Electric Cars Aren’t Actually Dead In The Water

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| By: Pete Bigelow | AOL Autos

The electric vehicle is both and well.

Alive, yes. That’s a new one.

Contrary to reports of the electric car ‘s flop (see this AOL column ), a pair of researchers say EVs are in popularity among consumers and sales are actually ahead of growth projections.

The interesting is that the industry can change, Mark Cooper, director of for the Consumer Federation Of America. We say it never changes. It can change. like an aircraft carrier.

It takes a lot of time to change But once it does, it has a lot of momentum.

contends that electric car is on the of picking up that momentum. of electric cars and plug-in he says, have actually hybrid sales during first three years in the

Introduced in 2000, it took approximately a decade to go from 0 to 2 of the overall automotive market, just two more years to to 3.3 percent of the overall market, Michael Omotoso, an analyst LMC Automotive. Today, they more than 5 percent of the

Hybrids, Cooper says, met of the similar resistance that EVs are in their early years.

We can ‘Well, they’re just a product,’ he said. Well, no, just that this is the The people who have bought so far are the early adopters.


Sales of vehicles have been the of both concern and withering In January, President Obama from a stated goal of 1 million electric cars on roads by 2015.

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But there have been signs of turnaround in recent that would fit Cooper’s that we’re in the infant of electric-car acceptance. Sales of the hybrid Chevy Volt are up 8.4 through the first quarter of Sales of the Nissan Leaf increased 104 percent from year’s first quarter.

The still represent less 1 percent of industry sales. sales increased from to 4,244 and Leaf sales from 1,733 to 3,539. sales of the Toyota Prius. the and dominant hybrid car. are 8.4 percent year over

As the cost of battery technology and the range of electric batteries Cooper says there is no electric cars will in important role in helping reduce their energy and helping automakers meet stringent fuel-economy standards.

According to a new CFA survey, American largely support those which mandate that improve the fuel economy of fleets to 35.5 miles per by 2017 and to 54.5 mpg’s by

Eighty-five percent of the 1,001 respondents say they support the and that support largely across political lines. percent of Republicans, 87 percent of and 92 percent of Democrats say they the Corporate Average Fuel standard.

Perhaps more importantly, 88 of respondents tell the Consumer that fuel economy be an important consideration when go to buy their next car. As car buyers reach the market the next few years, electric will be more of a consideration ever.

They’re developing the way they’re expected to develop, said. The market is changing. We can do (survey) year after and we expect to chart the progress of toward the goal of reducing consumption and reducing energy

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