Robots and Battery Powered Vehicles

…Robots and Battery Powered Vehicles… The visit to the BMW plant confirmed three factors concerning battery-powered vehicles (BEVs). See, Manufacturing a Car is Easy There is no fundamental reason why GM and other traditional automobile manufacturers can’t produce BEVs as Continue reading Robots and Battery Powered Vehicles

Manufacturing a Car is Easy

…Manufacturing a Car is Easy… On my trip to Europe, I had an opportunity to tour the BMW plant in Regensburg. When I retired from General Electric, the factory of the future was floundering. The person responsible for developing the Continue reading Manufacturing a Car is Easy

Electric Vehicle Report Card 1Q 2018

…Electric Vehicle Report Card 1Q 2018… The status of electric vehicles remains substantially unchanged from last year. For the first quarter, the sale of plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs) increased by 29% YOY, while battery-powered vehicles (BEV) increased by 35% YOY. Continue reading Electric Vehicle Report Card 1Q 2018

Understanding Microgrids

…Understanding Microgrids… Hurricanes have severely damaged transmission and distribution lines and caused millions of people to go without electricity for days. Hurricane Maria wiped out the transmission and distribution lines in Puerto Rico. Superstorm Sandy did the same in New Continue reading Understanding Microgrids

Snake Oil Salesmen and Electric Vehicles

…Snake Oil Salesmen and Electric Vehicles… Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and transportation are receiving a great deal of attention from individuals hustling audiences. New technologies are disrupting traditional businesses. Legitimate arguments can be made about the effect of a new Continue reading Snake Oil Salesmen and Electric Vehicles

Battery Powered Vehicle Status

…Battery Powered Vehicle Status… Battery powered vehicles (BEVs) ended the third quarter with year-over-year sales growth of 19%, essentially the same as last year. Rather than being a breakout quarter, the focus at the end of the third quarter has Continue reading Battery Powered Vehicle Status