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Feds Say Just One Car Out of 100 Will Be in 2040

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vehicles are gaining a small in the U.S. but according to the feds, it remain just that Fossil fuels will the vast majority of vehicles for the two and a half decades, with cars accounting for a scant 1 of vehicles sold in the United in 2040, according to Uncle

The U.S. Energy Information Annual Energy Outlook for 2014 predicts that by nearly eight in 10 cars will run on gasoline, down the number sold last The number of diesels rolling out of will double to 4 percent of all sold, while hybrids comprise 5 percent of cars.

s up from 3 percent last

But the headline figure is this: The EIA that only 1 percent of vehicle sales in the U.S. be plug-in hybrids, with 1 percent being fully in 2040.


The numbers of LDVs [light vehicles] powered by fuels than gasoline, such as electricity, or E85, or equipped hybrid drive trains, as plug-in hybrid or gasoline electric, increase modestly 18 percent of new sales in 2012 to 22 in 2040, the report states.

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Last year, around million vehicles were nationwide. If the EIA s numbers pan out (and vehicle sales stay the same), fewer than EVs and plug-in hybrids will be in 2040. That s bad news for the administration, which has long to see 1 million EVs and plug-in hybrids on the by 2015 .

While these are a buzzkill for EV proponents, taking the puts things into The internal combustion engine has around for over a century, it s cheap and technological advances direct injection and old tricks turbocharging keep increasing And as much as we like cars cords, the technology is hampered at in the eyes of many consumers by and cost concerns.

It s difficult to predict the future, of but the odds of a major battery breakthrough in the next decade slim.

The numbers laid out by the EIA with those in last s report, suggesting the long-term of electric vehicles in all their battery electric and hydrogen cell will be far slower advocates would have you The good news is that we ll still be using lots of the average fuel economy of all sold in the United States rise from 21.5 mpg year to 37.2 mpg by 2040 as gas will only rise to a gallon (adjusted for inflation), to the previous forecast of $4.40.

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