Happening in 2018
January 02, 2018 by Denis Pombriant
This will be an important transition year. Car makers are poised to bring to market scores of new electric models in 2019, so in the lead up to that moment, this year will be a time when we all become more familiar with the terms and conditions of electric driving....
Free market EV success
December 29, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
The free market is gearing up its profile in the electric car market and the immediate results are so-so. Perfect! Nothing goes in a straight line or preferably like a hockey stick when markets are new. You see hockey sticks in hindsight after the great investment opportunities have come and...
Disruptive innovation, EV’s and the charging station
December 14, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
King Champ (K.C.) Gillette invented the popular form of the safety razor and made his money selling blades. He was so successful that the approach became a business model and in entrepreneurial conversations phrases like, “We plan to make money on the blades” is all one needs to say to...
Alt fuels driving K-wave formation
December 11, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
[caption id="attachment_564" align="alignright" width="496"] Mary Barra, CEO, GM[/caption] Have you noticed how petroleum companies like Exxon-Mobile and Shell are talking about their research into alternate fuels or ways of using them that don’t cause pollution such as fuel cells? Those commercials are designed to make us feel good by reassuring...
Bloomberg, Brown offer climate hope
November 14, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
The climate issue is really a mashup. One issue involves getting energy from renewable non-carbon sources, another calls for removing carbon from the environment not just limiting emissions. There’s a good deal to be hopeful for in the climate discussion though it will be important to keep the train on...
Climate pessimism off the mark
October 18, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
[caption id="attachment_561" align="alignright" width="438"] Mary Barra, CEO, GM[/caption] Time to focus on abundant solutions rather than the problem says Beagle Research chief, Denis Pombriant October 18, 2017, Stoughton, MA—The decades-old climate debate has settled into an all too familiar rut and climate writer Denis Pombriant author of “The Age of...
End of the beginning in sustainability
October 04, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
Earlier this week both Ford and General Motors announced big plans to revamp their entire fleets by the mid 2020’s using electric vehicles. According to the New York Times, GM’s CEO Mary Barra, “…announced plans for 20 new all-electric models by 2023, including two within the next 18 months.” And...