Plug-In Electric Vehicles Monthly Market Snapshot By The Fuse

JUL 30 2015 BY MARK KANE 13

Fusion Energi Plugged In

Fusion Energi Plugged In

The Fuse released well assembled sales data of plug-in electric cars in the US in form of “Infographic: State of the Electric Vehicle Market.”

There is a detailed bar graph with monthly sales, as well as a cumulative one and a TOP 6 comparison.

This year sales didn’t improve over 2014’s results, but we still have second half of the year, which give us hope for growth.

On the bottom we find an EV infrastructure heat map, highlighting how greatly the number of charging spots varies from state to state, and lastly there’s a fuel cost graph.

Plug-In Electric Vehicles Monthly Market Snapshot

Plug-In Electric Vehicles Monthly Market Snapshot

Categories: Charging, Sales


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I love graphs! I really like the last one showing how it cost half as much to power an EV and the volatility of fuel prices.

If solar power was added to that graph, it would be 40% to left and fixed for 25 years. Solar powered EVs are the future.

“if solar power was added to that graph, it would be 40% to left and fixed for 25 years. ”

Yep, so glad I put mine in when I did.

I don’t think there are many people that expected sales to be strong in mid-2016 with gas prices low, tired models of 1st gen short range EV’s, and a lack of variety via automakers (especially the big 3 in the US.) I would bet on things heating up with new models pending and fuel prices stabilizing in the $3’s.
I’m most interested in seeing how EV’s stand without government incentives and it won’t be very long until we find out. I bet EV’s win, and that’s coming from a lifelong gas-loving hot-rodder!

I think you are right. I think the age and number of current models versus what is anticipated to come soon is holding back sales more than gas prices.

Here we go again!
“The sales year over year” graph blurb claims 2015 has “flatlined” over 2014.

Well, not according to the graph, it hasn’t! Maybe by now (nearly August ’15).
But here’s a case of somebody with a story and a graph that doesn’t support it.
But it gets played as if . . . . Bah! Humbug!

Oh, and it’s due to “low oil prices”. News to me!

Grrr! I think I’ll go back to bed!

What do you mean, “it hasn’t!”? For the last five months the sales have been slightly lower every month this year! I hope it’s not the stupid accumulated sales graph that fooled you. I wish people would stop pushing such confusing graphs.

In the State of Charge graph they have the last entry as ‘greater than 100’ when they meant ‘less than 100’. The Fuse needs to go back and review basic math symbols.

I don’t think the map showing charging infrastructure is all that accurate. Texas appears to be at the forefront of infrastructure, but I can assure you we aren’t. I think it only appears that color because they are counting the number of stations and Texas just happens to be a geographically large state with several large metropolitan areas. And while Montana may be about as large, it is mostly rural. So maybe a better metric would be something like number of charging stations per capita.

Including per sq. mile and per capita information would certainly be better.

I agree. Illinois would not be faring as well if not for Chicago, and the big push of the Bloomington-Normal area.

Hey Scott I used to be like older fast cars when I was young they were easy to work on. Todays ICE vehicles are a lot harder to work on and usually requiring some special tools and also a code meter. However a code meter will pay for itself and tell the problem. Look up An old Datsun made EV is out there winning the race against Vipers and corvettes, Camaros, mustangs. I think a McLaren beat the EV. However a McLaren is an expensive vehicle.

You would think any state with a coastline would be more inclined to promote low carbon everything they could think of. Seems to be mostly that way unless you look to the southeast US.

Why do you think that? Because of offshore wind? The USA does not yet have a single offshore wind farm. 🙁

It is expensive . . . but it has a nice high capacity factor.

When the fuse published their graph they showed 331,799 plug-ins sold in the U.S.

According to Plug In America about 359,462 plug-ins have been purchased in the U.S. as of July 30, ’15.

David Murry and ffbj make a good point, that the EV Infrastructure Heat Map would have been better served if Fuse had shown per capita penetration of public charging stations based on state population instead of just charging station gross numbers.

Hey, that would be a good project for somebody.

Thanks for interesting graphs.