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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California Zooms Past 200,000 Electric Cars

Electric vehicles hit another milestone in California last month. We can’t know for sure, but over Presidents Day weekend the 200,000th EV was likely sold in the state, meaning California is on its way to hitting the state’s goal of 1 .5 million electric drive cars and trucks on the road by 2025. Read more >

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Do Electric Cars Work in Cold Weather? Get the Facts…

All cars (both gasoline and electric) have lower fuel efficiencies at colder temperatures, decreasing how far the vehicle can travel without refueling. Read more >

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The Top 3 Trends to Expect at the LA Auto Show

The 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show opens this week and we’re there to bring you the latest and greatest on green car tech. Read more >

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Happy Fifth Birthday, Modern Electric Cars! Three Key Trends in the EV Market

This December, the first cars sold in the modern era of electric cars will turn five years old.  We’ve seen impressive growth in those first 5 years—but have we arrived at a tipping point where EVs are inevitable? Probably not; despite major progress, policy support is playing a critical role pushing automakers who are reluctant and helping consumers overcome barriers to EV ownership. Therefore the next 5 years are critical to get us to that tipping point. To see where we might be going, let’s take a look at the state of the electric vehicle (EV) market and how it has grown over the last 5 years. Read more >

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A Brief History of Electric Cars: What A Long, Electric Trip It Has Been

This week, thousands of people across the U.S. are checking out the future of driving at National Drive Electric Week events. You can find events near you—and get a chance to ride in or drive an electric car—by checking the event website. The event has grown since the first Plug-in Day in 2011 as the number of electric models on sale has gone from 3 to about 20.

So how did we get here? Electric cars have seen big advances in the past five years, but the journey to today’s electric cars stretches back a century, and it’s a fascinating story. The details are laid out in the new book “Car Wars” by John Fialka, a former Wall Street Journal reporter and the founder of ClimateWire. Read more >

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