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Category Archives: Driving it Tomorrow

AN ELECTRIC CAR PARADE PART 2

HERE IN PART 2, we’ll continue our timetables of automaker transitions from internal combustion to one form or another of electric propulsion. Our survey today includes a recent automaker merger, … Continue reading

July 25, 2021 · 3 Comments

AN ELECTRIC CAR PARADE PART 1

NICOLAUS OTTO IS likely spinning in his grave, crankshaft in hand. Here we are, 145 years beyond patenting the Otto four-stroke, and demise of the internal combustion engine is threatened. … Continue reading

July 24, 2021 · 5 Comments

BEVS AT A CRITICAL JUNCTION

BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLES have hitherto been few and far between. But environmental goals around the world are increasing BEV presence and impact.  True, these are clean-air vehicles, even with mixed … Continue reading

June 6, 2021 · 3 Comments

A VIRTUAL PORSCHE

WHAT WITH THE modest odometer reading on my 2012 Honda Crosstour (not yet 25,000), I’m not quite in the market for a battery electric vehicle. On the other hand, a … Continue reading

May 13, 2021 · 1 Comment

BIG EV BENEFITS FROM NANOTECH

A HEADLINE CAUGHT my eye: “Aiming for the 5-minute EV Recharge,” in SAE Automotive Engineering, April 2021. The Technology Report by Stuart Birch describes nanotech advances from NAWA Technologies, headquartered … Continue reading

April 12, 2021 · 2 Comments

NEW CAR NEWS

THIS NEW YEAR’S SimanaitisSays is appropriately Janus-like. It looks back at late-2020 Automotive News tidbits and looks forward to the future of the automobile. And, as leavening agent, these tidbits … Continue reading

January 2, 2021 · 2 Comments

FCEVS—TODAY AND TOMORROW PART 2

YESTERDAY IN PART 1 we began reporting on experience with the first-generation Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle that’s briefly residing in the SimanaitisSays fleet. This car is about to … Continue reading

October 4, 2020 · 4 Comments

FCEVS—TODAY AND TOMORROW PART 1

I HADN’T DRIVEN a fuel cell electric vehicle since the introduction of the TOYOTA MIRAI back in June of 2015. Recent news of a GEN V hydrogen refueling station being … Continue reading

October 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS UPDATE

THESE DAYS, I get most of my automotive ken from the weekly Automotive News, the primary journal of worldwide automotive industry happenings. Here are a few tidbits. Some educate me, … Continue reading

February 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

WHO’S GOING TO ANTE UP? PART 2

YESTERDAY, I SHARED some of Deloitte Development LLC’s views on the economics of tomorrow’s advanced mobility. Today in Part 2, tidbits on infrastructure are gleaned from more of its Deloitte … Continue reading

January 22, 2020 · 2 Comments