13 Threats to Oil Companies

Expect to see a vast amount of consolidation and centralization in oil in the near future. This means that a lot less money will be made and many investors will abandon oil stocks completely in the years ahead.

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Will Hyperloop and Electric Cars mean the End of the Line for Oil?

The oil industry will survive the coming of Hyperloop and electric cars; but it will look nothing like the one we have known. Instead it will be smaller and only a few companies in it will make money. Smart investors will stay out of oil for the foreseeable future, unless they are looking for something to short.

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Tesla vs Toyota, Fuel Cells vs Electric Cars—Which Will Win?

My prediction is that battery-powered electrics will only win if larger car makers try to commercialize them. One has to wonder which of these technologies will end up alongside the Stanley Steamer as a footnote in automotive history.

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GM’s Chevy Bolt the First Car Built for Ride Sharing

That means GM will have to get the base price of an electric vehicle down to around $25,000 to be competitive in the ridesharing market. If it did that, General Motors could become the market leader based on fuel economy alone.

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Is Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan a Tesla Killer?

The Mirai, which will go on sale in the U.S. next year, will cost between $57,500 and $69,000 depending on the news source you believe, which is quite a bit cheaper than Tesla, where prices start at $101,000. It sounds as if Toyota’s no-emission vehicle is already cheaper than Tesla’s, and it could get cheaper.

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