Electric Vehicle Industry Issues

First quarter sales of PHEVs and BEVs were robust. Given that PHEV and BEV sales continue to be tiny in comparison with all light vehicle sales, the questions remains: Will PHEVs and BEVs become mainstream over the next few years? Continue reading Electric Vehicle Industry Issues

Latest on Electric Vehicle Sales

Plug-In (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) had a good year in 2016, while sales of hybrids, like the original Prius, continued to fall until the last quarter. US Sales of Electric Vehicles, Including HEVs 2016 Month Hybrid (HEVs) PHEVs&Extended Continue reading Latest on Electric Vehicle Sales

Pushing the Green Car Agenda

While expensive battery-powered vehicles (BEVs), such as Tesla, are uneconomic and impractical, most people could relax and ignore the hubbub about BEVs because they could always rely on using their family car powered by gasoline. This sanguine view could be Continue reading Pushing the Green Car Agenda

Tesla, GM, & Toyota Battle for Customers

The electric vehicle battleground at the end of September saw a major increase in the number of PHEVs and BEVs being sold during the 3rd quarter, and a continuing shift away from Hybrids, such as the original Prius.   US Continue reading Tesla, GM, & Toyota Battle for Customers

Key, Electric Vehicle Headlines

There are three key headlines for US electric vehicle sales after the first six months of 2016: BEV (battery powered vehicles) sales have stalled. PHEV (plug-in vehicle) sales are up dramatically. HEV (hybrid) sales are down dramatically. US Sales of Continue reading Key, Electric Vehicle Headlines

Will 2016 be Turning Point for EV and PHEV Sales?

The news receiving the most publicity this year has been Tesla’s announcement of its new model 3, and the 325,000 preorders for the car. This has overshadowed actual sales results for EVs and PHEVs for the first quarter of 2016. Continue reading Will 2016 be Turning Point for EV and PHEV Sales?