Posts Tagged: BEV
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[…]
September 26, 2018
Is now the time to buy an EV?
For more than a century internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles have served transport demand across the world. However, not for too much longer. The push towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions is causing industry and policymakers to rethink the status quo. Electric vehicles (EVs) have emerged as the next technology to disrupt the transport sector, but, before EVs become widespread, various barriers require attention. Barriers[…]
September 24, 2018
The EU is playing ‘catch-up’ with China when it comes to electric car sales
Over the last 17 years, China has led the way for other nations and regions in terms of EV production. The production of EVs in China began in 2001 with the “863 EV Project”. This was the combination of a fuel cell, Hybrid Electric Vehicle, and a pure Electric Vehicle. The growth in the production of new energy cars in China has been evident[…]
September 21, 2018
What can we learn from France about EV adoption?
There is no doubt, the automobile landscape is changing, and France is powering ahead when it comes to EV adoption. Last year alone 41,724 plug-in vehicles made it to the French homes, and the numbers are expected to be multiplied by five times within the next three years. To meet the air quality and climate change goals, France is keen to banish the sales[…]
September 12, 2018
Modern EVs and retro design – does the mash-up make sense?
It used to be that electric cars took on an outlandish, overtly futuristic look. It served to separate EVs from the crowd of internal combustion engine-powered vehicles. Think about the introduction of the first-generation Nissan LEAF, BMW i3, or the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Even consider the falcon-winged Tesla Model X when it arrived and its grille-less front end. They’re all designs that would be considered[…]
September 10, 2018
Autonomous vehicles are going to be electric
The electric vehicle (EV) is expected to be the next wave in vehicle transport. As a result, OEMs are committed to producing a variety of EV models in the coming years. For example, earlier this year, Ford announced an EV investment of $11 billion promising a 40 model range by 2022. Notably, other manufacturers such as BMW and Volvo have made similar pledges in[…]
July 20, 2018
Where the Electric Vehicle Industry Is Today
In the automotive industry, EV news is front-page news every day. Battery-powered electric vehicles continue to be under development with the occasional release. Yet, EV adoption is still slow, with less than 2 percent of new vehicle sales comprised of electric models. It’s important to note, however, that EV adoption is taking off like never before. In the past months, there have been big[…]
June 11, 2018
How China has become an electric vehicle leader
China manufactured 24.8 million passenger cars in 2017 alone, which means it has the largest production of any country. So one could assume, that it would make sense for China to lead the way with electric vehicles (EVs) too – they are incentivized to do so due to environmental reasons. It’s estimated that over 1 million people per year die of air pollution in China.[…]
March 14, 2018
2018 Electric Vehicle Range Comparison
Here we are in 2018, and electric vehicles are growing in popularity like never before. Charging infrastructure is vastly improving, electric vehicle options are increasing, governments incentives are still in place, and vehicle range is quickly improving. All signs are pointing in the right direction. However, when talking to someone outside of the industry, one of the first questions they ask is, “but do they[…]