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About Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Maarten Vinkhuyzen Grumpy old man. The best thing I did with my life was raising two kids. Only finished primary education, but when you don’t go to school, you have lots of time to read. I switched from accounting to software development and ended my career as system integrator and architect. My 2007 boss got two electric Lotus Elise cars to show policymakers the future direction of energy and transportation. And I have been looking to replace my diesel cars with electric vehicles ever since.

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The Damage Fake Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles Do

March 18th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

The search for cleaner and more efficient transportation has resulted in a multitude of solutions. Ways to make the internal combustion engine powertrain more efficient, replacing the fuel with alternate fuels like LPG and LNG, synthetic fuels to mix with the fossil fuels, and, ultimately, replacing the internal combustion engine (ICE) completely are all options on the table

Tesla, The Next 10 Years

March 4th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

In January, the Tesla board (with Elon Musk abstaining) voted to implement new CEO incentive and reward structure for Elon Musk. There have been numerous articles about what this could represent for Elon Musk, but not much is written about the consequences for Tesla

What Can Tesla Learn From Chevy Bolt Production Ramp?

February 26th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

There has been a lot of talk about what the fate of Tesla will be when the big legacy automakers start producing EVs in earnest. With their century of experience and established production lines, they will roll over Tesla. They will show how real carmakers take a new model through production

Tesla Trucks Will Dominate The Market

December 16th, 2017 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Reading Zachary's article "Tesla Semi Price × Orders = $47 Million to $55 Million in Tesla Revenue (with Assumptions)," I thought I had something to add

How Much Range Is Enough?

September 16th, 2017 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

The recent release of the new Nissan LEAF 2 has put the range discussion front and center again. How much range should an electric car have

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