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SUVs And Crossover Utility Vehicles Now Outsell Sedans In U.S.

SUVs And Crossover Utility Vehicles Now Outsell Sedans In U.S.

For years, SUVs and crossovers have been growing in popularity in the U.S.--entirely displacing the station wagon and reducing the population of minivans in family garages. And now they've reached a significant milestone. ALSO SEE: White House Responds To Tesla Direct-Sales Petition: Sorry, Talk To... read more

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2013 Toyota Prius liftback

Could U.S. Hybrid Car Sales Be Peaking Already--And If So, Why?

Suppose sales of some type of car or other reached a certain level--and then stayed there, forever. According to a new report, that may already be close to happening in at... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
Scrapped cars. Photo by Flickr user Edward Blake.

U.S. Car Population Surges As Sales Soar, While Scrappage Falls

As new, more-efficient cars become available, older models must eventually be taken off the road for a genuine reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions to occur. Yet while U.S... read more June 13, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom

BMW i3 Electric Car Buyers: Mostly New To BMW (But Not i8 Owners)

The 2014 BMW i3 is proving to be very effective at luring new buyers to BMW--buyers who haven't before owned one of its cars. Such buyers, known as conquests, are highly... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, May 2014: A Pattern Of Progress

May was a great month for Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales, as it was in the United States--where sales of 3,117 Nissan Leafs represented the second-highest monthly... read more June 5, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Where Do Hybrids, Diesels Sell Best? State-By-State Data Shows Answers

If you happen to buy a new hybrid or diesel car, where are you most likely to see another one facing you across a four-way intersection? The Diesel Technology Forum--a trade... read more June 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In May: Highest-Ever Leaf Total, First BMW i3 Numbers: FINAL UPDATE

Well, chalk up another first for Nissan: It sold 3,117 Leaf electric cars in the U.S. last month. That's not only its best-ever one-month sales performance, but it's the... read more June 4, 2014 by 


 
China

BMW: China Biggest Electric Car Market By 2019, i3 On Sale Soon

BMW has become the latest in a growing list of automakers to put its faith in the Chinese electric car market. The Chinese automobile market is huge: 18 million passenger... read more May 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom

BMW i3 REx Range-Extended Electric: No NJ Sales-Tax Exemption, Costing Owners Extra $3,000-Plus

Electric cars enjoy many incentives, from tax credits and purchase rebates through carpool-lane access, to encourage buyers to give them a try. But the range-extended model... read more May 28, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

2014 BMW i3 Test Drive: No Help From Salesman For Electric-Car Buyer

Every time I visit a conventional car dealership to test-drive an electric car, I'm struck by the salesman's lack of savvy about plug-in cars. The first time I drove a Chevy... read more May 23, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla Sales On Target, Gigafactory Groundbreaking Next Month: FINAL UPDATE

Tesla Motors released its first-quarter earnings this afternoon, logging revenue of $713 million on deliveries of 6,457 Model S electric cars. That's essentially the number... read more May 7, 2014 by 


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

How Many Cars Is Tesla Selling In U.S.? Pace May Be Slowing

This Wednesday, Tesla Motors will release its first-quarter financial results--one part of which will be its electric-car sales total from January through March. If the usual... read more May 5, 2014 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt and 2013 Tesla Model S [photo: David Noland]

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Canada For April: Volt Record Sales

In Canada, the Chevy Volt's record-setting sales last month overshadowed the Tesla Model S's equally impressive deliveries the month before, in March. Building on strong... read more May 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In April: Leaf Widens Lead, Volt Flat Again: FINAL UPDATE

Sales of plug-in electric cars last month stayed about level with last month's, based on the reports from all makers of plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. (except for two... read more May 5, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, Marin County, CA, Nov 2012

Rewarding Dealers Who Sell Electric Cars: Connecticut Takes The Lead

Incentives for buyers are a great way to boost electric-car sales, but what about incentives for the dealers that actually sell them the cars? In February, the Connecticut... read more May 4, 2014 by 


 
First delivery of 2014 BMW i3 electric car, to Tufts professor Charles Rabie in Boston, May 2014

First 2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Delivered To Buyer, In Boston

As of Friday, May 2, it's official: the 2014 BMW i3 electric car is now on sale in the U.S. In a small ceremony inside the BMW of Boston dealership, the first retail buyer of... read more May 3, 2014 by 


 
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