Electric vehicle supporters probably sound like broken records by now: “Just wait until battery prices come down, then internal combustion cars had better watch out!” Sure, we have been saying something along these lines since electric cars first re-entered the scene with the Tesla Roadster in 2009 and Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt in 2010. But it really is true.
Don't believe us that fuel economy isn't the number one buying factor? Here is the proof.
Monthly Truck Sales
One of the tell-tale signs on consumer behavior is monthly truck sales. Historically truck sales rise throughout the year and due to various market conditions. For example, gasoline prices have been often tied to new truck sales. When gasoline prices are low, consumers buy more trucks than when it is high.
A few lucky Volt owners at the Los Angeles Auto Show were the first members of the general public to lay eyes on the much-anticipated second generation Chevrolet Volt.
When General Motors created the original Chevrolet Volt, the car was hailed as a technological marvel. If anything, it was criticized for being over-engineered.
Though Cadillac’s new CEO and former Infiniti boss Johan de Nysschen is not known to be overly fond of electric vehicles, he has yet to put the brakes on the electrified plans of GM’s luxury brand.
Last week Mark Reuss, GM’s executive VP of global product development, confirmed that a new large sedan entrant to the Cadillac lineup known as the CT6 will arrive in fall 2015 and will come with a
It is not uncommon in the auto industry for an upcoming redesign to hurt sales of the outgoing model. GM must hope that is the case with the current Chevrolet Volt.
Though the occasions are few and far between, any time an electric vehicle goes up in flames it generates negative publicity for the nascent EV industry.
Ford has announced a project to charge electric vehicles with solar power on a truly impressive scale. Okay, so not all of the megawatts – okay, megawatt – will be devoted to EV charging.
Automakers are well aware of the range limitations of their battery electric vehicles.
Nobody really expected much out of the 2015 Chevrolet Volt. After all, the big redesign is coming next year to rejuvenate GM’s flagship plug-in hybrid.
General Motors is serious about electric vehicles, and it makes good ones.