J.D. Power: consumer confidence in automated vehicles continues to decline

Consumer confidence in fully automated, self-driving vehicles continues to decline for a second consecutive year, according to the J.D. Power 2023 US Mobility Confidence Index (MCI) Study. The index score for consumer automated vehicle (AV) readiness declined 2 points to 37 (on a 100-point scale), contributing to a 5-point decline... Read more →

Location data and technology company HERE Technologies, in conjunction with SBD Automotive, a global automotive research firm, published an interactive index that shows the developing state of electric vehicle (EV) demand and infrastructure readiness across the United States and Europe. The HERE-SBD Automotive EV Index highlights, since 2020, US state-level... Read more →

Germany-based EcoG, developers of interoperable charge controllers and software for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, launched its Charging Reliability Index (EcoG CRI)— an index by which the charging reliability of EVs can be measured and compared. The Charging Reliability Index presented by EcoG is based on 13 tests, which are... Read more →

Mining.com’s EV Metal Index, which tracks the value of battery metals in newly registered passenger EVs (including full battery, plug-in and conventional hybrids) worldwide, totalled $26.9 billion in 2022—an increase of 232% compared to the prior year. As much EV battery metal business was done in 2022 than the combined... Read more →

J.D. Power launches EV Index; measuring roadblocks to EV adoption, parity to gas-powered vehicles

J.D. Power has introduced the J.D. Power EV Index, an analytics tool to track the growing EV market in the United States. Each month, the index will arrive at one number (on a 100-point scale) to make it easy to understand the progress to parity of EVs with traditional internal... Read more →

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has launched a Lithium-ion Battery Raw Material Price Index. The new index allows users to accurately track real-world movements in lithium-ion battery raw material prices relative to key cathode types within the supply chain and to track the shifting cost structure of a key component of cathode... Read more →

The Transportation Services Index (TSI), created by the US Department of Transportation (DOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), measures the volume of freight and passengers moved monthly by the for-hire transportation sector in the United States. BTS produces three indexes: a freight index, a passenger index, and a combined index.... Read more →

Developed and periodically updated by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Last updated on April 12, 2024. The new values since the previous update are in blue. The changes are in percent relative to the corresponding month in 2019. They are adjusted for population (all but price of gasoline) and for... Read more →