Closing Out 2018 and Planning for 2019, with Optimism

Posted by Mary Stewart on December 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM

This is the time of year we get to reflect on the accomplishments and challenges of the prior 12 months and use these lessons in our planning to make the next year even better. At KSV, our goal every day and every year for the entire team is to focus on getting better, getting smarter, providing more to our clients, and, through our efforts, helping to make the world a better place for everyone.

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Topics: customer experience, utilities, utility, future of energy, innovation, customer centric, connected home, energy efficiency, KSV research, market research, Smart Home, smart products, renewable energy, electric vehicles, clean energy, energy revolution, social media best practices, inspiration, strategic electrification

Rihanna Promoting Pickup Trucks, and Two More EV News Stories Everyone Should Know This Week

Posted by Tucker Wright on December 6, 2018 at 11:45 AM

We’ve got our noses buried in electric vehicle consumer insights research lately. Since EVs are taking up a considerable amount of our brain capacity these days, we thought we’d share a few of the EV news stories we have been paying close attention to in the last week or so.

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Topics: utilities, future of energy, innovation, personalization, electric vehicles, Tesla, Audi, strategic electrification, Rihanna, GM

Thanksgiving Eve Roundup

Posted by Shaina Kaye on November 21, 2018 at 12:12 PM

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

The team at KSV certainly has a lot to be thankful for – inspiring clients, innovative colleagues and a community dedicated to sustainable energy, just to name a few things on our list.

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Topics: customer motivations, utilities, future of energy, innovation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, round up, electric vehicles, clean energy, climate change, creativity, inspiration

Forecasting the Future of EVs, Starting with Consumers

Posted by Tucker Wright on November 1, 2018 at 10:45 AM

To reach the carbon reduction goals outlined in the Paris Agreement, and in targets set by dozens of city and state governments, electrifying the transportation sector is key. But despite huge advancements in technology, electric vehicles (EVs) continue to make up only a small fraction of the U.S. automobile market. In fact, EVs were less than 1 percent of the total vehicle market share in the United States until 2017, when they finally hit the 1 percent milestone.

Growth is now accelerating, largely thanks to the success of Tesla’s Model 3. July was the first month on record that EV sales reached 2 percent of market share, doubling the 2017 annual result. But how can the EV market reach scale?

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Topics: customer experience, Customer Insight, customer motivations, utilities, future of energy, innovation, customer centric, energy efficiency, marketing solutions, millennials, research, energy marketing, renewable energy, electric vehicles, purchasing behavior, energy revolution

October Roundup

Posted by Shaina Kaye on October 18, 2018 at 9:45 AM

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released a special report on the state of climate change. The findings were less than pleasant, with the report underscoring that "we only have the slimmest of opportunities remaining to avoid unthinkable damage to the climate system that supports life as we know it."

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Topics: utilities, utility communications, future of energy, ACEEE, energy efficiency, renewable energy, microgrid, grid infrastructure, infrastructure improvement, round up, electric vehicles, clean energy, ipcc, climate change

As Luxury EVs Speed Up, the Energy Industry Shifts Its Strategy

Posted by Tucker Wright on September 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Tesla sold an estimated 14,250 Model 3 sedans in July, a 225% improvement over the electric car’s previous record sales month. That monthly sales figure might have seemed to be a fluke, but Forbes reported that the sedan hit a new sales record in August, reaching 17,800 units. 

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Topics: future of energy, innovation, customer centric, marketing solutions, research, energy marketing, renewable energy, electric vehicles, purchasing behavior, NEEP, clean energy, Tesla, BMW, Audi

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