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Big Oil Companies Investing In EVs

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about diversification, Big Oil companies investing in EVs

Originally Published on Oilprice.com

By Jon LeSage

Speaking this week at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York, Total SA’s chief energy economist, Joel Couse, forecasted that EVs will make up 15 to 30 percent of global new vehicle sales by 2030.
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Fastned’s First German EV Fast Charging Stations

The ECOreport looks at a story from Germany’s Ev Build-out, Fastned’s First German EV Fast Charging Stations

By Roy L Hales

Germany is building out an EV fast charging infrastructure. Two months ago, the European Commission decided “Germany’s scheme to roll out a network of user-friendly infrastructure for charging electric vehicles across the country is in line with EU state aid rules.”  The government will invest €300 million (nearly $320 US) and two-thirds of this is designated to accelerate the development of a fast charging network. The buildout started long before any announcement of Government funding. 292 units were installed last year. Construction of the Dutch company Fastned’s first German EV fast charging stations is about to commence.

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$10 Billion PEV Market By 2020

The ECOreport looks at the LUX Research report predicting a $10 Billion PEV Market By 2020

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMMichel Langezaal believes that electric cars could replace gas cars, as the vehicle of choice, within a decade. The tipping point will come after they have more range and are competitively priced. He said, “History shows us that once you hit 5% or 6%, if the product is better, then the breakthrough comes much quicker.” The latest LUX Research report is more conservative and predicts a $10 Billion PEV Market By 2020.

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Lithium Is The Future Of Transportation

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED maintaining that Lithium Is The Future Of Transportation

Originally Published on Oilprice.com

By James Stafford

Just a few years ago, we would have scoffed at the idea that electric vehicles could be mainstream anytime soon, or that the global appetite for lithium-ion batteries and mass power storage would be so voracious, and so sudden. Today, no one is scoffing, and lithium is being viewed as our new super-mineral that will catapult us firmly into the next century.

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Lux Research Gave the EV Industry A Failing Grade

The ECOreport reposts how, in the inaugural edition of their “EV Inflection Tracker,”Lux Research Gave the EV Industry A Failing Grade

Originally Published on Lux Research

BOSTON, MA – March 22, 2016 – With few electric vehicles (EVs) passing key performance benchmarks of driving range and cost, the automotive industry received an overall failing grade for its EV offerings. In the inaugural 2016 edition of Lux Research’s annual “EV Inflection Tracker,” the industry earned just 27 out of a possible 100 rating, mainly because of high costs and limited offerings with a driving range of over 200 miles.

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The Autowende Has Begun

Originally Published by Fastned

By Michiel Langezaal, co-founder and CEO of Fastned

In the next 60 months the automotive industry will see more change than in the last 60 years. European car manufacturers should commit to electric cars now or Europe will be in economic trouble. The Autowende has begun.

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