Are Battery Powered Vehicles the Future?

…Are Battery Powered Vehicles the Future?… The Economist Magazine made several over-the-top statements about electric vehicles in its August 21 issue, not the least of which was that the cost of ownership between an internal combustion engine powered vehicle and Continue reading Are Battery Powered Vehicles the Future?

Hidden Battery Powered Vehicle Issues

…Hidden Battery Powered Vehicle Issues… Two issues concerning BEVs and PHEVs have been lurking in the weeds and haven’t been given much attention. Both battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) need to be able to Continue reading Hidden Battery Powered Vehicle Issues

When Will the Insanity End?

…When Will the Insanity End?… The media went gaga over France’s and the UK’s proposal to eliminate the use of internal combustion engines in automobiles by replacing them with battery-powered vehicles (BEVs). But what are the facts? Summary: When the Continue reading When Will the Insanity End?

Is Peak Demand in Our Future?

..Is Peak Demand in Our Future?… As noted in Energy Forecasts Are Contaminated, forecasts have been contaminated by using a carbon price when making the forecast. This includes forecasts for growth in oil demand. This chart exemplifies how supporters of the Continue reading Is Peak Demand in Our Future?

The Environmental-Industrial Complex

The Environmental-Industrial Complex One expects the environmental movement to publish reports extolling so-called clean energy and pathways to a carbon free world. But industries have joined in, and support these same reports. A recent report from the Rocky Mountain Institute, Continue reading The Environmental-Industrial Complex

BEV Charging Basics

Charging a battery-powered vehicle (BEV) starts outside the home at the distribution transformer. Actually, it starts at the power plant where electricity is generated. The issues are: Are there sufficient power plants to charge BEVs? Is the distribution transformer serving Continue reading BEV Charging Basics