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International Energy Outlook 2017

Release Date: September 14, 2017   |  Next Release Date: September 2018  |   Report Number: DOE/EIA-0484(2017)

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Plug-in electric vehicles: future market conditions and adoption rates

Melissa Lynes

Release Date: 10/23/2017

Variability surrounding future battery technology, government policies, consumer preferences, and other developments related to personal transportation markets casts a great deal of uncertainty on the long-term effects that battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles may have on worldwide energy consumption. This article discusses market trends related to these plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and compares results from standalone runs of EIA’s new International Transportation Energy Demand Determinates model [1] to those presented in the International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO2017). These results help quantify some of the uncertainty associated with the long-term effects that PEVs may have on energy markets.