Market Mad House

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

Electric Cars

The Death Spiral

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.

Read More
Long Ideas

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.

Read More
Market Insanity

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.

Read More
Long Ideas

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.

Read More

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.

Read More
a homescontents