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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

Forecast: 2021 US EV Sales To Increase 70% Year Over Year

October 30th, 2020 | by Loren McDonald

While Europe is seeing a huge increase in year over year (YOY) sales of electric vehicles and is expected to reach 10% share of new vehicle sales in 2020 and 15% in 2021, the US is seeing rather low EV sales growth in comparison


GMC HUMMER EV: Big, Bad, Pricey — But With Less Guilt, & WTF

October 21st, 2020 | by Loren McDonald

If you are anything like me, you perhaps thought that the original gas-powered HUMMER was one of the worst products to ever be brought to market. It was originally a military vehicle (Hummvee) converted into a monster truck/SUV that in my neck of the woods soccer moms would use to drive their kids to school and then pull their boats and horse trailers on weekends


GM Rebrands Hamtramck Plant As Factory ZERO; Hummer Available Late 2021

October 16th, 2020 | by Loren McDonald

Reaffirming its continued commitment to a zero-crashes, zero-emissions, and zero-congestion future, General Motors today announced the rebranding of the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center as Factory ZERO. With a $2.2 billion investment, the plant is currently being reconfigured to an all-electric vehicle assembly plant


Lucid Motors Unveils Lucid Air: Priced From $80,000 To $169,000

September 9th, 2020 | by Loren McDonald

In a global launch event from Lucid Motors headquarters and after about 6 weeks of press announcements outlining virtually every detail of the Lucid Air, the company finally shared the price of the luxury-performance all-electric sedan


The US Fast Charging Landscape (Charts!)

August 6th, 2020 | by Loren McDonald

Editor's note: We have written about GM's new partnership with EVgo to add 2,700 EV fast charging stations across the United States in the next 5 years a couple of times. However, this piece below offers some useful context to the news by adding information (charts!) on the current EV fast charging landscape across the country


Is Elon Musk Wrong About An Under-250-Mile Range Model Y?

July 25th, 2020 | by Loren McDonald

Elon Musk was recently at it again on Twitter sharing upcoming plans about the Tesla Model Y as well as Supercharging speeds for the Model S and X. But it was his comment that a range of less than 250 miles would be unacceptably low that got the attention of the EV and business press


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



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