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GM Europe exec sees 10 to 15 percent electric cars by 2030

GM Europe exec sees 10 to 15 percent electric cars by 2030

The 238-mile 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car should begin deliveries in the coming weeks. But sales of the Bolt EV's European cousin—the Opel Ampera-e—won't begin until well into the next year. Because it offers a range of over 200 miles at a mainstream price ($37,495, before... read more

December 9, 2016 by -
 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Plug-in electric car sales surge in Nov: Volt soars, Prius Prime arrives (final update)

Traditionally, the North American winter months have seen a slowdown in sales of plug-in electric cars—but the rule didn't seem to apply last month. Strong vehicle... read more December 4, 2016 by


 
Cumulative battery-electric and plug-in hybrid sales in California to hit 250,000 in Nov 2016 [PEVC]

250,000th plug-in electric car to be sold in California alone this month

It's long been obvious that California is the epicenter of emission reduction and electric-car adoption in the United States. And its outsize influence on U.S. environmental... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Renault Zoe electric car

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

The Renault Zoe again maintained the title of best-selling electric car in Europe for another month. The Renault hatchback was leading European electric-car sales in August... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

BMW crosses sales of 100,000 plug-in electric cars

Almost exactly three years after the European launch of the i3 electric car in November 2013, BMW has reached a notable milestone in its electrification efforts. The German... read more November 17, 2016 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Is Trump presidency the real market test for electric cars?

One week ago this morning, the U.S. and the world woke up to learn that Donald Trump would be the next president of the United States. The shockwaves of that election are... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, October 2016: Volt's seven-peat

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years; the Chevy Volt won the Canadian electric-car sales trophy for the seventh time in seven months. Though... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

GM ramps up 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric-car production; how many can it build?

With anticipation of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV launch growing, General Motors has started to ramp up production of its groundbreaking 200-mile electric car. (It's actually... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt, leased by Phil Ganz of Texas

Plug-in electric car sales for Oct: steady before Bolt EV, Prius Prime arrival (more updates)

Sales of plug-in electric cars in the U.S. continued at roughly the same pace as in previous months, at least among vehicles for which sales were reported. The Chevrolet Volt... read more November 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Should Tesla report monthly sales like other carmakers? Poll results

To those of us who cover the world of electric cars, Tesla's refusal to release its sales data in the conventional format is a continual irritant. Starting in June 2012, when... read more November 4, 2016 by


 
Sales of plug-in electric cars vs hybrid cars in first 5 years [Consumer Federation of America]

Electric car sales remain ahead of hybrids after five years

Sometimes, it's all about a chart. A recent survey of car buyers suggests that consumer interest in electric cars is rising, and is highest among young adults. They're the... read more November 2, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

U.S. passed half a million plug-in electric-car sales in September

Modern plug-in electric cars first became available in the U.S. in December 2010, when the Nissan Leaf and the first-generation Chevrolet Volt went on sale. Shortly after... read more November 2, 2016 by


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

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... read more October 21, 2016 by


 
Renault Zoe electric cars on the Outer Hebrides

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

The Renault Zoe once again maintained its position as the best-selling electric car in Europe, at least through August. As has been the case all year, the subcompact... read more October 17, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, September 2016: new record?

The past week has brought a "hat trick" of good news for Canadian plug-in electric vehicle owners. The Toronto Blue Jays made the major-league baseball playoffs, the Canadian... read more October 6, 2016 by


 
Jen Smith with her new 2016 Toyota Prius Four

When will plug-in electric car sales exceed hybrid sales? Poll results

The questions of whether and when sales of plug-in electric cars will resume their climb after a static 2015 are much on the minds of green-car advocates these days. It's... read more October 4, 2016 by


 

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