“Now that electric cars are on the market and we aren’t seeing droves of consumers buying them, soberness is setting in”
“Now that electric cars are on the market and we aren’t seeing droves of consumers buying them, soberness is setting in,” notes Krebs. “Under the pressure of existing and impending fuel economy legislation, automakers are wondering about the electric car business model.”
Discussion of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) legislation can be found at www.autoobserver.com/2011/10/edmunds-ceo-gives-consumers-a-voice-on-cafe.html.
Edmunds.com offers consumers an online guide to decide whether electric vehicles are right for them. Factors affecting that decision include length of commutes, local electricity costs and, of course, the price tags on the cars themselves. For more information, please visit Edmunds.com at www.edmunds.com/car-buying/are-you-ready-to-buy-an-ev.html.
Krebs, who is also Editor-in-Chief of Edmunds’ AutoObserver.com, has covered the automotive industry for 30 years, having written for most major automobile magazines and The New York Times. She was the General Motors reporter for an automotive trade publication when the automaker introduced the electric EV1 in the mid-1990s.
"Revenge of the Electric Car" is the new feature documentary film about electric vehicles from Chris Paine, director of the 2006 success, "Who Killed the Electric Car?" The new film tells the story of how the plug-in car has come back from the dead in just a few short years, going behind the scenes for three years with three carmakers and one converter as they race to bring their electric cars to market. Paine was among the celebrities in attendance at the recent “National Plug In Day” celebration described at www.autoobserver.com/2011/10/plug-in-pride-celebrated-in-weekend-events.html.
Edmunds.com Inc. publishes Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers, enthusiasts and insiders. Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its mobile site makes car pricing and other research tools available for car shoppers at dealerships and otherwise on the go. InsideLine.com is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. Its mobile site features the wireless Web’s highest quality car photos and videos. AutoObserver.com provides insightful automotive industry commentary and analysis. Edmunds.com Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit.