Christopher Maag North Jersey Record Published 10:40 p.m. UTC Aug 31, 2018 Electric cars are slow, ugly, golf carts. Driving one might kill you because it will run out of power and leave you stranded on the New Jersey Turnpike. If you still believe these two sentences are true, you haven’t hung out lately at Tom Moloughney’s strip mall. There you might see the Porsche Taycan, an electric car that launches from a dead stop to 60 mph in less than four seconds. There, in front of the Quick Chek convenience store, you might see the e-tron Quattro, a prototype of Audi’s all-electric SUV, still wrapped in a disorienting camouflage of red and black swirls to prevent us plebeians from observing its final design. Before anyone in else America, you might spot a foursome of Jaguar I-PACEs, each packing the power of a racecar into a five-passenger luxury electric cruiser. “I get to see these cars before the general public does,” said Moloughney, 51, a Chester … [Read more...] about Stylish, prototype electric cars get a charge out of this North Jersey strip mall
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Business by Rachel Siegel by Rachel Siegel Email the author April 3 at 7:23 AM Email the author Topping off the tank seems to make people thirsty. (Ben Margot/AP) If drivers of electric cars aren’t stopping at gas stations to fill their tanks, the opportunities for impulse purchases inside at the convenience store could dry up. That’s a real possibility, according to Morgan Stanley analysts who wrote that convenience stores could see a hit to beverage sales as more electric cars hit the road. But experts on the convenience store industry say any substantial threat from … [Read more...] about How the arrival of electric cars could hurt the beverage industry
Last Updated Apr 1, 2010 7:43 PM EDT Crude oil futures hit a seventeen-month high yesterday and the gas station down the street where I live (in San Francisco), a gallon of unleaded is back up to $3 per gallon. The evidence from the past few years is pretty clear: a functioning economy translates into higher prices at the pump. Driving will be an expensive pursuit both individually and as a nation. That cost will continue to rise, until, of course, we make the switch to electric cars. The cars are coming. According to a new report from the consulting company KPMG, an overwhelming majority of top car execs feel that hybrids and electric cars are going to drive the market in the next five years. The market is here too. Another recent survey, this one from Pike research, found that 48% of Americans rated themselves as "very interested" or "extremely" interested in buying a plug-in electric car. But the real question is: How soon until the entire American fleet turns over? How soon until … [Read more...] about Why It’s Bad News that New Cars Are Better Than Ever
Last Updated Aug 3, 2011 3:55 PM EDT Tesla Motors (TSLA), the luxury electric car maker, just released teaser videos of its upcoming Model S sedan. The Silicon Valley electric car startup's videos offer advance looks of three pre-production models that will go on sale next year. Will this finally put an end to the Tesla skepticism? Yes, it should--not just because the video teasers reveal an appealing car, but because Tesla has proven it's got a sound strategy in place. Why the skepticism? have suggested that the company should get out of the car business and stick to its still-profitable powertrain business. When Tesla was running out of money in 2008 and having trouble producing enough of its original, $100,000 Roadster -- the first electric since the infamous EV1 that had captured the popular imagination -- Tesla noted its powertrain business was profitable. Thereafter, some (okay, I was among them) argued that Tesla would have to shift strategy and supply electric drivetrains to … [Read more...] about Could Tesla Lead Electric Car Business? Maybe
Concern over gas prices hovering around $4 a gallon combined with concern over greenhouse gases have caused consumers to reconsider the electric vehicle. In fact, President Obama is hoping to get people charged up about electric cars by offering big rebates. But would you ever buy one? On "The Early Show," CBS News Correspondent Ben Tracy reported that Chris Paine, a proponent of electric cars and documentary filmmaker, has an all-electric Tesla roadster that goes from zero to 60 miles per hour in about four seconds. But, Tracy pointed out, Paine knows just how long and slow the road has been for electric vehicles. Paine's documentary, "Who Killed The Electric Car?" chronicled their rise back in the 1890s and then again in the 1990s. Both times, car makers gave up on electric because gas-powered cars were cheaper and went further. Now, Paine has a new film, called "Revenge of the Electric Car." It shows intense competition among auto companies to mass produce a new era of plug-in … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Is electric car era finally dawning in U.S.?