Workplace charging has long been touted as one of the keys to electric vehicle adoption, particularly in major urban and suburban office markets. But as potentially millions of office workers continue to permanently work from home a majority of the time after stay-at-home orders are rescinded, how might this impact the role of workplace charging in the coming years?
When most cars and trucks are powered by batteries and electric motors in the US, what will happen to those popular oil change service shops? If you are on owner of an oil changing service center in the US, there is no need to worry about your business starting to dry up for probably at […]
Which EV models will likely be the top sellers in 2021 and 2022 and drive the EV sales back to a significant rate of growth?
For the lodging industry, the growth of electric vehicles provide both challenges and opportunities to ownership and management. As ownership of EVs increases and the average range of pure electric vehicles closes in on 300 miles, EV-driving guests will be taking more road trips and increasingly expect that lodging hosts offer several charging station options on their property.
To achieve adoption by the late majority and laggards, EVs will need a range of 500 miles. If you’ve spit out your coffee at this idea, pull up a chair and hear me out. Electric Vehicles Must Exceed, Not Just Meet ICE Performance “Cleantech has to outperform (fossil fuels) by head and shoulders.” These words […]
Up until this morning, there was still strong hope that Congress would not eliminate the Federal electric vehicle tax credit, but a late amendment puts the credit in significant doubt. Or did it? When I woke up this morning I found the text of the Senate bill H.R.1 – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that […]
While electric vehicle (EV) sales continue to see strong growth, the majority of sales in the US come from just a handful of models. Through September, the top 10 selling EVs (see chart) comprise exactly 80% of all US electric vehicle sales. Currently there are 35 plug-in hybrid (PHEVs) and battery electric (BEVs) available on […]
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 […]
Are the Big 3 auto companies – General Motors, Ford Motor and Fiat Chrysler – serious about electric cars? Let’s look at their recent/current plug-in hybrid and pure battery electric model offerings: That’s it, 3 currently available battery electric vehicles and 5 plug-in hybrids. Two models (Cadillac ELR and Chevrolet Spark) were discontinued in 2016 and […]
6 Strategic Mistakes GM Made With the Chevrolet Bolt (Part 2: Lack of fast charging and destination charging networks)
The vast majority of US auto trips are under 100 miles. We drive to the supermarket, nearby restaurant or hardware store; we head to and from work for our commute; and then we have those occasional 100-mile trips to the beach, wine country or grandma’s house. An EV with 150 miles of range can comfortably handle […]