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

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

The Renault Zoe closed out 2016 as the best-selling electric car in Europe. While the Nissan Leaf continues to lead in worldwide sales, the smaller electric car from Nissan's alliance partner has remained on top in its home market. These consistent performances have cemented the Renault-Nissan... read more

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2017 Nissan Leaf

Real-world data more important than faith in boosting electric cars

"Big data" is often discussed as a useful tool for everyone from policymakers to corporate marketing departments. But could it also be used to help increase electric-car... read more February 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Plug-in electric car sales for Jan: Bolt EV over 1,100 in second month

While the auto industry at large waited to see if January sales continued as strong as last year's record-breaking total, electric-car fans waited for a different number... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

McKinsey suggests ways automakers could kick-start electric-car demand

Despite steady increases over the past few years, electric cars still represent only a tiny fraction of new-car sales. There are no shortage of theories as to why that is the... read more January 30, 2017 by


 
U.S. hybrid vehicle market: total sales and market share, 2000-2016   [source: PIRA Energy Group]

Hybrid market share peaked in 2013, down since then

What's a "green car"? Is it a hybrid? A zero-emission vehicle? One that plugs in? Or just one that uses less fuel than other cars in its segment? It's a perpetual conundrum... read more January 23, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

Gas has to cost $3 a gallon before it affects vehicle choice, study says

Continuing low gas prices are often blamed for the current popularity of crossover utilities and SUVs, along with any sales struggles green cars may experience. But would a... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
2016 Renault Zoe electric car

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

In the waning months of 2016, no dramatic changes occurred in European plug-in electric car sales. The established players remained on top of the sales charts, in virtually... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Dec 2016: cresting Everest

While still just shy of the 30,000 vehicle milestone, cumulative Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales likely finished 2016 high enough to scale Mount Everest (elevation in... read more January 12, 2017 by


 
First 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV buyers, Fremont, California: Bobby Edmonds, Bill Mattos, Steve Henry

Plug-in electric car sales in Dec: 2016 best year yet, Bolt EV launches, Model S record (update)

As sales results trickled in from automakers earlier this month, industry analysts waited to see whether enough buyers signed on the line to make 2016 a new record sales... read more January 12, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Toyota Prius Prime buyers misled by dealers; more education needed

The Toyota Prius Prime is a far better car than its plug-in hybrid predecessor, and it seems likely to become one of the higher-volume plug-in electric cars on the U.S... read more January 11, 2017 by


 
2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

Advocacy group says diesel cars coming back; it meant trucks

When the Volkswagen diesel scandal erupted last year, it not only hurt the public perception of diesel vehicles in the U.S., but also eliminated the biggest seller of diesel... read more January 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla delivered 76,000 cars in 2016, missing its goal

While the auto industry will start to report December and year-end sales totals today, Tesla Motors issued its year-end delivery and production results yesterday. The Silicon... read more January 4, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Electric-car market share in 2020: estimates vary widely

Of the new cars sold globally in 2020, what percentage will be electric? It's a simple question, but at the moment there doesn't appear to be a clear answer. Estimates of... read more January 2, 2017 by


 
2016 BMW i3

This is the best week of the year to buy a green car

If you're thinking about buying a green car—or any car, for that matter—now is a good time. The week between the day after Christmas and the beginning of the new... read more December 28, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Sales of 'green' cars remain low; is it a problem of fear?

Despite a proliferation of new models and continuing pressure from stricter emissions standards, sales of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric cars so far remain... read more December 28, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Electric-car group buying programs spread into new states

Group-buying programs have proven to be a very effective tool to get more people to purchase and drive electric cars. These programs—typically partnerships between... read more December 23, 2016 by


 

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