21 Oct '11, 3pm

Electric vehicles improve fuel economy even if people don’t buy them

The first version of a radical new technology always gets off to a slow start -- remember what they said about the first iPhone? -- and so it is with the all-electric Nissan Leaf and plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt. Yet both vehicles are having an unexpected effect on their makers' bottom line. By getting people into the showroom, they’re helping to move other fuel efficient vehicles. Just having those vehicles in the showroom can translate into sales of other models, [said Oliver Hazimeh, an automotive industry consultant]. Shoppers come in to check out the electric vehicles but then drive off with something else if they find they can't afford the premium for the new technology. For example, folks come in to look at the Volt -- MSRP $39,000 -- and leave with the Cruze -- MSRP $16,700 -- which is the most fuel-efficient gasoline vehicle in the U.S., with MPG comparable to the To...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-10-21-electric-vehicles-im...

Tweets

BRIC consumers ready to go with electric vehicles

BRIC consumers ready to go with electric vehicles

green.autoblog.com 21 Oct '11, 9pm

The BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are rapidly moving from stars of the emerging market to major players...

Infiniti M35h only hybrid to beat its mpg rating in fuel economy marathon

Infiniti M35h only hybrid to beat its mpg ratin...

green.autoblog.com 20 Oct '11, 11pm

INFINITI M35h ONLY HYBRID TO DELIVER WHAT IT PROMISES Infiniti wins hybrid class of UK's premier fuel economy marathon Onl...

we aught to forget what life is all about - a w...

kinkybluefairy.net 20 Oct '11, 7pm

“Don’t chase money, but chase your dreams.” – Oprah Published by JoyceTheFairy on October 20, 2011 in Emo . 10 Comments I ...

Checkmate, KJ and you pro-UMNO blogger bastards...

blog.limkitsiang.com 21 Oct '11, 2am

By Shannon Teoh The Malaysian Insider Oct 21, 2011 KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The girl whose photograph was used by pro-Umno b...

Blogged: Writing advice from other people

blog.toomanythoughts.org 25 Oct '11, 8am

I've been collecting links with good advice on fiction writing, and I figure I might as well plonk them here so that I don...

Toyota to sell China-made hybrid vehicles by 2015

Toyota to sell China-made hybrid vehicles by 2015

straitstimes.com 22 Oct '11, 12pm

Leading automaker Toyota said on Saturday it plans to start producing vehicles with Chinese-made hybrid systems by 2015, a...

Only 4% of consumers likely to be satisfied with today's electric vehicles

Only 4% of consumers likely to be satisfied wit...

green.autoblog.com 18 Oct '11, 12am

Global Consumers Not Plugging into Electric Vehicles: Deloitte Survey No more than four percent of global consumers likely...

Nissan eyes 1.5m electric cars by 2016

Nissan eyes 1.5m electric cars by 2016

channelnewsasia.com 24 Oct '11, 4am

TOKYO: Japanese auto giant Nissan is aiming to sell 1.5 million electric vehicles around the world by 2016, the company sa...

UK transportation secretary urges cash-strapped...

green.autoblog.com 18 Oct '11, 11pm

This is the thing I've been arguing for quite some time now, as electrics SHOULD be cheaper than cars with internal combus...

How Image Optimisation can improve SEO: Incorporating images onto a webpage can be a great way to improve user e...

How Image Optimisation can improve SEO: Incorpo...

seoconsult.com 22 Oct '11, 8am

Incorporating images onto a webpage can be a great way to improve user experience. Often, they can enrich the textual cont...

Romney: Let Them Get Foreclosed On So Investors Can Buy [VIDEO] | Care2 Causes

Romney: Let Them Get Foreclosed On So Investors...

care2.com 20 Oct '11, 10am

Presidential front runner Mitt Romney can’t understand why everyone is so uptight about the “housing crisis.” After all, i...

Save #BukitBrown, says our reader. "Our childre...

straitstimes.com 24 Oct '11, 8am

ALTHOUGH I am not a descendant of a pioneer whose grave is at Bukit Brown, I fully agreed with Ms Chew I-Jin ('Keep Bukit ...

China gears up to sell lots of electric vehicles, the most in Asia

China gears up to sell lots of electric vehicle...

green.autoblog.com 18 Oct '11, 2pm

China Will Lead Electric Vehicle Sales in Asia Pacific by 2015 October 6, 2011 Across the Asia Pacific region, various nat...

Solar Employment Soars As Economy Lags

sustainablebusiness.com 17 Oct '11, 10pm

You may hear about the dearth of "green jobs," but statistics show that solar jobs are rising, even as the overall economy...

Nissan Building Plug-in Hybrid For 2015, 1.5 Million Electric Cars By 2017

Nissan Building Plug-in Hybrid For 2015, 1.5 Mi...

greencarreports.com 24 Oct '11, 12pm

Thirdly, a mid-sized car is a lot easier to turn into a successful plug-in hybrid than a compact or sub-compact car. While...