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

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…

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Electric Vehicle Predictions for 2018: EV Charging

It is that time of year for the cavalcade of lists of predictions to start appearing in the media and blogs. So with that in mind I will do my…

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Federal EV Tax Credit: The Future is Perhaps Even More Unclear After Passage of the Senate Tax Bill

Up until this morning, there was still strong hope that Congress would not eliminate the Federal electric vehicle tax credit, but a late amendment puts the credit in significant doubt.…

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US EV Sales Trends: Bolt Up, Volt Down, Prius Prime Flat, EVs Reach 1.4% of Auto Sales

After 9 months of 2017 US electric vehicle sales, a few key trends - such as the growing sales of the Chevrolet Bolt - have come into clear focus. Trend…

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US Sales Trends for the “Big 6” EVs Through August 2017
Sales Data: InsideEVs; Chart: EVAdoption.com

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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6 Strategic Mistakes GM Made With the Chevrolet Bolt (Part 6): Is It a Hatchback or Crossover?

As I outlined in SUVs & Crossovers: Key To The Next Wave of US Electric Vehicle Adoption, sales of small SUVs/crossovers are hot, hot, hot. While sales in the hatchback…

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6 Strategic Mistakes GM Made With the Chevrolet Bolt (Part 5): Brand confusion (Volt versus Bolt and Chevrolet).

While less critical than the other mistakes, I believe GM made two potential brand errors. I love the name “Bolt.” I also love the name “Volt.” But as an EV advocate…

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6 Strategic Mistakes GM Made With the Chevrolet Bolt (Part 4: Not offering different battery/range options)

The Bolt’s 238-mile battery range is a great achievement for GM, but it is also the vehicle’s albatross. With the 60 kWh battery pack and 238 miles of range comes…

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