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Early 2019 Recap of the Electric Vehicle Industry

Positive Future #388 (Feature photo – 300 Car Chargers in Zeebrugge, Belgium used to charge Tesla cars coming in by freighter – Tom Randal) Most folks are unaware that there are 43 different models of cars for sale in the U.S. that have plug-in capability. 12,000 of all of these different electrified cars were sold in the U.S. in January. CleanTechnica journalist Zachary Shahan explores how much change is going on in the electric vehicle industry and it is significant. Recapping the major highlights for January, Shahan covers a broad range of events that are changing transportation as we speak: https://cleantechnica.com/2019/02/13/what-changed-in-the-electric-vehicle-industry-in-january/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Will Your Next Truck Be an Electric Rivian?

Positive Future #357 (Feature photo – Rivian Pickup Truck – CCA SA 4.0 International – Richard Truesdell) America is in love with big trucks that have lots of power. Ford, Dodge, General Motors and Toyota have bet their bottom line on that reality. Out of nowhere comes the Rivian Electric Truck https://products.rivian.com/ . The truck comes) with an electric range of 400 miles, a quad motor system for superior driving control, a water wading depth capability of 3 feet and acceleration of 0-60 in 3 seconds. Major automakers are under attack from newcomers to the auto and truck scene. CleanTechnica reveals a handful of emerging companies that have powerful ideas,…

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The Tesla Phenomenon – Driving Electrification of All Forms of Transportation & Equipment

Positive Future #346 (Feature photo – The Tesla Obelisk – CCA 2.0 Generic) The electrification of transportation has broad implications for every industry. Arguably, the mindset of electrification is materially driven by Tesla. Today electrification is migrating to farm equipment, semi-trucks, ships, ferries, airplanes, motorcycles, scooters and bicycles. Early estimates are that Tesla will sell some 200,000 fully electric cars in the U.S. alone in 2018. Recent reports from NASDAQ reveal that Tesla is valued at over $50 billion and 80 percent of shares are owned by large institutional investors which manage many of our pension and 401K plans. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Is the U.S. Flirting With Going Electric?

Positive Future #324 (Feature photo – Tesla Model S Being Charged – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) InsideEVs just reported that U.S. electric car sales (cars with a plug-in feature) for November 2018 reached 43,000. Last November, that number was 17,178. So why did Americans buy 2.5 times more electric cars in November of this year over last November? The primary reason is Tesla. You may recall that two years ago, there were over 400,000 pre-orders for the Tesla Model 3. This November, Tesla delivered 18,650 Model 3s to Americans. Very few car models – even those by the major auto manufacturers – sold this many units of one model. You…

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