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European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Nov 2016

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Nov 2016

In the waning months of 2016, no dramatic changes occurred in European plug-in electric car sales. The established players remained on top of the sales charts, in virtually the same sequence seen in previous months. The Renault Zoe was again the best-selling electric car in Europe between January... read more

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Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

UPDATE: Tesla can still sell cars in Missouri stores, pending appeal, after dealer lobby lauds victory

Just as the new year began, Tesla was dealt a fresh setback in its campaign to make its electric cars directly available to customers throughout the U.S. Tesla's license to... read more January 6, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla delivered 76,000 cars in 2016, missing its goal

While the auto industry will start to report December and year-end sales totals today, Tesla Motors issued its year-end delivery and production results yesterday. The Silicon... read more January 4, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Electric-car market share in 2020: estimates vary widely

Of the new cars sold globally in 2020, what percentage will be electric? It's a simple question, but at the moment there doesn't appear to be a clear answer. Estimates of... read more January 2, 2017 by


 
2016 BMW i3

This is the best week of the year to buy a green car

If you're thinking about buying a green car—or any car, for that matter—now is a good time. The week between the day after Christmas and the beginning of the new... read more December 28, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Sales of 'green' cars remain low; is it a problem of fear?

Despite a proliferation of new models and continuing pressure from stricter emissions standards, sales of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric cars so far remain... read more December 28, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Electric-car group buying programs spread into new states

Group-buying programs have proven to be a very effective tool to get more people to purchase and drive electric cars. These programs—typically partnerships between... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Electric cars are on the market, so where are all the ads?

Anyone who watches even a little television knows that automakers take advertising seriously—and do a lot of it. The seemingly-never-ending stream of commercials keeps... read more December 22, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW i3

This Boston dealer is excited about the electric-car future

A major challenge for electric-car advocates is finding enthusiastic dealers who are willing to put in the effort to explain and promote them. Given the need to educate... read more December 14, 2016 by


 
Renault Zoe electric car on the Outer Hebrides

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Oct 2016

While the Nissan Leaf remains the best-selling electric car in other markets, the Japanese automaker's French partner once again remains on top of the European sales charts... read more December 13, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

BMW plans to sell 100,000 plug-in cars in 2017, CEO says

Among the established German luxury automakers, BMW has so far shown the greatest commitment to electric cars. It launched the "i" sub-brand dedicated to plug-in cars in... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Nov 2016: Bolts from the blue?

Canada's first three Chevrolet Bolt EVs were registered in October, no doubt for media test-drives and dealership training ahead of the 238-mile electric car's Canadian... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Plug-in electric car sales surge in Nov: Volt soars, Prius Prime arrives (final update)

Traditionally, the North American winter months have seen a slowdown in sales of plug-in electric cars—but the rule didn't seem to apply last month. Strong vehicle... read more December 4, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

Hatchback renaissance: are they seen as utility vehicles now?

The U.S. may be in the midst of a somewhat unlikely hatchback renaissance. Three- and five-door body styles have never been as popular in the U.S. as in other markets, with... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
Cumulative battery-electric and plug-in hybrid sales in California to hit 250,000 in Nov 2016 [PEVC]

250,000th plug-in electric car to be sold in California alone this month

It's long been obvious that California is the epicenter of emission reduction and electric-car adoption in the United States. And its outsize influence on U.S. environmental... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Renault Zoe electric car

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Sep 2016

The Renault Zoe again maintained the title of best-selling electric car in Europe for another month. The Renault hatchback was leading European electric-car sales in August... read more November 18, 2016 by


 

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