New car sales

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

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 percent for 2017. But the Chinese new-vehicle market is undergoing a seismic shift in which types of cars are sold. Want proof?... read more

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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


 
China

What was the most important green-car story of 2017? Take our Twitter poll

Lists, news roundups, and general reflections are the usual order of business as a calendar year comes to a close. We've published more than 1,600 green-car news stories so... read more December 21, 2017 by


 
BMW Group headquarters transformed into batteries in Munich

BMW sold 100,000 plug-in cars this year: more than GM, probably Nissan too (Tesla TBD)

You have to hand it to BMW. When the German automaker set out to eclipse last year's sales of plug-in cars by delivering 100,000 electrified vehicles globally this year, it... read more December 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, first drive, New York City, April 2017

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Oct 2017

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Europe's October electric vehicle sales saw significant growth versus a year ago as 56 percent more battery-electric and... read more December 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Nov 2017: the vaulting Chevy Volt

A record 582 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids were sold in Canada last month, two months after Chevy delivered a then-record 483 Volts in September. The achievement is even... read more December 7, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Plug-in electric car sales for Nov: Volt vs Prime neck-and-neck, Bolt EV just misses 3K (updated)

Chevy didn't quite pull it off in November, but it could well happen this month in a burst of end-of-year sales. In this case, "it" would be selling 3,000 Chevrolet Bolt EV... read more December 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime and 2017 Chevrolet Volt with Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker

Will Toyota Prius Prime outsell Chevy Volt this year?

Compared to the U.S. sales of, say, full-size pickup trucks, the monthly reports on deliveries of plug-in hybrid and battery-electric cars contain some fairly low numbers... read more November 21, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car and 2018 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Oct 2017: Chevy’s dominant duo

The dominant duo of the Chevy Volt and Bolt EV continued their winning ways in the Canadian market for new plug-in electric cars during October. Chevrolet sold 424 Volts to... read more November 8, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Plug-in electric car sales for Oct: new Bolt EV record, Prime and Volt tied

Chevy did it again. More specifically, GM delivered 2,781 Chevrolet Bolt EVs to buyers during October, a new high for its 238-mile electric car, and the highest reported... read more November 8, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Don't be fooled: only some electric cars are sold nationwide, even now

Almost seven years after modern electric cars entered the mass market, there are now more than two dozen battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models on sale in the U.S. But... read more October 6, 2017 by


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt and 2013 Tesla Model S [photo: David Noland]

Plug-in electric car sales In Canada, Sep 2017: 1 percent now, 99 percent to go

The market share of plug-in electric cars in Canada appears to have topped 1 percent for the first time ever last month. Final sales totals won’t be available until... read more October 6, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Plug-in electric car sales for Sep: Bolt EV hits new monthly high (final update)

The world has changed since last month's report on U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars. China has officially said it is considering dates for ending sales of new vehicles... read more October 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S 100D   [photo: David Noland, owner]

Tesla Q3-2017 deliveries: Model S, Model X strong; Model 3 misses goal

The quarterly delivery and production figures from Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla are eagerly followed when they emerge a few days after the end of a quarter. On... read more October 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3

Which electric car will sell best in 2018, globally? Poll results

Next year is shaping up to be a banner year for electric cars globally. The new, longer-range second-generation Nissan Leaf will be in production at three factories around... read more September 27, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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