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As more and more electrified vehicles enter the world’s auto fleet, and as better battery technologies combine with higher levels of battery production, the cost of storing energy in an automobile continues to plummet. According to an article by Climate Progress, by some measures, the price – calculated in terms of cost per kilowatt-hour of […]

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Seven Nissan Leaf have entered taxi duty today in London, UK. eConnect Cars, a chauffeuring services company operating in London and using exclusively electric cars, has taken delivery of seven Nissan Leaf. A further 14 Leaf are to be delivered later during 2014 to eConnect Cars, which is based in the heart of Canary Wharf […]

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The advent of the electric car is upon us, but despite implications to the contrary, don’t look to Uncle Sam to be as much of a direct driver of this anticipated paradigm shift as some may have previously supposed. In other quarters, there has been much talk of automakers needing to develop electrified cars to […]

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As Tesla Motors goes against the tide to establish its non-franchised retail stores and service centers to support its Internet-based sales, implied and stated allegations and assertions have clouded complex issues. Among these are the question whether Tesla has become a darling of the public and media and is getting off easy while garnering lots […]

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Imagine: It’s the year 2025, and the global automotive landscape has shifted significantly toward reliance upon “alterative powertrains and alternative fuels.” This could be true if projections by LMC Automotive, a strategic partner of J.D. Power come to pass. According to the forecast, 36 percent of an estimated 110 million passenger vehicles sold by then […]

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My first look at the oil sands was in 1978 when I was still in high school. I was lucky enough to be part of a tour of the then-experimental and heavily subsidized Syncrude operation near Fort McMurry Alberta. Like most Canadians I have been cheering for years for the oil sands to be successful. […]

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