2022 12 months In Evaluation, Plus 2023 Predictions

2022 Predictions Evaluation


  • What’s one development within the automotive area that basically took off this yr? Why?

Stacy Noblet’s prediction about Fleet EV adoption actually hit. Autonomy, Hertz, Spring Free, Inspiration, Enterprise, and so on. (Prime Electrical Automotive Predictions For 2022)


  • Did the business anticipate that occuring? Why or why not?

Stacy Noblet, senior director of transportation electrification and a senior fellow with the Local weather Middle at ICF, a world consulting agency predicted this.

“In 2022, we’ll see extra curiosity from companies in adopting electrical fleets. Fleet electrification makes financial sense – it will probably save them as much as 40% on upkeep prices and as much as 50% on gasoline prices. Even with a better upfront value for automobiles and infrastructure, companies will rapidly understand the long-term advantages of turning their fleets electrical”

It took sufficient time to see a bunch of EVs used for lengthy sufficient by people to open fleet managers to it, and it’s nonetheless not each use case. However numerous them are open now.


  • What’s one thing that many anticipated to occur however didn’t? Why?

I stated it will be the yr of the EV truck however Ford didn’t ramp up its lightning deliveries quick sufficient to make that occur. They’ll in all probability have delivered 15K by finish of 2022. Supposedly they’ll ramp up to try this many monthly in 2023, so I feel subsequent yr is the yr of the truck for Ford. I feel it was truly the yr of the Mustang Mach E for Ford — appears to be like like they’ll finish the yr at 40,000 Mach E’s bought within the US, together with numerous vital acclaim (hyperlink to examples). That pushes them to the quantity 3 spot in BEVs behind Tesla Mannequin Y and three. Big.


  • Was this a greater or worse yr for EVs? Why?

2022 was the start of the steep a part of the adoption curve for EVs. New gross sales in 2022 (~1.2M) will likely be equal to what bought in complete between 2017 and 2020 (4 years price). Plus, the used EV market obtained to scale for the primary time, at 300K transactions, largely on account of the 4-year anniversary of the Tesla Mannequin 3, that’s predictably now flooding the used market.

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2023 Predictions


  • What are 3 issues that you simply’re maintaining a tally of for subsequent yr? Why?

1.Tesla market share of recent EV gross sales (BEV + PHEV) drops below 40% for the primary time since 2017. They’re promoting extra automobiles than ever, in truth, the Mannequin Y  turns into the preferred automobile on the planet, displacing the Toyota Camry. However there are such a lot of different gamers within the EV market which might be scaling up quantity, Tesla turns into simply one other automobile model.

2. There are actually over 1,000,000 EVs on the street which might be out of their 8-year battery guarantee (every part as much as MY 2015) or inside 3 years of the tip of battery guarantee protection (as much as MY 2018). An out-of-warranty battery substitute on an older automobile is uncommon however devastating given the associated fee (hyperlink to our article) and relative worth of the automobile at that time. Anybody buying a used EV that’s inside 3 years of the tip of its battery guarantee will need to guarantee they’ve obtained visibility on how that automobile’s battery is growing old.

3. The start of the tip of combustion engine automobiles is delicate. Over the subsequent yr, we’ll see a rise within the price of ICE automobile leasing (vs. outright buying), because the concern of making an attempt to resell an ICE automobile in 5-7 years begins to creep into new automobile consumers’ minds. Nobody desires to be the final individual to be promoting an ICE automobile when there’s nobody shopping for.


  • What’s one thing that’s at present being hyped as the subsequent large factor however received’t end up as many count on it to? Why?

There are numerous corporations constructing out big charging networks. Most of the current places (random darkish parking heaps which might be unsafe after darkish) and charging speeds (L2 and sluggish DC quick charging) aren’t going to make financial sense. Over the subsequent yr, we’ll start to see huge variations in utilization charges of various charging choices, as EV drivers kind habits that work for his or her each day lives. Public L2 charging (free or paid) that made sense in city areas for the early EVs with smaller batteries and decrease vary will fall out of favor in comparison with ultra-fast L3 charging close to highways on the outskirts of cities.


  • What ought to we count on from EV innovation subsequent yr? What’s going to it imply for the business?

Much less deal with rising vary in large chunks now that the majority EVs have a 250 – 275 mile vary. Extra deal with lowering vary variability in chilly climate and on quicker DC recharging. Will proceed to imply innovation in battery tech and effectivity, which can imply determining how batteries age turns into much more sophisticated as a result of the variables will enhance.


  • What tendencies ought to sellers be most conscious of, whether or not it’s good or dangerous? Why?

Because the used EV tax credit score requires {that a} automobile be bought by a vendor to qualify for the $4000 credit score, there’s a brand new benefit over non-public get together gross sales. Historically, simply 55% of used automobile gross sales undergo sellers. That % might be as excessive as 70% transferring ahead for used electrical automobiles. This grows the market long-term for sellers.


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  • What can shoppers count on by way of costs for EVs and the way to buy both a used or new automobile within the subsequent yr? Will this be good or dangerous for them?

For New EVs:

The renewed $7500 tax credit score for brand new EVs signifies that qualifying new EVs proceed to be an incredible deal (so long as they meet the meeting and sourcing necessities that weren’t there earlier than). However the largest influence they’ll have on Jan 1 is that the 2 producers that hit their 200K manufacturing caps already (Tesla and GM) will get big wind of their sails. The brand new Chevy Bolt will likely be an unbelievable deal, priced round $25K new with a $7500 tax credit score!?!?!

For Used EVs:

The return of tax credit score eligibility for brand new Tesla and GM automobiles will even trigger a right away drop in worth for used Tesla and GM EVs. (The rationale this occurs is that for a purchaser who can select from a brand new and used model of the identical mannequin, and the brand new mannequin drops by $7500, the used model appears to be like rather a lot much less enticing except it drops by about the identical quantity.) That cheaper price level ought to make used Teslas and GMs way more accessible to extra of us.

The opposite large story is the used tax credit score — $4000 on a used EV bought beneath $25,000, topic to a bunch of different {qualifications} (hyperlink to our used credit score web page). This credit score will apply to just about any appropriately priced battery electrical or plug-in hybrid, and it actually modifications the payback interval on EV vs. gasoline for these lower-priced automobiles (hyperlink to or embrace the payback graphic).

Whereas the brand new EV of the yr for 2023 is (lastly) going to be the F-150 Lightning… the used EV automobile of the yr for 2023 — my prediction — the used Chevy Bolt. At the moment listed between $20K – $30K used, and with model new batteries which might be greater capability than that they had initially, I believe the efficient buy worth (after used tax credit score) for an income-qualified purchaser of a 2017 – 2019 Bolt goes to be within the neighborhood of $15,000 by early subsequent yr.

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