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Eclectic Lip: Wiki-immortality!

My August Canadian EV car sales stats update went up recently. Which was cool.

Cooler still, I had a chance to wax poetic about sustainability, and my new-found optimism that we’ll avoid the worst of our dystopian horrors. I was invited to be a guest lecturer for an engineering course at UBC (APSC 150) . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: Wiki-immortality!

Eclectic Lip: Passing Gas – EV’s now outnumber gas stations, in America

My latest piece is up on GreenCarReports, here. It’s where I sourced the photo from. 🙂

And yes, putting “Passing Gas” in the title was deliberate. Hey, it’s catchy!

From what I can tell, electric vehicles also outnumber gas stations in Japan as well. Alas, Canadians are somewhat behind our American and Japanese (and . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: Passing Gas – EV’s now outnumber gas stations, in America

Eclectic Lip: The Innovator’s Dilemma, Toyota edition

This car — yes, this car — has impeded Toyota’s electric efforts

My post on how The Innovator’s Dilemma explains why Toyota lags in electric vehicles — and how Kleiber’s Law explains there’s nothing for them to worry about (yet), is now up on GreenCarReports.

While the Tesla stats were cooler to have dug . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: The Innovator’s Dilemma, Toyota edition

Eclectic Lip: The witless wisdom of Shai Agassi

Dunning-Kruger effect graphed by AddAttack on DeviantArt.

LinkedIn has an “opinion leader” piece from Shai Agassi, founder of bankrupt car-battery-switcher Better Place, telling carmakers how they need to respond to Tesla’s success. Who better to give them advice than a guy who raised $850 million for an ignorant, impractical, impossible business model, then drove . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: The witless wisdom of Shai Agassi

Eclectic Lip: April 2013 Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales

My April update on Canadian plug-in car sales stats in Canada is now up at GreenCarReports. The Volt’s title reign continues — while the Prius Plug-in Prius dropped to fourth place!

As noted in the article, I think some of the Prius Plug-in’s challenges come from the fact that it’s a plug-in option on a . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: April 2013 Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales

Eclectic Lip: Feb 2013 Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales

Been a bit quiet on the blogging front recently, due to some gratifyingly awesome progress on separate writing projects — a trend likely to continue for another couple weeks at least.

In the meanwhile, my post on Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales in Feb 2013, went up last week at GreenCarReports. The Volt won the . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: Feb 2013 Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales

Eclectic Lip: Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, January 2013 (via GreenCarReports)

My column on plug-in car sales in Canada for January 2013, is now up at GreenCarReports. Since it’s hard to write ~600 words about sales statistics in the very small Canadian market, I discuss how Quebec — not B.C.! — is the leading province for plug-in vehicle adoption, and reasons why this might be the . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, January 2013 (via GreenCarReports)

Eclectic Lip: EV stats for British Columbia (2012)

The kind people at CEV for BC sent over some statistics on Clean Energy Vehicle rebates issued by the provincial government.

While the CEV rebates were available for electric, natural gas, and fuel cell vehicles, my understanding is that the rebates break down as follows:

– 308x EV’s

– 0 NGV’s

. . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: EV stats for British Columbia (2012)

Eclectic Lip: Cumulative Canadian (PH)EV sales (through Nov 2012)

It doesn’t look as if this data has been centralized on the web yet, so I’ll start.

Cumulative Canadian (PH)EV sales through Nov 2012 can be found at this link, here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ah8gcGMaITi4dHdoZzJYdHFvZldnZkRCRWxGbjhicEE

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The list is incomplete (for example, no Tesla data yet) but I’ll be trying to add that in, with each monthly update. . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: Cumulative Canadian (PH)EV sales (through Nov 2012)