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

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 sales for November led analysts to suggest this could be another record year for U.S. sales, or at close. And several plug-in... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, October 2016: Volt's seven-peat

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years; the Chevy Volt won the Canadian electric-car sales trophy for the seventh time in seven months. Though... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt, leased by Phil Ganz of Texas

Plug-in electric car sales for Oct: steady before Bolt EV, Prius Prime arrival (more updates)

Sales of plug-in electric cars in the U.S. continued at roughly the same pace as in previous months, at least among vehicles for which sales were reported. The Chevrolet Volt... read more November 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Should Tesla report monthly sales like other carmakers? Poll results

To those of us who cover the world of electric cars, Tesla's refusal to release its sales data in the conventional format is a continual irritant. Starting in June 2012, when... read more November 4, 2016 by


 
Sales of plug-in electric cars vs hybrid cars in first 5 years [Consumer Federation of America]

Electric car sales remain ahead of hybrids after five years

Sometimes, it's all about a chart. A recent survey of car buyers suggests that consumer interest in electric cars is rising, and is highest among young adults. They're the... read more November 2, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

U.S. passed half a million plug-in electric-car sales in September

Modern plug-in electric cars first became available in the U.S. in December 2010, when the Nissan Leaf and the first-generation Chevrolet Volt went on sale. Shortly after... read more November 2, 2016 by


 
George Matick Chevrolet, Redford, Michigan

Dealers save $500 for car buyers, lobby group claims; 'false,' says Politifact

Tesla Motors' direct-sales model for electric cars has rankled franchised auto dealers. Dealer associations have attempted to block Tesla direct sales in multiple states, and... read more October 20, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Why do electric cars exist? Buyer demand? Legislation? Or VW?

Owners love them, but modern electric cars have not made a large dent in sales of internal-combustion cars since becoming widely available five years ago. In fact, but for a... read more October 19, 2016 by


 
Renault Zoe electric cars on the Outer Hebrides

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

The Renault Zoe once again maintained its position as the best-selling electric car in Europe, at least through August. As has been the case all year, the subcompact... read more October 17, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, September 2016: new record?

The past week has brought a "hat trick" of good news for Canadian plug-in electric vehicle owners. The Toronto Blue Jays made the major-league baseball playoffs, the Canadian... read more October 6, 2016 by


 
Jen Smith with her new 2016 Toyota Prius Four

When will plug-in electric car sales exceed hybrid sales? Poll results

The questions of whether and when sales of plug-in electric cars will resume their climb after a static 2015 are much on the minds of green-car advocates these days. It's... read more October 4, 2016 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla and China: why an obvious match isn't as simple as it seems

China is not just the world's largest overall new-car market, it's also now the largest market for plug-in electric cars. With its ambitious plan to build 500,000 electric... read more October 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Sept: Volt steady, Leaf higher

Sales of plug-in electric cars in September chugged along steadily, with consistent sales from the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid and a stronger number for the Nissan Leaf... read more October 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla delivered 24,500 electric cars in Q3, holds firm on 2016 goal

Tesla said late yesterday that it delivered roughly 24,500 electric cars during the third quarter, including 15,800 Model S sedans and 8,700 Model X utility vehicles. That... read more October 3, 2016 by


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

How many Chevy Bolt EVs will be sold in the U.S. in its first 12 months? Poll results

The largest number of one single battery-electric car sold in the U.S. in a single year is 30,000, the total logged in 2014 by the Nissan Leaf. (Of course, we don't know... read more September 30, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

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... read more September 19, 2016 by


 

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