5,050 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for SF Bay

On August 10, 2010, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (8/10/10) The San Francisco Bay Area will add over 5,000 electric car charging stations (EVSE) in the next 2 years and continue as one of the nation’s leading areas for electric cars. The Bay Area’s 7 million people live in cities that have adopted hybrid cars, like the Prius, faster than in […]

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Top Electric Car Makers for the United States Market

On December 29, 2009, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (original post at Clean Fleet Report) By 2011 year end, competition will be intense for electric car leadership. The Clean Fleet Report Top 10 Electric Car Makers describes our best guess about the market share leaders for delivered plug-in vehicles on the United States roads in 2011, although not necessarily in order […]

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Toyota and GM Fight for Plug-in Market

On December 7, 2009, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison, original report at Clean Fleet ReportElectric cars and hybrid cars are prominent here at the LA Auto Show. GM highlighted big plans for the Chevy Volt. Toyota, owning some 65 percent of the U.S. hybrid market, displayed the Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV) along with a growing family Toyota and Lexus hybrids. […]

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2010 Hybrid Cars with Best MPG

On November 10, 2009, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (11/10/09, original post Clean Fleet Report) The new 2010 model hybrid cars offered in the U.S. are destined to sell with gasoline prices rising. Toyota (TM) dominates the list including new models from Lexus. There are also impressive offerings from Honda (HMC), Ford (F), Nissan (NSANY), and Chevrolet (GMGMQ.PK). Your top 10 […]

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Ford Plans both Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrids

On August 26, 2009, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (8/24/09). Ford (F) is now taking orders for electric vehicles. By 2011, the Ford Motor Company will start taking orders for the new Ford Focus EV. Beyond 2011, Ford will offer the popular Focus in a variety of affordable options including hybrid-electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and battery electric-vehicle (EV). Although Nissan […]

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Smart Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids

On August 20, 2009, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (8/20/09). The new freeway-speed electric vehicles will also be smart electric vehicles (SEV). They will be smart about using energy inside the vehicle so that it can go 100 miles between charges. The SEV will be smart about navigation options that consider your preference for getting somewhere fast or traveling with minimal […]

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2010 Nissan LEAF EV on a Freeway Near You

On August 4, 2009, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (8/3/09). Nissan (NSANY) will be the first to have thousands of affordable freeway-speed electric vehicles on the highways. The new 2010 Nissan LEAF is a comfortable compact hatchback that seats five. Although Tesla will be the first to have a thousand freeway-speed EV on the roads, the $100,000 price tag is out […]

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Ford Returns to Profitability with Improved Mileage

On July 24, 2009, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (7/23/09). Ford has returned to profitability, benefiting from increased market share which is the likely result of improved mileage. Ford earned almost $2.4 billion for the quarter, but it was the result of a large one-time gain associated with the debt reduction actions completed in April. The pre-tax operating losses were $424 […]

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Ford Grabs Market Share

On July 7, 2009, in Blog, by John Addison

If you are working at Ford (F), it looks like the downturn in auto sales is ending. In June, sales fell only 11 percent over a year ago. Optimism does not permeate all of Detroit; General Motors (GM) sales feel 33 percent for the month; Chrysler, 48 percent. Even Toyota (TM) U.S. sales were down […]

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Nissan Takes EV Lead with Charged Partnerships

On November 25, 2008, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (11/24/08). Nissan is serious about being the leader in electric vehicles by taking a three-step approach: (1) developing a charging infrastructure, (2) seeding the market with EVs in 2010, and (3) leading in EV manufacturing volume in 2012. The initial vehicles show-off a new body design, be freeway speed, and have a […]

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Electric Cars for 2010

On June 4, 2008, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (6/4/08). With oil prices rocketing past $130 per barrel, a growing number of vehicle makers are planning to offer electric vehicles by 2010. Zero gasoline will be used. Over 40,000 electric vehicles (EV) are currently used in the United States. Most are used in fleet applications, from maintenance to checking parking meters; […]

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