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California trend: hybrid sales sink, plug-in electric cars soar

California trend: hybrid sales sink, plug-in electric cars soar

California has always been a bellwether for automotive trends, and it leads every other state by far in the volumes of plug-in electric cars sold. It also led in national sales of hybrid cars for many years. In fact, for several years running, the Toyota Prius was the single most popular passenger... read more

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Electric Avenue charging stations in Portland, Oregon [photo: Portland General Electric]

Oregon mulls bonuses for salespeople who sell electric cars

The Beaver State, otherwise known as Oregon, may implement an intriguing solution to spur higher sales of electric vehicles. A new piece of legislation introduced in the... read more May 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Apr 2017: plus ça change...

The Volt remains the undisputed king of the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market. In April, the Chevy Volt enjoyed its 13th consecutive month as Canada's best-selling... read more May 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, owned by Brian Ro, Columbia, Maryland

Plug-in electric car sales for Apr: Bolt EV back over 1,000 (updated)

With four-figure sales for both its all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV and the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, GM probably led April's plug-in electric car sales. The "probably" comes... read more May 4, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Plug-in electric car sales to double in 2018: predictions

Despite a slower-than-expected start, plug-in electric cars are gaining momentum on the North American market. Not only are sales rising, so is consumer interest: according... read more May 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at EVgo fast-charging station, Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ

Even oil companies now acknowledge electric cars are coming

Advocates have long suggested that electric vehicles will begin to take over daily driving duties, slowly but surely, from the internal-combustion engine. Now, even oil... read more April 27, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

Europe diesel sales sag slightly, continuing trend since 2012

Despite efforts by Chevrolet to step into the void left by Volkswagen, sales of diesel passenger vehicles in the U.S. may have been permanently crippled by the VW diesel... read more April 17, 2017 by


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

Tesla loses bid to sell cars in Utah, dealer lobbyists win

Tesla has once again been denied permission to sell its cars directly to buyers in the battleground state of Utah. Via a unanimous decision, the Utah Supreme Court handed... read more April 6, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, March 2017: Chevy charges ahead

The Chevy Volt likely continued its winning ways atop the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales charts in March. Its 377 sales give it a comfortable margin over the Tesla... read more April 6, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Putting plug-in electric car sales in perspective: they're still very low

Volume sales of plug-in cars, both battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models, began more than six years ago. From a first-year total of about 17,000 in 2011, they rose... read more April 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime and 2017 Chevrolet Volt with Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker

Plug-in electric car sales for Mar: Leaf beats Bolt EV, plug-in hybrids beat electrics (updated)

The Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid again took the crown among plug-in electric cars whose makers report monthly sales. A total of 2,132 Volts were sold in March, bringing its... read more April 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla delivered 25,000 electric cars in Q1 2017, plus or minus

The numbers are in, and Tesla says it delivered 25,000 electric cars globally in the first quarter of this year, from January through March. That's a new quarterly record for... read more April 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Renault Zoe

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... read more March 16, 2017 by


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

Half of Norway's new-car sales are now hybrids or electrics

Norway has achieved yet another milestone in electric-car sales. The Scandinavian country may be the friendliest for electric cars in the world, thanks to a combination of... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford Focus

Bargains surge on small, fuel-efficient sedans, hatchbacks

Automakers are expected to offer greater incentives on sedans and hatchbacks as sales of these models continue to slow. Overall new-car sales fell 1.1 percent in February... read more March 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Another day, another positive electric-car adoption rate forecast

If only success could be guaranteed by positive predictions. While the fossil-fuel industry is notably skeptical of the long-term prospects of electric cars, a growing number... read more March 10, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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