US plug-in electric vehicle sales decline in 2019 due to softer PHEV sales; ~2% of market

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Following a year of rapid growth in 2018, in which sales nearly doubled from the previous year, sales of plug-in electric vehicles in the US declined in 2019, due to lower sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

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Report suggests low-speed electric vehicles could affect Chinese demand for gasoline and disrupt oil prices worldwide

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Low-speed electric vehicles (LSEVs) could reduce China’s demand for gasoline and, in turn, impact global oil prices, according to a new issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “

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China developing timetable to end sales, production of gasoline cars

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The auto industry has now grudgingly accepted that battery-electric cars will make up some portion of the world's new vehicles in years to come. Policy makers in the world's most populous country, and largest car market, are developing a timetable to end production and sales of. emissions China government climate change plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) transportation policy

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JATO: Tesla most popular global electric vehicle brand between January and September 2017; EV sales accelerating

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The adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) has accelerated as policymakers across the globe pass regulations to reduce emissions of air pollutants, according to the latest analysis by JATO Dynamics. China’s ever-expanding car market is crucial to the future of the electric vehicle.

2017 78

4Q 2019: EU diesel demand continues to drop while gasoline gains; plug-ins up 80.5% y-o-y

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Gasoline cars accounted for 57.3% of the EU market, while electrically?chargeable chargeable vehicles (ECV) made up 4.4% of total new car sales across the region from October to December last year. powered vehicles (APV) combined held a market share of 13.2%.

2020 93

US light-duty diesel sales climb in 2018 to 500,000 units; 3% of sales

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Sales of diesel light-duty vehicles (Class 1-3) in the US in 2018 reached their highest annual level, coming in at more than 500,000 units—just over 3% of total vehicle sales—according to figures by Baum & Associates provided by the Diesel Technology Forum.

2019 116

GlobalData: COVID-19 puts EV sales and CO2 fleet emission targets at risk

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GlobalData research shows that lower oil prices as a result of the COVID-19 crisis could reduce electric vehicle demand and impair EU efforts to significantly reduce average new vehicle CO 2 emissions in the European car market. GlobalData’s analysis suggests that low oil prices will lead to a longer waits for the reduced fuel costs offered by electric vehicles (EVs) to amortize their higher purchase prices.

2020 104

Plug-in electric car sales for Sep: Bolt EV hits new high

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sales of plug-in electric cars. China has officially said it is considering dates for ending sales of new vehicles with gasoline or diesel engines. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The world has changed since last month's report on U.S. Even if that date proves to be 15 or 20 years in the future, the country's government has spoken—and the world's carmakers will have to.

2017 63

Sakor Technologies and SAJ supplying hybrid and electric vehicle testing equipment to Indian automotive manufacturers

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a recognized leader in the area of high-performance dynamometer systems, has begun supplying a variety of systems for hybrid and electric vehicle testing and high voltage battery testing and simulation to Indian automotive manufacturers and regulatory agencies. SAJ is a designer and manufacturer of eddy current and hydraulic dynamometers for engine, vehicle, and transmission test rigs and customized special test rigs. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Vehicle Systems

2020 64

Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles

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Speaking this week at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York, Total SA’s chief energy economist, Joel Couse, forecasted that EVs will make up 15 to 30 percent of global new vehicle sales by 2030. Colin McKerracher, head of advanced transport analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, sees Couse’s forecast as the highest EV sales margin yet to be forecasted by a major company in the oil sector. Electric (Battery) Forecasts Oil

2017 78

California cumulative PEV sales at 13.4% of 2030 goal; true ZEVs at 7.6%

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As part of California’s AB 32 climate change program, Executive Order B-48-18 administratively created a goal of 5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on California roads by 2030. True ZEV sales, however, account for only 7.6%. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Policy Sales

2020 96

IHS Markit: US gasoline demand could be cut almost in half due to COVID-19

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A sudden drop in miles traveled by car in the US triggered by wide-spread social isolation measures will have immediate ramifications for gasoline demand. IHS Markit analysis finds that US gasoline demand could fall by as much as 4.1 IHS Markit forecasts 2020 US auto sales to be 14.4

2020 96

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hits 200,000 global sales

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, has achieved sales of 200,000 units worldwide since its launch in 2013. It has become the world best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle as at the end of December 2018.

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Hybrids represented 52% of all Toyota Motor Europe sales in 2019; 63% in West Europe

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Toyota Motor Europe reported 2019 sales of 1,089,422 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, an increase of +5.2% With sales of 1,002,216 vehicles, Toyota sold more than one million vehicles for the first time since 2008 delivering 4.5% Total Lexus sales increased by 14.5%

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Smart to be all-electric in U.S. and Canada; gasoline goes away this fall

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a decade ago, it got a huge boost in sales from both novelty and soaring gas prices. minicar plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV When the tiny Smart ForTwo launched in the U.S. While its EPA ratings never approached those of the larger Toyota Prius hybrid, the little two-seater found buyers who liked its cheeky character and the ease of parking a car less than 9 feet long. Its first-year.

2017 69

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, August 2015: Still Chasing Chevy

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The first-generation Chevy Volt notched 167 new Canadian customers in August, building on its sector-leading 150 July plug-in electric vehicle sales north of the 49th parallel. Though this represents a slight year-over-year drop from last August's 186 Volts, it's encouraging that sales have remained resilient in the face of low gasoline prices. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

2015 85

AMPLY Power: Top 25 US cities could save avg. 37% on fuel costs by switching to electric vehicles and buses; up to 60% with managed charging

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A white paper by AMPLY Power, a company providing fleet charging as a service, finds that 25 of America’s largest metropolitan areas could save an average of 37% on fuel costs by electrifying their bus and light-duty vehicle fleets. Electric (Battery) Fleets Smart charging

2019 109

What if car buyers aren't ready for electric cars, even in California?

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It's accepted wisdom among electric-car fans and advocates that within a few years, mass-market car buyers will start snapping up battery-electric cars. First, battery prices have to come down to the point that electric vehicles aren't much pricier than comparable models with gasoline engines. Buying sales car buying California plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2018 63

Low Gas Prices Lead To Lower 2016 Toyota Prius Global Sales Targets

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The 2016 Toyota Prius, the fourth generation of the company's iconic hybrid-electric vehicle, is just starting to come onto the market around the world. But with the price of oil a fraction of what it was two years ago, and gasoline prices at recent lows in major markets, the title of highest fuel efficiency of any gasoline car is less alluring. sales New car sales

2015 63

Bloomberg New Energy Finance forecasts plug-in electric vehicles could account for up to 9% of US auto sales in 2020 and 22% in 2030

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Plug-in electric vehicles, including plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles, have the potential to make up 9% of US auto sales in 2020 and 22% in 2030 (1.6 million and 4 million vehicle sales respectively), according to research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). However, achieving such growth level will be dependent on two key factors: aggressive reductions in battery costs and rising gasoline prices.

2010 95

CMU study finds small battery PHEVs and gasoline hybrids the least-cost policy solution to reducing gasoline consumption

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The federal subsidy significantly favors larger battery packs to a stronger degree than their potential for additional gasoline savings. In contrast, the limited range of BEVs make non-domestic charging infrastructure more critical if the vehicles are to be used as primary vehicles.

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Honeywell Transportation Systems Forecast: turbocharged vehicles to account for 48% of annual global sales by 2021; electric boosting emerges

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Honeywell’s Transportation Systems Forecast projects that turbocharged vehicles will acount for 48% of annual global sales by 2021, up 9 percentage points from 2016. Electrics and hybrids are expected to grow from a total of 3 million vehicles in 2016 to a total of 16 million by 2021.

2016 111

Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In At present, PHEV technology alone is equipped to improve the current electric grid.

2015 156

BNEF: Global plug-in vehicle sales surge 63% year-on-year in Q3; China accounted for more than half of total

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Plug-in electric vehicles sales surged to a record in the third quarter, largely driven by strong demand in China, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). BNEF expects global EV sales to surpass 1 million units this year for the first time.

2017 78

T&E concludes that diesel cars emit more CO2 on a full lifecycle basis than gasoline cars

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accounting for the emissions generated during production of the vehicle and the fuel. T&E used the latest real-world fuel consumption figures for diesel and gasoline: 6.3 T&E attributed Europe’s diesel share to three main causes: Distorted national fuel and vehicle taxes.

2017 101

Cadillac introduces the 2014 ELR extended range electric vehicle

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Cadillac unveiled the anticipated 2014 ELR extended range electric (EREV) vehicle (based on the Converj concept, earlier post ) at the North American International Auto Show. Sales start early in 2014 in North America, expanding to global markets including China and Europe. gasoline-powered range-extender generator. By comparison, the Volt offers 38 miles of electric driving, and a full range of 382 miles (615 km). Electric power steering.

Navigant forecasts global annual sales of LDVs of 122.6M by 2035, up 38% from 2015

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In a new report, Navigant Research forecasts global annual sales of light duty vehicles will reach 122.6 Navigant expects sales of conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles will fall significantly over the forecast period, experiencing a CAGR of -6.6%.

2015 100

UK Manufacturer Axon Automotive Unveils Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

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UK-based Axon Automotive, a spin-off from Cranfield University, previewed a pre-production plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) version of its lightweight city car at the Milton Keynes Science Festival. The Axon car is a multipurpose vehicle built for two adults plus luggage.

2009 99

EIA: trends in downsized engine design leading to increased demand for higher-octane gasoline

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Since 2013, the share of premium gasoline in total motor gasoline sales in the US has steadily increased to 11.3% Energy Information Administration, Prime Supplier Sales Report. The octane rating of gasoline is an indicator of its resistance to spontaneous combustion.

2016 85

Lux Research: despite cheap oil, niche plug-in vehicle sales will be resilient; conventional hybrids to be hardest hit

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The current plunge in oil prices will likely negatively affect plug-in and hybrid vehicle sales in the short term; automakers such as BMW are already warning of lower sales of plug-in vehicles given the market context. Anticipated price of oil and forecast plug-in sales.

2015 111

ACEA: electric buses made up 4% of new bus registrations in Europe in 2019

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tonnes) registered in the European Union were fueled by diesel; the market share of gasoline in this segment was close to zero. All alternatively-powered vehicles (APV) combined accounted for 15.0% of the EU bus market in 2019, with electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECV) making up 4.0%

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ACEA: plug-in vehicles take 6.8% market share in Europe in Q1 2020; HEVs at 9.4%

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In the first quarter of 2020, the electrically-chargeable vehicle segment in Europe significantly increased its market share, rising to 6.8% (from 2.5% Gasoline and diesel cars. Gasoline vehicle sales contracted by 32.2%, from almost 2 million units last year to 1.3

2020 88

Fisker Automotive signs supply agreement with BMW for Project Nina extended range electric vehicles

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BMW will supply a four-cylinder turbocharged engine for the next generation of Fisker cars, code-named ‘Project Nina’, which are scheduled to go into production in the re-commissioned former GM plant in Wilmington, Delaware at the end of 2012 and be on sale globally in 2013. The first ‘Project Nina’ derivative will be a mid-size premium sedan utilizing Fisker’s Ever (electric vehicle with extended range) technology.

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. During these huge fluctuations, sales of hybrid cars have closely mirrored what we pay to fill our gas tanks.

2010 102

Nissan LEAF global sales reach 100,000 units

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Nissan LEAF global sales have reached the 100,000 mark; the 100,000 th unit is being bought by a customer in the United Kingdom. The Nissan LEAF, the first mass-produced battery-electric vehicle, remains the best-selling EV, with a 45% market share. Since its launch in December 2010 Nissan has seen the pace of sales increase consistently and 2013 was a record year. This year, the e-NV200 all-electric light commercial vehicle will go on sale in Europe and Japan.

2014 93

Will fear, sex or tombstones sell electric vehicles?

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A couple months ago there were coincidentally two electric car sales pitches placed before the public. see Will sex or tombstones sell electric vehicles?) Today, we have another electric car sales pitch to consider: Fear.

India actually beat China to all-electric new-car pledge, targets 2030

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China made headlines around the world on Sunday when state media reported that the country is developing a timetable to end production and sales of new vehicles with gasoline engines. emissions China government India climate change plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) transportation policy

2017 79

Toyota to produce hybrid transaxle and new gasoline engines in Poland; adjusting to shrinking diesel share in Europe

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Toyota Motor Europe will start production of a hybrid transaxle in 2018 at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) in Walbrzych, and add two gasoline engines—a 1.5L This hybrid engine equips all Toyota Auris and Auris Touring Sports Hybrid vehicles sold in Europe, and will equip the new crossover Toyota C-HR when it starts production at the end of this year. Diesel engines, will add two gasoline engines to its production.

ALTe Reveals Converted Ford F-150 Range Extended Electric Vehicle Demonstrator at NTEA Show

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Michigan-based electric powertrain company ALTe LLC ( earlier post ) revealed its demonstrator Ford F-150 range-extended electric vehicle conversion at the 2010 National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit. Under the hood of the F-150 REEP.

2010 108

Baker Institute expert urges focus on larger light-duty trucks and SUVs to reduce gasoline use, emissions

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The brief’s author, Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs, suggests that capital investments focused on the larger vehicles Americans favor can most rapidly save the largest quantities of fuel and avoid more emissions at less cost.

2017 78

BYD To Build Only Electric Cars, End Production Of Gasoline Cars?

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Chinese automaker BYD, or ''Build Your Dreams'', could be on the verge of abandoning convenionally-fueled car production in favor of electric vehicles. Already known for electric vehicles like the e6 crossover, BYD is aiming for a "re-birth" plan to counter a recent slump in sales. Reuters reports the Chinese company, which is part owned by

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IHS Markit: vehicle miles traveled to increase 65% in key markets by 2040, while vehicle sales slow

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In a new study, IHS Markit forecasts that vehicle miles traveled (VMT) will by 2040 grow to an all-time high of around 11 billion miles per year (a 65% increase since 2017) in China, Europe, India and the United States—the key markets examined for the study—and will keep growing. At the same time, sales growth of new light-duty vehicles will slow substantially. However, cars powered solely by gasoline or diesel will have fallen below 50% of new cars sales by 2031.

2017 60

DOE launches “eGallon” to help compare cost of fueling with electricity vs. gasoline

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) launched the “ eGallon ” as a quick and simple way for consumers to compare the costs of fueling electric vehicles vs. driving on gasoline. Today’s national average eGallon price is about $1.14, meaning that a typical electric vehicle could travel as far on $1.14 worth of electricity as a similar vehicle could travel on a gallon of gasoline. For example, if gasoline costs $3.60 worth of gasoline.

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