David Reichmuth

Senior engineer, Clean Vehicles

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David Reichmuth is a senior engineer in the Clean Vehicles Program, focusing on oil savings and vehicle electrification. See Dave's full bio.

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Encouraging Signs for Electric Vehicles at the LA Auto Show

I visited the LA Auto Show last week and was very impressed with the progress on electric vehicles (EVs) from just a year ago. Though there’s uncertainty where electric vehicle policy may head at the federal level, if we look just at progress in clean vehicles, especially those with electric drive, the trend is incredibly positive. Based on what I saw this week electric vehicles are poised to make a leap into the mainstream soon. Read more >

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Driving to a Stable Climate: The Pathway to Reducing Emissions From Transportation

The Paris climate targets require greatly reducing US global warming emissions from all sectors of the economy to reach or even surpass net zero emissions. Read more >

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EV Sales Hit a New High-Water Mark, Despite Low Oil Prices and Lack of Availability

Electric vehicle sales in the United States just hit a new record. Over 45,000 EVs were sold in the third quarter of 2016, up more than 60 percent from the same time a year ago. This new high comes despite continued lower-than-average oil prices, a factor often cited as hampering EV sales. Read more >

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New Chevy Bolt a Leap Forward in Affordable Clean Driving

General Motors just released the EPA fuel economy data for their upcoming Chevrolet Bolt. The battery-electric car will get an estimated 238 miles per charge, considerably more than many expected and also greater than Tesla’s estimates for their future Model 3 sedan. Read more >

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California’s New Climate Legislation: What Does it Mean for Electric Cars?

California wrapped up its 2016 legislative session on August 31 with several decisions that could have important impacts on the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the state. Policy decisions made in Sacramento often have outsized effects on the nation’s adoption of EVs, both because the state is the US leader in EV sales and also because California directly influences clean air laws in other states via rules like the Zero Emission Vehicle regulation. Read more >

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