Electric Vehicles

  • Smartphones and Cars Blend… (or brick)

    Smartphones and Cars Blend… (or brick)

    As smartphones and cars continue to blend it seems like phones are the technology, for now, that goes the extra mile.  More than 25 years ago, Frances Cairncross, the media editor for the Economist, pronounced the “death of distance.” Cars have become the ultimate smartphone with their large touchscreens, automatic crash reporting, and collection of…

  • Electric Vehicles at Disneyland (someday)

    For as long as I can remember, Autopia is my family’s first stop at the Happiest Place on Earth, aka Anaheim’s Disneyland.  Admittedly, that’s incongruous considering we have driven forty or fifty miles on the treacherous Interstate 5 and encountered traffic snarls throughout.  But even if you loathe the car trip to Disneyland, you don’t…

  • Electric Vehicles are Tailgating Superstars

    Electric Vehicles are Tailgating Superstars

    Tailgating should be on everyone’s mind after the LVIII Super Bowl.  It was a long party- in fact the longest Super Bowl game in history- and it also had, if you count, the fewest number of ads for new cars. There were just four car advertisements, and three of them touted electric vehicle models (EVs)…

  • The Big Freeze: Storytelling for Electric Vehicles

    The Big Freeze: Storytelling for Electric Vehicles

    Baby it’s cold outside….but the EV stories are heating up. Particularly the ones that favor the status quo.

  • Future Cars Will Talk

    Autonomous cars may be headed your way and they will be in dialogue. Today, Google’s Waymo vehicles display your personal initials when they arrive at your pickup. But they lack an advance way to communicate more information. That will change and future cars will talk. It’s called a “tertiary language.”   “Tertiary language” is not a…