A Washington Post opinion piece, refuting those who predict the death of electric vehicles - yes, again - explains that regulatory mandates underpin the existence and sales of BEVs, not the price of gas.
The other day we reported on an interview with General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson published in the Washington Post. While most of the discussion focused on the bailout and bankruptcy, from the perspective of this site, the main items of interest were Henderson's responses to questions relating the to the cost of the Chevy Volt and hydrogen fuel cells. Much has been made of Henderson saying that the Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell used for the Project Driveway program cost 10 times the Volt's approximate
In case you're wondering why all of a sudden so many car ads on TV are talking about fuel economy, here's why. Toyota and Honda both had an excellent month for selling cars in May, selling 16-17 percent more vehicles than last May. The Big Three American automakers all sold fewer vehicles. GM was down 12 percent, Chrysler was down 11 and Ford was down 2. The Washington Post article on the change in numbers says that – hey – small, fuel-efficient cars offered by the Japanese firms are
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