The Federal EV Tax Credit Needs To Be Torn Up (Part 1): What Are The Right Goals?

The Federal EV tax credit isn't working: sales of EVs in the US are slowing, are concentrated in one state (California) and brand (Tesla). It is time to tear up and rethink, not tweak the current tax credit.

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EV Adoption in the US: A Supply, Rather Than Demand Issue
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EV Adoption in the US: A Supply, Rather Than Demand Issue

One of the comments you often hear from legacy automakers and the anti-electric vehicle camp is that "consumers don’t want EVs."  “There are no customer requests for BEVs. None. There…

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8 Required Activities For Legacy Automaker Executives
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8 Required Activities For Legacy Automaker Executives

Electric vehicles are clearly the future of the automobile industry - the only question is how quickly EVs are adopted by mainstream consumers. Those automaker executives who don’t actively seek to understand and immerse themselves in the coming wave of EVs risk eventually working for an automaker that experiences a slow death.

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Average Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) is a Useless Indicator of Required BEV Range by US Consumers
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Average Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) is a Useless Indicator of Required BEV Range by US Consumers

The average of 30~ vehicle miles traveled per day in the US is an over simplistic statistic that fundamentally ignores the non-average trips most Americans take each year. Using this statistic to argue than Americans do not need longer-range BEVs is simply not realistic and a misuse of the average VMT number.

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Is An Electric F-150 A Big Mistake By Ford?
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Is An Electric F-150 A Big Mistake By Ford?

I’m actually not convinced that an electric F-150 is what America needs in the next few years. In fact, if the specifications on the electric F-150 fall short of market expectations and needs, the vehicle could do more harm than good for EV adoption.

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How are the “Tesla Killers” Faring So Far in the US?
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How are the “Tesla Killers” Faring So Far in the US?

The media and Tesla shorts and haters love to tout every new BEV that comes to market as the latest "Tesla Killer." That moniker usually has little basis in reality, but is simply used by headline writers to attract eyeballs and haters and shorts to rally the bearish story on Tesla.

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Jan-June YOY US EV Sales Increase 19.7%; But Down 19.3% If Tesla Model 3 Is Excluded
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Jan-June YOY US EV Sales Increase 19.7%; But Down 19.3% If Tesla Model 3 Is Excluded

With Tesla Model 3 estimated US sales in June of 21,225 units according to the InsideEVs Sales Scorecard, YOY sales for June saw an increase of an estimated 51%. January through June's YOY increase bumped up to 19.7%, up from 11.7% for January though May.

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New York Times Article On A Road Trip in an EV: What It Got Right

The electric vehicle community has been in a huge dither the last few days after Ivan Penn, energy reporter for the New York Times wrote what many felt was a hit job on electric vehicles. In fact the article got some things wrong about EVs and road tips, but it also revealed some shortcomings of legacy automakers’ EVs.

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