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Electric Cars: Back in the Position?

By Chad Fraser on 4, 2013

“Indeed, sales of EVs will grow at a compound growth rate of nearly 40% the remainder of the decade, while the auto market will by only 2% a year.”

Dave , senior research analyst, Research

Auto sales to rebound in March, with million vehicles driving off American dealer lots the month, up 3.4% from 2012. Pickup truck led the way, with General (NYSE: GM ), Ford Motor Co. F ) and Chrysler seeing truck jump 8%, 16% and 25%, respectively.

the numbers also contained evidence of rising demand and in the electric vehicle segment.

Two car makers saw particularly strong Nissan Motor Co. (OTC: ) sold 2,236 of its Nissan fully electric compact car the month, up 286% from 2012. That’s partly Nissan, which had built the in Japan, had difficulty stocking in the U.S. last year. however, it is building the cars at a in Tennessee, which is helping it maintain dealer inventories.

The company has also lowered its with the U.S.-made model in at $28,800, down $6,400.

At the end of the market, Tesla Motors TSLA ) said that it has 4,750 of its Model S all-electric sedan in the first three of the year, ahead of the company’s of 4,500. That also the Model S the top spot so far in 2013, of the Chevy Volt, with sales, the Nissan Leaf and Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM ) Prius plug-in (2,353).

More Plugging In, Filling Up?

These numbers are next to the total number of and trucks sold during the and certainly the development of the electric car has hit potholes along the way: for example, fell far short of its of selling 20,000 Leafs year. GM, too, missed its of selling 45,000 electric in the U.S. in 2012. The Volt has faced political criticism. as of the Obama administration held up the unsteady sales as evidence government support of EVs has been a

Despite these roadblocks, sales trends look In 2012, U.S. drivers up roughly 53,000 electric or about triple the 17,500 purchased in 2011. Moreover, to a January forecast from Research, 1.8 million plug-in will be sold in America’s 102 cities between 2012 and Some factors helping sales include high gas increased availability of charging government incentives, lower for electric cars as the market and an increase in the number of models to from.


Globally, Pike total EV sales at 3.8 million by

A Tesla in Every Driveway

may be taking lower prices to an with its new financing plan, it is offering by partnering with Fargo Co. (NYSE: WFC ) and U.S. (NYSE: USB ). Under this which the company unveiled on the two banks will provide 10% financing, which will be or totally offset by state and tax credits ranging from to $15,000, depending on the state in you live.

Using the company’s online an owner’s “effective monthly for the 85 kWh Tesla Model S. which for $72,400, would be just per month, based on a 63-month loan, excluding sales tax and You would actually pay $1,252 a but Tesla includes a number of factors to push the “effective” down to $711, such as the cost of operating on electricity gasoline, which the calculator at $284 a month as a default. The also assumes you’ll be the Model S for business and by default $227 per month in related tax

Tesla also lets include some highly figures to lower their monthly cost even For example, the company figures you would normally make gas station stops a month at 15 each. If your time is $100 per hour, according to the not having to make regular gas visits would effectively your cost of ownership by a month.

Kandi COCO EV Electric Cars

The company also allows for a calculation for shortening your (thanks to EVs being allowed to use lanes in most states).

to a lease, Tesla’s plan owners the option to sell the car to the company after three and is guaranteeing that the car will a resale value of no less the Mercedes S Class premium at that time. The online values this guarantee at $47 a for the 85 kWh Model S.

Tesla shares 16% on April 1 on news that the expects to report its first-ever in the recently ended first

Kandi Aims to Electrify Vehicle Fleet

A lesser-known (at in North America) and arguably more speculative stock in the vehicle space is China’s Technologies Corp. (NasdaqGS: ). The company designs, develops, and markets all-terrain vehicles, and “specialized automobiles,” such as vehicles. Kandi got 86% of its revenue China in 2012, followed by America (11%) and Europe

Kandi’s electric cars. it refers to as “super-mini cars” in its filing. accounted for 30% of its 2012 These vehicles, mostly for short-range commuting, have top of 25 to 45 miles per hour and can travel 50 miles on a single charge. The also makes small electric trucks that are of hitting speeds of 45 miles per and have ranges of over 62

In 2012, Kandi’s revenue 60.6%, to $64.5 million $40.2 million in 2011. The earned $6.0 million, or a share, down from million, or $0.32. Excluding items, such as a change in the value of financial derivatives and the of option-related expenses, earnings 3.2%, to $4.2 million $4.0 million.

Kandi entered into a joint with China-based Geely Holdings (OTC: GELYF ) to make and sell affordable vehicles. The partners will contribute half of the $160 initial investment, and each hold a 50% stake. The joint will acquire the necessary from both Geely and with its initial project the development of electric vehicles and services for a public transit in the city of Hangzhou.

The company’s sales are heavily by the Chinese government, and Kandi’s top customers accounted for 83% of its sales in Both of these are risks of in Kandi. The stock has risen in the past year and currently around $3.92.

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