As Tesla Announces 2nd Quarter Earnings The Company Looks To New Markets For Future Sales (Photo: Recent Model S Launch In Hong Kong)

Automakers Ask Trump To Ease Emissions Rules, EV Mandates – Get Ready For A War

It didn’t take the “Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers” long to cobble together a lobbying request for President-elect Donald Trump to roll-back emission mandates and “alternative powertrains” (think plug-in electric vehicles) requirements.  Just ~48 hours after Hillary Clinton ceded the election to Trump, the group has put together a eight page letter (PDF here)…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 170

Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ

Mercedes-Benz Design Chief: EVs To Fundamentally Change Vehicle Design

Mercedes-Benz design chief Gorden Wagener says that the electrification of automobiles could forever change the architecture of vehicles going forward. Quoting Wagener: “The architecture is going to change fundamentally.” Mercedes-Benz’ Generation EQ Concept marks the start of electric cars designed from the ground up by Mercedes. As Automotive News explains:…

2 months ago by Eric Loveday 27

May Sales, Lead By The Nissan LEAF and Fusion Energi Look Make It Three Good Monthly Results In A Row

October 2016 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

A year ago plug-in electric vehicle sales were pretty bleak, with October of 2015 showing the 6th consecutive monthly pullback. Now a year later those old results seem far in the past, as this month’s result – while not the huge gains we have been used to, still marks a full year’s…

3 months ago by Jay Cole 50