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.

that everything else is the larger an electric vehicle’s capacity, the greater its cost relative to conventional vehicles and the larger the tax credit needed to it cost competitive, the report Conversely, electric vehicles small batteries are more

Finally, there were the stories about the Nissan and Tesla Model S. Articles chronicled an ongoing between Nissan and some of its Leaf electric cars, as a of those owners complaining their batteries were from premature range in hot climates. Meanwhile, a story in The Street Journal suggested Tesla Motors Inc. makes electric cars giant lithium-ion battery warned investors that it is its revenue targets for 2012 it has fallen behind its production for the Model S electric car.

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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