Range: It’s No Longer The Key Excuse for Not Buying An EV
2009-2023 BEV Mean & Median Range-April 30 2019

Range: It’s No Longer The Key Excuse for Not Buying An EV

With the overall average range of electric vehicles available in the US headed toward 300 miles in the next few years, range as the key hurdle to adoption is being surpassed by concerns about charging speed and infrastructure.

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Multi-Vehicle Households in the US: A Huge Opportunity For Lower-Range EVs
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Multi-Vehicle Households in the US: A Huge Opportunity For Lower-Range EVs

As EV fast charging infrastructure gets built out and 200 miles of range can be added in ~20 minutes, then range and charging concerns become secondary to vehicle cost. In the near term, offering shorter-range EVs to 2 or more car households at a lower price point might be one of the key approaches to significantly increasing EV sales in the US.

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Average Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) is a Useless Indicator of Required BEV Range by US Consumers
Average Trip Miles: Federal Highway Administration - 2008

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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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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US BEV Battery Range Increases an Average 17% Per Year and 38 Miles Each Model Update

Since 2011 through projected model upgrades for 2019, automakers will have increased the battery range of their BEV models an average of 38 miles each upgrade - a cumulative 15%…

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EVs Require Consumers to Consider New Factors During Their Vehicle-Purchase Process

One of the behavioral challenges that electric vehicles present to consumers is that buying an EV requires them to consider entirely new factors and questions. Say you are in your…

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Statistics of the Week: Comparing Vehicle Ranges for Gas, BEV and PHEV Models

Will vehicle range be the biggest hurdle to achieving adoption of electric vehicles by late adopters and laggards in the US? Cost of EVs, availability of attractive models of the…

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US Sales Trends for the “Big 6” EVs Through August 2017
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US Sales Trends for the “Big 6” EVs Through August 2017

After 8 months or two-thirds of 2017, it is pretty clear that GM’s Chevrolet Bolt is finally hitting its sales stride in the US. The “Big 6” EVs - Tesla…

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