Design News — Captain Hybrid — Big Battery EVs Under Fire

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Big Battery EVs Under Fire

The news from the world of cars can’t be good for EV makers.

First, there was Motor Corp.’s recent that it will cut its sales for the all-electric eQ city car in the coming In truth, Toyota’s planned numbers for the eQ had already been but the remarks that accompanied the were the real problem. to an article from, the automaker admitted it had misread the of battery technology to meet demands.

The current capabilities of electric do not meet society’s needs, it may be the distance the cars can run, or the or how it takes a long time to said Takeshi Uchiyamada, vice chairman, in the Reuters

Light plug-in hybrids, the Prius PHV, have a near-term outlook than electric cars with big

(Source: Toyota Motor

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Then there was the September from the non-partisan Congressional Office (CBO), which the value of tax credits for electric The report. titled Effects of Tax Credits for the Purchase of Electric took special aim at pure cars with big batteries.

Assuming that everything is equal, the larger an electric battery capacity, the greater its disadvantage relative to conventional — and the larger the tax credit to make it cost competitive, the stated. Conversely, electric with small batteries are cost-competitive.

Finally, there the recent stories about the Leaf and Tesla Model S. from chronicled an battle between Nissan and owners of its Leaf electric as a result of those owners that their batteries suffering from premature loss in hot climates. Meanwhile, a in The Wall Street Journal that Tesla Motors which makes electric with giant lithium-ion packs, warned investors it is cutting its revenue targets for because it has fallen behind its goals for the Model S electric

Some of this could be off to the media’s over-zealous, microscopic of the electric car business, of course. But not You can’t blame the media the sales figures of electric are so disturbingly low. The Leaf is a in point: Nissan sold 395 Leafs in June, followed by 685 in according to

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