Battery-Powered Vehicles Value Proposition

…Battery-Powered Vehicles Value Proposition… Battery-powered vehicles (BEVs) should only replace internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles if their value proposition is demonstrably better. See, Future of Battery-Powered Vehicles And what is the value proposition that warrants a transition to BEVs? Here Continue reading Battery-Powered Vehicles Value Proposition

Government Motors Lives Up to its Name

…Government Motors Lives Up to its Name… Saved by the government during the last economic crash, GM again turns to the government for help. This time they want to saddle the public with a National Zero Emissions Vehicle (NZEV) program Continue reading Government Motors Lives Up to its Name

Future of Battery-Powered Vehicles

…Future of Battery-Powered Vehicles… Battery-powered vehicles (BEVs) are likely to replace internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in the U.S. during this century. A few calculations concerning energy use leads to this conclusion. Energy efficiencies Light vehicles, i.e., cars, SUVs and Continue reading Future of Battery-Powered Vehicles

Electric Vehicle Sales Report

…Electric Vehicle Sales Report… The following table shows vehicle sales for Hybrids, PHEVs and BEVs for the first half of 2017. Quick takeaways: Sales of all three categories increased in the second quarter: PHEVs by the largest percentage, i.e., 21%, Continue reading Electric Vehicle Sales Report

Tesla, GM, & Toyota Battle for Customers

The electric vehicle battleground at the end of September saw a major increase in the number of PHEVs and BEVs being sold during the 3rd quarter, and a continuing shift away from Hybrids, such as the original Prius.   US Continue reading Tesla, GM, & Toyota Battle for Customers

Will 2016 be Turning Point for EV and PHEV Sales?

The news receiving the most publicity this year has been Tesla’s announcement of its new model 3, and the 325,000 preorders for the car. This has overshadowed actual sales results for EVs and PHEVs for the first quarter of 2016. Continue reading Will 2016 be Turning Point for EV and PHEV Sales?