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Gas cars are like horses—one day we’ll just own them for fun (like Elon Musk) – Quartz

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

Gas cars are like horses—one day we’ll just own them for fun (like Elon Musk) – Quartz

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

Gas cars are like horses—one day we’ll just own them for fun (like Elon Musk) – Quartz

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

The rise of electric vehicles and the fall of gas engines is a matter of … – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Electric vehicles no longer seem like a futuristic fever dream, but they remain a rarity on most American city streets, accounting for less than one percent of the nation’s auto sales, according to the automotive website Edmunds.com. Yet, when future auto historians look back, they may pinpoint 2017 as the year electric vehicles went from a promising progressive fad to an industry-wide inevitability. The tipping point, experts say, follows three…

Escalating Competition As Electric Vehicles Aim To Become Mainstream – Seeking Alpha

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Government support, in conjunction with rising consumer interest in sustainability, is a positive for the overall growth of the EV (electronic vehicle) space. These trends are also likely to attract new entrants such as Dyson, which, in turn, will probably help the industry address price, range and other issues. However, we believe these new industry participants will have a competitive impact on incumbents such as GM (GM), Tesla (TSLA) and…

BMW and Mini have already topped global 2016 hybrid and electric … – CNBC

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

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The Cars Of Rick And Morty, Scrutinized – Jalopnik

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Despite a loud, idiotic subset of fans who seem hell-bent on proving to the world they’re the worst sort of people, I still like Rick and Morty, the gleefully-nihilistic animated show about a dimension-hopping scientist and his hapless grandson and, occasionally, Buttworld. Like anything worthwhile, Rick and Morty has its share of cars, so let’s take a bit and really waste some time by identifying a bunch of cars from…

US Auto Demands Inject More Doubt Into NAFTA Talks – Voice of America

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

ARLINGTON, VA. —  The Trump administration Friday demanded that U.S.-made content account for half the value of the cars and trucks sold under the North American Free Trade Agreement, raising further doubts about any potential deal to renew the pact. Three sources briefed on the protectionist U.S. proposal, which is in line with U.S. President Donald Trump’s goal of shrinking a trade deficit with Mexico and stemming the loss of…

The rise of electric vehicles and the fall of gas engines is a matter of when, not if – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Electric vehicles no longer seem like a futuristic fever dream, but they remain a rarity on most American city streets, accounting for less than one percent of the nation’s auto sales, according to the automotive website Edmunds.com. Yet, when future auto historians look back, they may pinpoint 2017 as the year electric vehicles went from a promising progressive fad to an industry-wide inevitability. The tipping point, experts say, follows three…

Self-driving cars are on a collision course with our crappy cities – The Verge

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

The self-driving cars are coming, and US cities are totally unprepared for the radical changes that will accompany them. Their roads are crumbling, their public transportation services are out-of-date and over-capacity, and their car traffic is among the worst in the world. Autonomous vehicles are supposed to be a panacea for mobility, but if they arrive to the status quo in our major metropolises, their promised benefits may never be…

BMW and Mini have already topped global 2016 hybrid and electric sales – CNBC

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

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Paris Mayor Plans To Eliminate All Non-Electric Cars By 2030 – NPR

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Mayor Anne Hidalgo has called for an end to gas-powered vehicles in Paris by 2030, in favor of biking, transit, and electric cars. Here, cyclists and pedestrians on the Champs- Élysées during the city’s “day without cars” on Oct. 1. Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images Mayor Anne Hidalgo has called for an end to gas-powered vehicles in Paris by 2030, in favor of biking, transit,…

BMW Just Showed Its Emotional IQ and Enhanced Its Image as Cars for People You Don’t Like – Inc.com

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. I struggle with BMW drivers. You might think it’s irrational. And I might point to scientific studies that conclude BMW drivers are, well, jerks. Occasionally, I’ve wondered what BMW itself thinks about this. Perhaps it doesn’t care. Or perhaps it even likes it. I conclude this from new ads the company…

Australia lagging on electric cars and tax breaks needed to drive demand – report – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Tax breaks and free access to bus lanes should be used to help reverse Australia’s poor uptake of electric vehicles, a new report has said. Australians remain deeply reluctant to buy electric cars, which accounted for just 0.1% of new car sales in 2015. Australia is increasingly falling behind other countries, particularly in Europe, where sales of electric cars represented 1.2% of new European Union car sales in the same…

BMW Just Showed Its Emotional IQ and Enhanced Its Image as Cars for People You Don’t Like – Inc.com

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. I struggle with BMW drivers. You might think it’s irrational. And I might point to scientific studies that conclude BMW drivers are, well, jerks. Occasionally, I’ve wondered what BMW itself thinks about this. Perhaps it doesn’t care. Or perhaps it even likes it. I conclude this from new ads the company…

BMW Just Showed Its Emotional IQ and Enhanced Its Image as Cars for People You Don’t Like – Inc.com

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. I struggle with BMW drivers. You might think it’s irrational. And I might point to scientific studies that conclude BMW drivers are, well, jerks. Occasionally, I’ve wondered what BMW itself thinks about this. Perhaps it doesn’t care. Or perhaps it even likes it. I conclude this from new ads the company…

Paris to ban all petrol cars from the city by 2030 in pollution crackdown – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

“This is about planning for the long term with a strategy that will reduce greenhouse gases,” said Christophe Najdovski, a deputy city mayor responsible for transport policy. “Transport is one of the main greenhouse gas producers…so we are planning an exit from combustion engine vehicles, or fossil-energy vehicles, by 2030,” he told France Info radio. City Hall was at pains to point out that its plans were not an attack…

BMW in talks to manufacture Mini in China – Financial Times

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

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Electric cars: China’s highly charged power play – Financial Times

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

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Paris wants all gas-powered cars out of the city by 2030 – Engadget

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has already announced plans to remove all diesel cars from the roads of the French capital by 2024. Now she’s adding gasoline-powered vehicles to her list. Today, the Evening Standard reports that Parisian authorities announced plans to ban all combustion-engine cars, including those powered by gasoline, from the city’s roads by the year 2030. Christophe Najdovski, one of Paris’s transportation officials, told the radio…