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Leading the way: Tesla trounces luxury competitors in year-end sales tally

Leading the way: Tesla trounces luxury competitors in year-end sales tally

Now that Tesla has released its final sales numbers for the end of last year, we finally have a yardstick to measure the company’s sales success. In the third quarter, Tesla made a point of noting that, with the Model 3 approaching full production, it became the fifth... read more

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2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Plug-in electric car sales for April: Leaf sales lag, spendy Porsches take off

A month after General Motors announced it would only release quarterly sales results, the landscape for plug-in electric and hybrid cars appears to be little changed. While... read more May 4, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3

Tesla has now sold 250,000 electric cars, more than GM (but fewer than Nissan)

Electric-car maker Tesla posted its best quarterly sales results in company history after it closed out the third quarter with 26,150 units sold. Despite the figure's cause... read more October 8, 2017 by


 
2016 BYD Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, made in China

China's electric-car sales now twice those in US for Jan-June 2017

Hard numbers provide the latest evidence that shows China is by far the world's largest market for plug-in cars—or new energy vehicles, as they are referred to locally... read more August 30, 2017 by


 
2018 Buick Encore

Smallest SUVs most popular in US Midwest, less so in west, south

The small SUV segment has ballooned into a hugely important market for many automakers, as consumers continue to shift from traditional sedans to crossovers and other utility... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
George Matick Chevrolet, Redford, Michigan

A dealer trainer tried to buy a car; he now calls car dealers 'clueless'

In an ongoing battle with Tesla Motors, state auto dealer associations have continually touted the superiority of the traditional franchised dealer model. While surveys have... read more September 4, 2016 by


 
Fisker of Bellevue, Washington, dealership in October 2012 [photo by Bill D via Foursquare]

Karma Revero (nee Fisker) to blend dealers and Tesla-like showrooms

Karma Automotive appears to be making progress in resurrecting the car formerly known as the Fisker Karma. Now called the Karma Revero, the luxury sedan recently entered... read more August 9, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

Is Toyota Prius hybrid simply passe now that plug-in cars are here?

The Toyota Prius hybrid was once the poster child for green technology, even a status symbol for environmentally-conscious celebrities. Over three generations, the Prius was... read more July 19, 2016 by


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

Tesla cancels guaranteed-price buyback program for electric cars

As of July 1, Tesla no longer offers its guaranteed buyback program for electric cars. The program was launched in 2013 to help reassure consumers buying the then-new Model S... read more July 19, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla Stores don't hard-sell shoppers; this baffles dealership groups

Tesla's company-owned retail stores aren't traditional franchised dealerships, and they don't behave like a typical car dealer. They don't have lots full of inventory to... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf electric-car assembly at Sunderland, U.K., plant

Nissan and Renault together now up to 340,000 electric cars built

Alliance partners Nissan and Renault have reached yet another electric-car milestone. The pair of Japanese and French carmakers have together built 340,000 electric cars... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
Tesla gallery at Nordstrom

Tesla to sell electric cars at Nordstrom department store, expanding retail footprint

From the beginning, Tesla has taken a different approach to selling cars than other automakers. Instead of franchised dealerships, it relies on company-owned stores, usually... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Electric-car interest in France spikes due to gas shortage

When it comes to spurring electric-car sales, it seems a gas shortage is pretty helpful. In France, strikes have brought the oil industry to a standstill, leading to a... read more June 1, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

Toyota at 9 million hybrids, now makes more than 1 million a year

Toyota has reached yet another hybrid-production milestone since launching the original Prius in Japan in 1997. Nine months after building its 8-millionth hybrid, Toyota says... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3 in London

U.K. electric-car sales finally take off after long lag

After years of low sales and tepid government support, U.K. plug-in electric car sales are taking off, five years after the first modern electric cars hit the road. Sales... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Finally, auto industry starts to admit: electric vehicles are better

Electric cars are often touted for their financial and environmental benefits, but there's another major perk they offer to consumers. They're very nice to drive. Many... read more April 18, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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