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Clipping from Magazines, Blogs, TV interviews and other news where Tony Seba is mentioned, or quotes from his work are used as a reference.

The electric and autonomous disruption

One of the more adventurous speaker choices at this year’s Nor-Shipping exhibition and conference was serial entrepreneur and transportation futurist Tony Seba. Here we present an edited version of his discussion on the nature of disruption and how electric and automated vehicles will bring radical change to markets both on land and at sea.

by  27, 2017

Pulling Out Of Car Ownership

Is car ownership going the way of the horse and buggy? We’ll look at how ride sharing and driverless cars are turning the way we move.

by WBRU  23, 2017

TaaS and the future disruptions of transportation


by Brian Straight 23, 2017

Banks see electric car industry revving up and ushering in an energy fortune

The US bank expects global EV sales to reach one billion annually by 2050, pulling ahead of internal combustion engines. The switch could take place much faster. A widely-cited report by Tony Seba and James Arbib at think tank RethinkX argues it will make no sense to make fossil-fuel driven cars, trucks, buses, or tractors within a decade.

by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard 22, 2017


“Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030,” published by RethinkX, updates and amplifies concepts from Mr.Seba’s 2014 book Clean Disruption.

 by Charles Morris 16, 2017

Car dealerships could be out of business in a decade, says report

The authors of the report, Stanford University economist Tony Seba and technology investor James Arbib, argue that while electric cars may be comparatively expensive right now, in the long run they will be cheaper to operate than their gas-powered equivalents.

by Dylan McCullough 15, 2017

Electric vehicles will soon be cheaper than regular cars because maintenance costs are lower, says Tony Seba

Electric vehicle (EV) performance has been improving so quickly and prices have been falling so fast that the internal combustion engine (ICE) wouldn’t be able to compete for much longer.

by Leslie Shaffer 14, 2017

Watch Tony Seba’s Address After Receiving Clean Energy Action’s 10TH Anniversary Sunshine Award!

We at CEA could think of no one more deserving of this honor than Mr. Tony Seba. As the author of several books, including Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation and Solar Trillions, as an educator at Stanford University, and as a leader in business and technology, Tony Seba exemplifies the qualities we seek to recognize with this award.

by  13, 2017

Clean Energy Action and CU Boulder host author Tony Seba

lean Energy Action and the University of Colorado Environmental Center on Thursday are welcoming Tony Seba, an author, renewable energy entrepreneur and recipient of the 2017 Clean Energy Action Sunshine Award.

by Charlie Brennan 13, 2017

Analista Tony Seba a PANORAMA: “El petróleo caerá a 25 dólares y no se recuperará”

Tony Seba conversó con PANORAMA sobre el futuro de las fuentes de energías tradicionales. Pronostica que el uso del “oro negro” no será el mismo ante la llegada de las nuevas tecnologías como los carros eléctricos, vehículos autónomos y servicios como Uber.

by Rafael Gómez Torres 13, 2017

LETTER: ‘Energy dinosaurs’ seek profits over climate and people’s lives

Tony Seba, in a recent lecture “Clean Disruption”, shows how inexorable economics will render fossil and nuclear energy sources obsolete in the very near future.

by Edmund Haffmans 10, 2017

Honda’s future electric cars will let you sleep while they drive on their own

Futurist Tony Seba predicted that technological advancements will lessen our dependency on petroleum products to fuel vehicles.

by BT Online 09, 2017

End of the road for car ownership? It starts with AAA’s car-sharing

According to  Tony Seba, transportation as a service could reduce private vehicle ownership by 80 percent by 2030. Millennial trends show us that, from 1983 to 2014, licensed rates dropped by 16 percent for 20- to 24 year-olds, and 30 percent of millennials do not plan to purchase a vehicle in the near future.

by Michael Joe Murphy 08, 2017

Clean Energy Action and CU Boulder host author Tony Seba

Clean Energy Action and the University of Colorado Environmental Center on Thursday are welcoming Tony Seba, an author, renewable energy entrepreneur and recipient of the 2017 Clean Energy Action Sunshine Award. Seba was described by Clean Energy Action as a “regenerative economy visionary”.

by Charlie Brennan 07, 2017

Self-Driving Cars Could Radically Improve the World in a Few Short Years

(…) In short, “TaaS will dramatically lower transportation costs; increase mobility and access to jobs, education and health care (especially for those restricted in today’s model, like elderly and the disabled); create trillions of dollars in consumer surplus; and contribute to cleaner, safer and more walkable communities,” RethinkX writes.

Meanwhile, globally:

  • The oil industry will collapse.
  • World powers will stop fighting over oil. They may, however, have to grapple with major geopolitical risks as oil powers become destabilized.

Exciting times ahead.

by Gus Lubin 04, 2017

Trump’s climate jobs talk unfounded

Tony Seba doesn’t think so. Seba is the author of “Clean Disruption,” a book about the ongoing changes in energy and transportation systems due to the increasing scale and decreasing cost of renewable energy systems and electric vehicles. He predicts that by 2030, 95 percent of miles driven by Americans won’t be covered in private cars. (…)

The reason: EVs will be both better and cheaper than ICE vehicles, and their all-in marginal costs per ride will be vastly lower, since instead of sitting around at the curb most of the day doing nothing whilst their owners are in the office, EVs will be almost constantly in service during the daytime, picking up and dropping off customers.

By 2025, batteries will be better and cheaper, fast-recharging posts will be ubiquitous, and cars will be self-driving.

by Nils Zimmermann 02, 2017

Tony Seba: Norway must do the math: If you can’t compete at $25 a barrel, you are out!

Tony Seba: Oil demand will peak in 2020 and disruption in the transportation sector will take away 30 million barrels per day from oil demand over the next decade. Oil more expensive than $25 a barrel will be uneconomic and stranded.

by Henrik Tveter 1, 2017

The linear, incremental growth of electric vehicles predicted by some analysts might be wrong. “This is not an energy transition,” says James Arbib, a London-based venture investor who co-authored the Rethinking Transporation report with serial entrepreneur and author Tony Seba. “This is a technology disruption. And technology disruptions happen in S-curves. They happen much more quickly.”

Arbib and Seba saw that policymakers and others tend to make decisions without understanding how exponential change happens, and founded a new nonprofit, RethinkX, to study those disruptions. The transportation report is their first.

by Adele PetersMay 30, 2017

95 Percent People Will Not Own Cars In 15 Years
Seba said, “By 2030, you probably won’t own a car, but you may get a free trip with your morning coffee. Transport-As-A-Service (TaaS) will use only electric vehicles and will upend two trillion dollar industries.”

He added, “It’s the death spiral for cars (and the oil industry). We are on the cusp of one of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruptions of transportation in history. But there is nothing magical about it. This is driven by the economics.”

by  Sukesh SuvarnaMay 23, 2017

Disruption Creates Winners And Losers

Seba, who specializes in clean energy as well as disruptive technologies, and who got some fame when he predicted the solar boom early on, believes that the coming autonomous EV boom will lead to three key shifts in several affected industries.

May 22, 2017

95% people won’t own cars in 15 years, says top disruption guru

Tony Seba, a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and an instructor in Entrepreneurship, Disruption and Clean Energy at Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program, says that by 2030, 95% of people won’t own private cars which will wipe off the automobile industry.

May 22, 2017

Prepare to be Disrupted!

If you’re in the energy business or the auto industry, Tony Seba has some bad news for you. Many of your companies are about to go the way of Kodak, Xerox, and Blockbuster.

For Seba and co-author James Arbib, it’s not a single technology that instigates major disruption, but the convergence of technologies and in the case of transportation, it’s the coming together of electric vehicles, autonomous driving, and shared services.

May 22, 2017

पेट्रोल और डीजल से चलने वाली गाड़ियां 8 सालों में हो जाएंगी गायब: स्टडी

May 22, 2017

Nutson’s Weekly Automotive News Digest May 15-21, 2017: GM Leaves; A Nutty Professor; Dieseling; Camry Succumbs To RAV-4; Autonomous; Instant Bridge And More

This is the futuristic forecast by Stanford University economist Tony Seba. Prof Seba’s premise is that people will stop driving altogether. Really!

May 21, 2017

Petrol And Diesel Cars Will Vanish In 8 Years: Study

Tony Seba, thinks that the global oil business will end as soon as 2030. In less than a decade consumers will find it difficult to search for petrol pumps, spares and even mechanics who have the knowledge of internal combustion engines.

May 21, 2017

Can Zoe spark the big switch?

Seba predicts that by 2030, 95% of American car miles will be driven in autonomous electric vehicles (EVs).

May 21, 2017

It’s electric! Petrol vehicles could go off roads in 8 years

Car dealerships and petrol stations are expected to disappear by 2024, according to the study by Stanford economist Tony Seba.

May 20, 2017

“By 2030, 95% Of Consumers In The World Won’t Own A Car”

May 20, 2017

China’s BYD has overtaken Tesla in the battery and electric car business

Tony Seba: “We are on the cusp of one of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruptions of transportation in history”:

May 19, 2017

GST: Highest Rate For Hybrids, Electric Vehicles Get Tax Incentive

Tony Seba forecast that sales of vehicles running on fossil fuels will completely stop by 2030.

May 19, 2017

Week in Review: Can India Meet Its Ambitious Goals for Renewables and Steel?

 May 19, 2017

Major Disruption Coming, “Decimating” Entire Industries, Says New Report

Tony Seba of RethinkX in their latest thought-provoking report, “Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030,” looking at the power of technological disruptions and why this next one will have profound social and economic impacts far beyond what mainstream analysts and policymakers expect.

 May 17, 2017

”Eldrivlinan är otroligt mycket mer kraftfull. Bensin- och dieselbilarna kan omöjligen konkurrera”, säger Tony Seba.

 May 16, 2017

Fuel-powered cars ‘will not be manufactured after 2024’ says report

, May 16, 2017

Expert believes consumers will ditch their cars by 2030

“The interesting thing is that it is going to happen for economic reasons, the market is going to make it happen,” said market disruption expert Tony Seba.

, May 16, 2017

Oil Prices As Little As 4 Years From Collapse Amid Historic Shift In Transport: Report

“We are on the cusp of one of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruptions of transportation in history,” begins the report from Tony Seba, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and lecturer in entrepreneurship, disruption and clean energy at Stanford.

, May 16, 2017

Report: la fine delle auto a combustibile fossile entro il 2030

Entro il 2030 nessuna auto, camion, od altro mezzo di trasporto sarà più venduto a benzina o diesel: è quanto prevede un un report dell’economista della Stanford University, Tony Seba.

 May 15, 2017

We Are on Cusp of ‘Deepest, Most Consequential Disruption of Transportation in History’

According to Seba in his report, “Rethinking Transportation”, the “TaaS disruption will have enormous implications across the transportation and oil industries, decimating entire portions of their value chains, causing oil demand and prices to plummet, and destroying trillions of dollars in investor value — but also creating trillions of dollars in new business opportunities, consumer surplus and GDP growth.”

, May 15, 2017

FUEL-FREE IN 2025 Petrol and diesel cars ‘will disappear from the roads within eight years as drivers go electric’

Professor Tony Seba thinks that all vehicles will be electric by 2025 and that people will stop driving altogether

, May 15, 2017

Electricity Is the Big Future Winner for Cars, Even Small Planes

Tony Seba, co-founder of RethinkX and co-author of the report, said that mainstream analysts are not yet on board with the changes, which will rock the automobile, oil and electric industries. They have not understood the impact of technological convergence, he said.

, May 11, 2017

Why only 20% of Americans will own a car in 2030, saving $1 trillion in transportation costs

According to Tony Seba private car ownership of cars will drop 80 percent by 2030 in the U.S., as drivers increasingly turn to ride-sharing and autonomous cars to get them where they want to go, a new study suggest.

 Riley McDermid, May 5, 2017

Driverless, shared electric cars way of the future – report

Driverless, shared electric cars way of the future report was written for an international study center, RethinkX, by Tony Seba, a Stanford University academic and James Arbib, a London energy expert.

Eric Frykberg, May 5, 2017

Self-driving electric vehicles to make car ownership vanish

“Mainstream talk about self-driving cars suggests the big transformation could still be decades out, but it’s time to adjust our thinking,” says Tony Seba, co-author with James Arbib of “Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030: The Disruption of Transportation and the Collapse of the ICE Vehicle and Oil Industries.”

 May 4, 2017

The Robot Revolution Will Take Your Car, Your Mom’s Car, and All the Oil in 13 Years

A new report by Tony Seba says self-driving electric vehicle fleets are poised to replace individual cars sooner than we think.

Nafeez Ahmed, May 4, 2017

The $5,600 Reason Car-Sharing Will Take Over the World

Tony Seba, RethinkX co-founder and co-author of the paper, tells Inverse. “They would give the transportation away for free to consume in the car.”

 Mike Brown, May 4, 2017

“The hydrogen economy would be a massively wasteful economy ” Tony Seba, Stanford – Objectif Terre | Effi-Sciences | Au nom de la Mère

“The hydrogen economy would be a massively wasteful economy that would at best use three to six times more energy than an electric vehicle and solar/wind infrastructure and many times more water than even gasoline uses.”

 Electric Ecosystem, April 11, 2017

Seba at SeouLA: Major Industries Will Be Disrupted by 2030

Major industries such as energy and transportation will undergo a complete “disruption” by the year 2030, Mr. Tony Seba told guests of the Pacific Council and the Korea Foundation during his keynote address at the SeouLA Forum on March 31 in downtown Los Angeles.

 Pacific Council, April 6, 2017

Tony Seba: All new vehicles, globally, will be electric by 2030

All new road vehicles—buses, cars, vans, trucks etc—will be entirely electric by 2030.

 Sami Grover, January 3, 2017

Trump, Dark Money, and Shifting Consciousness

In spite of the Trump administration’s effort to reverse the course of history by undoing environmental regulation, the price of renewable energy is falling rapidly and transforming the energy markets as we speak. Solar power is now the cheapest form of energy in 58 countries, including in China, India, and Brazil. Solar power is predicted to be the lowest-cost energy option in almost all parts of the world in less than a decade. Stanford’s Tony Seba predicts that the centralized system of fossil-fuel-based energy generation will be all but over by 2030, in 13 years from now. This is about the same amount of time the transition from using horses to the widespread use of cars took in the early twentieth century.

 The Huffington Post, March 31, 2017

Could  Fuels And Conventional Cars Be Obsolete By 2030?

 Tony Seba has famously predicted that the centralized system of fossil fuel-based energy generation will be all but over by 2030.

 John G Johnston, March 9, 2017

Will Fossil Fuels And Conventional Cars Be Obsolete By 2030?

Tony Seba predicts that the industrial era of centralized fossil-fuel based energy production and transportation will be all over by 2030.

BY The Huffington Post; February 23, 2017

More people in Seattle walking, using transit to get to work

Tony Seba predicts that cities like Seattle will experience a dramatic shift in car ownership and use. He says that people will ditch their cars in favor or ridesharing and other options.

BY DYER OXLEY; February 10, 2017

El recambio energético que se viene

Tony Seba explica de forma plausible que, en sólo 15 años y sin ninguna intervención mayor del Estado, toda la energía que consumiría la humanidad sería renovable (“Clean disruption of energy and transportation”, 2014).

Por Luis M. Rotaeche; 06 DE FEBRERO  DE 2017

The ‘Game-Changing’ Chevy Bolt and the Race for the EV Market

Tony Seba, instructor of entrepreneurship at Stanford University, foresees the end of the gasoline-powered car and estimates that “all new mass-market vehicles will be electric” by 2030.

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Trump’s Despotically Dispensed ‘Truth’ Doomed by Reality

 According to energy expert Tony Seba, storage battery costs are falling so fast that no new peaker plants will be built after 2020 and existing ones will quickly become stranded assets.
By Mitchell Anderson; February 9, 2017
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and renewable energy

Coal and nuclear are energy sources of the last century. Tony Seba presentation, given to the Nordic Energy Summit in 2016, shows the future, with huge opportunities and potential benefit for us all, notably in our country with such renewable energy potential.

By Geoff  Davies;  February 9, 2017

Current projections show that clean disruptions in energy and transportation in terms of solar energy and electric vehicles are already happening and will reach their tipping point in 2020, said Tony Seba, author of ‘Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation’ and speaker at the launch.
by Janice Ponce de Leon;  January 31, 2017
Tony Seba gives really compelling reasoning leading to his conclusions. The problem is that the rate of change he expected seems to have been off a bit. It appears that he was much too conservative, and change is going on much faster than he anticipated.
By  George Harvey; January 31, 2017

Why Seattle is one of the ‘worst cities’ for car ownership

As Tony Seba says, Seattle traffic will experience a dramatic change very soon. Also, people will give up the costs of buying cars, insurance and maintenance, and replace it with a smartphone app that will call up a ride at the touch of a button.

by Candy Harper; February 1, 2017
Tony Seba will be the keynote speaker at Nor-Shiping 2017 Event and globally renowned green energy champion Peggy Liu has been announced as the latest speaker along with some notorious participants such as moderators Parag Khanna, a global strategist and intellectual, and award winning BBC presenter and journalist Nisha Pillai.
by MaruneLink  January 19, 2017
#NorShipping2017 #PeggyLiu #ParagKhanna #NishaPillai

Anand Mahindra says electric cars will drive the ride-sharing

“(…)At Mahindra, we are moving in this direction with a durable Verito brand focused on ride-sharing and the premium objects of desire. In fact, our acquisition of the iconic Italian design company Pininfarina is aimed at helping us with the latter. I am convinced that electric cars will be at the heart of ride-sharing industry.

Thought leaders and entrepreneurs like Tony Seba and Masayoshi Son have spoken about it more dramatically.”

by Boby Kurian & Samidha Sharma | The Times of India|The Economic Times| Jan 10, 2017

Tony Seba Keynote Presentation on Energy/Transportation Disruption

“It is a very persuasive talk about the disruption getting underway in the energy and transportation segments of the economy.”

by  January 3, 2017

The biotechnology Exogenus wins the everis 2016 prize endowed with 60,000 euros

The everis foundation has awarded the everis 2016 prize to Exogenus Therapeutics, a Portuguese biotechnology company focused on the development of cellular therapies applied to regenerative medicine, which is developing Exo-Wound, a product for the treatment of chronic wounds affecting more than 75 Millions of people around the world.

by December 4, 2016

To win, car makers need to focus on making ‘computers on wheels’: Tony Seba

Electric vehicles, self-driving cars and car sharing are reaching a tipping point. The role of the regulator now is to get out of the way—like it did in telecom in India—and let the market make it happen

by Founding Fuel, November  14, 2016

Policymakers should get out of the way of solar: Tony Seba

Solar energy is going to be a growth area, says the clean energy expert. India needs to unbundle its utilities and bring in some deregulation to let the market for solar happen more quickly

by Founding Fuel, November  14, 2016

Die Story im Ersten: Autoland abgebrannt

Tony was featured in this ARD German TV documentary on the disruption of Transportation.

by ARD Mediathek, October 24, 2016

Battery power lights up Auckland

“Seba, once dismissed as a disruption alarmist, is now being seen as more of a visionary; energy companies, investors and nations are now taking notice of a future he predicts is only 15 years away – when today’s power generation and transportation will be rendered obsolete by the revolution in solar power, batteries and electric cars.”

by, October 27, 2016

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry with guest speaker Tony Seba 

Tony Seba, Keynote Speaker at the Nashville Downtown PartnershipAnnual Meeting and Awards Luncheon, brought a new vision of the future with his conference: From Parking to Parks: Cities and the Self-Driving Car Disruption.

Nashville, TN, September 22, 2016

Keynote speaker Tony Seba on disruption technologies at the Green Business Summit 2016 in Copenhagen.

Fantastic day in Copenhagen starting with a keynote at the Green Business Summit and closing with a talk, dinner event and great conversations with Crown Prince Frederik, US Ambassador Rufus Gifford, and top Danish execs.

Copenhagen, Denmark, Septembre 13-14th, 2016

Grøna framtíðin á breddan

Tony Seba, altjóða viðurkendur framtíðargranskari á Stanford University í California, verður høvuðsrøðari, tá SEV skipar fyri altjóða ráðstevnuni, “100by2030”, í Norðurlandahúsinum 27. og 28. september. Veðurlagsserfrøðingurin hjá DR, Jesper Theilgaard, hevur eisini áhugaverdan virtuellan fyrilestur, umframt at stórar altjóða fyritøkur senda síni umboð til “100by2030”

 By Skráin fyri , Septembre 9th, 2016

Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon 

Join us on Thursday, September 22, 2016 for our Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon at theRenaissance Nashville Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. Noon to 1:30 pm.


Det tror Tony Seba. Han er ansatt som foreleser ved Stanford University, og er blant annet forfatter av boken «Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation – How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030».
by Marius Valle, September 20th, 2016


The Next Disruptor

“Tony  Seba has a dramatic way of introducing his talk about market disruption.” These were some of the words journalist Allen Best said in his article about market disruptions.

Read more about how  Tony Seba has described how solar energy is disrupting  the market of utilities and policy makers.

August 20th, 2015 by Allen Best

Storing Energy?

As humans have been able to stored, for example water, humans are now working towards the ability to store energy to power batteries and give electricity to homes and vehicles.

Tony Seba’s predictions are taking place. Read more about “how to invest in the energy storage boom.”

August 15th, 2016 by Matt Bohlsen

Dealing with Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)

Based on Tony Seba’s Clean Disruption book, Malcolm Metcalfe, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Enbala Power Networks, affirms that utilities will have to change the way they operate through innovation.

utilities that perceive distributed energy resources (DERs) as risky to business, there’s another option: innovate.”

August 04, 2015 by Malcolm Metcalfe

Tesla’s objectives

Tesla’s ambition towards the future of transportation and the purchase of Solar City reaffirms Tony Seba’s predictions.

“Many believe that the merger will weaken Tesla. But the move is all part the company’s ambitious plan. Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk unveiled the second part of this plan a few weeks ago.” Read more about Tesla’s goals for transportation.

August 03, 2016 by Selva Freigedo

Electric Vehicles, and the “Mega Battery” industry

The fall in price of lithium batteries by 2020 would make EVs as affordable as the (ICE) vehicles.

It is really looking possible that 2020 will bring us a USD21,000 EV and a power bill of under USD1 a day. Simply amazing.”

July 28th, 2016 by Matt Bohlsen

The future benefits of self-driving cars

The future of media  and marketing will be transformed thanks to self-driving cars.

“An important part of the industry’s growth story is the additional revenue opportunities that open up with the digitisation of large format roadside billboards.”

“It strikes me that self-driving cars could actually be more of an opportunity for the out-of-home industry than a threat.”

July 27th, 2016 by Simon Lawson

Chinese Electric Vehicles Continue to Boom

“China EV sales growth is leading the world currently above 100% per annum, and now above the critical 1% penetration ready to launch towards mass adoption following the S curve.

Read more  on how investors should play the EV trend.”

June 22, 2016 by Matt Bohlsen

Tony Seba was moderating a panel on the solar disruption at Intersolar, Moscone Center, for SolarPV TV

San Francisco, CA,  July 15th, 2016

Feeling quoted in good company: among David Attenborough, Lukas Neckermann and Naomi Klein!   at launch event, at the Science Museum in London.

London, UK. July 6th, 2016

Czy auta na prąd mają w Polsce sens?
Tony Seba was quoted in Poland following a recent interview on Bloomberg. “Within five years, the electric car of the Porsche performance pay as much as the Ford Focus – predicts Tony Seba… ”

Varsaw, Poland – June 30, 2016. by Artur Włodarski – 

The Lithium Boom – An Analysis Of Future Demand Vs. Supply

The lithium mega-factories will help lithium battery prices to fall below 200kWh by 2020, and below 100kWh by 2024, by 2020, an EV will sell for under USD 30,000, and before 2025 for USD 20,000 and also investors can buy the EV companies, the battery manufacturers or the lithium/cobalt/graphite/nickel miners.

June 27, 2016.

Electric Vehicles Will Be Affordable And Popular By 2020 – An EV Portfolio To Consider

The key is lithium-ion battery prices falling. This will drive down EV and energy storage prices, which will massively increase demand.

June 20, 2016.

Electric vehicles will soon be cheaper than regular cars because maintenance costs are lower, says Tony Seba

Electric vehicle (EV) performance has been improving so quickly and prices have been falling so fast that the internal combustion engine (ICE) wouldn’t be able to compete for much longer, Seba, the author of “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation,” told the Thursday forum.

June 15, 2016 by Tiretestuser.

Tony Seba Predicts Lower Maintenance Costs would Soon Make Electric Cars Cheaper than Regular Cars

Tony Seba, a serial entrepreneur and author believes that cost-effectiveness rather than a green revolution would make all new vehicles being bought to be electric by 2025.

June 14, 2016 by Admin2.


Electric vehicles will soon be cheaper than regular cars because maintenance costs are lower, says Tony Seba

All new vehicles would be electric by 2025, due to cost-effectiveness rather than a green revolution, Tony Seba, a serial entrepreneur and author, told a Nomura investment forum.

June 14, 2016 by Leslie Shaffer.


‘It’s the end of energy and transportation as we know it’: Tony Seba

Within just 15 years conventional energy production and transport will have been rendered obsolete by the revolution taking place in batteries, solar power and electric cars.

May 30, 2016 by Oliver D.


With more alternatives, are we nearing the end of the Oil Age?

Tony Seba view electric vehicles as the key to reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. At present, motor vehicles in the U.S. account for about 26 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, second to power plants.

May 26, 2016 by Bernard L. Weinstein.


Clean energy disruption on the move

Technologies such as solar, wind, electric vehicles and self-driving cars will sweep away the energy and transportation industry as we know it.

May 30,2016 by Murray Becotte.


‘It’s the end of energy and transportation as we know it’ – Tony Seba

Solar’s relative cost per unit of energy production has reduced by 1300 times relative to coal, to 3000 times relative to natural gas and nuclear.

May 24,2016 by


Sydney Morning Herald: ‘It’s the end of energy and transportation as we know it’: Tony Seba

There is “no excuse” for any board in Australia to not know that conventional energy and transport will be obsolete in 15 years.

May 24,2016 by World News.


‘It’s the end of energy and transportation as we know it’: Tony Seba

​”This is not an energy transition. This is a technology disruption.”

May 24,2016 by Angela Macdonald-Smith.


Future oil obsolete.

The sun power, wind power will replace the technology that has changed the world.

January 26,2016 by Thairath.

More than 15 years in the transportation and power generation system will go bankrupt

The pace of the “Teen ” or the world, or the country will succeed or fail permanently .

December 6,2016 by Nerve Points.

Lithium Race Explained By Tony Seba: The Electric Vehicle Disruption – End Of Oil By 2030.

Now it is time to check again where Lithium for all those electric cars will be coming from.

May 16, 2016 by Kirill Klip.

Can we replace fossil fuels by 2030?

”We will have no more need for oil or coal and nuclear power will be retired”.

May 11, 2016 by Gary Wolfram.

Your time is up, Stanford tech expert tells petroleum industry

The driving force will be the four key technologies that will improve exponentially, not because of climate change.

-Tony Seba

May 17, 2016 by Pichaya Changsorn.

Professor Challenges Claim US Can Be 80 Percent Renewable Energy by 2030

The U.S. will no longer need oil, coal, or nuclear power, and all non-electric vehicles will be eliminated.

– Tony Seba

May 12, 2016 by Jon LeSage.

The Clean revolution is coming – right in front of our eyes.

A near future of solar and wind energy and self-driving cars is coming.

April 15 , 2016 by Ed Maguire

Tesla’s bioweapon mode is a stroke of genius for developing markets

Tesla’s Bioweapon Defense mode is able to scrub a near-lethal dose of pollution down to untraceable in a matter of minutes. Impressive. Note also that the pollution level outside the car dropped significantly.

May 2nd , 2016 by Haje Jan Kamps.

EVs alone aren’t the answer

The Baltimore magazine mentioned Tony Seba’s predictions about how oil will be redundant by 2030,and also what he mention on  RenewEconomy, a news and analysis web site, that new gasoline and diesel cars will not be on sale by 2025. Anywhere in the world. And there may not be many internal combustion engine buses and trucks either.

April 30, 2016 by Emmanuel Glakpe.

Cars need an upgrade. Bring on the tech giants

There is a big chance that Apple and Google will learn how to make the mechanical bits of cars more quickly than traditional carmakers will learn to make elegant digital interfaces. The carmakers have a challenge heading their way. About time.

April 28, 2016.

The Golden Flight

81 years later,Amelia Earhart complete the Pacific crossing after 18 hours to fly solo from Hawaii to Silicon Valley California. 

April 28, 2016.

Wind power generates 140% of Denmark’s electricity demand

“Wind energy and renewables can be a solution to decarbonisation and also security of supply at times of high demand.”

July 10, 2015 by Arthur Neslen.

Plugging Electronics

Electric cars are alive, kicking and about to spark a revolution, says a visiting US advocate. Tom McKinlay talks to Chelsea Sexton, among others.

April 18, 2016 by Tom McKinlay.

The possible irrelevance of oil!!

According to Tony Seba, an expert in this field, an Industry Disruption is when a new industry or product “disrupts” a previously well-established product or industry.

April 10, 2016 by Zubair Khaliq.

Electric Vehicles Could Completely Replace Gas-Powered Cars by 2025 or Sooner

“The key to the disruption of energy lies in the exponential cost and performance improvement of technologies that convert, manage, store, and share clean energy,”

April 6th, 2016 by Claire Bernish.

Tesla & Rivals May Kill The Petrol Car As Early As 2025

The latest developments at Tesla, with the huge response to the sneak preview of its new Model 3, and the rollout over at General Motors of the Chevy Bolt, confirm his predictions. They may in fact accelerate them.

April 6th, 2016 by Giles Parkinson.

Tesla, rivals, software may kill petrol car as soon as 2025

By 2025 every new vehicle will be electric. That’s the end of the internal combustion engine automobile era.

RenewEconomy interviewed me and covered Clean Disruption in light of recent events like the launch of the Tesla Model 3.

April 5, 2016

Clean Disruption – Why Energy & Transportation will be Obsolete by 2030

Here’s the video of the keynote Tony Seba gave at the Swedbank Nordic Energy Conference in Oslo, Norway.

It’s the latest version of my Clean Disruption presentation: why and how batteries, EVs, autonomous vehicles and solar energy are disrupting conventional energy and transportation and will make it totally obsolete by 2030.

March 17th, 2016.

‘Schone energie zal de olie- en autowereld vermorzelen’

Tony Seba was featured in the Dutch financial daily Het Financieele Dagblad FD talking about clean energy and the disruption of oil and Automotive.

March 12, 2016, by Gerben van der Marel, Het Financieele Dagblad FD.

Künftiges Autofahren

Tony Seba was interviewed at the German radio station Bayern 2 for a special program about electric vehicles.

March 02, 2016, by Vanessa Lünenschloß und Wolfgang Kerler, Bayerisches Fernsehen

Ist BMW bereit für die Zukunft?

Tony Seba was featured in a video for the German magazine Bayerisches Fernsehen.

March 03, 2016, by Vanessa Lünenschloß und Wolfgang Kerler, Bayerisches Fernsehen

Auto-Industrie – Machen Google & Co. unsere Hersteller platt?

Tony Seba’s interview at the German magazine Plusminus.

February 24, 2016, by Wolfgang Kerler, Vanessa Lünenschloss, Plusminus

Ford Triples Engineering Investment To Develop Affordable, Autonomous Vehicle

Read Seba’s comments on the news: “We will transition from owning a car to having mobility as a service. In other words, car ownership will become obsolete,” Seba forecasts. “When that happens, car manufacturers will not sell their vehicles to end users but [rather] to mobility providers like Uber, Lyft, or Zipcar. In other words, car manufacturers will lose their most valuable asset: Their relationship with the end user.”

March 01, 2016, by R. Kress, The Fuse

Puget Sound area commuter habits shifting toward buses, rail

Commuting habits seem to be undergoing a shift in the region, not unlike author Tony Seba’s prediction that Seattle is on the verge of a major, once in a lifetime market disruption. Seattle will soon be ditching car ownership en masse and hopping on transit, and ridesharing in electric, driverless cars, within five to 15 years, according to Seba.

February 25, 2016, by RICHARD D. OXLEY,

Watch the whole presentation of Tony Seba

“From Parkings to Parks: Cities and Self-Driving Car Disruption.”

State of Downtown Seattle Economic Forum 2016, February 4, 2016


“Within 15 years, Seattle will have no need for parking”.

A great review of Tony Seba’s presentation at the State of Downtown Seattle event on Feb 4th.
February 23, 2016, by RICHARD D. OXLEY,


State of Downtown? Businesses are interested in the ‘Capitol Hill connection’

“The most transformative force coming to downtown Seattle? Driverless cars. That was the message of lecturer and author Tony Seba, who predicts the notion of car ownership will very soon be obsolete.
Feburary 8, 2016 by Bryan Cohen, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog


Neighbor Newspapers – Laura Turner Seydel stresses cleaner living to Buckhead group

The chairwoman of the Captain Planet Foundation, and daughter of billionaire environmentalist Ted Turner, aims at Tony Seba’s prediction of 100 percent solar panels on people’s roofs.”
January 18, 2016 – by Everett Catts,, Atlanta

EnergyFuse interviewed Tony Seba on his vision of France’s “EV For The People” which Misses The Big Picture In Future Mobility.

January 13, 2016

Technology changes on horizon: Why Indian industry must prepare for a paradigm shift. The article quotes “Tony Seba forecasts dramatic lowering in the cost of solar power over the next eight years…”

December 30, 2015

Special report by Chosun Ilbo (“Korea Daily”), one of the major newspapers in South Koreaon the launching of Tony Seba’s book “Clean Disruption” in Korean.

December 21th, 2015, Seoul, Korea.

Chosun interview

Chosun Ilbo (“Korea Daily”) is one of the major newspapers in South Korea and is No.1 Korean news website. They covered extensively Tony Seba’s visit with Samsung SDI with a special interview.

December 20th, 2015, Seoul, Korea.

by The Nation, Saturday December 12th, 2015.

by Brian Wang, NextBig Future, Thursday December 10th, 2015.

by Giles Parkinson, RenewEconomy, Friday December 4th, 2015.

by CNBC India, Saturday November 21st, 2015.

by R. Kress, The Fuse, Tuesday November 17th, 2015.

by Neuberger Berman,, Monday October 26th, 2015.

CLSA Degree of Separation – Who are you going to watch at CLSA Investor Forum in Hong Kong? President of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet, Academy Award winning actor Nicolas Cage, former US NSA Security Contractor Edward Snowden or Clean Energy Disruptor Tony Seba?

by David Keohane, FT Alphavine, Wednesday September 2nd, 2015

Tony Seba and Chip Comins, CEO of American Renewable Energy Institute are interviewed LA Talk Radio. Topic: “100% SOLAR across the Nation by 2030” on Sustainability News & Entertainment”.

by Diana Dehm, LA Talk Radio, Friday August 21, 2015

by Priscilla Imboden, SRF Radio – August, 2015.

by Allen Best, Mountain Town News – August, 2015.

“Expansión”, the major business newspaper in Spain, discovered Tony Seba’s book “Clean Disruption”. The author says the book should be mandatory reading for all executives in oil and energy companies, and car manufacturers.

by Emilio de las Heras, Blog “Cambio Climático y Economía”, Expansió – July, 2015.

Tom Jackson mentions Tony Seba: Energy Ecosystem

by Tom Jackson, Climate Central – June 20, 2015

Article on Tony Seba’s presentation as Guest Speaker at the State of the JTA event (Jacksonville Transportation Authority)

by Jensen Werley, Jacksonville Business Journal,  – May 12, 2015

Interview at the US Embassy in New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand – Apr 1, 2015

Article on Tony Seba’s lecture in Wellington: New cars all electric by 2030

by Brian Fallow, Economics Editor, The New Zealand Herald – Apr 6, 2015

Book review on “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation”

by José Cordeiro, MBA, PhD, LifeBoat Foundation, Founding Faculty, Singularity University, NASA Research Park, Silicon Valley, CA – Mar 10, 2015

Reference to Tony Seba on the disruptive cost curve of energy storage in electric vehicles. Extensive report commissioned by the European Climate Foundation.

“UK: Electric vehicles could drive 40% cut in oil imports by 2030”

By: Ian Clover, PV Magazine Mobil – 10 March 2015

Article on the Keystone pipeline quotes Tony Seba.
“Keystone Isn’t About Jobs. Solar disruption is, but why is no one talking about it?”

By , US News –

TV Interview about the Future of Energy at the World Future Energy Summit 2015 in Abu Dhabi

by Christian Rosalund, Solar PV.TV, coverage report on WFES in Abu Dhabi – 2015.01.29

Extensive interview on the Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation.

“How Solar Power Could Slay the Fossil Fuel Empire by 2030”

Radio interview in New Zealand about Tony Seba’s book “Clean Disruption”

By Andrew Peterson, Sunday Business, Radio Live, New Zealand, 30 Nov 2014

Kick-Off Visionary Panel Discussion of campaign moderated by Jigar Shah, Solar Pioneer; Founder SunEdison; 1st CEO Carbon War Room.

Tomasz Slusarz, CEO of Solar PV.TV, Las Vegas – 2014.10.27