…Status of Battery-Powered Vehicles… The fourth quarter saw a surge in battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales, primarily as the result of Tesla’s efforts to produce its Model 3. As a result, 4Q BEV sales increased, month over month, by 204%, Continue reading Status of Battery-Powered Vehicles
…Electric Vehicle Report Card 1Q 2018… The status of electric vehicles remains substantially unchanged from last year. For the first quarter, the sale of plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs) increased by 29% YOY, while battery-powered vehicles (BEV) increased by 35% YOY. Continue reading Electric Vehicle Report Card 1Q 2018
…Hidden Battery Powered Vehicle Issues… Two issues concerning BEVs and PHEVs have been lurking in the weeds and haven’t been given much attention. Both battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) need to be able to Continue reading Hidden Battery Powered Vehicle Issues
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
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
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?