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How Many Electric Cars Does California Buy? One-Third To One-Half Of All Of 'Em

How Many Electric Cars Does California Buy? One-Third To One-Half Of All Of 'Em

It's no secret that California is considerably more enthusiastic about electric cars than the rest of the nation. Policies put in place to promote plug-in cars--and a population willing to embrace new technology--make the Golden State the friendliest place for electric cars in the nation. But how... read more

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

Plug-In Electric Car Sales For 2015 Fall Slightly From 2014

The U.S. new-vehicle market set a new record last year, with deliveries of new passenger cars and light trucks totaling 17.39 million. The previous record of 17.35 million... read more January 19, 2016 by


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car (European model) at 2012 Paris Auto Show

Renault Zoe Leads 2015 European Sales Of All-Electric Cars

While sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids fell slightly last year in the U.S., the sales data for Europe was more encouraging. Almost 100,000 battery-electric cars... read more January 18, 2016 by


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

Who Sold The Most Plug-In Electric Cars In 2015? (It's Not Tesla Or Nissan)

Five years after the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt first went on sale, plug-in vehicles represent slightly less than 1 percent of U.S. new-car deliveries. With about 200,000... read more January 15, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW Sales In U.S., Europe Slammed By Diesel Emission Scandal (UPDATED)

It's been a little more than three months since the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal erupted into the public eye. Over that time, VW has revealed multiple violations of... read more January 9, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Buyers Not As Loyal To The Plug As They Think

It's often said that once you drive an electric car, you'll never want to go back to one with a conventional engine. And various surveys of first-time drivers to actual... read more January 8, 2016 by


 
Fuel gauge

Fuel-Economy Gains Slowed In 2014, Reversed This Year

As gas prices dropped and sales of less-efficient vehicles increased, improvements in U.S. new-car average fuel economy came to a halt in 2015. Two separate analyses show... read more January 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla 2015 Deliveries Squeak Past 50,000, With 208 Model X During Q4

Tesla Motors said on Sunday that it delivered 17,400 electric cars during the fourth quarter of last year, from September 1 through December 31. Of those, 17,192 were Model S... read more January 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

How Bad Was Nissan Dealer When Buyer Wanted A Leaf Electric Car? THAT Bad

Five years after the first modern mass-market electric car launched, stories of recalcitrant car dealers continue to surface from buyers. Walk into a dealership, explain that... read more December 16, 2015 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Five Years After Launch, 200,000th Nissan Leaf Electric Car Sale Coming Up

The first Nissan Leaf electric car was delivered five years ago this month, in December 2010. Over the five years since then, the Leaf has become by far the best-selling... read more December 10, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco

Low Gas Prices Lead To Lower 2016 Toyota Prius Global Sales Targets

The 2016 Toyota Prius, the fourth generation of the company's iconic hybrid-electric vehicle, is just starting to come onto the market around the world. But with the price of... read more December 10, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, November 2015: Autumn Reign For Volt

The second-generation Chevy Volt followed up its 203 October sales with 178 units in November, likely leading the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle pack. Though it will end... read more December 8, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Nov: Volt Strong, But Leaf, i3 Decline (UPDATED)

Sales of plug-in electric cars generally fall off a bit as the weather gets colder, and it's the same this year, with November sales slightly down on those of October. The... read more December 7, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, October 2015: The Wallet Ballot

During the same month in which a second-generation Trudeau won the Canadian election, the second-generation Chevy Volt took the plug-in electric vehicle sales crown. The new... read more November 6, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Oct: New Volt Surges, Old Leaf Flat (FINAL UPDATE)

At long last, a handful of lucky customers in selected areas drove home in brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Volts last month. Sometime this month, full pricing and availability for... read more November 5, 2015 by


 
Nissan Leaf 'Advanced R&D Electric Vehicle' shown at company annual meeting, Yokohama, Jun 2015

Battery Breakthrough To Boost Nissan Electric Cars To One In 10 Sales Around 2020, Exec Says

Back in November 2009, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said 20 percent of his company's sales would be electric cars by 2020--and that electric cars would make up 10 percent of... read more October 23, 2015 by


 

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