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Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, August 2015: Still Chasing Chevy

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, August 2015: Still Chasing Chevy

The first-generation Chevy Volt notched 167 new Canadian customers in August, building on its sector-leading 150 July plug-in electric vehicle sales north of the 49th parallel. Though this represents a slight year-over-year drop from last August's 186 Volts, it's encouraging that sales have... read more

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2011 Nissan Leaf UK Launch

Plug-In Electric Car Sales Soar Globally Even As U.S. Is Flat This Year

Gasoline prices remain low and sales of plug-in electric cars this year are only about equal to last year's levels. That's led to a number of articles from general media... read more July 17, 2015 by 

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

Tesla Model S Outsold Nissan Leaf In U.S. During Q1: Report

It's one of the great frustrations for journalists in reporting on electric cars: Tesla Motors refuses to release its monthly deliveries of cars, unlike every other... read more July 14, 2015 by 

2003 BMW Alpina B7

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, June 2015: Dial 'S' For Summer (UPDATED)

On July 1, Canadians celebrated the country's founding on the three principles of Peace, Order, and Good Government. The same day, electric-car advocates took heart from the... read more July 10, 2015 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In June: Leaf, Volt Wane After May Surge: FINAL UPDATE

New cars and trucks are selling at a blistering pace in the U.S. right now, adding to a seventh consecutive year of volume growth for the industry. But with half the year... read more July 6, 2015 by 

2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Tesla Delivers 11,500 Electric Cars Globally From April Through June, It Says

Keeping to its promise of releasing quarterly global sales totals in a timely fashion, Tesla Motors announced its second-quarter delivery totals this morning. According to... read more July 2, 2015 by 

Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

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... read more June 5, 2015 by 

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 

2015 Chevrolet Volt

Fortune Puts Volt In 'Dustbin Of History' Despite New Model Coming (UPDATE)

Two carmakers sell plug-in electric cars; one is a pricey, sexy all-electric sport sedan, the other a range-extended electric compact hatchback. One (the Tesla Model S) is a... read more May 14, 2015 by 

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

FTC Calls Michigan's Tesla Ban 'Protectionism' For Dealers

Tesla Motors has had varied success in its efforts to fight state laws making its direct online-sales model illegal. The electric-car maker lost a round in Michigan last... read more May 13, 2015 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Apr: Pace Continues Steady: FINAL UPDATE

Sales of plug-in electric cars in April held few real surprises, coming in at about the average rate of previous months. The now-aging Nissan Leaf saw deliveries of 1,553... read more May 7, 2015 by 

'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Elon Musk arrives in a Tesla Roadster

Has Elon Musk Cut Tesla's 2015 Electric-Car Guidance A Bit, Maybe?

After the New York financial markets close this afternoon, Tesla Motors will release its first-quarter financial results and its quarterly letter to shareholders. The company... read more May 6, 2015 by 

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

Will 2015 Plug-In Electric Car Sales Exceed Last Year's Total?

With most of the data now in for April sales of plug-in electric cars, it's looking as though the first four months of 2015 aren't seeing notably higher numbers than those of... read more May 5, 2015 by 

2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Apr 2015: Leaf Likely Leads After Tesla March Madness

The Tesla Model S now owns the record for the most electric car sales in Canada in a single month To borrow from the popular song, Canada's plug-in electric vehicle market in... read more May 4, 2015 by 

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

How Maryland's Tesla Sales Bill Really Got Passed: Its Sponsor Tells The Story (Video)

Last week, barely minutes before it adjourned, the Maryland House of Representatives passed a bill authorizing Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars from up to four stores... read more April 22, 2015 by 


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