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Tesla sues Michigan over ban on direct sales of its electric cars

Tesla sues Michigan over ban on direct sales of its electric cars

Earlier this month, an application for a dealer license submitted by Tesla Motors was denied by the state of Michigan. It was the final decision in a process that kicked off in October 2014. That was when a last-minute wording change in state franchise law foreclosed the electric-car maker's... read more

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The 100,000th Renault electric car is delivered in Norway

Renault delivered its 100,000th electric car on Friday, in Norway

French automaker Renault hasn't sold nearly as many electric cars as its alliance partner Nissan. But Renault has steadily increased its electric-car sales volumes... read more September 12, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt, leased by Phil Ganz of Texas

Plug-in electric car sales for August: Volt sells at twice Leaf rate (updated)

While U.S. vehicle sales last month are expected to fall overall as data rolls in, August has traditionally been a very good month for sales of plug-in electric cars. The... read more September 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, August 2016: Volt laurels

The Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid followed July's record-setting 385 Canadian sales with 421 units in August—the first time any plug-in electric vehicle had topped the... read more September 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco

Toyota now sells almost 1.5 million hybrids a year

Despite depressed U.S. sales of its Prius line owing to low gas prices, Toyota continues to post impressive hybrid sales. The Japanese carmaker surpassed 9 million hybrids... read more August 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

How can automakers sell more electric cars? Sierra Club report has suggestions

The Sierra Club recently released what it says is the "first-ever multi-state study on electric vehicle shopping experience," and the results weren't encouraging. A report... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
Tesla store under construction, Van Ness Ave, San Francisco [photo: BlueStarE3 on Tesla Motors Club]

Tesla opens new electric-car store in San Francisco, to serve as flagship

California is not just the home state of Tesla Motors, it's also the biggest single U.S. market for electric cars. So perhaps it's not surprising that Tesla recently opened a... read more August 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Electric-car shopping far too hard; dealers, carmakers can improve, says report

Greater electric-car adoption requires both dealers and carmakers to be strongly committed to selling plug-in vehicles. Years of anecdotal evidence from shoppers shows such... read more August 15, 2016 by


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

Michigan won't let Tesla sell cars, but state fund invests in company (irony alert)

Tesla still isn't allowed to sell its electric cars in Michigan, owing to a ban on direct sales signed two years ago. All carmakers in the state must sell new cars solely... read more August 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, July 2016: the Model X factor

The second-generation Chevy Volt set a single-month Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales record in July with 385 sales, the equivalent of about 3500 sales in the American... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in July: Volt passes 100,000 with strong numbers (more updates)

Last month marked a major milestone for U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars: the 100,000th Chevrolet Volt was delivered. It's the first car with a plug in any segment to... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Automakers 'not even trying' to sell electric cars, Tesla says

When it comes to regulatory measures, it's customary for automakers to present a united front to government agencies setting new rules and policies. But as it has in so many... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV to ship to dealers before end of year

General Motors has always had an aggressive schedule for launching its 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the industry's first mass-priced electric car with 200 miles or more of range... read more July 29, 2016 by


 
Record-breaking electric-car parade in Cupertino, California. Photo courtesy of Plug In America.

California bought more electric cars than rest of U.S. combined in June

Sales of plug-in electric cars are not evenly distributed across the U.S. by any means. California, with its pioneering zero-emission vehicle sales requirements, has always... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

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

Sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids took a dive in May, but the segment may still have enough momentum to reach a significant milestone in the coming months. May's... read more July 17, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

BMW still leads U.S. plug-in sales percentages; X5 plug-in hybrid SUV helps

Twenty months ago, in November 2014, the BMW i3 electric car had only been on sale in the U.S. for six months. But the numbers sold just in the first half-year had... read more July 12, 2016 by


 

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