California EV Sales Market Share Reaches 9.90% in August

Jan-Aug EV Sales Market Share - California

In August 1 out of 10 (9.90%) new vehicles purchased in the state of California were EVs (PHEVs + BEVs), according to the latest numbers from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Advanced Technology Vehicle Sales Dashboard (information provided by IHS Market). While this is the highest market share for EVs ever in California, the month […]

Honda and Hyundai: Time to Prune Your Poor-Selling IONIQ and Clarity BEVs

Hyundai IONIQ-Honda Clarity PHEV vs. BEV US Sales-Jan-Sep

Sales of electric vehicles in the US have tended to be a fairly equal mishmash of BEV‘s versus PHEV‘s with neither powertrain dominating the sales charts – until deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 started to scale in Q2 of 2018. In January 2018 the mix of BEV versus PHEV sales was split at almost […]

A Framework for Predicting Sales of New EV Models

Jaguar I-PACE - side-rear

By my analysis and tracking, more than 60 new electric vehicles are expected to be available in the US between now and 2023. But which, if any of these, will sell in significant volumes, which I defined as 5,000 units or more per month in the article The Next High-Volume Selling EVs: Ford Escape PHEV […]

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

Most Important Factors When Buying a Car - Statista

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 40s and you’ve been driving and buying cars since your teens. According to various research on what factors consumers consider when buying a car, things […]

Will California Reach 10% EV Sales Market Share By December 2018?

Featured image - California EV sales & market share - 2013-2018

California reached an impressive 7.83% EV market share of new vehicle registrations for the month of April 2018. Could California reach 10% by the end of 2018? In short, yes. The new numbers for April are just in from the Alliance of Auto Manufacturers Advanced Technology Sales Dashboard and portend that 2018 could see nearly […]

California & EVs: By the Numbers – 20 Statistics That Might Surprise You

California & EVs - by the numbers

China and California are the two most important geographic markets in the world when it comes to the adoption of electric vehicles. China is critical because it is now both the largest auto market in the world but with government requiring strict electric vehicle goals in the coming years, auto manufacturers are forced to produce […]