LG Chem: GM to sell 'more than 30,000' Chevy Bolt EVs next year

LG Chem: GM to sell 'more than 30,000' Chevy Bolt EVs next year

A very brief article on a single sentence uttered on Tuesday by an executive at Korean battery maker LG Chem has reverberated around electric-car circles for most of this week. The executive was vice president Kang Chang-beom, and he spoke on a conference call for financial analysts on the topic of... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Sept: Volt steady, Leaf higher

Sales of plug-in electric cars in September chugged along steadily, with consistent sales from the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid and a stronger number for the Nissan Leaf... read more October 3, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla delivered 24,500 electric cars in Q3, holds firm on 2016 goal

Tesla said late yesterday that it delivered roughly 24,500 electric cars during the third quarter, including 15,800 Model S sedans and 8,700 Model X utility vehicles. That... read more October 3, 2016 by

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

How many Chevy Bolt EVs will be sold in the U.S. in its first 12 months? Poll results

The largest number of one single battery-electric car sold in the U.S. in a single year is 30,000, the total logged in 2014 by the Nissan Leaf. (Of course, we don't know... read more September 30, 2016 by

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

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... read more September 23, 2016 by

2015 Nissan Leaf

When will electric car sales exceed those of cars with engines? Poll results

Cars that plug in to recharge, whether all-electric or plug-in hybrid, are a very small proportion of total U.S. vehicle sales today. And the same applies to their global... read more September 23, 2016 by

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

2017 Chevy Bolt EV: here's what can go wrong for electric-car pioneer

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be on dealership floors within several weeks, cementing its position as the first affordable 200-mile electric car. It will beat planned... read more September 22, 2016 by

2016 Renault Zoe electric car

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

Once more, the Renault Zoe has maintained the title of best-selling electric car in Europe now that sales reports have been compiled through July. As has been the case all... read more September 16, 2016 by

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


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