A Guide to the Half Truths Used to Attack Electric Vehicles

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

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Bitcoin Mining in Electric Vehicles Raises Other Questions

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

Datsun Is Still Around, and Doing Well (Sort Of)

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)

Dealers Are Messing Up EV Sales

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

VW Going All-In On Electric Vehicles In China

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

China Pursues Battery Minerals and the Future While Trump Pushes Coal and the Past

Within the last week, CNN and the New York Times have both released stories on China and electric cars. The common theme? China is pushing ahead on electric vehicles, and a wider push into cleaner energy while the Trump administration pushes in the opposite direction. On one hand is the direction the two governments are … Continue reading China Pursues Battery Minerals and the Future While Trump Pushes Coal and the Past

Toyota Recalling Some Prius PHEVs

Toyota announced that they are conducting a safety recall of approximately 39,900 Model Year 2012 - 2015 Prius Plug-In Hybrid vehicles. When the affected vehicles are used for high-load driving in EV mode repeatedly, a fuse may malfunction. In some cases, the fuse malfunction will cause warning lights to turn on and give the driver … Continue reading Toyota Recalling Some Prius PHEVs