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    Report: Li-ion battery prices still headed way, way down, to $180/kWh by 2020

    "Tonight, we're gonna party like it's 2020" doesn't quite have the same ring to it, but if Navigant Research is correct, electric-vehicle advocates will have reasons to be celebratory, whether Prince is playing or not. The research company formerly known as Pike is saying that lithium-ion battery ...

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    Study: Global annual plug-in sales will reach 3 million by 2020

    Every single plug-in vehicle sold today represents about 15 by the end of the decade. That's essentially the calculation that Navigant Research (formerly Pike Research) has made, using all the prediction tools at its disposal. In short, Navigant says global annual plug-in vehicles will reach 3 ...

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    Official: European EV sales will jump fivefold by decade's end

    To paraphrase the old Elvis Presley tagline, more than 800,000 Europeans can't be wrong. That's the conclusion of Pike Research, which estimates that sales of electric vehicles in Europe will jump more than fivefold between now and the end of the decade. Specifically, EVs will account for about ...

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    Report: Natural-gas truck sales will advance about 15 percent a year through 2019

    Driven by fleet and long-distance truck operators who want to save money in the face of climbing gasoline prices, global natural-gas truck sales will likely increase about 15 percent a year for the next six years, Pike Research predicts. While compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles are far more ...

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    Official: EV equipment sales will jump more than tenfold by decade's end

    Electric-vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) may provide the juice for new plug-in vehicles, but it's the other way around when it comes to sales with then relatively nascent EVSE market, according to a recent Pike Research report. Global EVSE sales, which totaled about 200,000 units last year, will ...

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    Official: 10 predictions for 2013 alt-fuel vehicles: more, better, more

    Like resolutions and watered down drinks, the coming of the New Year is the time for industry predictions, and tech-research firm Pike Research didn't disappoint when it comes to what it says is in store for the electric-drive vehicle market for 2013. With more than 200,000 plug-ins estimated to ...

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    Study: Consumer interest in electric vehicles waning a bit, Pike finds

    Fascination with plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) has been softening for in the US in the past year, Pike Research found after once again surveying consumers about their interest level and concerns about the practicality of making such as purchase. Interest in owning plug-in electric vehicles is ...

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    Study: Lithium-ion battery costs to fall by a third by 2017 as demand jumps

    The cost for lithium-ion batteries used in electric-drive vehicles will fall by about a third between now and 2017 as battery-production technology improves, lithium supply increases and battery packs are sold in higher volumes, green-technology research firm Pike Research said in a report ...

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    Study: Global hybrid and plug-in truck sales will almost double this year

    Global hybrid and plug-in truck sales will almost double this year as more companies and public entities turn to advanced powertrains to cut fuel costs, green-technology research firm Pike Research said. In 2012, hybrid and electric-drive truck sales around the world will reach about 19,000 ...

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    Report: U.S. plug-in vehicle interest driven down by high pricetags

    Americans showing interest in buying an electric-drive vehicle has fallen about 17 percent during the past two years, as car buyers say the continued premium charged for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles doesn't offset the effect of lower refueling costs, according to ...

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    Study: 90,000 vehicle-to-grid vehicles on the road by 2017

    V2G – vehicle-to-grid technology – could be a hugely important step in the upcoming shift from a transportation industry dominated by petroleum to one dominated by things that are not petroleum. V2G is the technology behind the idea of a "cashback car," for example, but it's still a ...

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    Study: Study: hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will grow slower than expected

    There are those who are unhappy with the creeping pace of electric vehicle battery improvements and believe that hydrogen is the answer. One prominent example is the guys on Top Gear, who are no fans of electric cars and have placed their bets on hydrogen fuel cells as the solution for future ...

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    Study: Asia-Pacific region to get majority of DC quick-charge stations

    DC quick-charge stations are robust units that promise to recharge plug-in vehicles from zero to 80-percent capacity in less than 30 minutes. While not required for EVs to work, these units make the concept of cross-country-capable electric vehicles believable and long distance electric-only ...

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    Study: Chevy Volt cheaper to drive than Toyota Prius Plug-in, unless you're going more than 70 miles

    Now that full specs for the production version of the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in have been officially revealed, Pike Research has sufficient data to compare its operating costs to those of the Chevrolet Volt. Looking at the research firm's chart, as simple as it is, shows us that drivers need to ...

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    Study: China gears up to sell lots of electric vehicles, the most in Asia

    Across the entire Asia-Pacific region, it's China where Pike Research forecasts most plug-in vehicles will eventually be sold. Sure, there will be other plug-in players – Japan and South Korea, mostly – but come 2015, China will lead the way by accounting for nearly half of the ...

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    Study: Biofuels market value to double to $185.3 billion in ten years

    Will there be enough feedstock to support a massive biofuel boom? It sure seems possible, 'cause Pike Research predicts that the value of the biofuels industry could double in the next ten years, depending on the emergence of advanced feedstocks. Motivated, mainly, by concerns about energy ...

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    Study: Pike Research says annual sales of plug-in vehicles in U.S. will hit 358,959 by 2017

    Pike Research has put out an estimate saying that annual sales of plug-in vehicles in the United States will hit 358,959 by 2017. And they're not all going to the usual suspects. Mostly, sure, but not all. Since there is no national Level 2 (or faster) charging infrastructure the way there is a ...

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    Study: Pike Research predicts 68% jump in global CNG vehicle sales by 2016

    Annual worldwide sales of natural gas vehicles will jump 68 percent to 3.2 million vehicles in 2016 from 1.9 million in 2010, according to Pike Research. The surge, says Pike, will be driven mainly by fleets looking to cut petroleum dependency and reduce operating costs. In the U.S., annual ...

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    Study: Sales of big electrified trucks to exceed 100,000 a year by 2017

    As the global economy takes steps toward recovery, truck manufacturers are looking to technologies that can mitigate the rising cost of diesel fuel. Trucks that utilize electricity to meet this goal come in four flavors: hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid, pure battery electric, and plug-in electric ...

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    Study: Pike predicts we'll have 7.7 milion charging stations worldwide by 2017

    Pike Research keeps on pouring out reports, including its latest one, titled "Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment." This report from Pike forecasts that by the end of 2017, more than 7.7 million charging stations will have been installed around the globe, including 1.5 million right here in the ...


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