Month: February 2019

Elon Musk has bottled some lightning, and so far nobody’s successfully reverse-engineered his formula—the precise “it factor”—that earned Tesla 80 percent of the (admittedly still tiny) market for fully electric passenger vehicles in the U.S. in 2018. Legacy and startup manufacturers alike are trying their gol-dangdest, though, and upstart Sino-Scandinavian brand Polestar appears to be
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Where, pray tell, is the biggest-selling affordable EV of them all, the Nissan Leaf? When its second-generation version was introduced two years ago in Japan, the Bolt’s then-staggering 238 number had already been announced. Needless to say, that cast a pall over the Tokyo proceedings as Nissan struggled to justify the new Leaf’s 150-mile range.
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After decades of posturing about how high-speed rail was going to be California’s transportation salvation, new Governor Gavin Newsom poleaxed the overwrought, overthought, and way overbudget choo-choo. I’m sure Newsom did some version of the following math: The proposed budget for the L.A.-to-San Francisco high-speed train was $77 billion, and growing. That’s $200 million per
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Call it the Ocasio-Cortez Effect. We are witnessing a pendulum swing of sorts—a backlash against the trappings of excessive wealth and conspicuous consumption—as signified by the election of the New York Congresswoman and her democratic socialist cohort. So it isn’t a surprise that being seen in a gleaming Extreme Silver Bentley Continental GT W12, with
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