Inside EVs is almost finished posting the tallies for December U.S. EV sales, which in turn give us the year-end volumes. The numbers are solid, representing a strong reversal of last year’s slight decline. 2014 stood at 122,438, and 2015 backslid to 116,099. 2016 already shows just under 155,000 sales with Ford and BWM (together they will easily yield another 3-5000) numbers still outstanding. And then there are the EV ‘losers’ such as the Volvo CX90 and Kia Soul (which between them can’t seem to muster 400 sales in any given month), which will add a few hundred more.
News arrived in late December from the waters off the United Kingdom that the first of MHI Vestas (a joint venture between Vests and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries) 8.0 megawatt (MW) turbines is now delivering commercial power to Dong Energy’s Burbo Bank Extension.
This month the co-founder of NorthBridge Energy Partners and a contributing writer on energy issues at Forbes.com, Peter Kelly-Detwiler, will moderate a discussion of leading innovators from science, technology, and government on what’s being done, and can be done, to combat climate change.