ATW #2507 – The Challenges Of Selling More EVs

February 26th, 2021 at 11:24am

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Internet Premiere: Friday, 02/26 @ 11:30am ET
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Tim Jackson, Colorado Auto Dealers Association
Andy Daga, Momentum Dynamics
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers must meet government mandates for Zero Emission Vehicles. They’re investing billions of dollars to develop battery electric cars. Yet last year EV sales came to only 1.6% of all vehicles sold. This show explores the challenges and opportunities to selling more electric vehicles.

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2 Comments to “ATW #2507 – The Challenges Of Selling More EVs”

  1. C David Hourd Says:

    I enjoyed this presentation. Completely agree with Andy. Range anxiety does not go away because the automakers say 350 miles is enough. If I want to drive to California with an electric vehicle I need to have charging infrastructure available that will permit recharge in a similar time frame to a gasoline fill so I can cover 400+ miles daily with a full recharge taking no more than 1/2 hour midday lunch break. Otherwise it is not competitive and therefore not likely to gain consumer acceptance. If you consider electric as a second, city only vehicle, then the OEM claims that 250 mile range is not a problem tend to be more reasonable.

  2. John Says:

    Agree with C David Hourd. As a two-time EV owner, they’re great as a second car, but still hit or miss for long distance travel. Same old story… infrastructure, infrastructure, infrastructure. It’ll take time, but we’ll get there. As an ex-environmental manager, we always saw the future as a combination of power sources. I still believe that is the reality for the next few decades.