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Electric Car Sales Forecast Slashed Nearly In Half

Europe’s Faltering Economy, Engine Improvements Undermine Case Bad News For Renault-Nissan And Its $5.6 Billion Investment “The critical nature of the government credit problems plaguing Europe poses a material threat to the necessary government support for EVs which we had previously taken for granted” Investment bank Morgan Stanley came up with a nasty new Year […]

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Thumbs Up For Tesla After Investor Drive Day

Road Tests So Far Shed No Light On Range Claims Electric sports car maker Tesla Motors’ latest investor schmoozing programme was carried out successfully, with most participants in its Model S ride event in Fremont, California expressing admiration for the progress the company is making. Investors drove the four-door Model S, scheduled for launch in […]

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Conventional Engines Will Shrug Off Electric Challenge

Battery Car Sales Barely Register, Hammered By Price, Range Anxiety Hybrids Will Be Most Important High Tech Sector Could Weird Little Renault Twizy Be Most Popular Electric Vehicle? “Why don’t manufacturers produce a cheap and cheerful improved golf-cart with no pretensions about being a car, with limited shopping or school-run capability?” “A gasoline hybrid would […]

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Prius Plug-In Promises Great Economy, No Range Anxiety

Leaf’s Battery-Only Case So Weak, It Threatens Edsel-Like Debacle Derision From Top Gear, Sunday Times Story Will Make Buyers Wary “The Prius and the Volt don’t promise a perfect solution to the problems of emissions, but they provide a sensible, practical compromise”. I’ve been driving the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid, a new high-technology fuel-efficient car […]

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E.U. Car Policy Plans Get Ahead Of Consumer, Technology

Ford Worries About Regulation Forcing Manufacturing Out E.U. Obsessed With Battery Cars Which Need Subsidies To Flourish European Union automotive industry policy ideas threaten to undermine manufacturing and its obsession with battery-only cars would force what looks like a cul-de-sac technology on the buying public. The problem of huge price and limited ability of battery-only […]

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Government Nudges, Not Pricey Prods, Will Force Electric Liftoff

Concessions Would Help Electric Car Drivers, But Antagonize The Rest All Cars Could Be Electric By 2030, Says One Proselytizer U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) edicts are based on flimsy ground.  Predictions about the future of electric cars are all over the place, suggesting more than a degree of uncertainty about their likely […]

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Electric Car Maker Tesla Jump Started By Investment Report

Could Be Fourth Largest Vehicle Maker In U.S. Production Might Hit 500,000 By 2025, Profits $1.2 Billion Report By Morgan Stanley, Which Organized Tesla’s 2010 Share Sale  Battery-powered cars will be a great success, providing affordable and practical transport for millions, and will save the world from global warming. Battery-powered cars are a ridiculous con-trick […]

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