Plug-ins are worth less compared to their original value over five years than conventionals - Pure electric cars take a bigger hit than plug-in hybrids - Many electric cars qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500, plus state or local incentives. Big discounts on new cars hurt residual values.
'One of Fisker primary financial backers is venture captital firm, Kleiner Perkins, of which Gore is a partner. Fisker received a $528.7 million conditional loan from Dept. of Energy's...That's a LOT of money to produce only 200-300 thus far, some of which seem to be lemons. This is same company that caught flak because after it secured US govt financing, started assembling their cars in – Finland. Fisker seems headed for same fate as Solyndra'
- 'Particulate aerosol pollution reductions...led to an increase in surface radiative forcing'
It has been assumed COVID lockdowns and their associated reductions in human CO2 emissions would be a “step in the right direction” with regard to climate change mitigation. But a new study finds the particulate (aerosol) pollution reductions from less industrial and transportation activity in Europe during the months of March to May (2020) actually led to an increase in surface radiative forcing ~65 times greater than from business-as-usual CO2 emissions.