A Wisconsin U-Haul operation has announced today that through repurposing a strip mall for its new facility in Baraboo, WI, it has effectively saved 1,410 automobiles' worth of steel and then some! Have you ever wondered why corporations don't use existing, vacant facilities instead of building new ones? So have we. And, apparently, so did … Continue reading U-Haul Saves 1,410 Cars’ Worth Of Impact
A research firm recently told us that many dealers are doing poorly at selling electric vehicles. Many readers told us that they have experienced bad EV shopping, but many others told us that their EV shopping experience was great. So, we've decided to do something about it. We are looking for good places buyers can … Continue reading Help Us Find Good EV Dealers!
Prager "University", a social media site that is not actually a university, released a video "proving" that electric vehicles are "bad for the planet". Part of a much larger anti-electric movement, the video uses common half-truths used to attack electric vehicles. These have been thoroughly debunked in the past by multiple sources, but we need … Continue reading A Guide to the Half Truths Used to Attack Electric Vehicles
Some creative Tesla owners came up with a way to make a few bucks from their parked EVs: Cryptocurrency mining. This raises questions that shouldn't just be aimed at bitcoin mining, or even electric vehicles. For those unfamiliar, cryptocurrencies only work because there is a network of distributed computing that processes the transactions. To reward … Continue reading Bitcoin Mining in Electric Vehicles Raises Other Questions
A recent Nissan press release said that Datsun sold its 100,000th car in India. In the United States and other developed countries, Datsun vehicles were all rebranded Nissan in the early 1980s. But the brand lives on in developing countries today. There's an old, corny joke about the Datsun brand name. Supposedly Nissan executives wanted … Continue reading Datsun Is Still Around, and Doing Well (Sort Of)
A study by Ipsos RDA shows that traditional brand dealerships are dropping the ball on EV sales. Cited problems include unprepared staffs, inconsistent practices, and limited EV inventory and information. Unlike traditional brands, Tesla only sells electric vehicles, and doesn't suffer from these problems. While other brands have introduced a number of electric vehicles into … Continue reading Dealers Are Messing Up EV Sales
Volkswagen Group is planning on spending $12 billion in China on electric vehicles through its existing partners in the country. The plan, announced Thursday, includes designing and building over 40 new electric and hybrid models, with nearly all of the work to be in China. The Chinese government requires automakers to share their EV technology … Continue reading VW Going All-In On Electric Vehicles In China