Q1-2021-BEV-PHEV-sales-vs-Q1-2020-chart

PHEV Registrations Increase 104% Q1 2021 Over Q1 2020

While EV registrations overall increased 59% in Q1 2021 versus Q1 2020, PHEV registrations more than doubled with an increase of 103.7%.

This is among many other trends you will find in our latest EV data Excel file that compares EV registrations for Q1 2021 to that of Q1 2020.

Read More »
Refundable Federal EV tax credit-featured image

Proposed Changes to Federal EV Tax Credit – Part 5: Making the Credit Refundable

One of the biggest complaints about the federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit (IRC 30D) is that its structure of using a non-refundable tax credit is clearly more beneficial to higher-income households. But Congress may actually get something right (well mostly) as among the nine key proposed changes to the tax credit contained in the Clean Energy for America Act (CEAA) is changing the current non-refundable credit into one that is refundable.

Read More »
US EV Sales Report-Q1 2021-featured image

US Electric Vehicle Sales Report: 1H 2021 — Now Available

The first half of 2021 saw record sales of electric vehicles, according to the just released EVAdoption report, US Electric Vehicle Sales Report: 1H 2021. From January 1 to June 30, 2021 an estimated 291,933 BEVs and PHEVs (plug-in electric vehicles) were purchased, roughly 30,000 below the 320,000 average for the full years of 2018-2020.

Read More »

Proposed Changes to Federal EV Tax Credit – Part 2: End of the Manufacturer Sales Phaseout

Arguably the biggest flaw in the Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit (IRC 30D) regulations is the triggering of a phaseout schedule of the tax credit when a manufacturer sells 200,000 total EVs (BEV and PHEV). In the Clean Energy Act for America (CEAA) proposed legislation, this per manufacturer threshold would be eliminated and replaced with an industry-wide phaseout based on reaching 50% EV sales share.

Read More »

Reducing Carbon Emissions Quickly Is the Goal – Not Quarter-Mile Times

Last week Tesla revealed that its new Model S Plaid EV could reach a speed of near 200 MPH and reach 0 to 60 MPH in 1.99 seconds. While this performance feat is certainly impressive, it detracts from the primary goal of electric vehicles which is to help reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector as quickly as possible.

Read More »
Categories
Archives