Change at the automakers is all about the leadership, passion and commitment of its people. Of the 5 GM executives I got to spend time with I found every one of them to be insanely smart and experienced in EVs/batteries/charging - and were not just ICE power train managers who moved over to the "electrification" project.
2019 sales of electric vehicles in the US decreased 7% to 9% versus the very strong sales growth in 2018, according to separate estimates from Edmunds and InsideEVs.
With crossovers and SUVs dominating sales and plug-in hybrids also seeming to be on the rise, the RAV4 Prime could be the dominant selling plug-in hybrid in the US for the next several years. In essence, both its plug in aspect and being an SUV makes it the “new Prius.”
Between EVAdoption (45) and Clean Technica (10), in 2019 I wrote 55 articles about electric vehicle and charging trends. To wrap up the year, I decided to share the top 10 EVAdoption articles based on page views and my personal favorites from both EVAdoption and CleanTechnica.
Sales of electric vehicles will return to positive growth in 2020, with a forecasted volume of new BEV and PHEV sales of 388,880.
California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project will see two key changes that could create a small shift in sales across various EV models. When the new vehicle eligibility rules take place beginning on December 3, 2019, 14 currently available electric vehicles will no longer be eligible for the rebates from the state of California.
What might the urban electric vehicle charging center of the future offer in services and amenities?
If automakers embrace vehicle to home and grid capabilities in the coming years, they have a chance to minimize the fear of EV "power anxiety" and turn into a huge advantage and opportunity for EVs to become mobile energy storage vehicles.
The US Gas Guzzler Tax is deeply flawed, as it does not tax SUVs, Minivans or pickups and its MPG threshold of 22.5 has not increased since 1991.
Which EV models will likely be the top sellers in 2021 and 2022 and drive the EV sales back to a significant rate of growth?