Monthly Archives: January 2012

EV charging station growth mushroomed last year

Guess how much US electric vehicle charging stations grew last year — any ideas? By about 660%!!! The actual number, according to US Dept. of Energy, was 750 public/commercial charging stations (not including residential garages) in April 2011 versus 4,971 … Continue reading

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Questions I have for dealers at NADA show

I’ll be going to my first-ever NADA conference in about 10 days in Las Vegas. There won’t be too much focus on green machines, since Green Automotive Digest is on hiatus for now, and these interviews will go primarily into … Continue reading

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Josh Tickell Interviews Me on Green Car Shopping Trends

What are some of the electric and hybrid car shopping trends being seen in the automotive industry lately? I had a great opportunity to answer questions on the subject while being interviewed on the topic for an internet radio show … Continue reading

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Letter to editor about dealers selling green you should read

Stephen Wade, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, wrote a letter to the editor of Automotive News that is important to read, whether you like it or not: CAFE: Dealers know what sells STEPHEN W. WADE , Chairman, National … Continue reading

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Take the bird’s eye view on success in green cars

When you’re looking at the success of electric vehicles and greentech, it’s much better to look out at the horizon with a bird’s eye view. As Japanese corporations have done to make Toyota, Honda, and several other brands successful, it’s … Continue reading

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The Keystone oil pipeline problem probably hasn’t been solved

Well the good news posted yesterday on this blog might not be that good. Check out this coverage from Transport Topics, which says that the Obama administration will consider allowing the Keystone oil pipeline to go from Texas to Alberta, … Continue reading

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Good news about Keystone XL oil pipeline

Keystone XL pipeline rejection is a major victory for clean water January 18, 2012 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington — The Obama Administration today rejected the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, which would carry oil 2,000 miles from Canada to Texas. … Continue reading

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Three markets for EV buyers

Over a good conversation on Friday with two of my colleagues, we looked at what’s likely to be the reality for electric vehicle market segments. Here’s my opinion on the matter: 1. Activists and early adopters — Think Sierra Club … Continue reading

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Q&A on green transportation stock market

Question: How many green transportation-related companies are on the stock market? Just Tesla Motors? A few more? Answer: 33 — 32 of them are listed here, and there’s another you can check out that’s working in green fleet projects. Question: … Continue reading

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So what exactly is this Green Auto Market thing?

On February 15, 2012, a new monthly publication will be launched called Green Auto Market, with the tagline of “The business of green cars, fuels, and technologies.” It’s a business publication for people in the green car business — automakers, … Continue reading

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