Technology Obsolescence: The Auto Industry’s Lurking Challenge

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The automotive industry is undergoing transformation and challenges unlike anything it has seen in the last 100 years. Autonomous vehicles, car and ride sharing, and changing consumer values among millennials to baby boomers threaten to reduce personal ownership of vehicles. China is now the largest auto market in the world which brings new opportunities but […]

Electric Vehicles Are the Future: So What Are the Implications?

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In my previous post, The Electric Vehicle Question is Now “When?” Rather Than “If?”, I argued that in 2017 it became abundantly clear that battery-powered electric vehicles were the future of transportation. So if the auto and related industries are not arguing about things like hydrogen fuel cell versus battery electric propulsion – what topics and debates […]

The ‘Light Truck’ Factor in EV Supply and Adoption

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“By 2025, every (new) vehicle is going to be electric. Boom, over.” That’s a quote and bold prediction from author and Stanford professor Tony Seba’s June 2017 presentation (starting at the 26:15 point in the video) in Denver at the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES). Key elements of Seba’s argument include: The declining cost of […]