Waiting for the EV market to materialize

It was a tough week for electric cars, with Chevy Volt's sales falling short and Aptera's filing for bankruptcy. The barriers to EV adoption are widely known but center around a few major issues, including range anxiety, charging time and initial cost. Range anxiety and unease about charging time will decline as consumers get more comfortable with the product. That leaves the real long-term issue: initial cost.…

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In 2010, EVs Will Need More Than Just an Electric Motor

During the next few years, EV and plug-in choices will multiply and the newness of being propelled by an electric motor will wear off. When that time comes, you can expect potential buyers to start paying closer attention to the technology packages and convenience features they want (and the automakers that offer them). The most exciting part of the Car 2.0 revolution is that if both automakers and software developers play their cards right, a car buyer’s dream car could be just an app download away.…

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19 Electric Car Players Pitch San Francisco

The office of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said today that it has received 19 responses to its request for information to electrify the city’s fleet. The responders include electric car players, like Better Place and ZAP, huge consultancies, like Booz Allen Hamilton, and a number of unknowns.…

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