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Old 02-05-2013, 09:46 AM
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Electric vehicles just fad? EV Sales crater.

Interesting data. Hybrids may be the better stop gap till fuel cells arrive.... Toyota with big lead.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/0...91019N20130201
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'till fuel cells arrive and accomplish what, exactly? Save the petrochemical industry *as designed*? The only way to create hydrogen that approaches economical is the break it out of fossil fuels. Then let's pay a series of middlemen for shipping, storage, and resale... same as it ever was.

In the meantime, yeah, we'll just keep using gas. Because Hydrogen is just 10 years away. Like they said 10 years ago... and 10 years before that...




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And thus BMW and Audi bring the TDI to the US market
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And thus BMW and Audi bring the TDI to the US market
BMW is hoping to sell more diesels in the USA because CAFE requirements are going through the roof, not because customers are demanding diesels.

As for the original article:
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Toyota and Nissan officials each said sales for their plug-in electric vehicles were down because of model year changeovers that cut the number of available cars on dealer lots.

Also, said Nissan brand North American sales chief Al Castignetti, production of the Leaf cars for the U.S. market was down because production at a plant in Tennessee which began recently is not yet at full capacity. Production of the Leaf recently switched from a plant in Japan.

General Motors Co officials said January sales were down for the Chevy Volt due to a spike in December sales related to buyers who bought before the end of the year to gain 2012 tax benefits.
That's hardly any indication that EV are just a fad. Just another example of statistics being used but not understood.
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BMW is hoping to sell more diesels in the USA because CAFE requirements are going through the roof, not because customers are demanding diesels.

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That's hardly any indication that EV are just a fad. Just another example of statistics being used but not understood.
I wish BMW were putting hybrid power trains in their affordable cars instead of diesels.
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In contrast to Audi which is bringing Plugin Hybrids to it's lower end models in 2014:
http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...brids-for-2014

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