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Will China Overtake The U.S. In Electric-Car Sales This Year?

Will China Overtake The U.S. In Electric-Car Sales This Year?

Modern plug-in electric cars have been on sale in the U.S. since December 2010, and in China even longer. The BYD F3DM, a compact plug-in hybrid sedan, went into very limited production in 2008, though early deliveries were strictly to fleets and government agencies. DON'T MISS: China Overtook U.S... read more

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2015 Nissan Leaf

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Jan: Winter Slump Sets In

Last year's U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars were the highest on record, but now the traditional winter sales slump has set in with a bang. Electric car sales usually dip... read more February 5, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus Electric

IRS Electric-Car Tax Credits: Reporting Discrepancies Remain

As U.S. taxpayers start to grapple with their income-tax filings, due April 15, tens of thousands of taxpayers will benefit from a Federal income-tax credit of $2,500 to... read more February 4, 2015 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S   [photo by owner Gene Rubin]

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales Continue Rise In 2014, To 118,500

Plug-in electric car sales during 2014 rose above the 100,000 level, to total roughly 118,500. Last year's total represents a 27-percent gain over calendar year 2013. It's... read more February 3, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW 328d

BMW Diesel Model Sales Unaffected By Lower Gas Prices, Exec Says

Gas prices are at their lowest level in years, and that's triggered a flurry of speculation from analysts that sales of hybrids and other fuel-efficient vehicles will suffer... read more January 29, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

Is BMW i3 Electric Car Selling Better In U.S. Than Germany?

One of the notable features of last year's electric-car sales was the strong, and so far sustained, sales of the radical new BMW i3 electric car. The little plastic-bodied... read more January 28, 2015 by 


 
George Matick Chevrolet, Redford, Michigan

Why New Car Sales Won't Set Records: Lots Of Little Reasons, Says Economist

Stricter fuel-economy standards will gradually reduce the environmental impact of cars, but what if people just stopped buying them? New-car sales haven't yet recovered to... read more January 28, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Once More: Low Gas Prices Don't Hurt Electric-Car Sales

Data is important. Data on the effects of changing economic factors is very important to the car industry. Which is why it's disappointing to see a Nissan executive repeating... read more January 27, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Anti-Tesla Laws In AZ, MI, NJ & TX Nominated For 'Luddite Award'

Awards to dealerships and car-dealer groups are common, and often both appreciated and promoted by their recipients. A new award nomination that recognizes the work of state... read more January 26, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla Sales Model Intrigues Volvo, Lexus, AutoNation--Though Dealers Must Remain, By Law

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has shaken up the auto industry in many ways, and it continues to do so. Now, aspects of Tesla's online direct-sales model are starting to... read more January 23, 2015 by 


 
2016 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 diesel models, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Diesel Engines Selling Well In Large Luxury SUVs & Crossovers

In the U.S., diesel engines have long been established in pickup trucks. In passenger cars, however, they've remained a small part of the overall market. But diesels seem to... read more January 21, 2015 by 


 
2015 Scion iQ

Scion iQ To Be Pulled Off Sale As Tiny Car Fails To Sell In U.S.

With a handful of new models coming this year, Toyota's "youth brand" Scion is clearing the decks. One of the casualties is its unsuccessful iQ minicar. The little car, often... read more January 17, 2015 by 


 
BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

BMW i Electric Car Sales Surge For 2014; More To Come, Company Says

Introduced in Germany late in 2013, and on sale in North America starting last May, the BMW i3 electric car has produced sales figures higher than some analysts expected. Now... read more January 15, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Plug-In Electric Car Sales For Canada In 2014: Steady Growth

While vehicle registration data won't arrive for another few weeks, we cautiously expect Tesla Model S to win December's Canadian plug-in sales sweepstakes. Both the... read more January 15, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Sets New Annual Record For U.S. Electric Car Sales

The Nissan Leaf, which has long been the world's best-selling electric car, has added another laurel to its crown. With December sales of 3,102 units, total Leaf sales in the... read more January 5, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Cheap Gas Will Cause Electric-Car Sales To Plummet: True Or False?

There's been a lot of conventional wisdom floating around lately. In this case, it's the notion that electric car sales will plummet with the arrival of vastly lower gasoline... read more December 15, 2014 by 


 

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