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European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan 2017

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan 2017

It's a new year, and that means a reset of the tally of European electric-car sales. In January, the top-selling European-market electric car of 2016 maintained its status for one more month. The Renault Zoe accumulated 2,602 sales in the first month of the year. DON'T MISS: Nissan e-NV200 beats... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Feb 2017: Bolt sprints to a speedy start

The Chevy Bolt EV electric car got off to a fast start in its first full month of Canadian sales, selling 86 vehicles in February. Excluding its first week of availability in... read more March 6, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales for Feb: Volt outsells Prius Prime, Bolt EV, Leaf (final update)

Once again, it's the first day of the month following a weekday sales close, when the auto industry turns its eyes to the sales charts emerging from all automakers (except... read more March 4, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 teaser image with Model S and Model X, March 2016

Have Tesla Model S and Model X electric-car sales plateaued?

Is there no middle ground in discussing electric-car maker Tesla Motors? The challenge of reading large volumes of Tesla coverage is that it tends to be either rabidly... read more March 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

Speedy growth of electric cars will challenge automakers

Estimates of electric-car market share over the coming decades vary wildly, but certain trends seem to be working in their favor. Battery prices should continue to fall, and... read more February 23, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius

Toyota has now sold 10 million hybrids in 20 years, globally

Toyota has reached yet another significant milestone in global hybrid sales. The Japanese automaking giant has surpassed 10 million hybrid sales globally since the launch of... read more February 22, 2017 by


 
Renault Zoe electric cars on the Outer Hebrides

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

The Renault Zoe closed out 2016 as the best-selling electric car in Europe. While the Nissan Leaf continues to lead in worldwide sales, the smaller electric car from Nissan's... read more February 15, 2017 by


 
2016 BYD Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, made in China

China's BYD built more plug-in cars than any other maker last year

Time for a quick quiz: which carmaker sold more plug-in electric vehicles last year—both battery electrics and plug-in hybrids—than any other? If you're a reader... read more February 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

With Mitsubishi, Renault-Nissan is world's largest maker of all-electric cars

The controlling interest in carmaker Mitsubishi it acquired last year has helped the Renault-Nissan Alliance to solidify its position as the global leader in sales of... read more February 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt 5dr HB Premier Grille

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Jan 2017: Volt on top again

The Chevrolet Volt continued its reign on top of the Canadian electric-vehicle sales charts for the tenth consecutive month in January. The plug-in hybrid Volt's 256 sales... read more February 6, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Real-world data more important than faith in boosting electric cars

"Big data" is often discussed as a useful tool for everyone from policymakers to corporate marketing departments. But could it also be used to help increase electric-car... read more February 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Plug-in electric car sales for Jan: Bolt EV over 1,100 in second month

While the auto industry at large waited to see if January sales continued as strong as last year's record-breaking total, electric-car fans waited for a different number... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

McKinsey suggests ways automakers could kick-start electric-car demand

Despite steady increases over the past few years, electric cars still represent only a tiny fraction of new-car sales. There are no shortage of theories as to why that is the... read more January 30, 2017 by


 
U.S. hybrid vehicle market: total sales and market share, 2000-2016   [source: PIRA Energy Group]

Hybrid market share peaked in 2013, down since then

What's a "green car"? Is it a hybrid? A zero-emission vehicle? One that plugs in? Or just one that uses less fuel than other cars in its segment? It's a perpetual conundrum... read more January 23, 2017 by


 
2016 Renault Zoe electric car

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... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Dec 2016: cresting Everest

While still just shy of the 30,000 vehicle milestone, cumulative Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales likely finished 2016 high enough to scale Mount Everest (elevation in... read more January 12, 2017 by


 

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