…Electric Vehicle Status Report, 9 Months 2018… The third quarter showed a significant increase in the sale of Battery-Powered Vehicles (BEVs), which was probably the result of Tesla’s push to build its Model 3. Another significant change was the drop Continue reading Electric Vehicle Status Report, 9 Months 2018
…Battery Powered Vehicle Update… Battery powered vehicle (BEV) sales increased 44% over the first half of last year. PHEV sales increased 30% year over year, while Hybrids (HEV) sales declined slightly year over year. BEV sales remain at only 0.7%% Continue reading Battery Powered Vehicle Update
…Infrastructure for Battery-Powered Vehicles… There has not been, to my knowledge, a comprehensive study detailing the required investments in infrastructure to support battery-powered vehicles (BEVs). Any such study must address three infrastructure components: Power generation requirements Distribution system requirements Charging Continue reading Infrastructure for Battery-Powered Vehicles
…Electric Vehicle Report Card 1Q 2018… The status of electric vehicles remains substantially unchanged from last year. For the first quarter, the sale of plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs) increased by 29% YOY, while battery-powered vehicles (BEV) increased by 35% YOY. Continue reading Electric Vehicle Report Card 1Q 2018
…Are Battery Powered Vehicles the Future?… The Economist Magazine made several over-the-top statements about electric vehicles in its August 21 issue, not the least of which was that the cost of ownership between an internal combustion engine powered vehicle and Continue reading Are Battery Powered Vehicles the Future?
…Hidden Battery Powered Vehicle Issues… Two issues concerning BEVs and PHEVs have been lurking in the weeds and haven’t been given much attention. Both battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) need to be able to Continue reading Hidden Battery Powered Vehicle Issues