Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEVs) are a key research topic for EPRI.

Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEVs) are a key research topic for EPRI. More

EPRI's research addresses issues surrounding plug-in electric vehicle infrastructure and impacts on the grid.

EPRI's research addresses issues surrounding plug-in electric vehicle infrastructure and impacts on the grid. More

Non-road electric transportation technologies are helping reduce emissions and fuel consumption.

Non-road electric transportation technologies are helping reduce emissions and fuel consumption. More

EPRI's research identifies and conducts detailed analyses of environmental and policy approaches that affect electricity as a transportation fuel.

EPRI's research identifies and conducts detailed analyses of environmental and policy approaches. More

A Consumer's Guide to Plug-In Electric Vehicles

March 2016

EPRI has just released an update of the 'Consumer's Guide to Plug-In Electric Vehicles'. It is freely available here. It is an exciting time in the Electric vehicle market as there are 25 PEVs currently available (16 nationwide and 9 in select markets) and another 13 to hit the market this year. While the exact release dates aren't known, a further 17 PEVs are slated to arrive in 2017-2018. There are many more model choices for the PEV consumer than there have been in the past. Over 400,000 PEVs have been sold in the USA to date, with an increasing portion of sales being BEVs. In the 4th quarter of 2015, 33,594 PEVs were sold, with almost 60% of those being BEVs.