Market Forces Challenge Electric Car Industry

By |2018-07-19T00:44:29-07:00September 4th, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Electric Cars|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published October 3, 2012, Los Angeles Daily Journal - In his January 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced to the world that the U.S. would lead the charge to replace the internal combustion engine that has been powering cars for the last 100 years. “We can replace our dependence on oil with [...]

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Will Oil Become Extinct?

By |2018-07-19T18:40:03-07:00April 3rd, 2011|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published April 4, 2011, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Twenty-one million barrels.  Crude oil, that is; or more specifically, the amount of crude oil the United States consumes on a daily basis.  What is surprising about this is not that most of our supply comes from foreign sources – that is a fact adopted by all but the [...]

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The Dirty Little Secret

By |2018-07-17T01:34:51-07:00December 6th, 2010|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Electric Cars, Environmental Protection Agency|Tags: , , , |

Published December 6, 2010, Los Angeles Daily Journal - In just one month’s time, the long-anticipated overhaul to the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations will take effect, marking the first increase in the U.S. fuel economy standard since the start of Ronald Regan’s second term.  The CAFE regulations, enacted in response to the 1973 Oil Crisis, establish [...]

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The Tesla Business Model: Brilliance or Impending Disaster?

By |2018-07-23T17:03:42-07:00July 6th, 2010|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Electric Cars, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published July 6, 2010, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Last week marked an epic event in the automotive industry when Tesla Motors launched its ambitious effort to raise $185 million through a public offering of 11.1 million shares of stock.  The IPO was historic in that Tesla is now among the ranks of only a small handful [...]

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