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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42% Of Legacy Automakers Still Don’t Offer An EV in the US
The biggest hurdle to adoption of electric vehicles in the US remains supply, as 42% (14 out of 33) of legacy automaker brands that have vehicles for sale in the US - still do not offer an EV (either BEV or PHEV) for sale in the world's second largest auto market.

42% Of Legacy Automakers Still Don’t Offer An EV in the US

The biggest hurdle to adoption of electric vehicles in the US remains supply, as 42% (14 out of 33) of legacy automaker brands that have vehicles for sale in the US - still do not offer an EV (either BEV or PHEV) for sale in the world's second largest auto market.

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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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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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California Reaches 7.84% EV Market Share for 2018; US Hits 1.97%
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California Reaches 7.84% EV Market Share for 2018; US Hits 1.97%

2018 was the best year in history for sales of electric vehicles in the US with a total of 328,118 BEVs and PHEVs and an increase of 74.5% over 2017 (187,985), according to data from the Auto Alliance and IHS Markit.

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