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Electric F-150 Necessary for Widespread EV Adoption

Electric car sales will reach 480,000 units globally in 2015, according to leading consulting and research firm Frost & Sullivan. However, this is only 0.5% of overall global sales and won't improve significantly until electrified trucks and SUVs are introduced to market---along with better driving ranges and more charging stations.

A leading consulting and research firm in Mountain View, California, Frost & Sullivan, has released its prediction for 2015 electric car sales. The group believes that about 480,000 battery electric vehicles (EVs) will be sold worldwide by the end of the year.

The company estimates that 320,000 EVs were sold globally in 2014, meaning that the prediction for 2015 would equal a 50 percent increase in sales. While this is certainly impressive growth and reflects the slow process of mass adoption among consumers, it's important to put these numbers in perspective.

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When an average guy tries to buy catalytic converters for his Ford Mustang in CA

First, I would like to say that California is great for a lot of things. We have amazing landscapes from the coast to the desert to the mountains, and I like clean air as much as any body. However, being just an average guy with an average house on an average street in an average neighborhood, you can't help, but feel like you're being bullied by the state and all its "smog" regulations.

Now, I know this is an old argument "the Hot-rodder vs. pollution." but there is a specific point I'd like to make. Why is it that you can't buy a used set of catalytic converters? I mean if they work, why not? Why is it that 49 states say you can buy aftermarket catalytic converters but CA says no? Yes, there are some aftermarket catalytic converters that you can get IF they have an "E&O" number on them which is an "Executive Order number." What is an "Executive Order Number?" I'm glad you asked! It is the number the state of California stamps on a "smog part" if it isn't an OEM part.

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2017 Ford Raptor and 2016 Ram Rebel Create Pointless Comparisons

Over the next few months and years, we will no doubt be bombarded with all sorts of articles comparing the new 2017 Ford Raptor to the new 2016 Ram Rebel. While both trucks may seem similar and comparable to the uniformed automotive journalist, they are dramatically different. It is a classic case of apples to oranges, yet these stories will be written, comment sections will go wild and the automakers and true truck journalists will shake their heads.

Why Is It A Pointless Comparison?

From the naked eye, you may be thinking what’s the big deal? These trucks both have a rugged look to them and feature lift kits, suspension upgrades and large, knobby tires. Also, they may seem to both share a place outside of the “regular” truck lineup meaning they are ripe for cross-shopping by consumers. If this is your thinking, stop. You are only looking like a fool.

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