With gasoline prices averaging $2 per gallon, Americans are flocking to gas-guzzling vehicles. Last year was the biggest year ever for the U.S. auto industry with 17.5 million total vehicle … Continue Reading Automakers Complain, but CAFE Loopholes Make Standards Easier to Meet
I work at UC Davis, a University with at least two (that I know about) centers devoted to research “aimed at developing a sustainable market for plug-in vehicles.” I run … Continue Reading Economists are from Mars, Electric Cars are from Venus
I suspect a fair number of you know what I mean by energy tourism – sure, you’re up for sight-seeing and museums, but you also note the local gas prices, … Continue Reading Energy Tourism: The Tesla Taxi in Oslo
I live in the northern end of the Silicon Valley and here EVs and Plug-in hybrids are everywhere. From Tesla P85s to C-Max Energis – it’s what the cool kids … Continue Reading The Economics of EV Charging Stations
I am in the market for a new car. At a recent visit to a Ford dealer I was confronted with the choice between the regular hybrid-electric version of the … Continue Reading Plug in Hybrid – Saving Carbon and Dollars?
Sure, I’d like to see a tax on gasoline that reflects its greenhouse gases emissions. If we can’t or won’t do that, then maybe subsidies for electric vehicles can imperfectly … Continue Reading Bad Incentives For Green Choices