Vehicles

Global plug-in electric vehicle sales surpassed 1 million in 2017

Through 2020, market projected to experience 38% annual growth A new report from Navigant Research shows that electric vehicle(EV) sale surpassed 1 million in 2017, according to a press release. Recent developments in the plug-in electric(PEV) market, including the rollout of long-range battery EVs (BEVs) at sub-$40,000 price points, have positioned the segment for robust growth. Since […]

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US federal government energy costs at lowest point since fiscal year 2004

Energy costs for petroleum fuels such as jet fuel, gasoline, and diesel decreased 40% According to the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), the total real energy cost for the U.S. federal government to operate its facilities, vehicles, and equipment in fiscal year (FY) 2016 fell to $16.1 billion, the lowest level since FY 2004, according to the U.S. Energy

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Consumer survey for autonomous vehicle finds preferences vary – IHS Markit

New consumer preferences for autonomy and other advanced mobility solutions vary widely by age and region New research on consumer preferences for full autonomy in new vehicles finds the technology is not yet popular among a broad audience, according to analysts at IHS Markit. Ironically, the same audience ranked it among the very features they

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Highly automated light duty vehicles to begin in 2020 – Navigant Research

Governments beginning to approve legislation to allow commercial deployment on public roads Governments are starting to approve legislation allowing deployment of vehicles with increasingly automated capabilities, finds a new report from Navigant Research. It analyzes regional markets for light duty passenger vehicles (LDVs) and medium or heavy duty commercial vehicles with highly automated driving capability,

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Growing popularity of crossover utility vehicle skews fuel mileage data – EIA

Light-duty vehicle market attributed to CUVs reached 32 per cent in the US market last year Light-duty vehicles are generally classified into two groups: passenger cars and light trucks. However, crossover utility vehicles (CUVs)—which appear similar to sport utility vehicles but share design attributes with passenger cars—are blurring the distinction between the two classifications, according to the

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Automated vehicles likely to increase global energy consumption

Impacts of automated driving systems on fuel consumption will be mixed, due to a shift from public transit to light duty vehicles A new report from Navigant Research highlights how emerging automated mobility systems are expected to affect regional transportation fuel consumption during the next two decades, with global forecasts for light duty vehicle (LDV)

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Global electric trucks sales to reach 332,000 by 2026 – Navigant

Though sales for electric trucks will increase during the decade, market expected to remain niche A new report from Navigant Research forecasts sales of medium and heavy duty trucks for each major world region, segmented by electrified powertrain type, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric, and hydrogen fuel cell, through 2026. As local and national

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Top 3 trends impacting global micro electric vehicle market to 2020 – Technavio

Numerous advantages of micro electric vehicles have seen major automakers entering the arena with developments LONDON – Technavio’s latest report on the global micro electric vehicle market provides an analysis on the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2016-2020. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to

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