Erin Sunde

Industry Analyst,
Wards Intelligence

Erin is an Industry Analyst in the Wards Intelligence data and research group.

Average Fuel Economy Increased in November  1
Consumer interest in electrified vehicles is growing, countering the effect of record-high utility vehicle sales.
Electrification Boosted Fuel Economy in October 
The new model year started 3.8% ahead of the previous.
EV Tax Credit Availability Ending for GM 
Tesla and GM will no longer offer the federal tax credit for PHEV and BEV sales next year. A few other automakers will reach the cap early in the next decade.
Road to 2025 CAFE: Little Engines That Can 
Based on Wards Intelligence’s powertrain forecast, the sales-weighted average engine size of light vehicles sold in the U.S. will decline from 2.9L in 2017 to 2.6L in 2025.
Technology Consolidation: Making More With Less 
Product strategy involves sharing platform and powertrain technology across multiple segments, especially cars and CUVs.
Fuel-Economy of U.S. Light Vehicles Rose in Model-Year 2018 
Increased demand for electrified vehicles kept the average mpg moving upward.
September 2018 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Industry Reached 17.4 Million SAAR  72
U.S. automakers sold 1.43 million light vehicles in September.
Road to 2025 CAFE: CVTs Gain Share, Automatics Gain Gears 
Increased sales of vehicles with small engines leads to higher use of CVTs. Other vehicles gain efficiency through advanced automatics.
More Electric Vehicles with Lower Price Tag  3
The electric vehicle market is opening up to more shoppers without a 6-figure income.
August 2018 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Industry Finished at 16.6 Million SAAR 
U.S. automakers sold 1.47 million light vehicles in August.
Luxury EV Sales to Triple Over Next Seven Years 
New product will compete in a market currently dominated by Tesla.
August U.S. Light-Vehicle Forecast: Market Could Hit 17 Million SAAR 
High inventory of ’18 models and increasing incentive activity may push light-vehicle sales to 1.5 million units in August.
July 2018 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Industry Hit 16.7 Million SAAR 
U.S. automakers sold 1.36 million light-vehicle sales in July.
U.S. Light-Vehicle Forecast: Sales Rate Rises; Inventory Declines 
Although volume is down 2.3% from same-month 2017, the forecasted daily sales rate is a 1.8% increase from year-ago.
Average Fuel Economy Up in First Half of 2018 
New product and rising fuel prices continued to increase demand for electrified vehicles.
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