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Hey, Media: Electric Cars Aren't Hybrids, The Difference Matters

Hey, Media: Electric Cars Aren't Hybrids, The Difference Matters

It all started with an article by Edmunds that boiled down to "owners of green cars are trading them in for SUVs in record numbers." That may be true--and it has since been widely covered and recirculated by many other sites--but the auto-data giant neglected a crucial point that it really ought to... read more

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Aoxin Ibis electric car. Photo by CarNewsChina.com.

China To Top U.S. Electric-Car Sales? Why Stats Don't Compare

Not all electric vehicles are created the same--and that's an important point to keep in mind when you read stories about how China's electric-car market is set to overtake... read more April 21, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

2015 Chevy Volt: Big Clearance Sale Before New 2016 Model Includes $249 Lease

Before a new model of car can go on sale, carmakers and dealers have to clear inventory of its predecessor. It's not uncommon for carmakers to offer significant discounts on... read more April 21, 2015 by 


 
2014 Honda Insight

Honda Insight Hybrid: The Least-Wanted Car In America?

Automakers and their dealers know that when a vehicle is updated, redesigned, or discontinued, the last lagging examples of the old model may sit on lots for months, perhaps... read more April 15, 2015 by 


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt built on production tooling at Detroit Hamtramck plant, March 31, 2010

2015 Chevrolet Volt Production Ends To Retool For All-New 2016 Volt Launch

General Motors will stop production of the current-generation 2015 Chevrolet Volt next month as it prepares to launch the all-new 2016 model. A production stoppage will give... read more April 10, 2015 by 


 
New Honda of Seattle dealership (rendering), Mar 2015

Seattle Honda Dealer Adopts Tesla & Apple Sales Elements, Learns Lessons

Tesla Motors' direct online sales model has led to state-by-state battles with franchised dealers and their lobbyists. While Tesla works to sell its electric cars in as many... read more April 9, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 electric cars waiting at East Coast shipping port for distribution, May 2014

BMW Targets Twice As Many Electric-Car Sales This Year

Sales of the two BMW "i" plug-in electric models have been fairly good over the past year, and that's leading the company to reach for a more ambitious goal. BMW aims to... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on ferry to Horseshoe Bay, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, March 2015: Tesla On Top Again (Most Likely)

As expected, the Tesla Model S was a “three-peat” plug-in electric vehicle sales champion in Canada back in February, with its 48 sales comfortably exceeding... read more April 6, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Mar: Leaf Surpasses Volt In Total Sales Since 2010: UPDATED

For more than four years, the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt have been the highest-volume plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. Last month, for the first time in roughly three... read more April 3, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S electric-car road trip, Route 66 Museum, Elk City, Oklahoma  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Motors Releases Quarterly Sales: 10,030 Cars Sold Globally Jan-Mar

Tesla Motors started deliveries of its all-electric Roadster more than six years ago. Since then, the Silicon Valley electric-car maker has released its sales data in various... read more April 3, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius C

Toyota Prius Range Gets Bigger Discounts In CA, Prius C Especially

California car buyers love the Toyota Prius hybrid, and that emotion may grow slightly stronger this month. That's because Toyota is offering deep discounts on the entire... read more April 3, 2015 by 


 
BMW i3 on Amazon.co.jp

Buy An Electric Car Online? In Japan, BMW i3 Is Sold On Amazon

The direct online sales model used by Tesla Motors has ignited a vigorous discussion--to say the least--over the state laws that protect franchised dealers in the U.S. Now... read more April 3, 2015 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV First Drive  -  Portland  -  November 2014

Kia Soul EV To Go On Sale In Five More States By This June

When the Kia Soul EV electric car debuted just over a year ago, Kia planned a fairly cautious roll out. The electric tall wagon would launch in California, and sales would... read more April 1, 2015 by 


 
Diesel fuel pump

Which States Have The Most Diesel Vehicles? New Data Gives Results

Just as diesel fuel isn't available at every single gas station, diesel vehicles are unevenly distributed in the United States. And despite double-digit rises in registration... read more March 30, 2015 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV First Drive  -  Portland  -  November 2014

You Shouldn't Want To Buy A Kia Soul EV, Says Kia Dealer

It's often said that one of the bigger impediments to sales of electric cars is car dealerships. Among plug-in car shoppers, stories abound of salespeople who know little or... read more March 30, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

The Five Most Ignorant Media Myths About Electric Cars

We spend more time than we probably should in grumbling at media coverage of plug-in electric cars. Journalists try to get it right, in general, but often the specific and... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 

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