42% Of Legacy Automakers Still Don’t Offer An EV in the US
The biggest hurdle to adoption of electric vehicles in the US remains supply, as 42% (14 out of 33) of legacy automaker brands that have vehicles for sale in the US - still do not offer an EV (either BEV or PHEV) for sale in the world's second largest auto market.

42% Of Legacy Automakers Still Don’t Offer An EV in the US

The biggest hurdle to adoption of electric vehicles in the US remains supply, as 42% (14 out of 33) of legacy automaker brands that have vehicles for sale in the US - still do not offer an EV (either BEV or PHEV) for sale in the world's second largest auto market.

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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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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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Presentation: “When Will EVs ‘Cross the Chasm’ Into the Mainstream in the US?”

In this article I share selected screenshots of several slides from the 36-slide presentation - "When Will EVs 'Cross the Chasm' Into the Mainstream in the US?" - and add some underlying comments to provide a high-level flavor of my presentation.

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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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“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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