Electric Vehicles Aren’t Weird Looking Anymore, But Is That a Good Thing?

Audi e-tron SUV

In a few years when EVs start to become more mainstream, being normal and just being viewed as another car will be a good thing. But for the near term, and in markets where EVs are primarily only being purchased by “early adopters,” EV models have to stand out and be differentiated in a fairly significant way to see exceptional sales.

PHEVs Are Not Dead (Yet): 10 Reasons Why

Honda Clarity PHEV

GM’s November 2018 announcement that they would end production of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and the made in China Cadillac CT6 PHEV (at least for the US market), generated a firestorm of articles, speculation and comments around the future of the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. EV owners, advocates and analysts tend to be […]

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

Hyundai IONIQ-Honda Clarity PHEV vs. BEV US Sales-Jan-Sep 2018-EVAoption.com

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 […]

Sales Growth of US EV Models Peaks After 3 Full Years on the Market

Table-US Top Selling EVs 2011-2017

Do electric vehicles reach peak sales volume after only a few years? Yes, based on my new analysis of top-selling EVs. If we look at the bar chart and table below for 11 top selling EVs from 2011 through 2017, the models for sale at least 3 full years, all have had their peak year […]