Tesla: Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Topics: Electric vehicle, Plug-in hybrid, Electric car Pages: 101 (28361 words) Published: May 2, 2014
CREATING THE CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY

Analysis of the
Electric Vehicle
Industry

Creating the Clean Energy
Economy
Analysis of the Electric Vehicle Industry

Primary Authors
Jennifer Todd is an Economic Development Associate at IEDC. Jess Chen is a Research Fellow and a PhD candidate at American University. Frankie Clogston is an IEDC Consultant and a PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University.

Primary Editors
Liz Thorstensen, Vice President of Knowledge Management & Economic Development Practice, Tye Libby, Associate, Knowledge Management and Development

Acknowledgements
IEDC is grateful to the Rockefeller Brothers Fund for its generous support of this research project. Special thanks Lauren Avioli, Emily Brown, and Patrick McHugh for research support, and Mishka Parkins, who provided technical assistance for the creative design of the report.

© Copyright 2013 International Economic Development Council

This report was made possible by a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

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TA B LE O F CO NT E NTS
Introduction to Electric Vehicles ................................................................................................................... 4 Job Creation Potential of Electric Vehicles ......................................................................................... 12 The State of the U.S. Electric Vehicle Market ..................................................................................... 23 Hurdles and Solutions: Electric Vehicles Market ................................................................................... 61 Reduce the Cost of PEVs ......................................................................................................................... 63 Expand Charging Infrastructure ............................................................................................................ 73 Educate Consumer Perception ............................................................................................................... 83 Convention Gas Cars: Lessons for Electric Vehicles ........................................................................... 90

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