Happy New Year!
The EV industry will reach the tipping point in 2017. We now have a 235 mile range vehicle, the Chevy Bolt which is comparable price wise to the current 100 mile range vehicles. Later this year Tesla will start the production of Model 3 which also has a 230 mile range. The 200+ mile range is now the new standard.
All car manufacturers are committed to EVs and we will see over 30 new EV models coming to the US car dealers in the next 2 years.
We expect an accelerated adoption of DC fast charging to allow EV drivers to go beyond the city limits and along major highways. Tesla built its own infrastructure to allow Tesla drivers to go from Los Angeles to New York. Now several other car manufacturers (Nissan, VW, BMW) are working to support the sale of their EVs. The VW settlement after the Dieselgate will bring funds at the State level to promote EV charging infrastructure as part of an emission mitigation project.
Overall we are looking forward to an exciting 2017!
DETROIT AUTO SHOW