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Category Archives: Driving it Tomorrow

DEMISE OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION—YET AGAIN?

PLENTY OF SAVVY people have predicted the swift death of the internal-combustion engine. T. Rowe Price, for example, made an ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) prediction for 2025: “… only 10-15 … Continue reading

August 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

CHECK THOSE TIRES, SIR?

GRANDPA WILL have to explain that “service station” attendants used to ask whether you wanted your tire pressures checked during refueling, this along with giving the windshield a polishing. These … Continue reading

August 8, 2019 · 3 Comments

FUEL CELLS 2019

EVEN BEFORE my Fairbanks to Vancouver and Las Vegas to San Diego adventures in 2007, I’ve been enthusiastic about FCEVs, electric vehicles generating their own electricity from hydrogen fuel cells. … Continue reading

May 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

EVS—THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE INDIFFERENT

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS is an excellent weekly source of its industry’s happenings and trends. In particular, it has presented a variety of facts and opinions on electric vehicles. Here are a … Continue reading

April 15, 2019 · 4 Comments

TEMPERING UTOPIA—A VIEW FROM DELOITTE PART 2

HERE’S PART 2 of my tidbits gleaned from “Tempering the Utopian Vision of the Mobility Revolution,” by Craig A. Giffi, Joseph Vitale Jr., and Ryan Robinson, one of the articles … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

TEMPERING UTOPIA—A VIEW FROM DELOITTE PART 1

DELOITTE INSIGHTS: Express Lane Ahead was recently published as an informative 25-page spiff to Automotive News, my weekly source of auto industry matters. Here in Parts 1 and 2, today … Continue reading

February 17, 2019 · 3 Comments

PICKING UP THE PACE—BEV-WISE

THE START-UP COMPANY Rivian intends to beat Detroit at its own money-making game by being the first to build a battery-electric pickup truck. Thus far, pickups have been conventionally internal-combustion-powered, … Continue reading

January 14, 2019 · 2 Comments