The EV ‘Fad’ Marches Forward

Depending on who you ask, electric cars are either inevitable or a just passing fad. In Europe it appears they’re taking this fad very seriously. This latest news could make charging stations more abundant than gas pumps.

Automakers are laying the groundwork for a a future in which electric cars are omnipresent – and at least as common a sight on roadways as traditional gas-powered vehicles. Last month, a group of car OEMs including Ford, BMW, Daimler, and Volkswagen Group created a new joint-venture called ‘Ionity’ to build out a charing network,…

via Carmaker venture for EV fast-charging teams with gas stations in Europe — TechCrunch

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Alfa Returns to F1

Well… at least in name.

The backmarkers known as Sauber will wear the serpenti beginning in 2018, but at least to start with, that’s about all. Ferrari powerplants will be supplied to the team along with technical know-how from Maranello.

Sauber Formula One Team have announced a multi-year technical and commercial partnership agreement with Alfa Romeo. The Italian car manufacturer, which is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), will be joining the Sauber F1 Team as Title Sponsor from 2018 onwards. By doing so, Alfa Romeo is returning to Formula One after more than 30 […]

via Sauber F1 Team enters a multi-year partnership agreement with Alfa Romeo — F1 Paddock Pass

More Net Neutrality Nonsense

So it appears the fox-guarding-the-henhouse approach to regulation continues.

For someone who claims to be working for the American people, Ajit Pai sure doesn’t seem to care what they have to say. In his announcement today that the FCC would vote whether to roll back net neutrality rules on December 15, he made no mention of the inconvenient fact that his proposal had attracted…

via The FCC’s craven net neutrality vote announcement makes no mention of the 22 million comments filed — TechCrunch