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

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

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?

Stalled EV and PHEV Sales

The sale of EVs and PHEVs have stalled. Sales during the 3rd quarter of both PHEVs and EVs were down from the 3rd quarter of last year. (See near bottom of table.) US Sales of Electric Vehicles, Including HEVs 2015 Month Continue reading Stalled EV and PHEV Sales

Battery Car Sales First Half Report

The sale of PHEVs and EVs remained a mixed bag in the second quarter of 2015. US Sales of Electric Vehicles, Including HEVs 2015 Month Hybrid (HEVs) PHEVs & Extended Range Vehicles Battery (BEVs) Total PHEV& EV January 25,312 2,113 Continue reading Battery Car Sales First Half Report

Is There a Future for Battery Powered Vehicles?

Many people expect the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) to disappear over the next decade, and be replaced with battery powered vehicles (BEVs). But could the opposite be true? Perhaps BEVs will disappear. Table 1 shows the basic estimated cost information Continue reading Is There a Future for Battery Powered Vehicles?