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Michigan says selling Tesla electric cars in state is illegal, again

Michigan says selling Tesla electric cars in state is illegal, again

Tesla Motors has, once again, been blocked from selling its electric cars directly to customers in Michigan. Over the past couple of years, Tesla has been engaged in a battle with Michigan's franchised car dealers who—like dealers in several other states—view Tesla's direct-sales model... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, August 2016: Volt laurels

The Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid followed July's record-setting 385 Canadian sales with 421 units in August—the first time any plug-in electric vehicle had topped the... read more September 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco

Toyota now sells almost 1.5 million hybrids a year

Despite depressed U.S. sales of its Prius line owing to low gas prices, Toyota continues to post impressive hybrid sales. The Japanese carmaker surpassed 9 million hybrids... read more August 23, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla takes dealership fight in Utah to state supreme court

Utah continues to be a battleground in the state-by-state war between Tesla Motors and state auto-dealer groups. Franchised dealers in multiple states have worked to block... read more August 18, 2016 by


 
Renault Zoe electric car on the Outer Hebrides

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

In the first six months of 2016, only two vehicles are in serious contention for the title of best-selling electric car in Europe. The Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe traded the... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, July 2016: the Model X factor

The second-generation Chevy Volt set a single-month Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales record in July with 385 sales, the equivalent of about 3500 sales in the American... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in July: Volt passes 100,000 with strong numbers (more updates)

Last month marked a major milestone for U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars: the 100,000th Chevrolet Volt was delivered. It's the first car with a plug in any segment to... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV to ship to dealers before end of year

General Motors has always had an aggressive schedule for launching its 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the industry's first mass-priced electric car with 200 miles or more of range... read more July 29, 2016 by


 
Record-breaking electric-car parade in Cupertino, California. Photo courtesy of Plug In America.

California bought more electric cars than rest of U.S. combined in June

Sales of plug-in electric cars are not evenly distributed across the U.S. by any means. California, with its pioneering zero-emission vehicle sales requirements, has always... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

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

Sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids took a dive in May, but the segment may still have enough momentum to reach a significant milestone in the coming months. May's... read more July 17, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

BMW still leads U.S. plug-in sales percentages; X5 plug-in hybrid SUV helps

Twenty months ago, in November 2014, the BMW i3 electric car had only been on sale in the U.S. for six months. But the numbers sold just in the first half-year had... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, June 2016: volte-face for the Volt

Paced by the Chevrolet Volt, Canada may have had its first-ever month in which 1,000 plug-in electric vehicle were sold. Volt sales continued to soar in Canada during June... read more July 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-In Electric Car Sales Report for June: more of the same

Sales of plug-in electric cars last month continued at pretty much the same level as in May, with few notable gainers or losers among the high-volume entries. While the... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla delivers 14,370 electric cars in Q2, fewer than planned

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors said it delivered 14,370 vehicles from April through June, made up of 9,745 Model S sedans and 4,625 Model X utility vehicles. That number... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Are 100-mile BMW, Nissan, VW electric cars already a lost cause?

The continuing tepid sales of the Nissan Leaf electric car, despite a range upgrade to 107 miles, remains one of the puzzles in the plug-in car market. Sure, it's an aging... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

Which countries have plans for all new cars to be electric, and when?

Plug-in electric cars currently make up a fairly small percentage of the millions of new vehicles sold globally. But within the next two decades, they may be the only new... read more June 23, 2016 by


 

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