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About Loren McDonald

Loren McDonald writes about the factors driving adoption of electric vehicles and the opportunities and challenges the transition to EVs presents companies and entrepreneurs in the auto, utility, energy, retail and other industries. His research and content are published on CleanTechnica, his own blog/site, www.EVAdoption.com, and in his upcoming book "Gas Station Zero" about the huge shifts and changes in multiple industries driven by the transition to battery electric, autonomous and shared vehicles.



Author Archives: Loren McDonald

How An Increase In Telecommuting Might Impact The EV Charging Mix

June 14th, 2020 | by Loren McDonald

Workplace charging has long been touted as one of the keys to electric vehicle adoption, particularly in major urban and suburban office markets. But as potentially millions of office workers continue to permanently work from home a majority of the time after stay-at-home orders are rescinded, how might this impact the role of workplace charging in the coming years


Breaking! GM Shares Battery (Ultium) & EV Platform Details During EV Day Event — CleanTechnica Field Trip

March 4th, 2020 | by Loren McDonald

“We believe in an all-electric future and we are bringing all of the power and assets of GM to the EV opportunity.” Those were the key messages that both GM CEO Mary Barra and president Mark Reuss conveyed several times throughout a 2-hour action-packed agenda delivered to an estimated 50 journalists during EV Day at GM’s Design Dome at the Tech Center in Warren, Michigan


GM Enhances myChevrolet Mobile App’s Energy Assist Features

February 20th, 2020 | by Loren McDonald

As electric vehicle sales in the US grow beyond early adopters and Tesla owners, one of the growing challenges for EV owners is finding compatible and available charging stations — especially on road trips or areas where the owner infrequently travels


California’s EV Rebate Changes: A Good Model For The Federal EV Tax Credit

November 29th, 2019 | by Loren McDonald

Effective December 3, California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project will see two key changes, with the net effect being that 13 currently available electric vehicles will no longer be eligible for rebates. These changes in the California rebate program also can serve as a model for improving the federal EV tax credit


Advertising Is The Last Thing Tesla Should Do

July 2nd, 2019 | by Loren McDonald

Fellow CleanTechnica writer Barry A.F. recently penned two impassioned articles explaining his arguments why Tesla should start advertising (see: Tesla Should Advertise and Tesla Should Advertise, Part Deux). I completely disagree, as I think traditional advertising is the last thing on which Tesla should spend its limited marketing budget


10% Of New Vehicles Purchased in California Are EVs

November 12th, 2018 | by Loren McDonald

In August, 1 out of 10 (9.90%) new vehicles purchased in the state of California were EVs (PHEVs + BEVs), according to the latest numbers from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Advanced Technology Vehicle Sales Dashboard


Tesla Has 14+ Demand Levers It Can Pull

October 28th, 2018 | by Loren McDonald

If you’re a fan and supporter of Tesla, you probably believe that the least of the company’s worries is demand for its products. Rather, scaling up production is the main issue that you think sits between the company and profitability



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