The Federal EV Tax Credit Needs To Be Torn Up (Part 1): What Are The Right Goals?

The Federal EV tax credit isn't working: sales of EVs in the US are slowing, are concentrated in one state (California) and brand (Tesla). It is time to tear up and rethink, not tweak the current tax credit.

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How are the “Tesla Killers” Faring So Far in the US?
US Top 12 Selling EVs Jan-June 2019

How are the “Tesla Killers” Faring So Far in the US?

The media and Tesla shorts and haters love to tout every new BEV that comes to market as the latest "Tesla Killer." That moniker usually has little basis in reality, but is simply used by headline writers to attract eyeballs and haters and shorts to rally the bearish story on Tesla.

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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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All-Time Top-Selling EV Models and Brands in the US – Model 3 and Tesla Dominate

Through March of 2019 and using data from the InsideEVs Sales Scorecard, Tesla has accounted for 32% of all electric vehicles in the US. General Motors is a distant second at 18% share of total EV sales. The two automakers combined have accounted for 50% of sales.

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Charging Infrastructure: Is It Critical to Automaker EV Sales Success?

Charging is critical to the EV customer experience. Automakers will need to either ensure a superior customer experience through their own charging networks or by deepening their partnerships and relationships with existing charging networks.

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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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