Do This: Long Island Events December 4 – 10

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Book on Plum Island TalkGeoffrey Fleming and Amy Folk, the authors of the recently published A World Unto Itself: The Remarkable History of Plum Island, will discuss the long hidden history of this mysterious isle off the North Fork of Long Island. Beginning with the glacial origins of the island, the historians introduce readers to the fascinating chronicle that places the island in the broader context of American history, with an emphasis on the “Fort Terry years.” Plum Island is, as the authors emphasize, both a world unto itself and a microcosm of our world. Suffolk County Historical Society Museum, 300 West Main St., Riverhead. suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org $5. 6 p.m. Dec. 4.Triple DivideA revelatory film about fracking that came about as the result of a three-year investigation into government and industry data as well as firsthand testimony from affected Pennsylvania citizens and leaseholders. Come for the film, stay for refreshments and discussion with staff members of both New Yorkers Against Fracking and Food & Water Watch. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $6 members, $11 public. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Joe WalshNo rocker plays guitar like Joe Walsh. He’ll always be that hard-hitter with the blazing licks like the ones he laid down with the James Gang, when he made a name for himself with “Funk 49” in 1969. He’s recently updated that number with “Funk 50,” a tune from his first solo release in 20 years. Called Analog Man, his new album is produced by Jeff Lynne, who gave Electric Light Orchestra and The Traveling Wilburys their lush harmonies, intricate arrangements and dense sound. Over the years Joe sometimes flies with The Eagles but he’ll be winging it himself on LI. As his song titles say, “Life’s Been Good” for this anything but “Ordinary Average Guy.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $50-$125. 8 p.m. Dec. 4.The Irish TenorsOh, Danny Boy! Twice a year, around St. Patrick’s Day and the Christmas Holidays, the Irish Tenors dazzle and delight audiences around the world with their musical performances. Since their debut in 1999 on PBS, these musical marvels have been charming fans with their signature Irish ballads and classics. Sing along with Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan as they bring their voices and their talents to LI as part of The Irish Holiday Tour. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$62.50. 8 p.m. Dec. 4.Hitler’s Secret Weapon: Media Marketing in the HolocaustLinda F. Burghardt, a journalist and author from Great Neck, tells the story of the multi-faceted assault on the Jews through mass communication—how it was powered, why it worked, how it was created and what it says about the media today. Using archival photos and artwork, she will explain how the media managed to turn ordinary citizens into Nazis and succeeded in selling the idea of genocide to the German people. Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center, Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. HMTCLI.org 10 a.m. Dec. 5.Dennis MillerCaustic, cerebral, and conservative Dennis Miller will take to the stage to enlighten and entertain audiences with his observational humor that will touch on all kinds of right-leaning political subjects. Try to keep up with the lightening speed of his tongue-thrashing. Bring your dictionary to decipher words he throws out that rarely see the light of day in academia, let alone comedy. Go along for the ride through the twists and turns or literary analogies, sweeping history, and scathing critique. This former NFL commentator might also talk some football. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $59.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Dec. 5.David Bromberg QuintetThe Godfather of Americana is touring to promote his new album, Only Slightly Mad, which was released in September. Fans will find blues, bluegrass, gospel, folk, Irish fiddle tunes, pop and English drinking songs happily coexisting as they can only on a Bromberg album. Newcomers will be introduced to an astonishing performer whose range and musical depth have delighted audiences for more than 40 years. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $40-$70. 8 p.m. Dec. 5. Amor a Nuestra MusicaThis annual Spanish Broadcasting System show-stopping multi-act extravaganza will include Latin pop stars Luis Fonsi, Ricardo Montaner, Jesse & Joy, Gloria Trevi, Pablo Alborán and Natalia Jiménez, along with Dominican bachatero Frank Reyes. Yes, you will be singing! Yes, you and your family and loved ones will be dancing throughout the aisles of The Old Barn! Yes, it will be Laetificus! Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. Nassaucoliseum.com $22.16-$115.15. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5.19th Annual Dickens FestivalAn annual Village celebration of the author of A Christmas Carol, this holiday extravaganza features costumed characters, decorated streets and shops, Victorian entertainment and food. It kicks off with a festival of trees that includes ice-skating characters and giant snowmen at 7 p.m. Dec. 5, followed by a long list of caroling, performances and related events—even a gingerbread house contest before concluding in a Grand Final Parade! A full list of all programs can be found here portjeff.com/Dickens Mostly free. Dec. 5-7.Cinderella’s ChristmasThe most famous Disney princess of them all rings in the holiday season in a spectacular show of grace, skill and of course, magic beauty! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $14.50.12 p.m. Dec. 6.Cheyenne JacksonHis music of the Mad Men era was lauded by critics. The New York Daily News wrote, “Cheyenne Jackson has got it all and he showed it all: the voice, the moves, the quirky self-effacing humor. He gleamed like Don Draper’s Brylcreemed hair.” Wow! Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post Campus 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org $53. 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Dec. 6.Mike EppsThis stand-up comedian, actor, rapper and producer from Indiana has generated a huge amount of buzz since his big-screen breakthrough as Day-Day in Next Friday. His HBO comedy special, Inappropriate Behavior, was one of the network’s top-rated, hour-long specials of 2005. Now, he’s taking his hilarious show on the road with The Mike Epps After Dark Tour. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$84.25. 8 p.m. Dec. 6.Medeski, Scofield, Martin & WoodThis avant-jazz-funk supergroup has been bending and twisting the very fabric of music ever since their formation in 1991, then consisting of John Medeski on keyboards and piano, Billy Martin on drums and percussion and Chris Wood on double bass and bass guitar. Jazz guitar/composer virtuoso John “Sco” Scofield joins them to further push the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of aural enlightenment. Wowzler! Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $75-$115. 8 p.m. Dec. 6.Southside Johnny and the Asbury JukesLong regarded as the Godfather of the Jersey Shore Sound, John Lyon, better known by his stage name Southside Johnny, is an American original. Growing up in Ocean Grove and graduating from Neptune High, he followed in Bruce Springsteen’s shoes running down the boardwalk, hitting the high notes and laying it low with that bluesy soulfulness that only he can croon. It helped that Steven Van Zandt, the Boss’s compadre, penned Southside Johnny’s signature song, “I Don’t Want to Go Home.” And yes, that’s Southside and the Jukes performing as a bar band at the frat party in that action-packed classic Adventures in Babysitting. The guy’s been doing it right and working his ass off and we’re lucky to have him around keeping it real. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $35-$65. 8 p.m. Dec. 6.CC Claus: A Baseball Christmas StoryCC Sabathia, the pitcher for the New York Yankees, and his son, Carsten, will talk about the MLB star’s new holiday-themed children’s book CC Claus: A Baseball Christmas Story. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. Dec. 6.Mick JamesThe “undead” lead screamer/guitarist of his self-titled industrial/metal band makes his LI debut at this show organized by Rock N Ink, which includes tattoo vendors, giveaways, contests and models. Spike TV Ink Masters will also be in attendance. Warming up the crowd will be Tang and Fractured Smile. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville revolutionli.com $15. 5 p.m. Dec. 7.Celtic Thunder Christmas SymphonyA dynamic live music experience, accompanied by a full Symphony Orchestra and favorite holiday songs from their latest CD Holiday Symphony. The music selection ranges from traditional carols “Away in A Manger,” “Silent Night” to classical pieces, holiday staples and the more contemporary “Fairytale of New York.” What a way to usher in this special and magical holiday season! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$84.25. 7 p.m. Dec. 7.TantricTouring behind their 2013 firebomb 37 Channels and latest comp, Blue Room Archives, which dropped just this September, these Louisville, Kentucky hell-raisers know how to rock. The band stomps their own footprints on what music critics describe as “post-grunge,” melding acoustic guitars, distorted, sonically muddy and heavy electric guitar and multi-layered vocal harmonies. Think Days Of The New (from where their original drummer, bassist and guitarist came) meets Alice In Chains, minus, obviously, the sheer addictive dread that was the irreplicable Jerry Cantrell-Layne Staley chemistry. With The Royal Guard, Lubricoma and Logan’s Room. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $16 advance, $20 DOS. 8 p.m. Dec. 7.KornThe dark, seismic nu-metal ring of hell that is this band has been leveling audiences, topping charts and racking up Grammy nominations and Awards almost the moment founding members Jonathan Davis (vocals), James “Munky” Shaffer (guitar), Brian “Head” Welch (guitar), Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu (bass) and David Silveria (drums) began rehearsing together at a Huntington Beach, Calif. studio in 1993. They’ve influenced countless aspiring metal gods in thier wake, sold more than 35 million records to date, and bring all their infamous chaos, blackout noise and sheer, absolute fury to what will unquestionably be an absolutely insane performance at The Mountler. Don’t miss this gig! With Special Guest King 810. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $59.50-$99. 8 p.m. Dec. 8.The 1975What is it about that date that inspired this English indie rock band to name it and claim it? Reportedly they found 1975 scrawled inside a book and it stuck with them as they moved on—and caught on. The Guardian said they were “the breakout act of 2013” with their funk-pop and R&B updated for the 21st century. One thing’s for sure, 2014 has been a very good year for Matt Healy, Adam Hann, George Daniel and Ross MacDonald, as these talented chums have played their biggest headline shows in the UK and their tour in the U.S. continues to gather steam.  Certainly Taylor Swift knows their number—or at least, she can reach lead singer Matt Healy’s private line whenever she likes. Sweet. With special guests CRUISR & Young Rising Sons. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $30-$45. 8 p.m. Dec. 9.Adrian BelewQuick, who’s the world’s greatest experimental whammy twang bar czar lone rhino King Crimson stunt guitarist? The answer is: Yes, of course, Adrian Belew is all of those things and more. This amazing American multi-instrumentalist has been killing it on guitar for decades. How he started out back in Kentucky as a drummer in the Ludlow High School marching band and got to where he is today is a mythical story worthy of Homer. Belew claims he’s a creative force for the good of mankind, and god knows we need it. His unique career has taken him from Frank Zappa to Robert Fripp to David Bowie to Trent Reznor to who knows who’s next? What the Earth needs now is the music in this guy’s head. The Boulton Center, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. Dec. 10.Christina PerriThis 28-year-old singer/songwriter from Philly has got it all, in spades: sex appeal, attitude and talent. Her breakthrough came in 2010 when her torturously haunting single “Jar Of Hearts” was featured on an episode of So You Think You Can Dance, propelling the then-unsigned artists onto the top of the charts, and, into the hearts of millions of would-be fans. Its YouTube video (Watch Above) has since garnered nearly 140 million views. Yes, you read that correctly: 140 million (!!) views. Perri was launched into superstardom when her song “A Thousand Years” accompanied Edward and Bella in the first Twilight film. She credits much of her passion for music to her big brother Nick, who tooled off on guitar with everybody from Jane’s Addiction madman Perry Farrell to G&R’s skinman Matt Sorum. As legend goes, Perri learned to play by watching Blind Melon‘s Shannon Hoon (RIP) on a videotape of VH1. Known for her haunting lyrics and ethereal voice, she will undoubtedly knock out The Mountler at this intimate performance with powerful, moving songs from her second studio album Head or Heart, especially its debut hit single, “Human.” The question remains, however: Will she accompany Press music werewolf Zack Tirana for some satisfyingly dee-lishhh cold-slice pizza at Little Vincent’s, and perhaps a beer or two, in downtown Huntington, after the gig? Who the hell knows. Probably not, unfortunately. Actually, no shot at all. Never gonna happen. Really? None? Nada!? Well that sorta sucks, doesn’t it? Don’t miss this gig, part of her ongoing Head Or Heart Tour, regardless. With Special Guest Jukebox The Ghost. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $30-$45. 8 p.m. Dec. 10.Bubba SparxxxThe country rapper from the backwoods of Georgia who burst on the scene in the early aughts with Ugly, featuring Timbaland, is touring to promote his fifth studio album, Made on McCosh Mill Road. Opening the show are Musick Medics, Decay The Savage, Alphamale and Rymiff & Jay Swiggy. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $18, $20 DOS. 8 p.m. Dec. 10.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jaime Franchi, Timothy Bolger & Zack Tiranalast_img read more

EFL clubs facing financial ‘hole’ of £200m by September

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Football League (EFL) clubs are facing a “cash hole” of £200 million by September, league chairman Rick Parry told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday.Parry, who was being questioned by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee, said all involved in the game, including players and owners, needed to “share the pain”. “We are heading for a financial hole of about 200 million, a cash hole we need to fill. Clubs will need to fill… The cash hole towards autumn looks pretty grim,” said Parry.The former chief executive of Liverpool FC said he was hoping the league would come out of the crisis “stronger, leaner (and) more efficient, to have a proper reset”.He expressed the hope that players would be willing to take pay cuts.“What was clear at the start of the process (was that) the players were not aware of the depth of the problem.”Parry added that an “open book” policy from the league would help the players see the need for cuts or deferrals. The EFL, which includes the second tier Championship, has not played since early March.Reuters/NAN.Tags: COVID-19EFLEnglish Football ClubsFinancial Holelast_img read more

NXT: The journey of Indian actor Saurav Gurjar in the WWE so far

first_img COMMENT LIVE TV Written By Raj Sarkar Also Read- WWE: Does Hulk Hogan Want One Last Brawl?Saurav Gurjar’s WWE JourneySaurav Gurjar, the 34-year-old who hails from Gwalior, is a well-known face on Indian television even before he decided to make a switch to the WWE. The former actor was seen in the famous reality show ‘Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega’ and the TV serial ‘Mahabharata’. Apart from his acting skills, Gurjar has been blessed with a lot more. The current WWE NXT star has won the gold medal in a Kick Boxing Championship in Indore and has appeared in ‘Ring Ka King’, in which he gained popularity as a wrestler.In 2018, he was finally approached by the WWE at an invitation event in Dubai. Gurjar joined 40 male and female athletes at a WWE Tryout in India and he was selected for the NXT roster. Since then, he has been an active face in the WWE NXT along with his partner Rinku Singh. After the rise of the Great Khali and Jinder Mahal, India found its next WWE Superstars for future. Gurjar made his WWE debut with Singh in a tag-team match against Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch. Though Gurjar and Rinku lost the match, their performance was filled with a lot of promise for the future. FOLLOW US Also Read- John Cena Reveals The Real Reason Behind His Disappearance From WWENXT NEWSGurjar Singh has been a prominent face in NXT live events. He brands himself as an Indian monk (sadhu) inside the WWE ring and shows no mercy against his opponents. He started 2019 by making his presence in the ‘Unleash The Universe’ Tournament in which he made it to the semifinals. The duo of Gurjar Singh and Rinku Singh is going strong and WWE may add them in their main roster in the coming future.Also Read- WWE: Will Edge Make His Comeback? Rumours About His Future And More Also Read- Vince McMahon Reportedly Thinks Some WWE Stars Are ‘Too Pro Wrestling’ center_img “I don’t want money. I don’t want fame. I want my dream.” Gurjar Singh said in an interview First Published: 10th October, 2019 16:23 IST The WWE has never failed to showcase its affection towards India. The wrestling entertainment brand has been focussing more on the Indian market over the years. The success of the likes of The Great Khali and Jinder Mahal have encouraged Indian wrestlers to aspire for making a mark of their own in the WWE. One such wrestler is Saurav Gurjar, who has already made a big impact in the WWE NXT since his debut in 2018 and is all set for a promotion to the main roster in the near future. WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 10th October, 2019 16:23 IST NXT: The Journey Of Indian Actor Saurav Gurjar In The WWE So Far WWE NXT star Gurjar Singh has made an incredible journey from being an Indian TV actor to a WWE NXT star. Know more about his incredible story and rise. SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

ABL: Menk forms coaching ‘dream team’ with Alapag, Seigle on Alab sideline

first_imgDanny Seigle, Jimmy Alapag and Erik Menk. Photo by Mark GiongcoPBA legends Jimmy Alapag, Eric Menk and Danny Seigle never got to play for one team during their celebrated PBA careers.But what never happened during their playing years eventually came to fruition in the next chapter of their basketball careers as part of a star-studded coaching staff for San Miguel Alab Pilipinas.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “We always used to talk about that. I think the three of us were to have worked very, very well on the court. We couldn’t form a dream team while playing but hopefully we can form a dream team while coaching,” said Menk, who joined Seigle and Mac Cuan as assistant coaches. “Not a bad team. They would’ve made my job pretty easy. I’ll just give the ball to them,” said a smiling Alapag, who is now in his second year as head coach of Alab Pilipinas in the Asean Basketball League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMenk, who played his best years as a member of Ginebra, and Seigle, the former cornerstone of San Miguel Beer, entered the PBA the same year in 1999, four years after Alapag was drafted 10th overall pick by Talk ’N Text.Between them are 18 championships and nine Finals MVP awards in the PBA. NCAA: St. Benilde scores, Mapua ends season on high note View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “They asked me last year and I was busy with some things. It was a bit of a tough decision but I can only say no to Jimmy so many times,” he said.“So when management asked me as well, I was happy to join their team, I was just scared that I might jinx them a bit, cause they won last year and I wouldn’t want to be the jinx.”Alapag thinks otherwise.“I feel as a coach, you can never have enough great basketball minds around to Mac, to of course Danny and now Eric. He is just another piece to hopefully win another championship this season.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal But that was then and Menk is now looking forward to celebrating his first as a coach after already winning one as a player for the San Miguel Beermen in the 2013 ABL Season.The 44-year-old Menk is still trying to get himself accustomed to his new title as coach although Alapag always knew the bullstrong big man had always had in him.“From all of our times competing against each other and even our brief time playing for the national team, he was always one of the players who I had n incredible amount of respect for, for what he did in the league and his work ethic and how he carried himself as a player,” Alapag said.“But I think what a lot of people don’t know is he’s a great basketball mind and he’s very, very knowledgable about the game and I think his ability to not just work with our big guys but really, our entire team and share his experience and what he knows about the game.”Menk bared he turned down Alapag’s offer last year and it was tough for him to refuse again.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

FROM DUBAI TO DOWNINGS – DONEGAL GAA SENIOR SQUAD GET STUCK BACK INTO TRAINING

first_imgFrom Dubai to Downings: That was the sobering reality for the Donegal Senior squad this weekend.The Donegal GAA squad returned from their team holiday on Friday, but they had no time to settle back into things, as they were summoned to the slightly milder region of Downings for training over the weekend.The players enjoyed a week away as a reward for their stunning season in 2014.The squad got together on Saturday morning for a training session to shake off the cobwebs after a sunny sojourn in Dubai. The squad then stayed overnight in Downings and trained again on Sunday morning as all attention now focuses on the formidable challenge of Cork.Donegal host Cork in Ballyshannon in yet another crucial league encounter, with six teams already locked on two points each, home advantage is critical, and Donegal will hope to maximise that advantage.When you consider their horrible away record in the league, home games take on added significance.In club football the fixtures for the new season are expecting to be announced shortly. A provisional date of March 20th is being proposed as the start date for the All-County League. FROM DUBAI TO DOWNINGS – DONEGAL GAA SENIOR SQUAD GET STUCK BACK INTO TRAINING was last modified: February 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDowningsDubaiGAAholidaynewsSporttraininglast_img read more

The Death Of The PlugIn Hybrid Is Inevitable

first_img Majority Of Plug-In Cars Sold In U.S. Are Pure Electric Source: Electric Vehicle News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on December 2, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News RIP Chevy Volt: USA’s Best-Selling Electric Car Of All Time All-electric cars are getting more affordable, offer longer range, have charging times improved, infrastructure has proliferated, design and features are compelling while acceleration becomes best-in-class. Purchase of BEV is also perceived as a bigger social statement than hybrids.One of the biggest advantages of BEVs is their simplicity in terms of service, compared to modern ICE, which are very complex.“A full electric is a much more elegant solution,” said Gil Tal, director of the Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Research Center at the University of California, Davis. “It’s very simple to build and very low maintenance.” In retrospect, he contends, plug-in hybrids “are just the training wheels” in the industry’s preparation for electric cars.”Currently, many manufacturers plan to introduce a lot more all-electric models than hybrid/plug-in hybrid models. In the U.S., the Chevrolet Volt will come to an end in 2019.“The death of the hybrid, while seemingly inevitable, may be long and slow. A spike in gas prices during the next few years may even draw it out. “I can see them having a role until 2040,” Tal said. “But the problem will always be [that] it’s a more expensive solution, having two drivetrains.”On the other hand, PHEVs still might be needed to convince petrol heads that electric drive works and to familiarize them with the tech. But yes, eventually PHEVs will die off. As the title states…it’s inevitable.Source: Bloomberg October 2018: Tesla Model 3 #19 Best-Selling Vehicle In U.S. Plug-in hybrids and hybrids are both doomed?According to a recent Bloomberg article, we are entering a stage of the final 20 years of high diversity of alternative powertrains. In the end, only all-electric cars will survive. The hybrids and plug-in hybrids are expected to die by 2040.“With Tesla fever running high, middle-ground vehicles are becoming irrelevant.”Well, that’s more or less right as hybrids and plug-in hybrids were always considered a middle solution to full EVs until all-electric becomes more affordable with longer range.We already see that most plug-in car sales are all-electric and most best-selling models are electric (China, U.S., globally). In the U.S., BEVs took over PHEVs by a 3:1 ratio in Q3 and soon are expected to eat into conventional hybrids too. Perhaps electrics already are.See Alsolast_img read more