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An increasing number of motorists are warming to the notion of green cars, according to a study by the RAC which examined the attitudes of UK drivers towards electric and hybrid vehicles. Almost 50% of those questioned said they would consider driving an alternative vehicle, with some 25% suggesting they were likely to buy a greener car at some point in the next 5 years.
My brother-in-law keeps telling me that he’s never going to get a green car. He says that it isn’t that he dislikes environmentalism. He enjoys trees and the outdoors. He wants to help the planet, but he doesn’t want the bother of plugging in every night and worrying about running out of electricity in less than a hundred miles. He always apologises after he says this because he knows how I feel, but his beliefs are firm. I can see his point. He’s not, and never has been, a crusader for the ecology. I like him anyway.
The popularity of electric fuel efficient cars is continuing to grow. As gas prices continue to rise and people become more environmentally conscious, sales for electric and hybrid cars have been growing. With the rise in popularity and profitability of these types of vehicles, there has been an increase in the amount of options for potential buyers. Let’s take a look at two of the premier choices: the 2013 Chevy Volt and the 2013 Nissan Leaf.
The USA is committed to reducing greenhouse gas levels by over 16% on 2005 emissions figures by 2020. With the announcement of new proposals for the automotive industries, set to regulate emissions from motoring much more strictly, we could be one step closer to achieving this target.
Tesla Motors announced today that sales of its Model S vehicle exceeded the target provided in the mid February shareholder letter. As customers who note their Model S serial number this weekend will realize, vehicle deliveries (sales) exceeded 4,750 units vs. the 4,500 unit prior outlook. As a result, Tesla is amending its Q1 guidance to full profitability, both GAAP and non-GAAP.