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Global Sales of Electrified Cars in 2018 Exceed 2 Million

Positive Future #377 (Feature photo – Tesla Model 3 – Top Selling Electric Car in America – CCA SA 4.0 International) InsideEVs recently tallied the global numbers of electrified car sales in 2018. The 2018 total came in at 2,018,247. What makes this number impressive is that 2017 global sales of electrified cars were only 1,227,117. This means that electrified car sales are up over 64 percent. You can see all the statistics at InsideEVs here: https://insideevs.com/monthly-plug-in-sales-scorecard/ 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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World’s 3 Largest Automakers – Almost 100 Electrified Cars in the Making

Positive Future #273 (Feature photo – Kia Headquarters – CCA 4.0 International) First of all, do you know who the world’s three largest automakers are? Unfortunately, none of them are American. They are in order of size 1. Toyota 2. Volkswagen 3. Hyundai/Kia. Clean Technica journalist Zachary Shahan bring us insights into what these automakers have in mind of electric and green car models. Together, the companies’ have committed over $50 billion into green-car and electrified technologies. You can read the full story here: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/10/08/top-3-automakers-their-electric-vehicle-plans/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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The Economics of Change

Positive Future #266 (Feature photo – Audi E-Tron – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) InsideEVs just posted an insightful statistic. Audi – the maker of the upcoming Audi E-Tron – has purportedly received over 10,000 pre-orders globally. Preliminary estimates are that the car will have a starting price of around $75,000. This is an interesting perspective on the future of mobility. In the U.S., for example, sales of passenger cars are plummeting in favor of SUVs and trucks. So what attraction does this new passenger car have other than it is electric and going to compete with Tesla? You can read the full story here: https://insideevs.com/audi-10000-pre-orders-etron/ Want More? – Sign up…

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Rapid Change

Positive Future #223 (Feature photo – UPS Panel Trucks to go Electrified – CCA SA 3.0 Unported – Qualle) It wasn’t too many years ago when electrified transportation was something that big automakers used to prove to the world it would never happen. Recently, CleanTechnica writer Zachary Shahan, summarized the highpoints of change in electrified transportation over the course of just one month. Shahan’s round-up events for one month, could have covered several years of news just 7 years ago. You can read the full story here: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/08/10/what-changed-in-the-ev-industry-in-june-july/?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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Big Oil – Helping Car Manufacturers Go Electric?

Positive Future #13 (Feature photo – Shell Oil Depot – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) Shell Dutch Oil is one of the largest oil companies in the world as well as one of the world’s largest companies. Shell is partnering with Daimler (Mercedes Benz) BMW, Ford and Volkswagen to install fast-charging stations throughout Europe. Plans are to install 80 or more superchargers along highways in Europe by 2019 and 400 by the end of 2020. Shell reports that electric car growth could displace almost 800,000 barrels of oil a day by 2025. For the complete story go to: https://cleantechnica.com/2017/11/28/shell-partnering-top-auto-manufacturers-ionity-ev-superfast-charging-network/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29

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Autos in Transition

Positive Future #10 (Feature photo – Renault Zoe – CCA SA 4.0 International) Word is out that a car rental company in Dubai (one of the world’s wealthiest global cities of almost 3 million people) is offering an electric car rental for as little as $1.50 per hour. SelfDrive, an online car rental company in Dubai is offering the deal that includes free charging. Even though you have to rent the car for a minimum of 24 hours, it’s a great deal. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority is helping by allowing all electric cars to charge free at any one of its 90 charging stations: Read the full story…

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Post Office – At a Major Crossroads

Positive Future #8 (Feature photo – U.S. Postal Truck – public domain) The weather events of 2017 – particularly hurricanes and wildfires – had more than just an effect on buildings and infrastructure. There were massive farm production losses associated with those weather events. Little question that civilization is trying to minimize its footprint in order to stabilize climate. The U.S. Postal system is at a crossroads on what it will do with its global warming footprint. The postal service has some 200,000 vehicles in its fleet, most of which now need replacing. Around 163,000 are right-hand light duty vehicles used for carrier delivery. These vehicles were purchased between 1987…

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Ludicrous Performance – To Change the World?

Positive Future #2 (Feature photo – CCA 2.0 Generic) The transportation industry (yesterday) got a glimpse of the future. Thanks to Tesla Inc. In an historic unveiling, Tesla introduced their new fully electric Semi-Truck and their new fully electric Roadster. Specs on the Semi-Truck: Zero to 60 in 5 seconds. It is 20 seconds when pulling a trailer at max 80,000 lbs. The fully loaded semi can do 60 mph up a 5 percent grade (regular semis can only do 45 mph). Range of 500 miles on a full charge at maximum weight at highway speeds.   Specs on the Roadster: Zero to 60 in 1.9 seconds (fastest production car…

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