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The Union of Concerned Scientists Vehicles program recently an updated version of its rather backgrounder on electric vehicles how the technology is growing in the country, the it presents for consumers and automakers, and the facing its adoption, to be specific. included in the updated backgrounder is automakers are now investing in EV technology.

are some of the key, overall

Sales of plug-in electric (EVs), including both hybrids and battery electrics, are up over last year. than 59,000 EVs were in the United States by the end of August — surpassing EV sales for all of 2012.

In sales are more than the rate of last year, 29 percent of U.S. plug-in sales.

Americans have almost 140,000 plug-in in the last 3 years, resulting in the using about 40 million gallons of gasoline per year.

And s even more on a few key topics drivers of sales, opportunities, and (all via UCS):

Major of sales

More choices from manufacturers at a range of prices higher sales.

— of the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet hit an all-time high in August their introduction in 2010.

Consumers can now get plug-in vehicles in models, but which use less than even a traditional Toyota, Ford, and Honda are plug-in versions of popular such as the Toyota Prius, Fusion, and Honda Accord. The Prius has been particularly with more than sold in less than two

— New plug-in cars at price points are allowing gasoline and oil change-free driving. For the Chevy Spark EV and Nissan are currently available with leases.

— Tesla is a high-end EV with excellent and safety ratings, and has sold than 10,000 cars year. In California, Tesla is brands like Volvo, and Porsche so far in 2013 (California Outlook/ Polk).

— BMW soon release its i3, which is the electric car built from the up from one of the traditional up-market

— Overall, consumers are many more electric in dealers’ showrooms and the trend to continue with options Volkswagen and Cadillac arriving

Compelling incentives . Incentives are driving plug-in vehicle Four of the top five cities Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, New City, and Atlanta) for plug-in are in states (California, Washington, with financial incentives. of the top five cities are also in that allow HOV/carpool access to solo plug-in drivers.

California is the leader in sales and the state provides HOV access and up to $2,500 in purchase

Early adopter areas the charge . Early adopter are leading the way, especially in Buyers in the San Francisco Bay Area at the edge, with plug-in accounting for 5 percent of new cars trucks) sold in the Bay Area in the half of 2013 (California Outlook, CVRP data). it’s becoming increasingly to see plug-in vehicles in major areas, and the visibility of these and word-of-mouth is likely reinforcing growth.


More options . Workplace charging the best opportunity to recharge EVs of the home because commuters their vehicles for eight or hours, usually in the same lot. Charging vehicles for periods of time means businesses can invest in lower-voltage instead of more expensive power recharging stations. workplace chargers provides a benefit to employees and helps barriers to EV ownership.

In areas where carpool are open to plug-ins, workplace also can lead to higher since workers will less time commuting.

Car and rentals . Renting a car increases the that a driver will buy that model. (IHS/Polk Encouraging rental and car-sharing to add more plug-ins to their will help build awareness and acceptance of EVs while more low-emission vehicles on the

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Different roles for battery-only and plug-in hybrids . Battery-only EVs the greatest fuel cost and can be a good fit for many consumers, commuters with predictable patterns or those in households more than one car — which is than half of U.S. Most offer 70+ miles on a charge, far more than the daily driving distance for Americans. Alternatively, plug-in are a better lifestyle option for who travel farther or live in households.

Both types of EVs enable to reduce oil consumption and climate-changing and save money on gasoline.

While sales and model are increasing, reports based on and misleading assumptions have the benefits of plug-in vehicles and the of programs that support

Misinformation and misleading studies: vehicles produce lower than the average gasoline everywhere in the United States and are than all gasoline cars in of the country (UCS State of Including the emissions from production lowers, but does not the environmental benefits of EVs. some recent media have questioned the environmental of EVs.

Most stem an article in IEEE Spectrum.The article has been widely for taking statistics out of context, unsupported conclusions, and for making accusations of bias towards and other researchers. Its broad and negative conclusions about EVs are not by current data or analysis. with the pessimistic assumptions vehicle manufacturing emissions, of drivers live in states a plug-in vehicle is the lowest vehicle.

In addition, electricity is cleaner in many areas so from plug-in vehicles only drop in coming

Sustainable funding needed for incentives: Plug-in EVs are still in the stages of deployment, and will time to become a large of the new vehicle market. State and incentives have played an role accelerating the sales of vehicles and will continue to be as the market matures.In California, new car have oversubscribed to the state’s program, suggesting the need for incentive programs. Because of the of the program, rebate applications created demand that is with the pace of incoming

Currently, a patchwork of temporary sources has been used to the program operating. The recently Senate Bill 359 will the popular purchase incentives through next summer, but a plan that matches to resources will still to be developed to avoid disruptions in the

The overall conclusion from

Plug-in vehicles are on the right with sales figures steadily growing consumer as would be expected from a market. Game-changing automotive often take many to become a significant part of the market. For example, the Toyota recently claimed the spot of car in California after 12 years on the Plug-ins face higher than hybrids did a decade so a steady increase in sales and of models should be seen as a sign that plug-ins are to be a significant segment in the U.S. fleet.

Indeed, as I wrote in my last update of electric car and hybrid in the US, 2013 100% electric car through September are up 447.95% last year (33,617 vs cars sold), while plug-in car sales are up 35.86% vs 24,082 cars sold).

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Toyota i-Road EVs Electric Cars
Toyota i-Road EVs Electric Cars
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