What are the electric vehicle plans for the 14 legacy auto brands currently without an EV in the US?
With crossovers and SUVs dominating sales and plug-in hybrids also seeming to be on the rise, the RAV4 Prime could be the dominant selling plug-in hybrid in the US for the next several years. In essence, both its plug in aspect and being an SUV makes it the “new Prius.”
2018 was the best year in history for sales of electric vehicles in the US with a total of 328,118 BEVs and PHEVs and an increase of 74.5% over 2017 (187,985), according to data from the Auto Alliance and IHS Markit.
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 […]
Sometimes the answer is so simple. It might even be sitting right in front of you so that you can’t seem to see it. Such seems to be the case with executives at Toyota USA. In the December 16 CNBC article, Toyota struggles to save breakthrough Prius hybrid, a Toyota executive admits to not knowing […]
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 […]
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 […]
August & YTD US EV Sales Trends: Hot = Model 3, BMW 530e, Honda Clarity PHEV; Not = Bolt, Fusion Energi & BMW i3
While the growth in deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 is grabbing all the headlines, there are 41 other EV‘s available in the US – a few of which are showing some less obvious, yet still interesting sales trends. Last month I focused analysis on the top 10 EVs in the US, but this month […]
Road trips are a make or break factor for mass adoption of electric vehicles in the US. Unlike much of Europe and many other parts of the world, the US does not have a train system that connects most cities in the country. As such, most Americans either fly or rely on their cars when […]
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 […]