Navigant Research Report Shows 2019 Sales of Light Duty Plug-in Electric Vehicles Are Expected to Increase Over 80% from 2017

The declining cost of technologies, in addition to emissions and
fuel efficiency, are key drivers to increasing the adoption and
awareness of PEVs

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#EVs–A new report from Navigant
examines the impact of fuel efficiency and zero emissions
vehicle (ZEV) policies on the light duty plug-in electric vehicle (LD
PEV) population diffusion in North America.

2017 was a record-breaking year for LD PEV sales in North America, and
market growth is expected to continue. These vehicles are increasingly
being considered by consumers as a top choice for their next vehicle
purchase, and more states and provinces in North America are
implementing purchase incentives and are in talks to adopt zero
emissions vehicle (ZEV) policies. Click
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: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH,
in 2019, North American LD PEV sales are on track to increase over 80%
from 2017 numbers.

“Many US states with ZEV policies continue to boast the largest PEV
populations and highest sales numbers, such as California and New York,
but states like Florida and Colorado are coming to the forefront of the
PEV game,” says Raquel Soat, research analyst with Navigant Research.
“To meet emissions targets and climate-related goals, many groups across
North America are pushing state legislators to pass ZEV policies to
increase model availability and incentivize higher LD PEV adoption

According to the report, in addition to the declining cost of PEV
technologies, emissions, fuel efficiency, and ZEV policies are key
drivers increasing the adoption and awareness of PEVs. Similarly, as new
business model opportunities, such as automated vehicles and carsharing
programs, continue to emerge, the market share of PEVs is expected to
continue to rise.

The report, Market
Data: EV Geographic Forecasts – North America
, analyzes the
impact of fuel efficiency and ZEV policies on LD PEV population
diffusion in North America. The study leverages the Navigant Vehicle
Adoption Simulation Tool (VAST) to create three forecast scenarios based
on potential changes to the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and
ZEV regulations announced by the current US administration. Detailed
geographic breakdowns of LD PEV sales and populations (in conservative,
base, and aggressive scenarios) for the US and Canada are provided by
geographic region, including state, province, US core-based statistical
area, and Canadian census agglomeration area. An Executive Summary of
the report is available for free download on the Navigant
Research website

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* The information contained in this press release concerning the
Market Data: EV Geographic Forecasts – North America, is
a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on
market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are
inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those
contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full
report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the
report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report.
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