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Plug-in electric-car sales for May: Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius Prime lead

Plug-in electric-car sales for May: Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius Prime lead

After a slow month in April, sales of the Nissan Leaf came roaring back in May. Nissan sold 1,576 Leafs in May, up from 1,171 the month before. The Leaf also had a record month in Canada, selling 906 units north of the border. It is worth noting that this achievement was accomplished with the... read more

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2018 Nissan Leaf with EVgo fast charger at NJ Turnpike Molly Pitcher travel plaza, Feb 2018

Plug-in electric car sales in Feb better than Jan lows, winter doldrums not so bad (final update)

Sales of plug-in electric cars tend to be lower during the winter months, unlike the rest of the market, and February was little exception to that rule, though not as bad as... read more March 21, 2018 by


 
Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

In what segments will electric cars do best by 2025? Twitter poll results

As U.S. car buyers increasingly opt for crossover utility vehicles of all sizes over passenger sedans and hatchbacks, that shift has come to pose a problem for electric cars... read more March 21, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf with EVgo fast charger at NJ Turnpike Molly Pitcher travel plaza, Feb 2018

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Feb 2018: turning over new Leafs

Cumulative Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales surpassed 50,000 units in February, aided by the second-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf, which sold 179 units in its... read more March 7, 2018 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Dallas, Texas

For six months, one in five Prius sales has been a plug-in hybrid

A funny thing happened to Toyota Prius hybrid sales last month. Almost one in three Prius hybrids sold in the U.S. were the Prius Prime model—the one with a plug... read more March 2, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla expects 200,000th U.S. sale this year, electric-car tax credits to start phaseout

It's been a topic of discussion for years: What will happen when a carmaker reaches the cap on U.S. sales of electric cars that qualify for the full federal tax credit of... read more February 26, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

What happens to electric-car sales when tax credits sunset? Each maker differs

Toward the end of last year, electric-car shoppers began to think about a U.S. market without the $7,500 federal tax credit for their purchases of plug-in vehicles. While the... read more February 22, 2018 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius - first drive, Laguna Niguel, CA, Nov 2015

Toyota Prius hybrid sales have tanked: here are 4 reasons why

The Toyota Prius hybrid has been its maker's "halo car" and an example of its most advanced technology for two decades. Launched from an early-1990s project to halve the fuel... read more February 9, 2018 by


 
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Catalina Island, CA, Sep 2017

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada for Jan: Outlander has landed (plus 2017 analysis)

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV helped the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market to its first 1,000-unit January last month. The company sold 174 of its plug-in hybrid SUV... read more February 7, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf electric car, test-driven by Shiva of Fremont, California, Oct 2017

Plug-in electric car sales fall in Jan after year-end surge (further update)

While 2017 saw higher U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars than any previous year, expectations for 2018 sales are running even higher. The Chevrolet Bolt EV will be available... read more February 5, 2018 by


 
BYD Qin EV300

China plug-in electric vehicle sales in 2017: almost four times those in the U.S.

Compared to previous years, overall car-sales growth in the U.S. has all but plateaued at around 17.5 million. China is doing little better, with growth reaching just 3... read more January 17, 2018 by


 
Sales-weighted fuel economy, 2008-2017, United States, from UMTRI

Sales-weighted new-car fuel economy stuck at 25 mpg, for fourth year in a row

Even as vehicles become more fuel-efficient, the unending market shift toward crossover utilities, SUVs, and trucks kept the overall average U.S. new fleet efficiency... read more January 8, 2018 by


 
Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

Half of all new cars sold in Norway last year are electric or hybrid, as diesel ebbs fast

Norway was one of the earliest nations to set a coherent and broad-based national plan to cut its carbon emissions, and then stick to it. For road transport, it plans to... read more January 8, 2018 by


 
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid drive, Napa Valley, Caifornia, Dec 2017

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada for 2017: two Dec debuts before ZEV rules

Plug-in electric vehicles topped 1 percent of Canadian new-car sales in the second half of 2017, but will fall just short of that milestone for the full year. They’ll... read more January 8, 2018 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Plug-in electric car sales in Dec: 2017 set new record, Bolt EV ends strong (final update)

It was clear late last year that the number of plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. during 2017 would set a new record. December is always a strong sales month for all... read more January 5, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 and Model S in Tesla assembly plant parking lot, Fremont, CA, November 2017

Tesla delivers 1,550 Model 3s in Q4; Models S, X over 100,000 in 2017

Tesla reported its fourth-quarter global deliveries on Wednesday, saying it delivered 1,550 Model 3 electric cars between October 1 and December 31 last year, but built 2,425... read more January 3, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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