Electric Vehicle News
December 30, 2019
2019 was a year of EVolution
There were a lot of unexpected headlines in 2019 and the EV ecosystem in North America was no exception. EV sales continued to skyrocket, there were major vehicle announcements from almost all the manufacturers and there were a record number of utilities investing in ways to integrate EVs with the grid. Some news was great, like the price of batteries falling 87% over the[…]
September 16, 2019
How utilities can bring their customers out of the “ICE” age and in to an EV
This week is National Drive Electric Week, a nationwide celebration with one goal: increase the adoption of electric vehicles. In order to achieve this goal they need to tackle two of the most difficult tasks for any new product or service, education and awareness. Both tasks can be time-consuming, frustrating and expensive, but they are critical for the future of electrifying transportation. This responsibility[…]
December 19, 2018
Electric Vehicle Outlook 2019
Over the last year, electric vehicles (EVs) have made significant progress. Looking ahead, increasing consumer choice with more EV models. Forming strategic partnerships with EV infrastructure experts, and improving cost efficiencies could mean a breakthrough year for the EV industry. But first, let’s cast our eyes on what’s happened over the last year. The Story So Far EV penetration in developed economies is mixed.[…]
December 4, 2018
Will Electric Vehicle Production Quotas Help Drive Adoption?
Encouraging consumers to adopt Electric Vehicles (EV) has been a difficult task. Policymakers continue to try and devise strategies to help create an environment for EVs to thrive. While most countries have struggled, notably, China has made giant strides. Last year, sales were more than triple that of the United States. Also, is set to introduce an EV quota to encourage OEMs to produce[…]
November 14, 2018
Should we be worried about the end of EV purchase grants?
The upfront cost of electric vehicles (EVs) is considered the main obstacle to potential consumers. As a counter, many governments have introduced purchase incentive programs which reduce the purchase price and thought to be the most effective tool to increase EV growth. However, purchase incentives cannot last forever. The UK has been one of the first to reduce the cash value of their EV[…]
November 6, 2018
Electric vehicles sales update Q3 2018, Canada
Fast five EV sales facts: Nearly 35,000 plug-in electric vehicles have been sold in Canada by the end of September, an increase of 158% compared to this time last year. For Q3-2018, sales peaked at over 13,000 EVs, a 166% increase over Q3-2017. At current rates, Canada will see more electric vehicles (EVs) sold across the country in 2018 than the previous three years,[…]
October 17, 2018
Manufacturing Electric Vehicles with Recycled Materials
Recycled materials have been used in cars for over a decade now, but mostly in out-of-sight places, like under the bonnet components. And they have always represented a very low proportion of total vehicle weight. As recycled material quality has improved, there’s been a recent growth in the use of recycled materials in more visible areas of the car, especially in vehicle interiors. Several[...]
October 17, 2018
Tips for Florida drivers to get the most out of an electric vehicle
All vehicles feel the impact from temperature extremes. The second greatest impact to the performance of an electric car, behind extreme-cold, is extreme heat. For EV owners in Florida who feel their vehicle may be under-performing, there are a number of easy to follow ways to boost the performance of an electric car in hot weather.
October 4, 2018
What can we learn from Germany about EV adoption?
Home to the most beloved fossil-fueled car brands, Germany has been lagging behind in EV adoption. As of the beginning of 2018, Germany had over 41 millions cars on the roads, and less than 100 000 of them were electric. But is the motherland of Mercedes and Volkswagen really losing the EV race? Not exactly. Even though the overwhelming majority of Germans still drive[…]
October 1, 2018
The environmental benefits of car sharing
Over 80 percent of the U.S. population lives in urban areas. Even in a city as developed and well served by public transport as NYC, nearly half of all households own at least one car. It is this market that car sharing companies such as Car2Go and Zipcar are tapping into, and they are proving to be successful, with revenue in this sector expected[…]