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Electric Cars Will Take 10 Years To Hit 1 Million Annual Sales: Analysis

Electric Cars Will Take 10 Years To Hit 1 Million Annual Sales: Analysis

Last year, roughly 118,500 plug-in electric cars were sold in the U.S.--out of total vehicle sales of 16.5 million, the highest total since 2006. Since modern electric cars went on sale in December 2010, sales have increased every year. Any increase this year may not be as dramatic as in prior... read more

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2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, May 2015: Tesla Supreme For Six Months?

Last month, we assumed that Nissan would edge Tesla during April in Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales. Wow, were we wrong! Fully 167 Tesla Model S electric luxury... read more June 4, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In May: Leaf, Volt, Others Surge: FINAL UPDATE

As spring arrives, sales of plug-in electric cars have traditionally risen from their winter levels. During the months of May through August, monthly sales are usually among... read more June 3, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  Driven, July 2014 (NWAPA Drive Revolution)

Chevy Spark EV Electric Car Sales Suddenly Surged; Here's Why

It was one of the major electric-car news stories last month: Sales of the Chevrolet Spark EV electric minicar soared to 920 in April. The electric Spark had consistently... read more June 3, 2015 by 


 
1,000th body for 2012 Tesla Model S on display at Tesla Motors factory, Fremont, CA, Oct 28, 2012

Tesla Model S, Three Years Later: What Electric Car Taught Us

Three years ago today, the very first production Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan was delivered to its buyer. That would be Silicon Valley venture capitalist Steve... read more June 3, 2015 by 


 
Traffic in China

Beijing Adds Another Electric-Car Incentive: Rush-Hour Access To Any Road

To get more of its residents to switch to electric cars, the Chinese capital of Beijing has not only offered incentives, but also privileges. When the city severely... read more June 3, 2015 by 


 
Rescuing a feral kitten from the motor compartment of a Tesla Model S electric car  [John Griswell]

Kitten Rescued From Tesla Model S Electric Car Motor: Video

Tesla Motors and its Model S electric cars get a lot of attention, especially on the Internet. And kittens? Well, cute-cat pictures are a staple of modern connectivity... read more June 2, 2015 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Mercedes Follows Tesla, Will Offer Home Energy Storage Batteries Too

As the newest carmaker on the block, it's perhaps not surprising that Tesla Motors likes to do things differently. That includes reaching beyond the automotive sector with... read more June 2, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt Configurator Live, California Order Books Open

Slowly but surely, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is inching closer to showrooms. Californians can now order the second-generation Volt, while other consumers have a new tool with... read more June 2, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Motors 'popup store' to display electric cars, Santa Barbara, CA, May 2015

The History Of Tesla Motors And Its Electric Cars, In Only 2 Minutes Of Video

Electric-car startup Tesla Motors attracts huge interest, lots of controversy, and truly passionate customers and followers. For a company that's been around only a little... read more June 1, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Chevy Bolt EV Trademark To Be Shared With Yamaha After U.S. Patent Office Suspension: UPDATE

Not long after its unveiling at January's Detroit Auto Show, General Motors promised to put the 200-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV electric-car concept into production within two... read more June 1, 2015 by 


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

Why Electric Cars Are Rare Outside CA: Arcane 'Travel Provision' Rule

The sparsity of cars with plugs has been one of the biggest frustrations for Northeastern electric-car shoppers and advocates. While California buyers can choose among... read more June 1, 2015 by 


 
2015 Zero electric motorcycle

Zero Electric Motorcycles Cuts Prices, Sells To Police, Gets Big Grant Too

While its competitor Brammo sold itself to Polaris, the electric-motorcycle maker Zero continues to follow its own path. Each year it has significantly improved the... read more May 31, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

CA Green Stickers All But Gone; Q1's Plug-In Hybrid Sales Suffered This Year: UPDATE

All good things must come to an end, and so it is with the green stickers that give plug-in hybrid drivers access to California's freeway carpool lanes with just one person... read more May 29, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Not Disruptive, Future Is Tiny Electric 'Golf Carts': Harvard Scholar

Friday's the day we use for the stranger and more oddball stories in our lineup, and one of the more unusual we've seen in a while comes from Harvard University. It's an... read more May 29, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

California Helps Low-Income Drivers Switch To Electric Cars

California is introducing a new ‘Plus-Up’ pilot project that should make plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles a lot more affordable. Considering recent news that... read more May 29, 2015 by 


 

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