Electrifying the Vehicle Market

Evaluating Automaker Leaders and Laggards in the United States

Published Aug 18, 2016


Drivers love them. Consumers want them. The health of our climate depends on them.

Why, then, are electric vehicles (EVs) not as available as gasoline-powered cars and trucks? Recent UCS analysis found that most drivers, especially those outside California, would have a far harder time locating an EV than they would finding a similar gasoline model.

Our in-depth investigation of sales data and model availability found that leading automakers have profoundly different track records in bringing EVs to the US market. Some—including BMW, General Motors, Nissan, and Tesla—are leading efforts to make electric cars available. Others—notably Honda, Chrysler, and Toyota—are lagging behind.

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