automakers

EV Startups Steal The 2018 LA Auto Show

The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show is over and leaves us with a few questions, observations, and trends to report back. In this first part, we take a look at startups and how they go head to head against more established carmakers, as well as the difference between the media days and public days. In part 2, we will look more closely at traditional carmakers.

Why Does Tesla Do Everything Better?

The #1 complaint about Tesla seems to be that … we have to wait too long for mass production of its products. That’s sort of a sign that the company is doing things quite well. Actually, if you crunch the numbers, you can see that Tesla cars offer more range, better performance, better interior tech, better semi-autonomous driving features, better charging options, and …

Tony Seba: By 2030, 95% of People Won’t Own a Private Car — Automaker Death…

Futurists make predictions. That’s what they do. Sometimes they are right; sometimes they are wrong. As futurists go, Stanford economist and RetinkX founder Tony Seba has a pretty good track record. He predicted the solar energy boom at a time when prices for solar power were 10 times what they are today. His latest report predicts two things. One, he says that by 2030, 95% of people won’t own a private car, killing off the auto industry. Two, he predicts electric vehicles will devastate the global oil industry by the same date.

US Automakers Fighting Themselves & America — Stupid & Selfish? Or Are We Missing Something?

Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it, the old expression goes. After dropping their drawers and bending way over in supplication to the new president and his designated EPA wrecker Scott Pruitt, US automakers cheered when the putative president announced last week in Michigan that he is ordering a CAFE review for the standards due to take effect in 2025 — the same standards the Obama administration did its best to set in stone just before leaving office.

7 Interesting Stats From Michael Liebreich’s Latest Electric Vehicle Article

We already wrote about Michael Liebreich and Angus McCrone’s BNEF article regarding the commencing electric vehicle (EV) revolution and the ripple effect it will have throughout much of society, but Michael and Angus have published another piece on this topic over on City A.M., a shorter article that is perhaps even more pointed due to the … [continued]