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

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

Reasons For Developing Electric Vehicles

There are three publicly stated reasons for developing electric vehicles. Achieving energy independence to stop the use of foreign oil Cutting CO2 emissions Saving money by buying less gasoline or diesel fuel At this point, the cost of the battery Continue reading Reasons For Developing Electric Vehicles

EV and PHEV Sales Update

Automobile sales have been gangbusters so far this year: All except EVs and PHEVs. Sales of PHEVs in the first half of 2013 were lower than the second half of 2012. EVs fared better.     PHEV sales EV Sales Continue reading EV and PHEV Sales Update

Batteries, the Achilles Heel

The sale of EVs and PHEVs has been sluggish, probably because of the high cost of the battery. The 16 kWh battery for the Volt, for example, costs around $10,000, while the 24 kWh battery for the Leaf costs around Continue reading Batteries, the Achilles Heel