Does Opec face a mortal threat from electric cars?

Got read via The Telegraph UK depicting how OPEC refuses to acknowledge what’s happening with cars and transportation – the OPEC report is a massive exercise in denial.

Some snippets:

“This is a brave call given that Apple and Google have thrown their vast resources into the race for plug-in vehicles, and Tesla’s Model 3s will be on the market by 2017 for around $35,000. Ford has just announced that it will invest $4.5bn in electric and hybrid cars, with 13 models for sale by 2020. Volkswagen is to unveil its “completely new concept car” next month, promising a new era of “affordable long-distance electromobility.  The OPEC report is equally dismissive of Toyota’s decision to bet its future on hydrogen fuel cars, starting with the Mirai as a loss-leader. One should have thought that a decision by the world’s biggest car company to end all production of petrol and diesel cars by 2050 might be a wake-up call” Goldman Sachs expects ‘grid-connected vehicles’ to capture 22pc of the global market within a decade, with sales of 25m a year, and by then – it says – the auto giants will think twice before investing any more money in the internal combustion engine. Once critical mass is reached, it is not hard to imagine a wholesale shift to electrification in the 2030s.”

Check out these OPEC-ized stats:


And then the Goldmann stat:


Please find the complete article via instapaper here.

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Google Firestarters 18: Mobile UX is Eating the World – Neil Perkins

Google Firestarters 18: Mobile UX is Eating the World

Neil Perkin`s article about last week’s event: Mobile UX is Eating the World’

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Neil Perkins is the founder of Only Dead Fish, a digital and media consultancy that specialises in applying strategic understanding of social and emerging media technologies to help businesses innovate, become more agile, and optimise their effectiveness within the new, networked communications environment. He is also the co-creator of Fraggl, the brand new Twitter curation app.

Neil is a regular keynote speaker across Europe on organisational agility, content strategy, emerging media, and digital strategy, a contributor to EconsultancyMarketing Week, and Mediatel amongst others, and was recently named by BIMA (British Interactive Media Association) as one of the most influential people in the UK digital industry.