ECO NEWS Car Wars The 2014 Electric Vehicles Market Heats Up

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The 2014 Electric Race Heats Up

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Just seven ago, the award-winning documentary Who The Electric Car? examined Big role in quelling the energy-efficient revolution. But if recent statistics are any the 2014 Electric Vehicles should be one for the record books.

models such as the Chevy . Nissan LEAF . and Toyota broke EV sales records in thanks to lower lease and steep dealership discounts. The Electric Vehicles sold that month shows growth from the 4,175 during the same period in

But forecasters are predicting the EV market grow exponentially larger in . with some of the world’s auto manufacturers ready and to enter the fray.

Volkswagen photo provided by VW

With of more than 9 million a year, Volkswagen is currently the #3 in the auto industry. According to sustainability investment company VW is also the world’s most automaker .


RobecoSAM s Dow Jones Indices (DJSI) review the economic, environmental, and social performance of 31 automotive companies, VW ranking highly based on its to improve the fuel consumption of its fleet in an attempt to lower CO2 its environmental management system ; and community engagement .

Electric Vehicle Cost infographic via Union of Concerned

Given these eco-friendly you can imagine the buzz in auto circles when Volkswagen their plan last to make electric cars and hybrids integral to their process, with 14 electric or models from VW brands to be by the end of 2014 (including the eGolf, an version of one of the company s most models).

“We are electrifying all vehicle said CEO Dr. Martin Winterkorn in a release, “and therefore everything we need to make the Group the top automaker in all respects, electric mobility, by 2018.”

The BMW i3, provided by BMW

But Volkswagen isn t the only automaker looking to toss its hat the 2014 Electric Vehicle BMW is poised to introduce its new i3 . which high-end engineering with aesthetic innovation. Using carbon fiber construction, the BMW i3 be the first car to offer consumers a between EV and plug-in hybrid

But with its tiny size, bizarre design and $42,4000 tag . will buyers bite?

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luxury automakers are expected to on board the Green train as Developed by GM using the Volt s and powertrain, the Cadillac ELR  will be a hybrid, compact sports car a limited production run and a hefty tag (estimated to be $60,000-$70,000) designed to exclusivity. The  Porsche E-Hybrid . described by Digital as a car worth reporting on, represents an evolution for the storied brand.

But its $99,000 sticker price likely assure it remains of a niche attraction than a

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But the innovator s watching isn t even close to one of the auto industry s Big 6. The 30,000-40,000 sold by Tesla Motors  in isn t even 1/100th of those by Volkswagen. Yet the California-based EV upstart has a lot of attention for their Tesla (the world s first electric sports car) and S (a fully electric luxury The promised 2014 delivery of Model X . a fully electric hybrid, seems to forebode bigger and better things to for the independent company.

Tesla, after physicist Nikola . revolutionized the auto industry by an AC motor directly descended his 1882 design and lithium-ion cells, creating  the first a range of over 200 miles per . And because the company not only its own vehicles, but also sells electric powertrain components to manufacturers, they re rapidly as a lightning rod whose innovation is the EV market at a remarkable rate. a year or two, the company may a $30,000 electric vehicle as fuel efficient as the Prius .

So, while 2013 has been a year of growth for eco-friendly . there s ample evidence it s just a drop in the bucket to the promise of the 2014 electric market. As more and more automobile manufacturers jump the field, competition heats up, and continue to drop, we could see EV models that are incredibly in both the short- and long-term.   Love

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