GM Breaks with Trump Administration in Electric Vehicle Proposal

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 11.23.2018


General Motors, facing the imminent expiration of its U.S. tax credits for electric vehicles, is now pushing for a federal mandate to keep the momentum going. In a defiant response to the Trump administration’s proposal to freeze fuel economy and emissions standards, GM outlined its own proposal for a national zero-emission vehicle program, modeled on the […]


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Internal Combustion Engine Mechanic Ready for EV Revolution

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 08.01.2018


He’s teaching others how to fix hybrid and electric cars. He bought his first hybrid car in 1999 – and never looked back – as a consumer or as a mechanic.    Read the entire article at Yale Climate Connections.   For 40 years, Craig Van Batenburg has owned an auto repair shop in Worcester, Massachusetts. Van […]


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Ford Goes ‘All In’ on Electric Cars

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 07.13.2018


Ford Motor Co. will more than double spending on electrified vehicles, amplifying its investment in a segment that the auto industry sees growing from what’s now just a fraction of the market.   Read the entire article at Bloomberg.   The carmaker will shell out $11 billion bringing 40 electrified vehicles to market by 2022, Jim […]


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Analysts Bullish on Tesla’s Fleet Truck Prospects

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 10.04.2017


  Read the entire article at The Connected Car.   Last July, Elon Musk published a blog post on the Tesla website under the title “Master Plan, Part Deux.” As its name indicates, the post is a sequel to the original Master Plan, written in 2006, which detailed how Tesla hoped to introduce a game-changing car […]


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The Death of the Internal Combustion Engine

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 08.23.2017


  It had a good run. But the end is in sight for the machine that changed the world.   Read the entire article at The Economist.   “HUMAN inventiveness…has still not found a mechanical process to replace horses as the propulsion for vehicles,” lamented Le Petit Journal, a French newspaper, in December 1893. Its answer […]


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U.S. Cities Shop for $10 Billion Worth of Electric Vehicles

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 03.27.2017


Dozens of U.S. cities are willing to buy $10 billion of electric cars and trucks to show skeptical automakers there’s demand for low-emission vehicles. Thirty cities including New York and Chicago jointly asked automakers for the cost and feasibility of providing 114,000 electric vehicles, including police cruisers, street sweepers and trash haulers, said Los Angeles Mayor […]


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