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China – Disrupting the Automotive World

Positive Future #362 (Feature photo – Chinese Highways – By Anna Frodesiak – Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18007351) Many of us only see an electric car on the roads occasionally. They are certainly not on the roads in any mass form. However, China is on the path of literally changing all of that. The Chinese government is now mandating that an increasing number of cars sold every year are fully electric. China is striving to achieve 100 percent of car sales by 2030 to fully electric – that’s only 11 years away. Currently U.S. new auto sales are about 17 million a year. Compare that to Chinese new auto sales of…

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Will We Go Grocery Shopping in Electric Cars Soon?

Positive Future #343 (Feature photo – Kia Niro Electric Car – CCA SA 4.0 International) In 2017, the electric vehicle market (cars with plug-in capability) reached 1.2 million units. Today there are 3 million electrics on the road. The electric vehicle market in 2018 could reach almost 2 million units. Pulitzer Prize winning auto columnist – Dan Neal – says the writing is on the wall. The implication is that many major automakers may go the path of the old flip phones. CleanTechnica journalist Matt Pressman gives us more details on how the future is unfolding: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/12/28/wsj-auto-columnist-next-vehicle-to-be-electric-gasmobiles-could-soon-be-like-flip-phones/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29 Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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How Inspiring – Young People

Positive Future #296 (Feature photo – Young Students Building Green Electric Cars – courtesy Greenpower International) Young people are inheriting a culture with more problems and a natural world with more compromises. Yet, they still want to win at saving the world. CleanTechnica writer Kyle Field presents and inspiring story of how 10,000 young participants from 700 teams worked to create the best electric car possible for a global race. You can read the full story here and watch the video: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/10/30/student-engineers-put-their-electric-vehicle-designs-to-the-test-on-the-track/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29 Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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China Has 487 Electric Car Manufacturers

Positive Future #209 (Feature photo – Beijing City, China is the World’s Largest Car Market – CCA SA 4.0 International) InsideEVs recently reported that China has 487 electric car manufacturers – a stunning number by any measure. The preponderance of electric car manufacturers is not all about market demand, but market stimulation and encouragement by the Chinese government. It is no secret that China wants to become the world’s leader in electric-vehicle technology and innovation. While the United States presidential administration is considering banning vehicle fuel efficiency regulations, we must remember that the U.S. only represents about 5 percent of the world’s population. Will foreign development of electric vehicle technology…

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U.S. Electric Cars Sales – First Half 2018

Positive Future #200 (Feature photo – The Ford Fusion Energi – Just One of 42 Electrified Vehicles for Sale in the U.S – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) In the world economy today, transportation is foundational. While passenger vehicles are but one aspect of the larger transportation universe, trends in passenger vehicles is a precursor of things to come in the larger transportation universe. InsideEvs just tabulated its numbers for electric vehicle sales for the first half of 2018 in the U.S. Sales were 124,908 units, up 35,978 units from last year – an impressive 40 percent gain. At this rate, 2018 could see over 280,000 electric vehicle sales in the…

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Electric Car Perspectives

Positive Future #191 (Feature photo – Tesla Electric Car – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) For May, 2018, the U.S. had sales of 24,560 electric cars (cars with a plug-in option), with a year over year gain of 48 percent according to InsideEVs. For May, 2018, China had sales of 94,000 electric cars, with a year over year gain of 127 percent according to Clean Technica. Electric car sales in China (the world’s largest car market) hit 5 percent of total car sales. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Is BMW Trending Towards Electric?

Positive Future #111 (Feature photo – 2018 BMW i3 plug in – CCA SA 4.0 International) In February, BMW sold 7,900 plug-in electric cars – up 44 percent from a year ago. BMW remains optimistic that it will sell 140,000 plug-ins in 2018 from approximately 10 plug-in models that are now available. Globally, for February 2018, 4.4 percent of all BMW car sales were plug-ins. If electric plug-in car sales continue to increase by over 40 percent a year, they will represent over 10 percent of BMW car sales in just three years. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Hyundai VS Tesla

Positive Future #109 (Feature photo – 2018 Hyundai Kona Electric – CCA SA 4.0 International) Hyundai is unfolding a new fully electric SUV called the Kona Electric. The car touts a 64 kWh battery for the U.S. and a range of 250 miles per charge. Industry experts anticipate the price will be in the upper $20,000 area. The car will be available in the U.S. in late 2018. This puts the Kona Electric ahead of the Chevy Bold (238 miles per charge) and the Nissan Leaf (150 miles per charge) and the base Tesla Model 3 (220 miles per charge). Tesla is fighting the good battle in ratcheting up production…

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Competition – Has Its Moments

Positive Future #35 (Feature photo – Rope Towing Competition – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) Competition generally is focused on competition for dollars. To the extent that this priority overlooks innovation has been a contention for years among progressive thinkers. Competition then has been criticized for embracing polluting technologies in favor of earnings. However, as public sentiments are precipitating political and global calls for change, some of the establishment is seeing that they need to change technology in order to compete successfully for dollars. It made news when car-maker Tesla opened the doors for orders of its new model 3 cars with a range of 220 miles to the charge. Estimates…

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Electric Plug-In Car Sales

Positive Future #34 (Feature photo – New Generation Nissan All-Electric Leaf – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) While it is not big in the overall sense (there are some 1.3 billion cars on the world’s roads) news has just emerged that there are now over 3 million plug-in electric cars on the roads. What is big is that recent polls have shown that more folks than ever are thinking about owning an electric car in the future – polls range from 30% to over 40 percent. Estimates are that there will be over 1.1 million plug-in electrics sold in 2017 and projections of almost 2 million in 2018. This means that…

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