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Links to Websites, Magazines, Blogs, TV & Radio Interviews and other News Outlets that mention, quote or reference Tony Seba or his work.

Avis steers into crowded field for managing ride services fleets

Tony’s and RethinkX’s prediction “that self-driving cars in ‘transportation-as-a-service’ will grow from zero U.S. passenger miles in 2020 versus traditionally-owned vehicles to 95 percent of the 6.1 trillion passenger miles in 2030,” is listed as one of the reasons that Avis and other rental car companies may be inching closer to adding fleet management to their businesses.

by Nick Carey, Reuters, February 21, 2018

‘Failure to see it has consequences’: Is a green transport utopia closer than we realise?

This article compares Tony’s and James Arbib’s predictions with the analysis of others and finds that many sectors do not have a firm grasp on how fast this transition could happen.  “The think tank’s projections are in stark contrast to the conservative deployment rates expected by the world’s oil majors, suggesting the fossil fuel industry could quickly find itself facing epic challenges which it is currently working hard to downplay.”

by Michael Holder, BusinessGreen, February 20, 2018

Advocate wants I-5 converted into corridor for autonomous vehicles

Seba and RethinkX’s predictions were featured on Seattle’s KIRO 7, in response to a local advocate’s proposition that the I-5 corridor be used for autonomous vehicles.  “His Rethink-X report predicts that by 2030, 95 percent of U.S. passenger vehicle miles traveled will be in electric, autonomous vehicles.”  His message is reaching a larger audience and savvy leaders and advocates are listening and planning accordingly.

by Graham Johnson, KIRO 7, February 16, 2018

Norway Leads in Global Electric Vehicle Development

Tony argues that the falling cost of building electric vehicles is not the only force at play in the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. He explains that “the combination of digital and electricity-generating technologies will put an end to the conventional atom-based energy and transportation industries. His forecast: By 2030 all new mass-market vehicles will be electric and all new energy will be provided by solar or wind.”

by Bob Graves, Government Technology, February 12, 2018

CNN Marketplace Middle East Special on Renewable Energy

During Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability Week there was a lot of attention paid to autonomous and electric vehicles.  Tony was there to share his research-based predictions on the transportation disruption that is coming due to these trends with government and business leaders. In this interview by CNN Marketplace Middle East, he shares his important message with a larger audience.

by CNN Marketplace Middle East, January 27, 2018

Stuck in first gear: how Australia’s electric car revolution stalled

Australia is paying attention to Tony Seba’s predictions: ride-sharing fleets of autonomous, electric vehicles will end individual car ownership and replace petrol cars in the next decade. In view of the coming disruption, Australia is working to figure out how to catch up and the best way to collect funds for the maintenance of roads and recharging stations since the revenues collected from the fuel excise tax and other car-related taxes will go down substantially (EV’s are currently exempt from paying this tax).

by Naaman Zhou, January 24, 2018

[INTERVIEW] ‘Robo taxi to transform auto industry’

Christopher Heiser, CEO of Renovo, a US mobility software company that builds operating system for autonomous vehicles, is well aware of Tony’s predictions. When speaking to the Korean Herald, he quoted Tony’s research and said he believes “the cost per mile of the robo taxi would be around 13 cents by 2030.” He added that “ads by retailers that run on the robo taxi service will probably be worth more than the money that the future vehicle would make as mere transportation.”

by The Korean Herald, January 22, 2018

The 2nd SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY WORLD Annual FORUM 2018, Abu Dhabi & Dubai, UAE in 100 seconds (Tony Seba, Hans-Josef Fell and many others)

On January 17, 2018 Tony Seba, along with Hans-Josef Fell and Dr. Jane Goodall, received the prestigious SFT Visionary Influencer Award at the 2nd Solar Future.Today World Annual Influencers Forum. On January 21, Solar Future.Today published a video summary of the event, which features images of the evening as well as Tony and some of the other winners.

by Solar PV.TV, January 21, 2018

Tony recently traveled to the United Arab Emirates and shared his knowledge with leaders and the press, gathered at the World Future Energy Forum, about the big changes coming with relation to private car ownership and autonomous electric taxi fleets. Many Middle Eastern news outlets, such as The National, took note and shared his disruptive message with their readers.

by James Langton, January 20

Tony’s presentation, “Clean Disruption – Why Energy and Transportation Will Be Obsolete by 2030,” is the foundation for this Logistics Management article that summarizes his main predictions and explores their impact on logistics such as supply chains.  Logistics Management magazine is published monthly and reaches “the largest number of logistics professionals in the industry.”   The logistics industry is aware of Tony’s message and are informing their stakeholders so they can prepare for the disruption that is coming.

by Kevin Zweier, January 18

Tony is quoted in Convenience Store Decisions, a magazine for the convenient stores industry, as saying that “there will be no more gasoline- and diesel-powered cars, buses or trucks sold anywhere by 2025” and they go on to share a lot of his research related to the collapse of oil prices and the demise of the petroleum industry.   Convenience store businesses are paying close attention to these predictions because they will surely be impacted by the transportation and energy disruption that Tony has been forecasting.

by David Bennett, January 18

In this Huffington Post article, Tony Seba’s predictions are analyzed and cross-checked. His work is extensively quoted and the implications of of predictions are explored. In relation to the research presented by Tony and others about the coming disruption, they quoted Bevis Longstreth, former Securities and Exchange Commissioner, as saying that “It is entirely plausible, even predictable, that continuing to hold equities in fossil fuel companies will be ruled negligence.”

by L. Hunter Lovins, January 17

Tony’s keynote speech, “Clean Disruption of Transportation and its Implications on Cities’ Infrastructure and Society,” at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, reached the ears of many industry and government leaders. Power Engineering International, an online and print media outlet that states to be “the media for the international power generation industry,” took note of his message and its editor immediately shared this information with their readers.

by Kelvin Ross, January 17

Tony Seba received the SFT Visionary Influencer Award at the 2nd Solar Future.Today World Annual Forum, which was part of the World Future Energy Summit 2018 in Abu Dhabi. This award is given to influencers who have “made a significant impact on solar or cleantech policy, business or awareness during the year.” Other influencers who have receive this award include legends Hans-Josef Fell and Dr. Jane Goodall.

by SolarPVTV, January 17

James Arbib and Tony Seba wrote an article which outlines some of the findings they present in their report, Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030, published by RethinkX in 2017. The article highlights the role of electric and autonomous vehicle technology and transportation as a service (TaaS), which will drive down transportation prices so much that it will impact the price of oil, the viability of individual car ownership and the future urban landscape. Their article was published on January 16, 2018 by The Nation, a Middle Eastern news outlet.

by James Arbib & Tony Seba, January 16

Even large car companies, like Ford, are shifting their business model away from being a car company to being a “mobility” company. This is because they have seen where economic and energy trends are going. Tony Seba has been predicting the rise of the autonomous, electric and shared vehicle for some time and his research is quoted extensively in this article published by Sightline Institute. Sightline is a think thank in Seattle dedicated to helping the “Northwest’s citizens and decision-makers with the policy research and practical tools they need to advance long-term solutions to our region’s most significant challenges”.

by Daniel Malarkey, January 16

At an Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week breakfast briefing last week, Dolf Gielen from the International Renewable Energy Agency, set out his vision for the future of electric cars. He emphasized the need for more “smart charging” solutions for the personal electric vehicle because having most everyone charging at night could cause issues. However, Tony Seba, who was also at the briefing, explained that within 12 years most people will choose to not own a personal vehicle (electric or otherwise), as most will opt to use autonomous electric taxis instead, as transportation as a service (TaaS) will cost ten times less.

by Joseph Flaig, January 16

Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle, researchers at the University of Michigan, recently published a study that analyzes the cost of electric vehicles and gasoline vehicles. Their results conclude that electric vehicles are more economical than gasoline vehicles. Their findings back up what Tony Seba concluded and presented in his book, “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation,” in 2014. In this article, published by the Renewable Energy Magazine, Tony is quoted as sharing this insight with the Nomura Investment Forum in 2016.

by Robin Whitlock, January 15

The 2nd annual rEVolution conference is coming up in March 2018 in Amsterdam, and Tony Seba has been invited to be the opening keynote speaker. rEVolution is an annual speaking and networking conference that aims to educate professionals on the latest and upcoming developments in the eMobility industry, as well as to inspire everyone to create better opportunities for a more sustainable future of mobility. Mr. Shahan makes it a point to share that he is excited to hear Tony speak along with other thought leaders in this field.

by Zachary Shahan, January 14

Tony Seba’s predictions are reflected in The Club of Rome’s recent report, “Come On! Capitalism, myopia, population and the planet’s destruction.” Their report, which seeks to attract the world’s attention to global problems, claims that “the end of the fossil fuel era is inevitable, and will likely arrive sooner than previously predicted. The cost of clean energy, like solar and wind energy, decreases every year, and its production is increasing. Growth in demand for oil will stop by 2020…and the transition to renewable sources could happen by 2030.”

by The Astana Times, January 11

Bob Cleaves, the President of the Biomass Power Association is aware of Tony Seba’s predictions of the disruption of transportation as a service, whereas 95 percent of vehicles on the road will be on-demand, autonomous electric vehicles by 2030. In this article, Cleaves takes Seba’s predictions seriously and wonders what impacts they will have on biomass power.

by Bob Cleaves, January 4

The Economic Times of India reports that Tony Seba says that “electric vehicles would destroy the global oil industry in 15 years by replacing ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles” and that “95% of people won’t own private cars by 2030 which will wipe off the automobile industry.” India is listening to his predictions and is preparing for this future.

by ET Online,

The Tribune of India reports that Tony Seba has forecasted that “people will ultimately switch to self-driving electric vehicles, as they are ten times cheaper to maintain than cars that run on fossil fuels and have a near-zero marginal cost of fuel. Additionally, EVs have an expected lifespan of 1 million miles. In comparison, most fossil-based cars barely last 200,000 miles.” Seba also predicted “that in less than a decade, it would become tough for consumers to find petrol stations, spares or mechanics knowledgeable enough to fix combustion engines.”

by The Tribune,

Global auto industry faces disruption – and a rude awakening

Megan Lampinen talks to Tony Seba about imminent and inevitable disruption in the global automotive industry. Seba explains that “the economics mean that on-demand electric autonomous vehicles will essentially become ten times cheaper than owning a vehicle. This will make economic sense as much in India as in Africa as in the U.S. as in Europe. This is a global disruption.”

by Automotive World,

Tony Seba to send waves through Transparency18

Tony Seba has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at Freightwaves’ Transparency18 conference, happening in Atlanta, Georgia from May 22-23, 2018. Transparency18 is an opportunity to bring together thought leaders, like Seba, and transportation industry participants, technology start-ups, and private equity that are at the cutting edge of freight-tech.

by Chad Prevost,

 

Summer content stocking: Elliott, Gonski, Dwyer

As summer approaches in New Zealand, Shayne Elliott, Chief Executive Officer of ANZ bank, offers a great reading list for this season. Among his top recommendations is Tony Seba’s book, “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation.”

by Shayne Elliott, David Gonski, Paula Dwyer & more, ANZ Bank,

ACE – the partnership that changes mobility?

Automotive World makes reference to Tony Seba’s predictions:
Automated, connected and electric vehicles (ACEs) “will dominate within the next decade, and even eliminate the sale of internal combustion engines by 2030. Seba opines that the two technologies will redefine transportation, and the automotive industry by 2030.”

by Automotive World,

Why Neil Armstrong matters in carbon arguments

(…) There is an optimism, buoyed by the rapid changes now underway, that technology will overcome all challenges. A much simpler version of this optimism is reflected in the now-famous sequences shown by Stanford’s Tony Seba of Fifth Avenue in New York City. In the first photo, it’s all horse-drawn carriages and but one car. And the next photo is of the same Easter Day parade about a decade later, and there all cars save for one horse.

by Allen Best,

Transport As A Service: Self Driving Cars Could Change Your Life Within Six-Year

Seba — a “chief disruptor” with over 20 years experience in venture capital, business entrepreneurship and clean energy technologies — has a message for commuters tired of traffic jams.

“We are on the cusp of the fastest, deepest disruption in transportation history,” he says.

Seba predicts that by 2024, the whole concept of individually owned cars will be obsolete. The internal combustion engine will cease to be competitive with electric motors.

by November 30, 2017

Expect 2018 to be more unsettling than 2017
Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for roads and highways (in addition to ports, waterways, and clean Ganga) has stated that he would like to see all hydrocarbon vehicles off the road by 2030, and herald the introduction of electric vehicles. Likewise, Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for railways, has already announced that he will phase out diesel engines in favour of electric ones. This is much in line what noted disruption guru Tony Seba has been saying.

by RN Bhaskar, November 30, 2017

Petrol cars are becoming more obsolete by the day

Graeme Muller, chief executive of NZTech, had a chance to see one of Tony Seba’s presentations on transportation disruption while Tony was in New Zealand in November, 2017. In this article, NZTech shares what Muller learned from Tony. After seeing Tony’s eye-opening presentation, Muller agrees that “the massive switch to electric vehicles will be the biggest disruptive change to people’s lives in more than 100 years.”

by Jacques-Pierre Dumas, November 29, 2017

From petrol to electric vehicles, like cars replacing horses

A couple of weeks ago, I was at a conference on digital transformation and a presenter showed a photo of Times Square in New York from 1900, complete with horses and carriages. Then we were shown the same view, in 1920 and not a horse to be seen. Something like 20 million horses were unemployed within 20 years.

Last week, Stanford economist Tony Seba told APEC delegates in Wellington that this process has already started for cars.

by Make Lemonade, November 29, 2017

Will electric vehicles really put an end to gas cars?

The Wall Street Journal asked three experts for their predictions on the future of electric vehicles: Tony Seba, an author and entrepreneur; Kate Gordon, senior adviser at the Paulson Institute, a think tank focused on U.S.-China relations and sustainable economic growth; and Nawar Alsaadi, an author and principal at investment-advisory firm Semper Augustus Capital. Read the edited excerpts of the discussion.

“Whenever the market delivers an electric competitor to the F-150, it will disrupt that market.”- Tony Seba, author and entrepreneur.

by Michael Totty, November 27, 2017

Why invest in oil when it’s riding into the sunset?

Technological change makes the future of oil bleaker by the day. One analyst, Tony Seba, predicts that world demand for oil will peak by 2020 and then decline. This is too stark. Yet all long-term projections of demand now look dubious. The oil industry will never die completely, but will surely shrink much earlier than expected.

by in Swaminomics, November 26, 2017

Petrol cars could vanish as quickly as the horse and carriage

No petrol vehicles will be built after 2025 and the number of cars in the United States will have plummeted by 80 per cent five years later, with most journeys taken “Uber-style” in fleets of self-driving cars.

That was the message given to APEC delegates in Wellington by Stanford economist Tony Seba, who believes the transport and power industries are just a few years away from a massive tipping point.

Energy Minister Megan Woods described his predictions as “both interesting and challenging. This government is committed to reducing climate pollution to net zero by 2050. That means we have a responsibility to start reducing emissions from transport”

by Tom Pullar-Strecker, November 24, 2017

Tony Seba: China lags behind the United States in autonomous driving technology alone

斯坦福经济学家Tony Seba:中国唯独在自动驾驶技术方面落后于美国

Tony Seba believes that the fundamental reason is that the subversion of technology appears at a node. When technology merges with the business model, subversion emerges.

Tony Seba认为,其根本原因即在于,技术的颠覆是在一个节点上出现的。当技术跟商业模型融合在一起的时候,颠覆就出现了。2007年恰恰出现了这样一个节点,让技术跟商业模式实现结合,由此诞生了智能手机。为此,他曾发表了一份未来预测报告,并引起了全球范围内的关注。

by Pan Zi Chun, November 24, 2017

Q + A – Futurist predicts driverless cars by 2021

Interview with Tony Seba on TV New Zealand.

Visiting Stanford University educator predicts driverless cars will be on our roads in just 4 years.

by TVNZ, November 24, 2017

Tesla announces truck prices lower than experts predicted

Experts thought Tesla’s truck could cost $300,000. Tesla says it’ll be $180,000.

The key issue here is battery costs. (…) In an interview with Levine, Stanford researcher Tony Seba pointed out one way to get a longer range: “If you don’t fully charge and discharge a battery, it’s going to last far longer.”-Tony Seba.

by , Ars Technica, November 24, 2017

Sein Buch “Saubere Revolution 2030” ist nun auch auf Deutsch erschienen. Tony Seba erwartet, dass sich in naher Zukunft das Energie- und Verkehrssystem radikal verändern werden. Die Erneuerbaren und Speichertechnologien sind aus seiner Sicht nicht mehr aufzuhalten.

by Sandra Enkhardt (PV-magazine), Sonnenseite, November 23, 2017

Is it a battery? Is it a scooter? No, it’s an app

by Pattrick Smellie, November 23, 2017

Tony Seba: How will a new energy vehicle subvert the transportation industry? Here are some key technologies

斯坦福大学经济学家Tony Seba:新能源汽车将如何颠覆交通行业?这里有一些关键技术

Tony Seba, co-founder of RethinkX, told the audience at the future high-level forum in Hangzhou.

by Yi Jiancheng, November 23, 2017

How tech nerds can reinvent electricity before it’s too late(…) There’s a growing mob of us in Australia and globally who think we can reinvent electricity, from Old Energy to New Energy, and from a supply-dominated industry-centric model to consumers-in-control.

The apex of such technology-led optimism, internationally, is thought-leaders like Stanford University’s Tony Seba, the author of ‘Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation’(…)

by , REnewEconomy, Australia, November 23, 2017

APEC Electric Vehicle and Hydrogen Technology Policy Workshop in Wellington, New Zealand

Tony Seba presented his keynote at the APEC Electric and Hydrogen Technology Workshop in New Zealand.

by MBIE (New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment), November 20, 2017

As U.S. debates ending electric car tax credit, China aims to expand sales

Tony explains, “if you look at Detroit in the early 20th century, there were 250 carmakers, and that is pretty much what China has in electric vehicles now. They are far ahead.”  It was also reported that Tony presented his keynote at the APEC Electric and Hydrogen Technology Workshop in New Zealand.

by Keith Bradsher, Boston.com, November 16, 2017

China Craves Electric Cars, While U.S. Flirts With Ending Tax Credit

by The New York Times, November 16, 2017

Electric cars are the future of driving

Clean energy educator Tony Seba, said at a 2016 summit in Norway that electric vehicles are much more efficient than its gas counterparts.

by Lynzee Kaner, Coast Report Online, November 15, 2017

Bloomberg’s Alix Steel sat down with Tony Seba, co-founder of RethinkX and author of the Amazon’s #1 best-selling book “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation,” about how technology like autonomous vehicles will impact future demand for oil. (Source: Bloomberg)

by Alix Steel,Bloomberg Daybreak Americas” on Bloomberg Television, November 14, 2017

Report in Poland from an Interview by the editor of the American PV MAGAZINE Christian Roselund with Tony Seba at Intersolar North America 2017 (…)

Redaktor amerykańskiego PV MAGAZINE Christian Roselund spotkał się z Tonym Seba na targach Intersolar North America 2017, dwa tygodnie po tym, jak Volvo rzuciło bombę i ujawniło, że od 2019 roku przestawią się na produkcję wyłącznie samochodów elektrycznych, tym samym wpisując się w najnowsze opinie Tony’ego dotyczące rozwoju przemysłu energetyki słonecznej, akumulatorów i samochodów elektrycznych.

by Hubert, Ziemia na rozdrozu, November 13, 2017

Delivery date of my Tesla Model S aka Neo and great YouTube recommendation Tony Seba and Schräg [Video]

Liefertermin meines Tesla Model S aka Neo und tolle YouTube Empfehlung Tony Seba und Schräg [Video]

Tony Seba makes clear how likely the aforementioned disruptions will occur.

by , Danzei, November 13, 2017

Will Electric Vehicles Replace Gas-Powered Ones?

“By 2030, 95% of U.S. automobile miles traveled will be in on-demand, autonomous electric-vehicle fleets, in a new business model called transport as a service.”

by Michael Totty, November 13, 2017

Tony Seba: Technology Exponential Growth 2025 or No Fuel Car

According to Tony Seba, the cost of EVs will drop rapidly over the next five years so that there will be no more ICE cars by 2025, and by 2030 the cars will all turn into “computer systems on wheels” , That is, driverless electric car.

by NetEase car, November 11, 2017

Expert answers Dori’s questions about a driverless future

Lutz predicts that within 20 years, travel won’t be through privately-owned cars, but through rented modules that will seamlessly move through traffic up to 150 miles per hour. It is similar to what others like Tony Seba have been saying.

by DORI MONSON SHOW, November 10, 2017

Sharing the way forward

Seba predicts that by 2030, all vehicles on the road shall be electric vehicles (EV), by their own merit, in terms of cost, performance, efficiency, maintenance.

by Down to Earth, November 10, 2017

“By 2030, all energy and automobile / transportation systems will be transformed from the ground up.” –Tony Seba

by johopick.com , November 7, 2017

Tony’s predictions include: all new energy will be provided by solar or wind, all new mass-market vehicles will be electric, and all of these vehicles will be self-driving or semi-autonomous — by 2030, or maybe sooner.

by , November 6, 2017

Seba also quotes Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, who said in 2007: “There is no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.”

by RAY JOHNSON, November 5, 2017

Tony Seba states that when you buy a car, you are spending a large part of your capital. What happens if you can use it in another area? His recently released report “Rethinking transport 2020-2030” shows that the combination of full mobility service and the money released by the non-purchase of a car can be an extremely powerful incentive. The choices of the consumers will cause the change and accelerate the evolution.  France is paying attention.

by Francis Pisani, Le Monde.fr, November 3, 2017

As cited in The Edge Markets, Malaysia, Tony predicted in May this year, that petrol or diesel cars could vanish in eight years in favour of electric vehicles (EVs), which are 10 times cheaper to run than fossil-based cars. (…)

While Malaysia has reduced its dependency on oil-related revenue, national oil company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is paying close attention. For instance, Petronas Dagangan Bhd has teamed up with Malaysian Green Technology Corp (GreenTech Malaysia) and a unit of Tenaga Nasional Bhd to install 100 EV charging stations and solar photovoltaic (PV) panels by next year and increase that in tandem with market demand.

by Cindy Yeap, The Edge Malaysia, November 2, 2017

Tony Seba: Clean Disruption – Energy & Transportation

Watch Tony Seba: Clean Disruption – Energy & Transportation

by etrike.wordpress.com, October 31, 2017

Tony Seba, author of Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation, suggested that a switch to taxing mileage, either via tolls or a more sophisticated vehicle tracking system, would enable governments to replace lost revenue.

by Barclay Ballard, October 27, 2017

Tony Seba authored a report that predicts the end of the dealership model.

by Jason Unrau, October 19, 2017

Tony Seba, one of the entrepreneurs behind RethinkX, estimated that savings to be part of the $5,600 most American families would pocket every year.

by , October 19, 2017

Tony Seba told reporters for The Guardian that, because of how fast the industry is embracing the fully-electric vehicle, “banning sales of diesel and gasoline vehicles by 2040 is a bit like banning sales of horses for road transportation by 2040: there won’t be any to ban.”

by EDITORIAL BOARD , October 16, 2017

“Basically these things don’t break,” Tony Seba, a clean energy expert and the founder of RethinkX, a think tank that forecasts changes in the transportation industry.

by Peter Holley, October 11, 2017

The EV Transition Could Mirror The Horse To Model T Transition

Tony’s predictions are backed up by what is presented in a new study, “Riding the Energy Transition,” by the International Monetary Fund and Georgetown University. To explain why and how the shift to electric vehicles will happen so quickly, they use the same analogy that Tony uses – the transition to electric vehicles will be similar to what happened to horses and buggies once the automobile was affordable enough for mass consumption.  Within 20 years, there were hardly anymore horses being used for transportation.  The same will happen to the internal combustion vehicle.

by Charles Morris, October 7, 2017

Cars Are The Problem, And The Solution, To Our Highest Emissions Level Ever

Tony Seba compares the energy consumption of electric vehicles with that of the internal combustion engine.

by Dr. Graeme McLeay, October 9, 2017

The future of oil is almost here and it doesn’t look very pretty

A futurist and clean energy expert, Tony Seba, has predicted that electric vehicles would destroy the global oil industry after a decade.

by ECONOMICTIMES.COM, October 6, 2017

Jobs, tax and politics: three ways electric vehicles will change our world

Tony Seba and his team push the vision of an electric vehicle revolution a step further, and predict that the disruption will come earlier, during the 2020s.

by , October 5, 2017

How Tesla’s Semi-truck could disrupt the commercial trucking industry

It’s not just electric cars. Here come Tesla Electric semi-trucks. This could result in operational cost reductions of 70% over existing trucks on the market, according to Adam Jonas of Morgan Stanley.

by , October 4, 2017

Electric Vehicles Report: Part 1 — Electric Vehicles Are Going Mainstream

Clean Disruption author Tony Seba notes that electric vehicles have 100 times fewer moving parts in the drivetrain than cars powered by internal combustion engines.

by , October 2, 2017

Hype Machine: The Most Outrageous Predictions Issued on the Subject of Driverless Cars

Tony Seba and James Arbib in great company: Sergey Brin (Google), Elon Musk (Tesla), John Zimmer (Lyft).

Tony’s previous predictions have been coming together. These will too.

by Car and Drivers, October 2, 2017

Why did Saudi allow women to drive? It’s scared of a post-oil world

Tony Seba, a Silicon Valley futurist and clean energy expert, says that by 2030, 95% of people won’t own private cars which will wipe off the automobile industry.

by ECONOMICTIMES.COM , September 28, 2017

Energy Innovation Means Site C Already a White Elephant

Tony Seba specializes in crunching numbers on disruptive energy issues. His most recent projections, detailed in a June 2017 presentation, illustrate just how far BC Hydro has shoved its head in the sand (or somewhere else).

by Mitchell Anderson , September 25, 2017

Don’t delay protection of land, air and water

Watch Tony Seba’s Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation video on Youtube for insight into how quickly things could change.

by the TIMES COLONIST, September 25, 2017

How Electric Cars Can Create the Biggest Disruption Since the iPhone

Bloomberg Technology cited Tony Seba: “The smartphone and its apps made new business models possible,” said Tony Seba, a Stanford University economist and one of the founders of RethinkX. “The mix of sharing, electric and driverless cars could disrupt everything from parking to insurance, oil demand and retail.”

by Jess Shankleman and Hayley Warren, September 22, 2017

When will self-driving electric cars make conventional cars worthless?

This new mobility model, known as the transportation cloud or “transporatation-as-a-service” (TaaS), will quickly take over once it comes online, says RethinkX co-founder Tony Seba. He puts the year TaaS eclipses privately owned vehicles at about 2025 (give or take). “As soon as TaaS is available,” he says, “it makes economic sense to switch.”

by Michael J. Coren, September 18, 2017

Tony Seba: Saubere Revolution 2030

“Tony Seba ist ohne Zweifel einer der wichtigsten Vordenker zum Thema Energie und Mobilität weltweit. Die Botschaft seines Buches ist: Disruptive Veränderungen vollziehen sich immer rascher als selbst Experten voraussagen! Wer sein Buch liest, begreift das Muster hinter den rasanten Veränderungen, die in kurzer Zeit zu ca. 100% Erneuerbaren Energien führen werden, und kann sich eher darauf einstellen.” – Prof. Eicke Weber, ehem. Leiter Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE, Freiburg

by MetropolSolar Rhein Neckar, September 10, 2017

Electric carmaggedon

“Banning sales of diesel and gasoline vehicles by 2040 is a bit like banning sales of horses for road transportation by 2040: there won’t be any to ban.” — Tony Seba

by Greg Foyster, September 13, 2017

Inside Tesla — And What’s Really Disrupting The Automotive Industry

Seba’s most recent study on automotive disruption, “Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030,” makes the fascinating argument that by 2021, oil prices will collapse, electric vehicles will go mainstream, and that by 2030, about 95% of the U.S. population will be served by electric, self-driving vehicles.

by Arne Alsin, September 14, 2017

The end of the carbon era is nigh. For Canada, which is heavily invested in the auto and related industries, the implications are huge. Are we ready?

Tony Seba, a Silicon Valley energy analyst, who forecasts that the transition to EVs, AVs and “transport-as-a-service” (dubbed TaaS) will decimate the current auto industry and the global oil industry by 2030.

by David A. Wolfe , September 13, 2017

“Banning sales of diesel and gasoline vehicles by 2040 is a bit like banning sales of horses for road transportation by 2040: there won’t be any to ban.” — Tony Seba

by Greg Foyster , September 13, 2017

In his book ‘Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation,’ author, thought leader and serial entrepreneur Tony Seba emphasises that currently three innovation-driven trends are transforming the world—exponentially falling prices of solar panels, sharp improvement in performance of batteries, and the rising demand for electric vehicles.

by , September 12, 2017

Tony Seba, an expert on technological evolutions, says the gas engine vehicles may go the way of film cameras before the advent of digital photography and old-style phones before the arrival of smartphones.

by Tom Krisher, September 6, 2017

Tony predicts electric vehicles will be 100% of new sales by 2030. He also expects that the combination of driverless and shared vehicles owned by ride-hailing services will decrease the size of the personal vehicle market by two-thirds.  Other research is showing that this is the trend of the future, but there is still some debate about how fast it will happen.

by James Wimberley, September 3, 2017