Most folks in the energy space don't consider oil to be an electricity source, unless in some rare locations. Like some middle East countries use oil as electricity, as does Hawaaii and this partially explains their rush to solar energy.
I find car sharing interesting since it's a new way to invest in public infrastructure or effectively solve public transit issues with less investment from government entities. One recent example of a public/private, electric car ride sharing program is in Indianapolis, called BlueIndy, and it's run by the French industrial energy conglomerate, Bollore group.
According to a Sept. 2015 article in AutoNews, Bollore's BlueIndy program eliminates many vehicle ownership issues including insurance, maintenance, 24/7 roadside assistance, GPS and parking searches. Bollore Group is investing $41 million to set up and implement the service on a 15-year contract.
The program provides members the ability to pick up cars within greater Indianapolis area and then drive to a destination, park and plug-in the vehicle.
There's been a definite mixed bag of reactions coming from the Interwebs on the latest Tesla earnings call, but one article released the hounds on how Tesla should just throw in the towel with its Model 3, mass-market vehicle. “Tesla Will Get Trampled by the Mass Market,” by Ed Niedemeyer, poses some valid questions about Tesla's ability to ramp-up production for the Model 3.
From the Bloomberg article:
As Tesla produces at higher volumes and sells at lower prices, Tesla will learn one of the most counter-intuitive truths of the car business: Mass-market consumers are actually harder to keep satisfied than luxury buyers.
Kudos SpaceX team and Elon Musk. If you haven't checked out Elon Musk's biography, do so.
Here's a interesting interview of Elon Musk's biographer, Ashlee Vance
By the by...a random comment from KDED page with the podcast on it
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