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Expanding the electric vehicle market in U.S. cities

This paper assesses the U.S. electric vehicle market and the actions driving it, focusing on the 50 most populous U.S. metropolitan areas. This work analyzes the connections among various state and...
Published 2017.07.24: Publication

Lessons learned from Sweden’s electric vehicle rollercoaster

Sweden is a rising star in the electric vehicle (EV) world. Thanks to a combination of progressive policies and favorable market conditions, Sweden is following in the EV tracks of its trailblazing...Although the Swedish government is planning to introduce a feebate program in 2018, which will likely bring an end to the EV market rollercoaster, other countries can learn a valuable lesson from the...
Published 2017.02.14: Blog Post

Identifying the leading regional electric vehicle markets in the United States

This report identifies and quantifies various metrics regarding the auto markets with highest electric vehicle shares by region in the U.S. The work uniquely identifies smaller and medium size...
Published 2016.11.10: Publication

Sustaining electric vehicle market growth in U.S. cities

This report analyzes the state of the electric vehicle market development and the actions that are driving it. Within the report, thirty-three unique city, state, and utility electric vehicle...
Published 2016.10.21: Publication

Principles for effective electric vehicle incentive design

Faced with declining air quality and their own climate goals, many governments around the world have sought to accelerate the market for electric vehicles. There are various tools used by the...
Published 2016.06.22: Publication

Germany, sleeping giant of electric vehicles, awakes

The German government confirmed an incentive scheme for electric vehicles (EVs) on May 18. That’s a big step for the European – and global – EV market. Here’s why. Germany is the largest car market...Germany is the largest car market in the EU, and German automakers exert tremendous influence on R&D in the global auto industry. So new EV incentives the German government recently announced are...
Published 2016.05.31: Blog Post

Comparison of leading electric vehicle policy and deployment in Europe

This study investigates consumer incentives for electric vehicles (EVs), including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs), in the five largest EV markets in...
Published 2016.05.26: Publication

2015 Global electric vehicle trends: Which markets are up (the most)

Judging from what we see of automakers' product planning, they are continuing to emphasize electrification even though oil prices seem unlikely to recover anytime soon. Late in 2015, Volkswagen chose...The state of the EV market in 2015: Countries with relatively high EV sales, as a percentage of new vehicle sales, remained high while others with lower EV sales were still catching up.
Published 2016.05.18: Blog Post

Driving electrification: A global comparison of fiscal policy for electric vehicles

This study is the first to evaluate the response to fiscal incentives that governments in major vehicle markets worldwide have deployed to promote plug-in electric vehicles. It offers a synthesis of...
Published 2014.05.05: Publication

Renewed and enhanced subsidies for energy-efficient vehicles in China

In order to increase the market share of clean, energy-efficient, advanced technology vehicles, the Chinese government offers various fiscal incentives (“market-pull” measures) to complement...
Published 2013.11.22: Publication

The art of cooking popcorn and the 2013 EU statistical pocketbook

Futurist Lars Thomsen gave a speech at the AVL “Engine & Environment” conference in September that has drawn quite a bit of favorable attention (like here). Thomsen has a lot of interesting...Some highlights from the new edition of our annual profile of the European vehicle market.
Published 2013.10.28: Blog Post

European vehicle market statistics, 2013

Update: The 2014 edition of the EU Pocketbook is now available here. The European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook offers an annually updated, statistical portrait of passenger car and light...
Published 2013.10.28: Publication