Volkswagen’s commitment, among major automakers at least, to battery-powered zero emissions vehicles is second to none. Yes, General Motors is throttling up its EV program — it was, after all, the excuse to shut down the Oshawa Assembly Plant — and no one can fault Nissan for the money it has put behind its Leaf. But it all pales compared with the vigour, resources and engineering that the Volkswagen Group has thrown at lithium ion, the world’s largest automaker recently committing no less than US$40 billio
Last week Lake Ontario was 82 Fahrenheit this week Lake Ontario is 58 Fahrenheit. It’s these extreme temperature swings that make it impossible to plan a good swim let alone the algae and the waves. The temperature is the greatest determining factor on whether or not this man swims in it.
@fordnation has scrapped all things green in Ontario.
Just because I refuse to buy the premise of the climate change cult, disagree with paying for unreliable and therefore useless power like wind and fake power like nuclear, doesn’t mean I’m against real power projects
I am for encouraging those with facility to build solar. My roof is now fully covered. The power is real. The efficiency is good on a smaller scale, just not on an industrial level.
Another aspect of the green agenda that needs to be rethought out is plugin hybrid. This is the most practical vehicle avsikabe, and should be encouraged and subsidized. I bought a Ontario built/subsidized Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, and am thrilled with the fuel and POLLUTION reducing strength of it.
Notice I used the word pollution. This word has been superseded by climate change. Pollution is real, and it kills. Climate change is a concept that can only be sold via propaganda.
Pollution needs no such promotion, as we all struggle daily with bad air, plastics, RF dangers that could lead to our early demise.
If we talk and do something about this real issue, then we could all benefit.
Encourage Premier Ford to place subsidies back on Ontario made phev cars, solar energy, and other sensible initiatives that we can SENSE.
Has anyone else placed their spare phone batteries in the tray and sent them through the airport x-ray? I did, and both are now totally dead. They show charged, but the ions are all misaligned and will not even register in the phone.
In the past, the electronics were placed in a basket and passed around the xray. When did this change?
The only way to overcome range anxiety and have just one car is a plug in hybrid.
My 2013 Chevy Volt is the best car I’ve every owned so why do I need a Model 3? I’ll answer that question: the Model 3 is a force of nature with the connectivity, brains, battery-only range, and charging infrastructure that my Chevy can’t offer. But that doesn’t change the fact that the original Volt was a stroke of GM genius (hat tip to former GM executive Bob Lutz*) and the fact that it was an early EV pioneer (released December 2010). And the fact that it’s still a relevant, highly-practical EV.