About James Ayre

James Ayre 's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.

Author Archives: James Ayre

Renault Zoe Sales Surpass 50,000

April 28th, 2016 | by James Ayre

Originally published on EV Obsession. More than 50,000 Renault Zoe electric cars have been sold to date — marking an important [&hellip

Washington Increases Its EV Subsidies

April 24th, 2016 | by James Ayre

Originally published on EV Obsession. The governor of Washington state, Jay Inslee, recently signed a new law into effect that [&hellip

Ford Paid $212,000 For Tesla Model X #64

April 21st, 2016 | by James Ayre

Originally published on EV Obsession. It’s a somewhat common industry practice for automakers to purchase the offerings of rival automakers [&hellip

Volkswagen Plug-In SUV Video Teaser (Vaporware, Beware)

April 20th, 2016 | by James Ayre

Despite all of its ongoing legal and PR issues (following the diesel emissions cheating scandal), it seems that Volkswagen is still chugging along just fine .... The company recently released a number of new teaser images of the luxury plug-in hybrid SUV concept that it will be revealing at the upcoming Beijing Auto Show -- giving us a first look of sorts at the concept car

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