Average Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) is a Useless Indicator of Required BEV Range by US Consumers
Average Trip Miles: Federal Highway Administration - 2008

Average Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) is a Useless Indicator of Required BEV Range by US Consumers

The average of 30~ vehicle miles traveled per day in the US is an over simplistic statistic that fundamentally ignores the non-average trips most Americans take each year. Using this statistic to argue than Americans do not need longer-range BEVs is simply not realistic and a misuse of the average VMT number.

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Jan-June YOY US EV Sales Increase 19.7%; But Down 19.3% If Tesla Model 3 Is Excluded
US Electric Vehicle Sales - Tesla Model 3 vs All Other EVs Jan-June 2018 -2019

Jan-June YOY US EV Sales Increase 19.7%; But Down 19.3% If Tesla Model 3 Is Excluded

With Tesla Model 3 estimated US sales in June of 21,225 units according to the InsideEVs Sales Scorecard, YOY sales for June saw an increase of an estimated 51%. January through June's YOY increase bumped up to 19.7%, up from 11.7% for January though May.

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US EV Sales Trends YTD (Jan-April 2019): Disappointing, But Not Surprising

Sales of electric vehicles in the US so far in 2019 are disappointing, though the low percentage growth rate was not unexpected. Through the month of April, US EV sales are up 10.1% over the same period in 2018. April 2019 sales increased 8.3% over April of 2018.

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California Reaches 7.84% EV Market Share for 2018; US Hits 1.97%
Overall 2011-2018 US sales by type

California Reaches 7.84% EV Market Share for 2018; US Hits 1.97%

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.

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“More Charging Stations” Biggest Factor to Increase EV Purchases: Volvo Car USA/The Harris Poll
Source: Volvo Cars/Harris Poll

“More Charging Stations” Biggest Factor to Increase EV Purchases: Volvo Car USA/The Harris Poll

Range, cost competitiveness and availability of charging stations remain the top barriers to EV adoption, according to recently released survey results from Volvo Car USA/The Harris Poll. As the average range of US available BEVs heads toward 250 miles, automakers will need to focus significant resources on EV charging infrastructure.

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2019 YTD YOY Sales Lower When Excluding Tesla Model 3
an-Feb YTD EV Sales Growth w-w-out Tesla Model 3

2019 YTD YOY Sales Lower When Excluding Tesla Model 3

After the first two months of 2019 (using InsideEV’s Sales Scorecard) excluding sales volume for the Tesla Model 3 for the same period in 2018 and 2019, sales of EVs in the US are down 8.5% compared to 2018. YOY sales without the Model 3 were up 3.45 in January, but down 17% in February.

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Pareto Principle Rules US EV Sales – Top 12-Selling EVs Account for 93% of All EV Sales

The Pareto principle, commonly referred to as the “80/20 rule,” is alive and well with the US EV sales numbers. The Pareto principle says that “for many events, roughly 80%…

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US BEV Battery Range Increases an Average 17% Per Year and 38 Miles Each Model Update

Since 2011 through projected model upgrades for 2019, automakers will have increased the battery range of their BEV models an average of 38 miles each upgrade - a cumulative 15%…

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