Ford Is Going All In On … Hybrids. Say What?

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On March 15 Ford made several announcements about the company’s future product plans which revealed a clear focus on trucks, SUVs and hybrid platforms. While electric models were also discussed, the company is clearly going all in on hybrid technology – a strategy I find a bit perplexing in light of hybrid sales trends and […]

EV Experts Share Their Predictions for 2018

What will be the biggest EV story in 2018

What does the rest of 2018 hold in store for electric vehicles? My December CleanTechnica predictions article, “2 Dozen Electric Vehicle Predictions For 2018,” generated hundreds of comments and some great conversation about likely EV trends happening in 2018. That engagement inspired me to then seek out predictions from several industry experts. So, to explore […]

500 Miles of Range: One Key to Late Adopters Embracing EVs

500 Mile of EV Range

To achieve adoption by the late majority and laggards, EVs will need a range of 500 miles. If you’ve spit out your coffee at this idea, pull up a chair and hear me out. Electric Vehicles Must Exceed, Not Just Meet ICE Performance “Cleantech has to outperform (fossil fuels) by head and shoulders.” These words […]

Don’t Panic – 7 Trends From January 2018 US EV Sales Numbers

Top 20 Selling EVs - Jan 2018 - Feb 2-InsideEvs

Don’t panic. Yes, the US January electric vehicle sales numbers overall and for many popular models are down significantly compared to December of 2017 – but this is actually a normal seasonal trend. Using InsideEVs Sales Scorecard, I’ve taken a look at the January sales numbers and share 7 sales trends: 1. Low January Numbers […]

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

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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 type US consumers want (SUVs, CUVs, pickups), adequate charger availability and acceptable charging times should arrive in the next 10 years. And an average range […]

Top US EV Sales Trends from 2017

Top 20 Selling EVs in US - 2016-2017

With record sales for the year, including the number of units sold in a single month (December), 9 new models reaching market and growing demand for the Chevrolet Bolt – 2017 was a strong year for electric vehicle sales in the US. But drilling down into the data uncovers that there were both winners and […]

EV Statistics of the Week: Historical US EV Sales, Growth & Market Share

US EV Sales 2008-2017-InsideEVs

US vehicle sales numbers are in for 2017 and so this week we’ve captured and compared light and electric vehicle sales, growth and market share since 2011. For the first time in US history, sales of EVs – both plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) – finished above the 1 percent market share […]

Huge Flaws in Federal EV Tax Credit Will Hurt US Automakers Beginning in 2020

Future GM Electric Crossover

The survival of the Federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit is a good thing for the auto industry and consumers, but several flaws in its design will give EV laggard automakers a significant competitive advantage beginning around 2020. As background, the Federal EV tax credit phases out over 5 quarters beginning the quarter following the […]