The recent Model 3 launch was one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the electric vehicle community. On the day of the launch, there were long lines of people waiting outside Tesla showrooms to make a $1000 deposit to reserve their cars. These lines formed in cities as varied as Copenhagen, Rotterdam, London, San Francisco, and Shanghai. On the first two days 325,000 people had put down deposits, giving Tesla a total of $325 million in pre-orders.Read More
All electric vehicle drivers have heard it: EVs aren’t as green as they claim to be. EV drivers have been plagued with the judgmental looks and comments from friends after purchasing their first EV. “That’s great, but I heard they aren’t really that good for the environment.” Ugh.Read More
“The Stone Age did not end for lack of stone, and the Oil Age will end long before the world runs out of oil”, observed Sheik Zaki Yamani, a former oil minister in Saudi Arabia. Oil prices, which just about a year ago were sky high, are now in the dumps. The world today is awash in oil and prices are below $30 a barrel. So what does the future look like? Are oil prices going to stay low? Do electric vehicles have a future?Read More
The new hot buzzword in the automotive world is “EV”. Ok, it’s not a word, but it’s more of an acronym. It stands for “Electric Vehicle” and is set to take over how your cars use clean energy over fossil fuels.
By now, you have heard of Tesla – the first pure-electric non-hybrid vehicle. Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk has smashed through many obstacles to create a truly magical vehicle. Well, now Tesla has made its once proprietary technology free to all vehicle manufacturers. You can expect most new cars on the road to be EV within the next 5 years. Most likely, you will own one.
Electric vehicles can be charged in your garage connected to your 110 or 220 volt standard power, and it takes about 12 hours to charge.
But what about road trips? What if you don’t have 12 hours to wait?
We have great news for the world. With pure-electric vehicles being released by more and more manufacturers, the infrastructure to support the needs for this new fuel is being built at a rapid pace. The rise of electric vehicles will require more EV Charging Stations. The retro-fitting of existing service stations with EV charging stations is low-cost, and easy to integrate.
At a recent auto show in Frankfurt, we saw something extraordinary: Audi presented its e-tron Quattro SUV – a pure-electric vehicle designed and ready for series production. Volkswagen presented EV adapted current models. Porsche gave us a white electric-powered angel – the Porsche Mission E.
Consumers interested in purchasing electric vehicles have been discouraged by the high sticker prices, but with Tesla soaring past all predictions, skeptics, and competition, they could charge a premium for this revolutionary technology with prices in the $75,000 range. Now, Tesla has released hundreds of patents into the public domain, and we can expect these prices to plummet as the tech improves, major manufacturers enter the race, and EV charging stations begin to pop up around the country.Read More