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Do Dealer Efforts To Ban Tesla Sales Backfire When Public Notices?

Do Dealer Efforts To Ban Tesla Sales Backfire When Public Notices?

Are car dealers winning battles against Tesla Motors, and its direct-sales model, that will set them up to lose the bigger war? For almost five years, state dealer associations have lobbied legislators to change laws to make Tesla's direct-sales model illegal, requiring that all new cars be sold... read more

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2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Sept: Leaf Up Again, Volt Down: FINAL UPDATE

With U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars now averaging more than 10,000 vehicles each month, September sales achieved that mark but fell short of the sizzling pace of the... read more October 3, 2014 by 


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

Iowa Dealers Shut Down Tesla Test Drives As Rep Humiliates Them

Sometimes you almost have to feel sorry for car dealers--or, more specifically, their ineptness at the public-relations end of their fight against electric-car maker Tesla... read more September 28, 2014 by 


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

Tesla 'Will Prevail In All States' Against Dealer Lawsuits: Dealership Commentator

Have we just seen the first crack in the facade of auto-dealer opposition to Tesla Motors selling cars directly to retail buyers? An opinion piece in auto-industry trade... read more September 18, 2014 by 


 
British Columbia   [image: Wikimedia Commons]

When Electric Car Incentives Expire: A Case Study In Canada

In February, the Canadian province of British Columbia became one of few areas of the world to allow its plug-in electric vehicle purchase incentives to expire. The cause was... read more September 18, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, test drive in Oregon, July 2014

2014 Mercedes CLA: Smallest Benz Sees Sky-High Demand

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class compact sedan isn't much like the other cars that wear the three-pointed star badge. In contrast to most Mercedes models sold in the U.S... read more September 17, 2014 by 


 
California Citrus State Historic Park

California Has More Than 100,000 Plug-In Electric Cars On Roads

California has hit a major plug-in car milestone this week: Since the first electric vehicle was sold back in 2010, more than 100,000 others have now hit the streets. The... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt in Venice, California [photo: Chris Williams]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Aug 2014: Vive Le Volt

In August, the Chevy Volt won the Canadian plug-in sales derby yet again – a category dominance that brings to mind the Ford F-150's 48-year-reign(!) atop truck sales... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Colorado, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

Will Smaller Pickups Be More Popular Than Carmakers Expect?

Sometimes it's the throwaway lines that carry the most interesting news. In a routine report on August sales of new cars and trucks last Wednesday, The Detroit News had this... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf electric car recharging at ESB ecars charging point in Ireland

Electric Cars In Ireland: How To Get To The Tipping Point?

Ireland is--or should be--an ideal place for large-scale adoption of electric cars. The island is compact; it has a vibrant IT sector, a favorable policy environment, and... read more September 7, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Ford Hybrid Sales: So Far, Not Hurt By All Those MPG Reductions

It's embarrassing when an automaker has to reduce its EPA gas-mileage ratings after being investigated by the agency, as Ford did in August 2013 for its 2013 and 2014 C-Max... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Aug: All-Time Leaf High, Volt Best In 12 Months

The best-selling electric car in the world, the Nissan Leaf, logged its best-ever U.S. sales in August, selling a record 3,186 units. This marks its 18th consecutive month of... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Electric-Car Battery Use: Already Higher Than Hybrids' Total?

You see a lot in the press these days about the low sales of plug-in electric cars. While deliveries have risen every year--and have outpaced hybrid sales at the same point... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 Toyota Prius C

Toyota Continues To Dominate Global Hybrid Sales (No Surprise There)

Hybrid sales might have been slow to take off in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but there are no such concerns these days. In the first half of 2014, Japanese automaker... read more August 29, 2014 by 


 
BYD Qin plug-in hybrid in showroom in Costa Rica

BYD's Rising Electric-Car Sales Swamped By Falling Gas Models

Chinese automaker BYD was the first car company in the world to put a plug-in hybrid passenger car into production, a couple of years before the Chevrolet Volt range-extended... read more August 28, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Who Wins Electric-Car Brand Battle? BMW, Tesla Have The Buzz Now

While more than a dozen plug-in electric cars are now sold in the United States, only three carmakers--Chevrolet, Nissan, and Tesla--have emerged as volume players, with BMW... read more August 25, 2014 by 


 
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