FOTW #1109: All-Electric Vehicles Have the Lowest Estimated Annual Fuel Cost of All Light-Duty Vehicles

    Originally posted by the Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy | Original Article

    The estimated annual fuel costs for model year (MY) 2019 all-electric light-duty vehicles are the lowest of all the different vehicle technologies, ranging from a low of $500 to a high of $900 per year. The annual fuel costs for plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles, which can fuel with gasoline and electricity, are next lowest, and are heavily influenced by the electric range of the vehicle. Hybrid-electric vehicles, which are fueled only with gasoline, generally use their technology for maximizing fuel economy; however, because some models use their hybrid systems to boost performance rather than to increase fuel economy, not all hybrid vehicles have low fuel costs. Conventional gasoline vehicles for MY 2019 have estimated annual fuel costs ranging from $1,000 to $4,100—the widest range, with the most vehicle models available.

    Notes: All annual vehicle fuel costs are rounded to the nearest $50. Annual fuel cost estimates are based on combined city/highway fuel economy, 15,000 annual miles, and the following fuel prices: $2.55 regular gasoline; $3.00 premium gasoline; $2.85 diesel; and $0.13 electricity per kilowatt-hour.

    Source: U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Fuel Economy Data, accessed October 1, 2019.

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    FOTW #1106: In the Last Two Months of 2018, U.S. Monthly Sales of All-Electric Vehicles Outpaced Both Plug-in Hybrids and Conventional Hybrids

    Originally posted by the Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy | Original Article

    All-electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) sales in the United States have generally increased since their introduction in 2010, and the sales of both vehicle types remained fairly close until 2018. Since May 2018, EV sales have exceeded the sales of PHEVs every month, sometimes by wide margins. In December 2018, EV sales reached 36,961—about three times higher than PHEV sales for that month, and more than 7,000 higher than conventional hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), which have been on the market for about two decades.

    Source: Argonne National Laboratory, Light-Duty Electric Drive Vehicles Monthly Sales Update Program, August 2019.

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