31 Dec '15, 7pm

6 Ways That Electric Cars Suffered in 2015

6 Ways That Electric Cars Suffered in 2015

Brent crude oil futures in second half of 2015 Every new electric car put on the road is a small victory. In 2015, more than 100,000 new plug-in vehicles were added to U.S. roads—clear progress towards a long-range goal of cleaner transportation and reduced reliance on petroleum. But there’s no denying that 2015 was an off year for EVs, a time when excitement about the technology was tempered by the hard realities of market adoption. We can count at least six ways that EVs faced headwinds in 2015. Cheap Gas US oil prices plunged from $100 in 2013 to nearly $50 last year, falling another 30 percent in 2015. As the year ends, American drivers are paying an average of about $2 a gallon. While that’s still about double the equivalent average price of driving on electricity, the relative low price at the pumps lulled US motorists into a sense of complacency regarding gas-guzzli...

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