Gas guzzlers lead March auto sales surge

CFACT's Marc Morano, editor of Climate Depot, appeared on Fox News yesterday to discuss why trucks, SUVs, and other "gas guzzlers" are responsible for last month's surge in auto sales.

By |2013-04-03T12:13:48+00:00April 3rd, 2013|Videos|Comments Off on Gas guzzlers lead March auto sales surge

Motorists not plugging into EV hype

President Obama is clearly a big fan of electric cars. Not only has he made it a policy goal to put one million of them on the road by 2015, but he himself has vowed to drive a Chevy Volt when he leaves office one day. But if recent sales are any indication, it appears most Americans aren’t plugging into the President’s electric vehicle enthusiasm.

By |2013-02-20T11:40:28+00:00February 18th, 2013|Just the Facts Radio|1 Comment

CBO Finds Electric Cars Not Smart: Toyota Pulls Plug On Its iQ

The plug-in car energy-saving argument is running out of juice. A September Congressional Budget Office Report has concluded that all that spending “…will have no impact on the total gasoline use and greenhouse gas emissions of the nation’s vehicle fleet over the next several years.” It also found that even with the $7,500 tax credits we taxpayers generously provided to purchasers, electric cars are still a bad buy, costing owners far more over the life of the car than traditional gas-powered vehicles.

By |2012-11-01T17:33:43+00:00November 2nd, 2012|CFACT Insights|6 Comments

Time to pull the plug on electric car hype

Why is the market now dead for the award-winning Chevy Volt and its cousin, the Nissan Leaf? The answer is simple: battery life and battery cost. As one observer put it, the 1902 Studebaker got 40 miles to a charge, and today’s Chevy Volt can go maybe 50 miles before its much more expensive batteries run out of juice and your back to the fossil fuel engine.

By and |2012-10-24T14:46:55+00:00October 23rd, 2012|CFACT Insights, Op-Ed Articles|2 Comments