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With Mustang Mach-E, Ford Promises a Big Step Forward in Electric Cars, But We’ll Have to Wait to See If It’s Real

, Senior vehicles engineer

Ford has announced a new electric car, and it looks like it will be an exciting new option for car buyers. This debut is promising news for the transition from gasoline to electricity, and yet it’s also a great example of a significant problem we’re seeing with traditional automakers’ electric vehicle efforts, consumers may have a long wait until they’ll be able to buy one.

The unveiling of a new long-range plug-in car is a step in the right direction. We know that switching from gasoline to electricity is vital to reduce both air pollution and climate-changing emissions. And there’s a lot to like about the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

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Happy Fifth Birthday, Modern Electric Cars! Three Key Trends in the EV Market

, Senior vehicles engineer

This December, the first cars sold in the modern era of electric cars will turn five years old.  We’ve seen impressive growth in those first 5 years—but have we arrived at a tipping point where EVs are inevitable? Probably not; despite major progress, policy support is playing a critical role pushing automakers who are reluctant and helping consumers overcome barriers to EV ownership. Therefore the next 5 years are critical to get us to that tipping point. To see where we might be going, let’s take a look at the state of the electric vehicle (EV) market and how it has grown over the last 5 years. Read more >

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Electric Soul: What Goes Into a New EV?

, senior vehicles analyst

Kia released its first electric vehicle late last year in California, a new take on its iconic Soul compact. This year, the Kia Soul EV is expanding its reach to Georgia, Hawaii, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. With any luck, maybe Kia will follow GM’s lead and enter the Maryland market. But with announcements for the next generation of the plug-in hybrid Volt and a 200-mile battery-electric Bolt from its competitors on the horizon, not to mention today’s low gas prices, is there a reason why Kia is so bullish now? Read more >

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Batteries, Hydrogen, and Hybrids: Where We Are Now, and Where We’re Going

, Senior vehicles engineer

Today I’m attending the 2015 Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) summit in Sacramento, California, where automakers, policymakers, and technical leaders are sharing information and plans for continuing the impressive progress in getting clean ZEVs on the road. This is the third California ZEV summit and it’s amazing to see the progress that has been made in getting cleaner vehicles on the road. Read more >

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How do EVs Compare with Gas-Powered Vehicles? Better Every Year….

, research and deputy director, Clean Vehicles

UPDATE February 2020: Driving the average EV is responsible for fewer global warming emissions than the average new gasoline car everywhere in the US. Read our latest analysis, “Are Electric Vehicles Really Better for the Climate? Yes. Here’s Why.”

As we embark on the 4th annual National Drive Electric Week, U.S. electric vehicle (EV) sales are approaching a quarter million, and 20 plug-in models are now available in at least some parts of the country. This represents a major advancement from the first introduction of the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf plug-in electric vehicles in model year 2011. Read more >

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