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March 15, 2018
  Electric vehicles are gaining market share in the United States, although adoption rates lag behind markets with strong charging infrastructures. Charging an electric vehicle requires more downtime than refuelling a fossil fuel-powered vehicle, which means that consumers will be looking for ways to spend an extra 30-45 minutes. Due to a lack of federal […]
Eric Totaro
February 12, 2018
  Euromonitor attended the media preview of the Chicago Auto Show on February 8, 2018. The Chicago Auto Show is the largest show in the United States in terms of attendance and square footage. Major announcements at the 2018 show included the release of limited edition trim lines for several brands as well as the […]
Eric Totaro
February 1, 2018
Photo courtesy of Eric Totaro. Cars including the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, Ford Mustang Bullitt, Mercedes-Benz S560 Coupe, and Nissan Rogue were on display at the 2018 Automotive News World Congress. The 2018 Automotive News World Congress showcased the latest innovations and trends driving the automotive industry. With leaders from major automakers speaking about what they […]
September 27, 2017
Dyson’s venture into electric vehicles comes at a time when more and more automakers are embracing electric powertrain technology; they have an uphill battle to differentiate themselves. While a £2 billion investment is large, it is on par with research and development costs for established automakers and seems low for a new entrant, especially considering […]
September 11, 2017
The number of electric vehicles on the road in the United States grew fivefold between 2011 and 2015 but the number of public charging stations capable of quickly charging these vehicles remains low. According to the US Department of Energy, there are 2,200 fast charging stations in the United States; there are 168,000 gas stations. […]
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August 8, 2017
Volvo’s announcement on July 5, 2017 that all of its vehicles would be all-electric or hybrid electric by 2019 took the automotive world by surprise, but its goal is neither as risky nor as sweeping as many industry experts have made it sound. Volvo’s repositioning as an electric car company will help the company establish […]
May 19, 2017
Electric car sales continue to witness double-digit growth rates with more than one million electric cars forecast to be sold in 2017, marking an important tipping point for eco-friendly cars. Improving battery technologies and decreasing electric car prices contribute to expanding electric car sales. However, charging infrastructure remains underdeveloped and needs to be improved in […]
March 3, 2016
Until 2015, the US was the largest market for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), recording double-digit sales growth every year since 2010. But in 2015 sales volume dropped for the first time since electric vehicles were introduced. Rise of turbocharged engines along with low fuel prices discouraged drivers from choosing range-limited PEVs in 2015. Nevertheless, PEV […]

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