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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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