Sales of electrified automobiles are surging in rural America. Toyota and Panasonic lead in solid-state battery patents. And EV curiosity is up tremendously, even earlier than contemplating gasoline costs. This and extra, right here at Green Car Reports.
Even earlier than this spring’s spike in gasoline costs—now at $4.72, on a nationwide common based on AAA—Consumer Reports discovered far higher willpower from consumers in making their subsequent car an EV. Although the 71% which can be desirous about an EV carefully aligns with an analogous survey in 2020, it famous 14% stated they’d “definitely” purchase or lease an EV in 2022—versus simply 4% in 2020.
Toyota and Panasonic are within the lead place in solid-state battery patents, based on Nikkei. Although that’s no robust indication of how far an organization is in bringing the tech to manufacturing, it’s a great way to evaluate analysis and growth exercise on the tech—which Toyota has been engaged on because the Nineties.
And based on an evaluation aggregating thousands and thousands of used-car gross sales, the strongest development of electrified automobiles has been in rural America. Looking from 2014 to 2022, demand for hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and EVs is rising sooner in areas effectively exterior the city and suburban coastal areas normally seen as early adopter hubs.
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