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 […]

US Sales Trends for the “Big 6” EVs Through August 2017

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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 Model S and X, Chevrolet Bolt and Volt, Toyota Prius Prime and Nissan LEAF – continue outpacing all other battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in […]

The ‘Light Truck’ Factor in EV Supply and Adoption

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“By 2025, every (new) vehicle is going to be electric. Boom, over.” That’s a quote and bold prediction from author and Stanford professor Tony Seba’s June 2017 presentation (starting at the 26:15 point in the video) in Denver at the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES). Key elements of Seba’s argument include: The declining cost of […]

SUVs and Crossovers: Key To The Next Wave of US Electric Vehicle Adoption

US Car vs Light Truck Sales 2010-2016

Many electric vehicle (EV) advocates like to chastise American auto buyers for their love of pick-up trucks, SUVs and crossovers, but like it or not, the growing popularity of these model types has significant implications for the future adoption of electric vehicles. In the last year, various auto company executives have stated that “American consumers […]