Tesla Europe to Deliver 3000 Cars A Week

Tesla Europe to Deliver 3000 Cars A Week

  Hard on the heels of Tesla rolling 1000 new vehicles a day from its American assembly line, comes news that it will begin shipping 3,000 Model 3 vehicles per week in Europe starting in February. Cars will arrive through the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium to fill orders for the Model 3 that were placed mere weeks ago when the…

The Auto Industry Moves To China

The Auto Industry Moves To China

Two-thirds of the world’s manufacturing capacity for lithium-ion batteries is based in China, and that is driving car manufacturers around the world to move their plants to that country. US industry leader Tesla is already building a plant in Shanghai expected to produce 500,000 electric cars a year. Meanwhile, Volkswagen has announced it will invest $12 billion in its electric…

When The Only Car You’ve Known Is Electric

When The Only Car You’ve Known Is Electric

You could say that all three of this week’s featured posts are great news for supporters of electric vehicles and very bad news for car dealerships hoping to sustain interest in the internal combustion engine. When it comes to electric vehicles, it’s clear that kids “get” it. A couple of years ago, I walked the Christmas Lights parade route as…

The Kids Are All Right!

The Kids Are All Right!

A British survey conducted by a group of vehicle manufacturers has found that 81% of British young people are planning to make their first car purchase electric. And while that percentage declines over older demographic groups, the final number for the entire population is 50%. Others in the British media, either dependent on gasoline advertising or just being cheeky referred…

Carmakers Cheat European Drivers Out of Billions

Carmakers Cheat European Drivers Out of Billions

Sustainability website “Transport and Environment” this week reported that since the year 2000 automobile manufacturers have cheated European drivers out of 150 billion Euros ($227 Billion Canadian) for the additional fuel they burned due to widespread manipulation of fuel efficiency tests. In 2017 alone, this gaming of the system not only cost drivers money but drove up carbon emissions by…