Question of the Month: How can I compare the energy content of alternative fuels and gasoline or diesel? What implications does this have for overall fuel and vehicle comparisons?
Following the introduction of the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt, the first full year of sales for mass-market plug-in vehicles was 2011; nearly 18 thousand plug-in vehicles were sold that year in the United States. Sales of plug-in electric vehicles have grown nearly each year since, increasing nine-fold to a record high of about 160 thousand units in 2016. All-electric vehicles (EV) have outsold plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) each of the past three years.
Ford released details Monday of its $4.5 billion drive to field no fewer than 13 new electric and/or hybrid electric vehicles globally in the next five years. The eye-catcher was a hybrid-electric police car, said to be the first hybrid ever to be pursuit-rated. Ford is planning a hybrid-electric F-150 pickup with export power too.
Clean Cities normally produces an annual Vehicle Buyer’s Guide featuring light-duty alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles that are available for the current model year. The printed guide for 2017 is delayed but the info is updated and available on line.
We want to make sure that you have access to this important information.
The on-line version allows the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) to keep the list current as new models are added or changed throughout the year (note the most recent posting date in the header of the list). You can access the current version directly at:
Question of the Month: What factors do employers need to consider when establishing a workplace charging program?