…Are Battery Powered Vehicles the Future?… The Economist Magazine made several over-the-top statements about electric vehicles in its August 21 issue, not the least of which was that the cost of ownership between an internal combustion engine powered vehicle and Continue reading Are Battery Powered Vehicles the Future?
…Electric Vehicle Sales Report… The following table shows vehicle sales for Hybrids, PHEVs and BEVs for the first half of 2017. Quick takeaways: Sales of all three categories increased in the second quarter: PHEVs by the largest percentage, i.e., 21%, Continue reading Electric Vehicle Sales Report
First quarter sales of PHEVs and BEVs were robust. Given that PHEV and BEV sales continue to be tiny in comparison with all light vehicle sales, the questions remains: Will PHEVs and BEVs become mainstream over the next few years? Continue reading Electric Vehicle Industry Issues
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
While expensive battery-powered vehicles (BEVs), such as Tesla, are uneconomic and impractical, most people could relax and ignore the hubbub about BEVs because they could always rely on using their family car powered by gasoline. This sanguine view could be Continue reading Pushing the Green Car Agenda
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