Production Pulse: How EVs Fared in 2023 and What to Expect in 2024

Jan. 11, 2024
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Policy Advisor Kristin Dziczek and Cox Automotive Director of Industry Insights Stephanie Valdez Streaty discuss electric vehicles with IndustryWeek.

Electric vehicle sales were flat in the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to the third quarter, but automotive experts are still calling last year the Year of the EV because of the market's rapid growth. EVs accounted for 8% of vehicles sold last year, more than 1.2 million units. 

Still, the industry mood has been less optimistic lately as slowing growth rates have led GM, Ford and others to slow investments in new plants and lower some of the lofty sales targets they'd initially offered for 2024 and beyond. 

In our bi-weekly manufacturing livestream, Production Pulse, we discuss those issues with two automotive experts.

  • Kristin Dziczek is a policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and a long time analyst of all things automotive. As she notes in the video, the opinions offered are her own, not an official report of the Federal Reserve.
  • Stephanie Valdez Streaty is director of Industry Insights for Cox Automotive, a retail automotive giant with brands such as and Manheim Auto Auctions. Before joining Cox to spearhead EV research, Valdez Streaty spent decades in the auto inudstry including 15 years at Nissan.

For those of you who prefer to listen to these conversations instead of watching the video, please enjoy the podcast version of this conversation.

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Laura Putre | Senior Editor, IndustryWeek

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Robert Schoenberger



Bio: Robert Schoenberger has been writing about manufacturing technology in one form or another since the late 1990s. He began his career in newspapers in South Texas and has worked for The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi; The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky; and The Plain Dealer in Cleveland where he spent more than six years as the automotive reporter. In 2014, he launched Today's Motor Vehicles (now EV Manufacturing & Design), a magazine focusing on design and manufacturing topics within the automotive and commercial truck worlds. He joined IndustryWeek in late 2021.

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