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)…

4 months ago by Jay Cole 170

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…

5 months ago by Jay Cole 50

Smart Electric Drive ForTwo & ForFour At The Paris Motor Show

Smart unveiled it new family of electric cars this week from Paris, and become the first brand to offer all the models (all 3 of them) in conventional ICE versions and all-electric versions. smart electric drive fortwo smart electric drive cabrio smart electric drive forfour Some of the changes for the generational switch-over…

6 months ago by Mark Kane 20