Author of new study says EVs are actually ahead of long-term projections
Contrary to recent reports of the electric car's pending flop, a pair of researchers say EVs are gaining in popularity among consumers and that sales are actually ahead of long-term growth projections.
State of the Union mentions EVs, but lofty goals are evaporating
One year ago, President Obama used his State of the Union address to set a bold goal of U.S. consumers buying 1 million electric cars by 2015. But consumers aren't biting, and the Department of Energy and the White House are backing away.
The EPA has finally weighed in with its (long awaited) fuel economy numbers for the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf. While the results are impressive – 93 and 99 miles per gallon equivalent for each of the two vehicles, respectively – the more important story is that consumers are likely to remain confused about just how fuel-efficient this new automotive technology is.
As you saw in Translogic 5.1, the Nissan Leaf is a five-passenger, all-electric car that will forever change how we think of personal transportation. It has no tailpipe, produces no emissions and yet does basically everything a gasoline-powered compact car can do.