Yes, Virginia – EVs Can Take The Backroads

Every so often one encounters a myth about electric vehicles that's so odd it makes you scratch your head. When it happens just once, it's easy to dismiss, but when it keeps popping up, it becomes time to address it. In recent weeks, I've seen multiple people assert that, “Sure, you can take EVs on…

Nuclear Power: Always More Popular On K-Street Than Wall Street

Barring the early period of “too cheap to meter” optimism, nuclear power has consistently been more popular on K-Street than Wall Street. Curiously among political topics, nuclear power has its staunch ideologues on both the left and the right. Yet the place where it lacks support is perhaps where it needs it the most: investors. While…

Electric Cars and Road Tripping: Yes, We Can.

One of the greatest, if not the greatest reasons that many people hesitate to switch to an electric vehicle is the fear of… “What if I can’t get There from Here”? Well, here’s the good news: You absolutely can. We’ll start with Teslas, as they’ve long been the road-tripping champions, and then move onto other vehicles available today….

Dear Established Automakers: So Electric Cars Can't Be Profitable Yet, Huh?

Go on, auto industry, analysts and old-school auto journalists. Tell us how electric cars can’t be profitable today and why we’re stuck with oil for the time being!   *** “I want to be very clear here,” Carlos Tavares, chief executive of PSA, the owner of Peugeot, Citroën and Opel-Vauxhall, told reporters at the show. “We are moving…

Who's Trying To Kill The Electric Car Again? Take A Guess.

By now, I’m sure we’ve all heard the news: earlier this month, the Trump administration announced plans to reverse the Obama-era CAFE standards, effectively deciding to increase US oil consumption, pollution, and CO2 emissions. They’ve also set their sights on their next target to kill: CARB (the California Air Resources Board) — a thorn in the…