Despite the fact that there are 10 different affordable (sorry Tesla) all-electric cars on the market today, battery EV sales were extremely low in 2015 — making up less than one quarter of 1 percent of total vehicles sold. Read more
It’s an ill wind that doesn’t blow somebody some good, and it’s an ill pollution day that doesn’t have an upside somewhere.
You never know what problems you’re going to get into with a new technology. EVs are zero-emissions vehicles. They eliminate gas purchases. Their range is getting better all the time.
Today at the Los Angeles Auto Show I got a chance to test-drive the newest green cars on the market. Most of the ones I tried out were electric, but a CNG/gasoline hybrid made an appearance, as did Toyota’s new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai. Read more
Imagine you’re a person who makes money ferrying passengers for a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft, or toting around packages for Postmates or Roadie.
Now imagine how much money you spend a month in gasoline, or how much you’ll have to spend in repairs to keep your jalopy up and running, and earning.
Toyota threw in its lot with the alternative vehicle crowd when it predicted that gasoline and diesel engines will be virtually extinct by 2050. Kiyotaka Ise, senior managing officer of the world’s best-selling automaker, said that gas-electric hybrids, plug-in hybrids, fuel-cell vehicles and electric cars will account for most of its auto sales by mid-century.
When people talk about electric vehicles, the conversation usually revolves around companies like Tesla, GM/Chevrolet, and Nissan who, thus far, have dominated the EV market.
Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles might be the cars of the future. In fact, to recycle an old joke (because here at Fuel Freedom we’re big on recycling), FCVs might forever be the cars of the future.
Earlier this month the nation celebrated National Drive Electric Week, with events in 195 cities. Read more