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 […]

Electric Vehicle Predictions for 2018: EV Charging

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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 best Carnac the Magnificent impression and share my electric vehicle predictions for 2018. This predictions post will focus on developments in EV charging technology and […]

Federal EV Tax Credit: Improve It, Don’t Kill It

US capitol Federal EV tax credit Congress may end tax credit

The House of Representatives tax plan would end the Federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit while the Senate version of the tax plan announced on November 9 would keep it intact. It is anyone’s guess what the final version of the tax plan will look like and if the tax credit will be saved or […]

Electric Vehicles Are the Future: So What Are the Implications?

Question mark questions implications of a future of electric vehicles

In my previous post, The Electric Vehicle Question is Now “When?” Rather Than “If?”, I argued that in 2017 it became abundantly clear that battery-powered electric vehicles were the future of transportation. So if the auto and related industries are not arguing about things like hydrogen fuel cell versus battery electric propulsion – what topics and debates […]