According to a new
survey by Autolist, the top reasons for not buying an EV were range, price, and charging, with c. 40%
of respondents concerned about these issues.
The author makes the argument that these concerns are outdated, as EV
prices are already below US$30k (after fuel cost advantage), provide a range of
~250miles, and the are thousands of charging points every where in the US.
One of the positive insights from the survey is that
the majority of consumers (55%) now said
they would use an EV as their primary vehicle rather than as a secondary
vehicle (which was previously the top answer).
Analysis and Comments
This article fits in well with the investor’s view as to the process by which EV uptake will occur
The short version is that, as the article highlights, the key issue around EV adoption will be familiarity. For most consumers, current EVs are perfectly suitable for day to day use. Most of us just don’t drive far enough to need to recharge more than once a day (as with the person in this story). So the key is getting people to try one.
This does not understate the charging infrastructure challenge; yes, there is a lot more that needs to be done to roll out charging stations, especially fast chargers. But this is a solvable problem.
As with similar innovations, the adoption curvestarts slowly and then rapidly accelerates – we expect to hit this inflection sometime in the mid 2020s. Tailwinds to this include tougher emission standards & city centre driving restrictions & potential headwinds include cutting of subsidies and a lack of affordable model choice.
The article also makes an important point:
Auto makers don’t need to keep making the range further & further, if the cost is more expensive batteries & hence a very expensive EV. The alternative is cheaper shorter range EVs, possibly with a lease package that includes the occasional use of a petrol car for longer trips
August 26, 2019(updated August 26, 2019) Published by toofasteddie
…drank a couple of beers during lunchtime, just to avoid a drastic change on my psychological integrity ;-)…
By the way, I have to say and certify that Bitvavo works excellently.
The process of signing, verifying, transfering FIAT and buying STEEM have been done very fast and without problem.
Also, as I wrote in the title, I have spent 50 Euros, transferred directly from my Bank Account via SEPA, buying 301 STEEM this morning…
The fee has been minuscule (0.13 Euro) in my opinion, 0.25% which is peanuts!
If you are an EU resident and you want to buy or sell STEEM without having to buy first BTC or ETH or even use the Blocktrades conversions, you should try BITVAVO .
These 300 STEEM are planned to be powered up in my account but, since I expect to have some nice movements in the price of STEEM these days due to the HF21, which is coming tomorrow, for the moment, I am going to keep them at BITVAVO, just in case I can take some advantage :-)…
Following a visit to Switzerland to meet with the country’s financial regulators, United States lawmakers are still concerned over Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency project, Libra.
Meetings with multiple agencies
According to an official statement from Representative Maxine Waters published on Aug. 25, members of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee met with multiple regulatory agencies and lawmakers. These included the State Secretariat for International Financial Matters, the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner and the Financial Market Supervisory Authority.
As announced earlier this month, the representatives aimed to clarify how various Swiss authorities would regulate Libra and learn more about the status and magnitude of the project. Despite being helpful, Waters said of the meetings:
In case you missed it, a new self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto came out of the woodwork last week, this one brandishing a “proof” based on numerology and an obsession with BCCI, the scandal-ridden bank that collapsed in 1991.
The widely debunked “reveal” from Bilal Khalid, aka James Caan – Khalid officially changed his name to that of the American actor – followed a host of equally absurd developments in a Florida court case against the other “Faketoshi,” Craig S. Wright. These included a hand-written note to the judge in which yet another person, one Debo Jurgen Etienne Guido, also laid claim to being bitcoin’s secret progenitor.
Sensible minds in the crypto community remind us that this is all a sideshow, that these competing claims to bitcoin’s creation ultimately mean nothing to its value proposition.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that crypto aficionados love Burning Man.
Both the long-running festival in the Nevada desert and the bitcoin ethos revolve around openness to exploring new governance models with fewer rules.
Take me, for instance. I still have the colorful Burning Man ticket from 2010, when, like so many future bitcoiners, I went to camp in Black Rock City for a week in late August. Back then, I showed up with little more than a tent, a bikini and a Costco-sized bag of marshmallows to barter for supplies. There were no rules about how to trade these treats or attire myself, so in the free market of campgrounds I did quite well.
Then, just earlier this month, the company became the subject of a blackmailing and extortion attempt from a hacker who allegedly gained access to several users’ photo IDs originally used for KYC purposes. The hacker demanded a bitcoin ransom in exchange for the photos remaining safe and unseen.
As a result, Binance today announced that the investigation into this latest breach remains ongoing. And that while the company maintains that many of the images are photoshopped or altered in some way, it now admits that some of the pictures correspond with those that it sent to a third party, which Binance contracted over a period of two months.
AXpire burns 20,000 AXPR as a part of burning percents of aXpire’s revenues.
STEEM Trading Update by my friend @cryptopassion
Here is the chart of yersterday :
Here is the current chart :
Today, we had an important UP in the direction of the 0.21$ resistance line. The rejection was quiet big as we can see that on the same candle, we almost touched that level to go directly lower after. Most of the time this kind of candle is a very bearish signal but let’s see what will happen in the coming hours. If the BTC is going to make a nice UP, I expect that we test quickly again that resistance line. In case of correction on the BTC, this will validate the bearish candle pattern.