First quarter sales of EVs and PHEVs were a mixed bag, and nothing to brag about. US Sales of Electric Vehicles, Including HEVs 2015 Month Hybrid (HEVs) PHEVs Battery (BEVs) Totals PHEV & BEV January 25,312 2,113 3,977 31,402 6,090 Continue reading Battery Powered Vehicles Lagging
Let the battle begin. It pits liquid filled Lithium-ion batteries against solid state Lithium batteries. The Department of Energy has established a goal of $125/kWh for EV batteries. Currently, many cite the rating of current EV batteries as being around Continue reading Is Tesla Gigafactory a Bad Investment?
A disappointing year for those who see PHEVs and EVs as the future for the automobile industry. The motivation, of course, is to cut CO2 emissions, but not much is happening in that regard with disappointing sales, and where most Continue reading Disappointing Year for EVs and PHEVs
While EVs and PHEVs are still few in number, we should understand their effect on the grid if their numbers grow significantly. Remember, hybrids, i.e., HEVs such as the Prius, do not affect the grid. The following are some potential Continue reading Impact of Electric Vehicles on Grid
Tesla continues to grab the headlines, but how are EVs and PHEVs really doing? Year over year, the sale of EVs and PHEVs have increased by 29.7%. Interestingly, the YOY sale of Hybrids has been a negative 8.7%. Here are Continue reading Electric Vehicle Update
At the end of the first half of 2014, the sales figures for PHEVs and EVs are available, and they aren’t particularly good. The sale of PHEVs for the first 6 months of 2014, versus the same period for 2013, Continue reading Electric Vehicle Update