Battery Powered Vehicles Lagging

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

Is Tesla Gigafactory a Bad Investment?

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?

Disappointing Year for EVs and PHEVs

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

Impact of Electric Vehicles on Grid

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