prefer trucks and SUVs, and are really not ready to buy¬†electric vehicles in large numbers. Here’s why. Thirty years ago I wrote a master’s thesis about the transition from […]