Range anxiety. Pure-electric cars generally get between 200 and 300 miles of range on a full charge, but charging stations are still relatively rare. Plug-in hybrids, which match shorter electric range with a gasoline engine, are meant to relieve range anxiety. But providing two energy sources is expensive and plug-in hybrids haven’t been selling well. Cost. EVs cost thousands more than comparable conventional models. And U.S. subsidies are ending for some models, worsening the situation.Style. Tesla created an EV lifestyle brand. Everyone else is still trying to figure out whether buyers want electric versions of standard designs or something entirely new. Gas prices. The price at the pump has been relatively stable for many years, making the day-to-day savings that come with EVs less compelling than in times of fast-rising fuel costs. Autos … [Read more...] about Car buyers shun electric vehicles not named Tesla. Are carmakers driving off a cliff?
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“The group isn't about us,” Archilla said. “I've been asked is, ‘Why do you do this?’ My answer is always the same: it is simply a passion. It is a calling. It came about so naturally how this group was created and born.” … [Read more...] about Food for the Cy-Fair soul: How three women started a unifying Facebook group
Barnes is quick to point to the independent freight agents as the catalyst for Tallgrass Freight’s 2019 success. “We’re proud of every achievement. But we’re far prouder of the professionals whose dedication our accomplishments represent,” he says. As part of the company culture, Tallgrass offers multiple incentives on top of their industry-leading compensation and benefits packages. … [Read more...] about Tallgrass Freight Co. Sweeps Awards, Opens Second Brick-And-Mortar Location In 2019, Looks To 2020 For More Success
Linnartz has a long history of tapping into hotel consumer sentiment. She began her career at Hilton, and her tenure at Marriott started in 1997 when she joined the company as a financial analyst. She steadily worked her way up the Marriott ladder in a wide range of positions, including SVP of sales and global chief of sales and revenue management. She's always been focused on leveraging technology and trends, she says, which she sees as key to a company thriving through the inevitable shifts in consumer behavior. … [Read more...] about She’s pushing the world’s largest hotel chain to be more like Airbnb
“We are seeing new firms trying to enter our market — using zero or low equity commissions as a lever,” Crawford wrote. “We’re not feeling competitive pressure from these firms ... yet. But we don’t want to fall into the trap that a myriad of other firms in a variety of industries have fallen into and wait too long to respond to new entrants. It has seemed inevitable that commissions would head towards zero, so why wait?” … [Read more...] about With zero trading fees, Schwab risks blowing up brokerage model it built