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08 January 2018

EV Education

An electric vehicle is in your future. Be it an EV car, bus, train and even plane, the EV’s are coming! My green friend John Voelcker at Green Car Reports says “As with any innovation, coverage of plug-in electric cars by mainstream media has been, shall we say, variable. Seven years after the first Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt were delivered to their buyers in December 2010, misconceptions and misinformation abound. Technology is often not a strong suit for business reporters, of course, and plug-in vehicles represent only 1 percent of the U.S. market after seven years. But, slowly, we think media coverage of electric cars is getting better—as we’d suggest a handful of recent articles show.” A recent piece in The New York Times titled “What Needs to Happen Before Electric Cars Take Over the World,” for example, offered a relatively balanced look at what needs to happen for electric cars to take a major portion of the global market. One paragraph alone indicates the measured but up-to-date approach taken in mid-December by author Jack Ewing: Faster than anyone expected, electric cars are becoming as economical and practical as cars with conventional engines. Prices for lithium-ion batteries are plummeting, while technical advances are increasing driving ranges and cutting recharging times. He cites, among other factors, the need for cheaper battery cells, steady raw-material supplies, and more and higher-speed public charging infrastructure. For mores, click here!

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